Be a Tutor-Mentor: EDUC 401 F & G


Attention, Pre-Health Juniors & Seniors!

It’s Not Too Late to Gain Experience and Make a Difference 

Be a Tutor-Mentor: EDUC 401 F & G

This Winter Quarter, 2016, UW’s Academic Support Programs is pairing pre-health juniors and seniors with transfer, freshman, and sophomore students who are considering careers in healthcare and are also transitioning socially, culturally, and academically to the UW. This is a great opportunity for seasoned pre-health students to “pay it forward” and share their knowledge and experience with students who need a little extra support at the very start of their academic journeys.

As part of the program, you will participate in a service-learning seminar titled “EDUC 401: Higher Education Tutoring and Mentorship.” This weekly seminar will introduce you to tutoring, mentoring, and teaching methodologies that you will apply to your work with your own mentee.

  • Seminar meets on Mondays from 3:30-4:50 PM or from 6:00-7:20 PM
  • Tutoring takes place on campus
  • Receive 2 credits for working with one student, or 3 credits for working with two students
  • A letter of recommendation will be available upon request after completion of the seminar

For more information, visit our website at:

For registration information, please contact Ahnya Redman at:

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Looking to get involved with the Pipeline Project and give back to the WA community?

 Students of all majors are encouraged to apply!

Tutor at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle during Winter Quarter with the UW Pipeline Project!
The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Spring quarter to work with about 40 different schools, and would love to have you!

Volunteer during Winter Quarter:
We’ll help you get set up tutoring in a K-12 classroom or community organization.  Tutors make a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one quarter.
The schedule is flexible: schools need tutors Mon-Fri between 7:30 and 5pm. And we offer transportation to some of our partner schools that have the highest need for tutors.
Take an EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline Seminar Class for Credit:
Participate in a weekly Pipeline seminar and tutor for at least 2.5 hours a week at a Seattle school or community organization! All of our courses are Credit/No Credit, are I & S credits, and are listed under EDUC 401. The number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. 2 credits: weekly seminar and tutor 2-3 hours per week. Seminars are a fantastic opportunity to learn about issues in public education and tutoring strategies, while reflecting and learning from your tutoring site.

Take a look at the Pipeline Winter Seminars:

Inner Pipeline Seminar Spotlight:

EDUC 401B: Race and Equity in Elementary School Education
Tuesdays 3:30-6:20pm

In the current age of national racial justice movements, race and equity in public schools has become part of national discourse. However, this said discourse has focused almost entirely on higher education and to a lesser extent secondary schools. This is curious, as the literature is clear that racial justice education is most effective and necessary before students reach secondary and higher education. The fluidity of racial identity development, racial logic/understanding, and family-teacher engagement distinct to the PreK-5 setting makes this a prime age group to focus efforts.  In other words, if we are going to change the relationship between schools, racism, and race formation, we need to focus on the first school many students attend: elementary school.

Sign up to tutor with the UW Pipeline Project! Middle and high schools in Seattle need volunteers who have taken college level math or science. Your skills are greatly appreciated!




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MLS Information Session: November 18, 2016


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Health Informatics and Health Information Management 2017-2018 Admissions Application Workshop

This workshop will cover how to apply to the program, key dates and step by step instructions on completing the HIHIM application form, tips on personal statement and making an effective application. Come join us and learn about the major and the application process!

Date: THURSDAY, November 17, 2016

Current UW Students:  5:00-6:00 pm
Transfer Applicants:     6:30-7:30 pm

Workshop Location
UW Tower
4333 Brooklyn Avenue NE
22nd Floor Conference Room
Parking – UW Tower Garage

Please RSVP for this event at:
First Name | Last Name | Email

Directions to UW Tower:

*Early Application Deadline – February 15, 2017                 General Application Deadline – May 1, 2017

*Prospects are invited to apply for early acceptance to the HIHIM program only if they have completed all prerequisite coursework and meet the minimum grade and grade point average requirements at the time of application.

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2017 SHPEP applications are OPEN!

SHPEP logoThe Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) application is now open!  Formerly SMDEP (Summer Medical and Dental Education Program), the program expanded for the Summer of 2017 to include a broader range of health professions beyond medicine and dentistry to include pharmacy, nursing, optometry, public health, physical therapy and physician assistant.

This FREE academic enrichment program for freshman and sophomore college students interested in the health professions is hosted at 13 institutions across the United States (including the University of Washington School of Medicine Center for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (CEDI) in collaboration with the Schools of Dentistry and Public Health).  Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the program’s goal is to increase diversity in the health professions. The program offers the following experiences:

  • Academic enrichment in the basic sciences;
  • Career development activities;
  • Learning and study skills seminars;
  • Exposure to clinical settings; and
  • Workshops on financial planning and health policy

The curriculum will also expose participants to concepts and the practice of Interprofessional Health education.

