• Career


Healing our community & helping the world.

Passionate about being of service to others, fascinated by the human body and motivated to learn the science underlying health, disease and therapeutic modalities? Join this interest group to connect with those who share similar goals, to access curated resources, and to network with professionals in your field of interest.  Members of the Health Professions Interest Group (HPIG) plan to pursue a range of careers in healthcare, including public health, medicine, nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, optometry, anesthesiology, occupational therapy, podiatric medicine, physician assistant, integrative health careers, genetic counseling, biomedical research, mental health and more. 

Getting Started

There are many ways to engage with the healthcare profession. To get started, spend some time learning more about possible career paths through personal research, recommended academic coursework, health-related UVM clubs and organizations, and networking with healthcare professionals.

Getting Started

Explore and Gain Experience

Hands-on experience is essential to any career in health. These resources can help you find and pursue impactful experiences ranging from research to service to clinical. Remember that it is not only important to engage in these experiences, but also to reflect on lessons learned, knowledge gained, and impact on your pre-health track

Explore and Gain Experience

Prepare to Apply

Whether you plan to look for work post-graduation or wish to apply to medical, dental, or another health professions school after graduation, we have resources to help - including the Health Professions Portfolio+ and several job databases just for health professionals.

Application Resources

Jump right in...

A lot of the information you need will come to your inbox through the Steady Pulse once you join HPIG, but you don't have to wait!  Check out our curated list of career-related events useful to those interested in the healthcare industry.

Relevent Events in Handshake

The University of Vermont Career Center

Interest Group Leaders


Amber Anderson, Career Coach




Keelan Boisvert

Keelan Boisvert, Peer Leader



Sabrina Joseph

Sabrina Joseph, Peer Leader



Hamza Karim

Hamza Azhar Karim, Peer Leader

(He / Him)



Join our Group!

Activate your UVM Connect profile & select Health Profession as your Career Interest Group.  Join additional groups (as many as you'd like) using the Groups link in the left column.

Join HPIG on UVMConnect



Pre-Med / Pre-Dent

Heading to medical or dental school? Check out our Pre-Med site for additional resources, after you join HPIG!

Pre-Med Site



Celebrate your champ

Applaud that faculty/staff member who's gone above & beyond to support you in finding meaningful work with confidence, courage, and curiosity!