Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Event: Ask a Medical/Dental Student at CU

The Columbia Association of Predental Students  (CAPS) Presents:

What is the application process for a medical/dental school like?
How do I get into medical/dental school? What is it like there?
Where do I even start?

Get answers to your questions directly from current graduate students from the Columbia College of Dental Medicine

Hamilton 609
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017


You don't have to be pre-dental to join our events (as per usual)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Pre-Dental Event: Greater New York Dental Meeting

ASDA District 2 is excited to announce that we are teaming up with the Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) to provide pre-dental students with FREE programming at the meeting. On Sunday November 26th 9am-5pm pre-dental students will have the opportunity to attend any or all of the following events:

  • Mastering the Interview Process (9am-10:30am)
  • Dental Specialists Panel (10:30am-12pm)
  • Dental Admissions Presentations & Mix n’ Mingle (7 east coast schools in attendance)

The Greater New York Dental Meeting will be held at the Javits Center 655 W. 34th St, New York, NY 10001. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the profession, help prepare students for the application process, network and perhaps even find a mentor! Plus between 12pm and 3pm predental students are free to explore the exhibition hall where 1700 vendors will be giving product demos & giving away free merchandise.

To register please click this link

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out to or

We hope to see you there!
Katie Rothas & Priscilla Chan
ASDA District 2 Predental Chairs

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Event: FlexMed Webinar Dec 1st at Noon (RSVP Link below)

PLEASE NOTE: All students who register will receive a recording of the webinar, so please register even if you cannot attend.



FlexMed Program – Application Cycle AY ’17-‘18

What is Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai?
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) has a reputation for innovation and thoughtful risk-taking. We encourage and support the bold thinking and disciplined science that will change the face of medicine.  Learn more here: ISMMS Website

What is FlexMed?
In response to major changes in the priorities of the biomedical science and health care fields, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai developed an early acceptance program known as FlexMed. It is the first program of its kind in the nation, offering college sophomores from any major early acceptance. Students apply to FlexMed in the winter of their sophomore year of college and learn of acceptance to the ISMMS MD Program by the summer of that year. Once accepted, students will be free to pursue their area of study, unencumbered by the traditional science requirements and the MCAT.   Learn more here: FlexMed Website

What are the benefits of applying and being accepted into FlexMed?
•       Early Acceptance: end of your sophomore year in college
•       No MCAT: accepted students are not permitted to take the MCAT
•       Revised pre-med requirements: eliminating Organic Chemistry
•       Flexibility: “Flex” intellectual, creative, humanistic and scientific muscles
•       Academic Freedom: you will be free to pursue the area of study you want, unencumbered by the traditional pre-med science requirements

What are the eligibility requirements?
•       You must be a sophomore enrolled at an accredited US/Canadian College/University
•       You must have completed one of the following three courses: one year of college Biology, one year of college Chemistry, or one year of college Physics by January 15th of the year you apply
•       You must have taken your SAT or ACT exams

When should I apply?
For the AY’17-‘18 cycle the application is currently open and must be submitted by January 15, 2018

What is Icahn School of Medicine looking for in an applicant?
•       Commitment to a career in research, teaching, service and clinical practice in medicine
•       Students with a thoughtful educational plan who understand how a diverse knowledge base will enhance their career in medicine
•       Ability to demonstrate academic excellence, social conscience, engagement in service activities, and leadership
•       Diversity of experiences and backgrounds
•       Intangibles (i.e. athletics, music, teaching, talents/skills)
•       Strong Academic Record: 2016/2017 accepted students had an average GPA over 3.5 and averaged over 700 on each section of the SATs.

If you are interested in learning more about FlexMed, we encourage you to read more about the program here: FlexMed Website

The Office of Admissions is hosting FlexMed online informational webinars on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 12:00pm EST. Please click
 here to register for the webinar.
Ready to apply?  APPLY NOW!
What application should I be using?
a.       Access our online application by going to the following URL:
b.       Click on ‘New Applicant’ to create a username/login and password.
c.       Once you’ve successfully logged in, locate the “FlexMed” row and make sure ‘Fall 2018’ application is shown.
d.       Click on ‘Apply’.
e.       Proceed and complete the application.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Event: Pre-Health Study Abroad Session Next Thursday 11/16!

