UVA Pre-Health Advising Blog
News and Opportunities for Students Preparing for Health Professional Programs
Krista Hartmann, UVA '19 shares her experience conducting public health research in Guatemala and discusses a related study abroad opportunity available to students this summer!
Interested in learning the ins and outs of a dental office while gaining valuable clinical experience? Check out this Dental Assistant position in Herndon, VA!
Consider applying for the Sentara Williamsburg ED Scribe Program! Full-time positions are available as early as May.
Learn more about UVA's ADAPT Peer Educator position from 4th year, Marissa Raper, UVA '19.
Internship Placement Program Internship Spotlight: Charlottesville Free Clinic
Hear from alumna, Alexis Till, UVA '18, as she shares her experience as a dental intern during her bridge year.
Follow in the footsteps of a former Pre-Dent Hoo and apply to be a Dental Intern at James F. Londrey, DDS (Richmond, VA) for your bridge year.
Third year student, Keonna Gravely, shares her UVA Scribe experience.
Deciding what to do during your summer, looking for an enriching summer experience, and want strengthen your skills/application? Consider applying to one of these summer programs!
Applying to medical school in the 2019-2020 application cycle? The Pre-Health Advising Team will continue the 3rd year of an Advising Credential this spring. Learn more!
Spend your bridge year in DC as a Public Policy Fellow with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Spend your bridge year as a Medical Scribe at Richmond ENT!
Looking for a good book to relax and unwind this winter break? Check out this list of book recommendations for aspiring healthcare professionals.
Learn about Liz Oldhouser, a Member-at-Large of the Student Leadership Advisory Board! In this post, she will discuss her pre-health journey as an undergraduate and what led her to pursue a career in nursing.
A perfect companion for the long winter break, be well is one way you can make the most of your time off from classes in preparation for your future career. Learn more about it and where to get one!
Get to know Ana Torres, a Member-At-Large of the Student Leadership Advisory Board! Here, she discusses her involvement in the ARCHES summer internship program and how you can apply.
Graduating in December 2018 or May 2019? Apply to work as a Medical Assistant at The Skin & Laser Surgery Center in Northern VA for your bridge year(s)!
Stay up to date with all the Pre-Health happenings and sign up for the Pre-Health Pulse weekly newsletter!
Home for the holidays? Check out tips and advice on how to talk to your family about your career and major decisions!
Meet Sadee Coyle, a member of the Student Leadership Advisory Board! She shares how she became involved in the Pre-Pharmacy Society and why she chose to take on a leadership role within the organization.
Meet Joyce Hong, a member of the Student Leadership Advisory Board! She discusses her interest in veterinary medicine and her summer experience working as a veterinary float.
Work as a ophthalmic medical technician at Charlottesville Eye Associates.
Consider applying as a clinical research assistant at the McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond.
Check out some healthcare related films showing in this year's Virginia Film Festival
Recent UVA grad Amy He shares her bridge year experiences for the non-profit community health program Project Horseshoe Farm
Hoo are the UVA Pre-Health Advising Peers? Find out about the peers, their roles, and how they can help YOU!
Learn about Pre-Health Advising Peer Chris Joly and how Pre-Health Advising has helped him!
Uncertain about what to take in the Spring? Consider these health-related courses!
Get to know Pre-Health Advising Peer Abby Williams, why she chose the pre-med track, and how she wants to support fellow Pre-Health Hoos!
Meet Pre-Health Advising Peer Shiv Sharma and read about the advice he has to offer for fellow Hoos!
Get to know UVA's Pre-Health Advising Peer Camila Cifuentes, her involvements, and why she wants to be a physician's assistant!
Learn about Keonna Gravely and why she chose to become a fellow UVA Pre-Health Advising Peer!
Meet Abigail Hoang, one of UVA's Pre-Health Advising Peers!
Thinking about taking a bridge year? Apply to be a dermatology clinical assistant at Family Dermatology of Albemarle!
The National Institute of Health is looking for post-bac fellow candidates to work in their Advanced MRI Section.
Intern or spend your bridge year at Project Horseshoe Farm in Greensboro, Alabama!
Find your balance through a variety of free mindfulness classes offered by the Contemplative Sciences Center.
Meet with Dr. Susie Goolsby, an Admissions Office representative from the VCU School of Dentistry!
The Madison House Medical Services program provides opportunities for UVA students to volunteer at the UVA Health System, Martha Jefferson Hospital, and the Charlottesville Free Clinics. Learn more about how to get involved!
Combine your interest in medicine with service!
Gain valuable clinical practice through Volunteering for Chefs Cycle during the three-day event (September 25 - 27)
Dermatology PLC in Charlottesville, VA is looking for medical scribes. This is a paid opportunity for aspiring health professional students to work side-by-side with physicians with the opportunity to observe both medical and surgical dermatology first hand.
Interested in gaining clinical experience in Charlottesville this summer? Volunteer with the University of Virginia's School of Nursing to practice your assessment skills and provide sun safety knowledge within the Charlottesville community at any of their three Summer Health Fairs.
- July 28 - African-American Cultural Festival, Washington Park
- August 4 - Westhaven Community Day event
- August 18 - Health Fair at Southwood (focused on back-to-school)
Students and alumni interested in volunteering may contact Emerson Aviles at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-924-1689.
For more information, visit UVA Today: Nursing Students Shed Light on Sun-Safety Realities and Myths
- 16 hours of training as a Hospice volunteer
- Weekly or bi-weekly patient visits
- A community of support shaped by Resource and Reflection meetings and online resources
- A year-end reflection essay
- A Certificate of Completion for inclusion in your medical school applications
This integrated and holistic program funded by the Athena Institute for Women’s Wellness is a collaborative effort between Ardmore Presbyterian Church and Holisticare Hospice. Due to the demanding nature of this experience, the emotional complexity of Hospice, and spiritual issues raised by death – your learning cohort will be moderated by a Chaplain.
Do you need just one more class to complete your schedule? Consider taking a NEW course from the University of Virginia Career Center offered this fall!
- Development of emotional resilience skills that support thriving and bouncing back from adversity
- Development of life management skills that will foster personal, academic, and career success
- Introduction to leadership concepts that will guide students’ development as young leaders at UVA
- Establishment of small communities of students which are designed to facilitate social support as students transition to college and young adulthood.
Would you like to take part in the creation of a NEW transformative learning experience for students interested in healthcare careers? The Career Center is in the midst of designing an exciting 5-day residential learning opportunity during J-Term 2019 for students interested in various aspects of healthcare, and they need your help.
Learn how! Take the next two minutes to read this program description and give your thoughts. Your feedback in incredibly valuable and will help shape the overall impact of this experience for students just like you.