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Doctor Speaker Series: Dr. Renee Williams

Dr. Renee Williams is an Assistant Professor and a Gastroenterologist at New York University School of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate training at NYU and is an Academic Achievement Program (AAP) alumnus, and serves as the current Chair of the AAP Alumni Board. Her interests include medical education with a concentration in simulation education such as the observed structural clinical encounters (OSCE's).. She is actively involved in medical education design and implementing simulated experiences for undergraduate and graduate medical trainees. Within gastroenterology her interests are concentrated on health disparities in colon cancer screening, luminal gastroenterology and quality improvement. Dr. Williams is the Chair of the Minority Affairs and Cultural Diversity committee for the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and is a member of the Medicare Evidence Development and Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). She is a strong believer in diversity and has implemented multiple workshops aimed at increasing awareness to highlight gastroenterology for underrepresented students in medicine. Dr. Williams is actively involved in clinical and educational research and her work has been published in peer reviewed medical journals. In 2016, she was the proud recipient of the NYU J Christopher Burch award for Humanism in Medicine.

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Columbia University Medical Center Institute of Human Nutrition Information Session

Are you interested in pursuing a career as a health professional and want to explore career options in nutrition? Join the Columbia University Medical Center – Institute of Human Nutrition’s Career Services Officer, Shelley Weinstock, PhD, CNS, FACN, to learn how the one-year MS Program in Human Nutrition may be right for you. As a student in the IHN you will be trained to: • Become competent in nutrition science as well as in clinical and public health nutrition • Understand the importance of nutrition in health and disease prevention • Develop writing, critical thinking, public-speaking and leadership skills through our focus on professional training Category:

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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 dossier.

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Heart 2 Heart Information Panel

Join the Pre-Health Organization as it presents the 2nd annual Heart-2-Heart Information Panel. Heart 2 Heart is a program designed to address health disparities around NYC and provide free health screenings. The program involves students from Hunter College, Hunter-Bellevue Nursing, Weill Cornell Medical College and the NYP Dietetic Internship Program. Come speak with medical students, coordinators and research staff about how they combat health disparities and how you can be a part of this! Category:

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The Art of Science Speaker Series

Description: Interested in hearing about how art can inform scientific practice in a professional setting? Come to this event to hear Hunter Alumna Rachel Richards, a New York City based technical illustrator, animator, and data visualization artist with a background in engineering and coding speak about her experience at the intersection of art and science. Her work has touched upon the fields of forensic science, cyber security and medical data storage. She currently works as a freelance science communicator, using a variety of mediums (data graphics, animations, illustrations) to translate complex scientific ideas into a format that is more easily understood. She is passionate about art and science and advocates for multidisciplinary exchange in both academia and industry. Can’t wait to see you there! Category:

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Hunter College Pre-Dental Society Meeting

Meirrel Hosny, a first year Stony Brook Dental student and former president of PDS will be our special guest. We are looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday! Category:

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Doctor Speaker Series: Dr. Nicole Pacheco

Nicole Pacheco is a proud alumna of the CUNY system, graduating in 2014 as Salutatorian and Summa Cum laude from the Macaulay Honors program at Hunter College. Following undergraduate, Nicole went straight to medical school at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is now a fourth-year medical student, with plans to enroll in psychiatry residency in the fall. She hopes to specialize in reproductive psychiatry – a fascinating intersection between OB/GYN and psychiatry, where one works to promote the mental health of women throughout their reproductive life. In addition to her interests in psychiatry, Nicole has been heavily involved in medical activism. She has held presidencies in both SNMA (Student National Medical Association) and SEOM (Students for Equal opportunity in Medicine), two medical student organizations that work to promote diversity within medicine. She is also the proud co-founder of CUNY in Medicine, a group that helps support CUNY students in their medical school endeavors.

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AMSA Presents: Dr. Speakers Series featuring Dr. D. Edmund Anstey

Join us for an engaging discussion with Dr. D. Edmund Anstey. 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. Dr. Anstey has also received a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. 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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The Atlantis Pre-Med Fellowship Information Session

The Atlantis Clinical Shadowing Fellowship is a competitive physician shadowing program with placements in Europe or South America during winter (December-January) or summer (May-August). As our flagship program, the focus of Atlantis Clinical is AAMC-compliant doctor observation and reflection. You will join a group of pre-med students from universities around the United States and shadow doctors in various specialties for over 60 hours while abroad.

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Letters Of Recommendation: Everything You Need To Know

This workshop will cover all aspects of letters of recommendation, including: -Why are letters of recommendation so important - What are the elements of a strong letter of recommendation - How to get strong letters of recommendation - Review of sample letters of recommendation -The importance of waiving your right to see the letters

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Stress and Time management for Pre-Health Students

Learning how to effectively manage your stress and 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 and learn how to manage Pre-Med stress. This is a required Pre-Health workshop.

