2013-2014 Academic Year Events

Upcoming Events - Spring 2014

Western New England University College of Pharmacy

Wed., 2/26/14 @ 7:00 p.m. Kendade 305
Bonnie Mannix, Assistant Director of Pharmacy Admissions will give an overview about WNEU College of Pharmacy.  Pharmacy is more than just dispensing medication; it is about communication, caring, therapeutic knowledge, and the ability to put all these pieces together to impact patient care.

Dartmouth Medical School

Fri. 2/28/14 @ 12:15 p.m.  Kendade 305
Andrew Welch, Director of Admissions for the M.D. program will present an overview of the Geisel School of Medicine, talk about what medical schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process. LUNCH PROVIDED.

The Professional Interview

Wed. 3/5/14 @ 7:00 p.m. - Cleveland L1
Presenter:  Co-hosted by the Office of Pre-Health Programs and the Career Development Center
Pamela B. Matheson, Ph.D., Associate Director of Pre-Health Advising, Dr. David Gardner and staff from the Career Development will present a variety of topics you'll need to know about as you prepare for internships, interviews, and independence. There may be things you can change right now that will make a difference in how you will be viewed later when the job, the school, or the career is on the line.

NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

David C. Oroza, M.S., Assistant Director of Admissions from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine will provide an overview of Osteopathic Medicine and discuss the application process. LUNCH PROVIDED

Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care

Mon. 3/10/14 @ 7:00 p.m. - Kendade 305
Dr. Kristen Goodell, Director of Innovation in Medical Education at Harvard Medical School will discuss work-life balance, women in academic medicine and lesser known medical career paths (education, administration, leadership, innovation, etc.).

Annie Health, Midwifery & Associates Adames

Wed. 3/12/14 @ 7:00 p.m. - Kendade 305
From 7 to 8 p.m. Annie Heath, a certified nurse-midwife who has spent 20 years working with Hispanic communities nationally and internationally will visit MHC to talk about her path through Peace Corps to nursing/midwifery. 
From 8 to 9 p.m.  Annie will discuss her role with Association ADAMES, a non-profit organization helping women in the Dominican Republic to reduce complications while giving birth.  There is a new education component which may be of interest to students who are considering teaching or special education as a career.

Providing Patient Care, A Professional Panel Featuring Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Doctor of Chiropractice Medicine and Acupuncturist

Wed. 3/26/14 @ 7:00 p.m. – Smith College
Meet four local healthcare professionals to learn about careers in patient care. They will talk about their paths, their work and offer advice about what you need to consider in pursuing a degree in these fields.

Tufts Veterinary School

Wed. 4/2/14 @ 7:00 p.m. @ MHC Kendade 305 with Smith College
Ford Barnett, Admissions Counselor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine will present an overview of the school,talk about what veterinary schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process.

Why Do Doctors Need Statistics?

Wed., 4/16/14 @ 7:00 p.m. - Kendade 305
Nicholas Horton, a Professor of Statistics at Amherst College with a ScD in Biostatistics from Harvard School of Public Health will talk with us about how statistics are used on a daily basis for health care providers.  Yes, you’ll need statistics to get into most health-related professional schools and to do well on the MCAT but will you ever have to use them again?  Find out why!

Selected Past Events

Yale School of Nursing

Thurs. 2/6/14 @ 7:00 p.m. - Kendade 305
Melissa Pucci, Director of Admissions at Yale School of Nursing will host an informational session giving an overview of their program, examples of employment opportunities and advice on the application process.

Albany School of Public Health

Wed. 1/22/14 @ 6:30 p.m. Kendade 305
Caitlin Reid, MS – Assistant Dean of Student Affairs @ the Albany School of Public Health will host an informational session giving an overview of their program, examples of employment opportunities and advice on the application process.

MCAT Jeopardy

Sat. 1/25/14 @ 2p.m. – Shattuck 216
Join in the fun to test your knowledge with MCAT-related questions and a chance to win prizes.  Kaplan and the Pre-Health office are teaming up for the 1st annual MCAT Jeopardy.

