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Seminars

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Personal Statement Brainstorming Workshop

Combining all of the elements you want into your personal statement is definitely a challenge. The easiest way is to start at the beginning of your life and tell your life’s story. Unfortunately, this approach is a genre cliché. Individual Brainstorming is a non-judgmental way to unlock your personal journey to medical or dental school. Find out the tools you can use to present your complicated story on paper of your journey to medicine. This is session is required for Committee Letter and Letter Packet applicants. Category:

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Student Doctor Speaker Series: Hunter Alum Gloria Felix

Join us for a discussion with Hunter Alumni and former Hunter MAPS President Gloria Felix. She will discuss opportunities for pre-med students such as Post-Bacc linkage programs or special masters programs that lead to gaining acceptance into medical school, the ABLE program, (which is the linkage program that allowed her to achieve her dream of attending medical school) and about Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She will also provide insights into the application process and the Multiple Mini Interview. Category:

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Basic Life Support CPR Training for Pre-Health Students

This 3-hour class includes instruction, demonstrations and hands-on activities. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the best training to have to try to help someone in an extreme situation when that person has stopped breathing.

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How to succeed as a Pre-Health Student at Hunter College Panel Discussion

Join us for a panel discussion with current undergraduates and Post Bacc students who will share tips and techniques on how to succeed as a Pre-Health student. Pre-Health students must achieve a grade of B or better in all science courses, engage in research and gain clinical exposure in order to be considered competitive applicants. Come and hear how other Pre-Health students balance these commitments while juggling their academic and extracurricular activities. This panel discussion is strongly recommended for new transfer and Post Baccs students.

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American Medical Student Association(AMSA) Open House

This will be a perfect opportunity for students to learn about the mission of our national club at Hunter College. Meet your AMSA E-Board and interact with other members. We will be discussing future events and much more! Boost your Pre-Health portfolio by joining AMSA today! Join us in our "AMSA and Chill" group chat on WhatsApp to stay connected with all things AMSA! The chat was created to be a platform for students to network and share knowledge with one another, so feel free to use it as such! Join us by using the link below: https://chat.whatsapp.com/BxX9z7lR5axJF3wuEn5RXX Refreshments will be served!!

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Association for Women in Science Club Meeting

This meeting will be an Elevator Pitch Workshop, where we will talk to you about how to present yourself professionally as well as network, especially at conferences, with professors, and with admissions deans and officers. We will also be taking professional headshots for you to use for applications or LinkedIn profile

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NYU School of Medicine FIReWoRk Research Information Session

Dr. Melanie Jay, MD, MS, (Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine) is seeking bright, motivated research interns who are fluent in both Spanish and English interested in pursuing a career in healthcare and obesity-related research to assist in a research project at NYU Langone to improve the prevention of obesity in primary care. The Financial Incentives foR Weight Reduction (FIReWoRk) study, led by both Dr. Joe Ladapo and Dr. Melanie Jay, investigates the impact of financial incentives on weight management behavior and weight loss. Meanwhile the CPO study, which is co-directed by Dr. Jay, focuses on advancing obesity-related collaborative translational research within NYU School of Medicine by integrating population health, clinical medicine, and basic science research. Dr. Stephanie Orstad from the FIReWoRk study and Dr. Sally Vanegas of the CPO study will be giving a presentation on their respective studies.

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Pre-Health Discussion Forum: Boosting the immune system to fight cancer

or years, the foundations of cancer treatment were surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Over the last two decades, targeted therapies are drugs that target cancer cells by homing in on specific molecular changes seen primarily in those cells have also cemented themselves as standard treatments for many cancers. But over the past several years, immunotherapy—therapies that enlist and strengthen the power of a patient’s immune system to attack tumors—has emerged as what many in the cancer community. In 2017, two CAR T-cell therapies were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), one for the treatment of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and the other for adults with advanced lymphomas. Nevertheless, researchers caution that, in many respects, it’s still early days for CAR T cells, including questions about whether they will ever be effective against solid tumors. Join us for a discussion on immunotherapy, specifically CAR T Cell immunotherapy. Please review the materials below before the discussion. https://soundcloud.com/user-330134924/how_car_t_work

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Latino Medical Student Association Meeting

Join LMSA+ at our first event of the semester! Upperclassmen will be answering prehealth related questions and provide tips on study habits/techniques they use to succeed academically. Come prepared with questions. Refreshments will be served! Contact information: lmsaclub1@gmail.com

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Bioethics Case Studies in Review

We will be reviewing and analyzing bioethical case studies in different healthcare fields including, but not limited to, veterinary medicine, dentistry, and medicine. Learning how to apply the bioethical principles to different scenarios can be helpful when faced with challenging ethical dilemma questions during admissions interviews. Food will be served!

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SSLC Seminar : How to Read and Understand Scientific Research Articles

Scholarly/scientific articles are regarded as an important source for disseminating scientific information to other scientists and the general public. As emerging scientists, this seminar will assist you in understanding different strategies for reading scholarly articles, interpreting data, and forming conclusions. Specifically, you will develop skills in: • Evaluating scholarly articles in an active manner. • Understanding the general blueprint and structure of scholarly articles. • Breaking down scientific articles in to smaller, “bite-sized” pieces. • Finding the main points in scholarly research articles. • Taking notes to develop greater appreciation and understanding of the information in scholarly articles. • Gaining confidence to avoid fears associated with detailed scientific jargon and terminology. • Forming your own opinions about a scholarly article, in relation to the targeted field of study.

