Monday, January 9, 2017

Conference Event: Latino Medical Student Association National Conference in April


On behalf of the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), the Northeast Executive Board and Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine would like to invite pre-medical students to join us at LMSA's 12th Annual National Conference in conjunction with the 44th Northeast Regional Conference. The conference will take place from April 7th - 9th at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine in Hempstead, NY.

The theme of this year's conference is "Aqui Estamos: Our Journey and the Climb to Greater Heights." We aim to highlight our commitment to the discussion of the state of health care for all people in our community and to proudly proclaim that we are here to shape the future of health care for the betterment of all. We invite pre-medical students to join us in being part of another amazing conference where young healthcare professionals can focus on their professional development and learn to engage in meaningful dialogue with our healthcare leaders. With that in mind, we announce our keynote speakers: Dr. Darrell  G. Krich, MD and Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD:
 Dr. Darrell G. Kirch, MD is the president and chief executive officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). A distinguished physician, educator,and medical scientist, Dr. Kirch speaks and publishes widely on the need for transformation in the nation’s health care system and how academic medicine can lead change across medical education, biomedical research, and patient care. He has had an active career as a clinical psychiatrist and researcher in neuroscience, and has held medical faculty positions at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, the Medical College of Georgia, and George Washington University.
 Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD is Research director on social determinants of health and equity in the Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Dr. Jones is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on the impact of racism on the health and well-being of the nation. She seeks to broaden the national health debate to include not only universal access to high quality health care but also attention to the social determinants of health (including poverty) and the social determinants of equity (including racism). Here is a link to her TED talk on "Allegories on Race and Racism."
Conference Highlights For Undergraduate Students
Pre-medical Workshop
  • Physical Diagnosis Session
  • Medical Student Panel 
  • Dr. Smith Clinical Reasoning 
  • Crafting Personal Statement            
  • Northeast Diversity Collaborative
  • Kaplan MCAT Session
  • Pipeline/Research Panel
  • Mock Interview
Exhibitor Fair
  • Post-Baccalaureate Programs
  • Medical School Admission Programs
  • Saturday, April 7th for those who have registered and are over 21
  • Cocktail hour: 8 - 9 PM
  • Dinner and Awards: 9 - 11 PM
  • Dancing: 11 - 1 AM

Research Forum
  • Present your research at national conference
  • Posters will be on display throughout the entire conference
  • Judging will occur Saturday April 7th and cash prizes will be awarded at Gala
  • Register for our National Conference Research Forum

         AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!
Register For National Conference Here

Opportunity: Peer Health Exchange-- Due 1/25

Event: Upcoming VMCAS Webinars

The All New 2017 VMCAS Webinar Series has finally been scheduled!! . The series includes:

·         The Road to Veterinary School:
o   Audience: Undergraduate Freshmen / Sophomore / Pre-Veterinary Students (open to all)
o   Summary: Learn how to prepare for the VMCAS application and find out what you should be doing during your early undergraduate career leading up to graduate school
·         Advising the Veterinary Student:
o   Audience: Pre-Veterinary / Pre-Health / Career Advisors
o   Summary: Advising the veterinary student will help you better understand the application process and shows you the tools to help your students.

This year, we have created an “Upcoming Webinars and Special Events” mailing list. You can receive notifications of all of AAVMC & VMCAS special events by joining the list!  You may do so by clicking here:

Tony Wynne
Director of Admissions & Recruitment Affairs
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
The Veterinary Medical College Application Service
655 K Street NW, Suite 725
Washington, DC 20001


Glide Year Opportunity: Research Assistant/Coordinator at WCMC Cardiac MRI Program

Research assistant/coordinator sought for Weill Cornell Medical College Cardiac MRI program
Responsibilities include coordination of active NIH and foundational research protocols, with focus on cardiac imaging and outcomes research. The research assistant/coordinator will work closely with a multidisciplinary team of physicians and biomedical engineers, and assume key responsibilities for daily aspects of of patient enrollment and follow-up, data archival/compilation and analysis, and institutional administrative and compliance issues (e.g. IRB, budgetary). Additional opportunities are available for image processing, and scientific writing as part of a highly productive and collaborative team. The coordinator will also have a key role in industry multicenter studies, providing a valuable opportunity for engagement. The position entails a broad array of clinical exposures (ideal for expanding pre-medical knowledge base). 

Employment start date: July 2017 (slight flexibility in start if needed); 1-2 year positions available.

Individuals with scientific background and/or interest in a long-term medical research career are preferred, but not required. Minimum one-year commitment.
If interested, please send a CV and Cover Letter to

Event: Tomorrow UQ Ochsner Live Webinar – Application and Overview for 2018 Entry

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 & Program Overview
Live with the MedEdPath Enrollment Team:

Tuesday, January 10
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