HIHM Application Workshop

HIHIM APPLICATION WORKSHOP

 

January 18, 2018

UW Tower

4333 Brooklyn Avenue NE

22nd Floor Conference Room

Parking UW Tower Garage

 

Current UW Students:  5:00-6:00 pm

Transfer Applicants:  6:30-7:30 pm

Please RSVP for this event at:

https://www.healthinformationmanagement.uw.edu/admissions/events/

First Name Last Name and E-mail Address

Directions to the UW Tower:

https://facilities.uw.edu/uwtower/getting-here?ref=

EARLY APPLICATION:  February 15, 2018                                                                              

GENERAL APPLICATION:   May 1, 2018

Prospects are invited to apply for the early acceptance deadline only if they have completed all of the pre-requisite coursework and meet the minimum grade and grade point average requirements at the time of application.

Connie Montgomery, M Ed | Counseling Services Coordinator |Health Informatics and Health Information Management| 206-616-1064| www.healthinformationmanagement.uw.edu

W UNIVERSITY of  WASHINGTON

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UWMC is currently recruiting volunteers!

University of Washington Medical Center is recruiting new volunteers! Please join our nationally recognized team of providers,  learn more about your future career in healthcare, and provide much needed service to patients and families. The medical center is just a short walk south of the UW campus. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at UWMC, please visit our website to learn about our program requirements and to download an application.  www.uwmcvolunteerservices.org

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Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program – Deadline 2/15


Scan Design Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program – Deadline February 15, 2018

Millions of people in the U.S. alone suffer from debilitating chronic pain. The Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program will expose 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 Information Session, RSVP here.

Friday, January 5, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Monday, January 22, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Application and Program Information: http://www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/summer/pain-research/

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2018 MCAT – changes and updates

We are excited to share with you several updates to the MCAT test preparation portfolio offered by the AAMC.

We are pleased to inform you that the Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam, Fifth Edition is now available. This new edition of the Official Guide includes an updated Part 1 providing students with everything they need to know about the MCAT exam. It includes an overview of exam structure, registration and scheduling logistics, preparation resources, test day procedures, and scoring. Please note that the questions found in Part 2 remain the same.

Further, all AAMC practice products have been automatically updated to mirror the new interface of the MCAT exam. As mentioned, in 2018 the AAMC is making changes to the way the MCAT exam interface looks, feels, and functions on test day. These changes include new features such as higher screen resolution, clearer font type and size, and keyboard shortcuts that can be used during the exam. If you have already purchased a product, you will automatically have access to the update. In addition, a free tool, Practice with Exam Features, has been made available for students to preview and practice interacting with the new interface so they know what to expect on test day.

Finally, the AAMC has re-developed and enhanced the free tool, How to Create a Study Plan for the MCAT® Exam. This new guide walks students through six steps to help you from understanding the basics of the exam, to identifying available resources and strategies to use, to drafting their plan and executing it. This tool provides worksheets at each step of the process to help them put together the best study plan that fits their individual needs.

For more information, visit www.aamc.org.

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UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program (Summer 2018)

UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program

Photo collage of students The UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the field of public health through hands-on training, structured workshops, group excursions, and leadership and professional development. Located in Los Angeles, the program offers scholars the opportunity to train at UCLA, to explore public health in one of the most diverse counties in the US, and to experience the city’s vibrant culture. We work with community-based organizations, health systems, and government agencies to offer field placement opportunities for scholars that focus on health equity.

Scholars are placed at these partnering organizations throughout Los Angeles where they are exposed to the spectrum of public health practice and provided with professional mentors. To supplement field work, scholars attend workshops, develop leadership and professional skills, and receive mentoring from graduate students and faculty. Scholars become a part of a motivated community invested in creating healthy futures for all.

