Training programs in the Biomedical Sciences at the NIH

We are very pleased to have Dr. Wendy Fibison, NIAID Training Coordinator with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the University of Washington on

Tuesday, November 10, 2015; 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

171E Mary Gates Hall, Multipurpose Room; Center for Experiential  Learning & Diversity

Dr. Fibison will talk about the various training programs in the Biomedical Sciences at the NIH with particular emphasis on the NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.  This is a great time of the year to begin to learn about the research training opportunities at the NIAID Institute, a leader in global health research.

Interested students, please RSVP at the following link:   If you have questions, please contact the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards – .

NIAID offers clinical and laboratory research training programs for students and postdoctoral fellows. Programs include accredited medical fellowship training in allergy and immunology and in infectious diseases.  NIAID’s training programs provide a chance to obtain invaluable experience conducting research, while working side-by-side with world-renowned scientific investigators. NIAID also offers administrative training opportunities, where students and recent graduates can train in a variety of roles supporting our science. Join NIAID and make an impact.

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Job: Student Assistant International Undergraduate Admissions

Student Assistant job posting Nov 2015

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NIH Summer internship Program


Join us for a live Webinar on November 3rd, 2015 from 3pm EST to 4pm EST. Learn what it’s like to work for the largest biomedical research institution in the world, The National Institutes of Health. This program is managed by the Office of Intramural Research Training and Education.

Register Here!

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MEDIC meeting on Wed. November 3rd

On Wednesday, November 3rd from 5:00 to 6:30, MEDIC will be holding a meeting in Health Sciences T-wing room 359


Nina will be leading a discussion on Surrogacy and Baby M:


 Navigating the Health Sciences building can be tricky. Enter through the main T wing entrance (bridge across Pacific St) and take the stairs down the to the third floor. Bring your friends! Snacks will be provided!


Hope to see you there!


MEDIC Officers
James Gillespie, Dan Ho, Eva Barth, Kyle White, Nina Longman, and Sayward Nelson

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NPR Shots Blog: Medical Students Crunch Big Data To Spot Health Trends

NPR big data

For generations, physicians have been trained in basic science and human anatomy to diagnose and treat the patient immediately in front of them.

But now, massive stores of data about what works for which patients are literally changing the way medicine is practiced.

Read more at this link.

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Is Chem 142 a bit more challenging than you expected?

Are you finding Chem 142 a bit more challenging than you expected?  Then we have a class for you!

Academic Support Programs is offering a new chemistry support course!

GEN STUDIES 391 I, T/Th 4:30-6:00pm

2 credits, graded; Begins November 10

Academic Support Programs (ASP) is piloting a new class for students who intend to drop Chem 142 or switch to S/NS and re-enroll in Chem 142 again at a later date with enhanced preparation and skills. The course will cover basic chemistry skills, as well as study strategies, note-taking, mindset, and general academic skills. Please contact Dr. Ahnya Redman at for an add code and more information.


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Applying this coming year? A must take class!

Gen Studies Win 2016

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ROOM CHANGE for Pre-Health Panel: Making the Most of your Co-Curricular Activities

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Join us to learn more about how getting involved outside the classroom can help you both prepare for health professional school and further explore their interests in the healthcare field.

The panel will talk about opportunities from clubs to shadowing to leadership and will discuss how you can make the most of your experiences.

When: Tuesday, November 3rd at 5:00 pm

Where: We have changed the location to Alder Hall, Room 106.  You can enter the building from Brooklyn and 40th.

Who: Open to all UW students and alumni


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Bonderman Travel Fellowship – application open

Bonderman Travel Fellowship 2016
Deadline: January 11, 2016, 12 noon (PST)

Dear students,

We write to share an extraordinary opportunity for travel, discovery, and challenge. The 2016 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available and we encourage you to consider applying. This fellowship offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad.

David Bonderman – the donor – wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in spring 2016. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.

All applicants must be enrolled (“on leave” status is not considered enrolled) and in good standing at the UW during the quarter the application is due and must hold US citizenship or permanent resident status. Additionally:

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS: All students in graduate or professional degree programs are eligible to apply.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: All undergraduate students with senior credit standing AND who also meet ONE of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • at least a 3.7 cumulative UW GPA by the start of Winter 2016; OR
  • participation and good standing in the University Honors Program (Interdisciplinary, Departmental or College Honors) or in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program, by the start of Winter 2016. Undergraduates in one of these honors programs DO NOT need to have 3.7 UW GPA or higher to apply, but simply must be in good standing in their respective programs, whatever that might mean.

