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Health Professions Advising

Your future in the health professions begins here.

Get Started

Welcome new Northwestern students! HPA is excited to work with you (remotely, for the duration of winter quarter).Visit the Get Started page for an introduction to our office and to fill out our intake form. That will get you connected with our office, and we'll reach out with next steps.

On Nov. 10  Northwestern launched a new advising platform called ConnectNU. Like Inspire, ConnectNU is an online undergraduate advising platform which students and advisors use to schedule appointments. Visit the University's official ConnectNU webpage for help navigating the system.

For pre-health specific updates, 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.

Get Resources


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.

Stay Up to Date


AAMC 2021 Virtual Medical School Fair

April 7, 2021

The AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair on April 22 is open for registration. Join for the opportunity to speak with admissions officers and attend live information sessions.


Georgetown Special Master's Program in Physiology Info Session

May 11, 2:00 PM
The Georgetown Special Masters Program (SMP) will be hosting several informational webinars about the different types of...

Finding a Faculty Mentor Workshop

May 12, 10:00 AM
Looking to get started in research? Have no idea what to do first? Know you need to reach out to faculty but find them a...

Black Men In White Coats 3-Day Screening

May 14, All Day
Fewer black men applied to medical school in 2014 than in 1978 and black men have the lowest life expectancy in the Unit...