Thursday, January 21, 2016

Mount Sinai St. Luke's Medical Interpreter Training course

We are pleased to announce the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital Language Services Winter 2016 Medical Interpreting Training.


As a medical interpreter you can make a difference!

The Language Services Department at Mount Sinai St. Luke's has developed a two day training program to enable participants  to acquire basic interpretation skills in the medical setting. Trained volunteer interpreters assist providers to meet the health care needs of our culturally diverse patients.

A trained medical interpreter contributes to better health outcomes, better communication between provider and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) patients, increased clinician and patient satisfaction, and reduced legal risks. This
program meets the requirements of the New York Department of Health and adheres to federal mandates and guidelines on cultural and linguistic appropriate health care.

The training will take place at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital on Saturday February 6 and Saturday February 13 both days are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Enrollment deadline is Wednesday,
January 27.

Interested candidates should contact Maribel Fiol at

Summer College Intensive Program (SCIP)

The New York Methodist Hospital Department of Educational and Volunteer Resources is currently recruiting college students for our dynamic Summer College Intensive Program (SCIP)

For eight to ten weeks, from mid-June through the end of August, SCIP offers a combination of 12 hours per week of direct service to patients, additional opportunities for service in ancillary programs, lectures by physicians and other health care professionals, a variety of shadowing experiences, and reading and writing assignments. 
Please visit the SCIP website for more details! 

Who should Apply:
We are looking for committed and well-rounded college students, preferably completing sophomore or junior year, in pre-health career and nursing programs who are interested in an intense hospital experience that will enrich both their current education and their professional future. 

How to Apply:
This is a highly competitive program, and we have a limited number of positions available. The application is currently open and will close February 1 at noon. Please visit the SCIP 
page for a link to the application.

Due to the high number of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge every applicant. Only those selected for an interview will receive an email response. Students will be notified by mid-April if they have been accepted to the program.

*Please note: Students must have NYC accommodations to participate. 

For more information or questions, contact the Department of Educational and Volunteer Resources at 718.780.5397 ext. 101

Summer Research Institute Information Session

An information session for students interested in doing scientific research with Barnard faculty members next summer will be held on Friday, January 29, from 12-1pm in the James Room.  This will be an opportunity for students to learn about faculty research and the upcoming 2016 Summer Research Institute, how to locate a mentor and secure a summer position.  Representatives from each department will speak briefly about their selection procedures.  Refreshments will be served

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Columbia's Postbacc Medical Association's Annual Medical Fair

Columbia's Postbacc Medical Association's annual medical school fair will be held on Friday, February 19 in Alfred Lerner Hall on Columbia University’s Morningside Campus. The fair will take place from 1-4:30 p.m. in the Roone Arledge Auditorium of Lerner Hall. No RSVP is required to attend. All students welcome. 

There will be a panel of deans and directors of admissions in the morning from 10:00am-11:30am, and break-out sessions in the afternoon devoted, this year, to MCAT 2015, Financing a medical education, Bioethics, and Osteopathic Medicine (4 in all). The panel and the break-out sessions require sign-up in advance. Sign-ups coming soon! 

For more information, click here


Dear Cycle 2016 Applicants,

We hope you all had a lovely and restful holiday break! As the deadline for all first-time applicants to submit their Pre-Health Portfolio quickly approaches, we would like to inform you of two Walk-In Sessions that we will offer. If you have any questions regarding your portfolio, feel free to stop by any of the two sessions listed below. Please note the sessions are only for portfolio related questions, and you may bring any materials you wish to discuss. 
If you have not yet filled out the Declaration of Intent Form please click here
As a friendly reminder, all first-time applicants must complete and upload a Pre-Health Portfolio by January 25th, 2016.

Pre-Health Portfolio Walk-In Sessions:
Tuesday, January 19 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm, 105 Milbank Hall
Thursday, January 21 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm, 105 Milbank Hall