Special Interest Groups

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 student-activities@einstein.yu.edu. The office of student activities can help you get started in organizing your club or group.

Steps for starting a new interest group:

Step 1:
If you are interested in starting a new interest group, complete the new club proposal form and wait for approval from the Student Governing Board.
 
Step 2:
Once you have been approved, you will receive a preliminary budget of $100 on a clincard, which you can pick up from the Office of Student Activities in Belfer 115.
 

If you have any further questions, please contact Jessica Lucas, Marketing Communications Coordinator at jessica.lucas@einstein.yu.edu or call 718.430.2101.

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Addiction Medicine Interest Group

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Addiction Medicine Interest Group

Addiction is a very complex, yet treatable and preventable disease that afflicts 40 million Americans. Drug overdose has now become the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. We will all see patients who struggle with a substance abuse disorder, and we should be knowledgeable about the many aspects of this disease in order to provide the most comprehensive care. The Addiction Medicine Interest Group seeks to educate students on addiction related topics, advocate for increased access to addiction treatment, and host speakers to give aspiring doctors a glimpse into a career in addiction medicine.

Contact: N/A
Faculty Advisor: Melissa Stein

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Adolescent Medicine Interest Group

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Adolescent Medicine Interest 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 bring in adolescent medicine specialists to speak about their field and pressing issues regarding adolescent health in today's world.

Contact: Sophie Lieberman
Faculty Advisor: Claire Fried

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American Geriatrics Society

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American Geriatrics Society

The American Geriatrics Society is a club for medical students who are interested in geriatrics and the field of aging research. We hold monthly meetings where clinicians and researchers tell us more about their fields and career paths.

Contact: Rebecca Chandler
Faculty Advisor: Amy Erlich

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American Medical Association

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American Medical Association

AMA is a group run by medical students for medical students. Whatever your interest or passion in medicine might be, AMA can help you to explore, share, and bring that interest to life. Whether that be reaching out to the local community or giving voice to a national issue in medicine today, AMA is here to serve the interests of Einstein students. We host voter registration drives, policy & resolution writing workshops, and network with medical students across the nation at biannual conferences.

Contact: Samantha Levine
Faculty Advisor: Michael Reichgott

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American Physician Scientists Association

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American Physician Scientists Association

The APSA Local Chapter at Einstein (ALCE) connects MD and MD/PhD student trainees with opportunities available in laboratories at Einstein that, in total, were awarded ~$160 million in NIH funding in 2016. The ALCE sponsors attendance at national APSA conferences, where trainees network with leading physician-scientists and present their research. Through panel discussions, the ACLE inspires thoughtful trainees who will meaningfully impact patient care through rigorous scientific research.

Contact: Andrew Johnston
Faculty Advisor: Victor Schuster, Myles Akabas, Ellie Schoenbaum

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Anesthesiology

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Anesthesiology Interest Group

The AIG will increase awareness of the spectrum of clinical practice in Anesthesiology and encourage medical students to explore career opportunities within the field of Anesthesiology through opportunities for mentorship, education, and hands-on experience with Anesthesiology faculty and residents.

Contact: Jack Liu
Faculty Advisor: Michael Rufino

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Bioethics Interest Group

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Bioethics Interest Group

The Bioethics Interest Group provides a forum in which Einstein students can discuss contemporary issues in medical and research ethics. By its nature, bioethics is a fundamental part of all parts of medicine and includes topics such as end-of-life care, reproductive rights, medical genetics, patient confidentiality, organ transplantation etc. We at BIG hope that by discussing and understanding these issues, we will be better prepared as physicians and researchers in our future careers.

Contact: Peter John
Faculty Advisor: Hannah Lipman

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Cardiology Interest Group

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Cardiology Interest Group

The Cardiology Interest Group at Einstein is a student-run organization to provide resources and information to Einstein students interested in a career in Cardiology. CARDIG plans and organizes many events to introduce Einstein students to the field of Cardiology and to foster Cardiologist-student interactions.

