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Weill Medical College of Cornell University proudly announces its Annual Regional Pre-Medical Conference: The Modern Medical Student/Health Professions Student
Conference objectives include: (1) addressing healthcare issues affecting Black and Latino communities, (2) workshops on preparing for a career in the health professions, (3) networking opportunities with medical students, physicians, and administrators of color.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
8:30am to 4:30pm
Weill Cornell Medical College
1300 York Ave. (at 69th St. in Manhattan)
Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.
R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, November 5, 2014 to email@example.com
Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program
Program Dates 2015: Monday, June 22, 2015 - Friday, August 7, 2015
Weill Cornell Medical College offers a summer research fellowship program for premed students (at least junior status) interested in the challenge of addressing major gaps in research, health care, preventive measures, health policy, and bridging cultural barriers for a large segment of the population who are from traditionally underserved groups.
Of critical importance in addressing such disparities is training a racially and ethnically diverse physician work force. Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D., the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College and Provost for Medical Affairs, Cornell University states: "Our patient population has grown increasingly diverse. New York City, in particular, is one of the most racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse cities in the world. To best serve our patients, we must have a diverse workforce. Here at Weill Cornell, we have a unique opportunity to welcome students from a wide range of backgrounds to enrich our community of scholars, to study, and to become the physicians of the future." The presence of diversity among medical students becomes a critical mutual education process for all medical students, faculty, and administrators. Minority students become the physicians needed to assist the field of medicine in addressing major disparities in health care. Weill Cornell Medical College and the Travelers Summer Research Fellowship has been and remains an essential part of that effort.
The Weill Cornell program seeks to Identify potential medical students who have a major interest in the medical problems of the underserved, who have had life experience with a range of issues affecting diverse groups, including minorities and the underserved, who have demonstrated direct interest in such issues via activity with various student organizations that target minority issues, and who have the career ambition to address the problems of the medically underserved.
The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program is designed to give 25 premedical students deeper insights into the field of medicine, including issues that greatly affect the health of traditionally underserved groups. Through the experiences of laboratory or clinical research, the student learns how one pursues a specific research problem under the supervision of a faculty member, thus providing an early education into basic research techniques that could be applicable to any area of medicine. A lecture series explores topics in cardiovascular physiology, relevant to a more specific understanding of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, both of which are major problems in minority communities. The summer fellows attend a series of talks by minority physicians about various medical specialties, addressing issues of concern in these physician's daily work plus views of the bigger picture in health care to minority communities. Rounds in the hospital with advanced year students provide further exposure to the clinical facets of medicine. Students in the summer program receive counseling on financial planning for medical school and how to examine the financial aid package.
Interested? See the website for more information: http://weill.cornell.edu/education/programs/tra_sum_res.html
Deadline to apply: Sunday, February 1, 2015.