Volunteers for ADA Camp Sealth

Are you interested in working with kids who have type 1 diabetes and learning more about diabetes management?  If so, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has a volunteer opportunity for you!  Join us for ADA Camp Sealth on Vashon Island, which is taking place this year from Monday, July 31 to Saturday, August 5.  The ADA camp is the only diabetes camp in the country that’s integrated into a traditional summer camp, so our campers can attend with their family and friends without diabetes!  The ADA’s role is to manage all of the medical care for the campers with diabetes so they can focus on having fun at summer camp.

We have two volunteer roles for students: medical assistants and diabetes counselors.  Medical assistants help campers with testing their blood sugar before meals and bedtime, treat low blood sugars, and fill in for other staff as needed.  We ask that medical assistants plan to attend camp for at least three days and two nightsDiabetes counselors are assigned to a specific cabin and accompany their campers on activities throughout the week to help with diabetes management.  We ask that these volunteers attend camp for the whole week.

Room and board is provided for all volunteers.  No prior experience is needed, as there will be training before camp to teach you everything you need to know!

If you’re interested in volunteering at camp, please contact Kelsey Stefanik-Guizlo by June 15 at kstefanikguizlo@diabetes.org.

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Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers – Ohio State Optometry summer program, apply by April 1

The 11th Annual I-DOC (Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers) program will take place on the campus of The Ohio State University from July 10 – 12, 2017.  We welcome applications from your students through our April 1 deadline.  I-DOC is an intensive three-day residential program that introduces participants to the profession of optometry. The purpose of I-DOC is to attract ethnically underrepresented minority undergraduate college students to careers in optometry.  Thirty spots are available for the program this summer with financial assistance covering all meals, on-campus housing, activities, and airfare for those travelling to Columbus up to $500.

Application information, eligibility, and more information can be found at www.optometry.osu.edu/idoc  

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Pacific University Oregon’s School of Pharmacy OPEN HOUSE: April 12th


The School of Pharmacy at Pacific University is excited to announce a wonderful opportunity to further explore a career in pharmacy. You are invited to attend an event to learn more about Pacific University’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program, which is an accelerated 3-year PharmD. Pacific PharmD students benefit from an interprofessional curriculum, and have the opportunity to provide international healthcare with their peers.

The School of Pharmacy will be hosting a Spring Open House on Wednesday, April 12th from 6:00-8:00pm. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the program and how to apply.

Open House Registration: Please RSVP

You may also find more details about this event on our website: http://pacificu.edu/future-graduate-professional/colleges/college-health-professions/areas-study/pharmacy/admissions

I look forward to meeting you on the Health Professions Campus in Hillsboro.

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Join UW’s Pre-PT club on 3/8 to hear from Eastern Washington University’s PT Admissions representative! (RSVP by 3/3)

Are you interested in a career as a doctor of physical therapy? The University of Washington Pre Physical Therapy club is hosting a meeting open to all students from the greater Seattle area on Wednesday, March 8th at 6:30 PM in Thomson Hall, Room 202. Guest speaker Debra Dickerson, an admissions representative from Eastern Washington University’s physical therapy program, will be joining us to share her insights on the application process and how to be successful. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!

If you would like to attend, please send an RSVP to preptclub@gmail.com by Friday, March 3rd. You may direct any questions about the meeting here as well. A map of the University of Washington campus can be found at http://www.washington.edu/maps/.

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Get to Know Our Neighbors: Challenging Stigmas Q & A

Host: Community, Environment, and Planning (CEP) major, and the College of Built Environments

When: Friday, March 3rd, 2017 @ 4pm

Where: 322 Gould Hall, UW

Who: We are honored to host four panelists that have lived with these struggles and are willing to share their stories. The panel will be moderated by two accomplished housing justice advocates, Polly Trout of Patacara Community Services and David Delgado of Peter’s Place.

Description from our facebook event: Following the success of our Q & A panel last quarter, CEP and the College of Built Environments are delighted to host another panel in our series on homelessness. This time we are shifting the spotlight onto experiences of homelessness that are the most stigmatized. We hope to foster a culture of empathy and challenge the narrative that some unhoused folks are more deserving of services and compassion than others. We are honored to host four panelists that have lived with these struggles and are willing to share their stories. The panel will be moderated by two accomplished housing justice advocates, Polly Trout of Patacara Community Services and David Delgado of Peter’s Place.

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UW HIHIM Application deadline: May 1 for Autumn 2017 Admission

Are you interested in healthcare administration?  Consider applying to the Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIHIM) major!

The HIHIM autumn 2017 regular application deadline is May 1. The early admission deadline of February 15th just passed, but we are still accepting applications for the regular admission deadline of May 1, 2017 for autumn admission.

If you would like to meet with an adviser to discuss your qualifications for this program, please contact Connie Montgomery, Counseling Services Coordinator at cmontgom@uw.edu and she will arrange an appointment or answer any questions that you have!

