UW Transfer Student eNewsletter
UW Transfer Student eNewsletter
Spring 2008 | Issue No. 12 
Thinking about transferring to the UW? If you are, Transfer Thursday is your gateway to transfer information. At a Transfer Thursday session, you can speak to an admissions counselor who will tell you all about applying to the UW. You can also meet with an undergraduate academic advisor who will help you prepare for your intended UW major. Bring your questions and your unofficial transcript(s). It’s one-stop shopping for the prospective transfer student.

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Updates on Several UW Health Programs

By Heather Clineschmidt, Academic Counselor, Gateway Center
and Kay Balston, Academic Counselor, Gateway Center

MEDEX Northwest
The MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies program has changed! The Seattle and Spokane campuses will be offering a Master's in Clinical Health Services degree, while the Anchorage and Yakima campuses will continue to offer a Bachelor's Degree option. You can learn more information about the programs at: www.washington.edu/medicine/som/depts/medex/applicants/programinformation.htm. The MEDEX program offers information sessions for prospective students. The times and locations can be found at: www.washington.edu/medicine/som/depts/medex/applicants/informationsessions.htm.

MEDEX is a regional program that educates health personnel to practice medicine with a physician's supervision. Applicants must meet prerequisite coursework and have at least 4000 hours (2 years) of paid, clinical experience.

Physical Therapy
UW's Doctor of Physical Therapy program is changing its admission procedures for the 2009 entering class. Instead of applying directly to the program, applicants will submit their application through a central application service, much like medical school admissions. The two major changes in prerequisites are in biology and behavioral sciences. The Physical Therapy website is the best resource for updated information.

Community college students who are considering a profession in PT can select any undergraduate major and include the professional prerequisites in their course of study.

Prosthetics & Orthotics
The Prosthetics-Orthotics program (B.S.) has added a new prerequisite requirement: Statistics 220 (or equivalent). Students looking for suggested courses with which to strengthen their application should consider additional psychology courses (Abnormal Psychology strongly recommended) and also courses in Medical Ethics, Business and Global Health. The application deadline is January 15 of year of anticipated fall entry into program.

The Prosthetics-Orthotics program anticipates moving to a Master's level beginning with the cohort of students entering Fall of 2011. A BS in P&O will no longer be offered after the move to a Master's. At that point, community college students who are considering a profession in P&O can select any undergraduate major and include the professional prerequisites for the graduate program in their course of study.

Program website: www.depts.washington.edu/rehab/po
Contact: Vickie Corrin, 206-616-8586

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