From Sophie Breitbart ’16:
Interested in doing summer research in the STEM fields? Curious to hear how others found opportunities, navigated the application process, and how it all turned out? Then this is the event for you!
Our four panelists have spent their summers engaging in research spanning from astro to physics to bio to environmental science to molecular bio to biomedical and math fields. They’ve done research at Wes, in the real world, through internships, programs, and more. Now’s the time to start thinking about summer work, so let us help you start! Plus, free cookies!
All genders welcome. RSVP to msnow(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you’ll be joining us.
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Place: Allbritton 311
Facebook event: YO YO YO
PSA from Diana Lin ’15:
Are you considering a career in medicine? Are you interested in pursuing a dual degree, like an MD/MPH or MD/PhD? Then we invite you to join us for Ask a Med Student! hosted by AMSA on Friday, March 27th. This is meant to be an informal event for students to engage with two medical students at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
Come prepared with questions, and we’ll be ready with pizza! Invite all your pre-med friends!
Date: Friday, March 27th
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge (Exley Science Center 184)
From Rachael Metz ’16:
Interested in public and/or global health, medicine, or human rights issues? Come to Students for Sayaxché’s first meeting!
Students for Sayaxché is a new student group on campus that, along with some local physicians at Middlesex Hospital, serves as a partner and advocate for a group of rural hospitals and clinics in Sayaxché, Guatemala. As student volunteers, our primary responsibility is to facilitate this partnership between the hospitals in Middletown and Sayaxché. You can expect to do everything from helping to arrange the shipment of medical supplies to even having the opportunity to travel to Guatemala yourself and work at the Sayaxché clinic.
Students for Sayaxché has been an on/off kind of group for a few years now, and this year we’re looking to make it a serious group with concrete goals. While we do have an overarching philosophy and angle to our work, we are looking to further define the group with new ideas. So if you are at all interested in public and/or global health, medicine, or human rights issues, PLEASE come and share your thoughts and ideas with us!
Date: Wednesday, October 8th
Time: 9-10 PM
Place: 11 Vine St.
The wonderful Swetha Mummini ’14:
Dr. Rauch, a pediatric hospitalist, returns to campus this spring to facilitate another lively conversation about some of the difficult ethical concerns physicians face in daily practice, inviting you to think through with him some challenging cases. Snacks provided and all are welcome.
Dr. Rauch is Associate Director of Pediatrics at Elmhurst Hospital, a NYC public hospital, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Wesleyan and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is the editor, along with Dr. Jeffrey Gershel, of Caring for the Hospitalized Child, recently published by the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Hospital Medicine.
This event is part of the Reality Check series, presented in a partnership between AMSA and the Career Center.
Date: Thursday, March 27th
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 115
Fire-fightin’ outdoorsy health guru Ty Kelly ’14 invites you:
Join us for an exciting discussion on volunteering abroad in the field of medicine.
Recently returned from a year in Rwanda, Dr. Cliff O’Callahan, MD, PhD is a pediatrician and faculty member with Middlesex Hospital’s Family Practice Residency Program and former Chair of American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on International Child Health. He will talk about the kinds of questions you should ask yourself before choosing when, where, how and with what kind of organization to volunteer or work abroad.
Before joining the faculty of the Middlesex Hospital’s Family Practice Program, Dr. O’Callahan spent three years working in a rural region of Guatemala. He continues to work in community-based medicine in Sayaxche, Guatemala, training local health workers and midwives, and has been instrumental in setting up a partnership between the provincial hospital in Sayaxche and Middlesex Hospital. He will be joined by Steffani Campbell ’13, who recently spent several months volunteering in Sayaxche.
Anyone considering the field of public health and/or work in international health/medicine should find this an inspiring and thought-provoking evening. There will also be time for Q&A. Please join us for cookies and fruit and good conversation.
This event is co-sponsored by Students for Sayaxche and the Career Center.
Date: Tuesday, November 12
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 115
From Kirby Sokolow ’14:
Wesleyan AMSA will be holding a registration drive for the Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry! Every four minutes, one person is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Seventy percent of all patients who need a transplant don’t have a matched donor in their family. Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match Registry® to find a match to save their life.
Joining the registry is only paper work and a cheek swab– no bone marrow donations will be taken at the drive.
You can find out what it means to join the registry by stopping by the drive and you can find additional information on the Be the Match website!
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer but cannot attend
the meeting, feel free to contact Kirby Sokolow at asokolow[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or Swetha Mummini at smummini[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
Date: Friday, November 8
Time: 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Place: Usdan 108
From Emma Kemler ’15:
Interested in women’s health care causes? The healing power of music? Come be inspired by the story of six gynecological oncologists from across the U.S. who have formed a rock band, No Evidence of Disease, to raise awareness about “below the belt” women’s cancers. No Evidence of Disease’s original music has become a lightning rod for gynecologic cancers, bringing this shockingly neglected cause out of obscurity. This boldly energizing film also focuses on the intrepid patients who struggle with their diagnoses and traumatic treatments.
Refreshments will be served and fact sheets about what every woman should know will be up for grabs!
Date: Thursday, November 7
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: PAC 002
From Catherine MacLean ’14 comes an opportunity to fill in the gaps of your pre-med education:
This course is an attempt to blend ideas from a wide variety of disciplines in order to fill the gaps present in an undergraduate pre-health education. The required courses for matriculation into post-graduate education for a health career cover essential biomedical topics but do not address many aspects of the practice of medicine. To be fully prepared to work in health today you need to understand motivation, inequality, socialization, cognitive bias, psychology, behavior, economics, insurance, communication and leadership skills, government policy, sociology, statistics, diverse cultures, and much more. This course will by no means be an exhaustive education in any of these, but merely an overview. We will draw on academic disciplines such as literature, narrative medicine, sociology, psychology, and more.
Rilwan Babajide ’16 writes in to perpetuate the Western medical-industrial complex:
In this talk with renowned urologist Dr. Carlton Barnswell, students will learn about the wealth of opportunities available to them in the medical field. We will talk about where these opportunities are as well as how to approach them step-by-step. The objective is to provide interested students with a goal and a framework on how to achieve it.The reason for this talk is because in past years there has been a downward trend in the number of pre-med students from Wesleyan who have matriculated to the ranks of M.D.. Our goal is to change this and we believe that one of the ways to do that is by educating students about opportunities out there for them, instill goals in them, and teach them about the framework and strategies necessary to obtain those goals and achieve ultimate success in the medical field.
Date: May 1st (see, I needed a radical post opener)
Time: 7 pm
Location: PAC 004
From Alex Pogosky ’13:
Maybe you’re premed or maybe you just like seeing blood and guts. Either way, come join the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) for a surgery screening and see what it’s like to be in the OR.
Date: Tuesday, November 6
Time: 9-10 pm
Place: Exley 121