Tips for Undergraduates Interested in Entering a Health-Related Field
- Explore the huge variety of options that are out there, including some you may not have heard about or considered. Here is a great list of health fields and options from the Health Professions Program.
- Get involved with student and service organizations on campus to meet people with similar interests. Check out ways to be involved with the University Health Center, pre-health clubs with the Department of Human Physiology, and ASUO student organizations.
- Connect with an advisor in the Health Professions Program for a wealth of good advice, resources, workshops, classes, and events specific to health-related careers.
- Pursue volunteer, internship, and shadowing opportunities to learn about day-to-day life as a health professional.
- Invest extra time and effort in core courses like biology, anatomy, and physiology. Building a solid foundation will greatly help as you move on to deeper and more specialized studies in graduate and professional school.
- Make a personal connection with a health professional in your field(s) of interest. Beyond the nuts and bolts of classes, requirements, and credentialing, learn about the ups and downs in their journey to help inform your own career path.
- Think about what you want to do as a health professional. Who do you want to help? What kinds of problems do you want to solve? What gets you most excited and curious to learn more?
- Come to the Health Professionals Panel on Wednesday, January 31, presented by the UO Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC). The panel includes prepared questions for a variety of health professionals, student question and answer, an informal meet and greet, and free refreshments.
- Save the date for the Health Professions and Graduate School Fair on April 25.
As always, advisors at the Career Center and University Health Center are happy to help you along your career path. Stop by to discuss opportunities and ways to further your career in healthcare.