Opthalmic Assistant positions at Kaiser Permanente

Do you want hands on experience in the medical field now? Do you want to be able to work closely with a provider on a frequent basis and have direct patient care experience? If so, please view the positions below and apply today!

You: quick learner, engaged in learning, and a team player.

Ophthalmic Assistant – Optometry/Ophthalmology (1.0 FTE, Seattle)

Location: WA – Seattle-Seattle-Central Hospital

Job Number: 172013

Provide technical and patient care support either in a clinic or on the phone as a member of the Eye Care team. In clinic perform measurement and evaluation tests and perform specified procedures. On phone acts as a triage point for urgent, emergent and general Eye Care needs. May support fitting of contact lenses and provide patient instruction.

1.0 FTE means it’s a full time position of 40 hours a week.

Ophthalmic Assistant – Optometry/Ophthalmology (Temporary, Seattle)

Location: WA – Seattle-Seattle-Central Medical Center North

Job Number: 171628

Provide technical and patient care support either in a clinic or on the phone as a member of the Eye Care team. In clinic perform measurement and evaluation tests and perform specified procedures. On phone acts as a triage point for urgent, emergent and general Eye Care needs. May support fitting of contact lenses and provide patient instruction.

For the temporary position, position would be covering for sick call, vacation, and other leave coverage needs.

For more information and to apply, go to https://www.kaiserpermanentejobs.org/


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Phi Delta Epsilon “Anatomy Fashion Show”

Phi Delta Epsilon, WA Alpha Chapter cordially invites YOU to our first ever Anatomy Fashion Show! Join us at the Intellectual House Saturday, January 20th from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM to see models strutting their stuff with their bodies beautifully painted with anatomical structures such as bones, muscles, and organs!


Tickets are $10.00 for students and $15.00 for general public, and all proceeds will be donated to our local philanthropy, Seattle Children’s Hospital. Tickets may be reserved here.


The only event of its kind on campus, Anatomy Fashion Show 2018 is a night you don’t want to miss! RSVP on Facebook for updates and more information!

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Medical Assistant Job Opportunity

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.


  • 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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MAPS Pre-Health Conference 2018

Pre-Health Conference 2018

On behalf of the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, we are happy to invite you to the 17th annual Pre-Health Conference! The conference is the largest Pre-Health Conference at the University of Washington and is open to all high school and undergraduate students.

The theme of the conference is “Redefine Healthcare: Inspiring the Next Generation of Healthcare Professionals,” which is a call to you to stretch the bounds of healthcare. It will focus deeply on the variety of careers in the healthcare system and the multitudes of paths that you may take to get there, as well as address the importance of diversity in the health professions in order to address the nation’s need to eliminate inequities in the quality of health care for underserved communities. Each of our breakout sessions will exemplify the themes of community, diversity, and equity.

General Information:

Date: Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Location: University of Washington Husky Union Building (Seattle Campus)

Ticket Prices:

Undergraduate Students- $15

MAPS Members- $10

Ticket Purchase:

Tickets may be purchased online or at the door (limited quantity).
Online link: tinyurl.com/2018MAPSPHC

If you have any other questions please contact:

Co-President Simrat: hgill7@uw.edu

Co-President Annie: atdang21@uw.edu


Thank you,


Larde Moon

MAPS Intern

MAPS) at the University of Washington. MAPS is an undergraduate pre-health association working towards providing resources and connections for underrepresented pre-health students.

Phone #: (509) 944-1411

Email: lardem@uw.edu

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New course in Spring: Transformational Technologies for Biology, Medicine & Health

Transformational Technologies for Biology, Medicine & Health

How are new information technologies affecting health care and medicine? When you visit the doctor, is he/she using modern information management methods? Are medical errors more likely or less likely to occur with new technologies? And how will new knowledge about the human genome affect health care?

As a career, there are growing opportunities at the intersection of medicine, information science, and big data science. In this new course, we introduce the field of biomedical & health informatics through three modules that focus on current technologies in the field:

(1) Electronic health records,

(2) Consumer health informatics and

(3) Translational bioinformatics & personalized medicine.

Each module will include hands-on exercises, and course evaluation will be based primarily on team projects that explore the technologies involved.

5 Credits, with 2 lectures and one lab session / week.
Prerequisites: Enthusiastic interest in biomedical informatics
No required text: readings will come from primary literature with an occasional textbook chapter.

