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Employer Information Sessions & Workshops
Meet and network with employers, learn about their organization, respective industry, and full time and internship opportunities. Sessions are generally hosted by Wesleyan Alumni.
10.16 – L2 Information Session, 12:15pm, Career Center – Consulting/Tech/Analytics
10.17 – Horizons School of Technology Appointments (Sign-Up Required), 10:30am-12pm, Career Center – Tech
10.17 – Horizons School of Technology, 12pm, Career Center – Tech
10.18 – Bloomberg LP, 12:15pm, Career Center – IT/Consulting/Media
10.18 – Bloomberg LP Coffee Chats, 1:30pm-3:30pm, Career Center – IT/Consulting/Media
10.18 – Achievement First, 6pm, Usdan 110 – Education
10.19 – Green Corps, 6pm, Boger Hall Rm. 115 – Non-Profit/Environmental Activism
10.26 – BlackRock, 12pm, Boger Hall Rm. 115 – Finance
10.27 – Deloitte Coffee Chats, 12pm-3pm, Career Center – Consulting
10.31 – Explo, 12pm, Boger Hall Rm. 112 – Education
11.02 – Venture for America, 12pm, Career Center – Entrepreneurship

Alumni Career Talks
10.19 – Foreign Service Careers with Max Kraft ’09, 12pm, Career Center

10.16 – The Health Professions Essential Meeting, 6:30pm, PAC 001
10.17 – Resume Writing Workshop, 12pm, Boger Hall Rm. 112
10.18 – Cover Letter Writing Workshop, 12:15pm, Boger Hall Rm. 114
10.18 – Master of Public Health Programs Panel, 6pm, Usdan 108
10.19 – Health Professions Personal Statement Writing Workshop, 6:15pm, Boger Hall Rm. 112
10.27 – LinkedIn Headshot Event, 11am-1pm, Career Center
11.01 – Health Professions Mock Medical School Interview Workshop, 6pm, Usdan 108
11.02 – Choosing Wisely: The Best Medicine for the Patient, 6:30pm, Boger Hall Rm. 112

Graduate School Information Sessions
10.17 – Columbia Law School & Financial Aid, 12pm, Boger Hall Rm. 110

On-Campus Interview Deadlines
10.20 – Policy Analyst, APPRISE Incorporated
10.20 – Consulting Business Associate, Argus Information & Advisory Services
10.28 – Research Analyst Intern, The Brattle Group – Cardinal Internship
10.29 – Teacher/Coach/Advisor, Plan A Head – Sign-Up Now for Interview Slot

Wesleyan Affiliated Employer Deadlines
*Wesleyan Affiliated opportunities are continually added. Search Jobs > Filters > Show Advanced Options > Label > Wesleyan Affiliated to view current opportunities.
10.16 – Xtern, TechPointX
10.31 – Sales Compensation Analyst, Stryker
11.16 – Analyst, CamberView Partners

Cardinal Internships
*Cardinal Internships are continually added. Search Jobs > Filters > Show Advanced Options > Label > Cardinal Internship to view current opportunities.
10.23 – Software Engineer Intern, Pinterest
10.26 – Summer Analyst – Investment Management, Goldman Sachs
10.27 – Software Developer Intern, Atlassian
11.01 – Investigation Intern (Winter Break), Northern Virginia Capital Defender Office

Resume Review: You must have your resume approved by the GCC to apply to positions through Handshake. If your resume was approved in Handshake last year, you do not need to have it approved again. Adding new content from this summer? We recommend reviewing your updated resume during a career advising appointment to make sure you’re always putting your best foot forward.

Dear Students,

The application for Winter Session Financial Aid is open. To be eligible for aid, you must currently be receiving need-based Wesleyan grant funds, and new this year: International students receiving need-based grant funds may be eligible to receive aid for Winter Session! Need-based grant funds are limited and students also should expect to consider student loans. Applying for financial aid does not obligate you to take a course; if you’re considering Winter Session but are not sure, please apply for aid anyway.

