Medical School Interview Guidebook Available for Purchase

“Capture with Confidence: A Guide to Acing Medical School Interviews is a unique guide focused on providing medical school applicants with actionable tips on how to build and demonstrate confidence in order to shine in their interviews. This guide is a tool to be used in advising applicants on preparing for the unexpected. From the author’s experience of attending many medical school interviews and now as a medical student, she shares the lessons she learned from her own trials and errors. This guide does not contain interview questions you should practice nor what the author thinks are perfect responses. Rather, it will offer strategies, exercises, and advice to improve confidence about the interview process, and how to effectively prepare for medical school interviews. The author specifically shares advice on topics such as body language, appearance, etiquette, and virtual interviews.” 

Students who submit a screenshot verifying their purchase of the guide to will be entered in a lottery to win a free 45-min mock interview and 15-min feedback session with me. The email subject line should be titled “Mock Interview Lottery.” The deadline to participate is September 16th.  


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UW Future Nurses Club

The mission of the Future Nurses Club is to provide mentorship from current UW nursing students to undergraduate students – especially under-served and underrepresented individuals who have not yet been admitted to the nursing program.

They serve as a bridge from current BSN students to undergraduate students interested in learning more about the field of nursing, getting involved in service-learning projects and connecting with other students with similar interests.

They support and advocate for future nurses regardless of race, ethnicity, citizenship status, religion, educational and socioeconomic status, disability, age, sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

Club objectives:

  • Provide perspective and insight to help prepare and support Pre-Nursing students.
  • Advise students about the application process using information directly from the School of Nursing.
  • Expose prospective students to the roles of a nurse and their importance in the healthcare field. This includes meeting with current BSN students and nurses of various specialties.
  • Emphasize and encourage diversity within nursing by creating a safe space for open dialogue.
  • Collaborate through service-learning (UW Nurse CampMary Mahoney, high school students, community colleges, etc.)
  • Network with like-minded undergraduates; support peers through the process of applying.

For more information about getting involved, email them at Stay up to date with current events by joining their Facebook page @futurenursesclubatuw and following them on Instagram @futurenursesatuw

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Space available for Fall: AFRAM 498B – Health Disparities in African American Women

Space available for AUT 2020

AFRAM 498B: Health Disparities in African American Women

SLN: 10199

T Th 4:30-6:20pm

5 Credits / I&S

Instructor: LaShawnDa Pittman

Did you know that compared to women from other racial and ethnic backgrounds, Black women experience persistent and severe health disparities, including disparities in mortality, reproductive health, heart disease, various cancers, and HIV/AIDS? They also experience disparities in access to health care, quality of care received, and health insurance coverage.

This course examines how social, economic, environmental, cultural and lifestyle factors contribute to differences in morbidity and mortality in Black women compared to women from other racial and ethnic backgrounds and Black men. We will also examine social determinants of population health among Black women. Through readings, films and class discussion we will trace the history of Black women’s health disparities beginning in the Jim Crow era. We will also explore theoretical perspectives and research methodologies pertinent to understanding the impact of gendered racism on Black women’s health outcomes, including race as a biological construct, structural racism, intersectionality, weathering, the life course approach, and Public Health Critical Race praxis. 

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Tour4Diversity in Medicine & AACOM Present: Diversity in Osteopathic Medicine – Virtual Event

The numbers of underrepresented minorities in medical schools are alarming. Current trends in racial and ethnic health care disparities are widely documented and a major focus of many recent policy changes. One frequently discussed solution is the need to increase the number of minority providers.

AACOM is committed to increasing diversity in osteopathic medicine and we have teamed up with Tour4Diversity in Medicine to bring to you our first Diversity in Osteopathic Medicine: Virtual Event

On September 12, 2020 from 12-6pm ET, we invite you to join us for live workshops with physicians and current medical students on topics such as critical test taking strategies, the importance of mentorship, interview skills, and more!

