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Health Professions Advising

Your future in the health professions begins here.

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Health Professions Advising will be closed for the University's winter recess beginning at 5pm CT on Wednesday, Dec. 22nd. We will re-open on Monday, January 3rd. 

Health Professions Advising is currently operating on a hybrid in-person and remote schedule. For pre-health specific updates related to COVID-19, check the COVID-19 FAQs for pre-health students page. For campus-wide updates, visit the COVID-19 and Campus Updates website.

Pre-Health Resources

Welcome to Health Professions Advising at Northwestern University. Use resources on this site to explore health professions pathways, find ways to engage with the healthcare community, and take the steps to apply to programs.


Career Pathways

Explore different careers in healthcare. Learn about the need for healthcare professionals as well as the possible paths within the field of healthcare.

Discover Careers
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Hands-On Experiences

Browse hands-on experiences, from shadowing programs to volunteer opportunities. Also, find ways to engage with other pre-health students by getting involved with Northwestern pre-health student groups.

Find Experiences
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Pre-Health Tracks

Find information, from course requirements to admission factors, on how to apply to different pre-health tracks. Start creating your own personal pathway.

Explore Tracks

Health Professions and Diversity and Inclusion

Read frequently asked questions or learn about outside resources created to support identity groups. Our office is here to support our diverse group of students and alumni.

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Not sure where to start? Get in touch. We're here to help.

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We help students discover their unique academic goals, personal talents, and health career aspirations. Reach out today.

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Choose DO Medical School Virtual Expo

Medical School Virtual Expo

December 8, 2021

Meet with colleges of osteopathic medicine nationwide to learn about becoming a physician. Hosted by AACOM in partnership with Pre-SOMA.


Stay Fueled: Maintaining Your Academic Confidence and Energy in W...

January 19, 5:30 PM
Hear from experts on how to stay academically energized and optimistic during a challenging — and cold! — Northwestern q...

We’re Here: Making Primary Care a Safe Space for Bi+ Patients

January 20, 6:30 PM
On January 20, 2022 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM CST on Zoom. Through a collaboration between Howard Brown Health, Bisexual Queer...

UW–Madison Doctor of Pharmacy Program Information Session

January 21, 12:00 PM
This session explains how PharmD students are able to customize their learning experiences and bolster their resumes wit...