Summer Health Professions Education Program webinar 10/26

The University of Washington Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Public Health are hosting a webinar on the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP).

This program, formerly known as SMDEP, is a free 6 week residential program for underrepresented and disadvantaged freshman and sophomore college students interested in health professions.

The application deadline is February 15th and the program is now open to DACA students.  In addition to room and board, students are provided a $600 stipend, and travel is paid for up to $500.

This is a national program with 13 sites.

They will be holding a webinar on Thursday, October 26th  from 11:30-12:30.  Please RSVP for the link to join the webinar.

 

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Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program — app opens 11/1

The mission of the Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program is to recruit and educate a wide spectrum of students from diverse backgrounds, focusing on those under-represented in STEM, and broaden their knowledge base in the field of biomedical research, including translational, clinical and basic research; and to inspire students to pursue a career in research, medicine or allied fields, especially in Neuroscience.

Participation Includes:

  • Eight week lab placement in one of our neuroscience labs
  • Weekly Neurological Surgery Grand Round Lectures
  • Weekly Neuroscience Faculty Lectures
  • OR Observation
  • Student presentation of individual program focus
  • Stipends are set by the NIH at $3,200 over 8 weeks for college students and $2,667 for high school students. (Note: high school or recent high school graduates must be 18 years of age or older to participate.) Limited housing stipends (no meals or transportation) are available for 3-4 out of area students.

The 2018 session will run from June 18 through August 10, 2018.

Applications will be open on their website from November 1, 2017 through January 2, 2018.

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Applying to Health Professional School seminar — Winter 2018

GEN ST 297 A (15092)
Applying to Health Professional School

This seminar will meet Tuesdays from 2:30-4:20 in Winter Quarter 2018.

The course is designed for UW students and alumni who are planning to apply in the current year to graduate-level health professional programs, including dental, medical, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant and veterinary schools.

Class time will include small group work, short lectures, and visits from experts, including admissions officials and health professionals.

Seminar participants will be able to:

  • Identify salient criteria for choosing target schools
  • Articulate personal fit with their health profession of interest
  • Prepare a compelling application to a health professional program

For more information, please email Dan Poux at danpoux@uw.edu.

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HCASB Applications Now Open

We are very excited to announce that ALL applications are now open! This includes Team Leader, Committee, Participant, and Scholarship. Links are as follows:

Team Leader: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/hcasb/341358

Committee: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/hcasb/341355

Participant: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/hcasb/341357

Scholarship: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/hcasb/341058

Team Leader and Committee Applications are due Sunday, November 5 at 11:59 PM. Participant and Scholarship Applications are due Monday, December 18 at 11:59 PM.

We will also hold several information sessions, with the first one this Friday, October 20 in HUB 238 at 7:00 PM. We hope to see you there!

 

Best,

HCASB Steering Committee

www.hcasb.org

 

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Environmental Health Research Opportunity

Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH)

Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH) is now accepting applications from underrepresented undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Washington to conduct environmental health science-related research alongside faculty in the School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Science (DEOHS). Student researchers will be eligible for up to 2 years of funding, full-time during summer and part-time during the academic year.

We are currently look for two (2) students to work on the following research projects:

Project # 1: Evaluation of weather communication approaches as part of a heat alert system for agricultural supervisors.

We have an opening for an undergraduate student to assist on a research project focused on the prevention of adverse heat related illness in agricultural workers.

This project will test the relative benefits of different weather forecast formats, comparing decisions made with and without uncertainty and other parameters.  The student will work in collaboration with the research team, PI, and collaborators in UW Psychology to: help design a study, enroll participants in computerized experiments, analyze data, and – with collaborators at Washington State University’s AgWeatherNet weather station program – assist in incorporating the findings from this work into a heat alert system for agricultural supervisors.

Note: Experiments and analysis would likely occur during academic year ’17-18, and activities that translate findings into the practice would likely occur during ’18-19.

Desired qualifications: Undergraduate at junior level with completed coursework, and/or interest in psychology, meteorology, and/or public health.  Planned or completed introductory coursework in bio/statistics. Experience using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word and conducting literature searches.

Project # 2: Measuring chemical markers in air and dust to improve understanding of people’s exposure to diesel exhaust.

