UW School of Dentistry Americorps Position

The UW School of Dentistry, Office of Educational Partnerships and Diversity are looking for 3 AmeriCorps members for the 2017-2018 service term.

Are you a graduating college senior? Do you have a passion for pipeline programs, community outreach, and healthcare? Looking for a gap year opportunity? If so, we encourage you to apply!

The service mission carried by the Access to Care project is to improve the oral health and well-being of people within the local community and region through outreach programs that are especially attentive to minority and underserved populations. Serving as an AmeriCorps member, the AmeriCorps team will provide oral health instruction in addition to supporting and promoting the work of students, faculty and staff of the dental school in reducing oral health inequities in underserved communities.

The application page can be accessed here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=51426&fromSearch=true

For more information about AmeriCorps: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/join-americorps

 

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UW School of Dentistry Pre-Admissions Workshop 5/16

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University of Washington School of Dentistry Presents a Pre-Admissions Workshop

Tuesday, May 16th  

5:00 p.m. ~ 6:50 p.m.

Health Sciences Building, Turner Auditorium (Room D209)

Get your questions answered here:

  • How do I apply to dental school?
  • When do I apply to dental school?
  • What are the admission requirements?                    
  • Preparing my personal statement                          
  • References  

To register for this event, please send an email to memoryb@uw.edu

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DDS Event with Sue Coldwell 4/19

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Delta Delta Sigma, the pre-dental club, has an event it would like to share with the pre-health community.

Sue Coldwell from the University of Washington School of Dentistry is visiting them this Wednesday, April 19, from 5:30-6:30 PM in DEN 111.

This event is open to all students regardless of their membership status with our club.

 

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Husky Help and Hope Walk – May 20

On May 20th, Huskies for Suicide Prevention and Awareness (HSPA) and Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention are hosting a 2-mile walk that will start at Sylvan Grove and wind through some of the most beautiful parts of the UW Seattle campus to provide a journey of hope and strength, with a projected number of 1000 attendees.

The H3 Walk is a UW Seattle campus and community-wide annual event aiming to offer support to survivors of suicide, commemorate those we have lost to suicide, and break mental health stigma. Mental health organizations from UW and around Seattle will be tabling to provide their resources at the event.

Our goal this year is to raise $10,000 that will go towards building and distributing Forefront Care Packages for families who have lost a loved one to suicide and HSPA’s Wellness Booklet, a student resource which contains in-depth information on depression, eating disorders, power-based relationships, and resources to relieve struggles.

The event is FREE and dog friendly. We will have food, inspirational speakers, musical acts, and a drawing for prizes provided by our sponsors. We hope you will join us.

To register for the walk, click here.

To volunteer for the walk, click here.

To view and share the Facebook event page, click here.

If you have any questions about the walk, please email hspa@uw.edu.

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Phi Delta Epsilon Gelfand Lecture 5/4 — “Health & Healthcare: What’s the Difference?”

PDE event

Join Phi Delta Epsilon-WA Alpha Chapter and Dr. Stephen A. Bezruchka on May 4th for a relevant and eye-opening talk about the status our our healthcare system in the United States and the world.

Abstract: 
“We in the United States spend over half of the world’s health care bill yet die younger than people in over thirty other countries. Medical care turns out to be a relatively small determinant of health of societies. Attention to early life when perhaps half of our health as adults is programmed matters, as does socioeconomic status and economic inequality. Medical doctors need to understand population health and treat sick societies as well as sick people.”

Doors open at 7:30 PM and the event is FREE!

Please visit their Facebook Page to learn more about the event and indicate that you are going or interested. https://www.facebook.com/events/290260684736302/

The history of the Gelfand lecture can be found here: http://phide.org/gelfand.cfm

Questions? Message Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity: Washington Alpha Chapter or email phide@uw.edu.

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UW Synapse Executive Board Positions

Synapse

UW Synapse is one chapte of a national movement to improve the quality of care for people with Traumatic Brain Injuries. We are dedicated to providing a unique resource to this underserved community, looking for ways to reinvent support-group care and tailor it very closely to what members of this community need and want. We emphasize the value of community and the impact it can have on those we serve. We strive, in other words, for a sense of belonging and inclusion above all also.

As we are intimately part of the Seattle community, we work closely with physicians, experts in the field, and many others who have dedicated their lives to serving this community. If you are interested in making a true difference in others’ lives, then we warmly invite you to apply to be a part of our Executive Board for the next year.

Executive Board position descriptions and the application can be found here. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Jessica Lo, the president and founder of UW Synapse at: jesslo@uw.edu

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Swedish Epilepsy Center – Summer Internship Opportunity

 

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Over the past 12 years our team at Swedish Epilepsy Center hosted multiple undergraduates interested in clinical neuroscience for a summer internship. Most commonly, the intern’s goals are straightforward- how can they satisfy pre-med school application requirements. Specifically, can they shadow a clinician for 50-100 hours or so. Our team sees it differently.

Our goal for the Epilepsy intern is to expose them to how we treat patients with epilepsy. We want to spark an interest in how complex the presentations and treatments of neurologic illness are. With that in mind, the clinical exposure is only part of the internship. We aim to have the intern work on a research project that is ethical, safe, important, and hopefully fun. Seven of our eight past interns have published their work with us in peer-reviewed Neurology journals. Many also presented their work in National meetings, and most have matriculated to either graduate medical or other STEM programs.

