Thursday, January 5, 2017

Announcement: First Pre-Health Overview Session for Spring 2017 Semester

Are you exploring a career in the health professions? Attend a Pre-health Overview Session. 

Pre-health Overview sessions are intended to serve your "first" advising appointment with Dean Cohen, Dean for Health Professions Advising. All students exploring a career in the health professions are required to attend. Overview sessions are held approximately twice a month. To learn more about these sessions, visit our pre-health website

The first Pre-Health Overview Session of Spring 2017 will be on: 
January 20th at 3:00-4:00pm 
RSVP: via AdviseStreamcreate an account here!
Where: Dean of Studies Office, 105 Milbank

Sign up now! We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Announcement: Dean Cohen's Walk In Hours for first 2 weeks of semester!

Dean Cohen's Walk-In Hours

1/17 12pm-1pm
1/18 12pm-1pm
1/19 12pm-1pm
1/20 12pm-1:30 pm

1/23 12pm-1pm
1/25 12pm-1pm
1/26 12pm-1pm

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Opportunity: Medical Interpreting Training at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital

Happy New Year!

We are pleased to announce the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital Language Services Winter 2017 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 4 and Saturday, February 11  both days are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Enrollment deadline is Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

Interested candidates should contact Maribel Fiol at

Summer Opportunity: (REPOST) Project Healthcare 2017 Applications due February 5th

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

Reminder: Intent to Study Abroad Form for Fall 2017

This is just a friendly reminder to file an Intent to Study Abroad Form via my Barnard if you are considering studying abroad during the fall 2017 semester. Please note that this form is non-binding, however, you should have a strong interest in seeing the study abroad process through. Also, you should have some idea of where you would like to go, including the program and/or institution you would like to attend while abroad. Click on the link below for a list of Barnard approved programs by region.

If you do not see a program that matches your interests and/or would like to review the study abroad process in greater detail, please email for an appointment with Dean Garay.

Happy New Year!

-Dean Garay

Job Opportunity: Hudson Heights Pediatrics seeks Clinical Assistant

Hudson Heights Pediatrics, PC
180 Cabrini Boulevard
New York, NY 10033
Office: (212) 781-0400
Fax: (212) 781-0060

Job Opportunity:
Pediatric practice in upper Manhattan seeks recent graduate or graduating senior for full-time position.  A fitting training ground for those interested in medicine, healthcare, or small business management.

Hudson Heights Pediatrics is looking for someone interested in both the clinical and managerial aspects of medicine.

Our ideal candidate has:
-an interest in the healthcare field
-a level of comfort interacting with people both in-person and over the phone
-the desire to take initiative
-a level of comfort with multitasking, prioritizing, and dealing with several urgent tasks at once
-excellent organizational skills

Responsibilities include:
-serving as clinical, reception and administrative staff
-overseeing clinical aspects of the practice
-managing vaccine and clinical supply inventories
-discussing clinical cases with patients over the phone

Comfort with children is helpful.  This is a full time position starting spring 2017 requiring 40 hours per week, including approximately one Sunday per month.   There is also an opportunity for a part-time position starting in January 2017 that could grow into a full-time position.  Spanish language skills are a plus.

We work with an amazing team of doctors led by Dr. Joseph Richter who has been affiliated with Columbia Presbyterian Hospital for 18 years and founded the practice.  Hudson Heights Pediatrics has been managed and staffed by Columbia and Barnard graduates since its opening in 2009.

Please send your resume and a cover letter detailing your experience and interest to

To read about our doctors, and find out more about our practice, please visit our website:

Summer Opportunity: SPIN at Boston University School of Medicine


SPIN '17 is an onsite, 8-week intensive program in neuroscience offered by the Departments of Neurosurgery, and Anatomy & Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine. SPIN offers classroom instruction in neuroanatomy, hands-on research experience in a neuroscience lab, and clinical exposure in both the neurosurgery clinic and operating room.
Dates: June 5 - July 28, 2017
Tuition: $4,000*
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
SPIN is open to undergraduate students interested in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science, and medicine. Admission is based on academic performance, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement.


For more information, contact:
Dr. Jarrett Rushmore

*Does not include room & board. See: