Pre-Dental Webinar 1/25/17: Choosing the right dental school by ASDA

Choosing the right dental school (2017)
Hosted by the American Student Dental Associationasda

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
7:00-8:30 p.m. CST (5:00-6:30pm PST)
Register now
Free for members, $10 for non-members

One of the most important decisions that you will have to make is what dental school to attend. Panelists will share their experiences and advice on choosing the right dental school and what factors to consider when making that choice. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions of any of the panelists.

Panelists: David Liberman, Pennsylvania ’19
Lynn Doan, Colorado ’20
Reinol Gonzalez, Florida ’20
Ryane Staples, Connecticut ’20

Register now.

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Winter Scholarship Workshops for Undergraduates

Winter Scholarship Workshops for Undergraduates: Learn more & sign up at http://expd.uw.edu/scholarships/workshops

Scholarships 101: Search & Apply with a Competitive Edge: Perfect for 1st and 2nd year undergrads! Designed for students early in their UW career, this introductory workshops provides students with information to begin their scholarship search and develop a competitive edge for merit based scholarships

Scholarships 201: Undergraduate scholarships & graduate fellowships: Great for 3rd, 4th and 5th year undergraduates!  Join us to learn about discipline specific scholarships, national funding opportunities & tips to develop competitive applications.

Curriculum Vitae Writing Workshop: Make your CV and stand out! Bring a working draft, such as an existing resume and a list of activities and use this workshop to build a solid foundation to your CV.

Personal Statement Writing Workshop: Whether applying to your major, to a scholarship or to a graduate program, you’ll want to have a strong personal statement. This workshop will provide you with essential information to begin crafting and drafting your personal statement.

Getting Great Letters of Recommendation: Help your recommenders help you! During this workshop we’ll discuss strategies for building strong relationships and managing the “ask” for your letters.

The UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards advisers also offer individual advising for undergrads throughout the scholarship search and application process. Learn more and request an advising appointment on our website: http://expd.uw.edu/scholarships/.

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MLK Week: Conversations for Health Equity

Conversations for Health Equity / 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. / UW Hogness Auditorium and Lobby

This event is put on by the UW School of Nursing  & UW Medicine Center for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. RSVP requested.

Join your UW community for a day of dialogue with community leaders and social justice advocates as just one of the many events in honor of MLK Week. Presentations by Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu and Dr. Ben Danielson, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic medical director. Talks about promoting health equity, coalition building and current topics affecting healthcare. Self-care activities, including guided meditation and stress-reduction projects. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Feel free to attend as many or as few conversations as you want. Reservations are requested, but not required: https://goo.gl/forms/i7pCJI3qKpYAOkqo2

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DDS Winter 2017 General Meeting

Join UW’s Pre-Dental Association, Delta Delta Sigma at their first general meeting of the year! DDS will be introducing their officers, presenting future DDS events, volunteer opportunities, and new membership levels within the association!ddssmall

WhatWinter Quarter General Meeting
When: TOMORROW – Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Time: 5:30PM-6:30PM
Where: Denny Hall 113

As always, there will be FREE pizza and drinks provided!

DDS also would like to remind you about Dive Into Dentistry Day which will be held at the University of Washington School of Dentistry (UWSOD) on Saturday, January 21st, 2017! Please visit this website for all of the details and to register: https://www.eventbri te.com/e/dive-into-dentistry- day-tickets-30150374582.

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Medical Assistant opportunity in Bellevue (Bachelors required)

Dermatology Arts is a contemporary dermatology practice with locations in downtown Bellevue and Yakima. We are consistently one of the top-rated dermatology practices in Washington State. We are currently looking for a professional, highly motivated, and experience-driven employee to join our team of medical assistants in our Bellevue office, seeking to start employment as soon as possible.

As a medical assistant, you will learn to conduct patient intake interviews, document medical histories, assist in excisions and biopsies, schedule appointments, receive referrals, send out prescriptions, etc. You will work alongside our providers and learn medical techniques and terminology, and best charting and education practices through shared patient care responsibilities.

This is an opportunity to get one step ahead of other candidates looking to pursue medical school, PA school, nursing school, or other healthcare programs. Several of our former medical assistants have been admitted to medical school, including at the University of Washington. The position is best suited for graduates who can commit to two or more years of employment. Prior experience as a medical assistant is not a requirement to apply. You will have the opportunity to earn your Medical Assistant certification during your training.

