2017 Husky Presidential Ambassadors Leadership Institute

Want to study abroad in China, explore cultural perspectives of leadership and connect with incoming international students?  Consider the Husky Presidential Ambassador Leadership Institute Exploration Seminar!

 Visit the Study Abroad website to learn more. Application deadline is February 15.

Program Description

The Husky Presidential Ambassadors (HPA) Leadership Institute is a unique opportunity for a cohort of current UW students and a cohort of incoming first year Chinese international students to participate together in a cross-cultural leadership development immersion experience. Globalization has created a need for leaders with greater understanding of cultural differences and increased competencies in cross-cultural communication and practice. Leadership Institute participants will gain valuable skills in intercultural communication, explore cultural perspectives of leadership and study leadership practices in a global setting. The HPA Leadership Institute creates an innovative education model that will facilitate the cultivation of young global leaders who think beyond boundaries.

Students selected as Husky Presidential Ambassadors will spend one week in academic preparation in Seattle before traveling to China for two weeks. UW students will spend the first week in Beijing visiting historical sites and being exposed to Chinese cultural surroundings. The cohort of incoming first year Chinese international students will join the current UW student cohort during the second week to participate in an experiential leadership development curriculum. Participants will connect leadership theory to practice by meeting with local and national government officials, business leaders and community change agents while also engaging in skill-building and self-reflective opportunities that will accelerate their personal leadership development.

This program is designed for UW students across all majors who are interested in exploring the concept of leadership in a global context and building stronger bridges between domestic and international student communities at the UW.

Check out last year’s program blog.

Program details

  • Students will stay in residence halls at Tsinghua University, an important international partner of the University of Washington.
  • Students will receive 6 GEN ST credits.

Pre-requisites/Language Requirements

  • This program is designed for current UW undergraduate students from any major and incoming first year international students from China who are interested in accelerating their leadership development in this cross-cultural exchange. We will also be looking for students who are interested in sharing their Husky experience and supporting the transition of incoming first year students from China.
  • Proficiency in the Chinese language is not required.

Cost, Financial Aid and Scholarships

  • The program fee cost to participate is $2,100 (not including airfare) + $350 study abroad fee.
  • Most forms of financial aid can be applied to study abroad.  You can verify that your financial aid award will apply to your program costs by contacting the Office of Student Financial Aid.
  • A number of $2,500 scholarships will be available to Pell Grant and Husky Promise eligible students accepted to this program.

Learn more and apply!

  • Visit the Study Abroad website to learn more about the program and get full details on credits and fees.
  • Application deadline is February 15.

Have questions?
Contact Program Co-Directors Fran Lo at franlo@uw.edu or Professor Liping Yu at lyu@uw.edu.

The Husky Presidential Ambassadors Leadership Institute is sponsored by the Office of Global Affairs in collaboration with the Husky Leadership Initiative and First Year Programs.

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Interested in global health and looking for a gap year opportunity? Global Health Corps Fellowship applications now open!

Global Health Crops is recruiting committed and empathetic young leaders to drive positive change in the world. Everyone has a role to play in the health equity movement – what’s yours? 150 fellowship positions for the 2017-2018 Global Health Corps (GHC) fellowship class are now open through January 18, 2017!

GHC is recruiting talented young leaders (ages 21-30) who bring a diversity of skills to the field of global health. Through a one year paid fellowship, GHC provides intensive leadership training while fellows work within high impact roles at health-focused partner organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia, including:

For more information and to apply, visit http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply/

Health is a human right, and we’re working to make that a reality. Join our next class of fellows and our nearly 750-strong leadership community worldwide! Applications close January 18, 2017 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting in late-December.
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New “How I studied for the MCAT Exam” tool by AAMC

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is excited to announce a new resource now available to students tohelp them as they prepare for the MCAT exam. “How I Studied for the MCAT Exam” includes profiles for 17 students who self-identified as having performed well on the exam. The profiles include insight on how the students performed, their overall study approach, tips, any challenges they faced and overcame, and “do’s and don’ts” for students to be aware of as they prepare. They can be found at: https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/taking-mcat-exam/how-i-prepared-mcat-exam/aamc-mcat-prep

The tool is designed to help students as you develop your own study schedules and begin studying and preparation, as well as provide some inspiration and motivation to tackle the exam.

