Category: Summer Programs

Summer Camp Opportunity for Pre-Health Students

Do you still need something fun to do this summer? Are you energetic, creative, and enthusiastic? Do you like working with youth and being a part of a FUN team? Are you looking to gain experience in the healthcare field or working with people with special health care needs?

If YES, then Camp Promise-West is looking for YOU!

Camp Promise-West ( is a one-week overnight camp that is provided free of charge for kids, teens, and adults with muscular dystrophy and select neuromuscular diseases. We believe all kids should get to experience the magic of camp, regardless of their medical needs or physical abilities. Our schedule is jam packed with theme days, pranks, costumes, summer fun, and activities that are 100% wheelchair accessible.

We highly valuable our volunteers that make camp possible and are looking for mature, responsible and fun individuals to join our team.

Available positions include: One-on-one counselors to provide personal care and assist with daily activities; Program staff (photographers, yearbook editors, camp newspaper, computers, science, sports, drama, music, etc.); and Medical staff (licensed nurses, doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, etc.)

This is an ideal opportunity for individuals who are dedicated to giving back to their community and/or who are interested in a career in the healthcare field and are looking for experience working one-on-one with individuals with special healthcare needs. Many (but not ALL!) of our volunteers are pre-health students (e.g., medicine, nursing, physician assistants, PT/OT) or interested in social work or counseling, or are graduate students/professionals in these fields.

While helpful, experience is not required as we provide all necessary training at our orientation session prior to camper arrival.

Our volunteers are 16+, come from diverse backgrounds and from all over the country, so whatever your skills may be, if you are committed to making camp the best week of our campers’ year, we’d love to hear from you!

Camp Details:

Dates: August 20-August 25, 2018 (volunteers arrive August 19th)

Location: Vaughn, WA

Requirements: Be at least 16 years old, submit an application, complete an interview, and pass background and reference checks. Please visit the requirements page of our website for more information.


How to Apply:

Learn more about our application process and visit to apply today.


For more information, please contact Shannon Healey at shannon or 405-459-PIGS (7447).

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Joyce Fagel, M.A.

Academic Advisor
Advising & Success Coaching Center
Room 5241

Shoreline Community College | 206.546.6984
For appointment: call 206-546-4559

Volunteers for ADA Camp Sealth

Are you interested in working with kids who have type 1 diabetes and learning more about diabetes management? If so, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has a volunteer opportunity for you! Join us for ADA Camp Sealth on Vashon Island, which is taking place this year from Monday, July 31 to Saturday, August 5. The ADA camp is the only diabetes camp in the country that’s integrated into a traditional summer camp, so our campers can attend with their family and friends without diabetes! The ADA’s role is to manage all of the medical care for the campers with diabetes so they can focus on having fun at summer camp.

We have two volunteer roles for students: medical assistants and diabetes counselors. Medical assistants help campers with testing their blood sugar before meals and bedtime, treat low blood sugars, and fill in for other staff as needed. We ask that medical assistants plan to attend camp for at least three days and two nights. Diabetes counselors are assigned to a specific cabin and accompany their campers on activities throughout the week to help with diabetes management. We ask that these volunteers attend camp for the whole week.

Room and board is provided for all volunteers. No prior experience is needed, as there will be training before camp to teach you everything you need to know!

If you’re interested in volunteering at camp, please contact Kelsey Stefanik-Guizlo by June 15 at kstefanikguizlo.

Volunteer Camp Counselors for Kids With Muscular Dystrophy at MDA Summer Camp

MDA is looking for summer camp volunteers! Volunteering at MDA Summer Camp will enrich your life and inspire you in ways you never dreamed possible. You will help kids, who live with life limiting muscle diseases, discover new interests, build self-confidence and experience the independence of being away from home in a safe environment where barriers don’t exist. The comprehensive training by long time caregivers and medical staff specialized in neurodevelopment is a great enhancement for your résumé when applying for scholarships, college, graduate school, employment, etc. You will develop important leadership skills while simultaneously giving back to your community. Camp also provides a remarkable opportunity for volunteers to meet new people, build lifelong friendships with fellow counselors and create lasting memories for children living with muscle-debilitating diseases.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association has been building bridges and knocking down barriers for youngsters with neuromuscular disease since 1955 by providing an unforgettable weeklong summer camp at no cost to their family and no cost to our volunteers (food and lodging is taken care of for the week). Camp is a very magical place where year-round skills are developed and where a child with a disability can just be a kid and we are excited you want to be a part of MDA camp!

You would be applying to attend camp as a volunteer for the entire week of June 24th- July 1st 2017. Please note that we’ll be holding the counselor training at camp on the afternoon/evening of June 24th, and it is mandatory for all counselors and volunteers.

The Western Washington MDA summer camp is held at YMCA Camp Seymourlocated at 9725 Cramer Road KPN, Gig Harbor, WA 98329.

The MDA summer camp volunteer process includes a completed camp application, an interview with an MDA staff member, a reference check, a criminal background check, a completed physical by your medical professional (within the past 12 months), immunization records and a copy (front and back) of your medical insurance card.

