Apply to be a Health Care Alternative Spring Break Team Leader!

The Health Care Alternative Spring Break Team Leader applications are now live and will be due the night of November 10th (12:01 AM, November 11, 2016).

The Team Leader position will allow you to build leadership skills such as problem-solving, managing a team, and practicing professional community outreach, all against the backdrop of a healthcare setting. The skills you will develop are highly applicable in our workforce today, and will increase the confidence that graduate schools will have in you.

The Team Leader Coordinators will be with you every step of the way, to help you through the process of contacting clinics and communicating with healthcare personnel. Above all, HCASB wants you to enjoy your spring break experience and get the most out of their  program! Please let them know if you have any questions about the program or need any clarifications as you work on the application.

For more information about HCASB, you are encouraged to attend one of their upcoming  Info Sessions!  Their next sessions are offered TODAY, October 17 at 6:00 to 7:00 pm in HUB 340 and on Thursday, November 3rd from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in HUB 214. (Please subscribe to their listserv for additional dates once the remaining info session are confirmed!)

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Udall Scholarship For Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers

The Udall Foundation offers a prestigious scholarship for undergraduate sophomores and juniors in any major seeking careers in:

  • environmental fields, and
  • American Indian and Alaska Native students seeking careers in Tribal Public Policy or Native Health Care.

Applicants who are leading change on campus or in their communities are strongly encouraged to apply!

The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship is a $7,000 scholarship awarded to 60 undergraduate sophomores and juniors pursuing careers related to the environment, or pursuing careers related to Tribal Public Policy or Native Health Care. Udall Scholars get to attend the Udall Scholar Orientation in August, meet alumni and community leaders for exceptional networking opportunities, and gain lifetime membership to a growing and active alumni network. For more information and to sign up for free informational webinars, visit us at

The Udall Foundation asks universities to nominate students to compete at the national level. Each UW campus is able to nominate up to 4 candidates in the environmental category and up to 4 candidates in the Tribal Public Policy and/or Native Health Care categories. To receive priority consideration for UW Seattle campus nomination, students are encouraged to submit our campus application by Dec. 2, 2016. Details about eligibility, the Seattle campus application process and online application form are available at

UW Seattle Information Sessions:

UW campus contacts for students interested in the Udall Scholarships:

The Udall Foundation also offers the Native American Congressional Internship: This ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C., is for American Indian and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian country. The internship is fully funded: the Udall Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program. View the application and sign up for free webinars. Please also visit to see what some of the alumni are up to now. Students are welcome to apply directly to the Udall Foundation for this opportunity, though the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is happy to be a resource for support and feedback on application drafts! Deadline: post-marked or emailed by January 31, 2017. Join the Udall Foundation on Facebook, where they share application tips and alumni share job announcements: Native Education @ Udall Foundation.

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Save-the-date: UW Graduate School Fair, Oct. 25th

You’re invited to the UW Graduate School Fair on October 25th, from 10 am – 2 pm, at the Intellectual House on the UW campus in Seattle. gradschool-fair

The UW Graduate School Fair provides a forum for you to meet representatives from local and national graduate programs (such as Bastyr University, including Naturopathic Doctorate, Acupuncture Doctorates, and MS Midwifery; and UW Seattle Rehabilitation Medicine – Prosthetics-Orthotics; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy) representing over one hundred various graduate degrees (click HERE for a full list of participating programs). Graduate school is a great step towards helping you pursue your goals and passions, allowing you to immerse yourself into an area of study that will propel you into a future career. Graduate programs include both masters and doctorate degrees, and there are a multitude of programs to explore. The UW Graduate School Fair brings a wide variety of programs to you, here on the UW campus in Seattle.

Current UW students and alumni, as well as local community members, are invited to attend the UW Graduate School Fair. Registration is not required, and this event is free for participants (students, alum, etc.) There is no required dress code for the fair. Just come as you are, ready to learn more about the graduate programs represented.

Information for students:

Map to the Intellectual House:

The UW Graduate School Fair is hosted by the UW Graduate and Professional Advisors Association (UW GPAA), and sponsored by the UW Graduate School, UW Alumni Association, UW Tacoma Institute of Technology, UW Foster School of Business, UW School of Social Work, and the UW Information School.

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Interested in Emergency Medicine and/or Emergency Preparedness? Come check out HuskyCERT!


HuskyCERT is a student run organization here on campus that partners with UW Emergency Management to provide trainings for basic emergency response and preparedness. HuskyCERT’s mission is to build and facilitate a university wide partnership for emergency preparedness through training and community outreach.  Trainings include CPR and First Aid courses at both the First Responder and BLS levels and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training and certification.  As a member of HuskyCERT you will be prepared to aid in the first response for the University of Washington campus in case of disaster. Members include a mix of both EMT’s and non-EMT’s. In addition to the trainings, HuskyCERT offers and participates in standby first aid at school-hosted events.

Interested in getting involved?  HuskyCERT is looking for new students and faculty to join their membership and leadership this year!

