Friday Harbor courses and research for spring/summer/fall 2016

Study at Friday Harbor Labs this Year

Spend a quarter studying in residence at the UW’s marine field station at Friday Harbor Labs (FHL). Undergraduates can study at FHL in spring, summer or autumn quarters, and the deadline for spring/summer applications is February 1.

Friday Harbor 2016

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Med School: What Does it Take to Be Considered? January 25

Ihsan UW

Med School: What Does it Take to Be Considered?

IHSAN and the Muslim Health Professionals (MHP) invite you to attend an event that will be guided by current UW medical students discussing how to get into medical school. Come with questions, as these medical students are here to help!

January 25, 6 PM;  Savery 264

https://www.facebook.com/events/652436021564587/

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MEDIC at UW room change for winter quarter

Official-MEDIC-Logo

Hello everyone,

We hope you’ve all enjoyed your winter break and first week of classes. This upcoming quarter we will be meeting in HS T360A. This is just a few doors away from last quarter’s room. We will still be having meeting on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30pm.

Our first meeting in this upcoming Wednesday, January 13th. Look out for the email with articles in the next few days. Hope to see you all there!

MEDIC at UW

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U of Oregon WINTER 2016 MCAT Prep Schedule

Winter MCAT Prep begins January 23 – register now!

WINTER 2016 MCAT Prep Schedule

Saturdays, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Jan 23, 30; Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 5

Contact TLC at 541-346-3226 for more information. Registration forms are available at mcat.uoregon.edu and in 68 PLC.

Taught by UO Faculty—A team of five UO instructors review key concepts, facilitate problem-based learning, and incorporate learning and testing strategies specifically tailored to the MCAT. 

Accessible—Students may attend classes live on the UO campus or via distance online.

Low Cost—Less than 1/3 the cost of commercial programs, the $750 per student fee covers:

  • 36 hours of instruction
  • Examkrackers Complete MCAT Study Package, 9thedition ($275 list price)
  • AAMC’s official Practice Exam One (proctored)
  • Access to class videos and other materials that supplement in-class instruction 

High Quality—Here are just a few recent examples from consistently positive evaluations:

  • “Instructors have extensive MCAT knowledge”
  • “Logically formatted and thorough”
  • “Structure forces me to spend time studying each week”
  • “Overall excellent!”

 

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MAPS/CCH Pre-health conference 2016

MAPS CCH pre-health conference 2016

 

For financial assistant for tickets, please email: Jonathan Yee at  yeej3@uw.edu 

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Summer Medical Ddental Education Program webinar for prospective students

SMDEP Informational Webinar for Prospective Students

January 20th, 2016

Join SMDEP for an informational webinar for prospective students and advisors. During the webinar, students will learn about the program requirements and hear from SMDEP alumni about their experience in the program.
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Seats still open in Application Class – GEN STUDIES 297 section I

Applying to a health professional school this year?

Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Veterinary Medicine, Optometry?

Dan Poux, UAA pre-health advisor is leading a seminar to assist students in the application process.

Tuesday, 2:30 – 4:20 PM; MGH 241; SLN: 14810

 

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UW Medicine 2016 Mini-Medical School

UW mini medicine

​​​​​​​UW Medicine’s 2016 Mini-Medical School is a thought-provoking lecture series about medical issues of the day, looking across education, research and clinical care at UW Medicine.

7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, February 2 through March 8, 2016

Attendance is free, but registration by January 29 is required.

Topics will include:

February 2: Creating a cancer care map

Learn about current tools and resources available to physicians and patients to develop comprehensive cancer treatment plans.

February 9: What’s bugging your stomach

The gut is a complex system that makes a big impact on overall health. Find out more about the environment in your gut and some of the conditions that disrupt healthy functioning.

February 16: Modern maladies

From malaria to the non-infectious, what diseases impact our world?

February 23: Getting patients and docs on the same page

Hear about technological advancements in OpenNotes and telehealth, which allow patients and doctors to share information in new ways.

March 1: Coping with the most serious illnesses

Discover the difference between palliative and terminal illness care, as well as techniques for coping with chronic conditions whether you or a loved one is afflicted.

March 8: Rural Medicine

Find out about WWAMI curriculum updates and new partnerships that will ensure tomorrow’s rural doctors are prepared for new challenges.

 

 

 

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#BLACKLIVESMATTER Imperative of Racial Justice Activism

Black Lives Matter - Jan 22 2016

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Oppression Under the Skin – event tomorrow!

oppression under the skin 2016

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Nutritional Sciences Minor

  Nutritional Sciences Minor

Interested in nutrition? Want to know more about food studies and public health? The Minor in Nutritional Sciences is a strong addition for students interested in health fields. Students pursuing the minor are presented with a multidisciplinary perspective on the field of nutritional sciences, including its metabolic/biochemical, behavioral, and public health aspects.

Learn more at http://depts.washington.edu/nutr/undergraduate-study/nutritional-sciences-minor/. Please contact ugnutr@uw.edu with any questions.  

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AED – First general meeting of Winter 2016

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Welcome back Premeds,

Hope everyone’s first week went well! It is now time to get back to where we left off in AED. A reminder, that all our general meetings this quarter will be taking place in SAV 260. We have a couple of announcements to make for the upcoming week:

First General Meeting:

Join AED for our first meeting of Winter Quarter featuring a RESEARCH panel. We’ll have undergrads speaking about how they got into their labs and an MD/PhD discussing how research has influenced their career. Come to this phenomenal meeting this Tuesday, January 12th from 6-7pm in SAV 260.

AED Merchandise:

Pick up your t-shirts and quarter-zips on Tuesday at the first general meeting in SAV 260! We will be handing them out at the end.

UW AED Website:  http://www.aeduw.com

 

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A caution to premed students participating in clinical experiences abroad

As plans for spring break and summer are starting to form, your pre-health advisers would like to remind students that there are important considerations to keep in mind when participating in medical/clinical experiences abroad.  The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has specific guidelines for premed students considering in these types of programs:

(copy and paste this link) www.aamc.org/download/181690/data/guidelinesforstudentsprovidingpatientcare.pdf

The AAMC also advises:

Students should be aware that it is not necessary to travel abroad to serve those in need. There are many opportunities to help the disadvantaged and other underserved groups in the U.S. There are likely worthwhile volunteer opportunities in your own community, with many more around the country. Also, be mindful that while appropriate experience in other countries can be valuable and may be viewed as complementary, if you plan to practice in the U.S, it is particularly important to understand U.S. healthcare.

Looking for a local health care organization to volunteer with?

Health Point Clinics – http://www.healthpointchc.org/work-here/volunteer

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What is the difference between a PA and a Nurse Practitioner?

 

A quick professions comparison chart from : http://www.pg2pa.org/PA_NP.html 

PA or Nurse Practitioner

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Delta Delta Sigma Pre-dental

We hope you will come join us at our first general meeting of the year! We will be introducing officers, presenting future DDS events, volunteer opportunities, and new membership levels that we have implemented! There will also be a 30 minute volunteer opportunity, so don’t miss out! There will be FREE pizza and drinks provided!

What: Winter Quarter General Meeting

WhenTuesday, January 12

Time4:30-5:30PM

Where: Bagley 260

Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/events/482248448653042/

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