Charles Drew Blood Drive
Charles Drew Premedical Society is hosting a blood drive this weekend.

This event is co-sponsored by the New York Blood Center & Office of the President, Office of Government and Community Affairs.

This Friday November 14, 2014
Columbia Business School
URIS Hall – Hepburn Lounge
4:00pm – 8:30pm

Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood; yet less than 4% of people who are eligible to donate blood actually do. This weekend, Your blood donation could help an accident victim, someone receiving a organ transplant or a cancer patient battling their disease. So join Charles Drew in making a difference, and start your weekend by saving a life.

**Click here to register to donate at one of the following drives. Walk-ins are also welcomed!

You can view the Facebook event here

Fall Themed Study Break

Join the Charles Drew Pre-Medical Society for a fall-themed study break! This will be a perfect seasonal way to de-stress after midterms. There will be cookie decorating and pumpkin carving. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 23rd
Hamilton 717
Charles Drew Hosts Dean Elizabeth Anstey from Weill Cornell Medical College

This Monday October 20th, the Charles Drew Premedical Society will host Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at Weill Cornell Medical College, Elizabeth Wilson-Anstey to demystify the med school application process and also discuss incredible paid summer opportunities available at Weill Cornell, including the Summer Travelers Research Fellowship Program.  

This is an event you will not want to miss! There will also be snacks.
Monday October 20th
Hamilton 717
Debunking Ebola: Disease, Transmission, & Management
Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Hamilton 717

In light of the recent Ebola outbreak, join Charles Drew Pre-Medical Society and Dr. Jonathan Lai of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in a conversation to increase awareness of the medical, public health, and physiological aspects of the Ebola virus; reduce stigma and provide cultural context of current happenings; address methods of controlling the outbreak; and consider next steps as the global health community moves forward.
Co-sponsored by the African Students Association (ASA) and Columbia International Relations Council and Association (CIRCA).
Charles Drew Breast Cancer Walk Team
For our first major community service initiative of the year, support Charles Drew as we participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday October 19th!Any donations or participation are more than welcome, it’s for a great cause.This is the link to our team on the Making Strides website with all the information you’ll need. It’s super easy to sign up and the encouraged donation/fundraising goal is $25 per person.
Navigating as a Pre-med: How to Succeed
Special Guest Speaker: Niki Cunningham, Advising Dean in the Office of Pre-Professional Advising
This Thursday October 9th at 8:05PM
Location: 717 Hamilton FREE REFRESHMENTS!
While being pre-med is one of the most challenging endeavors that you may take on during your college career, it can also be the most rewarding. At this event, Dean Niki Cunningham will speak about the courses all premeds must take, extracurricular activities on campus available to premeds, and most importantly, what it takes to build a strong application to medical school. This is an event no premed student should miss! Also, you will have the chance to ask her anonymous questions about the med school process!
Insomnia Cookie Study Break
Campos Orgo midterm or Mowshowitz Bio exam got you down? Head over to Hamilton 717 at 9:15 Thursday night for an Insomnia Cookie Study Break with your fellow Pre-Meds! 

Don’t worry poor 7:40 Bio souls we’ll save you some 🙂
Dissecting Pre-Med: The Schedule 
Are you stressed about meeting class requirements? Are you wondering when to take Orgo vs. Mowsh Bio? Or considering how to be major in the Humanities but be a Pre-Med? Are you plowing through SEAS with eyes set on Med School? If you’re dealing with any of these questions or others concerning setting your Pre-Med schedule, let us help you out. This Thursday evening in Hamilton, Charles Drew brings you a panel of your pre-med peers explaining exactly what is expected of you and telling stories of how they’ve done it. See you there. There will be snacks! Hamilton 717 Thursday, September 25th 8 pm

Admissions 101: Meet the Medical School Deans

This Thursday, September 18th

8:05 PM

Lerner Room 555

*Please arrive on time*

Interested in meeting the individuals in charge of medical school admissions?

Charles Drew will be hosting a panel to provide varying perspectives and first-hand knowledge on medical school admissions. Learn what medical schools are specifically looking for, how to strategically plan every step of the way of your pre-medical career, how best to complete medical school applications, and what to emphasize. Students will additionally hear about common pitfalls and how to avoid them.  Deans and representatives from the following medical schools will be present: Mount Sinai, NYU, Albert Einstein, and Hofstra North Shore-LIJ.  There are sure to be lots of great tips, so make sure you don’t miss it!

First General Body Meeting!

3PM Sunday, September 14th Broadway Room, Lerner Hall

Come find out all you need to know about Charles Drew Pre-Medical Society! Would you like to know how to find out information about the medical school application process from deans on admissions committees of medical schools? Or, what classes you should take as a pre-med student at Columbia? How to become a member of our undergraduate mentoring program, high school pipeline program, or mentoring program with Columbia medical students? How to gain wonderful leadership experience and skills to put on your resume? If you are interested in any of the following, come out to our first general body meeting! Free Pizza + Great Info = Opportunity You Cannot Turn Down!!!