For more information, join the group for their upcoming meet-and-greet for current and future HuskyCERT members, along with UW Emergency Management. The meeting will be held at their headquarters, located at UW EOC (UW Tower, Suite C-140) on October 19th at 15:30. Please RSVP HERE. Snacks will be provided!

Want to become trained in CPR and First Aid? Sign up for a class, taught by their very own HuskyCERT members! Follow this link to sign up.

Like them on Facebook and check out all the cool events they are participating in!

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Nutritional Sciences Minor

Interested in nutrition? Want to know more about food systems 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.

Don’t miss their upcoming Information Session: Wednesday 11/9, 10:30-11:30am at Raitt Hall, room 229

Minor requirements can be viewed online at  Please contact with any questions.

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The Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIHIM) Open House

Reminder!!!  The Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIHIM) Open House for prospective degree and certificate students will be held on October 19th in the UW Tower between 6pm – and 8pm.  RSVP to

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the University of Washington’s Health Informatics and Health Information Management Program. Take the next step toward completing your bachelor’s degree or earning the post-baccalaureate certificate!

Meet with program faculty and learn about this exciting field! Time will be given for formal presentations along with questions and answers about the field, the major and career opportunities. HIHIM alumni will also be on hand to answer questions.

For more information visit:

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Seattle/King County Clinic – General Support Volunteers Needed

Make a difference in our community at the annual Seattle/King County Clinic coming to Key Arena at Seattle Center October 27-30. The giant volunteer-driven health clinic provides a full range of free dental, vision, and medical care to all patients regardless of income, insurance, or citizenship. The clinic needs at least 750 volunteers per day, including medical professionals, social workers, healthcare residents and professional students, and general support volunteers.

Seattle/King County Clinic – A Community of Compassionate Care from Seattle/King County Clinic on Vimeo.

As a pre-health student, you can help with this event as a general support volunteer to help with patient registration, food service, escorting patients, managing lines and waiting areas, providing interpretation, etc. Don’t forget the preparation, set up, take down and wrap-up needs in the days and weeks before and after the Clinic.  The clinic is also in high need of bi-lingual volunteers (especially Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Vietnamese speakers).

In particular, the clinic needs general support volunteers on:
• Oct. 25: Shoe Area (Sorting), Food Areas
• Oct. 26: Dental Area (Set up), Food Areas
• Oct. 27-30: Escort and Waiting Areas, Shoe Distribution, Food Areas

Help create a community of compassionate care! Click here to learn more and volunteer. Enter “UW” as your company/organization on the registration page – volunteers MUST individually register online prior to the event. 


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U Lead We Lead: For a Better Tomorrow 10/20


You are invited to the fifth annual Husky Leadership Initiative kick-off event:

U Lead We Lead: For a Better Tomorrow

October 20, 6 – 8 p.m.
HUB Ballroom
Dinner provided

Register today!

U Lead We Lead is a cross-campus collaboration of faculty, staff and students that uses the art of storytelling to motivate leaders of today and tomorrow. As a community, we will dive into timely and relevant questions about leadership for a better tomorrow. No lectures here; this event is all about stories, experiences and learning from one another.

Three local luminaries will each share their story and perspectives and call you to action. At U Lead We Lead, you get to hear from inspiring people and meet other Huskies for enriching conversation. U Lead We Lead: For a Better Tomorrow will inspire you for what’s ahead.

This event is free and includes dinner as well as fun opportunities such as a photo booth, a Dubs appearance, and special giveaways.

Learn more about their fantastic speakers and about the event on the U Lead We Lead website.

Register today!


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AAMC Minority Student Medical Career Fair – Seattle

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its annual Minority Student Medical Career Fair!
Minority Student Medical Career Fair
Saturday, November 12, 2016
8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Check-in at 7:00)
Washington State Convention Center, Hall 4F
Seattle, WA
FREE Registration
We invite college and high school students, parents, prehealth advisors, school administrations, and other interested individuals to:

    • Meet diversity affairs, admissions, PhD and MD-PhD program directors from over 75 U.S. medical schools along with other health professions schools
    • Participate in workshops focused on topics such as medical school admissions and the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
    • Enjoy freebies and useful resources, interactive discussions with current medical students, and participate in hands-on activities and medical simulations to test your skills
    • Learn about AAMC resources and services, summer research programs and post baccalaureate programs
Social Media
Get the inside scoop and join the Career Fair conversation with #FutureDocs. Check out last year’s event and join the conversation! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for news and updates from all of the AAMC’s services available to aspiring doctors.

Questions? Contact Katie Hunter, Sr. Program Specialist or Angela Moses, Sr. Specialist

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Seattle Children’s Hospital research opportunity (unpaid) for pre-meds!

[10/13/2015 UPDATE: POSITION FILLED. Please subscribe to the blog for notification of any new opportunities!]

Looking for a an exciting research opportunity at Seattle Children’s Hospital?  Assistant Professor Anita Thomas of Pediatric Emergency Medicine is looking for pre-medical students to get involved in the next few months with a project looking at Poison Center data on unintentional marijuana edible ingestion in pediatric patients.  Students will also have the potential opportunity to get involved with IRB submission, data collection, manuscript/abstract writing/submission.