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Pre-Health Discussion Forum: The Opioid Epidemic

Join us for a discussion on the current state of the US Opioid epidemic. In 2017, HHS declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency. As reflected in the latest mortality data from the CDC, deaths resulting from drug overdoses are up among both men and women, all races, and adults of nearly all ages. Opioid-involved deaths are continuing to increase in the United States. More than three out of five drug overdose deaths involve an opioid. The discussion will be led by a student from Hunters’ School of Urban Public Health. Please skim the papers below. They will provide a good background on the issue. Active participation is required. This event is strongly recommended for students in the current and upcoming application cycles. The forum will help to prepare you for interviews.

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Physician Assistant Presentation: Heather Tomchik

Heather Tomchik is a physician assistant who currently practices in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Westmed Medical Group in Purchase, NY. Heather completed her undergraduate degree at Western Connecticut State University where she majored in Pre-Medicine/Biology and minored in Biopsychology. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Biology. She then pursued her Masters of Medical Science at Yale University in the Physician Assistant Program. She graduated with highest honors in 2005 receiving top awards for her thesis and performance during didactic rotations. Professionally Heather is a former board member of the Connecticut Academy of Physician Assistants and a former clinical preceptor and admissions interviewer for the Yale Physician Associate Program. In her spare time, she likes to be active with exercise and has completed several marathons. Come to this presentation to learn more about a career as a physician assistant and to hear about Heather Tomchik’s experience in this health profession.

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Unpacking Gender and Sexuality: An Introduction to Gender and Sexual Identity

Unpacking Gender and Sexuality seeks to provide an introduction to rethinking what we know about gender and sexuality. While many LGBTQ+ 101 trainings focus on gender and sexuality terms, identities, and their meanings, this workshop will provide broader definitions and an overview of theories to understand gender and sexuality from a wider perspective. The workshop will cover the experiences of LGBTQ+ communities, but will also challenge the framework that problematizing gender and sexuality should only be related to these 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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Doctor Speakers Series: Dr. Maria Camps, DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine & Oncology)

Dr. Camps graduated from the University Autonomous of Barcelona in 1991 and underwent accreditation of her degree by the American Veterinary Medical Association at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Camps completed an internship in small animal medicine at the Oradell (NJ) Animal Hospital in 1996. After working in private practice in rural Tennessee and northern California, she finished a residency in small animal internal medicine at Louisiana State University in 1999, and during that time, she completed an externship at the Endocrinology Department at Utrecht University (Netherlands). Later that year, Dr. Camps moved to NYC to work as a staff doctor in internal medicine at the Animal Medical Center. During that time, she completed her second residency in the specialty of oncology. Maria has been board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine since 2000, and she became certified in Oncology in 2007. Currently, she is a staff doctor at Animal Medical Center where she trains new vets: interns and residents. Dr. Camps is involved in national and international continuing education projects for veterinarians and vet students, and she has served as an associate professor at the University Autonomous of Barcelona. AMC conducts cutting-edge research and clinical trials.

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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. In order to register for the free practice test, you must complete 3 steps. First, you must sign up for The Princeton Review’s MCAT Ultimate Free Trial. Next, you must register for the free practice test at Hunter on Wednesday, April 4th using the SAME INFORMATION that you used when you signed up for the MCAT Ultimate Free Trial. Following both of these steps will allow you to receive a detailed, interactive score report with in-depth explanations for every item on the practice exam, so you’ll understand where you need to improve. If you do not register for the MCAT Ultimate Free Trial prior to registering for the practice test, you will only receive a simple breakdown of your score.

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Dentist Speaker Series- Dr. Theresa Mueller, DDS

Join us for an engaging discussion with Dr. Theresa Mueller. Dr. Mueller owns a very successful dental practice in the Central Park West area. She will discuss her career and offer advice to students interested in pursuing a career in dental medicine.

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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.

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Pre-Health Organization Monthly Meeting (Speed Mentoring)

Pre Health Organization presents our monthly meeting. We have decided to experiment and carry out a new format for this meeting. All our e-board members will have their own station and we will hand out a paper with some things we are involved with. Whichever e-board interest the attending students, they can have a quick one on one mentoring session with that particular e-board member. In that way, we can offer individual help and we are really hoping that you all will thoroughly enjoy this new format of the monthly meetings.

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Mental Health and Pre-Professional Students

This event will feature a panel of speakers that range from current students in nursing, pre-law, pre-med and psychology majors, as well as a student who is currently going through medical school and another who has completed graduate school. There will also be a professor who teaches and advocates for mental health, as well as representatives from CWS and the Office of Accessibility. These speakers will share their own personal experiences of dealing with mental health while preparing for pre-professional careers. They will also discuss strategies and suggestions for balancing mental health and rigorous undergraduate courses of study. This will include a Q&A segment, so please come with questions!

