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!

http://www.experiencemomentum.com/careers#Aide/Volunteer%20Program

Best,

Brianna

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

Hello,

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

Teriann.Dellanno

OFFICE 4800 Sand Point Wa NE, Seattle, WA 98105

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

WWW seattlechildrens.org

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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 www.optometry.osu.edu/idoc

Pacific University Oregon’s School of Pharmacy OPEN HOUSE: April 12th

The School of Pharmacy at Pacific University is excited to announce a wonderful opportunity to further explore a career in pharmacy. You are invited to attend an event to learn more about Pacific University’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program, which is an accelerated 3-year PharmD. Pacific PharmD students benefit from an interprofessional curriculum, and have the opportunity to provide international healthcare with their peers.

The School of Pharmacy will be hosting a Spring Open House on Wednesday, April 12th from 6:00-8:00pm. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the program and how to apply.

Open House Registration: Please RSVP

You may also find more details about this event on our website: http://pacificu.edu/future-graduate-professional/colleges/college-health-professions/areas-study/pharmacy/admissions

I look forward to meeting you on the Health Professions Campus in Hillsboro.

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.

http://www.pnwu.edu/news/2017-open-house/

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

www.pnwu.edu Skype us at pnwu.admissions Like PNWU Admissions on Facebook

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

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: http://www.ultracamp.com/info/sessiondetail.aspx?idCamp=521&campCode=md4&idSession=133207

Thanks!

* 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 mda.org and find the local MDA office to contact – https://www.mda.org/services/mda-summer-camp.

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

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 http://www.washington.edu/maps/.

Personal Essay Prompt Changes – VMCAS18

As promised, below are the important changes you need to know about the VMCAS 2018 Personal Essay Prompts:

1. The existing personal statement for veterinary medicine has been retired

2. Three new questions will be implemented for this cycle, each requiring 1,000 characters each.

3. The prompts are as follows:

a. There are many career choices within the veterinary profession. What are your future career goals and why?

b. In what ways do veterinarians contribute to society and what do you hope to contribute?

c. Considering the breadth of society we serve as veterinarians today; what attributes do you believe are essential to be successful within the veterinary profession? Of these attributes, which do you possess and how have you demonstrated these in the past?

Please feel free to share as needed and feel free to ask any questions.

Tony Wynne

Director of Admissions & Recruitment Affairs

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

The Veterinary Medical College Application Service

655 K Street NW, Suite 725

Washington, DC 20001

O: 202-371-9195 x124

twynne

www.aavmc.org

Volunteer with Camp Promise-West this summer!

Volunteer with Camp Promise-West to gain experience working with people with special health care needs this summer!

Posted on February 27, 2017 by Cheri Kau

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 health care field or working with people with special health care needs?

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

We are currently recruiting volunteers who are mature and responsible individuals, who like working hard and who are willing to learn. Camp Promise-West (www.camppromise.org) is a one-week overnight camp 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 provide camp and medical care free of charge to our campers and highly value our volunteers who help make this happen.

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.)

§ 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, or those who are interested in a career in the healthcare field and who are looking for experience working one-on-one with individuals with special health care needs. Many (but not ALL!) of our volunteers are pre-health students (medicine, nursing, physician assistants, PT/OT, etc.) or interested in social work or counseling, or 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!

The Details:

§ Dates: August 21-August 26, 2017 (Volunteers arrive August 20th)

§ Location: Vaughn, WA

§ Requirements: Be at least 16 years old, submit an application, complete an interview, and pass background and reference checks.

§ Application deadline: April 3, 2017

§ Website: www.camppromise.org

How to Apply:

Learn more about our application process and visit www.camppromise.org/apply to apply today.

Questions?

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

Joyce Fagel, M.A.

Academic Advisor, Advising & Coaching Center

Room 5229

Phone: 206-546-6984

For appointment: 206-546-4559