Nursing Career-Graduate Fair

The UW School of Nursing student organization PONS is proud to announce the 2015 Career and Graduate School fair.

When: Saturday, January 24, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm

Where: University of Washington, South Campus http://www.washington.edu/maps/

                 South Campus Center is located behind the UW Medical Center on the south                          side, right next to Portage Bay

 Who: Current and prospective nursing students, graduate students, RNs interested in                    graduate education

Fee: There is no fee for visitors to the career fair

As of 12/16/2014, confirmed representatives are:
UW School of Nursing, UW Tacoma, WSU Spokane, Pacific Lutheran University, University of Pittsburgh, UWMC, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Trios Health System, Kennewick General Hospital, Aegis, Mercy Ships.
We expect more organizations and schools; the list is updated daily.

Attached is a flyer announcing the career fair. If you have any questions, please contact

Eric Seitz, President BSN Class of 2015, Student Senate Speaker, Student Council President at eseitz@uw.edu

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Mortar Board UW

Are you a junior, or do you have junior standing?

Do you have a cumulative 3.3 GPA or above?
Do you exemplify scholarship, leadership, and service?

THEN apply to become a member of
Mortar Board’s UW Tolo Chapter!

What is Mortar Board?  Mortar Board UW

It’s a national college senior honor society for exemplary students like YOU!

Each year up to 40 juniors are chosen to become members of Mortar Board, one of the UW’s highest student honors. Students are selected on the basis of outstanding achievements in scholarship, leadership, and service.

Become part of Mortar Board’s Generations of Excellence, who include famous alumni such as Condoleezza Rice, Drew Brees, and UW alumna Mary Gates.Enjoy lifelong friendships and a memorable and rewarding senior year!

What are you waiting for?

Applications open January 1st!!!

Want more information? Check out the links below!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MortarBoardToloChapter 
National Website: http://www.mortarboard.org 

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Paid Research/Work Study Opportunity in College of the Environment

Two Undergraduate Students Needed for Data Entry in a Silviculture and Fire Research Project

Two students needed for January and February to assist in the development of a forest management decision-support tool used to simulate forest dynamics and estimate fire behavior. Students will prepare, compile and sort documents for data entry, check source documents for accuracy and verify data and correct data where necessary.

Major duties included data entry of shrubs and herbaceous vegetation data into a central computerized database.

Students must be familiar with silviculture, forest ecology, wildfires and Microsoft Access.

Preference will be given to work study students and those who can work between 10 to 19.5 hours per week.

Salary is competitive.

Contact Ernesto Alvarado (alvarado@uw.edu) for additional information.

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Public Health & International Development Internship in Uganda – Summer 2015

About The Uganda Village Project

The Uganda Village Project (UVP) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization specializing in international public health, working with the people of Iganga to promote public health and sustainable development in the rural communities of Iganga, in southeast Uganda.

Summer 2015 Internship Opportunity

We are currently accepting applications for our Summer 2015 internship program. Interns spend 8-9 weeks living and working in a village in rural Iganga District, Uganda, gaining experience in public health, community education, and international development. Interns work in diverse teams composed of Ugandan and non-Ugandan team members. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities in several focus areas, including water, sanitation, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, malaria, and reproductive health.

Learn more about our internship program herehttp://www.ugandavillageproject.org/get-involved/summer-internships/

Intern Qualifications

We are looking for individuals who are passionate and have experience in public health, medicine, or international development. We give extra consideration to individuals who have prior experience working in developing and low-resource settings. Ideal applicants are those who have a strong interest in development and/or global health and are looking for a cross-cultural and entrepreneurial opportunity to work in a rural setting. All interns must be at least 18 years old. Historically, interns have come from all around the world as medical students, graduate students, undergraduate students, and professionals.  

