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Maps Weekly Opportunities at a Glance (02/25) MAPS Alumni, we would like to hear back from you! Please see end of email for more information! Events Dates of Events Nutrition and health Conference Monday-Wednesday, May 13th – 15th UW Health Graduate Fair Wednesday, May 15th Awakening to Race Individualism and Social Consciousness in America Thursday, March 7th 12th Annual Pre-Health Conference Saturday, March 2nd Free Exam Practice Opportunity Saturday, March 9th Broken Bodies, Brainwash Ph.Ds. PBP: Police Brutality Profiling Friday, March 8th FREE Wage Negotiation Workshop Monday, March 4th Everybody Every Body Fashion Show Thursday, February 28th Want to know minute to minute updates about MAPS? Like it. Share it.!/pages/Minority-Association-of-Pre-Health-Students-UW/208566905883654 MAPS Meeting on Thursday, February 28th!! Join us for another fun and informative MAPS meeting this Thursday, February 28th from 5 – 6 pm in the ECC black room (room 306)!! THE 12th ANNUAL PRE-HEALTH CONFERENCE IS THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 2nd!! THIS EVENT IS GOING TO BE VERY EDUCATIONAL, FUN, AND ALSO A GREAT WAY TO NETWORK!! WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! Others: *Check these websites for the latest opportunities: Events 1. Nutrition and health Conference 2. UW Health Graduate Fair 3. Awakening to Race Individualism and Social Consciousness in America 4. 12th Annual Pre-Health Conference 5. Free Practice Exam Opportunity 6. Broken Bodies, Brainwash Ph.Ds. PBP: Police Brutality Profiling 7. FREE Wage Negotiation Workshop 8. Everybody Every Body Fashion Show Volunteer/Involvement 9. Summer Medical Dental Education Program (SMDEP) 10. Inner Pipeline Seminars Spring Quarter 11. Medical Spanish Abroad 12. Mentor Connect 13. Gap Medics Pre-health International Shadowing Opportunities 14. Leadership Institute 2013 15. Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools, Summer Training Programs 16. Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy 2013 17. Summer 2013 volunteer opportunity in Tanzania 18. UW TEST Jobs/Internship/Fellowship 19. UCLA Programs 20. The Cannon Summer Scholars Program 21. Stanford Programs 22. Internship opportunity for African American Community Outreach Scholarships 23. Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation scholarships 24. The Lagrant Foundation Scholarship Program 25. University of Washington McNair Scholars Program 1. Nutrition and Health Conference We’re writing to student organizations in Washington getting the word out that this year our annual Health & Nutrition Conference will be held in Seattle! If you are interested in the health care field, this conference is a great opportunity to hear from practicing physicians. It’s a great chance to explore the fast growing field of integrative medicine and learn about the links between nutrition and health. Doctors that will be speaking at the conference include Andrew Weil, Fredi Kronenburg, Dr. Victoria Maizes, and many more. These doctors do not speak at many conferences; it is a great chance to learn from the leaders in integrative medicine. Almost forgetting the best part, this is a nutrition conference. Nutrition Conference means great food! You will get to sample a multitude of delicious and healthy meals. All of these meals are based on healthy eating habits and anti-inflammatorycontent. In other words, the food is not only good but good for you! If any of your club members are interested in attending this amazing conference, links to both the conference website and brochure can be found below. Conference Brochure Conference Web Site 2. UW Health Graduate Fair Greeting from the University of Washington! The Career Center at the University of Washington and Alpha Epsilon Delta are thrilled to announce that the 2013 UW Health Graduate School Fair registration is now open. UW HEALTH GRADUATE SCHOOL FAIR Sponsored by the UW Career Center and Alpha Epsilon Delta (UW Pre-Medical Honor Society) When: Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 – 2:00-5:00pm Where: Mary Gates Hall Commons (UW Seattle Campus) Registration Fee: $100 for UW Programs, $250 for Non-UW Programs; At this fair, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with over 400 UW students and alumni who are interested in pursuing health-related graduate degrees. Graduate schools from across the country will be in attendance, including programs in medical, dental, nursing, allied health and a variety of other fields. It’s an event you won’t want to miss! Questions? Contact Donna Chen or 206-543-0535 P.S. Don’t miss other opportunities in the Pacific Northwest to recruit pre-health students! · May 14th 2013 – Seattle University. For more information, please contact Lindsay Wilson: · May 13th 2013 – Seattle Pacific University. For more information, please contact Leena Adamian: or Jane Shipek: We look forward to seeing you on UW Seattle campus in May! Best, Donna Donna Chen Events Coordinator 206-543-9108 Career Center Events The Career Center University of Washington main: (206) 543-0535 134 Mary Gates Hall * Box 352810 * Seattle, WA 98195 3. Awakening to Race Individualism and Social Consciousness in America Dialogue and Book Signing with author Jack Turner Awakening To Race Individualism and Social Consciousness in America (University of Chicago Press, 2012) Presented by the UW School of Social Work PhD Social Justice Committee. More info: Join us! School of Social Work, Room 305 (top floor) Thursday March 7, 