Save the date: Hand2Hand Health Career Banquet

8th Annual Health Career Banquet

On  Saturday, April 29th, UW’s pre-health community service based RSO, Hand2Hand, will be hosting their annual Health Career Banquet!

The Health Career Banquet allows groups of students who are interested in health care to interact and have dinner with a health professional of their choice, ranging from a multitude of careers and specialities, to help them on their way to becoming the next generation of healthcare professionals. This is a great event for UW students to learn more about the road into healthcare, explore new careers and interact with those who have embarked on a similar path. Currently, we have three medical doctors, four adult / registered nurse practitioners, two physical therapists, two pharmacists, and one dietician confirmed to attend.

Doors open at 5:00 pm and dinner will begin at 5:30 pm in Room 250 of the HUB.

Tickets will be available in the coming weeks, so be sure to keep an eye out for the next announcement!

More information about the event and attending health professionals can be found on Facebook at:

We at Hand2Hand appreciate you taking the time to consider spreading the word of our event, and hope to hear from you soon.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at or Hand2Hand at

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MDA is looking for summer camp volunteers!

Volunteering at MDA Summer Camp will enrich your life and inspire you in ways you never dreamed possible. You will help kids, who live with life limiting muscle diseases, discover new interests, build self-confidence and experience the independence of being away from home in a safe environment where barriers don’t exist. The comprehensive training by long time caregivers and medical staff specialized in neurodevelopment is a great enhancement for your résumé when applying for scholarships, college, graduate school, employment, etc. You will develop important leadership skills while simultaneously giving back to your community. Camp also provides a remarkable opportunity for volunteers to meet new people, build lifelong friendships with fellow counselors and create lasting memories for children living with muscle-debilitating diseases.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association has been building bridges and knocking down barriers for youngsters with neuromuscular disease since 1955 by providing an unforgettable weeklong summer camp at no cost to their family and no cost to our volunteers (food and lodging is taken care of for the week). Camp is a very magical place where year-round skills are developed and where a child with a disability can just be a kid and we are excited you want to be a part of MDA camp!

MDA Summer campYou would be applying to attend camp as a volunteer for the entire week of June 24th- July 1st 2017.  Please note that we’ll be holding the counselor training at camp on the afternoon/evening of June 24th, and it is mandatory for all counselors and volunteers.

The Western Washington MDA summer camp is held at YMCA Camp Seymour located at 9725 Cramer Road KPN, Gig Harbor, WA 98329.

The MDA summer camp volunteer process includes a completed camp application, an interview with an MDA staff member, a reference check, a criminal background check, a completed physical by your medical professional (within the past 12 months), immunization records and a copy (front and back) of your medical insurance card.

For more information and to access the link to the online application please inquire by emailing Early applications are encouraged as acceptance is on a rolling basis. Or go straight to the camp volunteer online application:


* MDA has summer camps all over the country for kids 6 – 17 with muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases. Interested in volunteering at an MDA Summer Camp outside of Western Washington or want more information on MDA summer camps in general?  See what MDA Summer Camp is all about summer camp page on and find the local MDA office to contact –

Quotes from camp volunteers:

As a 19-year old college sophomore at UW I went into MDA Camp thinking I wanted to be a doctor and was hopeful to gain some hands-on experience. Through the direct care and relationships I had, I became a home caregiver for the next few years after and changed my focus to nursing because of the connection gained through being “at the bedside.” As I applied for my first job, having my years at MDA Camp stood out in my resume, bringing up much discussion in my interview for my dream job! I now have been working as a nurse for almost 4 years in the PCU, and this will be my 10th year at camp this June, my 4th year as one of the volunteer nurses. Camp is something hard to explain to those who have never been, but through it I have learned so much and met some of the most incredible campers and volunteers. I can’t imagine my summer without it!

– Caitlin Duhamel, Camp Nurse

The most amazing part about volunteering at MDA Summer Camp is being a part of something that means so much to the kids.  The first day of camp, kids show up so unbelievably excited. The second camp ends, they’re already counting down the days until next summer.  This is one week where their disability takes a back seat and they can just be a kid, making friends, having fun and just feeling good. As a volunteer, you get to be a part of stories they’ll tell for years and help build memories they’ll cherish for the rest of their lives.  It’s an incredible gift and lesson to witness the strength and joy of campers despite the daily obstacles and grim realities they face.

– Justin Campbell, Unit Leader

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If you are a college student interested in dentistry, our program has been designed with you in mind! Join the College of Dental Medicine-Arizona for an intensive one-day training to begin laying your foundation of dental knowledge. Your experiences will provide you with a glimpse into the life of a dental student at Midwestern University.

Valuable first-hand experience will include:
• Seminars on preparing for dental school, dental techniques and other topics
• Alignate impressions
• Pouring and trimming stone models
• Cavity preparations with electric hand piece
• Waxing proper tooth anatomy
• Placing an amalgam restoration


7:00AM TO 5:00PM

Click Here to Register Online or call 623.572.3800
Regitration fees are non-refundable. 

