US-UK Fulbright Commission’s UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Undergraduates

Fulbright Commission

The US-UK Fulbright Commission opens applications today for the UK Summer Institute Award Programmes for US Undergraduates. Each Programme varies in duration, from three to six weeks, and offers students a fantastic opportunity to be immersed in the study of British academics and culture. Students will take part in cultural events, research, collaboration, and presentation at an esteemed British University.

Students from all areas of study are encouraged to apply. We offer nine Summer Institutes, each of which will cover a different theme. These institutes include:

AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare’s Globe
Durham University Summer Institute
King’s College London Summer Institute
Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute
University of Bristol Summer Institute
University of Exeter Summer Institute
Queen’s University Belfast
Scotland Summer Institute
Wales Summer Institute

To meet the minimum eligibility, applicants must:
• be a US citizen (resident anywhere except the UK) and possess a US passport;
• be at least 18 years old;
• have a high level of academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (confirmed by academic marks, awards and references);
• have completed no more than two years of university study ( i.e. applicants should currently be a Freshman or Sophomore in college/university)
• be mature, responsible, independent, and open-minded;

The Awards will cover the majority of all costs incurred, including flights to and from the UK, university fees, and room and board at the host UK University.

Please note: Applications for the 2015 Summer Institute Awards should be submitted via an online form (links available on programme websites) and supplemental material e-mailed to the specified address. Deadlines for 2015 are: 26 February or 5 March, 2015 – depending on the Institute. Please make sure to check the specific Institute page for the particular deadline. Application instructions are available to students on the programme website.

We recommend students read all the information on the website before beginning an application as it may answer many initial questions.

Specific details about the UK Summer Institute Awards can be found at:

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UW Lung Health is recruiting officers!

UW Lung Health is recruiting officers! UW Lung Health Officer Recruitment

UW Lung Health works with the American Lung Association to promote various fundraising events. Our events help American Lung Association to fund research, education, and advocacy programs that improve the air we breathe and to reduce the burden of lung disease on patients and families.

Some of the fundraising events we may be promoting include Fight for Air Stair Climb, Lung Force Expo, or Lung Force Walk. As an executive officer of UW Lung Health, depending on your interests and schedule, you can also assist Smoking Cessation Class in Seattle area working with ALA-trained specialist, facilitate tobacco free campaign, and research on making UW Lung Health the first campus chapter of American Lung Association at UW!

As an Executive of UW Lung Health, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with the American Lung Association in Seattle to:

  • gain unique experience in event planning, marketing
  • work with the American Lung Association staff to pitch marketing ideas to experts in the field
  • earn Leadership Awards
  • earn professional letter of recommendation by staff and CEO of American Lung Association for excellent involvement
  • networkwith experts in the non-profit health organizations
  • obtain internshipopportunity

Our Executives have the duties including:

  • Volunteer in the American Lung Association office at least once a month to facilitate with event planning (This is a good way to meet staff and will help with getting a reference letter in the future)
  • Attend weekly or biweekly meeting
  • Reach a minimum of $150 personal fundraising goal for the Fight for Air Stair Climb (We have a nice and easy website to make this happen.)

If you can fulfill the above duties and are interested in joining the Executive Board, please click on this Catalyst Survey and apply now for rolling admission:

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2015 Veterinary education webinar schedule

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges   Vet Webinar_Schedule_14_15

  • The Road to Veterinary School”: For undergraduates who are not yet ready to apply. This webinar covers how to prepare early in your undergraduate career, the application process, pre-requisite, time management, and more.
  • “Applying to Veterinary School” : For Pre-Veterinary students who are ready to apply. This webinar covers the VMCAS application, timelines, processes, and MORE
  • “Advising Veterinary Applicants” : For Pre-Vet | Pre-Health advisors. This webinar covers the VMCAS application, applicant pit-falls, timelines, processes, how to work with pre-vet students, and more.

