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2019-11

Contains all seminars from November 2019.

St. George’s University of London School of Medicine Admissions Presentation

Join us for an information session with Andrew Stephens Medical Programs Recruitment Manager at St. George’s University of London School of Medicine . Study medicine at a unique health sciences university in London, UK.

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The World’s Most Important Doctor: Dr. Tom Catena

CMMB x Hunter is proud to present Dr. Tom Catena at Hunter College to share his story with us and answer any questions you may have for him. Please join us as we have a conversation with one of the world’s most important doctor.

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Pre-Vet Club Meeting

The meeting will focus on volunteer opportunities, the VMCAS application, and resume assistance for veterinary internships to help pre-vets gain expereince and develop their passion for working with animals.

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Networking Session with Dr. Paul Martin

Dr. Paul Martin is an Assistant Attending Physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University. He is board-certified in internal medicine and has been a practicing academic hospitalist since 2004. Beyond clinical care, his academic interests include quality improvement and patient safety, hospital operations, decision analysis, evidence-based medicine, medical education, and medical writing.

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How to Pursue Research Opportunities for Pre-Health Students

We 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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Mentoring in Medicine Opportunities Information Session

Mentoring in Medicine (MIM)(www.MedicalMentor.org) is a national nonprofit organization based in New York City. Mentoring in Medicine is dedicated to academic enrichment, leadership development, community service and mentoring urban students interested in pursuing a healthcare profession. The organization offers students hands-on experience in a variety of healthcare occupations through their educational and mentoring programs. In the seven years since its conception, Mentoring in Medicine has developed programs that have reached almost 50,000 students, parents, and professionals. Nearly 800 health care professionals: doctors, dentists, podiatrists, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, researchers, and health administrators, have worked together to assist youth to strategically prepare an educational plan so they can obtain their goal of becoming a health professional, in addition to encouraging healthy living.

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SUNY Downstate Early Medical Education Program Application Preparation Workshop

The Early Medical Education Program is an initiative to increase the competitiveness of pre-medical students, early in their college career by providing exam preparation and academic support. Students will learn time & stress management skills and have an opportunity for hands-on exposure to medical disciplines through shadowing experiences with clinicians. Successful participants are guaranteed admission to SUNY Downstate’s College of Medicine. This workshop will review the requirements for application to the SUNY Downstate Early Medical Education Program. The workshop will give you an overview of the application.

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Summer Cancer Research Institute Information Session

The SCRI program is an 8-week intensive summer program supported by the National Cancer Institute. This program is for Undergraduate and Graduate students interested in pursuing biomedical, clinical & population-based cancer research Participants will benefit from: Hands-on research training Mentorship from established investigators Participation in cancer seminars and skill-building workshops Housing, travel and an individual stipend of $3,000 Duration: June 8th - July 31st

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Bioethics Debate: Genetic Engineering

Join the Society of Bioethics and Medicine for our first debate of the semester! We will be discussing the ethics of genomics, CRISPR-Cas9, and biomedical engineering. Come voice your opinions and hear those of other students, and apply your perspective and knowledge to cases relating to genetic engineering. Food will be served!

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AMSA Presents: Survival Guide as a Pre-Health Studen

Have questions about being an ideal Pre-Health Student? Want to know what it takes to excel in classes? Join a panel of upperclassman students as they share their Pre-Health journey and tips.

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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 a laptop and a printed copy of your resume.

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Financing Medical and Dental School Workshop

This workshop will help students to explore options for financing medical/dental school through service scholarships.

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Salus University-the Pennsylvania College of Optometry Information Session

Salus University's Office of Admissions will discuss the application process for the optometry, public health and physician assistant programs, ways for applicants to better prepare for the process and also what makes Salus University's programs unique.

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MCAT Cars Practice Session

The key to success in the CARS section of the MCAT is practice. Join us for this practice session to learn critical reading skills, and timing strategies needed to do well on the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section. We will read and discuss three practice passages.

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Interviewing Tips

Find out how you can start your career in healthcare.

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Personal Statement and Experiences Post-Bacc Writing Workshop

This two-hour writing session is for Post-Bacc certificate students who are working on their Personal Statement and Experiences for the January 15 deadline. This workshop will provide students an opportunity to work together, and with the Post Bacc Advisor to find ways to revise/improve their drafts.

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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.