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Pre-Health Post-Bacc Alumni Panel

The Pre-Health Post-Bacc Community is proud to present the Post-Bacc Alumni Panel, featuring four panelists who have either have been successfully accepted into Medical School & Dental School and will be starting this fall or currently going through the application cycle. Please come with your questions related to the MCAT & DAT, application planning, extracurricular activities (clinical experience, research and community service), interviewing, and much more for the panel discussion with the Hunter Alums. We hope to see you there! Featured Panelists: Shanice Beaumont Olivia Cory Spencer Heuman-Gutman Sharifa Kamga

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Career Fair

Don’t miss out! Career Fair happens once per semester. Bring copies of your résumé. Professional dress is required. See a full list of employers and learn more at bit.ly/huntercareerfair

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Pre-Health Group Advising for Transfer Students

The Pre-Health Advising Office will hold a group advising session for transfer students. This session will cover the requirements for a Pre-Health file, Committee Letter and address any other questions or concerns you may have. Many successful Pre-Health students begin their careers at community or other colleges and universities. We strongly encourage you to get involved in the Hunter College Pre-Health community.

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Pre-Health Group Advising for Transfer Students

The Pre-Health Advising Office will hold a group advising session for transfer students. This session will cover the requirements for a Pre-Health file, Committee Letter and address any other questions or concerns you may have. Many successful Pre-Health students begin their careers at community or other colleges and universities. We strongly encourage you to get involved in the Hunter College Pre-Health community.

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Pre-Health Group Advising for Transfer Students

The Pre-Health Advising Office will hold a group advising session for transfer students. This session will cover the requirements for a Pre-Health file, Committee Letter and address any other questions or concerns you may have. Many successful Pre-Health students begin their careers at community or other colleges and universities. We strongly encourage you to get involved in the Hunter College Pre-Health community.

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Doctor Speakers Series: Dr. Andrea Card

Hunter College welcomes Dr. Andrea Card to speak at Pre-Health Advising’s March Doctor Speaker Series. Dr. Andrea Card is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and completed her Medicine-Pediatric Residency training at Jackson Memorial Hospital-University of Miami. She then completed at General Internal Medicine Fellowship at Columbia University. She is Co-Director of the Psychosocial Curriculum at Weill Cornell Medicine, which fits right in line with her interests in medical education focusing on relationship-centered communication, curriculum development, and health equity. She divides her clinical time seeing patients at the Long Island City practice and precepting residents. Dr. Card is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell. In addition, she serves as the faculty advisor to a medical student-run pipeline program called Science and Medicine Enhancement Program (SMEP) and is the co-faculty lead for the Diversity Pre-medical Diversity Initiatives of the Diversity Center of Excellence (DCoE).

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Georgetown University Medical Center Master of Science in Systems Medicine Information Session

oin us for an information session about the Master of Science in Systems Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center. Systems medicine is an emerging biomedical field that relies on systems biology approaches and tools in solving biomedical problems. In medicine, complex computational tools will become essential for deriving personalized assessments of disease risk and management including individualized diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment options. This change, involving the use and analysis of enormous quantities and variety of data, will require a new type of physician and a new type of biomedical scientist - one with a grasp of modern computational sciences, “-omic” technologies (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, transciptomics etc.), and a systems approach to medicine. The new tools that clinicians and biomedical scientists will use continue to arise from the intersection of research across a variety of disciplines and are difficult to capture in traditional curricula. As a leader in medical science and education, Georgetown University Medical Center is taking a leadership role in developing graduate and medical curricula and expanding research in this area.

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Master of Science in Anesthesia Program Information Session

Come and learn about the Master of Science in Anesthesia Program at Case Western Reserve University where our mission is to train the world's best anesthesiologist assistants. Certified anesthesiologist assistants, or CAAs, are well-respected members of the anesthesia care team, which is comprised of supervising anesthesiologists, anesthetists, nurses and resident physicians-in-training. CAAs work closely with anesthesiologists caring for patients from the preoperative stage through surgery, ending with postoperative recovery. Students begin their coursework each summer at our locations in Cleveland, Houston, and Washington, D.C. Each class consists of approximately 25 students, with backgrounds in areas such as biochemistry, clinical research and medical physiology.

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Speed Mentoring with Pre-Health Organization

Pre-Health Organization presents speed mentoring. Come talk to our e-board and our amazing mentors. Talk to us about how to get involved, strategies for classes, academic planning, grad school and much more. Refreshments will be served.

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Pre-Health Discussion Forum: Juul and Myle; an emerging public health concern

E-cigarette use among both youth and young adults has increased considerably in recent years. In 2015, more than a quarter of students in grades 6 through 12 and more than a third of young adults had ever tried e-cigarettes. Join us for a discussion on e-cigarette use. What are the risks? How do they impact your health?"

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Health Professions Speaker Series: Applied Behavior Analysis Nicolette Sas

Pre-Health Organization presents Applied behavior analysis Speaker Series with Nicolette Sas. Nicolette Sas, a Bachelors in Healthcare Administration graduate, a former medical student now practicing as an ABA Therapist. Born in Queens, New York on July 16, 1987, moved to South Florida at the age of 12. Lived in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where she attended two years of middle school and completed high school before moving to study abroad in Zagreb, Croatia where she completed two years of Pre-Med and one year of Medical school at the University of Zagreb Medical School. She then decided that at that time in her life she wanted to pursue different avenues and returned to South Florida where she completed her Bachelors in Healthcare Administration at Palm Beach State College. After completing her Bachelor's degree she welcomed the challenge of moving back to New York City in pursuit of the many opportunities New York had to offer. Moving back and starting her career in NYC has always been a dream to her. In June of 2017, just five days after arrival in NYC, she found a job as an Operations Case Manager at CIty Sounds of NY a pediatric based speech language pathology center. It was then that she began to explore the world of services for students with special needs. Nicolette, wanting to further her education in Healthcare and attend Grad school, was faced with making a decision as to what field she wanted to get into. That is when, ABA Therapy was introduced to her. Upon observing students with autism, Nicolette realized that this field was meant for her and that is why she has decided to pursue her Masters in ABA Therapy and practice as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst one day. Refreshments will be served.

