Hope everyone is doing well with midterms going on. AED has some great events coming up to check out in your free time. As a reminder, you must attend at least five meetings or events in order to be eligible to apply to the shadowing program. This Thursday (10/29) is the Pumpkin carving social event from 6-8pm in SAV 130. It will be a great opportunity to take a break from studying, meet new people, enjoy some candy, and take your stress out on carving a pumpkin. Attendance to this event will count towards an attendance for the shadowing program.
Please make sure to secure a pumpkin by RSVPing at this link: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/turianl/283578
The AED study groups are finally here!
Included in this e-mail is a link to the survey where you can fill in your classes and availability so we can match you up with a study group. The study groups are perfect if you are looking for others in your class to study with or to procrastinate with, we don't judge.
Here is the catalyst survey: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/turianl/283890
Become An Official Member!
As a huge reminder, if you haven't emailed an officer yet about setting up an INTERVIEW to become an official member then you should do that ASAP. If you are still interested in being involved and are not an official member, find the necessary information here and then email any of the officers.
Make sure you are an official AED UW member to be eligible for these programs!
OFFICER STUDENT MENTORSHIP:
The Officer Mentorship Program is now available, if your looking for someone to provide support and information as you proceed as a pre-medical student here on campus, then fill out this survey here! AED officers are a great resource for you to get more information about AED, being pre-med, getting involved on campus, what classes to take, etc. It is also a great way to have a smaller cohort within AED as well and meet new people who have the same course schedule as you. Read the officer biographies here and select your top two for the survey linked above.
MEDICAL STUDENT MENTORSHIP
The medical student mentor survey is available! Fill it out to be eligible to be matched up with a med student at the UWSOM. This is an amazing opportunity to ask a med student about medical school, how they got there and any advice they have for you. The survey can be found here.
Forefront Annual Event and Fundraiser
When: Wednesday, November 18th 5-9PM
Where: HUB Grand Ballroom
Description: Forefront will host its 3rd annual event and fundraiser to honor why we do this work, to connect around suicide prevention, and to envision how we all can continue this life saving work together. This event has grown every year with the wonderful support of volunteers. Volunteer positions will range from room setup, greeters, food servers, registration table, and more!
Brain Injury Alliance of Washington Gala (BIAWA Gala)
When: Saturday November 21st. TWO SHIFTS: 1-5PM, 3-10PM (pick one)
Where: Westin Seattle (1900 5th Ave, Seattle 98101)
Description: Brain Injury Alliance of Washington’s largest fundraising event of the year that brings together over 500 attendees from the legal, medical and philanthropic professional communities in Washington. The fundraising we do at this event is vital to providing our services to those affected by brain injury.
-1-5PM will be volunteers helping to set up.
-3-10PM shift will be helping at the actual event. *Must be dressed formally/nice attire*
Setting up will range from some lifting to table setting. Evening shift (3-10PM) will range from registration, serving, and helping anything the event needs.
There will also be pre-event volunteering orientation.
They need about 15 people for the afternoon shift and 25 for the evening shift.
Cystic Fibrosis Stair Climb
When: Thursday December 3rd, 5-9PM
Where: Tower at 1201 1201 3rd Avenue, Seattle WA 98101
Description: Help with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's annual fundraiser! They will be hosting a stair climb at the WAMU building, one of tallest buildings in Seattle. Positions vary from water station, Finish Line, and helping set up with the after party!
If you are interested in any of these volunteering opportunities, please email our philanthropy officer, Donovan [firstname.lastname@example.org] .
We will be having our Third General Meeting on Tuesday, November 3rd from 6-7 pm in GWN 301.The theme of the meeting will be majors & minors. If your still having trouble deciding what you want to major in or looking for a minor, this meeting is a great opportunity to see what other majors and minors are out there and learn a bit about them!
Hope everyone has a great week and good luck with your midterms!