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It’s that time of year again!!!!
The University of Washington Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) and Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM) chapters bring to you THE Annual Pre-Health Conference!!!

Every year this conference helps to cultivate, educate and inspire the next generation of culturally competent health professionals!!

THEME: Diversifying Health Though Education

When: Saturday, February 8th 9AM- 6PM (on-site registration starting at 8:15 AM)

Where: Johnson Hall, University of Washington (NE Grant Lane & W Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98105)

Who: Open to public – ANY student interested in ANY discipline of health sciences (pre-med, pre-dent, pre-nursing, pre-pharm, social work, public health, etc)

What: Renowned key note speakers, sessions on health disparities, current health issues, professional development, hands on workshops, and professional student panels.


EARLY REGISTRATION: General: $10|| High School Students: free


–> 3 RENOWNED Key Note Speakers


–>MOCK INTERVIEWS offered by UW Medical & Dental Students!!!



Introduction to the Social Determinants of Health:
–>Immigrant/undocumented health disparities
–>LGBTQ Health & Health Disparities
–>Global Health Disparities
–>”Invisible Population” Health Disparities

Exploring Health Careers
–> Interdisciplinary Panel
–> Visual (acupunture/chiropractor)
–> DO. vs. MD. vs. Naturopath
–> Public Health & Social Work

1:50-2:50 PM
Session #3:
–> Personal Statement
–> MCAT Changes for 2015 & test-taking strategies
–> Research
–> Stress management “Study smarter, not harder”
–> Conducting yourself as a professional
–> College Admission Workshop

3:00-4:30 PM
Hands on Workshops:
–>Dental Simulations


EARLY REGISTRATION: Undergraduates Students: $10|| High School Students: free

AT DOOR: Undergraduates Students: $15|| High School Students: free
(School ID required for discount at the door)

***Breakfast and lunch included with registration!***

Raffle & prizes throughout event!!

Please contact Jessica Sachara (MAPS President) with any further questions at


TEMPLATE_CENTERFall 2013 Scholarship Workshops

 Freshman Scholarship 101 – Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships – MGH 171

  • Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, 3:30-4:20
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, 2:30-3:20
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 4:30-5:20

 Scholarship 201 – The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships – MGH 171

  • Tues., Oct. 22, 2013, 3:30-4:20
  • Tues., Nov. 5, 2013, 2:30-3:20
  • Thurs., Nov. 21, 2013, 4:30-5:20

 Personal Statement Writing – MGH 171

  • Thursday, Oct. 18, 2013, 2:30-3:20
  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2013, 3:30-4:20
  • Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, 2:30-3:20

 Curriculum Vitae or Scholarship Resume Writing – MGH 171

  • Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, 3:30-4:20
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 2:30-3:20
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2013, 3:30-4:20

 Getting Great Recommendation Letters – MGH 171

  • Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, 2:30-3:20
  • Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, 3:30-4:20
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, 1:30-2:20

Students are invited to meet with a member of our Admissions team for a brief discussion of the profession of social work, our BASW curriculum and admissions application process, followed by Q&A.

Students should register for an upcoming information session by visiting the School of Social Work admissions web page at

Friday, November 15, 2013, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 12, 2013, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

All sessions will be held in the UW Husky Union Building (HUB), Room 307.

Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate & Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships Information Session:

October 10th  12:30-1:20pm

MGH 171E (inside suite 171)

Join Ambassador Gadsden for information about the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs, which provide funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. The Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs seek to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are especially encouraged to attend. All are welcome.

 Careers in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Information Session:

October 10th 3:30-4:20pm

MGH 173R (inside suite 171)

Join Ambassador Gadsden for information about career opportunities within the United States Department of State Foreign Service, options available, preparation to become a competitive candidate, etc.

RSVP to attend either or both sessions at These sessions are being offered as part of the Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair on Oct. 10, 10am-2pm. For complete Fair details, please visit


Join us for a fun time of fellowship and free food.  Creating community is an awesome time to connect with other BEOP students.  Mary Tillotson  and June Hairston, EOP Advisors, will be in attendance.  So, put this fun event on your calendar, October 14th, at 3:30 – 7:00.