Internship Program Dates

  • Team Leaders:June 18, 2015 – August 17, 2015 (8.5 weeks)
  • All Interns:June 21, 2015 – August 14, 2015 (8 weeks)

 

Internship Fundraising Requirement

Once accepted, all interns are required to fundraise $2,000 USD for UVP, in addition to a deposit of a refundable $500 USD, which is refundable upon successful completion of the program. This sum includes a donation towards UVP’s programs in Uganda, pick-up and drop-off at Entebbe Airport, orientation costs, room and board, in-country transportation, food, and Uganda-based staffing costs. All interns are required to individually purchase airfare to and from Entebbe Airport in Uganda.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications for the Summer 2015 internship is February 1, 2015 at 11:59PM EST. Application instructions can be found here: http://bit.ly/1cF6hEs

Questions?

Email us at internships@ugandavillageproject.org

Learn more about the internship: http://www.ugandavillageproject.org/get-involved/summer-internships/

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Second Annual Innovation Conference, Hosted by the Washington Student Science Association

All people with an interest in science are invited to the Second Annual Innovation Conference on Sunday, December 21 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at the Hyatt House Seattle/Redmond!

In this incredible learning and networking opportunity, the Washington Student Science Association is bringing together leading professors and researchers from around Seattle to talk about their work in a huge range of fields, such as aerospace, molecular microbiology, artificial intelligence, systems biology, and bioremediation.

Tickets are available for FREE here: http://wssa.ticketleap.com/wssa-second-annual-innovation-conference/

Come to hear these brilliant scientists share their cutting-edge work in new and rising fields in science and technology!

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HCASB 2015

There is one week left until the Participant and Scholarship applications for HCASB 2015 are closed. On Sunday, December 21st at 11:59PM, both Catalyst surveys will automatically stop accepting applications.

Here are the links:
• Participant Application
• Scholarship Application
Some tips as we get closer to the end of the application period:
• Be certain your answers are addressing the questions completely and fully
• Be sincere — use your own words
• Take advantage of spellcheck and grammar-checking applications like Word before submitting your application

Do your best! Please email me if you have any questions or concerns :-)
Cam Scotland
HCASB Webmaster

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 MKLThis January 19, honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  by joining a community of volunteers, ready to provide vital people-power to organizations that support King County’s most vulnerable populations. Each year the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service inspires more than 1,000 volunteers to donate their time to nonprofit organizations for day-long service projects that make a difference for months to come.

Join UW students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends in this annual day of service by building a team as a project leader or by registering individually for a public project. Project leaders will have the ability to design their service experience by selecting the project that most draws their interest and by building a personal team of friends and partners. If you are interested in signing up for a service project as an individual, keep in mind, there will be more options as we get closer to the day of the event.

Also, don’t forget to join us for a celebratory kick-off. Come together with other volunteers and community members in recognizing the service and activism the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has inspired on:

January 19, 2015, 8am – 9am

Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

*Morning beverages and pastries will be provided

The MLK Day of Service is produced in partnership by the UW’s Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center and United Way of King County. 

 

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Meet a Med Student and Ask All the Questions You Want: Osteopathic Night Out

On behalf of National Pre-SOMA medical student leaders, all premedical students are invited to National Osteopathic Night Out on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.   

Tickets are available for Renton (just a few miles south of downtown Seattle).

National Osteopathic Night Out is spear-headed by innovative and passionate current medical student leaders that want to meet prospective premedical students and share with them their enthusiasm for osteopathic medicine; what it takes to be a successful applicant and future physician!   This is a great networking and mentoring opportunity not to be missed!

 Please sign up on the Eventbrite registration form (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-osteopathic-night-out-tickets-14202402769)   Space is limited!   The medical students respectfully ask those students that sign up to please let them know, in advance, if they must cancel or have a change in their plans.

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Participate in the National Student Exchange: An Affordable Exchange Program Within the U.S.

The National Student Exchange (NSE) gives you an opportunity to experience a different area with its unique cultural and academic opportunities. Since NSE’s beginning in 1968, more than 96,000 students have had the opportunity to participate in NSE, giving them the opportunity to:

·     broaden their personal and educational perspectives
·     experience new cultures
·     explore new areas of study
·     learn from different professors
·     access new courses
·     experience personal growth
·     meet new people
·     make new friends
·     live in a different area
·     investigate graduate schools
·     seek future employment

Many returning UW students describe NSE as a life-changing experience which has made them more independent, self-confident and resourceful; expanded their risk-taking capabilities; and helped them better define their academic and career objectives. Students who have been on exchange return to UW with lasting friendships formed with students from all over the country.