BIME 498, Spring Q 2018, Tues/Thurs 10:30-12:20; lab Wed 12:30-1:50

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International Health Internship Opportunity

IE3 Global offers more than 140 internships across the globe and is an official partner of UW Study Abroad. Students can choose from a number of health internships focusing on public, clinical, or community health. Programs are suitable for a wide range of students with all levels of prior health experience/study. IE3 Global internships are for-credit and students can typically apply their financial aid.

 In addition to the traditional quarter-long (10 weeks) internships, IE3 Global is excited to offer 4-week options in India, Ghana, and Ecuador this summer. There’s still time to apply – $250 scholarships will be awarded to students who apply by the January 25th priority deadline!

Interested applicants are encouraged to review the IE3 Global website for more information and to start an application. Drop-in advising for IE3 Global is held in the UW Study Abroad office on Wednesdays from 2-3pm or by appointment with Jessica Hitch (jessica.hitch@ie3global.org or 541-737-3444).  

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Leadership Position with Husky Health Bridge

Husky Health Bridge would like to invite interested pre-dental students from all years to apply for a position in our leadership team as the Director of Philanthropy.


Responsibilities of this role include leading HHB fundraising and donation campaigns, engaging our community partners, and collaborating with the other HHB Directors to coordinate future outreach efforts. Please apply through the catalyst survey link by January 31st at 11:59pm: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/jesslat/345564


For more information about Husky Health Bridge and what we do, please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/huskyhealthbridge/

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Volunteer Position at Seattle Children’s Pharmacy

Seattle Children’s Outpatient Pharmacy Volunteer Position

Pharmacy Volunteer Responsibilities:

Volunteers help the Pharmacy staff prepack medication using appropriate techniques, perform outdates checking in required areas, assist in maintaining department supplies for  areas of use by staff, and follow Seattle Children’s policies and procedures. Volunteers will work at all times under the supervision of a licensed Pharmacist or Pharmacy technician.

Pharmacy Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age with High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Must commit to 100 hours of service on a regular weekly three-hour shift for a duration of at least 10 consecutive months including summer
  • Must complete required vaccinations and consent to state background check
  • Must have or acquire an active Washington State Pharmacy Assistant License

Volunteer Application Process (Pharmacy volunteers only; please see our website for other roles):

  • Email alexa.vanselow@seattlechildrens.org to request an application or to answer any questions
  • Submit application and two letters of reference
  • Volunteer Services will contact you to schedule an interview once all materials are received within two weeks of issuing application
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Research Assistant Position

Paid Undergraduate Research Assistant Position in Skin Cancer Research

Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology and the Department of Pathology

The Paul Nghiem Lab is a moderately sized, diverse lab with basic, translational, and clinical research projects. We study Merkel cell carcinoma; an uncommon, frequently lethal skin cancer associated with immune suppression, UV exposure, and the Merkel cell polyomavirus (see www.merkelcell.org). Our lab is located in SLU at the UW Medical Center, which is a quick shuttle ride away from main campus.

We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic undergraduate to assist with general lab duties and translational/clinical studies involving maintenance of patient databases and support of clinical trials. Many of our projects involve contact with patients and other healthcare providers. Your duties would involve collecting data from patient charts, ordering tissue samples, stocking the tissue culture room, updating the website, and maintaining an accurate and up-to-date database. Students that are organized, communicative, collaborative and have a strong desire to learn about the biology and clinical management of cancer are encouraged to apply.

We will prioritize applicants who are sophomores (or exceptional freshmen) who are majoring or intending to major in a biological science and have successfully completed some relevant coursework. We will prioritize students who plan to go into healthcare or clinical research. Prior research or clinical experience is advantageous but not required. A minimum of ten hours a week is the anticipated commitment. However, participation can be flexible and you are able to set your own hours. Students must make a two-year part-time commitment during the school year and full time during the initial summer.

The Undergraduate Research Assistant position offers hourly compensation equal to the Washington State minimum.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript to Zoe Thuesmunn at thuesz@uw.edu.

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Biology Students for Equity (BSE) is a newly formed RSO that with hopes to further the conversation on issues of equity in STEM and create opportunities for students from all backgrounds interested in pursuing a career in biology. We are currently recruiting mentors for the 2018 academic year! We are looking for highly motivated biology majors who have completed the introductory biology series. As a mentor, you will be paired with a student in the introductory biology series who shares similar interests as yourself to help them navigate the biology department and provide other advice/support. Expect to spend anywhere between 1 to 3 hours a week working with your mentor, either attending club meetings/events or just checking in. This is a great way to develop your leadership and communication skills while helping someone in need! We plan to hold a brief training session for prospective mentors during winter quarter 2018 (time TBA) prior to first meeting with your mentees. If you’d like to take part in this opportunity, please submit your applications by Friday, January 12th:

