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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
  • Meetings are currently held every other Wednesday in CUE 216 at 5:00 p.m.
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 2015-2016
Links

+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.

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.
Officers for 2017−2018
  • President: Sage Wolter
  • Vice President: Ronaldo Yulo
  • Secretary: Paige Campregher
  • Treasurer: Alex Muratore
  • Activities Coordinator: Hailey Mussig & Monica Ohman
  • Club Advisor: Mary Ohnemus (mohnemus@wsu.edu)
Links
  • The Facebook page of our club 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.

Officers for 2017−2018
• President: Lauren McDevitt
• Vice President: Julia McMaster
• Secretary/Treasurer: Ali Currier
• Club Advisor: LeeAnn Tibbals (ltibbals@wsu.edu)

Links
The Facebook page of our club is used to disseminate meeting updates, provide volunteer information, and help WSU NEP students connect with other

+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! Pre-Pharmacy Club

Meetings
  • Every first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in CUE 202.
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 2016-2017
  • President: Robyn Hart
  • Vice President: Cameron Radka
  • Treasurer: Emily Hitt
  • Secretary: Kortney Dietz
  • Public Relations: Ederlinda Aguinaldo
  • Faculty Advisor: Marian McDonnell Horton (hortonm@wsu.edu)
Links

+WSU Pre-PT/OT Club

Our club is for all students who are interested in physical and occupational therapy careers. We help each other prepare for graduate school and learn more about the opportunities in the field. We want the meetings to be informative and helpful, but also fun and a good networking tool. Pre-PT/OT Club

Meetings
  • The PT/OT Club has been meeting every other Thursday at 5:30 for two years. Meeting locations, unless otherwise noted, are in the Health Professions Student Center, 502 CUE.
Goals and Purpose
  • To help students feel more prepared when application time comes around and to inspire members to pursue their dreams in this field.
What We Do
  • Hold regular meetings, where we discuss case studies that an average physical or occupational therapist may come across. We also go over major points in the application process (such as GRE test, letters of recommendation, observation hours, etc.)
  • Recently took a tour of Summit Therapy in Pullman and had a question/answer session with a physical therapist. Similarly, we have had speakers come to our club to discuss their careers. We have also held meetings where we encourage participants to present information about a graduate school of their choice to our club.
  • Organize events so our members have the opportunity to give back to the community and to help develop strong, positive relationships within our club, such as participating in the challenge course.
Officers for 2016−2017
  • Co-Presidents: Meg Sullivan
  • Vice President: Amy Renslo
  • Treasurer: Greg Schrupp
  • Faculty Advisor: Marian McDonnell Horton (hortonm@wsu.edu)
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 2016−2017
Links

+WSU Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Honor Society

Alpha Epsilon Delta is the national health professional honor society. Our chapter at WSU welcomes any students aspiring to enter the field of healthcare. As an academic honor society, it is our goal to encourage excellence in scholarship and to help students prepare for their futures in a healthcare career.Alpha Epsilon Delta AED

Meetings
  • We have been meeting every other Monday at 5:00 p.m. in CUE 219.
What We Do

Many of our club activities include workshops to help with applications to professional school, community service projects, and presentations from health professionals in our community. Members who meet a minimum GPA requirement will also be invited to join AED at the national level.

Officers for 2015−2016
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
  • Meetings occur every other Wednesday in CUE 218 at 6:00 p.m. unless stated otherwise.
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.
Officers for 2015−2016
  • President: Zyanna DeLaRosa
  • Vice President: Mariany Morales
  • Treasurer: Chedda Ellenwood
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Donald Allison (donald.allison@wsu.edu)
Links

+WSU Pre-Health Club

The mission of the WSU Pre-Health Club is simple. We work to provide guidance to students whose goals are to enter a health profession, but are still deciding on a specific career pathway. We also set up volunteer activities to broaden students’ perspectives. We believe that the best advice on how to pursue a healthcare career comes from people that have gone through the application process. Many of our members have done just that and have remained a part of the club in order to offer that advice to newer members. Pre-Health Club

Meetings
  • Every other Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in CUE 502.
What We Do

In the last two years, the Pre-Health Club has put on an annual dodgeball tournament, collected over 2,000 pounds of food for the Pullman Food Bank, had extracurricular ethics discussion to prepare students for the type of questions they may receive in interviews and have had speakers come into the club to talk about their profession. Our Facebook page even has links to articles to broaden your knowledge of the healthcare profession and help you prepare for interview questions.

Officers for 2015−2016
  • President: Rachael Nelson
  • Vice President: Zyanna DeLaRosa
  • Treasurer: Tiffany Mori
  • Advisor: Melissa Artstein-McNassar (m.artstein-mcnassar@wsu.edu)
Links

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

+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.

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Meetings
  • Every other Monday at 5:30 p.m. in CUE 502.

Our first meeting will be January 25th at 5:30-6:00 p.m. in CUE 502.

Officers for 2015−2016
Links

+American Medical Student Association

This organization furthers students knowledge about being a Pre-med student here at WSU. We strive to make every students experience here unique and personal and we work as a team to help each other succeed to reach out ultimate goal: Doctor.

+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.Officers:
Sarah Borgnes – President
Zoe Wright-Osborn – Vice President
Tia Justice – Treasurer
Kacey Jaenicke – Secretary
Tiffany Mori – Public Relationspre-paMeeting time:
Pre-Physician Assistant Club holds meetings at 4:15pm in CUE 502 on the first and third Tuesday of the month.

+WSU Pre-Speech & Hearing Sciences Club

Officers for 2017−2018

 

President: Ari Brack

Vice President: Taite Winter

Secretary: Katie DeWulf

Activities Coordinator: CheyAnne Chandler

Club Advisor: Mary Ohnemus (mohnemus@wsu.edu)