Gap Year Opportunity: Cardinal Education Consulting

Dear Students,
I am the Associate Operations Coordinator at Cardinal Education, an education consulting company located in the San Francisco Bay Area. At Cardinal Education, gap year students will be uniquely positioned to gain valuable exposure to client relations and business development that will greatly assist them as they navigate their admissions process. We have had a number of gap year students who have worked with us in the past, and many of them have been accepted into great medical school programs. \
Carly Pyle
Associate Operations Coordinator - Cardinal Education
Office: (650) 627-4076

Preview attachment Gap Year Associate Job Description.pdf

Friday, November 3, 2017

Opportunity: Volunteer at Bellevue!

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Patient Navigator Volunteer Program at Bellevue Hospital
Position title:  Patient Navigator Volunteer
Employer:  Bellevue Hospital
Address:  462 1st Ave, Medicine/Geriatrics Clinic
Intended start date:  Winter 2017
Contact: Harriet Fisher (

Program Objective:
  • Provide Medicine/Geriatrics clinic with assistance in coordinating patient care and connecting patients with resources
  • Participate in efforts under study entitled “Transforming Health Care Systems through Interprofessional Training and Health Professional Team Development in Primary Care in Urban Underserved Settings.”
  • Ensure that patients are able to easily participate in their care process, meaning patients are aware of where they are in the care process and patients are easily able to find the appropriate locations for the care they require
  • Compassionately coordinate and organize patient flow, including crowd control, queue management, and equitable service provision to all patients
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal skills and professionalism
  • wort least 3-12  hours of availability on weekdays (generally 8-11am or 12-3pm)
  • 1 year commitment
  • Bilingual is a plus (Spanish, Mandarin, Bengali preferred)
  • We will screen applicants based of their resumes and cover letter and select candidates for an interview.
  • Upon clearance by Bellevue volunteer office, we ask volunteers to complete the CITI training tutorial and two Bellevue orientation sessions
  • Please email a resume and two professional references to; offers will be made on a rolling basis

Summer Volunteer Opportunity: NYU Project Healthcare Applications now open!

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More information and, more specifically, the application for Project Healthcare can be accessed through this link. The application for Project Healthcare 2018 is now open and will officially close on Sunday, January 7th at 11:59pm. The application requires the submission of a personal statement, an updated resume and two letters of recommendation. Please note that no particular previous experiences are required. Each year, in selecting our volunteers, we look for a diverse group of students with equally diverse interests and experiences. We welcome any questions, should you have them.

Before emailing any questions, please visit our FAQs tab. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Anthony Orneta, Project Healthcare Project Coordinator at No phone calls, please.

Event: Q&A with Dean Cohen, sponsored by NPMS!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Event: Medical Student for a Day at NY Med

Dear Future MD,

The New York Medical College chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is proud to present a unique opportunity for students to gain more knowledge about the field of medicine through our annual “Medical Student for a Day” program. We pride our organization’s mission of academic excellence and community service, and one of our major goals is to provide support and opportunities to present and future underrepresented medical students. Through our programs, we want to encourage and inspire students to be brilliant, unique, competent, knowledgeable, and diverse contributors to the medical field.
"Medical Student for a Day” is a unique opportunity to experience the life of a medical student. This year’s program will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 9 AM - 3 PM (lunch will be provided). The tentative schedule for the day entails of talks with our very own deans on professionalism and success in medical school, and on how to be a competitive medical school applicant! In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to attend one of the medical student lectures, engage in a Question and Answer session with current medical students, and participate in medically/clinically related workshops. It will be a day where you get a firsthand look at the medical student perspective.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please complete the following short and concise application ASAP:

Application Found Here

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at

We wish you all the best and look forward to meeting with you soon.


Student National Medical Association
New York Medical College


If you would like more information regarding the 
Student National Medical Association (SNMA - for medical students) or the Minority Association for Pre-medical Students (MAPS - for collegiate students) please see below:

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