Category: Careers

Seattle AWIS: November Program: Careers in Intellectual Properties

Seattle Association for Women in Science’s November Event
Careers in Intellectual Properties

Title: Panel Discussion – Careers in Intellectual Properties
Date: November 20th, 2013 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00-6:30 pm networking, 6:30-7:30 pm Panel discussion, 7:30-8:00pm networking
Location: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building, FHCRC, 1100 Fairview Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109

– Loria Yeadon, M.S., J.D, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Intellectual Ventures
– Melissa Nowak, M.S., J.D., Associate, Christensen O’Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC
– Hai Han, Ph.D., J.D., Of Counsel, Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
– Jill Scott, M.P.H., J.D., Associate General Counsel, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute
– Jessica Meyers, J.D., Patent Portfolio Manager, Center for Commercialization, UW
– Beth Etscheid, Ph.D., Director of Licensing, Washington Research Foundation

Note: AWIS events are FREE and open to all members and non-members.

Pre-registration is NOT REQUIRED.

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.

AAVMC Response to the New York Time Article on Veterinary Medicine

A response to the Feb 24 article in the New York Times from AAVMC President Deborah Kochevar is now available on the AAVMC website. The response includes some recent good news about the employment rate for U.S. veterinary graduates six months after graduation, in significant contrast to the information provided in the article, which is based upon a pre-graduation survey. The response addresses other issues related to veterinary medical education, including student debt, employability, salaries, and the importance of interpreting numbers in context. Please find the response here: Tony Wynne Operations Manager AAVMC/VMCAS Student & Advisor Hotline: 617-612-2884 VMCAS Fax: 617-612-2051 AAVMC Fax: 202-842-0773

Dr Sampson Davis (The Pact) interview

Here is a link to an interview on NPR with Dr. Sampson Davis, one of the original authors of The Pact. Healing ‘Brick City’: A Newark Doctor Returns Home Living and Dying in Brick City An E.R. Doctor Returns Home by Sampson Davis and Lisa Frazier Page More on this book: NPR reviews, interviews and more Read an excerpt When Sampson Davis was in high school, he and two of his friends made a pact that they would someday become doctors. All three of them did. Along with those friends — and now fellow doctors — George Jenkins and Rameck Hunt, Davis co-authored a 2003 book called The Pact, about that promise and the way it shaped their lives. Now, in a new memoir, Davis describes his experience returning to the Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, N.J. — the hospital where he was born

Nursing Career Advancement Day @ UW Bothell

The University of Washington Bothell’s Nursing and Health Studies Program would like to invite you to our 10th annual Nursing Career Advancement Day. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with over 20 Washington State healthcare employers and educational institutions to discuss nursing career and educational opportunities. Some of the organizations participating include Virginia Mason Medical Center, Pacific Medical Centers, and UW Nursing Programs from Bothell and Seattle.

Thursday, January 24, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
North Creek Events Center
University of Washington Bothell Campus

Please visit our info.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!


David Allen
Nursing & Health Studies
University of Washington Bothell

NCAD_flyer 2013.pdf.pdf

Family Medicine: Physician of the Month Profiles

Are your pre-med students interested in learning more about the broad scope of practice in Family Medicine and unique practice opportunities out there? Check out our Q/A with today’s Family Physicians.

Dr. Jen Brull — Q&A with Jen Brull, MD, of Prairie Star Family Practice, Plainville, Kan. Dr. Brull is a family physician in a rural community, and also has a special interest in health information technology and quality improvement.

Dr. Jay W. Lee — Q&A with Jay W. Lee, MD, MPH, assistant program director and director of health policy at the Long Beach Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Lee is also a prominent social media presence on behalf of family medicine and is involved in the Family Medicine Revolution movement.

Dr. Beverly Flowers Jordan — Q&A with Beverly Flowers Jordan, MD, FAAFP, a new physician in the fifth year of her career and already very active in her practice, her community and family medicine leadership. Dr. Jordan is part of a four-physician practice, Professional Medical Associates, in Enterprise, Alabama, and treats patients from the community and its surrounding rural areas, as well as from a local military base. Dr. Jordan also holds a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine.

