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P R E - H E A L T H   A D V I S I N G

The Pre-health Advising Office serves as a liaison between pre-health professional students, faculty, Hunter campus community, and health professional schools. Our services enhance recruitment, retention, and competitiveness of Hunter College students in navigating pre-health curricula and health professional school applications

Meet Dr. Elliot Melendez, Pediatric Emergency Physician

Join us for an engaging discussion with Dr. Elliot Melendez, a pediatric emergency physician at Boston Children's Hospital; 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. His determination led him to return to school two years later and graduate cum laude with a biology degree in 1995.

His research focuses on the evaluation of severe infection in infants and children, and 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 that pre-med and pre-health students may have.

Date: Monday, November 30
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Place: Chanin Center Screening Room B126, West Building

For more information, please contact Kemile Jackson at 212.772.5244, email or visit our web site.


P R E - L A W   A D V I S I N G

Check out future Pre-Law events at: Register with the pre-law office, or sign up for our listserv at For more information, please contact Elise Jaffe, Director of Pre-Law Programs and Pre-Law Advisor. For an appointment call 212.772.4882.

Pre-Law Program & Society Monthly Lunch - NYS Courts!

Join us for our regular lunch — this month with Daniel Paterson, Office of Public Affairs for the New York State Unified Court System. Mr. Paterson will discuss the internship opportunities available through the Student Ambassador Program. You can read more about the program at the website.
The discussion will run for approximately one hour beginning at 1:15 pm, with mingling thereafter.

Date: Wednesday, December 9
Time: 1:15 - 2:45 pm
Place: Room 311, Thomas Hunter

For more information, please contact Pre-Law Program at 212.772.4889 or email


One-Credit Program

January Moot Court

Moot Court is a challenging, one credit Intersession course that simulates the appellate court setting. Students will become knowledgeable about existing legal controversies, prepare legal arguments, and present a case before a mock judicial panel. By learning to read cases and make oral arguments, students will gain insight into court-based decision-making, as well as the role of lawyers and judges within the process.

The class will meet for 6 sessions: January: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, and 21, from 6:15 - 8:45 pm.

Final arguments (for which you must be present) will be held Monday, January 25 and Tuesday January 26, also in the evening, at the NYC law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Registration for the course, sponsored by the Political Science Department, is by permission only. Participation is capped at 12 students, and is competitive. Your chosen major is not important. What is important is that you are eager to study the art of argument.

Registration Deadline Extended: Tuesday, December 15

Application for Moot Court Course

For more information, please contact Pre-Law Program at 212.772.4889 or email or visit our website.


G R A D U A T E   S T U D Y   A D V I S I N G

It is never too early to explore your educational and career goals and determine how graduate school may help you reach them. If you would like to discuss the process, please email Myrna Fader, Graduate Study Advisor, at Advisers in the Office of Advising Services, Career Development Services, and your academic major department can also assist you in the decision-making process.

McNair Scholars Program for Students Planning on Grad School

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program is currently recruiting Hunter juniors interested in obtaining doctoral degrees. Accepted students have the opportunity to attend paid summer research opportunity programs and participate in numerous activities throughout the year. Program participants may receive a stipend up to $2,800 per academic year upon successful completion of stated activities and goals.

The program provides assistance with graduate application preparation, faculty mentoring, research presentation opportunities for various conferences, and scholarship/fellowship applications. Program participants visit numerous university campuses and meet graduate admissions officials. Free Graduate Record Examination (GRE) preparation workshops are offered to students.

Students interested in applying to the McNair Scholars Program should contact us at in order to obtain information related to the application process.

Deadline: Friday, December 11

For more information, please contact Rex Nobles at


P R E - B U S I N E S S   A D V I S I N G

Are you considering a career in business, and want to keep up-to-date on pre-business events? Subscribe to the Pre-Business Listserv at Click on PREBUSINESS-L and select "Subscribe" from the "Options" table.




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