DHW Elections: Day 2

We will be having our second round of elections this Wednesday at 6:30pm in Monroe 116! The current executive board will be electing members for appointed positions, so if you signed up to run don’t forget to come prepared with a speech! The dress code will be business casual and food will be provided. See you guys there!

4/11 Update

The first day of elections is TODAY! Please come support your friends as they run for a position on exec and also come to have an input on your leadership next year. We will have food so please come out and support! Some general reminders below
If you are graduating this year, have been a member of dhw for at least 1 semester, and want honor stoles please let me know! (around $8-10)
Looking for TWO more students to form a small group that will work with a UVa medical school admission committee member on interview skills. It should be a lot of fun and very informational (plus good networking) so let me know if you’re interested. First come, first serve!

DHW Weekly

Happy Tuesday General Body!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Here are some reminders for this week and the remainder of the semester. We will be holding the first set of election TOMORROW (4/11/18) in Monroe 116 at 6:30pm. If you are interested in running for a position, please submit the election form by 11:59pm TONIGHT!
Here is an overview of the position descriptions
  If you are running for a position, we ask that you wear business casual. FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED! Come out and vote for the 2018-2019 executive board!
In other news, the DHW Closing Ceremony will be held on April 25th (location and time TBA). There will be speakers, awards, and much more so come out for our last event of the semester! If you are a graduating general body member and could like and honor cord for graduation, please email apt4hs@virginia.edu by Sunday, April 15th. We are looking for 2 more members to form a small group to work on interview skills with a UVA admissions member! If you are interested, please respond to this email (first come first serve).
I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night!

DHW Weekly

Happy Monday General Body!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Here are a couple of reminders for the upcoming events we have in April. Elections are 3 WEEKS AWAY!! They will be held on April 11th and 18th. If you are interested in running for a position, please read over the position description via the following link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12YKTencLYtWJEjlG6WMSF7O8BEZGwlCeE86WgEuNY_g/edit?usp=sharing
In addition, please fill out the following form ASAP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NyYiI16TVVJPTe5YEJImazr_3v59nNMXraSooXhPYVA/edit
Sign up to volunteer with DHW at the Big Event on April 7th! This event was initiated in 2015, and is a day where members of the community come together and volunteer in order to say thanks to the individuals and organizations that support Madison House and UVA students. If you are interested in attending, please sign-up here by April 1st at 11:59pmhttp://bigevent-madisonhouse.herokuapp.com/
Tomorrow (3/7) we will be having our second session of Hospital Workshop from 6-8pm. This workshop is called The Bookends of Life & Medical School Admissions. Sign up here if interested in attending: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dk5kjJ63Xtl2zD7LbsihGmS9lx0qEg0RBLGWZZcs6TY/edit?usp=sharing
I hope everyone has a great week!

DHW Weekly

General Announcements 

Happy Monday General Body! Thanks to everyone who attended our Post-Bacc Fair last Thursday! We were able to hear from Southern Illinois University, Georgetown, and VCU’s perspective academic enhancement and masters programs. Make sure to be on the lookup for future meetings for more event opportunities!


Programs and Events 
  • Pre-Health Talks on the Lawn: Join fellow pre-health students as well as students who have undergone the med-school process in an open discussion
    • March 30th3:30pm-5:00pm


Member Opportunities
  • Challah 4 Hunger: Help spread awareness for hunger relief and social justice causes on campus by braiding and baking bread! No experience is necessary – they’ll teach you everything!
    • Wednesday, March 21st from 4-6:30pm
  • The Big Event: Join DHW as we partner with Madison House for the Big Event! The Big Event was first started at UVA in 2015, and is a day where members of the community come together to volunteer in order to say thanks to the individuals and organizations that support Madison House and UVA students. In order to join the DHW team, please create a volunteer account on their website and send us a request!
    • Saturday, April 7th from 10am-2pm
    • Email Sade (sa4yc@virginia.edu) for any questions or concerns!
  • Hoos 4 Haiti Bake Sale: Join DHW as we team up with Charlottesville’s local Vwazen Nou, a non-profit organization supporting grass-roots community health programs such as Le Agents de Sante pou Siloe (LADS) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti! Our efforts will financially support LADS workers in communities in and around the capital as their salaries are based on funds provided by Vwazen Nou. With your help we’ll further aid health care programs and their staff in under-resourced communities abroad!


