Pre-Health Mock Interviews and Expert Panel: Tuesday, Oct. 4th



Wondering how to stand out as a candidate for medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or other health professional program? Come to our special one-night event on October 4th, 2016.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
WHERE: Mary Gates Hall

Interview Panel – 5:30-6:30pm (Check-in begins at 5:15pm), MGH 389
A panel of experts will share interview tips and answer your questions from 5:30-6:30pm in Mary Gates Hall. This event, featuring admissions directors and students from the UW Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy, as well as from the Pacific Northwest University School of Medicine, is open to all. No registration is necessary.

Mock Interviews –  6:45-7:45pm (Check-in begins at 6:30pm), MGH Commons
Mock interviews will be facilitated by current medical, dental, and pharmacy students. Faciliators will provide pre-health students with personalized feedback for their interview session. Participants will have the opportunity to partake in a traditional or MMI style interview (we will take your preference into consideration, but a pairing will not be guaranteed).

Registration is required for mock interviews. At this time, registration is restricted to seniors and alumni, but we will open registration to juniors if possible. Walk-ins will be accepted only if space is available.

Click here to register:

Questions?  Email us at

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AAMC Webinar — Inspired Stories: How non-traditional students navigated the path to medical school


Wednesday, September 21, from 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Eastern

The AAMC’s Ask Admissions webinar series continues with a new panel of non-traditional medical students and admissions officers.

Three medical students will share their professional and academic trajectories, and highlight tips learned throughout their journeys to medical school.

You’ll also hear from admissions officers at those students’ schools about what made their applicants stand out, what their schools are looking for in a potential student, as well as helpful tools and resources for aspiring physicians.

There will be dedicated time for Q&A so come prepared with questions!

Space is limited so be sure to register ahead of time and join promptly on the day of the webinar.

This webinar will be recorded and made available on the AAMC website two weeks after the event.



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The Road to Veterinary School — Free Webinar on Friday, September 16


Find out how to be a competitive candidate for veterinary school, every step of the way. Register at:


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Free Webinars to Celebrate The American Student Dental Association’s National Predental Week!


So You Think You Know Dentistry?

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
7:00–8:30 p.m. CDT
Register now

Everyone has their preconceived notions about what dentistry is. General dentists drill and fill, endodontists work under high magnification and “tinker” all day, orthodontists straighten teeth and OMFS operate. Well, similar to other professions, dentistry is constantly adapting, developing and advancing. This webinar will discuss some of the ways dentistry is evolving in scope with the help of technology to provide better oral health care to patients. This promises to be a very informative session and one that will enlighten attendees on trending and niche aspects of dentistry just in time for interview season. The session will also include a 30-minute Q&A session with the panelists.


The Do’s and Don’ts of the Dental School Interview

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016
7:00–8:30 p.m. CDT
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The interview. It’s the last step in achieving your dental school dream. Now that you’ve put in the hard work studying for the DAT and submitting your application, let ASDA help. Panelists will discuss several strategies for success including:

  • How to properly prepare
  • Dressing for success
  • Best practices for common interview styles
  • Potential questions

The session will also include a 30-minute Q&A session with the panelists.


The Path to Becoming a U.S.-Trained Dentist

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
8:00–9:30 p.m. CDT
Register now

The webinar will focus on tips for a successful application to dental school and career choices for international dentists who want to practice in the United States. The presenters will:

  • Explain the differences between AS-IDP and a residency program
  • Share how to improve your application in order to gain acceptance into dental school
  • Explore options on progressing your career after graduating from dental school
  • Participate in a 30-minute Q&A with attendees


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Health Professions Week 9/26-30


Health Professions Week is an exciting week-long event for students interested in learning more about careers in the health professions.

Each event during Health Professions Week provides students with interactive opportunities to explore health-related education programs and careers.

Students will learn about 19 health professions, talk directly with current health care practitioners and find information about educational requirements for each career.

Go here for more info or to register. 

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New Undergraduate Public Health & Global Health Education Network


ASPPH announces the expansion of the Undergraduate Public Health and Global Health Education Network (Network) on

The Network is devoted to advancing undergraduate public health and global health education.

The online expansion was designed to increase capabilities for learning, sharing and interacting, and to serve as a resource hub for ASPPH members with undergraduate public health programs and for members of the Network.

In addition, they have launched a quarterly newsletter for Network news.

To join the newsletter, please email

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View recent AAMC webinar on how to Master Medical School Interviews

AAMC webinar

Medical schools across the country use a variety of interview formats and processes.

The AAMC recently hosted a webinar that included insights from three admissions officers from different medical schools (including Stella Yee from UW SoM).

Click here to view the recorded webinar.


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Register now for the 2016 AAMC Minority Student Medical Career Fair in Seattle on November 12 — It’s free!


This event consists of workshops focused on topics such as medical school admissions and the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) along with a career fair featuring over 75 medical schools from across the country. Representatives from other health professions also attend. Enjoy interactive discussions with current medical students to find out about their medical school experience, and participate in hands-on activities to test your skills!

While the focus is on supporting individuals from diverse and underserved communities, we welcome the participation of all high school and college students interested in medicine and the biomedical sciences.

We invite college and high school students, parents, prehealth advisors, school administrations, and other interested individuals to:

  • Meet diversity affairs, admissions, PhD, and MD-PhD program directors and administrators from U.S. medical schools along with other health professions school administrators;
  • Hear panel discussions about the pathways to become a physician or medical researchers;
  • Learn about Aspiring Docs, Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and other AAMC services;
  • Participate in hands-on medical and health activities; and
  • Participate in roundtable discussions with current medical school students

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn first-hand about the journey to become a future physician or scientist. Watch this website for more information as it becomes available.

