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2018 AMCAS Application Cycle

We are happy to announce the 2018 AMCAS application cycle will open Tuesday, May 2. Additional important dates for this cycle include submission opening which will be on Thursday, June 1, and data transmission of verified applications to medical schools, which begins on Friday, June 30.

For the 2018 cycle, the changes you will see include the addition of five new questions and the First Generation College Student Indicator. A plethora of support resources for applicants (on the AMCAS Tools and Tutorials page) and advisors (on the Prehealth Advisor Resource page) will be updated and available by Friday, April 14, including an advisor presentation on the 2018 AMCAS application.

Please note that a redesigned AMCAS application will launch later in the 2018 cycle. This change in the application interface will not impact data transmission to medical schools. The AMCAS Outreach Team will provide timely updates as they become available, and we will provide advisors and applicants ample notice and information before the new application interface launches.

As always, AMCAS staff are committed to providing the best possible experience for applicants and their advisors. We will be hosting applicant and advisor online chats in May to answer any questions you may have about the 2018 AMCAS application and will share registration information soon.

Thank you,


Dejanira Cruz
Sr. Communications Specialist (AMCAS)

Association of American Medical Colleges
655 K Street, NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20001-2399

University of Washington’s Master of Occupational Therapy Applicant Information Session


We are inviting any undergraduate or post-baccalaureate student interested in a career in occupational therapy or applying to our Master of Occupational Therapy program to an Applicant Information Session! Please help spread the word…

University of Washington – Seattle

Magnuson Health Sciences Center/UW Medical Center

Room CC 902

Friday, April 7th, 2017

2:30 – 3:30 PM

Thank you!

Charu Gupta, MA

Academic Counselor

Division of Occupational Therapy

1959 NE Pacific Street

Seattle, WA 98195-6490

4-2017 Flyer for Information Session.pdf

Registration For PNWU-Yakima Medical School, 2017 Open House – Saturday, April 8

Date: Saturday, April 8th
Time: 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

For prospective students, pre-med clubs, incoming students, and pre-med advisers:

7:00 am Check-in for Run for Your Life 5k (Butler-Haney Hall)
8:00 am Run For Your Life 5k
Open House check-in (Butler-Haney Hall foyer)
PNWU Community Health Fair (Butler-Haney Hall foyer)

10:00 am Open House opening session (Butler-Haney Hall Temple Auditorium)
11:00 am Breakout session 1
Noon Lunch break
12:30 pm Breakout session 2
1:30 pm Breakout session 3
2:30 pm Breakout session 4

Breakout sessions being offered this year:

1. Financial Aid (paying for medical school)
2. A day in the life of a medical student
3. Benefits of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine/OMM demonstration
4. PNWU application strategies
5. Campus tour
6. Making the transition to Yakima/supporting your medical student
7. Mind the Gap (the academic transition to medical school)
8. Medical Simulation (medical decision making through teamwork in the SIM lab)

Food options will be provided from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on campus for a fee.

Explore Health Career news: financial planning Newsletter

March, 2017

Search for "cost of higher education" and Google returns 124 million results. “How to pay for college” returns a whopping 282 million results. Determining how much your education will cost and how you’ll cover those costs is a topic on nearly every prospective student’s mind. We’ve rounded up our most popular blog posts about paying for school to aid in your research and planning.

The Big Q: How Much?


Let’s say the sticker price for your dream college is $35,000 per year — is that how much you’ll actually pay for school?! Find the answer by using this formula for calculating net price.



Debt — Is It An Inevitability?


What you need to know about “no-loan policies” that replace student loans with money that you don’t have to pay back.



Think Outside the Box.


Look beyond loans, grants and college scholarships to help pay for your health care education.



Serve and Be Served.


Interested in a career in primary care? Committing to service might be the way to go. These programs help you pay and fulfill a need.


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Pre-PT Volunteer Program at Experience Momentum

My name is Brianna Sweeney and I am a current student at Shoreline. I’m also a lead aide and yoga teacher at Experience Momentum, a wellness center in Lynnwood that offers therapy, fitness, and nutrition.

We have a wonderful volunteer program in our physical therapy department and are currently looking for Spring volunteers. Our volunteer program lasts 10 weeks (one quarter) and consists of one 3-4 hour shift per week that includes one-on-one time directly with a patient/therapist and some facility maintenance.

If you’d like more information about our program, see the link below and don’t hesitate to ask!



Volunteer opportunity for Pre Pharm/Pharmacy Technician students at Seattle Children’s Hospital


I am writing regarding a possible Volunteer opportunity for Shoreline Community College students seeking out the pharmacy profession. Currently, we have a few volunteer positions open in the Outpatient Pharmacy here at Seattle Children’s Hospital. A Washington State Pharmacy Assistant license is required along with an application process through our volunteer office. You can contact me with any questions. Thank you for your time and energy.

Teriann Dellanno, PhT

Outpatient Pharmacy Volunteer Supervisor

Seattle Children’s

206-987-3825 OFFICE

206-987-4521 FAX


OFFICE 4800 Sand Point Wa NE, Seattle, WA 98105

MAIL M/S OB.6.402, PO Box 5371, Seattle, WA 98145-5005


Connect with us online:

Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers – Ohio State Optometry summer program, apply by April 1

The 11th Annual I-DOC (Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers) program will take place on the campus of The Ohio State University from July 10 – 12, 2017. We welcome applications from your students through our April 1 deadline. I-DOC is an intensive three-day residential program that introduces participants to the profession of optometry. The purpose of I-DOC is to attract ethnically underrepresented minority undergraduate college students to careers in optometry. Thirty spots are available for the program this summer with financial assistance covering all meals, on-campus housing, activities, and airfare for those travelling to Columbus up to $500.

Application information, eligibility, and more information can be found at

April 8 Open House at Yakima Medical School

Pacific Northwest University of the Health Sciences, Osteopathic Medical School will have its annual open house on Saturday April 8. This is a great opportunity to explore osteopathic medicine and this particular school. Yakima is about 2.5 hours’ drive from Seattle.

Here’s the link to all of the info and to the registration link.

Michael C Riggin

Asst. Director, Student Recruitment/Admissions Counselor

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

111 University Parkway, Suite 202 Yakima, WA 98901

Direct: 509.249.7740 Main: 509.452.5100 Fax: 509.249.7907 Cell: 509.833.3701 Skype us at pnwu.admissions Like PNWU Admissions on Facebook

PNWU is a drug-free workplace, equal opportunity employer and educational institution.

Join UW’s Pre-PT club on 3/8 to hear from Eastern Washington University’s PT Admissions representative!

(RSVP by 3/3)

Are you interested in a career as a doctor of physical therapy? The University of Washington Pre Physical Therapy club is hosting a meeting open to all students from the greater Seattle area on Wednesday, March 8th at 6:30 PM in Thomson Hall, Room 202. Guest speaker Debra Dickerson, an admissions representative from Eastern Washington University’s physical therapy program, will be joining us to share her insights on the application process and how to be successful. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!

If you would like to attend, please send an RSVP to preptclub by Friday, March 3rd. You may direct any questions about the meeting here as well. A map of the University of Washington campus can be found at