MAPS Weekly Opportunities

Maps Weekly Opportunities at a Glance (11/26)

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Events Dates of Events UW Hope Heart Outreach Committee Event Tuesday, November 27th Native American Month – November IHS-panel discussion and food Wednesday, November 28th Diversity Cafe Wednesday, November 28th MCAT and DAT Auction Deadline: January 9th Mental Health Awareness Week

November 26th – 30th

School of Public Health Information Session

Thursday, November 29th

Human Trafficking Conference

Saturday, January 12th

*For description of events, see rest of e-mail

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During this interactive and informative meeting, our Professional School Liaison, Kilia Shanklin, will talk about the MAPS mentorship program for pre-medical and nursing students!!


*Check these websites for the latest opportunities: Events

1. UW Hope Heart Outreach Committee Event

2. Native American Month – November IHS-panel discussion and food

3. Diversity Cafe

4. MCAT and DAT Auction

5. Mental Health Awareness Week

6. School of Public Health Information Session

7. Human Trafficking Conference


8. Summer Medical Dental Education Program (SMDEP)

9. Volunteer in Tanzania!!

10. SARVA Volunteer Application

11. Global Impact Volunteer!!

12. Tufts University Adventures in Veterinary Medicine 2013

13. Mentor Connect

14. Camp Korey Volunteering Opportunity

15. Brigade to Honduras 2013

16. Gap Medics Pre-health International Shadowing Opportunities

17. Seattle Children’s shadowing for UW Students


18. Oregon Health and Science University: Summer Internship Opportunity

19. HRCU’s Spring 2013 Internship Program

20. University of Washington Environmental Health Summer Research Program


21. ECC 2013 Scholarship

1. UW Hope Heart Outreach Committee Event

Hope 4 Success! Come join the UW Hope Heart Institute Seattle Outreach Committee in ALDER AUDITORIUM at 6:00 PM on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27th for a fun night focusing on stress management, fitness, sleep and nutrition for college students! There will be skits, prizes, and a guest speaker from the Hope Heart Institute with a degree in Public Health from the UW. The event is FREE to all and there will be tons of SWAG and GIVEAWAYS! We hope to see you there!

The UW Hope Heart Outreach Committee is a student run committee affiliated with the Hope Heart Institute; a local non-profit whose mission is to make heart disease more treatable, beatable and preventable.

2. Native American Month-November IHS-panel discussion and food

Wa-é ák-wé!

As you may know by now, November is Native American Month. We hope that you were able to join us for our movies series.

Medicine Wheel Society’s final event of the month is an Indian Health Services physician panel. We will be hosting former and current IHS-physicians. They will be available to provide answers to questions that you may have wanted to ask, but didn’t know anyone with the answers…

We hope you will join us on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 5:30-7:30pm in the Health Science Center-Hogness Auditorium.

Please be sure to RSVP if you’d like to attend

We will be providing food!!!

3. Diversity Cafe

November’s Diversity Café discussion will focus on Advocacy in Patient Care: A Mothers Perspective on Sickle Cell Treatment and Community Health. This month AFERM (Alliance for Equal Representation in Medicine) has invited Foxy Davison to lead the discussion and draw from her own experiences working withthe Sickle Cell Task Force to build awareness and as an advocate for equitable treatment for Sickle Cell. There will also be discussion on how medical students can maintain empathy in their role in the culture of medicine and promoting institutional change.

We hope to have you join us for this discussion on November 28th at 5:30PM in D-310. Refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to or 206-685-2489.

4. MCAT and DAT Auction

The Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) brings you our first MCAT and ONLY DAT auction of the year!

The first step toward reaching your goals is choosing a test prep company that delivers results – The Princeton Review.

Class size is limited for these courses, enrollment subject to availability and minimum enrollment requirements. Good only for classroom courses of Oregon and Washington. Live Online courses available from any location. No cash value. non transferable. Students must be enrolled by June 30th, 2013 (this can be discussed with TPR).

