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Chiropractic Medicine 101:New York Chiropractic College Information Session

What is Chiropractic Medicine? Chiropractic medicine 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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Medical and Dental School Scholarship Presentation

Join us for a presentation on the benefits and opportunities of the Health Professional Scholarship program and the Health Service Collegiate program.

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How to Pursue Research Opportunities for Pre-Health Students

Miriam Gofine, the Research Manager for the Division of Emergency Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College will discuss how to find research opportunities. This is a required workshop for Pre-Health students.

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Committee Letter Workshop: 2018-2019 Committee Letter Application Cycle

The Committee Letter workshop organized by the Pre-Health Office to provide each applicant or re-applicant with valuable information about preparing your Committee Letter Application and your medical, dental or veterinary school application. This includes guidelines for preparing Personal Statements and other parts of the application. These guidelines are presented to help applicants to craft their personal statements and other parts of their Committee Letter Application. In order to submit a Committee Letter Application and receive either a committee letter or letter packet you must attend one of the workshops and already have a Pre-Health file. This is MANDATORY for all first-time applicants as well as Re-Applicants who would like to have previously submitted Committee Letters updated. This workshop is for students applying in the summer 2018 to medical, dental, optometry, podiatry and veterinary school.

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MCAT Super Bio Review

Although the MCAT recently changed, the extensiveness of the Biology section has not. To help you navigate through the content of what you'll see on the Biological Sciences section, we're hosting a MCAT Super Bio Review event.

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Clinical Volunteering 101 for Pre-Health Students

Shari Sirkin Kaplan, the C.A.R.E. (Care and Respect for Elders in Emergencies) volunteer program director at Mount Sinai Hospital will be conducting 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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Community Service Volunteering for Pre-Health Students

Chivis Alanis, Senior Director of Community Health at the American Heart Association’s will conduct a community service workshop. This presentation will also provide a walk through of the American Heart Association’s mission, programs, volunteer opportunities and community events. It will include a discussion of the role of the volunteer in efforts to improve the heart health for all communities. The objective this event is also to deepen your understanding of the American Heart Association and to share how your involvement will have a significant impact in saving lives! This is a required workshop for Pre-Health students.

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Dinner with a Doctor Speaker Series-Dr. Kelly A. Garrett

Join us for an engaging discussion with Dr. Kelly Garrett. Kelly Garrett is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Assistant Attending Surgeon at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She specializes in the minimally invasive surgical treatment of colon and rectal cancer, pelvic floor disorders and inflammatory bowel disease.

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Stress management for Pre-Health Students

As a premed 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 current applicants to medical, dental and optometry school.

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Preparing for and Applying to MD/PhD Programs

The MD-PhD dual career is busy, challenging, and rewarding, and it offers opportunities to do good for many people by advancing knowledge, developing new treatments for diseases, and pushing back the boundaries of the unknown. Ruth Gotian, the Administrative Director of the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program will discuss all you need to know about becoming an ideal applicant to MD/PhD Programs.

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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 workshop is strongly recommended for students who are struggling academically or who are preparing to apply to professional schools.

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What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine?

Dr. Hakima Amri, the director of the Georgetown University Medical Center Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program (CAM), will discuss what is Complementary and Alternative Medicine, as well as the Georgetown University Masters program in Physiology with a concentration in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Join us for an informative talk on Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

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From CUNY to Harvard Medical School

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.

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Giving Back: A Pre-Health Panel on Volunteerism

Volunteer work is an important component of any pre health trajectory. Join us for a panel of post baccalaureate students sharing their volunteer experiences, both medical and non-medical. Learn how to find exciting volunteer opportunities here in New York City and abroad. Refreshments will be provided.

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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 workshop is strongly recommended for students who are struggling academically or who are preparing to apply to professional schools.

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Pharmacy School Planning 101- How to become a Pharmacist

Interested in becoming a Pharmacist? Join us for a pharmacy information session. Come and learn about Touro College Of Pharmacy. Topics to be covered include: • Top 10 reasons to pursue a PharmD career • Careers options and earnings potential for PharmD • Touro College of Pharmacy’s unique 2+2 program • Pre-requisite courses and admissions requirements

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Optometry Admissions Test (OAT) Information Session

Please join the Pre-Optometry Society of Hunter College for a presentation about the Optometry Admissions Test (OAT) by Kaplan.

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Hunter College Health Professions Schools Fair

Join us for Hunter's first Health Professions Schools Fair. Meet with Admission Officers Learn about the different health professions programs Schools attending the fair include: American University of Antigua College of Medicine Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeon Columbia University Institute of Human Nutrition Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Drexel University College of Medicine F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine | Uniformed Services University Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University Georgetown University Complementary and Alternative Medicine Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Hunter-Bellevue Graduate School of Nursing Hunter College - Physical Therapy Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Medical School for International Health New York College of Podiatric Medicine NYU College of Dentistry New York Chiropractic College Ochsner Clinical School - School of Medicine - University of Queensland Ross School of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School St. George's University of London Medical School St Georges University School of Medicine Stony Brook School of Medicine SUNY Upstate Medical University Touro College of Pharmacy Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College

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Applying to Summer Research Programs and Hunter Research Opportunities

The Hunter chapter of the American Medical Student Association will be hosting a workshop about how to apply to Summer 2016 research programs and research opportunities at Hunter College laboratories.

