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Pre-Medical Organization for Minority Students (POMS) 5th Annual Pre-Professional Health Conference

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University of Pittsburgh
28 October 2011 to 29 October 2011
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The Pre-Professional Health conference is an annual conference held by POMS that allows medical schools from around the nation to interact with pre-health students at the University of Pittsburgh as well as other colleges and universities in western Pennsylvania.  By attending the conference, students will be able to learn about the medical school admissions process and the life of a medical student.  In addition, students will gain awareness of health disparities and healthcare issues facing minority populations. The Pre-Medical Organization for Minority Students is a student run organization whose purpose to provide motivation, aid, and retention for those students from disadvantaged backgrounds to help provide a vehicle for their future careers in the areas of health professions.  POMS works in concert with the University of Pittsburgh's Medical School to prepare students for academic medicine and to promote understanding and development of future goals.   The University of Pittsburgh possesses a large pre-health student body.  In addition, western Pennsylvania is home to over twenty colleges and universities.  By attending our conference, you will be able to reach a large number of students that may not normally have access to this information or networking opportunity.


Tentative Schedule:

Friday, October 28th

6:00 -6:15PM:  Welcome Address

6:15-8:00 PM:  Healthcare Debate 

Saturday, October 29th

9:00 AM-10:00 AM:   Registration and Breakfast

10:00-10:15:   Conference Introduction/ What is POMS
10:15-11:15:   Workshop 1

11:15-12:15:   Workshop 2

12:30-1:30:   Lunch
1:45-2:45:   Workshop 3

3:00- 6:00:   Medical School Fair

3:00-4:00: Tour of Pitt Med/ Pitt dental/ Pitt Public Health

3:00-4:00:  Workshop 4
4:00-5:00:   Tour of Pitt Med/ Pitt dental/ Pitt Public Health * Mock Interviews will be held throughout the day 

Suggested Workshops:
Global Health and Internships; How to Build Your Resume; Personal Statement; Personal Life in College and Medical School; MCAT Success; Alternative Pathways to Medicine/Taking time off; How to Finance Medical School; Suturing; Admissions: Getting into Medical School

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