We have an opening for an undergraduate student to assist with research projects intended to improve our understanding of people’s exposure to diesel exhaust.  We will be measuring chemical markers of diesel exhaust in air and dust samples and by biomonitoring individuals within communities that have varying levels of traffic-related air pollution. The student would work in our lab under supervision of a research scientist to help develop and/or improve our analytical methods and analyze samples collected by collaborators in California.  The overall goals of the project are: 1) to compare exposures in communities that are heavily impacted with lesser impacted communities, 2) compare levels in child-parent pairs to understand exposure patterns across age groups, 3) examine the robustness of measuring air/dust samples compared with biomonitoring, and 4) evaluate the effectiveness of California’s diesel regulations.

Desired qualifications: Undergraduate at junior level with completed course work in chemistry.  Interest in public health research.

Questions? Please contact sure@uw.edu

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Business Leaders in Healthcare (BLHC) Event

Come to BLHC’s first meeting of the year!

We will be hosting a panel of students from the Master’s of Health Administration Student Association (MHASA), who will be able to answer questions on the intersection between Business and Healthcare, as well as answer questions on the Masters of Health Administration program.

During this time, you will also get a chance to learn about the mentoring program being enacted where you will be mentored by an MHA student!

PIZZA AND DRINKS WILL BE PROVIDED!!

RSVP to our event here-> https://www.facebook.com/events/1115755695221082/?ti=icl

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“How to Write a Great Personal Statement” webinar 10/17

Tomorrow the American Association of Medical Colleges will partner with the National Research Mentoring Network to co-host a webinar on “How to Write a Great Personal Statement”.

https://nrmnet.net/event/nrmn-career-development-webinar-how-to-write-a-great-personal-statement-with-the-aamc/

When: Oct 17, 2017 11:00 pm – 12:00 pm Pacific Time

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/12745d30ded1cf1734538d7d4481ef37 

The Personal Statement introduces you to the admissions committee – as a budding scientist and as a person. The goal of this webinar is to provide some general guidelines and important information about the personal statement so that your statement successfully introduces you to the committee.

Presenters will explain why applicants for any program are required to write a statement and will review the different types of statements including a personal history, a research statement, a statement of purpose, or a combination of all three.

Speakers will highlight the major Personal Statement elements that every admissions committee wants to see, and finally, they will present an outline for a sample personal statement.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

Speakers: Drs. Victoria Freedman, Audra Van Wart, Cynthia Wright

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Duke University Summer Biomedical Sciences Institute — application opens 11/6

The application cycle will begin soon for the Duke University School of Medicine Summer Biomedical Sciences Institute, formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program.

SBSI at Duke is a free six-week (full tuition, housing and meals) summer residential experience for rising college sophomores and rising juniors designed to strengthen students’ skills by providing intensive science course work, critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills necessary to ensure they are competitive for medical or dental school.

This year’s program dates are June 9, 2018 – July 20, 2018.

The web address is https://sbsi.duhs.duke.edu/.

The application opens on November 6, 2017 and closes on March 1, 2018.

Institute highlights include:

  • Web-based instruction in science, quantitative topics and medical writing
  • Assisting each student with developing and implementing a personal academic and career plan
  • Health Disparities
  • Improving students writing and communication skills
  • Learning skills and test-taking strategies – participants understand how to take standardized tests and help them develop methods for self-study in exam preparation

While on Duke’s campus scholars have extensive opportunities to interact with medical school faculty, basic science and math faculty, and clinicians in a world class medical center during their six-week stay.

Housing and meals are provided free and SBSI scholars have access to all libraries and academic resources of the Duke University School of Medicine, as well as all Duke University student services and recreational facilities

Transportation assistance is provided based on need, and each scholar receives a stipend of $600 upon completion of the program.

Should you need further information, call 919-684-5882 or send e-mail to sbsi@dm.duke.edu.

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Scribing Opportunity Available at Polyclinic Seattle

ScribeAmerica is currently looking to recruit students to work as Scribes in the Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics departments at The Polyclinic in Seattle, WA.  The scribe will work one on one with board certified physicians assisting with documentation for each patient evaluated by the doctor.  It is an exceptional opportunity for any student interested in medicine to gain first-hand experience following a physician in an emergency department setting.