The entire listing (and registration links) can be found here:

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2015 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program

The 2015 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. The scholarship program, named after former AACOM Executive Director Sherry R. Arnstein, recognizes underrepresented minority students at AACOM’s member colleges of osteopathic medicine.  Each year, awards are given to one newly accepted student and one continuing student.

To be eligible, an applicant must be a member of an underrepresented minority group, including African-American; Native American (American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian); mainland Puerto Rican; or Hispanic. The applicant must also be either currently enrolled in his or her first, second or third year at an AACOM member college, or have been accepted and planning to matriculate at an AACOM member college. All applicants must be in good academic standing. Previous Arnstein Scholarship awardees are ineligible.

Entries must be post-marked by March 30, 2015.  All entries must be complete and meet all specified requirements; late or incomplete entries will not be considered.  Awardees will be notified by July 21, 2015.

Please visit AACOM’s Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program webpage for more information.  Inquiries may be directed to Ms. Joye Shepperd at or (301) 968-4142.

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Pipeline is Hiring a Work Study Eligible Student Staff!

Pipeline is Hiring a Work Study Eligible Student Staff!

About Pipeline:
The Pipeline Project is a K-12 outreach program that recruits UW students to tutor and mentor in Seattle area K-12 schools and community organizations. Each year, the Pipeline Project coordinates over 700 UW volunteer K-12 tutors, promoting the academic success of struggling students in Seattle. The Pipeline Project is housed in the UW’s Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity.

We are currently seeking a Program and Outreach Assistant (work study eligible) to work 10-19 hour per week from January through June 2015. Compensation is $10.50/hour.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work as a part of the exciting Pipeline Project team to recruit UW volunteers for K-12 tutoring through flyers, emails, list serve, Facebook and recruiting events.
  • Support students through one-on-one drop-ins and answering email inquiries.
  • Lead weekly Pipeline orientations for new tutors.
  • Help to coordinate Alternative Spring Break program where students spend their spring break in rural communities throughout Washington State working on a literacy arts or environmental science project in elementary and middle school classrooms.
  • Staff the front desk of the Center for Experiential Learning (maximum 1.5 hours per week)
  • Provide webpage and list serve support

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Interest and experience in K-12 education issues.
  • Well organized, thorough and detail oriented.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Access, Excel.
  • Experience volunteering with Pipeline is a plus!

Educational Benefits:

  • Gain first-hand experience with local and regional schools and educational programs.
  • Learn outreach and facilitation skills with networking opportunities among students, faculty and community partners.
  • Learn organization and project management skills.
  • This is a great learning environment and supportive working atmosphere. It is an opportunity to take part in innovative and diverse programming that touches on many aspects and issues of our local, regional and national educational scene.

How to Apply:
If you are interested and are work study eligible, please send a cover letter and resume to by Wednesday, December 10th at 5:00pm.
Read more about the Pipeline Project here.


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Final Reminder: Pre-Health Interview Panel and Workshop, Tuesday, December 2nd, 5:30pm

Pre-Health Interview Panel and Workshop

Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, and more

Tuesday, December 2nd, beginning at 5:30 pm

Wondering how to stand out as a candidate for medical, dental, pharmacy, or other health professional school? Join admissions deans and directors from the UW Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy, as well as current health professional students, for a panel discussion. The panelists will be available to answer your questions after the presentation.

The panel discussion is open to everyone and anyone.

Registration is required to participate in mock interviews, which are currently reserved for seniors and alumni. We will open registration to everyone if space is available. Both events are free.

  • Panel presentation at 5:30 pm in Mary Gates Hall, Room 389
  • Mock interviews for health professional school applicants at 6:45 pm in Mary Gates Hall, Room 134 (Registration required for this portion of the workshop.)

Register for the mock interviews:

Contact information:

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Reminder: Heritage University Info Session on Monday, December 1

5:30-6:30 pm, Monday, December 1st

Mary Gates Hall 258

Magnus Altmayer from Heritage University will be at the UW to talk to students about the school’s new Physician Assistant and Master’s in Medical Sciences Programs. He will share information and tips on the application process, answer questions about program structure and goals, and talk about the partnership between Heritage and the osteopathic medical school in Yakima, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU).

