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AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair 2/15

Registration for the 3rd Annual AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair, February 15, 2017 from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm EST is now open! The virtual fair is an opportunity for medical schools, advisors and potential applicants to interact with one another in a secure platform.

As of February 6, there are 65 medical schools from the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada participating. In addition, the AAMC, Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) and the NAAHP will also have booths!

Register for free today:

Fair participants will be able to:

§ Save resources and videos from booths to their own personal “backpack”

§ Chat with representatives from each exhibiting institution and association

§ Listen to virtual presentations about

§ Paying for medical school

§ Getting unique experience beyond shadowing

§ How holistic review in the application process works

§ AAMC’s resources on the path to medical school

…and ask questions at the end of each presentation

§ Link to each school’s MSAR® profile from each school’s booth

§ Use a promo code for a discount on an MSAR subscription and the Official Guide to Medical School Admissions so they can prep before the fair (code provided after registration is complete).

§ Connect a LinkedIn profile to their fair profile

§ Upload resumes/CVs

§ Upload a profile photo

Register today:


UW Master of Occupational Therapy Applicant Information Session 2/15

Master of Occupational Therapy

Applicant Information Session

Thurs, February 15, 2018
1:00 – 2:00 PM (PST)
UW Health Sciences Bldg
Room CC-902
RSVP by emailing ot
Open to anyone who is considering applying to the program.

Overview of Program

Application Process

Meet Current Students

Q&A Session

Discover Podiatric Medicine at our Virtual Fair


One lucky participant will win a FREE ExamKrackers Prep Course! “See” you there!

The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine would like to invite you and your students to register for the Virtual Podiatric Medical School Fair on February 7, 2018 from 11 to 6PM eastern. Please share with your students!

This is a FREE event for college students who are interested in exploring careers in medicine. We’ll be covering podiatric medicine as a career choice – from surgery to wound care to sport medicine, podiatric physicians provide a wide range of care for their patients. Representative from each of the nine U.S. schools of podiatric medicine will be available during the day to chat. Additionally, we’ll have current students, faculty and DPM Speakers and Mentors available to share why they chose podiatric medicine.

We’re also excited to announce that we’ve partnered with ExamKrackers for this event; ExamKrackers instructors will be providing tips throughout the day for prepping for the MCAT and one lucky virtual fair participant will win one FREE ExamKrackers Test Prep Lesson!

See yourself in a white coat when you Discover Podiatric Medicine. Registration is available here:

Mandy S. Nau

Career Promotion Strategist

American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine

Cell or Text: 253-906-4167 Email: mnau

Why consider a career in podiatric medicine?

  • A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) is a specialist in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of lower extremity disorders, diseases and injuries.
  • DPMs can specialize in a variety of areas such as surgery, orthopedics, or public health. Besides these certified specialties, podiatrists may practice a subspecialty such as sports medicine, pediatrics, dermatology, radiology, geriatrics, or diabetic foot care.
  • The DPM is a vital member of the health-care team. He or she is often the first to detect symptoms of diabetes or peripheral vascular disease because of the human foot’s interrelation with the rest of the body.

Explore Health Careers: Funding info Newsletter

January, 2018 Newsletter

It’s never too early to think about how to pay for your education. According to Student Loan Hero, Americans owe over $1.48 trillion in student loan debt, and the average Class of 2016 graduate owes a whopping $37,172. This month, we’re offering tips to help you minimize your bill and get the funding you need to take the next step toward your career in health. And don’t forget to take advantage of recruitment events, like ADEA GoDental’s upcoming event in March (link below), which can help you choose the right school the first time and avoid the added costs some students incur when they transfer.

Filing a FAFSA Pays


86% of families filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) last year, and with good reason: The FAFSA can give students access to $150 billion in grants, work-study funds and federal student loans.



Get Creative


In addition to filling out your FAFSA, there are other outside-of-the-box methods for saving money on college expenses, from work study to becoming an RA.



Registration is now open for the 2018 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event! This is a huge opportunity to gain “insider” knowledge and tips on how to be a successful dental school applicant, featuring over 50 U.S. dental school exhibitors. NEW this year and exclusively for #GoDental18 – attend a Mock Dental School Interview! Attendees will get the chance to experience first-hand how a dental school interview works. See you this March 17 in Orlando!


Save Money on Expensive Textbooks


Often ringing up at $300 each, buying a set of new textbooks every semester can easily break the bank. Consider borrowing, renting, sharing or exchanging to get a break on this expensive college investment.



Be Wary of These Financial Obstacles


Planning is key when it comes to graduating without debt. Get started today so you can pay off consumer debt before getting student loans, have time to digest all of your private loans’ terms and set yourself up to keep track of how much debt you have.


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7 free recorded webinars on Naturopathic Medicine by AANMC

In case you missed our most popular webinars, catch up now.