Tuesday, 12/10/13 @ 6:00 p.m. - Kendade 305
APPLICANT CHAT – BRAINSTORMING IDEAS FOR PERSONAL STATEMENTS PIZZA & BEVERAGES SERVED
Students who intend on entering the application cycle in the coming Spring are strongly urged to attend this pizza party.  If you plan on applying to any professional program in the health professions, including medical, veterinary, dental, nursing, public health, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, pharmacy, genetic counseling, and physician assistant programs this is a chance to participate in an informal discussion and understand an
important first step in developing your personal statement.T

Thursday, 12/5/13 – Clapp 127 @ 12:15 p.m. UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED A MASSACHUSETTS HIGH SCHOOL
Mr. Robert Layne, Director of Outreach Programs at UMass Medical School will present an overview of their Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) May 25th to June 20th. This is a tuition-free, four-week, residential program for current  undergraduate sophomores and juniors interested in entering careers in the biomedical research, biotechnology and the health professions (BBHP). Sessions include the professional school application process with emphasis on medical school admissions and financing for professional schools so that participants may improve their qualifications and competitive standing for professional, graduate and/or medical school.  Seminars on health disparities and cultural contemporary health issues are also provided. 

Saturday, 11/2/13

KAPLAN PRACTICE TESTS

  • MCAT at 10:00 a.m. – Cleveland L3
  • GRE at 11:00 a.m. – Kendade 30

Get Started on Smarter Practice.
For those of you who are considering graduate school, Kaplan is offering free practice tests at MHC, as well as various live online options. Experience the exam under proctored conditions, receive a detailed score analysis, and learn exclusive strategies to improve your score.

MCAT & GRE are both computer based tests. You will need to bring your own laptop and power cord)

Thursday, 11/7/13
7:00 p.m. in Cleveland L1
WRITING THE PERSONAL STATEMENT

The essay you create to accompany your primary application to health professions school has a high standard to meet: Tell the reader, typically in 5300 characters or less, why they should choose you from among six thousand other applicants!  Where do I start?  What should I say? What shouldn’t I say? Come learn the ins and outs of writing good application statements.

Thursday, 11/14/13
6:00 p.m. in Kendade 305
STUDY ABROAD FOR PRE-HEALTH STUDENTS – MHC McCulloch Center
Presenters: Joanne Picard, Dean of International Studies and Kirk Lange, Director International Experiential Learning

Many pre-health students worry that learning abroad is difficult to incorporate in their busy academic schedules.  This session will demonstrate how term time study abroad as well as international internships and research in the summer are not only possible, but do much to enrich the MHC curriculum and competitiveness for many health careers.  Please join us for this informative and interactive conversation.

Thursday, 10/17/13
7:00 p.m. in Cleveland L1
DUKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Brenda E. Armstrong, MD, Associate Dean, Medical Education and Director of Admissions is a pediatrician and pediatric cardiologist. She will present an overview of Duke, talk about what medical schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process.

Saturday, 10/19/13
10:00 a.m. in Cleveland L1
FRIENDS & FAMILY WEEKEND: MYTHS AND REALITIES OF HEALTH-RELATED PROFESSIONS
Presenter: Pamela B. Matheson, Ph.D. – Pre-Health Advisor

Perhaps you’ve wondered about a career in health care or even given serious thought to becoming a doctor/dentist/nurse practitioner or therapist. If so, this is the presentation for you.  Dr. Pamela Matheson, from the Office of Pre-Health Programs will present information about pre-health careers, strategies for success and support services offered at MHC.  Students, families and friends are welcome to join in as we discuss the ever changing face of health care and the process of preparing for professional school.

Thursday, 10/24/13
7:00 p.m.
SIMMONS SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES
Presenter: Carmen Fortin, Assistant Dean & Director of Admission

Interested in Nursing? Physical Therapy? Nutrition? Post-bac programs? Find out more about Simmons College – School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Meet Carmin Fortin, Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions from Simmons College’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Thursday, 10/10/13
7:00 p.m. in Kendade 305
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Presenter: Catherine Hamilton

MGH Institute of Health Professions is an innovative graduate school with entry-level programs in Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Communication Sciences and Disorders. It was founded by the world-renowned Massachusetts General Hospital and operates within the Partners HealthCare network of hospitals, clinics and community centers. The MGH Institute serves the unmet needs of underrepresented groups and prepares the next generation of health care leaders.

Monday, 9/30/13  6:00 p.m. in Cleveland L1
MOUNT HOLYOKE &  SMITH COLLEGES – PANEL DISCUSSION
Medical, Osteopathic, & Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant

Meet four local healthcare professionals (DO, MD, NPT, & PA) to learn about careers in patient care. They will talk about their paths, their work and offer advice about what you need to consider in pursuing a degree as a physician, physicians assistant or nurse practitioner.