For more information and to access the link to the online application please inquire by emailing RBurris. Early applications are encouraged as acceptance is on a rolling basis. Or go straight to the camp volunteer online application:


* MDA has summer camps all over the country for kids 6 – 17 with muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases. Interested in volunteering at an MDA Summer Camp outside of Western Washington or want more information on MDA summer camps in general? See what MDA Summer Camp is all about summer camp page on and find the local MDA office to contact –

Quotes from camp volunteers:

As a 19-year old college sophomore at UW I went into MDA Camp thinking I wanted to be a doctor and was hopeful to gain some hands-on experience. Through the direct care and relationships I had, I became a home caregiver for the next few years after and changed my focus to nursing because of the connection gained through being "at the bedside." As I applied for my first job, having my years at MDA Camp stood out in my resume, bringing up much discussion in my interview for my dream job! I now have been working as a nurse for almost 4 years in the PCU, and this will be my 10th year at camp this June, my 4th year as one of the volunteer nurses. Camp is something hard to explain to those who have never been, but through it I have learned so much and met some of the most incredible campers and volunteers. I can’t imagine my summer without it!

– Caitlin Duhamel, Camp Nurse

The most amazing part about volunteering at MDA Summer Camp is being a part of something that means so much to the kids. The first day of camp, kids show up so unbelievably excited. The second camp ends, they’re already counting down the days until next summer. This is one week where their disability takes a back seat and they can just be a kid, making friends, having fun and just feeling good. As a volunteer, you get to be a part of stories they’ll tell for years and help build memories they’ll cherish for the rest of their lives. It’s an incredible gift and lesson to witness the strength and joy of campers despite the daily obstacles and grim realities they face.

– Justin Campbell, Unit Leader

ADA Diabetes Camp – seeks volunteers

The American Diabetes Association has a volunteer
opportunity for you! Every year, the ADA organizes a
week long summer camp for kids with diabetes. It is a very
unique camp because it is integrated into a traditional
summer camp with kids who do not have diabetes. The
ADA’s role is to manage all of the medical care for the
diabetic campers so they can enjoy summer camp! We
plan to have 75 campers this summer, out of about 250 kids
total. It takes a lot of volunteers to make this camp
happen; we are very interested in involving students who are
going into the healthcare field and who want to learn more
about taking care of kids with diabetes.

The ADA Diabetes Camp is held at Camp Sealth on Vashon
Island. It will be from Monday August 3rd to Saturday
August 8th, 2015. Volunteers need to be able to stay
at Camp Sealth for least 3 days but are welcome to stay for
the entire week. Room and board are provided.
Volunteer duties include helping kids check their blood
glucose levels and managing them if they are too high or too
low. No prior experience with this is needed, although
it is helpful, as there will be training before camp to
teach you everything you need to know!

If you are interested in helping out, please email Karlie Hailstone at the ADA for more information. She can be reached at KHailstone.

U of Colorado Pre-Med Emergency & Wilderness Program Scholarship Deadline

Dear Pre-Med and Pre-Health Students,

We invite you to enroll in the University of Colorado School of Medicine Pre-Med Emergency & Wilderness Medicine Program. We will be offering two sessions this summer, May 31-June 12 and August 9-21.

The two week program, taught by School of Medicine faculty, includes Emergency Department shadowing, EMS ride-alongs, ultrasound and suturing labs, CPR certification, optional WFR certification, and nearly a week at a camp in the Rockies. To register or to learn more please talk to fellow students who have previously attended the program or check out .

The 2015 May-June program is already three-quarters full; we encourage any students interested to enroll soon. We will once again be offering 3 full need-based scholarships to each session. Deadline for applying for a May-June session scholarship is Feb. 17.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Dr. Todd Miner

University of Colorado School of Medicine



Oregon Health & Science University Summer Equity Internship Program

The Oregon Health & Science University Summer Equity Internship Program. This program provides an opportunity to outstanding undergraduates interested in biomedical sciences, medicine, nursing, dentistry, physician assistant or public health.

At OHSU, Equity interns learn new research skills and gain hands-on laboratory and clinical experiences. They attend weekly seminars with fellow interns and faculty and scientists mentors. They are expected to produce a scientific poster and make a presentation of their summer research project. Shadowing and clinical experience is available for interns in the M.D. track. All participants will receive ongoing mentoring and advising regarding their individual career pathway.

This eight-week program is scheduled for June 15 – August 7, 2015. Students will receive a stipend, free housing, and local (TriMet) bus pass but will be responsible for their own meals, travel to and from Portland, Oregon, and other personal expenses. Applications must be submitted online and the deadline is February 9, 2015.

To be considered for the Equity Program, students must have completed at least one full year of college coursework, have taken at least one basic science with a lab setting (e.g. biology, chemistry, neuroscience, biopsychology), a mathematics course. The program is committed to supporting students from an underrepresented minority community. Underrepresented students belong to groups that are recognized as historically underrepresented in the health and science professions including: African-American/Black, Native American/Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander and Hispanics/Latinos.

