NY TIMES: Seeing Epilepsy from the Patient’s Point of View
Well: Seeing Epilepsy From the Patient’s
Point of View
By By PAULINE W. CHEN, M.D.
Published: June 23, 2011
Dr. Brien J. Smith, new chairman of the Epilepsy
Foundation, knows firsthand about the disease: He learned as a teenager that he
How long will you live? Depends on the county
How long will you live? Depends on the county
A new county-level analysis has found that life expectancy in most counties in the U.S., including an increasing number in Washington state, is falling behind the world’s longest-living nations. The analysis, by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, also found gaps in life expectancies between men and women and widening gaps among the state’s counties.
Shadowing Opportunities Podiatric Medicine
APMA is once again offering students the opportunity to shadow
in their own neighborhood
with a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Learn more about the rewards and demands of a
career in podiatric medicine
Spend the day asking questions, observing, and experiencing
It’s easy to sign up and generally takes only a few days to receive a contact
Visit our website at
to complete a request to shadow
For more information contact APMA at
Betsy M. Herman
Career Development Specialist
American Podiatric Medical Association
9312 Old Georgetown Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20814
800-275-2762 ext. 280
Exploring Medical Social Work (Note time & location change)
Have you ever heard of the field of social work? Did you know as a social worker you can specialize in the following: Child, Family, & Social work, Medical Public Health Social Work, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Social Work, & Social Work Planners & Policymakers?
Come to this week’s MAPS meeting
Exploring Medical Social Work!
We will be having an interactive session with Dr. Gunnar Almgren (Associate Professor @ the UW School of Social Work). Dr. Almgren has over 18 years of experience as the Chief of Social Work in various hospitals (UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital, & St. John’s Hosptial). We will also have Felicity Hendrix, a current MSW student, share her experience about the UW MSW program .
You don’t want to miss out on this event! This is not your ordinary meeting. We will go through several case studies to explore medical social work.
Did you know?
. Medical social workers typically work in a hospital, skilled nursing facility or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hospice_care hospice,and work with patients and their families in need of psychosocial help.
. Medical social workers assess the psychosocial functioning of patients and families. Interventions may include connecting patients and families to necessary resources and supports in the community; providing psychotherapy, supportive counseling, or grief counseling
. Medical social workers typically work on an interdisciplinary team with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional professionals of other disciplines (such as medicine, nursing, physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapy, etc.).
. Requirement is a 2-year Masters of Social Work Degree
. University of Washington Social Work program is ranked 4th in the nation!
Where: Smith 309
When: Thursday, 5-6pm
What to bring: yourself, questions, and a friend
Explore Health Careers Update
A Day in the Life of Optometry Students
If you want to know about life as an optometrist, check this out!
One of the most common questions that students interested in optometry have is, "what’s it like at optometry school?" With that in mind, we set out last fall at the Illinois College of Optometry to answer that question.
You are invited to view ICO?s web series, ?A Day in the Life,? which just made its online debut last week. This 12 episode documentary style series takes viewers inside the life of a first-year ICO student. From move-in and the first exam through the rite of passage ceremony where first years receive their white clinic coats, you’ll only be left asking, what happens next!
The episodes are being released one at a time over the course of the next couple of weeks, and all of them will be housed on ICO?s website. Right now, the first five episodes are live for you to enjoy!
Teisha Johnson, M.S.
Director of Admissions/Marketing
Illinois College of Optometry
3241 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616-3878
Medical ethics article
This article was discussed recently at a U of Washington AMSA Pre-Medical Chapter meeting.
Please consider taking the time to read the attached article, it contains information that is so important for prehealth students to be thinking about.
Thank you to UW AMSA Pre-Medical Chapter for sharing!
Joyce Fagel, M.A.
UW Academic Advisor at Shoreline Community College
Advising & Counseling Center and Science Division
Room 2814; Phone: 206-546-6984
For appointment call: 206-546-6984
Gawande Letting Go.pdf
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