Our panelists include:

  • Jonathan Bayuk (DO), is a board certified allergist, clinical immunologist and internist who serves as the Director of the Allergy and Immunology Curriculum at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine.
  • Karen Engell(RNC MS WHNP) has been Director of College Health Services at MHC since 1977. Her certification is in women’s health. She has worked inpatient Newborn ICU, taught undergraduate nursing and managed programs in public health, internal medicine, substance abuse, family planning and pediatrics.
  • Audrey Guhn’82 (MD) specializes in internal medicine and pediatrics and is the Medical Director of the Brightwood Neighborhood Clinic, part of the Baystate Health System in Springfield; and
  • Jenn Hixon (DHSc, PA-C) is the Director of the Physician Assistant Program at Baypath College and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

Wednesday, 9/18/13
7:00 p.m. Cleveland L1
STANFORD SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Presenter:  Greg Vaughn  

Mr. Vaughn, Assistant Director of MD Admissions at Stanford University School of Medicine, will talk about what medical schools look for in successful applicants and will discuss the admission review process.

Wednesday, 4/24/13
Cleveland L1 at 7:00 p.m.
REDEFINING SURGERY

Mitchell A. Cahan, M.D., F.A.C.S. Associate Professor of Surgery at the University Of Massachusetts Medical School, will screen a film/DVD called Redefining Surgery. This DVD was produced by the American College of Surgeons and is designed to promote surgery as a career to students interested in medicine. After the film, Dr. Cahan will present a brief overview and answer any questions that students might have about surgery.

Wednesday, 4/17/13
Career Development Center at 6:00 p.m.
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY LANGONE MEDICAL CENTER

Dr. Joel Oppenheim, MD is Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and Director of the Sackler Institute for Graduate Biomedical Sciences Graduate Education. He will present an overview of the Sackler MD/Ph.D. program and NYU's Summer Undergraduate Research Program. He will also share information about MD, Ph.D and MD/PhD application strategies.

Wednesday, 4/3/13
Kendade 203 at 7:00 p.m.
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE

Larry Dunham, Director of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of General Dentistry from BU School of Dental Medicine will host an informational session giving an overview of their program, and advice on the application process.

Wednesday, 3/27/13
Kendade 203 at 6:30 p.m. (time changed from it's original schedule of 7:00pm)
YALE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Melanie Elliot, Graduate Student Affairs Coordinator, from Yale School of Public Health will host an informational session giving an overview of their program, examples of employment opportunities and advice on the application process.

After the presentation at 8:30 p.m. in Kendade 203
OPERATION SMILE

Banna Hussain '16 Will present a general information session for Operation Smile, a possible new fundraising organization on campus that will help children with facial deformities.

Wednesday, 3/13/13
Kendade 203 at 7:00 p.m.
YALE SCHOOL OF NURSING

Monday, 3/11/13
Cleveland L1 at 7:00 p.m.
APPLYING TO MEDICAL (AND OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONS) SCHOOLS

Students entering the current application cycle as well as students from all classes are strongly urged to attend this workshop. The purpose is to assist you through the application process for applying to any postgraduate program in the health professions, including medical, veterinary, dental, nursing, public health, physical therapy, pharmacy, genetic counseling, and physician assistant programs and ensure that your application materials are of high quality and completed in a timely manner. You can obtain a pre-application packet from your pre-health advisor or by stopping by Dr. Gardner’s office – Clapp 125.  DEADLINE to return completed pre-application is MARCH 29, 2013

Wednesday, 3/6/13
Kendade 203 at 7:00 p.m.
NEW YORK COLLEGE OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE

Lili Young, Assistant Director for Admissions for the school of Podiatric Medicine will host an informational session giving an overview of their program, and advice on the application process. Surgery, pediatrics, sports medicine, biomechanics, and trauma……Podiatrists do it all.

Friday, 3/1/13
Clapp 127 at 12:15 p.m.
UMASS SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Mr. Robert Layne, Director of Outreach Programs at UMass Medical School will present an overview of their Summer Enrichment Program (SEP). This is a tuition-free, four-week, residential program for current undergraduate sophomores and juniors interested in entering careers in the biomedical research, biotechnology and the health professions (BBHP). Sessions include the professional school application process with emphasis on medical school admissions and financing for professional schools so that participants may improve their qualifications and competitive standing for professional, graduate and/or medical school. Seminars on health disparities and cultural contemporary health issues are also provided.

