Student Leadership Award, Apply today!

Have you made a positive impact in your community? Apply for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award!

The UW’s Carlson Center is currently accepting applications for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award.  Named for one of Seattle’s foremost civic leaders, the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award recognizes individual students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service and provided outstanding leadership in the community.

The Carlson Student Leadership Award recipient will receive $2500 and be honored at the annual Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership on May 20, 2015.


In order to be eligible for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award, candidates must be enrolled as a junior or senior at the University of Washington during the current academic year and working toward their first baccalaureate degree. The Award is open to students from all three University of Washington campuses.

Deadline and Application Instructions

The application deadline for the 2015 Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award is Monday, April 13, 2015. Interviews with finalists will occur Thursday, April 23, 2015.

For more information about how to apply and to learn about our past recipients, check out our website. In addition, if you have questions about this award, please email, with Carlson Student Leadership Award Question in the subject line.

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Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

The Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) at the University of Washington School of Medicine is opening up our Undergraduate Mentorship Program for students of Asian Pacific American descent.  This is an ongoing mentorship program lasting up to your full undergraduate and post-graduate time at the UW.

What: Undergraduate Mentorship Program provided by current medical students

Who: UW undergrads of Asian Pacific American descent who are interested/curious about a career in health and graduate health school (medicine, dental, pharm, etc.)

How: Complete the survey (link below); show up to the events!

When: Please complete the following survey by Friday, April 10th, 2015.  More details will be mailed out to individuals who complete surveys.


  • Mock interviews and application workshops
  • Dinners/socials,
  • Ongoing panels with current medical students and residents
  • Clinical workshops
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Public Health Major information sessions

School of Public Health: Science Passion Research

SPR 2015 PHM Info Session Flyer

There are three information sessions in advance of our Friday, April 17 application deadline for an autumn 2015 start in the Public Health Major.


All sessions will be held in Raitt Hall, Room 229 


TUESDAY, APRIL 7th @ 9:30 AM

MONDAY, APRIL 13th @ 3:30 PM

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July-September MCAT registration dates


Please be advised that registration will open on the following dates for the July-September MCAT exam dates:

  • April 21, 2015— July and August MCAT exam dates
  • April 23, 2015—September MCAT exam dates

For more information on registration, please visit our website at

If you have any questions, please email us at

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Circle of Honors this week!

Circle of Honors is a tradition that we, the honors societies of UW, hope to initiate as a celebration of the most positive elements of the student experience. Over the course of Week 1 of Spring ’15, we will host a variety of events and activities for the UW general student population and for the members of our honor societies. I am sure you are aware that the honors societies of UW represent a group of ambitious, academically competent, service-minded individuals. We want your help to promote our values throughout UW in hopes of enhancing campus culture for students and faculty alike.

Check out the Facebook page!

Monday is the Honors Tabling & Showcasing Event in HUB. It will be on the first floor of the HUB (HUB Street) 10 AM-1:00 PM. The honors showcase is when all the honor societies will be presenting about the work they do for the community and demonstrate what it really means to be part of an honor society.

Tuesday is the Faculty Reception in the Walker-Ames Room (Kane Hall 2nd floor). It will be from 7:30-9:00 PM. We are going to have several faculty speakers, talking about leadership and service, and how they tie into being part of an honor society. Please RSVP for the faculty reception.

Wednesday is the Community Service Fair. It will be held in the HUB Lawn from 10 AM-1 PM. Various organizations seeking volunteers will be set up at tables, informing students of volunteer opportunities in the Seattle area. This event also functions as a community service event. There will also be games and Krispy Kreme. Money raised is going to be donated to SARVA.

Thursday is a HUB Social in the HUB Games Area 5-7 PM. This is just a fun social event to get to know other honor society members and strengthen our community.

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Join the UW School of Medicine and Alpha Epsilon Delta for Surgery Week!

Surgery Week

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Public Meetings: Physicians for a National Health Program


Saturday, March 28: 7:00pm

Kane Hall, Room 120

University of Washington, Seattle 98195

Physicians for a National Health Program of Western Washington will host their 10th Annual Public Meeting, “Grassroots Organizing for Health and Social Justice.” We are honored to be able to present what will be a valuable weekend of learning from experts about strategies of the grassroots organizing that is indispensable as we move forward to counter the corporate influences that affect all of our lives. Featured speakers:

Margaret Flowers, MD: PNHP-Maryland, founder and editor, Popular

James Haslam: Executive Director, Vermont Workers Center

Kshama Sawant: Seattle City Council Member, 15NOW campaign

More information at:


Friday, March 27: 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Vista Court Café, William H. Foege Hall

University of Washington, Seattle, 98195

Special student session of the Annual Public Meeting, hosted by Students for a National Health Program at the University of Washington. All students are welcome to join us on Friday evening for a discussion with Margaret Flowers and James Haslam about the role of students in healthcare reform.