To learn more about applying check out our web site at: http://www.healthinformationmanagement.uw.edu/admissions/

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Join HCASB Tuesday, 2/28/17 for MCAT Strategies with the Princeton Review

Health Care Alternative Spring Break (HCASB) has partnered for an upcoming event with the Princeton Review.

The Princeton Review will be coming to campus to give some insight into a variety of helpful strategies you’ll need to kill the MCAT for FREE!

Location: SAV 132

When: Tuesday, Feb 28, 5:30 to 7:20PM

Also, HCASB will be hosting a practice MCAT with Princeton in spring quarter. Stay tuned!

Looking for more information on HCASB?  Visit their webpage at http://hcasb.org/

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Volunteer with Camp Promise-West to gain experience working with people with special health care needs this summer!

Do you still need something fun to do this summer? Are you energetic, creative, and enthusiastic? Do you like working with youth and being a part of a FUN team? Are you looking to gain experience in the health care field or working with people with special health care needs?

If YES, then Camp Promise-West is looking for YOU!

We are currently recruiting volunteers who are mature and responsible individuals, who like working hard and who are willing to learn. Camp Promise-West (www.camppromise.org) is a one-week overnight camp for kids, teens, and adults with muscular dystrophy and select neuromuscular diseases. We believe all kids should get to experience the magic of camp, regardless of their medical needs or physical abilities. Our schedule is jam packed with theme days, pranks, costumes, summer fun, and activities that are 100% wheelchair accessible. We provide camp and medical care free of charge to our campers and highly value our volunteers who help make this happen.

Available positions include:

  • One-on-one counselors to provide personal care and assist with daily activities.
  • Program staff (photographers, yearbook editors, camp newspaper, computers, science, sports, drama, music, etc.)
  • Medical staff (licensed nurses, doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, etc.)

This is an ideal opportunity for individuals who are dedicated to giving back to their community, or those who are interested in a career in the healthcare field and who are looking for experience working one-on-one with individuals with special health care needs. Many (but not ALL!) of our volunteers are pre-health students (medicine, nursing, physician assistants, PT/OT, etc.) or interested in social work or counseling, or graduate students/professionals in these fields.

While, helpful, experience is not required as we provide all necessary training at our orientation session prior to camper arrival.

Our volunteers are 16+, come from diverse backgrounds and from all over the country, so whatever your skills may be, if you are committed to making camp the best week of our campers’ year, we’d love to hear from you!

The Details:

  • Dates: August 21-August 26, 2017 (Volunteers arrive August 20th)
  • Location: Vaughn, WA
  • Requirements: Be at least 16 years old, submit an application, complete an interview, and pass background and reference checks.
  • Application deadline: April 3, 2017
  • Website: www.camppromise.org

How to Apply:

Learn more about our application process and visit www.camppromise.org/apply to apply today.


For more information, please contact Shannon Healey at shannon@camppromise.org or (405) 459-PIGS (7447).

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Volunteer Research Assistants needed at the Center for Pediatric Dentistry!

Clinical research volunteer (freshman/sophomore/junior) that is able to commit 6 hrs/week for at least 18 months. The 8 hours can be one whole day or two 4-hr shifts per week. Located at University of Washington’s Center for Pediatric Dentistry (CPD) in Magnuson Park.

  • Volunteer tasks include patient recruitment and consent, execution of clinical study procedures, and data entry
  • Networking with UWSOD faculty, pediatric residents, and students
  • Opportunities to observe clinical procedures (including dental general anesthesia cases)

Volunteer must:
-Have reliable transportation to the clinic (bus or car–ample parking spaces available)
-Able to volunteer for at least 18 months (including academic breaks)
-Can commit 6 hours or more per week (M-F, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm)
-Be available for early morning appointments 1-2 times per week
-Prior clinical research experience helpful, but not required
-Be able to start training as soon as possible.
-All interested candidates must send resume, unofficial transcript, 100-150 word on what makes you a qualified volunteer, and projected spring quarter availability to Chae Mok (chaemok@uw.edu) as soon as possible.

Ideal candidates are:

  • Able to quickly pick up instructions and clinical research procedures
  • Registered as a volunteer with UWSOD
  • Able to communicate efficiently with a diverse demographic of patients, dental providers, and CPD employees

Please feel free to forward any additional questions about the position to Chae Mok (chaemok@uw.edu).

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FREE Princeton Review MCAT Practice Test with Golden Key – 2/25/17 (open to non-members; RSVP required)


Considering graduate school in medical field? This is a great opportunity for you! Try out our MCAT practice test with The Princeton Review. Practice makes perfect!!

Free MCAT Practice Test
What: free MCAT Practice Test
When: Saturday, Feb. 25th from 8:30am to 4:00pm
Where: LOW 102

Register: http://tinyurl.com/uw-mcat

Share the event with your friends! Open to anyone.


