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2018-10

Contains all seminars for October 2018.

Mental Health: The Unspoken Pre-Health Requirement

This event is an interactive talk given by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on Campus at Hunter College. Following our mission of establishing a supportive community on campus and destigmatizing mental illness, we are going to talk about major issues a typical college student may be dealing with: depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. By discussing situations and stories that may sound way too familiar to students, particularly in Pre-Health field, we are hoping to communicate a better understanding of importance of one’s mental health, and increase one’s knowledge on things one can do to help themselves. We will be discussing these topics in the context of the environment a Pre-Health student would usually find themselves to be in, and will touch upon some specific examples such as starting school as a Pre-Health student; stigma in minority communities, as well as medical fields; self-medication; and others.

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New York City Fire Department CPR Training

The FDNY Free CPR Program offers New Yorkers a 30-minute class on compressions-only CPR (please note, this program does not offer CPR certification at this time). The free classes are taught throughout the year by certified FDNY EMS personnel at various locations. To date, the program has successfully trained thousands of New Yorkers in this lifesaving technique. The course offers the following: • Basic instruction on performing hands-only CPR • Basic instruction on how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) • Practice mannequins for use during class and take-home instruction for follow-up practice. Medical Trauma First Aid Training The presentation will focus on how to respond when someone presents to a medical organization following a sexual assault or domestic violence incident. I will discuss the health-related options, including timeframes for forensic exams and prophylaxis. This will include a discussion on what trauma-informed care entails and how to use it in your practice. This will allow a deeper understanding of the existing resources, as well as allow one to be more confident that they can respond and engage in a way that is helpful and empathic.

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Naloxone Training

Naloxone training & advocacy for widespread access to overdose education and training in how to administer naloxone, the life-saving antidote for opioid-associated overdose. Naloxone training seeks to increase the number of lives saved by bystanders and professional first responders (police officers, firefighters, and EMTs).

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Suturing Clinic

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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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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College of Optometry at Western University of Health Science Information Session

Join the Pre-Optometry Society of Hunter College to learn more about: - optometry school admission requirements - tips on how to become a competitive applicant - network with admission representative and other optometry applicants - explore the opportunities a career in optometry has to offer This will be a great opportunity to network with admission representative and to ask any personal questions regarding your transcripts.

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Trauma First Aid Training

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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4th Annual Pre-Health Summer Enrichment, Internships and Research Programs Fair

Programs Represented Include: Albert Einstein College of Medicine Diversity Student Summer Research Opportunity Program Columbia University - Mailman School of Public Health Biostatistics Epidemiology Summer Training (BEST) Program Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Summer Health Professions Education Program Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SHPEP) Emergency Medical Associates Gateways to Laboratory summer program HRTP: A Public Health Internship Program Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Summer Undergraduate Research Program Mentoring In Medicine Emergency Department Clinical Exposure & Mentoring Program NERA MedPrep New York University Langone Health Project Healthcare New York University Langone Health Research Associates New York University Langone Health Patient Advocacy Volunteers in Emergency Research Services (PAVERS) PrIMER - Program to inspire minority undergraduate students in environmental health research at Columbia University - Mailman School of Public Health Scribe America SHIP - Summer Health Internship Program/ Health Career Summer Club Summer Clinical Oncology Research Experience (SCORE) SUNY College of Optometry CSTEP Summer Academic Program Weill Cornell Medical College ACCESS Summer Research Program Weill Cornell Medical College Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program for Premedical Students

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SUNY College of Optometry Information Session

Join the Pre-Optometry Society of Hunter College to learn more about: - optometry school admission requirements - tips on how to become a competitive applicant - network with admission representative and other optometry applicants - explore the opportunities a career in optometry has to offer This will be a great opportunity to network with admission representative and to ask any personal questions regarding your transcripts.

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Pre-Health Discussion Forum: Public Health; why is it important?

Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. This work is achieved by promoting healthy lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, and detecting, preventing and responding to infectious diseases. Overall, public health is concerned with protecting the health of entire populations. These populations can be as small as a local neighborhood, or as big as an entire country or region of the world. Public health professionals try to prevent problems from happening or recurring through implementing educational programs, recommending policies, administering services and conducting research—in contrast to clinical professionals like doctors and nurses, who focus primarily on treating individuals after they become sick or injured. Public health also works to limit health disparities. A large part of public health is promoting healthcare equity, quality, and accessibility. Join us for a discussion on why public health practice is important and how it can influence a physicians clinical practice. Please read the attached article.

