• 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

The University of Vermont Career Center Division of Student Affairs

How to Join an Interest Group

Fill out the form linked below to be added to one or more of our Interest Groups.

Join Our Interest Groups


Interest Group Leaders

Cara Cavatelli

Cara Calvelli(she/her)


Callan Mcnamara

Callan McNamara(she/her)



Interest Group Peer Leaders

Connor Mcclure

Connor Mcclure(he/him)

Samantha Smoger

Samantha Smoger


Drop-In: 11am - 2pm

General help: Mon - Thurs 
Pre-Health Specific Qs: Tue & Fri