Pre-health drop-in advising schedule for winter quarter

Pre-health drop in advising starts next week!

UAA pre-health advisers will hold weekly, drop-in, group advising sessions for students with pre-health questions.  These sessions will be held in a classroom setting and will allow students to drop in when they can and collectively ask questions of the pre-health advising team.  All are welcome!

Pre-health drop-in advising schedule – Winter 2015

Day Date Time Location
Tuesday 20-Jan 12 noon – 1:30 PM MGH 171 E
Tuesday 27-Jan 12 noon – 1:30 PM MGH 171 E
Tuesday 3-Feb 12 noon – 1:30 PM MGH 171 E
Tuesday 10-Feb 12 noon – 1:30 PM MGH 171 E
Tuesday 17-Feb 12 noon – 1:30 PM MGH 171 E
Tuesday 24-Feb 12 noon – 1:30 PM MGH 171 E
Tuesday 3-Mar 12 noon – 1:30 PM MGH 171 E
Tuesday 10-Mar 12 noon – 1:30 PM MGH 171 E


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Recruiting for First-year Interest Group (FIG) Leader and Orientation Leader (OL) student positions!

First Year Programs is currently recruiting for our 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 our information sessions listed below or email

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 us at 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 1/22 – 3:30pm
  • Monday 1/26 – 10:00am
  • Friday 1/30 – 1:30pm

Applications are available online at  The application deadline is Monday, February 2nd by 8:00am.

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2nd annual QSC Ball will be TOMORROW

ASUW | Queer Student CommissionThe 2nd annual QSC Ball will be TOMORROW at the ECC from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  We are also looking for more volunteers so if you are interested, please e-mail  Thank you so much!!



Friday, January 16th, 2015

6:00 to 8:30pm // Doors open at 5:45pm

Ethnic Cultural Center Unity Ballroom

3931 Brooklyn Ave NE





Celebrate and boogie in your gender with your queer and trans community!  Campus and local organizations will also be tabling with activities.  No dress code; don’t be afraid to be bold and daring!  Cosplay, drag, formal-wear, t-shirts, and more are all welcome.

Performance by special guest and renowned singer:  MICHAEL CAGLE!!  Ed McMahon called him: “A Powerful Vocalist who can hit notes so big and long, you could drive a truck on them.”

The Facebook event link can be found here:

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The Seattle Race Curriculum Controversy: How Exactly Did a Well-Established, Celebrated Study of Race Get Shut Down and What Can We Do to Prevent Such a Situation from Ever Repeating?

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUG) ROOM 220

In 2012 the Seattle School Board passed the landmark policy, Ensuring Educational and Racial Equity, which put into ink Seattle Public Schools’ color-conscious approach to race. That same year the district supported one white family who complained and pushed for a colorblind approach to race: first, by suspending the race curriculum and then by transferring its teacher. These actions proved to be a prime display of white privilege—even in a district and city with stated commitments to equity and racial justice. What strategies were used to attack the study of race? And why was the teacher, despite positive yearly evaluations and numerous accolades, so vulnerable to this attack? Learn not just the answers to these questions, but also learn about the inspirational resistance efforts of current and former students, as well as of many in the greater Seattle community, including prominent elected officials. Though the battle reached resolution in August of 2014, the question remains: How can educators protect themselves and the classroom as a safe forum for understanding race and challenging racism?

Jon Greenberg is an award-winning public high-school teacher and writer. Creator and facilitator of the celebrated curriculum Citizenship and Social Justice, he has dedicated his career to social justice and civic engagement for nearly twenty years. Greenberg gained broader recognition for standing up for racial dialogue in the classroom—with widespread support from community—while a school district attempted to stifle it. He recently joined Everyday Feminism as a contributing writer and is currently working on a project about the Race Curriculum Controversy. He has recently launched a website.