Please use this link to register:

Live Event Agenda: 

12:00 PMIntroduction and Welcome from AACOM
Why Osteopathic Medicine? A Career with a Mission
12:45 PMIntroduction of Medical School Fair/Break
1:00 PMCritical Skills: Test Taking
1:45 PMThe Importance of Mentoring
2:30 PMBreak
2:45 PMCritical Skills: Interviewing
3:30 PMResponding on the Front Lines of COVID-19
4:30 PMOsteopathic Manipulative Medicine Demonstration
5:00 PMQuestion and Answer
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Interested in Starting a Career with the VA? See opportunity below:

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PhysioCamp: Virtual Volunteering Opportunity

PhysioCamp is a series of free education sessions that seeks to expose students to the health sciences. Our mission is to provide insight and support for students who may have an interest in the healthcare field for their future careers. We allow the students to get hands-on learning experience with medical equipment and anatomic models. We also provide students with information on different career options in the medical field and their corresponding academic requirements. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we are unable to come out to the schools and provide that physical hands-on experience. However, as an alternative, we are providing free distance education via both tele-camps and 1-on-1 tele-tutoring for K-12 students.  

We are looking for undergraduate volunteers willing to commit 1-3 hours a week to tutor K-12 students 1-on-1 virtually in any subject of your choosing.

Click here to sign up!

Click here to visit our FAQ page!

If you would like to learn more about PhysioCamp, visit our website at

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Virtual Pre-Dental Info Session: August 11 @ 12pm EST

The event will be held on Tuesday, August 11th @ 12pm EST on Zoom. Anyone interested in attending the event should sign up via this Google Form. The Zoom link for the event will be sent out the morning of the event. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Tehzeen Dhanji ( See more information below.

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Become a Red Cross Volunteer

Red Cross has volunteer positions open specifically within Disaster Cycle Services to join the Sheltering team from now-the end of 2020 for the Hurricane Wildfire Season. 

PURPOSE: Despite the current pandemic, our need to provide shelter to individuals and families affect by disaster is vital. To meet the unique challenges and new guidelines this hurricane/wildfire season, more volunteers than normal are needed to support shelters if the need arises. Volunteers are needed to support the day-to-day activities within a shelter which may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter. Free online training will be provided.

TIME COMMITMENT: If the need arises, volunteers are asked to commit to multiple local shifts of 4, 6 or 12 hours each with a commitment of 14 consecutive days. For those able to travel outside of their local area, a commitment of at least 14 consecutive days, working 8 or 12 hour shifts is required.

For more information:

Local Volunteer Recruiter:

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New UW Genetic Counseling Graduate Program

Become a Genetic Counselor

With advances in genomics and genetic testing, there is a growing demand for genetic counselors who can help translate genetic data and deliver compassionate genetic counseling services.

University of Washington’s new Genetic Counseling Graduate Program prepares graduates to serve patients with a range of genetic conditions and meet the evolving needs of precision health. Students earn a master of science in genetic counseling degree.

Learn more about Admissions:

Got questions about the program? Submit your questions here:

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Synthesis Interest are seeking Individuals interested in a unique opportunity for real-world community health experience to participate in a leading-edge telemedicine demonstration program. Initially during this demonstration program phase, involvement will be on a volunteer basis with a strong potential for an on-going compensated role as the results from the project are more widely applied. Those with some form of medical knowledge or training are preferred but not required.

Current conditions, as a result of the Covid-19 health crisis, have highlighted the importance of assuring that accurate information and the effective delivery of health information and services are made widely available to our seniors, especially those with limited access. One of the consequences of our present crisis, is the significant recognition of the critical importance of being able to communicate, assess and treat individuals using communication technologies in order to make use of our care providers, governmental and other organizations expertise and resources.

However, such programs have not yet been widely available and used by seniors as the most vulnerable portion of our population and those typically with chronic conditions. Significant barriers are widespread, limiting access to and comfort with personal mobile devices together with the absence of resources for support and assistance.

This demonstration program will realize an alternative physical setting together with essential trained support persons that together directly address these barriers. It is to function as a “model” which can provide pragmatic and detailed guidance for senior housing providers, senior centers and senior service organizations. It is made up of two major elements.