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Pre-Health Columbia University Summer Enrichment Workshop

Cindy Estevez, the program coordinator for the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Columbia University Medical Center will discuss three enrichment programs that are geared towards students on the pre-medical and pre-dental educational tracks: the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program, the Summer Public Health Scholars program and the NERA MedPrep Program.

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SPURS-Columbia University Biomedical Summer Research 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.

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Society for Bioethics and Medicine Monthly Meeting_Introduction to Bioethics

Join the Society for Bioethics and Medicine at our first meeting! At this meeting, you'll learn about theories in ethics and the principles of bioethics and apply these principles to analyze a case study and participate in a short debate.

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SUNY College of Optometry Admissions Presentation

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!!

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FlexMed Presentation / Doctor Speaker -Dr. Jessica Reid-Adam

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.

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Research Panel Discussion

The Post-Bacc Community be hosting a panel discussion on extracurricular research opportunities, and we'd like to invite everyone involved in the pre-health community to attend! We have some great speakers lined up discuss their own experiences working in research (clinical, bench, and more!), what they've learned form their time in the field, and what they'd recommend. Topics will include how to find and apply for positions, how to find a good PI, what it takes to get your name on a paper, what's important when applying to schools, and much more!

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MCAT Panel Discussion

Would you like to hear how your peers prepared for the MCAT? The Post-Bacc Community will be hosting Annual MCAT panel. EVERYONE is welcome - undergrads and post-baccs alike! We'll outline the details of the exam, registration, and scoring of the NEW MCAT and then open up the floor to our panel, which will feature students that have taken both the old and new versions. These panelists have a wide variety of backgrounds and prepared for the MCAT in different ways. They'll discuss their approaches (study methods, prep courses, practice tests, etc.), best practices, and things they wish they had done differently. Also, food will be provided!

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Complementary & Alternative Medicine Panel Discussion

The Pre-Health Post-Bacc Community will be hosting the 2nd annual Complementary & Alternative Medicine Panel discussion , and everyone involved in pre-health, post-baccs and undergraduates alike, is welcome! Holistic approaches to health care are becoming increasingly popular. There are therapeutic yoga classes for cancer patients at Sloan Kettering, acupuncture treatments for post-surgery recovery at Columbia, and ongoing research into herbal teas and extracts at universities around the world. There's even a branch of the NIH devoted to the study of these treatments: The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Care. While we often have extensive exposure to traditional medicine, we often learn next to nothing about alternative medicine, even though we will be working along side them in our future careers. Come learn about the paths and practices of acupuncturists, naturopaths, chiropractors and other practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine Tuesday night! We have an excellent line up of speakers who are all practitioners of alternative and complementary medicine, and they will be available to answer our questions about their practices, their relationships with patients, their path into their specific field of healthcare, and more.

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Personal Statement and Experiences Workshop for Post Bacc Certificate Students

The Post Bacc personal statement and experiences section of the AMCAS application needs to be stronger than an undergraduate's. The purpose of this workshop is to preview what medical school admissions look for in a Post Bacc application. The workshop is critical to preparing a "standout" medical school application. THIS WORKSHOP IS MANDATORY FOR ALL POST BACC CERTIFICATE STUDENTS HOPING TO APPLY FOR A 2016 COMMITTEE LETTER.

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Volunteer Opportunities in NYC for Pre-Vet Students

The Hunter College Pre-Vet club invites you to come and find out about how to find volunteer opportunities with animals in NYC? At this event we will discuss how to get a volunteer position at an animal shelter/hospital and the many things you can learn by volunteering! Refreshments will be served.

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Spring 2018 Pre-Health New Student Orientation

The Pre-Health New Student Orientation is designed to provide detailed information to students who are new to Hunter College about the Pre-Health program. This orientation is intended for new students who will enter Hunter College in Spring 2018 and are planning to apply to Medical, Dental, Optometry, Podiatry or Veterinary school. Join us to meet the Pre-Health advising staff and learn what you need to do NOW to start building a strong application to professional school. Please plan to arrive 20 minutes prior to the start of the session. We look forward to meeting you!

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American Red Cross at Hunter College Volunteer Orientation

The American Red Cross at Hunter College will host an info-session for Pre-Health students. The event will provide information on opportunities for community outreach. You will receive Red Cross volunteer hours for attending this meeting, Information to register with us will be included below. It is recommended to complete registration as soon as possible to begin accumulating hours. The registration includes an online orientation where you will learn about the Red Cross mission and some information on some of volunteers opportunities. We will have plenty of these opportunities available for you to RSVP to for the weeks following the meeting. These opportunities include; Volunteer work in Disaster Services, Home Fire Preparedness training, Psychological First Aid, Soup Kitchens, Blood Drives, Mass Care and Sheltering. We will explain how each of these events helps in the betterment of those in our communities. We're looking forward to meeting you!