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Everything You Need to Know about Being a Pre-Health Student

This workshop is geared towards students who are interested in going on to professional health care programs of medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary and podiatric medicine. This workshop is designed to ensure students learn the basic information and can begin meeting the requirements for competitive application. Topics include: • Academic Expectations • Prerequisite courses • How to develop your Pre-Health Portfolio • Characteristics of a Competitive Applicant To register with the Pre-Health Advising Office and to start a Pre-Health file, your attendance is REQUIRED.

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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 Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center (LESHRC).

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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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Trauma Management and Point of Injury Care

We will discuss the main causes of death in emergency care and learn how to manage the three preventable causes of death; which are hemorrhaging, airway compromise, and tension pneumothorax. In addition, we will go over the different phases of initial care from point of injury through medical evacuation. We will have demonstrations of some medical equipment and hands on skills.

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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 2018-2019 applicant to medical school who has been accepted to several medical schools which include, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Renaissance SOM at Stony Brook University and SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. Target audience: 2019-2020 applicants

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Psychiatrist Talk with Dr. Jess P. Shatkin, MD, MPH

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on Campus and the Pre-Health Office are happy to announce a Doctor-Speaker Series event with Jess P. Shatkin, MD, MPH. Dr. Shatkin is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist currently practicing in New York City. At this event, Dr. Shatkin will speak of his experiences as he was receiving his education, as well as answer the common questions people are afraid to ask out loud. As a psychiatrist, he will be able to speak about the stigma behind receiving psychiatric treatment, being hospitalized, attending therapy, taking medications, etc. Dr. Shatkin is the Vice Chair for Education in the NYU Child Study Center, and Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the NYU School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Shatkin is the founder and director of nation's largest undergraduate child development program, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies (CAMS) at NYU. His major clinical interests are mood and anxiety disorders, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, disruptive behavior disorders, and sleep. Dr. Shatkin received his bachelors degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his Medical Doctorate from the State University of New York at Brooklyn (Downstate Medical Center) and completed his post-graduate training in general and child/adolescent psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. He is board certified in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry.

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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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Doctor Speaker Series with Dr. Zinaida Pelkey, D.O.

Pre-Health Organization presents Doctor speaker series with Dr. Pelkey. Dr. Pelkey is a DO who received her training from NYIT's College of Osteopathic medicine. She is certified in both neuromuscular medicine and Osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Pelkey uses her skills to effectively treat patients who are experiencing pain. In addition to being a physician, she also teaches and was once president of the Osteopathic Cranial Academy. Refreshments will be served.

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Physical Therapist Talk- Dr. Jason Roth

Pre Health Organization presents Physical Therapy Speaker Session with Jason Roth. Dr. Roth is a physical therapist, practicing for 16 years. He is the co-owner and director of Evolve Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation, which is a private practice on the Upper East Side. He is a Board Certified Sports Specialist and a certified personal trainer. Dr. Roth is also the sports medicine advisor on the board of the Syosset Baseball Association, and participated in the United Stayed Olympic Committee sports medicine volunteer program. He is a great person for people interested in sports medicine to meet. He is also a Master Clinician for NYU’s physical therapy doctorate program.

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Post Bacc Alumni Panel

The Pre-Health Post Bacc Community is proud to present the Post Bacc Alumni Panel, featuring four panelists who have successfully been accepted to Medical school and will be starting this fall. Please come with your questions about the MCAT, application planning, extracurriculars (clinical experience, research and community service), interviewing, and more for a panel discussion with these Hunter alums. This event is tailored specifically for Hunter Post Bacc students. Hope to see you there! Featured speakers: Christian Griffin, Edna Bissoon, Jack Perna, Chaya Goldberg

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Fall 2018 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program Orientation

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Health Careers Preparation. The next step is to attend our mandatory orientation session. Aim to arrive no later than 5:45PM, in order to check in before the session begins. There will be an informal gathering with current Post-Baccalaureates immediately following the official presentation. At the orientation session you will have the opportunity to meet current Post-Baccalaureates and the Pre-Health Advising office staff, learn more about registration and other Hunter procedures, and get answers to any additional questions that you may have. We look forward to meeting you, and welcome to Hunter College.

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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 program. The event is open to the entire Post Bacc Community and new 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. Vanya Quinones-Jenab, Associate Provost, Hunter College Keynote Speaker: Dr. Valerie Parkas Senior Associate Dean of Admissions at Mount Sinai Medical School Student Speaker: Carol Apai Hunter Post Bacc Alum, M1 at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School This is a great opportunity to network, get inspired by what your fellow Post Baccs have accomplished, and is open to all Post Baccs! This is an event you won't want to miss!” Friends and family of graduating Post Baccs are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will also be provided.

