Attention Pre-Meds: Join AED, UW’s Pre-Medical Honor Society’s for their general meeting on Volunteering and Research!

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Interested in getting involved with research and/or volunteering either on campus or in the Seattle area? Come to AED’s 3rd general meeting TODAY NOVEMBER 1st at 6:30pm (SMI 205) to get advice about how to start and to hear from students and faculty about their experiences. They will host 2 panels on volunteering and research, so come with questions and be ready to hear about some exciting local volunteering opportunities!

For information regarding how to join AED Pre-Medical Honor Society:
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Learn more and speak with faculty, students and admissions professionals representing 23 schools and colleges of Optometry


Doctors of Optometry make a difference through vision

RSVP to attend the Virtual Fair on January 27

Doctors of Optometry:

Are the
primary-care doctors of the eye and the frontline protectors of vision

Are often the
first to detect critical health issues in their patients and refer them for timely treatment

Enjoy a
balanced life and work an average of 37.5 hours a week*

unlimited career options, from pediatrics to geriatrics to sports vision or rehabilitative vision

Optometry offers an
average net income of $122,667 across the profession*

Visit the Association for Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) to learn more about the programs and this satisfying profession.
Please check out ASCO’s resources!

ASCO YouTube
Videos and Podcasts

Eye on OptometryBlog

Applicants andAdvisors Page

* American Optometric Association survey.

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Health Professions Academy applications due by 11/7


Are you an aspiring doctor or dentist?

You may be eligible for the UW Health Professions Academy (HPA), a new program designed to help UW students achieve their dream of going to medical or dental school.

The Health Professions Academy (HPA) is a comprehensive professional development program for University of Washington undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are aspiring to become physicians and dentists.

The goal of the HPA is to provide participating students with opportunities to develop the academic skills and participate in experiences outside of the classroom that are needed to successfully compete for entry into health professional schools.

HPA is currently accepting applications for the 2017 HPA cohort!

The deadline to apply is Monday, November 7, 2016 at 5pm. 


If you have any questions, please email or visit the UW Health Professions Academy website for more information.

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Have a great idea? Join the Burke Center for a Team Formation night and participate in the Health Innovation Challenge!

The Health Innovation Challenge is an exciting extracurricular competition that gives students the opportunity to come up with meaningful solutions to big problems the world faces today related to health.
Watch the video above to learn more about HIC.

Why participate?

  • What does it takes to bring a new idea to the world? You will find out.
  • Prototype funding is available for demonstration models.
  • Top-level professionals from the community will mentor you.
  • Work with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Prepare yourself for a career in the fast-changing world of healthcare and technology.
  • Win prizes up to $15,000 or more!

image001Not sure where to start? Join the Burke Center for Entrepreneurship this fall for one or more of their “Innovative? Team Formation Nights!”

Upcoming Team Formation Nights:

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Interested in starting a Synapse chapter at UW?


Synapse empowers undergraduates to work together to improve the lives of individuals with brain injury across the nation.

Become a Synapse Chapter Founder!

Synapse’s student-led chapters collaborate with physicians and community organizations. Chapters primarily do three things:

‣ Host events to provide opportunities for individuals with brain injury to connect with and support one another
‣ Foster relationships between students and individuals with brain injury through a structured buddy program
‣ Organize lectures by physicians and researchers to spread awareness about brain injury

Synapse has established chapters at MIT and Stanford and is looking to grow. We are currently accepting applications for new chapters. Become a chapter founder to join a national network of student leaders and to support individuals with brain injury in your community.

Apply Here by November 15, 2016!

Questions? Email us at for more information. You can also learn more at our website,

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UW Rehab Therapy Open House: November 2016

Interested in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Prosthetics & Orthotics?  Not sure but are curious about the field?  Join UW’s Department of Rehab Therapy for their upcoming open house!

When: November 3, 2015, 5:00-6:00 PM
Where: 9th floor of UW Health Sciences Center, Room BB-918

Why? The focus for this session is on career exploration rather than the application process. Find Curriculum Information!  Interact with Current Faculty and Students!  Ask Questions of Advisors!  Network with Fellow Applicants!  View Teaching Facilities! Participate in demonstrations and activities!

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Are you considering Naturopathic Medicine?


Join AANMC for the Naturopathic Medical College Virtual Fair to meet representatives, alumni and current students from programs throughout North America to answer any of your questions.  This event is free for all prospective students!

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 2nd 2016
This is an all-day event that you can join at any time. 
WHERE: Online

CLICK HERE to register!

