Careers in Healthcare offers many enriching cohort-based programs, each designed to guide students in their career exploration journey—build your skills, hone your interests, and gain foundational experiences that can amplify your job and professional school applications.
This five-week program exposes first-year students to clinical roles beyond a physician. Explorers attend a variety of panels featuring practitioners in dentistry, physician assistant, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and genetic counseling who have followed diverse career paths. As a capstone for the program, explorers shadow a practitioner in the field of their choice.
CLINICAL SERVICE FELLOWS
This year-long program helps first-year students understand what it means to serve patients. Fellows complete 2-4 hours of clinical volunteering each week during the winter, spring, and summer quarters. Volunteer sites include hospitals, clinics, and community organizations, such as Howard Brown Health clinic, in Hyde Park and beyond.
BEYOND THE CLINIC FELLOWS
This year-long program supports students as they explore careers for physicians outside of direct patient care. Each quarter, fellows explore a different general field, including non-patient-facing clinical careers such as pathology, radiology, and anesthesiology, global health careers, and healthcare innovation and administration.
KATEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The Katen Scholars Program supports rising second, third-, and fourth-year students interested in pursuing careers in health, medicine, and science. Students apply to work on a specific research project under the direct of a UChicago Principal Investigator. Learn more here.
CIH FELLOWS IN COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL MEDICINE
CIH Fellows in Community and Social Medicine is a ten-week summer research program that provides up to 15 rising second, third-, and fourth-year students with a structured opportunity to research issues in community health, social sciences, and the social context of health and medicine. Learn more here.