2013: 5 to 6:30 PM Light food and Refreshments served!! University Bookstore will be on site to sell copies. The election of America’s first black president has led many to believe that race is no longer an obstacle to success, and that remaining racial inequality stems largely from the failure of minority groups to take personal responsibility for seeking out opportunities. This argument is often made in the name of the long tradition of self-reliance and American individualism. In Awakening to Race, Jack Turner upends this view, arguing that it expresses not a deep commitment to the values of American individualism, but a narrow understanding of them. Drawing on the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison, and James Baldwin, Turner offers his readers an original reconstruction of democratic individualism in American thought. All these thinkers, he shows, held that personal responsibility entails a refusal to be complicit in injustice and a duty to combat the conditions and structures that support it. At a time when individualism is invoked as an excuse for social inaction, Turner makes the individualist tradition as the basis of a bold and impassioned case for race consciousness – consciousness of the ways that race continues to constrain opportunity in America. Turner’s “new individualism” becomes the grounds for concerted public action against racial injustice. Jack Turner is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington and member of the Washington Institute for the Study of Ethnicity, Race, and Sexuality. His research interests include American political thought, race in American politics, critical race theory, and liberal democratic theory. To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (FAX), or, preferably at least 10 days in advance of the event. Kath Wilham Assistant Director, PhD Program University of Washington, School of Social Work 4101 15th Ave. NE Seattle, WA 98105 Ph: 206-685-1680 4. 12th Annual Pre-Health Conference!! Hello MAPS!! It’s that time of year again- register now for the March 2nd Pre-health conference!!!! The Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) has partnered with the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), Undergraduate Student Public Health Association (USPHA), and the Student Health Consortium (SHC) to bring you our 12th Annual Pre-Health Conference!!! Register online & purchase tickets at: THEME: [In]Equality in Healthcare When: Saturday, March 2nd 9AM- 5PM (registration starting at 8:15 AM) Where: Johnson Hall, with expo booths and lunch in Mary Gates Hall Who: Open to public – ANY student interested in ANY discipline of health sciences. What: Sessions on health disparities, current health issues, professional development, hands on workshops, and professional student panels. ——————————————————— Keynote Speakers to include: *Dr. Stephen Bezruchka, MD (Stanford University) AM (Harvard University) MPH (Johns Hopkins University) BSc (University of Toronto (Canada)) UW Senior lecturer in Global Health and Health Services for the School of Global Health *Sara Mackenzie, MPH (University of Washington) MD (University of California Davis) BS (University of Iowa) UW Clinical instructor in Family Medicine and Health Services for the School of Public Health ——————————————————— ***WORKSHOPS**** LIVE MCAT AUCTIONS (The Princeton Review & Kaplan) LIVE DAT AUCTION (The Princeton Review) MOCK INTERVIEWS offered by UW Medical, Dental, and Public Health Students!!! Various Workshops: Introduction to the Social Determinants of Health: Migrant Health LGBTQ Health Solving Health Disparities Geography and Health Education and Health Professional Development: MCAT Strategy Session MCAT/DAT/GRE Prep I The Princeton Review Interdisciplinary Health Professional Student Panel (FAQs) Research as an Undergraduate Personal Statement Workshop Current Issues 2015 MCAT Change Bioethics and Ethical issues Hands on Workshops ——————————————————— Exhibition Fair Featuring: Professional Schools Community Service Organizations Pre-Health Student Groups Post-Grad Opportunities ———————————————————- EARLY REGISTRATION: $6 MAPS/AMSA/USPHA/SHC Members || $7 High School Students || $8 NON-MEMBERS AT DOOR: $8 MAPS/AMSA/USPHA/SHC Members & High School Students || $10 NON-MEMBERS (School ID required for discount at the door) Breakfast and lunch included with registration! Raffle & prizes throughout event!! Register online & purchase tickets at: 5. Free practice Exam Opportunity Are you interested in attending graduate school in the upcoming future? It’s never too early to begin prepping for the exams that will grant you admission to the school of your dreams. Kaplan Test Prep, a nationally renowned test preparatory organization, is offering an exciting opportunity to take ANY practice graduate school exam for FREE (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT). Experience a realistic exam setting under proctored conditions, receive immediate score analyses, and learn exclusive strategies from our top rated instructors to help improve your score. Whether you are taking your exam in a month or a year, this is a chance you won’t want to miss out on! The event is on Saturday, March 9th at 10 AM at the UW Law School. Sign up below to register and secure your spot to take a free practice test! 6. Broken Bodies, Brainwash Ph.Ds. PBP: Police Brutality Profiling The ASUW Student Disability Commission, the D Center at the University of Washington and the Q Center at the University of the Washington presents “Broken Bodies, Brainwash