MEDIC meeting April 13th

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On Wednesday, April 13th from 5:00 to 6:30, MEDIC will be holding a meeting in Health Sciences T-wing room T498.

James will be leading a discussion on the Zika Virus.  Please check out the following links to get a head start on this topic.

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UW School of Medicine: 2016 Focus Group Sessions (titled “The Application”)

The UW School of Medicine Admissions office would like to invite you  to attend the first of our 2016 Focus Group Sessions (titled “The Application”). This session will be led by the Associate Dean of Admissions, Dr. Carol Teitz, and will go into depth about how students can prepare a competitive written application. There will be another focus group session scheduled for the summertime regarding the interview process.

This session will be held in the UW Health Sciences Building (HSB) in T-435 on Thursday, April 21st from 4-5pm PST, and can be attended via live webinar, as well. Videos of these sessions will also be posted afterwards on our website.

We ask that you and your students register so we know how many people to expect.

UWSOM focus group april 2016

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Application deadline for the Environmental Health major is this Friday, April 15th.

The application deadline for the Environmental Health major is this Friday, April 15th.

The online application can be accessed through our website.
http://deohs.washington.edu/undergraduate/applying-major

Students who have questions about the major or the admission process are encouraged to talk with an adviser.
http://deohs.washington.edu/undergraduate/contact-advisor 

Enviro health

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Charity: Water UW Chapter has officer positions available!

Charity: Water UW Chapter has officer positions available!

Charity: Water is a non-profit organization that strives for providing access to clean drinking water, especially those in third-world countries. Access to clean water affects nearly all aspects of life: health, education, food access, and the economy.

Applications can be found here: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/hmmalik/295354Applications are due on Monday, April 25th.

The positions available are:

– Fundraising Chair

– Community Outreach Chair

– Campus Liaison

– Treasurer

This is a great opportunity for all majors to develop leadership and teamwork skills, as well as to help eliminate water-deprived communities. Feel free to send any questions to cleanh2o@uw.edu and check us out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/uwcharitywater/.

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FALL IN FRIDAY HARBOR – INFO SESSION TOMORROW

Friday Harbor 2016 info sessionFALL IN FRIDAY HARBOR – INFO SESSION
TOMORROW (Tues, April 12th), 3:30 – 4:30 in THO 234 (RSVP form below)

Thinking of spending this fall in Friday Harbor on the San Juan Islands, studying literature, creative writing, and marine biology in the natural environment?  Tomorrow’s info session is an opportunity to get your questions answered in a session featuring UW English professor and award-winning poet Richard Kenney, English and Friday Harbor alumnus Zack Bivins (winner of this year’s Ocean 180 competition), Friday Harbor and English MFA alumna Elizabeth Cooperman, and marine scientist and Friday Harbor Labs associate director Megan Dethier.

None of these courses have prerequisites, and students of all levels, including beginners, are welcome!  Costs are all-inclusive of fall tuition (12-17 credits), room, board (three delicious meals per day, and snacks, including on weekends), and course fees.  All you will need will be your Washington state ferry fare to the islands and pocket money. More information is at https://english.washington.edu/study-abroad/2016/literature-creative-writing-and-marine-biology-friday-harbor.

Fall in Friday Harbor Info Session

Spend fall quarter studying at the UWs marine field station in the San Juan Islands. Get started by attending one of our info sessions this quarter.

INFO SESSION I: Marine Biology and the Humanities

When: Tuesday 4/12, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Where: Thompson Hall, Rm 234

RSVP: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/marbiol/299813

Start here if you want to learn more about courses in the humanities and introductory courses in marine biology for students of any major. Hear about the courses and living experience from faculty and students including creative writing professor and award-winning poet Richard Kenney, FHL Associate Director Megan Dethier, and FHL alumnus and English major Zack Bivins (winner of this year’s Oceans 180 competition).

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UW American Lung Association is recruiting!

WHO WE ARE

We are the first university chapter of the American Lung Association based from the University of Washington, Seattle. We work to increase the advocacy, education, and funding for lung health, clean air, and the prevention of lung disease.

Come to our meetings and learn what we do!

Meetings every other Monday, Smith Hall Room 115 5-6 PM

Our blog:         http://uwala.weebly.com

     WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

    President; Vice-President; Secretary; Treasurer; Fundraising Chair; Volunteering Coordinator; PR Chair

Apply here: http://goo.gl/forms/qBYDOlKd7h

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/29 AT 11:59 PM

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS:

American lung association

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Kaplan’s Free MCAT Practice Test is coming to UW on April 16th!

