Director of Medical Education at the Office of the Surgeon General of US Army to visit UW March 10

This is open to everyone; CC students are encouraged to attend.

COL Cathy Nace, MD is the Director of Medical Education at the Office of the Surgeon General of the US Army in Falls Church,Virginia. She will be speaking with UW pre-med students on Tuesday, March 10th at 4:30 PM. Location: Gould 322.

Her focus will be Army Medicine, Army GME/Residency Programs, Leadership, & HPSP

ADA Diabetes Camp – seeks volunteers

The American Diabetes Association has a volunteer
opportunity for you! Every year, the ADA organizes a
week long summer camp for kids with diabetes. It is a very
unique camp because it is integrated into a traditional
summer camp with kids who do not have diabetes. The
ADA’s role is to manage all of the medical care for the
diabetic campers so they can enjoy summer camp! We
plan to have 75 campers this summer, out of about 250 kids
total. It takes a lot of volunteers to make this camp
happen; we are very interested in involving students who are
going into the healthcare field and who want to learn more
about taking care of kids with diabetes.

The ADA Diabetes Camp is held at Camp Sealth on Vashon
Island. It will be from Monday August 3rd to Saturday
August 8th, 2015. Volunteers need to be able to stay
at Camp Sealth for least 3 days but are welcome to stay for
the entire week. Room and board are provided.
Volunteer duties include helping kids check their blood
glucose levels and managing them if they are too high or too
low. No prior experience with this is needed, although
it is helpful, as there will be training before camp to
teach you everything you need to know!

If you are interested in helping out, please email Karlie Hailstone at the ADA for more information. She can be reached at KHailstone.

free one-time MCAT Seminar – Sandweiss Test Prep

I’m reaching out on behalf of Sandweiss Test Prep and wanted to let you know about their upcoming MCAT Seminar. The seminar is free and will be held at their Seattle location this Thursday at 6:30pm. I thought this would helpful for your students if they wanted to find out more on your Pre-Health Blog. Here is their website where you can find more information:

Let know if you have any questions or need any additional information.

Thanks in advance!



March 5th Undergraduate Experience Day at Bastyr U.

Undergraduate Majors

Come learn about Bastyr University’s unique undergraduate programs through a demonstration-based afternoon with presentations given by a representative from each department. Internationally recognized for its rigorous, science-based curriculum, Bastyr is a regionally accredited institution of natural health arts and sciences.



•Exercise Science

•Exercise Science & Wellness

•Herbal Sciences

•Integrated Human Biology

•Psychology & Human Biology

•Health Psychology

When: March 5th, 2015 from 1pm –4:30pm

Where: 14500 Juanita Drive N.E. Kenmore, WA 98028


Questions? Email:

Attached is a flyer you are welcome to hand out to students.

Also, for more information and to RSVP:

Thank you!

Greg Kapustin

Greg Kapustin

Admissions Advisor

Bastyr University

P 425.602.3330 | F 425.602.3090

Prerequisite Equivalency Transfer Guides:

UG Afternoon Event Flyer.pdf

Seattle AWIS Reminder February 18th AWIS Event: Digital Health Monitoring: Beyond Heart Rate Monitors and Pedometers

Seattle Association for Women in Science’s February Program

“Digital Health Monitoring: Beyond Heart Rate Monitors and Pedometers”

February 18tth , 2014 • 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Our panel will focus on the digital revolution in health tracking and assessment – how mobile data collection
of behavior and health is empowering users and changing health care.

Our distinguished panelists are:
Margaret Rosenfeld, MD, MPH; Pediatric Pulmonary Specialist at Seattle Children’s Hospital,
Professor of Pediatrics, UW School of Medicine
Lung function monitoring through a mobile phone app

Fareeha Siddiqui, MD, MPH; Director of Research and Innovation at Global to Local
Diabetes monitoring and support through iPhones

Jae Osenbach, PhD; Psychometrician and Research Psychologist,
contractor for the government National Center for Telehealth & Technology
Mobile applications for psychological health monitoring

Tharika Chandrasekhar, Program Manager at Microsoft
Microsoft Band fitness tracker

Technology is changing how the public engages in their personal health care. What started with pedometers and heart rate
monitors, has spurred the “Quantified Self” movement, and now encompasses digital educational materials, customized
feedback, and assessment of behavior and chronic diseases. Come learn from our panelists about new health monitoring
apps and programs that they are involved with. Join the discussion about the benefits and challenges of these new technologies.