2018 UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program Details

  • Cohort of 35 students participate in an 8-week in-residence summer training program (June 24- August 17, 2018) with follow-up activities into the fall
  • Scholars are matched with partnering organizations, where the scholars contribute to public health work 3 days per week
  • Scholars attend structured educational programming two days per week designed to build public health skills and learn about professional opportunities
  • Scholars receive a $3,000 stipend, housing, some on campus meals, and metro pass
  • Scholars attend a paid trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia with Public Health Scholars from other programs across the nation
  • Scholars may qualify to receive funds for travel to and from the program in Los Angeles

UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program Eligibility Criteria*

  • Interest in exploring a career in the field of public health
  • By the start of the program,
      1. be enrolled in a four-year institution (community college transfers eligible) and have completed at least two years of undergraduate education
        OR
      2. graduated Spring term 2017 or later and have not been accepted into a graduate program
  • Ability to be present in LA and participate in program activities from June 24 – August 17, 2018
  • Willingness to attend events on evenings and occasional weekends, depending on the needs of the program
  • Willingness to participate in remote activities related to the program in late summer
  • Successful submission of all application materials
  • There is no GPA requirement

* additional criteria outlined in application

UCLA Public Health Scholars Application Process

Step 1: Program Applications.  

  • Complete the online application, which includes uploading unofficial transcripts and resume or CV
  • Provide contact information for two individuals providing recommendations
  • Deadline: January 31, 2018

Step 2: Online group interviews.

  • Applicants are notified if they have been invited for an online group interview

  • Group interviews are scheduled

  • Timeframe: February-March 2018

Step 3: Acceptance notifications and program enrollment.

  • Selected applicants will be invited to participate in the UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program

  • Enrollment process begins

  • Timeframe: March-April 2018

Community Partners

We partner with community-based organizations, health systems, and government agencies located throughout Los Angeles to address the need to increase the diversity of the public health workforce, improve the representation of underserved and underrepresented groups in public health, and solidify the public health pipeline, all of which will ultimately raise the quality of public health services.

If your organization is interested in partnering with us to host undergraduate students, please contact us for more information or complete the organization registration form and a member of our team will contact you.

This national program is made possible through the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity.

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UCLA Re-Application Program 2018

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is offers a comprehensive, structured re-application program designed to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have been unsuccessful in gaining admission to any U.S medical school. RAP is an 11-month program that is conducted in two sessions.  The Summer sessions begins June 18 to July 27th, 2018 and the Academic year session that runs from September 2018 through May 2019 for each cohort.

The Summer program begins with an intensive six-week summer session, focused upon prerequisite science review and on MCAT preparation. Distinguished guest lecturers will also provide seminars and workshops discussing; academic skills; extensive and lively reviews of biology, chemistry, and physics; self-development, time management; financial planning; medical school re-application, and interviewing skills.  Current medical students and former RAP participants provide supporting mentoring and meetings to RAP students.

An individualized academic-year program that consists of a science curriculum will follow. Participants, in close consultation with program advisors, will select their courses through UCLA Extension or a local California State University. Medical school re-application preparation and strategies will be conducted individually. Mock interviews will be conducted and videotaped for participant evaluation and feedback. During the academic year segment, students will meet regularly with program advisors and mentors. Occasionally, the RAP program makes recommendations that will require more than the 11 months to strengthen the participant’s application to medical school.   In such cases, we continue to monitor the progress of these candidates after the 11-month program to assure completion.

Important Dates
January 2, 2018 – Application Opens
May 8, 2018 – Final Deadline – Application Closes
June 18 – July 27, 2018 – RAP SUMMER SESSION
September 2018 – May 2019 –  RAP Academic Session

Student Eligibility

Students are eligible for UCLA RAP if they -meet all of the following prerequisites:

  • Previously unsuccessful in gaining admission to any U.S medical school
  • Be committed to practice in an underserved community
  • Come from an educationally and/or economically disadvantaged background
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S college or university
  • Have a minimum science GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • For students who took the MCAT 2012-2014 or later, have a minimum combined score of 20
  • For students who took the MCAT 2015, have a minimum combined score of 491
  • Submit three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Applicants must be a legal resident of California or provide documentation of approved eligibility of approved eligibility for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the State of California.