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SUNY College of Optometry Information Session

Join the Pre-Optometry Society of Hunter College to learn more about:

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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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Tackling the MCAT Solo: Self-Studying for the MCAT Workshop

Are you considering self-studying for the MCAT, but not sure where to start? Join a recent Hunter graduate who self-studied and scored in the 100th percentile for a discussion on why self-studying may be right for you, what resources are available for those who choose this option, and other tips and tricks for tackling the MCAT.

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Pre-Health Discussion Forum: Interprofessional Health care: Being a team player in Medicine

Please join us for a discussion on “what it means to work/be a team player in medicine”. There is no assigned reading. We look forward to an hour of discussion and interesting activity!

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CMMB x Hunter Heart of Nuba Screening/Open House

CMMB x Hunter is a new club at Hunter College that partners with CMMB, a global health nonprofit organization, to advocate and bring attention to the lack of proper healthcare women and children face in the developing world. We hope to help educate students, raise awareness levels, and provide practical, real-life experience for students with interests in pre-health, public policy, international relations, and public health. For our first event, we will be showing a documentary, The Heart of Nuba, that explores the life of Dr. Tom Catena, the only doctor serving patients in the remote Nuba Mountains of a war-torn Sudan. There will also be a CMMB representative who may possibly recruit students to volunteer at CMMB! Join us for our kick-off event below, and don't forget to join our Facebook group and follow us on Instagram! There will be free food and drinks! Who is Dr. Tom Catena? Dr. Tom Catena has been a CMMB medical volunteer in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan since 2008. He is the medical director and sole doctor at Mother of Mercy Hospital, which serves nearly 750,000 people. Patients seek out Dr. Tom for ailments ranging from fractures, diarrhea, thyroid disease, and cancer, to an increasing number of victims of bombing attacks and malnourishment, spurred on by conflict in the region. Dr. Catena’s dedication is so extraordinary that he was listed as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2015 and was nominated in 2016 for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity. He graduated from Brown University with a bachelor's in mechanical engineering and later received his medical degree from Duke University on a U.S. Navy scholarship.

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Psychological First Aid Workshop

The workshop enables participants to provide basic care, comfort, and support to people who are experiencing distress. The workshop introduces the principles of psychological first aid. Participants engage in practice exercises. This workshop is essential for students volunteering in hospitals and clinical settings.

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Naloxone Training

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 in your health professions graduate school applications.

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Life Sci NYC Summer Internships Information Session

Come and hear about paid summer internships for undergraduates interested in pursuing careers in the life sciences. Learn about paid full-time summer internships in STEM fields including: Molecular Biology Cell Biology Biochemistry Data Science Bioinformatics

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Filling the Gap Year Discussion Panel: Post-Graduate Options for Pre-Med Students

Hear from professionals and former students about how you can make the most of your gap year. Learn about various pathways and options as well as how you can stand out on applications. Panelists include: Crystal Alvarez Teach for America Amina Dixon Icahn School of Medicine Hunter College Alums Sun Young Chung Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Wasie Karim Columbia Mailman School of Public Health Sara Shanaj Hospital for Special Surgery

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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.

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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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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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Professionalism 101 for Pre-Health Students

This workshop teaches you professional etiquette that will help you to be successful in your academic and professional life. Topics include: Communication(oral and written) Attitude/Demeanor Image Competence Professional ethics This is a required Pre-Health workshop.

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Interviewing Tips

Find out how you can start your career in healthcare. You will learn about: Strategies for navigating different types of interviews, including video, phone, in-person, and panel format. Methods of responding to typical interview questions. How to formulate your own questions How to make the right impression and show the employer you're the one to hire.

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Bioethics Speaker Event: Dr. Francesca Anselmo on Ethical Dilemmas in Academia (Q&A)

Join the Society of Bioethics and Medicine at our first speaker event of the year! Dr. Francesca Anselmo earned her PhD in Neuroscience and Optics at the Paris Descartes University. She is a BioBus community scientist in which she emphasizes the need for more science outreach. Her mission is to help encourage and shape the next generation of students to become scientists and become active in formulating their ideas. For this event, Dr. Francesca Anselmo will be discussing the issues she has faced and experienced during her time in academia. Topics will range from being a woman in academia to what it is honesty and "bending or picking data", and will conclude with a Q&A session. Food will be served!

