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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MEDIC meeting Today!

On Monday, June 1st from 5:00 to 6:30, MEDIC will be holding a meeting in Health Sciences T-wing room 498.

If the weather continues to be nice we may relocate outdoors. We’ll leave a note so anyone who shows up late knows where to go

Navigating the Health Sciences building can be tricky. Enter through the main T wing entrance (bridge across Pacific St), turn right just before you get to the Overpass Cafe. Bring your friends! Snacks will be provided!
If you have any questions, feel free to email us at medicuw@uw.edu and be sure to like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/medicuw for updates about MEDIC and bioethics in the media.

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Mission Fit—Applying to the Right Medical Schools for You


Completing the application process for medical school can be a daunting task.

One of the many decisions you will have to make is to which schools you will send your application.

You are invited to participate in a free live online session where Directors of Admissions from different medical schools will describe their school’s mission and how they evaluate applicants for “mission fit.”

AAMC experts will also share information about resources for learning about the missions and requirements for different medical schools.

Monday, June 8, 2015 8pm ET

Program includes:

  • Director of Admissions, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Director of Admissions, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
  • Director, Office of Medical Student Affairs, UCLA/Charles Drew University Medical Education Program
A recording of the session will be available on the AAMC website at a later date.

You will receive details for logging in to the session once you complete registration.

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C ENV 110 Introduction to Food and the Environment – 5 credits

Everybody Eats!

C ENV 110  Introduction to Food and the Environment - 5 credits

I&S/NW; SLN# 11831 (plus lab section); No prerequisites.

Great for Freshmen!

Everyone eats, and all food production has environmental consequences.
· Discover environmental science through food production.
· Explore the link between the decline of civilizations and current farmer efforts to cope with changing water supply, topsoil loss, and technology.
· Create a food diary and find out the environmental consequences of your diet.
· Understand what climate change, politics, culture, biodiversity, and geography have to do with food.

See: http://depts.washington.edu/coenv/food/study/courses#cenv
Also offered as part of a FIG (sections AB & AF)

College of the Environment

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FAll Qrt: ENV H 311 Introduction to Environmental Health, 3 credits

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ENV H 311 Introduction to Environmental Health, 3 credits, NW and I&S

This course explores the relationship of people to their environment—how it affects their physical well being, and what they can do to protect and enhance their health and the quality of the environment. Students will be introduced to many different areas of environmental health study, from water quality and air pollution, to toxicology, epidemiology, and occupational safety. Recent group project topics have included: “Public Health Impacts of Climate Change in Puget Sound”, “Genetically Modified Foods”, “Nitrates in Ground Water”, and “Factory Farming Health Impacts”. This course has no prerequisites, and is open to students in all majors.

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Research Funding Info Sessions: WRF Fellowships and Levinson Awards

Babak Parviz, Prof of Electrical Engineering, with an electronic contact lens in the Ben Hall lab. Photo by Doug Plummer.

Research Funding Info Sessions: WRF Fellowships and Levinson Awards  

Join us in 171 MGH for an info session for two research funding opportunities on either:

Wednesday, June 3, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Thursday, June 4, 9:30 – 10:30 am

Register for an info session here: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/539

These two opportunities share a common application with a deadline of August 20 with funding starting next academic year.


Deadline: August 20

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) for advanced undergraduates support promising students who work on creative and sophisticated science and engineering research projects under the guidance of UW faculty. WRFFs target undergraduates who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge.

As WRF Fellows, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding to support their research in these disciplines, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.

Info Sessions: Wednesday, June 3, 4:30 – 5:30 pm & Thursday, June 4, 9:30 -10:30 am in 171 MGH

Register for info session here: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/539


Deadline: August 20

Levinson Emerging Scholars awards support talented and highly motivated UW juniors and seniors in a variety of fields who want to pursue creative and advanced bioscience and related research under the guidance of UW faculty.  Levinson scholarships target applicants who  have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge

As Levinson Emerging Scholars, selected outstanding UW undergraduates will receive funding based on their budget proposal to support their research in these disciplines, including funding to present their findings at a professional conference.

