Spence Scholarship for Transfer Students Available – Apps due Feb 26th!

Spence Scholarships for Transfer Students Available!

Apply by Feb. 26 at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/502

The Alan R. Spence Transfer Support Fund was established to support transfer students in their educational pursuits at the University of Washington.  Dr. Spence had a long career as an educational leader at several Washington state community colleges, including 24 years at Pierce College. Valuing the community college system as a place where student can begin their journey through higher education regardless of their circumstances and backgrounds, Dr. Spence worked tirelessly to ensure that institutional barriers would not impeded a student’s ability to be successful. This year, the Spence Fund will award 3-4 scholarships of $1000 each to UW students who entered as transfer students.

Get additional details at https://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/Spence.

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UW Diversity Leadership Conference

  Register now!

Dear Students,

Registration is open now for the 2018 Diversity Leadership Conference: Understanding Self in the Context of Community.

This *FREE* half-day conference is open to all undergraduate students, and provides an opportunity for skill-building, connection with staff and community facilitators, and exploration of current and relevant leadership topics and concepts.

Students can elect to participate in the Leadership Workshop Track (rotating workshops, all levels and class years) or can apply to participate in the Advanced Leadership Track (a more intensive 3-hour training led by UW staff, juniors and seniors preferred). Students who wish to participate in the Advanced Leadership Track must submit their application for participation by Monday, January 29 at 9:00 a.m. More information on the workshops and conference can be found on the Husky Leadership Initiative website.  The event will feature a keynote address from Dr. Alexes Harris (UW Department of Sociology), and will close with a networking reception featuring recent UW alumni (appetizers provided).

Diversity Leadership Conference: Understanding Self in the Context of Community

Friday, February 9, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Register now!

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Medical School Application Workshop hosted

Interested in a career in medicine? Looking for advice from current medical students who recently went through the process?

First-year medical students at the UW School of Medicine will be holding a medical school application workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 13th @ 6 pm. There will be an overview of the application process, Q&A session, and workshops on the following topics:

  • Premed 101 – everything from premed prerequisites to valuable experiences, such as volunteering and shadowing
  • The Personal Statement – telling your compelling narrative
  • The AMCAS Activities Section – tips for completing this key component of the primary application
  • Letters of Recommendation – identifying your best advocates and receiving strong letters
  • Secondary Applications (and the Dangers of Student Doctor Network) – how to craft strong supplementary essays

Whether you are new to being premed or are gearing up for the coming application cycle, there is something for everyone! All undergraduate students and recent graduates are welcome to attend.

Please RSVP as soon as possible so we can plan food/snacks accordingly.

RSVP LINK: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/mpsso

We look forward to seeing you there!

The UW Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association


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SHPEP Webinar Tomorrow!

Join us for a webinar on Thursday, Jan 25th, from 1-2 pm PST!

What SHPEP program site(s) will you be applying to? It’s time to get the inside scoop about what the SHPEP initiative includes for its 2018 scholars. We encourage you to register and tune in to the upcoming webinar and hear what your 2018 SHPEP summer experience may include.

The SHPEP program sites, including Rutgers, Columbia and the University of Washington will share what the six-week SHPEP experience includes for its scholars. Webinar attendees will learn about extracurricular activities and the educational resources available at specific program sites.  Join the webinar and learn what a week looks like in the life of a SHPEP scholar! There will also be an opportunity to ask questions, particularly to the program sites that will be presenting.

Students please register here.

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Summer Research Opportunity

Application Now Open!
Scan Design Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program – Deadline February 15, 2018

Millions of people in the U.S. alone suffer from debilitating chronic pain. The Innovations in Pain Research Summer Program will expose 7 University of Washington undergraduate students to interdisciplinary research in pain to stimulate interest in future careers in pain research. This program will immerse undergraduate students in research to better understand pain and treatment mechanisms, develop new therapies, and improve access to evidence-based pain care.

