Volunteer Opportunity: Special Olympics Summer Games


August 19 2pm-9pm

August 20th 8am -12pm.

Special Olympics is looking for 8 more volunteers for this year’s summer games and they would be first in line for the world games in Seattle the following year. Volunteer activities include taking blood pressure, conducting bone density screenings, and providing health education in various areas to our athletes.

If interested, please contact Abby at abbylpattison@gmail.com

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Symbiosis Lab Education: Introductory Lab Course

Due to advancements in bioengineering and molecular medicine, cancer deaths are declining by 1% each year. It’s scientific innovation and breakthrough technology from young innovators that help us to save millions of lives per year. In the Fall 2017 quarter, Symbiosis Laboratory Education will be offering a 4-week course held at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for students who wish to immerse themselves in an introductory course of molecular biology and neurobiology topics and techniques. Students will gain hands-on lab experience as well as a strong understanding of what working in the bioengineering field is like. If interested, please fill out the contact form at http://symbiosislabeducation.org/signupnow/

Week 1: 11/4 & 11/5
Week 2: 11/11 & 11/12
Week 3: 11/18 & 11/19
Week 4: 11/25 & 11/26
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ADEA AADSAS Live on August 7th

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To assist applicants in successfully submitting and completing their ADEA AADSAS® application, the ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs will open as “ADEA AADSAS Live” for one additional day on Monday, August 7.

All current ADEA AADSAS applicants are invited to join ADEA AADSAS Live—a free, online event for current applicants to chat live directly with customer service representatives regarding the application.

In addition to ADEA AADSAS customer service staff, dedicated experts will be available during the event to offer tips and answer questions about specific topics, including:

  • Fee Assistance Program (FAP) | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Personal Statement | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Letters of Evaluation | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Financing a Dental Education | 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Those applicants who registered for or attended the ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs on May 21 or June 15 do not need to register again, and will automatically receive information about logging in on August 7, 2017.

Applicants who did not participate in the 2017 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs will need register to access the event.

Please contact Chonté James, Director of the Predoctoral Application Service at 202-289-7201 or jamesc@adea.org with any questions.


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PhysAssist Medical Scribe Opportunity

PhysAssist is currently scheduling interviews for part-time and full-time positions at the Tacoma and Centralia sites.
Questions? Email emily.angel@iamscribe.com or nina.thach@iamscribe.com


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School of Pharmacy at Pacific University – Open House

The School of Pharmacy at Pacific University is excited to announce a wonderful opportunity to further explore a career in pharmacy. You are invited to attend an event to learn more about Pacific University’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program, which is an accelerated 3-year PharmD. Pacific PharmD students benefit from an interprofessional curriculum, and have the opportunity to provide international healthcarewith their peers.

The Fall Open House will be on Wednesday, September 27th from 6:00-8:00pm. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the program and how to apply.

Open House Registration: Please RSVP

You may also find more details about this event on our website: http://pacificu.edu/future-graduate-professional/colleges/college-health-professions/areas-study/pharmacy/admissions


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Dealing with Application Anxiety

Aspiring Docs

Applying to health professional school can feel overwhelming at times, but it doesn’t always have to feel that way.

It’s normal to feel anxious about the process, but the AAMC Aspiring Docs program has a number of resources to help you manage stress and keep yourself on track.

Learn more about common sources of application anxiety and how to manage them  here.



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UW Women’s Center GRE Prep Courses this fall

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The University of Washington Women’s Center is offering GRE preparatory courses this fall for the campus and surrounding community.

More information, dates, and registration details can be found on their website here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact womens@uw.edu or call the Women’s Center at 206.685.1090.

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NY Times: Doctors With Disabilities & Why They’re Important

More than 20 percent of Americans — nearly 57 million people — live with a disability, including 8 percent of children and 10 percent of nonelderly adults. And while the medical profession is devoted to caring for the ill, often it doesn’t do enough to meet the needs of the disabled.



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Physical Therapy Information/Tour July a14

The UW Doctor of Physical Therapy is having an information session on Friday, July 14, at 3:30-4:30pm.

The event is free and no RSVP required. It will take place in the Health Sciences Building wings AA and BB, BB-916.

More information can be found here.

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Healthcare jobs most in-demand and fastest-growing in 2017


The CareerCast.com Jobs Rated reports use opportunity vis a vis growth outlook as one of the primary factors in determining best and worst jobs.

It’s not a coincidence that many of the most in-demand jobs are in healthcare, an industry well-represented in the CareerCast.com Best Jobs of 2017.

But of these careers, the high demand for some may come as a surprise.

See the forecast for the the healthcare careers you’re interested in here.



