Interested in Undergraduate Research?

Seana Davidson, Research Assistant Professor Environmental Engineering in her lab at UW. Photo by Matt Hagen.

Upcoming Undergraduate Research Info Sessions

Undergraduate research information sessions address how the Undergraduate Research Program can help students pursue their research interests.

Primarily for undergraduates who have yet to begin research, the sessions provide research resources, information on funding, and suggestions for approaching faculty. Additionally, the sessions are highly student-driven, with an emphasis on student questions and concerns.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2:00 – 2:50 p.m., 171 MGH

Monday, July 20th, 10:30 – 11:20 a.m., 171 MGH

Tuesday, August 4th, 2:00 – 2:50 p.m., 171 MGH

Monday, August 10th, 10:30 – 11:20 a.m., 171 MGH

Monday, August 31st, 10:30 – 11:20 a.m., 171 MGH

Tuesday, September 1st, 2:00 – 2:50 p.m., 171 MGH

Sign up here:

Summer Quarter Drop-In Advising

Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.  in  171 MGH

If this times do not work for you, please email us ( available dates and times for the following week and we can work on setting up an appointment.

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Webinar on University of Queensland Ochsner University School of Medicine


UQ Ochsner is an international medical school that prepares students to practice medicine in many countries, including the US.

Webinar on Wednesday, June 24
7pm – 8pm (EDT)

This program offers U.S. students and Permanent Residents:

  • Two Years in Brisbane, Australia
  • UQ SoM is a major research institution and is ranked #47 in the World by U.S. News and World Report, higher than 80% of all U.S. medical schools
  • Two years of clinical training at the UQ Ochsner Clinical School in New Orleans, LA, the U.S. campus of UQ SoM
  • Ochsner Academic Medical Center is ranked in the top 15 Teaching Hospitals in the U.S. by Thomson Reuters
  • 91% Residency Match 2015
  • USMLE pass rate is equivalent to U.S. med schools
  • USMLE Step 1 scores average the same as the U.S. scores, Step 2 scores average 20 points higher than the U.S. average scores
  • Average GPA of the 2015 entering class was 3.4; Average MCAT was 29

If you have any questions or need assistance, email

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Local Research/Volunteer Opportunity for Pre-Meds

Pre-Health Advising received the following email from a UW physician looking for pre-med undergraduate volunteers:


I am a resident physician at UWMC, and I am setting up a study in medical education that will begin in July 2015 and continue throughout the academic year. The study requires 1-4 male volunteers to act as a standardized patient periodically through time. This would be a very good opportunity for pre-med undergraduate students. The experience would involve a lot of hand-on learning in cardiac anatomy and ultrasound and would be an excellent addition to a med school resume. There are also potentially a number of small research projects that could be designed and implemented by a motivated undergraduate if desired. I would like to reach out to the pre-med students with this opportunity.

Thank you,

Shannon McConnaughey, Resident Physician, Internal Medicine at University of Washington Medical Center


If you’re interested, please contact Dr. McConnaughey at

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GRE-Prep Class at the UW Women’s Center

GRE and Basic Math Refresher Classes (Express Series)

July 25th, 26th, August 1st, 2nd

BMR: 9:00AM-11:00AM



GRE and Basic Math Refresher Classes  (August Series)

August 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Classes hosted on August 9th and 16th will be in Savery 168

Classes hosted on August 23rd and 30th will be in Savery 130

BMR: 9:00AM-11:00AM

GRE: 11:00AM-2:00PM


Online Registration Link:

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The Instructional Center at UW Offers Prep Classes for the MCAT, DAT, GRE, OAT, and PCAT


2015 Test Prep Classes

The Instructional Center offers DAT, GRE, MCAT, OAT and PCAT test prep classes during summer quarter every year. The 2015 schedule has been determined and is posted below. Classes begin Summer Quarter, June 22.


