Pre-Health Advising


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Is Pre-Health right for you? 

The decision to pursue a career in the healthcare field takes careful consideration and reflection on your personal skills and interests. You will need to be realistic when thinking about your academic skills in science. Assess the demands of the field and have a clear understanding of the training involved so that you can make the most informed decision on whether or not this is the right path for you.  Get involved in a healthcare setting and see firsthand what the field is about and work to understand the population you will be serving.  Also, consult with advisors, career counselors, health professionals, professors, family and others who care about you.

Resources is a collaboration between today's health professionals and leading health care associations. You will find the latest health career information and tools to guide you as you prepare for a future in health care. This site can help you:

Considering careers paths in public health? Visit for career guidance. Looking for public health roles in government agencies? Visit for opportunities in state and local government.

Pre-Health at the UW provides a wealth of information. Though programs, courses, and student organizations are specific to the Seattle campus, some of these may be open to Bothell students. Either way, the information is rich and it's a great site to explore when considering your alignment with a career in healthcare.

EduMed's virtual guide books on "How to Become a Medical & Healthcare Professional" help match your skills & interests to a medical career and learn what's needed to get started.

"The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) National Center for Health Workforce Analysis (NCHWA) has released its updated Workforce Projections Dashboard. This interactive dashboard shows projections of the supply and demand for the health workforce across the United States." 

  • View projections of the supply and demand for health care workers at the state and national level.
  • Analyze supply and demand trends by discipline.
  • Analyze projected ‘What if?’ scenarios in the event of changes in the health care landscape.

UW Bothell Career Services offers help with cover letter and resume review. Career Coaches, including our Natural Science & Pre-Health Professional Pathways Advisor can meet with you to discuss your skills & interests and how they might align with a career in healthcare. You might start with the Define Your Career worksheet; completing one before your appointment is a great way to prepare for your conversation with a Career Coach!

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