Meet a quiet hero of health care in Seattle’s Central District: Dr. Benjamin Danielson


With Dr. Benjamin Danielson as medical director, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic connects patients to resources to tackle the roots of health problems.

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Volunteer at the Undergraduate Research Symposium 5/20


The Undergraduate Research Program is recruiting Volunteers for this year’s 19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium happening on Friday, May 20th from 11am – 6:00pm in Mary Gates Hall.

Here is the link to view volunteer shifts and to sign-up:

Volunteers can sign-up for multiple shifts as long as the times do not conflict.

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MEDIC at UW seeking new officers


MEDIC at UW, the University of Washington Student Organization Affiliated with Bioethics and Humanities is seeking officer applications for next year.

If you are interested in becoming an officer and have been involved for at least one quarter you can apply here:

Don’t worry about filling the word limit as long as you think you’ve answered the question.

There are two officer slots open and you are all encouraged to apply.

The deadline is May 11th.

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Autumn 2016 Course: Medical Russian

medical russion

This course is intended as a 1-credit add-on to the regular first-year Russian sequence.

The course 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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QMED workshop on paying for medical school

UW School of Medicine’s QMED (Queer Medical Student Association) is hosting the next U-PREP workshop focusing on paying for medical school and student wellness.

When: Thursday, April 28, 6-7:30PM

Where: T-553 (T-Wing of Health Sciences, 5th floor)

Come join us for a brief presentation on Financial Aid and loan repayment/forgiveness programs followed by a chance for you to speak with current students about their experiences with medical school and maintaining a work/life balance.

Food will be provided. Please RSVP so that they know how many people are attending.


If you have any questions, please feel free to email


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Drop-in application help – Mondays!


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Opportunities for Transfer Students

Commuter & Transfer Commons Associate

First Year Programs is now hiring for Commuter & Transfer Commons Associates (CTAs) to work during the 2016-2017 school year!

The CTAs are responsible for ensuring that the Commons provides a welcoming and resource-rich environment for a diverse population of commuter and transfer students at the University of Washington. The Commuter & Transfer Commons (CTC) is a space for students to connect with each other and build community, while serving as a study and meeting space while commuter students are on campus.

Specific positions available are as follows:

  • CTA for Programming (2)
  • CTA for Social Media (1)
  • CTA for Journalism/Publication (1)
  • CTA General (2-4)

Through collaboration with each other and with campus partners, each CTA will contribute to the operational functions of the space, while establishing and maintaining a community within the CTC.

To learn more about the position responsibilities, please see the Commuter & Transfer Commons Associate Webpage. To access the application directly, please click here.

Positions are open until filled, and application review will begin Friday, April 15. Please email with any questions! 

Transfer Student Ambassador/Dawg Daze Leader

Dawg Daze Leaders develop programming and logistical support for all Dawg Daze Welcome Week events. By engaging and interacting with student participants, Dawg Daze Leaders ensure a memorable and enjoyable experience for all involved.

This year, Transfer Student Dawg Daze Leaders, or Transfer Student Ambassadors, will staff the Transfer-specific Dawg Daze events, including Transfer Husky Kick-Off. If you are interested in welcoming new students to the University of Washington, especially incoming Transfer students, apply to be a Transfer Student Ambassador/Dawg Daze Leader!

Applications will open on April 20. Further information about the position, and the application, can be found here. 

First-Year Profiles

We are looking to highlight first-year transfer student’s stories on our new transfer website.  If you are interested in having your story featured online, please email First Year Programs ( with your name and contact information! When emailing – please use the subject line “Transfer Student Profile”. We are hoping to feature first-year transfer students as a resource for incoming transfer student. We will follow up with students who email us with a quick email to be featured on our website.

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Showing rather than telling at UW’s School of Dentistry


First-year dental students learn big lessons thanks to strong storytelling videos


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Princeton Review discount offer for MCAT


The Princeton Review is currently discounting many of it’s in person and online courses by $500! This is the largest discount the company has ever offered on its MCAT courses, and the sale is unlikely to last much longer. Check out the options here:!inperson

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AED holding free practice MCAT – May 1

Trying to figure out how to get started on the MCAT? The first thing to do is get a sense of your strengths and weaknesses, so you can begin to plan a course of action. AED and The Princeton Review will be hosting a free practice MCAT in Savery Hall, room 130 on 5/1. At the test, you’ll have the option to sign up for a 1-on-1 consultation with an MCAT expert to review your results and assess your needs!


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Research assistant/patient care coordinator position in Bothell


The Spine Institute Northwest is looking for a committed pre-medical student who can work as a research assistant and medical assistant/patient care coordinator.

For the research part, the student will have the opportunity to work with data collected from cutting-edge surgeries and potentially publish papers; for the clinic part, the student will assist nurses and physicians during clinical visits. There maybe opportunities to assist in the surgery center as well. We will provide sufficient training to ensure comfortable direct patient interaction.


A pre-med student who is responsible and dependable. He/she should be comfortable working independently and in team settings and is willing to learn new things in a fast-paced environment. The student is expected to work for full time for at least one year (best for students doing a gap year). Previous community service experiences, especially direct patient interaction, is preferred. CNA or MA licenses are a plus but not necessary. The student will be compensated for his/her time. Salary is negotiable and depends on experience.

The Institute has worked with several pre-meds in the past years, and make accommodations for students’ schedules (MCAT, med school application, interviews, etc).

Contact Yiyi Zhang at if you would like more information.


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Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP)

Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP) is an organization focusing on broadening the conversation around healthcare policy and access. We are currently looking for new members and have officer roles available for anyone looking to get more involved in the movement and gain leadership experience. Joining SNaHP is an excellent way to network with healthcare professionals and legislators active in the healthcare reform movement. Anyone looking to pursue a career in medicine will find a stunning lack of information of healthcare policy in the curricula. Our organization aims to be a resource for anyone looking to gain information and get involved.

We have a General Meeting coming up this Thursday, April 13th at 7PM in Savery 130. Join our officers and other UW students for pizza and games! Learn about networking opportunities, a single-payer system, and what it means for a career in healthcare.



Leadership Meetings: Tuesdays 5 PM, Foster Library Room #11

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MEDIC meeting April 13th


On Wednesday, April 13th from 5:00 to 6:30, MEDIC will be holding a meeting in Health Sciences T-wing room T498.

James will be leading a discussion on the Zika Virus.  Please check out the following links to get a head start on this topic.

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UW School of Medicine: 2016 Focus Group Sessions (titled “The Application”)

The UW School of Medicine Admissions office would like to invite you  to attend the first of our 2016 Focus Group Sessions (titled “The Application”). This session will be led by the Associate Dean of Admissions, Dr. Carol Teitz, and will go into depth about how students can prepare a competitive written application. There will be another focus group session scheduled for the summertime regarding the interview process.

This session will be held in the UW Health Sciences Building (HSB) in T-435 on Thursday, April 21st from 4-5pm PST, and can be attended via live webinar, as well. Videos of these sessions will also be posted afterwards on our website.

We ask that you and your students register so we know how many people to expect.

UWSOM focus group april 2016

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Application deadline for the Environmental Health major is this Friday, April 15th.

The application deadline for the Environmental Health major is this Friday, April 15th.

The online application can be accessed through our website.

Students who have questions about the major or the admission process are encouraged to talk with an adviser. 

Enviro health

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