UW Medical Laboratory Science Application for Admission – due Feb. 15th!

Application open for Medical Laboratory Science major!

A completed application for admission to the UW Medical Laboratory Science program includes: 1) A completed and submitted online application 2) One letter of recommendation and 3) All transcripts from each college/university you have attended (you do not have to submit transcripts from Running Start, College in the HS, etc). All materials MUST BE RECEIVED by February 15th.

If you are a current University of Washington student wanting to submit an application for admission to the UW Medical Laboratory Science Program, follow these steps:

1. Follow this link: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/auyong/279024 and complete the online UW Medical Laboratory Science Program application for admission. Be sure to thoroughly read and answer all questions as instructed.

2. Request one academic letter of recommendation from either a professor, college instructor, TA, etc. The letter must be sent directly to mtapps@uw.edu by the recommender. Please do not ask high school teachers or coaches to submit a letter of recommendation for you. PLEASE be sure to have your recommender include your first and last name in their letter, so that the letter can be linked back to your application since it will be submitted separately.

3. Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended (including UW). If your school(s) has/have the ability to send transcript(s) electronically, the transcript(s) should be send to: mtapps@uw.edu. If not, please have the school(s) mail your transcript(s) to:

Heather Eggleston

UW Medical Laboratory Science Academic Adviser

University of Washington, Department of Laboratory Medicine
1959 Pacific Street NE, Box 357110
Seattle, WA 98195
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BASW Open House on Monday, February 22nd from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m

BASW open house win 2016

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Spring 2016: Environmental Changes and Infectious Diseases

ENV H 447 Sp 2016

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Spring quarter: ENV H 417 Children’s Health Disparities

ENV H 417 Childrens health  sp 2016

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NEW: Spring quarter application course!

GEN ST 297 G:  Applying to Health Professional School

SLN: 14601; Credits: 1; Day/Time: Wednesdays 2:30 to 4:20

Instructor: Dan Poux, Pre-Health Adviser

Location: TBD; Enrollment Limit: 100

Description: For students applying this year to graduate-level health professional schools such as dental, medical, optometry, pharmacy, veterinary school. Preparing an application, personal statement, letters of recommendation, choosing schools, and interviewing.


  • Credit/No Credit
  • Juniors, Seniors only Period 1
  • Juniors, Seniors only Period 2
  • Juniors, Seniors only Period 3

For info email prehlth@uw.edu or visit: FYP.WASHINGTON.EDU/UNISEM

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Research: 2016 Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities

summer A&H

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Three Scholarships to consider…

Class of 1962 Endowed Scholarship – new in 2016!

The Class of 1962 Endowed Scholarship provides financial assistance to current undergraduate students at UW.  The donors to this endowment, members of the University of Washington Class of 1962, wish to target support to students who may not qualify for financial aid but for whom the cost of attending the University poses significant financial challenges. The donors aim to fund “the gap”: the growing number of middle-class students, many of whom do not qualify for federal funding or Husky Promise and must take out student loans and work full- or part-time to support their education.

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be:

Undergraduates – freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors (seniors are not eligible unless they intend to enroll as full-time students in at least summer or fall quarter 2016),

Washington State residents,

Have a 3.3 minimum GPA,

Demonstrate academic merit, leadership and service, and

Students who don’t qualify for most (or any) forms of free financial aid, must take out student loans and work full- or part-time to support their education, and for whom the cost of attending the UW poses significant financial challenges.

Additional details and the online application form are at: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=Classof1962

Deadline for applications: April 8, 2016


Class of 1957 Scholars Award

The Class of 1957 Scholar Award is sponsored by the UW Alumni Class of 1957 to provide scholarship support to outstanding undergraduate students at UW.  The scholarship shall be awarded to current sophomores, juniors and seniors based upon their academic merit and financial need.  (Graduating seniors are not eligible unless they are intend to enroll as a full-time student summer or fall quarter 2016.)  

Eligible students must be:

Sophomores, juniors or seniors as of autumn quarter 2015; graduating seniors are not eligible unless they intend to enroll as a full-time student summer or fall quarter 2016;

Have a 3.3 minimum grade point average;

Financial need as indicated by the Financial Aid Office; and

Able to demonstrate academic merit through involvement in experiential learning activities relevant to their academic, career and/or professional goals.  Appropriate activities can be research, internships, study abroad or other experiential learning activities.

