"Innovation and Inspiration" Fuels Successful NYMedTalks
Although the name and format has changed from Student Physician Awareness Day (SPAD) to NYMedTalks, the three-decade tradition of a day-long event planned, organized and conducted by medical students to supplement the medical school curriculum and provide a forum for discussion and interaction among students, faculty and administration, remains the same. This year's NYMedTalks, held on April 8, stimulated the audience with presentations by distinguished speakers. The theme of the day "Innovation and Inspiration" was delivered by the variety of presentation topics spanning research in genomics and space travel, marriages in medicine, medical marijuana, big data and precision medicine, LGBT clinical medicine, and surgical innovation in craniofacial surgery. View the 2016 NYMedTalks photo gallery here
Eileen (Lee) M. Dieck, M.D. ’86, former president of the Alumni Association, who served as chair of the very first SPAD, kicked off the day’s activities with a history of the event that was designed to complement the traditional medicine curriculum with relevant topics to medical practice. The day also featured a lunchtime residency fair at which students had the opportunity to meet with nearly 100 residents and attending physicians representing a multitude of specialties from NYMC-affiliated programs.
“The Student Senate is proud to say that this year’s NYMedTalks represented 30 years of successful student programming at NYMC. We are very thankful to the NYMC Board of Advisors who provided significant support to this year’s event,” said NYMedTalks Chair and Speaker Coordinator Stephen Shapero, M.S., School of Medicine Class of 2018 and secretary of the Student Senate.
The hard work and dedication of the members of the School of Medicine Class of 2019 NYMedTalks planning committee made the day a success. From left: Paul Jeong, finance management; Stephen Shapero, chair and speaker coordinator; Adam Gordon, finance management; Amanda Feeney, event day coordinator; and Jacob Feldman, public outreach coordinator.