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2019-10

Contains all seminars for October 2019.

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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Networking 101 for Pre-Health Professionals

The ability to network effectively is key to your success as a Pre-Health student. Networking 101 will help you to learn how to present yourself effectively in classes, in interviews, business/social settings or simply when you walk into a room.

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Fall Speaker Series: Dr. Valerie Parkas

Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Valerie Parkas, Senior Associate Dean of Admissions and Recruitment of Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Parkas received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University and completed her residency training in internal medicine at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical School and her fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Memorial Sloan Kettering. She came to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as an attending in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases in 1997. Dr. Parkas has been involved in both clinical care and medical education from the start of her career.

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Doctor Speaker Series: Dr. Hector Sepulveda Alemany

Dr. Alemany attended undergrad at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus where he majored in Biology (2010-2014). Following this, he attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine at San Juan, PR (2014-2018) before applying for residency. He is currently in his second year of Internal Medicine Residency at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. In addition to his time seeing patients, Hector serves as a co-chair of the Minority Housestaff Committee, organizing events and activities for underrepresented minority Internal Medicine residents.

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MCAT Seminar-Set Yourself Up for MCAT Success

This seminar will provide tips for how you can create a successful plan of attack for your MCAT studies alongside your coursework, review the most common mistakes students make and provide high yield review touching on CARS passages, analyzing graphs and scientific reasoning. There will be pizza, a raffle, and a Q&A after the session! This session is brought to you by Med School Tutors. MST was founded in 2006 by a now vascular surgeon, and specializes in highly customized 1:1 online tutoring and consulting for the MCAT and med school applications, to medical coursework, medical licensing exams and residency application consulting. MST tutors are passionate educators scoring > 515 MCAT, > 250 USMLE & > 650 COMLEX and generally are in their gap year or are med students, residents and attendings.

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Weill Cornell Medical College’s Research Associate Program Information Session

Billie Johnsson will discuss Weill Cornell Medical College’s Research Associate Program. The Weill Cornell Medical College’s Research Associate Program (RAP) exposes college and post-baccalaureate students to research activities within the emergency department setting, specifically at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine (NYP/WCM). Program participants work in the Emergency Department between 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM, 7 days a week, to recruit patients for participation in research studies. The Research Associate Program is a research program that occurs in a clinical setting. The program is designed to involve Research Associates in many elements of the performance of research while providing opportunities for observing clinical practice in the NYP/WCM emergency department and for extended interaction with clinical providers and patients. The program provides educational and practical experiences that increase knowledge about research methodology and clinical care and may enhance participant’s application to medical or graduate school.

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How to Prepare and Apply to Physician Assistant Programs

Please join guest speaker Jessica Spiegel, RPAC , New York Presbyterian hospital for this informative presentation. 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 Physician Assistant graduate program 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-Physician Assistant students.

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From BA to MD: A Talk by Dr. Abigail Benudis

Join the Psychology Club for a talk with Dr. Abigail Benudis. Dr, Benudis is a Resident Psychiatrist with an interest in the intersection of medicine and psychiatry, working with under-served populations, and quality improvement in the medical arena. Completed Bachelor of Arts in Community Health and Spanish in May 2011 at Tufts University and MD, MPH coursework in May 2017 at Tufts University School of Medicine. Substantial experience in promoting health within minority populations, including direct service clinical work, health education event planning, and medical Spanish/English translation work.

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Pre-Health Group Advising for Transfer Student

The Pre-Health Advising Office will hold a group advising session for transfer students. This session will cover the requirements for a Pre-Health file, Committee Letter and address any other questions or concerns you may have. Many successful Pre-Health students begin their careers at the community or other colleges and universities. We strongly encourage you to get involved in the Hunter College Pre-Health community.

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ScribeAmerica Healthcare Opportunity Information Session

Join AMSA for an information session about Healthcare Opportunites through Scribe America. ScribeAmerica was established in 2003, utilizes medical scribes to hospitals and medical practices. Recruiting Associate, Tashana Hercules, will be speaking on behalf of ScribeAmerica and will give you an insight into the job of a medical scribe and how you can take advantage of this opportunity. Please have your questions ready to ask the guest speaker.