Contact: Emily Nadelmann
Faculty Advisor: Charles Nordin

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Critical Care Interest Group

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Critical Care Interest Group

Critical Care is a growing specialty based on the management of life-threatening conditions. The Critical Care Interest Group provides opportunities for students to learn more about intensive care medicine through various speaker presentations and simulation training events. Additionally, we work with the Critical Care department at Montefiore to create shadowing opportunities for interested students.

Contact: Brian Hsia
Faculty Advisor: Lewis Eisen

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Dermatology Interest Group

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Dermatology Interest Group

Dermatology Interest Group (DIG) aims to increase interest and awareness of dermatology as a future career opportunity. We hope to offer students an insight into the field of dermatology through exposure to different topics and possible careers within dermatology. Some of our annual events include fundraising for the Psoriasis Walk, attending panels, derm surgery workshops, and a talk with the Montefiore chief of Dermatology.

Contact: Lauren Hoffman
Faculty Advisor: Beth Mclellan
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Emergency Medicine Society

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Emergency Medicine Society

The Emergency Medical Society at Einstein works with EM doctors in the Montefiore network to expose interested students to various aspects of the field. Annual activities range from Intubation, and Suture Nights to a robust Shadowing Program reaching across the Einstein hospital network.

Contact: Aravind Addepalli
Faculty Advisor: Andrew Restivo

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ORL (ENT) Interest Group

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ORL (ENT) Interest Group

The mission of this interest group is to help connect Einstein medical students to ORL (ENT) faculty and residents to aid in demystifying the process of getting involved in shadowing, research, and applying to this competitive field.

Contact: Inactive

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Family and Social Medicine Interest Group

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Family and Social Medicine Interest Group (FSMIG)

The first goal of the family and social medicine interest group is to promote family medicine as a rewarding and impactful career for future physicians. The second goal is to encourage medical students to explore the effect of social and environmental factors on the health of our patients. We believe that all physicians can better serve our patients through a social medicine perspective by identifying these social and environmental factors and incorporating these factors in our treatment plans.

Contact: Noah Levine
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ladi Oki

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Geriatrics

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Geriatrics

 

Contact: Susmit Tripathi
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Amy Ehrlich & Dr. Debbie Greenberg

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Infectious Disease Interest Group

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Infectious Disease Interest Group

Develop a community where future scientists and healthcare professionals at Einstein can share their passion and experiences in infectious disease, gain exposure to career opportunities, and think about the systematic challenges that exist in addressing infectious disease burden.

Contact: Erik Hasenoehrlerik

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Integrative Medicine Student Interest Group (IMSIG)

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Integrative Medicine Student Interest Group (IMSIG)

The Integrative Medicine Student Interest Group looks to explore the benefits of integrating complementary and alternative modalities into modern western medicine. IMSIG hosts speakers and events that elucidate this relationship in hopes of improving patient care. The group also serves as a community for students interested in pursuing integrative medicine as part of their career or as an aspect of their personal life.

Contact: Danielle Espinoza
Faculty Advisor: Ellen Tattelman

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Internal Medicine Interest Group

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Internal Medicine Interest Group

The Internal Medicine Interest Group, serving the Albert Einstein College of Medicine community, is committed to informing students about the various career paths within Internal Medicine, provide useful information regarding this area of Medicine, and help student achieve their Internal Medicine career goals. The organization accomplishes its mission by hosting events to provide information, knowledge, and advice to students interested in Internal Medicine.

Contact: Sally Park
Faculty Advisor: Amanda Raff

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Interventional Radiology Interest Group (IRIG)

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Interventional Radiology Interest Group (IRIG)

Interventional radiology (IR) centers on the threading of image-guided catheters through the vascular system to deliver minimally invasive, targeted treatments. In collaboration with the diverse IR departments within affiliates of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, we aim to bring awareness to this budding field through interactive-didactic lectures, hands-on workshops, and research and networking panels.

Website: einsteinirig.com
Contact: James Brogan
Faculty Advisor: Jacob Cynamon

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Medical Genetics Interest Group

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Medical Genetics Interest Group

Medical Genetics is an area that is quickly growing and becoming integrated into every field of medicine. Its vast implications in fields like OB/GYN, oncology, pediatrics, and family medicine is becoming increasingly apparent and entail evolving discussions in the context of bioethics. The medical genetics interest group is interested in holding events that will educate the Einstein community about medical genetics, with an emphasis on its future role in clinical medicine and bioethics.

