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Accepted Applicant Visit Days 2018

Accepted Applicant Visit Days for the PhD Program in Health Services will be held in early March 2018. Please check back for additional details, including a detailed schedule. In the meantime, please direct all questions to

A prior year's schedule has been provided below, for your reference.


Location: University of Washington campus (Day 1), partner research centers (Day 2)

Accepted applicants to the PhD program in Health Services will have an opportunity to visit our campus, Department, and partner research centers, as well as meet current students, discuss research opportunities with faculty, and discuss potential mentors and funding with the Director.

For information about the 2016 Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) Prospective Student Days on March 31 and April 1, visit this page.

If you have any questions, please contact the PhD Student Services Counselor at

Thursday University of Washington – South Campus Center Room 354 (Crow's Nest)

  • 9:00am-9:25am: Continental breakfast and student check-in
    - Shuva Dawadi, Current Student and Admissions Rep
  • 9:30am-9:40am: Orientation and logistics
    - Lauren Brackenbury, Student Services Counselor
  • 9:40-10:10am: Chair’s Welcome, introductions
    - Jeff Harris, Department Chair
  • 10:15am-11:05am: Welcome, program highlights, curriculum overview and areas of emphasis
    - Dave Grembowski, Program Director
    - Emily Williams, Associate Program Director, Alumna
    - Christian Helfrich, Professor
    - India Ornelas, Professor
    - Norma Coe, Professor
    - Jeanne Sears, Professor
  • 11:10am-11:55am: Research presentations by current students
  • 11:55am: Walk to Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm: SPH luncheon with current and prospective students, Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center - ECC 104/106
  • 1:30pm: Walk to Health Sciences Building
  • 1:45pm-4:35pm: Individual meetings with faculty and students
  • 4:45pm: Walk to Vista Cafe
  • 5:00pm-7:30pm: Happy Hour at Vista Cafe with current and prospective students

Friday – Affiliate Research Centers

University of Washington – South Campus Center Upper Parking Lot

  • 7:45am: Meet at UW and carpool to VA

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound (VA), Federal Center South, Building 1202 (Oxbow), Conference Room 1260

  • 8:20-8:45am: Continental breakfast and student check-in
    - Shuva Dawadi, Current Student and Admissions Rep
  • 8:40-9:35am: PowerPoint presentation and Q&A
    - Emily Williams, Associate Program Director, Alumna
    - Additional faculty/researchers
  • 9:40-10:25am: Meetings with faculty/researchers
  • 10:35am: Carpool to GHRI

Group Health Research Institute (GHRI), Metropolitan Park East Building, 15th floor, 1509A
1730 Minor Ave, Seattle WA 98101-1448

  • 11:15am-12:00pm: Lunch, chat with faculty/researchers
  • 12:05-12:50pm: PowerPoint presentation and Q&A
    - Rob Penfold, Professor
    - Additional faculty/researchers
  • 1:00pm: Take #70 bus to FHCRC

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), Arnold Building, 3rd floor, M3-A805
1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA, 98109-1024

  • 1:25-2:10pm: PowerPoint presentation and Q&A
    - Ruth Etzioni, Professor
    - Additional faculty/researchers
  • 2:15-3:00pm: Meetings with faculty/researchers

3:00-5:00pm: Visit to Pike Place Market (Optional)

Long Provincial Vietnamese Restaurant
1901 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

  • 5:30pm: Mixer with current and prospective students
    - Shuva Dawadi, Current Student and Admissions Rep