Courses include ALL materials, instruction, practice tests AND online student center.

MCAT instruction is 105 hours- valued at $2099.00

DAT instruction is 57 hours- valued at $1399.00

We are starting the bids at ONLY $450 for DAT and $800 for MCAT which is more than half off for each of them- take advantage of his great opportunity to get you prepped and ready to score high on those exams!!!

Please follow the link below to begin bidding:

There are two discussion areas- one is for the MCAT bidding and the other is for the DAT bidding.

Please place your bid by entering a response under the respective discussion board indicating your name, e-mail, phone number, and amount you are bidding.

If you place a bid and someone bids higher than you, you are allowed to bid again with a higher amount.

Bidding will close January 9th at 11:59 PM. No bids will be considered after this date.

5. Mental Health Awareness Week

During the week of November 26-30, Active Minds, with the help of the UW Student Health Consortium, is organizing Mental Health Awareness week. Throughout the week we plan to have informational sessions at Hall Health in the Mental Health clinic, multiple movie/documentary showings, and a speaker on mental health. In addition, an exciting event called PostSecretU will be taking place Winter Quarter, and we will be advertising throughout the week. On Monday the 26th, we plan to have a “kick-off” day, during which we would like as many mental-health-related RSOs (pre-health or not) to table in Red Square. In addition to inviting you to be a part of the kickoff, we encourage you and your club members to plan an additional event to possible take place during Mental Health Awareness Week. If such an idea materializes, please contact Active Minds at or or 206 856 7442. We hope you will all participate!

For more information on Mental Health Awareness Week, contact:

Active Minds President: Glen Kelton

6. School of Public Health Information Session

Public Health Undergraduate Programs Joint Information Session on Thursday, Nov. 29th in MGH, room 258 from 2:30-3:30p that surveys all undergraduate day programs offered by the school.

Tory Brundage, M.Ed. Student Outreach Coordinator Adviser to Public Health Major

1959 NE Pacific St. Health Sciences Building, F-350

Box Number: 357230, Seattle, WA 98195 Direct: (206) 221-2099; Fax: (206) 543-3818 www

7. Human Trafficking Conference

Human Trafficking in an Era of Globalization: Forced Labor, Involuntary Servitude, and Corporate & Civic Responsibility

An international conference to examine the root causes of human trafficking and develop strategies to work towards not only preventing, but also eradicating the trade.

Friday, January 11, 2013:

Registration Opens at 8:30am

Program 9:00am-5:15pm

· Forced Migration & Labor Rights

· International Trade Agreements

· Human Rights

Keynote & Reception: 5:30-7:30pm

Saturday, January 12, 2013 Program 9:00am-4:15pm · Public Health · How Survivor Services Can be Improved · Ethical Sourcing & Sustainable Development · Humanizing the Impacts of Human Trafficking

Location: University of Washington Husky Union Building (HUB), North Ballroom

Tickets are available for $150 and can be purchased at: 8. Summer Medical Dental Education Program (SMDEP)

Each summer, the UW School of Medicine’s Center for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion & UW School of Dentistry Educational Partnerships and Diversity offers an unique opportunity for college freshman and sophomore students interested in medicine and dentistry.

The Summer Medical Dental Education Program (SMDEP) is a six-week enrichment program for talented underrepresented college freshmen and sophomores interested in medicine or dentistry. The program will offer each scholar intensive enrichment in core science courses, clinical exposure, mentor shadowing and much more. The UW simultaneously aims to provide its participants with a deeper understanding of the needs of underserved communities within a supportive and diverse environment. The UW SMDEP has a 23 year proven record of success among our graduates. As of 2011, 870 of our SMDEP graduates have gone on to medical school or dental school.

It is intended for students who are from disadvantaged backgrounds (economic, geographic, education) and/or students who are underrepresented in medicine (racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population). We feel that students who expect to encounter significant barriers in achieving their educational and professional goals will benefit from SMDEP.