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Laboratory Education opportunity for Students with Disabilities

Do you identify with having a disability and feel that there’s a lack of opportunities for you to get involved in a laboratory? Have you always wanted to see what work goes on inside the laboratories of Fred Hutch?

Symbiosis Laboratory Education is a student-run program which provides college freshmen with disabilities access to cutting-edge research knowledge and laboratory techniques in molecular biology using the Fred Hutch’s training space. We are currently in the process of looking for individuals who wish to shape our program and work with us to help them get the most out of this experience.

The structure of this program consists of one session every week for two hours. In these two hours, the team will teach different fundamentals of biology, share current cutting-edge research, and provide hands-on laboratory training. There will be guest lectures from Principal Investigators at Fred Hutch who wish to share their research.

For more information or to apply, please visit

No prior knowledge necessary.

If you are interested in participating in the program, please contact Nikhil Kaza at for more information.

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Are you interested in medicine and wish you had a current medical student to talk to?

Alliance For Equal Representation of Medicine (AFERM) is dedicated to supporting underrepresented, minority pre-medical students as they pursue their education. As part of that mission, we encourage you to apply to our Mentorship Program. This program provides encouragement and support to future students through relationships with current University of Washington School of Medicine medical students. 

“The journey through college and then on to medical school is long and extremely difficult for even the best students.  By having a medical mentor, the future healthcare professional can have a sounding board for all of the potential difficulties and choices that one might encounter along the road to becoming a practicing physician” – GapMedics

All pre-health students are encouraged to apply. However, pre-medical students of African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino American, Hmong, or another minority heritage are strongly encouraged to participate. Students of sophomore standing and above, as well as those who have graduated, will be given preference.

APPLY BY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2016 using the google form below, or visit:

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Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School info session 11/15


Clinicians who were trained in non-medical disciplines prior to attending graduate medical school may find themselves better equipped to solve healthcare problems from different angles.

Duke-NUS Medical School, with its emphasis on teamwork, leadership, research, creativity and critical thinking, trains individuals from a diversity of backgrounds to practice and improve the practice of medicine.

Find out more during this talk by Associate Professor Sandy Cook, Interim Vice Dean of Education at Duke-NUS Medical School. She will introduce the School and its MD and PhD programmes, as well as speak about scholarships and financial aid available to students from University of Washington.

Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 – 17:00

Grand Hyatt Seattle 721 Pine St, Seattle WA 98101 (The exact venue will be emailed to registrants)

Click here to register.


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Opportunity for certified MAs with Homeless Youth Clinics through Neighborcare Health


Neighborcare Health is the largest provider of medical and dental care in Seattle for low income and uninsured families and individuals. They are looking for certified Medical Assistants (MAs) to volunteer at our Homeless Youth Clinics every Wednesday & Thursday from 6-9pm at their 45th Street location (in Wallingford).

This position is ideal for those who are certified MAs and are looking for hands-on experience in a primary care setting. They are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis, but need volunteers ASAP.  Please email if you are interested in applying.

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Health Professions Academy Info Session 10/25


Interested in a career in medicine or dentistry?

Need help preparing for the MCAT or DAT?

Want to clinically shadow doctors or dentists?

Eager to learn hands-on biomedical research skills?

Attend an information session to learn about the eligibility criteria of the Health Professions Academy (HPA) at their Fall Information Session

Tuesday, October 25th
3PM – 4PM
Mary Gates Hall 288

More info at


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Winter quarter “Applying to Health Professional School” seminar


This seminar is for UW undergraduate students and alumni who are planning to apply in the current year to graduate-level health professional programs, such as dental, medical, optometry, pharmacy, or veterinary schools.

Course content will build the components of a compelling, competitive application from week to week.

Students will direct their inquiry inward to identify strengths and areas for improvement, as they reflect on their readiness and motivation for a career in the health professions.

Class time will be spent on group work, short lectures, and visits from experts such as professional students and admissions officials.

This is a one-credit seminar graded as Credit/No Credit.

Tuesdays 2:30-4:20

SLN: 15070

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“Successfully Navigating Your Dental School Interviews” webinar


In this narrated presentation, dental admissions officers offer specific tactics and strategies for successfully navigating the intricacies of the dental school interview.

The panelists tackle all stages of the process including their top 5 “do’s and don’ts” for making a good impression during interview season.

Please note that the recording is audio only.

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Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) application opens 11/1


SHPEP, formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), expanded in 2016 to include a broader array of health professions.

SHPEP is a free 6 week summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions.

SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools.

Program Dates: June 18 – July 29, 2017

Online applications open Nov. 1, 2016 at

Contact the UW SHPEP coordinator at or call 206.616.5866


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