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Medical Students Panel Discussion with Hunter Alums

Join LMSA+ at Hunter College as we welcome current medical student and Hunter alum Michelle Garcia. She is eager to share her medical school experiences as she prepares to graduate and start her residency. Michelle will be joined by other Hunter alums. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and make connections!

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Bioethics Debate: Reproductive Technologies

We will discussing the controversial issues associated with reproductive technologies and applying the principles of bioethics to cases related to contraception and infertility. Join us to participate in the debate and present your viewpoints and those of researcher, doctors, patients, family members, and others involved in the field. Food will be served

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Exploring Careers in Behavioral Health Panel Discussion

From direct patient care and one-on-one counseling to research-driven psychology, many fields offer an opportunity to provide valuable care to those suffering from mental disorders. Join us for a discussion with health practitioners who work in various areas of behavioral health. Panelists include: Dr. Anne Ganzer (PhD, PMH-NP) is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. She holds a PhD in Nursing Research, an MS in Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, and an MA in Psychology. Dr. April Kisamore completed her Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis at Western New England University and her M.A. in Behavior Analysis at Western Michigan University. April has worked in the field of behavior analysis over 15 years. Valerie Lyons (MSEd, CRC, LMHC) has worked as a Rehabilitation Professional for over 20 years. She began her career at Samaritan Village, Inc. where she served as the Director of Vocational Educational Services. Upon leaving Samaritan Village, Valerie worked as the Assistant Project Director of the Hunter College/OASAS Work-Study Project. Valerie received her Master of Science Degree in Education from Hunter College and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Valerie also received certification from the International Life Coach Academy as a Life Coach. Dr. Kenneth M. Fifer, MD, is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Fifer received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. He went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA, and subsequently completed Internal Medicine Residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY. He is also the assistant director of the Collaborative Care Program at Mount Sinai.

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Master’s in Translational Medicine Information Session

Join us for an information session with Dr. Sabriya Stukes, the Assistant Director of the CCNY Master’s in Translational Medicine Program Earn a Master’s in Translational Medicine in One Year and Learn to Design the Medical Technologies of the Future There is a mounting demand for highly skilled and motivated individuals to translate our abundant science and engineering technologies into actual solutions that will impact the future of patient healthcare. Earn a Master’s in Translational Medicine in one year and you could be one of them! This multidisciplinary program delivers a hands-on experience in identifying, conceptualizing and prototyping tomorrow’s health technologies today. Experts in academia, clinical research and industry guide the curriculum while students can take advantage of professional partnerships to gain relevant, real-world knowledge that provides a competitive advantage into the job market. Our graduates learn the technical, entrepreneurial, and critical thinking skills needed to develop and design the medical technologies that will change the future of healthcare. Who should apply?  Highly motivated and driven individuals with a STEM background who have a passion for designing and developing innovative healthcare solutions.  Candidates should be interested in learning the skills and concepts required to bring a new medical technology to market. This is a great gap year experience. Scholarships available. No GRE required. Category:

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Hunter College Pre-Dental Society Monthly Meeting: Q&A with Current Dental Students

We will be holding our monthly meeting to discuss upcoming events, our monthly volunteer activity and to hear out any suggestions or opinions for the PDS. Current Dental Students will be attending our meeting for a Q&A so please come with any and all questions you may have regarding the process of applying through the day-to-day life of a dental student. Pizza will be served!

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Pre-Optometry Spring 2019 Open House

Join us at Hunter's Pre-Optometry Spring 2019 Open House to Learn More About: - pre health file/ committee letter - Pre-Opt course requirements and admission process - opportunities a career in optometry has to offer - shadowing and internship opportunities - OAT registration process and tips - personal statement, interview, supplement questions pointers REFRESHMENTS GOODIES will be served

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SUNY Downstate Exploring Health Careers Summer Program Information Session

Join us for an information session about the SUNY Downstate Exploring Health Careers Summer Program. It is a 6-week program designed to expose eligible full-time college students to the health professions through faculty presentations, shadowing opportunities in clinics and affiliate sites, and guidance for navigating the application process. Presentations vary annually but can include the history of medicine, scientific research methods, bioethics, intro to kinesiology, interview strategy, and more. Eligibility: • Freshmen, Sophomores, or Juniors • Educationally or Financially Disadvantaged students/Underrepresented • 2.5 GPA minimum • Currently registered Full-time

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How to Get an A in General Chemistry

Join AMSA as we go over key tips in obtaining A's in General Chemistry. The discussion will be held by one General Chemistry Peer Teacher's Assistant who obtained A's in both General Chemistry 1 and 2. This meeting will be especially helpful to students who are currently taking General Chemistry 1/ 2 or who plan to take the course in the near future

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Health Policy Speaker Series with Max Halder

Pre-Health Organization presents Health Policy Speaker Series with Max Halder. Max Hadler is the Director of Health Policy at the New York Immigration Coalition. He works on a range of issues and campaigns at the city and state levels to improve health access, coverage, and delivery for immigrant communities. Prior to joining the NYIC team, he worked in many capacities related to access to care for immigrants, including project director and research associate at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, researcher at the UCLA North American Integration and Development Center, and Spanish-English medical interpreter at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has also taught at Hunter College's School of Urban Public Health. Max received an MPH from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and an MA in Latin American Studies from the UCLA International Institute. He holds a BA from Wesleyan University. Refreshments will be served. Category: Pre-Professional Advising

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Dissecting the DPT application of A Successful Applicant: Packaging yourself for success

This presentation will cover the anatomy of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program application. You will receive insights on the application process from a successful 2018-2019 applicant to Physical Therapy doctoral programs who has been accepted to Hunter College and New York University.