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MD/PhD/MD-PhD Student Panel

Our panel will consist of current MD-PhD student Olivia Maguire, current PhD student Camir Ricketts and OY as well as MD student Joshua Adjei. Olivia Maguire received her BA from NYU in 2013, where she majored in biology. After working as a technician in a laboratory at NYU Medical Center, she joined the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD program of Weill Cornell Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Rockefeller University. She is in her fourth year of the program and is currently working toward her PhD in the Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism at Rockefeller University. Her PhD research is focused on understanding the pathophysiology of treatment-related late effects, including metabolic disease, in survivors of pediatric cancers. Olivia’s career goal is to become a physician-scientist who addresses clinically relevant questions in the laboratory with the purpose of translating basic scientific findings into treatments that improve patients’ lives. Camir Ricketts was born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica. In 2011, he left Jamaica to attend the University of Georgia where he studied Microbiology and Computer Science. While at UGA, he conducted research in Microbiology and successfully published his work on Mycoplasma Gallisepticum vaccine strains. He then decided that he wanted to pursue cancer research at the next level and that led him to join the Tri-Institutional Computational Biology and Medicine Program at Weill Cornell where he now works on questions surrounding cancer evolution and structural variations within tumors in the Hajirasouliha Lab. He is also currently the chair of the Tri-I Minority Society at Weill Cornell, Memorial Sloan Kettering and Rockefeller and plays a very active role in championing diversity at Weill Cornell. OY Adesifayo is a Clark University student currently in her 5th year of her pursuit of a PhD in immunology. Joshua Adjei is an MD Candidate, Class of 2018 at the Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Evaluating the Varieties of Vaccination Exemption: Featuring Professor Kyle Ferguson

Join the Society of Bioethics and Medicine for an engaging discussion on vaccinations given by Professor Kyle Ferguson of Hunter College. The topic will be on mandatory immunizations in general and the evaluation of different exemptions allowed in different states, and whether or not they are justified.

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Prestigious Scholarships Information Session for Pre-Health Sophomores

Sophomore year is a crucial time for students to explore opportunities that will strengthen their pre-health credentials portfolio. Join us for a presentation about fellowship opportunities and why they are important to your future as a scientist and health professional. Stephen Lassonde, Director of Hunter’s Office of Prestigious Scholarships & Fellowships will discuss individual fellowships, internships, and the elements of the application process.

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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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Hunter College Pre-Dental Society Meeting

Come and join us to learn more about the AADSAS application and prerequisites for dental schools.

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SUNY Upstate College of Medicine Information Session

Isabelle Appler, the Assistant Director of Admissions at SUNY Upstate College of Medicine will discuss the medical program and the Early Assurance Program for sophomores. We strongly recommend that students who are planning to apply in the upcoming application cycle attend this event.

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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Information Session

The Bloomberg School offers eight masters’ degrees—MAPHB, MAS, MBE, MHA, MHS, MPH, MSPH and ScM—as well as three doctoral degrees—PhD, ScD and DrPH—along with combined degree options and certificates. Lauren Black, the Assistant Director of Recruitment will give tips on how to approach and navigate through the graduate school admissions process; information about the field of public health and various career paths; as well as what exciting opportunities the Bloomberg School has to offer. Master of Applied Science (MAS) Master of Bioethics (MBE) Master of Health Administration (MHA) Master of Health Science (MHS) Master of Public Health (MPH) Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) Master of Science (ScM) Master in Public Policy (MPP) Master of Arts in Public Health Biology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Doctor of Science (ScD) Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Master of Public Health and Master of Business Administration (MPH/MBA) Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work (MPH/MSW) Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Nursing (MPH/MSN) Master of Public Health and Juris Doctor (MPH/JD) Master of Arts and Master of Science in Public Health (MA/MSPH) Master of Science in Public Health and Registered Dietitian (MSPH/RD)

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Pre-Health Research Initiative Presents: The Epidemic of the “I Know All” Expert

With the field of research growing over the past few decades, we must not forget to look at the data to make informed decisions. Data is constantly changing affecting the decisions physicians and researchers make. Join us in learning how the phrase “I don’t Know” can help you become the successful physician or researcher people strive for. Refreshments will be served.

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Dissecting the MD–PhD Application Process: Packaging yourself for Success

This presentation will cover the anatomy of the MD–PhD AMCAS application process. You will receive insights on the application process from a successful 2017-2018 MD–PhD applicant, who received acceptances NYU School of Medicine, University at Buffalo School of Medicine, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Stony Brook School of Medicine and University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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Alternative Careers in Medicine Panel Discussion

Prepare yourself for the changing landscape of the healthcare field. Attend this informative discussion panel to learn about alternative career pathways in medicine, trends of the healthcare profession, and what you can do to stand out as an applicant. Guests include: Lisa Marie Bronson Clinical Coordinator Seton Hall University School of Medicine Artie Feinstein, MS Executive Recruiter Northwell Health Ananda Ghosh, PhD Technology Marketing Associate | Patent Agent USPTO NYU Langone Health

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University of Rochester School of Medicine Early Assurance Program Application Workshop

This workshop will assist students who are interested in applying to the University of Rochester School of Medicine’s Early Assurance Program (Rochester EAP). Academically qualified sophomore undergraduates may apply to the Rochester EAP in May and June following the completion of their sophomore year and will not be required to take the MCAT exam. The workshop will feature two Hunter students who were accepted to Rochester’s EAP. They will speak about the application and interview process and be available to answer your questions. The workshop will review the basics of the EAP program and the application and essay prompts with specific emphasis on how to write effective essays and obtain strong letters of recommendation for this program. Rochester School of Medicine is currently ranked 12th in the nation and looks for students who are interested in diversifying their undergraduate education in order to bring new perspectives and insights to their future careers as physicians.

