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WSU Health Professions Student Center Health Professions Clubs

Student clubs are a great way to learn more about your field of interest, connect with similar goal-oriented students, participate in community service projects, and expand your social and academic network. We advise and assist student-run clubs for many health professions programs at WSU.

+WSU Pre-Dental Club

This club is for those who desire a profession or have an interest in the dental field. Our purpose as a club is to help students affiliate with the option of pursuing dentistry while making a difference in the community. Members are offered knowledge about dentistry, opportunities for community service, and the chance to participate in volunteer projects year round. To learn more about us, refer to the FAQ, Members, and Calendar information available on our Facebook page, or please feel free to contact a member or simply show up to one of our scheduled meetings.full frontal dental x-ray

Meetings
What We Do
  • Meetings every other week where members can exchange and discuss ideas.
  • Provide helpful and insightful information regarding a career in dentistry.
  • Host socials where members get the chance to interact with each other and form bonds.
  • Fall and spring blood drives.
  • Charity food drives.
  • Bring in local dentists to talk to the club about their experience and job shadowing opportunities.
  • Participate in the Annual Pullman Family Fair.
Officers for 2020-2021

President – Elyce Cederholm

VP – Chloe Birchfield

Secretary – Levi Woolley

Treasurer -Kaili Markley

Personal Relations – Amanda Yocca

Blood Drive – Kourtney Tischer

Follow on Instagram: @wsupredentalclub
Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WSUPreDentalClub/

Links

+HOSA: Future Health Professionals

The purpose of the HOSA organization is to promote leadership and interest in health care professions by allowing members to explore and obtain hands-on experience in a competitive and academic environment. Members will receive the opportunity to compete at a state and international level in various fun health care competitive events. Members will also have the chance to be involved in any events, fundraisers, and workshops hosted by the HOSA officers on the Pullman campus.

Meetings
  • Fall 2020 meeting schedule will be announced soon. Check back for details.
Officers for 2020−2021
  • President: Matthew Ragsdale
  • Vice President: Sree Komaravolu
  • Treasurer: Corinne Berg
  • Secretary: Lekha Gummalla
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Donald Allison, Ph.D., PA-C

+WSU Pre-Medicine Club


2020-2021 Officers:

Co-Presidents: Olivia Willis & Krista Geiger

Treasurer: Jacob Satake

Secretary: Adam Hagengruber

Social Media Chair: Korey Tucker

Outreach Coordinator: Trinity Willsey

Delegates: Clay Johns & Ryan Oliveira

Fall 2020 meeting dates coming soon. Zoom link: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/92588556533?pwd=M0dHU0JaWjV2OExJZUVBSCs2OHc3Zz09!

+WSU Pre-Nutrition & Exercise Physiology Club

This club is for students who are interested in the field of nutrition and exercise. We offer guidance through the process of this 2+2 year program, ways to become competitive applicants, and fun leadership opportunities. If you like to get involved in academics like hosting fun runs, creating nutritional guides for athletes, or volunteering at food banks, join us!

Goals and Purpose
• The Pre-NEP club aims to guide future NEP students through the first two years of the program by offering leadership opportunities and tools to become competitive applicants. It is our goal to raise public awareness on the importance of nutrition and exercise regarding health and disease prevention.
What We Do
• Guest speakers from health fields that relate to our major.
• Provide Local volunteer opportunities within the community.
• Organize visits to the WSU Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Classrooms in Spokane to tour the campus and meet with current NEP students in our program, as well as faculty.
• Organize study groups to help students succeed academically.
• Social events for members to get to know each other.
• Act as a resource to NEP students who have questions or concerns about the program.

2020- 2021 Officers

President: Anna Schmidt

Treasurer: Myah Kari

Club Staff Advisor:  Avis Stein  astein@wsu.edu

Meetings

Zoom Link: https://WSU.zoom.us/j/8763426547

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 5:00 PM

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 5:00 PM

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 5:00 PM

Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 5:00 PM

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+WSU Pre-Nursing Club

Rho Nu is a volunteer-based club open to all Washington State University pre-nursing students. The name of this organization was adopted from the Greek names for the letters RN, which are, of course, the abbreviation for Registered Nurse.

