SHPEP Webinar: The Steps to Success with the SHPEP Application

December 14, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

The SHPEP application process is underway for potential scholars!

Please register and join the SHPEP webinar, part two series, to hear the important steps students need to take in order to successfully complete the application.

The National Program Office will offer tips for completing the personal statement and allow attendees to hear directly from SHPEP alumni members and mentors who craft letters of recommendations for potential scholars like yourself!

They’ll also provide a quick checklist to consider before hitting the submit button on your SHPEP applications.

Join the webinar and get equipped to submit a stellar application and ask questions you may have about the application process.

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Corrected Date: Seattle University Health Professions Expo

Seattle University Pre-Health Advising is excited to present the annual Health Professions Expo 2018, which will take place on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 from 12:00-2:00 pm in the Student Center at Seattle University. Please save the date!

At the Health Professions Expo, you will have the opportunity to meet with students and alumni who are interested in pursuing health-related careers. Graduate schools and health profession career programs from across the country will be in attendance, including programs in medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, optometry, and a range of allied health fields. As this is the only event of its kind in the Seattle area, this event will be open to Seattle University’s 300 Pre-Health students, as well as other students from surrounding institutions.

Registration fees include coffee and lunch for up to two representatives, a table and marketing to Seattle University students. Registration will be handled through EventBrite and a link with details regarding registration is coming soon!

 

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Sidney Richardson at richarsi@seattleu.edu.

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Health Professions Expo at Seattle University – May 2018

Seattle University Pre-Health Advising is excited to present the annual Health Professions Expo 2018, which will take place on Tuesday, May 9, 2018 from 12:00-2:00 in the Student Center at Seattle University. Please save this date!

At the Health Professions Expo, you will have the opportunity to meet with students and alumni who are interested in pursuing health-related careers. Graduate schools and health profession career programs from across the country will be in attendance, including programs in medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, optometry, and a range of allied health fields. As this is the only event of its kind in the Seattle area, this event will be open to Seattle University’s 300 Pre-Health students, as well as other students from surrounding institutions. There is no cost for students to attend this event.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact our office Administrative Assistant, Sidney Richardson at richarsi@seattleu.edu.

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Laboratory Education Opportunity at Fred Hutch

Symbiosis Laboratory Education

 

Interested in research but have no prior lab experience? Symbiosis laboratory education at the Fred Hutch is hosting crash course sessions beginning in January aimed at teaching undergraduates about basic techniques in molecular biology. Students will perform various techniques including gel electrophoresis, polymerase chain reaction, DNA purification, and other selected topics. In addition, students will learn about the biological mechanisms behind each technique and understand its importance to science. Each course lasts 10 hours over two days and costs $49.99. At the end of the course, each student will receive a certificate accrediting him or her in basic molecular biology techniques. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Contact Nevin Kalaf at nkalaf@symbiosislabeducation.org or visit http://symbiosislabeducation.org/ for more information. Course dates for winter quarter 2018 are listed below:

 

– January 27th and 28th

– February 3rd and 4th

– February 10th and 11th

– February 23rd and 24th

 

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Medical Assistant – Job Opening at Dermatology Arts

Dermatology Arts (https://dermatologyarts.com/) is hiring.  We are looking for a professional, highly motivated, and experience-driven employee to join our team of medical assistants in our 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 our 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 college graduates who can commit to two or more years of employment and have an interest in advancing their careers further. Our Medical Assistants have completed nursing programs or are currently enrolled in Medical School and Physician Assistant 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.

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional empathy / customer service skills
  • Strong written English skills
  • Additional languages (particularly Spanish) appreciated
  • BA or BS degree
  • Medical terminology, billing and/or scribing experience helpful

To apply for the position, please email us a cover letter and copy of your resume to hiring@dermatologyarts.com.

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UCLA Pre-medical/Pre-dental Enrichment Program

The UCLA Pre-medical/Pre-dental Enrichment Program (UCLA PREP) is a six-week intensive nonresidential summer program that aims to provide promising pre-medical and pre-dental students from educationally and financially disadvantaged backgrounds, with the means of strengthening their ability and readiness to study medicine and/or dentistry.