Faculty contact is Eva Cherniavsky at



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One Night Count Youth Survey needs volunteers

Count Us In is our community’s count of homeless and unstably housed young people ages 12-25. In 2014, 779 homeless and unstably housed young people were counted at over 45 partner locations across King County. Count Us In provides supplemental data to King County’s One Night Count, a point-in-time count for homeless people all across the county. Though the One Night Count is one of the best-established in the nation, it isn’t set up to have detailed demographics. Often times, when volunteers are counting homeless people in parks, under bridges, or in doorways, it is difficult to determine sex, race, or age. As a result, the number of homeless youth counted in the One Night Count is underrepresented. Count Us In provides richer data and increased awareness around the homeless youth population. This volunteer will conduct the count at different branches of the Seattle Public Library.

You can help! We need volunteers comfortable talking to youth in transition and approaching strangers! Volunteers commit to one 2 to 4-hour shift on January 22nd, 2015. Volunteers are also required to complete a training component (one hour) covering how to conduct the survey.

This is a great opportunity for those to get involved who are not able to participate in the One Night Count.

There is a training to complete before January 22nd, the information about the training dates and times are listed in the link below.

Thank you and we look forward to you signing up!

Samantha Stork
MSW Planning & Public Policy Intern
United Way of King County


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Winter Dawg Daze – Welcome Pre-Health Transfer Students


Winter Dawg Daze – Welcome Pre-Health Transfer Students!

Thursday, January 22 – 1:00 to 2:00 pm – Room 171 E Mary Gates Hall 

What resources are here at UW for you?

Who are the advisers and how do I make an appointment?

Bring your questions, pick up a snack and meet pre-health advisers and other pre-health students.

No need to sign up. Contact: Joyce Fagel,


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Diversity Career Fair is coming up on January 27

The annual Diversity Career Fair is coming up on January 27

JOBS!  INTERNSHIPS!  Something for ALL UW students! A fantastic opportunity!

What:     Diversity Career Fair

When:   Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Where:  University of Washington – Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom

Time:     5:30PM-8:30PM

All Majors (Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts & the Sciences)

All Class Levels (Freshman,Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Grad, PhD)

Dress: Business Casual

List of participating employers:

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AAMC’s 2015 Fee Assistance Program

The AAMC Pre-Med Outreach team invites you and your advisees to learn about the AAMC’s 2015 Fee Assistance Program and options for financing medical school at our upcoming webinars and Twitter chat.

These two FREE one-hour webinars and a Twitter chat will occur this month. We will talk about:

  • The 2015 Fee Assistance Program application process, eligibility requirements, and benefits
  • Strategies for borrowing smart to minimize your educational debt
  • Actions you can take as a pre-med student to help your financial situation later
  • New financial literacy tools available via the AAMC’s FIRST program
  • Benefits of using the MedLoans Organizer and Calculator as a medical student
  • And much more!

Join us and make sure to bring your questions for the 30 minute Q&A session at the end of each webinar or just tweet at us during the Twitter chat.

Webinar: “What Every Pre-Med Student Needs to Know: AAMC’s Fee Assistance Program and Paying for Medical School”

These sessions are identical, please sign up for one.

Twitter Chat: “#askAAMC: AAMC’s Fee Assistance Program and Paying for Medical School”

  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Join the conversation by tweeting us at @AAMCPreMed and including #askAAMC in your question. You can tune in by searching the #askAAMC hashtag if you do not have a Twitter account.

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Career Center is in need of volunteers

The Career Center is in need of volunteers for the upcoming Internship Fair on 2/12/15 from 2-6pm in the HUB Ballrooms. Shifts will be available from 8:00am-7:30pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours.

Why volunteer?

  • If you need to fulfill volunteer hour requirements, look no further! Complete your hours with flexible shifts at this high-energy event.
  • Interested in Event Planning? As a volunteer, you’ll work closely with the UW Career Center’s Events Team to put on our biggest event of the year. Learn the ins and outs… then put it on your resume!
  • Some volunteer shifts will work directly with employers, where you will have direct access to network and connect with them.  Keep in mind- they are all hiring and/or have internship opportunities!