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PCAT Announcement: Registration open for February 2017

Pearson is opening an additional test administration as requested by the PCAT Advisory Committee for the 2016-17 admission cycle.  The administration is scheduled from February 1-14, 2017.  Registration will open on December 19 at PCATweb.info.  Please note that all scheduling is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Candidates should register no later than January 18, 2017.  Registering anytime thereafter will incur a late fee.

Important dates to communicate to interested PCAT candidates are listed below.

February 2017 Administration

Testing Window: 2/1/2017-2/14/2017

Registration and Scheduling Opens: 12/19/2016

Registration and Scheduling Deadline: 1/18/2017

Late Registration and Scheduling Deadline: 1/25/2017

Cancellation Deadline: 1/27/2017

If you have questions, please contact Scoring.Services@pearson.com.​

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$1000 Tutor the People Pre-Med Scholarship (due 07/2017)

**This posting is shared to notify pre-health students of a FREE Pre-Med Scholarship through Tutor the People (a third party test prep company). The UW and UW UAA Pre-Health Advising team does not endorse one test prep company over any other. We encourage students to consider all test prep options to identify the best fit for them.  

Direct all inquiries to the contact information in the post for more information on this particular option.**

ttp_logo_largePrize Details: Scholarship Recipient: $1,000 payable to your current undergraduate or future medical school tuition.

Due Date: 07/01/2017

Word Count: 300 – 500 words
Format: MLA

How to Enter: Craft an essay that responds to the prompt “How will an MD degree help you achieve your life goals?”

Attach your PDF essay submission online here: https://tutorthepeople.com/test-prep/mcat/#scholarships.

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Stressed out? Looking for a Winter Quarter elective?

Consider registering for NURS 204 Learning Wellness: Healthy Ways to Respond to Stressful Student Life (3)
SLN: 18303
Wednesdays at 2:30-5:20
HSK K069

Come learn what to do when you’re stressed out! You’ll learn about self-care and other tools from top experts on health, wellness and self-care.

This course is open to all students across departments.

We’ll examine the intimate connections of body, mind, spirit, as well as how stress challenges personal health. Provides overview of methods that respond to stress in health-producing ways, including time management, making healthy choices, and practicing wellness.

Discusses evidence for each method and provides experiential components.

Taught by Lisa Taylor-Swanson, PhD, MAcOM, EAMP, a Licensed Acupuncturist and Postdoctoral Fellow in UW School of Medicine, BIME  ljts369@uw.edu

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First Year Programs now accepting applications for FIG & Orientation Leaders


First Year Programs is currently recruiting for their First-year Interest Group (FIG) Leader and Orientation Leader (OL) student positions!

The FIG program is looking for students from all departments who are UW-Seattle undergraduates with strong organizational skills (i.e., not over-committed), and a genuine interest in working with freshmen as they face the challenges and opportunities presented to them as new students.

For more information please attend one of their information sessions listed below or email figs@uw.edu.

Orientation Leaders play a vital role in the orientation process, working closely with new students and their families on a wide variety of topics including academics, student involvement, housing options, and more. Orientation Leaders work during summer quarter and are paid 30-40/hrs per week.

Please email uwao@uw.edu or come to one of the information sessions below with any questions.

Leadership in FYP Workshops: (All workshops will be held in MGH 120)

  • Thursday 1/5 -3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Friday 1/6 – 9:30am-10:30am
  • Monday 1/9 – 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Wednesday 1/11 – 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Thursday 1/19 – 2:30pm-3:30pm

Applications are available online at fyp.washington.edu/apply by 5:00pm on December 12th.  The application deadline is Tuesday, January 23rd by 8:00am.



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Race and Equity Leadership: Interrupting Privilege seminar in Winter quarter


Race and Equity Leadership: Interrupting Privilege

Prof. Ralina Joseph

Winter 2017


Most discussions of inequality focus on violence, disproportionality, and discrimination.  But what about the concept of privilege?  How does privilege – in terms of race, gender, sexuality, and citizenship status – shore up inequality?