Contact: Ari Morgenstern
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Susan Klugman

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Neurology and Psychiatry Interest Group

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Neurology and Psychiatry Interest Group

Contact: Ariel Stock

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Neurosurgery

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Neurosurgery

The Neurosurgery Interest Group (NSIG) seeks to provide medical students with information about the field of Neurological Surgery. Through group case studies, physician speaker events, and shadowing opportunities, students can learn more about the responsibilities, lifestyle, and career path of a neurosurgeon.

Contact: Richard Piszczatowski
Faculty Advisor: David Altschul

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OB/GYN

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OB/GYN

The mission of the OB/GYN Interest Group is to foster an interest in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health in general. Our events this year will focus on caring for Women in the Bronx and also how the changing healthcare system will potentially affect Bronx women. We are now offering a monthly Labor and Delivery Shadowing experience and plan to help students participate in OB/GYN research projects.

Contact: Talia Plummer
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Staci Pollack

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Oncology Interest Group

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Oncology Interest Group

The Oncology Interest Group (OIG) is dedicated to providing students with the opportunity to interact with and learn from physicians in the various fields of oncology. We also strive to engage medical students interested in oncology through a variety of panels, talks, and activities. Additionally, we hope to teach students about the ethics surrounding oncology and end of life care. Our mission is to provide various learning opportunities and connections to oncologists for medical students interested in cancer care.

Contact: N/A
Faculty Advisor: Fernando Camacho

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Ophthalmology Interest Group

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Ophthalmology (IG)

The Ophthalmology Interest Group is an opportunity for students to explore their passion in Ophthalmology and gain experience in the field.

We welcome all students interested in eyes to come to our events!

Contact: Sina Rashidi Kikanloo
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rosenburg
Visit: Website

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Organ Transplant Interest Group (OTIG)

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Organ Transplant Interest Group (OTIG)

Contact: Inactive

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Orthopedics

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Orthopedics

 

Contact: Matt Morris
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Fornari

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ORL (ENT) Interest Group

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ORL (ENT) Interest Group

The mission of this interest group is to help connect Einstein medical students to ORL (ENT) faculty and residents to aid in demystifying the process of getting involved in shadowing, research, and applying to this competitive field.

Contact: Inactive

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Orthopaedic Surgery

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Orthopaedic Surgery

The goal of the Orthopedic Surgery Interest Group (OSIG) is to introduce the students at Albert Einstein to the field of orthopedic surgery in their preclinical years and provide opportunities for them to learn about and get involved with the field early.

The club organizes its own shadowing program to pair students with orthopedic surgeons at Montefiore to gain clinical exposure to the various fields within orthopedic surgery.

Contact: Ari Bernstein
Faculty Advisor: Eric Fornari Visit: Website

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Pathology Interest Group

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Pathology Interest Group

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: N/A
Faculty Advisor: Moshe Sadofsky

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Pediatric Interest Group

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Pediatric Interest Group

The Pediatrics Interest Group is a great group to be involved in if you want to pursue a career in Pediatrics, or enjoy working with kids. We offer shadowing opportunities and informal lectures on different topics related to pediatrics. There are also two volunteering opportunities you can participate in. One is at Jacobi Pediatrics Department and the other is at the NICU at Weiler Hospital, both within a five-minute walk from Einstein.

Contact: Samrie Beshah
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Miriam Schechter & Dr. Jeffrey Avner

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Pediatric Surgery Interest Group

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Pediatric Surgery Interest Group

The goal of the Pediatric Surgery Interest Group (PSIG) is to introduce the students at Albert Einstein to the field of pediatric surgery and its subspecialties in their preclinical years and provide opportunities for them to learn about and get involved with the field early.

Contact: Ari Bernstein
Faculty Advisors: Dominique Jan

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Interest Group

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Interest Group

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Interest Group works with PM&R doctors in the Montefiore network to expose interested students to various aspects of physiatry. We are a group dedicated to expanding students’ knowledge in the field through working with our guest speakers, shadowing, and research opportunities.