Interested? Shoot me (Dean Kirkpatrick) an email at  with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your hours of availability on the day of the fair 2/12/15 (Thursday)

Please send this to me as soon as you can. By 2/5/15 (Thursday), we’ll be in touch to confirm your schedule and shift assignments. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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For International Students: Intro to the U.S. Legal System

Introduction to the U.S. Legal System by the Student Legal Services Office

Student Legal Services (SLS) is a law office on the UW-Seattle campus that provides confidential legal advice and representation to its students. Students often come to SLS with issues involving landlord/tenant, contracts, family law, criminal law, and estate planning, but we also provide assistance in other areas. SLS helps to educate individual students about their legal rights and responsibilities, which enables them to make educated legal choices.

Come learn about the basics of the U.S. legal system and how to navigate U.S. law as an international student!

Wednesday, January 21, 12:30-1:30pm

Please check in with ISS at Schmitz Hall 459 at least 5 minutes prior to the workshop. Space is limited and is on a first come first serve sign up list. Sign up for the workshop will begin at 12:00 pm the day of the workshop. 

For more information about other quarterly ISS workshops, please visit,


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MEDIC meeting: January 12 from 5 to 6:30

On Monday, January 12 from 5 to 6:30, MEDIC will be holding a meeting in Health Sciences T-wing room T498.

This week at MEDIC Shahar will be leading a discussion surrounding stigma and discrimination against obesity in the health care industry.
• This cnn article gives a insight into discrimination against obese people (specifically women) in the clinical world:
• This article is very long but very interesting. The most relevant section is titled “A threat to quality health care”. Covers similar information as the cnn article:
• Discusses the issues surrounding employer based financial incentives for weight loss:

Navigating the Health Sciences building can be tricky. Enter through the main T wing entrance (bridge across Pacific St), turn right right before you get to the Overpass Cafe. Bring your friends! Snacks will be provided!

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at and be sure to like us on Facebook at for updates about MEDIC and bioethics in the media.

Hope to see you there!

MEDIC Officers
Jane Kwon, Shahar Levari, Julia Buschmann, Kaia Barth and James Gillespie

University of Washington Student Organization
Affiliated with Bioethics and Humanities

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Hands-On Clinical Exposure Opportunity: PrepStep-Health Care Scholar Program

My name is Abe Choe, a current PrepStep-Health Care Scholar and a Recruitment and Training Coordinator of a new health professions program called PrepStep-Health Care Scholar Program at Swedish Medical Center, First Hill Campus. I have been working on the Medical/Surgical Unit since the beginning of November. In the little time I have been a PrepStep, I have gained invaluable hands-on clinical and administrative experiences, and have observed inner workings of a hospital that I would not have been exposed to otherwise. I’d love to share this opportunity with other students interested in health care.

The PrepStep-Health Care Scholar Program, managed by COPE Health Solutions, is designed to engage health care-focused individuals with the entire patient care team. At Swedish Medical Center, PrepSteps can look forward to hands-on clinical and administrative exposure while rotating through various inpatient, specialty and administrative areas. Students build excellent bedside manner while supporting direct patient care and gain a holistic understanding of the hospital setting.

The PrepStep program also offers a great avenue for experiencing health care reform in real time, as well as opportunities for creating lasting mentors and networks with health care leaders. Students will be joining a network of over 23,000 COPE Health Solutions alumni for seminars, career guidance and employment opportunities.

Also, the PrepStep-Health Care Scholar Program was recently recognized by the Joint Commission as a “leading practice/best in show/outstanding” program in October 2014. The program continues to grow exponentially at this 697 bed facility.

During my first three months as a PrepStep, I’ve learned a lot through working closely with hospital staff and patients. I have performed duties such as changing, feeding, ambulating, and discharging patients, as well as taking vital signs. Other responsibilities include answering call lights and rounding on patients to ensure their comfort and safety.

