Announcements and Upcoming Events

 Health Professions Advising Sessions for NEW Students

FRIDAY   August 30, 2013
8-8:25; 8:30-8:55; 9-9:25; and 9:30-9:55  am
Science 142

•  advising on coursework for the Fall semester
•  sign up for Health Professions advising list
•  hear about campus groups:  Globe Med; Premed Society



For 1st and 2nd yr students (2016, 2017 grads)

WEDNESDAY      OCT 23          12- 1 pm      SCI- 142
TUESDAY             OCT 29          4-5  pm          SCI- 142

Courses (required and recommended)
The Revised  MCAT in 2015
Gaining Experience and  Knowledge of the practice of medicine (volunteering, physician shadowing, healthcare policy, patient exposure)
AAMC Core Competencies for Entering Medical Students

For Seniors graduating in 2014 (whether or not you intend to apply in  2014 ) AND Juniors (in particular, those planning to apply in 2014)

MONDAY          OCT 21          12 -1  pm      SCI- 142  *** NOTE CHANGE
WEDNESDAY    OCT 30          4-5  pm          SCI- 142

Spring 2014 Premed Committee interviews **** THIS IS CRITICAL
Gaining Experience and  Knowledge of the practice of medicine (volunteering, physician shadowing, healthcare policy, patient exposure)
AAMC Core Competencies for Entering Medical Students
The Application Process, including...
AMCAS/AACOMAS primary applications (soliciting letters of evaluation, Personal Statements, Experiences/activities)
MCATs  (decision on old MCAT in 2014 vs. new MCAT in 2015)

If you know you are planning to attend a given session, send me a quick email to help me know who might be attending.  IF you decide at the last minute that you are free, by all means just show up

Questions about the sessions, please contact me.  
If you can't attend,  info presented will be posted on the Health Professions CLEo site ,

Visiting Speakers in Fall 2013


Nicole Marshall, M.D. (Biol-Chem, '00)  

Perinatology/Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Oregon Health & Sciences University
September 12-13, 2013
Th 9/12
4-5 pm  Reid Campus Center Rm 110
Real Talk Series -
Q/A session about career path to current position at OHSU

7:30 pm  Science 100
Research Lecture:  Developmental Origins of Health and Disease:
How in utero development impacts lifelong health

F 9/13
10-11 am 
Informal conversation with students (contact Jim Russo if interested in meeting with Dr. Marshall


Curt Malloy, JD, MPH
Curt Malloy

Senior VP of Operations, General Counsel
Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI)

September 16, 2013
M 9/16 (Noon; Sci 146)
Career paths in Global Health 


Thomas Monath, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Hookipa BioTechAG
former Chief, Virology Division, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID)
 Brode Lecture in Science
 Tuesday, September 17, 2013
 7:30 pm in Maxey Auditorium
 "Yellow Fever and Tales of Other Emerging Viruses"


Christopher Perdue, M.D., M.P.H. (Biol, '93)

 Chris Perdue

Global Emerging Infections Surveillance & Response System (GEIS) Project Manager
Lt. Cmdr., US Public Health Service

 O'Donnell Visiting Educator in Global Studies
October 7-11, 2013

Monday, October 7,  4-5 pm, Reid Campus Center Rm 207
Real Talk Series -
Q/A session about career path in medicine/public health, Armed Forces service, Public Health Service

W 10/9  7:30 pm  Olin-130
O'Donnell VE Public Lecture
"Global Health Surveillance against Emerging Pathogens"


Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

Internal Medicine, New York University Medical Center / Bellevue Hospital
Editor, Bellevue Literary Review
Author of:
*What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine"
*Medicine in Translation: Journeys with my Patient"
*Incidental Findings: Lessons from my Patients in the Art of Medicine"

Saturday, November 16 2013
Visiting Educator and McClellan Lecturer on Humanity in Clinical Care

7:00  pm Chism Hall





Walla Walla Clinical Shadowing Program  ....a collaborative program with the Walla Walla Valley Medical Society, Whitman College, and Walla Walla University to facilitate pre-medical student shadowing in Walla Walla County.  At a special gathering of physicians and students,  Dr. Carol Teitz, Assoc Dean of Admissions at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and Bob Perna, Director, WSMA, joined Dr. Ken Isaacs and Olivia Ware (BBMB, '13) to unveil the new program and website.

If you are interested more about shadowing, see

Walla Walla Clinical Shadowing Program





  Danish Institute for Study Abroad  

in Copenhagen, Denmark has programs and core courses in

The Biotechnology & Biomedicine program is designed for students exploring career opportunities within biotech research and/or biotech business development. The core course and study tours offer you insight into biotechnology-based methods for diagnosis and treatment of disease; an understanding of the dynamics of drug discovery and development; and an interdisciplinary perspective on how biotech research and biotech business work together.

Medical Practice & Policy
The Medical Practice & Policy program is designed for students with a serious, documented interest in medicine and have the required science background. The core course and study tours offer you a unique clinical course for pre-med students, not available in the US, valuable hands-on medical experience such as patient cases and clinical lab exercises, and insight into clinical practices and health provision in countries other than the US.

 Public Health
The Public Health program is designed for students exploring career opportunities in public health, either from a policy, sociology, or pre-med background. The core course and study tours offer you a Northern European perspective on salient aspects of public health, e.g. prevention, health promotion and quality improvement, an understanding of the challenges of health policy making, prioritization, and health economics, and the ability to derive comparative insight from analysis of different national health care systems.



Summer Enrichment Programs for Medicine and Dentistry

  Summer Medical and Dental Education Program

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) is a FREE (full tuition, housing, and meals) six-week summer academic enrichment program that offers freshman and sophomore college students intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation.

 For more details see

SMDEP is a national program funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
with direction and technical assistance provided by
The Association of American Medical Colleges and The American Dental Education Association.

There are 12 sites nationwide, including U. of Washington, UCLA, Duke, and Columbia

Application Opens November 1, 2013

Admission Decision Release Dates:
February 15 and April 1, 2014