Ph.Ds. PBP: Police Brutality Profiling”. March 8th from 5:00 to 6:30 at the Ethnic Cultural Center (Room TBD – The Black Room) The event is FREE and open to the community. No identification of any kind is needed to attend. This workshop will focus on how we learn about police brutality against people with disabilities from the streets to organizations to the media to higher education and what it looks like from these avenues and who is speaking and who is not speaking. Activist and recent graduate student Gioioa von Disterlo and disabled activist/cultural worker, Leroy Moore team up to present their work on the issue of police brutality against people with disabilities and how we learn about it in and outside of academic walls, in the community and in non-profit organizations. They will be looking through these multi lenses to get back to the individual and the perception of disability in our community all the way up to higher education including media and in non-profit industrial complex. The workshop will be a mixture of multi-media, critical thinking, poetry, song and exercises. DIRECTIONS The Ethnic Cultural center is located at 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE, on Brooklyn Ave NE and NE 40th St. Closest bus lines are as follows: 30, 71, 72, 73, 74, 83 (stops at NE Campus Parkway & Brooklyn Ave NE) 25, 30, 49, 65, 67, 68, 70, 75, 372 (stops at NE Campus Parkway & University Way NE) 31, 32, 49, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 83, 372 (stops at NE Campus Parkway & 12th Ave NE) Planned route schedules for King County Metro can be searched via their website. ACCESSIBILITY The ECC itself is not scent free but we are asking people to refrain from wearing fragrances or essential oils the day of the event. We ask that everyone do this so that folks with MCS and chemical injury are able to attend the event. Smokers should wash their hands and mouths with baking soda before the event. We will provide baking soda and scent free soap on site. Folks who arrive heavily scented and cannot wash off the scent with baking soda will be asked to leave. To learn more about MCS and being fragrance free check out the following resources: The front entrance is ADA wheelchair accessible and is located on Brooklyn AVE NE and NE 40th Street. The event space is located on the second floor, which can be accessed by chair accessible elevators located on the left side, near the entrance lobby area. The event will be American Sign Language interpreted. There are three bathrooms near the event space, one of which is a non-gendered single lock stall with a changing station. Both of the gendered bathrooms also have chair accessible stalls and changing stations. There will be no soft seating in the event space itself. The space itself has natural lighting and uses non-fluorescent lights. Photos will be taken at the event by a community member, no flash will be used. Contact if you are interested in Skyping into the event or have questions and/or concerns about any part of this event. 7. FREE Wage Negotiation Workshop SAVE THE DATE: Monday, March 4th from 5-8pm FREE WAGE NEGOTIATION WORKSHOP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON – Dinner provided! Over the course of her working life, a woman will earn roughly $1 million less than a man – simply because she is a woman. The Women’s Center is bringing the $tart $mart wage negotiation workshop to the University of Washington! The 3-hour workshop will take place this quarter, Monday, March 4th from 5-8pm at the University Of Washington School of Social Work, Room 305. $tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshops provide women, who are college juniors and seniors, with the knowledge and skills to negotiate salaries and benefits to receive fair and realistic compensation. Please R.S.V.P. HERE 8. Everybody Every Body Fashion Show Gallery Opens at 5:30pm · Runway Show Begins at 6:30pm-8pm · This is more than just a fashion show; it is a celebration of beauty in very shape, size, form, gender and race. New to the show this year we are expanding the conversation around body image to explore beauty cross-culturally and gender identity. 9. 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 10. Inner Pipeline Seminars Spring Quarter INNER PIPELINE SEMINARS SPRING QUARTER Have some space in your spring quarter schedule? Want to spend some time outside of the classroom and in your community working with K-12 students? With registration underway, enrolling in an Inner Pipeline seminar for spring quarter may be a great fit! Both listed on our website and in the time schedule under the College of Education and EDUC 401, be sure to browse all the education-related topic offerings: Next quarter’s offerings range from General Issues in K-12 Education to Literacy & Justice Through Photography, among many other choices. Seminars meet once a week and are variable credit, based on the amount of hours you tutor K-12 students over the course of the quarter. Not looking for credit? You can become a volunteer at any time. Just register for an orientation on our website or browse available positions on EXPO if you have already attended: Questions? Contact the Pipeline Project: 11. Medical Spanish Abroad Hola General This is a friendly email to remind you and your students that online registration is now available for the 2013 Spanish & Medicine programs in Argentina and Peru. We courteously request that you pass this information to potentially interested students at University of Washington. 