UC Berkeley Pre-Health Conference 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 7:00 AM (PST)
American Medical Student Association
(UC Berkeley Premedical Chapter)
Exploring Healthcare: Admissions, Careers, and Current Issues
5th Annual UC Berkeley Prehealth Conference, 2012
February 4th, 7:30 AM - 5 PM
Clark Kerr Campus, UC Berkeley
Attire: Business Casual
All attendees receive a FREE AMSA CD-ROM with the Pre-Med Survival Guide, conference guide, speaker bios, and more.
General admissions ticket includes access to all presentations and workshops, breakfast, and lunch.
Admissions: FREE before January 28th, 2012
$5 per person Jan 28th - Feb 4th online
$10 per person at the door
Check-in and breakfast will begin at 7:30 AM with the first keynote at 9 AM.
Register by February 4th online, and your name will be entered in a drawing to win a FREE Kaplan MCAT or GRE Prep Course! You must be present at the time of the drawing to win the course.
Program of Events
9 - 9:55 AM:
Keynote Speaker: Susan Phillips, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UCSD
10 - 10:55 AM:
Keynote Speaker: Upasna Mini Bhatnagar Swift, MD, MPH, Physician Advisor at Alameda County Medical Center and Medical Director for Health Care for the Homless for Alameda County
11 - 11:55 AM:
Primary Care vs. Specialties (Physician Panel)
Alternative Healthcare Careers
The Obesity Epidemic
12 - 1 PM: Lunch Break
12:30 - 2:30 PM: Graduate School and Volunteer Fair
1 - 1:55 PM:
Personal Statement Workshop
An Inside Look at Medical School (Medical Student Panel)
Health Disparities in Asians with CVD
2 - 2:55 PM:
Personal Statement Workshop (repeat)
What is Post-Baccalaureate?
Public Health Student Panel
3 - 3:55 PM:
Financing Medical School
Family Life as a Physician
What To Do On Your Year Off
Environmental Health and CVD
4 - 4:30 PM: Closing Ceremony + MCAT Auction Announcement
When & Where
American Medical Student Association - UC Berkeley Premedical Chapter
The mission of UC Berkeley AMSA Premed Chapter is to provide information, support and leadership development for future physicians-in-training at Cal. As activists, we seek to foster our philosophy of diversity and community service in the premedical student, while providing benefits and service which aid future physicians-in-training as they prepare for a career in medicine.
We are a group of students (mostly pre-meds, but everyone is welcome!) dedicated to giving back to the community, learning about medicine today, and creating a welcoming and supportive community at Cal. Founded a little more than a decade ago in the 90's by UC Berkeley students, it is a affiliated with the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States-- the national American Medical Student Association (AMSA), which is known to have over six decades of medical student activism.
Today, UC Berkeley AMSA is a student-governed, UC Berkeley organization supported by the ASUC and is committed to representing the concerns of future physicians-in-training. With a membership of more than 150 premedical students, UC Berkeley AMSA continues its commitment to providing a support network and resource for pre-medical students interested in health and medicine.