UVA Pre-Health Advising Blog
News and Opportunities for Students Preparing for Health Professional Programs
Thinking about dropping or withdrawing from a course at UVA? Read what this could mean for your pre-health journey!
Read about the UVA Pre-Health Advisors' recommendations when considering taking the Credit/No Credit option.
Check out this blog post to learn more about submitting updates to schools you have applied to, and learn more about letters of interest! If you still are unsure about when to send an update or letter of interest after reading these tips, schedule an appointment with a Pre-Health Advisor through Handshake today!
Still looking for a bridge year opportunity in 2020? The UVA Be Safe lab needs your help in processing samples! Read more about the position here!
Consider applying for the Sentara Williamsburg ED Scribe Program! Full-time positions are available as early as May 2021.
Join the Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry & Neuroscience Research Group at Cincinnati Children's for clinical research in neuroscience, autism, and related neurodevelopmental disorders!
Interested in a 2-year experience before heading to medical school in Fall 2022? Read about this research position working under an MD/PhD - the Chief of the Division of Trauma and Burn Surgery at Children's National Medical Center in DC!
Wondering what to do for Fall semester and beyond while COVID-19 is still affecting clinical opportunities? Read more to find out how to get involved and strengthen your clinical experience for your future health profession program application!
Have an interview coming up? Does the school employ using the MMI type of interview? Read up on how you can prepare for this type of interview and what they are looking for!
Thinking about taking a bridge year starting next summer 2021? Apply to be a dermatology clinical assistant at Family Dermatology of Albemarle!
Have a quick question for a Pre-Health Advisor? Virtual Drop-Ins have begun this semester, every Mon-Thurs from 12-4PM ET. Read more for details on how to do a "virtual drop-in"!
Read more about two positions available at a family practice in Gainesville, VA!
Apply to the Virginia Clinicians for Climate Change for a fellowship that combines interest in global health, public health, and climate change advocacy!
Read more about tips on virtual interviews, how to best prepare for them, and learn more about AAMC VITA.
Spend your bridge year working as an ophthalmic technician or a receptionist at Charlottesville Eye Associates!
Read more about this bridge year opportunity to work directly with patients and physicians in Silver Spring, MD!
Read some short advice from the Pre-Health Advisors on secondary applications and how to make the most of them!
Stay up to date with all the Pre-Health happenings and sign up for the Pre-Health Pulse weekly newsletter!
Check out the open positions for Medical Assistants in Glen Allen, VA!
Seeking research experience during summer 2020? Read more about this opportunity to be a part of a collaborative research study between grad students in the UVA School of Medicine and School of Engineering!
Read about things you could consider doing for Summer 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing.
Uncertain about what to take in the Fall? Consider these health-related courses!
Read a letter from the President of AACOM, discussing how Osteopathic medical schools are adapting their admissions processes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applying this upcoming cycle (Summer 2020)? Read more about what the AMCAS Advisory Committee has been communicating with medical schools around the country related to this upcoming application cycles and things that schools should take into consideration with the current issues and challenges resulting from the coronavirus.
Read about Dr. Kathryn Quissell, a professor in Global Public Health, and her recommendations for Pre-Health students!
Read more about a UVA alum who found her way as a Pre-Dental student to being accepted to VCU Dental School without a bridge year!
Fourth year Kinesiology student, Keonna Gravely, interviews faculty member, Dr. Steven K. Malin about his teaching style and experiences with students.
Learn more about what the major application process was like from a current Pre-Health Advising Peer and an alum (our very own Clinical Health Careers Fellow) for the major of Global Public Health!
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.
Spend your summer or bridge year as a Medical Scribe at Richmond ENT!
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!
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!
Val Cyphers shares her experience with working as a Clinical Research Assistant at the Department of Radiation Oncology
Home for the holidays? Check out tips and advice on how to talk to your family about your career and major decisions!
4th year Camila Cifuentes, shares some helpful tips that she has learned from her peers and throughout her time at UVA for students struggling in a UVA class.
Read about Professor Kittlesen and his advice to Pre-Health students at UVA! Find out what a professor really thinks about office hours and what he sees in successful Pre-Health students!
Brigitte Lieu is a third-year Biology and Psychology double major pursuing a career in medicine. Brigitte serves on the Pre-Health Student Leadership Advisory Board as a Member-at-Large. In this post, Brigitte describes her experience in GNUR 5390: Overview of the U.S. Health Care System, a graduate nursing class offered by Dr. Rick Mayes.
Uncertain about what to take in the Spring? Consider these health-related courses!
UVA Alumna Alejandra Gutierrez shares her pre-health journey, including her change in career and bridge year experience.
Leilani Miranda, UVA’20 Biology major and psychology minor, shares her pre-health experience and UVA research position, as well as some advice for undergraduates who are also on the pre-health track!
Applying to medical school in the 2020-2021 pplication cycle? The Pre-Health Advising Team will continue the 4th year of an Advising Credential this spring. Learn more!
Intern or spend your bridge year at Project Horseshoe Farm in Greensboro, Alabama!
Get to know Pre-Health Advising Peer, Camila, through her reflection on what it has been like as a pre-physician assistant and read about her advice for other pre-health students at UVA!
Check out what's happening around grounds! These events provide further opportunities to engage with the campus community and continue to develop yourself as a successful UVA pre-health student!
Join us in reading the 2019 Summer Common Reading, The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World by Michael Marmot!
Spend your bridge year in Charlottesville as a Dermatology Clinical Assistant and Scribe at Family Dermatology of Albemarle!
Read some advice from some Pre-Health Hoos!
Spend your bridge year(s) working as a medical scribe at Sentara Northern VA Medical Center in Woodbridge, VA!