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The Washington Osteopathic Medical Association Invites you to attend an Osteopathic Pre-Med Forum!

Saturday, April 11, 2015;  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon; Seattle University LeRoux Conference Room; 901 12th Ave., Seattle, WA, 98144

  • Find out if the osteopathic medical profession is for you
  • Learn how to navigate the application process
  • Hear what osteopathic medical school is really like from current students and recent graduates
  • Meet admission staff members from Osteopathic medical schools Talk to osteopathic physicians about their practices
  • Watch a demonstration of osteopathic diagnosis and treatment

Refreshments will be provided.   Free parking is limited.  Carpooling is encouraged!

Please RSVP by March 31st using the attached registration form WOMA Pre-Med forum 2015 and submitting to:


Fax 206-933-6529

Mail to PO Box 16486 Seattle, WA 98116-0486.


Contact Kathie Itter, Executive Director, or call 206-937-5358.

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UW RSO Global HEED seeking leaders

Global HEED at the University of Washington is a registered student organization that aims to support the non-profit organization’s existing programs in promoting global health, education, and economic development. We are excited to announce these upcoming global health leadership opportunities!

Global HEED is hosting a Guatemala internship in conjunction with CurAmericas. A group of students will be heading to Calhuitz Village in Guatemala at the end of August to learn about non-profit work and healthcare in low-resource settings. If you are interested in gaining inter nation experience and learn about one of their ancillary projects, consider coming with us over the summer. Applications and participation forms are due May 1, 2015 and our informational sessions will be happening during April. Please email for forms or if you have any questions. Don’t miss out!

We are also currently looking for officers to fill these following positions for the 2015-2016 school year:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Co-Chairs of Guatemala Committee
  • Director of Marketing
  • Secretary
  • Financial Director
  • Webmaster

Please email for more information about the positions and application process. The deadline for application submission is April 16, 2015. We are looking forward to receiving your applications.

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Job posting for graduates – Medical Assistant

Samir Master MD Bellevue & Yakima Dermatology

Dermatology Arts is a contemporary dermatology practice with locations in central Bellevue and west Yakima. We are consistently one of the top-rated dermatologist practices in Washington State. We are currently looking for a professional, highly motivated, and experience-driven employee to work as a medical assistant. We have openings both in the Bellevue and Yakima locations. Immediate need is in Yakima, summer start is possible in Bellevue.

Our medical assistants work side by side with the physician and are able to gain a great deal of hands-on experience in the medical field. As an MA, you will learn to conduct patient intake interviews, take HPI’s, document medical histories, assist in excisions and biopsies, schedule appointments, receive referrals, send out prescriptions, clean instruments, etc. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking to pursue a future career in healthcare. Not only does it allow you to shadow a physician (and get paid while doing it!), but it allows you to learn medical terms and charting. It will also put you one step ahead of other candidates looking to pursue medical school, PA school, nursing school, or other healthcare programs. Four of our MAs have been admitted to medical school, including 2 at the University of Washington, and 1 MA is enrolling to be a PA.

This position is best suited for individuals who have graduated or will graduate by spring quarter 2015 and who can commit to one or more years of employment.

To apply, contact Dr. Samir Master, at Please attach your resume, transcripts, and anything else you think might assist us in the hiring process.

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Best on campus job for 2015-16…

Undergraduate Academic Affairs Peer Adviser!!!

PeerAdviserjobdescription 2015-16 (4)

Peer Advisers  work in close cooperation with academic advising staff to provide a high level of service to students in the Center for Undergraduate Advising, Diversity and Student Success (CUADSS), and other designated campus spaces. Peer Advisers will contribute to the intellectual and personal growth of students by offering their insights into academic issues and major exploration. By honing and developing their personal and professional skills, Peer Advisers simultaneously foster student development while gaining valuable leadership experience. Peer advisors will serve students by providing one-on-one advising as well as group sessions in CUADSS, the residence halls, and other student populated locations.

