UW Emergency Medicine: Work-Study Research Assistant

The Division of Emergency Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for two Work-Study Research Assistants (RAs) to work 10 hours weekly in either the Harborview Medical Center (HMC) or University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) Emergency Departments for a 9 month duration. The RAs will assist with screening patients, discussing diagnoses with physicians, and collecting blood work from the clinical laboratory for future analysis. The subject population will be adults who present to the HMC or UWMC Emergency Departments with abnormal vital signs and evidence of organ dysfunction.

The HMC/UWMC Emergency Department Work-Study position provides a unique opportunity for individuals interested in the medical sciences to gain experience in the field of Emergency Medicine. Competitive candidates will be reliable, consistent, detail oriented, able to multi-task, take direction from more than one person and be able to communicate effectively with a diverse group of people.  The RAs will report to Daniel Henning, Acting Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine.

Research Activities

  • Recruit, interview, screen and enroll potential subjects in the clinical setting of the HMC Emergency Department
  • Serve as primary contact with physicians and laboratory personnel
  • Extract technical, medical and/or behavioral information from clinical records of research subjects and enter clinical data from on-going emergency medicine research projects
  • Maintain confidentiality of subject records


  • Current (UW or Seattle University) student with confirmed Work-Study Award
  • Two years of college-level course in a related area, such as medical sciences, pre-medical, public health or psychology in good academic standing; Post-Bachelorette preferred
  • Able to work within an Emergency Department environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to interact with patients, physicians, nurses and staff
  • Prior work experience interacting with the public and professionals on a regular basis
  • Knowledge Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Position Details

  • January 2017 – September 2017 (Flexible end point)
  • ~10 hours a week
  • Hourly Rate: $15.00

Application Process

Submit one copy of the following materials ASAP (position to be filled by the end of February):

  • A cover letter describing your interest
  • Resume
  • Send application to Anika Rounds, Administrative Coordinator: arounds@uw.edu
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BIOST 311: Regression Methods in the Health Sciences

Spring 2017
4 Credits
Lecture: M/W/F 1:30-2:20 pm
Discussion: T 12:30-1:20 pm
Instructor: Anna Plantinga
SLN: 11479, 11480

BIOST 311 introduces regression methods for analysis of continuous, binary, and time-to-event (survival) data.

This course will cover linear regression, logistic regression, and proportional hazards regression, all at an introductory level.

Students will learn how to use R, a freely available statistical computing software, to display and analyze data.

Throughout the course, we will make use of examples drawn from the biomedical and health sciences literature.

Open to all majors. No prior programming experience is required, but students should have a background in statistics at the level covered in BIOST 310.

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Learn more about homelessness this winter quarter

As you likely already know, the University of Washington is hosting Tent City 3 during Winter Quarter 2017. This collaboration provides an unprecedented opportunity for our campus community to work with Tent City residents and other groups dedicated to homeless advocacy. The Carlson Center is proud to be hosting events this quarter that aim to deepen our academic and personal understanding of homelessness—from the systemic and structural causes of homelessness to the deep impact that experiencing homelessness has on people and their lives. Events are listed below, and are open to the public.

The Ropes: Understanding and Engaging Youth Homelessness

ROOTS Young Adult Shelter will facilitate their workshop, The Ropes: Understanding and Engaging Youth Homelessness, for the University of Washington community twice during winter quarter. This workshop addresses youth and young adult homelessness in an interactive and informative three-hour training. Join us to learn more about causes and characteristics of youth homelessness, the nature of street life and culture, and tools for engaging with at-risk youth and young adults.

This workshop provides an excellent opportunity to gain additional insight into the causes and effects of homelessness, allowing those in attendance to be better equipped to advocate for and engage with those experiencing homelessness in our community.

Thursday, February 23rd from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall 258

We would love to know who’s coming! Please take a moment to RSVP HERE.

Interested in attending but can’t make either date work? ROOTS hosts the workshop monthly at New Horizons. Dates and times can be found HERE.


In Our Words: A Discussion with Community Members Experiencing Homelessness

The Carlson Center is privileged to host a panel discussion with residents of Tent City 3 and members of Real Change’s Homeless Speakers Bureau. Please join us in the Unity Ballroom at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center on Thursday, February 16 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm to learn more about the factors and issues that contribute to and surround the day to day lives of those who are homeless, as graciously shared by individuals who are experiencing homelessness.

Real Change provides immediate employment opportunities for low-income and homeless individuals, while taking action for economic, social, and racial justice. Their Homeless Speakers Bureau includes homeless and formerly homeless people who speak about their experiences in order to educate the public, facilitate conversation, and inspire social action in regards to homelessness. The panel discussion will include stories from each of our panel participants and opportunities for questions and answers.