Application Process
Finalist will be granted an interview and notified of their acceptance.  

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Re-Application Program is a participant with the consortium of the University of California medical schools post-bac programs online application service.

SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION THROUGH UCPOSTBAC CONSORTIUM

To apply for the UCLA RAP Program and all UC post-bac programs, you must go to the following website to complete and send your application:  https://postbac.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/

For your application to be complete you must have submitted this online application (with all of the required entries filled in), and the following material must have been received by the UC Post-baccalaureate Consortium’s central office:

  1. Three letters of recommendation. One letter must be from a science instructor, one from a community service experience and the third can be from either a professor or employer of your choice. Re-applicants may use two of the letters of recommendations that were submitted for medical school, but the third must specifically address the applicant’s suitability for the post-baccalaureate program. All letters must be accompanied by a Statement of Confidentiality. If you have not completed a Statement of Confidentiality with your premedical committee or advisor, please use the Statement of Confidentiality PDF form provided. Statement of Confidentiality PDF form provided. As a general policy, applicants are advised to allow several weeks for delivery of letters of recommendation.
  2. Official transcripts for all college level work, including summer course work. Even if grades at one school are reported on the transcript of another school (as is sometimes done for summer courses), you must submit an official transcript from the school at which the courses were originally taken.
  3. Re-applicants (applicants who have already applied to medical schools in the U.S. and have not been accepted), in addition to submitting all required information in the online application, must submit a copy of their verified AMCAS application (a processed date must appear at the top of the form). A copy of the application can be obtained by printing it at the AMCAS site.

Letters of recommendation and transcripts should be sent directly from the source (recommender or transcript institution) to the UC Post-baccalaureate Consortium. AMCAS applications should be sent by the applicant to the UC Post-baccalaureate Consortium. The address for the Consortium is:

UC Post-baccalaureate Consortium
UC Davis School of Medicine
4610 X Street, Suite 3104
Sacramento, CA 95817

Fees

There is no tuition or enrollment fee for participation, however students are expected to meet the responsibility of their own living expenses for both sessions of the program, in addition to any tuition and/or fees for courses during the academic-year session. Participants may be eligible for a stipend depending on availability of funds.

Please send all inquiries to: UCLARAP@mednet.ucla.edu

http://medschool.ucla.edu/current-ucla-rap

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SHPEP Webinar: The Steps to Success with the SHPEP Application

December 14, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST

The SHPEP application process is underway for potential scholars!

Please register and join the SHPEP webinar, part two series, to hear the important steps students need to take in order to successfully complete the application.

The National Program Office will offer tips for completing the personal statement and allow attendees to hear directly from SHPEP alumni members and mentors who craft letters of recommendations for potential scholars like yourself!

They’ll also provide a quick checklist to consider before hitting the submit button on your SHPEP applications.

Join the webinar and get equipped to submit a stellar application and ask questions you may have about the application process.

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Corrected Date: Seattle University Health Professions Expo

Seattle University Pre-Health Advising is excited to present the annual Health Professions Expo 2018, which will take place on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 from 12:00-2:00 pm in the Student Center at Seattle University. Please save the date!

At the Health Professions Expo, you will have the opportunity to meet with students and alumni who are interested in pursuing health-related careers. Graduate schools and health profession career programs from across the country will be in attendance, including programs in medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, optometry, and a range of allied health fields. As this is the only event of its kind in the Seattle area, this event will be open to Seattle University’s 300 Pre-Health students, as well as other students from surrounding institutions.

Registration fees include coffee and lunch for up to two representatives, a table and marketing to Seattle University students. Registration will be handled through EventBrite and a link with details regarding registration is coming soon!

 

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Sidney Richardson at richarsi@seattleu.edu.

