What can I do in high school to strengthen my Pathway to College?
There are many things you can be doing in high school to strengthen your path to college, especially if you are interested in health careers. There is a pathway to college checklist the University of Washington Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity (OMAD) office gives students to help them plan. Check out more by CLICKING HERE!!
There are other resources through the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) AND AAMC Choosing A Medical Career.
Are you a middle school, high school, undergraduate, or post-graduate student interested in becoming a health professional? Do you identify as belonging to a group that has been identified as underrepresented in the healthcare fields, including ethnic, racial, socioeconomically and geographically disadvantaged, or LGBTQ? Search the Northwest Health Career Path map to find information on summer camps, shadowing opportunities, after school programs, workshops, internships, college access programs, and more! This site will provide you with the educational and career support that you will need to reach your goals.
Are there other programs in Washington like Doctor For A Day (DFAD) that can help me learn more about careers in healthcare?
YES. There are many programs for you to consider. We have listed a few here but do some research and there are many more, even some in other states that may cover your cost to participate.
University of Washington Middle and High School Enrichment Opportunities:
UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Pre-College Recruitment
UW GenOM Project Partner High School Programs
UW Making Connections
UW Foster School of Business Young Executives of Color
UW Nurse Camp
University of Washington College of Environment Junior Leadership Program
University of Washington Math Academy
University of Washington High School Youth Programs
University of Washington Neurological Surgery Summer Research Program
University of Washington School of Dentistry Community Health Professions Academy
Seattle Children’s Summer Nurse Camp
University of Washington Gear Up
Middle school students here are an additional list of programs to consider participating in:
Girls in Engineering, Math and Science (GEMS)
University of Washington College of Environment Middle School Camp
University of Washington Middle School Youth Programs
High School students here are an additional list of programs to consider participating in:
INSIGHT High School Program Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center
National Institute of Health STEP-UP Program
Digi Girlz High Tech Camp
Washington State University Programs for Native Students
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center High School Program
Washington Business Week- Healthcare Week
Multicare Nurse Camp
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory