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Contains all seminars for May 2018.

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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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. October 13, 2015. b. Light D, Lexchin J. Foreign free riders and the high price of US medicines BMJ 2005:331:958-60. c. Schrag D. The Price Tag on Progress — Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer. N Engl J Med 2004;351(4):317-319. d. Lakdawalla DN,Goldman DP,Michaud PC, Sood N. US Pharmaceutical Policy In A Global Marketplace. Health Affairs 2009;28(1):w138- w150.

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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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