SHPEP summer program (formerly known as SMDEP)

The UW School of Medicine Center for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has an excellent summer program. It is a 6 week program for underrepresented and disadvantaged students interested in the health professions.

You may know if it as SMDEP but it has a new name and acronym-SHPEP (Summer Health Profession Education Program).

The application process opens November 1 and the program is now open to DACA students.

See that attached flyer for more information.

Nora Coronado

Director of Community Partnerships and Development

University of Washington School of Medicine

Center for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (CEDI)

1959 NE Pacific Street HSC A-300; Box 356340

Ph: 206.616.3043 (MTTHF) Email: ncorona


Our Mission: Advancing Excellence through Diversity


The NEW Pharm4Me Website has launched!

I wanted to inform you that the new Pharmacy is Right for Me website has launched! Check it out at

Pharmacy is Right for Me is a national effort to promote the field of pharmacy and answer the demand for trained pharmacy and health care professionals. We hope you will find it valuable in your advising efforts.

We would also love it if you would follow us on Social Media!

#Pharm4Me @pharm4me @ pharm4me

| Jennifer L. Adams, Pharm.D., Ed.D.

| Senior Advisor, Student Affairs

| American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

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| Discover ▪ Learn ▪ Care: Improve Health


Free Virtual Pharmacy School Fair & Pharmacy Grad School Virtual Fair, Oct 4-5

Please save the following dates!

The 2016 Virtual Pharmacy School Fair for Pharm.D. programs is October 4 & 5, 2016.

The 2016 Pharmacy Grad School Virtual Fair for graduate programs offered at schools and colleges of pharmacy is October 13, 2016.

Please share the attached emails with your students who are interested in the health professions.



| Katie Owings

| Associate Director of Student Affairs

| American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

| 1727 King Street FL 2 ▪ Alexandria, VA 22314

| p: 703.739.2330 x1026 ▪ f: 703.836.8982

| Discover ▪ Learn ▪ Care: Improve Health


Pre-Health Interview Expert Panel: Tuesday, Oct. 4th

Community college students are welcome!

Wondering how to stand out as a candidate for medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or other health professional program? Come to our special one-night event on October 4th, 2016.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
WHERE: Mary Gates Hall

Interview Panel – 5:30-6:30pm (Check-in begins at 5:15pm), MGH 389
A panel of experts will share interview tips and answer your questions from 5:30-6:30pm in Mary Gates Hall. This event, featuring admissions directors and students from the UW Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy, as well as from the Pacific Northwest University School of Medicine, is open to all. No registration is necessary.

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Joyce Fagel, M.A.

Academic Advisor, Advising & Succes Center

Room 5229

Phone: 206-546-6984

For appointment: 206-546-4559

Health Professions Week 9/26-30

Health Professions Week 9/26-30

Health Professions Week is an exciting week-long event for students interested in learning more about careers in the health professions.

Each event during Health Professions Week provides students with interactive opportunities to explore health-related education programs and careers.

Students will learn about 19 health professions, talk directly with current health care practitioners and find information about educational requirements for each career.

Go here for more info or to register.

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Joyce Fagel, M.A.

Academic Advisor, Advising & Counseling Center

Room 5229

Phone: 206-546-6984

For appointment: 206-546-4559

Master Medical School Interviews

View recent AAMC webinar on how to Master Medical School Interviews

Medical schools across the country use a variety of interview formats and processes.

The AAMC recently hosted a webinar that included insights from three admissions officers from different medical schools (including Stella Yee from UW SoM).

Click here to view the recorded webinar.

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Joyce Fagel, M.A.

Academic Advisor, Advising & Counseling Center

Room 5229

Phone: 206-546-6984

For appointment: 206-546-4559

Minority Student Medical Career Fair in Seattle on November 12

Register now for the 2016 AAMC Minority Student Medical Career Fair in Seattle on November 12 — It’s free!

This event consists of workshops focused on topics such as medical school admissions and the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) along with a career fair featuring over 75 medical schools from across the country. Representatives from other health professions also attend. Enjoy interactive discussions with current medical students to find out about their medical school experience, and participate in hands-on activities to test your skills!

While the focus is on supporting individuals from diverse and underserved communities, we welcome the participation of all high school and college students interested in medicine and the biomedical sciences.

We invite college and high school students, parents, prehealth advisors, school administrations, and other interested individuals to:

§ Meet diversity affairs, admissions, PhD, and MD-PhD program directors and administrators from U.S. medical schools along with other health professions school administrators;

§ Hear panel discussions about the pathways to become a physician or medical researchers;

§ Learn about Aspiring Docs, Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and other AAMC services;

§ Participate in hands-on medical and health activities; and

§ Participate in roundtable discussions with current medical school students

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn first-hand about the journey to become a future physician or scientist. Watch this website for more information as it becomes available.