Dr. Fred Rottnek — Q&A with Fred Rottnek, MD, MAHCM, a full-time faculty member at Saint Louis University and the Saint Louis County Department of Health’s Medical Director for Corrections Medicine. Dr. Rottnek is also involved in homeless health care and serves as medical director for the Area Health Education Center (AHEC). In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Rottnek holds a Master of Arts in Health Care Mission.

New Inspiring Stories on the AAMC web site

Need a mid-term pick-me-up? If so, read the inspiring stories below!
Happy midterms, prehealth students!
**************************** Heather Clineschmidt Academic Counselor – Lead UAA Advising, University of Washington (206) 543-2550
Good Afternoon!
We have recently added two new Inspiring Stories to the AAMC’s web site. In these stories, medical students, residents, and practicing physicians talk about the paths that led to them to medical school and a career in medicine. One recent story features a current resident, who describes her recovery from a spinal cord injury at sixteen months of age and how that led to a desire to practice medicine. In the other recent piece, a student recounts how she was inspired by her theatre and arts experiences to pursue a career working with patients.
Read these stories and others at:

Today’s Podiatrist Career Profiles

Last year, APMA ran a series of “Career Profiles” on Today’s Podiatrist. This year, the series will continue with the focus on current podiatric surgical residents. This month, we are high-lighting Dr. Sabina Malhotra, a second-year resident in Virginia. Her dream of caring and treating people is being fulfilled everyday through her residency training.
We are encouraging your students, and advisors alike, to sign up for shadowing opportunities at We want your students to explore every possible medical avenue, including podiatric medicine.
As always, we are here to assist you in providing your students with the most current and interesting information about careers in podiatric medicine. Please let us know what we can do to help you.
Today’s Podiatrist: Sabina Malhotra, DPM
Podiatric Medical Resident Helping Patients Take One Step at a Time
Sabina Malhotra, DPM, second-year podiatric medical resident at Washington Hospital Center (Washington, DC), was paged for a 3 a.m. consult for a patient who came into the hospital’s emergency room with foot trauma during the Fourth of July weekend. At this point in her three-year podiatric medicine and surgery residency program, she was accustomed to being on-call. Dr. Malhotra also knew this lifestyle is what she signed up for, and frankly wouldn’t have it any other way.
Dr. Malhotra grew up in Northern Virginia, where she was very active playing sports such as soccer and tennis throughout her high school and undergraduate education. Many athletes experience foot and ankle injuries, and Malhotra was no exception to this rule. As a result, she formed a strong relationship with her local podiatrist and in doing so, learned a lot about the profession and considered it as a career. Taking the medical career path was inevitable; she comes from a family of physicians, and for her, it was a logical path to take. “I grew up in a family that stressed serving, and helping others was the highest calling one could have in life,” she said. “This family value, alongside my love for the sciences, chiefly impacted my decision to pursue medicine.”
Dr. Malhotra considered allopathic and osteopathic medicine, as well as dentistry, as viable options. It was towards the end of her undergraduate college career at The College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA) when she decided podiatric medicine was the profession for her. “Shadowing four different podiatrists showed me the variety the profession had to offer. Meeting and talking to a podiatric medical school representative, and the fact I knew I wanted to work with my hands [and perform surgery], made my decision to choose podiatric medicine easy.” A graduate of Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Malhotra is now putting to use all of her training and education as a podiatric surgical resident.
Residency for Dr. Malhotra is what she expected-a lot of hard work, but extremely rewarding. “Since I’ve started my residency program, I’ve performed numerous foot and ankle reconstructive surgeries while learning and appreciating the value of team-work. I’ve been blessed with both the opportunity and the responsibility of being at the front line of treatment for patients as their doctor. It is exciting!”
Podiatric medicine is allowing Dr. Malhotra to fulfill her passion for helping people, especially by bringing care and treatment to communities where people are economically disadvantaged. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step . and if people can’t take that step, I want to help them do it.”
For more information, contact APMA at careerinfo or 301-581-9281. Shadowing opportunities can be fulfilled at

Official Launch –!

