The Coalition of Pre-Health Students (CPHS) is a student-run organization at the University of Pittsburgh with the goal of uniting the Pre-Heath community at Pitt. To achieve this goal, we serve as a collective voice to further the combined aspirations efforts and objectives of all Pre-Heath organizations.
We want to ensure that the pre-heath student voice is heard, and we actively work to better the pre-health community through guest lectures from healthcare professionals, monthly newsletters with pre-heath opportunities, student forums to receive feedback on the needs the pre-health community, and our annual Pre-Health Summit.
The Pitt Pre-Health Summit is an inter-professional and multi-university conference for all pre-health students. The purpose of this event is to bring speakers and students from various backgrounds, universities, and perspectives together to discuss issues impacting the overall healthcare system of our country, and learn useful skills to aid these students on their path to becoming the next generation of healthcare providers. The conference will consist of keynote addresses, breakout sessions, and a professional fair, and will encompass the topic of diversity as it relates to the healthcare field.
The 2018 Pre-Health Summit will feature Dr. Martin A. Makary, MD as the keynote speaker. Dr. Makary’s expertise in surgical oncology and experience as a professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins will provide beneficial insight to all attendees. In addition, the Summit will feature 13 breakout sessions, all of which are dedicated to increasing student’s knowledge and in health care.
Breakout sessions will include presentations from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine on patient care, the American Medical Student Association on medical ethics, and the Pitt Student EMS with a first aid and bleed control simulation. Graduate school representatives will be in attendance to network with students and provide invaluable information on successful completion of graduate studies. The interdisciplinary nature of the event and the evolution of the medical field yields an opportunity to involve the humanities, information and computer sciences, business, engineering, and more.
With the help of our donors, we can start a culture of teamwork and interdisciplinary thought at the undergraduate level through the Pre-Health Summit.
With the large amounts of Pre-Health Students at the University of Pittsburgh, we are expecting to double the number of student attendees from the 2017 inaugural Summit. However, we can only do this with your help!
We are expecting over 400 attendees at the 2018 Summit, and our budget must account for this steep rise in attendance. Your donation will assist in providing food for Summit attendees, along with Summit material for students, such as shirts and information pamphlets. This is instrumental in orchestrating a successful and informative conference for students. By donating to the Pre-Health Summit, you are not only assisting the Coalition of Pre-Health Students, but you are supporting all Pitt Pre-Health Students in their future healthcare endeavors.
In order for the Summit to take place, we are still in need of $3,000. With that being said, the success of this large conference lies in the people that support us. With your help, we can start a culture of teamwork and interdisciplinary thought at the undergraduate level at the Pre-Health Summit.
Thank you for your support and dedication to the University of Pittsburgh’s Pre-Health community!
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