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.
ExploreHealthCareers.org 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:
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.
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!