Husky Spring Training Leadership Conference


You’re going to be glad you signed up!

The Husky Spring Training Leadership Conference is the place to find a unique set of workshops and conversations to help you hone your leadership skills. This is a free conference for UW students held annually on the UW Seattle campus. Dinner is included and you have a chance to win cool raffle prizes.

Take advantage of a wide variety of workshops presented by leadership practitioners from the UW community and beyond to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes you need to be an effective change agent. Here are just a few of the sessions:

  • Leadership Based in Anti-Oppression Principles
  • Allyship & Cross-Cultural Engagement
  • Introverts, Extroverts and Other-verts
  • Fail Fast, Fail Forward: Nurturing a Resilient Mindset
  • Storytellers for Change

Husky Spring Training is brought to you by the Husky Leadership Initiative (HLI), the Career Center, College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), Housing and Food Services and First Year Programs. Join us and mingle with other Huskies on Friday, April 10, 2:00-7:00 p.m.

Don’t miss out! Learn more on the HLI website and register today for next week’s Husky Spring Training Leadership Conference.

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Free online course: Your Future Job in Medicine & Healthcare

April 13 – May 21, 2015



  • Introduction to healthcare careers
  • Create your career portfolio
    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • Interview preparation
    • Personal statement preparation
  • Funding your education
  • Tips for success
  • Six modules with videos, quests and discussion boards


  • Short video lectures that introduce essential skills to develop a career portfolio
  • “Day in the Life” videos to showcase the inside scoop on the lives of healthcare professionals
  • “Keeping it Real” videos with personal stories and career journeys of dozens of healthcare professionals
  • Quests that will give students the opportunity to reflect on and practice skills learned in this course
  • Discussion board with a global audience


  • 6 weeks of study
  • 3-5 hours/week of work
  • English closed captioning for the hearing impaired


Melissa A. Simon, MD, MPH, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,  Department of Preventive Medicine Northwestern University  Feinberg School of Medicine


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Volunteers needed!!

2015 Spring Career Fair Banner

Looking to fulfill volunteer hour requirements? Interested in event planning and want to add some events work to your resume?  Interested in connecting 1:1: with hiring employers?  The Career Center has a great opportunity for you!

We are in need of volunteers for the upcoming Spring Career Fair on 4/16/15 from 3-7pm in the HUB Ballrooms. Shifts will be available from 8:30am-8:00pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours.

Interested? Please send an email to  with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your hours of availability on the day of the fair 4/16/15 (Thursday)

We appreciate your response as soon as possible. By 4/10/15 (Friday), we’ll be in touch to confirm your schedule and shift assignments. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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An International Student’s Path to Successfully Working in the U.S.

Mark Wen


An International Student’s Path to Successfully Working in the U.S. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

5:30 pm to 7 pm

The Career Center, 134 Mary Gates Hall

The Career Center is excited to bring to campus American executive, Mark Wen to talk about his path from international student to Healthcare Executive with Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Mark Wen has 30 years of executive level international business development and hands on management experience with a focus on international medical service.  Currently, Mark is an executive at Seattle Children’s Hospital in charge of International Medical Service.  Mark has a BS of Electrical Engineering from China and MBA from Gonzaga University and Doctor Degree from CPU of California.  He is often guest teaching at Seattle U’s MBA program on global marketing and “doing business with China”.  Mark is very active in the Seattle area international business and trade with China and is the current president of Washington State China Chamber of Commerce.

Mark worked as director of international medical services for Virginia Mason Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center and also served as Executive Director of International Medical Services for Stanford University Medical Center.   He is a seasoned entrepreneur in start-up business venture and investment management. He built a medical supply sourcing company from nothing to a company with over 1000 employees with over $50 million in annual revenue.  He has also worked as international sales and marketing director for the largest computer keyboard manufacturer in the world. Prior to his current position he worked for seven years as Director of International Marketing for the Port of Seattle.

We look forward to seeing you there.  For questions contact Katie Hearn Zang  or 206.543.9106

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Student Leadership Award, Apply today!

Have you made a positive impact in your community? Apply for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award!

The UW’s Carlson Center is currently accepting applications for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award.  Named for one of Seattle’s foremost civic leaders, the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award recognizes individual students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service and provided outstanding leadership in the community.

The Carlson Student Leadership Award recipient will receive $2500 and be honored at the annual Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership on May 20, 2015.


In order to be eligible for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award, candidates must be enrolled as a junior or senior at the University of Washington during the current academic year and working toward their first baccalaureate degree. The Award is open to students from all three University of Washington campuses.

