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Contains all seminars from February 2019.

Association for Women in Science Club Meeting

This meeting will be an Elevator Pitch Workshop, where we will talk to you about how to present yourself professionally as well as network, especially at conferences, with professors, and with admissions deans and officers. We will also be taking professional headshots for you to use for applications or LinkedIn profile

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NYU School of Medicine FIReWoRk Research Information Session

Dr. Melanie Jay, MD, MS, (Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine) is seeking bright, motivated research interns who are fluent in both Spanish and English interested in pursuing a career in healthcare and obesity-related research to assist in a research project at NYU Langone to improve the prevention of obesity in primary care. The Financial Incentives foR Weight Reduction (FIReWoRk) study, led by both Dr. Joe Ladapo and Dr. Melanie Jay, investigates the impact of financial incentives on weight management behavior and weight loss. Meanwhile the CPO study, which is co-directed by Dr. Jay, focuses on advancing obesity-related collaborative translational research within NYU School of Medicine by integrating population health, clinical medicine, and basic science research. Dr. Stephanie Orstad from the FIReWoRk study and Dr. Sally Vanegas of the CPO study will be giving a presentation on their respective studies.

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Pre-Health Discussion Forum: Boosting the immune system to fight cancer

or years, the foundations of cancer treatment were surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Over the last two decades, targeted therapies are drugs that target cancer cells by homing in on specific molecular changes seen primarily in those cells have also cemented themselves as standard treatments for many cancers. But over the past several years, immunotherapy—therapies that enlist and strengthen the power of a patient’s immune system to attack tumors—has emerged as what many in the cancer community. In 2017, two CAR T-cell therapies were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), one for the treatment of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and the other for adults with advanced lymphomas. Nevertheless, researchers caution that, in many respects, it’s still early days for CAR T cells, including questions about whether they will ever be effective against solid tumors. Join us for a discussion on immunotherapy, specifically CAR T Cell immunotherapy. Please review the materials below before the discussion.

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Latino Medical Student Association Meeting

Join LMSA+ at our first event of the semester! Upperclassmen will be answering prehealth related questions and provide tips on study habits/techniques they use to succeed academically. Come prepared with questions. Refreshments will be served! Contact information:

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Bioethics Case Studies in Review

We will be reviewing and analyzing bioethical case studies in different healthcare fields including, but not limited to, veterinary medicine, dentistry, and medicine. Learning how to apply the bioethical principles to different scenarios can be helpful when faced with challenging ethical dilemma questions during admissions interviews. Food will be served!

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SSLC Seminar : How to Read and Understand Scientific Research Articles

Scholarly/scientific articles are regarded as an important source for disseminating scientific information to other scientists and the general public. As emerging scientists, this seminar will assist you in understanding different strategies for reading scholarly articles, interpreting data, and forming conclusions. Specifically, you will develop skills in: • Evaluating scholarly articles in an active manner. • Understanding the general blueprint and structure of scholarly articles. • Breaking down scientific articles in to smaller, “bite-sized” pieces. • Finding the main points in scholarly research articles. • Taking notes to develop greater appreciation and understanding of the information in scholarly articles. • Gaining confidence to avoid fears associated with detailed scientific jargon and terminology. • Forming your own opinions about a scholarly article, in relation to the targeted field of study.

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Pre-Health Post-Bacc Alumni Panel

The Pre-Health Post-Bacc Community is proud to present the Post-Bacc Alumni Panel, featuring four panelists who have either have been successfully accepted into Medical School & Dental School and will be starting this fall or currently going through the application cycle. Please come with your questions related to the MCAT & DAT, application planning, extracurricular activities (clinical experience, research and community service), interviewing, and much more for the panel discussion with the Hunter Alums. We hope to see you there! Featured Panelists: Shanice Beaumont Olivia Cory Spencer Heuman-Gutman Sharifa Kamga

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Career Fair

Don’t miss out! Career Fair happens once per semester. Bring copies of your résumé. Professional dress is required. See a full list of employers and learn more at

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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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Doctor Speakers Series: Dr. Andrea Card

