Introducing ASDA’s Season Pass


The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) is pleased to announce an exciting new benefit for predental members: the ASDA Season Pass. The Pass gives predental members access to a catalog of complimentary webinars throughout the year. Each webinar offers timely and relevant information about the dental school application process. Nonmembers can join the webinars at $10 each – but joining as a member means you receive access to all these webinars at no cost, along with a variety of other benefits.

The 2017 Season Pass includes these webinars that will address every major component of the predental timeline:

  • Choosing the right dental school – January 25 – Register now!
  • Writing your personal statement – March
  • Dissecting the DAT – April
  • Apply yourself: Mastering the AADSAS – May
  • What to expect in your first year of dental school – June
  • Interviewing for dental school – August
  • Non-traditional paths to dental school – October

Not a member? Join ASDA now to access these and other webinars (at least 10 webinars will be offered this year). In addition, you’ll gain access to a wealth of additional member benefits, including DAT study materials, ASDA publications, and discounts on school supplies and car insurance. At just $63 a year, it’s a worthwhile investment in your future.


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Sat 1/28/2017 At UW Seattle, CCM/MAPS 16th Annual Pre-Health Conference “Redefine Healthcare”

Chicanos for Community Medicine and the

Minority Association of Pre-Health Students


16th Annual Pre-Health Conference “Redefine Healthcare”

Sat, January 28, 2017

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM PST


Husky Union Building

4001 East Stevens Way Northeast

Seattle, WA 98195




On behalf of the Chicanos for Community Medicine and the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, we are happy to invite you to the 16th annual Pre-Health Conference “Redefine Healthcare!” The conference is the largest Pre-Health Conference at the University of Washington and is open to all high school and undergraduate students. As the conference is approaching fast on January 28th, 2017 (and is filling up fast), we want to let you know why you should tell your students to sign up today!

Students will have the opportunity to:

1) Network with high school students across Washington, undergraduate students, medical students from the University of Washington, and health-care professionals from all different fields
2) Attend workshops and such as:
a. Bioethics in Medicine
b. Broadening the Scope of Diversity
c. Medical Student Narratives
d. Pre-Health advisors from the University of Washington
e. Personal Statement workshops
f. and much more!

In addition, students will also be able to participate in unforgettable hands-on interactive activities such as:
a. Dental Simulations (brought to you by the UW School of Dentistry)
b. Simulation Surgical Demonstrations
c. Organs Lab (brought to you by the UW School of Medicine)
d. Suture Workshops

The exposure that the Pre-Health Conference gives the students who attend is invaluable and well beyond the $15.00 that tickets are sold for undergraduate students. $5.00 for High School Students.

Web seminar, Jan 25: Changing Careers: It’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Passion and Become an ND


Just ONE WEEK left to register for our January naturopathic webinar!
Our January webinar is fast approaching. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn how one prominent ND left his job as a religious studies teacher and followed his passion to build a successful career in naturopathic medicine.

Changing Careers: It’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Passion and Become an ND
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EST
WHERE: Online
About Dennis Godby, ND, MA
Dr. Dennis Godby, ND, MA, is a licensed California naturopathic doctor, medical director, clinician, teacher, advocate, and leader in national and state organizations dedicated to improving healthcare. In addition to earning a Naturopathic Doctorate from National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, he also holds a Master’s of Arts in Theological Studies from Maryknoll School of Theology, and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition from Oregon State University.

Dr. Godby serves on the Board of the Institute for Natural Medicine, the PEMA and Public Affairs Committees of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and California Naturopathic Doctors Association, respectively, as well as Chairing the Diversity Committee of the AANP.

Read more about Dr. Godby here.

AANMC – Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges | 818 18th Street NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006

Dentist Ranked Best Job in America in 2017

According to the recently published "100 Best Jobs" list by U.S. News & World Report, Dentist is the #1 job in the country for 2017.

Orthodontist follows at #5; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon tied for #9; Prosthodontist is #21; Dental Hygienist is #32; and Dental Assistant rounds out the list at #100.

All the more reason to pursue a career in the dental professions!