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Dental Student Speaker Series: Mark Nasr

Mark Nasr is a Hunter College alum and DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) in training. He is currently in his first year of dental school at University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Join us for an engaging discussion about navigating the Hunter College Pre-dental journey and the dental school application process.

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The Essentials for Writing A Strong Medical School Personal Statement

Allison Smith, Director of Admissions at Weill Cornell Medical College will host a personal statement workshop. Topics include: Introduction & Overview-What is a personal statement? Why is it important? How are personal statements evaluated within an admissions packet? Get started on analyzing the connections between your experiences & the intellectual or social values of where you are applying; drafting strategies; questions to ask yourself Qualities of an Effective Personal Statement-Key consideration for statements: Things to Do & Things to Avoid This workshop is required for those planning to apply in the upcoming 2019-2020 application cycle.

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Everything You Need To Know About A Career In Pharmacy And Applying To Pharmacy School

Join us for an engaging talk with Dr. Thomas TenHoeve, Associate Dean at The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. Topics to be covered include: • Top 10 reasons to pursue a PharmD career • Careers options and earnings potential for PharmD • Prerequisite courses and admissions requirements • Pharmacy school interview process

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Community Service Volunteering for Pre-Health Students

Marcelle Amiot-Priso, Director of the Be The Match Program will conduct a community service workshop. This presentation will also provide a walk-through of the Be The Match Program’s mission, programs, volunteer opportunities, and community events. Be The Match® is a global leader in bone marrow transplantation. The organization conducts research to improve transplant outcomes and to provide support and resources for patients and partner with a global network. This is a required Pre-Health workshop.

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MCAT Strategy Session

Join us for a session packed with effective study strategies for the MCAT. A knowledgeable MCAT instructor and successful Hunter College applicant will walk you through exam questions, offer insights on the types of questions you’ll see and give you helpful strategies you can use on exam day.

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Pre-Health Discussion Forum:Are GMOs Safe?

The issue of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as they relate to the food supply is an ongoing, nuanced and highly contentious issue. Individuals from the scientific and medical fields fall on both sides of the argument, some claiming that genetically modified crops are helping to solve issues concerning hunger, environmental sustainability and an increasing global population, while others believe they’re doing more harm than good. With studies supporting both sides, many wonder: Who should we believe? Join us for a discussion analyzing both sides of the argument.

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Weill Cornell Medical College’s Research Associate Program Information Session

Billie Johnsson will discuss Weill Cornell Medical College’s Research Associate Program. The Weill Cornell Medical College’s Research Associate Program (RAP) exposes college and post-baccalaureate students to research activities within the emergency department setting, specifically at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine (NYP/WCM). Program participants work in the Emergency Department between 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM, 7 days a week, to recruit patients for participation in research studies. The Research Associate Program is a research program that occurs in a clinical setting. The program is designed to involve Research Associates in many elements of the performance of research while providing opportunities for observing clinical practice in the NYP/WCM emergency department and for extended interaction with clinical providers and patients. The program provides educational and practical experiences that increase knowledge about research methodology and clinical care and may enhance participant’s application to medical or graduate school.

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The Private Practice Experience in Dentistry Information Session

The Private Practice Experience is an educational 2-day workshop for students considering dentistry. Students are welcomed into the dental practice of Dr. David Forlano in East Islip, New York to participate in lectures given by current dental students and doctors and to practice dental procedures in our operatories. For more information visit http://www.theprivatepracticeexperience.com

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Doctor Speaker Series: Sara Bittman, MD

Join us for an engaging conversation with Dr. Sara Bittman, a practicing OB/GYN physician. She received her medical degree from New York Medical College and has been in practice for 7 years. She will discuss her career path and five mistakes to avoid when applying to medical school.

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Unpacking Gender and Sexuality in Healthcare Context

Gender and Sexuality in Healthcare Context” seeks to provide an introduction to rethinking what we know about gender and sexuality. This is a workshop meant to center LGBTQ+ experiences in healthcare especially in the context of sexual health care. While there is a lot of stigma about these topics, we seek to normalize the experiences of LGBTQ+ folks and talking about sexual health as neither of these things are “niche” or “special topics”, but rather, applicable to all communities. How does shifting our practices and understanding of gender and sexuality more broadly benefit all people and ensure that those often marginalized are more frequently and consistently included?

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Pre-Health Mentoring Initiative Networking Event

We invite ALL Mentors to come so that you can all talk about your experience with your mentee(s) so far!! This is also a wonderful time to network and get to know each other, you are a group of incredibly accomplished people!! You all deserve recognition for the amazing work you have done so far in the program. There will also be food and drinks (!!).

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Chiropractic Medicine 101: New York Chiropractic College Information Session

What is Chiropractic Medicine? Chiropractic focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Join us for an informative presentation by Bri Printup from the Admissions Office at New York Chiropractic College.

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MCAT Panel Discussion: How to Prepare for the MCAT

Join us for an engaging discussion with Pre-Health students who have been successful in passing the MCAT exam with very high scores(516-526). The panelists will provide you with insights on what taking the test is like, how to study effectively for the exam and strategies for conquering your fear of this dreaded admissions test.