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Hunter College Pre-Dental Society Annual Banquet

Joins us for the annual Pre-Dental society dinner. We will also announce the new PDS e-board. The Hunter College Pre-Dental Society is excited to announce the following speakers for the 2018-2019 End-Of-Year Banquet. We will be welcoming: Dr. Rose Amable is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, who was born and raised in Lima, Peru. She is a pediatric dentist and a full-time faculty at NYU College of Dentistry. Dr. Rose completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry at Fordham University. Before pursuing her dental education, she conducted stem cell research at the National Institute of Health (NIH) and co-author multiple publications. Dr. Rose received her Doctor in Dental Surgery degree from New York University, where she enjoyed providing dental services and promoting oral health to underserved communities locally and internationally. After graduating, she completed a one-year residency program at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in the Bronx, where she received training in management of dental and facial trauma, as well as in general dentistry. Dr. Rose completed her pediatric dental training at New York University and Bellevue Hospital, where she received extensive training in the treatment of medically compromised children, trauma, orthodontics, craniofacial anomalies and pediatric medicine.Her main goal as a pediatric dentist is to provide her patients with the best care available in a warm, friendly and fun environment. Dr. Michelle Goldstein: Dr. Goldstein is a pediatric dentist and a full-time faculty at NYU College of Dentistry. Dr. Michelle, as she prefers her patients to call her, received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Brandeis University and completed her dental education at Boston University School of Dental Medicine where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree. In recognition of her outstanding performance throughout her dental education, she was awarded the 2012 Academic Excellence Award at Boston University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Michelle then left Massachusetts for New York in order to complete specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at NYU College of Dentistry. Throughout her post-graduate education, Dr. Michelle developed a love of outreach dentistry and has traveled both internationally and domestically to provide dental care to children in need. In addition, Dr. Michelle is currently clinical faculty in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at NYU College of Dentistry where she trains future generations of Pediatric Dentists. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, is an active American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry member, and is certified in CPR and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) by the American Heart Association. Dr. Michelle’s goal is for every child to have positive and fun experiences at the dentist. In her free time, she enjoys Barre and going to the beach. Mariya Lelikova is a first year dental student at Touro College of Dental Medicine. She is a Hunter College alumnus, and was the the secretary of the Pre-Dental Society for the 2017-2018 academic year. Andriy Yusvyak is a first year dental student at Touro College of Dental Medicine. He is a Hunter College alumnus, and was the treasurer of the Pre-Dental Society for the 2017-2018 academic year. Dress code: Formal (If you are not dressed appropriately you will not be allowed to enter this event.)

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Pre-Health Discussion Forum: Patents & Pills, Prices & Profits

Discussion Questions: 1. Should the US introduce some form of price regulation for medicines? If so, how? 2. Intellectual property protections - mainly in the form of patents - are supposed to create incentives for innovation - including drug development. How well do you think this is working? Are there any possible alternatives to the current model? Readings: a. Scannell J. Four Reasons Drugs Are Expensive, Of Which Two Are False. Forbes.com October 13, 2015. https://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2015/10/13/four-reasons-drugs-are-expensive-of-which-two-are-false/#767128974c3b b. Light D, Lexchin J. Foreign free riders and the high price of US medicines BMJ 2005:331:958-60. http://www.bmj.com/content/331/7522/958.full.pdf c. Schrag D. The Price Tag on Progress — Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer. N Engl J Med 2004;351(4):317-319. http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMp048143 d. Lakdawalla DN,Goldman DP,Michaud PC, Sood N. US Pharmaceutical Policy In A Global Marketplace. Health Affairs 2009;28(1):w138- w150. http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/28/1/w138.long

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MAPS MCAT/Rise for Rohingya / Public Health Research Panel Discussion

Join Hunter MAPS for a special two hour collaboration with Rise for Rohingya an online movement characterized to prevent victims and families of mass genocide in Rohingya from ailments and lack of resources and medicine. The first hour guest speaker David Ellison the esteemed MCAT tutor will discuss his strategy for success on the MCAT and how his system has revolutionized the ability of many students to score perfect scores on the exam. Raffles and free classes will be given away. The second hour of the panel will be Dr. Olugbenga G. Ogedegbe (MD./MPH) speaking about his public health research at NYU Langone and the application of using clinic and statistics driven-research to better assess the issues revolving around the disparities in health and medicine.