Event Schedule:
6:00pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – Panel Discussion
7:30pm – Networking
Pre-registration is not required for this event.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
*Please enter through Thomas Building
*Free Visitor Parking
As parking will be a challenge tonight. There is Free Parking in front and side of Thomas Building and in Employee Parking lot off Aloha St. (across from SCCA). See Map for Details

All AWIS meetings are FREE and open to both members and non-members, both men and women!

Please Help Advertise by Printing and Posting our Seattle AWIS Event Flyer.
For general information about our organization visit our Seattle AWIS website .
For additional event information please email programs.


Want to know what it is like to be a medical student?

Who: Any student interested in exploring osteopathic medicine
Where: An Osteopathic Medical College near you!*
When: April 20-24, 2015 (*Specific dates chosen by medical school.
*Dates & locations subject to availability!)
Pre-medical student registration will open February 26, 2015

Registration is non-refundable $5 for Pre-SOMA Members and $10 for non-members.
To become a Pre-SOMA member, visit and click Join Now
Make sure to be logged-in when you register for the reduced price!
Pre-SOMA’s Mission: National Pre-SOMA strives to educate pre-medical students on osteopathic medicine and helps them in pursuing osteopathic medicine as a career choice.
We encourage you to learn more about the Student Osteopathic Medical Association and our co-sponsor, The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.
Questions? Contact us at:

MEDEX Northwest: Updated Prerequisites for the UW Physician Assistant Training Program

MEDEX Northwest has recently approved changes to the program prerequisites. Please Note: each required prerequisite listed below must be met with a minimum GPA of 2.7 (B-) or better to qualify.

If you are advising students considering making an application to MEDEX for either the Masters or Bachelors of Clinical Health Services degree option in the 2015/2016 application cycle please advise that the following courses will need to be completed on or before the final application deadline of October 1st in the year that the student applies to MEDEX Northwest.


Two (2) Human Anatomy & Physiology courses – 10 qtr./6 sem. credits

One (1) General Biology course – 5 qtr./3 sem. credits

One (1) Microbiology course – 5 qtr./3 sem. credits

One (1) Chemistry course – 5 qtr./3 sem. credits

One (1) Statistics course – 5 qtr./3 sem. credits

Two (2) English courses – 10 qtr./6 sem. credits

-Must include one (1) Composition course

MEDEX now requires a minimum 2,000 hours of direct patient care experience. All applicants, beginning in the 2015/2016 cycle, must meet this minimum on or before October 1st in the year they apply.


In addition to the required courses listed above we are recommending the following courses to strengthen the application and show a high level of academic readiness when applying.

One (1) Biochemistry course

One (1) Genetics course

Social Sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology)

We continue to strongly recommend 4,000 hours of direct patient care experience. Competitive applicants typically exceed the recommended hours when applying to MEDEX Northwest.

More details about our prerequisite changes can be found on our website at:

Advisors_Prereq Changes.docx

UW Physician Assistant info session on Shoreline campus

Registration for this info session has opened today. The UW Physician Assistant Program has recently added new prerequisite courses and I encourage pre-PA student to register soon for the session on the Medex site. Last year it filled up. Joyce Fagel, Shoreline CC

Information Session
Shoreline, WA

Monday, April 20th, 2015

3:30 to 5:00 pm

Shoreline Community College

Room 2926
16101 Greenwood Ave N.

Shoreline, WA 98133

For new and interesting information about the MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Training please join us for this information session in Shoreline!

MEDEX Information Sessions to provide an opportunity for applicants and prospective applicants to hear about the admissions and application process and ask any questions they may have about PA education, employment and current issues.

The 2015/2016 admissions cycle opens May 15th, with a final application deadline of October 1st.

Register for an Information Session at

MCAT Registration for April-June Exams Now Open!

Unfortunately, we have some indications that the number of available spaces in Washington State will fall short of the demand. I encourage you to register as soon as you can. Joyce

Please be advised that registration for the new MCAT exam is now open! Students can now register for April-June exam dates. Registration for the July-September exam dates will open in late April.

For more information on registration, please visit

If you have any questions, please email us at mcat2015.

Best regards,
Judy Byrne

Sr. Director, MCAT Business Operations

Judith Byrne
Senior Director, MCAT Business Operations

Association of American Medical Colleges
655 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001-2399
T (202) 828-0603
E jbyrne

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