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Dive Into Dentistry Day July 8

Are you currently in undergrad interested in becoming a dentist? Or a full-fledged predental looking for an opportunity to boost your resume and learn the ins and outs of dental school? Predental ASDA sponsored Dive into Dentistry Day gives you the chance to get hands on, real life experience of what dentistry and dental school is all about. This year’s Dive into Dentistry Day is going to be awesome! With current UW dental students and faculty running the show, you’ll get a chance to learn all about life at UWSOD. We’ll teach you how to drill and fill a cavity preparation, sculpt a tooth out of wax, suture, take an impression, and pour a stone model. By the time you’re done, you’ll practically be ready to work with your own patients! This is a great opportunity to learn about dental school, meet some fellow pre-dents, get all your questions answered, and build up those ever important resumés! If that isn’t enough, Memory Brock, the UWSOD’s the UWSOD’s Assistant Director of Admissions will have a presentation about admissions here at the UW! Breakfast and lunch are provided! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

WHEN:  Saturday, July 8th, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

WHERE:  D1 Clinic, Health Sciences Building, University of Washington

Ticket sales are available here: https://diveintodentistryday.eventbrite.com  

Thank you and looking forward to meeting all of you all! Please support this event on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1894475890823254/


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American Diabetes Association Volunteer Opportunity

Are you interested in working with kids who have type 1 diabetes and learning more about diabetes management?  If so, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has a volunteer opportunity for you!  Join us for ADA Camp Sealth on Vashon Island, which is taking place this year from Monday, July 31 to Saturday, August 5.  Our camp is the only diabetes camp in the country that’s integrated into a traditional summer camp, so our campers can attend with their family and friends without diabetes!  The ADA’s role is to manage all of the medical care for the campers with diabetes so they can focus on having fun at summer camp.

We have two volunteer roles for students: diabetes counselors and medical assistants.  Diabetes counselors are assigned to a specific cabin and spend the week accompanying their campers on fun activities to help with diabetes management.  Medical assistants help campers with testing their blood sugar before meals and bedtime, treat low blood sugars, and fill in for other staff as needed.  Room and board is provided for all volunteers.  No prior experience is needed, as there will be training before camp to teach you everything you need to know!

If you’re interested in volunteering at camp, please complete an application at our website.  If you have any questions, contact Kelsey Stefanik-Guizlo, Camp Director, at kstefanikguizlo@diabetes.org.

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Podasts from the Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Service


The TMDSAS Podcasts are a library of short interviews with various people regarding the application and admissions process.

The podcast interviews are timely, informative and offer great information to help your students be successful in submitting a great application.

Following is a list of The TMDSAS Podcasts already available on their website (www.tmdsas.com):

  1. Dr. Judianne Kellaway, admissions dean at Long Medical School, UT Health San Antonio
  2. Mr. Matthew Meeks, director of TMDSAS
  3. Dr. LaTanya Love, admissions dean at McGovern Medical School, UT Health Houston
  4. Anne Diamon and Cherry Gonzalez, TMDSAS staff members
  5. Dr. Andriana Segura, admissions dean at UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry
  6. TMDSAS staff Members: The 10 Things You Need to Start your TMDSAS Application
  7. Mr. Filo Maldonado, admissions dean at Texas A&M University College of Medicine
  8. TMDSAS staff members: Getting Started on Your Application
  9. Dr. Mike Kennedy, admissions director, UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  10. Dr. Scott Wright, executive director of the Texas Health Education Service, TMDSAS and JAMP
  11. Dr. Robert Spears, admissions dean at UT Health Houston School of Dentistry
  12. Mrs. Betty Monfort, admissions dean, UT Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine

They are planning a week-long series of podcasts devoted specifically to advice for non-traditional students.  There will also be podcasts addressing particular areas of the application such as writing your personal statement, interviewing for success, how the Texas Match process works, and others.

If you have any suggestions on future podcast topics, please email Enrique Jasso, coordinator of research, advising services, and digital media at TMDSAS, at ejasso@tmdsas.com.


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A Roadmap to MCAT Content in Biochemistry Textbooks


A new resource, A Roadmap to MCAT Content in Biochemistry Textbooks, is now available for students to view and download.

The AAMC reached out to publishers of biochemistry textbooks and asked them to identify where the foundational concepts and content categories tested on the MCAT exam can be found within their textbooks.

At present, there are three textbooks included in this resource, all of which are free and open-access.

To download the resource, click here.

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Medical Emergency Training Association RSO Opportunities

Are you interested in healthcare? Trying to enhance your public speaking skills or gain leadership experience? Our RSO on campus, the Medical Emergency Training Association (META), is accepting applications for new BLS instructors for the 2017-2018 school year! We teach BLS and CPR classes on campus and at Swedish Hospital. Apply by Tuesday 5/23/17 at 11:45pm to receive an interview. Also, feel free to check us out on our Facebook, META UW, and message us with any questions!

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