Follow the career fair conversation on Twitter using #FutureDocs.

Hope to see you in November!

Visit the link below to register:

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Seattle Times: UW medical students now learn hands-on patient care from Day 1

UW med school story in Seattle Times

At the University of Washington’s School of Medicine, new doctors-in-training get out of the lecture hall and start learning through patient-care activities beginning in their first days of classes — a dramatic change from the old model of teaching medicine.

Read more here.


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Medical Scribe Opportunities with ScribeAmerica


ScribeAmerica is looking for candidates who are eager to gain valuable experience by working closely with physicians as a Medical Scribe. Our Medical Scribes assist directly with a physician team in a clinical setting to effectively and efficiently compile detailed electronic medical records/patient charts. Scribing provides incredible exposure to the medical field and will allow you to develop an extensive medical knowledge base and on-the-job experience. This position is ideal for students and alumni looking to get into medical school (over 85% of our Scribes achieve acceptance each year) or who plan to work in the medical field. ScribeAmerica is looking to hire and train Medical Scribes to work for an Emergency Department and Outpatient Clinic in the Seattle area of Washington. We offer paid part-time and full-­time hours.

Apply directly at:


Contact Information:

Josh Sattler, Recruiting Coordinator


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Job Opportunity in Healthcare, Patient Advocacy

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Troelsen & Price, Inc. is looking for pre-med/pre-health/public health students based in metropolitan cities throughout the United States who would be interested in a part-time opportunity working as an independent contractor for a global healthcare provider.

Troelsen & Price, Inc. is a medical cost consultancy company that believes it is a fundamental human right for each and every person to have affordable healthcare. Troelsen & Price, Inc. is in the middle of launching a patient advocate campaign with the goal of saving patients up to 70% on rising healthcare-related costs.

Your tasks will include:

o Communicating with nearby doctors’ offices
o Handing out flyers for the campaign
o Reporting back to internal departments and executives at Troelsen & Price, Inc.

As an applicant:

o You are either beginning or working towards a pre-med/pre-health/public health student program

o You are an outgoing and enthusiastic individual with a “go-getter” attitude
o You are an effective independent worker + thinker
o You are persistent with your work + have strong work ethics

This is a paid opportunity as an independent contractor with flexible working hours that can fit around your academic schedule. If you believe that this opportunity is of interest for you, please send an email to and please attach your resume. Feel free to also contact with any questions.

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Attention, Pre-Health Juniors, Seniors, & Grads! It’s not too late to gain experience and make a difference.

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Be a Tutor-Mentor: EDUC 401 L & M

This Autumn Quarter, 2016, UW’s Academic Support Programs is pairing pre-health juniors, seniors, and graduates with transfer, freshman, and sophomore students who are considering careers in healthcare and are also transitioning socially, culturally, and academically to the UW. This is a great opportunity for seasoned pre-health students to “pay it forward” and share their knowledge and experience with students who need a little extra support at the very start of their academic journeys.

As part of the program, you will participate in a service-learning seminar titled “EDUC 401: Higher Education Tutoring and Mentorship.” This weekly seminar will introduce you to tutoring, mentoring, and teaching methodologies that you will apply to your work with your own mentee.

  • Seminar meets on Mondays from 3:30-4:50 PM or from 6:00-7:20 PM
  • Tutoring takes place on campus
  • Receive 2 credits for working with one student, or 3 credits for working with two students
  • A letter of recommendation will be available upon request after completion of the seminar

For more information, visit our website at:

 For registration information, please contact Ahnya Redman at:

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Master of Prosthetics & Orthotics Open House, November 5

Prosthetics Orthotics

Learn more about UW’s Master of Prosthetics & Orthotics Program at their OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, November 5.

For more information about the program, visit the website.

For more details about the open house, download the flyer.

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PhysAssist Scribes – Get Medical Experience Now!

PhysAssist is inviting all Pre-Health students to interview for Medical Scribe positions in Tacoma, WA at St. Joseph Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital, St. Elizabeth Hospital, St. Clare Hospital, and St. Anthony Hospital.

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If you are a current student or recent graduate of pre-health professional studies there is no better opportunity than to work as a PhysAssist Scribe!  We are especially in need of recent or upcoming graduates or those students taking a part-time or lighter course load.

As a Medical Scribe, students get to:

  •  Gain paid clinical experience
  • Work side by side with physicians in the Emergency Department as they see patients
  • Document the patient history; observe physical exams, procedures, and diagnostic tests
  • Learn valuable medical terminology
  • Record X-ray and lab tests
  • Prepare plans for follow-up care



To sign up for an interview, e-mail emily.angel@iamscribe.comPlease reference: “Tacoma Interview” in the subject line.


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Class on Undergraduate Research — Just for Transfer Students

GENERAL STUDIES 391 K (2 cred) |  SLN: 15456

Undergraduate Research Intensive for Community College Transfer Students

1-Day Workshop (September 22) + weekly follow-ups (Fridays, 1:30-2:20 PM)

The Undergraduate Research Intensive designed for incoming transfer students comprises an initial 1-day pre-autumn quarter workshop, held September 22 on the UW Seattle campus, followed by weekly sessions during the quarter designed to help transfer students attain and excel in undergraduate research positions.The course will demystify the research process at UW and provide instruction in research-related skills and resources. All students receive one-on-one advising with Undergraduate Research Program staff and interact with peer researchers.


For more information & to request an add code, contact and include the following:

  1. Your full name:
  2. Transfer institution:
  3. UW student number:
  4. Major, intended major, or area(s) of interest:
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