Student Clubs

Submit clubs, special interest groups, reimbursement and PO requestsAt 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.

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Ad Libitum 

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Ad Libitum

"The Mission of the Ad Libitum Club is to raise awareness of the dynamic interface between art, medicine and science and to provide platforms for support and sharing of artistic endeavors by the Einstein community, i.e. students, faculty and staff.

These mission goals are to be accomplished by the production of an annual literary and art magazine representing the Einstein community and secondly through events to showcase the literary and artistic endeavors of the Einstein community."

Contact : Chelsea Higgins
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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 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

American Geriatrics Society

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American Geriatrics Society

To stimulate students' interest in and awarenss of the unique needs and circumstances of elderly patients.

Contact : Syed Shabbir

American Medical Association Einstein Student Chapter (AMA)

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American Medical Association (AMA)

AMSA is a group run by medical students for medical students. Whatever your interest or passion in medicine might be, AMSA 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 particular issue in medicine today, AMSA is here to be a vehicle that serves the interests of the medical students here at Einstein.

Contact : Mohanana Roy
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American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

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American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

AMSA is a group run by medical students for medical students. Whatever your interest or passion in medicine might be, AMSA 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 particular issue in medicine today, AMSA is here to be a vehicle that serves the interests of the medical students here at Einstein.

Contact : Matthew Lee
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American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)

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American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)

The American Medical Women's Association functions at the local and national level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health. We achieve this through shadowing opportunities, educational and advocacy events, and community outreach.

Contact : Sophia Ryan
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Anesthesia Interest Group

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Anesthesia Interest Group

The Anesthesia Interest Group aims at increasing medical students' exposure to the field of anesthesia. We accomplish this goal by providing venues for shadowing and research experiences while making meaningful networking opportunities for interested students.

Contact : Zhenmei Zhang

Asian Pacific American Medical. Student Association (APAMSA)

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Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

APAMSA at Einstein shares the mission of National APAMSA and is dedicated to raising awareness of health issues that are pertinent to Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) such as hepatitis B, which chronically infects 1 in 10 APIs. We organize various events, volunteer in the community, and attend conferences throughout the year.

Contact: Andy Liu
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Autism Awareness Club

 

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Autism Awareness Club

To promote education and awareness of autism spectrum disorders, accomplished in part by inviting speakers to talk to our students and having other events related to promoting awareness.

Contact: Fay Burekhovich

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Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians (BNGAP)

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Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians (BNGAP)

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

Bioethics Interest Group

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Bioethics Interest Group

The Bioethics Interest Group seeks to provide a forum for students to discuss their opinions on topical and interesting ethical issues from the front lines of healthcare. Recent topics have ranged from recent changes in organ donation programs, the dollars and sense of end of life care, and the role of the medical student in global health. The club meets approximately every other month. All topics are fair game depending on the interests of the members, and are partnered with guidance from the faculty advisor, Dr. Liz Kitsis.

Contact : Jo Henderson Frost

BODY Garden Club

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BODY Garden Club


Bronx, Obesity, Diabetes and You (BODY)

 

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Bronx, Obesity, Diabetes and You (BODY)

BODY's mission is to address the high rates of obesity and diabetes in Bronx, New York. Specifically, we strive to counter these epidemics through exercise and nutrition education programs for children at local public schools, expanding the capacity to grow and access fresh, nutritious food through a community garden and the "adoption" of local bodegas (corner stores.)

Contact : Syed Shabbir
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Cardiology Interest Group

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Cardiology Interest Group

Cardiology Interest Group or CARDIG focuses on exposing students to the various issues within the field of cardiology as well as providing career development, shadowing, and opportunities to meet with cardiologists from various hospitals. CARDIG will introduce cardiologists who will teach students about the different aspects of the cardiology field as well important clinical aspects within cardiology. This 2011-2012 year, we will be having a "Know Your Heart" speaker series which will comprise of a series of lectures focusing on the aspects mentioned above.

