PhysioCamp: Virtual Volunteering Opportunity


PhysioCamp is a series of free education sessions that seeks to expose students to the health sciences. Our mission is to provide insight and support for students who may have an interest in the healthcare field for their future careers. We allow the students to get hands-on learning experience with medical equipment and anatomic models. We also provide students with information on different career options in the medical field and their corresponding academic requirements. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we are unable to come out to the schools and provide that physical hands-on experience. However, as an alternative, we are providing free distance education via both tele-camps and 1-on-1 tele-tutoring for K-12 students.  

We are looking for undergraduate volunteers willing to commit 1-3 hours a week to tutor K-12 students 1-on-1 virtually in any subject of your choosing.

Click here to sign up!

Click here to visit our FAQ page!

If you would like to learn more about PhysioCamp, visit our website at https://physiocamp.org/volunteer/

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Virtual Pre-Dental Info Session: August 11 @ 12pm EST

The event will be held on Tuesday, August 11th @ 12pm EST on Zoom. Anyone interested in attending the event should sign up via this Google Form. The Zoom link for the event will be sent out the morning of the event. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Tehzeen Dhanji (tdhanji@bu.edu). See more information below.

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Become a Red Cross Volunteer

Red Cross has volunteer positions open specifically within Disaster Cycle Services to join the Sheltering team from now-the end of 2020 for the Hurricane Wildfire Season. 

PURPOSE: Despite the current pandemic, our need to provide shelter to individuals and families affect by disaster is vital. To meet the unique challenges and new guidelines this hurricane/wildfire season, more volunteers than normal are needed to support shelters if the need arises. Volunteers are needed to support the day-to-day activities within a shelter which may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter. Free online training will be provided.

TIME COMMITMENT: If the need arises, volunteers are asked to commit to multiple local shifts of 4, 6 or 12 hours each with a commitment of 14 consecutive days. For those able to travel outside of their local area, a commitment of at least 14 consecutive days, working 8 or 12 hour shifts is required.

For more information: redcross.org/volunteertoday

Local Volunteer Recruiter: JoinUsNW@redcross.org

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New UW Genetic Counseling Graduate Program

https://www.genetic-counseling-masters.uw.edu/

Become a Genetic Counselor

With advances in genomics and genetic testing, there is a growing demand for genetic counselors who can help translate genetic data and deliver compassionate genetic counseling services.

University of Washington’s new Genetic Counseling Graduate Program prepares graduates to serve patients with a range of genetic conditions and meet the evolving needs of precision health. Students earn a master of science in genetic counseling degree.

Learn more about Admissions: https://www.genetic-counseling-masters.uw.edu/admissions/

Got questions about the program? Submit your questions here: https://www.genetic-counseling-masters.uw.edu/contact-us/

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SYNTHESIS INTEREST- TELEMEDICINE HUB DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM GUIDES

Synthesis Interest are seeking Individuals interested in a unique opportunity for real-world community health experience to participate in a leading-edge telemedicine demonstration program. Initially during this demonstration program phase, involvement will be on a volunteer basis with a strong potential for an on-going compensated role as the results from the project are more widely applied. Those with some form of medical knowledge or training are preferred but not required.

Current conditions, as a result of the Covid-19 health crisis, have highlighted the importance of assuring that accurate information and the effective delivery of health information and services are made widely available to our seniors, especially those with limited access. One of the consequences of our present crisis, is the significant recognition of the critical importance of being able to communicate, assess and treat individuals using communication technologies in order to make use of our care providers, governmental and other organizations expertise and resources.

However, such programs have not yet been widely available and used by seniors as the most vulnerable portion of our population and those typically with chronic conditions. Significant barriers are widespread, limiting access to and comfort with personal mobile devices together with the absence of resources for support and assistance.

This demonstration program will realize an alternative physical setting together with essential trained support persons that together directly address these barriers. It is to function as a “model” which can provide pragmatic and detailed guidance for senior housing providers, senior centers and senior service organizations. It is made up of two major elements.

The design and construction of a TELEMEDICINE STATION-as a prefabricated structure to meet HIPPA requirements, to accommodate a patient, designated patient partner and potentially a trained person, equipped with a high definition computer and web cam to enable two-way video conferencing between the patient and their health care providers.  Essential to enable the effective use of this station, is the presence of persons trained to serve as “TELEMEDICINE GUIDES” providing ongoing assistance to senior project participants in the use of the stations.

A demonstration telemedicine station will be installed in the Stillaguamish Senior Center in Arlington and at a major senior housing community located in King County.

During this demonstration program, the telemedicine guides will have the following responsibilities:

 Helping to identify initial program senior participants together with the terms of their health insurance and primary care providers.  Research the specific telemedicine platforms employed by those providers including the availability of instructions for their use and equipment requirements.
 Assist to provide orientation to program participants as to the access to and availability of telemedicine services and information using the Telemedicine Hub  Assist to help participants log into and conduct telemedicine communications  Assist participants to clarify the content resulting from these telemedicine communications especially as related to on-gong personalized wellness actions to be taken  Assist to follow-up to clarify issues and concerns raised by program participants  Assist to evaluate the use and effectiveness of the demonstration program including the identification of issues and barriers together with areas for improvement

Send all inquiries together with a description of experience and background to:

mweinstein@synthesis-interests.com

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Create HOPE Banners for your Community with Stars of Hope

Stars of HOPE®, a community-based therapeutic art program run by the New York Says Thank You Foundation (NYSTY), is looking for intrepid student leaders to create and coordinate the creation of hope in their communities. For the past thirteen years, NYSTY has empowered people to use their creativity to promote recovery and resilience in communities affected by natural and man-made disasters, from the Parkland shooting to Hurricane Harvey to the current COVID crisis. You’ll mobilize your community to design stars (and design some yourself). We’ll create banners for the front-line and essential workers in your  communities. Together, we can express gratitude and create sparks of hope when we need them the most. Create. Empower. Heal.

