Health Professional School workshops at Shoreline CC


During the month of May, Shoreline CC offers two workshop series to help you learn critical information about preparing for Health Professional Schools. They are hosted by Shoreline’s Post Baccalaureate Studies for the Health Professions and open to everyone.

The first series is Explore Health Careers:

  • Options in Nursing: Multiple Paths to RN – May 2 at 12:30
  • Osteopathic Medicine – May 8 at 4:00
  • Naturopathic Medicine, and Nutrition – May 24 at 4:00
  • Physician Assistant – May 30 at 3:00

You are also welcome to attend the “Applying” sequence, even if you will not apply for several years. These are on four Tuesdays, May 2-23, from 4:00 to 5:30pm.

The fourth session, Paying, will be presented by Diane Noecker, Director of UW School of Medicine Financial Aid. She will talk about funding options for other health professions also, not limited to MD.

Details are on the post-bacc website at

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Spring/Summer Application Support

UAA Advising is in the process of hiring a new Pre-Health Adviser, but appointment availability will likely be limited through June.

That said, we would love to talk with you about your applications – please read below to find out how to best connect with us!

(Yes we are busy, but we sure are excited about chatting with you!)

If you are seeking feedback on your application materials, you should schedule an appointment and send a draft version in an email before your appointment.

Students can schedule appointments up to two weeks in advance, so the greatest availability will be about two weeks away – please plan accordingly.

If you have quick questions about  your application (or anything else Pre-Health related) you are also welcome to come to our Pre-Health Drop-In advising on Thursdays from 2-4 in MGH 258, no appointment needed.

Note that advisers will not be able to provide feedback on your writing in this setting, only respond to quick questions.

You are encouraged to review the additional resources on the “Applying to Health Professional School” page on our website.

These include:

  • Are You Ready to Apply?
  • Application Services
  • Writing Activity Descriptions & Personal Statements
  • Getting Great Letters of Recommendation
  • Finding a Good Match with Schools
  • Acing the Interview
  • Financing your Education
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ASUW Mental Health Awareness Month Events

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This month the ASUW Student Health Consortium presents… May as Mental Health Awareness Month 2017!
Did you know that #1in4Huskies have been diagnosed with a mental illness? Let’s talk about how to take care of yourself, how to support a friend, and how to challenge the stigma surrounding mental illness. #1in4Huskies #StopTheStigma

Check out these events throughout the entire month of May to learn more about mental health issues, find resources, and relax and de-stress before finals season.

If you click “going” on our Facebook event, you can enjoy a month of wholesome memes.

Facebook Event Link: 
SHC Website:
Questions? Email

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Uniting Voices: Mental Health Conference May 6


Uniting Voices: Mental Health Conference, on May 6th, 2017, at Alder’s Commons from 10 am – 3:30 pm, aims to develop greater awareness of mental health issues and empower attendees to combat the surrounding stigma.

The conference will feature Phil Borges, director of documentary CRAZYWISE, and Elaine Walsh, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC as keynote speakers. UW students will speak on a panel about their experiences with different mental illnesses to show the real-life implications of the discussed topics. Flanking the student panel section will be six discussion-based workshops: 1) Psychiatric Abuse; 2) Mental health in Public health; 3) The Hearing Voices Movement; 4) Positive Psychology: Resilience, Coping, Mindfulness; and 5) Forefront on Education, Community and Suicide;  6) Using Social Media to Impact System Change and Undermine Stigma; ending with a training, Suicide Prevention: How to Help.


WHEN: Saturday, May 6th,  10am – 3:30 pm (Check in: 9:30am)

WHERE: The University of Washington, Alder Commons

Contact us at Links: Facebook event, Facebook page

Food will be provided at the event.

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Undergraduate Research Symposium 5/19 — call for volunteers

ugr symposium 2017

This year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium will have more than 1,200 undergraduates who will present their work on Friday, May 19th from 11am – 6:00pm in Mary Gates Hall.

In the past twenty years, this event has grown from 70 presenters in 1998.

Volunteers are an integral part of the success of this event.

They can use help in all areas and in particular it would be great if you can help as a session assistant or with registration.

Please consider volunteering!

For a description of volunteer opportunities and to sign up, please visit and sign up by May 8th:

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Health Graduate School Fair 5/11 — Volunteers needed!


The Health Graduate School Fair is a great way for you to connect with representatives of health professions schools right here on campus.

This fair offers something for everyone – whether you’re a first or second year student wanting to explore your options and build your networks, or an alumna interested in learning about specific programs from school representatives and collecting application information and tips on the personal statement process.

  • Thursday May 11, 2017
  • 2pm – 5pm
  • Mary Gates Hall (MGH), Commons

Volunteers are needed from 10 am – 5 pm.

If interested, please contact Donna Chen at with your name and availability.

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Medical Russian course for Fall

RUSS 112 WIN 2017 (2)

Intended as a 1-credit add-on to the regular first-year Russian sequence. Exposes students to a variety of medical terminology, providing opportunities for practicing medical communication, and reading and analyzing written texts.

Prerequisite: RUSS 101, which must be taken concurrently.

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Students for a National Health Program Event 4.28

Are you interested in learning about US healthcare policy and advocacy? Do you want to network with physicians and other students who are involved in the fight for healthcare reform? Join UW students and nationally recognized physicians along with well known political advocates for the SNaHP Annual Meeting! We will be discussing healthcare reform in this new political era and how students can play an essential role in the future of the healthcare system.
Date/Location: Friday, April 28th, from 12:00-2:00 in ARC G070 
Free pizza, snacks, and drinks will be provided!
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AmeriCorps positions with UW Pipeline Project & Dream Project

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The UW Pipeline Project and Dream Project are looking for 3 dynamic AmeriCorps members for 2017-2018. Applications due May 8th.

