Free Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) prep resources from Columbia University


Columbia University’s Programs in Bioethics offer free resources for premedical students preparing for their Multiple Mini-Interviews.

Click here to access these resources.

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C ENV 110 Introduction to Food and the Environment – 5 credits

Food and Enviro Aut 2016

C ENV 110  Introduction to Food and the Environment - 5 credits

I&S/NW; SLN# 11891 (plus lab section); No prerequisites. Great for Freshmen!

Everyone eats, and all food production has environmental consequences.

  • Discover environmental science through food production.
  • Explore the link between the decline of civilizations and current farmer efforts to cope with changing water supply, topsoil loss, and technology.
  • Create a food diary and find out the environmental consequences of your diet.
  • Understand what climate change, politics, culture, biodiversity, and geography have to do with food.


Also offered as part of a FIG (sections AB & AD)

Brought to you by:

College of the Environment, UNIVERSITY of WASHINGTON

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Community based internship program – Aug 9th

Carlson Center internship event 2016

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AAMC Webinar 7/26: How to Master Medical School Interviews

AAMC webinar

One of the most important phases of the application is your interview. As medical schools gear up for interview season, it’s important for you to be best prepared. Interviews are an opportunity for medical school admissions committees to identify candidates they’d like to offer an acceptance to. But how do you prepare for interviews and stand out?

Find out during the Ask Admissions webinar on Tuesday, July 26, 8:00pm ET, where you’ll learn more about medical school interviews and how to master them.

Medical schools across the country use a variety of interview formats and processes. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has invited three panelists from different medical schools to share more about their school’s interview process.

Join us to learn more about the various interview formats (traditional, panel, and the multiple mini interview/MMI), characteristics of strong interviewees, and ideas on how to prepare. There will also be dedicated time for Q&A. We hope you can join us!

When: Tuesday, July 26, 8 pm – 9 pm Eastern


  • Brenda Armstrong, MD, Associate Dean for Admissions, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Aaron Saguil, MD, FAAFP, LTC, Associate Dean for Admissions and Recruitment, Duke Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine
  • Stella Yee, Med, Director of Admissions, University of Washington School of Medicine

Space is limited so be sure to register ahead of time and join promptly on the day of the webinar.

This webinar will be recorded and made available on the AAMC website two weeks after the event.

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Position Available: Undergraduate Support Staff Undergraduate Research Program

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) promotes and facilitates opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research with faculty, provides a public forum for students to present their work, and offers advising and other resources.

We currently seek an undergraduate student assistant to work 15 hours per week, preferably starting at the beginning of September and continuing through academic year 2016-17.  Compensation is $13.00/hour.  This position is Work-Study eligible.

General Duties/Description:

  • Provide web, database, and other technology support for the Undergraduate Research Program including routine URP website updates.
  • Assist in daily operations including email management, the development, production, and distribution of URP publication materials, social media communications, office organization, and program outreach.
  • Perform a variety of support functions for URP programs and events, including the Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Support the coordination of our Undergraduate Research Leaders program, a volunteer cohort of undergraduate researchers who inspire undergrads to get involved in research.
  • Occasional front desk reception support for the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity.


  • Valuable experience for students who want to gain professional work experience and/or learn about student services in higher education.
  • Interesting/relevant work environment for students who are already involved or interested in undergraduate research.
  • Work with friendly staff in a supportive, team-oriented environment.


  • Work well both as a member of a small team and independently.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Creative problem solving skills, ability to balance a variety of duties, and attention to detail.
  • Experience with PC applications, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, web-page updates and maintenance.
  • High comfort level with computer technology and software programs, including interest in learning new web-page design and other technical skills.

Additional Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with basic HTML and/or WordPress.
  • Familiarity with using social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Blog, Tagboard)
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Familiarity with basic Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and/or InDesign. 

How to Apply: Priority deadline for consideration is Monday, July 25

Please fill out our online application that includes a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and two references available at:

To learn more about the Undergraduate Research Program, visit:

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University of Washington Alumni Association Multicultural Alumni Partnership 2016 Scholarship Application

UW Alumni Scholarship 2016

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Swedish: Health Scholar Info Session

Swedish Health Scholars June 2016

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NPR Shots Blog: A Med Student Decides To Be Upfront About Her Mental Issues


Giselle is pursuing a career in family medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

For her, hiding her problems with anxiety and depression was not an option.

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Construction Management Occupational Safety and Health

CMOSH 2016

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Work Study Opportunity @ Harborview Hospital


Work Study Position Available Now!


This position will assist with information processing and management. Duties range from routine photocopying, electronic document conversion, scanning, faxing and filing to more complex tasks such as chart review, clinical data extraction, data entry into research databases, and advanced record management. Assignment of specific duties will vary with skill and commitment. Must be able to work independently and proactively prioritize work, communicate well with team members, and initiate action as required to meet deadlines.

We’ll provide excellent work training as well as exposure to bio-behavioral research and telehealth training environments. Learn and observe steps that are needed to conduct research. Gain knowledge of specific disease processes, laboratory tests and radiological tests. Work in a team environment.