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Successful Applicants Panel

Are you a Pre-Med, Pre-Veterinary or Pre-Dental student? Are you wondering what it takes to get into medical, veterinary or dental school? Come and join us at our next panel discussion featuring Hunter College alums and current students who have been accepted into medical, veterinary and dental school! These speakers applied this cycle and they are ready to share their experiences. Listen and learn from their journey (and also score some insider tips)! Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to meet applicants who have been accepted to top-tier schools such as Weill Cornell, NYU, Duke, Mount Sinai, Columbia and UPenn!

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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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Networking with Hunter College Science Faculty with Dr. Samantha Sheppard- Lahiji

Getting to know Hunter College faculty is important for advising purposes, mentorship and letters of recommendations. This is a great opportunity for you to network with faculty beyond office hours and lectures. Join us for an engaging talk with Hunter College Biology professor Dr. Samantha Sheppard- Lahiji. Dr. Samantha Sheppard- Lahiji was raised in New York. She received her BS from John Jay College Criminal Justice where she graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Forensic Science (concentration in Molecular Biology). She earned her Ph.D. in Cellular Biology from City University of New York Graduate Center at Hunter College and completed her postdoctoral research fellowship at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center. At Memorial- Sloan Kettering she focused on standardizing quantitative assay to measure DNA repair in human cells. Dr. Samantha Sheppard- Lahiji has taught classes at Hunter since 2006 and became a teaching faculty in 2017.

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Preparing and Applying to the Hunter College Physical Therapy Program

Join us for a presentation on preparing and applying to the Hunter College Physical Therapy program.

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Pre-Health Organization End of the Year Bash/MCAT Jeopardy

Join the Pre-Health Organization in celebrating the end of the year!! Finals are approaching fast and so is summer! Stop by for a quick bite or come join us in playing MCAT Jeopardy! We have a special prize to offer to the winner which is a half-off Kaplan scholarship valued at approximately $1200. We will also have Sophie's Cuban Cuisine at the event!

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Spring 2019 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 2019 and are planning to apply to Medical, Dental, Optometry, Podiatry, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy 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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Community Service Volunteering for Pre-Health Students

Jacqueline Rivera , the Let's Get Ready College Access Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator 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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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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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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Everything You Need to Know about Being a Pre-Health Student

This workshop is geared towards students who are interested in going on to professional health care programs of medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary and podiatric medicine. This workshop is designed to ensure students learn the basic information and can begin meeting the requirements for competitive application. Topics include: • Academic Expectations • Prerequisite courses • How to develop your Pre-Health Portfolio • Characteristics of a Competitive Applicant

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Pre-Health Discussion Forum: The Right to Try

Over 1 million Americans die from a terminal illness every year. Many spend years searching for a potential cure, or struggle in vain to get accepted into a clinical trial. Unfortunately, FDA red tape and government regulations restrict access to promising new treatments, and for those who do get access, it’s often too late. “Right To Try” is legislation that allows terminally ill patients to access investigational treatments that have passed basic safety testing (Phase I) with the FDA, but are not yet available on pharmacy shelves. Attached are some papers on the issue. Please skim them before the discussion. They will provide sufficient background. This discussion will focus on the ethics and efficacy of the right to try experimental treatments. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/us/politics/congress-approves-right-to-try-experimental-drugs.html

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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 upcoming cycle are strongly encouraged to attend.

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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 dossier.

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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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Preparing 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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Professionalism 101 for Pre-Health Students

This workshop teach you professional etiquette that will help you to be successful in your academic and professional life. Topics include: Communication(oral and written) Attitude/Demeanor Image Competence Professional ethics This is a required Pre-Health workshop.

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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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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. PLEASE, ONLY RSVP if you are certain you can make it to the event.

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Multiple Mini Interviews: How to Prepare for the MMI

Over forty medical, dental, and osteopathic schools of medicine use the Multiple Mini Interview method of selecting applicants to their program. This workshop will explain the goal of the interview format, what you can expect, what you need to know to be successful, what to do when the scenario goes wrong, as well as offer a practice scenario, and resources for further exploration.

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Pre-Health Discussion Forum: Gene Therapy

Current gene therapy research has focused on treating individuals by targeting the therapy to body cells such as bone marrow or blood cells. This type of gene therapy cannot be passed to a person’s children. Gene therapy could be targeted to egg and sperm cells (germ cells), however, which would allow the inserted gene to be passed to future generations. This approach is known as germline gene therapy. Because gene therapy involves making changes to the body’s set of basic instructions, it raises many unique ethical concerns. The ethical questions surrounding gene therapy include: 1. How can “good” and “bad” uses of gene therapy be distinguished? 2. Who decides which traits are normal and which constitute a disability or disorder? 3. Will the high costs of gene therapy make it available only to the wealthy? 4. Could the widespread use of gene therapy make society less accepting of people who are different? 5. Should people be allowed to use gene therapy to enhance basic human traits such as height, intelligence, or athletic ability? Attached is some reading material on the issue. Please skim them before the discussion. They will provide sufficient background. This discussion will focus on the ethics and efficacy of gene therapy.