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional empathy and customer service skills
  • Strong written English skills, additional languages appreciated
  • BA or BS degree
  • Medical terminology, billing, and/or scribing experience helpful

For more information about our practice you may visit dermatologyarts.com.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to recruiting@dermatologyarts.com or submit via our website.

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UW’s Hall Health Mental Health Winter 2017 Quarter groups

  1. Relationship and Life Skills Group: Thursdays 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Explore common signs of anxiety and learn how to approach the anxiety in your life and situations you tend to avoid. If you are interested in learning more about the group, please contact facilitators Chia-Wen Moon at chiawen@uw.edu
  2. Beginning Mindfulness Meditation Group: Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:30 am. Mindfulness meditation is a practice that involves cultivating attention to the present moment in a nonjudgmental manner. The benefits of mindfulness meditation have been widely studied and include alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety, increasing capacity for attention and concentration, improving self-esteem, enhancing resilience to stress.  No prior knowledge or experience is required. Participants will be provided with materials, instruction and support for building and sustaining a meditation practice.  To enroll contact the Mental Health Clinic at (206) 543-5030 option #4 and and ask for Karin Rogers to schedule a screening appointment.
  3. Mindfulness Meditation Follow-up Groups: Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1:00 pm., Fridays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Ongoing.For those who are already familiar with mindfulness meditation and want to continue in an open, ongoing, weekly group.  An 8-week commitment is recommended.  Facilitated by Meghann Gerber, PsyD. (Wed & Thu) and Carey DeMartini (Fri). Contact Meghann at 206-543-5030 option #4.
  4. International Student Support Group: Mondays 1:30 to 3:00 pm.This is a support group for international students who want to develop interpersonal skills, increase emotional awareness, and practice self-care habits in a multi-cultural context. If you’re interested in the group or have questions, please contact the group facilitator, Chia-Wen Moon at chiawen@uw.edu  or call 206-543-5030, option #4.
  5. Procrastination/Perfectionism Group: Two Sections – Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. and Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Ongoing. This is group for folks who struggle with procrastinating and being perfectionist. Learn how to be less anxious about being anxious, which includes seeing clearly that there is no need to avoid experiencing anxiety. Facilitator: Ricardo Hidalgo, LMHC. Info at: 206-543-5030, option #4 or via email at rhidalgo@uw.edu
  6. A Mindful Approach to Anxiety: Tuesdays 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Explore common signs of anxiety and learn how to approach the anxiety in your life and situations you tend to avoid. If you are interested in learning more about the group, please contact facilitators Chia-Wen Moon at chiawen@uw.edu or Carey DeMartini at careyd4@uw.edu

Cost of all groups: $55 per session ($40 No Show Fee without 24 hour notice). Insurance may cover fees, please check with your insurance carrier.

Where: Mental Health Clinic, Hall Health Center, 3rd Floor.

Register, get information, or ask questions at 206-543-5030, option #4 for any and all groups.

Go to http://depts.washington.edu/hhpccweb/support-groups/ for more information

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Mary Gates Scholarship applications for leadership and research projects!

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates Scholarships provide $5,000 ($2,500 per quarter for two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research projects.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of class year, major, residency status, or UW campus.  Deadlines are coming up soon!

APPLICATION WRITING WORKSHOPS:

Leadership Application Workshop: January 184:30-6:30 PM, MGH 171; RSVP

Research Application Workshops (select one):

  • January 194:30-6:30 PM, MGH 171; RSVP
  • January 234:30-6:30 PM, MGH 171; RSVP
  • DEADLINES:
    Leadership Applications Due: January 23 at 5:00 PM
    Research Applications Due: January 30 at 5:00 PMMore information can be found on our website, expd.uw.edu/mge, including dates and times of Writers’ Blocks, open writing time for students applying to any scholarship. Email mgates@uw.edu with any questions.
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Health Informatics and Health Information Management 2017-2018 Admissions Application Workshop – January 19, 2017

Health Informatics and Health Information Management 2017-2018 Admissions Application Workshop

This workshop will cover how to apply to the program, key dates and step by step instructions on completing the HIHIM application form, tips on personal statement and making an effective application. Come join us and learn about the major and the application process!