Follow the career fair conversation on Twitter using #FutureDocs.

Hope to see you in November!

Visit the link below to register:

posted by

Joyce Fagel, M.A.

Academic Advisor, Advising & Counseling Center

Room 5229

Phone: 206-546-6984

For appointment: 206-546-4559

Seattle Times: UW medical students now learn hands-on patient care from Day 1

At the University of Washington’s School of Medicine, new doctors-in-training get out of the lecture hall and start learning through patient-care activities beginning in their first days of classes — a dramatic change from the old model of teaching medicine.

Read more here.

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Joyce Fagel, M.A.

Academic Advisor, Advising & Counseling Center

Room 5229

Phone: 206-546-6984

For appointment: 206-546-4559

Important Updates from


September 2016 Issue 30
Scholarship Tips
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Beyond Financial Aid is a toolkit designed to help two- and four-year institutions close attainment gaps for low-income students. It expands the concept of "financial supports" for college beyond grants, scholarships and loans and describes six college-tested strategies for helping low-income students overcome the significant challenges created by limited resources.
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Need help loading your scholarship? Interested in a demo of new features? Email us or call 888-535-0747 (#8).
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A vibrant future depends on our ability to increase the number of students getting to and through college. We cannot accomplish this without better supporting low-income students and those underrepresented in higher education. Thank you Scholarship Providers! You provide an important and powerful tool that can be leveraged for better student outcomes.

Last academic year, 132 scholarship providers listed over 6,600 awards totaling more than $55 million in scholarships on With more than 280,000 registered seekers, list your scholarships now to get the most competitive applicants. staff are in the process of renewing all scholarships for returning providers. Justlog in to your account on and verify that the listing is accurate or c862606c-0b9e-436f-891e-3f7dee62eebf.jpgmake any necessary updates to deadlines and award amounts. You can activate your scholarship(s), which makes it public and viewable to students, whenever you are ready.

Questions? Email us or call 888-535-0747 (#8).

Study on Performance-Based Scholarships
A new study conducted by MDRC shows how scholarship programs can be structured to encourage low-income students to attend college and to persist once they get there.

The evaluation tested whether performance-based scholarships would increase college enrollment, persistence, and progress among low-income students. The results showed:

  • Performance-based scholarships boost college enrollment across many demographic groups. Overall, students awarded performance-based scholarships were 5 percentage points more likely to matriculate in college compared with the students that did not receive a scholarship.
  • The impact is even greater for students with lower GPAs. Students with GPAs below 3.0 who were awarded these scholarships enrolled at significantly higher rates (8 percentage points) than students who were not. This suggests that the scholarships may have incentivized students to enroll who might otherwise not have seen themselves as "college-going material."
  • Scholarships can make the difference for low-income students "on the fence" who might not have otherwise enrolled in college. This confirms what other studies have shown: that low-income and first-generation students want to go to college and will do so given the opportunity.
  • There are small but significant effects on persistence. Students who received performance-based scholarships had slightly higher rates of year-to-year persistence (2.4 percentage points) than students who received no performance-based scholarships.
  • The flexibility of the scholarships is an important factor for students.
FAFSA is Now Filed Earlier

In 2015, President Obama announced significant changes to the FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid) process that will impact millions of students. Starting this year, students will be able to do the following:

  • Submit a FAFSA earlier: Students will be able to file a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017.
  • Use Earlier Income Information: Students will report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017-18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.

Over the next several years, the simpler FAFSA filing process could encourage hundreds of thousands of additional students to apply for and claim the aid they are eligible for – and enroll in college.

To help more students and families benefit from the easier, earlier FAFSA application timeline, scholarship providers may want to consider aligning private scholarship deadlines with the earlier FAFSA application cycle.

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Students returning to need to update their profile regularly in order to get the best scholarship matches. The beginning of a new school year is the perfect time for students to review their profile.

Encourage your students to take five minutes to update these five criteria:

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Medical Scribe Opportunities with ScribeAmerica

ScribeAmerica is looking for candidates who are eager to gain valuable experience by working closely with physicians as a Medical Scribe. Our Medical Scribes assist directly with a physician team in a clinical setting to effectively and efficiently compile detailed electronic medical records/patient charts. Scribing provides incredible exposure to the medical field and will allow you to develop an extensive medical knowledge base and on-the-job experience. This position is ideal for students and alumni looking to get into medical school (over 85% of our Scribes achieve acceptance each year) or who plan to work in the medical field. ScribeAmerica is looking to hire and train Medical Scribes to work for an Emergency Department and Outpatient Clinic in the Seattle area of Washington. We offer paid part-time and full-­time hours.

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