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Co-hosted by ABBS, ALPFA, NABA

-          Welcoming our BEOP students

-          Celebrating & Reconnecting our UDS Pipeline Alumni: YEOC, ALVA, B2

-          Getting Involved with ABBS, ALPFA, NABA – membership recruitment

-          Building community at Foster

-          Games & Karoake

-          FREE FOOD and Foster Swag

In addition – our autumn quarter BEOP Information sessions are scheduled the following dates:

Thursday, October 24, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Deloitte Commons

BEOP Application Readiness Workshop

Geared toward students planning to apply to Foster in spring and planning to take the WSA Workshop in winter

Thursday, November 14, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Deloitte Commons

BEOP Registration Workshop

Geared toward freshmen planning to apply to Foster in the future

Thursday, January 23, 3:00-4:00pm, Deloitte Commons

BEOP Application Workshop

Geared toward students applying to Foster for autumn 2013 admission (April 2013)

Thursday, February 20th, 3:00-4:00pm, Deloitte Commons

BEOP Registration Workshop

Geared toward freshmen planning to apply to Foster in the future


Conference registration pricing is as follows:
Regular Registration

(from Saturday, September 13, 2013- Friday, October 4, 2013, a week prior to the conference):
-$50- SNMA Members, Faculty, & Administration
-$25-MAPS Members / undergraduate premedical students
-Free- High School Students

On-site Registration

(everyone who wants to register after October 4, 2013 will have to register on site):
-$60- SNMA Members, Faculty, & Administration
-$30-MAPS Members / undergraduate premedical students

-Free-High School Students


Note to registration: When you fill out registration and if you are not a MAPS member, please state you are a premedical student




   *  Step 1: Understand the application timeline

  *  Step 2: Register for the LSAT

  *  Step 3: Study for the LSAT

  *  Step 4: Register with the CAS

  *  Step 5: Write your resume

  *  Step 6: Secure letters of recommendation

  *  Step 7: Write your personal statement (and other essays)

  *  Step 8: Apply to a variety of law schools

  *  Step 9: Thank the people who helped you

  *  Step 10: Complete the FAFSA


   *  Each day, you will be sent an email with a link to a new lesson.

  *  Lessons are available 24/7. Pick the time of day or night that works for you.

  *  Each day will take no more than one hour of your time.

  *  At the end of each day of class, you get a chance to post questions, which will be answered later by me, Peg Cheng.

  *  This class is yours to keep forever. That’s right—forever!

 This class normally costs $30 but for a limited time, I’m offering this 10-day online class for FREE.

For more info and how to register, visit:





Thursday, September 12th, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Gowen Hall, room 1A (Olson Room)

This is your opportunity to learn more about LSJ’s requirements, course offerings, admissions prerequisites, and application process. The second half of the session will provide tips for writing the personal statement portion of the major application, as well as a Q&A session with the LSJ Adviser. LSJ major applications for Autumn quarter are due October 4th, so this is a great opportunity to get your questions answered! No RSVP required.

Are you planning to study abroad during the spring of 2014 or later? Are you a Federal Pell Grant recipient? Do you want help covering the costs of your study abroad program?

If you answered yes to all three of the above questions, you should come to the Gilman Scholarship Workshop!

Every year, the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship is awarded to hundreds of undergraduate students who want to study abroad but have limited financial means. You could be one of those students – all you have to do is apply. The next application cycle ends October 1, so if you’re interested, now is the perfect time to start planning.

To learn more, come to the Gilman Scholarship Workshop on Wednesday, June 5th, from 1:30-2:30 in MGH 171. At the workshop, you will:

-       read and analyze sample essays

-       begin working on your own application

-       learn money-saving travel tricks

-       talk to a past recipient about her experience

The workshop will be led by Celia Gurney, a UW junior who studied in northern Brazil this past fall.

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