Prior to exchange, you will develop a written agreement to ensure that the work you satisfactorily complete on exchange will count toward your degree program here. NSE operates with tuition reciprocity (tuition paid to our campus or at the in-state rates of the host campus) and federal financial aid portability. Your nomination for participation will be done by NSE at UW, with selection by the host campus being completed in March. With placement rates of 97 percent, our students can generally find a location to meet both their academic and personal objectives.

Think about it. Visit http://www.nse.org. Talk with your parents, adviser, and professors about this exciting opportunity. Then, plan to attend one of our information sessions where we will explain the details of the program, provide brochures, outline application procedures, and answer all of your questions.

The NSE information session schedule is:
Jan.13, 3:30pm
Jan. 15, 12:30pm
Jan. 19, 1:30pm
Jan. 21, 11:30am
Jan. 23, 10:30am
Jan. 26, 2:30pm
Feb. 2, 3:30pm

All sessions take place in Mary Gates Hall 173R (enter through 171).

The priority deadline for application is February 6, 2014. Applications received February 7th through February 13th will be considered on a space-available basis.

For more information, please contact Leah L. Panganiban at lpanga@uw.edu

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Harborview Medical Center Ethics Forum is Open to All

“Ethics Implications of Healthcare Reform

Panel:
Sarah Weinberg, MD
President, Physicians for a National Health Program, Western Washington
Aaron Katz, CPH 
Lecturer, School of Public Health UW
John Henson, MD, MBA
Vice President of Medical Affairs, Swedish – Cherry Hill
Hugh Foy, MD
Director, Surgical Specialties Clinic, Harborview Medical Center
Dana Iorio, ARNP
Harborview Medical Center

Date:  Wed., Dec 10, 2014
Time:  12:00pm—1:00pm  (LUNCH PROVIDED)
Place:  HMC Research & Training Bldg
Room 109/113

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Looking for a Gap Year Plan? Consider Global Health Corps

Global HealthCorps

Global Health Corps is uniting young leaders across disciplines and backgrounds to work towards a common goal – health equity for all. Fellows focus on maternal and child health, healthcare access, HIV/AIDS, noncommunicable diseases and many other critical issues. We believe real progress in global health will only be achieved with the skills, time and passion of a diverse community of talented individuals. Join us!

High-impact roles are available in supply chain management, communications, operations, and more, in health-focused organizations in the U.S. and East and Southern Africa.

Here’s a taste of some of the roles:

  • Supply Chain Analyst at Partners In Health, Rwanda
  • Advocacy Officer at Save the Children, Malawi
  • E-Health Coordinator at Clinton Health Access Initiative, Uganda
  • Social Protection & Health Fellow at the Inter-American Development Bank, USA
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at Planned Parenthood Association, Zambia
  • Logistics Officer at PSI, Burundi

If you want to make real change towards health equity and meet the requirements below, apply for a yearlong, paid fellowship role today. To see the complete listing of fellowship roles, visit ghcorps.org/roles.

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US-UK Fulbright Commission’s UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Undergraduates

Fulbright Commission

The US-UK Fulbright Commission opens applications today for the UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Undergraduates. Each Programme varies in duration, from three to six weeks, and offers students a fantastic opportunity to be immersed in the study of British academics and culture. Students will take part in cultural events, research, collaboration, and presentation at an esteemed British University.

Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply. We offer nine Summer Institutes, each of which will cover a different theme. These institutes include:

AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare’s Globe
Durham University Summer Institute
King’s College London Summer Institute
Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute
University of Bristol Summer Institute
University of Exeter Summer Institute
Queen’s University Belfast
Scotland Summer Institute
Wales Summer Institute

To meet the minimum eligibility, applicants must:
• be a US citizen (resident anywhere except the UK) and possess a US passport;
• be at least 18 years old;
• have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);
• have completed no more than two years of university study ( i.e. applicants should currently be a Freshman or Sophomore in college/university)
• be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded;

The Awards will cover the majority of all costs incurred, including flights to and from the UK, university fees, and room and board at the host UK University.