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Chiropractic Medicine 101:New York Chiropractic College Information Session

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

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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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Prestigious Scholarships Information Session for Pre-Health Freshmen & Sophomores

Come and 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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Community Service for Pre-Health Students

The Senior Director for 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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FlexMed Early Assurance Program Application Preparation Workshop

This workshop will review the requirements for application to the FlexMed Early Assurance Program of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). This workshop will specifically focus on how to write the FlexMed essays. A step-by-step analysis of what to discuss in each essay response and how to organize your essay responses will be reviewed. The workshop will also prepare you for the interview. The types of questions you should be prepared to answer and how to be a strong applicant will be covered. Hunter College sophomores who are currently applying or are planning to apply to the Flex-Med Program at ISMMS are strongly encouraged to attend. You will also have the opportunity to speak with successful FlexMed applicant Christina Marshall. This workshop is a collaboration between Hunter College Macaulay Honors College and the Pre-Health Professions Advising Office.

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Update Letters & Letters of Intent Workshop

Just when you thought you were done with applications, there is still more to do! Come to this workshop to learn when it is appropriate to inform health professional schools of new information that may enhance your chances for admission. This workshop will also cover when to send a letter of intent to the school that is your top choice. We will review how to write update letters and letters of intent and sample letters will be provided. This workshop is highly recommended for students who are applying to health professions schools in the 2018-2019 cycle.

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NYU School of Medicine Linkage Visit

New York University School of Medicine will host Hunter College Post Baccs for a linkage information session and campus tour on Thursday, November 8th. 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 2018-2019 cycle.

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Hunter Pre-Health Student Organization Open House

Pre Health Organization presents their Open House. Come by and meet with the entire e-board. We will discuss the pre-health track, pre-health file, upcoming events, weekly mentoring among many other things. This will be a great opportunity for new pre-health students to get to know the e-board better and build connections.

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SNMA MAPS-Minority Association of Pre-medical Students Open House

Join Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) for its first official event of the semester. Learn about shadowing, mentoring, research, and academic opportunities that will benefit you greatly as pre-medical students.As the oldest and largest pre-medical club, our events will provide you the support you need to get through the four long years at Hunter, and attendance of our events will give you credit and hours that are required. We will be serving a continental breakfast.

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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 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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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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New York Institute of Osteopathic Medicine Admissions Presentation

David C. Oroza, Assistant Director of Admissions at New York Institute of Osteopathic Medicine will give an admissions presentation that will cover topics such as; the Osteopathic medical school admissions process. He will also discuss the early interview option for Hunter College students applying in the upcoming application cycle.

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Hunter MAPS Networking Event

This is a great opportunity for you to have your questions answered by upperclassmen and other professionals and to expand your network. Come with questions!! Dr. Ben Ortiz, PhD Professor of Biology, Hunter College Researches gene regulation and genetic engineering of T cells BA., 1990, Hunter College PhD., 1996, Stanford University Postdoc., 1996-2000, University of California Berkeley Dr. Kiel Telesford, PhD Immunologist advancing the treatment of multiple sclerosis Post-Doctoral Associate in Neuroscience- Weill Cornell Medicine PhD., 2015, Geisel School of Medicine Dartmouth MA., 2018, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences BA. 2007, Oberlin College Dr. Jose Aleman, MD-PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, NYU Langone Health Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University MD and PhD from Harvard Medical School and MIT Dr. Alexandra Lewis, MD Anesthesiologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Bachelor of Architecture (BArch), History of Science History of Medicine -Yale University, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Master of Science (M.Sc.), International Health Policy and Health Economics University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, MD Harvard Medical School, Anesthesiology Residency Program

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MD/PhD/MD-PhD Panel Discussion

Ph.D.: Dr. Fontasha Powell Dr. Powell holds a doctorate in Computational Neuroscience. She is the founder and director of the Tri-Institutional Minority Society (TIMS) Summer Scholars Research Program is funded jointly by Weill Cornell, Rockefeller University and Memorial Sloan Kettering. MD: Dr. Melody Smith Dr. Smith is a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist who works as part of a multidisciplinary team caring for people with hematologic disorders. She received her BA from Vanderbilt University and her MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School as well as her MA from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. She currently works at MD/ Ph.D.: Dr. Renatta Knox Dr. Knox is a Pediatric Neurology Resident at NYP-Weill Cornel l who will specialize in neuromuscular medicine. She received her BA from Harvard University, her MD/ Ph.D. from USC- San Francisco.

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Internships in Science and Research

Prepare for Spring and Summer internship opportunities now! Learn about the broad range of research internships available in the sciences including biology, biochemistry, chemistry and human biology as well as internship resources, application procedures/deadlines and how to gain academic credit for the experience. Presentations by faculty advisors and CDS will be followed by Q&A.

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How to Pursue Research Opportunities for Pre-Health Students

Dr. Odaelys Walwyn and Jeanne Garbarino of The Rockefeller University will discuss the importance of research and how to find research opportunities. "Research is highly valued at top-tier schools. Without a research background, some applicants will be screened out of interviews, even though they have good grades and a solid MCAT score. However, a student with a research background will likely be perceived by admissions committee members as inquisitive and willing to think creatively." This is a required workshop for Pre-Health students.

