DDS Panel of Current UWSoD students Wednesday 2/8

DDS will be hosting a student panel with dental students that attend the UWSoD next Wednesday at 5:30 pm in DEN 113.

The panelists will answer questions about applying to dental school.


What: Dental Student Panel

When: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Time: 5:30PM-6:30PM

Where: Denny Hall 113

There will be FREE pizza and drinks provided

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American Heart Association Internship

Mission Statement: To build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.

Impact Goal: By 2020, to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent, while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent.

Legacy Leader Vision: Prevention is key, and we strive to Prevent disease, Promote health, & Prolong life.

What do Legacy Leaders DO?

  • COMMUNITY EDUCATION of Stroke, Heart Disease, Hands-Only CPR, Healthy Living & High Blood Pressure
  • Learn and understand how to talk about SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH
  • LEAD EFFORTS to build a culture of health in the community
  • COORDINATE community outreach and event implementation
  • RECRUIT new volunteers
  • RESEARCH and outreach new community strategic partnerships
  • DATA input

REQUIREMENTS for this internship?

  • DESIRE to volunteer your time to the community
  • Attend a mandatory TRAINING by AHA|ASA
  • A ONE-YEAR commitment to AHA|ASA
  • ATTEND three (3) American Heart Association events & LEAD your own event (with help from other Legacy Leaders, Officers, provided resources, etc.)
  • MONTHLY conference calls

What do I GET OUT of this internship?

  • Volunteer HOURS (counts towards course internship hours!)
  • EXPERIENCE in outreach and event organization
  • NETWORKING opportunities
  • AHA|ASA Branded POLO
  • Legacy Leader GRADUATION SASH
  • Heartsaver First Aid and CPR AED CERTIFICATION
  • SERVING the community and helping reach the 2020 impact goal

HOW do I become a Legacy Leader? Contact Mikayla Kiyokawa at

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Law 305 Spring 2017: Global Health and Justice

Law 305 Spring 2017: Global Health and Justice

Instructor:  Beth E. Rivin, M.D., M.P.H.

This newly revised undergraduate course explores leading issues in global health and the human right to health.  Specifically, it focuses on injustices that occur around the world resulting in disease, disability and death. Using a justice framework, the course will consider social determinants of health and vulnerabilities that exist among populations and sub-populations, such as women, children, people with disabilities or HIV and the poor. Special attention will be given to low and middle income country health problems and struggles to attain healthy populations. Students will learn about the Sustainable Development Goals, international human rights law, and the pivotal role that law and legal infrastructure play in addressing injustices in health.

The course is most appropriate for juniors and seniors who have taken introductory courses in health and/or justice.  Others require approval from the instructor before enrolling.

SLN: 15857

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Summer Program In Neuroscience at Boston University

SPIN ’17 is an onsite, 8-week intensive program in neuroscience offered by the Departments of Neurosurgery, and Anatomy & Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine. SPIN offers classroom instruction in neuroanatomy, hands-on research experience in a neuroscience lab, and clinical exposure in both the neurosurgery clinic and operating room.

Dates: June 5 – July 28, 2017

Tuition: $4,000 (does not include room & board)

Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2017

SPIN is open to undergraduate students interested in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science, and medicine. Admission is based on academic performance, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Jarrett Rushmore at or visit


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Thinking about studying abroad this summer or next year? Now is the time to apply!

Thinking about studying abroad this summer or next year? Now is the time to apply! Here is a list of programs with deadlines coming soon. Visit our website and check out the information below to learn how you can make your Husky Experience global with UW Study Abroad.


  • University Exchanges – January 17
  • Summer Programs – February 15
  • Early Fall Exploration Seminars – March 1
  • Autumn Quarter Programs – March 1



Are you trying to decide if studying abroad is a good choice for you? Come and talk to one of our study abroad peer ambassadors. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience and can help you figure out if studying abroad is right for you and which program may best suit your interests.

Drop-in advising: 10am to 4pm, Monday through Friday in 459 Schmitz Hall.


Looking to fund your study abroad program? Visit the Global Opportunities website to learn more about study abroad scholarships or meet with the Global Opportunities adviser to get advice on funding your program. Deadlines are coming up for summer, early fall and autumn programs.

Free Passports

UW Study Abroad and CIEE are excited to offer free passports to the first 150 students who sign up. The event takes place January 12, 9am – 4pm at the ECC (Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center). There will be a study abroad fair afterwards from 4pm – 7pmSecure your slot today!

Only students who have never before had a passport are eligible. You must prepare in advance by bringing certain documents, including your birth certificate.

Social Media

Find out about upcoming info sessions, events and deadlines. Get inspired by other UW Study Abroad students. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

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10-Week Summer Program at NYU’s School of Medicine’s Bellevue Hospital Center’s Emergency Department in NYC – apply by 2/5/17

As a member of Project Healthcare students are given the unique opportunity to play an active role in patient care in New York University‘s School of Medicine’s Bellevue Hospital Center’s Emergency Department. Through hands on experience, in one of New York City’s most active emergency departments, our volunteers are able to explore a diverse array of interests and are exposed to the reality of a career in medicine. The volunteers learn to function as patient advocates, and are also exposed to numerous aspects of patient care while working closely with the clinical staff. PHC is a very demanding program, requiring a great deal of commitment on the part of the student. The 2017 program will begin on June 5th and end August 11th, for a total of ten weeks.

