Med School Personal Statement Workshop

June 14, 2017
Writing the Medical School Personal Statement Tuesday, June 20, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Are you eager to write a successful med school essay, but unsure how to start, what to include, or how to make the case for your future as a doctor? In this Writing Center workshop, we’ll consider general principles for writing convincing and persuasive essays for med school applications, as well as read and discuss samples of successful statements. Our goal will be to develop strategies for succeeding in this high-stakes writing task. Please pre-register at the following workshop link:

Summer Research Scholarship

May 23, 2017
New for Summer 2017, the Summer Term Research Scholarship is now available. Students who are engaging in research and taking courses during the summer 2017 term are eligible to receive a $2000 scholarship. Students in the scholarship program must Enroll in Integrated Science 260 Entering Research (1 credit),  Enroll in Integrated Science 699 Independent Research (1 credit), Enroll in one summer school class of their choice (3+ credits).  Have a research mentor at UW-Madison identified before the summer term begins.  To be considered for this scholarship, please fill out this interest form. Fifteen scholarships will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. Permission to enroll in Integrated Science 260 and 699 will come after the scholarships are awarded.  Please contact Amber Smith,, with questions.

Poverty Studies Internship

May 22, 2017
This is an academic year position starting fall 2017. Interns work ~10 hours/week on a self-made schedule and are paid $10/hour. The Poverty Studies Internship is a collaboration between the Morgridge Center for Public Service and the Institute for Research on Poverty to produce accessible information and materials for the main purpose of educating undergraduate students on issues pertaining to poverty in the United States. The Poverty Studies Intern will achieve this objective by reviewing recent poverty-related research, consulting with researchers, and creating a series of fact sheets based on what they learned. The deadline to apply is June 4, 2017. More information here:

Biology Abroad

May 1, 2017
Biology Abroad: How do I get it to count in the major? Friday, May 5 2:00-3:00 4503 Microbial Sciences Building Confused about the process of having your biology courses abroad apply to the major?  Don’t know what advisor to see for resources or approvals?  Join Biology advisors to walk you through the process to ensure smoother transition from foreign transcript to your DARS and beyond.  Feel free to bring your laptop if you would like to follow along with your specific program. This session is for Biology major students who have already identified their study abroad program and have questions about applying credit to the Biology major.  We will host a general session in Fall for those looking for programs that complement the Biology major. Please RSVP via

Badger Volunteers

About Badger Volunteers Badger Volunteers is a semester-long program that pairs teams of students with community organizations (schools, nonprofits, municipalities) to volunteer 1-4 hours each week at the same organization. The program is designed to foster meaningful and consistent connections between community partners and students over the course of an entire semester. Badger Volunteers provides logistical support, transportation, training and education sessions for student volunteers in the program. Volunteer opportunities fall into three categories: Education, Sustainability and Public Health. However, Badger Volunteers has an opportunity for any major and any interest. Badger Volunteers participate in orientation the third week of the semester and begin volunteering the fourth week. Volunteering ends the second-to-last week of the semester. Why should I be a Badger Volunteer? 1. Volunteer opportunities from over 80 community partners 2. We take care of helping you find transportation off campus 3. The opportunity to work in teams and meet new people 4. Yep, you even get an awesome t-shirt! Questions? Students contact Kari Temkin at Summer 2017 registration will open May 31. To find other volunteer opportunities, search here. From:

Paid Research Opportunities in Toxicology – Summer 2018

April 24, 2017
Considering graduate study in the toxicological sciences? On Thursday, April 27, the UW Pharmacology/Toxicology BS Program will host Professor Craig Marcus from Oregon State University.  At 4pm in Room 7103 (7th floor conference room) of Rennebohm Hall (the School of Pharmacy building), Dr. Marcus will speak about paid research opportunities in toxicology for summer 2018 on the OSU campus in Corvalis, Oregon. Information about the OSU program may be found at .  That site and its links will provide some background.  All who are interested in hearing more are invited for this informal discussion.  Rennebohm Hall is on the 80 bus route—exit near the intersection of Observatory Drive and Highland Avenue, opposite the UW Hospital & Clinics complex. Kenneth D. Niemeyer Advisor to the Pharmacology-Toxicology BS Program Graduate Programs Coordinator School of Pharmacy 608-262-4257