Officers 2020-2021
Meetings
Goals and Purpose
  • Assist pre-nursing students socially and scholastically.
  • Explore areas of interest within nursing and related fields.
  • Be active on our campus and in the community as volunteers.
  • Promote a spirit of friendliness and unity between advisors and students.
  • Provide leadership opportunities for members.
What We Do
  • Blood drives throughout the year.
  • Guest speakers from health fields.
  • Local volunteer opportunities at YMCA and retirement homes.
  • Organize visits to the WSU College of Nursing in Spokane to tour the campus and meet with current nursing students in our program.
  • Study tables and peer tutoring to help students succeed academically.
  • Social events for members to get to know each other.
  • Informational events for nursing school applications.
Links
  • The Instagram: @rhonu.wsu & Facebook: WSU Rho Nu is used to disseminate meeting updates, provide volunteer information, and help WSU pre-nursing students connect with other.

+WSU Pre-Nutrition & Exercise Physiology Club

This club is for students who are interested in the field of nutrition and exercise. We offer guidance through the process of this 2+2 year program, ways to become competitive applicants, and fun leadership opportunities. If you like to get involved in academics like hosting fun runs, creating nutritional guides for athletes, or volunteering at food banks, join us!

Goals and Purpose
• The Pre-NEP club aims to guide future NEP students through the first two years of the program by offering leadership opportunities and tools to become competitive applicants. It is our goal to raise public awareness on the importance of nutrition and exercise regarding health and disease prevention.
What We Do
• Guest speakers from health fields that relate to our major.
• Provide Local volunteer opportunities within the community.
• Organize visits to the WSU Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Classrooms in Spokane to tour the campus and meet with current NEP students in our program, as well as faculty.
• Organize study groups to help students succeed academically.
• Social events for members to get to know each other.
• Act as a resource to NEP students who have questions or concerns about the program.

2019 – 2020  Officers

Co-Presidents:  Natalie Stark, Lena Keller

2020- 2021 Officers

President: Anna Schmidt

Treasurer: Myah Kari

Club Staff Advisor:  Avis Stein  astein@wsu.edu

Meetings

Pre-NEP Club meetings for the rest of Spring 2020 semester have been cancelled.  If the Pre-NEP club officers decide to do something online for the remaining part of Spring 2020, an email will be sent to all Pre-NEP students with that information.  Future meeting information will also be communicated with you by an email sent to all Pre-NEP students.

+WSU Pre-Optometry Club (Optometric Physicians of Tomorrow)

The purpose of Optometric Physicians of Tomorrow at WSU shall be to unify a group of students at Washington State University to gain information about the field of optometry by connecting with local optometrists and representatives of various schools and colleges of optometry.

Meetings
Officers for 2019−2020

 

President – Linnaea Morris

Vice President – Kate Stafford

Treasurer/Historian – Emily and Bronte

Secretary – Hallie Cox

Public relations – Julia

Outreach Liaison – Ally Kyes

Club Advisor – Becky Jewell (becky.jewell@wsu.edu)

Links
  • The Facebook page for our club is currently under construction.

+WSU Pre-Pharmacy Club

The Pre-Pharmacy Club helps WSU Pullman students become competitive applicants for professional schools of pharmacy. Any dedicated pre-pharmacy student, and anyone considering a career in pharmacy, is welcome to join the club. We want to help you become a successful future pharmacist!

Meetings
Goals and Purpose
  • Dedicated to educating and guiding prospective Washington State University pharmacy students.
  • Our mission is to provide pre-pharmacy students with the tools and information necessary to succeed.
  • To provide students with admission information, guidelines, and requirements for the WSU College of Pharmacy and others.
What We Do
  • Participate in community service projects.
  • Provide a greater understanding of the field of pharmacy.
  • Create social events events for members, allowing students to know their fellow pre-pharmacy peers.
  • Host presentations from current pharmacy students, professors, admission advisors, and pharmacy professionals.
Officers for 2020-2021
  • President: Chase King
  • Secretary: Linnea Grotheer
  • Public Relations: Carmen Gingerich
  • Faculty Advisor: Byron Gregory (byron.gregory@wsu.edu)
Links

+WSU Pre-PT/OT Club

This club is for all students at WSU who are interested in becoming Physical Therapists or Occupational Therapists at some point in their life or just have an interest in learning more about the profession. It serves to enhance the professional and personal development of students by organizing and participating in educational, social, and charitable activities.

Meetings

Fall 2020 meetings will be held virtually. Meeting information will also be communicated on the Pre-PT/OT Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2207473854/

Goals and Purpose
  • To help students feel more prepared when applying to PT and OT programs and inspire them to pursue their dreams in this field.
  • Encourage members to be active on our campus and in the community as volunteers.
  • Provide leadership and networking opportunities for members.
  • Promote comradeship and collaboration among club members.
What We Do
  • Hold regular meetings, where we present information about various PT/OT graduate programs and discuss major points in the application process (such as letters of recommendation and observation hours, etc.).
  • GRE practice questions.
  • Invite guest speakers, including licensed PTs and OTs and WSU faculty.
  • Discuss case studies that an average PT or OT may come across.
  • Inform members of local volunteer opportunities and organize events to give back to the community, such as organizing blood drives and participating in Relay for Life.