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Health Professions Expo at Seattle University – May 2018

Seattle University Pre-Health Advising is excited to present the annual Health Professions Expo 2018, which will take place on Tuesday, May 9, 2018 from 12:00-2:00 in the Student Center at Seattle University. Please save this date!

At the Health Professions Expo, you will have the opportunity to meet with students and alumni who are interested in pursuing health-related careers. Graduate schools and health profession career programs from across the country will be in attendance, including programs in medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, optometry, and a range of allied health fields. As this is the only event of its kind in the Seattle area, this event will be open to Seattle University’s 300 Pre-Health students, as well as other students from surrounding institutions. There is no cost for students to attend this event.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact our office Administrative Assistant, Sidney Richardson at richarsi@seattleu.edu.

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Laboratory Education Opportunity at Fred Hutch

Symbiosis Laboratory Education

 

Interested in research but have no prior lab experience? Symbiosis laboratory education at the Fred Hutch is hosting crash course sessions beginning in January aimed at teaching undergraduates about basic techniques in molecular biology. Students will perform various techniques including gel electrophoresis, polymerase chain reaction, DNA purification, and other selected topics. In addition, students will learn about the biological mechanisms behind each technique and understand its importance to science. Each course lasts 10 hours over two days and costs $49.99. At the end of the course, each student will receive a certificate accrediting him or her in basic molecular biology techniques. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Contact Nevin Kalaf at nkalaf@symbiosislabeducation.org or visit http://symbiosislabeducation.org/ for more information. Course dates for winter quarter 2018 are listed below:

 

– January 27th and 28th

– February 3rd and 4th

– February 10th and 11th

– February 23rd and 24th

 

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Medical Assistant – Job Opening at Dermatology Arts

Dermatology Arts (https://dermatologyarts.com/) is hiring.  We are looking for a professional, highly motivated, and experience-driven employee to join our team of medical assistants in our Bellevue, WA office.

As a Medical Assistant, you will learn to conduct patient intake interviews, document medical histories, assist with procedures, schedule appointments, receive referrals, prepare prescriptions, and more. You will work alongside our providers and learn medical techniques and terminology, and best charting and patient education practices through shared patient care responsibility.

This position is best suited for college graduates who can commit to two or more years of employment and have an interest in advancing their careers further. Our Medical Assistants have completed nursing programs or are currently enrolled in Medical School and Physician Assistant programs.  Prior experience as a medical assistant is not a requirement to apply. You will have the opportunity to earn your Medical Assistant registration through your training.

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional empathy / customer service skills
  • Strong written English skills
  • Additional languages (particularly Spanish) appreciated
  • BA or BS degree
  • Medical terminology, billing and/or scribing experience helpful

To apply for the position, please email us a cover letter and copy of your resume to hiring@dermatologyarts.com.

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UCLA Pre-medical/Pre-dental Enrichment Program

The UCLA Pre-medical/Pre-dental Enrichment Program (UCLA PREP) is a six-week intensive nonresidential summer program that aims to provide promising pre-medical and pre-dental students from educationally and financially disadvantaged backgrounds, with the means of strengthening their ability and readiness to study medicine and/or dentistry.

Important Dates:

December 4, 2017 – APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN
February 1, 2018 – Early Admissions Deadline (11:59PM PST)
March 1, 2018 – Regular and Final Admissions Deadline (11:59PM PST)

June 18, 2018 – Program Starts

July 27, 2018 – Program Ends 

Program Components

  • Group and individualized medical/dental application preparation sessions
  • Problem-based learning
  • Learning Skills
  • MCAT/DAT preparation workshops
  • Shadowing experience
  • Volunteer/service opportunities
  • Interview Skills workshop and Mock MMI’s.
  • Mentoring
  • Career Guidance and personal development
  • Exploration to other Health Sciences field/career
  • Networking opportunities with UCLA PREP alumni, Medical and Dental students, & UCLA Faculty & staff

