Monday, December 18, 2017

Event: FlexMed Facebook Live Chat with current FlexMed students!

We are hosting a FlexMed Facebook Live Chat tomorrowDecember 19th at 12pm EST to provide prospective students the opportunity to hear from FlexMed accepted students so they can answer questions about the program, their experience after acceptance, etc. Students can view tomorrow’s livechat by following the link below:

Friday, December 15, 2017

Opportunity: NYU Emergency Department Research Associate Internship - Summer 2018 & Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

About the program:

The Research Associate (RA) Internship is an innovative volunteer program for enthusiastic and inspired college and post-baccalaureate students. Created by the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine, the internship grants students an opportunity to experience and observe multiple aspects of clinical research. The program consists of clinical and non-clinical research shifts based in the Emergency Department. The program offers the committed student a unique experience to furnish a wealth of knowledge about the numerous options for a career in healthcare. This school-year long or summer intensive unpaid research internship will expose participants to a diverse spectrum of clinical research investigations occurring in the Emergency Departments of Bellevue Hospital Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, and NYU Lutheran.

RA interns will develop basic research skills and become an integral part of research projects and grants occurring through the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine. They will be taught how to collect and enter data, and maintain databases. RA interns will participate in laboratory meetings and gain Principal Investigator mentorship and/or shadowing experiences. RA interns will also become oriented to the Institutional Review Board and other Human Subjects courses. This experience permits RA interns to be exposed to new and innovative research, and develop a comprehensive understanding of clinical research.


The RA Internship is a very demanding program and requires a great deal of commitment on the part of the student. Fall-Spring RA interns can expect to work at least two, four-hour clinical shifts and one, two-hour non-clinical shift per week for a total of 10 hours per week during the length of the school year. Summer RA Interns are required to commit to at least four, four-hour clinical shifts and one, two-hour non-clinical shift per week for a minimum of 18 hours per week during the summer.

RA interns are also expected to attend study meetings when new research studies are starting in the ED.

Shifts take place each day of the week, including weekends, in four-hour time blocks. The first shift is 8am-12pm, and the last is 8pm-12am.

Application Instructions:

We invite applications from mature, committed, and motivated students who fully accept the demands of the RA Internship 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, and clinical social workers), but also from students who are uncertain about pursuing a career in healthcare. Students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies are eligible to apply. Though research experience is preferred, it is not necessary.

To be considered for the Research Associate Internship program, students must submit two letters of recommendation and complete an online application form. The link to the application form can be found HERE. Before submitting the online form, please also download the Schedule Template Form and attach it to your application.

We are actively recruiting SPANISH and NON-SPANISH speaking Research Associates. For SPANISH-speaking applicants, please indicate your level of proficiency in your application.

Letters of Recommendation must be written and directly sent in by a non-relative. Letters cannot be faxed and must include a completed Letter of Recommendation Cover Sheet and physical signature. Letters should be e-mailed either to Michelle Shum at or sent in a signed-and-sealed envelope, and mailed to:

Michelle Shum
Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine

Application Timelines:

We do accept applications year-round, but we usually only accept students into the program to begin in the Fall-Spring or Summer sessions. Students may be accepted to begin in the Spring term or may be placed on a waiting list dependent on the number of research opportunities available.

The ACADEMIC YEAR-LONG INTERNSHIP begins September 1st and ends May 31st of the following year. Students interested in applying for the academic year internship must submit their application materials and letters of recommendation by March 31st of the same year they'd like to enter the program. (e.g. Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Applicants MUST submit their completed application and letters by MARCH, 31, 2018).

The SUMMER INTERNSHIP begins June 1st and ends August 31st. Students interested in applying for the summer internship must submit their application materials and letters of recommendation by January 24th of the same year they'd like to enter the program. (i.e. Summer 2018 Applicants MUST submit their completed application by January 24th, 2018). 

For questions or concerns, you may visit our website for more details or contact Michelle Shum at

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Announcement: Study Rooms!