  •  The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPA) program, only the second in the state, is committed to preparing students to work in rural and underserved areas in the Pacific Northwest. Classes for the first 12 months of the PA program are held on campus at Heritage University in Toppenish, WA. During the second 12 months, students are placed in family medicine clinics throughout the Pacific Northwest. Applications for the 2016 cohort will open in April 2015. More info available at
  •  The Heritage Master of Arts in Medical Sciences Program (MAMS) is a one-year, 36-credit master’s degree with classes held at both Heritage University and Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) in Yakima. It is designed for students who plan to apply to professional schools and who need additional experience and preparation to strengthen their applications. 83% of program graduates have gained admission into a professional school, and graduates have entered a wide range of professional programs including medicine, dentistry, PA, podiatry and others. Applications for the 2015 cohort are being accepted now.  More info available at
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Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)


The Summer Medical Dental Education Program (SMDEP) is a six-week enrichment program for talented underrepresented students interested in medicine or dentistry. It is designed to meet two important objectives, involving several components:

  • Communications
  • Biology (micro and general)
  • Chemistry (organic and general)
  • Biostatistics
  • Physics

And more!

  • Cultural Competancy
  • Current Events
  • Social activities and receptions
  • The sights of Seattle
  • Fourth of July picnic
  • Weekend daytrips

SMDEP Admissions season begins November 1st, 2013.

SMDEP Admissions deadline is March 1, 2014.

UW SMDEP dates: June 22 – Aug 2, 2014.

More information at:


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The Atlantis Project Offers Hospital Internships in European Hospitals

The Atlantis Project offers short-term hospital internships in the Canary Islands of Spain and the Azores Islands of Portugal for students interested in broadening their understanding of health. Atlantis Fellows shadow local health professionals, improve language skills, and give back to the community by teaching English to local residents — all of this on some of the most beautiful islands on earth. Starting in summer 2015, Atlantis Fellows may also have opportunities to assist with research projects.

For more information, contact: admissions@atlantis-project-org or call (336) 355-0862

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Spots Remain in Several Inner Pipeline Seminars

If you are looking for a great opportunity to  earn credit while working in the community, Pipeline is for you!  Here are four courses with open seats:

Education For Sustainability

Education for Sustainability


SLN: 13689

Facilitators: Emy Gelb ( and Ashley Young (

·         Date/Time: Mondays 2-3:20

·         Location: DEN 313

·         Class Start Date:  01/12

How do educators teach young people about the earth’s ecosystems and foster an ethic of environmental stewardship?What skills and ways of thinking are necessary to confront future change?

The seminar examines effective ways for educators to teach the meaning and importance of sustainability to the K-12 audience in formal and informal education settings. We will explore various philosophies, models and approaches to K-12 environmental education. In addition, students will volunteer in school classrooms and environmental community organizations in the Seattle area for at least 2.5 hours (2 credits) a week.

Teaching The Movement In Seattle


SLN: 13690

·         Day/Time: Mondays, 4-5:20pm

·         Location: PAR 206

·         Instructor: Elba Moise (

This exciting two quarter pilot will engage undergraduate students in exploring the civil rights movement in the U.S. as well as locally in Seattle.  The class will provide opportunities for students to understand their own social memberships related to power and privilege and analyze their own positionality to the civil rights movement.    This will be a collaborative pilot program with undergraduates from UW and Seattle University.  During winter Quarter students will: meet in seminar to learn about the civil rights movement with curriculum provided by the Southern Poverty Law Center, take part in four workshops on power and privilege and how it impacts our study of the movement with guest speakers from Seattle University and the UW, and tutor in a Seattle partner elementary school.   Spring quarter would continue with this model with the addition of having students take 3 – 4 lessons on the movement out into our partnering schools. Workshops during this quarter would involve guided reflection on their experiences teaching these modules as well as refining the curriculum for future quarters.