Apply for Wesleyan grant aid by October 25, using the link in your Portal’s Courses Bucket.
You will receive an award letter Friday, October 27.
Enroll in your course beginning Monday, October 30: bring your paper enrollment form, award letter, and payment for the difference between tuition and your award to the Winter Session office (74 Wyllys).
If you plan to use student loans to pay for your course, please consult with your financial aid advisor to make sure you have enough loan availability to cover both Winter Session and the spring term – and to complete the additional loan request process.
Applications for grant aid will not be accepted after Wednesday, October 25. Need-based grant funds are limited and will not meet full need, as Winter Session is an optional term.

More information about Winter Session, including the course list, is available at http://www.wesleyan.edu/wintersession. Winter Session takes place January 8-21. Course registration, housing requests, and dining requests will open on October 30. Winter Housing and Dining requests will only be accepted until Thursday, November 30 at noon.

Please direct all questions to winter@wesleyan.edu.




3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Beckham Hall
Pick up your name tag and seminar agenda.

4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Keynote Address
Memorial Chapel
Richard Slotkin, Olin Professor of American Studies, Emeritus, Wesleyan University, “Open Season: The Gun Rights Movement and American Political Culture.”

Introduction: Jennifer Tucker, Associate Professor of History and Science in Society at Wesleyan and organizer of this year’s Shasha Seminar.

Professor Slotkin is the author of an award-winning trilogy of scholarly books on the myth of the frontier in American cultural history: Regeneration Through Violence: The Mythology of the American Frontier, 1600–1860 (1973); The Fatal Environment: The Myth of the Frontier in the Age of Industrialization, 1800–1890 (1985), which received the Little Big Horn Associates Literary Award; and Gunfighter Nation: The Myth of the Frontier in Twentieth-Century America (1992) a finalist for the 1993 National Book Award. He received the Mary C. Turpie Award of the American Studies Association (1995) for his contributions to teaching and program-building in American Studies.

Prof. Slotkin will discuss the current struggle over firearms legislation and how it has been shaped by a political movement which links a radical understanding of “gun rights” to the agendas of American conservatism. That movement has succeeded by drawing effectively on the historical traditions and social practices that have traditionally sanctioned interpersonal and vigilante violence in America.

Free and open to the public.

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Reception and Art Exhibition Opening
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Art Gallery
Reception to mark the opening of the art exhibition, Up in Arms, a group show that explores historical and social issues surrounding the impact of guns in American culture.

6:15: Curator’s remarks by Susanne Slavick, artist, writer, and Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon.

7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Dinner (Registered Participants)
Beckham Hall

Welcoming remarks:

Michael S. Roth ’78, president of Wesleyan University.

Featured speaker: John Feinblatt ’73, president of Everytown for Gun Safety: “From Third Rail to Silver Lining: The Politics of Gun Safety.”

8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Beckham Hall
Pick up your name tag and seminar agenda.

8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Beckham Hall
Light refreshments and coffee/tea.

9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Panel 1: Firearms in Early U.S. History
Daniel Family Commons
Kevin Sweeney, professor of history and American studies, emeritus, at Amherst College, on historical patterns in the possession of firearms for military and private uses in the cultures of early America from 1580 to 1810.

Donald E. Zilkha ’73, Wesleyan Trustee emeritus, founder of Zilkha Partners, LP, Chairman of Colt’s Manufacturing Company from 1994 to 2013, on aspects of the gun business in Connecticut in the 19th century.

Pamela Haag, historian, independent scholar, author of The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture (2016), on the commercialization of guns in America circa 1900.

Chair: Jeffers Lennox, assistant professor of history, Wesleyan University.

