Research shows that successful pre-health students meet with the HCRC often (at least once per semester).
For Summer 2022 Advising information, please click below.
The HCRC is a great resource for volunteer, research, job, and other student opportunities.
We host pre-health and professional program events. For upcoming events, click the link below.
Interested in pre-health but not sure what career is right for you? Check out our "Explore Health Careers" page to learn more about different healthcare professions.
The mission of the UNO Health Careers Resource Center is to successfully guide interested students into future training and careers in healthcare. To best accomplish your career goals, we encourage you to:
- Designate your Pre-Health career interest for up-to-date information.
- Choose a major that will help you to obtain your goals.
- Strive for high academic achievement.
- Become or remain engaged in extracurricular activities.
Health Professions Flatsheets
You may click on the buttons below to review each profession's required courses and more!
How the HCRC has helped UNO's Pre-Health Students
The UNO Health Careers Resource Center (HCRC) helped me explore healthcare options. Under their guidance, I sought opportunities to shadow a nurse, clinical lab scientist, and physicians at Nebraska Methodist Hospital. While these experiences were valuable, I realized I have minimal interest in handling bodily fluids or identifying pathogens. I found that my strengths and interests were best suited for the field of pharmacy. In total, I have shadowed nine different pharmacists within inpatient, outpatient, hospital, and retail settings. The HCRC helped me design my curriculum with an eye toward pharmacy. They prepared me for pharmacy school by recommending courses. They helped me immensely along my path and eventual acceptance to UNMC. I will forever be grateful for their academic assistance and insight, and I highly recommend students utilize them as resource to succeed.
-Jimmy N., UNMC College of Pharmacy
The HCRC was an invaluable resource during my post-baccalaureate year. When I first met with Summer, I had no idea how to begin the application process for physician assistant school. She helped me figure out what classes I needed and helped me understand what schools look for in successful applicants. I took every bit of advice that she gave me and I met with her frequently to make sure I stayed on track. By the start of the new year, I was sending her countless drafts of my personal statement that she and Stefanie reviewed and together we crafted the perfect one. I felt fully prepared for the application process when the CASPA application opened. During the summer, the HCRC staff helped me review my supplemental application responses and practiced interviewing so that I would feel confident during the real process. In early December, I received my acceptance letter from University of Nebraska Medical Center, which was my top choice school. I could not have achieved this momentous milestone without the help of Summer, Stefanie, and Dr. Paul Davis. I am truly grateful for their generous support in helping me reach my academic goal.
-Noah Y., UNMC College of Allied Health: Physician Assistant program