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Overcoming Procrastination for Pre-Health Students

Do you find that you are frequently procrastinating assignments, studying for MCAT, DAT and important tasks? Is it a challenge to manage competing academic demands, while staying on top of assignments? If so, you are not alone. Studies suggest that up to 70% of college students struggle with managing procrastination. While this may be a common difficulty among students, falling behind academically can lead to increased stress and can cause problems in multiple areas of one’s life. This workshop is designed to help you approach your academic demands differently by discovering new pathways of thinking. You will be encouraged to challenge unhelpful thoughts and re-frame your thinking, which can often lend to more productive outcomes, including increased focus and heightened academic success. This workshop is strongly recommended for students applying in the 2020-2021 application cycle, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

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Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) and NERA MedPrep 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. The Northeast Regional Alliance (NERA) MedPrep Scholars Program is a partnership between New Jersey Medical School, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Manhattan Staten Island Area Health Education Center. This workshop will include: - Information about the benefits of SHPEP & NERA MedPrep - Meet past SHPEP& NERA MedPrep participants - A walk-through of the application process.

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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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Gap Year Resume Workshop: Packaging yourself for success

Having a strong and well-developed resume is key to securing a great gap year position in a research or clinical setting. Attending this workshop will help you in crafting your resume as you begin to explore employment options for your upcoming gap year.

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Clinical Volunteering 101 for Pre-Health Students

Carley Howay, CARE Volunteer Coordinator at Mount Sinai Hospital will be conducting a workshop about clinical volunteering and will also recruit students to serve as volunteers in the Emergency Department. This is a highly sought after placement for anyone interested in pursuing an education and career in health. This is a required workshop for Pre-Health students.

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University of Chicago MD/Ph.D. Information Session

Interested in learning more about MD/Ph.D. programs? RSVP for The University of Chicago’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) information session! As The University of Chicago’s main MD/Ph.D. program, we will overview the purpose of our dual degree program and other features you might consider throughout your search. You will also have a chance to hear directly from our MSTP faculty director and director of admissions.

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Pre-Health Organization Health Professionals Panel

The Pre-Health Organization we will be having a Health Professionals Panel hosted by Nurse Practitioner Aaron Begue from MSKCC. Come learn about their journeys to, through, and after graduate school! Question & answer session to follow. We look forward to seeing YOU there!

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Hunter MAPS Guide to Networking and Research

As some of you may know, gaining research experience is becoming more and more important for pre-med students. There is no doubt that having the research component solidifies students' applications immensely. As a result, we will be hosting this extremely beneficial event. We will be discussing how exactly to find a research opportunity. In addition, we will talk about how to network with physicians and researchers, therefore enabling you to open endless doors of success. Furthermore, we will provide you will all of the information you need, in order to become the strongest pre-med student you can! It will be a fantastic event, where members can meet, learn, and ask questions.

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Exploring Health Professions: Clinical Psychologist

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Tyrel Sparks as we explore careers in Clinical Psychology or Health Psychology & Clinical Science, the application process for PhD. or PsyD, what entails these graduate programs require, and what career options you can pursue in healthcare after degree completion. Dr. Tyrel Sparks’s research focuses on substance use and sexual health in sexual minority populations, with a particular emphasis on relationship factors associated with sexual health in gay and bisexual men. His research incorporates an emphasis on intervention development. He is currently the PI on a NIDA funded project which seeks to develop novel interventions to reduce substance use and enhance assertive communication skills within the context of couples HIV testing and counseling with gay and bisexual couples. His work has two primary foci: How relationship expectancies, beliefs and attitudes shape health related behavior among single gay and bisexual men How individual and dyadic factors interact to influence shape health related behavior among gay and bisexual men in main partner relationships with other men.

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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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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 Manhattan Staten Island Area Health Education Center.

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Stress Management for Pre-Health Students:The Wellness Toolbox

As a pre-health student, stress is an unavoidable part of life. Academics, volunteer hours, extracurricular activities—it all adds up. The Wellness Toolbox is a self-study workshop designed to offer participants a useful framework for developing an effective approach to overcoming stress, and unhelpful behavioral patterns. This workshop is geared to helping you learn more about yourself, early warning signs of your triggers, as well as what helps you attain a sense of wellness and what doesn’t. Join us into a journey of your Self! This is a required workshop.

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FlexMed Early Assurance Program Application Preparation Workshop for Sophomores

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 Catherine Stratis. This workshop is a collaboration between Hunter College Macaulay Honors College and the Pre-Health Professions Advising Office.

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Community Service 101 for Pre-Health Students

This event will provide information on opportunities for community service. 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. This is a required pre-health workshop.

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LMSA+ : Q&A with Cornell Medical Students

LMSA+ is hosting a panel with Weill Cornell Medical Students. Come and have your questions answered as the medical students provide insight and advice based on their personal experiences. We will also have a presentation from Kaplan providing our members with discount codes and how to access free resources.

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Bioethics and its Application for Interview Preparation

Join the Society of Bioethics and Medicine at our first meeting of the year! We will discuss the principles of bioethics and apply these principles to analyze case studies in order to prepare students for health-related interviews.