2013 Group Programs Buenos Aires, Argentina (summer session 1, six weeks) Max 30 students. Cusco, Peru (summer session 2, six weeks) Max 30 students. Program Components Healthcare Shadowing: The healthcare component of the course includes field visits to health specialty clinics and (optional) medical shadowing. Within a few years the USA will likely have the world’s second largest Spanish-speaking population, behind only Mexico. Spanish Course: Six weeks of intensive Spanish language course taught at Ecela Buenos Aires. This is equivalent to two semester courses and levels from Novice to Advanced are welcomed. Inquire about earning college credit. Next Step -> Need More Information? Request Catalog & Info Sheet -OR- Ready to Pre-Register? Online Registration Form (no payment or commitment at this time) Please direct any questions to and we will respond promptly. You may also phone us at 1 (347) 329 5506. 12. 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: 13. 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 14. Leadership Institute 2013 NEW Leadership Institute June 16th – June 22nd, 2013 s Empowering the Next Generation of Women Leaders Take the Lead: Apply for NEW Leadership Today! NEW Leadership teaches college women the value of civic engagement and encourages them to see themselves as empowered leaders who can effectively participate in politics and public policy. The institute is open to all students who attend four-year or two-year institutions and consists of an intensive six-day training institute held at the UW Women’s Center. Enhance your leadership potential by applying to participate in the NEW Leadership June 2013 Institute today! 3 Simple Steps to Apply: 1. Complete the short online application 2. E-mail your unofficial transcript to 3. E-mail your resume to Application Deadline: April 7th Applicants will be notified by April 15th NEW Leadership Puget Sound is committed to serving students of all races, ages, ethnicities, national origins, religions, sexual orientations, and political party affiliations. Please contact Jennifer Rubio, NEW Leadership Program Coordinator, at with questions. 15. Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools, Summer Training Programs HSHPS Training Programs – Summer 2013 Eligibility Though programs are geared towards graduate or recent graduate students, we encourage fourth year undergraduate students to apply as well. Please note that programs are for individuals who would like to gain research experience and are committed to improving the health of Hispanics. The HSHPS Graduate Fellowship Training Program provides paid training opportunities for graduate and doctoral students and recent graduates interested in working on Hispanic health research. Fellows are placed throughout the United States and Latin America within government agencies and academic institutions. All HSHPS fellows work along side a mentor, an experienced researcher or senior staff member; assist with a research project as it relates to minority health issues; and participate in a series of professional development seminars. This summer, fellows will be placed across the United States and in Puerto Rico at the Department of Veterans Affairs for 4 and 10 weeks and will work along side a mentor; assist with a research project as it relates to minority health issues; and participate in a series of professional development seminars. · U.S. citizen or permanent resident (no visas) · English working proficiency (written and oral) · Spanish fluency varies depending on program · Current or recent graduate (less than three years) of a master’s or doctoral program in the health field; some programs permit third or fourth year undergraduate students · Individuals with five or more years of professional experience in the health field are not eligible to apply for this program · Must have at least 12 months of working experience with the Hispanic community For the summer 2013 Graduate Fellowship Training Program: Applications available: Beginning of February 2013 Application deadline: March 15, 2013 Applicants will be notified: April 15, 2013 If you are an applicant and have further questions about our programs, please visit our FAQ page by clicking here or by emailing 2013 DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2013 16. Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy 2013 Hey folks, Last summer I participated in the Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy. It is essentially and intense interdisciplinary summer program where participants get to learn about many topics related to sustainability and energy, work on interdisciplinary research teams, tour Argonne National Laboratory. Each team will also get to compete for best research project, and the top team wins a monetary award. Last year my team won, and the prize ended up being $1000 per person! Each person also gets several networking opportunities as well. Better yet, participants from outside the Chicago area receive full coverage of travel costs, and will get to stay at UIC dorms free of charge. It is a really great program, and I really recommend you check it out, and tell others to check it out. Please don’t email me back though… Send all inquiries to Thomas Alaan! The contact information is located on the program website: . More information is also attached. Deadline is July 1st 17. Summer 2013 Volunteer Opportunity in Tanzania!!! Hamjambo Wanafunzi (Hello Students)! I have a 2013 summer volunteer opportunity if you are interested in health science, HIV/AIDS studies, or African studies! 