Prehealth

DaVinci's Man

Invited Speakers Program

Workshops and lectures by invited speakers: provide insight into how to prepare for the challenges of the medical profession and how to take advantage of the rewards.

Clark hosts a two-year repeating cycle of workshops and lectures:

Year 1 Year 2
1) September - MCAT (Workshop)
2) October - Ob/Gyn
3) November - Pediatrics
4) February - Emergency
5) March - Medical School Admissions
6) April - AMCAS (Workshop)
1) September - MCAT (Workshop)
2) October - Family
3) November - End of Life
4) February - Surgery
5) March - Biomedical Graduate School Admissions
6) April - AMCAS (Workshop)

Upcoming workshop:

April 2014: AMCAS Workshop, TBA

Upcoming speakers:

TBA

List of previous speakers:

March 2014: Chris Bell, Assistant Director of Admissions, Keck Graduate Institute (Claremont, CA), "Postbac, Master’s, and PharmD (doctorate in Pharmacy) programs offered at KGI."

November 2013: Alumni in Residence Premedical Session - Dr. Steven Goldsher (dentist), '90 and Dr. Janet Gordon (emergency medicine doctor), '81, "Experiences in dentistry and emergency medicine."

October 2013: Taylor Young, '00, MA '03, student at UMass Medical School, "Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: Exploring the Universe of Premed Students."

April 2013: Yuliya Yakunina, '12, Clinical Research Coordinator I, Cardiology Department, Icahn Medical Center at Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, NY), "How to use your Clark degree to obtain experience, and eventually a job, in clinical research."

January 2013: Kristen Viola, Assistant Director of Admission for the Northeastern U.S. and Canada at St. George's University School of Medicine, "MD and other graduate healthcare programs (e.g., veterinary, public health, and nursing) offered at St. George's University" (Grenada, West Indies).

November 2012: Alumni in Residence Premedical Session - Dr. Peter Stern, '84 and Joyce Greenleaf, '85, MBA '86, "Experiences in emergency medicine and health care policy and administration."

October 2012: Michael Cole, Director of Admissions for Operations, Quinnipiac University Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, "Introduction to this new medical school in North Haven, CT."

October 2012: Lee Cozzens, Assistant Director of Admission, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, "MCPHS programs in accelerated nursing, physician assistant, physical therapy, pharmacy, and optometry."

September 2012: Ford Barnet, Admissions Counselor, Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, "Opportunities in veterinary medicine."

September 2012: Lili Young, Assistant Director for Admissions, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, "Opportunities in podiatric medicine."

May 2012: William Pollack, DDS, private practice dentist in Worcester and Howard Sachs, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, "Dentistry or medicine: Which is the most awesome profession?"

April 2012: Mitchell Cahan, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, "Careers in surgery."

April 2011: Jessica Colangelo, Assistant Director of Admission, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, "Opportunities at MCPHS in pharmacy, physician assistant, and nursing programs and information about new programs being developed."

November 2010: Dr. Audrey Saftlas, Professor of Epidemiology, University of Iowa College of Public Health, "Pathways to becoming an epidemiologist."

October 2010: Dr. Lewis Goldfrank, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, NYU School of Medicine; Director, Emergency Medicine, Bellevue Hospital Center and NYU Medical Center; Director, New York City Poison Control Center, "The role of a liberal arts education in the training of future physicians."

April 2010: Brian Godard, OD; Samuel Licciardo, MD; John Matulis, DO. Clark alums discuss preparation for medical school, their journeys through medical school, and "does the thrill endure?" (Click on their names to view their PowerPoint presentations.)

January 2010: Dr. Lawrence Blaszkowsky, Medical Director, Cancer Center Infusion Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, "Challenges and rewards of treating patients with cancer."

October 2009: Dr. Howard Sachs, UMass Medical School, and William Pollack, DDS, private practice dentist in Worcester, "Challenges and rewards of medicine and dentistry."

December 2008: Dr. Christopher Stille, pediatric physician; Dr. Benjamin Nwosu, pediatric endocrinologist; and Dr. Timothy Gibson, pediatric hospitalist, UMass Memorial Medical Center, "Challenges and rewards of being a pediatric physician."

November 2008: Dr. Jaimee DeMone, Women's Health of Central Massachusetts, "Challenges and rewards of being an OB/GYN physician."

March 2008: Kimberly LeBlanc, University of Massachusetts Medical School, "MD/PhD Program at UMMS" and Karen Lawton, Director of Admissions at University of Massachusetts Medical School, "Admission Requirements at UMMS."

February 2008: Dr. Sanjeev Goyal, Worcester Medical Center, Cardiology Department, "Technological developments in cardiac electrophysiology."

December 2007: Dr. Sarah McGee, UMass Medical School, Division of Geriatric Medicine, "Challenges and rewards of practicing in the field of geriatric medicine."

October 2007: Dr. Howard Sachs, UMass Medical School, and William Pollack, DDS, private practice dentist in Worcester, "Challenges and rewards of medicine and dentistry."

March 2007: Dr. Christy Stine, UMass Memorial Medical Center, "Challenges and rewards in pediatrics-neurology."

February 2007: Dr. Tiffany Moore-Simas, UMass Memorial Medical Center, "Challenges and opportunities in obstetrics and gynecology."

November 2006: Dr. Octavio Diaz, Chief of Emergency Medicine, and Jacquelyn Calcia, Director of Volunteer Services, St. Vincent Hospital, "Emergency medicine and Clark's volunteer/shadowing program at St. Vincent Hospital."

October 2006: Kimberly LeBlanc, University of Massachusetts Medical School, "New mentoring program at University of Massachusetts Medical School for local college students interested in medicine."

March 2006: Julia Crawford, Tufts University School of Medicine, and Kimberly LeBlanc, University of Massachusetts Medical School, "Life as a medical student."

February 2006: Dr. Okike N. Okike, Professor of Surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center, "Surgery as a possible career in medicine."

December 2005: Dr. David Fields, Clinical Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine, UMass Memorial Medical Center, "Living life fully: How medical care changes for those over 75 years of age."

November 2005: Dr. Phillip Fournier, Medical Director in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, UMass Memorial Medical Center, "Finding ways to practice family medicine."

March 2005: Dr. John Paraskos, Associate Dean for Admissions, University of Massachusetts Medical School, "Preparing for medical school admissions."

February 2005: Dr. Octavio Diaz, Chief of Emergency Medicine, and Nancy Pedersen-Gac, Head of the Volunteer Office, St. Vincent Hospital, "Emergency medicine: The challenges ahead."

December 2004: Dr. Benjamin Nwosu, pediatric endocrinologist; Dr. Timothy Gibson, pediatric hospitalist; and Dr. Christopher Stille, pediatric physician, UMass Memorial Medical Center, "What on earth am I getting myself into (but how can I have the most fun doing it)?"

November 2004: Dr. Susan Zweizig and Dr. Ellen Delpapa, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UMass Memorial Medical Center, "Medical issues related to the beginning of life."

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