DHW Weekly

General Announcements 

Welcome back General Body! I hope everyone had a relaxing and refreshing Spring Break! Thanks to everyone who came out to our last general body meeting. Dr. Taison Bell and Dr. Cameron Webb (two DHW alums) came to speak to us about their journey to the medical field and how they overcame common obstacles we all face. As faculty members of UVA’s medical school, we are looking forward to working with them in the near future! Elections for DHW exec start in 1 month!! The dates are April 11th, and April 18th. Please read over this document that lists the position descriptions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12YKTencLYtWJEjlG6WMSF7O8BEZGwlCeE86WgEuNY_g/edit?usp=sharing 
If you are interested in running for a position, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NyYiI16TVVJPTe5YEJImazr_3v59nNMXraSooXhPYVA/edit

Member Opportunities
  • Card for a Cause: Bring joy to the children at UVa Children’s Hospital by creating handmade cards on Tuesday, March 13 between 5-7 pm in Newcomb 117! Making 3 cards will give you one service point. Supplies and snacks will be provided!
  • Loaves & Fishes: We will be volunteering at the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry on Saturday, March 17th from 8-9:30am! In addition to signing up for the event on TrackitForward, each member will have to create a profile on Volunteer Hub and use the link below to sign up for one of our reserved spots. http://dhw.cvilleloavesandfishes.volunteerhub.com/
  • Challah 4 Hunger on Wednesday, March 21st from 4-6:30pm
    • Help spread awareness for hunger relief and social justice causes on campus by braiding and baking bread! No experience is necessary- they’ll teach you everything!
    • Email Sade  (sa4yc@virginia.edu) for any questions or concerns.



Programs and Events
  • A Day at the Medical School: If you’re interested in attending this event on March 20th at 9:30am, please email apt4hs@virginia.edu by TOMORROW AT 5PM!
  • NSBE Talks: On April 11th at 7 PM, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) will be hosting an event called ‘NSBE Talks’ in Darden Abbott Center, a TED Talk-styled opportunity for students to share their thoughts on a variety of topics (talk titles below). One of the speaker prizes will go to the ‘audience choice winner’, so come out to support fellow minority students! Raffle prizes for audience members will also be available. The keynote speaker for this event will be the Executive Director of NSBE, Dr. Karl W. Reid. We’ll be serving seafood, cheesecake, vegetarian options, and more so please RSVP so we can order catering accordingly


Upcoming Meetings

MARCH 15, 2018
In replacement of our usual general body meetings, DHW will be hosting a Post-Bac Fair for students interested in taking a Post-Bac after graduation! The fair will be held in Clemons 204 from 5-7pm. If you’re interested in attending, sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XnMLQ_vsQ4avbvYFKruL7N-MATLRrlbFOxXzTSwmGOY/edit?usp=sharing
MARCH 21, 2018
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Eric Carson will be coming to will be coming to speak to us! The meeting will be help in Monroe 116 from 6:30-7:30pm.

Post-bac Fair 3/15

The DHW Post-bac Fair is THURSDAYMarch 15th from 5-7pm in Clem 204. We will be coming what a post-bac program is, the different types, and have 3 different post-bac programs (VCU, Georgetown, & Southern Illinois) come talk to you in an intimate setting.
Please sign up ASAP since it will be open to the public (non-dhw members) on Monday!!
More information will be sent out closer to the event. Hope to see you there!!

2/26 Newsletter

DHW Alumni (c/o 2015) will be coming to speak to us!
  • Dr.Taison Bell (MD): infectious disease & critical care doctor and UVA medical school Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Cameron Webb (MD/JD): Hospitalist & health policy
  • Leigh-Ann Webb: Emergency medicine faculty & enrolled in the executive MBA program at Darden
Member Spotlight
Any Questions? Let Us Know! 
                                    email: dhwatuva@gmail.com

General Announcements 

Happy Wednesday General Body! Thanks to everyone who came out to our last general body meeting. We had a representative from the Palmer College of Chiropractor Education come and talk to us about the Chiropractor career. We learned a lot of useful information about the requirements and benefits of joining the Chiropractor field! We also had a physician come and speak to us about her experience in the medical field. If you missed the meeting and would like to learn more about these two, please reach out to apt4hs@virginia.edu. For any confusion of meeting dates, we will be have all of our General Body meetings biweekly for the remainder of the semester!

Programs and Events

  • MCAT Seminar: For many underrepresented and underserved students interested in medicine, securing the necessary resources for success in the MCAT presents itself as a great burden.SNMA Region VI  is in partnership with the Pathways to Diversity Initiative, and will be hosting a FREE half-day seminar dedicated towards providing tangible study tips and more towards success in the MCAT. Additionally, FREE MCAT books, courtesy of several MCAT Resource Drives hosted by our SNMA chapters, will also be available for MAPS students that register for the event by the priority date. The seminar is set to be held at Howard University College of Medicine on Saturday, March 03, 2018 from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Registration is now open and students are welcome to RSVP at Tinyurl.com/AcingTheMCAT
  • EVMS Visitation DaySaturday, March 24th
  • Survival Guide to Pre-Health Event: The Pre-Health Committee of the OAAA Peer Advising Program will be hosting a 3-day event on how to survive the pre-health track! Come out the 25th, 26th, and 27that 7pm in the Web Dubois Conference Room to see what they have in store! Free pizza provided!
  • “Guide to Upcoming Conferences, Summer & Semester Internships, and Pre-med/health enrichment opportunities” https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzdlyHdpXuYKc2M5R1EwZ2IxeU94QzJWYUJsTlR2MUxsMGxv
Member Opportunities
Volunteering: Challah for Hunger
March 21st

