Many health-related student organizations reach out with announcements, and the Career Center is committed to spotlighting these opportunities in a new feature called RSO Roundup!
Stay tuned to this space for additional updates on all of the great work RSOs are doing on and off campus in our community.
To learn more about health-related RSOs on campus, check out the directory here brought to you by the ASUW Student Health Consortium.
Capillaries: The Journal of Narrative Medicine
The staff at Capillaries: The Journal of Narrative Medicine believe that writing and art have real power now more than ever, to help us unpack our thoughts. They offer their journal to you as a space to decompress and reflect on personal, community, national, and global issues.
Capillaries is a student-run project at the University of Washington. Since February 2018, their mission has been to provide the UW community (students, staff, and faculty) with the opportunity to reflect on experiences with medicine, healing, illness, and/or grief through prose, poetry, and artwork. Furthermore, Capillaries aims to support students and the community in their healthcare journeys and to promote greater understanding between the sciences and the humanities.
In their Autumn 2020 issue, they want to encourage diverse perspectives and ideas –reflections on being a student during this time and on how this pandemic exposes the resilience, strength, and compassion of our society but also its flaws (e.g. discrimination/microaggressions, profiteering, inequities in access to healthcare resources and educational resources, etc).
~For previous editions of the journal and submission guidelines, please see their website: https://www.capillariesjournal.com/
~ Please submit here (Deadline: November 1st, 2020 @ 11:59 PM):
Please do not hesitate to reach out to them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delta Epsilon Mu
Delta Epsilon Mu is a professional pre-health co-ed fraternity on campus for undergraduate students with interest in medicine, dentistry, optometry, public health, nursing, and beyond. Their theme this recruitment cycle is “Reimagine”– reimagining the change that we want to implement and the growth they undertake as future healthcare professionals for the greater community. They are looking for those who help facilitate this growth and those who are looking for a community to reimagine themselves with. Come join them for the first event in our virtual recruitment cycle to learn more about our mission, activities, and how to get involved! Check out their website for more information: demuw.com
Global Medical & Dental Brigades
Are you passionate about global health and interested in providing free medical care to underserved communities?
Global Medical & Dental Brigades is a student-driven movement whose mission is to promote global health equality. In the past, they have traveled to rural communities in Latin American countries including Nicaragua, Panama, and Honduras to open temporary clinics and work with doctors and dentists to provide the communities with free medical and dental care. They also get the opportunity to do some sustainable public health work. On their past brigades, they have built eco-stoves, latrines, and water storage units.
They fundraise throughout the year so that during their annual brigade we can work alongside healthcare professionals to empower local communities through a holistic approach to establish sustainable healthcare. As volunteers, they have the opportunity to shadow these healthcare professionals and learn more about the healthcare system in other countries.
Please note: Student volunteers do NOT do anything that is unauthorized here in the US.
Please click here to sign up for their mailing list to receive information and updates regarding the application process.
Additionally, they will be holding an information session at 7:00pm on Thursday Oct. 22nd.
(Zoom link for info sessions: https://washington.zoom.us/j/91736587510)
Please reach out to them with any questions at email@example.com or 360-466-8444.
The Eye Club at UW
If you are interested in discussing vision, join the Eye Club at UW! They aim to promote vision care awareness and philanthropy, and engage a diverse group of eye enthusiasts.
Their organization will discuss vision care on both a local and global scale. They will take part in various community events, such as the VisionWalk, along with fundraising for blind fighting charities. For members, they have two meetings per month entailing a variety of activities. To give some perspective, they discuss research breakthroughs in the field of vision care/regeneration, how we perceive reality, how vision is different across species, and even perform dissections on cow eyes!
The Eye Club has opportunistic resources, regardless of your undergrad year. Whether you’re a senior eager to expand your conceptual idea of how vision plays a role in society, or you’re a freshman looking for a research lab, being a member of the Eye Club is an experience you don’t want to miss. One day, YOU could help the visually impaired see the world in a whole new way!
Sign up here to be added to their listserv!