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American Medical Student Association (AMSA) 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 and much more! Boost your Pre-Health portfolio by joining AMSA today! A Kaplan Student Ambassador will also speak about their MCAT book set giveaways and so much more. Join us in our "AMSA and Chill" group chat on Whats App to stay connected with all things AMSA! The chat was created to be a platform for students to network and share knowledge with one another, so feel free to use it as such! Join us by using the link below:

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MCAT Super Bio Review-The Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

To help prepare for what you'll see on the Biological Sciences section, we're hosting a Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems MCAT review session.

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CARS MCAT Review Session

There are many myths about the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) section, one of which is that your score depends on luck. If you happen to get “good” passages, all is well, but if you don’t, you are in trouble. Thankfully, this is entirely untrue. It’s practice, not luck that will help you conquer the MCAT CARS section. To do well in this section you will need to fundamentally change how you read the passages and go about answering the questions. Join us to learn the strategies to conquering MCAT CARS.

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Hunter Health Professions Day Medical Professions Panel Speaker Session

Whether you are looking to explore your options in healthcare or are determined to explore a specific field, please attend the Medical Professions Panel Speaker Session to learn more about the various health professions that you can consider pursuing. The Panel will feature health professionals in Podiatry, Optometry, Medicine, Physician-Scientist, and more. Immediately following the Medical Professions Panel Speaker Session you are invited to join us for a Health Professions Luncheon from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for you to speak directly with the panel speakers.

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Hunter Health Professions Day Allied Health Professions Panel Speaker Session

Whether you are looking to explore your options in healthcare or are determined to explore a specific field, please attend the Allied Health Professions Panel Speaker Session to learn more about the various health professions that you can consider pursuing. The Panel will feature health professionals in Mental Health Counseling, Speech/Language Pathology & Audiology, Healthcare Real Estate, and more. Immediately following the Panel Speaker Session you are invited to join us for a Health Professions Luncheon from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for you to speak directly with our panel speakers.

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Pre-Health Research Initiative Open House

Come and learn about the Hunter College Pre-Health Research Initiative, as well as the many research opportunities available in NYC. We look forward to meeting you, discussing your interests, and supplying you with the resources you need to succeed!

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Pre-Health Discussion Forum: Impostor Syndrome in Medicine

Please join us for a discussion on impostor syndrome in medicine. There's no assigned reading beforehand (!), and snacks will be provided by the facilitator, Slavena (because every student knows that a good snack is fundamental to a good day). We look forward to an hour of honest discussion!! Moderator: Slavena Salve Nissan is a fourth-year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She graduated from the Macaulay Honors program at Hunter College with a major in biology in 2015. She has interests in poetry, medical humanities, and medical education.

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5th Annual Pre-Health Summer Enrichment, Internships and Research Programs Fair

Join us for our Annual Hunter College Pre-Health Summer Enrichment, Internships and Research Programs Fair. Programs Represented Include: Albert Einstein College of Medicine BOLD Program Columbia University - Mailman School of Public Health Biostatistics Epidemiology Summer Training (BEST) Program Columbia University Summer Program for Under-Represented Students (SPURS) Mentoring in Medicine Emergency Department Internship, Medical Pathway Program, Teaching Fellows Program, Community Health Ambassador Program Valegos College of Physicians and Surgeons Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) & NERA MedPrep HCOP Academy Hunter College Center for Cancer Health Disparities Summer Cancer Research Institute Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Quantitative Sciences Undergraduate Research Experience (QSURE) Program Memorial Sloan Kettering SCORE Program NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene HRTP: A Public Health Internship Program New York College of Podiatric Medicine Pre-Health Internship Program PrIMER - Program to Inspire Minority Undergraduate Students in Environmental Health Research at Columbia University - Mailman School of Public Health SHIP - Summer Health Internship Program (SHIP) & Health Careers Internship Program (HCIP) SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Early Medical Education SUNY College of Optometry CSTEP Summer Academic Program SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Exploring Health Careers Summer Program in Translational Disparities and Community-Engaged Research (SPRINTER) at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University The Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program Tri-I MD-PhD Program and Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program Weill Cornell Medical College Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program for Premedical Students

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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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2020-2021 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.

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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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Pre-Health Group Advising for Transfer Students

The Pre-Health Advising Office will hold a group advising session for transfer students. This session will cover the requirements for a Pre-Health file, Committee Letter and address any other questions or concerns you may have. Many successful Pre-Health students begin their careers at community or other colleges and universities. We strongly encourage you to get involved in the Hunter College Pre-Health community.

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