Wednesday, 2/27/13
Kendade 203 at 7:00 p.m.
UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT PA & NUTRITION

Ariana Balayan, M.Ed., Admissions Counselor will give an overview of the University of Bridgeport’s Health Sciences Graduate programs featuring physician assistant and nutrition providing information on careers and the application process.

Thursday, 2/7/13
Kendade 203 at 7:00 p.m.
DARTMOUTH INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH POLICY

If you're interested in health care challenges and you're considering leadership positions in health care management or measurement, come learn about The Dartmouth Institute's 1-year programs.  The MPH and MS programs will give you a strong foundation in epidemiology, health decision making, health economics, and biostatistics. The Dartmouth Institute is recognized as one of the leading research institutes for health care delivery in the country.

Wednesday, 1/30/13
Kendade 203 at 7 p.m.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – CENTER FOR PATIENT PARTNERSHIPS

Rachel Grob, Director, National Initiatives, at the Center for Patient Partnerships will host an informational session describing the health/patient advocacy program.  The growth of advocacy education and an emerging federal commitment to patient protection highlight growing recognition of an essential role for health advocates.

Wednesday, 1/23/13
Cleveland L1 at 7:00 p.m.
EXPLORING CAREERS IN MEDICINE

Thinking about a career in medicine and the health professions? Exploring your options? Wondering if it's right for you? Wondering how to make it happen? This workshop is for first-year and sophomore students (and others still making up their minds). Presenter: Pam Matheson.

Friday, 12/7/12
Cassani Room – Shattuck 102 at 12 Noon (Pizza Lunch)
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Karen Lawton, Director of Admissions will present an overview of UMASS Medical School, talk about what medical schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process.

Thursday, 12/6/12
Cleveland L3 at 7:00 p.m.
MCAT Sample Class

Preview a Kaplan MCAT class for free. Attend this free class and learn valuable strategies and methods to raise your MCAT score. An expert MCAT teacher will provide information on the structure and scoring of the exam, strategies you can use on tough question types, and an overview of Kaplan's MCAT course and materials. MHC MCAT class is starting on 2/14. There is still time to sign up. MHC students receive a $500 discount on the MCAT course!

Thursday, 11/29/12
Kendade 107 at 7:00 p.m.
Susan L. Gorman, President & CEO of the NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL OF ACUPUNCTURE

President Gorman will present an overview of the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA).  This school provides comprehensive training in acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, grounded in biomedicine for 21st century healthcare providers.  NESA is committed to expanding discovery of acupuncture that benefits patients, and to training acupuncturists who can contribute to patient care in Integrative Medicine setting.

Thursday, 11/15/12
Kendade 305 at 7:00 p.m.
ANNIE HEATH, MIDWIFERY & PROYECTO ADAMES

From 7 to 8 p.m. Annie Heath, a certified nurse-midwife who has spent 20 years working with Hispanic communities nationally and internationally will visit MHC to talk about her path through Peace Corps to nursing/midwifery. 
From 8 to 9 p.m.  Annie will discuss her role with Proyecto ADAMES, a non-profit organization helping women in the Dominican Republic to reduce complications while giving birth.  There is a new education component which may be of interest to students who are considering teaching or special education as a career.

Monday, 11/12/12
Cleveland L1 at 7:00 p.m.
PROFESSIONALISM WORKSHOP

David M. Gardner, Ph.D., Dean of Pre-Medical Programs and Pamela B. Matheson, Ph.D., Associate Director of Pre-Health Advising will present a variety of topics you'll need to know about as you prepare for internships, interviews, and independence. There may be things you can change right now that will make a difference in how you will be viewed later when the job, the school, or the career are on the line.

Thursday, 10/25/12
Kendade 305 at 6:00 p.m.
CAREERS IN HEALTHCARE FOR NON-SCIENCE MAJORS: A GROWTH INDUSTRY IN NEED OF PEOPLE WHO CAN THINK

Nadene Bradburn '94 of Blackwell Associates will talk about different paths to health-related careers. As an English major at Mount Holyoke College she never thought she would end up working with hospitals and physicians to improve healthcare. Her presentation will focus on opportunities within healthcare for students with non-science majors. Get excited about a career that can make a difference!

