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.
The Healthcare Explorers program helps first-year students kickstart their career discernment journey in healthcare and other clinical fields such as social work. This one-year program will introduce students to professional development resources and activities they can utilize to pursue careers as successful, compassionate, and dedicated care providers. Learn more here.
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
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 is an eight-week summer research program that supports 25 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 an eight-week summer research program that provides 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.