10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Coffee Break
Daniel Family Commons Lounge

10:45 a.m. to noon
Panel 2: Gun Violence: Historical and Contemporary Trends
Daniel Family Commons
Matthew Miller, MD, professor of health sciences and epidemiology at Northeastern University, and associate director of health policy and injury prevention at the Harvard School of Public Health, will talk about firearms and suicide and the 2015 National Firearms Survey.

Randolph Roth, professor of history and sociology, Ohio State University, member of the National Academy of Sciences Roundtable of Crime Trends (2013–16), author of American Homicide (2009), will speak about the historical relationship between firearms and homicide in the U.S.

Nicholas Suplina ’00, Senior Advisor and Special Counsel at Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York, will share his work on a first-of-its-kind analysis that traces ‘crime guns’ recovered from law enforcement.

Chair: Crystal Feimster, associate professor of history, African-American studies, American studies, Yale University.

Noon to 1 p.m.
Beckham Hall

1:10 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.
Panel 3: Current Gun Policies
Daniel Family Commons

Scott Rohde, public safety director at Wesleyan. will speak about the university’s policy about weapons and safety.

Robert Wilcox ’01, director of priority federal campaigns for Everytown for Gun Safety, will discuss “Gun Laws and Legislation: What’s Happening in Congress and State Capitols Across the Country.”

Patrick Charles, senior historian for U.S. Special Operations Command located at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, and the author of a forthcoming book, Armed in America: A History of Gun Rights from Colonial Militias to Concealed Carry, will examine the history of arms regulations laws.

Gregory Dubinsky ’07, associate at Holwell Shuster & Goldberg and former law clerk to Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, will provide an overview of the Heller doctrine and how the Second Amendment doctrine has evolved in the lower courts.

Chair: Jennifer Tucker, associate professor of history and Science in Society Program, Wesleyan University.

2:40 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Daniel Family Commons Lounge

3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Panel 4: Activism and Advocacy Around the Gun Debate
Daniel Family Commons

Mary Zeiss Stange, professor emerita of women’s studies and religion, Skidmore College, author and editor of works including Woman the Hunter (1997), Gun Women: Firearms and Feminism in Contemporary America (2000), and Heart Shots: Women Write About Hunting (2003-05), will present a talk titled “’And Sam Colt Made Them Equal:’ Radical Feminist and Queer Arguments for Gun-armed Self Defense.”

Carolyn Light, director of undergraduate studies in Harvard’s Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program, and the author of the book, Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense (2017) will present, “Whose Castle? The Identity Politics of Armed Citizenship.”

Kristin A. Goss, professor of public policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, and the author of Disarmed: The Missing Movement for Gun Control in America (2006) and, with Phillip Cook, The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know (2014), will address “How Movements Get Moving: Gun Regulation Advocacy Then and Now.”

Chair: Anthony Hatch, associate professor of Science in Society, with faculty affiliations with the department of sociology and African American Studies Program, Wesleyan.

4:25 p.m. to 4:55 p.m.
Panel 5: Data-Dive Presentations by Wesleyan Students
Daniel Family Commons

Data-Dive Presentations by Wesleyan Students. Co-sponsored by the Quantitative Analysis Center and the Center for the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life.

Chair: Manolis Kaparakis, director of the Quantitative Analysis Center.

5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Panel 6: Alumni Round Table: Looking Ahead
Daniel Family Commons

Matthew Lesser ’10, Middletown, State of Connecticut 100th District Representative.

Samuel (Sam) Levy ’04, legal counsel at Everytown for Gun Safety, with a focus on policy and state legislative work in the Northeast region.

Donald E. Zilkha ’73, Wesleyan Trustee emeritus, founder of Zilkha Partners, LP, Chairman of Colt’s Manufacturing Company from 1994 to 2013.

Moderator: William D. Johnston, professor of history, Science in Society, and East Asian Studies Program, Wesleyan.

Alumni participation welcome.