Additional details and the online application form are at: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=Classof1957Award

Deadline for applications: April 8, 2016


Class of 1954 Achievement Scholarship

The UW Class of 1954 Achievement Scholarship will be awarded to outstanding students at UW who, by their achievements and goals, enrich society and themselves.  Scholarships are awarded to current UW juniors and seniors on the basis of academic merit and extra-curricular activities.  Funding may be used to support activities engaged in during the Summer of 2016.

Eligible students must be:

Juniors and seniors as of autumn quarter 2015 (graduating seniors are eligible if enrolled full time in spring 2016),

Have a 3.3 minimum grade point average,

Financial need as indicated by the Financial Aid Office, and

Able to demonstrate involvement in and relevance of extra-curricular activities to their academic, career and/or professional goals.  Activities can be study abroad and study or work in communities of need including research, internships, leadership or other experiential activities. A plus factor will be for those students who have arranged such experiences with a partner agency sharing support. 

Additional details and the online application form are at: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=UWClassof1954

Deadline for applications: April 8, 2016

For additional information about any of these or other scholarships for undergraduates, please contact the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.

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Global to Local seeking volunteers for Connection Desk


Global to Local Connection Desk Model

The Connection Desk seeks to recruit committed university student volunteers to serve as social resource specialists, connecting clients to available resources in their community that will better their health and overall well-being. In collaborating with HealthPoint Clinic, volunteers will link referred patients and the larger South King County community members to resources.

Who does the Connection Desk serve?

The SeaTac and Tukwila area hosts a high population of immigrant and refugees, and is therefore home to a diverse range of languages, cultures and ethnicities. The Connection Desk recruits volunteers with the language skills necessary to communicate with the community’s diverse population. Since the region is home to over 80 languages, we seek a diverse range of volunteers who can fulfill the community’s language needs.

Who is the G2L Connection Desk looking for?

We are looking for undergraduate students from any health, social science and social service departments from the University of Washington and Seattle University to be a part of the team. Currently we have 14-16 volunteer positions. We are looking for individuals who can commit to being involved with the program for a year or more and can fulfill a minimum requirement of 6 hours a week in the G2L Connection Desk in SeaTac. We are also searching for volunteers who are available during the summer; extended summer hours of more than 6 hours a week may also be available.

Desired volunteer qualifications include:

  • Language Skills, particularly fluency in the following languages: Spanish, Tigrinya, Somali, Nepali, Amharic, Arabic, Russian, French

** Please note that even if you do not have a language skill you are still encouraged to apply, we still serve clients who are English speakers

  • Experience with computers, internet and other basic computer software
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to work in both a team setting and individually
  • Able to work with and in a multicultural community

Students with minimal experience in healthcare setting are encouraged to apply. The purpose of this program is to provide opportunities to students with an interest in public health, global health and other disciplines to gain field experience through working with our local immigrant and refugee population.

Learn more and apply at http://www.globaltolocal.org/


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2016 Citizen University

Apply for an exciting opportunity to attend the 2016 Citizen University taking place in Seattle on March 18 & 19, 2016!

Citizen University’s annual national conference is a creative and vibrant gathering on the art of powerful citizenship.  Hundreds of change makers, activists and catalysts from across the United States show up to learn about power, build their networks and recharge their sense of purpose.  As Citizen University states, “Learn the elements of civic power. Practice social and political action. Connect with people from left and right so we can solve problems together.  America today is in the midst of a revival of citizen spirit.  Be part of it.”  For more information about Citizen University and to see their agenda and list of the amazing 2016 speakers and presenters, please visit their website at: http://www.citizenuniversity.us/conference/

Citizen University 2016 is taking place on Friday, March 18 from 6 – 9:00 p.m. AND Saturday, March 19 from 8 am – 5:30 p.m. at Seattle Center. The University of Washington* is sponsoring and covering the cost for 28 UW students to attend this exciting conference.  These 28 students will play an active and involved role at the conference as participants.

What is required of the UW students selected to attend Citizen University 2016?

  • Attend a pre-conference orientation on Tuesday, 3/8 at 5:30 – 7 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall 258.
  • Attend and participate in the entire conference on Friday, 3/18 from 6- 9:00 p.m. AND Saturday, 3/19 from

8a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Seattle Center.

  • Enroll in (or audit) the Citizen University 1-credit CR/NC course this spring quarter (GEN ST 344) to further explore your concepts of citizenship.

o   Course will meet Wednesdays : April 13, April 27, May 11 (see below), and May 25 from 3:30 – 5 p.m.