Contact : Sunny Chang

Chabad at Einstein Student Club

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Chabad at Einstein Student Club

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A Jewish student organization providing social, educational, recreational, and spiritual programming for students.
A club where Jews of all backgrounds are welcome.
A forum where students can socialize in a comfortable setting, with friends, food and discussion.
A society for all Jewish students, with opportunities to enrich their experiences in all aspects of their medical career.
A club for reflection and study, where students can gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of their Jewish heritage.
An institution where students can question their faith without fear of judgment.
A partnership between students and staff to help create student programming, plan social action projects, raise women's issues and offer volunteer opportunities.
A venue where non-Jewish students and staff can gain an understanding of the Jewish holidays, customs and rituals that surround them on campus.
All Chabad at Einstein student club events are open and welcome to all.

Contact : Ian Bain Yona Ixel Cervera and Rachel Borlack
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Chinese Student Club (CSC)

 

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Chinese Student Club (CSC)

Chinese Student Council is dedicated to connecting Chinese students and postdocs together, and promoting communications between our Chinese community and other groups in or outside Einstein.

Contact : Dachuan Zhang

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Dermatology Interest Group

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Dermatology Interest Group

The Dermatology Interest Group (DIG) at Einstein serves to promote medical student interest in and increase exposure to the field of dermatology. Our goals are accomplished through educational events and lectures for the entire Einstein community. In addition the DIG serves as a liason between students and the Department of Dermatology for shadowing and research opportunities. The club also leads Einstein's fundraising effort in the annual Walk to Cure Psoriais.

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Contact : Alyx Rosen

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Einstein Christian Fellowship (ECF)

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Einstein Christian Fellowship (ECF)

We are an organization that meets weekly to have Bible studies, musical praise, and prayer. We also have events where we offer treats and/or study breaks to the student body. We have been a part of the Einstein community for over 10 years. Our vision is for the personal growth of our members, family unity, and to be beneficial to the community.

Contact : John Lee
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Einstein Community Health Outreach (ECHO) Clinic

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Einstein Community Health Outreach (ECHO) Clinic

ECHO is Einstein's student-run free clinic in the South Bronx that provides high quality health care to the adult uninsured population of the Bronx and surrounding boroughs. Einstein students are offered the opportunity to volunteer in a number of positions that are each vital to the daily functioning of the clinic.

Contact : Arvind Badhey
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Einstein Community Support Agriculture

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Albert Einstein Community Support Agriculture

To provide awareness of Community Sponsored Agrilculture to the Einstein community. Weekly deliveries of organically and sustainability grown vegetables and fruits and other producs

Contact : Alena Janda

Einstein Dance Club

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Einstein Dance Club

"The purpose of the Einstein Dance Club is to offer the Einstein community the opportunity to learn various types of Ballroom and Latin dances, Swing, and Argentine Tango.
We organize weekly classes, practice sessions, and frequent workshops in a relaxed, friendly environment. Our instructors are experienced dancers from the College or professionals from NYC.
All Einstein students, postdocs, faculty, and staff are welcome to our classes. A dance partner or previous experience is NOT required for any class."

Contact : Daria Shcherbakova
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Einstein Garden Club

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Einstein Garden Club

We maintain the garden plots behind the 1945 housing building and promote composting on campus.

Contact : Tommy Wilson

Einstein Human Rights Club (EHRC)

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Einstein Human Rights Club (EHRC)

Our mission is to evaluate and document evidence of torture and gross human rights abuses in asylum seekers in the U.S.

Contact : Tommy Wilson

Einstein Peer Career Advising

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Einstein Peer Career Advising

We created this organization in order to better inform and support students going through the difficult process of choosing a specialty. This is an administration-supported student organization aimed at providing peer mentors who were recently making the same difficult decisions.