Take a test drive.  See where you stand on the exam with a free MCAT practice test.

Take our Free Practice Test and find out how you’d perform on the exam right now!

YOU’LL GET:

  • A detailed score report
    • We’ll figure out what kind of test taker you are and let you know your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Complete explanations to every question
    • Don’t you hate it when you don’t understand a mistake? We’ll show you what mistakes you made and how to correct them.
  • Strategies for improvement
    • A practice test isn’t any good if you don’t learn anything from it. We’ll show you strategies for improvement

Register now at http://bitly.com/uwmcatpt_spring2016!

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Upcoming PharmD Information Sessions & Virtual Chat Sessions

Upcoming PharmD Information Sessions & Virtual Chat Sessions

The UW School of Pharmacy will be hosting information meetings for prospective students. The information sessions will be led by the Chair of Admissions or Advisor and will address all aspects of the program, i.e.: admissions, program prerequisites, requirements, application procedures, etc. There will be an opportunity to ask questions or make an appointment with an advisor.

Please complete the RSVP form to register for a session. We will reply with further information and directions to our offices.

Dates and locations of information sessions and other events are posted below.
Unless otherwise noted, information sessions are from 1:00-2:30pm in the Health Sciences Building, H-371.

Virtual PharmD Info Session –  April 28, 2016

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Description: Please register at https://www.careereco.com/events/uwashingtonpharm to access this online session.

 

Virtual Chat Room – May 3, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: careereco.com/events/uwashingtonpharm

Description: To register for the event, please go to:https://www.careereco.com/events/uwashingtonpharm

 

PharmD Info Session – May 19, 2016

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Location: Magnuson Health Sciences Center, Northeast Pacific Street, Seattle, WA, room H371

Description: Please visit http://goo.gl/forms/v7DzzNgbXn to RSVP for this session.

 

Virtual Chat Room – June 14, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: careereco.com/events/uwashingtonpharm

Description: To register for the event, please go to:https://www.careereco.com/events/uwashingtonpharm

 

PharmD Info Session- June 16, 2016

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Location: Magnuson Health Sciences Center, Northeast Pacific Street, Seattle, WA, room H371

Description: Please visit http://goo.gl/forms/v7DzzNgbXn to RSVP for this session.

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Nutritional Sciences Minor

Nutritional Sciences Minor

Interested in nutrition? Want to know more about food studies and public health? The Minor in Nutritional Sciences is a strong addition for students interested in health fields. Students pursuing the minor are presented with a multidisciplinary perspective on the field of nutritional sciences, including its metabolic/biochemical, behavioral, and public health aspects.

Minor requirements can be viewed online at http://depts.washington.edu/nutr/undergraduate-study/nutritional-sciences-minor/.  Please contact ugnutr@uw.edu with any questions.

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#HuskiesCanDo Photo Contest

Huskiescando

We at the Career Center know that a UW education is much more than a degree. The #HuskiesCanDo Photo Contest is our way of getting at exactly what that looks like and sharing that with the world (and future employers). We want #HuskiesCanDo to be your way of expressing those aspects of your Husky Experience that you’re proud of. Think about all the ways you’re involved on and off campus during your time at UW and think about how those experiences have helped you develop skills and perspectives. Show the world what #HuskiesCanDo!”

All the rules and specifications can be found here, but essentially it’s as simple as taking a photo the represents an experience that shaped your UW experience and posting it to your Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #HuskiesCanDo! The contest is open to all enrolled UW students across campuses.

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Careers In Healthcare for All Majors – Thursday, April 6th, 2016

When you think about a career in healthcare, doctors and nurses might be the first careers you think of, but there are hundreds of other healthcare careers that don’t require a medical or health-related degree. 

Join us for an Employer Panel about “Careers in Healthcare for All Majors” on April 6th.  Learn about what employers look for when hiring, and gain a better understanding of how to conduct your job search in a more effective and strategic way. Gain insight, ask questions, and network with a variety of employers from heath related fields. Attending employers are:

 COPE Health Solutions; Fred Hutch (Tentative);  PhysAssist Scribes ;  UW Medicine;   Washington Health Care Authority  

Careers In Healthcare for All Majors 
Thursday, April 6th, 2016
4:30-6:30 pm; HUB # 332

No need to pre-register. Please do arrive early as seats are limited.  Questions? Email Donna Chen at ccsevent@uw.edu  or call 206-543-0535. We look forward to seeing you at this fun event!  