Important Dates:

December 4, 2017 – APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN
February 1, 2018 – Early Admissions Deadline (11:59PM PST)
March 1, 2018 – Regular and Final Admissions Deadline (11:59PM PST)

June 18, 2018 – Program Starts

July 27, 2018 – Program Ends 

Program Components

  • Group and individualized medical/dental application preparation sessions
  • Problem-based learning
  • Learning Skills
  • MCAT/DAT preparation workshops
  • Shadowing experience
  • Volunteer/service opportunities
  • Interview Skills workshop and Mock MMI’s.
  • Mentoring
  • Career Guidance and personal development
  • Exploration to other Health Sciences field/career
  • Networking opportunities with UCLA PREP alumni, Medical and Dental students, & UCLA Faculty & staff

Student Eligibility

Students are eligible for UCLA PREP as long as they have not previously applied to medical and/or dental school and are not applying to medical or dental school in 2018. We accept community college, out-of-state and post-baccalaureate students. Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Come from an educationally or economically disadvantaged background.
  • Applicants must be a U.S citizen or hold a permanent resident visa, or documentation of approved eligibility for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the State of California
  • Minimum 2.5 science GPA for freshmen and sophomores
  • Minimum 2.8 science GPA for juniors and seniors
  • One year of biology or chemistry completed by the beginning of the program
    • Semester System: 2 courses
    • Quarter System: 3 courses
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation, one from a science professor and one from a counselor/premedical advisor or employer/internship recommending participation in the PREP program
  • Demonstrated interest in addressing issues affecting underserved populations in healthcare.
  • Compelling personal statement.

Application Process

An application is complete and ready for review when all of the following materials have been received. Finalists will be granted an interview. A telephone interview will be arranged for applicants who are not within a radius of 50 miles.

Fees
There is no tuition for participation. Students who must relocate to participate in the program may be eligible for a stipend depending on availability of funds.

FAQ’s: http://medschool.ucla.edu/current-faq

Please send all inquiries to: UCLAPREP@mednet.ucla.edu

http://medschool.ucla.edu/current-ucla-prep

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NRMN Career Development Webinar 12/5: How to Have a Great Interview

This workshop will help participants to develop the critical skills necessary to excel at an interview and provide a complete overview of the interview process, from preparation to execution, including often-used questions and answers.
Speakers will discuss factors which contribute to a successful interview and will help participants to understand interviewer’s expectations. Typical interview questions will be presented and appropriate and inappropriate answers will be discussed.
Participants will learn about critical skills of effective communication, including logical thinking, body language, and interpersonal relations.
This workshop will help participants to analyze the interview process, define what they need to do to prepare for specific interviews, develop the confidence to answer interview questions, and demonstrate their scientific knowledge and readiness for graduate school.

Speakers:
Victoria Freedman,PhD, Cynthia Wright,PhD, Sherilynn Black,PhD

Dec 5, 2017 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register here

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Space still available in Winter Application Seminar!

GEN ST 297 A (15092)

Applying to Health Professional School

This seminar will meet Tuesdays from 2:30-4:20 in Thompson 101.

The course is designed for UW students and alumni who are planning to apply in the current year to graduate-level health professional programs, including dental, medical, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant and veterinary schools.

Class time will include small group work, short lectures, and visits from experts, including admissions officials and health professionals. Seminar participants will be able to:

  • Identify salient criteria for choosing target schools
  • Articulate personal fit with their health profession of interest
  • Prepare a compelling application to a health professional program

This is a one-credit seminar graded as Credit/No Credit. Students who score 80 or more points out of a possible 100 points will receive credit. Students’ scores include points for attendance (three points per class session) and five writing assignments (10-20 points each).

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Mental Health workshops for students

The UW Counseling Centers have several FREE resources available for students below.  No appointments necessary.  Students can just show up.

  • Mindfulness for Daily Living with Ron Ma, 1-2pm on Thursdays 11/30 and 12/7 in 401 Schmitz Hall
    • Mindfulness meditation is a practice that helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression by cultivating greater self-awareness and a sense of inner peace.
  • What the (Mental) Health? Workshop at 3-4:30pm on Tuesday, 12/5 in 401 Schmitz Hall. This workshop by Caitlin Stanaway reviews psychological theories related to managing stress and regulating thoughts and emotions. Students can learn about:
    • Optimal stress
    • Mindfulness Skills
    • Acceptance
    • Effective mental health behaviors
    • Assertive communication
  • Let’s Talk.  Drop-in consultation with a counselor, a collaboration between the Counseling Center and Hall Health Center.
    • Tuesdays 2-4pm with Iris Song at the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
    • Wednesdays 2-4pm with Kate Fredenberg at the Q Center in the HUB
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UW Women’s Center GRE Prep Course

The University of Washington Women’s Center offers GRE prep courses available to all UW students and our greater Seattle community.