Contact : Eric Jordan and Jacob Johnson

Einstein Peer Mentor Network

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Einstein Peer Mentor Network

"The Einstein Peer Mentor Network provides academic and personal support to MD, PhD and MSTP students. It's free, confidential, and run for students, by students. If you're feeling stressed and want to talk to someone who's been there, please visit our website and send us an email.
We are available for all matters of advice concerning the rigors of medical/graduate school including academic issues, time management, family matters, relationships, roommate hassles, loneliness and PI/lab challenges."

Contact : Dina Tsukrov Masterson Jean; Yosefa Hefter
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Einstein Pride, (formerly GAE, LGBT)

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Einstein Pride

Organization intended to represent diversity on campus and to provide an open, safe and welcoming forum for all Einstein LGBT students, faculty, staff and families.

Contact : Sarah Milburrn

Einstein Synagogue

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Einstein Synagogue

The Einstein Synagogue is the center of Jewish life at Einstein, located on the first floor of 1925 Eastchester Road, it's you home away from home. We have a myriad of daily and weekly activities such a services, sponsored shabbat meals, shabbat morning children's group, and many many more spiritual, educational, and social events. Our warm and welcoming community is comprised of people from diverse backgrounds. There is something for everyone in our community and lots of ways to get involved. So pop in, and see what we are all about!

Contact : Shuli Kulak

Emergency Medicine Society (EMS)

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Emergency Medicine Society (EMS)

The Emergency Medical club at Einstein works with EM doctors in the Montefiore network to expose interested students to various aspects of the field. Annual activities include Phlebotomy, Intubation, and Suture Nights.

Contact : Melissa Marji

Einstein Minority Scientist Association (EMSA, formerly PJA)

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Einstein Minority Scientist Association (EMSA, formerly PJA)

The EMSA serves as a formal support system for, but not exclusively limited to, underrepresented students admitted to the Sue Golding Graduate Division of Medical Sciences. The association promotes unity, friendship, intellectual challenge and encouragement. The EMSA also serves as a forum for the expression of concerns, suggestions and problems of the underrepresented student body. All Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students who attend Einstein are welcome to join.

Contact : Jeremy Fagan

Einstein Environmental Sustainability and Conservation

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Einstein Environmental Sustainability and Conservation (EESC)

Einstein Environmental Sustainability and Conservation (EESC) seeks to promote environmental sustainability changes at Einstein, raise awareness on the connection between the environment and public health, and encourage students to take steps in making Einstein a greener place. EESC plans to initiate and facilitate grass root environmental consciousness and activism starting with Einstein and the Bronx, hoping that one day the movement will radiate well beyond the Bronx and contribute to the rise of an advanced and sustainable future on Earth.

Contact : Minh-Vu H. Nguyen

Entrepreneurs & Biotechnology Club EBC

 

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Entrepreneurs & Biotechnology Club EBC

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.


Contact : Danielle Pasquel

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Family and Social Medicine Interest Group (FSMIG)

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Family and Social Medicine Interest Group (FSMIG)

FSMIG seeks to promote health as a state of physical, social, economic, psychological, and political well-being. The FSMIG promotes health care as a right and a matter of social justice. As Virchow stated, "the physician was the natural advocate for the poor". Therefore, to promote health, we support grassroots community action and progressive change in public policy and social structure. We are dedicated to the full application of the biopsychosocial model through understanding the ecological context of the patient's and family's social system in underserved communities. We are dedicated to the integration of the perspectives of public health and clinical medicine with lessons learned from complementary therapies in our health care and healing. We seek to work collaboratively with patients and their families, colleagues and communities to provide excellent patient-centered care, explore innovations in primary care, and support a context that fosters health by providing culturally sensitive and respectful care that empowers all those involved.

Contact : Dr. Vaca

For Here and for Haiti

 

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For Here and for Haiti

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

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Global Health Club (GHC)

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Global Health Club (GHC)

The Einstein Global Health Club exposes students to leaders in global health through discussions and lectures. The club also provides resources and contacts for those who are interested in a career in global health and helps to facilitate planning for any global health fellowships.