7 Not-to-Miss Webinars from 2017
Our 2017 webinar series covered everything from career advice to naturopathic pain management. In case you missed an episode, catch up on the highlights now. These are 7 not-to-miss webinars from 2017.
Make the Dream a Reality:

How to Become a Naturopathic Doctor

Looking for a career that’s not just a job, but a passion and a calling? Do you have questions about affording ND school, how to apply, how others have made it work?

Alison Scott Dean, Director of Admissions and Recruitment at Bastyr University, and Mark Williams, Dean of Student Services at the Boucher Institute, explained how to make your dream a reality.

Watch the Webinar
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Naturopathic Medicine 101
Naturopathic medicine is a field where the rigors of modern science meet the healing power of nature. Want to learn what NDs do?

Dr. JoAnn Yanez gave an introductory course on the foundations of naturopathic practice, how to become an ND, and how NDs help patients harness their innate power to heal themselves.

Changing Careers:

It’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Passion

No matter what age or stage of life you may be in, it’s never too late to follow your passion and become a naturopathic doctor.

Dr. Dennis Godby shared his life journey and how he followed his heart and passion to become a successful naturopathic physician and advocate for natural medicine.

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Preventing and Treating Diabetes with Naturopathic Medicine
Each year, 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Across the country, 29.1 million people have the disease.

Dr. Ellen Wong discussed naturopathic approaches to preventing and treating diabetes.

Stress is Not a Natural Part of of School: Manage Stress Naturopathically
The feeling of being stressed is a part of life. However, if that stress lasts for an extended period of time, it can be a risk to your health and negatively impact your performance in school.

Dr. Heidi Weinhold discussed naturopathic approaches to managing school stress.

Watch the Webinar
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Naturopathic Approaches to Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Fortunately, anxiety and depression are highly treatable.

Dr. Peter Bongiorno shared naturopathic approaches to anxiety and depression, including supplements, lab testing, medications, and more.

Got Pain?

We’ve Got Answers!

Pharmacological treatments are not the only answer to pain management.

Dr. Tyna Moore shared naturopathic approaches to keeping pain in check.

Watch the Webinar
Don’t Miss Our Next Webinar:

Hidden Things that Can Hurt Your Heart and Warp Your Metabolism

You’ll be surprised to learn how everyday habits and items can damage your body.

Join the AANMC and Dr. Fraser Smith to find out about about hidden things in your diet and environment that can change your metabolism and hurt your heart.

Feb. 15, 2 PM EDT – 3 PM EDT

Free webinar for anyone interested in learning about heart health.

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Becoming a licensed naturopathic doctor begins with a strong education. Request information today to find the school that’s right for you and take the first step toward realizing your dream of becoming a doctor!
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Summer Health Professions Educational Program Webinar – 1/25 1pm

What SHPEP program site(s) will you be applying to? It’s time to get the inside scoop about what the SHPEP initiative includes for its 2018 scholars. We encourage you to register and tune in to the upcoming webinar and hear what your 2018 SHPEP summer experience may include.

The SHPEP program sites, including Rutgers, Columbia and the University of Washington will share what the six-week SHPEP experience includes for its scholars. Webinar attendees will learn about extracurricular activities and the educational resources available at specific program sites. Join the webinar and learn what a week looks like in the life of a SHPEP scholar! There will also be an opportunity to ask questions, particularly to the program sites that will be presenting.

Danielle Ishem, MPA, MPH

Director of Workforce Development

Director, Summer Health Professions Education Program

Center for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

U.W. School of Medicine

1959 NE Pacific Street HSC A-300,
Box 356340, Seattle, WA 98195

Ph: 206-616-5866 Email: ishem

Our mission: Advancing Excellence through Diversity


Registration for July-September MCAT Exam Dates

Please be advised registration will open on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 for the July-September MCAT exam dates. Please encourage your students to log into the MCAT Registration System in advance of February 7 to fill-in registration information such as biographical information and complete necessary consents. This will help to expedite the process for selecting a test date and location on or after February 7.

If you have any questions, please email us at advisors.

Warm Regards,


Judith Byrne, M.A.
Senior Director, MCAT Business Operations

Association of American Medical Colleges
655 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001-2399
T (202) 828-0603
E jbyrne

Tomorrow’s Doctors, Tomorrow’s Cures®

Seattle AWIS January Announcements

Upcoming EventsAwards NominationsCommunity Announcements
Thanks to all that came out to our Holiday Networking Social!

Upcoming Events

Join us Wednesday, January 17th for our next event!

