UVA Pre-Health Advising Blog
News and Opportunities for Students Preparing for Health Professional Programs
Apply to gain lab experience, with opportunities for direct-patient care during your bridge year! No experience required!
Applying to med school in summer of 2022? Interested in receiving the UVA Pre-Health Advising Credential? Read about how to maintain your eligibility!
Multiple, paid part-time shifts open for a personal assistant/caregiver to a wonderful woman who received a spinal cord injury in 2018. Read more here!
Read about Professor Samonina, her courses, her research, and advice she has for successful Pre-Health students!
Looking for an opportunity to gain direct patient care hours and working directly with clinicians and providers? Apply to this gap year opportunity today!
Follow in the footsteps of many Pre-Dental Hoos and apply for this PAID, dental internship in Richmond, VA for your bridge year!
Looking for a dental bridge year opportunity in Charlottesville? Check out Pantops Prosthodontics - only 12 minutes from UVA!
Looking for assistance in understanding the material in some of your pre-health courses? Check out all of these tutoring resources!
Hoping to gain more research and clinical experience in your bridge years? Apply to this position at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia! Application are reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply today!
Read about the UVA Pre-Health Advisors' recommendations when considering taking the Credit/No Credit option.
Wanting to get your Personal Statement reviewed by a Pre-Health Advisor? Click here to learn more about how to submit!
Looking for a bridge year position to start in May 2021? Apply for this medical assistant position in Alexandria, VA!
Looking for a research position during COVID-19? The Walsh Lab is looking for remote student-workers, and if circumstances permit, this role may lead to a hands-on position!
Looking for a research position for your bridge year? Consider joining the Rastogi Lab in the Children's National Research Institute in Washington, DC!
Are you a first-year interested in the health professions? Want to meet other Pre-Health students, find a mentor, or just hangout with other students in the same boat as you?? Come join First Year Fridays!
Consider applying for the Sentara Williamsburg ED Scribe Program! Full-time positions are available as early as May 2021.
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!
Spend your bridge year working as an ophthalmic technician at Charlottesville Eye Associates!
Looking to take 1-2 bridge years and want hands-on healthcare experience? Apply to become a scribe for ChartJoy in Charleston, South Carolina!
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!
Home for the holidays? Check out tips and advice on how to talk to your family about your career and major decisions!
Check out this position as a medical assistant for anyone looking to graduate this December 2020!
Medical Assistant position is open in a private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan!
Here are some frequently asked questions about course advising ranging in topics from AP credit, summer classes, to which biochemistry to take!
Apply to this Clinical Research Assistant position at the UVA Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery!
Uncertain about what to take in J-Term or Spring? Consider these health-related courses!
Applying to medical school in the 2021-2022 application cycle? The Pre-Health Advising Team will continue the 5th year of an Advising Credential this spring! Learn more about it here!
Thinking about dropping or withdrawing from a course at UVA? Read what this could mean for your pre-health journey!
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!
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!
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.
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.