Contact : Ali Zahalka
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Graduate Student Council (GSC)

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Graduate Student Council (GSC)

The Graduate Student Council serves as an important conduit between the graduate students across campus and between the graduate student body and the faculty, the Sue Golding Graduate Division, and the administration at large. Our monthly meetings serve to inform graduate students about events, changes in our program and curriculum, the affairs of the Einstein Senate, and the activities of the Quality of Life committee, and provide a forum for any graduate student to direct their concerns to our representatives on these committees. In addition, the GSC organizes and sponsors events that help to promote the unique spirit of community on the Einstein campus and to support our graduate students in their academic endeavors.

Contact : Steven Kennedy
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Health Care Administration Club

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Health Care Administration Club

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

Homeless Outreach Program at Einstein (HOPE)

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Homeless Outreach Program at Einstein (HOPE)

The Einstein Internal Medicine Interest Group (HOPE) Strives to attend to the needs of the homeless clients of the Bronx. Working closely with The Living Room and Advocate Homeless Outreach Program at Einstein

Contact : Samin Atmar

HIV Education And Rapid Testing (HEART)

 

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HIV Education And Rapid Testing (HEART)

Einstein HEART (HIV Education and Rapid Testing) partners with the Adolescent AIDS Program (AAP) of Montefiore to provide free rapid HIV testing weekly at Bronx Community College and Lehman College. HEART members receive training from AAP on HIV testing, peer education, sexual history taking, and sexual health counseling, as well as Point-of-Care certification from Montefiore. We also visit Bronx middle and high schools to teach students about contraception, STDs, and HIV, and to provide information on clinical resources and testing options. To bolster our impact at schools and reach an under-served population, we are expanding to test in high schools where the service is unavailable. By testing and teaching regularly in the community, we aim to directly increase the number of adolescents in the Bronx who know their HIV status, while reducing the stigma and fear associated with testing. HEART affords Einstein students the opportunity to contribute to a salient public health initiative. Interested in joining HEART or having us teach or test at your site? Please see www.Einstein-HEART.org.

Contact :einstein.heart@gmail.com
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Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG)

 

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Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG)

The Einstein Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) aims to expose students to the diverse and unique practice of internal medicine. Events sponsored by IMIG focus on educating students about the various sub-specialty pathways, current issues within the field, and interesting clinical topics. The group also supports career development and student involvement in medicine by facilitating shadowing and research opportunities.

Contact : Jared Winoker
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Jazz Band

Jewish Social Club

 

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Jewish Social Club

Our mission is to plan and coordinate Jewish cultural events on campus. Designed to include members of the broader Jewish community, regardless of background or religious upbringing.

Contact : Michael Berkowitz

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Latino Medical Student Association(LMSA)

LMSA

The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) at Einstein is a non-profit organization, founded to represent, support, educate, and unify diversity students at Einstein.

Contact : Cindy Martinez
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Little Albert Research Series Club

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Little Albert Research Series Club

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

Lymph Notes

 

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Lymph Notes A Cappella (LNC)

The goal of the Lymph Notes is to enrich the lives of Einstein students and patients in the community with music. We rehearse every other week and perform at local hospitals and nursing homes.

Contact : Caitlin Jones-bamman

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Medical Genetics (IG)

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Medical Genetics (IG)

Introducing students to the field of medical genetics and connecting students to resources and medical profeesionals in the field.

Contact : Caren Abito

Medical Student Council (MDSC)

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Medical Student Council (MDSC)


Medical Students for Choice (MSFC)

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Medical Students for Choice (MSFC)

Ensures that women receive the full range of reproductive health-care choices. Work to make reproductive healthcare, including abortion, a part of standard medical education and residency training. Dedicated to ensuring that women receive the full range of reproductive healthcare choices.

