Thursday, December 1, 2016

Event: Application Kick-Off Webinar for 2018 Entry UQ-Ochsner Medical School

The University of Queensland School of Medicine Ochsner Clinical School is now accepting applications for the 2018 entering class. 

To learn more about the program, the application requirements and process, please join the upcoming live UQ Ochsner webinar:
2018 Application Kick-Off Webinar
Wednesday, December 7 7:00 PM (EST)6:00 PM (CST)4:00 PM (PST)

The 2018 application form is available to download at
For complete information about the UQ Ochsner program, upcoming events and admissions requirements, please visit or contact The UQ School of Medicine’s US representatives at MedEdPath:
Whitney Bennett, MA
Director, Enrollment Management
Cell: 646.476.0616
Thea Volpe, Ph.D.
Vice President, Enrollment Management
Cell: 646.648.0213

Event: TONIGHT Medical School Deans' Panel sponsored by Charles Drew Pre-Medical Society

Medical School  Deans' Panel

When: Thurs Dec 1, 2016 at 8 pm
Where: Hamilton 717

Facebook event 
Interested in medical schools in New York City but don't know which ones? 
Please join us THIS Thursday (12/1) at 8 pm in Hamilton 717 at our Deans' Panel. There will be Deans and Directors from THREE of the best medical schools in New York City. They will talk about the curriculum at their various institutions, answer any burning questions you may have about their schools, admissions, the new MCAT, and more! 
Medical Schools Represented:
1. Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
2. Weill Cornell Medical College
3. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Opportunity: CU Institute of Human Nutrition one-year MS in Nutrition Science

Are your students looking for a gap or glide year for Fall 2017?
Columbia University's Institute of Human Nutrition one-year MS degree in Nutrition Science combines a rigorous curriculum, a thesis research project and professional and leadership development. 

Students can click here to APPLY NOW.
SHADOWING and MOCK INTERVIEWING opportunities include a workshop on personal statements and resumes and a medical school interview information session.

NARRATIVE MEDICINE INTERPROFESSIONAL SEMINAR series integrates students and faculty from across the Columbia University Medical Center.
A RIGOROUS CURRICULUM, including the biochemistry and physiology of macro and micronutrients, nutrition through the lifecycle, clinical and public health nutrition.

AN INTENSIVE RESEARCH PROJECT that can be completed in basic science, clinical nutrition or public health nutrition, with a mentor chosen from more than 100 experts in their fields.

ACCESSIBLE FACULTY and small advisory groups that ensure that students are supported throughout the program.

NEW YORK CITY provides a learning lab for community projects on food security, the built environment, and sustainable food systems.

CAREER PLANNING with a dedicated career services officer to assist students who are applying to jobs or to health professional programs.

Students can view a video of our information session, given by MS Program Director Sharon Akabas, PhD, by Clicking Here.
Contact Us
Contact our Education Coordinator, Kendall Singleton, MPA, or MS Program Director Sharon R. Akabas, PhD at

Opportunity: Apply to be a peer 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 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#34997
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, Associate Director of Collegiate Programs.

Questions? Email  

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Announcement: Cycle 2017 Applicants: Tomorrow 12/1 Committee Letter Part II- CL Portfolio Opens

Cycle 2017 Applicants,

Committee Letter Part II- CL Portfolio opens tomorrow December 1st, 2016

To begin Part II, please visit AdviseStream. Under the Apply widget, navigate to your Committee Letter Planner

First time applicants: Committee Letter Part II- CL Portfolio is DUE February 1st, 2017

Re-applicantsCommittee Letter Part II- CL Portfolio is DUE 1 week before your CL interview or by April 1st, 2017. We encourage you to submit as early as possible.

If you have not done so already, please view our Cycle 2017 Application Year Overview Webinar located in the Advising Resource Library in AdviseStream

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at

Summer Opportunity: Application Open for Project Healthcare Volunteer Program 2017

The Project Healthcare 2017 application is now open! To apply, please click here. Please know, the application will close Sunday, February 5 at 11:59pm. We will offer no extensions.
Annually, the program offers interviews to 130 applicants and accepts 50 to participate in the summer. Interviews will be held two weekends in March 2017. We invite applications from mature, committed, and motivated students who fully accept the demands of Project Healthcare and have a willingness to participate enthusiastically in all aspects of the program. We encourage applications not only from students with a strong interest in healthcare (aspiring doctors, nurses, nurse-practitioners, physician assistants, clinical psychologists/psychiatrists, clinical social workers), but also from students who are uncertain about pursuing a career in healthcare. Recent college graduates are also invited to apply. Housing is not provided as part of this program.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to Anthony Orneta at
Anthony Orneta 
Program Coordinator
Volunteer Programs
PAVERS, Project Healthcare
Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine
NYU School of Medicine

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Event: Elephant in the Womb: The Future of Women's Health in America

Inline image 1

Please join us for a panel discussion this Wednesday, November 30th from 7:30-9:00pm in the 616 lounge on how the election results will affect the status of women worldwide and the future of women's health. 

The panel will include diverse advocates and activists in the field, including a Crime Victims Treatment Center staff member, a THINX student ambassador, Well Women Peer-Educator, and a Barnard SVR advocate to help us start conversations on women's health, clarify questions, and support the fight for women's rights.

Light refreshments from Hungarian Pastry shop will be served. Additionally, we will be handing out $10 vouchers to THINX and raffling off merchandise from the brand. 

The event is sponsored by the 620 RAs, Columbia Pre-Law Society, and THINX. 

We hope to see you there! 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Event: NYMC and Touro Dental Presentation at CCNY

Please join the Program in Pre-Medical Studies at The City College of New York as we host representatives of New York Medical College and the NEW Touro College of Dental Medicine:

Edward Farkas, DDS
Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs
Touro College of Dental Medicine

Edward C. Halperin, MD
Chancellor and CEO
New York Medical College

Date:          Thursday, December 1, 2016
Time:          12:00 – 2:00 PM
Location:    NAC (North Academic Center) Building
                   Room 0/201

Interested students must RSVP for this event at the following link:

Questions?  Please call us at 212-650-6622 or email us at

Reminder: Columbia Masters in Public Health Luncheon on Wed 11/30