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MetaSUB Research Information Session

Dr. Christopher Mason completed his dual B.S. in Genetics and Biochemistry (2001) from University of Wisconsin-Madison, his Ph.D. in Genetics (2006) from Yale University, and then completed post-doctoral training in clinical genetics (2009) at Yale Medical School while jointly a post-doctoral Fellow of Genomics, Ethics, and Law at Yale Law School (2009). He is currently an Associate Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, with appointments at the Tri-Institutional Program in Computational Biology and Medicine between Cornell, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Rockefeller University, the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center, and the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute. Ebrahim Afshinnekoo is a second year medical student at New York Medical College and a Medical Student Research Fellow in the Mason Lab at Weill Cornell Medicine. He has directed the metagenomics projects in Dr. Mason’s laboratory over the last three years, most notably leading the PathoMap project. Ebrahim co-founded the MetaSUB International Consortium with Dr. Mason in 2015 and now serves as the Director of Metagenomics. He is very passionate about educational and community outreach, leading and designing many workshops and curricula on the subject of the microbiome, metagenomics, and bioinformatics analyses. Ebrahim’s research interests focus on the translation of metagenomics approaches to the clinical arena.

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Organizing and Writing About Your Experiences

The experiences and personal statement sections bridge the gap between a description of you as a scientist-humanitarian and the analytics provided by the admission test and academic institutions. Your target institution needs to affirm your intellectual and temperament preparedness for the investment that they will make in you. Your academics tell the story of your intellectual journey. Your experiences and personal essay are a window into your non-academic mindset. This workshop aims to help you to organize, write and present your many achievements, your reason for pursuing a career in healthcare and to explain and minimize any flaws that may exist in your applicant profile. This workshop is required for Committee Letter and Letter Packet applicants.

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Dissecting the AMCAS application of A Successful Applicant: Packaging yourself for success

This presentation will cover the anatomy of an AMCAS application. You will receive insights on the application process from a successful 2018-2019applicant to medical school who has been accepted to seven medical schools which include, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Renaissance SOM at Stony Brook University, UMass and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Target audience: 2019-2020 applicants

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Careers in Mental Health

Are you interested in a career in mental health? Want to know what's difficult/interesting about being a Mental Health Provider working in local communities here in NYC? Interested in culturally competent approaches to mental health? Interested to learn more about grad school programs? Deciding between an MSW, LMHC, PsyD or Ph.D.? Join us on for a Panel Discussion where you can hear from a group of Mental Health Clinicians about their career journeys, working with the local Asian/Asian American population in NYC, and their experiences in the field. Free dinner food!

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Paying for Dental School and Personal Statement Workshop

We will be holding our monthly meeting to discuss upcoming events, our monthly volunteer activity and to hear out any suggestions or opinions for the PDS. We will be discussing various opportunities to help pay for your dental school journey, as well as discuss various Person Statement ideas. Two successful applicants will be attending the meeting and will also be there for a Q&A. Please feel free to bring any and all ideas you may have for your own Personal Statement and this will be a great opportunity to discuss various ideas you may have for this upcoming and future application cycles.

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Bioethics Talk with New York Times bestselling author Dr. Matthew McCarthy

Dr. Matthew McCarthy, a hospitalist at Weill Cornell Medicine, will give us a talk on the ethical challenges physicians have when dealing with superbugs, drug-resistant bacteria/fungi. Dr. McCarthy has written an op-ed for the New York Times on the topic and has been quoted as well in another New York Times article. Come join us as we seek to answer the ethical question of "Should hospitals report superbugs to the public?" Matt McCarthy is a graduate of Yale and of Harvard Medical School and a New York Times bestselling author. His new book Superbugs explores the history of bacteria and antibiotics, from Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin, to obscure sources of innovative new medicines (often found in soil samples), to the cutting-edge DNA manipulation known as CRISPR, bringing to light how we arrived at this juncture of both incredible breakthrough and extreme vulnerability.

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Mock MCAT Exam

The Pre-Health Professions Advising Office is hosting a free mock MCAT exam. We are attempting to create a realistic environment so you will only have access to your lunch and personal items during breaks in the practice exam. You must arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the exam.

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Student Doctor Speaker Series-Slavena Nissan

Join us for an engaging discussion with Slavena Salve Nissan. Slavena is currently a third-year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She graduated from the Macaulay Honors program at Hunter College with a major in biology in 2015, and is an aspiring physician-writer who has interests in poetry and the medical humanities.

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MCAT Study and Review Sessions

The Pre-Health Professions Advising Office is offering free MCAT review/tutoring for students who are taking the MCAT in 2019 and 2020. Participants will work on practice questions together as a class, paying attention to how to determine the right answer. we will have study sessions where students can work together on problems. The instructor will work with students to address questions/difficulties in their MCAT preparation. Bring your laptop so you can access your MCAT materials and practice exams. Do not sign-up if you are not prepared to actively participate. If you choose to participate you are required to attend all review sessions.

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Pre-Health Research Initiative: Meet the Residents

Drs. Brad Bennett and Caled Wutawunashe are first year Internal Medicine residents at Lenox Hill Hospital. Join us for an informative session on applying to and attending medical school. Both Brad and Caled will be available to answer any questions you may have pertaining to medical school as well what it's like to be a resident at a top NYC hospital. Refreshments will be served!