Info Sessions: Wednesday, June 3, 4:30 – 5:30 pm & Thursday, June 4, 9:30 -10:30 am in 171 MGH

Register for info session here: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/539

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Dive into Dentistry Day July 25th

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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!

  •  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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Student Sight Savers Ribbon Leis Fundraiser 6/6-13

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Help pediatric ophthalmologists in rural China!

Dr. Michelle Cabrera of Seattle Children’s works with a group of ophthalmologists who travel and mentor physicians in rural Lanzhou, China to diagnose retinopathy of prematurity and save the eyesight of children. All donations will go towards supporting the physicians’ travel as well as providing medical supplies, financial medical assistance, and educational outreach to those in need at Lanzhou Second Hospital in Gansu province.

1 LEI → $5
2 LEIS → $8
PRE-ORDER LEIS: http://tinyurl.com/uwribbonlei

Contact Clemence at mendoc35@uw.edu for more information

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2nd Annual Rural Health Banquet: Engaging Future Health Professionals

2nd Annual Rural Health Banquet: Engaging Future Health Professionals

Get ready for the biggest collaboration event the pre-health community has ever seen!!

The ASUW Student Health Consortium and 8 pre-health RSOs, AED, AMSA, DDS, Global HEED, Hand2Hand, HCASB, MAPS, and MEDLIFE are coming together to offer you a different perspective on health care by focusing on rural health and discussing the issues revolving around health care in underserved areas as well as the social determinants of health that play a role in these disparities we see. This year, we are integrating dental and public health graduate students into the event to offer an even more engaging experience.

Register here: uwrhb2015.brownpapertickets.com

Tickets are $5.00 now if you register online before 11:59 pm on Wednesday, May 27th! We will take walk-ins at the door (space permitted), but tickets will be $8.50. The event will be held on the second floor of the UW Tower.

Schedule of the night:

5:30 pm: Doors open/Check-in

5:30 – 6:00 pm: Dinner served (catered by Shalimar)

6:00 – 6:30 pm: Keynote Speaker #1
Dr. Paul Ramsey – Dean of UW School of Medicine

6:30 – 6:45 pm: Activity with Graduate Students (dental and MPH candidates)

6:45 – 7:15 pm: Keynote Speaker #2
Dr. Stephen Bezruchka – Department of Health Services and Global Health

7:15 – 7:30 pm: Activity with Graduate Students

7:30 – 8:00 pm: Keynote Speaker #3 – Kelly Shontell (first year UW medical student)

8:00 – 8:30 pm: Ice Cream Social!

**Please dress to impress in business casual/semi-formal attire!**

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New MS/MD degree program in Integrative Medicine



MUM (www.mum.edu) would like to announce a collaboration with St. Martinus University of Medicine SMU) http://www.martinus.edu/, located on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao. Our new MS/MD degree program will begin September, 2015, offering a dual degree track in integrative medicine: a MD in modern medicine, and an MS in Maharishi AyurVedaSM and Integrative Medicine.


This unique MS/MD program is leading-edge medicine for a new breed of physician, one who can treat imbalance before it crops up as disease. This program is the only one of its kind, filling a critical need for new ways to treat and solve medical issues. Expertise in modern technology rounds out this complete, scientific system of healthcare for our graduates. They will be proficient in working with nature’s intelligence to prevent disease and create balance, but also knowledgeable about the best in medical technology.


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Writing a Compelling Personal Statement workshops next Tuesday & Thursday

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The Pre-Health Advising team will facilitate two Personal Statement workshops next week.

The techniques presented will be useful for students working on personal statements for health professional school applications, as well as pre-health students applying for scholarship and internships.

Learn how to write and speak more compellingly about your accomplishments, as well as how to ensure that your passion and inspiration comes through in your writing.