This seminar engages questions of privilege through the Graduate School’s yearlong public lecture and workshop series on “Privilege.”  Students – at times with UW alums – will meet weekly to read and discuss the scholarship and activism of the 2016-17 public lecturers, or attend the lectures and workshops themselves, which in the Winter quarter includes UCLA’s education professor Pedro Noguera on inequalities in educational achievements, and UW’s Joy Williamson-Lott on the history of oppression, privilege and education.


GEN ST 197, Section H (SLN 15057) First Year Students

GEN ST 297, Section K (SLN 15072) – Sophomores, Juniors Seniors

Mondays 5:30-6:50pm

CMU 243

1 Credits- Credit/No Credit

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Employment opportunity for alumni & Graduating seniors: Emotion and Development Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD



For more information and online application: visit https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta


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10-week summer program in New York City: NYU’s Project Healthcare

As a member of Project Healthcare students are given the unique opportunity to play an active role in patient care in New York University‘s School of Medicine’s Bellevue Hospital Center’s Emergency Department. Through hands on experience, in one of New York City’s most active emergency departments, our volunteers are able to explore a diverse array of interests and are exposed to the reality of a career in medicine. The volunteers learn to function as patient advocates, and are also exposed to numerous aspects of patient care while working closely with the clinical staff. PHC is a very demanding program, requiring a great deal of commitment on the part of the student. The 2017 program will begin on June 5th and end August 11th, for a total of ten weeks.

In addition to the Emergency Department, which includes adult and pediatric emergency rooms as well as the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, all participants rotate through the Operating Room and Cardiac Catheterization Lab to observe and help facilitate care. They ride along with FDNY EMTs, and spend time with the Social Work staff where they learn about the social needs of patients suffering with issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault, substance abuse, and/or homelessness.

The main function of our volunteers is patient advocacy. This directly translates to providing food and water to patients, providing blankets and clothing and, above all, emotional comfort by way of conversation and interaction. Volunteer participants also engage in concrete tasks such as making up stretchers, transporting patients, providing patient support during procedures, interpreting, assisting with undressing patients, and the stocking and preparation of equipment. In the clinical area, they are afforded the opportunity to observe procedures, assist with custodial care, and interact with patients of varied cultural, social and economic backgrounds. While intermingling with all levels of clinical staff, they may also engage in active networking with RNs, residents, attending physicians, social workers, PCTs and ancillary personnel. In short, our program offers each participant an opportunity to further develop the skills of flexibility, compassion, and creativity, while addressing the demands of spontaneous situations.

Quantitative research has shown that a large majority of our alumni continue their education in the health care field. With many past participants gaining acceptance into some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the nation, citing their experiences in Project Healthcare as pivotal to fostering the motivation and dedication that helped them to achieve success. For our volunteers, it is often the individual patient interactions that are most impactful. Our volunteers appreciate the stories, the experiences and the trust that patients share with them.

More information and, more specifically, the application for Project Healthcare can be accessed through this link. The application for Project Healthcare 2017 is now open and will officially close on Sunday, February 5th at 11:59pm. The application requires the submission of a personal statement, an updated resume and two letters of recommendation. Please note that no particular previous experiences are required. Each year, in selecting our volunteers, we look for a diverse group of students with equally diverse interests and experiences. We welcome any questions, should you have them.

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Summer program: Baltimore Health Immersion Program

A five-week summer program on psychological and social foundations of health builds your capacity to serve as a culturally competent health care professional. The integrated course work, service-learning internship, and networking opportunities prepares you to learn, serve, and lead in the diverse and rapidly changing twentyfirst-century world. The courses develop foundational skills to analyze how health is influenced by psychology, socioeconomic factors, religious beliefs, and neighborhoods in which individuals reside. The service-learning internships in urban health care setting give you an opportunity to deepen your understanding of health disparities and effective service to the most vulnerable.