The Study Rooms Schedule has been confirmed for the following dates:
 December 13 thru December 21     8am-11pm   Barnard Hall   Rooms 406 and 407. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Event: M.S. in Bioethics - Information Session Dec. 13

Join us for an information session to learn more about Columbia's Master's degree in Bioethics.
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COLUMBIA SPS - Bioethics

 12:00 PM EST

During this information session, Academic Director Robert Klitzman will define bioethics and illustrate the field with examples, introduce the new online master’s program option, discuss the range of courses available, and describe the application process and program experience.


If you have any questions about the
program or the application process, please
contact the Office of Enrollment Management at

School of Professional Studies
Columbia University
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New York, NY 10027
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Monday, December 11, 2017

Opportunity: EMT Course for University Students

Attention Students:

Next semester (Spring, 2018) the Yeshiva University EMS club is organizing an emergency medical technician (EMT) course for undergraduate students. Getting to network with passionate pre-health students from other universities in the NYC area will be a great experience, and the medical skills and clinical exposure will look great on any pre-health resume!

The course will take place on Sundays from 10 am till 6 pm on one of the Yeshiva University campuses, which are conveniently located in the heart of NYC. The cost of the course is $1,500. 

(There are many volunteer ambulance/fire organizations that will pay for your course in return for becoming an active member! Seek out your local agencies for more details)

With previous courses run in the past, we have found this schedule to be most ideal for university students. Understanding the difficulty of taking an EMT course while in school, we would like to open up this opportunity to other university students in the New York City area. 

A flyer with more details can be found here:

This is the sign-up link: 

For further details, please contact or myself at

Course Announcement: 1-Credit Research Methods Seminar BIOL BC2900 Spring 2018

 I am writing to let you know about a 1-credit Research Methods Seminar (BIOL BC2900) being offered this spring and taught by faculty in biology (Elizabeth Bauer) and chemistry (Jacob Alexander).

Here is a description:
 The seminar will focus on building skills to facilitate entry into biology and chemistry research. Students will learn to think and work like scientists and to identify, apply for and gain entry to research lab groups.  Focus on writing and oral presentation skills. Additional readings and discussions on laboratory safety, women in science, and scientific ethics.
 Prerequisites:  Students must be sophomores with a strong interest in pursuing research in the biological or chemical sciences.
 If you are a sophomore interested in research, please consider this seminar!

-Christian Rojas

Friday, December 8, 2017

Summer Opportunity: Cornell University offers pre-med summer program in NYC

Practicing Medicine Program provides experiential learning opportunity for students interested in healthcare careers

Students contemplating a career in medicine are invited to experience the day-to-day life of a healthcare professional in Practicing Medicine: Health Care Culture and Careers, an eight-week summer program offered by Cornell University in New York City from June 4 to July 27, 2018.

Featuring clinical rotations, seminars with faculty from Weill Cornell Medicine, and a three-credit course taught by program director Dr. Sam Beck, Practicing Medicine immerses students in medical culture and practice as they shadow health care professionals in hospitals and clinics. Previous rounds have included anesthesiology, burn units, cardiology, dentistry, emergency medicine, surgery, labor and delivery, oncology, pediatrics, transplant medicine, and more.

Students also meet community leaders to learn about the challenges that affect the availability and quality of healthcare in some urban neighborhoods.

This is not just an exploration of hospital culture, says director Beck, "but a personal journey into becoming a member of a professional society."

The program is open to students 18 years and older. Enrollment is limited and admission is on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and no later than February 26, 2018. For information and to apply, see

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Adie, Director of special programs: mea36@cornell.edu607.255.7259.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Summer Internship Opportunity: 2018 U Michigan Summer Enrichment Program in Health Management and Policy

Article: Medical School announces $250 million naming gift from Vagelos family

We wanted to share this spectacular announcement!