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! The early deadline for the application is February 1st, 2013 and I will be accepting applications until February 28th, 2013. The application document can be found at Please submit your application to Feel free to look us up at, or email me 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. Thank You, Support for International Change UW Campus-Coordinator 18. UW TEST Hi There Q Center, ASUW Queer Student Commission, & ASUW Student Health Consortium: I am the President of UW TEST, a medical-student run HIV testing, counseling, education, and referral service. We provide weekly free HIV testing at Seattle Area Support Groups on Capitol Hill. Our group of medical students and public health graduate students focuses on providing high-quality, free confidential testing to the LGBT community, training medical students, and improving LGBT competence among future physicians. Our group is affiliated with the Medical School and the School of Public Health, and we are co-sponsored by the UWSOM Queer Medicine group and Family Medicine Interest Group. Currently, we are working on expanding the education arm of our organization. Right now, we are creating an HIV/STI education module for the Orion Center, a youth homeless shelter in Seattle. Our module is a mobile, interactive program that covers the basics of sex education, STI and HIV prevention, and LGBT issues. This education module would be a great way to reach out to undergraduates and include them in the work we’re doing in the Seattle community. Kristen Rogers, MPH President, UW TEST MS-2, School of Medicine University of Washington 19. UCLA Programs Dear Health Professions Advisor, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is currently accepting applications for the following summer academic enrichment programs: 1) Premedical/Predental Enrichment Program (PREP) 2) Summer Medical Dental Education Program (SMDEP) and 3) Re-Application Post baccalaureate Program (RAP) PREP is a seven week summer academic enrichment program that targets students from disadvantaged/underrepresented backgrounds. Students are exposed to the rigors of academic medicine and dentistry. Included are preceptor ships with physicians in clinical and research settings. The program is enhanced by students being mentored in intimate, structured cluster groups by trained teaching assistants; accomplished medical students. The program is free, however housing is not provided, as stipend is given to students for living expenses. The postmark deadline for submission of all required material is March 1, 2013. Applications and further program information are available at: SMDEP is a six-week summer academic enrichment program that targets educationally and financially disadvantaged freshman and sophomore college students by providing intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation. This national program is funded through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The program is free. Provided are on campus housing and some meals. Deadline for applying is March 1, 2013. Application and further information can be found at the following websites: (application) RAP is post baccalaureate program that is designed to assist students who meet all the following criteria: are California residents, from disadvantaged and or/underserved backgrounds, committed to practicing in underserved communities in California, and who applied but were unsuccessful in gaining admissions to any U.S. medical school. The eleven-month program is conducted in two sessions, summer and academic year. The priority deadline for applying is May, 7, 2013. Final deadline May 14, 2013. Application and further information can be found at the following websites: (application) (specific information on UCLA RAP) Applications are now being accepted for all programs. 20. The Cannon Summer Scholars Program The Cannon Summer Scholars Program hosted by Carolinas HealthCare System is a program of instruction in research for selected undergraduate, graduate, and medical students enrolled in accredited colleges and universities. Summer Scholars work closely with mentors who are performing original research in the clinics or laboratories of Carolinas HealthCare System. Opportunities are many and varied and include original bench research in medically-related disciplines such as biochemistry, cell biology, clinical trials, molecular biology, outcomes research, physiology, proteomics, and others. The Program is able to support 25 students and each student receives $5,000 as compensation for a full-time commitment for the duration of the 10 week program. No additional funds for travel, lodging, board exams, or other expenses are available. The internship begins Tuesday, May 28, 2013 and concludes Friday, August 2, 2013. The websites are or Please let me know if there is any additional information that would be helpful. We appreciate your help in reaching students. Deadline is February 25th . Melanie McDermid Project Manager Therapeutic Research & Innovation Carolinas HealthCare System (704)355-9645 phone (704)355-1980 fax 21. Stanford Programs Stanford Summer Health Careers Opportunity Program (SSHCOP) The Stanford Summer HCOP is six-week academically intensive residential program that provides a living and learning community for talented college sophomores and juniors who plan to pursue a career in medicine. The program is similar to SMYSP except it is for undergraduate students. Deadline for applications is February 28. For more information, visit