The most fulfilling experiences I’ve had come from interactions with patients. The demographic of patients I have met is enormous, yet their gratitude for your helping presence remains the same. The appreciation staff and patients express bolsters my passion for health care, and working in such an environment reaffirms my career goals of becoming a physician. Ultimately, this program inspires me to continue down the arduous road to joining the health care team.

Students interested in applying to the PrepStep-Health Care Scholar Program can find the application process at The next application deadline is February 15, 2015.

Feel free to e-mail me any questions at .

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Global Health, Human Rights, and the Rights of the Child in Cambodia

Law H516, Global Health GH 590, College of Education EDLPS 600, International Studies JSIS 596

This course offers a unique, multidisciplinary study and research opportunity in Cambodia. Focusing on health and human rights of women and children, particularly those who have a disability, the course provides a classroom experience and an applied, skills-building practicum that explores the theoretical underpinnings and the practical applications of the rights of women and children in the context of Cambodia’s health system. Human rights for women and children are studied from legal and health services perspectives, combining methodologies of research and analysis required for quality field work.

The six-week course is approved for a total of 10 credits. Five of the credits are received through the practicum experience. The practicum experience will enable the student to work with NGOs and other health and legal professionals in the investigation and analysis of a faculty-guided and approved practicum project.

The course is open to graduate and professional students, as well as undergraduates who are currently juniors and seniors.  Students from other universities are welcome to apply.

IPE Website:;

Program Brochure:

For questions, contact Beth Rivin (

INFORMATION SESSIONThursday January 15, 2015 in room 118, 5pm William H. Gates Hall, (UW Law School).

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Leadership Firesides: Storytelling and conversation with inspiring leaders

The Husky Leadership Initiative and Starbucks present:

Winter Leadership Firesides

The popular Leadership Fireside series is an ongoing opportunity for students to engage in meaningful dialogue with a diverse range of civic, educational, corporate and campus leaders in an informal setting. These leaders will share their personal journeys and perspectives on leadership and become momentary mentors for students attending the event. The diversity of guest speakers means that each Fireside will be unique. Students who want to reflect and engage in a dialogue about leadership and further develop the skills and knowledge to be effective leaders on and off campus will want to be sure to attend.


Sahar Fathi
Policy Changer & Immigrant/Refugee Rights Activist
Jennifer Shipe
Survivor & Sexual Violence Warrior
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Sahar Fathi is an international lawyer turned policy analyst who is a powerhouse of social change on a mission to shakeup how city policy is made.  Fathi currently serves as a policy analyst for the Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs and was formerly a legislative aide to Councilmember Mike O’Brien on the Seattle City Council and a legal clerk for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

January 21 | 4:30-5:15
HUB Fireplace Lounge, 1st floor

  Jennifer Shipe is the founder for RAINN ‘EM IN: A Human-Powered Horse Race Against Sexual Violence, a unique fundraising effort to support the Race, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).  A rape survivor, Shipe is on a mission to make the topic of sexual violence more approachable to affect change.

January 27 | 4:30-5:30
HUB Fireplace lounge, 1st floor



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Helping Students Choose, Maximize, & Articulate the Value of Out-of-Classroom Experiences

Employer Panel: Helping Students Choose, Maximize, & Articulate the Value of Out-of-Classroom Experiences 

Logistics: Friday, February 6, 9:30AM -11:00AM , HUB 332 


Susan Terry, Director, Career Center

Emma O’Neill-Myers, Assistant Director for Employer Relations, Career Center

Program Description:

There is a good deal of discussion today about the importance of co-curricular activity in building leadership and other skill sets that will help a student make the most of their UW experience, as well as assist them in securing employment and succeeding in the workplace. Join us as we hear from employers on their view of the value of different types of out-of -classroom learning experiences.  We’ll gain insight on how we can coach students to get the most out of these experience and best communicate the value to an employer.

Employer Panelists:

We are excited that our confirmed employer panelists include Nordstrom, Liberty Mutual and Seattle City Light.


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