Never heard of Golden Key?

Golden Key is the world’s largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity.

Golden Key offers its members exclusive opportunities and connections through over half a million dollars in scholarships and awards, partnerships with major corporations, career advancement and graduate programs. The Society also works with university faculty and administrators to develop and maintain one of the highest standards of education in the world.

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The Fuller Lab seeking undergraduate researcher in HIV vaccine research, virology or immunology

The Fuller Lab is seeking undergraduate researchers that are interested in participating in projects to develop novel vaccines and therapies for HIV and obtaining experience in a collaborative, dynamic environment. Dr. Fuller’s lab investigates adaptive immune mechanisms of HIV control and how they can be directed to induce viral control for preventing infection and control of chronic infection.

Undergraduates have the option to gain experience as a volunteer or for credits. You will learn basic lab techniques, molecular biology, and cutting edge immunology techniques including tissue culture, vaccination, ELISA, Bioplex, ELISPOT and flow cytometry. You will also gain experience assisting with basic techniques in research lab and learn about latest advances in HIV vaccine research through participation in lab meetings, discussion, and mentoring. Requirements for this position include:

  • Interest in HIV vaccine research, virology or immunology
  • Basic lab skills such as those gained in general chemistry or biology lab courses
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Average a minimum 10-hour weekly commitment
  • Ability to come to our Belltown lab (easy via transit)
  • 1-3 years remaining in your education at UW

This is an excellent chance to gain and experience in molecular biology, immunology and virology.

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial UW transcript and a list of at least 2 references to:

Dr. Deborah Fuller, PhD, Professor
Department of Microbiology
University of Washington
Box 358070

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SPRING 2017 COURSE:  EPI 201 – Outbreak Investigation & Response

Outbreak Investigation & Response

Take a step into the world of an outbreak investigator! Learn how disease outbreaks – such as Ebola, food-borne illnesses, and pandemic flu – start, spread, and are detected and investigated.  You will explore the social and environmental factors that influence outbreaks, the agencies and systems in place to manage outbreak response, and the role of communications, law, and government.  This course uses a combination of lectures, case studies, discussions, and popular media.

EPI 201 is a great addition to public health and pre-med coursework. No prerequisites and all majors are encouraged to enroll.  Areas of Knowledge: I&S, NW, & QSR.  Basic math skills are required.

Lecture: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30-11:50  |  Quiz: Friday, 11:30-12:20 or 12:30-1:20  |  5 credits  |  SLN 14138

Additional details about the course are provided on the attached flyer or can be found here.  Direct questions to epcourse@uw.edu.

EPI 201 in Spring 2017

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Interested in Occupational Therapy?

Hey Huskies! Interested in Occupational Therapy? UW Pre-OT club is a new RSO on campus seeking to build community amongst students interested in OT by creating a space where we can discuss the grad school application process, as well as connect students with shadowing and volunteering opportunities. Feel free to email us at uwpreot@gmail.com or check out our Facebook Group “UW Pre-Occupational Therapy Club”!

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Scribes work closely with physicians and health care providers to supply real time charting of physician and patient encounters during medical exams. Scribes are responsible for a variety of clerical tasks that include retrieving medical records, documenting the results of diagnostic tests, and preparing discharge instructions, while maintaining the flow of the clinic.

CEP America is the largest in-house provider of scribes in the country with over 1500 scribe employees in over 50 Emergency Departments, Hospitalist Departments, Psychiatric Inpatient, and outside clinics. Our scribes successfully facilitate lasting partnerships between physicians, local communities and universities, patients and hospital staff. Our Scribe Alumni Program is designed for those interested in pursuing these connections throughout their career.
Please click this link to see the details of the job, and to fill out the application. We are interviewing this upcoming week so if you are interested please fill this application out ASAP. Thank you.  https://careers.cepamerica.com/job/CEAMUS381/Swedish-Edmonds-Hospital-Scribe?jobsource=indeed&utm_source=indeed&utm_medium=indeed&utm_campaign=indeed-feed&biD=1702
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Consider PHARM 301: Medications and Health: It’s Not All About Drugs to add to your Spring 2017 schedule!

The School of Pharmacy is once again offering this popular course during Spring Quarter, 2017.  In Pharm 301, “Medications and Health: It’s Not All About Drugs,” students learn about important topics related to health and medicines taught by engaging faculty from the UW School of Pharmacy.

PHARM 301: Medications and Health: It’s Not All About Drugs

3 credits, Spring Quarter 2017

M/W/F 3:30pm-4:20pm

GWN 301, SLN 18157

Pharm 301 credits can satisfy NW (Natural World) or I&S (Individuals & Societies) Areas of Knowledge distribution requirements.Pharmacy 301 2017

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