The UW SMDEP information/application is online at SMDEP application opens November 1st. The application deadline is March 1st. SMDEP has rolling admissions: SMDEP accepts students on an ongoing basis, so please apply early. View SMDEP video at Please see enclosures regarding promotional materials on SMDEP.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Pam Racansky at or Dan Olson at

9. Volunteer in Tanzania this Summer!!

There are an estimated 33 million people living with HIV around the world. Each year this figure continues to rise and is the worst, as you know, in Sub-Saharan Africa where approximately 22 million are infected. Support for International Change is a NGO that is working to reduce the spread of HIV. SIC sends university students from all around the country and the UK to perform information and testing campaigns in drastically underserved areas of Tanzania during the summer and fall. This allows college students to become aware of health needs around the world while also learning about Tanzanian culture and living in a homestay. This position requires motivated and dedicated individuals interested in improving health abroad. We invite you to apply as a volunteer for this upcoming summer! Applications will be due on January 11th and can be found at

Feel free to look us up at, or email us at

SIC was started by college students hoping to make an impact on HIV in Tanzania, and we continue to work towards that goal. All financing of SIC is completely transparent so you can see where our money is spent on our website. 10. SARVA Volunteer Application

The SARVA volunteer application is now online! SARVA volunteers participate in an extensive training program that prepares them to lead the university community in an active and open discussion surrounding sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Volunteers will gain an understanding of the complexity of these issues, learn how to support survivors, develop public speaking and presentation skills, and help plan and volunteer for Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Activism Month. Apply to be a volunteer, and encourage your friends to do the same! The application can be found at Applications are due no later than December 2nd at 9pm, but we encourage you to apply sooner. As always, if you have any questions, please email us at 11. Global Impact Volunteer Opportunity!!

Seattle Community Colleges Global Impact Program

Affordable and sustainable service learning trips to Vietnam, Ghana and India in Summer 2013

Health care professionals, students and members of the community are invited to volunteer to travel and work around the world during Summer 2013 as participants in Global Impact, a Seattle Community Colleges service learning program presented in partnership with Seattle-area medical, education and service organizations.

Since 2005, local teams have paired with teams from host countries to provide medical and dental services. The teams also work on sustainable infrastructure projects such as the installation of clean-burning stoves, water filters and composting toilets that contribute to the overall health of rural communities.

Global Impact is sponsoring three programs this summer —

Vietnam Village Trek (August 3 – August 13): Medical trek and village development projects in the Mai Chau Highlands of Northern Vietnam

Ghana Encounter (August 20 – September 3): Healthcare and green/sustainable public health projects in rural villages near Cape Coast, Ghana.

Explore India (August 20 – September 3): Healthcare& basic infrastructure development to promote health in very poor communities in Goa.

Details about this year’s trips and photos and videos about previous Global Impact trips are at:

12. Tufts University Adventures in Veterinary Medicine 2013

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Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is now accepting applications for the 2013 Adventures in Veterinary Medicine Program. We offer two exciting sessions for college students as well as a session for adult, non-traditional students.

Adventures in Veterinary Medicine (AVM) is a unique career exploration program designed to provide its participants with a deeper understanding of the field of veterinary medicine and the many different and rewarding opportunities available within the profession. This coming summer, we are proud to be celebrating 23 years of successful programming. If you have students who are trying to determine whether veterinary medicine is the right career path for them, our program will be able to provide them with valuable insight into the many different facets of the profession. For students who already know that veterinary medicine is their future profession, the program will provide the enrichment and added encouragement they need to actively pursue their veterinary goal. Many of our past AVM participants have successfully gained admission to veterinary school both here at Tufts and at other colleges.

The week long session for college students includes lectures and laboratories taught by some of our top veterinary faculty, researchers, and veterinary students, on timely and relevant topics. Participants will have the opportunity to shadow fourth year veterinary students on their clinical rotations in our small animal hospital, large animal hospital, as well as our wildlife clinic. Students will listen to panel discussions and also have the opportunity to learn about the admission and financial aid process.

