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2017-11

Contains all seminars for November 2017.

Immigrant Health with Dr. Abraham Aragones

The Pre-Health Organization presents Immigration Workshop with Dr. Abraham Aragones from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Join us in an engaging conversation with Dr. Aragones whose areas of expertise include working with primary care provider to address barriers for cancer screening and prevention among minority and immigrant populations, specifically among the Latino population. Dr. Aragones is currently working in the areas of HPV vaccine practices among providers serving large minority populations; developing an intervention to promote the utilization of the HPV vaccine among children of Latino immigrants; and investigating a new model to disseminate and implement evidence-based practices to community physicians serving large Latino populations. Refreshments will be served.

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Physical Therapist Talk- Dr. Alan Ho

Pre-Health Organization presents Physical Therapy Speaker Session with Dr. Alan Ho. Dr. Ho completed his undergraduate degree at SUNY Buffalo in Business Management and went on to complete his doctorate in Physical Therapy at NYU. He has worked at MSK for 8 years and has worked in Acute care (adults and pediatrics) and Outpatient (adults and pediatrics). He is Lymphedema certified as well as Kinesio Tape practitioner certified. In addition, he is currently involved in HRSA funded Geriatric Program for clinical education to underserved populations.

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Prestigious Scholarships Information Session for Pre-Health Juniors & Seniors

Come to hear 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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How to Write a Great Personal Statement

This Personal Statement workshop offers students an opportunity to learn how to present your experiences and personal statement as a cohesive and self-reflective document. Attention will be given to strategies you can use to present yourself as the resilient, compassionate clinical scientist you strive to be.” Required for Committee Letter applicants.

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Student Doctor Speaker Series-Francesca Voza

Join us for an engaging discussion with Hunter College alum Francesca Voza. Francesca is currently a second-year medical student at the Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Flex Med-Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

FlexMed allows college 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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The Doctor Speaker Series-Dr. John Paul Sanchez

oin us for an engaging discussion with John Paul Sanchez. Dr. Sanchez is the Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein college of medicine, completed his residency training at Jacobi/Montefiore, and is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. He also holds a Masters of Public Health, with a concentration in the epidemiology of infectious diseases, from the Yale School of Public Health.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 have demonstrations of some medical equipment and hands on skills.

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University of Medicine and Health Sciences Information Session

Shyam Dharia, Associate Director of Admissions for the University of Medicine and Health Sciences will discuss the curriculum and answer any questions you may have. UMHS has a 93% First-time pass rate on the USMLE.

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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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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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