Visit for more information. There are other programs at Stanford in which you may be interested. Visit for more information. Dale Lemmerick | Program Assistant | Stanford Medical Youth Science Program Stanford Prevention Research Center | MSOB 1265 Welch Road, X3C32 | Stanford, CA 94305-5411 Voice: +1 650-725-1945 | Fax: +1 650-725-6247 | Email: Web: 22. Internship opportunity for African American Community Outreach We are seeking an intern at Komen Puget Sound to assist us with some outreach into the African American community. This is an unpaid part-time internship which will end in early June. It is a wonderful opportunity for someone who would like to gain some practical work experience in the areas of community outreach and event production. I have attached the position description to this email. Would you please help me spread the word about this opportunity so that we can get the right candidate for the position? If you know of any other people or organizations that I should forward this information to, please send that to me as well. 23. Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation scholarships On behalf of the Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation, I’m pleased to announce we are accepting applications from outstanding University of Washington students for the 2013-2014 Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation scholarships. Mortar Board, as you may know, is the oldest continuing national honor society of the University of Washington campus and recognizes outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service in senior college students. Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation annually recognizes UW sophomores, juniors, seniors, & graduate students based on distinguished achievement in scholarship, leadership & service to the campus & community. The Foundation awards over $30,000 in total scholarships at the University of Washington each year. Students from all fields of study are invited to apply. Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation, active at the UW since 1909, is the nation’s largest alumni group of Mortar Board national honor society. You do not need to be a member of Mortar Board to apply. APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2013-14 AWARDS Application Deadline: March 22, 2013 Applications & Info: Office of Student Financial Aid (Schmitz Hall, 1st Floor) or We would appreciate your sharing the attached application and 2012-13 merit scholars announcement with your contacts in the broader University of Washington community. And thank you for taking the time to spread the word about this scholarship opportunity. Sincerely, Kristi Helgeson Scholarship Chair/Board Member Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation 24. The Lagrant Foundation Scholarship Program The Lagrant Foundation provides 36 scholarships to ethnically diverse minority undergraduate and graduate students who are attending accredited institutions and are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations. The scholarship founder is an UW alum. The deadline is Feb 28th. 25. University of Washington McNair Scholars Program The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program prepares undergraduates for doctoral study through involvement in research and scholarly activities. For more information please go to: Printable PDF of McNair Applications can be found at: In order to apply for the McNair Program, you must meet the following eligibility criteria set by the U.S. Department of Education. Because this is a federally funded program, these are strict requirements. To be eligible, you: · must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident · must be a low-income student who is also a first-generation college student (for detailed descriptions, click on the links); or must be a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education (African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander). Low-income, defined by the U.S. Department of Education can be found at: First-generation, defined by the U.S. Department of Education can be found at: · must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate in a degree program at the University of Washington1 · must have completed 36 credits by the time of initial entry into the program · must have at least one year remaining before graduation (i.e., if you are graduating within the year, you are not eligible for the program) · must have a minimum cumulative GPA of: 2.8 (sophomores), 3.0 (juniors), 3.2 (seniors) · must express STRONG desire to attain a Ph.D. Post-baccalaureate students and students who already have one bachelors degree are not eligible for the program. Students whose career goals include a medical (MD) or other professional degree (JD, MBA, PharmD, etc.) are not eligible for the program. Deadline is April 5th at 5:00 pm Gene Kim, Ph.D. Associate Director, McNair & Early Identification Program, OMAD Box 352803 Mary Gates Hall 173 H University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195-2803 Phone: 206-685-3643 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 — Jessica Sachara BASW Candidate, 2014 University of Washington MAPS, President, 2012-2013 SNMA, Region 1 Pre-Medical Representative, 2010-2012 5113 Georgia Ave, NW Washington, DC 20011 (202) 882-2881 (SNMA Headquarters) (509) 901-7151 (cell) Join us in Louisville, KY March 27th-31st for our 49th Annual Medical Education Conference in March 2013!!!!!! 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