Requirements: 6-8 hours a week (variable) and must complete CITI human subjects online training

Questions?  Contact the PI, Anita Thomas

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Join a Husky Alum for a day on the job!

UW Alumni mentor

Just incredibly awesome. Not only did it give me a good perspective of my industry, but it gave me new goals and a clearer career path to follow!

That’s one student’s reflections on Huskies@Work, our job shadowing program. With Huskies@Work, all you need to do is share your career interests, and we’ll match you with a UW alum in that field. Together you’ll find a day to connect and explore life in the work world.

This is your chance to see what your career after graduation could really be like. Our next Huskies@Work opportunity is in November; applications are due Friday, October 14, 2016.

Please note that applicants are not guaranteed a match, but if for some reason you are not offered a match this cycle, you will have earlier access to future engagement programming – see the FAQ section of their webpage for details.

For more information and the application, visit Huskies@Work.

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ASUW’s UW Leaders program – applications due 10/30/16

Interested in Leadership Development? Consider checking out the ASUW’s UW Leaders program!


Applications due: October 30th and can be found online at

So, what exactly is UW Leaders?
UW Leaders (UWL) is a program of the Associated Students of University of Washington (ASUW) that offers leadership-building opportunities for first, second, and transfer third-year students. Through a dedicated focus on Community, Mentorship, and Leadership Development we strive to prepare students to be effective leaders that drive and create change in their communities both on and off campus. Whether students have been involved in past leadership or want to start now, UW Leaders maximizes their leadership potential and welcomes them into a close-knit community of accomplished individuals.

Community: One of the core values of UW Leaders is the importance of Community. Through the initial kick-off retreat at the beginning of Winter Quarter and weekly workshops you will have the opportunity to create a tight-knit community with fellow Leaders in the program and Mentor staff who are passionate about seeing you succeed and achieve your goals during your time at the UW.

Mentorship: Within UW Leaders one of the most impactful portions of the program is Mentorship. Leaders in the program are paired with one of our 19 mentors in the program who have extensive involvement and leadership experience. Mentors within UWL strive to support our leaders be successful in whatever they choose to do during their time at UW. Whether personal, professional or academic, Mentors work hard to connect you with resources, opportunities (and the best food spots) in order maximize your Husky Experience. Be sure to check out our Instagram here to meet the Mentors! (@uwleaders)

Leadership & Professional Development: UW Leaders is a student run and student driven program. Our staff of 19 Mentors work hard together to plan and develop weekly workshops that cover a vast array of topics that are essential to being an effective leader.

​Workshops​ in the past have covered topics such as:

  • Resume building
  • Communication styles
  • Conflict resolution
  • Self care
  • Mock interviews
  • Failing Forward
  • & many more!

The Mentors distill their combined experiences to create interactive workshops that teach you tangible and useful to help you succeed while at the UW.
Overall the best way to describe UW Leaders is a tight-knit community that is committed to your personal growth. Folks who thrive in UW Leaders are passionate and driven individuals who are looking to find a community that will support them and present them with a multitude of opportunities for growth and development.

If you have any questions or would just like to get to know the Director & Assistant Director more feel free to stop by Office Hours (details can be found here), or email or

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Attention Pre-Meds! 2017 MCAT Registration opens October 16, 2016

MCAT registration will open on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 for the January-June 2017 MCAT exam dates. Registration for July-September MCAT exam dates will open in February 2017.


Please note that The MCAT Scheduling & Registration System has been taken offline in order to prepare for the opening of registration. For the fastest registration, make sure to create your AAMC ID before October 19!

Be sure to follow @AAMC_MCAT on Twitter where they will announce the opening of registration. For more information visit,

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ETCH (Education Transforming Community Health) is recruiting new volunteers!


ETCH is an interdisciplinary student project associated SHIFA, a non-profit organization based out of the University of Washington School of Medicine. They offer weekly health education sessions to homeless adults in downtown Seattle, striving to create health education curriculum that bridges evidence-based practice and the voices of the many homeless communities in Seattle. ETCH aims to provide knowledge, skills, and tools to improve the quality of life of our participants.

Weekly sessions offer volunteers a great opportunity to connect with members of homeless communities while expanding your knowledge of preventative care, health systems, and social justice. Volunteers are asked to participate in at least one session per month for at least 6 months – with many more opportunities for volunteering, advocacy, and leadership.

This is an excellent opportunity to get involved, regardless of experience. If you are interested in joining, email for more information!

Attend their first meeting on October 17th at 6 pm in the research commons (room Red A) to learn more! More information can be found on their Facebook Page:

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ADEA Interview Webinar – 10/12/2016

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Title: Successfully Navigating Your Dental School Interviews
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Join ADEA on October 12 as experts offer specific tactics and strategies for successfully navigating the intricacies of the dental school interview.  Panelists will tackle all stages of the process, and will share with attendees their top 5 “do’s and don’ts” for making a good impression during interview season.  For more information, visit ADEA Events Page.

Register Now

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