Pre-Health Dreamers (PHD) is a rapidly growing network and community of over 800 health career bound undocumented students across 42 different states, representing various career interests. PHD investigates and shares information on career pathways for pre-health undocumented students as well as advocates for more progressive institutional and governmental policies for undocumented students.
As undocumented students pursuing careers in science and health ourselves, we have witnessed first-hand the dearth of resources available for undocumented students in our fields. We started PHD because we know from experience that no faculty, staff, administrators or student advisors have the information or expertise to advise us on our career paths. We want to increase awareness and support for pre-health undocumented students, and we want the ongoing support and encouragement of a community of individuals with similar aspirations and challenges. We provide peer support–first and foremost–as well as answers about graduate level education in disciplines including, but not limited to: medicine, dentistry, nursing, public health, and scientific research. We also share relevant internship and job opportunities. Our hope is to demystify the path by figuring out the barriers that students will face and any workarounds that exist.
PHD is a project of Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC), which is a fiscally-sponsored project of Community Initiatives.