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NERA MedPrep & SMDEP Summer Program at Columbia University Information Session

Cindy Estevez, the program coordinator for the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Columbia University Medical Center will discuss the NERA MedPrep Program. edPrep is a free, summer enrichment program targeting traditionally underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged New York City and New Jersey resident college freshmen and sophomores interested in attending medical school. MedPrep is a 3 year summer commitment designed to give students an opportunity to develop key skills and competencies important to success on the MCAT and in medical school. Accepted New York resident students begin the MedPrep program at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. The MedPrep Program is best suited for candidates without summer obligations as the program is full-time. Accepted students receive stipend support. There is no application. She will also discuss the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), a free six-week program for freshman and sophomores who are underrepresented in medicine and dentistry and are interested in submitting an application for the March 1, 2016 deadline.

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Clinical Research PhD and Master’s Program at Mount Sinai Icahn School Of Medicine Info Session

The Clinical Research PhD and Master’s Program foster the development of future leaders in patient oriented research. In these bench to beside clinical research programs, our students learn to be the next generation of investigators who realize their goals of translating discoveries into helping patients. In addition to earning a high paying position as a Clinical Research Associate, students have used this degree as a bridge to enter medical school. Join the information session and: • Learn how Clinical Research prepares you for leadership roles in translational science designed to translate knowledge into applications that impact human health in meaningful ways • Fulfilling career in clinical and translational medicine, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, government and NGO • Average salary for Senior Clinical Research Associate (CRA) is $95,000* • MS and PhD in Clinical Research prepares one for leadership roles in translational science and medicine, the healthcare industry and related industries • Discuss career growth for MS and PhD graduates • Learn how a Clinical Research degree can lead to Medical School • Learn about the high salary ranges

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MCAT Chemistry Review

Come and join us for a MCAT chemistry review. We’ll be touching on high yield subjects such as acids and bases, biochemistry and the fundamentals of how to ace the Chemistry portion of the MCAT. Syllabus: 1. Electron Configurations/Periodic Trends 2. Acids/Bases 3. Types of Bonds 4. Intermolecular Forces/Effect on MP, BP, Viscosity, and VP 5. Heat Equations/Phase Transition Diagram 6. Enthalpy, Entropy, and Gibbs Free Energy 7. K (Ka. Kb, Ksp, Kw), Q, and Le’ Chat

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Spanish and Community Health in Latin America Study Abroad Information Session

Dr. Jorge Nowalski will discuss the Spanish and Community Health summer program in Costa Rica. Hunter College joins forces with the International Center for Development Studies (ICDS) and Hospital Clinica Biblica to offer students planning to enter health professions a six-week program, which will provide them the opportunity to explore health care issues in a developing country while furthering their Spanish language skills and gaining an understanding of the life and culture of Costa Rica. The Spanish for Health Sciences offers two levels of Spanish language instruction, intermediate and advanced. Students will be placed in the appropriate level based on an oral placement exam taken upon arrival. The course will prepare students to interview patients, complete patients' files and medical reports, and read texts of medical relevance effectively. The Health Care in Latin America course is intended to create a unique experience for students interested in Latin American and Caribbean Health issues. The course will focus on public health assessment strategies. Through the course, students will be exposed to current challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean and reach an understanding of the way global public health issues unfold in the region. As part of the program students will visit various types of clinics, as well as other points of medical service.

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Hunter College Pre-Dental Society Presents: The Life of a Dental Student

Special Guest Speaker: Sabina Korman We are pleased to invite all students interested in dentistry to our monthly meeting with guest speaker Sabina Korman – 2015 Macaulay Hunter graduate and current D3 student at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Sabina will tell us more about her journey to dental school, as well as her experience as a dental student. She will also be happy to answer any of our questions! Refreshments will be served.

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The Essentials for Writing A Strong 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? Getting Started-Analyzing the connection 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 strongly recommended for those planning to apply in the upcoming 2017-2018 application cycle.

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The Commonwealth Medical College Admissions Presentation

Jillian Golaszewski will give an admission talk about The Commonwealth Medical College. The Commonwealth Medical College is an independent medical school located in northeast and north central Pennsylvania that offers a community-based model of medical education with four regional campuses - North, South, West, and Guthrie. Each of these campuses is an integral part of the College’s distributive model of medical education and provides students with early clinical experiences in diverse settings. TCMC offers a Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program and a Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) Program.

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Free Exam I Review for General Chemistry II

PEIL Chemistry Tutoring will be hosting a free introductory review session to help students prepare for the upcoming exam in Chem 104. The review session will be held this Sunday, February 28th, from 1-4 pm.

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Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Information Session

Join us for an admissions presentation on Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine with John Nwafor, Associate Director of Admissions. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) proudly accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA-COE) offers you much more than a path to animal practice. It unlocks a much larger world of far-reaching career opportunities in veterinary medicine, from companion and exotic animal care, to research that could affect animal and human health on a global scale. From general practitioners, to researchers, and more, there's a world of possibilities out there to explore.

