UVA Pre-Health Advising Blog

News and Opportunities for Students Preparing for Health Professional Programs

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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

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. 

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, 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!

Monday, September 2, 2019
Around Grounds

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!

Monday, July 29, 2019


Mini-Medical School is a program offered by the University of Virginia School of Medicine that brings an abridged version of medical school to participating community members. Find out how you can join UVA Mini-Med!
Friday, July 19, 2019
The Health Gap

Join us in reading the 2019 Summer Common Reading, The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World by Michael Marmot!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Spend your bridge year in Charlottesville as a Dermatology Clinical Assistant and Scribe at Family Dermatology of Albemarle!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
words of wisdom

Read some advice from some Pre-Health Hoos!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Spend your bridge year(s) working as a medical scribe at Sentara Northern VA Medical Center in Woodbridge, VA!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Apply to work part-time as a scribe in Charlottesville this summer and/or next academic year!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Apply as a clinical assistant for The Endocrinology Group, an outpatient endocrine practice located in Arlington, VA!

Friday, March 29, 2019

If you weren't able to attend this week's Careers in Health & Well-being program as part of our ELEVATE series, then you won't want to miss this recap of all the amazing insight and advice our alumni had to share. 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Looking to engage in clinical experience during your bridge year? Consider applying as a Clinical Research Coordinator in Charlottesville!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Krista Hartmann

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!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
ADAPT Work Hard  Play Smart

Learn more about UVA's ADAPT Peer Educator position from 4th year, Marissa Raper, UVA '19.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Internship Placement Program Internship Spotlight: Charlottesville Free Clinic

Internship Placement Program Internship Spotlight: Charlottesville Free Clinic

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Alexis Till

Hear from alumna, Alexis Till, UVA '18, as she shares her experience as a dental intern during her bridge year.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Keonna Gravely, UVA '20

Third year student, Keonna Gravely, shares her UVA Scribe experience. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Spend your bridge year in DC as a Public Policy Fellow with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Book by Fire

Looking for a good book to relax and unwind this winter break? Check out this list of book recommendations for aspiring healthcare professionals.

Monday, December 3, 2018
Liz Oldhouser

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.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
be well

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!

Monday, November 26, 2018
Ana Torres

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.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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)!

Friday, November 16, 2018
Sadee Coyle

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.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Joyce Hong

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.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Work as a ophthalmic medical technician at Charlottesville Eye Associates.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Consider applying as a clinical research assistant at the McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Virginia Film Festival

Check out some healthcare related films showing in this year's Virginia Film Festival

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Recent UVA grad Amy He shares her bridge year experiences for the non-profit community health program Project Horseshoe Farm

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Pre-Health Advising Peers

Hoo are the UVA Pre-Health Advising Peers? Find out about the peers, their roles, and how they can help YOU!