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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

Pre-Dental Club Fall 2021 Meetings will be held the following Mondays at 4:15 PM in CUE409.

September 13

September 27

October 11

October 25

November 8

November 29


Zoom Link:
https://wsu.zoom.us/j/96057808949?pwd=aUxadHRhZDlKTFdHWTFZMGJIYXFodz09

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 – Amanda Yocca

VP – Kourtney Tischer

Secretary – Chloe Birchfield

Treasurer – Joey Colletti

Personal Relations – Laurel Davis

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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
  • Spring 2021 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

 

Fall 2021 Officers:

Co-President: Krista Geiger

Co-President: Olivia Willis

Vice President: Clay Johns

Treasurer: Jake Satake

Secretary: Jorge Flores

Outreach Coordinator: Trinity Willsey

Social Media Chair: Korey Tucker

Delegate: Carter Mills

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wsupremedclub

Instagram Handle: @wsupremedclub

Fall 2021 meeting dates. All meetings begin at 7:00 PM PST:

9/15

9/29

10/13

10/27

11/10

12/1

+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.

2021- 2022 Officers

Co- President- Savannah Chandler

Co- President- Jessica Peters

Public Relations- Malie Watanabe

Event/ Volunteer Coordinator- Olivia Castillo

Treasurer- Inga Salsbury

Secretary- Sierra Goodwin

Club Staff Advisor:  Byron Gregory (byron.gregory@wsu.edu)

Meetings

1st Club Meeting- September 13th, 5:30 pm, location- Zoom

2nd Club Meeting- October 11th, 5:30 pm, Avery Hall 110 (Monday)

3rd Club Meeting- November 8th, 5:30 pm, Avery Hall 110 (Monday)

4th Club Meeting- December 3rd, 5:30 pm, Avery Hall 110 (Friday)

 

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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

All meetings will occur on these dates at 5:15pm
Zoom link:https://wsu.zoom.us/j/94411081691?pwd=ZnJxTFpVR1ZNdi9WL2ZHeVptYk4xUT09 Pass-code: Gocougs

  • Wednesday, February 3rd
  • Wednesday, February 17th
  • Wednesday, March 3rd
  • Wednesday, March 24th
  • Wednesday, April 7th
  • Wednesday, April 21st
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.

2021- 2022 Officers

Co- President- Savannah Chandler

Co- President- Jessica Peters

Public Relations- Malie Watanabe

Event/ Volunteer Coordinator- Olivia Castillo

Treasurer- Inga Salsbury

Secretary- Sierra Goodwin

Club Staff Advisor:  Byron Gregory (byron.gregory@wsu.edu)

Meetings

1st Club Meeting- September 13th, 5:30 pm, location- Zoom

2nd Club Meeting- October 11th, 5:30 pm, Avery Hall 110 (Monday)

3rd Club Meeting- November 8th, 5:30 pm, Avery Hall 110 (Monday)

4th Club Meeting- December 3rd, 5:30 pm, Avery Hall 110 (Friday)

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+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
  • Fall 2021 Meetings, 4:00 p.m. (please check social media for meeting location)
  • Friday, September 17
  • Friday, October 1
  • Friday, October 15
  • Friday, October 29
  • Friday, November 5
  • Friday, November 19
Officers for 2021−2022

 

President – Linnaea Schaub

Vice-President – Hallie Cox

Secretary – Lauren McCullough

Treasurer – Bronte Lacey

Event Coordinator – Kaitlyn Stafford

Public Relations – Julia Sandberg

Outreach Liaison – Allison Kyes

Merchandise coordinator – Maya Jump

Historian – Emily Berry

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

Links

+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
  • Fall 2021 meetings begin at 4 p.m. in CUE 412
    • August 30th
    • September 13th
    • September 27th
    • October 11th
    • October 25th
    • November 8th
    • November 29th
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 2021-2022
  • 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

Spring 2021 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.

Click here to view club syllabus


2020- 2021 Officers

President:  Travis Ediger

Vice President: Jordyn Vannini

Treasurer: Miriam Riggs

Secretary: Cheyenne Hutchins

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

Spring 2021 Meeting Dates:

Club meeting to be held every other Thursday from 6:00pm-7:00pm, Zoom meeting link: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/98581778380?pwd=VWxBb3krYnp2QmdHWmVmK0VXNWdLZz0

  • Thursday, January 28
  • Thursday, February 11
  • Thursday, February 25
  • Thursday, March 11
  • Thursday, March 25
  • Thursday, April 8
  • Thursday, April 22
  • Thursday, May 6
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 2021−2022

Fall 2021 Meetings

All meetings are scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

  • September 2nd (Thurs)
  • September 14th (Tues) – CUE 114
  • September 30th (Thurs) – Spark 334
  • October 12th (Tues) – Spark 334
  • October 28th (Thurs) – Spark 334
  • November 9th (Tues) – Spark 334
  • December 7th (Tues) – Spark 334
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
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 club for the future Pre-Health professionals at Washington State University working to collaborate and network with each other and professionals in the community.  All currently enrolled students are welcome to attend meetings.  

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

Spring 2021 Meetings

2020-21 Pre-Health Club Officers

  1. President: Raquelle Dawood
  2. Vice President: Kyle Statley
  3. Secretary: Faith Gudgel
  4. Public Relations: Diana Rios
  5. Events coordinator: Francesca Tedeschi
  6. Treasurer: vacant
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.

2020-2021 Pre-PA Club Officers

  • Jessica Classen – President
  • Hannah Mouradian – Vice-President
  • Hailey Chamberlain – Secretary
  • Kaitlynn Reynolds – Treasurer
  • MaKenzie Druffel – Public Relations Officer
  • Advisor: Lourdes Giordani (lourdes.giordani@wsu.edu)
Spring 2021 Meeting Dates

WSU’s Pre-PA Club will hold virtual club meetings this spring from 5:10-6:00 pm these Thursdays:                      

  • January 28th 
  • February 4th
  • February 18th
  • March 4th 
  • March 18th
  • April 1st
  • April 15th (last meeting)

To join a meeting, please use this Zoom link on the day of the meeting

https://wsu.zoom.us/j/6273916369

The Pre-PA Club is open to all currently enrolled students interested in the Physician Assistant profession. 

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fgroups%2Fwsuprephysicianassistant%2F

Questions?

Please contact Jessica Classen (jessica.classen@wsu.edu)  or Lourdes Giordani (lourdes.giordani@wsu.edu)

 

+WSU Pre-Speech & Hearing Sciences Club

Meetings for Fall 2020:

November 2nd from 3-4pm

November 16th from 3-4pm

November 30th from 3-4pm

Zoom link: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/9524735944 meeting ID is 952 473 5944
Club Advisor: LeeAnn Tibbals (ltibbals@wsu.edu)