Please note: Applications for the 2015 Summer Institute Awards should be submitted via an online form (links available on programme websites) and supplemental material e-mailed to the specified address. Deadlines for 2015 are: 26 February or 5 March, 2015 – depending on the Institute. Please make sure to check the specific Institute page for the particular deadline. Application instructions are available to students on the programme website.

We recommend students read all the information on the website before beginning an application as it may answer many initial questions.

Specific details about the UK Summer Institute Awards can be found at: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-uk/undergraduates

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UW Lung Health is recruiting officers!

UW Lung Health is recruiting officers! UW Lung Health Officer Recruitment

UW Lung Health works with the American Lung Association to promote various fundraising events. Our events help American Lung Association to fund research, education, and advocacy programs that improve the air we breathe and to reduce the burden of lung disease on patients and families.

Some of the fundraising events we may be promoting include Fight for Air Stair Climb, Lung Force Expo, or Lung Force Walk. As an executive officer of UW Lung Health, depending on your interests and schedule, you can also assist Smoking Cessation Class in Seattle area working with ALA-trained specialist, facilitate tobacco free campaign, and research on making UW Lung Health the first campus chapter of American Lung Association at UW!

As an Executive of UW Lung Health, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with the American Lung Association in Seattle to:

  • gain unique experience in event planning, marketing
  • work with the American Lung Association staff to pitch marketing ideas to experts in the field
  • earn Leadership Awards
  • earn professional letter of recommendation by staff and CEO of American Lung Association for excellent involvement
  • networkwith experts in the non-profit health organizations
  • obtain internshipopportunity

Our Executives have the duties including:

  • Volunteer in the American Lung Association office at least once a month to facilitate with event planning (This is a good way to meet staff and will help with getting a reference letter in the future)
  • Attend weekly or biweekly meeting
  • Reach a minimum of $150 personal fundraising goal for the Fight for Air Stair Climb (We have a nice and easy website to make this happen.)

If you can fulfill the above duties and are interested in joining the Executive Board, please click on this Catalyst Survey and apply now for rolling admission:    

https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/tiffay/254723

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2015 Veterinary education webinar schedule

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges   Vet Webinar_Schedule_14_15

  • The Road to Veterinary School”: For undergraduates who are not yet ready to apply. This webinar covers how to prepare early in your undergraduate career, the application process, pre-requisite, time management, and more.
  • “Applying to Veterinary School” : For Pre-Veterinary students who are ready to apply. This webinar covers the VMCAS application, timelines, processes, and MORE
  • “Advising Veterinary Applicants” : For Pre-Vet | Pre-Health advisors. This webinar covers the VMCAS application, applicant pit-falls, timelines, processes, how to work with pre-vet students, and more.

The entire listing (and registration links) can be found here:  http://www.aavmc.org/webinars.aspx

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2015 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program

The 2015 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. The scholarship program, named after former AACOM Executive Director Sherry R. Arnstein, recognizes underrepresented minority students at AACOM’s member colleges of osteopathic medicine.  Each year, awards are given to one newly accepted student and one continuing student.

To be eligible, an applicant must be a member of an underrepresented minority group, including African-American; Native American (American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian); mainland Puerto Rican; or Hispanic. The applicant must also be either currently enrolled in his or her first, second or third year at an AACOM member college, or have been accepted and planning to matriculate at an AACOM member college. All applicants must be in good academic standing. Previous Arnstein Scholarship awardees are ineligible.

Entries must be post-marked by March 30, 2015.  All entries must be complete and meet all specified requirements; late or incomplete entries will not be considered.  Awardees will be notified by July 21, 2015.

Please visit AACOM’s Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program webpage for more information.  Inquiries may be directed to Ms. Joye Shepperd at jshepperd@aacom.org or (301) 968-4142.

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