Early Admissions DEADLINE: February 1st, 2017
Regular Admissions DEADLINE: March 1st, 2017.  Early applications are strongly encouraged.  More information is available at

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Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities at UAB: SIBS and PARAdiGM


The Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program and the Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) introduce outstanding undergraduates to the exciting career options of being a scientific investigator while also being a practicing physician. Eligible students may apply to both programs.

These two eight-week programs are held concurrently from June 1-July 28, 2017. Students will receive stipends and free on-campus housing but will be responsible for their own meals, for travel to and from Birmingham, and other expenses.

Students in both programs will be introduced to the concept of scientific research, principles of scientific experimentation, the proper methods of data analysis, the interpretation, presentation, and translational applications of research results, and to clinicians who practice at academic medical centers.

Applications must be submitted online and the deadline is February 15, 2017.

Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program

Our goal in offering this fellowship is to give talented undergraduate students the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of intensive, hypothesis-drive laboratory research. This experience should help students make well informed decisions about future career plans.  Previous research experience is not required. We especially welcome applications from students who are interested in research as a potential career, including students interested in PhD and MD/PhD programs. We accept fifteen students per summer into this program. We expect applicants to SIBS to have completed at least their sophomore year of undergraduate coursework. We anticipate that successful candidates will typically demonstrate grade point averages of 3.0 (“B”) or higher, especially in science, math, and related areas.

Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM)

The PARAdiGM program focuses on undergraduates from diverse and underrepresented minority backgrounds, and offers the opportunity to participate in the program for two summers. In addition to working in the laboratory of a faculty mentor with an actively funded biomedical research program, PARAdiGM participants will learn about careers in academic medical centers (AMCs) by shadowing clinician-investigators in their clinics, as well as on in-patient rounds. At the end of the first summer in the program, the students will write an abstract and participate in both a local and national poster presentation of their research results. The students will also receive instruction in essay writing, MCAT preparation, and critical career skills. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide undergraduate students with an understanding and appreciation of the biomedical research process so as to encourage them to pursue careers studying patients and their diseases after further postgraduate training in graduate and medical education. Previous research experience is not required in order to apply.  The PARAdiGM program is especially useful for students who do not have local access to biomedical research and/or academic physician-scientist role models.

You can learn more about SIBS and PARAdiGM by contacting Jackie Bennett at



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Health Informatics and Health Information Management 2017-2018 Admissions Application Workshop

This workshop will cover how to apply to the program, key dates and step by step instructions on completing the HIHIM application form, tips on personal statement and making an effective application. Come join us and learn about the major and the application process!

Date: November 17, 2016

Current UW Students:  5:00-6:00 pm
Transfer Applicants:     6:30-7:30 pm

Workshop Location
UW Tower
4333 Brooklyn Avenue NE
22nd Floor Conference Room
Parking UW Tower Garage

Please RSVP for this event at: with your Full name and Email contact

Directions to UW Tower:

*Early Application Deadline – February 15, 2017

General Application Deadline – May 1, 2017

*Prospects are invited to apply for early acceptance to the HIHIM program only if they have completed all prerequisite coursework and meet the minimum grade and grade point average requirements at the time of application.

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AAMC Minority Student Medical Career Fair – Reminder

aamc-minority-student-medical-career-fairHow do you make the most of your time at the Minority Student Medical Career Fair? Be sure to review our fact sheet and learn what to wear, what to expect, and how to prepare with our event checklist!

Haven’t had a chance to register?  On-site registration is available!  The registration desk opens at 7:00am. The first 500 college students will receive a FREE, one-year subscription to the Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR). This online database allows you to browse, sort, and compare information about individual medical schools.

Don’t forget to go to our Facebook Event page to RSVP and share the event! Join the conversation on Twitter by using #FutureDocs.

Minority Student Medical Career Fair
Saturday, November 12, 2016
8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Check-in at 7:00)
Washington State Convention Center, Hall 4F
Seattle, WA

For more information, please contact Katie Hunter at

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Summer Biomedical Science Institute @ Duke University


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 program was formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP@Duke).

This year’s program dates are June 10 – July 20, 2017.

Attached is a brochure; the web address is:

The application opens on November 11, 2016 and closes on March 1, 2017.

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 SMDEP 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 $600.00 upon completion of the program.


Should you need further information call 919-684-5882 or send e-mail to or


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Duke/National University of Singapore Medical School info session 11/15


Clinicians who were trained in non-medical disciplines prior to attending graduate medical school may find themselves better equipped to solve healthcare problems from different angles.

Duke-NUS Medical School, with its emphasis on teamwork, leadership, research, creativity and critical thinking, trains individuals from a diversity of backgrounds to practice and improve the practice of medicine.

Find out more during this talk by Associate Professor Sandy Cook, Interim Vice Dean of Education at Duke-NUS Medical School. She will introduce the School and its MD and PhD programmes, as well as speak about scholarships and financial aid available to students from University of Washington.

Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 – 17:00

Grand Hyatt Seattle 721 Pine St, Seattle WA 98101 (The exact venue will be emailed to registrants)

Click here to register.

