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Health Professions Advising

Your future in the health professions begins here.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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AAMC 2021 Virtual Medical School Fair

AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair

September 21, 2021

Register for the AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair - Strategies and Resources for Minority Premeds and Applicants. Connect with admissions officers, Prehealth advisors, and AAMC experts to get information and resources for aspiring physicians who identify as racial and/or ethnic minorities.


UW Madison School of Pharmacy Inside Look: Interprofessional Lear...

September 17, 12:00 PM
Please join us virtually on September 17th for the first in a three-part series that provides an inside look in to the U...

Virtual Student Neurosymposium

September 18, 10:00 AM
A conference designed particularly for students to learn about all the great opportunities for a career in one of the ne...

AAMC 2021 Virtual Medical School Fair: Strategies and Resources f...

September 21, 10:00 AM
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) invites you to attend Strategies and Resources for Minority Premeds ...