In addition to the Emergency Department, which includes adult and pediatric emergency rooms as well as the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, all participants rotate through the Operating Room and Cardiac Catheterization Lab to observe and help facilitate care. They ride along with FDNY EMTs, and spend time with the Social Work staff where they learn about the social needs of patients suffering with issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault, substance abuse, and/or homelessness.

The main function of our volunteers is patient advocacy. This directly translates to providing food and water to patients, providing blankets and clothing and, above all, emotional comfort by way of conversation and interaction. Volunteer participants also engage in concrete tasks such as making up stretchers, transporting patients, providing patient support during procedures, interpreting, assisting with undressing patients, and the stocking and preparation of equipment. In the clinical area, they are afforded the opportunity to observe procedures, assist with custodial care, and interact with patients of varied cultural, social and economic backgrounds. While intermingling with all levels of clinical staff, they may also engage in active networking with RNs, residents, attending physicians, social workers, PCTs and ancillary personnel. In short, our program offers each participant an opportunity to further develop the skills of flexibility, compassion, and creativity, while addressing the demands of spontaneous situations.

Quantitative research has shown that a large majority of our alumni continue their education in the health care field. With many past participants gaining acceptance into some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the nation, citing their experiences in Project Healthcare as pivotal to fostering the motivation and dedication that helped them to achieve success. For our volunteers, it is often the individual patient interactions that are most impactful. Our volunteers appreciate the stories, the experiences and the trust that patients share with them.

More information and, more specifically, the application for Project Healthcare can be accessed through this link. The application for Project Healthcare 2017 is now open and will officially close on Sunday, February 5th at 11:59pm. The application requires the submission of a personal statement, an updated resume and two letters of recommendation. Please note that no particular previous experiences are required. Each year, in selecting our volunteers, we look for a diverse group of students with equally diverse interests and experiences. We welcome any questions, should you have them.

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Winter 2017 Webinars for Pre-Vet students by AAVMC

The All New 2017 VMCAS Webinar Series has finally been scheduled!!

  • The Road to Veterinary School
    Audience : Freshmen & Sophomore Undergraduate (Pre-Vet) Students
    Summary : Learn how to prepare for the VMCAS application and find out what you should be doing during your early undergraduate career leading up to graduate school
    Schedule: All Webinars are held from 1pm to 2pm Eastern Time on the last Friday of every month through May 2017.
  • VMCAS 2018 Workshops
    Audience : Applicants to the VMCAS 2018 Application Cycle
    Summary :  Join VMCAS for a VMCAS 2018 Application Workshop. Come ask questions about the application, troubleshoot, and generally learn about the application process.
    Schedule: Schedule to coincide with the VMCAS Application Launch in May, 2017
    * All Webinars are eastern time and are offered multiple times. Each webinar is essentially the same though some content may be added / deleted. These are NOT series webinars.

This year, AAVMC created an “Upcoming Webinars and Special Events” mailing list. You can receive notifications of all of AAVMC & VMCAS special events by joining the list!  You may do so by clicking here:


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Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities at University of Alabama-Birmingham


Applications are now being accepted for two exciting opportunities for undergraduate students: the Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program and the Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM). Both of these programs 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 on their websites or by contacting or


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Apply with PhysAssist Scribes to work alongside physicians in Emergency Departments around Washington

PhysAssist Scribes, hires and trains medical scribes to work alongside physicians in Emergency Departments around Washington as well as across the country.

This paid experience is available at the following facilities in the area:

  •  St. Elizabeth Hospital
  • St. Anthony Hospital
  • St. Joseph Medical Center
  • St. Clare Hospital
  • St. Francis Hospital

If you are an undergraduate looking for your first steps in the medical field, a graduating senior looking for a gap year opportunity, or Alumni, you can apply online at

Schedule an interview at #682-301-3241 OR simply email

PhysAssist Scribes covers all costs associated with becoming a Scribe. Learn more about PhysAssist at and apply online today!

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“Applying to Health Professional School” seminar in Spring Quarter



1 Credit (CR/NC ONLY)

SLN: 14631

Are you planning to apply to health professional school within the next year?

The seminar will cover preparing an application, writing an effective personal statement, gathering recommendation letters, choosing schools, and interviewing. Class time will be spent on group work, short lectures, and visits from admissions experts

Grades will be based on in-class assignments, participation in interview exercises, and occasional out-of-class writing assignments, such as drafts of personal statements and professional school applications.

Students will direct their inquiry inward to identify strengths and areas for improvement, as they reflect on their readiness and motivation for a career in the health professions.

The seminar is open to anyone applying to graduate-level health professional schools, including but not limited to dentistry, medicine, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy, podiatry, and veterinary medicine.

Tuesdays 2:30-4:20

Location TBD

Questions? Not sure if the seminar is right for you?