Deadline and Application Instructions

The application deadline for the 2015 Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award is Monday, April 13, 2015. Interviews with finalists will occur Thursday, April 23, 2015.

For more information about how to apply and to learn about our past recipients, check out our website. In addition, if you have questions about this award, please email, with Carlson Student Leadership Award Question in the subject line.

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Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

The Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) at the University of Washington School of Medicine is opening up our Undergraduate Mentorship Program for students of Asian Pacific American descent.  This is an ongoing mentorship program lasting up to your full undergraduate and post-graduate time at the UW.

What: Undergraduate Mentorship Program provided by current medical students

Who: UW undergrads of Asian Pacific American descent who are interested/curious about a career in health and graduate health school (medicine, dental, pharm, etc.)

How: Complete the survey (link below); show up to the events!

When: Please complete the following survey by Friday, April 10th, 2015.  More details will be mailed out to individuals who complete surveys.


  • Mock interviews and application workshops
  • Dinners/socials,
  • Ongoing panels with current medical students and residents
  • Clinical workshops
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Public Health Major information sessions

School of Public Health: Science Passion Research

SPR 2015 PHM Info Session Flyer

There are three information sessions in advance of our Friday, April 17 application deadline for an autumn 2015 start in the Public Health Major.


All sessions will be held in Raitt Hall, Room 229 


TUESDAY, APRIL 7th @ 9:30 AM

MONDAY, APRIL 13th @ 3:30 PM

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July-September MCAT registration dates


Please be advised that registration will open on the following dates for the July-September MCAT exam dates:

  • April 21, 2015— July and August MCAT exam dates
  • April 23, 2015—September MCAT exam dates

For more information on registration, please visit our website at

If you have any questions, please email us at

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Circle of Honors this week!

Circle of Honors is a tradition that we, the honors societies of UW, hope to initiate as a celebration of the most positive elements of the student experience. Over the course of Week 1 of Spring ’15, we will host a variety of events and activities for the UW general student population and for the members of our honor societies. I am sure you are aware that the honors societies of UW represent a group of ambitious, academically competent, service-minded individuals. We want your help to promote our values throughout UW in hopes of enhancing campus culture for students and faculty alike.

Check out the Facebook page!

Monday is the Honors Tabling & Showcasing Event in HUB. It will be on the first floor of the HUB (HUB Street) 10 AM-1:00 PM. The honors showcase is when all the honor societies will be presenting about the work they do for the community and demonstrate what it really means to be part of an honor society.

Tuesday is the Faculty Reception in the Walker-Ames Room (Kane Hall 2nd floor). It will be from 7:30-9:00 PM. We are going to have several faculty speakers, talking about leadership and service, and how they tie into being part of an honor society. Please RSVP for the faculty reception.

Wednesday is the Community Service Fair. It will be held in the HUB Lawn from 10 AM-1 PM. Various organizations seeking volunteers will be set up at tables, informing students of volunteer opportunities in the Seattle area. This event also functions as a community service event. There will also be games and Krispy Kreme. Money raised is going to be donated to SARVA.

Thursday is a HUB Social in the HUB Games Area 5-7 PM. This is just a fun social event to get to know other honor society members and strengthen our community.

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Join the UW School of Medicine and Alpha Epsilon Delta for Surgery Week!

Surgery Week

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Public Meetings: Physicians for a National Health Program


Saturday, March 28: 7:00pm

Kane Hall, Room 120

University of Washington, Seattle 98195

Physicians for a National Health Program of Western Washington will host their 10th Annual Public Meeting, “Grassroots Organizing for Health and Social Justice.” We are honored to be able to present what will be a valuable weekend of learning from experts about strategies of the grassroots organizing that is indispensable as we move forward to counter the corporate influences that affect all of our lives. Featured speakers:

Margaret Flowers, MD: PNHP-Maryland, founder and editor, Popular

James Haslam: Executive Director, Vermont Workers Center

Kshama Sawant: Seattle City Council Member, 15NOW campaign

More information at:


Friday, March 27: 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Vista Court Café, William H. Foege Hall

University of Washington, Seattle, 98195

Special student session of the Annual Public Meeting, hosted by Students for a National Health Program at the University of Washington. All students are welcome to join us on Friday evening for a discussion with Margaret Flowers and James Haslam about the role of students in healthcare reform.




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The Washington Osteopathic Medical Association Invites you to attend an Osteopathic Pre-Med Forum!

