For Pre-Health Students: Summer Program in Peru

Buenos dias desde Peru.

Just a short note to let students know that it is now time to "raise your hand" to receive more information about the "Spanish & Medicine" summer program in Lima, Peru.

The six-week session is suitable for pre-health students.

We designed the program specifically for those anticipating careers that will include occassional, or even frequent, patient care with Spanish-speaking immigrants.

To receive more information, just fill out this quick form.

Muchas Gracias,

Cecilia Quezada, C.S.I.
Chief Spanish Immersionologist


Ebola: Science, Healthcare and Personal Perspectives – SCC panel on Wed Nov 12

This is a panel discussion of the Ebola Crisis that will feature faculty and students from Shoreline CC as well as a former Peace Corps volunteer who recently served in Liberia (he left in August 2014). Details follow:

Ebola: Science, Healthcare and Personal Perspectives

* How does the disease spread?

* How to control it?

* What’s it like to be where Ebola is present?

A panel made up of Shoreline Biology and Nursing faculty, a student born in Nigeria, and a former Peace Corps volunteer who served recently in Liberia.

Wednesday, November 12
11:30 am – 12:20 pm
Room 9208 PUB (Quiet Dining Room)

UW Health Informatics & Health Information Application Workshop (November 19)!





Date Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time 3:30 – 4:30pm (Current UW Students)

5:00 – 6:00pm (Transfer applicants)

Location UW Tower

4333 Brooklyn Ave. NE

22nd Floor Conference Room

Come to this information meeting and:

· Discuss the application process & important dates.

· Get step by step instructions on how to fill out the HIHIM application form.

RSVP by Monday, November 17th

Email: advisers

First Name | Last Name | Email

Not able to attend the event? Schedule an individualized academic advising appointment at

206-543-6160 or advisers


Workshop Parking.pdf

Pre-health interview panel at UW on Dec 2

This event is open to community college students:

Pre-Health Interview Panel

Tuesday, December 2nd, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Mary Gates Hall, Room 389

U of Washington, Seattle

Wondering how to stand out as a candidate for medical, dental, pharmacy, or other health professional school? Join admissions deans and directors from the UW Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy, as well as current health professional students, for a panel discussion. The panel discussion is open to everyone and anyone.

For more information, contact

You’re Invited to the AANMC Naturopathic Medical College Fair!


Take the next step! Learn how to become a naturopathic doctor.

Join admissions representatives from eight accredited naturopathic medical college campuses. Representatives will be on hand to answer your questions about how to start your journey to becoming a naturopathic doctor. Register for this exciting online event today!

Registration is free and open to all.


This event is sponsored by the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC), offering seven accredited naturopathic medical programs at eight campus locations in North America.

Learn more about our AANMC-member schools.

818 18th Street NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006

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New AAMC publication for pre-health advisors and their students

The AAMC’s FIRST for Medical Education program is pleased to announce the new publication, “Paying for Medical School: Helpful Tips”, that will provide you and your students with information for financing medical school.

The card covers the following topics:

1. Know Your Financing Options

2. When You Borrow, Borrow Smart

3. Pay the Interest on Unsubsidized Loans Prior to Capitalization

4. Know the Facts About PLUS Loans

5. Be Proactive with Debt Management

6. Develop a Spending Plan (Also Known as a “Budget”)

7. Check Your Credit Report

8. Protect (and Improve) Your Credit Score During Medical School

9. Know Your Options During Residency

10. Explore Forgiveness and Repayment Programs

The card also includes useful websites where students may obtain additional information about financial aid, financial literacy skills, student loan debt management and loan forgiveness options. The new card, is available for download from the FIRST for Advisors webpage.

If you would like to order the tips card and/or FIRST bookmarks, please visit the AAMC Publication’s webpage.

FIRST for Medical Education

Association of American Medical Colleges
655 K Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, D.C. 20001-2399

Tomorrow’s Doctors, Tomorrow’s Cures®

ADEA GoDental Newsletter: Don’t Get Spooked by the Application Process

ADEA GoDental Newsletter | October 2014 | Excited about the ADEA GoDental website? Tweet about it!

