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Contains all seminars for April 2018.

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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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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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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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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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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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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