Undergraduates in biological sciences, psychology, nursing, social work, and/or engineering-related fields who are interested in exploring either basic science or clinical research in pain treatment are encouraged to apply.

To attend an Information Session, RSVP here.

Monday, January 22, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Application and Program Information: http://www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/summer/pain-research/

Undergraduate Research Program
Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity | Undergraduate Academic Affairs
University of Washington
Box 352803 | 171 Mary Gates Hall
PH: 206.543.4282 | FAX: 206.616.4389

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Spring Seminar: “Applying to Health Professional School”

Spring Quarter 2018 Seminar

GEN ST 297 Section F: Applying to Health Professional School

SLN: 14600, 1 Credit, CR/NC

Instructor: Dan Poux (danpoux@uw.edu)

Details: Spring Quarter, Tuesdays 2:30 – 4:20

The course is designed for UW students and alumni who are planning to apply in the current year to graduate-level health professional programs, including dental, medical, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant and veterinary schools.

Class time will include small group work, short lectures, and visits from experts, including admissions officials and health professionals. Seminar participants will be able to:

  • Identify salient criteria for choosing target schools
  • Articulate personal fit with their health profession of interest
  • Prepare a compelling application to a health professional program
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New offering in spring: Psychology 206, Human Development

The UW Psychology Department is excited to announce that they will offer an in-person version of Psych 206, Human Development, in the spring.

It will be at 9:30 AM Monday-Friday in Kane 120 with a cap of 300 spaces.

This may be a good class for students who need a developmental psychology course for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and other health professions.

While their Psych 306 class is restricted to students in the Psychology major, but the 206 class is open to any students at the UW.

Please contact Victoria Hansen, Senior Academic Adviser in the UW Psychology Department, with any questions. She can be reached at 206-543-2698 or hansenv@u.washington.edu. 


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Application for Undergraduate Research Symposium now open

The application for the 21st Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium is now open!  The Sym­po­sium will be held on May 18, 2018 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 session or an oral presentation session.  They will also have a dedicated performance space in nearby Meany Hall for performing arts presentations and a visual arts and design showcase in Odegaard Undergraduate Library.

Last year, over 1,200 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, 2018.

Interested students are also encouraged to attend on of our upcoming Abstract Writing Workshops to assist you with your application.

Not yet involved in research? Vol­un­teer or stop by on the day of the event to learn more about the research that UW under­grads are par­tic­i­pat­ing in, from projects in syn­thetic chem­istry to new ideas in the realm of dance.

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

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Synapse at the UW – Buddy Program

Synapse at the UW is currently accepting applicants for the Buddy Program! In this program, you’re are given the opportunity to be paired with an individual with TBI (traumatic brain injuries) and create lasting relationships. It offers a great way for you to build interpersonal skills highly prevalent to the healthcare community. Apply now on this simple form: goo.gl/1y45nE.

If you have TBI or know someone with TBI, please get in touch with us via email (brainuw@uw.edu).

We look forward to hearing back from you!

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Summer Scholars Program at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will again host the Summer Scholars Program. The Summer Scholars program is a tremendous academic experience  for underrepresented, or educationally or economically disadvantaged students to grow personally and be challenged professionally on the OU-HCOM campus.  The program replicates what will be experienced in the first year of medical school at OU-HCOM. Courses, taught by OU-HCOM faculty, include gross anatomy (with cadaver dissection), histology, immunology, biochemistry, integrated biomedical sciences,  an introduction to case based learning (CBL), and workshops dealing with the admission process, time management and many other experiences relevant to the medical school experience.

The Summer Scholars Program is five  weeks in length and includes room and board, a living allowance, travel expenses, and the potential for a guaranteed interview for the entering class at the medical school. Detailed information, eligibility requirements, and application materials can be obtained by going to the  Summer Scholars web site at http://www.oucom.ohiou.edu/SummerScholars/ .

The deadline for application is March 4, 2018.

Please consider taking advantage of this tremendous opportunity. If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to contact the OU-HCOM Office of Admissions at 800-345-1560.