ADEA GoDental Newsletter:
Don’t get spooked by the application process

Challenges ahead

Keep the stress of applying to dental school in perspective.
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision that dentistry is the health career for you. Now it is time to start the somewhat daunting task of applying to dental school. The process can sometimes seem like you are a contestant on American Ninja Warrior—not only facing the obstacle course that is the application process, but also dealing with the competition of other applicants. The truth is, the application process can be very stressful, but you must keep that stress in perspective if you want to succeed. Use the stress as a motivational tool rather than allowing it to hamper your efforts. Here are some obstacles you might encounter during the application process and advice on how to deal with them.

Read More.

The cost of dental school interviews: Be sure to plan ahead

The cost of applying to dental school includes more than just the application and DAT fees. When applying, it is important to consider the initial costs as well as traveling expenses that you will incur if you are invited to an interview. Having a strategy for these expenses is key to keeping the cost down. So, what should that strategy look like?

Read More
Don’t be afraid to break the mold: Nobody wants to interview a cookie-cutter candidate

Read Dr. Chaviano-Moran’s candid advice for your dental school interview and why it’s important to be yourself.

Read More
Applying to dental hygiene programs just got easier!

ADEA recently introduced a new ADEA DHCAS platform. If you are interested in pursuing a career as a dental hygienist, be sure to check out all of the new features for this improved applicant portal.

Read More
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Practitioner Profile: Being a dental hygienist isn’t just about cleaning teeth

Dental hygienist Floyd Butz talks about his profession and how he has embraced his role as full-time educator.

Read More
Secrets to Success
Are you a nontraditional applicant? See if the application process might be different for you.

Read More
Prepare for your dental school interview with these helpful tips.

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Want to be a dental hygienist? Check out these tips to apply to dental hygiene programs!

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Reminder: UW Rehab Medicine Open House is Tues Nov 4


Curriculum Programs

Department of Rehabilitation




NOBEMBER 4, 2014


5:00-6:00 PM

University of Washington Medical Center

1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195

Room BB-918 and Cc 902

Take BB Tower Elevators to the 9th floor and follow signs.

Find Curriculum Information

Interact with Current Faculty and Students

Ask Questions of Advisors

View Teaching Facilities

Questions: Call our Curriculum Offices

Occupational Therapy (206) 598-5764

Physical Therapy (206) 598-5333

Prosthetics and Orthotics (206) 616-8586

Or visit our website

Seattle AWIS: Recreational Marijuana: Science & Society ( November 5th Registration Deadline – then seats open to public)

Seattle AWIS and ACS Puget Sound Section are co-presenting
Recreational Marijuana: Science & Society

Wednesday – Nov. 19, 2014 – 6:00 pm
Have you ever wondered about the scientific research and societal consequences surrounding legal, recreational marijuana use for our community?

If so, please join AWIS and ACS for this forward-thinking scientific panel discussion, where we will be exploring
topics such as regulating impaired driving, ensuring quality control of marijuana and cannabis-based products,
understanding and treating marijuana dependency, and neurochemical and neurobiological issues surrounding
marijuana use. Our distinguished panelists are:

Michelle Sexton, ND, Founder and Chief Science Officer of PhytaLab,
Washington’s original cannabis quality assurance testing facility

Caleb J. Banta-Green, PhD MPH MSW, Senior research scientist for the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute , at the University of Washington,
studying the impacts of legalized cannabis on impaired driving in Washington State studying marijuana dependency and addictive behaviors in adults

Denise Walker, PhD, Research Associate Professor at the UW School of Social Work,
studying marijuana dependency and addictive behaviors in adults

Pratistha Ranjitkar, PhD , Clinical Chemistry Fellow for the UW Department of Laboratory Medicine ,
studying the development of clinical laboratory methods and testing

Our panelists will discuss their specific programs and research, the way that their science intersects with
law and policy, explain the current challenges in working in the field, and answer YOUR specific
questions! This panel will be a guided discussion, but we are soliciting questions from YOU prior to the panel.
If you have a question you would like to ask, email programs to submit.

Event Schedule:
6:00pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – Panel Discussion
7:30pm – Networking
However,pre-registration is REQUIRED for this event to reserve a seat. You can register
*Note that priority registration is given to AWIS and ACS members. Two weeks prior to the event all tickets
will be released to the general public (5 November), so be sure to sign up now!

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

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

For additional information about our co-sponsor, the American Chemical Society Puget Sound section, visit: For general information about our organization visit our Seattle AWIS website .
For additional event information please email programs.