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Internship and Research Resume Workshop

The Pre-Health Professions Advising office will be hosting a resume workshop for students applying to summer internships and research programs. Bring your laptop.

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Hunter College Pre-Dental Society Meeting

Join us for our first monthly meeting to discuss upcoming events, what we have planned for the year and to hear out any suggestions or opinions for PDS.

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How to Prepare and Apply to Physical Therapy DPT Programs

This workshop will cover everything you need to know in order to be a strong applicant to DPT programs. The workshop will discuss all aspects of preparing for and applying to DPT programs including pre-requisite coursework in the physical and social sciences, the necessary types of clinical, volunteer service, and extracurricular experiences and hours, letters of recommendation, GPA, and Test Scores. The workshop will also provide an Application Timeline and review how to navigate the PTCAS application site. This workshop is highly required for all Pre-Health students who are considering a professional career in physical therapy.

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The Right to Refuse Treatment

Join the Society of Bioethics and Medicine for an engaging discussion about the moral principles and legal rights that revolve around a patient's difficult decision to refuse medical treatment. Food will be provided.

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How to Prepare and Apply to Dental School

This workshop will offer a step-by-step detailed action plan for students to follow with the intention of providing the framework for a strong and comprehensive dental school application. The workshop will break down the students’ responsibilities as an applicant by year and consider strategies that will lead to a more competitive application. This is a required workshop for Pre-Dental students.

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American Medical Student Association Open House

Join the American Medical Student Association at our Open House. This will be a perfect opportunity for students to learn about the mission of our national club at Hunter College. Meet your AMSA E-Board and interact with other members. We will be discussing future events such as AMSA Reads Book Club, AMSA Cares Volunteering Initiative, Medi-Zen Yoga Series, and more! Boost your Pre-Health portfolio by joining AMSA today!

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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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Naloxone Training

Naloxone training & advocacy for widespread access to overdose education and training in how to administer naloxone, the life-saving antidote for opioid-associated overdose. Naloxone training seeks to increase the number of lives saved by bystanders and professional first responders (police officers, firefighters, and EMTs).

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Pre-Health Organization Kaplan Information Session

Pre-Health Organization presents a Kaplan Information Session with a Kaplan Brand Ambassador. This will be an information session about what Kaplan has to offer for those interested in taking the MCAT, LSAT, GRE, GMAT, DAT, PCAT, and OAT. Refreshments will be served!!

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Touro College Of Pharmacy Information Session

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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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. It will provide sufficient background. This discussion will focus on the ethics of gene therapy.

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How to Get an A in Physics

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

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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 of the application process.

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How to Get A in General Chemistry

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

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How to Prepare and Apply to Occupational Therapy Programs

The workshop will discuss all aspects of preparing for and applying to OT programs. This workshop is required for all Pre-Health students who plan to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy.

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How to Prepare and Apply to Optometry School

If you are interested in becoming a Doctor of Optometry then this workshop is a must! We will cover everything you need to know in order to be a strong applicant to Doctor of Optometry programs. The workshop will discuss all aspects of preparing for and applying to Optometry Schools---there are 20 programs in total---including pre-requisite coursework in science and math, and the necessary types of clinical, volunteer service, and extracurricular experiences. We will also discuss the importance of your GPA and OAT score as well as getting strong course evaluations and letters of recommendations. The workshop will also provide an Application Timeline and review how to navigate the OptomCAS application site. It is highly recommended that a Committee Letter accompany your application to Optometry School. This workshop is required for all Pre-Health students who are considering a professional career in optometry.

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Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry Information Session

Join the Pre-Optometry Society of Hunter College to learn more about: - optometry school admission requirements - tips on how to become a competitive applicant - network with admission representative and other optometry applicants - explore the opportunities a career in optometry has to offer This will be a great opportunity to network with admission representative and to ask any personal questions regarding your transcripts.

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Immigration and Health Workshop with Dr. Aragones

Pre-Health Organization presents Immigration Workshop with Dr. 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.

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New York College of Podiatric Medicine Admissions Presentation

The Assistant Director of Enrollment Management, Ashley Adcock will be visiting Hunter to discuss podiatric medicine and applying to podiatry programs. Doctors of Podiatric Medicine… • Practice a highly specialized branch of medicine dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and disorders affecting the foot, ankle and lower extremities. • Have completely independent and unlimited surgical, pharmaceutical and medical authority when acting within their scope of practice, as described by each individual state. • Practice specialized care in sports medicine, diabetic wound care and limb salvage, biomechanical evaluation, traumatic and reconstructive surgery, pediatric foot abnormalities, geriatric patient care, podiatric dermatology, and orthoses and prosthetics. Come and learn more about podiatric medicine.

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Pre-Health Research Initiative- Don't be Spooked it's Just Research

Join PHRI for our first event of the fall semester! This seminar will cover the different types of research and what a research position entails. A Q & A session will follow. Everyone is welcome!”

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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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