2010 MCAT testing dates

The 2019 MCAT calendar is now available online.

Registration for the first half of the 2019 testing year (January – June) will open late October; the AAMC will announce the date in the coming weeks.

You can follow them on Twitter @AAMC_MCAT for regular updates and announcements.

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Education Transforming Community Health (ETCH) call for volunteers

Education Transforming Community Health (ETCH) is currently recruiting volunteers for the upcoming year! If you are interested in joining, please email etchseattle@gmail.com with your completed volunteer survey (https://www.etchseattle.org/getting-involved.html) expressing your interest.

Here is a little more information about ETCH:

  • They are an interdisciplinary student project associated with SHIFA, a non-profit organization based out of UWSOM.
  • They offer weekly health education sessions to homeless adults in downtown Seattle. Through their community partnerships, they strive to create health education curriculum that bridges evidence-based practice and the voices of the many homeless communities in Seattle. They aim to provide knowledge, skills, and tools to improve the quality of life of their participants.
  • Weekly sessions offer volunteers a great opportunity to connect with members of homeless communities while expanding their knowledge of preventative care, health systems, and social justice.
  • They ask that volunteers participate in at least one session per month for at least six months – though if you’re interested in being more involved they also have more opportunities for volunteering, leadership, and advocacy.

If you have any other questions, please direct them to etchseattle@gmail.com

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“Asian American Physician Leadership Issues, Opportunities, Barriers” panel 9/10


Monday, September 10th at 6:00 pm

Health Sciences Building T550



Thomas Hei — Associate Medical Director, UWMC — Family Medicine

Claire Yang — Chief of Urology, Harborview

Seine Chiang — Division Director, Residency Director, UWMC — OB/Gyn

Frederick Chen — Chief of Family Medicine, Harborview


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“Caring for Latino/Latinx Communities” lecture 9/7

Caring for Latino/Latinx Communities: The Impact of Culture and Identity on Health
Keynote Speakers: Dr. India J. Ornelas, Associate Professor, Department of Health Services Dr. Jose Antonio Lucero, Associate Professor, School of International Studies Dr. Roberto Montenegro, Attending Psychiatrist, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Friday, September 7th, 2018 at 5:45pm Room T-439 UW Health Sciences Building

In Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month!

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, LMSA has partnered with CEDI and NURF to present: “Caring for Latino/Latinx Communities: The Impact of Culture and Identity on Health”. Please join them for a conversation about how living in the United States impacts the health of Latino/Latinx communities, highlighting historical events, immigration policies, racial and ethnic discrimination, the current political climate, and what this all means for health care providers.

Delicious food will be provided: Pupusas from Guanaco’s Tacos Pupuseria

Please RSVP at the following link so they know how much food to order:


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Native American Research Internship — deadline 2/22

The Native American Research Internship (NARI) is a summer research internship for American Indian/Alaska Native junior or senior undergraduates interested in biomedical or health science research. The areas include child & maternal health, cardiovascular and blood health, diabetes, obesity and metabolism-related research that include comprehensive academic, career, and educational support through mentored and peer relationships that promote professional development.

The NARI Program also includes the University of Utah, MD-PhD Program. This program track is designed to provide an outstanding experience for students who want to develop skills that will prepare them for a career as a physician scientist. The objective of the program is to develop superb clinical skills and provide rigorous scientific training. It is also designed for individuals who are devoted to careers in academic medicine at either a medical school or research institute. Every summer NARI selects two students to participate in the NARI/MD-PhD track!

Program Highlights

  • 10 week paid full-time research assistant
  • Students work with world renown University of Utah researchers
  • Students are paired with a Research Mentor and Community, Cultural, and Academic Mentoring Professionals
  • Students attend a summer health conference
  • Students have the opportunity to conduct a formal oral and poster presentation
  • Students are housed at the University of Utah, Summer Housing
  • Students get to work with local American Indian youth groups for different science and health-related activities
  • Students gain academic support from the university’s renowned faculty at the School of Medicine and other participating departments
  • Integrating Native American prayer and ceremony to provide support

Eligibility Requirements

  • American Indian/Alaska Native Junior or Senior undergraduate
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation (Professor, Advisor, or Elder)
  • 1 Personal Statement
  • 1 Official transcript
  • Complete NARI application
  • Resume/CV (optional)
  • Immunization records (*required for physician mentorship)

Please contact Janet Bassett for more information at 801-585-6408 or janet.bassett@hsc.utah.edu

Apply at: http://medicine.utah.edu/pediatrics/research/education/nari.php

NARI application deadline: February 22, 2019

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Volunteer opportunity: Crisis Text Line Counselor

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, nationwide support via text message to people in in pain struggling with depression, addiction, suicidal thoughts, bullying, anxiety, sexual assault, eating disorders, abuse, isolation, and other issues that affect mental health. They are powered by over 4,200 Crisis Counselors around the country.

After completing 30 hours of online training, Crisis Counselors are prepared to support texters in going from a hot moment to a cool calm. The training and work that Crisis Counselors do in supporting texters provides an opportunity to engage in hands-on, impactful work, which will support students in developing empathy and skills in active listening and crisis management – important skills regardless of career path.

An added bonus: the structure of Crisis Text Line’s volunteer program allows for Crisis Counselors to volunteer when it’s convenient for them. Crisis Counselors set their own schedule, and volunteer from anywhere with stable internet connection.

Here is more information on the program and how to apply.

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Medical Assistant/Office Assistant position

Dermatology Arts is looking for a professional, highly motivated, and experience-driven employee to join their team of medical assistants in their Bellevue, WA office.