We are specifically looking for an undergraduate interested in neuroscience and the pursuit of a career in clinical healthcare to spend 8 weeks with us this summer learning about epilepsy. The internship has a $3500 stipend associated and the start and finish dates can vary between Mid-June to Mid-August.

Interested applicants can send their CV including GPA and a 1 page cover letter describing why they are interested in a career in neuroscience to the following email: Michael.doherty@swedish.org by May 1.

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Nutritional Sciences Minor

Interested in nutrition? Want to know more about food systems and public health? The Minor in Nutritional Sciences is a strong addition for students interested in health fields. Students pursuing the minor are presented with a multidisciplinary perspective on the field of nutritional sciences, including its metabolic/biochemical, behavioral, and public health aspects.

Minor requirements can be viewed online at http://depts.washington.edu/nutr/undergraduate-study/nutritional-sciences-minor/Please contact ugnutr@uw.edu with any questions.

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AED Pre-Med Expo 4/23

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Interested in a career in medicine?

Confused about the Med school application process?

AED is pleased to announce that their 8th annual Pre-Med Expo will be held on Sunday, April 23rd.

Join them starting at 10:30 AM in GUG 220 with keynote speaker Carol Teitz, the associate Dean of Admissions for the UW School of Medicine.

Afterwards, they’ll have four hours of workshops such as Paying for Med School, Personal Statements, a Med Student Panel and much more!

10:00-10:30: Sign-in/Registration at GUG

10:30-11:30: Keynote speech by Carol Teitz in GUG 220

12:00-4:00: Workshops in Mary Gates Hall

This event is FREE and open to the public!

Check out the facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/785938448242170/

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American Mock World Health Organization Regional Conference May 20-21

AMWHO UW

The American Mock World Health Organization (AMWHO) has recently initiated a new chapter at the University of Washington, Seattle.

AMWHO welcomes all collegiate and high school students in the state of Washington to join them for our first annual AMWHO UW State Conference. This conference will be held on the University of Washington campus May 20-21st, 2017.

The goal of this regional conference is to create a platform for bright, enthusiastic minds to come together to engage in meaningful discussion and debate about healthcare policy as well as have an opportunity create profound policy change.

This conference serves to be an enriching experience wherein you will both understand the challenges of creating substantial global health policy change as well as augment your pre-existing passion for striving to optimize the health conditions of millions around the globe.

The theme for this AMWHO Regional Conference Washington 2017 is “Tackling Mental Health: Competency, Access, and Education,” a topic largely unexplored but one that has deep roots in science and healthcare policy. Mental health is a global problem that is often pushed under the rug as a “non-essential” topic. But this conference provides an opportunity to delve into this topic and create viable healthcare policy that can shape global perceptions and redefine cultural stigmas.

To learn more and register, go to http://amwho.org/washington.php.

For questions, comments, or concerns, contact amwho@uw.edu

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Hand2Hand presents their 8th Annual Health Career Banquet 4/29

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Are you a pre-health students looking for a health professional to connect with?

Hand2Hand presents their 8th Annual Health Career Banquet!

This year they have invited a wide range of healthcare professionals including physicians, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, pharmacists, dentists, and registered dieticians.

Come join them on April 29th, Saturday from 5:00-7:30 pm at HUB 250.

Tickets are on sale now – buy your ticket online or at HUB front desk. http://thehubtix.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1298&cid=160

Find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/uwhand2hand/ or via email h2h@uw.edu.

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UW Master of Health Administration Diversity Recruitment Event

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program at UW is holding their annual MHA Diversity Recruitment event!

We have partnered with WSHEF (Washington State Health Care Executives Forum) to put on this event. This time will offer students the chance to:

  • Explore the variety of career opportunities in healthcare administration
  • Network with current and potential students
  • Meet MHA faculty
  • Hear from healthcare administration professionals from the Puget Sound area

If you have an interest in serving your community through healthcare, this is a great event to attend!

Please Join Us!

Tuesday, April 11th

4:30pm in HUB 340

Pizza and Refreshments provided!!!

To RSVP and for more info click here.

 

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Latinx Health Careers & Job Fair – May 8, 2017

Latino serving health care agencies and institutions looking to hire a bilingual and bicultural workforce will be present to discuss job opportunities. Presentations will be given on a select number of health related careers.

WHEN: Monday, May 8,, 2017 @ 3:00p – 7:00p
WHERE: University of Washington, South Campus Center

Click HERE to register.

For more information contact the Latino Center for Health at latcnter@uw.edu.

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Registration Open for the Husky Leadership Conference 4/21

HLI conference

Based on a belief that one’s capacity to lead grows out of experience, practice and reflection, the Husky Leadership Conference gives you the opportunity to build and hone the leadership skills you need to make a difference in whatever context speaks to you. Take advantage of this opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes you need to be an effective change agent.

Here’s what’s included in your free conference registration: 

  • A keynote address from Holli Martinez, Sr. Director, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at T-Mobile
  • A chance to attend several breakout workshops on the topics of leadership in a variety of contexts:
    • Cultural Competency
    • Work and Employment
    • Community Engagement
    • Social Activism
  • A closing reception (hors d’oeuvres provided!) with 20+ recent UW alumni who will be available to answer questions on what leadership looks like beyond the UW

The conference will take place on Friday, April 21, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall.

REGISTER NOW! Stay tuned on the Husky Leadership Initiative website for session descriptions and more.

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Let’s Talk: drop-in consultations & support for students

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  • Free for students
  • Confidential
  • No appointment needed
  • No topic is off limits
  • Informal counseling

Learn more at this link or (206) 543-1240

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