CU AMSA Weekly Newsletter 2/18-2/24

Hi CU AMSA!
 
We have some amazing events coming up this week, including a visit with a medical school representative from St. George’s London School of Medicine at the Univeristy of Nicosia, Greece on Wednesday night, our Free Kaplan MCAT Series this Friday and next, CU AMSA Global Health Committee’s Annual HIV/AIDS Awareness Banquet this Friday night, and two parties hosted by CU AMSA Global Health! Read on below for more details, and we can’t wait to see you at these great events!
 
1. Info session with admissions officer from St. George’s London School of Medicine at the University of Nicosia. Wednesday Feb 20th, 7:30-8:30pm — Lerner 501
 
2. HIV/AIDS Annual Banquet. Performance by Glee. DINNER! catered by V&T Friday, February 22nd  —  7pm – 9pm  —  Lerner C555
 
3. AE Pi and Global Health: Blue Party: Thursday, February 21, AMCAF 10:30 – Whenever
 
4. Global Health Fundraising Bar Special at Cannons on Thursday from 10pm-1am
 
5. FREE MCAT PREP SERIES: Fridays Feb. 22nd & March 1st @2pm – Union Theological Seminary – 3401 Broadway @ 120th
 
6. CUAMSA Bioethics Committee event with Dr. Craig Blinderman, Assistant Professor of Palliative Care and Division Chief of the Adult Palliative Medicine Department of Anesthesiology at the Columbia University Medical Center — Monday, February 25th from 7-8pm,  Lerner 503
 
And in other news…
the Obama administration is planning a decade-long scientific effort to examine the workings of the human brain and build a comprehensive map of its activity. Read the NYTimes article here.
 
BIOETHICS: No meeting this week
GLOBAL HEALTH: Monday 9-10, Hamilton 318
PUBLIC HEALTH: Wednesday 9-10, Hamilton 509
WiM: Wednesday 9-10, Kent 411
 
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The Director of Admissions for North America for St.George’s University of London Medical School at University of Nicosia will be holding an info session on Wednesday Feb 20th at 7:30pm in Lerner 501
 
“The program is unique because it provides a world class medical education that is steeped in a 250 year tradition along with a new multimillion dollar medical school on the island of Cyprus. Cyprus is a country that combines a rich ancient history with a cosmopolitan mediterranean life style. St. Georges uses the Problem Based Learning teaching method that medical students seem to prefer over the traditional delivery format. U.S. medical schools have acknowledged this and many have converted to this method of teaching in recent years. As a graduate of the St. Georges University Medical MBBS program, you would be eligible to return to the U.S. or Canada to participate in their residency programs and take the USMLE or MCCEE for your licensing.
To find out more about us, I would recommend going to our website www.nicosia.sgul.ac.cy  today and download our university catalog.”
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HIV/AIDS Annual Banquet
Friday, February 22nd
7pm – 9pm
Lerner C555
Performance by Glee
DINNER! catered by V&T
 

Speakers: 

Dr. John Santelli, MD, MPH is a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist who serves as the chair of the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He is a Clinical Professor of Population and Family Health, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and a Senior Consultant at the Guttmacher Institute. Prior to coming to New York, he was the Chief of the Applied Sciences Branch in the Division of Reproductive Health at U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He has conducted research on HIV/STD risk behaviors, programs to prevent STD/HIV/unintended pregnancy among adolescents and women, school-based health centers, clinical preventive services, and research ethics. He has been a national leader in ensuring that adolescents are appropriately included in health research, and has focused much of his recent work on sexual health education and the impacts of abstinence-only programs.

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AE Pi and Global Health: Blue Party: Thursday, February 21, AMCAF 10:30 – Whenever

The brothers of Alpha Epsilon Pi and CU AMSA Global Health are having a great night for a great cause.

A $2 recommended donation will go towards both Save a Child’s Heart and CU Global Health’s service trip to Costa Rica. Save a Child’s Heart is an international humanitarian project whose mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from developing countries.

18+ to party, 21+ to party harder, Drink specials all night long
Live DJs: House and Vonzie

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Global Health Fundraising Bar Special at Cannons

 

Come party at O’Connell’s this Thursday 10pm – 1am! 

There will be drink specials all night long including (but not limited to): Pints of Bud and Coors Lite, Rolling Rock, PBR, and shots of tequila & soco & lime ALL FOR $3 each! 

21+ for admission

There will be a suggested donation of $5 upon admission. All donations will go towards CU Global Health’s service trip to help expand medical care in Costa Rica. 

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FREE MCAT PREP SERIES: Friday, Feb. 22 and Friday, March 1st! SIGN UP HERE ASAP!

Prepping for the MCAT? Kaplan Teacher, Amit Raghavan, one of our premier

MCAT teacherspresents a FREE MCAT PREP SERIES: Fridays Feb. 15th, 22nd & March 1st  @2pm – Union Theological Seminary – 3401 Broadway @ 120th – two blocks north of Columbia/Barnard! 

In addition to revealing how Biological Science, Physical Science, and Verbal Reasoning are applied to the MCAT, other topics will include:

·       Why the MCAT was created and what it is really designed to assess

·       How much time will you need to prepare for the exam

·       What are the most common mistakes students make when preparing for the MCAT

·       What is Kaplan’s strategy for attacking the MCAT

·       What does the AAMC suggest

·       Analysis of actual MCAT questions

Please feel free bring other questions regaring the MCAT or the admissions process.

To sign up, please click Free Kaplan MCAT Series Link

Ready to sign up for a class? Amit’s class starts include:

·      MCMB13707M – January 28, 2013 to March 20, 2013 – M/W 6:30PM, Sat 10AM @UTS -120th& Broadway (A few more spots are available, please enroll as soon as possible)

·      MCMV13717A – February 4, 2013 to May 8, 2013 – M/W 6:30 @Kaplan Midtown Medical Center – 56th between 6th & 7th

For additional questions, please email:elise.brandenburg@kaplan.com or visit kaptest.com

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On Monday, February 25th from 7-8pm,  the CUAMSA Bioethics Committee will be hosting Dr. Craig Blinderman, Assistant Professor of Palliative Care and Division Chief of the Adult Palliative Medicine Department of Anesthesiology at the Columbia University Medical Center. Dr Blinderman will be speaking about a recent paper he published discussing the need to revise CPR as the default approach to cardiac arrest. The event will be held in 503 Lerner, and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to cuamsa.bioethics@gmail.com.

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