Learn more at the UW Pre-Health Advising website or contact

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SHPEP Reminder: Informational webinar on 1/26/17 (Priority deadline is 2/1/17)

Are you a college freshman or sophomore seeking a summer career-enrichment opportunity within the health professions?  Register today to join the upcoming Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) webinar and get an in-depth look into all the program has to offer.  The webinar will occur Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 5 PM EST (2PM PST). Register today for the SHPEP webinar to learn the first-hand experience of past SHPEP scholars who successfully completed the 6-week summer career-enrichment experience! Webinar panelists will include SHPEP alumni and ambassadors who will discuss the academic possibilities they obtained, thanks to their educational experience at the SHPEP. The University of Iowa will also offer great tips and insight to potential applicants eager to apply.

Formerly SMDEP (Summer Medical and Dental Education Program), the program expanded in 2016 to include a broader range of health professions beyond medicine and dentistry to include pharmacy, nursing, optometry, public health, physical therapy and physician assistant.  Participation in the summer enrichment program may better position students for acceptance into advanced degree programs.  Students should visit to learn more and apply to the SHPEP today.

The application process opened November 1, and for the first time is open to DACA students as well.  The deadline for priority consideration is February 1. The application deadline is March 1, 2017.

To apply online and for additional information, you can visit the national site at  If you have any questions about the UW program please feel free to contact the UW SPEPE Coordinator at uwshpep@uw.eduSHPEP1pgr_24Oct

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UW Alumni Association Programs & Resources for current students!

Get a jump on your future. You’re a student now, but you’ll be a Husky for life. Connect with the 330,000-strong network of UW alumni through the UW Alumni Association’s spring career opportunities.


Go on a Career Trek
Apply by Feb. 1. Make your spring break count with career exploration trips to the Bay Area (March 19-22) and Washington D.C. (March 22-25)! Learn from pros at top companies and explore a new city with classmates.
be adventurous
Get free business cards
Apply by Feb. 14. When you’re on the job hunt, it’s important to leave a great impression. Get a free set of business cards for networking, interviewing and career fairs. No membership required — just order online.
be prepared
Be part of Huskies@Work
Application online in April. Thinking about jobs after graduation? Meet up with a UW alum in May and spend a day in their shoes. Tell us what careers you’re interested in, and we’ll connect you with a Husky in the field.
be connected
UWAA is proud to partner with Alaska Airlines as a transportation provider for our Career Treks.
Learn more at
UWAA Home Get the app More Husky Events
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Scan Design Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program – Deadline February 15, 2017

Application Now Open!

Millions of people in the U.S. alone suffer from debilitating chronic pain. The Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program will expose 5-7 University of Washington undergraduate students to interdisciplinary research in pain to stimulate interest in future careers in pain research. This program will immerse undergraduate students in research to better understand pain and treatment mechanisms, develop new therapies, and improve access to evidence-based pain care.

Undergraduates in biological sciences, psychology, nursing, social work, and/or engineering-related fields who are interested in exploring either basic science or clinical research in pain treatment are encouraged to apply.

To attend an their LAST Information Session, RSVP here for Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 4:30 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.

Application and Program Information:

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On campus volunteer opportunities with Bloodworks Northwest


Real Dawgs Save Lives Every Day

Help Save Lives-Volunteer on-campus with Bloodworks Northwest

  • Donor Monitor-Monitor blood donor safety following donation
  • Provide a positive, customer-service environment

Volunteer scheduling is flexible

  • On-line scheduling
  • On-campus volunteer opportunities
  • Volunteer when it fits in with your schedule

Steps to volunteering

Interested?  Contact Robyn Chernick at or call 206-427-1654.

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16th Annual Pre-Health Conference “Redefine Healthcare” 1/28

The Chicanos for Community Medicine and the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students would like to invite you to the 16th annual Pre-Health Conference “Inspiring Diversity in Healthcare”! The conference is the largest Pre-Health Conference at the University of Washington and is open to all high school and undergraduate students.

Sat, January 28, 2017
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Husky Union Building
4001 East Stevens Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98195


High school and undergraduate students can register online at (High School Students must bring a valid school ID):

Students will have the opportunity to:

1) Network with high school students across Washington, undergraduate students, medical students from the University of Washington, and health-care professionals from all different fields

2) In addition, students will also be able to participate in unforgettable hands-on interactive activities such as:

a. Dental Simulations (brought to you by the UW School of Dentistry
b. Simulation Surgical Demonstrations
c. Organ Labs (brought to you by the UW School of Medicine)
d. Suture Workshops (brought to you by current healthcare professionals)
More information is available on the event’s FB page: 

The exposure that the Pre-Health Conference gives the students who attend is invaluable and well beyond the $15.00 that tickets are sold for undergraduate students.  $5.00 for High School Students.

The theme of the conference is “Redefine Healthcare,” which is a call to stretch the bounds of healthcare. It will focus deeply on the variety of careers in the healthcare system and the multitudes of paths that you may take to get there, as well as address the importance of diversity in the health professions in order to address the nation’s need to eliminate inequities in the quality of health care for underserved populations.


Tickets may also be purchased at the door. (Limited quantity)

Doors open at 8:30 am

If you have any questions contact;;

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