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UW Business Leaders in Healthcare

Tonight is the first winter quarter meeting of the UW Business Leaders in Healthcare.  Our group is a student organization aiming to foster the connection between business and medicine. We provide support and resources for students with a variety of career goals- from medicine and public health to consulting and healthcare administration.

The  meeting will be tonight at 6:30 PM in SMI 404, we’ll be introducing our officers, telling you a little more about our club, and giving a brief preview of upcoming events. Snacks will also be provided!

Hope to see you there!



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Mental Health resources for students — winter quarter

No appointments necessary.  Students can just show up.

  • Mindfulness for Daily Living with Ron Ma, 1-1:45pm on Thursdays (through the last week of class) in 401 Schmitz Hall
    • Mindfulness meditation is a practice that helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression by cultivating greater self-awareness and a sense of inner peace.
  • What the (Mental) Health? Workshop at 3-4:20pm on Tue 1/30 & 2/27 and Fri 2/16 in 401 Schmitz Hall. This workshop by Caitlin Stanaway reviews psychological theories related to managing stress and regulating thoughts and emotions. Students can learn about:
    • Optimal stress
    • Mindfulness Skills
    • Grief and Acceptance
    • Effective coping behaviors
    • Assertive communication
    • Understanding and assessing mental health needs
  • Let’s Talk.  Drop-in consultation with a counselor, a collaboration between the Counseling Center and Hall Health Center.
    • Tuesdays 2-4pm with Iris Song at the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
    • Wednesdays 2-4pm with Kate Fredenberg at the Q Center in the HUB
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Scholarship Fair 1/25

Plan to attend the Scholarship Fair next Thursday, January 25th from 2:00-5:30pm in Mary Gates Hall!  Over 25 programs will be tabling and students will hear from seven different scholarships during information sessions throughout the day.

Sign-up for a reminder!


Learn about over 25 different scholarship and fellowship programs. Drop by any time during the fair!

January 25th | 2pm-5:30pm |  Sign-up for a reminder


Leadership 1000: College Success Foundation

Learn about the Leadership 1000 scholarship, an award of $1,000-$5,000 per academic year for Washington state residents enrolled in a Washington state college.

12:30-1:30pm | Reserve your spot 

Schwarzman Scholars Information Session:

The Schwarzman Scholars is a selective, global fellowship that funds an 11-month Master’s degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University.

12:30-1:30pm | Save your spot

Princeton in Asia

Do service-work abroad and build relationships with local communities after you graduate!

2:00-2:25pm | Save your spot

FLAS: Last minute tips

Working on your Foreign Language & Area Studies application for summer study abroad or language study for next year? Come to the session for last minute tips!

2:30-3:00pm | Save your spot

Washington Space Grant

Calling STEM majors! Learn about Space Grant scholarships for students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering & Math!

3:00-3:50pm | Save your spot

Marshall Scholarships

Become one of 40 scholars who will go to the United Kingdom to earn their graduate degree.  Learn more about this program & how to apply at this session!

4:00-5:00pm | Save your spot

Knight-Hennessy: Stanford

Become one of 100 scholars who will receive a full 3 year scholarship for graduate study at Stanford.

5:15pm-6:15pm | Save your spot

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Nutritional Sciences Minor

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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Pre-Health Student Panel 1/23/18

Calling all pre-health students,

The Nick of Time Foundation club is hosting a Pre-Health Student Panel on Tuesday January 23rd, 2018 from 6:30pm-7:30pm in Savery 264. Medical students and nursing students from the UW Medical School and Nursing School will be joining us to answer any questions you may have and to share their journey on how they got to where they are today.

Free Pizza if you RSVP using this link (so we can order enough): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RAtWpgOlxBaXuEGEAZj5j_jGphKr1cm2QbFEz528t6Q/edit?usp=sharing

Please go check out our event on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/559761404376581/) and click “going” if we’ll see you there.

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