Must be 18 by May 24 to apply. Cost of attendance is $150.
Participation in the course does not guarantee or improve placement of dental school applicants at Midwestern University.

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Kaplan Course Scholarship Giveaway (apply by April 30)

Kaplan Course Scholarship Giveaway: We know that students are planning their Spring and Summer schedules and taking a test may be a part of that planning. We want to help!

o Starting today, we are taking submissions for our Kaplan Course Giveaway!

o Up to 3 students in the Pacific Northwest will win a Kaplan course. It will cover the cost of the course and all the materials for either a GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, or PCAT course.

o They can enroll in any comprehensive course, valued up to $2299, that happens between now and April 2018.

o Please feel free to share the submission link with your students and any of your colleagues you think may want to send it out.

o The submission site will close on April 30, 2017.

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March 29th: Youth program summer job fair @ UW – HUB 334!

Looking for something to do this summer?  Plan to attend the Youth Program Summer Job fair ON CAMPUS – March 29th at 2-6pm!Youth program summer job fair

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Medical Scribe (Interventional Pain Management)

The primary role of the Medical Scribe is to collaborate with the Interventional Pain Management physician in the documentation of each patient’s medical chart during his/her visit at the Office or Surgery Center. This well developed team member will ensure a smooth/flowing effective program and optimize patient care.

Applicants who are pre-medical students will have a unique and rare opportunity to work directly with a double board certified subspecialist physician on staff at three major Puget Sound hospitals. This will yield profound insight into the daily life of an attending subspecialist physician and the care of medical patients. Adequate performance will result in a letter of recommendation to medical school.

Ideally I’m looking for a pre-med student that wants to work with me for a year while applying to med school. These folks get great exposure and a strong letter of recommendation.

Visit for more information with the practice!

The hours and day of the week are my clinic schedule;

  • Tuesday 10-4 Bellevue
  • Wednesday Bellevue, 10-2 (every other Wednesday)
  • Friday 10-6 Bellevue
  • Saturday 10-5 Bellevue, possibly 10-5 Seattle on alternate Saturdays

To apply, please send your resume or CV to my clinic Manager Michelle Fitzpatrick at and current scribe Jessica at

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Registration For PNWU-COM 2017 Open House – Saturday, April 8

Date:  Saturday, April 8th
Time:  8:00 am to 3:30 pm

For prospective students, pre-med clubs, incoming students, and pre-med advisers:

7:00 am       Check-in for Run for Your Life 5k (Butler-Haney Hall)
8:00 am       Run For Your Life 5k
Open House check-in (Butler-Haney Hall foyer)
PNWU Community Health Fair (Butler-Haney Hall foyer)

10:00 am     Open House opening session (Butler-Haney Hall Temple Auditorium)
11:00 am     Breakout session 1
Noon            Lunch break
12:30 pm     Breakout session 2
1:30 pm       Breakout session 3
2:30 pm       Breakout session 4

Breakout sessions being offered this year:

1. Financial Aid (paying for medical school)
2. A day in the life of a medical student
3. Benefits of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine/OMM demonstration
4. PNWU application strategies
5. Campus tour
6. Making the transition to Yakima/supporting your medical student
7. Mind the Gap (the academic transition to medical school)
8. Medical Simulation (medical decision making through teamwork in the SIM lab)

Food options will be provided from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on campus for a fee. 

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UW’s Student Philanthropy Education Program (SPEP) has opened applications for its 10 leadership positions – due MARCH 26th!

The Student Philanthropy Education Program (SPEP) has opened applications for its 10 leadership positions. SPEP’s mission is to educate students about the impact of philanthropy and to provide leadership opportunities for students. Apply by March 26th or contact Elaine Carpenter ( for questions.


Why apply for a SPEP leadership position?

  • Because #RealDawgsGiveBack!
  • FREE FOOD, always!
  • Employers look for leadership experience
  • Alumni networking opportunities and mentorship
  • Volunteer/service experience
  • Insider knowledge of UW Foundation/UW events
  • Networking opportunities with UW Foundation board members and Advancement staff
  • Non-profit work, marketing and event planning experience

The service period is September 2016- June 2017, with an offsite leadership retreat in Leavenworth WA, in mid-June.

Please send Elaine Carpenter the following before March 26th at 11:59 pm to secure your interview spot. Times are first come first serve:

  • Which position(s) they are interested in
  • Available interview times (March 30, 31 and April 3,4 between 9AM and 4PM)
  • Resume
  • (Unofficial) Transcript
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Apply to be a CLUE tutor (due 3/24/17)!

Do you have a passion for teaching? Do you enjoy helping others succeed? Do you want to enhance your own skills?

CLUE can help you reach these goals!

CLUE is currently accepting applications for; Chemistry, Math, Physics, Writing , Chinese, Spanish, Computer Science and Biology.