2013 Program Dates

· Adult Session 2 May 6-10

· College Session 3 June 3-7

· College Session 4 June 10-14

Applications are available online via our website. As our program continues to attract bright, motivated students who are seriously considering a career in veterinary medicine, admission remains competitive. There is no deadline for applying; however, as each session has limited seats, it is highly recommended that applications be submitted as early as possible. The admission selection process begins after the new year and continues on a rolling basis until the sessions are full. A completed application includes the online application, two letters of evaluation, and official transcripts.

For more information on the program, including eligibility, tuition, and the online application, feel free to visit our website at: or contact us at or 508-839-7962.

Adventures in Veterinary Medicine

Tufts University

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

200 Westboro Road

North Grafton, MA 01536

Phone: (508) 839-7962

Fax: (508) 839-7952 Description: Please click here to be added to our email list!

13. Mentor Connect

The Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) and the Center for Equity Diversity and Inclusion (CEDI) would like to introduce MentorConnect. Mentor Connect is an electronic database of physicians on a catalyst web site. Through MentorConnect you will be able to request a meeting with a physician, (who is a member of a group that is underrepresented in medicine), in an area of specialty that you might be interested in, and potentially build a mentorship relationship. Below is information (also on the catalyst site) that explains the program. Mentor names are added periodically, so be sure to check frequently. Feel free to contact me with questions.

Catalyst web site: What is Mentor Connect?

This is a new service (and a pilot program) provided for all UW Under-Represented-in-Medicine (URM) medical students sponsored by the collaborative efforts of Center for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (CEDI) and Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME).

Mentor Connect will enable you to meet with a local minority physician or resident one-on-one.

This mentorship program is flexible and designed to give the student and physician mentor the ability to customize the experience so that it meets the interests and needs of the student. The mentorship can be a meeting for coffee, or a meeting over breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The point of the program is to facilitate one-on-one communication between a minority physician mentor and interested medical students about the life, balance and practice of a practicing physician, faculty member, or resident, and what a medical student may need to know to prepare for their future career choice.

How will Mentor Connect work? · The medical student will be provided a list of local minority physicians to review which will include:

· Physician name, their specialty, race/ethnicity, location of practice, dates and times available, and their contact information.

· The medical student will inform the point person in either the CEDI (if a faculty or community physician) or the Office of GME (if a resident) of the physician they are planning to contact, and the date when they are planning to connect in person.

· Contact person for meeting with a resident: Shawn Banta –; 206-616-8286;

· Contact person for meeting with a faculty or community physician: Mary Walls – ; 206-616-3047.

· The medical student will contact the physician themselves and make their own arrangements.

· Disclaimer: The CEDI or the Office of GME will not be responsible for providing coverage for expenses incurred. The student will be responsible for their expenses, e.g. travel, meals. There is no expectation that the mentor will pay for the student’s expenses.

What do students need to do to participate? · The interested medical student must be an enrolled student in UW School of Medicine.

· An UW Netid and password will be required to enter the protected website.

· The student should go to the Mentor Connect website at: Mentor names are added periodically, so students should check back.

Any other suggestions for students who want to participate? · We suggest you consider sending your selected mentor an “email of intent” and provide them with a little background on who you are and what you are interested in.

· You may also want to consider attaching your resume (this of course is optional).

Mary Walls, MPH, CHES

III Research Advisor, Prematriculation Program and

African American Health/Healthcare Disparities Course Coordinator,

UW Chapter Student National Medical Association Advisor

University of Washington School of Medicine

Center for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (CEDI)

Box 357430, Room T-559 Health Sciences Building

206/616-3047, voicemail;, email

Web site:

14. Camp Korey Volunteering Opportunity

Camp Korey, just 30 minutes outside Seattle, is a non-profit camp dedicated to serving children with serious and life-altering medical conditions and is looking for volunteers for this coming summer 2013. Residential Volunteers spend a week at Camp Korey as a cabin counselor. You’ll have the opportunity to help a camper catch her first fish, or give a camper the encouragement he needs to tackle the high ropes course.