The role of a scribe is to closely collaborate with their assigned physician by documenting the history of each patient evaluated, the doctor’s physical examination, the results of laboratory/radiological studies ordered, and the eventual diagnosis and disposition.  Becoming a scribe provides the student with first rate exposure to medical terminology, disease processes, procedures, medications, and the medical decision making process performed by outpatient physicians.

This job is not for everyone; the complexity of the material and fast-paced environment necessitate that only the sharpest and most motivated students succeed as a scribe. We are looking for dependable and hard working employees that have a desire for an eventual career in medicine, or are interested in learning more about careers in medicine.  There are multiple shifts throughout the week and each shift consists of following a single physician, usually lasting 8-10 hours. It is expected that each scribe can commit to 2 shifts per week for at least 2 years.

Paid classroom & clinical training is provided. The training is extensive and intense. Each employee will have multiple training sessions both in the classroom and the emergency department during which we teach the flow of the emergency room, extensive medical terminology, and appropriate medical/legal documentation.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity which has demonstrated itself to be excellent experience for students preparing for careers in medicine.  Our past employees that excelled as scribes have gone on to receive outstanding evaluations in their clinical trials and residencies.

For more information you may also visit our website www.scribeamerica.com.  Please contact me if you have any questions about our program.

Regards,

 

Fariha Rafa
Junior Project Leader
Direct: 405.535.4147 | Corporate: 877.488.5479
fariha.rafa@scribeamerica.com
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UW Physical Therapy Research Symposium 11/30

Please join the faculty of the Division of Physical Therapy Department of Rehabilitation Medicine to learn about their current research projects during an interactive poster presentation.

Thursday, November 30, 5:00-7:00 pm

Health Sciences Lobby

Refreshments will be served.

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Volunteer on-campus with Bloodworks Northwest

Real Dawgs Save Lives Every Day

Help Save Lives-Volunteer on-campus with BloodworksNorthwest!

  • Serve refreshments while monitoring donors for any adverse reactions following their blood donation.

Volunteer scheduling is flexible

  • On-line scheduling
  • On-campus volunteer opportunities
  • Volunteer when it fits in with your schedule

Steps to volunteering

Questions?  Contact Robyn Chernick at Robync@bloodworksnw.org or call 206-427-1654.

 

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Health Care Alternative Spring Break Applications Now Open

We are very excited to announce that Team Leader and Committee Applications are live! Links for the applications are as follows:

Team Leader: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/hcasb/341358

Committee: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/hcasb/341355

Participant Applications will be opening soon, stay tuned to hear about those! We will also be holding information sessions starting next week (room and time details to come).

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Best,

HCASB Steering Committee

www.hcasb.org

 

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Eta Tau Eta General Meeting Next Tuesday

Hello Huskies!

Thank you to everyone who came out to Eta Tau Eta Prehealth Service Society’s table at last week’s RSO fair. It was great meeting you all. I hope everyone is getting a good start to the quarter.

Our next general meeting will be next Tuesday at 6:00 PM, in Smith 115. Come meet all of the officers and fellow pre-health students! There will be pizza, games, and volunteer announcements for the upcoming quarter as well as writing virtual cards for Rwanda’s Butaro Cancer Center. Feel free to bring your friends, everyone is welcome!

Link to Facebook event is here-

https://www.facebook.com/events/134706087167328/?ti=icl

We hope to see you all there!

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UW Rehabilitation Medicine Open House 11/8

You are invited to attend an Open House for the UW Rehabilitation Medicine programs for Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Occupational Therapy and Master of Prosthetics & Orthotics.

  • Meet faculty
  • Meet current students
  • Participate in demonstrations

November 8, 2017
5:10 – 6:30 PM
Check-in BB 804

“Welcome to Rehab Medicine”- Susan Spaulding, MS, L/CPO – 5:10 to 5:20 PM
Individual Program Exploration – 5:20 – 6:30 PM

Navigating to Check-in
Enter the building from UW Medical Center’s main entrance and turn right. Follow the main hallway past the Pacific elevators to the first intersection. Turn left. Ride the BB elevators to the 8th floor.

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Nutritional Sciences Minor

Nutritional Sciences Minor

Interested in nutrition? Want to know more about food systems 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.

Minor requirements can be viewed online at http://depts.washington.edu/nutr/undergraduate-study/nutritional-sciences-minor/.  Please contact ugnutr@uw.edu with any questions.  

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