UVA Pre-Health Advising Blog

News and Opportunities for Students Preparing for Health Professional Programs

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Looking to take 1-2 bridge years and want hands-on healthcare experience? Apply to become a scribe for ChartJoy in Charleston, South Carolina! 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

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!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Tips for Talking Majors, Careers, & Bridge Years with Family

Home for the holidays? Check out tips and advice on how to talk to your family about your career and major decisions!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Check out this position as a medical assistant for anyone looking to graduate this December 2020!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Medical Assistant position is open in a private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan!

Monday, November 16, 2020

Here are some frequently asked questions about course advising ranging in topics from AP credit, summer classes, to which biochemistry to take! 

Monday, November 16, 2020

Apply to this Clinical Research Assistant position at the UVA Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery! 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Course Registration

Uncertain about what to take in J-Term or Spring? Consider these health-related courses!

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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!

Monday, October 12, 2020

Thinking about dropping or withdrawing from a course at UVA? Read what this could mean for your pre-health journey!

Monday, October 12, 2020

Read about the UVA Pre-Health Advisors' recommendations when considering taking the Credit/No Credit option. 

Monday, October 12, 2020

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! 

Friday, October 9, 2020

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!

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Sentara Williamsburg

Consider applying for the Sentara Williamsburg ED Scribe Program! Full-time positions are available as early as May 2021.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Join the Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry & Neuroscience Research Group at Cincinnati Children's for clinical research in neuroscience, autism, and related neurodevelopmental disorders!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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! 

Monday, September 7, 2020

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! 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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! 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Thinking about taking a bridge year starting next summer 2021? Apply to be a dermatology clinical assistant at Family Dermatology of Albemarle!

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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"! 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Read more about two positions available at a family practice in Gainesville, VA!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Apply to the Virginia Clinicians for Climate Change for a fellowship that combines interest in global health, public health, and climate change advocacy!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Pre-Health Virtual Interviewing

Read more about tips on virtual interviews, how to best prepare for them, and learn more about AAMC VITA. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Spend your bridge year working as an ophthalmic technician or a receptionist at Charlottesville Eye Associates!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Read more about this bridge year opportunity to work directly with patients and physicians in Silver Spring, MD! 

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Read some short advice from the Pre-Health Advisors on secondary applications and how to make the most of them! 

Friday, June 12, 2020
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Check out the open positions for Medical Assistants in Glen Allen, VA!

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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! 

Friday, April 17, 2020

Read about things you could consider doing for Summer 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Uncertain about what to take in the Fall? Consider these health-related courses!

Monday, April 13, 2020

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. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Read about Dr. Kathryn Quissell, a professor in Global Public Health, and her recommendations for Pre-Health students! 

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Fourth year Kinesiology student, Keonna Gravely, interviews faculty member, Dr. Steven K. Malin about his teaching style and experiences with students.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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! 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
James F Londrey DDS

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.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Richmond ENT

Spend your summer or bridge year as a Medical Scribe at Richmond ENT!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Making plans for the summer? There are countless health-related summer opportunities across the nation. Begin by considering these questions.


Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Tiny Tooth Pediatric Dentistry

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!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Val Cyphers shares her experience with working as a Clinical Research Assistant at the Department of Radiation Oncology

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

UVA Alumna Alejandra Gutierrez shares her pre-health journey, including her change in career and bridge year experience.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Intern or spend your bridge year at Project Horseshoe Farm in Greensboro, Alabama!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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!