Saturday, April 11, 2015;  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon; Seattle University LeRoux Conference Room; 901 12th Ave., Seattle, WA, 98144

  • Find out if the osteopathic medical profession is for you
  • Learn how to navigate the application process
  • Hear what osteopathic medical school is really like from current students and recent graduates
  • Meet admission staff members from Osteopathic medical schools Talk to osteopathic physicians about their practices
  • Watch a demonstration of osteopathic diagnosis and treatment

Refreshments will be provided.   Free parking is limited.  Carpooling is encouraged!

Please RSVP by March 31st using the attached registration form WOMA Pre-Med forum 2015 and submitting to:


Fax 206-933-6529

Mail to PO Box 16486 Seattle, WA 98116-0486.


Contact Kathie Itter, Executive Director, or call 206-937-5358.

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UW RSO Global HEED seeking leaders

Global HEED at the University of Washington is a registered student organization that aims to support the non-profit organization’s existing programs in promoting global health, education, and economic development. We are excited to announce these upcoming global health leadership opportunities!

Global HEED is hosting a Guatemala internship in conjunction with CurAmericas. A group of students will be heading to Calhuitz Village in Guatemala at the end of August to learn about non-profit work and healthcare in low-resource settings. If you are interested in gaining inter nation experience and learn about one of their ancillary projects, consider coming with us over the summer. Applications and participation forms are due May 1, 2015 and our informational sessions will be happening during April. Please email for forms or if you have any questions. Don’t miss out!

We are also currently looking for officers to fill these following positions for the 2015-2016 school year:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Co-Chairs of Guatemala Committee
  • Director of Marketing
  • Secretary
  • Financial Director
  • Webmaster

Please email for more information about the positions and application process. The deadline for application submission is April 16, 2015. We are looking forward to receiving your applications.

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Job posting for graduates – Medical Assistant

Samir Master MD Bellevue & Yakima Dermatology

Dermatology Arts is a contemporary dermatology practice with locations in central Bellevue and west Yakima. We are consistently one of the top-rated dermatologist practices in Washington State. We are currently looking for a professional, highly motivated, and experience-driven employee to work as a medical assistant. We have openings both in the Bellevue and Yakima locations. Immediate need is in Yakima, summer start is possible in Bellevue.

Our medical assistants work side by side with the physician and are able to gain a great deal of hands-on experience in the medical field. As an MA, you will learn to conduct patient intake interviews, take HPI’s, document medical histories, assist in excisions and biopsies, schedule appointments, receive referrals, send out prescriptions, clean instruments, etc. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking to pursue a future career in healthcare. Not only does it allow you to shadow a physician (and get paid while doing it!), but it allows you to learn medical terms and charting. It will also put you one step ahead of other candidates looking to pursue medical school, PA school, nursing school, or other healthcare programs. Four of our MAs have been admitted to medical school, including 2 at the University of Washington, and 1 MA is enrolling to be a PA.

This position is best suited for individuals who have graduated or will graduate by spring quarter 2015 and who can commit to one or more years of employment.

To apply, contact Dr. Samir Master, at Please attach your resume, transcripts, and anything else you think might assist us in the hiring process.

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Best on campus job for 2015-16…

Undergraduate Academic Affairs Peer Adviser!!!

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Peer Advisers  work in close cooperation with academic advising staff to provide a high level of service to students in the Center for Undergraduate Advising, Diversity and Student Success (CUADSS), and other designated campus spaces. Peer Advisers will contribute to the intellectual and personal growth of students by offering their insights into academic issues and major exploration. By honing and developing their personal and professional skills, Peer Advisers simultaneously foster student development while gaining valuable leadership experience. Peer advisors will serve students by providing one-on-one advising as well as group sessions in CUADSS, the residence halls, and other student populated locations.

Required Qualifications:

 Good academic standing with at least a 2.7 GPA
 Completion of three quarters at the UW prior to start date
 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
 Ability to work effectively with diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff
 Capacity for discretion, diplomacy, and confidentiality
 Resourceful, reliable, flexible
 Highly motivated and independent
 Genuine interest in working with and helping fellow students
Preferred Qualifications:
 90 credits completed by the start of Autumn 2015
 Prior experience in similar or related activities (e.g., Orientation Leader, Resident Advisor, CUADSS Student Associate, Student Government/Club Executive Officer, work with young adults, or other Peer Advising Position)
 Experience facilitating workshops or giving group presentations
Hours and Compensation:
 $10.00/hr
 An average of 8-10 hours per week, with a max of 19.5 hours per week, flexible with a student’s schedule

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