Health Professions Events

This is a list of events and activities that may be of interest to students thinking about a career in a health field. 

Apr. 30, 2018

Pre-med discussion with President Kington. A round-table discussion on a health/medicine-related topic (to be determined) led by Grinnell College's President Kington. All interested students are welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Minority Association of Premedical Students. 7 p.m. in Noyce 1302. 

April 19, 2018

Finding Opportunities, Adventure, and Professional Purpose in a Turbulent WorldRichard Hatzfeld '94 is a senior leader at Ogilvy Public Relations in Washington DC, which provides an array of communications and consulting services to biotech, pharmaceutical and other global health organizations. Prior to joining Ogilvy, Rich's career melded business and health through multiple roles at Sabin Vaccine Institute, APCO Worldwide, the Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership, and as Project Director for Maternal and Child Health at Population Services International in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Hatzfeld is delighted to speak about opportunities in emerging market development and how some of the trends we are seeing in improved access to health and financial services, technology and education - particularly for women and girls - is helping to drive economic transformation in many markets. His visit is sponsored by the Center for Careers, Life, and Service. 4:00 p.m. in Noyce 2022.

Apr. 16, 2018

Accepted Medical Student Panel. A round-table discussion on getting into medical school. Come with your questions or to hear about real experiences with the application and interview process. All pre-medical students are welcome. Sponsored by the Minority Association of Premedical Students. 7 p.m. in Noyce 1302. 

Apr. 12, 2018

Health Inequalities Among Migrant Women in Portugal. Beatriz Padilla will talk about the impacts that the economic crisis and ongoing reforms to the Portuguese National Health are having on reproductive, maternal, and infant health care of immigrant women and their families. It reveals how migrant women's access to health care is aggravated by various socioeconomic factors, among them the increased direct costs of health services, the worsening economic conditions among immigrant families, and the rising cost of public transportation that limits patient mobility; and also by socio-cultural barriers such as limited availability of cultural sensitive services and translation services. . Padilla is Senior Research Fellow and Principal Investigator at CIES-IUL, Instituto Universitario de Lisboa. Her visit is sponsored by the Institute for Global Engagement and the Department of Sociology. 4:15 p.m. in JRC 101. 

Apr. 7, 2018

Meghan O'Connell '01, "Serving the Underserved: Doctoring in Communities that Need it Most." O'Connell is a family medicine physician in a full-spectrum, rural, primary care tribal clinic serving an American Indian/Alaska Native community. She will speak to the challenges of providing culturally competent health care in medically marginalized and underserved communities. O'Connell earned MD and MPH degrees at the University of Washington School of Medicine (2010) in addition to Certificates in Indian Health Pathway and Underserved Pathway. Her visit is cosponsored by the Grinnell Science Project and the Center for Careers, Life, and Service.  2 p.m. in Noyce 2021.

Mar. 5, 2018

Applying to Medical School, with Amy A'Hearn, Assistant Director of Admission at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Join the discussion to find out what is required for medical school, how to strengthen your application, and what you shouldn't do to get into medical school. Everyone interested in medical school is welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Minority Association of Premedical Students. 7 p.m. in Noyce 2021.

Feb. 22, 2018

Mandatory meeting for students intending to apply to medical and other health professional schools in 2018. Planning for a health professions career takes effort and preparedness. For the Grinnell College Health Professions Advisory Committee to assist you in this process  to your best advantage, you must complete a number of tasks long before you begin to apply to schools. We will review the application process and how the HPAC collects information for the committee recommendation letter that many of you will need as part of your application.  Noon or 4 p.m. in Noyce 2021.

Oct. 31, 2017

What to do this summer as a pre-med. Learn about summer programs geared toward pre-med students or students interested in a health career field. Discussion will include application process plus ways in which you can make yourself a competitive applicant. Sponsored by the Minority Association of Premedical Students. 7 p.m. in Noyce 2021.

Oct. 25, 2017

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine is "committed to scholarship and educating future leaders for social justice in medicine and society." A representative will visit Grinnell on October 25; stop by the information session at 4 p.m. in Rosenfield Center 209. Sponsored by the Center for Careers, Life, and Service.

Oct. 24, 2017

SHPEP Information Session for first and second year students. The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on strengthening the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions. Presented by Denise Martinez, MD, University of Iowa.  Sponsored by the Minority Association of Premedical Students. 7 p.m. in Noyce 2021. 

Oct. 22, 2017

Insider View of MD and MD-PhD Career Pathways at NYU.  Timothy Cardozo, MD, New York University School of Medicine. Cardozo's research interests include molecular design, informatics, drug discovery, and vaccine design. He will be presenting his innovative research on HIV vaccine design, plus giving an insider's view on the MD and MD-PhD career pathways at NYU. Sponsored by the Minority Association of Premedical Students. 4 p.m. in Noyce 2021. 

Oct. 3, 2017

Dr. Peter Daniolos will talk about his work as a child psychiatrist and pursuing a career in medicine. Sponsored by the Minority Association of Premedical Students.  7 p.m. in Noyce Science Center, Room 2021.

Sept. 5, 2017

MAPS meeting. The Minority Association of Premedical Students (MAPS) will be discussing plans and upcoming events. The goals of MAPS are to support all Grinnell College students who are interested in pursuing a healthcare career, provide hands-on healthcare opportunities, strengthen the pre-med community at Grinnell College, and support underprivileged and underserved communities through service work. Sponsored by the Minority Association of Premedical Students.  7 p.m. in Noyce 2021.

Aug. 31, 2017

First-Year Pre-Health Student Meeting. The HPAC encourages new students to attend this presentation to learn about course requirements for medical schools and the functions of the committee. Presented by HPAC co-chairs. Identical meetings at noon and 4 p.m. in Science 2021; choose one to attend. 

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