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Current Northwestern Undergraduates

Welcome to Health Professions Advising (HPA)! We are excited to work with you as you explore your interest in the health professions. We hope you will utilize HPA as a resource as you navigate this path, whether it be through individual advising, drop-in Q&A, or attending various events and workshops over the course of your time at Northwestern and beyond. Please fill out our brief Intake Survey so we can follow up with instructions on how to get connected with our office! 

Northwestern Alumni

The advisors at HPA are happy to work with Northwestern undergraduate alumni! We’re available to meet with alumni through in-person appointments, over the phone, or via Zoom. Visit our "Get Advising" page for information on how to Schedule an appointment

Prospective Students

At Northwestern, pre-med and pre-health are not majors; instead, they are simply recommended sets of coursework that students opt to take to be prepared to apply to their selected health professions programs. Health professions programs select students with a variety of skills, interests, and majors. Students are not required to major in the sciences, and the pre-health coursework typically pairs well with any major.

Northwestern offers a breadth of majors among our six academic colleges; choose a major that interests you! If you enjoy what you are learning, you are more likely to be successful during your academic career. Visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website for more information on possible majors and minors, as well as instructions and tips for your Northwestern application.

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Attend an event.

HPA hosts a variety of events throughout the academic year, such as health professions program visits, application-related workshops, speaker series and more. Visit the events page to register for an HPA event and to learn about other events that may be of interest to pre-health students.

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Subscribe to stay in the loop.

Subscribe to the HPA listserv to receive our weekly newsletter and important announcements for pre-health students. Our weekly newsletter includes new internship, volunteer, and job opportunities, as well as other resources.

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