Week 1: A presentation about a brief overview of different options/specialities within the medical field.

Week 2: Dr. Russell Kerbel (Internal Medicine, speciality: hospitalist)

=>Topic: Dr. Kerbel is an internal medicine hospitalist who works both at the UCLA medical centers in Westwood and Santa Monica. He will be with us and will share insight in regards to what the speciality of being a hospitalist entitles. He will also share with us his medical school journey/ experience, and answer any questions we may have. Come prepared with question, because last time Dr. Kerbel came he was AMAZING !!





=>Topic: Introductions + Volunteering Part 1: guest talks about the importance of volunteering as a pre-medical student in college (in terms of medical school and for future)

Week 2:

=>Topic: Volunteering Part 2: Information on volunteering opportunities both on campus and outside out of UCLA.

Week 3:

=>Topic: Research Part 1: what does it mean to do research now as a pre-medical student + how does a doctor balance a life which involved seeing patients and always doing research as well.

Week 4:

=>Topic: Shadowing: MiOra Virtual Shadowing Program Presentation- the founder of the program will come speak to our members about his program and how it can benefit our members and any pre-medical students.

=>Guest: Dr. Ozlem Equils (Founder of MiOra Virtual Shadowing Program)

Week 5:

=>Topic: What Does It Take To Be A Doctor?- Part 1

Week 6:

=>Topic: Engaging in Pre-med Students and Healthcare Nonprofits/Advocacy. We will be learning how we, as future clinicians, can benefit from participating in these organizations.

Guest Speaker: Amy Bugwadia

Week 7:

=>Topic: The MCAT !

=>Guest: Kaplan representative Simon will come to give us a presentation on the MCAT


Week 9:

=>Topic: Exploring Alternative Careers In Healthcare (such as DO, PA, NP, etc.)


Week 10 and finals:

=> Special Event: Speaker Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall



Spring Quarter 2017

Week 1:

(Thursday 4/6/2017):  Current medical student Taylor Hobson, about med school applications and med school life

Week 2:

(Thursday 4/13/2017):  Suzie Fang from Western University in Pomona admissions

Week 3:

(Thursday 4/20/2017):  Current medical student Taylor Hobson, about med school applications and med school life

Week 5:

(Thursday 5/4/2017): Information about the MCAT from Kaplan representative Katherine Rose

(Saturday 5/6/2017) Deadline for PPA Officer Applications

Week 7:

(Thursday 5/18/2017): Speaker Dr. Russell Kerbel, speaking about his specialty (internal medicine hospitalist)

Week 9:

(Thursday 6/1/2017): Speaker Shota Yamamoto (UCLA Radiology Resident)

Winter Quarter 2017

Week 1:

(Thursday 1/12/2017):  Dr. Hooman T. Mir of the Western University of Health Science (LECA program)

Week 2:

(Wednesday 1/18/2017):  California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser (Flyer)
(Thursday 1/19/2017): Information about the MCAT from Kaplan representative Katherine Rose

Week 4:

(Thursday 2/2/2017):  Tom Hueller from Ross University

Week 7:

(Thursday 2/23/2017):  Farah Zerehi from the USC Global Medicine Program

Week 8:

(Tuesday 2/28/2017):  Melvin Lunkins from Wayne State University School of Medicine

Fall Quarter 2016

Zero Week:

(Tuesday 9/20/2016):  PPA at UCLA’s Enormous Activities Fair
(Wednesday 9/21/2016):  Fundraiser with Native Foods (more info)

Week 1:

(Sunday 9/25/2016):  Premed Seminar with Dr. Houman Hemmati
(Thursday 9/29/2016):  First PPA Meeting of the quarter, with UCLA neuroradiology resident Shota Yamamoto as speaker

Week 2:

(Thursday 10/6/2016):  Dr. Hooman T. Mir of the Western University of Health Science will speak about the LECA program, a very prestigious one week training program in clinic anatomy

Week 3:

(Thursday 10/13/2016):  Club Fair for UCLA Volunteer Organizations

Week 4:

(No Meeting! Good luck on midterms!)

Week 5:

(Thursday 10/27/2016):  Dr. Anna Barbara Moscicki, who specializes in adolescent medicine, will talk about her medical journey and will hold a Q&A session.

Week 6:

(No meeting due to cancellation from speaker)

Week 7:

(Thursday 11/10/2016):  Dr. Albert Bui MD from the geriatrics  department.

Week 8, Week 9, and Week 10:

(No meeting due to Thanksgiving/Finals! It was great seeing everyone this quarter!)


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