Posted by: westmontamsa | November 5, 2012

“Can Snoring Lead to Stroke?” | Dr. Konecny (’03)

 

Awesome Pre-Health Club members!

 

Here’s a great opportunity to hear from Dr. Konecny, a Westmont alumnus!
He will be talking about applying to medical school and some of his research, and as you can see from his short biography, he has been very successful in his early career in medicine.

 

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity! Invite your friends :)
Monday, Nov. 5th | Winter 206 @ 4:15

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Posted by: westmontamsa | September 15, 2012

Recap | 09-12-12

First of all, we would like to thank all of you for coming on Wednesday night! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. Here’s a quick recap of our meeting and some things to remember:
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  • Where: UC Davis
  • When: October 6-7th (Leave Friday afternoon/evening, Return Sunday night)
  • Who: YOU! Anyone interested in Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, PA, Podiatry, or Chiropractic.
  • How: The cost of the trip will be $30. You can pay in cash (to Alyssa Davis – Emerson 312 – no later than Wednesday) or check (made out to Mitchell Coleman).

Recap:

  • Focus on being a Christ-centered club, especially through Street Health Outreach (SHO) — Look for this new ministry at the Community Picnic on Sept. 20th!
  • We, as officers, friends, mentors, etc., hope to be a resource as you pursue your pre-health career, so feel free to contact any and all of us with questions, comments, concerns, or if you want to hang out and get a blender’s or coffee!
  • If you were not able to go to the conference don’t worry, we go every year and there will be plenty more opportunities.
  • We are planning on having many fun events and field trips as a club that you can participate in, specifically our trip to tour UCLA’s medical school.

Can’t wait to see all of you at the Community Picnic! Good luck with those first tests coming up, and don’t worry, those science classes are so worth it!

Blessings!

Fun Fact: Over a four year period (2007-2010), 62 out of 68 Westmont Pre-Med students were accepted into at least one medical school program, corresponding to a 91% success rate. Check out this site for more information about being a Pre-Health student at Westmont: http://www.westmont.edu/_academics/pages/departments/chemistry/Pages/Health/index.html

Posted by: westmontamsa | September 10, 2012

1st Pre-Health Club Meeting | Fall 2012

The Pre-Health Club is having its first meeting this week on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 7:00 in Adams 216! This meeting is pertinent if you want to get a spot on the annual UC Davis AMSA conference, and it will also act as a brief introductory meeting for the club as well.

This year, the conference is October 6-7th, which is the Saturday and Sunday of 4-day. We will be leaving Friday afternoon/night and returning to campus on Sunday. This event is held at UC Davis and includes speakers, students, and faculty from various healthcare fields across the U.S. and the globe. For more information, go to http://www.amsaarcucd.org and come to the meeting!

See you all there!

[Correction: The meeting will take place in ADAMS 217]

Posted by: westmontamsa | September 2, 2012

Pre-Health Club Officers 2012-2013

President – Mitchell Coleman
Vice President - Stephen Avila
Secretary - Samantha Gardner
Treasurer – Alyssa Davis
Public Relations Director – Myvy Ngo
Logistics Coordinator - Sarah Bryan

Posted by: westmontamsa | November 5, 2011

Get the Inside Scoop!

Enjoy eating liquid nitrogen ice cream, while learning how to get involved with research, clinical, and volunteer experience.

When: Wednesday, November 9th @ 7:30 PM

Where: Adams 216

Hope to see you there!!

Posted by: westmontamsa | October 21, 2011

Welcome!

Hello everyone!

I just want to take this time to welcome you to this year’s Pre-Health Club. We have a team of wonderful officers, and if at any point you have any questions regarding this club, please do not hesitate to ask any of us!:

Dayna Chang (President): dchang@westmont.edu
Amanda Burks (Vice President): aburks@westmont.edu
Samantha Gardner (Secretary): sgardner@westmont.edu
Stephen Avila (Treasurer): savila@westmont.edu
Mitchell Coleman (Logistics Director): micoleman@westmont.edu
Sarah Bryan (Recruitment Director): sbryan@westmont.edu

Posted by: westmontamsa | April 17, 2011

Reminder: 2011-2012 Pre Health Officer Applications

Reminder: Pre health officer applications are due tonight. For an application email Joshua (jmacfawn@westmont.edu)

Posted by: westmontamsa | April 10, 2011

2011-2012 Pre Health Officer Application

It’s that time…almost the end of the year!! In preparation for the close of this year the current Pre-Health Officer Team would like to extend the invitation to all of you to apply for an officer position next year. The positions include: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Logistics Director. The officer team each year has the unique opportunity of setting the agenda for the pre-health club and working towards aiding all pre-health members in their pursuit of becoming a medical professional.

If you are interested in applying please fill out this short application and send it back to Joshua Mac Fawn as a PDF no later than April 17, 2011. The attached form is saved as an editable PDF form and should be simple to fill out. Just open the document, fill in your answers, save, and send it back to me.

Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email us. Best of luck to all of you; we look forward to reading your application!

Posted by: westmontamsa | February 23, 2011

UPDATE: 02/23/2011

If you missed the meeting tonight here is a recap:

  • Dr. Brett Wilson, II from Cottage Hospital talked about the road to becoming a doctor. Great resource if you ever want to ask more questions about medical school.
  • Interested in applying to be a scribe? Visit the Emergency Medicine Scribe Systems website for more information and to apply.
  • We will be going down to UCLA Medical School for a “Day in the life of a med student.” This will be a one day event. Details are as follows:
    • Date: March 4th
    • Time: Leave campus after chapel (11:30 am) & return to campus around 8:00 p.m.
    • Event: Personal tour around UCLA medical school and then dinner afterwards
    • Cost: TBD. Once we have confirmed how many people we will have a better understanding of this; it will be the thing where all of us pitch in for gas ($5-$10) + Dinner in Los Angeles (On your own)
    • If you have a car that you would be willing to use (we need them please!), email me; you will be reimbursed for gas
    • Sign Up: Email Joshua Mac Fawn if you are interested in going so that we can get you on the list. Deadline February 28th by midnight
Posted by: westmontamsa | February 10, 2011

Diversity Increasing in Medical School

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in October of last year published data that points to an increasing number of minorities enrolled in US Medical Colleges. This is great! In a country marked by increasing diversity, it is essential that healt-related training programs prepare a group of students that is consistent with the population of this country. A profession dominated by white, men is outmoded and inconsistent with America’s landscape. If we are to effectively treat patients who come from a variety of backgrounds–Latino, African America, Chinese, etc–then we must also be training a workforce proportional to this trend.

This begs the question, as aspiring healthcare professionals getting ready to serve patients from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, how do we best serve them even if at face value they seem “different?” This is where I believe cultural awareness and competency should be integrated into medical school curriculum more than what it is today. A framework needs to be established that prepares future health care professionals for cultural differences that are bound to come up in the everyday office visit or surgery consult. A great resource to learn more about improving the incorporation of cultural awareness into medical school programs can be found here: http://worldhealth.wikia.com/wiki/Cultural_Competency

As a pre-med student, and as you begin looking at various medical schools across the country, it is imperative that you consider schools who take seriously the issue of cultural competency. To be an effective doctor or nurse or dentist it is essential that you learn what it means to be culturally aware in this dynamically evolving country–and the world for that matter. If you know of any medical schools leading the way in this movement please feel free to post here.

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