DHW Weekly 2/12

General Announcements 

Happy Monday General Body! Thanks to everyone who came out to our general body meeting last week. A representative from the Career Center came and talked to us about formulating the perfect resume & personal statement for medical school applications, summer internship applications, & more! Attendees were even able to get their resumes looked over and edited by members of the executive board. If you didn’t get a chance to attend but still want to have your resume, personal statement, or essay looked over feel free to email our Vice President of Program (Stephanie Brobbery) at sb3mt@virginia.edu or our Secretary (Morgan Hunt) at meh2cr@virginia.edu.

Programs and Events 
  • Region VI Meet-up:
  • Card for a Cause: 
    • Bring joy to the children at the UVa Children’s hospital by creating a handmade card! Making three cards will give you one service point.



Update/Reminders- Week 2/5- 2/10

Our next general body meeting is this Wednesday, February 7th in Monroe 116 @ 6:30pm. Bring your resumes and essays either specifically for summer internship applications or any general application to have it looked over and modified. If you are a new member, please remember to pay your dues ($7) at the next general body meeting and fill out this new member guide:


ALL current active members are required to fill out the following active member form:  https://goo.gl/forms/voTVMZsVn3VB1wt72

Please also be aware of the following volunteering update: “We will begin volunteering at the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry this semester on FEB. 17 rather than Feb. 10! In addition to signing up for the event on TrackItFoward, each member will have to create a profile on Volunteer Hub and use the link below to sign up for our reserved spots. Email Sade (sa4yc@virginia.edu) for any questions or concerns!”


Join DHW and the other SNMA/MAPS chapters in Richmond at VCU’s medical school for a Regional meeting on February 18th @ 12pm! This will be a great opportunity for networking and meeting other pre-medical students from region VI. You get meeting points for attending (including travel). If interested, fill out this google form by 11:59pm on February 10th:

Week 1/21 – 1/27

Welcome back to school general body! I hope everyone had a great and relaxing winter break. Now that we are back on grounds, DHW has many exciting events and opportunities planned this semester! Firstly, we are working on getting shadowing up and running for members that completed their hours last semester; we apologize for the delay! New members are welcome to come to the first meeting this Wednesday, but they must bring $7 dues for the semester and notify one of the exec members at the end of the meeting. If you won’t be able to have the money by Wednesday, you can also pay your dues on Jan. 31st from 7-8pm (room TBA). REMINDER: If you signed up to do concessions but are no longer able to attend, please LET ONE OF THE EXEC MEMBERS KNOW ASAP (preferably Deanna)


JANUARY 24, 2018
Our first general body meeting of the semester will be held in Bryant Hall from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.Come out and learn how the medical school application process works!
JANUARY 26, 2018
If you missed the first interest meeting for AMEC, we will be having a second interest meeting in Clem 202 from 4-5 pm. If you’re interested in attending AMEC this year, come out and learn more about the specifics!
Any Questions? Let Us Know! 
Email: dhwatuva@gmail.com




Programs and Events 
Hoo’s for Haiti:
This fundraiser will begin the last week of January. Every member is expected to participate in this beneficial service project as everyone is assigned to a group. This fundraiser will be semester long and it is anticipated to be an annual fundraiser DHW conducts with Charlottesville’s Vwazen Nou. More information is to come during the general body meeting.




Member Opportunities
Volunteering Opportunties:
  • Card for a Cause: Bring joy to the children at the UVA Children’s Hospital by creating handmade greeting cards! Making three cards will give you done service point.
  • Hoos for Haiti: more info TBA
  • Loaves and Fishes: We will begin volunteering at the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry this semester on Feb. 10! In addition to signing up for the event on TrackItFoward, each member will have to create a profile on Volunteer Hub and use the link below to sign up for our reserved spots. Email Sade (sa4yc@virginia.edu) for any questions or concerns! http://dhw.cvilleloavesandfishes.volunteerhub.com/


Kaplan Has New Events!

Was your New Year’s Resolution to learn more about the kidney? Molecular Genetics? Take an MCAT Practice Test? Whatever you’re into, Kaplan has the free events that you want to attend. Learn more and sign up for any (or all!) events here: http://bit.ly/PrepFTWUVAJessica. Then, just log-in from anywhere for the event, get tips and strategies from Kaplan teachers, and get entered to win sweet prizes (we see you, Amazon gift card!). You + free Kaplan prep + prizes = Prep for the Win!