Thursday, 10/25/12
Kendade 305 at 7:00 p.m.
A SELLER'S MARKET? PREPARING FOR PRACTICE IN THE CHANGING HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT

Nadene will share with us how physicians, nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers are achieving their career goals in an ever changing environment. With a thorough understanding of today's landscape, you'll learn more about trends and what to be aware of as you shape your practice goals.

Wednesday, 10/24/12
Kendade 303 at 7:00 p.m.
Emily Follo '12 Fellowship Experience with PROJECT HORSESHOE FARM

Emily will present an overview of her experience with Project Horseshoe Farm. This one-year fellowship in rural Alabama provides social support to vulnerable community members, operates a housing program for elderly women with mental illness, and manages an after school program for 5th-7th graders. Pizza and beverages will be served.

Wednesday, 9/26/12
Kendade Atrium and Cleveland L1 at 6:30 p.m.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE

Thinking about medical school? Explore the DO Difference - Information session with admission officers of eight Osteopathic medical school schools.

SELECTED Completed Events for the 2011-2012 Academic Year

Thursday, 9/13/12
Cleveland L1 at 7:00 p.m.
EXPLORING CAREERS IN MEDICINE

Thinking about a career in medicine and the health professions? Exploring your options? Wondering if it's right for you? Wondering how to make it happen? This workshop is for first-year and sophomore students (and others still making up their minds). Presenter: David Gardner and Pam Matheson.

Wednesday, 9/12/12
Cleveland L1 at 7:00 p.m.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

MHC will host a presentation by Gregory Vaughn, Assistant Director of MD Admissions at Stanford University School of Medicine. Mr. Vaughn will talk about what medical schools look for in successful applicants and will discuss the admission review process.

Wednesday, 4/11/12
Cleveland L1 at 7:00 p.m.
ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP

The essay you create to accompany your primary application to health professions school has a high standard to meet: Tell the reader, typically in 5300 characters or less, why they should choose you from among six thousand other applicants!  Where do I start?  What should I say? What shouldn't I say? Come learn the ins and outs of writing good application statements.  Bring your draft essay and a pencil.  Presenter:  Dr. David M. Gardner

Thursday, 4/5/12
Cleveland L1 at 7:00 p.m.
BRENDA E. ARMSTRONG, MD, Associate Dean, Medical Education and Director of Admissions at DUKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Dr. Armstrong, a pediatrician and pediatric cardiologist, will present an overview of Duke, talk about what medical schools look for in successful applicants, and discuss the admission review process.

Thursday, 3/29/12
Kendade 203 at 7:00 p.m.
WALTER WOLF, DPM

Dr. Walter Wolf will present an overview of Podiatric medicine discussing his practice in South Hadley and what is involved in becoming a Podiatrist. Surgery, pediatrics, sports medicine, biomechanics, and trauma……Podiatrists do it all. He will explain the importance and the possible implications of not caring for feet.  

Monday, 3/26/12
Cleveland L1 at 7:00 p.m.
APPLYING TO MEDICAL (AND OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONS) SCHOOLS
Presenter: Dr. David M. Gardner

Students entering the current application cycle as well as students from all class years are strongly urged to attend this workshop. The purpose is to assist you through the application process for applying to any postgraduate program in the health professions, including medical, veterinary, dental, nursing, public health, physical therapy, pharmacy, genetic counseling, and physician assistant programs and ensure that your application materials are of high quality and completed in a timely manner. You can obtain a pre-application packet from your pre-health advisor or by stopping by the Pre-Health Office – Clapp 125.

DEADLINE to return completed pre-application is MARCH 30, 2012.            

Thursday, 2/16/12
Cleveland L1 at 7:00 p.m.
EXPLORING CAREERS IN MEDICINE

Offered again for students who were unable to attend on 9/8/11, 11/2/11, or Spring term admits. Thinking about a career in medicine or the health professions? Exploring your options? Wondering if it's right for you? Wondering how to make it happen? This workshop is for first-year and sophomore students (and others still making up their minds). Presenter: Dr. Pamela Matheson

Thursday, 2/9/12
Kendade 303 at 7:00 p.m.
DARTMOUTH INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH POLICY

If you're interested in health care challenges and you're considering leadership positions in health care management or measurement, come learn about The Dartmouth Institute's 1-year programs. The MPH and MS programs will give you a strong foundation in epidemiology, health decision making, health economics, and biostatistics. The Dartmouth Institute is recognized as one of the leading research institutes for health care delivery in the country.