This position is based at the Ninth and Jefferson building in the Harborview complex; regular shuttles are available from the UW campus. Ideal candidates will be available 8-12 hours a week for at least two academic quarters, and preference is extended to those available on Mondays and Tuesdays. Pay rate ranges from $13 – $15/hr.

Consideration for this position is limited to those who have been awarded work study as part of their UW financial aid package.

Contact Pam Landinez at

See our official posting at

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Opportunity at UW Dental School Office of Educational Partnerships and Diversity

UW SoD position

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Join a Husky Leadership Initiative project committee!


The Husky Leadership Initiative (HLI) is a cross-campus effort that facilitates, deepens and expands student leadership education both in and outside the classroom. HLI is committed to supporting students’ leadership development journeys as they cultivate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to be effective change agents and contributing members in their communities. We believe that collaboration amongst the many leadership education efforts across campus will collectively strengthen our ability to make student leadership education more accessible, explicit and comprehensive.  Please join us in this effort!

The Husky Leadership Initiative (HLI) currently seeks faculty and staff members to serve on the 2016-2017 Husky Leadership Initiative project committees. HLI committee members develop programming and provide logistical support for one of the major Husky Leadership Initiative efforts.  Committee members will work alongside UW faculty, staff and students and can expect a 1-2 hour per week volunteer commitment during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Responsibilities for HLI committee members include:

  • Commit to one HLI project committee (U Lead We Lead, Leadership Firesides, Husky Spring Training, Husky Leadership Certificate, Emerging Leaders Retreat, or Curricular leadership education).
  • Attend project committee meetings. Some project committees meet every two weeks for one hour during the entire academic year while others meet weekly for several months around the timing of the committee’s program. Specific committee meeting times will be determined once committee membership is finalized.
  • Support planning and implementation, logistics, marketing/promotion and assessment of project (see committee descriptions for more detail).
  • Optional: Attend twice a quarter Husky Leadership Initiative full committee meetings to provide input and feedback on current and future HLI events, programs, and initiatives.  Full committee meetings will be scheduled on Friday mornings from 8:30-10 a.m.

For more information, please visit our website at Questions?  Please contact Fran Lo at or 616-9768.

Interested?  Please fill out this Faculty/Staff Interest Form by 5 p.m. on June 30.  

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ER Volunteer Opportunity at Highline Medical Center in South Seattle

Highline Medical Center is seeking volunteers from noon-8 pm daily to help “round” on patients.

This will include such duties as checking on patients to make sure they are comfortable (adjust bed, pillow, blanket, Kleenex) as well as bringing supplies to patient’s room.

All of their physicians will know that you are interested in medical school and can provide opportunities for you to observe procedures.

Follow the link below and complete an application.

Once your application is processed, you will be scheduled for an Emergency Department Orientation.

The following two questions are included in the application.  Answers are included below:

Where?  Highline Medical Center Burien

What positions are you interested in pursuing?  Patient Care Assistant

Please email Jennifer Aviles at when you have completed the application and she will contact Volunteer Services with your name so they can get you started.

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“Telling Our Stories: Neah Bay”

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Are you interested in immersing yourself in the beauty and richness of the Makah culture? Do you love working with elementary school students? Do you want a deep, engaging, non-traditional learning experience in Washington State?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, consider applying for the “Telling Our Stories: Neah Bay” project via a partnership between the UW’s Pipeline Project and Neah Bay Elementary School. During the 2016-2017 school year, a small group of UW students will take part in a year-long project with students from this Native community. Using oral histories, digital storytelling, and photography, UW students will learn about the rich history and culture of the Makah people while mentoring 5th-6th grade students to create a digital storytelling project to celebrate their own Native culture.

Note that this project will require a 3-quarter commitment as well as a 2 week partnership experience during September in Neah Bay. Students will travel to Neah Bay during one of these weeks. There will be a weekly seminar during autumn, winter, and spring quarters that all students will attend. Students will also travel to Neah Bay during Spring Break.

There are no fees (besides tuition) for this amazing opportunity, and students will earn up to 12 EDUC401 credits. Applications and resumes are due on Catalyst Tuesday May 31, 2016 at 5:00pm. The application questions are attached to this email.

Want more information? Please see this website for more! Neah Bay  Pipeline 2016-17

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Student Health Priorities Survey

Hello UW students,

My name is Mitchell Chen and I’m the Director of Diversity Efforts with the student government here at UW.  We’re partnering with Hall Health and other health-related entities on campus to conduct a Student Health Priorities Survey.  We wanted to gauge how underrepresented and marginalized students felt about health services on campus and get feedback on how to improve.  The survey will guide Hall Health, the Counseling Center, and other entities on future strategic plans.

We are asking for feedback from students and the survey can be found here:

It’s due this Friday at 11:59pm.  Hall Health is also offering a free IPad as a raffle for students who have taken the survey.  If you input your e-mail at the end of the survey (no attempt will be made to identify you), you’ll automatically be entered in the drawing.

Thank you so much!!

Mitchell Chen | Director of Diversity Efforts

Associated Students of the University of Washington

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