2020- 2021 Officers

President:  Travis Ediger

Vice President: TBA

Secretary: TBA

Officer elections to be held in Fall 2020

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Donald Allison, Ph.D., PA-C

Links

+WSU Pre-Vet Club

 

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Our club offers an academic and social support system for pre-professional students in veterinary medicine. It promotes scholarship, fellowship, leadership and character among its members through biweekly meetings, pertinent trips and activities. Our main goal is to educate members on careers in veterinary medicine and provide information regarding entrance requirements to the various veterinary colleges.

Officers for 2020−2021
  • President: Anna Ingram
  • VP: Cynthia Betancourt
  • Secretary: Greta Langholt
  • Treasurer: Aleetha Checkos
  • PR: Emilee Keppelman
  • Historian: Jessica Boos
  • Faculty Advisor:  Becky Jewell (becky.jewell@wsu.edu)

Meetings

Links

+WSU Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS)

The Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) is a nationally recognized organization under the Student National Medical Association (SNMA).

Mission Statement: We strive to eliminate ethnic health disparities, and provide ourselves and those around us with a larger sense of being. We stand strong in the light of the many that struggled before us, and we hope to make each step easier for those who come after us. We are the leaders of our communities and voices of reason and change.

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Meetings
  • Fall 2020 Meetings held from 5-6 p.m.:
    • Sept. 1
    • Sept. 15
    • Sept. 29
    • Oct. 13
    • Oct. 27
    • Nov. 10
Goals and Purpose
  • Stimulate excellence in academia, professionalism, and interpersonal skills.
  • Establish strong communication skills.
  • Provide knowledge on current ethnic health disparities.
  • Increase interaction with many culturally diverse individuals.
  • Practice leadership skills.
What We Do
  • Community service projects such as Relay for Life and volunteer at the Avalon Senior Center. In collaboration with the YMCA, we have organized events to provide FREE health care to individuals without insurance in our community. We are participating in the Annual Pullman Family Fair with a booth staffed by local health professionals who provide a free health screening.
  • Active collaborations with other organizations and programs such as:
    • International Student Council
    • Asian Pacific American Student Coalition
    • Association of Pacific and Asian Women
    • Team Mentoring Program
  • Hold health-related certification sessions such as “Blood-borne Pathogen Training.”
  • Weekly study tables.
  • Social Gatherings for movie nights, holiday dinners, ethnic food night.
Links

+WSU Pre-Health Club

The Pre-Health Club is a student-led organization open to any WSU student interested in the health professions.

It is a great way to meet future health professionals collaborating and networking with each other.

Meetings
  • In-person meetings for the Spring 2020 semester are cancelled. Please see the Facebook page for updates.
Goals and Purpose

We work to provide guidance and opportunities to enhance the academic, networking, and clinical skills of our members. We also set up volunteer activities to broaden students’ perspectives. While some club members have focused on a health profession, others are still deciding on a specific career pathway.

What We Do
  • Provide helpful and insightful information regarding various health careers and health-related graduate programs.
  • Invite speakers employed in health careers.
  • Give members information about volunteer and research opportunities, shadowing experiences, and other service opportunities in our area.
  • MCAT & GRE practice questions.
  • Organize and participate in food and blood drives.
  • Host activities where members get the chance to interact with each other, and with members of other pre-health clubs, and form bonds. For example, collaboration between Pre-Health and Pre-PT/OT Club.
Links

+Pre-Physician Assistant Club

Mission:
The Pre-Physician Assistant Club aims to familiarize students interested in becoming Physician Assistants with the admissions process for Physician Assistant schools as well as the duties associated with the profession. Students will become familiar with the life of a Physician Assistant through seminars, guest speakers, and community service opportunities. We are an informative club with meetings based around giving information about the profession, the GRE, CASPA (online application process to all PA schools), writing personal statements, etc. This organization goes beyond serving the community by providing informative resources for its members.

In-person meetings for Spring 2020 have been cancelled. 

Advisor: Lourdes Giordani (lourdes.giordani@wsu.edu)

+WSU Pre-Speech & Hearing Sciences Club

Meetings for Spring 2020 have been cancelled.
Club Advisor: LeeAnn Tibbals (ltibbals@wsu.edu)