Also, if you’re planning on taking the MCAT this year, Kaplan has an awesome offer for this month only. Enroll in any Kaplan MCAT course and receive unlimited prep for any 2018 test date. What does that even mean?

  • Get 7+ months of access to live, streaming lessons on the MCAT Channel

  • Repeat your class as many times as you’d like

  • Keep your online resources

PS. They are hiring Student Brand Ambassadors on campus. You’ll make $15 hour, get a free prep course, and make lots of new friends. Find out more and apply here!

Have questions? Reach out at Ambassadors@Kaplan.com.

Sickle Cell Disease

In case you missed our meeting the powerpoint is below. Click on the link SCD and it should open up a powerpoint presentation. Also, a video was shown which can be found by going to Facebook and searching Shavonne Jackson Sickle Cell Awareness and Advocacy. It was made by Shavonne Jackson, a UVA nursing student alum, and it does a great job of not only giving parent and patient perspectives but also explaining sickle cell disease.


9/11-9/17 Newsletter

General Announcements

Happy Monday everyone and happy Sickle Cell Awareness Month! This week will be the LAST week we will be collecting dues for the semester, so if you haven’t gotten a chance to please be prepared to pay your dues at our next general body meeting this Wednesday. They are $7 for the semester and $10 for the year. We do accept venmo. Also, we will no longer be pairing members with upperclassman mentors. If you did receive a mentor he/she should have already reached out to you, or will be reaching out to you sometime this week!


Programs and Events

  1. UVA School of Medicine’s Student National Medical Association (SNMA), an organization we partner with at the medical school, is planning to table this week on Sept. 12 and Sept. 14 for Sickle Cell Awareness month! They will be tabling from 12-2 each day in front of Minor Hall, and we encourage you all to sign-up on TrackItFoward and help them fundraise for a sickle cell organization! Here’s the link to sign up:


  1. There will be a blood drive held this Friday from 3-7 pm to support patients with Sickle Cell disease! See the attached flyer for more information.


Member Opportunities

If you’re looking to get a head start on your volunteering hours, here are a few upcoming opportunities:

  1. We will begin volunteering at the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry this Saturday, Sept. 16! We need 3 volunteers for the morning shift this week. Loaves & Fishes launched an online sign-up for volunteers this year through VolunteerHub. Thus, in addition to signing up for the event on TrackItFoward, each member will need to create a profile on the Hub and use the link below to sign up for our reserved spots. VolunteerHub instuctions are also attached!


  1. Our next shift for concessions will be this Saturday, the 16th. Before you work concessions you MUST fill out the required forms sent to you in previous emails and email them to Deanna at dl5rs@virginia.edu. You can also find the forms on our website.
  2. If you are skilled in Chemistry or Biology there is an opportunity to start tutoring for raising the bar through OAAA every Monday from 4-8 pm (starting this Monday)! Shifts will be from 4-6 pm and 6-8 pm.
  3. DHW has been invited to attend a Rotunda Dinner on Thursday, October 12th from 5:30 to 7 pm. This is not a required event but it would be a great opportunity to network with other black student organizations on grounds including Black Student Research Network, Black Commerce Student Network, and the Undergrad Black Law Students Association. Here’s the link to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/69xFTAq4KF0Xrr1d2

The spots are first come first serve so RSVP ASAP!

UPCOMING MEETING: September 13, 2017

This week, we will be having two guest speakers, Dr. Emily Moses and Leah Willey, come and talk to us about sickle cell in honor of Sickle Cell Awareness month!



Interest Meeting

Did you miss our interest meeting?

Do not worry. Below is all the information we covered.

What is DHW?

Daniel Hale Williams Pre-Medical Honor Society (DHW) is an organization geared towards increasing the number of culturally capable and sensitive Black and other ethnic minority physicians, by furthering their academic and clinical success as premedical students through recruitment, academic counseling and support, curriculum guidance, peer support, and post-graduate assistance.


What do we offer?

  • Academic Support
    • Forming Study Groups within DHW
  • Mentorship
    • Peer-mentor through DHW
    • Medical Student Mentor through SMNA
  • Shadowing Opportunities
  • Volunteering Hours
  • Professional & Hands-on Workshops
  • MCAT prep Information
  • Conferences
  • Summer Internship Information

Membership Requirements

  • 15 total Membership Requirements
    • Paying Dues
    • Attend ⅔ of General Body Meetings (5 meetings)
    • concessions (1 football or 2 other sporting events)
    • 3 volunteering activities
    • 1 fundraising event
    • 1 social event


Start Getting Involved Today By…


$7 per semester

$10 for the year