Undergraduate pre-health students at Washington University in St. Louis have the opportunity to acquire a broad liberal arts education, and to determine what graduate education and work they will pursue after graduation. Health care is an exciting and varied field — while some students will decide that direct patient care is the perfect fit for them, others will make landmark contributions through biomedical research careers, and still others will be drawn to care for populations through public health, public policy work, and health care administration.
Should you pursue a career in the health fields? The answer will focus your search. For help assessing your interests and whether medical school, nursing school or other graduate study in the health fields are the right next step, schedule an appointment with a pre-health career advisor by calling (314) 935-5930.
The Career Center publication Applying to Medical School (.pdf) provides more in-depth information and planning resources. Additional resources can be found at prehealth.wustl.edu and medprep.wustl.edu. You can also schedule a mock interview with any of our Career Advisors, including Michaele Penkoske, MD.
Translate your passions into purpose.
- Our diverse, experienced advisory staff are available to listen, coach, and inspire you to discover your purpose and to create a plan to meet your career goals.
- Through CAREERlink, our career management system, you can search and apply for jobs, internships, and co-ops, manage your applications, and RSVP for programs, workshops and services.
- A wealth of resources to help you improve your job search skills, tips on resume writing and impressing potential employers, and get more information about Career Center advising and workshops.