Research the Field
Whether you aim to be a physician, are drawn to some other clinical path, or are exploring the wide spectrum of health-related careers - the resources below can help you expand your thinking on what’s possible. Remember that term doctor describes a variety of highly trained clinicians practicing in many different health professions - don’t be quick to close doors to options that might be an excellent fit for you.
- NAAHP Health Careers Information
- Health Care Careers for Vermonters
- Career Cornerstone Center
- Explore Health Careers
- More on Clinical Careers and Public Health / Non-clinical careers on UVM Pre-Health/Pre-Medical Advising site
You can also review the Occupational Outlook Handbook for the Healthcare industry, and consult the various timelines for entering different healthcare careers.
Find Industry Opportunities
Handshake is a great place to start your search, but industry-specific databases can help you find more opportunities. Depending on your specific interests, you may want to consult the following sites:
- UVM Medical Center - Health Careers
- Allied Health - Allied Health Careers OR Healthcare Job Site
- VT Dept of Health - Careers
- Public Health - Public Health Jobs OR APHA Professional Development
- Global Health - Global Health Job Board
- Pharmaceutical, biotech, and science sectors - Medzilla
Get Industry Experience
In addition to getting experience through jobs & internships…
- Get involved with research. UVM’s Office of Fellowships Opportunities and Undergraduate Research (FOUR) has a wealth of information about opportunities, including clinical research.
- Join a student club active in serving others.
- Volunteer at the UVM Medical Center and check out their free training programs.
- Explore Burlington’s social service and health-related non-profit organizations, clinics and assisted living centers for volunteer or employment possibilities.
- Find career-related summer programs:
Looking to change your career or enhance your academic record, consider also a post-baccalaureate program to complete the necessary coursework prior to health professions graduate training.
Consult a Professional Organization
Professional Organizations are local or national groups that advocate for the specific needs of their members. Students interested in health professions are likely to benefit most from utilizing the resources provided by organizations overseeing graduate education in the field. Connect with a Health Professions Organization to research the field and requirements for graduate admission, register for newsletters and webinars, and find contacts.
Resumes, Cover Letters & More
For help standing out in the job & internship search, consider attending a drop-in, submitting your resume or cover letter for an online document review, or consulting our resource pages:
Curious about how your identity may play a role in your future career? Check out our Identity-Based Resources and career specific exploration opportunities for applicants with identities underrepresented in the health professions.