At Einstein, there are myriad clubs and interest groups that reflect the professional, educational and social endeavors of the Einstein student body. These clubs and groups offer opportunities to get involved in Einstein’s local Bronx community, take part in the local, regional and national activities of professional organizations, gain insights into specific medical disciplines, engage with fellow students and other members of the Einstein community around like interests and simply to have fun. What’s more, if you have an idea for a club or interest group that you think will be of interest to other students, we encourage you to contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The office of student activities can help you get started in organizing your club or group.
Adolescent Medicine is a dynamic field that provides windows into many fields of medicine at a critical juncture in patients' lives. Although Einstein has a Pediatric Interest Group and an Internal Medicine Interest Group, we feel that the school would benefit greatly from events and opportunities related to this unique field of medicine. We would seek to bring in adolescent medicine specialists to speak about their field and pressing issues regarding adolescent health in today's world. In addition, we would like to provide shadowing options for students to get first-hand experience with the field.Contact : Sarah Nattel
Our mission is to help diverse medical students and residents become aware of academic medicine as a career option and to provide them with the resources to further explore and potentially embark on an academic medicine career.
As the Albert Einstein College of Medicine student section, we strive to connect our fellow students to resources and mentors in the Einstein community so that they become acquainted with academic medicine as a career choice. Through these efforts, students will be better prepared to launch their careers in academic medicine during their time here.Contact : Rebecca Sharma
BODY Garden Club
To educate members about the abundance of opportunities in the field of entrepreneurship, especially as they relate to biotechnology. Additionally, the club will host events intended to build business and other skills as it may relate to innovation and entrepreneurship.
For Here and For Haiti hopes to empower medical and graduate students to reinforce, challenge, and redefine ideas about the forces that drive health disparities. To accomplish this, we hope to attract and grow a consistent membership that will attend monthly meetings, at which articles on topics in global health and social justice will be discussed in a journal club format. Over the course of these meetings, we hope to establish a core, consistent membership in order to promote a comfortable environment where people are able to share, speak, and debate sensitive ideas with familiar faces. We also hope to channel the desires of many members to give back to the global community through bake sales as well as an annual multicultural potluck fundraiser, proceeds from which will help combat malnutrition in Haiti as well as in the Bronx.* Because several existing Einstein organizations, such as the Global Health Club and AMA, may have members and leaders who are interested in similar topics, we hope to co-sponsor journal clubs and discussions with these organizations (see 2014-15 Club Events). Finally, we hope to exchange ideas with and garner support from like-minded communities across the U.S. through our affiliation with Partners in Health Engage, a new movement that strives to promote grassroots awareness about important global health issues.
*Proceeds will support the work of Partners in Health in Haiti and the NYC Food Bank.Contact : Daniel Pique
The medical field is becoming increasingly difficult for physicians to navigate due to its tendency to evolve at an incredibly fast pace. The future leaders in medicine will be those physicians and scientists well attuned to the managerial landscape of institutions who seek to provide effective and affordable care for their patients. The Health Care Administration Club aims to educate medical and Ph.D. students on everything from careers in administration to a physician’s role within the ever-changing world of healthcare. We hope to guide students with questions regarding MPH and MBA programs, as well as educate students by bringing in speakers that will address the challenges of administering healthcare in everything from rural clinics abroad to major urban health systems here in New York City. Events will include career day (where students can hear about different career opportunities in healthcare administration), meet and greets, information sessions about continuing education programs and internships, as well as engaging speakers.Contact : Jacob Taylor, Oren Feder
Our mission is to connect the students at Einstein with the great clinical research happening here at Einstein/Montefiore through monthly one-hour research seminars on a variety of topics ranging from cancer to liver disease to aging and neuroscience. As students, we often don't have time to experience this component of Einstein, so this club is working to facilitate this exchange. We believe as students that learning a little more about MD’s innovative research will make us more knowledgeable and competent physicians in the future, even if research is not something we desire to do ourselves. The topics and speakers are chosen by members of the club each month.Contact : Patrick Tivnan
Medical Student Council (MDSC)
Mission Restore: Einstein chapter aims to increase awareness of Mission Restore and its goals to medical students at an early point in their career so that they can become involved and continue to advocate for individuals in disadvantaged areas of the world throughout their entire career.
Mission Restore is an organization that provides expert reconstructive surgical care to patients in disadvantaged areas across the globe. Mission Restore’s approach to delivering reconstructive care is comprehensive by combining surgery, education, and research. Mission Restore works together with emerging nations to operate with local surgeons, to share training and understanding. Albert Einstein College of Medicine will be home to the first Medical School Chapter of Mission Restore, offering students interested in plastic surgery and global health a way to actively support, advocate, and contribute to the care of these patients.Contact : Stacey Frisch
The Pathology Interest Group is intended to increase student exposure to pathology and related sub-specialties during medical school. The club will foster relationships among students, faculty, and practicing pathologists to increase awareness and interest in this field of medicine.Contact : Margaret Black
Our mission is to introduce a unique field of specialization to medical students through events with attending physicians and by providing shadowing/research opportunities in the field of pediatric surgery. Our efforts are approved and endorsed by the division of pediatric surgery at Montefiore Medical Center.Contact : Casey Pitts
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) advocates for universal, comprehensive single-payer national health insurance. PNHP believes that access to high-quality health care is a right of all people and should be provided equitably as a public service rather than bought and sold as a commodity. The mission of PNHP is therefore to educate physicians, other health workers, and the general public on the need for a comprehensive, high-quality, publicly-funded health care program, equitably-accessible to all residents of the United States.Contact : Catherine Marando
Our aims are tri-fold: to promote access to medicines and medical innovations in low- and middle-income countries by changing norms and practices around academic patenting and licensing; to ensure that university medical research meets the needs of people worldwide; and to empower students to respond to the access and innovation crisis.Contact : Hannah Keppler