Are you a graduating senior? Were you involved in K-12 tutoring or mentoring at the UW? Looking for a gap year opportunity? If so, we encourage you to apply!

UW Pipeline Project and Dream Project Ameri­Corps mem­bers will recruit and support students on cam­pus involved in K-12 tutoring and college access mentoring. Our programs focus on educating UW students through transformational community experiences, and working with K-12 educators to help prepare the college students of tomorrow. The AmeriCorps team will conduct outreach to increase participation in our programs, support tutors and mentors on campus, and assist staff with programs related to educational equity. AmeriCorps members will serve from September 1st, 2017-July 15th, 2018.

Read the Position Descriptions for Pipeline Project AmeriCorps Member and The Dream Project AmeriCorps Member.

If you are ready to submit your application now, you can do so here.

The application deadline is Monday, May 8th, 2017 by 11:59 PM.

If you have any questions about the positions or the application process, please email:
Pipeline Project
: Dana at

Dream Project: Amrita at or Nicole at


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Which Public Health Degree is Right for Me? 5/4 Information Session

Are you considering a public health graduate degree? The Department of Health Services trains students for influential careers in public health practice and research, health administration, health promotion, and health policy. Would you like to learn more about the types of graduate degrees we offer and what makes them unique?

The Department of Health Services invites you to attend “Which Public Health Degree is Right For Me?” –

What: Join us for a panel led by graduate students in our COPHP, MPH, MS, MHA, MHIHIM, and Online Executive MPH programs, followed by small group break-out sessions. Pizza and beverages will be served!

When: Thursday May 4, 2017; 5:30-7:30pm

Where: UW Seattle campus, South Campus Center, Room 303

Please RSVP here by Sunday April 30 to reserve your spot!

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UW School of Dentistry Americorps Position

The UW School of Dentistry, Office of Educational Partnerships and Diversity are looking for 3 AmeriCorps members for the 2017-2018 service term.

Are you a graduating college senior? Do you have a passion for pipeline programs, community outreach, and healthcare? Looking for a gap year opportunity? If so, we encourage you to apply!

The service mission carried by the Access to Care project is to improve the oral health and well-being of people within the local community and region through outreach programs that are especially attentive to minority and underserved populations. Serving as an AmeriCorps member, the AmeriCorps team will provide oral health instruction in addition to supporting and promoting the work of students, faculty and staff of the dental school in reducing oral health inequities in underserved communities.

The application page can be accessed here:

For more information about AmeriCorps:


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UW School of Dentistry Pre-Admissions Workshop 5/16


University of Washington School of Dentistry Presents a Pre-Admissions Workshop

Tuesday, May 16th  

5:00 p.m. ~ 6:50 p.m.

Health Sciences Building, Turner Auditorium (Room D209)

Get your questions answered here:

  • How do I apply to dental school?
  • When do I apply to dental school?
  • What are the admission requirements?                    
  • Preparing my personal statement                          
  • References  

To register for this event, please send an email to

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DDS Event with Sue Coldwell 4/19


Delta Delta Sigma, the pre-dental club, has an event it would like to share with the pre-health community.

Sue Coldwell from the University of Washington School of Dentistry is visiting them this Wednesday, April 19, from 5:30-6:30 PM in DEN 111.

This event is open to all students regardless of their membership status with our club.


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Husky Help and Hope Walk – May 20

On May 20th, Huskies for Suicide Prevention and Awareness (HSPA) and Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention are hosting a 2-mile walk that will start at Sylvan Grove and wind through some of the most beautiful parts of the UW Seattle campus to provide a journey of hope and strength, with a projected number of 1000 attendees.

The H3 Walk is a UW Seattle campus and community-wide annual event aiming to offer support to survivors of suicide, commemorate those we have lost to suicide, and break mental health stigma. Mental health organizations from UW and around Seattle will be tabling to provide their resources at the event.

Our goal this year is to raise $10,000 that will go towards building and distributing Forefront Care Packages for families who have lost a loved one to suicide and HSPA’s Wellness Booklet, a student resource which contains in-depth information on depression, eating disorders, power-based relationships, and resources to relieve struggles.

The event is FREE and dog friendly. We will have food, inspirational speakers, musical acts, and a drawing for prizes provided by our sponsors. We hope you will join us.

To register for the walk, click here.

To volunteer for the walk, click here.

To view and share the Facebook event page, click here.

If you have any questions about the walk, please email

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Phi Delta Epsilon Gelfand Lecture 5/4 — “Health & Healthcare: What’s the Difference?”

PDE event

Join Phi Delta Epsilon-WA Alpha Chapter and Dr. Stephen A. Bezruchka on May 4th for a relevant and eye-opening talk about the status our our healthcare system in the United States and the world.

“We in the United States spend over half of the world’s health care bill yet die younger than people in over thirty other countries. Medical care turns out to be a relatively small determinant of health of societies. Attention to early life when perhaps half of our health as adults is programmed matters, as does socioeconomic status and economic inequality. Medical doctors need to understand population health and treat sick societies as well as sick people.”

Doors open at 7:30 PM and the event is FREE!

Please visit their Facebook Page to learn more about the event and indicate that you are going or interested.

The history of the Gelfand lecture can be found here:

Questions? Message Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity: Washington Alpha Chapter or email

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