Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Spring Break Shadowing Opportunity Abroad

This March, Gap Medics is pleased to offer pre-health students the opportunity to join hospital shadowing programs abroad for aspiring doctors, nurses, dentists, midwives, physician assistants, and more. Students can travel to the Dominican Republic or Croatia to go behind the scenes of their future careers under the mentorship of experienced health professionals in partner hospitals.

Complete with airport pickup, exclusive housing, catered meals, and comprehensive support both before travel and on the ground, students will gain a thorough understanding of global health in a comfortable, encouraging environment.

The programs are open year round. If you are unable to join Gap Medics over spring break, you can join them over the summer!

Email, visit their website, or call (844) 340-4576 to find out more information. 

Columbia Medical School Fair

Please join the Premedical Association and the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program at the Columbia University Medical School Fair where more than 30 medical schools are expected to gather to speak with more than 400 prospective students from Columbia University and Barnard College, as well as Postbac Premed students from City College of New York, Hunter College, New York University, and Yeshiva University.

Please view the schedule and registration information below:

Medical School Admissions Deans Panel

Friday, February 19, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Panelists will discuss the application process and answer questions about applying to medical school. The panel is open only to Columbia University and Barnard College students.
Dr. George F. Heinrich
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Ms. Leila Amiri
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Dr. Koong-Nah Chung
Washington University School of Medicine

Dr. Steven Gay
University of Michigan Medical School

Ms. Deborah Benvenger
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

The MCAT: Getting to Know the Exam

Friday, February 19, 2016
1:10 PM - 2:10 PM
Lerner Hall Roone Arledge Cinema 
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A representative of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) will conduct an information session on the MCAT, the standardized medical college admissions test.

The representative will discuss content and format, testing policies, resources for studying, scoring, and what to expect on test day. This is an essential introduction to a key part of every medical school application. Questions will be welcomed.

Bioethics: For Multiple Mini-Interviews and Beyond

Friday, February 19, 2016
2:20 PM - 3:20 PM
Lerner Hall Roone Arledge Cinema 
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This panel of core faculty members in the Columbia University Masters of Bioethics Program will provide an overview of key bioethics principles, concepts, and approaches to problems crucial for premedical students.

This presentation can be extremely helpful for students who will be participating in multiple mini-interviews as part of medical school interviews and for those working as medical students and as physicians. Increasingly, health care trainees and providers confront a wide range of dilemmas in making decisions – including when to start or terminate various treatments at the end-of-life, what genetic tests to order for patients, whether to screen embryos for certain mutations or traits, and what to say to parents who don’t want to vaccinate their children. The panelists will explore with attendees ways to think about and address these bioethics dilemmas.

Osteopathic Medicine and the 2016 AACOMAS Application

Friday, February 19, 2016
2:20 PM - 3:20 PM
Lerner Hall Roone Arledge Cinema 
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This presentation will provide aspiring physicians the information they need apply to the nations’ 31 osteopathic medical schools and their four branch campuses as well as a demonstration of osteopathic manipulation treatment by Dr. Christopher Kyriakides, D.O.

It will also provide an overall insider’s perspective on the growth rate over the past eight years and current data and trends in the osteopathic profession. Additionally, the 2016 American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOMAS) application will be showcased. Students will be able ask questions while getting an insider’s presentation on important application areas.

Funding Your Future: Paying for Medical School

Friday, February 19, 2016
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lerner Hall Roone Arledge Cinema 
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Students are invited to attend a presentation given by a representative from the Association of American Medical Colleges's (AAMC) Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools (FIRST) program.

Attend this workshop to learn about financing options available to pay for medical school, tips to budget and manage your money and maintain a good credit score, and resources available from the AAMC FIRST program and how they can help you.