MEDIC Discussion 10/10 on Physician Burnout


On Monday, October 10th from 5:00 to 6:30, MEDIC will be holding a meeting in Health Sciences T-wing room T641.

Sayward will be leading a discussion on physician burnout

Please check out the following links to get a head start on this topic.

Navigating the Health Sciences building can be tricky. Enter through the main T wing entrance (bridge across Pacific St) and take the stairs to the 6th floor. Take a right when you enter the building and a right at the first corridor. T641 is in the middle hallway next to the big lecture halls. Bring your friends! Snacks will be provided!

If you have any questions, feel free to email

University of Washington Student Organization
Affiliated with Bioethics and Humanities

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On campus volunteer opportunities with Bloodworks Northwest


Real Dawgs Save Lives Every Day

On campus volunteer opportunities with Bloodworks Northwest

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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PNAS: Democratic & Republican physicians provide different care on politicized health issues


In the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a recent study suggests that political beliefs predict the professional decisions of primary care physicians.

On politicized health issues, like marijuana and abortion, physicians’ partisan identity is highly correlated with their treatment decisions.

Because physicians regularly interact with patients on politically sensitive health issues and because the medical profession is increasingly politicized (e.g., state governments are regulating politicized aspects of medicine), it is necessary to understand how doctors’ own political worldviews may impact their actions in the medical examination room.

Read more here.

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UW Women’s Center GRE Prep Course this fall


GRE Prep + Math Refresher

Sundays October 23rd, 30th, November 6th, and 13th

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

UW Seattle Campus – Savery Hall 130
Cost: $375

Sign up for classes by going to or call 206-685-1090 or email

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DDS: Upcoming Quarterly General Meting – Wednesday, Oct 5

ddssmall Join DDS at their first general meeting of the 2016-17 year! They will be introducing officers, presenting future DDS events, volunteer opportunities, and explain newly implemented membership levels for the organization! Don’t miss out – FREE pizza and drinks provided!

RSVP via Facebook:

What: DDS Quarterly General Meeting
When: Wednesday, Oct 5th
Time: 5:30PM-6:30PM
Where: THO 134

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Summer Pre-Med Enrichment Program For Under-Represented Minority Students at University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine


The Center of Excellence for Diversity in Health Education and Research of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine will soon be accepting applications for the 2017 Summer Pre-Med Enrichment Program for Under-Represented Minority Undergraduate Students.

The application officially opens TODAY, October 1, 2016.
Application Deadlines: 1/09/17 (mail hardcopies), 1/31/17 (submit online application)

Program Dates: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – Thursday, August 03, 2017 (checkout is the 4th)


  • MCAT Preparation
  • Research with Mentor
  • Cutting edge technology
  • Interaction with medical school faculty and students
  • $3,500 (minus taxes) Stipend
  • Room and board


  • CURRENT Sophomore or Junior undergrad (this means Summer of 2017 you will be going into your Junior or Senior year of college)
  • Minimum of a 3.0 Cumulative GPA
  • Submit & Complete an Online Application
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation sent via US MAIL
  • Official Undergraduate Transcripts (all institutions attended) sent via US MAIL

Please see their website for more information.

If you have any questions regarding the Center of Excellence’s Summer Pre-Med Enrichment Program for Under-Represented Minority Undergraduate Students or the application process, please contact Jessica Incmikoski, Summer Program Coordinator, at (215) 898-3492 or

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Mary Gates Scholarship info sessions in October


The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates scholarships provide up to $5,000 ($2,500 per quarter for up to two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research/creative/scholarly activities.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduates.  This includes students on all three UW campuses (Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma), in all disciplines and majors, in all class years (first-year through post-bac) and all residency statuses (including international and undocumented students).

Students can learn more about the scholarships and the application process at any of our upcoming information sessions and application-writing workshops.

Information Sessions (one or two sessions daily; select one session):*

Monday, Oct.3, 12:30-1:20 PM

Monday, Oct. 3, 3:30-4:20 PM

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2:30-3:20 PM

Thursday, Oct. 6, 12:30-1:320 PM

Thursday, Oct. 6, 1:30-2:20 PM

Friday, Oct. 7, 1:30-2:20 PM

*Information Sessions listed above will be held on the Seattle campus in Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 171-E, in the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity (EXPD).

No registration necessary.   

Leadership Application Workshop:

Monday, Oct. 10, 4:30-6:20 PM in MGH 171  RSVP

(Pre-registration is requested, but not required.)


Research Application Workshops (select one):

Thursday, Oct. 13, 4:30-6:20 PM in MGH 171  RSVP

Monday, Oct. 17, 4:30-6:20 PM in MGH 171  RSVP

(Pre-registration is requested, but not required.)


Leadership Deadline: Monday, October 17 at 5:00 PM

Research Deadline: Monday, October 24 at 5:00 PM


Begin the online application and learn more on our website:

Email with any questions


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AAMC Webinar — Inspired Stories: How non-traditional students navigated the path to medical school


Wednesday, September 21, from 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Eastern

The AAMC’s Ask Admissions webinar series continues with a new panel of non-traditional medical students and admissions officers.

Three medical students will share their professional and academic trajectories, and highlight tips learned throughout their journeys to medical school.

You’ll also hear from admissions officers at those students’ schools about what made their applicants stand out, what their schools are looking for in a potential student, as well as helpful tools and resources for aspiring physicians.