For their support of this event we would like to thank the following Wesleyan organizers of this year’s Shasha Seminar for Human Concerns: The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Office of Academic Affairs, the Quantitative Analysis Center, and the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Art Gallery.

Long Lane Farms along with the College of the Environment and Bon Appetit are co-sponsoring the annual Pumpkin Festival this Saturday, October 14th from 12pm – 4pm at Long Lane Farm.

There will be tours of the farm, bands, activities, student groups, pie eating contest, farmer’s market, pumpkins for sale, free veggie burgers and cider and much more!

Weather should be amazing for October, so come join us!  Tell your classmates to come on down!

1. Law School Admissions: Process & Strategy
Friday, October 13, 12:15pm-1:15pm, Boger Hall, room 114.

Conducted by Elizabeth Madigan, Esq., Assistant Director of Admissions, Brooklyn Law School, this session is for students applying to law school AND for those who are undecided. Questions addressed will include: Should I apply to law school? Where should I apply? How do I strategically present my strengths and profile? How do I handle possible deficits? Ms. Madigan will cover all aspects of the application, including your LSAT score, transcript, letters of recommendation, personal statement and other essays, character and fitness issues, and resumes. You will gain insight as to how these components are viewed from the perspective of an admissions officer. Co-sponsored by the Gordon Career Center, the College of Social Studies, the Government Department, Deans Renee Johnson-Thornton and Jennifer Wood, and the Wesleyan Mock Trial Association.

2. Columbia Law School & Financial Aid
Tuesday, October 17, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Boger Hall, room 110.
Danielle Lev, Associate Director of Admissions, Columbia Law School, will discuss this top-ranked law program, the nuances of the application process, and financial aid for law school in general. Of note will be Columbia Law School’s financial aid options. Note that Columbia Law School admitted three graduates from the Class of 2017. This information session is co-sponsored by the College of Social Studies, the Government Department, and Wesleyan Mock Trial.

The Resource Center is looking for volunteers and employees! The Resource Center, a culmination of student advocacy and activism, provides a centralized space where students can learn about and advocate for diversity and inclusion at Wesleyan as well as in their own lives. The Resource Center was created to improve the educational experience of students from underrepresented groups, lessen interpersonal violence on campus, promote greater campus harmony, foster better socioemotional health and wellness, and cultivate closer ties between faculty, students, staff, and alumnae/i at Wesleyan.

If you know a student who may be interested in gaining some great community organizing skills while supporting the mission of the Resource Center, please consider applying to be a volunteer or employee with the center! Student leaders are integral to the work of the Resource Center in actualizing its mission and goals. We offer students the opportunity to apply for several positions through a centralized process beginning with this application form.

The Resource Center is currently looking for student leaders and employees for the following positions (individual job descriptions can be found here):

Office Assistants (2-4 positions)
Marketing and Communications Interns (2-4 positions)
Dwight Greene ’70 Intern (1 position)
Diversity and Community Engagement Interns (4-6 positions)

Have interested students complete this application either by the priority deadline of Friday October 13th or the final deadline of Tuesday, October 17th. Review of applications will begin on the priority deadline of Friday, October 13th and one-on-one interviews will begin on the week of October 16th and will be completed by October 20th. Employment offers must be accepted or denied before the start of the 2nd quarter on October 25th.

Any questions or concerns about the positions can be answered by the Director of the Resource Center, Demetrius Colvin (dcolvin@wesleyan.edu).


Demetrius Colvin

McNair Program Info Session 10/16 6PM-7PM
McNair Program Informational Session,

Monday, October 16 6pm-7pm in Usdan 108

The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program is designed to assist students from underrepresented groups, including students who are first-generation to attend college and low-income, to prepare for and successfully enroll in post-graduate programs, especially PhD programs. Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents and currently a 2nd or 3rd year student. Wesleyan’s program focuses on students majoring in STEM fields. McNair Fellows are eligible for summer research stipends to conduct research for 10 weeks with a Wesleyan faculty member, to receive a stipend during the academic year to continue their research as well as funding to attend professional conferences to present their research, GRE preparation, graduate school visits, and graduate school application assistance.

