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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.


Mayo Clinic Alix College of Medicine Virtual Information Session

September 26, 10:00 AM
You are invited to our MD & MD/PhD information session and medical student Q&A. Join us to hear from our Dean of Diversi...

Northwestern Career Advancement Fall 2021 Virtual Fair

September 29, 1:00 PM
NCA's Virtual Career Fair for full-time opportunities.  For more information, please login to Handshake. 

Understanding the Most Trusted Profession: An Exploration of Oppo...

September 29, 4:00 PM
Are you interested in learning more about nursing, including opportunities to practice, teach, research, advocate, and l...