A culminating event would be held in the spring to showcase the lessons and projects completed out in the schools.  Seattle Public School students would be invited to come to campus on that day and be part of an exhibition and workshop with  their UW and Seattle U mentors.


Education in the Criminal Justice System

Education in the Criminal Justice System

SLN: 13684

Facilitator: Kit Gruver,

·         Date/Time: Mondays, 2:00-2:50

·         First Meeting:  01/12

·         Location: MGH 097

·         Mandatory Tutor Training: January 28th 9:20-1:30pm

·         Mandatory Safety & Security Orientation: January 23rd 1-4pm

·         Tutoring hours are available M-Th, 11a-8p.

How does one’s educational story impact criminal behavior? Find out for yourself with this unique opportunity to tutor in one of society’s most under-served populations. The Education department at the King County Correctional Facility encourages you to stretch your boundaries and join us in a quarter of educational enrichment. With the opportunity to tutor inmates in a GED (General Educational Development), ABE (Adult Basic Education), and/or ESL (English as a Second Language) curriculum, you have the freedom to challenge your own creativity, gain teaching skills, and help the community by being your student’s first positive educational experience. You may find that the experience of working with inmates has a lasting and profound impact on your personal, social, and political frame of reference.

Our 5 seminar series will focus on personal tutoring strategies and techniques, issues of adult education in our community, and the positive outcomes of adult education. We will hear from speakers who work in adult education, as well as adult learners, who are the product of adult education. Be prepared for a dynamic experience as you tap into a population that acts with emotion and can touch you with stories of their dehumanizing reality.

Teaching English Language Learners

Teaching English Language Learners

·         EDUC 401I

·         SLN: 13688

·         Time: Mondays 2-3:20pm

·         Location: MGH 248

·         Seminar start date: 01/12

·         Facilitator: Michel Riquelme Sanderson (

The number of English Language Learners (ELLs) has increased by over 50% in the last decade, with some states, like South Carolina and Indiana, experiencing extremely rapid growth of English Learner populations. Some demographers predict that in 20 years the ratio of ELL students to English-only students could be one in four (Feriazzo & Sypnieski, 2012). With a growing number of English language learners in the US, it is important for educators to be more linguistically and culturally responsive.

In this seminar, we will:

1.     Gain familiarity with some of the pressing issues and challenges of ELLs in public, K-12 education.

2.     Review some instructional strategies and techniques to work with ELLs.

3.     Engage in self-reflection as a backdrop to a tutoring practicum experience.

4.     Develop a critical consciousness about the relationship between the policies and practices of public schooling, and how these reflect and/or challenge mainstream American ideology.

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Project Healthcare: A Summer Internship at the Bellevue Hospital Emergency Department in New York City

The application for Project Healthcare at Bellevue Hospital’s Emergency Department will remain open until January 15th, 2015.

Project Healthcare is a summer-intensive internship designed to immerse undergraduates/post-graduate/post-baccalaureates in the realities of the healthcare field at Bellevue Hospital Center. Throughout the ten-week program, participants perform clinical shifts throughout the Emergency Department (including the pediatric and psychiatric EDs), Operating Room, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Social Work. Students also get to observe autopsies at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, ride on FDNY ambulances, serve as health educators for a day managing a booth at our annual health fair, and work on a research project.​

Through working on rotating shifts for, on average, 25 hours per week, observing minor invasive procedures and trauma cases, shadowing clinicians, and serving as patient advocates, students gain a tremendous amount of contact with patients and healthcare providers.

Interested students can learn more about the program and access the online application form at the below link:

Please be advised that the application requires submission of an online form, essay, CV, photo and two letters of recommendation. Out of our applicant pool, we invite a portion to come in for an interview. We usually offer 3-4 interview days on weekends in March (around the time of most spring breaks). We generally receive 800+ applications per year and end with a group of 50 participants.

