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Health Professions Advising

Your future in the health professions begins here.

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For pre-health specific updates related to COVID-19, including C/NC, 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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AAMC 2021 Virtual Medical School Fair

AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair

June 24, 2021

Register for the AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair - The Road Less Traveled: Nontraditional Pathways to Medical School. Connect with admissions officers, advisors, and AAMC experts to learn about application strategies for career-changers, nontraditional students, gap/glide year students, and reapplicants. The fair takes place on Thursday, June 24 from10AM-3PM CT.


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August 4, 4:00 PM
Attendees will learn about the various career pathways, personal benefits, and endless opportunities within the pharmacy...

UW-Madison Virtual PharmD Application Workshop

August 20, 12:00 PM
Please join us online on August 20th for our PharmD Application Workshop. Designed for those applying for Fall 2022 Phar...