Between 2016–2026, careers in health care are projected to grow 18%. That includes physicians, nurses, dentists, physician assistants, pharmacists, lab technicians, dietitians, nutritionists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and more.
At UNH, we know how to prepare you for success in these dynamic and thriving fields. Whether your focus is finding effective treatments and cures, diagnosing and treating illness and disease, encouraging the habits that protect good health, assisting patients during recovery—orall the above—UNH has everythingyou need to build a firm foundation for success.
Here, you can:
• Engage in high-value internships at local hospitals and health care facilities, public health laboratories, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in the region, including the Greater Boston area, and connect with accomplished professionals in your field.
• Work with nationally recognized faculty on high-impact funded research or conduct your own funded research project.
• Access state-of-the-art facilities, including nursing and nutrition simulation labs, the Hubbard Center for Genome Studies, the University Instrumentation Center, the Telehealth Practice Center, the Speech-Language-Hearing Center, and more.
• Develop a mentoring relationship with faculty who will help you define your pathway to success.
• Benefit from comprehensive pre-professional advising and career and professional development services that keep you on track to achieve your goals.
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Faith Farnham ’21, Nursing
“I’m proud of how much I’ve pushed myself to take initiative and be an active UNH community member through service, research, and leadership. I’ve met some amazing UNH faculty, student leaders, and community members. The courses have been both extremely challenging and rewarding. I’ll be starting my own research on the needs of pediatric patients with neurological or cognitive disabilities, combining my academic focuses into one larger project.
“My drive comes from my desire to become the nurse I look up to: the kind of nurse I see in every health care setting I’ve been in, the professors who teach us, and the older Nursing students I look up to for guidance and support. I see the role of a nurse as one that combines compassion with intelligence and skilled care.
“I love the community here at UNH. I’ve gotten to meet so many amazing people and have had a variety of different experiences. There is really something for everyone here at UNH; if there is something you want to do, there are resources and ways for you to get where you want to be.”
Walkania “Mily” Santos ’19, Biomedical Science: Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Born and raised mainly in the Dominican Republic, Biomedical Science major Mily Santos ’19 was the second in her family to attend college in the United States. As an undergraduate at UNH, Santos interned at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. She also presented her research on ways to alter antibiotic- and antimicrobial-resistant infections so they can be successfully treated at the UNH Undergraduate Research Conference—the largest undergraduate research conference in the country. Santos is now a clinical researcher in orthopedic surgery at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City while she prepares to apply to medical school.
“At UNH, I have been a lab researcher, a tutor, an undergraduate teaching assistant, a volunteer at a local hospital, an intern, and a college ambassador. I am so thankful to my faculty mentors who not only guided me along the way but also challenged me to seek opportunities outside my comfort zone. Those opportunities have also made me a better listener, a better critical thinker, and a better communicator and will be beneficial as I pursue a career in medicine.”