There will be dedicated time for Q&A so come prepared with questions!

Space is limited so be sure to register ahead of time and join promptly on the day of the webinar.

This webinar will be recorded and made available on the AAMC website two weeks after the event.



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Pre-Health Mock Interviews and Expert Panel: Tuesday, Oct. 4th


Wondering how to stand out as a candidate for medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or other health professional program? Come to our special one-night event on October 4th, 2016.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
WHERE: Mary Gates Hall

Interview Panel – 5:30-6:30pm (Check-in begins at 5:15pm), MGH 389
A panel of experts will share interview tips and answer your questions from 5:30-6:30pm in Mary Gates Hall. This event, featuring admissions directors and students from the UW Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy, as well as from the Pacific Northwest University School of Medicine, is open to all. No registration is necessary.

Mock Interviews –  6:45-7:45pm (Check-in begins at 6:30pm), MGH Commons
Mock interviews will be facilitated by current medical, dental, and pharmacy students. Facilitators will provide pre-health students with personalized feedback for their interview session. Participants will have the opportunity to partake in a traditional or MMI style interview (we will take your preference into consideration, but a pairing will not be guaranteed; UPDATE: MMI spots are currently full, new registrants will be put on a waiting list but should anticipate a traditional style mock interview).

Registration is required for mock interviews. At this time, registration is restricted to juniors, seniors and alumni. Walk-ins will be accepted only if space is available.

Click here to register for the last few spots!:

Questions?  Email us at

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The Road to Veterinary School — Free Webinar on Friday, September 16


Find out how to be a competitive candidate for veterinary school, every step of the way. Register at:


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Free Webinars to Celebrate The American Student Dental Association’s National Predental Week!


So You Think You Know Dentistry?

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
7:00–8:30 p.m. CDT
Register now

Everyone has their preconceived notions about what dentistry is. General dentists drill and fill, endodontists work under high magnification and “tinker” all day, orthodontists straighten teeth and OMFS operate. Well, similar to other professions, dentistry is constantly adapting, developing and advancing. This webinar will discuss some of the ways dentistry is evolving in scope with the help of technology to provide better oral health care to patients. This promises to be a very informative session and one that will enlighten attendees on trending and niche aspects of dentistry just in time for interview season. The session will also include a 30-minute Q&A session with the panelists.


The Do’s and Don’ts of the Dental School Interview

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016
7:00–8:30 p.m. CDT
Register now

The interview. It’s the last step in achieving your dental school dream. Now that you’ve put in the hard work studying for the DAT and submitting your application, let ASDA help. Panelists will discuss several strategies for success including:

  • How to properly prepare
  • Dressing for success
  • Best practices for common interview styles
  • Potential questions

The session will also include a 30-minute Q&A session with the panelists.


The Path to Becoming a U.S.-Trained Dentist

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
8:00–9:30 p.m. CDT
Register now

The webinar will focus on tips for a successful application to dental school and career choices for international dentists who want to practice in the United States. The presenters will:

  • Explain the differences between AS-IDP and a residency program
  • Share how to improve your application in order to gain acceptance into dental school
  • Explore options on progressing your career after graduating from dental school
  • Participate in a 30-minute Q&A with attendees


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Health Professions Week 9/26-30


Health Professions Week is an exciting week-long event for students interested in learning more about careers in the health professions.

Each event during Health Professions Week provides students with interactive opportunities to explore health-related education programs and careers.

Students will learn about 19 health professions, talk directly with current health care practitioners and find information about educational requirements for each career.

Go here for more info or to register. 

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New Undergraduate Public Health & Global Health Education Network


ASPPH announces the expansion of the Undergraduate Public Health and Global Health Education Network (Network) on

The Network is devoted to advancing undergraduate public health and global health education.

The online expansion was designed to increase capabilities for learning, sharing and interacting, and to serve as a resource hub for ASPPH members with undergraduate public health programs and for members of the Network.

In addition, they have launched a quarterly newsletter for Network news.

To join the newsletter, please email

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View recent AAMC webinar on how to Master Medical School Interviews

AAMC webinar

Medical schools across the country use a variety of interview formats and processes.

The AAMC recently hosted a webinar that included insights from three admissions officers from different medical schools (including Stella Yee from UW SoM).

Click here to view the recorded webinar.


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Register now for the 2016 AAMC Minority Student Medical Career Fair in Seattle on November 12 — It’s free!


This event consists of workshops focused on topics such as medical school admissions and the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) along with a career fair featuring over 75 medical schools from across the country. Representatives from other health professions also attend. Enjoy interactive discussions with current medical students to find out about their medical school experience, and participate in hands-on activities to test your skills!

While the focus is on supporting individuals from diverse and underserved communities, we welcome the participation of all high school and college students interested in medicine and the biomedical sciences.

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 and administrators from U.S. medical schools along with other health professions school administrators;
  • Hear panel discussions about the pathways to become a physician or medical researchers;
  • Learn about Aspiring Docs, Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and other AAMC services;
  • Participate in hands-on medical and health activities; and
  • Participate in roundtable discussions with current medical school students

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn first-hand about the journey to become a future physician or scientist. Watch this website for more information as it becomes available.

Follow the career fair conversation on Twitter using #FutureDocs.

Hope to see you in November!

Visit the link below to register:

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