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Sackler School of Medicine Admissions Presentation

Join us for an admissions presentation from Sackler School of Medicine with Barbara Kugel, Director of Academic & Alumni Affairs. The Sackler School of Medicine New York State/American Program of Tel Aviv University is a partnership between the United States and Israel that has existed since 1976. The program has trained approximately two thousand talented men and women who have become some of the finest physicians in the world. The program, which is a four-year course of study, is chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York State and accredited by the State of Israel. It welcomes qualified citizens or permanent residents of the United States and Canada. Students are taught in English, and class size is limited to 63 students per class. Topics include: 1. Sackler SOM history 2. Program specifics – admissions, FA, curriculum, schedule 3. Electives in the US 4. The Match and Residency in the US 5. Q&A

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Bioethics Debate: Vaccine Hesitancy and Morality Debate + Pizza Party

We will be discussing controversial issues and moral implications involved in the refusal or reluctance of one to be vaccinated or to have one's children vaccinated. Join the Society of Bioethics and Medicine to present your viewpoints and hear those of researchers, doctors, patients, family members, and others involved in the field. Food will be served!

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IV Training for Pre-Health Students

Come and learn how to administer an IV. IV stands for intravenous that is giving medicines or fluids through a needle or tube, which directly goes into a vein. Proper and successful insertion of IV places its own importance as it can even cause discomfort to the patient. This is a hands-on workshop. You will be given the opportunity to practice administering an IV. Seats are limited. RSVP TODAY.

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The Medicine Business Panel Discussion

For anyone who is thinking of having a medical practice -- it is like starting a business. The same way a hospital would look at where to locate their facilities in terms of demographics, competition, convenience for patients, drawing in top clinicians -- these things can come into play for a smaller practice. Also understanding from an entrepreneur both what it takes to start a business, how medical technology gets launched and how it may affect patient care, or how health data can be used for good care (or misused) are all valuable. So it's not just relevant to "Business" but it is relevant to clinical practice too. Join us for an engaging discussion featuring panelists: Marcel Botha is Founder & CEO of 10XBeta , a product development and engineering firm working in consumer and enterprise electronics, medical devices, and specialized robotics. Margaret Burke is the Senior Vice President of Ambulatory Care and Hospital Operations, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Peter Shanley is a co-founder, investor, and strategic advisor to CoverUS Health. Mark Shankar, MD is an Emergency Medicine Physician on faculty at Columbia University and currently in his second year at Harvard Business School. Thomas C. Ahn is the System Vice President for the Real Estate Division of the Mount Sinai Health System (Mount Sinai, St. Luke’s, Mount Sinai West - formerly Roosevelt Hospital, Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Mount Sinai Queens Hospital and The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) a Seven hospital healthcare network with over 37,000 employees. THERE WILL BE FOOD – AND NETWORKING

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Doctor Speaker Series: Dr. Syed Haider

Dr. Syed Haider will be speaking about his journey to Medical School and beyond. Syed Haider is a fourth-year medical student at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai who will be starting General Surgery residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Syed was born and raised in Pakistan and immigrated to the United States in 2007. He studied biology at City College of New York where he was a Colin Powell Health Scholar, CCNY-Memorial Sloan Kettering Research Fellow, and CUNY Jonas Salk Scholar. As a medical student at ISMMS, he was selected as Mount Sinai-GLG Global Health Scholar and where he co-founded Mount Sinai Human Rights Student Leadership Program that provides educational, research, and advocacy opportunities for students interested in working with refugees, asylum seekers and survivors of torture. He organized a school-wide conference on Islamophobia and Racism in the Healthcare System and has shared his work on Human Rights at several national meetings, including at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. Syed has held several leadership roles at ISMMS. He served as the President of Student Council and was a member of the Student Council Board of Trustees Committee, LCME Accreditation Task Force Committee, and Muslim Students Association at ISMMS. In addition, he has conducted extensive research on sports-related traumatic brain injuries, bibliometrics, and surgical disparities in healthcare. He has additionally co-founded Global Surgery Student Alliance Group at Mount Sinai and is involved in a new curriculum for Global Surgery at ISMMS medical students. Syed intends to combine his clinical interest in General Surgery with his interests in human rights education and refugee healthcare. Outside of academics, Syed has a strong interest in soccer, photo-journalism and traveling.

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Alternative Careers In Medicine Panel

Choosing a road less traveled does not in any way reflect your knowledge and skills, but rather, your interests and values. A small but growing number of students are now reshaping their views and choosing alternative careers in medicine. Please join us as we host 3 panelists who will share their experiences on choosing an alternative career in medicine. Panel Speakers: Samantha Berry: Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Adjunct faculty at Pace University for Physician Assistant Studies Chong Gao, Ph.D. Ph.D. with extensive experience in oncology research. Skilled in Molecular and Cell Biology, Data Mining and Microsoft Office Suite. Outstanding teaching professional at Hunter College. Exposure in business development and market research through consulting competitions and internship. Anastasia Martinova: Current student in the Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel pursuing an accelerated second Bachelor’s Degree and will graduate with BSN this December.

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Asian Americans in Medicine Panel Discussion

This event features a panel of Asian American doctors and medical school students from New York City, who will be sharing their personal experiences in the medical field and giving insight into their specialties. Topics that will be discussed include different paths in medicine, immigrant experiences, and racial/ethnic identity. Our notable speakers are Dr. Tipsuda Bahri MD, Dr. Christine M. Lomiguen MD, and Dr. Sushama Rich MD of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers.

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Pre-Optometry Successful Applicant Q&A Session

Please join the Pre-Optometry Club for a Q&A session with Hunter alum and successful optometry applicant Katherine Su. Katherine will begin her first year at SUNY Optometry this summer.

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Social Justice, Medicine, and Public Health Discussion

Speakers will discuss topics including community health, sexual assault, BLM, LGBTQ, homelessness and MORE! Pizza will be served

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Doctor Speaker Series: Dr Salome Maswime

Dr Salome Maswime is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Lecturer at Wits University, and Director of the Wits Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinical Research Division in South Africa. She is currently a research fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University Center for Global Health, as the recipient of the prestigious Discovery Foundation MGH Award. She is also the President and founder of the South African Clinician Scientists Society.