For more information, contact

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Summer Programs for Pre-Optometry Students

The Consortium for Optometry Summer Enrichment Programs is pleased to share the upcoming dates and deadlines for our individual programs.  We encourage you to share this email among your preoptometry students and we look forward to hosting them on our campuses during the summer of 2015.
Do note that prospective students may apply to and attend multiple summer programs; we do not restrict or cap an individual’s participation between or among any of the programs described below:
Illinois College of Optometry, Focus on Your Future
July 13-17, 2015
The Illinois College of Optometry is pleased to announce our annual summer program for underrepresented minority undergraduate students. The program is a weeklong experience that will expose undergraduate students to the profession of optometry in a variety of settings. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and work with current optometry students, ICO Faculty & Staff, as well as practicing optometrists.  Students will be housed at no charge in our Residential Complex. There is no cost to participate in this program. Participants are responsible for their travel expenses and/or transportation cost to and from ICO.
For more information, please visit:
Program Contact:  Teisha Johnson, 312.949.7407,
The Ohio State University, I-DOC 
June 15-17, 2015
Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers (I-DOC) is an intensive three-day residential program that introduces participants to the profession of optometry.  The purpose of I-DOC is to attract ethnically underrepresented minority undergraduate college students to careers in optometry.  I-DOC provides hands-on activities in optics, ocular anatomy, and clinical optometry.  Participants receive and observe eye examinations and gain a better understanding of the importance of diversity in health care.  Thanks to underwriting by Vision Service Plan, there is no registration fee for the program.  Also, all meals, housing, and activities are included.  Airfare will be covered up to $500 for successful applicants.
For more information, please visit:
Program Contact:  Justin Griest, 614.292.2647,
University of California, Berkeley, Opto-Camp
Session I, June 17-19, 2015
Session II, July 15-17, 2015
The goal of Berkeley Optometry’s Opto-Camp is to introduce underrepresented and first-generation pre-health science majors to Optometry as a potential future career track and to prepare them to be successful applicants to optometry school.  The objective of Berkeley Optometry’s Opto-Camp is to present a three-day in residence experience that will provide participants with opportunities to learn about the profession of optometry and the process of becoming an optometrist.  There is a $125 program fee and a limited number of scholarships to waive the program fee per session, as demonstrated by financial need.
For more information, please visit:
Program Contact:  Heather Iwata, 510.642.9537,
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University of Oregon Winter 2015 MCAT Prep


The sessions are taught live in Eugene on the UO campus. Streaming and video on demand offer additional options for location, schedule and learning style.

Winter 2015 – 

Saturdays, beginning Jan. 24
Priority Registration: Jan. 12

Cost: $650 – Registration form
Register before the priority deadline to allow
adequate time for material order and shipping.

INSTRUCTORS  The University’s MCAT Preparation Workshop is conducted by faculty members and testing experts in the sciences and social sciences who teach material specifically tailored for the MCAT. All instructors focus on helping students perform to their best abilities on the MCAT.

WORKSHOP MATERIALS include comprehensive review books and an AAMC full-length proctored practice test. In addition, participants have access to course videos and other materials that supplement in-class instruction.

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Winter quarter seminar on research

Are you interested in undergraduate research in the biological, environmental, or physical sciences? Would you like to:

  • Demystify research culture and develop research skills?
  • Discuss research papers with a diverse community of undergraduate researchers?
  • Develop a research proposal and increase your competitiveness for research scholarships and graduate & professional programs?

Integrated Sciences 491: Introduction to Research (Thursdays, 9-10:20 a.m.) is a discussion-based course that is designed to accompany undergraduate research experiences. Students must confirm a faculty research mentor before the start of the course.

For more information or to request an add code, please email the instructor at

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Exploring Occupational Therapy

The American Occupational Therapy Association as complied a helpful list of Frequently asked Questions to help pre-health students learn more about the career.  Check out the FAQs here: 

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