Learn more about McNair and meet with current McNair students at an informational session on Monday, October 16, from 6pm-7pm in Usdan 108.


Jeffrey K. Etemad, DO, Osteopathic Medical Practice
DATE: Thursday, 12 October 2017
TIME: 6:30-7:30 PM
LOCATION: Boger Hall, Room 114
PRESENTED BY: Jeffrey K. Etemad, D.O.
What would a system of health care look like where disease is not the enemy?  Osteopathy is an alternative medical profession that was founded upon principles, the most important being the body’s inherent capacity to heal.  Come learn about Osteopathy, a treatment approach uniquely poised to deliver 21st century health care in the US and around the world.  The discussion will be led by Jeffrey K. Etemad D.O., Williams ’89, WES P ’21, board certified in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, Wesleyan Chapter

Health Professions Student Panel to Discuss Summer Internships and Experiences
WHEN: Thursday, 9 November 2017
WHERE: USDAN, Room 108
TIME: 6:00 –7:00 PM
PRESENTED BY: Student Panel
Ten fellow students who have engaged in internships, jobs, clinical experiences, and non-profit opportunities during the summers, will share their stories and provide you with some ideas on what to do for the next summer!

Co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, Wesleyan Chapter

Health Professions Week Virtual Fair
WHEN: 6-10 November 2017
WHERE: Go To www.explorehealthcareers.org/hpw
This is a week-long event for high school and college students exploring health professions.


Project Healthcare at the Bellevue Emergency Department through NYU

“Project Healthcare (PHC) is an immersive and intensive summer volunteer program for enthusiastic, inspired, and dedicated undergraduate, graduate, recent graduates (within 2 years) and post-baccalaureate students interested in healthcare. PHC offers a comprehensive view into emergency medicine, providing participants with a unique and authentic healthcare experience, and the exposure they need to make educated career choices. Participants rotate through various clinical areas of the Bellevue Hospital Emergency Department: Adult, Pediatric, and Psychiatric Emergency Rooms; Emergency Ward/Trauma ICU; Urgent Care; Social Work offices; Operating Room; Cardiac Catheterization Lab; and join the FDNY for an ambulance ride-along. At the start of the program, participants are paired with a Resident Mentor, whom they shadow and gain professional guidance from throughout the summer. “ ~ NYU School of Medicine

For more information go to this LINK



The Health Professions Essential Meeting
DATE: Monday, 16 October 2017
TIME: 6:30-8:00 PM
LOCATION: PAC, Rm 001 (Hansel Lecture Room)
PRESENTED BY: Mildred Rodriguez, PhD, Health Professions Advisor
If you are considering an application for the 2019 entrance to medical, dental, or veterinary school, plan to attend this annual Health Professions Essential information session. You will receive an overview of the application process, the information you need in order to file a request for a “committee letter” from the Wesleyan Health Professions Panel, and suggestions for how to assess the strength of your candidacy.

Applying to health professions graduate programs requires: advance planning, a clear sense of the required timeline, knowledge of how the process works, understanding how your metrics are taken into consideration along with other the other criteria that are assessed to measure your competitiveness, and thoughtful consideration regarding from whom you will be requesting your individual letters of recommendation.

Unless you have a class, you should make every effort to attend this meeting, even if you are only able to attend the first half hour.

Co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, Wesleyan Chapter

Co-Sponsored by the Office of Equity and Inclusion


The Health Professions Personal Statement Writing Workshop
DATE: Thursday, 19 October 2017
TIME: 6:00-7:35 PM
LOCATION: Boger Hall, Rm 112
PRESENTED BY: Mildred Rodriguez, PhD, Health Professions Advisor
Are you planning on applying to a health profession program?
Join us for an overview of how to write a statement that will help you to stand out and get noticed as an interesting and committed applicant. In this seminar, we will review what experiences to include, what admissions committees expect, and writing tips for a polished final draft.