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Pre-Health Discussion Forum: Artificial intelligence and Medicine

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being embraced by hospitals and other healthcare organizations, which are using the technology to do everything from interpreting CT scans to predicting which patients are most likely to suffer debilitating falls while being treated. Electronic medical records are scoured and run through algorithms designed to help doctors pick the best cancer treatments based on the mutations in patients’ tumors, for example, or to predict their likelihood to respond well to a treatment regimen based on past experiences of similar patients. We will discuss the efficacy and ethical issues surrounding artificial intelligence and its use in medicine. Below is a reading to skim prior to the discussion. https://news.aamc.org/research/article/artificial-intelligence-transforms-future-medicine/

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Trauma Management and Point of Injury Care

We will discuss the main causes of death in emergency care and learn how to manage the three preventable causes of death; which are hemorrhaging, airway compromise, and tension pneumothorax. In addition, we will go over the different phases of initial care from point of injury through medical evacuation. We will have demonstrations of some medical equipment and hands on skills.

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Psychological First Aid Workshop

The workshop enables participants to provide basic care, comfort, and support to people who are experiencing distress. The workshop introduces the principles of psychological first aid. Participants engage in practice exercises. This workshop is essential for students volunteering in hospitals and clinical settings.

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St. George’s University of London School of Medicine Admissions Presentation

Join us for an information session with Andrew Stephens Medical Programs Recruitment Manager at St. George’s University of London School of Medicine . Study medicine at a unique health sciences university in London, UK. St George's, University of London is a highly respected institution within the world of medicine - meaning it is the ideal launchpad for your medical career: Internationally-focused programs preparing you for worldwide medical careers. Over 250 years of excellence and innovation in research and education. A friendly campus welcoming students from over 50 countries. Opportunities to learn from clinical practice at one of the UK’s busiest hospitals.

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Clinical Volunteering 101 for Pre-Health Students

Patricia Cusack, Ed.D., Director of Volunteer Services at MJHS (Metropolitan Jewish Health System, Hospice and Palliative Care,) will conduct an Information Session for students interested in learning about the details of the enrollment process for becoming a hospice volunteer. MJHS is one of the largest hospices in the tri-state area. Once the details are presented, there will be a QA segment so that participants will leave with a solid understanding of 1) the services that are rendered to persons who qualify for the end-of-life hospice support; 2) how volunteers fit into the clinical Interdisciplinary Team work that is unique to the hospice model; 3) what, exactly, volunteers are trained to do and, by contrast, what they are not permitted to do. Hospice volunteers are a vital part of the Interdisciplinary Team and are under the guidance and supervision of a paid Volunteer Coordinator. Hospice volunteers provide companionship for patients and families, engage in leisure activities (reading, music, games, art, etc. with patients), enable “life review” projects for patients who are interested, and a host of other creative activities. Of course, hospice services are rendered amidst a clinical setting – in a home, an IPU in a hospital, a nursing home or a hospice residence. An initial screening process is required, followed by 15 hours of training which is mandated by the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS). Becoming a hospice volunteer is an effective way for pre-health students to gain exposure to the profound experiences of end-of-life care for patients – emotionally, medically, spiritually and psycho-socially.

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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 Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center (LESHRC).

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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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Letters Of Recommendation: Everything You Need To Know

This workshop will cover all aspects of letters of recommendation, including: -Why are letters of recommendation so important - What are the elements of a strong letter of recommendation - How to get strong letters of recommendation - Review of sample letters of recommendation -The importance of waiving your right to see the letters This workshop is strongly recommended for students applying in the 2019-2020 application cycle.

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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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Networking with Dr. Montreh Tavakkoli

Dr. Montreh Tavakkoli is an Internal Medicine resident at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Tavokkli attended David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Riverside.

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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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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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NYC Health & Hospitals Victim Services Volunteer Program Information Session

Victim Services volunteers provide crisis intervention, advocacy, and support during an emergency room visit for survivors of sexual assault. This includes working with medical staff on expediting the process, remaining present with the survivor throughout the entire ER visit which can take any where from 2 hours to 12 (average is 5), providing advocacy with the police and accompanying the survivor through the first interview with detectives at the hospital, and being physically present during the forensic rape examination if the survivor chooses to have the advocate there.

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How To Get An A In Organic Chemistry

This workshop will give a brief overview of Organic Chemistry I & II. What to expect and how to study for these courses. Students who will be taking Organic Chemistry I & II in the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year are encouraged to attend.

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Pre-Health Discussion Forum: 3 Biological Parents, 1 Child-Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

Mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT), is an in-vitro fertilization technique that uses mitochondrial DNA from a healthy donor in an attempt to prevent the transmission of mitochondrial disease from one generation to the next. Genetically, this produces a fetus with three biological parents. Consequentially, this incites much debate regarding the ethics of the procedure. Join us for a discussion on the ethics, efficacy, and biology of the procedure. Below and attached you will find a link to readings discussing the issue. https://www.vox.com/2018/7/24/17596354/mitochondrial-replacement-therapy-three-parent-baby-controversy

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How To Get An A In General Biology

This workshop will give a brief overview of General Biology I & II. What to expect and how to study for these courses. Students who will be taking General Biology I & II in the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year are encouraged to attend.