Hunter College welcomes Dr. Andrea Card to speak at Pre-Health Advising’s March Doctor Speaker Series. Dr. Andrea Card is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and completed her Medicine-Pediatric Residency training at Jackson Memorial Hospital-University of Miami. She then completed at General Internal Medicine Fellowship at Columbia University. She is Co-Director of the Psychosocial Curriculum at Weill Cornell Medicine, which fits right in line with her interests in medical education focusing on relationship-centered communication, curriculum development, and health equity. She divides her clinical time seeing patients at the Long Island City practice and precepting residents. Dr. Card is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell. In addition, she serves as the faculty advisor to a medical student-run pipeline program called Science and Medicine Enhancement Program (SMEP) and is the co-faculty lead for the Diversity Pre-medical Diversity Initiatives of the Diversity Center of Excellence (DCoE).

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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! Join us in our "AMSA and Chill" group chat on WhatsApp 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: Refreshments will be served!!

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Personal Statement Brainstorming Workshop

Combining all of the elements you want into your personal statement is definitely a challenge. The easiest way is to start at the beginning of your life and tell your life’s story. Unfortunately, this approach is a genre cliché. Individual Brainstorming is a non-judgmental way to unlock your personal journey to medical or dental school. Find out the tools you can use to present your complicated story on paper of your journey to medicine. This is session is required for Committee Letter and Letter Packet applicants. Category:

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Stress management for Pre-Health Students

As a pre-med 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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Managing Procrastination for Pre-Health Students

Do you find that you are frequently procrastinating assignments 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.

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Prestigious Scholarships Information Session for Pre-Health Juniors & Seniors

Come to 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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Spanish and Community Health in Latin America Study Abroad Information Session

Dr. Jorge Nowalski will discuss the Spanish and Community Health summer program in Costa Rica. Hunter College joins forces with the International Center for Development Studies (ICDS) and Hospital Clinica Biblica to offer students planning to enter health professions a six-week program, which will provide them the opportunity to explore health care issues in a developing country while furthering their Spanish language skills and gaining an understanding of the life and culture of Costa Rica. The Spanish for Health Sciences offers two levels of Spanish language instruction, intermediate and advanced. Students will be placed in the appropriate level based on an oral placement exam taken upon arrival. The course will prepare students to interview patients, complete patients' files and medical reports, and read texts of medical relevance effectively. The Health Care in Latin America course is intended to create a unique experience for students interested in Latin American and Caribbean Health issues. The course will focus on public health assessment strategies. Through the course, students will be exposed to current challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean and reach an understanding of the way global public health issues unfold in the region. As part of the program students will visit various types of clinics, as well as other points of medical service.

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Pre-Health Clubs and Organizations Fair

This is an opportunity for Hunter College students to learn about all the Pre-Health clubs and organizations that are active on campus. Representatives from each of the clubs will be on hand to offer information about their organization. Get involved in the Pre-Health community and boost your applicant profile by joining a Pre-Health club today!

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Professionalism 101 for Pre-Health Students

This workshop teach 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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New York College of Podiatric Medicine Admissions Presentation

The Director of Enrollment Management, Rekha Kurikoti 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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The University of Queensland School of Medicine Information Session

The University of Queensland is one of Australia's finest medical schools. Founded in 1936, it is renowned globally as an award-winning research institution of excellence and rigor. Accreditations for Australian medical schools are recognized by the U.S. government and Department of Education as being as exacting as those of the U.S. accrediting bodies. Study Two Years in Australia & Two in the U.S. Admitted U.S. students will study two years of Basic Sciences at The University of Queensland School of Medicine. Australia is widely considered one of the most academically outstanding and desirable locations for U.S. students studying abroad. They will then spend two years in New Orleans and/or Baton Rouge, Louisiana at Ochsner Health System, completing their core and elective clinical rotations. Upon satisfactory completion of the four years, students will be eligible for ECFMG certification, to take the USMLEs, for the NRMP match, and to practice medicine in the U.S.

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AMSA Presents: How To Get An A In Organic Chemistry

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

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