For all other upcoming “Careers In…”Employer Panel events, please click HEREAlso, don’t forget to check out other upcoming spring quarter workshops and events at the Career Center by visiting our online calendar at http://careers.uw.edu/Calendar .

 

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UW Pre-Physician Assistant Club

UW Pre-PA

UW Pre-PA will have its first meeting of the quarter next Wednesday, April 6th, from 6-7pm! This will be the new day and time for future meetings this quarter. The room has not been assigned yet, but we will let all of you know on Monday where the meeting will be!

The first meeting will be getting back into the swing of things. We will be talking about the exciting new plans for this quarter, volunteering opportunities, the shadowing program, as well as getting to know each other better.

Also, we would like to let you know about an exciting weekly volunteer opportunity!

Outdoors for All runs an Indoor Tandem Cycling Class for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. This program is in partnership with UW. Participants are paired up 1:1 with volunteer “Tandem Captains”, who help participants with pacing and endurance. Classes are from 10-11am on Tuesdays and Thursdays at The Brig in Magnuson Park, and their next 8-week series starts this week! (April 5th/7th)

They need two more volunteers for Tuesdays and three for Thursdays, or the cycling program may have to be canceled. It would be great if we could help them out!
We can provide rides every Tuesday from UW (or pick you up, if you’re close to UW) for anyone who would like to participate. Just let us know if you want a ride!

Volunteers can register online here under the “Cycling” tab:

https://outdoorsforall.org/registration/volunteer-registration-current-opps/

If anyone has questions, please contact Taylor Cone for additional information: TaylorCone@outdoorsforall.org or 206-838-6030.

You can also contact our Community Service Chair, Bailey Wilson at wilson.bailey6@gmail.com

Also, since keeping track of volunteer and shadowing hours is so important for the PA school application (CASPA), we will be helping to log and keep track of your hours that you accumulate with the club over each quarter!

If you haven’t already checked out our Facebook page, go check it out and like us! Its a great way to stay updated on everything we’re doing!
https://www.facebook.com/UWPrePA/

We also have a great new website with lots of resources for all of you (thanks to Ross!)
http://uwprepa.weebly.com/

This is also where we will post all of the presentations and handouts from any of our meetings! The resources from last quarter will be posted shortly on the website.

We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday!

UW Pre-PA Officers

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Golden Key International Honour Society at UW: Test Prep- Auction

Golden Key International Honour Society at UW is going to be auctioning off test prep material from The Princeton Review (TPR), including a course voucher and several graduate school prep/test prep books! A full list of items to be sold is included below. Please visit the Facebook event page for more information (https://www.facebook.com/events/591999704289825/).

Items to be auctioned:
1. Course Voucher – $2,500 value. Can go toward funding any test prep course through TPR (GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, and DAT).

2. Verbal Workout for the New GMAT (3rd Edition)

3. Math Workout for the New GMAT (4th Edition)

4. 1,037 Practice Questions for the New GMAT (2nd Edition)

5. Math Workout for the New GRE (2nd Edition)

6. Verbal Workout for the New GRE (4th Edition)

7. Graduate Admissions Guide (2016 Edition)

8. The Best 167 Medical Schools (2016 Edition)

9. Medical School Essays that Made a Difference (5th Edition)

10. Essential MCAT Flashcards

11. LSAT Workout

Best,

Golden Key UW, goldkey@uw.edu

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UW’s bioethics club discussing ethics questions in interviews 4/6

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MEDIC, the UW’s bioethics club. On Wednesday, April 6th will be holding a special meeting in health sciences room T-498 from 5:00-6:30.

They will be discussing ethics questions in medical school interviews. This is a great opportunity for any pre-health students to get practice thinking through ethics questions and preparing for interviews.

Some of their officers have already had interviews and will share their experiences.

Questions/scenarios will be provided, but you are also encouraged to bring your own. Refreshments will be provided. Please email medicuw@u.washington.edu with any questions.

MEDIC at UW
University of Washington Student Organization
Affiliated with Bioethics and Humanities

https://www.facebook.com/medicuw?ref=hl

https://sites.google.com/site/medicuw/
medicuw@u.washington.edu

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Spring Career Fair – Thrusday, April 14th

Spring career fair

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