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How To Get An A In General Chemistry

This workshop will give a brief overview of General Chemistry I & II. What to expect and how to study for these courses. Students who will be taking General Chemistry I & II in the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year are encouraged to attend.

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How to succeed as a Pre-Health student at Hunter College

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 freshmen, transfer and Post Baccs students.

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Interviewing 101 for Pre-Health Students

Learn the skills you will need to perform well in interviews for clinical volunteering experiences, research assistant positions, medical assistant positions and others. We will cover how to make the best of your interview from communication skills---both verbal and nonverbal---to how to dress for your interview---to how to write a thank you note/email after the interview [sample will be provided] We will also be reviewing frequently asked interview questions. You will be practicing how to answer these questions during the workshop. Proper interview etiquette will also be covered. This workshop is highly recommended for freshman and sophomores.

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Community Service Volunteering for Pre-Health Students

Zoe Smolen, the Let's Get Ready College Senior Access Program Manager 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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NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS Research Internship Information Session

NYC H + H Research Administration is looking for responsible and committed undergraduate and graduate research interns to assist with research studies examining our interventions and programs. Research interns will gain experience in the ethical conduct of research with human subjects, participant recruitment, study design, and data collection and entry, and regulatory compliance. Interns will gain familiarity with the research process, research administration, regulatory requirements, current understanding of medical and psychological disorders, the diagnostic process, and related treatments depending upon placement. This position is ideal for students who are considering a graduate degree in the medical profession. Competitive Applicants Will: + Be able to commit to at least a 9-month internship position if selected + Be self-motivated, and reliable + Have at least a 3.0 GPA + Be an undergraduate student enrolled in a health sciences/pre-med, or psychology major + Graduate students in any related major may apply

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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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Stem Study Skills for Pre-Health Students

How many times have you said, “I studied so hard for that test!” Please join us if you want to learn how to turn your hard work into stellar grades. Learn to study “creatively” for your STEM classes from a panel of high performing Hunter STEM students who will give you their strategies to earn top grades. Learn how to turn your memorized “facts” into the basis of your critical thinking strategies that lead to a better understanding of the material and how to fully form complete answers to exam questions. This is a required workshop for Pre-Health students.

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

For 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 using the link below before the discussion. https://soundcloud.com/user-330134924/how_car_t_works

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Peer Health Exchange Volunteering Information Session

he Peer Health Exchange’s mission is to give teenagers the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions. The Peer Health Exchange trains college students to teach a health curriculum in low-income high schools that lack comprehensive health education. This is a great community service activity and the Peer Health Exchange program offers opportunities for personal and professional growth. It is also a great way to help you build your Pre-Health Portfolio. Join us to learn about how you can become a Peer Health Educator.

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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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Multiple Mini Interviews: How to Prepare for the MMI

Over forty medical, dental, and osteopathic schools of medicine use the Multiple Mini Interview method of selecting applicants to their program. This workshop will explain the goal of the interview format, what you can expect, what you need to know to be successful, what to do when the scenario goes wrong, as well as offer a practice scenario, and resources for further exploration.

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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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Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Linkage Visit (For Post Bacc Certificate Students only)

This event is for Post-Bacc students ONLY. Do not register for this event if you are are not a Post-Bacc student in the certificate program. Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine will host Hunter Post Bacc certificate program students for a linkage information session and campus tour on Monday, September 24th. To qualify or be considered for the Hofstra linkage program, you must have a 3.75 undergraduate GPA and maintain a 3.75 GPA or higher while enrolled in the Hunter College Post Bacc program. If you are interested in attending you must RSVP by September 3rd.

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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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2019-2020 Committee Letter Application Workshop

The Committee Letter workshop organized by the Pre-Health Office to provide each undergraduate 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. Committee Letter Document Requirement 1. 8-10 course evaluations- You must have at least 3 course evaluations from science courses (one from Biology, one from Chemistry, and one from Physics preferred). 2. 6 letters of recommendation- You must have one letter from a Hunter science (biology, chemistry or physics) faculty member, one letter from a clinical supervisor/doctor or health practitioner and, one from a research supervisor. 3. The 8-10 course evaluations and 6 letters of recommendation must all be submitted by February 1st, 2019.

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Clinical Volunteering 101 for Pre-Health Students

Shari Sirkin Kaplan, the Volunteer Program Director 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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National Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives (AHHE) Mentorship Program Information Session

National Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives (AHHE)Mentorship program is seeking undergraduate and graduate students interested in healthcare leadership for their 2019 program. Promising students are matched with executive mentors dedicated to promoting access to healthcare underrepresented communities. Applications are being accepted until October 5, 2018.

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