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Stop the Bleed training for Pre-Health Students

The ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding in someone who is injured and effectively assist that person can save a life. A person can bleed to death in under five minutes, and it often takes longer than that for medical personnel to arrive. Members of the public can be the difference between life and death in a trauma situation if they know what to do. STOP THE BLEED is a program that teaches basic bleeding-control techniques including wound packing and tourniquet applications. This program is usually taught to medical students however we have the opportunity for Hunter College students to learn these techniques in classes taught by physicians from Weill Cornell Medicine. There is also the option to receive a certificate at the end of the training. During Stop the Bleed training, you will learn how to: Determine if an area is safe for you to proceed toward a victim to provide assistance Identify any nearby tools to assist you such as a publicly placed bleeding control kit or everyday items that can be used to control bleeding. Use your hands to apply direct pressure at the site of the wound to stop bleeding Pack a deep wound with cloth or gauze to control bleeding Correctly apply a tourniquet to an injured limb to stop bleeding Keep the victim calm until help arrives.

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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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How to Find Research Opportunities, Featuring Dr. Schlussman

Join the Pre-Health Research Initiative for a discussion of the many online and in-person resources available to help students find research opportunities. And, hear Psychology department professor, Dr. Schlussman, discuss research opportunities within Hunter.

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Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry Information Session

The Pre Optometry Society will be hosting Mr. Juan Saavedra, the recruiter for Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in South Florida.

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SCORE Recruitment Presentation for Macaulay & Yalow Scholars

SCORE is an eight-week full-time program designed to encourage undergraduates to consider careers in cancer research. Each student is paired with a research mentor who is a member of the MSK faculty to do a clinical or laboratory research project. The program includes career development activities such as training in scientific presentations. At the end of the program, each student writes a 1-page abstract and gives a 10-minute Powerpoint presentation at a research symposium at MSK. Program Dates: Monday, June 1-Friday July 24, 2020; full-time. - SCORE is open to Hunter freshman, sophomore, junior and post-baccalaureate students. Seniors graduating in June 2020 are not eligible to apply. All eligible post-baccalaureate students MUST be currently enrolled in courses/learning credits towards the Hunter College Pre-Health Certificate. Freshmen and students from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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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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Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Master of Science Information Session

The Master of Science program in Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences has been carefully designed for students who have the strong ambition to complete a medical education. The program is intended to immerse students in the Medical College curriculum so that candidates can determine whether the content satisfies their academic curiosity while the Medical College evaluates their potential for professional success. Student performance will be closely followed with frequent evaluations and advising throughout each term. Admission to the DO Program at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is an important feature. Typically, 30-35 MS students are offered direct admission to TouroCOM each year.

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How to Beat the MCAT- an MCAT Strategy Session

Join us for a session packed with effective study strategies for the MCAT. A knowledgeable instructor will guide you through exam questions, offers insights on the types of questions you’ll see and gives you helpful strategies you can use on exam day.

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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 2019-2020 cycle.

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5th Annual Health Professions Graduate Schools Fair

Join us for Hunter's 5th Annual Health Professions Graduate Schools Fair.

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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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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. Janette Gomos Klein, Ph.D.

Getting to know Hunter College faculty is important for advising purposes, mentorship and letters of recommendation. 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 Janette Gomos Klein.

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How to Prepare and Apply to Pharmacy Schools

If you are interested in becoming a Pharmacist, then this workshop is a must! We will cover everything you need to know in order to be a strong applicant to Doctor of Pharmacy programs.

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Stress Management for Pre-Health Students

As a pre-health student, stress is an unavoidable part of life. Academics, volunteer hours, extracurricular activities—it all adds up. Unfortunately, many students don’t manage stress well—and struggle as a result. While stress can’t be completely avoided, this workshop will teach you how to reduce stress and anxiety. This workshop is a required workshop for new Pre-Health students. This workshop is also strongly recommended for students who are struggling academically or who are applicants in the current health professions graduate school admissions cycle.

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Zucker Pipeline Program at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Information Session

Gina Granger, the Assistant Director of Pipeline Programs and Medical Science Youth Programs at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell will discuss the ZPP requirements and benefits.

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Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children Information Session

FIMRC is a non-profit organization that strives to bring improved healthcare to communities around the world. The campus representative of Hunter College (volunteered in Costa Rica, January 2019) will speak about this mission and how students can get involved. This is a great opportunity to learn about public health volunteering that can be done throughout the year for any amount of time in various countries. Come learn about how you can experience helping in a clinic in order to provide access to quality healthcare and educate community members on preventative measures. Hope to see you there!

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