  • Present your learnings at the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership on May 11, 2016. (This event intentionally overlaps with one of our class sessions.)

If you are interested in applying for one of these 28 spots, please answer the questions in this online application:


Application deadline is Monday, 2/22 at 11:59 pm.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nani Vishwanath at nvish@uw.edu or Kathryn Pursch Cornforth at purschk@uw.edu.

*Student sponsorships have been made possible by the Husky Leadership Initiative, Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center, and the Foster School of Business.

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Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program – March 1 deadline

Summer School

The UW Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program provides “Bench to Bedside” exposure in the field of neurosciences. Established in 2008 by Richard G. Ellenbogen, M.D., Professor and Chair of the UW Department of Neurological Surgery, the program provides students seeking summer lab placements the opportunity to explore basic and clinical neurosciences. This 8-week program aims to help students learn about and consider pursuing an academic career in research and/or medicine.

Applications for the Summer of 2016 are now being accepted and are due March 1st, 2016. Please note the following requirements:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must be either a US citizen or have permanent residency status.
  • University undergraduate students may apply.
  • High School students may apply if they are either rising seniors or recent graduates accepted to enter university.
  • You must have current immunizations and TB test results through the program end date.
  • Out of area students will have housing stipends available but are responsible for their own meals and transportation.

Application deadline: March 1, 2016.

For more information and to apply visit:

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Khan Academy MCAT Collection

The Khan Academy MCAT Collection now includes new study and guidance materials for the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section of the MCAT exam.

Tutorials and practice passages have been added, as well as videos that offer guidance on how to approach studying for this section. With the addition of the Critical Analysis & Reasoning Skills Section, the Khan Academy MCAT Collection is now complete! It covers all of the content tested on the MCAT exam, and includes 1,100 videos and 3,000 review questions to help you study.

More information at: https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/article/khan-tutorials-practice-cars/ 

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HCASB – Med School Timeline

Hey Pre-Health Students!

Join us next week Wednesday for Princeton Review will be hosting a Med School timeline walk-through! See below for more details.

HCASB – Med School Timeline

Feb 10th, 6pm Gowen 201

Get a quick run-through of what a typical Pre-Med Timeline looks like, and a brief overview of the differences between MD and DO programs

Most useful for: Freshmen, Sophomores

Check out our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1546246332333373/


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DDS RSO to host DAT review night

Next week, we will be having a DAT Review night hosted by Kaplan! It will be a great way for you to have experience of what the test questions for the DAT would be like. We will be providing pizza and drinks as usual so don’t miss out on this opportunity :)

What: DAT Review Night

When: Tuesday, February 9

Time: 4-5PM

Where: Bagley 260


*Please note that this is a members-only event. If you’d like to come to this event and are not a paid member, please contact us atdental@uw.edu for more information on how to become part of DDS.

Also, if you came to any of the BLHC panels and didn’t get a chance to sign into our attendance sheet, please email us ASAP and let us know!

Lastly, as a reminder, we are starting to get everything ready for Relay For Life on 5/21/2016!!! Here is the link for signing up: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=73085&pg=team&team_id=1971814

All you have to do is make an account and sign up for our group: MOLAR BEARZ


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Hello Aspiring Healthcare Professionals!

Are you interested in gaining clinical or administrative experience, finding your niche in healthcare and making valuable connections in a Hospital Setting? The Health Scholar Program at Swedish Medical Center (formally PrepStep-Health Care Scholar) provides students the unique experience of direct patient care in a hospital setting while becoming a valuable member of the patient care team.

Date 2/9/2016
Time 4:30 pm
Registration:  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/932637189

+1 (646) 749-3112

Access Code 932-637-189
Apply Here: http://copehealthscholars.org/

The next deadlines are February 15th for Swedish-Seattle and March 30th for Swedish-Issaquah and Providence Everett*** These dates corresponds to our Spring (2016B) cohorts beginning May 1st (Seattle) and June 1st (Issaquah & Everett)


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Upcoming MEDEX Information Sessions


The MEDEX Northwest Information Session schedule is now open. Join us this Spring or Summer for new and interesting information about MEDEX Northwest.

MEDEX Northwest holds information sessions throughout the WWAMI region in April through July. Continue to explore the MEDEX website and join us for an information session in 2016.

Click here to register!

General Information Sessions

MEDEX Information Sessions are presentations designed to provide an opportunity for all applicants to hear about the application process and ask any questions they may have about PA education, employment, and the profession.

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