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Association for Women in Science Networking with Dr. Carmen Melendez-Vasquez

We will be hosting our most requested event (and our final event of the semester)- a personal lunch with a female Hunter College faculty member. This will be held on Wednesday, May 8 in room West 214, with Dr. Carmen Melendez-Vasquez. Lunch and refreshments will be served! This is a great opportunity for students who are looking to learn about how to find research positions with faculty members, students interested in Professor Melendez-Vasquez's specific research, and students interested in Biology research at Hunter. This is also great for those of you interested in learning about the path to a PhD or an MD-PhD, what being a Post-Doc is like, and what the experience as a woman in STEM is like. Dr. Melendez-Vasquez has studied at the New York University School of Medicine, London University, the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research, and the Central University of Venezuela. Her research focuses on cytoskeletal regulation of myelin formation and repair. Myelin is a specialized membrane, which wraps around axons in the peripheral (PNS) and central (CNS) nervous systems. In diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis (CNS) and Guillain-Barre Syndrome (PNS), loss of myelin around the nerve cells results in conduction block and underlies the clinical deficit characteristic of these disorders. The long-term goal of her research is to help with the development of novel therapeutic tools to treat human demyelinating diseases.

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PRE-HEALTH MENTORING INITIATIVE (PHMI) Information Session

SEEKING A MENTOR TO GUIDE YOU AS A PRE-HEALTH STUDENT? Learn about opportunities to become both a MENTOR and a MENTEE as part of the PRE-HEALTH MENTORING INITIATIVE (PHMI) Join us at a PHMI Information Session to hear about the value of mentorship from the PHMI Board members, Mentors, and Mentees. Discover what it means to be a Mentor and how YOU can help others succeed! PHMI is a community of upperclassmen who have been through the stressful process of being a Pre-Health student, and want to use their knowledge and experiences to help new students navigate their Pre-Health track. If you are seeking a Mentor, you can apply to be a Mentee! WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO THIS EVENT! You will receive credit for attending a Pre-Health Event. There will be snacks and water too!

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Recognizing and Responding to Human Trafficking in Healthcare Settings

Please join us as we welcome Restore NYC, a nonprofit organization working to end sex trafficking in New York. They will be giving a presentation about learning the indicators of human trafficking so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim, especially as future healthcare providers. Despite the high number of human trafficking victims that seek healthcare treatment, many hospitals and clinics lack formal training for healthcare professionals. Recognizing common signs that a person is possibly a victim of human trafficking can potentially save someone’s life. LUNCH WILL BE SERVED.

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Dentist Speaker Series: Dr. Ethan Moskovic, DDS

Hey, pre-dents! Please join us as Dr. Ethan Moskovic, DDS will provide us with an introduction to dentistry. In this workshop, he will discuss the bases of restorative dentistry with some fun hands-on exercise and exhibits! He will be bringing real dental handpieces for everyone to practice on. Hale & hearty will be provided

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Hunter College Pre-Health 2019 Student Accomplishment Reception

Join us for our 2019 Student Accomplishment Reception. The Student Accomplishment Reception recognizes and celebrates our Successful Applicants, Post-Bac Program graduates, Recipients of Prestigious Scholarships, and Acceptances to Research and Clinical Programs. You must RSVP for this event, and you may bring two guests. This is a formal reception, and dinner will be served. Category:

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Creating Your Application School List

Each applicant's medical or dental school list will be different. Creating one goes beyond metrics. As a prospective student, you should take into account the location, the programs they offer, tuition cost as well as their mission statement. Learn how to construct your school list when the time comes to make your school selections. Target audience: 2019-2020 applicants

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Multiple Mini and CASPer Interviews: How to Prepare

A growing number of medical, dental, pharmacy and osteopathic schools of medicine use the Multiple Mini Interview or CASPer methods of selecting applicants to their program. This workshop will explain the goal of the interview formats, what you can expect, what you need to know to be successful, as well as offer a practice scenario, and resources for further exploration. This is a required application planning workshop. Category:

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Multiple Mini and CASPer Interviews: How to Prepare

A growing number of medical, dental, pharmacy and osteopathic schools of medicine use the Multiple Mini Interview or CASPer methods of selecting applicants to their program. This workshop will explain the goal of the interview formats, what you can expect, what you need to know to be successful, as well as offer a practice scenario, and resources for further exploration. This is a required application planning workshop for Committee Letter and Letter Packet recipients.

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Time management for Pre-Health Students

Learning how to effectively manage your time will be one of the most important skills you will need to acquire in order to be successful. Reducing anxiety and procrastination, eliminating cramming, increasing motivation, and gaining extra time are a few of the many advantages of learning how to effectively manage time. Join for this workshop that will help you to maximize your time. This is a required workshop for Pre-Health students. It is also strongly recommended for students who are preparing to apply to professional schools in the upcoming cycle.

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Pre-Health Group Advising for Transfer Students

The Pre-Health Advising Office will hold a group advising session for transfer students. This session will cover the requirements for a Pre-Health file, Committee Letter and address any other questions or concerns you may have. Many successful Pre-Health students begin their careers at community or other colleges and universities. We strongly encourage you to get involved in the Hunter College Pre-Health community.

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Effective Communication for Pre-Health Students

Effective communication is an important skill all future healthcare professionals should have. Effective communication is a key interpersonal skill and learning how we can improve our communication has many benefits. Learn how to communicate more effectively, and how to improve your written and oral communication skills.

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Pre-Health Group Advising

Hunter Pre-health advisers will hold a 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 students!

