Global Health Service trip in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Travel and serve with other students this
summer. The life you change could be your own.

This summer, Mary Mathison – former SCC student now at Seattle Pacific University is engaging global health through International Service Learning (ISL).

Dates: August 1st to August 14th 2015.

Why: Service trips are amazing and fulfilling in many ways. It will change your perspective and give you great hands-on experience. And it looks great on your resume.

Who: The trip is open to students of all health related sciences.

How: Visit this link for more information and to sign up to stay informed.

What next? Visit the link embedded in this flyer or email mathisonm1@SPU.edu for more information
on how to sign up and register for the trip. We will send email updates and meet depending on interest level soon!

Mary Mathison
ISL-Flyer-SCC.pdf

Civic Engagement Workshop at SCC on Wednesday, April 22

Please joins us, and encourage students to join us, at what will be a very valuable and timely workshop on Wednesday about

· It’s about environmental protection – This is Earth Week!

· It’s about support for the higher education WA State legislators are at odds over education costs and what to do about it!

· It’s about poverty reduction – community and place!

The attached image has the highlights for posting on Canvas; details below. Please spread the word, this would make for a perfect extra credit assignment.

Thanks!

Free online course: Your Future Job in Medicine & Healthcare

April 13 – May 21, 2015

FREE ONLINE COURSE

REGISTER NOW at https://www.coursera.org/course/healthcarejobs

§ Introduction to healthcare careers

§ Create your career portfolio

§ Cover letter

§ Resume

§ Interview preparation

§ Personal statement preparation

§ Funding your education

§ Tips for success

§ Six modules with videos, quests and discussion boards

COURSE FORMAT

§ Short video lectures that introduce essential skills to develop a career portfolio

§ “Day in the Life” videos to showcase the inside scoop on the lives of healthcare professionals

§ “Keeping it Real” videos with personal stories and career journeys of dozens of healthcare professionals

§ Quests that will give students the opportunity to reflect on and practice skills learned in this course

§ Discussion board with a global audience

COURSE DETAILS

§ 6 weeks of study

§ 3-5 hours/week of work

§ English closed captioning for the hearing impaired

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Melissa A. Simon, MD, MPH, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Preventive Medicine Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

https://www.coursera.org/course/healthcarejobs

MD camp volunteers needed in summer

MDA Summer Camp

Volunteer Recruitment

MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) – Western Washington is now recruiting individuals to sign up to be an MDA summer camp volunteer counselor and help improve the lives of kids fighting muscle disease. The 2015 Western Washington Summer Camp takes place June 20 – 27, 2015 at YMCA Camp Seymour near Gig Harbor, WA

Why you should volunteer at MDA summer camp:

 It’s a great opportunity to share your time and talent, and help kids discover new interests, gain increased self-confidence and experience the independence of being away from home in a safe environment where barriers don’t exist.

 Volunteering at MDA summer camp will enhance your résumé and help make you a stronger candidate when applying for scholarships, college, graduate school, employment, etc. This is a great opportunity for people in any field, but especially those in a medical, health care or social service program.

 More importantly, volunteering at MDA summer camp will enrich your life and inspire you in ways you never dreamed possible.

 Camp provides a unique opportunity for volunteers to meet new people, build lifelong friendships, and create lasting memories for children living with muscle disease.

 Volunteers can help kids with muscle disease participate in activities while encouraging them to stretch their comfort zones and learn how to be more self-confident and independent.

 Becoming a camp volunteer will enable you to give back to your community and pay it forward.

For more info see flyer attached.

Wayne Johnson
Administrative Assistant, Health Care Services
Muscular Dystrophy Association – Western Washington
701 Dexter Avenue North, Suite 106
Seattle, WA 98109
office: 206.283.2183 | fax: 206.285.2938

Follow us online: mda.org @MDAwesternWA facebook.com/MDAwesternWA

2015 MDA Summer Camp Volunteer Counselors.pdf

2015 Volunteer Flyer.pdf

MCAT Registration Opening for July, August, and September

Please be advised that registration will open on the following dates for the July-September MCAT exam dates:

· April 21, 2015— July and August MCAT exam dates

· April 23, 2015—September MCAT exam dates

For more information on registration, please visit our website at https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/register/.

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

Best regards,
Lesley

Lesley Ward
Senior Specialist, MCAT Outreach and Communications

Association of

American Medical Colleges
655 K Street, N.W., Suite 100 Washington, D.C. 20001-2399
T (202) 741-0757

E lward

www.aamc.org

Tomorrow’s Doctors, Tomorrow’s Cures®

Seattle AWIS: April 15th – Non-Traditional Roles in Education

One of Shoreline’s faculty, Stephanie Diemel is a speaker at the upcoming AWIS meeting. J

Joyce Fagel, M.A.

Academic Adviser, Science Division

The Seattle AWIS Monthly Programming Series presents: “Non-Traditional Roles in Education”

April 15th, 2015 • 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Is it possible to stay in higher education without becoming a faculty member?