President Bollinger's email:

Dear fellow members of the Columbia community:
We are proud to announce a gift of $250 million from Dr. P. Roy and Diana Vagelos to our College of Physicians and Surgeons. A major portion of the gift, $150 million, will endow a fund to help Columbia eliminate student loans for medical students who qualify for financial aid—about half of the medical school student body at present. Approximately twenty percent of students—those with the greatest need—will receive full-tuition scholarships. With the income generated from this fund, we will be able, within the next five years, to replace medical students’ loans with scholarships. This will ensure that P&S graduates are able to choose a medical specialty based on their true passion and highest calling, rather than on potential earnings. Providing this freedom and opportunity was a driving impetus for the donors to make this extraordinary gift.
The remaining $100 million will be divided equally to support our precision medicine programs and basic science research as well as an endowed professorship in the Department of Medicine in honor of the Vagelos family’s longtime doctor and friend, Thomas P. Jacobs, MD. The gift brings Roy and Diana’s personal support for medicine at Columbia to $310 million, including the donation they provided for the design and construction of the award-winning Vagelos Medical Education Center that opened in August 2016 and already has transformed the student experience at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. But we should also recognize that they are directly responsible for a total of $450 million in the matching funds they have leveraged through their own giving.
There are no names more appropriate to associate with our medical school, and, at last night’s Crown Awards, we announced that the school will now officially be known as the Columbia University Roy and Diana Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. For all those fortunate to know Roy and Diana, this honor stands as a celebration not only of their generosity to the University, but also of their vision, drive, warmth, and kindness.
Roy and Diana met at Columbia in 1951, when Roy (P&S’54) was studying medicine and Diana (BC’55) was a student at Barnard College. Each of them benefitted from scholarships, and they have been giving back to scholarship funds for more than 50 years, never losing sight of the immense value of such support.
Dr. Vagelos’s many contributions to biomedical research have occurred over the course of an unusually wide-ranging career that has seen him excel as an NIH researcher, Chair of Washington University’s Biological Chemistry Department, and Chair and CEO of Merck & Co., a company recognized as America’s most admired under his leadership. He is the author of more than 100 scientific papers and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The renaming links the medical school to a physician, scientist, and corporate executive of rare accomplishment and leadership ability.
Roy and Diana Vagelos have for many years made plain their abiding commitment to Columbia University and the College of Physicians and Surgeons. With this historic gift, they are significantly advancing the education of our students and the care provided to our patients—an accomplishment that will long endure and for which they have our immense gratitude.
Lee C. Bollinger
President, Columbia University
Lee Goldman, M.D.
Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine
Chief Executive, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Friday, December 1, 2017

Summer Opportunity: Project AHEAD Internship

Project AHEAD Internship
Project Asian Health Education and Development (AHEAD) is a 9-week summer 
internship program designed to give training and experience to college students 
who have an interest in pursuing a career in healthcare. Project AHEAD 2018 
will take place Monday, June 18, 2018 through Friday, August 17, 2018,
and will be located in lower Manhattan.

Students will be exposed to various healthcare careers, and gain an understanding 
of the history and dynamics of the New York Asian American community, 
and of current health issues impacting the health status of 
Asian Americans in the United States. Interns will have the opportunity 
to create and implement a community health project and attend seminars and workshops.

Interns will receive a $1,000 stipend for the summer program. 
The Health Center will not be responsible for housing accommodation, food or travel expenses. 
If accepted applicants are not New York City residents, 
please contact your school for possible NYC housing opportunities available to interns.

Program requirements include currently an undergraduate student
 in second, third or final year of college at time of application, 
interest in healthcare and the Asian American community, 
and committed to working full-time, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., 
including some early mornings and weekends. 
We cannot accommodate international students 
or students who are studying temporarily in the United States.

Applications are only accepted online, and include an 
online application, personal statement and letter of recommendation. 
Complete applications must be submitted no later than February 15, 2018
Late applications will not be accepted. 
Academic transcripts and resumes are not required and will not be accepted.
 Applicants may be contacted for an interview for more information. 
These interviews will take place between February 20 and 24, 2018.

Apply Here!
Please contact Melissa Bai at with 
questions or for more information.