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Can The Doctor Say No When The Patient Says "YES"?

Join Dr. Rosamond Rhodes from the Department of Bioethics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to discuss questions that physicians often face: Can the doctor say "No" when the patient says "YES"? Can doctors refuse to provide patients with what they want? This event is great for students interested in any medical field. Refreshments will be served!

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New England College of Optometry Admissions Presentation

Join the Pre-Optometry Society of Hunter College for an information session with a representative from the New England College of Optometry in Boston! You will Learn: -The Requirements for Optometry School Admission -Tips on Becoming a Competitive Applicant This will be a great opportunity to meet and network with an Admission Representative and ask any questions you may have! Refreshments will be provided.

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Health Professions (Medical and Dental) Scholarship Program Information Session

Christiaan Taylor will discuss scholarship opportunities for medical(MD or DO) and dental students. For students planning to attend Medical and Dental School, the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) offers an outstanding opportunity for financial support. In addition, the government will pay full tuition, books, fees, computer rental, and other required expenses to the Medical School of their choice within the United States or Puerto Rico.

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Application Planning 101

This workshop will offer a step-by-step detailed action plan for students to follow with the intention of providing them with the framework for a strong and comprehensive application. The workshop will break down the students’ responsibilities as an applicant by year, and provide different scenarios and paths that perhaps they haven’t considered but that will lead to a more competitive application.

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Pre-Vet Volunteer Opportunities Information Session

Ellen Gunzel, the Outreach Coordinator for a local animal rescue called In Our Hands Rescue will discuss volunteer opportunities for Pre-vet students. She will be starting at Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in August and will also answer any questions students may have about the veterinary school application process.

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New York Presbyterian Queens Volunteer Information Session

Jacqueline Cahill, the Director of Volunteer Services at New York Presbyterian Queens will discuss and recruit students for clinical volunteer opportunities.

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Weill Cornell Medical College Admissions Presentation

Elizabeth A. Wilson-Anstey is a former Hunter College Alum and the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at Weill Cornell Medical College. She 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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Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Admissions Presentation

Jennifer Mailey is the Director of Admissions at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She will give an admissions presentation that will cover topics such as; the veterinary school admissions process, being a competitive applicant and personal statement. We strongly recommend that students who are planning to apply to vet school in the upcoming application cycle attend this event.

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The Doctor Speaker Series-Dr. Monica Goldklang

Join us for an engaging discussion with Dr. Monica Goldklang. Dr. Goldklang is a pulmonologist and an Assistant Professor of Medicine in Anesthesiology at Columbia University Medical Center. She will discuss her career, how to survive medical school and be successful in your career.

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3rd Annual Health Professions Career Fair for Diverse College Students and Residency Career Fair

For college students/post-bacc students interested in becoming a physician, dentist, nurse, physician assistant, social worker, psychologist, researcher, etc. For medical students interested in learning about residency programs at different academic health centers across the country.

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FREE MCAT Practice Test at Hunter College

How will you score? Find out by taking a full-length practice test given under the same testing conditions as the actual exams. You'll learn about the endurance and skill needed to score high on the MCAT, and you'll get a personalized score report that shows your strengths and weaknesses.

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Bioethics talk with Dr. Paul Cummins

Are you interested in bioethical issues? Dr. Paul Cummins from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will speak about kidney transplantation and Jehovah's Witnesses who refuse transfusion. This is event is great for students interested in any medical field. Lunch will be served!

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University of Rochester Medical School Early Assurance Program Information Session

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) offers an Early Assurance Program (EAP) to a select group of highly qualified college sophomores who attend Hunter College. The EAP offers a conditional acceptance to URMC following the successful completion of your four-year undergraduate degree. Academically qualified sophomore undergraduates may apply in May and June following the completion of their sophomore year and will not be required to take the MCAT exam. •Formal Clerkships begin in March of your 1st year in medical school. •Home of the Biopsychosocial model – a holistic view of the patient. •Rochester is in the top 15% of primary care schools that also rank in the top 25% of research-intensive medical schools. •Combined degree programs: MD/MBA, MD/PhD, as well as Master’s degree programs in Public Health Sciences, Neurobiology & Anatomy •5 Certificate Pathways: Medical Education, Latino Health, Clinical Ethics and/or Humanities, Deaf Health and Global Health

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The Doctor Speaker Series-Dr. Richard Mark White, M.D/Ph.D.

Join us for an engaging discussion with Dr. Richard White. Dr. White is a physician-scientist who holds a clinical appointment on the Gastrointestinal Oncology Service and a research appointment in the Cancer Biology and Genetics Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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Suturing 101 for Pre-Health Students

Come and learn how to suture. The term “suture” is used to refer both to a specific technique for closing a wound, in which the sides of the wound are stitched together, and to the individual stitches involved in the wound closure. This is a hands-on workshop. You will be given the opportunity to practice suturing. Start perfecting your suturing skills today! Seats are limited. RSVP TODAY.