As a Medical Assistant, you will learn to conduct patient intake interviews, document medical histories, assist with procedures, schedule appointments, receive referrals, prepare prescriptions, and more. You will work alongside their providers and learn medical techniques and terminology, and best charting and patient education practices through shared patient care responsibility.

This position is best suited for seniors in college who can work part-time or college graduates who can work full-time. Many of their Medical Assistants have continued into medical schools, PA programs or Nursing programs.

Prior experience as a medical assistant is not a requirement to apply. You will have the opportunity to earn your Medical Assistant registration through your training.  Their program is typically for two years following college.

Individuals who have scribed before joining them have described their environment as much richer in terms of experience and exposure.

•    Exceptional empathy / customer service skills
•    Strong written English skills
•    Additional languages appreciated
•    BA or BS degree or will graduate in 2019
•    Medical terminology, billing and/or scribing experience helpful

To apply for this position please email us a cover letter and resume to hiring@dermatologyarts.com

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Access to Care Americorps position in the School of Dentistry

The Office of Educational Partnerships and Diversity in the UW School of Dentistry is looking for AmeriCorps volunteers to serve in their office for the 2018-2019 school year.

If you are interested in this service position please look at the AmeriCorps portal and apply by 8/15.

It is a great opportunity to build your outreach and community service skills during your gap year between medical/dental school, graduate school or before entering the workforce!


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UW Medical School Forum on the Interview 8/2

Do you want to learn about the interview process for the University of Washington School of Medicine?

2018 Forum Session II: The Interview

Thursday, August 2

4–5 pm PST

You can attend via live webinar or in person (UW Health Sciences Building T-435).

A video recording will also be posted afterwards on their website.

They ask that attendees register in advance so they know how many people to expect.

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Summer Health Professions Education Program Health Professions Resource Fair 7/24

Tuesday, July 24 from 1:30-3:30 pm

Location:  Health Sciences Lobby

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UW Master of Occupational Therapy Applicant Information Session 7/26

Master of Occupational Therapy Applicant Information Session

July 26, 2018 10:30 – 11:30 AM (PST)

Magnuson Health Sciences Center CC 902

• Overview of the Program

• Application Process

• Meet OT Program Ambassadors

• Q & A Session

Admission information can be found at http://rehab.washington.edu/education/degree/ot/applying.asp

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UW Doctor of Physical Therapy Information Session

Tuesday, August 7th
12–1:30 PM 

UW Seattle Health Sciences Building BB916

12 – 12:30 pm Introduction & About the DPT program
12:30 – 1:00 pm Student Panel – 2nd year DPT students
1:00 – 1:30 pm Health Science building tour (by students) & individual Q/A

Learn more and RSVP here:



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Work Study opportunity @ UW Med Office of Rural Programs

The Office of Rural Programs within the UW School of Medicine has an excellent opportunity for a work-study student to learn more about medical student programs and gain valuable professional office experience.

The student will work with and the RUOP, TRUST, WRITE, and AHEC staff and faculty in the administration and day-to-day operations.  Duties include database maintenance, program and event support, updating marketing materials, and other administrative tasks as needed.

They are looking for someone who is dependable, has strong attention to detail, and is a self-starter.  Must have work-study funds available through your overall financial aid award, and be proficient in use of MS Office application in a PC-based setting.

Availability to work 10-hours a week during regular business hours between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, and very occasional evening events and meetings.

This job will continue into the 2018-2019 academic year.

Please email a copy of your resume to Michelle Fleming, flemingm@uw.edu, along with 1-2 sentences about why you are interested in the position.  http://blogs.uw.edu/somrural

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PhysAssist Scribes currently hiring for their Tacoma team

PhysAssist Scribes is currently hiring for part-time and full-time positions in their Tacoma Team. It’s a great opportunity for students to experience the Emergency Department setting and learn more about the medical field.

Scribes collect clinical hours and learn valuable medical terminology and diagnoses that will help with their future studies. Many scribes eventually become nurses, physician assistants, medical assistants, physicians, physical therapists, etc. This is also a great opportunity to meet and learn from physicians and receive recommendations for future career/school applications.

Shifts range from six to 12 hours, depending on the facility. A full-time PhysAssist Scribe can expect to work between 30 to 40 hours a week, and a part-time scribe will work between 12 to 30 hours per week.

They work with students to be sure that their shift schedule works with their school schedule. Students are given a month’s notice to submit requests for days off for MCATs, exams or school interviews.

They are happy to announce an increase in our hourly wage/salary based on the increasing cost of living and demands, and to stay competitive with other employers. If any students are interested in this opportunity pr have any more further questions, please contact them at ali.kilgore@iamscribe.com or nina.thach@iamscribe.com. For more information and to hear more personal scribe experiences, visit them at iamscribe.com.

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5k Muddy Obstacle Course Run for Wounded Warrior Project, with HPSP Info

The PNWU Military Medicine Club will be hosting a 5K Muddy Obstacle Course Run on September 29th 2018 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. We will have admissions representatives from the school as well as scholarship recruiters from each branch of the Armed Forces to share information about the HPSP scholarship to help pay for your post graduate education. There will also be current HPSP recipients present from each branch participating in the race and present to answer questions. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about PNWU, and the HPSP scholarship all while supporting a great cause. Come join us for some fun in the mud, get your questions answered and enjoy music and food trucks after the race!

Check out the details at www.pnwuwarriorrun.edu and contact pnwuwarriorrun@gmail.com with any further questions!

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