The Pre-Health Conference

The Annual Pre-Health Conference 2018


On behalf of the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, we are happy to invite you to the 17th annual Pre-Health Conference! The conference is the largest Pre-Health Conference at the University of Washington and is open to all high school and undergraduate students.

The theme of the conference is “Redefine Healthcare: Inspiring the Next Generation of Healthcare Professionals,” which is a call to you to stretch the bounds of healthcare. It will focus deeply on the variety of careers in the healthcare system and the multitudes of paths that you may take to get there, as well as address the importance of diversity in the health professions in order to address the nation’s need to eliminate inequities in the quality of health care for underserved communities. Each of our breakout sessions will exemplify the themes of community, diversity, and equity. 

Why should students to sign up?

The conference is filling up quickly, so make sure to sign up today!

Students will have the opportunity to:

1) Network with high school students, undergraduate students, University of Washington medical students, and health-care professionals from all different fields.
2) Attend workshops to broaden students’ perspectives on what “healthcare” means, and all of the different factors that go into being a well-rounded healthcare professional.

These include:
a. Bioethics in Research
b. Broadening the Scope of Healthcare
c. Medical Student Narratives
d. Pre-Health Advisors from the University of Washington
e. Personal Narrative Workshops
f. and much more!

In addition, students will also be able to participate in unforgettable hands-on interactive activities such as:
a. Suturing
b. Ultrasound Workshop

Tentative Schedule

8:30-9:30 Doors Open
9:30-9:50 Conference Opening
9:50-10:20 Keynote Speaker #1
10:30-11:20 Community Breakout Sessions
Bioethics in Research
Cultural Competency
Broadening the Scope of Healthcare
Medical Student Panel
 11:30-12:20 Diversity Breakout Sessions
Specialities in MD
Mental Health and Self Care Panel
1:30-2:20 Equity Breakout Sessions
Healthcare Policies
Broadening the Scope of Healthcare
Ultrasound Workshop
2:30-3:20 What’s next?
Road Map to Healthcare (led by UW Pre-Health Advisor, Dan Poux)
Personal Narrative Workshop
Ultrasound Workshop
3:30-4:00 Kenote Speaker #2
4:00-4:10 Closing Remarks

General Information 

Date: Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Location: University of Washington Husky Union Building (Seattle Campus)

Ticket Prices:

High School Students- $7

Undergraduate Students- $15

MAPS Members- $10

Ticket Purchase:

Tickets may be purchased online or at the door (limited quantity).

Online link:

Conference Attire: 

The event will be business casual.



Co-President Simrat:


Co-President Annie:

Hope to see you all there.

All the best,
MAPS Officers