Elizabeth Reitz, M.S.

Senior Manager, GoDental

American Dental Education Association

655 K Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20001

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The Voice of Dental Education™

UW Dive into Dentistry day, Jan 21

Early Bird special ($15 discount) will end this weekend!

Are you interested in becoming a dentist? Or a full-fledged predental looking for an opportunity to boost your resume and learn the ins and outs of dental school? Predental ASDA sponsored Dive into Dentistry Day gives you the chance to get hands on, real life experience of what dentistry and dental school is all about. This year’s Dive into Dentistry Day is going to be awesome! With current UW dental students and faculty running the show, you’ll get a chance to learn all about life at UWSOD. We’ll teach you how to drill and fill a cavity preparation, sculpt a tooth out of wax, suture, take an impression and pour a stone model. By the time you’re done, you’ll practically be ready to work with your own patients! This is a great opportunity to learn about dental school, meet some fellow pre-dents, get all your questions answered, and build up those ever-important resumes! If that isn’t enough, Dr. Sue Coldwell, the UWSOD’s Dean for Student Life & Admissions will have a presentation about admissions here at the UW! Breakfast and lunch are provided! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

WHEN: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

WHERE: D1 Clinic, Health Sciences Building, University of Washington

Ticket sales are available here:

Thank you and looking forward to meeting all of you all! Please support this event us on Facebook at

Please contact me, Manvir Kaur, with any questions at manvirk. Hope to see you all there!!!

Manvir Kaur

DDS Candidate, Class of 2020

University of Washington School of Dentistry

Joyce Fagel, M.A.

Academic Advisor, Advising & Success Center

Room 5229

Phone: 206-546-6984

For appointment: 206-546-4559

Can Naturopathic Approaches Help Win the Battle Against Substance Abuse?

Naturopathic Newsletter: Jan. 2017- Naturopathic Approaches to Pain Management and Addiction
Can Naturopathic Approaches Help Win the Battle Against Substance Abuse?
In 2014, 21.5 million adults battled a substance use disorder, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

Addiction is a serious issue that threatens lives on a daily basis, but there is nothing like first hand experience to illuminate just how widespread a threat it poses.

Dr. JoAnn Yanez, executive director of the AANMC, had a recent outpatient surgery that made her understand how real the issue of addiction can be for people. She shares her advice in this month’s feature article.

Read the story to hear from addiction experts at AANMC’s member schools and learn how naturopathic medicine can help patients manage pain and overcome addiction.

Read the Feature!
Upcoming Events
Free Webinar
Changing Careers: It’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Passion and Be an ND

Jan. 25, 12 p.m. EST

Join naturopathic doctor Dr. Dennis Godby for this free webinar focused on following your passion and finding a new career in naturopathic medicine.


Naturopathic Medical College Virtual Fair

Learn more about beginning your career in naturopathic medicine by hearing from representatives, current students, and alumni from AANMC’s seven accredited programs.

Mar. 9, All Day

Virtual Event

Free event for anyone interested in learning more about a career in naturopathic medicine.


Become the doctor you’d like to have …
Start Your Journey Today!
Alumni Success Story:

NUHS’s Dr. Ashley Biscoe’s Health Crisis Revealed a Passion for Naturopathic Medicine

“I wanted to help others by becoming the type of practitioner that I desperately needed – but could not find – when I was struggling.”

Learn how a decline in personal health led one health professional on a journey to discover a fulfilling career in naturopathic medicine.

Career Success Story

Member School Spotlight:

The Future is Bright for National University of Health Sciences

  • 10-year anniversary
  • Six years of re-accreditation
  • A new MD joins the team to foster interprofessional education
  • A new hydrotherapy suite
  • More clinical opportunities for students
  • Various dual-degree options to broaden expertise

Read the story now!

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Invite them to sign up for our newsletter.

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The Latest in Naturopathic News


Bastyr grad Dr. Carrie Louise Daenell shares her wisdom with about how to improve bone health and prevent osteoperosis.

Read the article now

All of our past webinars are available online, free for you to watch whenever, and wherever you want.