Thursday, 2/2/12
Cleveland L1 at 7:00 p.m.
MCAT Sample Class

Preview a Kaplan MCAT class for free. Attend this free class and learn valuable strategies and methods to raise your MCAT score. An expert MCAT teacher will provide information on the structure and scoring of the exam, strategies you can use on tough question types, and an overview of Kaplan's MCAT course and materials. MHC MCAT class is starting on 2/21. There is still time to sign up.

Thursday, 11/17/11
Kendade 107 at 7:00 p.m.
TUFTS VETERINARY SCHOOL

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University will host an informational session.  They will give an overview of veterinary school education, the curriculum, and advice on the application process.  For moreinformation please visit their web site.

Wednesday, 10/26/11
Kendade 203 at 4:30 p.m.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Admissions recruiter, William Houder will host an informational session about USF College of Medicine and Lehigh Valley Health Network's SELECT MD program.  This new program trains a cohort of medical students that will be on a professional trajectory to become the next generation of healthcare leaders.  The SELECT program emphasizes leadership training, patient-centered health care, health policy, health care quality and safety, and interprofessional team-based care.   For more information please visit their web site.

Wednesday, 10/26 /11
Kendade 107 at 7:00 p.m.
NATIONAL COLLEGE OF NATURAL MEDICINE (NCNM)

Will host an informational session.  Rigo Nunez, Director of Admissions will be giving an overview of natural medicine education, the curricula features of NCNM, and advice on the medical school application process.  All students interested in medical school are encouraged to attend.  For more information please visit their website.

Saturday, 10/22/11
Cleveland L-1 at 1:15 p.m.
MYTHS AND REALITIES OF MEDICAL SCHOOL

Faculty and alumnae representatives from the field of medicine will discuss realities and trends in preparing to apply for these competitive programs.  The Office of Pre-Health Programs will present information about programs and services offered at MHC.  Presenter:  David M. Gardner, Ph.D., Dean of Pre-Health Programs

Wednesday, 10/19/11
Cleveland L-1 at 7:00 p.m.
ANNIE HEATH, NURSE-MIDWIFE

Will visit MHC to talk about Careers in Women's Health and International Nursing in the Dominican Republic. Annemarie Heath is a certified nurse-midwife who has spent almost 20 years working with Hispanic communities in nationally and internationally. .  For more information please visit her website.

Friday, 10/14/11
Cleveland L-2 at 7:00 p.m.
MEDICAL SCHOOL ADMISSIONS DISCUSSION PANEL

The Consortium of Women's Colleges and Medical Schools invites you to attend a medical school admissions discussion panel featuring University of Rochester School of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Yale University School of Medicine.

Premedical Association Soldier's Home Holiday Party

The Mount Holyoke College Premedical Association hosted a holiday party for approximately 60 resident veterans at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, Massachusetts the evening of Monday, December 6, 2010. Planning began in September and with the dedicated board members and members of the club a final plan was hatched which included serving refreshments, making fleece scarves for gifts, and leading a sing-a-long of Christmas carols.  Donations were received from Friendly's Ice Cream, BigY, and the MHC Office of Pre-Health Programs.  In attendance:  Caitlin Conover '11, President; board members, Emily Eshleman'13, Leah Huiting '13, Sarah Kermelewicz '12, Helen Oh '11, Rebekah Wieland '12, club members:  Jackie Cheng '12, Clara McComb '11, Juliana Neumann '12, and club advisor Jackie Collette.  We were also very fortunate to have in attendance members of the ROTC Cadets from UMASS Amherst, invited by our very own Clara McComb (who is a cadet).  When we arrived, the veterans were already assembled in the recreation room eagerly anticipating the evening.  We immediately got busy serving refreshments, sitting at various tables chatting, distributing gifts, and being challenged to a game of pool.  The evening ended (we wanted it to go on for a few more hours) with a sing-a-long of favorite holiday tunes.  We all learned valuable lessons of what it means to give one's time and energy to such a deserving population and reap the many benefits of their warmly expressed joy; we plan to host another event in the spring.