To register for these courses, come in person to the Instructional Center (1307 NE 40th) and ask at the front desk. Payment must be made at the time of registration, and payment can only be made using a Husky Card. If you have any questions, please call us at 206-543-4240.

Downloadable 2015 schedules are available below.


Instructional Center 1307 NE 40th St


Steve Anderson, Stuart Anderson, Scott Fung, Chris Skov, Elijah Wallace and Jonathan Wegner


DAT $550
GRE $400
LSAT $550
MCAT $550
OAT $550
PCAT $550

Additional information is available for download:


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2015 Summer Career Fair, Wednesday, June 24

Career fair

Many health-related employers will be there. Bring your resume and wear your interview clothes!


  • Wednesday, June 24th
  • 2:00-6:00pm
  • HUB South Ballroom

The Details

  • All UW students & alumni from all 3 campuses can attend
  • Dress code is business casual
  • Info about what to expect is here

Next Steps

  • Get to know the 60 attending employers: Find out what they do, what majors and positions they are looking to recruit. (being knowledgeable about organizations that interest you shows preparation, interest, and professionalism)
  • Submit your resume to the Summer Career Fair Resume Book (even if you can’t attend!): This is a great way to get your resume seen by more employers, and reinforce your interest in specific employers and opportunities.
  • Attend or download our Career Fair Success workshop and/or our Resumes & Cover Letters workshop.
  • Spruce up your resume by using the Same-Day Sessions- The quickest way to visit with a career counselor or trained peer advisor for 15 minutes
  • The Career Center will offer workshops and Same-Day-Sessions until June 26th


Please bring your resumes and join us at the HUB on June 24th. We look forward to seeing you there!

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AUT 2015 Course: NUTR 200 – Nutrition for Today

AUT 2015 Course: NUTR 200 – Nutrition for Today

(Course flyer: NUTR 200 flyer 6.2015)

Interested in nutrition? Want practical knowledge in general nutrition and wellness? Then register for NUTR 200 Nutrition for Today (4cr) in autumn quarter! Topics include learning how food is used to fuel your body and how to choose food wisely to maintain a body size that is right for you.

NUTR 200 is the prerequisite for almost all other NUTR courses and is a core requirement for the Nutritional Sciences Minor. There are no prerequisites for this course and it provides NW credits.

Note that this course was formerly NUTR 300 (3), so NUTR 200 may not be taken for credit if credit was earned in NUTR 300.

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Percentile Ranks for the new MCAT exam


Percentile Ranks for the new MCAT exam

These percentile ranks are based on the scores of examinees who took the exam in April 2015. After careful examination of the April 2015 scores and based on historic MCAT data, adjustments were made so that the distribution of scores reported in these percentile rank tables reflect the best estimate of the scores that would result in a typical testing year. All scores from the 2015 testing year will be attached to the same set of percentile ranks.

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Career Center’s Dependable Strengths 2-day Workshop 6/19,22

career center

Looking to start a career? Are you seeking a career change? Or, simply interested in exploring how to enhance your current employment situation? The Career Center’s Dependable Strengths Workshop is an excellent resource for alumni and students in any stage of career development and transition.

Friday, June 19th & Monday, June 22nd, 2015
8:15am – 5:00pm

You will identify the unique strengths and talents you offer employers and learn how to leverage them to find a satisfying career. You’ll assess your strengths and open up new opportunities, identify what you enjoy, things you do well and events or experiences in which you take pride.

The Dependable Strengths two-day group process is designed for those interested in assessing their skills and combining them to open new windows of opportunities, with a focus on networking and a nontraditional job search process.

Cost for the workshop:

$100 for Current Students (graduating seniors – you are still students through June 14th!)
$160 for UW Alumni Association members
$200 for non-UWAA alumni

$250 for Community Members (those unaffiliated with the UW)

For more information or to register for the Dependable Strengths 2 day workshop, please go to

Questions? Contact Vic Snyder at


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University of Oregon MCAT Prep Course slots still available



The University’s MCAT Preparation Workshop is conducted by faculty members and testing experts in the sciences and social sciences who teach material specifically tailored for the MCAT. All instructors focus on helping students perform to their best abilities on the MCAT.