Applications for next year will be coming out December 1st on our website Have questions? Feel free to email Trylla Tuttle, our Residential Life Coordinator, at

15. Brigade to Honduras 2013

Want to help decrease life threatening diseases in under resourced communities? Would you like to travel to beautiful Central America for a week in the summer? Join University of Washington’s Public Health Brigade to Honduras, June 11-18 to help families improve their home infrastructure to combat diseases. During the one week brigade, students have the opportunity to work side-by-side with families to build eco-stoves, latrines, concrete floors, and water storage units. Speaking Spanish is not mandatory and translators will be provided during brigade. The application deadline has been extended to November 30th at 11pm.

Visit our website at to apply to our summer 2013 brigade now!

To learn more, please contact

16. Gap Medics

Gap Medics is one of the worlds leading pre-health organizations providing an exceptional range of global medical education projects designed exclusively to inspire and educate Pre-Med and Pre-Health students.

Opportunities are available for projects in Tanzania, Thailand, Zanzibar and The Czech Republic for students pursuing studies in Pre-Medicine, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Midwifery and Pre-Physicians Assistant.

American Pre-Health students can join a special project for summer 2013 beginning on either the 26th of May or the 9th of June while students at colleges who follow the quarter system academic calendar are free to join the program throughout their summer study break! See for more information on this!

To view independent reviews and real student feedback on these projects follow this link to GoOverseas.Com where you will find interesting articles produced independently by students who have joined the program and where Gap Medics is one of the very highest rated international program’s with exceptional student feedback!

Places are very limited but available year round, go to our website for more information and to reserve a place!

Find us on Facebook at

17. Seattle Children’s Shadowing for UW Students

Observership Form for University of Washington Students

We are currently offering a limited number of 20-hour observation opportunities at Children’s. These are for University of Washington pre-med students who meet the following criteria:

· Plan to apply to medical school in 1–2 years

· Have the ability to demonstrate maturity, time management, professionalism and familiarity with ethical and cultural competency issues in medicine.

· The observership hours will count toward, and not exceed, the 40 hours that is required for your medical school application.

If you are not a pre-med student, or do not meet the above criteria, please return to the main observership page. Please note that you cannot simultaneously apply to both programs. This 20-hour observership is in line with the following mission/vision statement:

Through excellence, innovation and collaboration, we will improve the health of all children and adolescents and reduce inequities by educating the pediatric and physician leaders of the future, advancing research, advocating for children and providing the nation’s best primary and specialty pediatric clinical care. In partnership with our healthcare and academic institutions, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive faculty who can reach their personal and professional goals in a collegial environment.

In order for applications to be processed, all questions must be completed in their entirety.

Link to the application here:

18. Oregon Health and Science University: Summer Internship Opportunity

Interested in research, medicine, or dentistry? The Center for Diversity & Inclusion offers the Summer Equity Research Program an exciting paid internship for undergraduate students interested in dentistry, medicine or research to spend eight to ten weeks during the summer working with faculty and graduate students in a research and clinical setting.

The OHSU Equity Summer Research, Dental and Medicine Internship Program offers:

· An exciting opportunity to spend 8 to 10 weeks working with faculty and graduate students in a research setting, learning new skills, and gaining hands-on experience.

· Weekly seminars and meetings with fellow students and faculty to discuss ongoing research.

· An opportunity to present a poster presentation of your summer research project.

· Ongoing, personal mentoring about your individual career pathway from OHSU faculty .

· Clinical rotation.

· A paid stipend during the program.

· Free Housing.