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Seattle MESA: recruiting UW students to tutor STEM subjects with high school students

Seattle MESA would like to invite you to make a difference next quarter in a high school student’s life. We are recruiting UW students for our tutoring program.

If you are a dynamic student that has a passion for tutoring STEM subjects and a desire to help a high school student in his/her math and/or science class, this program is for you. If you are interested please contact Joffrey Hooks at or (206) 685-7907.

Some benefits to the program are:

  • Earn up to 10 elective credits
  • Develop your teaching/training skills
  • Build confidence in your STEM subject area
  • Work with other great volunteers
  • Positively motivate and mentor a student
  • Plus, MESA provides the transportation so you don’t have to drive your car, ride a bike or take the bus.Seattle MESA
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Interested in learning about infants & toddlers? Looking for a winter 2017 elective?

Consider NSG 432: Infants and Toddlers – Risk, Resilience and Relationships

Offered: Winter 2017 ONLY to students across campus
ONLINE 5 credit course
SLN: 18287

Description – Using an infant mental health framework, this course emphasizes:

  • biological, psychological, and cultural factors that may alter developmental trajectories in pregnancy and early childhood
  • the importance of early relationships in supporting competencies and mitigating risk
  • how your own experience of being a child  impacts you as a professional and parent
  • research-based principles and approaches to supporting families, teachers and caregivers of young children


Colleen O. Dillon, PhD is a Clinical Associate Professor in Family and Child Nursing at the University of Washington. She is a clinical psychologist with advanced expertise in infant and early childhood mental health. She teaches in the Early Childhood and Family Studies program in the College of Education.

Miriam Hirschstein, PhD is a Senior Research Scientist in Family and Child Nursing at the University of Washington. She currently directs an evaluation partnership with Educare Early Learning Center, a model of center-based early childhood education located in White Center, Seattle.

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Medical Laboratory Sciences info session 11/18


  • Do you like biology and chemistry classes?
  • Do you enjoy solving puzzles?
  • Do you enjoy an intellectual challenge?
  • Have you considered a career in the health professions?

If so, then Medical Laboratory Science may be the major and career for you.

This is the third largest health profession and is critical to the discovery, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

To learn more about this bachelor of science degree at UW, attend an info session Friday November 18 at 2:30 pm in D209/Turner Auditorium in the UW Magnuson Health Sciences Building.

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The Barry Goldwater Scholarship application is OPEN for students interested in research careers in any setting (academia, industry, etc.)

Sophomores and juniors engaged in research still have time to apply for the Goldwater Scholarship! The Goldwater Foundation seeks to attract outstanding students into research careers in any setting (academia, industry, etc.). Students engaged in research in fields of Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering, Engineering, Geosciences, Life Sciences, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, and Psychology may be eligible to apply. To view the eligible sub-fields, see

Scholarships of up to $7,500 a year are provided to help cover costs associated with tuition, fees, books, room and board.

UW is able to nominate up to 4 candidates to compete for the national Goldwater Scholarships. To be considered for UW nomination, students should complete UW’s online application form at

UW DEADLINE for applications: November 13, 2016.

In 2016-17, UW’s Thomas Sedlock Icon Scholarship will also be awarded in connection with UW’s Goldwater Scholarship nominations. Any UW Goldwater nominees not awarded the Goldwater Scholarship will receive a Sedlock Icon Scholarship in the range of $3,000-$6,000. Sedlock Icon Scholarship award decisions will be made in early April, after final Goldwater Scholarship national selection decisions are announced.


To be considered for nomination, a student must:
· Have one or two years of undergraduate study left and be pursuing a bachelor’s degree on a full-time basis.
· Have an average of at least B (3.0) or the equivalent.
· Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
· Have a demonstrated interest in a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.
· Be nominated by his or her college or university on the official online nomination application provided by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. To be competitive for nomination at UW, students must have a minimum of three quarters of research experience and a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Please find additional UW details at and on the official Goldwater website at Additional information about the Thomas Sedlock Icon Scholarship is available at

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Get involved with the Pipeline Project


The Pipeline Project is a volunteer and outreach organization which connects UW undergraduates to under-serviced Seattle Public K-12 schools with tutoring and mentoring opportunities.

They invite all majors and grades to tutor through our organization as there are many students in the schools we work with who seek the support of college students from all backgrounds.

You can get involved in with the Pipeline Project in 3 ways:

  1. Volunteering at one of their partner schools for 2 hours a week for total of 20 hours a quarter
  2. Enrolling in one of their Inner Pipeline Seminars where students will attend a 90-minute seminar focused on a topic in education plus tutor at one of their partner schools for the quarter. Students enrolled can receive up to 5 credits based on the amount of hours they tutor for the quarter. All seminars can be found under EDUC 401 in the time schedule under the College of Education. For a breakdown and more info on Winter Seminars look here:

  3. Participating in their Alternative Spring Break opportunities where students spend their spring break traveling to rural and tribal parts of Washington State and working with the local schools on literacy arts, environmental or NASA space science projects.


For more information on Pipeline Project visit, email, or visit them in Mary Gates Hall 171.

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