Google form to express interest and get access to the digital star: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cLzO2ftFqjOAgb2Q5i_7VMONWr7hlD8aoI1oJNPkcic

Contact james@starsofhopeusa.org with any questions. We can’t wait to work with you!

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Kaiser Permanente Summer Speaker Series

University Relations Summer Speaker Series: Mental Health and Resilience
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

12:00 pm | Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco) | 1 hr
Meeting number (access code): 133 916 5435
Meeting password: KPUR2020

When it’s time, join the meeting.
https://kponline.webex.com/kponline/j.php?MTID=m42051da9d0ca6836cfaca44510b111ee

*More information to come on sessions taking place August 18 and September 22

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PHARMACY 301 – AUTUMN 2020 MEDICATIONS AND HEALTH: IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT DRUGS

A science, health and wellness course designed to help you answer these and many other questions.

DO YOU EVER WONDER…

• How drugs and vaccines work?

• Are herbal remedies effective?

• About the best way to prevent and treat illnesses?

• What is going on with all those scary side effects listed in TV commercials for medications?

• The rewards and benefits of a career as a pharmacist or other health provider?

PHARM 301, SLN 20056

Autumn QUARTER 2020

MWF, 3:30-4:20 PM

Earn 3 NW or I&S credits!

Please contact Bailey Clem at bclem@uw.edu with questions

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Medical Assistant Full-time Position

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Dermatology Arts (dermatologyarts.com) 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 our 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 prior to joining Dermatology Arts have described their environment as much richer in terms of experience and exposure.

Qualifications
•    Exceptional empathy / customer service skills
•    Strong written English skills
•    Additional languages appreciated
•    BA or BS degree or will graduate in 2020/2021
•    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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Opportunity Available with the UW Ubiquitous Computing Lab

The UW UbiComp Lab is looking for a student to assist with data collection for our cough detection smartphone app. It could be a great opportunity to get experience with research and interacting with patients. The position would start immediately and would earn class credit for research. If interested, please email mattw12@uw.edu.

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GEN ST 391 I: Research Exposed offered Autumn Quarter

In Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391 I), students learn about ongoing research opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines. Each week, UW faculty give presentations focused on the process of discovery, how they develop research projects, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in the knowledge-making process. The course meets once a week for fifty minutes and may be repeated for credit (1 credit per quarter; 3 quarters max). Speakers and topics will vary.

See the UW Time Schedule entry (SLN 15744) to register.

Questions? Please email URP at urp@uw.edu

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Human Physiology in Health & Disease (P BIO 375, 376)

This is a 2-quarter series in human physiology and anatomy that is offered in Autumn and Spring quarters.  The course series is designed to satisfy the prerequisite for human anatomy and physiology for the UW school of pharmacy. 

Registration was restricted to prepharmacy students during period 1 registration, but is now open to all students who have completed the prerequisites, and there are still spots available.  This course series would be of interest to any student thinking about pursuing a career in healthcare.

The courses are taught in three 1-hour lectures (MWF) with one 2-hour quiz section each week.  The quiz sections are taught in small groups, and focus on anatomy, histology, clinical examples, and drug mechanisms.  I have attached the lecture schedules from the 2019-2020 school year, which was the first year the course series was taught. 

P BIO 375 web page:

http://courses.washington.edu/pbio375/

 P BIO 376 web page:

http://courses.washington.edu/pbio376/

For further questions about this course, please contact Anna Melby at (amelby@uw.edu)

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NAAHP 2020 Virtual Health Professions Fair 6/27

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https://connect.naahp.org/2020vc/fair2020home

Student registration page: https://www.naahp.org/2020vc/fair2020home/2020-student-fair

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Lab Assistants urgently needed @ UW Virology

UW Virology has an urgent need for several hourly workers during COVID testing and this opportunity is perfect for students looking to gain some lab skills and experience.

The UW Virology Lab is seeking several hourly (part-time) workers to assist in the lab with COVID testing. These duties are outlined in this job description here. This is a great opportunity to develop professional connections, further hone your your lab skills, and get familiar with working in a lab environment.

If you are interested, please click “Apply for this job” at the bottom of the job description. Virology is looking to fill these jobs ASAP, so please expect to begin work as soon as logistically possible.

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DO (Doctor of Osteopathy) Medical School Virtual Expo: June 10, 12pm – 6pm ET

AACOM invites you and your students to meet with representatives from 35 of our medical schools from the comfort of your home or office on June 10, 2020 at our free Choose DO Medical School Virtual Expo.

Please encourage your students to take advantage of this opportunity to explore osteopathic medicine!

Reasons to attend:

  • Watch live presentations and meet with medical school admissions representatives, faculty, and current students via online chat rooms
  • Learn more about applying to medical school, the interview process, and life as a medical student
  • Meet with AACOM representatives, med school admissions teams, current residents, and more
  • Explore which medical school is right for you – zero travel required
Register Today 

Participating Medical Schools:

  • A.T. Still University
  • Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University
  • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Marian University – College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Midwestern University – Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • PCOM – Georgia
  • PCOM – South Georgia
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – New York
  • Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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