Understanding issues such as homelessness on a human level is a crucial first step in addressing its social and systemic foundations. Please join us to learn from community members who are willing to share their lived experiences with the campus community. Refreshments will be provided and eyes will be opened!

We would love to know who’s coming! Please take a moment to RSVP HERE.

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The Vulnerability Collective 2/8


The Husky Seed Fund is pleased to announce the launch of its first project; Public Health undergraduate Lauren Mittleman’s The Vulnerability Collective, which gathers and honors stories of students’ personal experiences of vulnerability and growth that are otherwise not told.

Join them on February 8th for an open campus reading event (RSVP here) at the UW Intellectual House. Doors and dinner at 5 pm, program starts at 5:30 pm.

From athletic embarrassments to romantic face plants and everything in between, you’ll hear funny, inspiring, emotional stories that will change your perspective.

Printed copies of the stories will also be available at the event.

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UW Athletic Training Internship

UW Athletics

The University of Washington offers internship opportunities for students interested in gaining valuable hands on experience in the medical profession.

The training room offers an exciting and challenging setting for students interested in acquiring injury evaluation, management and rehabilitation skills as well as professional interaction with the medical community.

Student interns work with Certified Athletic Trainers and Team Physicians to provide health care to all NCAA Division I athletic programs at the University of Washington.

Graduates of UW’s Athletic Training Program have used their experiences as a stepping stone into successful careers as Athletic Trainers, Medical Doctors and Physical Therapists.

If you are motivated and dedicated to advancing your career in the medical profession, an internship in the UW Training Room will give you valuable skills and experience in an exciting and rewarding setting.

Interested students should contact Chelsea Larsen or Download an Application.

Applications are due April 3, 2017.

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DDS Panel of Current UWSoD students Wednesday 2/8

DDS will be hosting a student panel with dental students that attend the UWSoD next Wednesday at 5:30 pm in DEN 113.

The panelists will answer questions about applying to dental school.


What: Dental Student Panel

When: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Time: 5:30PM-6:30PM

Where: Denny Hall 113

There will be FREE pizza and drinks provided

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American Heart Association Internship

Mission Statement: To build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.

Impact Goal: By 2020, to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent, while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent.

Legacy Leader Vision: Prevention is key, and we strive to Prevent disease, Promote health, & Prolong life.

What do Legacy Leaders DO?

  • COMMUNITY EDUCATION of Stroke, Heart Disease, Hands-Only CPR, Healthy Living & High Blood Pressure
  • Learn and understand how to talk about SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH
  • LEAD EFFORTS to build a culture of health in the community
  • COORDINATE community outreach and event implementation
  • RECRUIT new volunteers
  • RESEARCH and outreach new community strategic partnerships
  • DATA input

REQUIREMENTS for this internship?

  • DESIRE to volunteer your time to the community
  • Attend a mandatory TRAINING by AHA|ASA
  • A ONE-YEAR commitment to AHA|ASA
  • ATTEND three (3) American Heart Association events & LEAD your own event (with help from other Legacy Leaders, Officers, provided resources, etc.)
  • MONTHLY conference calls

What do I GET OUT of this internship?

  • Volunteer HOURS (counts towards course internship hours!)
  • EXPERIENCE in outreach and event organization
  • NETWORKING opportunities
  • AHA|ASA Branded POLO
  • Legacy Leader GRADUATION SASH
  • Heartsaver First Aid and CPR AED CERTIFICATION
  • SERVING the community and helping reach the 2020 impact goal

HOW do I become a Legacy Leader? Contact Mikayla Kiyokawa at t-Mikayla.Kiyokawa@heart.org

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Law 305 Spring 2017: Global Health and Justice

Law 305 Spring 2017: Global Health and Justice

Instructor:  Beth E. Rivin, M.D., M.P.H.

This newly revised undergraduate course explores leading issues in global health and the human right to health.  Specifically, it focuses on injustices that occur around the world resulting in disease, disability and death. Using a justice framework, the course will consider social determinants of health and vulnerabilities that exist among populations and sub-populations, such as women, children, people with disabilities or HIV and the poor. Special attention will be given to low and middle income country health problems and struggles to attain healthy populations. Students will learn about the Sustainable Development Goals, international human rights law, and the pivotal role that law and legal infrastructure play in addressing injustices in health.

The course is most appropriate for juniors and seniors who have taken introductory courses in health and/or justice.  Others require approval from the instructor before enrolling.

SLN: 15857

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Summer Program In Neuroscience at Boston University

SPIN ’17 is an onsite, 8-week intensive program in neuroscience offered by the Departments of Neurosurgery, and Anatomy & Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine. SPIN offers classroom instruction in neuroanatomy, hands-on research experience in a neuroscience lab, and clinical exposure in both the neurosurgery clinic and operating room.