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Hunter College Pre-Dental Society Annual Banquet

Joins us for the annual Pre-Dental society dinner. We will have two guest speakers from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. We will also announce the new PDS e-board. We will also announce the new PDS e-board. Guest Speakers: Dr. Rosa Shaviano-Moran, Assistant Dean of Admission & Dr. Herminio Perez, Director of Student and Multicultural Affairs Dress code: Formal (If you are not dressed appropriately you will not be allowed to enter this event.)

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Hunter College Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program Acknowledgment Ceremony

Join us in acknowledging the achievements of Hunter College Pre-Health Post Baccalaureate Program students. This ceremony is to recognize Post Baccs who are completing or have completed the certificate program. The event is open to the whole PB certificate program Community. New Fall 2016 Post Bacc certificate program students are strongly encouraged to attend to get a deeper sense of the program- see students who are on the other side and hear about their experiences. Welcome: Dr. Lon S. Kaufman Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Hunter College Keynote Speaker: Dr. George F. Heinrich, Associate Dean for Admissions & Special Programs, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Ceremony: 6:00-7:00 pm Refreshments: 7:00-8:00pm Please RSVP by May 13th.

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AMCAS 101 – Everything You Need to Know About AMCAS

Join us for a session hosted by the AAMC to have all your AMCAS related questions answered. Students applying in the current cycle are strongly encouraged to attend.

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Hunter Pre-Health Student Organization Monthly Meeting

The Pre-Health Organization will be hosting a general meeting. Come out and talk with our E-board and learn about various ways to help become a stronger applicant for Medical school, whether it be learning on where to apply for volunteering, research, what classes to take, when to take the MCAT, and so much more. We will also be discussing our goals and future events for the semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, freshman are especially encouraged to attend since we have specific opportunities for you to get involved with us.

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Sackler School of Medicine Admissions Presentation

oin us for an admissions presentation from Sackler School of Medicine with Judith Quintana 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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Ross University School of Medicine & Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Admissions Talk

Join us for an admissions presentation from Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine with John Nwafor, Associate Director of Admissions . Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) is one of the premier Caribbean medical schools providing an opportunity for aspiring medical students from around the world to fulfill their dream to become a physician. In 2015, more than 830 RUSM graduates earned a residency position throughout the US and worldwide. The majority of graduates secure medical residencies prior to graduation through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) with some of the most prestigious teaching hospitals and leading medical centers in the US. For eligible graduates who apply for residency programs during their senior year, 80-85% have secured residency positions. Over the course of two residency cycles, our residency attainment rate is 85-90%. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) proudly accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA-COE) offers you much more than a path to animal practice. It unlocks a much larger world of far-reaching career opportunities in veterinary medicine, from companion and exotic animal care, to research that could affect animal and human health on a global scale. From general practitioners, to researchers, and more, there's a world of possibilities out there to explore.

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Medical School Successful Applicants Panel Discussion

Join us for a discussion with successful Hunter College medical school applicants. They will offer insight about the application process, interviews and answers other questions you may have. Come and learn from successful applicants, who have been accepted to schools such as, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College.

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New York-Presbyterian Hospital HEAL Volunteer Orientation

Emelin Martinez, the Manager of the Health Education Adult Literacy Program at New York Presbyterian will conduct a volunteer orientation for students interested in volunteering in the HEAL program. The mission of the program is to improve health literacy of pediatric caregivers with an emphasis on medication adherence and overall health/well-being by empowering them to maximize their medical visits using culturally responsive health education materials taught in waiting rooms throughout the Ambulatory Care Network (ACN) of New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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The Doctor Speaker Series-Dr. Nelson Sanchez

Join us for an engaging discussion with Dr. Nelson Sanchez. Dr. Sanchez currently serves as an urgent care physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering. He has a bachelor's degree from Brown University and a medical degree from NYU School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at NYU Medical Center During his medical training, Nelson conducted research exploring LGBT health and health care. He completed research on medical students' attitudes and clinical experiences with gay, lesbian, and transgender patients, and New York City transgender residents' access to medical care and hormone therapies. His research has been published in various journals, including Family Medicine and the American Journal of Public Health. At Weill Cornell, he currently leads the Safe Zone LGBT Allies Training Workshops, he teaches a course on LGBT health for the first-year medical student class, and he collaborates with medical students on educational initiatives to improve physician training in the care of LGBT patients.

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Wayne State University School of Medicine Information Session

The Wayne State University School of Medicine has a distinguished history of producing the nation’s finest physicians and researchers. That reputation continues to be built upon today, making the university not only a center for medical education, but the source of groundbreaking clinical research put into practice around the world. Join us for an admissions talk with recruiter Melvin Lunkins.

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BOOM! Health Internship Information Session

Marie Likanje, the coordinator at BOOM! Heath will be recruiting for an internship opportunity only available young women in the Pre-Health program at Hunter College. BOOM! Heath is looking for an intern to start in late September. Bring your resume. BOOM!Health is an organization that enables New Yorkers living with and at highest risk for illness, addiction, homelessness and poverty to realize their full potential by integrating services to create a seamless continuum of prevention and care.