Required Qualifications:

 Good academic standing with at least a 2.7 GPA
 Completion of three quarters at the UW prior to start date
 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
 Ability to work effectively with diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff
 Capacity for discretion, diplomacy, and confidentiality
 Resourceful, reliable, flexible
 Highly motivated and independent
 Genuine interest in working with and helping fellow students
Preferred Qualifications:
 90 credits completed by the start of Autumn 2015
 Prior experience in similar or related activities (e.g., Orientation Leader, Resident Advisor, CUADSS Student Associate, Student Government/Club Executive Officer, work with young adults, or other Peer Advising Position)
 Experience facilitating workshops or giving group presentations
Hours and Compensation:
 $10.00/hr
 An average of 8-10 hours per week, with a max of 19.5 hours per week, flexible with a student’s schedule

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Register for Husky Spring Training Leadership Conference

 Husky Spring Training

Leadership Conference

April 10, 2015 | 2-7:00 p.m.
Alder Hall
Dinner included

Student Registration


Whether you think of yourself as a “leader” or not, we invite you to participate in the the Husky Spring Training Leadership Conference on April 10, 2015, and meet and mingle with other Huskies who are interested in developing their leadership capacity. Take advantage of a wide variety of workshops presented by leadership practitioners from the UW community and beyond. The conference is free, and includes free dinner and raffle prizes!

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Spring quarter course – Global Perspectives on Reproductive Health

Global WACh

Global Perspectives on Reproductive Health

Spring 2015, Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:20pm

Health Sciences Building, K-069 (located next to Rotunda Café)

The Global Perspectives on Reproductive Health c is a 3 credit course open to undergraduates (GH 490 C) and graduate students (GH 590 A) in Spring quarter on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-4:20.  The course will engage students from diverse disciplines, including public health, demography, epidemiology, policy, sociology, and medicine, in topics on global reproductive health.  The course will focus on family planning and population policy, including the following topics: male and female contraception, abortion policies, human rights, HIV/STIs, access to services, and cost-effectiveness of contraception.  This landscape course is designed to give students an overview of global reproductive health, and encourage interdisciplinary learning through active participation in lectures and discussions.  It will emphasize current issues, challenges, and strategies to improve reproductive health, with a focus on resource-limited settings.  The course is designed for a broad range of students from all schools and departments who have an interest in global reproductive health.

Alison Drake and Jennifer Unger are the course co-instructors and can be contacted at and for more information.

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“What do Peer Health Educators (PHEs) do?”

PHEs facilitate educational workshops that give students a space to talk about health issues, learn the facts on health, and develop the skills needed to be healthy. PHEs also host events like Sextravaganza, partner with residence halls and student groups for health events, help craft health policy, create web content, and more!

“Wait, is that a backwards way of saying you preach abstinence?” Not at all. Our workshops focus on how health behaviors affect physiology, and, if someone makes the choice to engage in those behaviors, how to do so in a less risky way.

“What qualifications do I need to have to apply?”

NOT REQUIRED • Education/public speaking experience • Knowledge of drug/alcohol science, healthy relationships, safer sex, or mental health • Health and/or education related major • Social justice/activism experience

REQUIRED • Passionate about making campus safer for all students • Celebrate diversity • Team player • People person

“What kind of time commitment is involved in being a PHE?” Spring Quarter 2015 PHE Training Mondays, 4:30-6 PM (all except Week 1) PHE Retreat (on campus) Saturday, April 11, 10 AM-4 PM Green Dot Bystander Training (on campus) Saturday in May, ~10 AM-4 PM (exact date & time TBA) 2015-2016 Academic Year Minimum of 10 hours per quarter (spent facilitating presentations, sitting on a PHE committee, tabling, writing articles for PHE blog, etc.)

“How do I apply?” Visit and sign up for our email list. Like our Facebook page ( to stay up to date with information sessions, PHE events, and more.

“I still have more questions!” We still have more answers. Shoot us an email at any time.

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New Spring Pre-Health course still has room!

B H 201: Topics in Bioethics

New hybrid course, Spring 2015, Tuesdays 2:30-4:30, 201 Gowan Hall 

THIS COURSE STILL HAS SPACE. Freshmen and sophomores welcome!  

Ethics | biology | medicine | life sciences |

biotechnology | politics | law | philosophy


: a discipline dealing with the ethical implications of biological research and

applications especially in medicine

Why did the field of bioethics develop and how has it changed over time? This 200-level (blended online/in-class)course addresses these questions, introducing freshmen and sophomores to major topics in clinical, research, and population health ethics as well as to methods of ethical analysis. Lectures and class activities begin with the events that prompted the birth of bioethics and move on to staple issues of informed consent, end-of-life care, resource allocation in health care, clinical and genomic research, and public health ethics. Students will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with core and affiliate bioethics faculty with a diverse range of scholarly expertise and to learn more about the bioethics minor. 

This course is a hybrid online course, with at least 50% of content conveyed online in some form. This will include online “mini-lectures” students will watch and weekly online quizzes that students will take to test their knowledge of the lectures and readings. Weekly class assignments and activities may take place in the classroom or online or some combination thereof, as specified by the instructor.

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