Students who have experienced social or economic disadvantages are also encouraged to apply. Economically disadvantaged students are defined as individuals who come from a “low-income family,” using low-income levels specified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a guideline. Socially disadvantaged students come from an environment that may inhibit them from obtaining knowledge, skills or abilities required to enroll and successfully complete an undergraduate or graduate course of study that could lead to a career in the health sciences. This category includes, but is not restricted to, students whose parents did not attend or complete college.

Learn more about the program at We also invite you to view this video showcasing our former interns:

Contact information:

David Martinez, Center for Diversity & Inclusion

P: 503-494-9512 | Email: martdavi | W:

Reminder: Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) deadline is March 1, 2014

The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) is now accepting applications for this summer! SMDEP is a FREE six week academic enrichment program for freshman and sophomore college students who want to become physicians or dentists. Students who meet the following eligibility requirements may be accepted at one of our 12 program sites: * Be currently enrolled as a freshman or sophomore in college; * Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5; * Be a U.S. citizen or hold a permanent resident visa; and * Not have previously participated in SMDEP. SMDEP is implemented at 12 program sites (80 students per site) across the nation. Each program site provides scholars with academic enrichment in the basic sciences and math, clinical experiences, career development activities, learning and study skills seminars, and a financial planning workshop. This residential program is hosted by the following participating institutions: * Case Western Reserve University of Medicine and Dental Medicine * Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and College of Dental Medicine * Duke University School of Medicine * Howard University Colleges of Art and Sciences, Dentistry, and Medicine * David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and UCLA School of Dentistry * Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine * The University of Texas School of Dentistry and Medical School at Houston * University of Louisville Schools of Medicine and Dentistry * University of Nebraska Medical Center, Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry * University of Virginia School of Medicine * University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Dentistry * Yale University School of Medicine Please visit our website for the application at smdep<mailto:smdepbhudson< Tomorrow’s Doctors, Tomorrow’s Cures(r) Like SMDEP on Facebook Follow SMDEP on Twitter </mailto:</mailto:

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Phone: 206-546-6984

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Interested in a medical service experience abroad?

Several Shoreline CC students are exploring the possibility of a medical service experience abroad in September 2014. Mary Mathison, a Shoreline CC student, has participated in two such experiences through the non-profit organization International Service Learning ( ). She reports that it was well organized and a fantastic learning experience! ISL will work with us to organize our trip.

Our next step is to find out who is interested to go. Please complete the survey at this site:

Friends and family are welcome too; it will likely not be limited to SCC students.
The survey also provides opportunity to ask questions.

Joyce Fagel, Science Division Academic Adviser
Room 2814; jfagel

UW Bioengineering summer research program for CC students

visit the B3 website for more information. 2014 B3 Symposium

February 25th, 1:30 – 4:00 PM

Broadway Performance Hall, SCCC

Attend the 2014 B3 Symposium to learn about bioengineering research and the B3 program. Speakers will include UW Bioengineering faculty members, industry representatives, and former B3 students.

2014 B3 Summer Research Program

June 23rd – August 22nd

Apply online at the B3 website.

Application deadline: March 17, 2014

Comments from B3 Students

"I truly believe the greatest benefit of this program was the opportunity to experience what a career as a scientist would be like while working with some of the best in their field."

“The greatest benefit of this work, for me, was the application of the knowledge I have gained in the classroom to real-world research, bridging the gap between my academic and professional aspirations."

"My mentors were amazing! They were very helpful, encouraging, and supportive…I felt like I was a part of the team and that my contributions mattered…I have a much better idea of what Bioengineering is and what it is like to work in research."

"My mentor provided a great deal of guidance and support, from the basic logistics of laboratory work to discussions on the broad picture of both our research and the state of research in the field in general."

Contact Us

Dr. Tekie Mehary, B3 Manager

Dr. Esmaeel Naeemi, SCCC Contact

Dr. Michael Regnier, B3 Director

Building Bridges to Bioengineering (B3) provides mentored research experiences and academic opportunities for underrepresented minority students at Seattle area community colleges. Our goal is to increase the number of students transferring to bioengineering degree programs at the University of Washington.

Opportunities for Community College Students

Ø Participate in a summer research program at a world-class research institution. Students are paid a stipend for their work.

B3 students will:

 Work with mentors in UW laboratories on multidisciplinary research projects.

 Attend workshops to learn effective scientific communication skills.

 Present the results of their work at a research poster session.

 Receive guidance from an academic counselor for a successful transition to a four-year university.

Ø Learn how bioengineering and biotechnology can be used to solve global health problems. A course, Introduction to Applied Bioengineering & Global Health (SCI 107), is offered at SCCC.


B3 applicants must be:

 Seattle area community college students;

 US citizens or permanent residents; and

 Underrepresented minorities (URM). Non-URM students will be considered if funding is available.

How to Apply

The B3 Summer Research Program application consists of:

 Completion of the online application at the B3 website;

 Recommendations from two individuals, one of whom can evaluate your potential in a lab setting; and

 Submission of official transcripts from your current college.

Please visit the B3 website for more information.