The Seattle AWIS Monthly Programming Series presents:

Data Science in Biology

Wednesday – January 17th, 2018 – 6:00 PM
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Pelton Auditorium
1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109 – Free visitor parking

6:00 PM – Networking and Refreshments
6:30 PM – Introductions and Program
7:45 PM – Networking and Dessert

Big Data is becoming one of the most significant advancements of the last decade.
With data showing the ability to contribute to everything from election predictions to transportation services, extracting useful information from extremely large datasets is transforming multiple scientific fields, and the biological sciences are no different. Billions of data points on genes, proteins and other molecules, as well as large volumes of patient data, can give us precious insights to better predict and treat disease. Over the next decade, discoveries through the use of computational models will allow us to leverage that data into meaningful information, contributing to the improvement of healthcare globally.

Our Speaker:


Lara Mangravite PhD
President of Sage Bionetworks

Seattle AWIS programs are FREE.
All are welcome – members, non-members, women and men!
More information at:

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Awards Nominations

Due tomorrow by 6 pm!

Submit Nominations for 2018 AWIS Awards

Seattle AWIS is inviting nominations to honor local women in three STEM categories:

Scientific Advancement and Leadership in STEM

Early Career Achievement in STEM

Excellence in STEM Education/Outreach
Outstanding Seattle AWIS Member

We have impressive women who are STEM researchers and educators that deserve to be recognized! Please take a moment to NOMINATE a female researcher or educator that has made a difference in her field of science or technology or been a special role model or mentor. Nominees for the STEM awards need not be an AWIS member.

The nomination process is simple – visit for more details and the nomination form.

Nomination Submission Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
If you have questions, please contact awards.
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Community Announcements

Mentors needed for NWABR BioExpo


The NWABR BioExpo takes place May 18th but high school students would like mentors to help select topics, provide resources and evaluate their projects between now and April.

Mentoring will take approx. 4-8 hrs and can be by email, skype or in person. More information about the Expo and mentoring can be viewed at

To register to be a mentor, visit
For more information, please contact Janis Wignall, Bio Expo and Tech Manager bioexpo

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

Seattle Children’s Hospital has a 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.

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


Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities at UAB: SIBS, PARAdiGM and KURE Deadline to apply: February 15, 2018.

As the deadline draws near I’d like to remind you of three exciting opportunities for your undergraduate students – the Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program, the Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) and Kidney Undergraduate Research Program (KURE). These programs introduce outstanding undergraduates to the exciting career options of being a scientific investigator while also being a practicing physician. Eligible students may apply to all programs.

These eight week programs are held concurrently from May 31 – July 27, 2018. Students will receive stipends and free on-campus housing but will be responsible for their own meals, for travel to and from Birmingham, and other expenses.

Students will be introduced to the concept of scientific research, principles of scientific experimentation, the proper methods of data analysis, the interpretation, presentation, and translational applications of research results, and to clinicians who practice at academic medical centers.

Applications must be submitted online and the deadline is February 15, 2018.

Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program

Our goal in offering this fellowship is to give talented undergraduate students the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of intensive, hypothesis-drive laboratory research. This experience should help students make well informed decisions about future career plans. Previous research experience is not required. We especially welcome applications from students who are interested in research as a potential career, including students interested in PhD and MD/PhD programs. We accept fifteen students per summer into this program. We expect applicants to SIBS to have completed at least their sophomore year of undergraduate coursework. We anticipate that successful candidates will typically demonstrate grade point averages of 3.0 (“B”) or higher, especially in science, math, and related areas.

Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM)

The PARAdiGM program focuses on undergraduates from diverse and underrepresented minority backgrounds, and offers the opportunity to participate in the program for two summers. In addition to working in the laboratory of a faculty mentor with an actively funded biomedical research program, PARAdiGM participants will learn about careers in academic medical centers (AMCs) by shadowing clinician-investigators in their clinics, as well as on in-patient rounds. At the end of the first summer in the program, the students will write an abstract and participate in both a local and national poster presentation of their research results. The students will also receive instruction in essay writing, MCAT preparation, and critical career skills. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide undergraduate students with an understanding and appreciation of the biomedical research process so as to encourage them to pursue careers studying patients and their diseases after further postgraduate training in graduate and medical education. Previous research experience is not required in order to apply. The PARAdiGM program is especially useful for students who do not have local access to biomedical research and/or academic physician-scientist role models.

Kidney Undergraduate Research Program (KURE) (newly added)

The KURE participants engage in guided kidney-related research with a mentor and attend a variety of seminars and workshops over the course of the 8 week program. Aside from time in the lab students will have professional development sessions and the opportunity to shadow some of our physicians in clinic. The KURE oral symposium, held at the close of the summer session is where students present their summer research.

You can learn more about SIBS, PARAdiGM and KURE at our websites or by contacting me at <a href="mailto:rlorenz


Robin G. Lorenz, MD/PhD | Associate Dean for Physician Scientist Development

Director | Medical Scientist Training Program

Director | Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Program

Director | Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) Program

UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham

SHEL 121C | 1825 University Blvd. | Birmingham, AL 35294-2182

P: rlorenz

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