Contact: Nora Coronado, MSW
Phone Number: (206) 616-3043
Location: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Academic Credit: No
The UW SHPEP will emphasize a culture of health by encouraging scholars to consider from the cellular to the global level factors that influence health. In addition, scholars will be encouraged to explore what their unique role will be in improving the health of communities with curricula exploring self-identity, culture and personal strengths in a context presenting a range of health professions. Rigorous academic course work will include population health, basic sciences, and biostatistics and will utilize lectures, active learning, discussions, peer mentoring and self-reflection. Experiential activities will include clinical and public health shadowing, simulation exercises, and community needs assessments.
Clinical Experience: Medicine and dental scholars will have the opportunity to participate in medical & dental clinical shadowing experiences. Public health shadowing sites are not clinical sites – they are health departments and health-related non-profit organizations because public health is a discipline that focuses on improving health in communities by creating conditions that allow people to thrive. All scholars will participate in experiences involving interprofessional cases in a medical and dental simulation laboratory.
Meals: The University of Washington meal plan is a dining account that works like a pre-paid debit card and is provided to all students. This can be used at any University of Washington Housing and Food Services location on campus. Many dining locations are open 7 days a week, with some reduced schedules on Sundays.
Travel Assistance: Round trip coach airfare is paid by the UW SPHEP site. Any coach airfare that is greater than $500 (baggage fees not included) will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Car travel from 50+ miles away will be reimbursed upon completion of the program.
Stipend: $600 distributed in two installments during week 1 and week 3 of the program.
Housing: University of Washington residence halls.
Health Insurance: This program does not provide insurance. However, health insurance coverage is not a requirement to participate in the program. Access to both emergency and non-emergency services are available and information regarding access to these services will be provided. If there are further questions, please feel free to contact the program administrator.
Social Activities: Scholars will have opportunities both formally and informally to take advantage of Seattle’s rich and diverse communities and geography. Seattle Seafair, Indian Days PowWow, Seattle Pride Fest and Independence Day Fireworks are just some of the local celebrations that scholars often attend. The program also hosts a welcome reception, networking dinners, an end-of-program celebration and talent show, a Fourth of July BBQ, and a hike at Mount Rainier National Park.