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Post Bacc Certificate Program Orientation Re-fresher / Meet & Greet

Come join us for a refresher on the Pre-Health Post Bacc Certificate Program, Q&A style! Members of the board from the Pre-Health Post Bacc Community will be there to answer your burning questions so you don't have to write another email. ;) Handouts of the program requirements will also be made available for those seeking a copy. Following the Q&A, we'll have a meet and greet session for new and old post-baccs. Refreshments & coffee to be provided! This event is open only to Hunter College Pre-health Post Bacc students

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The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly with Dr. Matthew McCarthy

Join us for an engaging discussion with Dr. Matthew William McCarthy. Dr. McCarthy is an Assistant Professor of medicine, a staff physician at Weill Cornell Medical Center and New York Times bestselling author.

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Test Prep Planning 101 for Pre-Health Students

Test prep 101 covers all you need to know about the various medical (MCAT), dental (DAT), optometry (OAT), pharmacy (PCAT) and physician assistant or PA (GRE) schools admissions test. Topics include: Test content How to prepare Exam costs

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Choosing The Right Major for Pre-Health Students- Human Biology

Choosing the right major is an important part of the academic process. Join us as Dr. Michael Steiper, Chair of the Human Biology Department discusses the Human Biology major and the health related fields you can pursue with this degree. New Pre-Health students are strongly encouraged to attend.

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NYU School of Medicine Linkage Visit for Post Bacc Certificate Program Students

New York University School of Medicine will host Hunter College Post Baccs for a linkage information session and campus tour on Friday, October 7th. To qualify or be considered for the NYU linkage program, you must have a 3.5 undergraduate GPA and maintain a 3.75 or higher GPA while enrolled in the Hunter College Post Bacc program. If you are interested in attending please RSVP no later than September 27th. The NYU Linkage visit is for students who are viable candidates and are in the final year of completing the certificate program requirements and plan to apply in the 2016-2017 cycle.

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New York University (NYU) School of Medicine Admissions Talk

Join us for an admissions information session with Francisco Lucio, the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at NYU School of Medicine. NYU School of Medicine is ranked number 11 out of 140 medical schools nationwide in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 “Best Graduate Schools” listing.

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Hunter College Pre-Health Clubs and Organizations Fall 2017 Open House

Mix and mingle with all of the Pre-Health clubs and organizations. Learn how to get involved in the Hunter College Pre-Health Community. Clubs represented at this event include: AMSA - American Medical Student Association Pre-Dental Society of Hunter College Hunter College Pre-Optometry Society Hunter College Pre-Veterinary Club MAPS- Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students Pre-Health Students Organization Society of Bioethics & Medicine at Hunter College Refreshments will be provided.

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Hunter College Pre-Health Clubs and Organizations Fall 2016 Open House

Mix and mingle with all of the Pre-Health clubs and organizations. Learn how to get involved in the Hunter College Pre-Health Community. Clubs represented at this event include: AMSA - American Medical Student Association Pre-Dental Society of Hunter College Hunter College Pre-Optometry Society Hunter College Pre-Veterinary Club MAPS- Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students Pre-Health Students Organization Society of Bioethics & Medicine at Hunter College Refreshments will be provided.

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Ohio State University College of Optometry Admissions Presentation

Join us for admissions talk with Justin Griest, the Director of Admissions, Recruitment & Financial Aid at The Ohio State University College of Optometry.

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Hospice of New York Volunteer Orientation-Clinical Volunteering

Join us as Sandra Nielsen, volunteer coordinator for Hospice of New York discusses volunteer opportunities. Hospice is searching for committed volunteers who are dependable and want to make a difference in someone’s life. Volunteer positions are available throughout the year and are in various locations across the Greater New York area. Hospice of New York is committed to the total care of the patient who is facing a life-limiting illness.

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Linkage 101 for Post Bacc Certificate Students

We are inviting Post Bacc students who qualify to attend an information session in which we will provide details about our linkage programs and their application requirements. Please note that this Linkage Workshop is only for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program students who are completing the requirements in the final year of the program. Qualified applicants must be nominated by the Pre-Health Office and must have a minimum Hunter Post-Baccalaureate GPA of 3.6. Some of our linkage programs also have a minimum undergraduate GPA requirement but qualification for others are much more dependent on the Hunter Post-Baccalaureate GPA. Successful linkage candidates must also have significant research experience and should plan to take the MCAT no later than April of 2017. All required coursework, including labs, must also be completed by the end of the Fall 2016 semester. The workshop will cover specific requirements for the individual institutions, including deadlines, GPA cutoffs, AMCAS and MCAT preparation, and timelines for each of the schools: Cornell, Hofstra, New York University, and Stony Brook medical schools. This is the perfect opportunity to have your questions answered. Each of these institutions also allows prospective candidates to visit their campuses. Please check Blackboard for invitation notices and associated deadlines for these campus visits. THIS WORKSHOP IS MANDATORY FOR STUDENTS HOPING TO APPLY VIA LINKAGE IN THE 2017 CYCLE. This may be the only linkage workshop for this application cycle so please make every effort to attend.

