A number of resources are available to help you succeed as a student and advance to your desired professional program. This information is not all-inclusive so if you have suggestions or feedback, please contact us.
- Pre-Health Advisory Committee
- The Pre-Health Advisory Committee is a group of faculty and advisors who help pre-health students prepare for admission to professional programs. Students can sign up for a practice interview with the committee, who will provide feedback. The committee may also provide a letter for professional program applications. Interviews will take place in May. Further information on how to sign up will be provided in Winter quarter.
- Career Engagement Office
- Mock interviews, statement reviews
- Lemieux Library & McGoldrick Learning Commons
- Four Year Success Plan
- A timeline with suggested activities and achievements for students who are considering professional and graduate programs.
- Pre-Health Club
- Network with other pre-health students around campus! The club hosts socials, speakers and other professional development opportunities.
Below are a number of resources which may be useful based on your area of interest.
General Health Professions Resources
- The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, provides information on training, earnings, and responsibilities for a number of industries in the United States.
- Explore Health Careers is full of information about different health careers, enrichment programs, and funding for education.
- Healthy People gives progress reports and other information about Healthy People 2010, an evaluation of the state of public health in the US, along with a set of goals and plans for improvement.
- Preparing for a professional school interview and want to know what to expect? Or have you already begun the interview process and want to share your experiences with other prospective students? The Student Doctor Network database is a great place to share this information and connect with other aspiring health care professionals. Professional schools include medical, dental, optometry, veterinary and pharmacy.
- The Student Doctor Network also hosts blogs where students share their experiences in professional schools.
Resources for Pre-Med Students
Resources for Pre-Dental Students
Resources for Other Health Professions
Service and Applied Learning
If you are interested in volunteering at a local hospital or clinic, the best way to get involved is to contact the agency directly for instructions on how to get started. Most hospitals have a step-by-step process on how to get involved. See:
The Bailey-Boushay House is a skilled nursing facility for AIDS patients in the Madison Valley area which is an affiliated with Virginia Mason and takes volunteers.
Several of our graduates have served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps for one or two years before going on to medical school, and have felt it was a great opportunity to learn more about health care needs in the community as well as to express their desire to be of help to others.