Invited Speakers Program
Workshops (MCAT and AMCAS) and lectures by invited speakers: provide insight into how to prepare for the challenges of the medical profession and how to take advantage of the rewards.
List of previous speakers:
March 2016: Elizabeth Severson, '15, Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest, "Experiences in osteopathic medical school."
March 2016: Russell Longendorfer, '10, Quinnipiac University School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant (PA) Program, "Experiences in PA school."
February 2016: Dr. Lynn Eckhert, Director of Academic Programs at Partners HealthCare International, former primary care pediatrician and former Associate Dean for Admissions at University of Massachusetts Medical School, "Experiences in medicine."
October 2015: Vatche Melkonian, '12, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, "Experiences as an osteopathic medical student and advice on preparing for the MCAT, applying, and interviewing."
October 2015: Ford Barnet, Admissions Counselor, Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, "Opportunities in veterinary medicine."
September 2015: Angela Dessables, Admissions Counselor, Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, "Career opportunities in podiatric medicine."
February 2015: Russell Longendorfer, '10, Quinnipiac University School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant (PA) Program, "Getting into PA school: It takes patients and patience." PA Presentation (Click on "PA Presentation" to view his talk.)
November 2014: Alumni in Residence Premedical Session - Dr. Richard Oshrain (periodontist), '72, "Experiences in dentistry."
April 2013: Yuliya Yakunina, '12, Clinical Research Coordinator I, Cardiology Department, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, "How to use your Clark degree to obtain experience, and eventually a job, in clinical research."
January 2013: Kristen Viola, Assistant Director of Admission for the Northeastern U.S. and Canada at St. George's University School of Medicine, "MD and other graduate healthcare programs (e.g., veterinary, public health, and nursing) offered at St. George's University" (Grenada, West Indies).
November 2012: Alumni in Residence Premedical Session - Dr. Peter Stern, '84 and Joyce Greenleaf, '85, MBA '86, "Experiences in emergency medicine and health care policy and administration."
October 2012: Michael Cole, Director of Admissions for Operations, Quinnipiac University Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, "Introduction to this new medical school in North Haven, CT."
October 2012: Lee Cozzens, Assistant Director of Admission, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, "MCPHS programs in accelerated nursing, physician assistant, physical therapy, pharmacy, and optometry."
September 2012: Ford Barnet, Admissions Counselor, Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, "Opportunities in veterinary medicine."
September 2012: Lili Young, Assistant Director for Admissions, New York College of Podiatric Medicine, "Opportunities in podiatric medicine."
May 2012: William Pollack, DMD, private practice dentist in Worcester and Howard Sachs, '81, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, "Dentistry or medicine: Which is the most awesome profession?"
April 2011: Jessica Colangelo, Assistant Director of Admission, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, "Opportunities at MCPHS in pharmacy, physician assistant, and nursing programs and information about new programs being developed."
October 2010: Dr. Lewis Goldfrank, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, NYU School of Medicine; Director, Emergency Medicine, Bellevue Hospital Center and NYU Medical Center; Director, New York City Poison Control Center, "The role of a liberal arts education in the training of future physicians."
April 2010: Brian Godard, OD; Samuel Licciardo, MD; John Matulis, DO. Clark Class of 2005 alums discuss preparation for health professional school, their journeys through school, and "does the thrill endure?" (Click on their names to view their PowerPoint presentations.)
December 2008: Dr. Christopher Stille, pediatric physician; Dr. Benjamin Nwosu, pediatric endocrinologist; and Dr. Timothy Gibson, pediatric hospitalist, UMass Memorial Medical Center, "Challenges and rewards of being a pediatric physician."
March 2008: Kimberly LeBlanc, '05, University of Massachusetts Medical School, "MD/PhD Program at UMMS" and Karen Lawton, Director of Admissions at University of Massachusetts Medical School, "Admission Requirements at UMMS."
November 2006: Dr. Octavio Diaz, Chief of Emergency Medicine, and Jacquelyn Calcia, Director of Volunteer Services, St. Vincent Hospital, "Emergency medicine and Clark's volunteer/shadowing program at St. Vincent Hospital."
October 2006: Kimberly LeBlanc, '05, University of Massachusetts Medical School, "New mentoring program at University of Massachusetts Medical School for local college students interested in medicine."
December 2004: Dr. Benjamin Nwosu, pediatric endocrinologist; Dr. Timothy Gibson, pediatric hospitalist; and Dr. Christopher Stille, pediatric physician, UMass Memorial Medical Center, "What on earth am I getting myself into (but how can I have the most fun doing it)?"