Co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, Wesleyan Chapter
Co-Sponsored by the Office of Equity and Inclusion

The Health Professions Mock Medical Interview Workshop
DATE: Wednesday, 1 November 2017
TIME: 6:00-7:15 PM
PRESENTED BY: Tom McLarney, MD, Chief Medical Director Davidson Health Center, Adjunct Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
A mock interview is one of the best ways to refine your interview skills and gain a sense of what sort of questions you might be asked during an interview with the admissions board. The first 30 minutes of this workshop will consist of two one-on-one interviews and the remaining 45 minute discussion will cover what went well, discuss and feedback from the students attending the workshop, review recommendations on how to improve an interview performance, provide other relevant information regarding medical school interviews, and address questions from the audience. Please come ready to offer commentary!
Co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, Wesleyan Chapter
Co-Sponsored by the Office of Equity and Inclusion
Preparing for the MCAT and the Application Process STUDENT PANEL
WHEN: Thursday, 16 November 2017
WHERE: USDAN, Room 108
TIME: 6:30 –7:30 PM
PRESENTED BY: Student Panel
Fellow students who have taken the MCAT will address how they prepared for the exam and then also share their application process experience (along with their medical school interview tips)

Co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, Wesleyan Chapter
Co-Sponsored by the Office of Equity and Inclusion

Student Panel to Discuss Summer Internships and Experiences
WHEN: Thursday, 9 November 2017
WHERE: USDAN, Room 108
TIME: 6:00 –7:00 PM
PRESENTED BY: Student Panel
Ten fellow students who have engaged in internships, jobs, clinical experiences, and non-profit opportunities during the summers, will share their stories and provide you with some ideas on what to do for the next summer!

Co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, Wesleyan Chapter
University of Queensland School of Medicine- Ochsner Clinical School; MedEdPath
DATE: Wednesday, 4 October 2017
TIME: 12:15-1:15 PM
PRESENTED BY: Whitney Bennet, MA, Vice President Enrollment Management Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs
Come learn about this unique program that affords U.S. students the opportunity to study medicine in Brisbane, Australia and the United States. In phase one of the program, students spend the first two years of their medical curriculum in Australia alongside Australians and international students. During phase two, students return to the U.S. to pursue their clinical training at the Ochsner Clinical School in New Orleans. Ochsner is ranked among the “top 15 in United States teaching hospitals”, Thomson Reuters, and “ University of Queensland School of Medicine—Ochsner Clinical School.
Co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, Wesleyan Chapter
Scribe America
DATE: Wednesday, 4 October 2017
TIME: 6:00-7:00 PM
LOCATION: Boger Hall, Rm 114
PRESENTED BY: Victoria Joseph, Regional Hiring Manager
Working as a medical scribe will provide a unique opportunity to gain up-close clinical experience and observe physician / patient interactions. The presence of a medical scribe, helping with the documentation of the patient encounters, permits the physician to focus on patient care while running more efficient practices. If you are interested in learning more, come to this session.
Co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, Wesleyan Chapter

University of Saint Joseph Doctor of Pharmacy Program
DATE: Thursday, 5 October 2017
TIME: 12:00-1:00 PM
LOCATION: Boger Hall, Room 115
PRESENTED BY: Hannah Smith, Admissions Counselor
Ms. Smith will share information about pharmacy as a profession, the growing role of pharmacists as part of the primary care team and the evolving scope of practice for pharmacists. She will also discuss the University of Saint Joseph’s three-year fast tract, integrated, modular curriculum, experiential education throughout the entire curriculum,
faculty and staff who are highly skilled in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy practice, and administration and review the admissions process.
“The USJ School of Pharmacy embraces the mission of the University as it develops student and faculty scholars who are dedicated to impacting the health care needs of the people in the State of Connecticut and the global community.
The program provides a firm foundation in biomedical, pharmaceutical, socio-behavioral, clinical science, and lifelong learning skills, resulting in pharmacy practitioners who are committed to providing quality pharmacist-delivered patient care and advancing the pharmacy profession.”
Co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, Wesleyan Chapter

