Thursday, September 14, 2017

Event: Schools of Public Health Workshop Next Tue in Diana LL103 (with lunch!)

Greetings Scholars,

Please join us to speak with admissions representatives from Columbia School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins, Harvard and Yale about public health and how their graduate programs may align with your personal goals.
RSVP here

What: Schools of Public Health Workshop
When: Tuesday, September 19th, 201712-1pm
Where: Diana Center, LL103

Lunch Provided. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Event: Information Session for St. Luke's Medical Interpreting Program

Wed., Sept. 209 - 10:30 a.m.
Students are invited to meet with the Director of the Medical Interpreting Program at Mount Sinai/St. Luke's Hospital who will speak with interested premeds about the medical interpreting program, how it can enrich understanding of clinical health care, and how to get involved.

Given the limited capacity of the room, it is recommended that students register online to attend. 

Volunteer Opportunity: Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center (TCC)

Are you a pre-med student looking for a unique medical/clinical volunteering opportunity with a focus on patient interaction? Join the At Your Service Volunteer Program! We are a student-run Columbia-based program that coordinates with the Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center (on 106th and 5th) to bring students the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with patients.

We will be holding two info sessions this month, the first one on Mon. Sept. 11th and the second one on Mon. Sept. 18th, both at 8-9pm in Broadway 120. Please drop by to receive the details on this semester's program and how to get started! Here's a link to the Facebook event:

Program Description:

ArchCare at Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center (TCC) is actively looking for dedicated, mature, and motivated Columbia University students from all fields of study to serve one of New York City’s elderly and infirm populations most in need. This is a hands-on opportunity for students not only to serve one of the most ethnically diverse, vulnerable, and socially marginalized populations in New York City but also to study transitions of patient care from the hospital back to the patient’s community.

Volunteers perform a variety of tasks assisting TCC staff as well as family members and loved ones, participating in unit and facility-wide recreational therapy events, and visiting weekly with an individual patient or resident as a long-term companion (time commitment: 4 hours a week). Volunteers also meet once every other week for bi-weekly reflection sessions, during which they may share their experiences as well as discuss important issues pertaining to palliative care.

TCC is a comprehensive skilled nursing facility that provides exceptional long-term care to a diverse medical population, including children with developmental disabilities, the frail elderly, individuals requiring renal dialysis, and those living with Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s, and HIV/AIDS.

As part of our volunteer program, you will work in a complex clinical setting alongside TCC’s interdisciplinary care team consisting of physicians, nurses, social workers, therapists, and chaplains to directly impact and improve the experiences of our patients, long-term residents, and their family members. Opportunities for shadowing our staff members in all disciplines will be available. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for you to give back to the New York City community while gaining practical, in-depth knowledge of how various social factors affect one’s health and livelihood.

Please contact us at if you have any questions or concerns.

TCC "At Your Service" Fall 2017 Coordinators
Arielle Coughlin l William Tang l Kaylee Wedderburn-Pugh l Kori Rodriguez l Danting Liu (240) 543-9833 | Eduardo Rosadio (860) 748-8479 | Netana Markovitz (781) 879-4041

"Like" Us on Facebook and check out our Program Website.

Wenlan Zheng
Project Coordinator
Quality of Life & Medical Administration
ArchCare @ Terence Cardinal Cooke
Office: (212) 360-3853; Work Cell: (646) 2762484; Location: Annex 414

Opportunity: Apply to be a tutor!

Peer-to-Peer learning is an excellent leadership opportunity for students applying to health professional schools, it is also a great addition to a resume and a fantastic way to study for the MCAT! 


Apply to Become a Tutor

The Barnard Dean of Studies (DOS) Office and the Academic Success and Enrichment Program (ASEP) are seeking current Barnard students to serve as tutors in our Peer-to-Peer Learning programs. DOS and ASEP Peer Tutors are paid $15/hour, for anywhere between two and ten hours per week (depending on your availability and demand for tutors in your area), to meet individually or in small groups (no more than three students) with fellow students who have requested a tutor for support in a particular class. Tutors are also paid for approximately one hour per month of training/in-service.

Subjects where tutors are most in demand include: Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, and Foreign Language, but other subjects may also be needed depending on student requests, so you are encouraged to apply even if the subject you want to tutor does not appear on this list.

  • Successful completion of the Barnard course(s) (or equivalent) that you are applying to tutor in
  • Experience as a peer tutor preferred but not required
  • Empathy, Patience, Clarity, and Kindness
  • Commitment to academic integrity
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing in the College
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Senior, Junior, Sophomore, or second-semester First-Year status

To apply to be a Peer-to-Peer Learning Tutor:
1. Apply at BarnardWorks Ref # 4322
2. Fill out this form.
3. Make an appointment for an interview. You may meet with either Rebecca Grabiner, First-Year Class Dean & Dean for Academic Assistance or Elida Martinez-Gaynor, Interim Director of Academic Success and Enrichment Programs.

Questions? Email

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Opportunity: Peer Health Exchange (Info sessions and Application)

We're PHE's new chairs, Julien Reiman and Alya Al-Sager, two Columbia/Barnard Seniors.
Our application deadline is at 11:59pm on Friday, September 15thAll interested can apply at

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Announcement: Pre-Health Overview Session Dates

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Mark your calendars!

Upcoming overview session dates:

Monday September 11th 3pm-4pm

Monday, September 18th 12:30-2pm

Thursday, September 28th 10:30-11:30 am

To sign up, please Create an AdviseStream account and RSVP via your AdviseStream calendar

Event: Open House for Medical School for International Health

We are hosting an informational open house in our NY offices on September 13th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Please help us spread the word about our open house so that students can learn more about the unique M.D. program we offer.

The MSIH M.D. Program is a four-year medical program with excellent residency match rates at top U.S. programs and a strong focus on global health. Based in Israel during the first three years of study and taught entirely in English, our North-American-style curriculum incorporates everything students expect from a top-quality M.D. program — and then pushes them further to see beyond their own experience, culture, and country.  Students complete fourth-year clinical electives at Columbia University Medical Center, as well as other affiliated hospital locations in North America including Mt. Sinai.  The 2017 residency match rate was 90%.  Graduates practice in North America and worldwide.

For more information please contact: 
Kelly A Coleman, MBA
Assistant Director, Recruitment and Public Relations
Medical School for International Health
601 West 168th street, Suite 63
New York, NY 10032
Visit us on the web at
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