Date: January 19th, 2017

Times

  • Current UW Students:  5:00-6:00 pm
  • Transfer Applicants:     6:30-7:30 pm

Workshop Location
UW Tower
4333 Brooklyn Avenue NE
22nd Floor Conference Room
Parking UW Tower Garage

Please RSVP for this event at: http://www.healthinformationmanagement.uw.edu/admissions/events/

Directions to UW Tower – http://www.washington.edu/facilities/uwtower/getting-here

*Early Application Deadline – February 15, 2017
General Application Deadline – May 1, 2017

*Prospects are invited to apply for early acceptance to the HIHIM program only if they have completed all prerequisite coursework and meet the minimum grade and grade point average requirements at the time of application.

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Dive into Dentistry Day at UW School of Dentistry – 1/21/17

Are you currently in undergrad interested in becoming a dentist? Or a full-fledged predental looking for an opportunity to boost your resume and learn the ins and outs of dental school? Pre-dental ASDA sponsored Dive into Dentistry Day gives you the chance to get hands on, real life experience of what dentistry and dental school is all about. This year’s Dive into Dentistry Day is going to be awesome! With current UW dental students and faculty running the show, you’ll get a chance to learn all about life at UWSOD. We’ll teach you how to drill and fill a cavity preparation, sculpt a tooth out of wax, suture, take an impression, and pour a stone model. By the time you’re done, you’ll practically be ready to work with your own patients! This is a great opportunity to learn about dental school, meet some fellow pre-dents, get all your questions answered, and build up those ever important resumés! If that isn’t enough, Dr. Sue Coldwell, the UWSOD’s Dean for Student Life & Admissions will have a presentation about admissions here at the UW! Breakfast and lunch are provided! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

WHEN:  Saturday, January 21st, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

WHERE:  D1 Clinic, Health Sciences Building, University of Washington

Ticket sales are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dive-into-dentistry-day-tickets-30150374582

Please support this event us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/236579843439436/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1481335751868872

Please contact Manvir Kaur, with any questions at manvirk@uw.edu

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2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium – Application now open! (due Feb.13)

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The application for the 20th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium is now open!  The Symposium will be held on May 19, 2017 in Mary Gates Hall.

The Symposium is a celebration of undergraduate accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative expression in all academic disciplines.  Students may present their research either in a poster, an oral presentation session, or in a performing arts or visual arts and design session. Last year, over 1,000 students participated in this exciting event.

To learn more and start an application, visit the Undergraduate Research Symposium section of the URP website. All UW undergraduates involved in research are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is February 13, 2017.

Interested students are also encouraged to attend one of our upcoming Symposium Info Sessions and to register for one of our Abstract Writing Workshops to assist you with your application. The first Information Session is Tuesday, January 10, 12:30-1:20 PM.

Not yet involved in research or want to help with event prep?

Volunteer or stop by on the day of the event to learn more about the research that UW undergrads are participating in, from aerospace to philosophy, international studies to design, anthropology to computer science, and just about everything in between.

If you have any questions, contact urp@uw.edu.

P.S. You need not have results of your research by the February application deadline – In fact, most students will not have results until May.

Come to an Abstract Writing Workshop to learn more about how you can write a compelling abstract for your in-process project!

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Washington State Opportunity Scholarship Applications open TOMORROW!

Scholarships Up to $22,500 for STEM & Health Care Majors
Application Opens January 3, 2017
The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship is excited to announce that the online application for the 2017-2018 Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) will be available on their website soon!1850 new students will be selected to receive funding and additional professional development support and industry exploration opportunities.

A Few Scholarship Details:

WSOS supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees. Students must meet additional eligibility criteria.

  • Annual award amount: $2,500 – $7,500 depending on class standing
  • Renewable for up to five years based on credits completed and continued eligibility
  • Recipients receive access to additional workshops, events and exclusive support programs

The application will be available on the WSOS website on January 3, 2017, with a deadline of February 28, 2017.

VIEW ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION & APPLICATION
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2017 Husky Presidential Ambassadors Leadership Institute

Want to study abroad in China, explore cultural perspectives of leadership and connect with incoming international students?  Consider the Husky Presidential Ambassador Leadership Institute Exploration Seminar!

 Visit the Study Abroad website to learn more. Application deadline is February 15.

Program Description

The Husky Presidential Ambassadors (HPA) Leadership Institute is a unique opportunity for a cohort of current UW students and a cohort of incoming first year Chinese international students to participate together in a cross-cultural leadership development immersion experience. Globalization has created a need for leaders with greater understanding of cultural differences and increased competencies in cross-cultural communication and practice. Leadership Institute participants will gain valuable skills in intercultural communication, explore cultural perspectives of leadership and study leadership practices in a global setting. The HPA Leadership Institute creates an innovative education model that will facilitate the cultivation of young global leaders who think beyond boundaries.