Student Eligibility

Students are eligible for UCLA PREP as long as they have not previously applied to medical and/or dental school and are not applying to medical or dental school in 2018. We accept community college, out-of-state and post-baccalaureate students. Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Come from an educationally or economically disadvantaged background.
  • Applicants must be a U.S citizen or hold a permanent resident visa, or documentation of approved eligibility for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the State of California
  • Minimum 2.5 science GPA for freshmen and sophomores
  • Minimum 2.8 science GPA for juniors and seniors
  • One year of biology or chemistry completed by the beginning of the program
    • Semester System: 2 courses
    • Quarter System: 3 courses
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation, one from a science professor and one from a counselor/premedical advisor or employer/internship recommending participation in the PREP program
  • Demonstrated interest in addressing issues affecting underserved populations in healthcare.
  • Compelling personal statement.

Application Process

An application is complete and ready for review when all of the following materials have been received. Finalists will be granted an interview. A telephone interview will be arranged for applicants who are not within a radius of 50 miles.

Fees
There is no tuition for participation. Students who must relocate to participate in the program may be eligible for a stipend depending on availability of funds.

FAQ’s: http://medschool.ucla.edu/current-faq

Please send all inquiries to: UCLAPREP@mednet.ucla.edu

http://medschool.ucla.edu/current-ucla-prep

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NRMN Career Development Webinar 12/5: How to Have a Great Interview

This workshop will help participants to develop the critical skills necessary to excel at an interview and provide a complete overview of the interview process, from preparation to execution, including often-used questions and answers.
Speakers will discuss factors which contribute to a successful interview and will help participants to understand interviewer’s expectations. Typical interview questions will be presented and appropriate and inappropriate answers will be discussed.
Participants will learn about critical skills of effective communication, including logical thinking, body language, and interpersonal relations.
This workshop will help participants to analyze the interview process, define what they need to do to prepare for specific interviews, develop the confidence to answer interview questions, and demonstrate their scientific knowledge and readiness for graduate school.

Speakers:
Victoria Freedman,PhD, Cynthia Wright,PhD, Sherilynn Black,PhD

Dec 5, 2017 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register here

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Space still available in Winter Application Seminar!

GEN ST 297 A (15092)

Applying to Health Professional School

This seminar will meet Tuesdays from 2:30-4:20 in Thompson 101.

The course is designed for UW students and alumni who are planning to apply in the current year to graduate-level health professional programs, including dental, medical, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant and veterinary schools.

Class time will include small group work, short lectures, and visits from experts, including admissions officials and health professionals. Seminar participants will be able to:

  • Identify salient criteria for choosing target schools
  • Articulate personal fit with their health profession of interest
  • Prepare a compelling application to a health professional program

This is a one-credit seminar graded as Credit/No Credit. Students who score 80 or more points out of a possible 100 points will receive credit. Students’ scores include points for attendance (three points per class session) and five writing assignments (10-20 points each).

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Mental Health workshops for students

The UW Counseling Centers have several FREE resources available for students below.  No appointments necessary.  Students can just show up.

  • Mindfulness for Daily Living with Ron Ma, 1-2pm on Thursdays 11/30 and 12/7 in 401 Schmitz Hall
    • Mindfulness meditation is a practice that helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression by cultivating greater self-awareness and a sense of inner peace.
  • What the (Mental) Health? Workshop at 3-4:30pm on Tuesday, 12/5 in 401 Schmitz Hall. This workshop by Caitlin Stanaway reviews psychological theories related to managing stress and regulating thoughts and emotions. Students can learn about:
    • Optimal stress
    • Mindfulness Skills
    • Acceptance
    • Effective mental health behaviors
    • Assertive communication
  • Let’s Talk.  Drop-in consultation with a counselor, a collaboration between the Counseling Center and Hall Health Center.
    • Tuesdays 2-4pm with Iris Song at the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
    • Wednesdays 2-4pm with Kate Fredenberg at the Q Center in the HUB
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