Contact : Lauren Suggs

Mission Restore

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Mission Restore

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

Movie Club

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Movie Club

Provide an entertaining activity outside of work and studies.
Contact : Lizandra Jimenez

MSTP Student Council (MSC)

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MSTP Student Council (MSC)

This organization represents the MSTP student body at Einstein and plans speaking engagements, social, and informational gatherings and events.

Contact : David Gross
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Muslim Student Asociation (MSA)

 

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Muslim Student Asociation (MSA)

We seek to integrate and institutionalize Islam in an American society. Our main goal is to unite the Muslim committee, introduce and educate the rest of the community at Albert Einstein College of Medicine about Islam and what is means to be a Muslim in science.

Contact : Syed H Shabbir

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NYC Minority Graduate Student Network (NYMGSN)

 

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NYC Minority Graduate Student Network

Since the NYC area is home to numerous minority graduate students, the aim of NYC-MGSN is to create a community to help retain and increase the number of minority graduate students pursuing graduate degrees in the biomedical sciences. To achieve this aim, we provide the following:
  • Academic/research support
  • Mentoring opportunities with established scientists
  • Career and personal development workshops
  • Mixers to foster networking and collaborations
  • Though our membership is made up of minority graduate students, our events are open to and can benefit students from all backgrounds. So you definitely don't have to be a ""minority"" to join
  • Community outreach projects


Contact : Jeremy Fagan

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OBGYN (IG)

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OBGYN (IG)

Provide information about the field to Einstein students interested in a career in OB/Gyn.

Contact : T Freiden

Organ Transplant (IG)

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Organ Transplant (IG)

Provide medical students with an apportunity to shadow an organ procurement and transplant; increase donor organ transplant awareness at Einstein

Contact : Jonah Zaretsky

Oncology (IG)

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Oncology (IG)

Facilitates learning and developing experiences in the broad field of oncology to Einstein students

Contact : Traviv

Ophthalmology Interest Group(IG)

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Ophthalmology (IG)

The Ophthalmology Interest Group at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is a student-run organization dedicated to promoting interest in ophthalmology, providing educational opportunities in ophthalmology to medical students, and improving ophthalmological health in our Bronx community.

Contact : Matthew Nicholas

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Orthopedic Surgery Interest Group (OSIG)

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Orthopedic Surgery Interest Group (OSIG)

The Orthopedic Surgery Interest Group provides students interested in orthopedics a resource to learn more about this exciting profession and to get involved with orthopedics at Einstein. We host talks and workshops throughout the year and coordinate shadowing and research opportunities.

Contact : Stephen Sylvia
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Patient Advocate Connection (PACt)

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Patient Advocate Connection (PACt)

To provide better health outcomes for patients with chronic disease.

Contact : Hannah Rosenbaum

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 : Margaret Black

Peer Advising Group

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Peer Advising Group

To provide medical students an alternative counseling service and get advice from fourth years

Contact : jkgittler@gmail.com
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Pediatric Interest Group

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Pediatric Interest Group

The Pediatric Interest Group, through various interactive programs, aims to provide Einstein medical students with opportunities to learn about the field of pediatrics from knowledgeable pediatricians. We also aim to foster a sense of altruism amongst our members by offering numerous ways to give back to the pediatric community in collaboration with various Children Hospitals of the Bronx.

Contact : Stephen Marsh

Pediatric Surgery Interest Group

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Pediatric Surgery Interest Group

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)

 

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Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)

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

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Radiology Interest Group

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Radiology Interest Group

The Radiology Interest Group (RIG) at Einstein is a student-run organization that fosters student's interest in the field of Radiology and enables them to make informed decisions regarding a future career in Radiology. RIG organizes a series of events aiming to give medical students a general idea about Radiology and the various sub-specialties in the field, to encourage Radiologist-student interaction through our shadowing program, to provide resources for those interested in research opportunities in the field of Radiology, and to provide advice to students who wish to pursue a career in Radiology through the Radiology Match event.