Seeking an industry job is great for people who want to continue their research careers beyond the tenure track,
but what about those of us who are passionate about education? Our panelists will discuss their roles and paths
to non-traditional roles in higher education that offer greater stability than adjuncting. Please join Seattle AWIS
as we explore how to leverage your background as a scientist into a fulfilling career in education.

Our distinguished panelists are:
Naomi Bogenschutz, Ph.D., Program Manager, University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education
Stephanie Diemel, M.S., Learning Faculty-in-Residence, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Shoreline Community College
Michèle Royer, Ph.D., Research and Evaluation Specialist, Bellevue College

Event Schedule:
6:00pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – Panel Discussion
7:45pm – Networking
Pre-registration is not required for this event.

Location:
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Pelton Auditorium
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.

UW Public Health Major Application Deadline Approaching

We have three information sessions in advance of our Friday, April 17 application deadline for an autumn 2015 start in the Public Health Major.

Please share this with interested students. I’ve attached a flier to this email, as well, so please feel free to distribute as you see fit!

UPCOMING INFORMATION SESSIONS

All sessions will be held in Raitt Hall, Room 229

THURSDAY, APRIL 2nd @ 4:00 PM

TUESDAY, APRIL 7th @ 9:30 AM

MONDAY, APRIL 13th @ 3:30 PM

Thank you, and please let me know if you have any questions!

Best,

Ardith

Ardith L. Feroglia, Ed.M.
Public Health Major Adviser & Transfer Outreach Coordinator

University of Washington School of Public Health

Box 357230, Seattle, WA 98195-7230

Health Sciences F-332 | 206.221.1504

SPR 2015 PHM Info Session Flyer.pdf

New Aspiring Docs resources

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added several new resources to Aspiring Docs.

Info Graphic

M.D. and D.O. Medical Programs: This graphic illustrates many of the similarities and differences between M.D. and D.O.

medical school programs.

Fact Sheets

Inspiring Stories

Born with a physical handicap and growing up undocumented, Dr. Luviano overcame many obstacles to become an ophthalmologist.

Sarah talks about overcoming her illness and tells others that it’s okay get to medical school on their own timeline.

Aaron grew up in project housing and dropped out of college twice before applying to medical school.

Aspiring Docs Diaries blog

Do you have any pre-med students who would like to blog for aspiringdocs.

As always, if you are interested in partnering with us on any new fact sheets or resources, or would like to suggest a medical student to participate in the Inspiring Stories, please reach out to us.

Warmest regards,

Janelle Peters

Tami Levin

Janelle Korzeniowski Peters
Aspiring Docs & Social Media Specialist II

Association of

American Medical Colleges
655 K Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, D.C. 20001
T (202) 828-0569 F (202) 828-0659 E jpeters

www.aamc.org

Tomorrow’s Doctors, Tomorrow’s Cures®

Osteopathic Pre-Med Forum April 11

The Washington Osteopathic Medical Association Invites you to attend an Osteopathic Pre-Med Forum!

Saturday, April 11, 2015; 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon; Seattle University LeRoux Conference Room; 901 12th Ave., Seattle, WA, 98144

§ Find out if the osteopathic medical profession is for you

§ Learn how to navigate the application process

§ Hear what osteopathic medical school is really like from current students and recent graduates

§ Meet admission staff members from Osteopathic medical schools Talk to osteopathic physicians about their practices

§ Watch a demonstration of osteopathic diagnosis and treatment

Refreshments will be provided. Free parking is limited. Carpooling is encouraged!

Please RSVP by March 31st using the attached registration form WOMA Pre-Med forum 2015 and submitting to:

Email: kitter

Fax 206-933-6529

Mail to PO Box 16486 Seattle, WA 98116-0486.

Questions?

Contact Kathie Itter, Executive Director, kitter@woma.org or call 206-937-5358.

Public Meetings: Physicians for a National Health Program

Saturday, March 28: 7:00pm

Kane Hall, Room 120

University of Washington, Seattle 98195

Physicians for a National Health Program of Western Washington will host their 10thAnnual Public Meeting, “Grassroots Organizing for Health and Social Justice.” We are honored to be able to present what will be a valuable weekend of learning from experts about strategies of the grassroots organizing that is indispensable as we move forward to counter the corporate influences that affect all of our lives. Featured speakers:

Margaret Flowers, MD: PNHP-Maryland, founder and editor, Popular Resistance.org

James Haslam: Executive Director, Vermont Workers Center

Kshama Sawant: Seattle City Council Member, 15NOW campaign

More information at: pnhpwesternwashington.org

Friday, March 27: 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Vista Court Café, William H. Foege Hall

University of Washington, Seattle, 98195

Special student session of the Annual Public Meeting, hosted by Students for a National Health Program at the University of Washington. All students are welcome to join us on Friday evening for a discussion with Margaret Flowers and James Haslam about the role of students in healthcare reform.