Contact: Agnieszka Cain
Faculty Advisors: Stephanie Rand

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Plastic Surgery Interest Group

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Plastic Surgery Interest Group

We're a club that fosters interest in reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery by providing opportunities for research, shadowing and mentoring. We seek to offer a more accurate perception to the Einstein community of plastic surgery as a diverse field offering treatments for a broad range of conditions.

Contact: Giulia Daneshgaran
Faculty Advisors: Evan Garfein

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Public Health Interest Group

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Public Health Interest Group

The Public Health Interest Group seeks to integrate public health perspectives into our medical school experience. We will learn and apply principles of epidemiology to how we consider and treat common health problems. We aim to educate medical students to establish a strong public health foundation that will guide us as we become physicians, who undoubtedly engage in public health issues on a daily basis. We will allow students to be exposed to physicians who are involved in various areas of public health, and thereby educate students on the integration of public health and medicine in real-life practice. We hope to promote inter-professional collaboration between physicians and public health practitioners.

President: N/A
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Chuang

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Pulmonary Medicine Interest Group

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Pulmonary Medicine Interest Group

Contact: Sean Donegan

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Pulmonology Medicine Interest Group

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Pulmonology Medicine Interest Group

The Pulmonology Medicine Interest Group focuses on exposing students to the field of pulmonology as well as providing career development, shadowing, and opportunities to meet with pulmonologists from various hospitals. The Pulmonology Medicine Interest Group will introduce pulmonology specialists who will teach students about the different aspects of this specialized field as well important clinical aspects within pulmonology

Contact: donegan@mail.einstein.yu.edu
Faculty Advisor: Daniel G. Fein, MD

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Radiology Interest Group

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Radiology Interest Group

The Radiology Interest Group (RIG) is a student-run organization that fosters interest in the field of radiology and enables students to make informed decisions regarding a future career in radiology. RIG aims to inform students about sub-specialties in the field, to encourage radiologist-student interaction, to provide resources for those interested in research opportunities, and to advise students through the Radiology Match event.

Contact: Sarah Mizrachi
Faculty Advisor: Marjorie Stein

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Radiation Oncology Interest Group

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Radiation Oncology Interest Group

The Radiation Oncology Interest Group facilitates research and shadowing opportunities for students interested in the field. We organize a yearly tour of the Center for Radiotherapy, which is an opportunity to meet with residents and faculty. We also hold an event to meet with 4th year students who have matched in Radiation Oncology.

Contact: David Tempel
Faculty Advisor Keyur Mehta

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Students Interested in Neurology and Psychiatry (IG)

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Students Interested in Neurology and Psychiatry (IG)

SIGNAP is a group dedicated to expanding students' knowledge and resources in the fields of Neurology and Psychiatry through conferences, guest speakers, research, and networking. We are also a chapter of the SIGN program at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).

Contact: Hayden Hatch
Faculty Advisor Mark Mehler

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Surgery Interest Group

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Surgery Interest Group

The Surgery Interest Group provides students interested in surgery a resource to learn more about the field and its subspecialties. We host panels with Montefiore surgeons, suturing workshops, information sessions, as well as coordinate shadowing and research opportunities.

Visit: Surgery Interest Group/

Contact: Ana Paula Morales Allende
Faculty Advisor Scott Melvin

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Tropical Medicine & Parasitology Interest Group

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Tropical Medicine & Parasitology Interest Group

The goal of this interest group is to expose more students to the field of tropical medicine, learning about the diseases that one may find in immigrant populations. To achieve this, we organize an opportunity to shadow parasitologists at Jacobi hospital, as well as host various events on the basic science and clinical aspects of parasitic infections.

Contact: Josh Mayoral
Faculty Advisor Christina Coyle

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Urology Interest Group (UIG)

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Urology Interest Group (UIG)

The Urology Interest Group at Einstein will strive to bring exposure, both to clinical and research experiences, to the Einstein medical student and graduate student community. We will work with the Urology faculty and residents to set up opportunities for shadowing both in the clinic and the OR, as well as bring in speakers to present interesting clinical cases on campus. Additionally, we hope to work with other surgical groups on campus to expose the Einstein community to the incredibly diverse field of surgery.

Contact: N/A
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Beth Drzewiecki

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