New York Chiropractic College
DATE: Tuesday, 10 October 2017
TIME: 12:15-1:00 PM
LOCATION: Boger, Rm 114
PRESENTED BY: Michelle Grasek, MSAOM, Graduate Admissions Counselor
Come learn about the NYCC course of your study — through 10 trimesters, each 15 weeks in length — you will prepare to provide primary and collaborative care as a Doctor of Chiropractic — placing special emphasis on neuromusculoskeletal conditions and overall patient wellness. NYCC also offers degrees in Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Applied Clinical Nutrition and Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction.

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and UT Health
DATE: Wednesday, 11 October 2017
TIME: 6:00-7:30 PM
PRESENTED BY: Andrew Bean, PhD, Associate Dean, Professor, Departments of Neurobiology and Anatomy and Pediatrics
“The GSBS has developed a unique curriculum that incorporates the advantages of its association with two medical institutions, which are part of the largest medical center in the world. With 600 labs to choose from, graduate students have significant flexibility in choosing their area of research. Dr. Bean will be speaking about his research in membrane protein trafficking and their graduate programs and the admissions process.” Andrew Bean, PhD
Co-Sponsored by the Wesleyan Ronald E. McNair Programs
Co-Sponsored by the Division of Natural Sciences and Math
Co-Sponsored by WesMASS


University of Medicine and Health Sciences
DATE: Thursday, 12 October 2017
TIME: 12:15-1:00 PM
LOCATION: Boger Hall, Rm 115
PRESENTED BY: Shyam Dharia, Associate Director of Admissions
“UMHS is a state-of-the-art medical school located on the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Kitts. We are driven by our unique mission of catering to the individual needs of our students, and achieving excellence through small class sizes, high student retention and tremendous outcomes. This mission permeates everything we do as we help students to reach their dreams of becoming a doctor.” UMHS website

Co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, Wesleyan Chapter

Master of Public Health Programs Panel
DATE: Wednesday, 18 October 2017
TIME: 6:00-7:15 PM
Panel Members:
Mary G. Keefe and Stacey Tuttle, Yale School of Public Health
Kristina Onishchuk, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Lauren Black, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Stephanie Lemoine, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Come meet with the members of this panel to learn more about the curricula, admissions criteria and the diversity of areas of study within their public health programs.
Public health has as a goal the monitoring of health indicators, developing interventions, assessing risk factors and educating communities in order to improve health and quality of life through prevention and awareness of behavioral modification. Examples of public health initiatives and promotion include vaccinations, diabetes prevention though healthy eating and exercise, prevention of disease through hand washing, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases/infections and many others. Come learn how public health specialists are trained to work within healthcare teams.
Co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, Wesleyan Chapter
Co-Sponsored by the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship and the Allbritton Center


Choosing Wisely: The Best Medicine for the Patient
DATE: Thursday, 2 November 2017
TIME: 6:30-7:30 PM
LOCATION: Boger Hall, Room 112
PRESENTED BY: Dan Rauch, MD, Visiting Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Tufts University School of Medicine, Chief of Pediatric Hospital Medicine,
The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center

What if doing the best medicine meant doing less for the patient? Many studies have shown that more care does not mean better care or better outcomes. Come learn about the “Choosing Wisely” campaign, which is advancing a national dialogue on avoiding wasteful or unnecessary medical tests, treatments, and procedures. The discussion will be led by Daniel Rauch, MD, WES ’87, a national leader in pediatric hospital medicine, who is at the forefront of “choosing wisely” in pediatrics.