Summer MCAT Prep starts June 22.

Cost: $750 per student

Available at the UO campus in Eugene or online

Students are encouraged to register before the priority deadline to allow adequate time for material order and shipping.

Registration forms and contact information are available on our website or contact TLC at 541-346-3226 for more information. 


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Columbia University MS in Nutrition

MS Nutrition

Are you planning a gap or glide year?

The Institute of Human Nutrition (IHN) at Columbia University offers a one-year MS program in Nutrition that will strengthen your professional, personal and leadership skills.

What does the IHN have to offer?

  • Rigorous Curriculum and Thesis Research Project
  • Training in Basic Science, Public Health Nutrition or Clinical Nutrition
  • Community projects and research opportunities in New York City
  • Small class size and engaged faculty
  • Access to leaders in the field of Nutrition

How will a degree in Nutrition enhance my professional career?  

Nutrition issues contribute to six of the ten leading causes of death in the United States. Completion of the MS degree prepares you to become healthcare professionals who can help prevent many of the leading causes of death.

Apply now!

Classes start August 31st; click here to begin the application:

Want more information?

Sign up for their next webinar on June 17th, at 12:00 noon by clicking here:

Visit their website at for details.

Contact MS Program Director Sharon R. Akabas, PhD  at or call (914) 629-1631.


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Improving Shadowing in King County — take a quick survey by 6/15


This program is meant to easily connect students with physicians in King County to gain more exposure to the medical field. A database will be created of physician information and availability. Students will be given access to this database to find shadowing opportunities easily. This program will be ran through the King County Medical Society (KCMS).

The surveys will allow us to gauge the interest level for this program. Information regarding shadowing experience and specialty interests will be collected from the students. This will give the KCMS an idea of how many physicians will be needed to participate in this program as well as the different specialties that should be emphasized.

It is greatly encouraged that students take this survey in order to create the ideal program for them. This program is meant to have students in mind and without their input, the KCMS will not be able to establish the shadowing opportunities that students desire.

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Course in Medical Russian for fall 2015

Medical Russian RUSS 111 AUT 2015

Intended as a 1-credit add-on to the regular first-year Russian sequence. 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. Offered: A.

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Dive into Dentistry Day 2015 Presented by UW School of Dentistry!

Hey pre-dents!

Are you eager to test out your hand skills and love for dentistry? Be sure to check out this year’s Dive into Dentistry Day 2015 Presented by UW School of Dentistry! The event is a great way to get exposure to dentistry with tons of hands-on activities like waxing, drilling, restoring teeth, suturing, taking impressions etc. It’s also a wonderful networking opportunity, so don’t hesitate to reserve your spot!

Here’s a quick summary of the event:

Date and Time:

  • Saturday July 25th
  • Check in is from 8:00-8:30AM and the final presentation should be finished by 5:00PM

Location: University of Washington School of Dentistry

  • Check in will be in Turner Auditorium (D209)
  • All lab activities will take place in D1 and D2 labs

Sign up at:

Like the Facebook Event at:

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2015 ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair on June 11th

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Learn about ADEA AADSAS at the Virtual Fair!

ADEA AADSAS® opens June 2, and we are sure you are

incredibly busy preparing materials for your application to dental school. If you plan to apply during the 2016 application cycle, the 2015 ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair will prove an essential step in making contact with dental schools. While all high school and college predental students are encouraged to attend, the Virtual Fair will particularly help 2016 applicants. This event—at no cost to you—will take place entirely online, so register now to speak with admissions officers from over 45 U.S. dental school exhibitors. In addition to the valuable experience of chatting one-on-one with admissions representatives, you will have the opportunity to network with fellow predental students and view presentations about the application process, ways to build your portfolio, career options and much more.

Register now, and make sure to invite all of your fellow predental students!

June 11, 2015

11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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