"Becoming a Supporter Level member has offered me many opportunities to communicate with PA-Cs. They offer a wealth of knowledge through articles and open chats, and information that only someone who has been through the process can offer." Denise Roadman P-PA

"The ‘perfect fit’ search function has drastically eliminated dead-end searches and made it easy to apply to the right schools for me. The profiles for each school are one-stop shops for prerequisites, admission deadlines, even cost of living. This is the Swiss Army knife of P.A. school info!" Micah Clement P-PA

My name is David Payne PA-C. I recently moved from my position as Academic Director for the University of Wisconsin Physician Assistant Program to Founding Director for a new program being established at the University of Charleston in Charleston, WV. I’m thrilled to share the official launch of! Before you forget, please mark and/or save this email for future reference 🙂

For nearly two years now, my team has been working diligently to create an exceptionally useful website to facilitate the entire Physician Assistant Education process, from those who are interested in just learning more about the profession, to those who are currently PA students, to the most seasoned PA Program faculty members.

Although there’s much more than I can include in a short email, I would like to briefly share a few aspects of our website that will be especially useful for Health Professions Advisors and Prospective PA Students.

I will also mention up front that the great majority of our content and features are FREE! For those who are interested in the paid features, which are touched on towards the end of this email, we are offering a discounted subscription rate (coupon code included at the end of this email) as a special for our official launch.

Some of Our Great Features

PA Program Profiles – These are easy to navigate by region and state, and provide DETAILED summaries of every PA Program in the country, making it easy to compare pertinent details about each program (including things like cost of attendance, pre-reqs, application deadlines, cost of living of host city, etc). These are 100% free to view with site registration! Here’s just a small screenshot of part of the profile for Emory’s PA Program:

PhysicianAssistant ED Blog – Over a hundred posts to date authored by PA faculty, current students, and prospective students with exceptionally helpful information about the physician assistant profession and PA education. I’ll provide some links to a couple of series we’re in the midst of: Being a Physician Assistant (a 12 part series that delves deeper, designed to provide the reader with a true taste of what it’s like to be a Physician Assistant) and Strengthening Your Application (a 12 part series providing great ways to improve a prospective PA’s chances of landing a seat!). Again, these are 100% free to view!

Other popular content: Career Outlook and Physician Assistant Earnings pages.

We also have community features where prospective PA students can interact with other prospective PAs, current PA students, and PA faculty. Our website forums provide a great place to ask questions and we have several groups that have been established already (e.g., Admission Essay Critique group and Pre-PA EMTs and Paramedics group) and users can create their own groups for FREE! This might be a great option for a Health Professions Advisor who has created, wants to create, or advises a pre-PA organization, as these groups allow for calender sharing, document sharing, a links library, forums, and a mechanism whereby the creator of the group can email all group participants.

Although the great majority of our content is free, we do have a few features available through a paid subscription including two user interactive tools: Perfect Fit Search (a tool where students enter their specific criteria and they receive a list of programs that match this criteria) and True Cost to Attend Calculator (an interactive tool that helps students understand what it will really cost for them to attend various PA programs). Finally, we also have LIVE CHAT, where prospective students can interact with PA Faculty and other guest hosts in a live chat format to get all of their questions answered. I’ve included a small screenshot below but here’s a link to the transcripts of this actual live chat that took place a few weeks ago!

Announcing new “go-to” website for predental and dental students

> > > > ADEA is proud to announce the launch of, a new interactive multimedia web resource to enhance the dental education experience. provides advice to high school and predental students interested in pursuing dental careers, introduces them to the world of dentistry through mentorship, and offers direction for navigating the application process. > fosters career and social networking through resources like: > DentNetworksSM > A new interactive forum where students can engage with peers, dental students, and others about applying to dental school, what it means to be a dental student, and the value of a promising dental career. > > BlogistrySM > Monthly blog posts from dental professionals and students. In Blogistry, we blog on everything, and we mean everything: applying to dental school, financing a dental education, the latest news affecting dentistry, and the perspectives of current students. > DenTubeSM > A new online channel with videos on current events, what dental school is like, and tips for a successful application to dental school. > Download a printable GoDental Flyer, or forward this email to your students. Both you and your students can now sign up as GoDental members. (Note that ADEA membership includes membership in GoDental; your ADEA member login is also your GoDental login.) Membership allows you to participate in DentNetworks and enjoy valuable commentary in Blogistry. > For more information, visit washingtond > > > Anne Wells, Ed.D. > Associate Executive Director & Director > Division of Educational Pathways > American Dental Education Association > The Voice of Dental Education > 1400 K Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005 > Voice 202-289-7201 > Fax 202-289-7204 > wellsa > > > >