See information on the CLUE website, under the tab ‘Work With Us’

 Applications are due Friday, March 24th by 11pm

 Email with questions or concerns.

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Apply for the King County Medical Society Student Shadowing Program!

KCMSThe King County Medical Society (KCMS) Student Shadowing Program was created to help connect students with opportunities to observe the medical field in a clinical setting. The shadowing experience is intended to help students decide whether medicine is truly something they wish to pursue by watching a physician’s daily activities in an effort to learn and see the environment of a physician in practice. This experience will provide students a “real-life” view of the medical field.

A growing trend for medical school admissions is an emphasis on physician shadowing experience. The KCMS Shadowing Program is dedicated to aiding students in meeting that recommendation by providing an online database of member physicians located in Seattle/King County who are available to provide shadowing opportunities to pre-medical students.


The role of the Advisor:
– Informing your students about the Pre-Med Student Shadowing Program
– Verifying that they meet the KCMS Student Shadowing Requirement of being in ‘junior or beyond’ standing
– Sending them to the KCMS website

The role of the Student:
– Filling out an application on the KCMS website,
– Requesting a Letter of Recommendation from their advisor (you)
– Submitting a completed application
– Contacting their assigned physician and scheduling their shadowing hours

The role of the KCMS:
– Reviewing applications
– Answering Student Shadowing Program questions
– Matching students with physicians
– Recruiting KCMS physician-members to provide shadowing opportunities

KCMS will be working with various Community Health Clinics to provide shadowing opportunities in public health.

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UW scholarships from alumni to undergrads: Class of 1962, 1957, 1954 Scholarships now available – apply by April 6!

UW alumni provide scholarships to current UW students through a number of different programs. Three of these alumni scholarship programs opened applications today! Please encourage students in all fields to consider applying. Award amounts range from $1,000-$2,000. The deadline for all three is April 6, 2017. Attached is a flyer for posting where applicable.

UW Class of 1962 Endowed Scholarship provides financial assistance to current undergraduate students (all class levels) at UW.  The donors to this endowment, members of the University of Washington Class of 1962, wish to target support to students who may not qualify for financial aid but for whom the cost of attending the University poses significant financial challenges. The donors aim to fund “the gap”: the growing number of middle-class students, many of whom do not qualify for federal funding or Husky Promise and must take out student loans and work full- or part-time to support their education. Get additional details and access the online application at Deadline – April 6.

Class of 1962 Endowed Scholarship Website: Description. The Class of 1962 Endowed Scholarship was developed to commemorate the 1962 alumni’s collective experience at UW.

UW Class of 1957 Scholars Award is sponsored by the UW Alumni Class of 1957 to provide scholarship support to outstanding undergraduate students at UW.  The scholarship shall be awarded to current sophomores, juniors and seniors based upon their academic merit and financial need.  (Graduating seniors are not eligible unless they are intend to enroll as a full-time student summer or fall quarter 2017.) Get details and apply at Deadline – April 6.

UW Class of 1954 Achievement Scholarship will be awarded to outstanding students at UW who, by their achievements and goals, enrich society and themselves.  Scholarships are awarded to current UW juniors and seniors on the basis of academic merit and extra-curricular activities. Funding may be used to support activities engaged in during the Summer of 2017. Learn more and apply at Deadline – April 6.

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Save the Date! DPT Education Virtual Fair – April 26

DPT Education Virtual Fair
April 26, 2017 (9 am-9 pm ET)

APTA invites you and your students to register for a free DPT Education Virtual Fair scheduled on April 26, 2017 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm ET. This fair will allow users to participate in live chats with Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs from across the country. Your students can use the fair to find the best DPT program for them, ask questions from the comfort of a computer, and get tips on how to best prepare for the admissions process. Attendees must register in advance for this free event. Learn more and register. Our partner, CareerEco, is available to respond to questions about the fair at

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Volunteers for ADA Camp Sealth

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.  The ADA 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: medical assistants and diabetes counselors.  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.  We ask that medical assistants plan to attend camp for at least three days and two nightsDiabetes counselors are assigned to a specific cabin and accompany their campers on activities throughout the week to help with diabetes management.  We ask that these volunteers attend camp for the whole week.

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 contact Kelsey Stefanik-Guizlo by June 15 at

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Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers – Ohio State Optometry summer program, apply by April 1

The 11th Annual I-DOC (Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers) program will take place on the campus of The Ohio State University from July 10 – 12, 2017.  We welcome applications from your students through our April 1 deadline.  I-DOC is an intensive three-day residential program that introduces participants to the profession of optometry. The purpose of I-DOC is to attract ethnically underrepresented minority undergraduate college students to careers in optometry.  Thirty spots are available for the program this summer with financial assistance covering all meals, on-campus housing, activities, and airfare for those travelling to Columbus up to $500.

Application information, eligibility, and more information can be found at  

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