Health Professions


UChicago Careers in Health Professions

UCI: Health Professions

UChicago Careers in Health Professions (UCIHP) is a comprehensive, four-year pre-professional program that provides College students and recent alumni with the resources and support to develop an individualized portfolio of knowledge, experiences, and competencies required for advanced study in health and medicine.

UCIHP supports students interested in a full range of health professions including allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) medicine, public health (MPH), dental (DDS and DMD), podiatric (DPM) practice, nursing (BA to MSN), veterinary medicine (DVM), pharmacy (Pharm.D), and health services research (PhD). We also advise students and recent alumni with an interest in non-clinical career paths in health and medicine including fields such as health care consulting, health policy, and health care administration.

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Advising and Scheduling an Appointment

UCIHP students can draw on the program advisers’ wealth of experience for career exploration, pre-medicine curriculum planning, and medical school applications. Students are encouraged to take advantage of individual advising appointments as well as UCIHP’s “Without Borders” walk-in hours. “Without Borders” walk-in hours are held in the first-floor lobby of the Biological Sciences Learning Center (BSLC) Mondays-Thursdays from 3:00-4:45pm. No appointments are necessary for “Without Borders” hours.

UCIHP advisers are available year-round for half-hour, one-on-one advising appointments. To schedule an appointment with your adviser, log in to AdviseStream ( You can find instructions on how to use AdviseStream in the UCIHP Resource Center.

Support our Program 

UCIHP could not succeed without the support of alumni and experienced professionals. If you are an employer or practitioner in any health-related field, consider getting involved in the program. Please contact Joni Krapec, Senior Program Director of UChicago Careers in Health Professions, at for further information.