Public Health Event: Public Health Internship Panel at Columbia this Sunday 12/3

Are you curious about the field of Public Health? Don’t know where to start looking for jobs or internships?
Come join Columbia Public Health Club this Sunday December 3rd at 7:30pm in Mathematics 203 for a student panel to hear about real experience in the world of Public Health. We will have representatives from the public, non-profit, and private sector, including: The New York Department of Health, Northwell Health, IMG Quintiles and more! Panelists will cover topics from resume building and networking to the value of the internship and how it helped them define their career path. 

Attendees will receive a copy of the CPCH Internship Masterlist which contains information on a wide range of internships and funding opportunities for undergraduates!

Check out the Facebook event for more information about our panelists. 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Announcement: Cycle 2018 Applicants: Tomorrow 12/1 Committee Letter Part II- CL Portfolio Opens

Cycle 2018 Applicants,

Committee Letter Part II- CL Portfolio opens tomorrow Friday December 1st, 2017

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 January 31st, 2018.

Re-applicants (Those who have selected Option 4 on the Applicant Status page in AdviseStream)Committee Letter Parts I and II are DUE March 1st, 2018. 

We are hosting a Prep for Part II Session on Monday, December 4th at 5pm in Diana 504. Please RSVP through AdviseStream. This is not a required event for applicants.

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

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Event: SRI Open House Next Week

SRI (summer research institute) is a 10-week program for Barnard students who want to conduct scientific research during the summer. You can work with faculty at Barnard or elsewhere in the city. 

The SRI will provide a common experience for all students. It will also provide you the option of living in Barnard’s subsidized summer housing. Your research experience will be supplemented with academic and skill-building experiences, lectures, social events and a capstone poster event at the summer’s end.

Open House
Friday, December 8th 12-1pm James Room

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Event: Dentistry as a Career Path

Dentistry as a Career path:  Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
A presentation, in collaboration with the CCNY Pre-Dental Honor Society and the CDM Population Oral health Ambassadors for a diverse dental workforce.

Date:               Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Time:              6:30 PM
Location:        Marshak Science Building, Room 801

Health professions like dentistry need a diverse workforce with practitioners from all types of backgrounds to best serve their patient populations.  Come learn about how a career in dentistry and be right for you.

Questions?  Please email the CCNY Pre-Dental Honor Society at  Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Opportunity: GET-UP Program at CUMC

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons is pleased to inform you about the new GET-UP Program (Gerald E. Thomson Undergraduate Pre-Health Program). 

The GET-UP Program is a free, year-long pre-medical mentorship program that is designed to supplement students’ academic trajectory as they pursue medical school admission.  GET-UP Program participants will engage with a network of professionals in medical education and healthcare through mentorship sessions and shadowing experiences. In addition, students will be afforded opportunities to participate in a workshop series constructed to bolster their academic and professional skillset throughout college and medical school. Interactions with medical students and faculty as well as academic counseling sessions will also be incorporated in students’ program experience.

The GET-UP Program will serve up to 50 pre-medical students from Columbia College, Barnard College, and undergraduate programs at the City Universities of New York. Eligible students are US citizens or permanent residents, who have an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher. Students must be able to attend program sessions on weekday evenings.

For the spring 2018 semester, the program will run from February until the end of May at Columbia University Medical Center. Participating students will receive free access to program resources.

The GET-UP Program application deadline is January 15, 2018Here is a link to the program application:  

If you have any questions about the program and/or the application process, feel free to email me at We look forward to receiving applications from students at your institution.

Event: NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Open House

Our LMSA medical student leaders in conjunction with the NYITCOM Office of Admissions, will be hosting an Open House -  Friday, December 1, 2017 for all aspiring future DOctors on our beautiful campus in Old Westbury, New York (25 miles outside of NYC!)

Our Open House event is FREE and open to all premedical students, especially focusing on minority students that wish to learn more about their options for medical education and training at one of the nation’s top osteopathic medical schools.   Attendees will have a chance to interact with our current medical students, meet faculty and the admissions staff, experience OMM firsthand and tour our campus, anatomy labs and facilities.   Lunch will be provided.  

Space is limited and registration is required

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