Click here to download the Equity Internship application or visit for more information

Ebony M Lawrence

Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator, Center for Diversity & Inclusion

tel: 503-494-5025

Fax: 503-494-4916

Oregon Health & Science University Mail code: L601 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road Portland, Oregon 97239-3098

19. HRCU’s Spring 2013 Internship Program

Washington, D.C. – The Youth & Campus Outreach program of the Human Rights Campaign is happy to announce that HRC University, our internship program, is now accepting applications for the Spring 2013 term. The Human Rights Campaign is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality in the United States with more than 1 million members and supporters.

With openings in more than 20 departments, there are plenty of venues for both part-time and full-time interns to explore their interests and grow their talents. Furthermore, the HRCU internship experience extends beyond the daily operations of working in our Washington, D.C. headquarters. Interns attend brown bag seminars with leading LGBT activists throughout the semester and have the opportunity to network with other progressive organizations. This semester our Fall 2012 intern class was invited by the Obama administration’s Office of Public Engagement to a private tour of the White House. The interns also attended HRC’s 16th Annual National Dinner and many will be traveling to battleground states to campaign for pro-equality candidates.

Students and recent graduates are encouraged to visit the HRCU website to apply by the priority deadline of Friday, November 9th. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. While our internships are unpaid, interns will receive a modest, one-time travel stipend. The internship committee will work with interested students to help secure college credit. All internships are based in our Washington, D.C. office at 1640 Rhode Island Avenue N.W.

For more information, please email or contact Matthew Aycock at (202) 572-8989.

20. University of Washington Environmental Health Summer Research Program

Dates: June 24th – August 23rd 2013 in Seattle, WA Stipend: $5,200 Application Deadline: February 15th 2013 The UW Environmental Health Research Experience Program (EHREP) is a funded, nine-week summer experience for undergraduates from any 2 or 4 year college or university with an interest in environmental health sciences. EHREP provides students with hands on experience in laboratories of leading researchers, introduces them to key environmental and occupational health issues while offering research exposure that will help them become competitive for graduate school. Students will work full-time under the supervision of a faculty mentor and will receive a stipend of $5,200. One of the goals of this program is to increase and diversify the pool of future applicants for graduate study in this field, leading to more outstanding scientists selecting Environmental Health Sciences as a career focus. We strongly encourage students who are underrepresented in the sciences to apply. To learn more about the program and the application process, please visit our website: If you have any questions about the program, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly. Trina Sterry Program Manager Environmental Health Undergraduate Program and Summer Research Program University of Washington Health Sciences Building F-461D 206-616-4177 schedule an appointment 21. ECC 2013 Scholarship

Pride Foundation and the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) are proud to announce that the 2013 Scholarship Application is now available! More than $500,000 will be awarded from 50 different scholarships during this cycle.

Pride Foundation provides post-secondary educational scholarships to current and future leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and straight ally community from or studying in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. GSBA scholarships are specifically for students in Washington.

Our scholarships take into account a wide variety of experiences and academic levels. All scholarships require that students demonstrate a commitment to LGBTQ advocacy and equal rights in their community. Leadership can take many different forms and we encourage everyone to share their vision with us and apply now!

The application will close on January 31, 2013 at 5:00pm PST.

Word of mouth is one of the top ways students learn about our scholarship program. Your assistance in sharing this information is very much appreciated. To share information about the scholarship program on Facebook please post this URL:

If you have questions or would like a scholarship poster to display, email or call 800-735-7287 x11. For more information about our organizations, please visit the Pride Foundation and GSBA websites.

MAPS alums, we want to hear where you are in process of becoming a health professional!!! Please email with the following information: Email – 1. Name 2. Graduation Year 3. Major 4. What years were you involved in MAPS? 5. Professional School Status 6. Any extra information you want to share with the MAPS family 7. Email (optional; only if want to have maps students contact you) 8. Picture

Join us in Louisville, KY March 27th-31st for our 49th Annual Medical Education Conference in April 2012!!!!!!

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