Dates: June 5 – July 28, 2017

Tuition: $4,000 (does not include room & board)

Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2017

SPIN is open to undergraduate students interested in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science, and medicine. Admission is based on academic performance, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Jarrett Rushmore at rushmore@bu.edu or visit www.bumc.bu.edu/anatneuro/spin/

See: http://www.bu.edu/housing/summer/internship/

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Thinking about studying abroad this summer or next year? Now is the time to apply!

Thinking about studying abroad this summer or next year? Now is the time to apply! Here is a list of programs with deadlines coming soon. Visit our website and check out the information below to learn how you can make your Husky Experience global with UW Study Abroad.


  • University Exchanges – January 17
  • Summer Programs – February 15
  • Early Fall Exploration Seminars – March 1
  • Autumn Quarter Programs – March 1



Are you trying to decide if studying abroad is a good choice for you? Come and talk to one of our study abroad peer ambassadors. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience and can help you figure out if studying abroad is right for you and which program may best suit your interests.

Drop-in advising: 10am to 4pm, Monday through Friday in 459 Schmitz Hall.


Looking to fund your study abroad program? Visit the Global Opportunities website to learn more about study abroad scholarships or meet with the Global Opportunities adviser to get advice on funding your program. Deadlines are coming up for summer, early fall and autumn programs.

Free Passports

UW Study Abroad and CIEE are excited to offer free passports to the first 150 students who sign up. The event takes place January 12, 9am – 4pm at the ECC (Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center). There will be a study abroad fair afterwards from 4pm – 7pmSecure your slot today!

Only students who have never before had a passport are eligible. You must prepare in advance by bringing certain documents, including your birth certificate.

Social Media

Find out about upcoming info sessions, events and deadlines. Get inspired by other UW Study Abroad students. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

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10-Week Summer Program at NYU’s School of Medicine’s Bellevue Hospital Center’s Emergency Department in NYC – apply by 2/5/17

As a member of Project Healthcare students are given the unique opportunity to play an active role in patient care in New York University‘s School of Medicine’s Bellevue Hospital Center’s Emergency Department. Through hands on experience, in one of New York City’s most active emergency departments, our volunteers are able to explore a diverse array of interests and are exposed to the reality of a career in medicine. The volunteers learn to function as patient advocates, and are also exposed to numerous aspects of patient care while working closely with the clinical staff. PHC is a very demanding program, requiring a great deal of commitment on the part of the student. The 2017 program will begin on June 5th and end August 11th, for a total of ten weeks.

In addition to the Emergency Department, which includes adult and pediatric emergency rooms as well as the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, all participants rotate through the Operating Room and Cardiac Catheterization Lab to observe and help facilitate care. They ride along with FDNY EMTs, and spend time with the Social Work staff where they learn about the social needs of patients suffering with issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault, substance abuse, and/or homelessness.

The main function of our volunteers is patient advocacy. This directly translates to providing food and water to patients, providing blankets and clothing and, above all, emotional comfort by way of conversation and interaction. Volunteer participants also engage in concrete tasks such as making up stretchers, transporting patients, providing patient support during procedures, interpreting, assisting with undressing patients, and the stocking and preparation of equipment. In the clinical area, they are afforded the opportunity to observe procedures, assist with custodial care, and interact with patients of varied cultural, social and economic backgrounds. While intermingling with all levels of clinical staff, they may also engage in active networking with RNs, residents, attending physicians, social workers, PCTs and ancillary personnel. In short, our program offers each participant an opportunity to further develop the skills of flexibility, compassion, and creativity, while addressing the demands of spontaneous situations.

Quantitative research has shown that a large majority of our alumni continue their education in the health care field. With many past participants gaining acceptance into some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the nation, citing their experiences in Project Healthcare as pivotal to fostering the motivation and dedication that helped them to achieve success. For our volunteers, it is often the individual patient interactions that are most impactful. Our volunteers appreciate the stories, the experiences and the trust that patients share with them.

More information and, more specifically, the application for Project Healthcare can be accessed through this link. The application for Project Healthcare 2017 is now open and will officially close on Sunday, February 5th at 11:59pm. The application requires the submission of a personal statement, an updated resume and two letters of recommendation. Please note that no particular previous experiences are required. Each year, in selecting our volunteers, we look for a diverse group of students with equally diverse interests and experiences. We welcome any questions, should you have them.

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Winter 2017 Webinars for Pre-Vet students by AAVMC

The All New 2017 VMCAS Webinar Series has finally been scheduled!!