The classes are offered on the UW campus and cost $375.

GRE Winter

Sundays, Jan 28, Feb 4, 11 & 18 from 9:00am-2pm (lunch break included)

Location: UW Campus- Savery Hall (SAV) Room 130

Cost: $375

Visit Women’s Center website to register: http://depts.washington.edu/womenctr/lifelonglearning/#sthash.6sL7u6bf.dpbs

or bit.ly/WC-LL

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BioExplore: Getting Started in Research Workshop 11/27

Want to start volunteering in a lab, but don’t know where to begin?

BioExplore is excited to announce their third event of the quarter — Getting Started in Research Workshop.

Join them in Foege N503 on 11/27 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm to learn about:

  • Finding undergraduate research openings
  • Contacting professors and graduate students
  • Successfully navigating undergraduate research
  • And more!

Free snacks will be provided!

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American Mock World Health Organization debate 11/27

The UW chapter of the American Mock World Health Organization (AMWHO) is hosting a Mock Debate session for students that would like to explore their public speaking skills and learn how AMWHO conferences proceed.

In an effort to expand their community, they would like to encourage students from all backgrounds and all class ranks to come to this debate on Monday, November 27th at 4:30 pm in HUB 307.

Come join them and engage in a lively debate where the preparation required is limited. This session is intended to help students understand what to expect during a conference and to build confidence through practice.

The theme for their first debate is Safe Injection Sites: The Street vs Concentrated Camp-Sites.

They will also provide snacks to keep that energy up!

Please email them at amwho@uw.edu to sign up or if you have any questions.

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Volunteer Opportunities at UWMC

University of Washington Medical Center is recruiting new volunteers! Please join our nationally recognized team of providers,  learn more about your career in healthcare, and provide much needed service to patients and families. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at UWMC, please visit our website to learn about our program requirements and to download an application.  www.uwmcvolunteerservices.org

 

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Health Informatics & Health Information Management Workshop 11/16/17

Come to learn about the Health Informatics and health Information Management 2018 application process!

The workshop will cover how to apply to the program, key dates and step by step instructions on completing the HIHIM application form, tips on the application statement and making an effective application.

 

HIHIM APPLICATION WORKSHOP

November 16, 2017

UW Tower

4333 Brooklyn Avenue NE

22nd Floor Conference Room

Parking UW Tower Garage

 

Current UW Students:  5:00-6:00 pm

Transfer Applicants:  6:30-7:30 pm

 

Please RSVP for this event at:

https://www.healthinformationmanagement.uw.edu/admissions/events/

First Name Last Name and E-mail Address

Directions to the UW Tower:

https://facilities.uw.edu/uwtower/getting-here?ref=

EARLY APPLICATION:  February 15, 2018                                                                         GENERAL APPLICATION:   May 1, 2018

Prospects are invited to apply for the early acceptance deadline only if they have completed all of the pre-requisite coursework and meet the minimum grade and grade point average requirements at the time of application.

Connie Montgomery, M Ed | Counseling Services Coordinator |Health Informatics and Health Information Management| 206-616-1064| www.healthinformationmanagement.uw.edu

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Enroll in Winter Quarter GEN ST 391D: Research Exposed! Population Health (1cr)

Enroll in Winter Quarter GEN ST 391D: Research Exposed! Population Health (1cr)

 

Research Exposed is an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines. Through presentations by UW faculty students will learn about the research process, how faculty come up with an idea for research, 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/quarter, 3 quarters max).

 

This winter quarter, Research Exposed is teaming up with the UW Population Health Initiative to offer a series of faculty lectures (including one by President Cauce!) focused on human health, environmental resilience, and social and economic equity. For students interested in the intersecting factors that influence the outcomes and quality of human health, Research Exposed will offer insight into and opportunities to participate in ongoing research at UW. The full winter quarter speaker schedule can be found on the URP website. See the UW Time Schedule (SLN 15110) to register.

_____________________________________________
Undergraduate Research Program
Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity | Undergraduate Academic Affairs
University of Washington
Box 352803 | 171 Mary Gates Hall
PH: 206.543.4282 | FAX: 206.616.4389
www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/
facebook.com/undergradresearch
blogs.uw.edu/urp

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