Contact : Robert Hicks

Radiation Oncology Interest Group

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Radiation Oncology Interest Group

Our mission is to introduce Einstein medical students to the field of radiation oncology by organizing educational lectures, providing opportunities to participate in research, and facilitating access to the faculty and residents of the Montefiore Radiation Oncology dept.

Contact : Michael Warhit

Recovered Medical Equipment for the Developing World (REMEDY)

 

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Recovered Medical Equipment for the Developing World (REMEDY)

Recovered Medical Equipment for the Developing World (REMEDY) acts to reduce the waste from hospitals by recycling opened but unused medical supplies and providing them to clinics and healthcare facilities in need.

Contact : Paul Opare-Addo
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S4Gift (Students for Growing Interest in Transplantation)

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S4Gift (Students for Growing Interest in Transplantation)

Our mission is to provide a platform at health care schools that gives students a chance to learn about organ donation and bone marrow doantaion.

Contact : Sara Wildstein
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Surgery, Neurology and Psychiatry(SIGNAP)

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Surgery, Neurology and Psychiatry(SIGNAP)

We are a group dedicated to expanding students knowledge and resources in the fields of Neurology and Psychiatry through conferences, guest speakers, research, and networking at Einstein as well as other medical institutions.

Contact : Ramachandra Reddy

Step 1 Group

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Step 1 Group

To improve Einstein students' preparedness for the USMLE Step 1 exam

Contact : Burgundy Tyrrel
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Student Governing Board (SGB)

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Student Governing Board (SGB)

Formerly known as Student Council - members - 2 MSTP, 4MDSC reps and 2 GSC reps. Facilitate communication between Administration and entire Einstein Student Body.To encourage horizontal communication amongst three major student governng concils at Einstein ;provide oversight and financial administration of all organized student clubs and professional interest groups at Einstein. Specifically to appropirate student club budgets and to provide quality assurance for professional interest groups

Contact : Daniel Shin
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Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM)

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Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM)

Students for Integrative Medicine is a group of students interested in exploring the connections between and benefits of the integration of modern western medicine and complimentary and alternative modalities in hopes of improving patient care. The group hosts speakers and events that elucidate this relationship. 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 : Lindsey Fuller

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

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Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

The Student National Medical Association is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of culturally competent and socially conscious physicians.

Contact : Olatomide Familusi

Surgery Interest Group (SIG)

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Surgery Interest Group

The Surgery Interest Group (SIG) consists of a group of medical students who work with the Albert Einstein Surgery Department & Surgery Clerkship Program to give students more information about the field of surgery. SIG sponsors panels by surgeons of different specialties who speak about their work hours, family and social life, factors influencing career choice, autonomy, and their experiences transitioning from the classroom to the operating room. In addition, our surgical externships and interactive workshops offer a hands-on practical application of medicine.

Contact: Patric Liang
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Swim Club

 

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Swim Club

The Swim Club aims to encourage members of the Einstein community to take up and commit to swimming as a regular exercise

Contact: Alena Janda; einsteinswim@gmail.com
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Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido

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Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido

Einstein Tae Kwon Do & Hap Ki Do was founded in 1978 by Ronald DePinho, M.D, an Einstein alumnus and former faculty member. Master DePinho, who holds a 6th degree black belt, was a top student of Grand Master Ik Jo Kang. For 33 years, black belts have been teaching with the dedication, enthusiasm, and tradition exemplified by both Grand Master Kang and Master DePinho. Training is geared toward all levels. Previous experience or not, individualized instruction is always given to newcomers. Spirit, essence, loyalty, integrity, respect, trust, bravery, and endurance provide the foundation of our students' superb physical and mental training. Visit a class and see for yourself what Einstein Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido has to offer. Classes are held Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30pm in 1501 Belfer.

Contact : Lisa Glass

Toastmasters

Science at the heart of medicine

TOASTMASTERS

Provide a supportive and positive learning experience for Einstein Community to develop oral communication and leadership skills

Contact : Lola Macrae

 

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Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM)

Science at the heart of medicine

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM)

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