Friday, October 7, 2016

Event: Columbia Master of Science in Bioethics Information Session

Information Session: Programs in Bioethics

Oct 17, 2016 -
6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Event will be held online
Columbia University’s Programs in Bioethics, which include a Master of Science degree, an online Certification of Professional Achievement, and individual online noncredit courses, ground students in historical, philosophical, legal, and social-scientific approaches and models to address bioethical challenges.
Students study with faculty from across the University, drawing on the extraordinary resources of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Mailman School of Public Health, and the schools of Law, Journalism, Nursing, International and Public Affairs, and Arts and Sciences. Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit is available for any program option.
During this information session, program director Robert Klitzman will define bioethics and illustrate the field with examples, while discussing the range of courses available to students and describing the application process. Faculty will be on hand to outline their courses and learning outcomes, and students will be on hand to talk about their experience in the program.
Robert Klitzman, MD, Director, Masters of Bioethics Program and other faculty

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Opportunity: Apply to be a Peer-to-Peer Learning Tutor

Peer-to-Peer learning is a great leadership opportunity for students applying to health professional schools and a fantastic way to study for the MCAT! 

Apply to be a Peer Tutor
The Barnard Dean of Studies (DOS) Office and the Academic Success and Enrichment Program (ASEP) are seeking Barnard sophomores, juniors, or seniors to serve as tutors in our Peer-to-Peer Learning programs.  DOS and ASEP Peer Tutors are paid $15/hour, for an average of two to four hours per week, 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) for which you are applying to tutor
- Empathy, patience, clarity, and kindness
- Commitment to academic integrity
- Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status
- Experience as a peer tutor preferred but not required

To apply to be a Peer-to-Peer Learning Tutor:
1.  Apply at NACElink ID#21762
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 orElida Martinez-Gaynor, Associate Director of Collegiate Programs.

Questions? Email