Pre-Health Resources

Many healthcare graduate programs require various types of experiential learning. If you are a pre-health student, check out these healthcare-specific resources.

UConn Pre-Med/Pre-Dental Advising Center
The Pre-Med/Pre-Dental Advising Centeprovides resources and advising to UConn students and alumni interested in pursuing professional careers as doctors of medicine and dental medicine, or as physician assistants.

Pre-Med/Pre-Dental Advising Center Shadowing Guide
This guide provides tips and resources on how to find a medical professional to shadow.

Shadowing a Doctor – AAMC
This FAQ from the American Association of Medical Colleges answers a lot of common questions about how to shadow a doctor.

HEAL Clinical Education Network
This organization offers free weekly virtual shadowing sessions via Zoom, seminar courses, and homework assignments that students can complete for a certificate of completion. Content is geared towards medical school, PA school, and nursing school.

Pre-Health Shadowing
This organization, created by pre-health students for pre-health students, offers live and recorded shadowing opportunities.

Medical School HQ eShadowing
This eShadowing opportunity hosts weekly pre-med and pre-PA virtual shadowing session for free. After each session, students can take a quiz and get a certificate to prove their participation.

InGenius Prep Blog
This blog, focused on medical school admissions, has great advice and resources about how to gain experiential learning opportunities as a pre-med student.

Pathways to Healthcare
Learn from alumni who work in the field of healthcare and did not attend medical school how they chose their careers and pursued them.