Students selected as Husky Presidential Ambassadors will spend one week in academic preparation in Seattle before traveling to China for two weeks. UW students will spend the first week in Beijing visiting historical sites and being exposed to Chinese cultural surroundings. The cohort of incoming first year Chinese international students will join the current UW student cohort during the second week to participate in an experiential leadership development curriculum. Participants will connect leadership theory to practice by meeting with local and national government officials, business leaders and community change agents while also engaging in skill-building and self-reflective opportunities that will accelerate their personal leadership development.

This program is designed for UW students across all majors who are interested in exploring the concept of leadership in a global context and building stronger bridges between domestic and international student communities at the UW.

Check out last year’s program blog.

Program details

  • Students will stay in residence halls at Tsinghua University, an important international partner of the University of Washington.
  • Students will receive 6 GEN ST credits.

Pre-requisites/Language Requirements

  • This program is designed for current UW undergraduate students from any major and incoming first year international students from China who are interested in accelerating their leadership development in this cross-cultural exchange. We will also be looking for students who are interested in sharing their Husky experience and supporting the transition of incoming first year students from China.
  • Proficiency in the Chinese language is not required.

Cost, Financial Aid and Scholarships

  • The program fee cost to participate is $2,100 (not including airfare) + $350 study abroad fee.
  • Most forms of financial aid can be applied to study abroad.  You can verify that your financial aid award will apply to your program costs by contacting the Office of Student Financial Aid.
  • A number of $2,500 scholarships will be available to Pell Grant and Husky Promise eligible students accepted to this program.

Learn more and apply!

  • Visit the Study Abroad website to learn more about the program and get full details on credits and fees.
  • Application deadline is February 15.

Have questions?
Contact Program Co-Directors Fran Lo at franlo@uw.edu or Professor Liping Yu at lyu@uw.edu.

The Husky Presidential Ambassadors Leadership Institute is sponsored by the Office of Global Affairs in collaboration with the Husky Leadership Initiative and First Year Programs.

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Interested in global health and looking for a gap year opportunity? Global Health Corps Fellowship applications now open!

Global Health Crops is recruiting committed and empathetic young leaders to drive positive change in the world. Everyone has a role to play in the health equity movement – what’s yours? 150 fellowship positions for the 2017-2018 Global Health Corps (GHC) fellowship class are now open through January 18, 2017!

GHC is recruiting talented young leaders (ages 21-30) who bring a diversity of skills to the field of global health. Through a one year paid fellowship, GHC provides intensive leadership training while fellows work within high impact roles at health-focused partner organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia, including:

For more information and to apply, visit http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply/

Health is a human right, and we’re working to make that a reality. Join our next class of fellows and our nearly 750-strong leadership community worldwide! Applications close January 18, 2017 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting in late-December.
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New “How I studied for the MCAT Exam” tool by AAMC

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is excited to announce a new resource now available to students tohelp them as they prepare for the MCAT exam. “How I Studied for the MCAT Exam” includes profiles for 17 students who self-identified as having performed well on the exam. The profiles include insight on how the students performed, their overall study approach, tips, any challenges they faced and overcame, and “do’s and don’ts” for students to be aware of as they prepare. They can be found at: https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/taking-mcat-exam/how-i-prepared-mcat-exam/aamc-mcat-prep

The tool is designed to help students as you develop your own study schedules and begin studying and preparation, as well as provide some inspiration and motivation to tackle the exam.

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PCAT Announcement: Registration open for February 2017

Pearson is opening an additional test administration as requested by the PCAT Advisory Committee for the 2016-17 admission cycle.  The administration is scheduled from February 1-14, 2017.  Registration will open on December 19 at PCATweb.info.  Please note that all scheduling is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Candidates should register no later than January 18, 2017.  Registering anytime thereafter will incur a late fee.

Important dates to communicate to interested PCAT candidates are listed below.

February 2017 Administration

Testing Window: 2/1/2017-2/14/2017

Registration and Scheduling Opens: 12/19/2016

Registration and Scheduling Deadline: 1/18/2017

Late Registration and Scheduling Deadline: 1/25/2017

Cancellation Deadline: 1/27/2017

If you have questions, please contact Scoring.Services@pearson.com.​

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