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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.


Saint Louis University’s HRSA Center of Excellence in Maternal an...

October 28, 1:00 PM
This Virtual Info Session is an opportunity to learn more about the Saint Louis University Center for Excellence in Mate...

Kaiser Permanente Bernard J Tyson SOM

October 28, 5:00 PM
***This event is open to current Northwestern University undergraduates and alumni.*** HPA and Kaiser Permanente Bernard...

OUR Finding a Lab Workshop

October 29, 9:00 AM
In both the Finding a Faculty Mentor and Finding a Lab Mentor workshops, you will learn how to search for faculty, how t...