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Hunter College 2nd Annual Pre-Health Summer Opportunities and Internships Fair

Join us for our Summer Pre-Health Opportunities and Internships Fair. Programs Represented Include: ACCESS Summer Internship Program at Weill Cornell Albert Einstein COM Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Columbia University Medical Center Summer Public Health Scholars Program Columbia University Medical Center SPURS Biomedical Research Program CUNY Summer Undergraduate Program (CSURP) Gerstner Sloan Kettering Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) HRTP: Public Health Internship Program Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University Biostatistics Epidemiology Summer Training (BEST) Diversity Program Mentoring In Medicine Emergency Department Clinical Exposure & Mentoring Program MSI AHEC Summer Health Internship Program (SHIP) Mt. Sinai Summer Undergraduate Research Program Northeast Regional Alliance (NERA) Medprep Program PULSE Program at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Summer Clinical Oncology Research Experience (SCORE) Summer Medical and Dental Education Program ( SMDEP) Weill Cornell Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program

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The Doctor Speaker Series-Dr. Ibrahim Hussain

Join us for an engaging discussion with Dr. Ibrahim Hussain. Dr. Hussain is a Neurosurgery resident at Weill Cornell Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Hussain received his M.D. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey(New Jersey Medical School), where among other distinctions he was the recipient of the Doris Duke Research Fellowship Award. For that fellowship, Hussain worked with Dr. David Gutmann at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to help develop the Neurofibromatosis Genome Project and Neurofibromatosis Patient Registry Initiative. As a research fellow at New Jersey Medical School’s Department of Neurosurgery, Hussain evaluated cerebral aneurysms to identify risk factors for rupture.

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2017-2018 Committee Letter Application Workshop for Post Bacc Certificate Students

he Committee Letter workshop organized by the Pre-Health Post Bacc advisor to provide each applicant or reapplicant with valuable information about preparing your Committee Letter Application and your medical, dental or veterinary school application. This includes guidelines for preparing Personal Statements and other parts of the application. These guidelines are presented to help applicants to craft their personal statements and other parts of their Committee Letter Application. In order to submit a Committee Letter Application and receive a committee letter you must attend this workshop. This is MANDATORY Post Bacc certificate program students.

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Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) Application Workshop

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) formerly known as SMDEP is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students interested in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. This workshop will include: - Information about the benefits of SHPEP - Meet past SHPEP participants - A walk-through the application process.

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Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) Application Workshop

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) formerly known as SMDEP is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students interested in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. This workshop will include: - Information about the benefits of SHPEP - Meet past SHPEP participants - A walk-through the application process.

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2017-2018 Committee Letter Application Workshop--Last Workshop of the Cycle

The Committee Letter workshop organized by the Pre-Health Office to provide each applicant or re-applicant with valuable information about preparing your Committee Letter Application and your medical, dental or veterinary school application. This includes guidelines for preparing Personal Statements and other parts of the application. These guidelines are presented to help applicants to craft their personal statements and other parts of their Committee Letter Application. In order to submit a Committee Letter Application and receive either a committee letter or letter packet you must attend one of the workshops. This is MANDATORY for all first-time applicants as well as Re-Applicants who would like to have previously submitted Committee Letters updated.

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CARS MCAT Review Session

Join us for a CARS review session. There are many myths about the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) section, one of which is that your score depends on luck. If you happen to get “good” passages, all is well, but if you don’t, you are in trouble. It’s practice not luck that will help you conquer the MCAT CARS section.

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Human Biology Career Exploration Panel Discussion

Join us for a panel discussion hosted by the Human Biology department. Panelists include: Professor Herman Pontzer, Ph. D. Program in Anthropology, CUNY Hunter College Dr.Tara Randis M.D. Neonatologist, NYU Langone Medical Center Emily McGibbon NYC-Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Camilla Zamora Community Health Hunter Human Biology Graduate

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AMCAS Workshop for Post Bacc Certificate Students

This workshop is mandatory for all Post Bacc certificate students. The workshop will cover the detailed completion of a well-crafted AMCAS application. In addition to an overview, a focus is given to the Experiences, Personal Statement and Other Information sections Check your Hunter College email or Blackboard account to RSVP

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Choosing the Right MCAT Prep

Mark Krantz from Altuis MCAT prep will discuss choosing the right MCAT prep. Topics include: Score results Comparison to other test prep companies How practice tests are developed Teaching styles Content styles FREE practice test for all who attend.

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Bioethics talk with Dr. Matthew McCarthy

Join the Society of Bioethics and Dr. Matthew McCarthy for an engaging discussion about Bioethics and how it is applied in modern medicine! Refreshments will be served!!

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Successful Optometry Applicants Panel

Join us for a panel discussion of successful Pre-Optometry applicants who got into Optometry School. We will be sharing our journey in applying to optometry school, OAT test studying strategies, and interview experience! We will also answer any questions you may have and try to guide you on the right paths! Come join us for this very informative event. Refreshments will be served!!!