Tuesday March 26th 12:00 – 1:30 in Mary Gates Hall 171E

Thursday March 28th 2:00 – 4:30 in Mary Gates Hall 171E

Both sessions will include the same information — pick the one that is most convenient for your schedule.

No registration required — bring your drafts and ideas!


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Workshop tomorrow on Writing @ Co-Curricular Activities


The Pre-Health Advising Team is hosting a workshop Thursday that will explore how to make the short descriptions of your co-curricular activities work harder for you in your AMCAS application.

This workshop will also be helpful for students applying to other health professional schools (e.g. PHARMCAS, AADSAS, PTCAS)

When: Thursday 5/21 at 2:00

Where: Mary Gates Hall 171E

No registration needed — bring your drafts and your ideas!

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UNLV School of Dental Medicine simulation course


The UNLV School of Dental Medicine would like to invite you to their annual dental school simulation course.  This event will be held on June 19- June 20, 2015.

The two-day course takes you through the typical day in the life of a dental student.  The activities include mock admission interviews, informative lectures, hands on experience in the simulation lab with drilling, restorations and castings. The school will also provide a lunch session with current professors, students and other staff members for you to ask any questions you may have.

Registration will be closing in a few weeks and these seats will fill up quickly. Visit the ADEA website at http://unlvadea.org/ for more information and registration.


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Rural Health Career Banquet 5/29

Rural Health Career Banquet

Health Care Alternative Spring Break, along with the ASUW Student Health Consortium and other pre-health RSOs including AED, AMSA, DDS, Global HEED, Hand2Hand, MAPS, and MEDLIFE are hosting the Rural Health Career Banquet next Friday, 5/29, 5:30-8:30pm at the UW Tower.

For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/411455629036877/

Or register here: uwrhb2015.brownpapertickets.com

There will be food provided by Shalimar and three Keynote Speakers including Dr. Paul Ramsey, Dean of UW School of Medicine; and Dr. Stephen Bezruchka, Department of Health Services and Global Health.

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Camp Promise-West is looking for volunteers this summer

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Do you still need something fun to do this summer? Are you energetic, creative, and enthusiastic? Do you like working with youth and being a part of a FUN team? Are you looking to gain experience in the healthcare field or working with people with special health care needs??

If YES, then Camp Promise-West is looking for YOU!

We are currently recruiting volunteers who are mature and responsible individuals, who like working hard and who are willing to learn. Camp Promise-West is a 1-week overnight camp for kids, teens, and adults with muscular dystrophy and select neuromuscular diseases, and we believe all kids should get to experience the magic of camp, regardless of their medical needs or physical abilities. Our schedule is jam packed with theme days, pranks, costumes, summer fun, and activities that are 100% wheelchair accessible. We provide camp and medical care free of charge to our campers and highly value our volunteers who help make this happen.

Available positions include:

1) 1) One-on-one counselors to provide friendship, assistance and personal care to campers.

2) Program staff (photographers, yearbook editors, sports, drama, music, etc)

3) Medical staff (nurses, doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, etc)

This is an ideal opportunity for individuals who are dedicated to giving back to their community, or those who are interested in a career in the healthcare field and who are looking for experience working one-on-one with individuals with special health care needs. Many (but not ALL!) of our volunteers are pre-health students (medicine, nursing, PT/OT, etc) or interested in social work or counseling, or grad students/professionals in these fields. While, helpful, experience is not required as we provide all necessary training at our Orientation session prior to camper arrival.

Our volunteers are of all ages, come from diverse backgrounds and from all over the country, so whatever your skills may be, if you are committed to making camp the best week of our campers’ year, we’d love to hear from you!

The details:

  • Dates: August 23-29, 2015
  • Location: Vaughn, WA
  • Requirements: Be at least 16 years old, submit an application, complete an interview, and pass background & reference checks.
  • Application deadline: May 31, 2015
  • Website: camppromise.org

How to Apply:

Visit www.camppromise.org/apply


For more information, please contact Director Terin Izil at terin@camppromise.org or 405-459-7447.


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