The design and construction of a TELEMEDICINE STATION-as a prefabricated structure to meet HIPPA requirements, to accommodate a patient, designated patient partner and potentially a trained person, equipped with a high definition computer and web cam to enable two-way video conferencing between the patient and their health care providers.  Essential to enable the effective use of this station, is the presence of persons trained to serve as “TELEMEDICINE GUIDES” providing ongoing assistance to senior project participants in the use of the stations.

A demonstration telemedicine station will be installed in the Stillaguamish Senior Center in Arlington and at a major senior housing community located in King County.

During this demonstration program, the telemedicine guides will have the following responsibilities:

 Helping to identify initial program senior participants together with the terms of their health insurance and primary care providers.  Research the specific telemedicine platforms employed by those providers including the availability of instructions for their use and equipment requirements.
 Assist to provide orientation to program participants as to the access to and availability of telemedicine services and information using the Telemedicine Hub  Assist to help participants log into and conduct telemedicine communications  Assist participants to clarify the content resulting from these telemedicine communications especially as related to on-gong personalized wellness actions to be taken  Assist to follow-up to clarify issues and concerns raised by program participants  Assist to evaluate the use and effectiveness of the demonstration program including the identification of issues and barriers together with areas for improvement

Send all inquiries together with a description of experience and background to:


Create HOPE Banners for your Community with Stars of Hope

Stars of HOPE®, a community-based therapeutic art program run by the New York Says Thank You Foundation (NYSTY), is looking for intrepid student leaders to create and coordinate the creation of hope in their communities. For the past thirteen years, NYSTY has empowered people to use their creativity to promote recovery and resilience in communities affected by natural and man-made disasters, from the Parkland shooting to Hurricane Harvey to the current COVID crisis. You’ll mobilize your community to design stars (and design some yourself). We’ll create banners for the front-line and essential workers in your  communities. Together, we can express gratitude and create sparks of hope when we need them the most. Create. Empower. Heal.

Google form to express interest and get access to the digital star:

Contact with any questions. We can’t wait to work with you!

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Kaiser Permanente Summer Speaker Series

University Relations Summer Speaker Series: Mental Health and Resilience
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

12:00 pm | Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco) | 1 hr
Meeting number (access code): 133 916 5435
Meeting password: KPUR2020

When it’s time, join the meeting.

*More information to come on sessions taking place August 18 and September 22

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A science, health and wellness course designed to help you answer these and many other questions.


• How drugs and vaccines work?

• Are herbal remedies effective?

• About the best way to prevent and treat illnesses?

• What is going on with all those scary side effects listed in TV commercials for medications?

• The rewards and benefits of a career as a pharmacist or other health provider?

PHARM 301, SLN 20056

Autumn QUARTER 2020

MWF, 3:30-4:20 PM

Earn 3 NW or I&S credits!

Please contact Bailey Clem at with questions

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Medical Assistant Full-time Position

Dermatology Arts- In-Office -

Dermatology Arts ( is looking for a professional, highly motivated, and experience-driven employee to join their team of medical assistants in their Bellevue, WA office.

As a Medical Assistant, you will learn to conduct patient intake interviews, document medical histories, assist with procedures, schedule appointments, receive referrals, prepare prescriptions, and more. You will work alongside their providers and learn medical techniques and terminology, and best charting and patient education practices through shared patient care responsibility.

This position is best suited for seniors in college who can work part-time or college graduates who can work full-time. Many of our Medical Assistants have continued into medical schools, PA programs or Nursing programs.

Prior experience as a medical assistant is not a requirement to apply. You will have the opportunity to earn your Medical Assistant registration through your training.  Their program is typically for two years following college.

Individuals who have scribed prior to joining Dermatology Arts have described their environment as much richer in terms of experience and exposure.

•    Exceptional empathy / customer service skills
•    Strong written English skills
•    Additional languages appreciated
•    BA or BS degree or will graduate in 2020/2021
•    Medical terminology, billing and/or scribing experience helpful

To apply for this position, please email us a cover letter and resume to

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Opportunity Available with the UW Ubiquitous Computing Lab

The UW UbiComp Lab is looking for a student to assist with data collection for our cough detection smartphone app. It could be a great opportunity to get experience with research and interacting with patients. The position would start immediately and would earn class credit for research. If interested, please email

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