Link to application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdo_SfHVKumpCmkEZQxp7Xv70rEFyxDzq5S4eAuYAag7NgjWg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Learn more about us here: https://www.facebook.com/Biology-Students-for-Equity-174094126516108/

If you have any questions, please contact us at: biologystudentsforequity@gmail.com

Thank you,

Biology Students for Equity

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Pasteur Foundation Internship Opportunity



Dear Friends,


I am pleased to share that our 2018 Summer Internship application link is active and available for sharing and distribution: https://pasteurfoundation.org/scientific-careers/summer-internship


For over 15 years, the Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program has provided U.S. college undergraduates, entering their Senior year, with a rare opportunity to work on supervised research projects at the Institut Pasteur. The Foundation’s goal is to encourage and inspire students in the pursuit of a scientific career within the context of an international laboratory experience.


Each year, selected laboratories at the Institut Pasteur host U.S. undergraduate students.  Internships must begin on or after Monday, June 4, 2018 and conclude on Friday, July 27, 2018, for a total of ten weeks. 2018 applications must be submitted on or before Friday, January 26, 2018. 

During the internships, interns will carry out research supervised by a lab mentor. Applicants should be eager to engage with a different culture, and self-sufficient enough to arrange travel and secure housing in Paris. Depending on availability, affordable housing in a residence on campus may be possible. Interns will receive $6,500 to defray travel, housing and living expenses.


Applicants must:

  • Be undergraduates with an excellent academic record and a strong interest in biosciences and biomedical research (prior lab experience is highly recommended);
  • Have completed three full years (six semesters) of college course work by the time the internship commences (be a rising senior);
  • Not have received an undergraduate degree at the time of the internship.
  • Knowledge of French is not necessary, but a desire to learn it is advisable. This program is open to U.S. citizens only.
  • The names of awardees will be posted on this webpage.

I thank you for sharing, posting, and/or forwarding this information to your students and look forward to another excellent year of inspiring the next generation of scientists.





Gregory A. Corsico


Gregory A. Corsico

Executive Director


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Apply Now to become a Peer Adviser!

Apply Now to become a Peer Adviser!  Applications due by February 2 at bit.ly/PeerAdviser2018

UAA Peer Advisers help students navigate their course registration, major exploration, and guide students in accessing the many academic resources available at the UW.


JAN 11 4 – 5 p.m.

JAN 19 3 – 4 p.m.

JAN 29 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

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Delta Delta Sigma meeting 1/10

Come to the first DDS (Pre-dental Club) meeting of the quarter.

You can network with other pre-dental students and learn more about the opportunities that club members have access to.

These opportunities include shadowing, research, jobs, volunteering, dental student mentors, and learning how to become a better applicant.

There will be pizza!

Join them on Wednesday January 10th at 5:30pm in THO 134 to learn more!

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Mary Gates Scholarships

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates scholarships provide $5,000 ($2,500 per quarter for two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research activities.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students, including all class years, all majors, and all residency statuses (US citizens, permanent residents, international students, and undocumented students are all eligible).

Deadlines are coming up soon, so please encourage your students to begin the application process and attend an information session.

Information Sessions:

Thursday, Jan. 4, 12:30-1:20 PM, in MGH 171

Friday, Jan. 5, 12:30-1:20 PM, in MGH 171

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 3:30-4:20 PM, in MGH 171

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 3:30-4:20 PM, in MGH 171


Leadership Application Workshop:

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 4:30-6:30 PM

Register to attend.


Research Application Workshops:

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 4:30-6:30 PM in MGH 171

Monday, Jan. 22, 4:30-6:30 PM in MGH 171

Register to attend.


Leadership Deadline:

Monday, Jan. 22 at 5:00 PM


Research Deadline:

Monday, Jan. 29 at 5:00 PM

 Mary Gates Scholarships will also be featured during SCHOLARSHIP FRIDAYS – a weekly series of information sessions about scholarship search and application tips.  Learn more about Mary Gates Scholarships on Jan. 12, Feb. 9 and Mar. 9.  “Getting Started with Scholarships” will be offered all other Fridays during Winter quarter.  Fridays, 1:30-2:20 PM in MGH 171.

Begin the online application for Mary Gates Scholarships and learn more on our website, expd.uw.edu/mge.  Email mgates@uw.edu with any questions.

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HIHM Application Workshop



January 18, 2018

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:


First Name Last Name and E-mail Address

Directions to the UW Tower:


EARLY APPLICATION:  February 15, 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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