When? May 21 – June 23, 2017
What? STUDY Introduction to Health Psychology + Urban Health and Faith
(diversity course) – 6 credits
IMMERSION Health service-learning internship in urban setting
Site visits, urban health bus tour, and visiting speakers
GUIDANCE Pre-health workshops and individualized guidance
EVEN MORE Breakfasts and lunches on teaching days

Books included

Deadline? Apply by February 26 , 2017
Questions? Open to Visiting Students (Hosing option available).


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2017 Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program for Pre-MD-PhD in NYC!

Applications for the 2017 Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program in New York City for Pre-MD-PhD students are now being accepted (this program is run by the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program):

  • 10 weeks of independent research at either Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center or The Rockefeller University (all in NYC).
  • Present & participate in weekly journal clubs
  • Scrub into surgeries at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
  • Give an oral, written and poster presentation of your research in front of your family (who are flown in for the event), friends and colleagues.
  • Receive on going mentorship by your “Big Sib” (a current MD-PhD student), as well as weekly meetings with the Program’s leadership.
  • Receive a stipend of $4,300 (minus the cost of housing).duke-nus

Find out more about the Gateways to the Laboratory Program and its unique blended learning format by clicking here and their podcast series “Tri-I Pod” (available on iTunes).

Eligibility Requirements - The Gateways to the Laboratory Program is for:

  • Freshman and sophomores (at time of application) only;
  • Underrepresented minority and/or disadvantaged backgrounds or have a disability;
  • US Citizens/Permanent Residents;
  • Students who wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degrees after college.

Application deadline:  February 1, 2017

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New Masters track in Construction Management Occupational Safety and Health at UW

The CMOSH program is a new track within the M.S. Construction Management degree program at the University of Washington, with a specific emphasis on Construction Management Occupational Safety and Health. This track aims to produce construction management leaders who will have the knowledge and skills to integrate project management and occupational health and safety for true project success.

Full financial support may also be available to students. Contingent upon funding from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, the CMOSH track will provide up to three trainee fellowship positions (including tuition waivers and monthly stipend benefits) to highly qualified applicants who are U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents. Applications for 2017 autumn enrollment are due on/before February 1st, 2017, and students are encouraged to apply early. For more information, see the flier below or visit their website: http://cm.be.uw.edu/cmosh


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DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship program for study, research and internships in Germany

The DAAD offers a wide variety of funding opportunities for students including summer research internships for students in the sciences.

DAAD RISE: Research Internships in Science and Engineering

  • Competitive summer internship program for students in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences and Engineering
  • Students work with research groups at universities and top research institutions
  • Length of program is 2-3 months during summer term
  • Working Language is English
  • Scholars receive stipends from DAAD to help cover living expenses
  • Over 300 students are awarded annually

Important Dates:
December 9th -Information Session at 12pm in MGH 171
January 15, 2017 Application Deadline

You can find more information at the DAAD Rise at the website or by scheduling an appointment with EXPD in MGH 171.

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Internship Opportunity with Seattle Children’s Innovative Technologies Lab (SCITL)

Using technology to improve the lives of children:


Image provided by SCITL lab

Seattle Children’s Innovative Technologies Lab (SCITL), directed by Dr. Frederick Shic , is dedicated to developing everyday technologies for improving the lives of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities.

Areas of work include biomarker development – primarily using eye tracking and near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) – to track the effects of treatment, understand developmental and behavioral heterogeneity, and to predict clinical outcomes. We are also developing innovative technologies including mobile apps, video games, robots, smart toys and virtual reality, to enable next-generation sensing and therapeutics.

We are looking for interns that are interested in working at the intersection of developmental science, child health and social neuroscience.

Primary Tasks:

  • Assist with eye-tracking and fNIRS experiments on toddlers and children with autism and typical development
  • Entering data
  • Assist with the preparation of manuscripts, grants and presentations
  • Providing general assistance relevant to the functioning of the lab

In addition you will have the opportunity to participate in weekly science meetings, monthly autism meetings with multiple sites and other research and didactic experiences.


  • Six hours per week commitment (hours flexible)
  • Three quarter commitment required

This is an unpaid internship, but you may choose to receive 499 credit for your involvement.


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