View AANMC’s past webinars here.

AANMC represents 7 naturopathic programs across 8 campus locations:


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Free Webinar on Choosing a Dental School

Choosing the right dental school (2017)

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
7:00-8:30 p.m. CST
Register now
Free for members, $10 for non-members

One of the most important decisions that you will have to make is what dental school to attend. Panelists will share their experiences and advice on choosing the right dental school and what factors to consider when making that choice. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions of any of the panelists.

Panelists: David Liberman, Pennsylvania ’19
Lynn Doan, Colorado ’20
Reinol Gonzalez, Florida ’20
Ryane Staples, Connecticut ’20

Register now.

Brian Jones, membership development manager
American Student Dental Association

211 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 700 | Chicago, IL 60611

312-440-2841 |

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship Applications open!

Scholarships Up to $22,500 for STEM & Health Care Majors
Application Opens January 3, 2017

The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship is excited to announce that the online application for the 2017-2018 Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) will be available on their website soon!1850 new students will be selected to receive funding and additional professional development support and industry exploration opportunities.

A Few Scholarship Details:

WSOS supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math(STEM) and health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees. Students must meet additional eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

· Must be a Washington state resident (as defined in RCW 28B.15.012)

· Must have earned a high school diploma or GED from a Washington State high school or institution by June 2017.

Please note: If you graduated from high school outside of Washington State, you are not eligible.

· Must be pursuing an eligible high-demand major (by alphabet; by category) in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care.

· Must be working toward a first bachelor’s degree, (i.e. four-year degree).

Additional eligibility criteria are posted on the web site.

§ Annual award amount: $2,500 – $7,500 depending on class standing

§ Renewable for up to five years based on credits completed and continued eligibility

§ Recipients receive access to additional workshops, events and exclusive support programs

The application will be available on the WSOS website on January 3, 2017, with a deadline of February 28, 2017.


Joyce Fagel, M.A.

Academic Advisor, Advising & Success Center

Room 5229

Phone: 206-546-6984

For appointment: 206-546-4559

PCAT Announcement: Registration open for February 2017

Pearson is opening an additional test administration as requested by the PCAT Advisory Committee for the 2016-17 admission cycle. The administration is scheduled from February 1-14, 2017. Registration will open on December 19 at Please note that all scheduling is on a first-come, first-served basis. Candidates should register no later than January 18, 2017. Registering anytime thereafter will incur a late fee.

Important dates to communicate to interested PCAT candidates are listed below.

February 2017 Administration

Testing Window: 2/1/2017-2/14/2017

Registration and Scheduling Opens: 12/19/2016

Registration and Scheduling Deadline: 1/18/2017

Late Registration and Scheduling Deadline: 1/25/2017

Cancellation Deadline: 1/27/2017

If you have questions, please contact Scoring.Services.​

Joyce Fagel, M.A.

Academic Advisor, Advising & Success Center

Room 5229

Phone: 206-546-6984

For appointment: 206-546-4559

Register Now: free Minority Student Medical Career Fair in Seattle on Sat Nov 12

Meet with diversity affairs, admissions, PhD, and MD-PhD program directors and/or administrators from U.S. medical schools

AAMC - Association of American Medical Colleges
Registration is now open for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Minority Student Medical Career Fair. This FREE event aspires to encourage all high school and college students to explore the possibilities in medicine and other health professions.
Minority Student Medical Career Fair
Saturday, November 12, 2016
8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Check-in at 7:00)
Washington State Convention Center, Hall 4F
Seattle, WA
This event gives students the opportunity to:

  • Meet diversity affairs, admissions, PhD and MD-PhD program directors from over 75 U.S. medical schools along with other health professions schools
  • Participate in workshops focused on topics such as medical school admissions and the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
  • Enjoy freebies and useful resources, interactive discussions with current medical students, and participate in hands-on activities and medical simulations to test your skills
  • Learn about AAMC resources and services, summer research programs and post baccalaureate programs
For more information, please contact Katie Hunter at kahunter. Check out last year’s event and join the conversation on social media with #FutureDocs.