To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity, please attend one of the information sessions listed on the website.

Applications must be submitted by 12:00 pm (noon) January 11, 2016.

More information about the fellowship, information sessions, and the application can be found at:

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Scholarship Fair tomorrow (Thursday, Oct 29)

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Join us for the Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 29, 10am-2pm in Mary Gates Hall! This event is an opportunity to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and other funded programs to consider for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate years. Program representatives from over 30 UW, local, national and international organizations, agencies, departments, etc. will be tabling, as well as offering information sessions throughout the day.

The list of participating scholarship programs is available at

Information sessions offered during the Fair include

(all held in MGH 171):

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship – 10:30am

Summer Medical Dental Education Program (SMDEP)  – 11:30am

Marshall Scholarship Program – 12:30pm

Phillip Yin & Friends American Dream Foundation – 1:30pm

Please see for complete information session details and to RSVP for sessions.

Plan to stop by the Fair tomorrow! And please contact us if you have questions.

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Global Health Minor Information Session

Global Health Minor Information Session
Thursday, October 29th, 2015
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Raitt Hall, Room 229
Interested in Global Health? The Global Health Minor is interdisciplinary and designed to complement ANY MAJOR!
• Learn about major problems and policy issues in global health
• Explore transnational responses to health problems, including health systems
• Discuss historical, political, social, environmental, and economic determinants of adverse health in developing countries and low-resource settings in rich countries
This is your opportunity to learn more about the minor’s requirements and get any questions you may have answered. We will provide you with useful handouts and talk you through the requirements of the minor for the first part of the meeting, and will have time to talk to individual students at the end of the session.
We look forward to meeting you!

Global Health Minor Advisers | (206) 685-5601
Visit us online:

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Leadership course for first year students!

Learning Leadership in Theory and Practice

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UWSOM CEDI Student Org. Pre-Medical Mentorship Event

UWSOM CEDI Student Org. 

Pre-Medical Mentorship Event

Today! (10/27); 6:00 – 7:30 PM 

Location: South Campus Center Room 316!


Meet us in the SSC lobby for PIZZA!

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Abena Knight

Medical Student Panel

An evening of networking and mentorship based on your needs!

(Interviews, Letters of Rec, Life in Medical School, MCAT, Research, etc)

YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A RAFFLE – Shadowing experiences with amazing doctors in the Seattle Area!


The South Campus Center is attached to the S1 parking lot located behind the medical school/health sciences building.

Check out our fb event:

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Health Informatics and Health Information Management APPLICATION WORKSHOP

Health Informatics and Health Information Management


November 5, 2015; UW Tower

4333 Brooklyn Avenue NE; 22nd Floor Ravenna Conference Room

Parking:  UW Tower Garage

Come to learn about the HIHIM 2016 application process!

The workshop will cover how to apply to the program, key dates and step by step instructions on filling out the HIHIM application form, tips on personal statement and making an effective application.

Current UW Students:  4:30-5:30 pm

Transfer Applicants:     6:00-7:00 pm

Please RSVP for this event at: 

Directions to UW Tower

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Winter GEN ST 297 Section I – Applying to Health Professional School


SLN: 14810, 2 Credits, CR/NC

Instructor: Dan Poux

Day/Time/Location: Winter Quarter, Tuesdays 2:30 – 4:20 in MGH 241

The seminar will cover preparing an application, writing an effective personal statement, gathering letters of recommendation, choosing schools, and interviewing. Class time will be spent on group work, short lectures, and visits from experts, such as admissions officials. Grades will be based on in-class assignments, participation in interview exercises, and occasional out-of-class writing assignments, such as drafts of personal statements and professional school applications.

Unlike most academic seminars, this course will require students to direct their inquiry inward and assess themselves realistically and honestly in order to present themselves as unique and competitive candidates. Students will discover their own strengths and challenges in this process, and reflect not only on their readiness but also on their motivation and life experiences.

The seminar is open to anyone applying to graduate-level health professional school during the 2016 application season, including (but not limited to) applicants to medical, dental, pharmacy, optometry, podiatric, or veterinary medical schools.

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