Co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association Chapter here at Wesleyan.

St. George’s School of Medicine
DATE: Wednesday, 8 November 2017
TIME: 6:00 – 7:10 PM
LOCATION: Boger Hall, Rm 114
PRESENTED BY: Erin O’Brien, Assistant Director of Admission, Paul Schaefer, MD
Since its founding in 1976, St. George’s has grown into a prominent, high tech institution providing a top notch international education in the health sciences, clinical psychology, health administration, public health, business and education. Drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the Caribbean island of Grenada, in the West Indies. Students attending St. George’s enjoy the benefits of a thriving multicultural environment and a highly student centered group of staff and faculty. St. George’s has graduated a large number of physicians and veterinarians that have returned to the U.S. and Canada to practice medicine.
Co-Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, Wesleyan Chapter


Summer Undergraduate Research Programs
These summer programs provide research opportunities at universities, medical schools or hospitals. Go to this LINK

The Jefferson Step-Up Program

“The Jefferson Summer Training and Enrichment Program for Underrepresented Persons (JeffSTEP-UP) in medicine is an intensive program aimed at pre-medical college and college graduate students who are underrepresented in medicine and from economically disadvantaged backgrounds intending to apply to medical College.
The objective of the program is to provide those who are about to apply to medical school with a comprehensive and concentrated experience aimed at enhancing their qualifications to successfully apply. It is an eight-week, 40 hours per week program held in the summer.” The deadline is 1 February 2018. For more information and an application go to: http://www.jefferson.edu/university/diversity/pipeline_programs.html
This program is for second, third and fourth year students and is free to those selected to participate.

Hartford Hospital Summer Student Pre-Med and Research Program
This program is for third year students and will include research, patient care, exposure to health care providers with diverse specialties, ethical issues in medicine and an introduction to a large teaching hospital environment. Applications will be due at the start of February. This program includes a stipend.
Abington Hospital Jefferson Health Pre-Med Program, Philadelphia, PA
“Students are also offered lectures and panels hosted by hospital staff, bonus “pop-up” lectures, and invitations to several hospital conferences and rounds. Altogether, students will work with physicians, physician assistants, residents, and various other advanced practice professionals and staff members of our hospital.” For more information and to complete the application, go to the following LINK.

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

Formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Program, the SHPEP expanded in 2016 to include a broader array of health professions.  “SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. These students include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as African American/Black, American Indian and Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino, and who are from communities of socioeconomic and educational disadvantage.”
The application becomes available on 1 November 2017 and the deadline is 1 March 2018
To be eligible for SHPEP, an applicant must: (1) be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or an individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, (2) be a college freshman or sophomore at the time of application; and (3) have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
For more information go to the following LINK http://www.shpep.org/about/

Courier Summer Internship for Nurse-Midwifery and Public Health at Frontier Nursing University
“In 1928, Mary Breckinridge, founder of Frontier Nursing University established the Courier Program, recruiting young people to come work in the Kentucky Mountains and learn about service to humanity. Eligible applicants should be interested in learning about public health, health care, social work and related fields, share a commitment to Frontier’s mission of serving the rural and underserved and be ready for an adventure! Formal training or educational background in healthcare is not required. Responsibilities will vary by site. At all of our sites, you will: (1) Complete a Community Health Profile, paying particular attention to health equity issues, (2) Shadow clinicians in their work with patients, (3) Perform volunteer duties to meet critical clinical needs, and (4) Engage directly with the community through secondary project(s)” ~Courier Program. The deadline is 11 February 2018 by 5:00 PM EST. For more information go to LINK

Passport to Dentistry program at UConn School of Dental Medicine
Applications for this one day program become available in December. The program includes a breakfast with an introduction to U Conn Dental, overview of the dental profession, the dental school application process, lunch with dental students, a tour of the school and pre-clinical and laboratory practice exercise (2 hour “training”). To see the application go to this LINK.

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