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Preparing Your Secondary Essays for Health Profession Applications

This workshop will cover everything you need to know about writing your secondary essays for medical, dental, vet, or other health profession applications, including: Why secondary essays are a critical component of your health profession application, •A review of common secondary essay questions, • Tips for how to write effective secondary essays, •Tips for what to avoid in writing your secondary essays, •Organizing the completion of your secondary essays, and •The timing for submitting your secondary essays. Sample secondary essays will be reviewed and copies will be available.

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Community Service Volunteering for Pre-Health Students

Jordan Wesley, the Let's Get Ready College Access Managing Director will discuss the importance of community service and will be recruiting volunteers for the program. Let's Get Ready is an educational non-profit offering SAT preparation and application counseling to high school students from underrepresented backgrounds. Volunteers will be trained to serve as tutors and mentors. This is a required workshop for Pre-Health students.

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Stress Management for Pre-Health Students

As a pre-med student, stress is an unavoidable part of life. Academics, volunteer hours, extracurricular activities—it all adds up. Unfortunately, many students don’t manage stress well—and struggle as a result. While stress can’t be completely avoided, this workshop will teach you how to reduce stress and anxiety. This workshop is a required workshop for new Pre-Health students. This workshop is also strongly recommended for students who are struggling academically or who are applicants in the current health professions graduate school admissions cycle.

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The Medical School Interview

Congratulations! The hard part of the medical school admission process is over. Now, you just have to take advantage of the opportunity and secure your seat in medical school. We believe that preparation is Everything. Our workshop is geared to prepare you for your mock interview with a Pre-Health Advisor and the Big Day at the medical school interview. Our workshop will address the kinds of interviews, what medical schools want, how to prepare for the myriad of questions that may be asked of you, what to wear, and interview preparation strategies.

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Naloxone Training for Pre-Health Students

Naloxone administration is an emergency intervention to prevent opioid overdose. Pre-Health students will get hands-on experience, gain some knowledge about the current opioid crisis and learn how they may help people in their communities. It is also a great experience to include on your health professions graduate school applications. This training will be conducted by the Manhattan Staten Island Area Health Education Center.

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Pre-Health Group Advising for Transfer Students

The Pre-Health Advising Office will hold a group advising session for transfer students. This session will cover the requirements for a Pre-Health file, Committee Letter and address any other questions or concerns you may have. Many successful Pre-Health students begin their careers at community or other colleges and universities. We strongly encourage you to get involved in the Hunter College Pre-Health community.

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Resume Writing and Networking 101 for Pre-Health Students

Resume writing and networking are vital skills for advancing your professional and academic career. Learn how to show off your experience and connect with people who can guide you on your professional path. If you are planning to apply for volunteering, internships and research opportunities, this workshop is for you. This is a required workshop for Pre-Health students.

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Clinical Volunteering 101 for Pre-Health Students

Carley Howay, CARE Volunteer Coordinator at Mount Sinai Hospital will be conducting a workshop about clinical volunteering and will also recruit students to serve as volunteers in the Emergency Department. This is a highly sought after placement for anyone interested in pursuing an education and career in health. This is a required workshop for Pre-Health students.

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Stop the Bleed training for Pre-Health Students

The ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding in someone who is injured and effectively assist that person can save a life. A person can bleed to death in under five minutes, and it often takes longer than that for medical personnel to arrive. Members of the public can be the difference between life and death in a trauma situation if they know what to do. STOP THE BLEED is a program that teaches basic bleeding-control techniques including wound packing and tourniquet applications. This program is usually taught to medical students however we have the opportunity for Hunter College students to learn these techniques in classes taught by physicians from Weill Cornell Medicine. There is also the option to receive a certificate at the end of the training. During Stop the Bleed training, you will learn how to:

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Pre-Health Group Advising

Hunter Pre-health advisers will hold a 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 students!

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Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Admissions Presentation

John Nwafor, Associate Director of Admissions at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine will give an admissions presentation that will cover topics such as; the veterinary school admissions process, being a competitive applicant and personal statement. The Mission of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, an AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) accredited school is to provide the best learning environment to prepare students to become members and leaders of the worldwide public and professional healthcare team, advancing human and animal health (One Health) through research and knowledge exchange. To provide a relevant and stimulating learning environment to equip veterinary students to become practice- and career-ready graduates To embrace diversity and offer students from a wide range of backgrounds the opportunity to follow their chosen career in veterinary medicine To serve society through strategic and impactful research into safe food production and control of emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases in developing countries and beyond To involve students in the work of our Research Centers, to foster a thirst for knowledge to improve the health and welfare of humans and animals through observation, investigation, and research To educate graduate students to become successful contributors to the knowledge economy, through advanced training in areas strategically important to global health The Hunter Pre-Vet Club will provide refreshments.

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Becoming a Competitive Applicant

Dr. Elizabeth Wilson-Anstey, Assistant Dean at Weill Cornell Medicine and Hunter College alum, will give an admissions presentation that will cover topics such as; the medical school admissions process, being a competitive applicant and personal statement. We strongly recommend that students who are planning to apply in the upcoming application cycle attend this event.

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Pre-Health Group Advising for Transfer Students

The Pre-Health Advising Office will hold a group advising session for transfer students. This session will cover the requirements for a Pre-Health file, Committee Letter and address any other questions or concerns you may have. Many successful Pre-Health students begin their careers at community or other colleges and universities. We strongly encourage you to get involved in the Hunter College Pre-Health community.

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Professionalism 101 for Pre-Health Students

This workshop teaches you professional etiquette that will help you to be successful in your academic and professional life. Topics include:

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