Break-out Sessions

Break-out Sessions

During the Columbia University Medical School Fair, all attendees are invited to join break-out sessions that focus on admission to health professional schools. The number and type of sessions vary from year to year and have a limited number of spots available.

The MCAT: Getting to Know the Exam

Event Date and Time: Fri., Feb. 19, 1:10 - 2:10 p.m.
Location: Roone Arledge Cinema, Lerner Hall

A representative of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) will conduct an information session on the MCAT, the standardized medical college admissions test.
The representative will discuss content and format, testing policies, resources for studying, scoring, and what to expect on test day. This is an essential introduction to a key part of every medical school application.


Bioethics: For Multiple Mini-Interviews and Beyond

Event Date and Time: Fri., Feb. 19, 2:20 - 3:20 p.m.
Location: Roone Arledge Cinema, Lerner Hall

This panel of core faculty members in the Columbia University Masters of Bioethics Program will provide an overview of key bioethics principles, concepts, and approaches to problems crucial for premedical students.
This presentation can be extremely helpful for students who will be participating in multiple mini-interviews as part of medical school interviews and for those working as medical students and as physicians. Increasingly, health care trainees and providers confront a wide range of dilemmas in making decisions – including when to start or terminate various treatments at the end-of-life, what genetic tests to order for patients, whether to screen embryos for certain mutations or traits, and what to say to parents who don’t want to vaccinate their children.


Osteopathic Medicine and the 2016 AACOMAS Application

Event Date and Time: Fri., Feb. 19, 2:20 - 3:20 p.m.
Location: Satow Room, Lerner Hall

This presentation will provide aspiring physicians the information they need apply to the nations’ 31 osteopathic medical schools and their four branch campuses as well as a demonstration of osteopathic manipulation treatment by Dr. Christopher Kyriakides, D.O.
It will also provide an overall insider’s perspective on the growth rate over the past eight years and current data and trends in the osteopathic profession. Additionally, the 2016 American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOMAS) application will be showcased. Students will be able to ask questions while getting an insider’s presentation on important application areas.

Funding Your Future: Paying for Medical School

Event Date and Time: Fri., Feb. 19, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Roone Arledge Cinema, Lerner Hall

Students are invited to attend a presentation given by a representative from the Association of American Medical Colleges's (AAMC) Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools (FIRST) program.
Attend this workshop to learn about financing options available to pay for medical school, tips to budget and manage your money and maintain a good credit score, and resources available from the AAMC FIRST program and how they can help you.