Description: Join us for an engaging discussion with Dr. Elliot Melendez, a pediatric emergency physician at Boston Children’s Hospital; a physician triple board certified in pediatrics, pediatric critical
care and pediatric emergency medicine; and a Harvard Medical School graduate.
A high school dropout from the South Bronx, Dr. Melendez entered Lehman in 1989 after earning his GED. Working full-time while attending class, he was forced to leave school during his junior year to support his wife and newborn child. But his determination led him to return two years later and ultimately to graduate cum laude with a biology major in 1995.
His research focuses on the evaluation of severe infection in infants and children, and he is also involved in a telemedicine initiative with the Hospital Buen Samaritano in rural Puerto Rico in which knowledge and expertise are shared via telemedicine technology. He will be coming to Hunter College to talk about his non-traditional path, and to answer any questions pre-med and pre-health students may have.
Title: FlexMed Presentation / Doctor Speaker -Dr. Jessica Reid-Adam
Description: Join us for an engaging discussion with Dr. Jessica Reid-Adam. She is a pediatric nephrologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and serves on the admissions committee at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
She will also discuss the FlexMed at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. FlexMed allows sophomores in any major to apply for early assurance to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Once accepted, students will be free to pursue their area of study, unencumbered by the traditional science requirements and MCAT.
Title: SPURS-Columbia University Biomedical Summer Research Program
Description: Renowned cardiologist Dr. Andrew Marks will host an information session about the SPURS program. The SPURS program provides intense research fellowship experiences on the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons campus to undergraduate students from Universities in the City of Greater New York. The experience is intended to (a) provide meaningful training in biomedical research, and (b) enhance the students’ ability to achieve a career in biomedical research and/or medicine by pursuing an advanced degree (either Ph.D., M.D./ Ph.D. or M.D.). In addition to specific training in the indicated research area, the students receive in-depth training in biomedical research methodology, including: (a) the design and analysis of experiments, (b) a critical reading of the scientific literature, through journal clubs, (c) the presentation of scientific results at laboratory meetings, (d) attendance at convened poster sessions, (e) the preparation of abstracts and manuscripts describing the results of experiments, and (f) career counseling and research ethics.
Title: How to Beat the MCAT- an MCAT 2015 Strategy Session
Description: Join us for an indispensable session packed with effective study strategies for the MCAT as well as bleeding-edge information regarding the new MCAT 2015. Open to all students of Hunter College.
All attendees will receive a free Graduate Admissions Guide with information on medical school admissions.
Title: SUNY College of Optometry Admissions Presentation
Description: Join the Pre-Optometry Society of Hunter College to learn more about:
-The Requirements for Optometry School Admission
-Tips on Becoming a Competitive Applicant
This will be a great opportunity to meet and network with a SUNY Admission Representative and ask any questions you may have!
Refreshments will be served!!
Description: Hunter Pre-Health advisers will hold a drop-in, group advising sessions for students with pre-Health questions. This session will be held in a classroom setting and will allow students to collectively ask questions of the pre-health advising team and to learn from their pre-Health peers. All are welcome, especially first-year and transfer students!