Health professional programs look for applicants who demonstrate a commitment to helping others — in clinical and non-clinical settings. The health professions are all helping professions, so all programs want to see students with a sustained dedication to service. Volunteering is also an excellent way to start interacting with healthcare professionals and patients when you begin to serve in a clinical setting.
The following links will connect you with information you can use to begin volunteering in hospital and clinic settings in Madison. Use our four-year planner to map out volunteering alongside your other academic and extracurricular commitments. To discuss specific service requirements for a profession, please make an appointment to meet with a Pre-Health Advisor.
Community Service Resources
- Morgridge Center for Public Service at UW-Madison
- Volunteeryourtime.org (Dane County)
- VolunteerMatch.org (National)
These links will help you think about ways to get involved in the community. These can be ways to personalize your service and make connections between other interests you have and the ways you enjoy serving others.