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Posted: April 22

Updated versions of two key publications designed to help students apply to and prepare for medical school, Medical School Admission Requirements for U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools (MSAR) and The Official Guide to Medical School Admissions, are now available.

Posted: April 11

The Prognosis, a forum created by Columbia alumni and designed for future healthcare stakeholders and leaders to share their expertise and opinions about core healthcare issues, is seeking five dedicated writers and one dedicated web designer to join their team.

Posted: March 12

Students interested in applying for housing for the Fall 2014 semester should visit the Housing Application page. For more information about how to apply for University Housing, visit the GS Housing page.

Posted: Feb. 18

Students are advised to read an important message from Associate University Librarian for Collections & Services Damon E. Jaggars regarding library access for the remainder of the Spring 2014 semester.

Event Dates: Spring 2014

Students are invited to attend support groups and workshops addressing a variety of topics during the spring semester.

Next Event: An adaptive study design for dose finding based on both safety and immunologic response for oncology clinical trials
Event Date and Time:
Thurs., April 24, 3:45 - 5 p.m.
Hess Commons, Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 West 168th Street

The Mailman School of Public Health invites students to attend upcoming events regarding biostatics, as part of its Levin Lecture Series.

Event Date and Time: Sat., April 26, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium, New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, 247 East 82nd Street

The Helix Center for Interdisciplinary Investigation invites students to attend Women and Science, a roundtable discussion that will examine the potential reasons for the gender gap in science-related study at the graduate level and beyond.

Next Event: Neural Coding and Perception of Communication Sounds in Songbirds
Speaker: Sarah Woolley, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Columbia University
Event Date and Time: Mon., April 28, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Cowin Center, Teacher's College, 525 West 120th Street

The Department of Biobehavioral Sciences invites students to join them for upcoming seminar events regarding current issues in neuroscience.

Event Date and Time: Mon., April 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, Earl Hall

Students are invited to join three student groups—Gender Equality, Agriculture, and International Service, Circle K, and Engineers Without Borders—for a discussion on the groups international humanitarian work and questions that arise when engaging in humanitarian relief.

Event Dates and Times: Tues., April 29 and Wed., April 30, 12 - 6 p.m.
Location: Online

Students are invited to attend the 2014 ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair, which will provide the opportunity to chat live with dental school admissions representatives, learn about financial aid and the application process, and network with other predental students.

Next Event Dates and Times:
College of Pharmacy: Wed., April 30, 4 p.m.
College of O
steopathic Medicine: Thurs., May 8, 5 p.m.
Location: 230 West 125th Street

Students are invited to attend a spring open house at either the Touro College of Pharmacy or the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Next Event: The Future Role of Public Health in Improving the U.S. Health Status and Resolving Inequality
Event Date and Time: Sun., April 30, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: 8th Floor Auditorium, Allan Rosenfield Building, 722 West 168th Street

The Mailman School of Public Health invites students to attend upcoming events.

Event Date and Time: Wed., April 30, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Choir Room, St. Paul's Chapel

Student leaders from GS Alliance have collaborated with the Office of the University Chaplain to create a forum of discussion and understanding around the particular issues faced by the Trans community.

Event Date and Time: Wed., April 30, 6 - 8 p.m.
Location: Presidential Room, 3rd Floor, Faculty House

The Barnard/Columbia Rape Crisis Anti-Violence Support Center invites stud to attend a screening of "I Believe You: Faiths' Response to Intimate Partner Violence," which will be followed by an interfaith discussion featuring several religious community leaders.

Event Dates and Times: May 2, 2 - 3 p.m.
Location: Medical Services Conference Room, 4th Floor, John Jay Hall

The Student Health Advisory Committee's mission is to serve as a liaison between the Columbia student body and the five units of Columbia Health. Meetings are held once a month and are open to all students. Pre-med students and those interested in medicine, public health, and healthcare administration are encouraged to attend.

Event Date and Time: Sat., May 3, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: 401 Hammer Health Sciences Center, 701 West 168th Street

Students are invited to attend the Student National Dental Association's Ninth Annual Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Symposium, which will feature case presentations by practitioners in the field as well as the opportunity to meet with current students, current residents, and admissions and financial aid representatives.

Event Dates and Times: Sat., May 3, 8 p.m. or Sun., May 4, 3 p.m.
Location: Miller Theatre

Students are invited to attend the Columbia Ballet Collaborative's spring performances, which will feature six original and re-staged works, including a re-staging of "Élégie" from George Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky Suite No. 3.

Reduced-Rate Registration Deadline: Sun., May 4
Event Date and Time: Thurs., June 5 - Sun., June 8
Location: Holiday Inn, 2650 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA

Students are invited to attend the 14th Annual OldPreMeds and OldMeds National Conference, hosted by the National Society of Nontraditional Premedical and Medical Students.

Next Speaker: Jack Saul, Trauma Studies
Event Date and Time: Wed., May 7, 5 - 7 p.m.
Location: The Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, P&S Building, 4th Floor, 630 West 168th Street

Students are invited to attend Narrative Medicine Rounds, which are lectures or readings presented by scholars, clinicians, or writers engaged in work at the interface between narrative and health care.

Event Time and Date: Fri., May 9, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Event Location: Jefferson Medical College, 1015 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Students are invited to attend an information session about Jefferson Medical College's Physician Shortage Area Program.

Application Deadline: Thurs., May 15, 7:30 p.m.

Students pursuing primary care health professions who have been accepted to a degree program for the 2014-2015 academic year are invited to apply for the National Health Service Corps Scholarship, which includes tax-free payment of tuition, required fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a monthly stipend.

Event Date and Time: Fri., May 16, 3 - 4 p.m.
Location: Online

The Association of American Veterinary Colleges invites students to attend a webinar that will provide information about the Veterinary Medical College Application Service.

Enrollment Deadline: Fri., May 16
Training Dates and Times: Sat., May 31 and Sat., June 7, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Language Services Department at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center invites students to enroll in a two-day training program designed to teach basic interpretation skills in the medical setting.

Registration Deadline: Mon., June 2
Event Date and Time: Mon., June 16 - Fri., June 20
Location: Morningside Campus

Students are invited to register for the Summer Institute in Narrative Medicine, an intensive program that will provide small-group training in the fundamentals of narrative approaches to clinical care as well as the opportunity to attend lectures delivered by leaders in the field.

Event Date and Time: Wed., June 18 or Wed., July 16, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Event Location:
Alumni Auditorium, Health Science Education Building, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 395 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, NY

Students are invited to attend an information session at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, where they will receive information about the curriculum and admissions process, and will also have the opportunity to meet current students and take a campus tour.

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