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Student Doctor Speaker Series-Jack Liu

Join us for an engaging discussion with Hunter and Yalow Scholar alum Jack Liu. He is currently a first year medical student at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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St Georges University School of Medicine Admissions Information Session

Join us for an admissions information session with Erin O'Brien, the Assistant Director of Admission at St. George's University School of Medicine. St. George’s University was the first private medical school in the Caribbean, the first to be accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Health Professions (CAAM-HP), and the leader in the first time scores on the United States Licensing Examinations.

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Pre-Vet Club Guest Speaker Amanda Gagnon

The Pre-Vet Club will be hosting guest speaker Amanda Gagnon. She will discuss her experience as a dog behaviorist/dog trainer.

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Doctor Speaker Series- Dr. Paul Martin

Join us for an engaging discussion with Dr. Paul Martin. He will talk about his specialty (Internal Medicine), and his role as a hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Martin received his medical degree from Brown University School of Medicine and his MPH from Harvard University.

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The Doctor Speaker Series-Dr. Maurice Hinson

Join us for an engaging discussion with Dr. Maurice Hinson. Maurice D. Hinson, MD is a Resident Physician in Internal Medicine at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Hinson received his BA in Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University. It was there that he discovered his passion for research and mentoring- having engaged in several research projects at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute and co-founding the Brotherhood Mentoring Program, a student run organization created to mentor African American male youth from an inner city Baltimore high school. After graduating Hopkins, He went on to perform research at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in the Department of Neonatology, where his work culminated with the publication of several peer reviewed articles and receipt of several nationally recognized awards, including the Young Investigator award from the Eastern Society of Pediatric Research. After completing a post baccalaureate at Drexel University, he received his MD from the Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM).

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Doctor Speaker Series Panel Discussion with Dr. Nwachukwu & Dr. Anstey

Join us for a panel discussion with Dr. Ben Nwachukwu and Dr. D. Edmund Anstey. Dr. Ben Nwachukwu is a 4th year orthopaedic surgery resident at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Born in Nigeria, he attended Columbia University where he received a BA in Psychology and was a 4-year starter on the Men's Basketball team. He attended Harvard Medical School where he earned an MD Cum Laude and also earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has over 60 publications in print on orthopaedic health services research and is currently planning to pursue a sports medicine fellowship after his residency training. Dr. D. Edmund Anstey is a Cardiology fellow at Columbia University Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital. He received his BA from Washington University in St. Louis where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Biology and African & African-American Studies. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He went on to complete a residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Alongside his fellowship in cardiology he is actively involved in research and medical education. His research focuses on racial and gender disparities in care as well as hypertension among African Americans.

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Choosing The Right Major for Pre-Health Students- Community Health and Nutrition

Choosing the right major is an important part of the academic process. Join us for a discussion with Dr. Khursheed Navder, the Campus Director for the School of Urban Public Health. She will talk about the Nutrition and Community Health undergraduate and graduate programs and the career paths you can pursue. First year students are strongly encouraged to attend.

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Project Healthcare Summer Program Information Session

Project Healthcare (PHC) is an innovative and immersive volunteer program for enthusiastic and inspired college and post-baccalaureate students. Created by the Bellevue Hospital Center Emergency Department, PHC allows students the opportunity to experience and observe many different aspects of healthcare. The program is comprised of several weekly rotations which are based in the Emergency Department. It offers the committed student a unique healthcare experience, which is intended to furnish a wealth of knowledge about the numerous options for a career in healthcare.

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How to Write an Effective Personal Statement

This workshop will teach you how to write an effective personal statement for your medical school applications. The workshop will review the reasons why the personal statement is an important aspect of the AMCAS application, and why you need to devote your time to planning, writing, and editing the statement well in advance of the AMCAS due date. The workshop will also show you how you can best present yourself to the medical admissions staff through your writing. We will review tips for what to avoid in the personal statement as well as tips for what to definitely include. We will also provide examples of well written personal statements and specifically cover how to format your essay and include it in the AMCAS.

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How to Create An Outstanding Pre-Health Profile

Former Hunter Alum Dr. Marissa Lombardo will discuss ways to help you develop a competitive Pre- Health portfolio. Dr. Lombardo is a Internal Medicine Resident at New York Presbyterian/Weill-Cornell Medical Center.

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MedPrep Summer Program at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Info Session

Cindy Estevez, the program coordinator for the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Columbia University Medical Center will discuss the NERA MedPrep Program. MedPrep is a free, summer enrichment program targeting traditionally underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged New York City and New Jersey resident college freshmen and sophomores interested in attending medical school. MedPrep is a 3 year summer commitment designed to give students an opportunity to develop key skills and competencies important to success on the MCAT and in medical school. Accepted New York resident students begin the MedPrep program at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. The MedPrep Program is best suited for candidates without summer obligations as the program is full-time. Accepted students receive stipend support. There is no application fee.

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