  • The Road to Veterinary School
    Audience : Freshmen & Sophomore Undergraduate (Pre-Vet) Students
    Summary : Learn how to prepare for the VMCAS application and find out what you should be doing during your early undergraduate career leading up to graduate school
    Schedule: All Webinars are held from 1pm to 2pm Eastern Time on the last Friday of every month through May 2017.
  • VMCAS 2018 Workshops
    Audience : Applicants to the VMCAS 2018 Application Cycle
    Summary :  Join VMCAS for a VMCAS 2018 Application Workshop. Come ask questions about the application, troubleshoot, and generally learn about the application process.
    Schedule: Schedule to coincide with the VMCAS Application Launch in May, 2017
    * All Webinars are eastern time and are offered multiple times. Each webinar is essentially the same though some content may be added / deleted. These are NOT series webinars.

This year, AAVMC created an “Upcoming Webinars and Special Events” mailing list. You can receive notifications of all of AAVMC & VMCAS special events by joining the list!  You may do so by clicking here:



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Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities at University of Alabama-Birmingham


Applications are now being accepted for two exciting opportunities for undergraduate students: the Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program and the Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM). Both of these programs introduce outstanding undergraduates to the exciting career options of being a scientific investigator while also being a practicing physician. Eligible students may apply to both programs.

These two eight week programs are held concurrently from June 1-July 28, 2017. Students will receive stipends and free on-campus housing but will be responsible for their own meals, for travel to and from Birmingham, and other expenses.

Students in both programs will be introduced to the concept of scientific research, principles of scientific experimentation, the proper methods of data analysis, the interpretation, presentation, and translational applications of research results, and to clinicians who practice at academic medical centers.

Applications must be submitted online and the deadline is February 15, 2017.

Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program http://www.uab.edu/medicine/sibs/

Our goal in offering this fellowship is to give talented undergraduate students the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of intensive, hypothesis-drive laboratory research. This experience should help students make well informed decisions about future career plans.  Previous research experience is not required. We especially welcome applications from students who are interested in research as a potential career, including students interested in PhD and MD/PhD programs. We accept fifteen students per summer into this program. We expect applicants to SIBS to have completed at least their sophomore year of undergraduate coursework. We anticipate that successful candidates will typically demonstrate grade point averages of 3.0 (“B”) or higher, especially in science, math, and related areas.

Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) http://www.uab.edu/medicine/paradigm/

The PARAdiGM program focuses on undergraduates from diverse and underrepresented minority backgrounds, and offers the opportunity to participate in the program for two summers. In addition to working in the laboratory of a faculty mentor with an actively funded biomedical research program, PARAdiGM participants will learn about careers in academic medical centers (AMCs) by shadowing clinician-investigators in their clinics, as well as on in-patient rounds. At the end of the first summer in the program, the students will write an abstract and participate in both a local and national poster presentation of their research results. The students will also receive instruction in essay writing, MCAT preparation, and critical career skills. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide undergraduate students with an understanding and appreciation of the biomedical research process so as to encourage them to pursue careers studying patients and their diseases after further postgraduate training in graduate and medical education. Previous research experience is not required in order to apply.  The PARAdiGM program is especially useful for students who do not have local access to biomedical research and/or academic physician-scientist role models.

You can learn more about SIBS and PARAdiGM on their websites or by contacting rlorenz@uabmc.edu or jackiebennett@uab.edu.


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Apply with PhysAssist Scribes to work alongside physicians in Emergency Departments around Washington

PhysAssist Scribes, hires and trains medical scribes to work alongside physicians in Emergency Departments around Washington as well as across the country.

This paid experience is available at the following facilities in the area:

  •  St. Elizabeth Hospital
  • St. Anthony Hospital
  • St. Joseph Medical Center
  • St. Clare Hospital
  • St. Francis Hospital

If you are an undergraduate looking for your first steps in the medical field, a graduating senior looking for a gap year opportunity, or Alumni, you can apply online at www.iamscribe.com

Schedule an interview at #682-301-3241 OR simply email emily.angel@iamscribe.com

PhysAssist Scribes covers all costs associated with becoming a Scribe. Learn more about PhysAssist at www.iamscribe.com and apply online today!

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“Applying to Health Professional School” seminar in Spring Quarter



1 Credit (CR/NC ONLY)

SLN: 14631

Are you planning to apply to health professional school within the next year?

The seminar will cover preparing an application, writing an effective personal statement, gathering recommendation letters, choosing schools, and interviewing. Class time will be spent on group work, short lectures, and visits from admissions experts

Grades will be based on in-class assignments, participation in interview exercises, and occasional out-of-class writing assignments, such as drafts of personal statements and professional school applications.

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.

The seminar is open to anyone applying to graduate-level health professional schools, including but not limited to dentistry, medicine, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy, podiatry, and veterinary medicine.

Tuesdays 2:30-4:20

Location TBD

Questions? Not sure if the seminar is right for you?

Learn more at the UW Pre-Health Advising website or contact danpoux@uw.edu

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