What is NYMedTalks?
Formerly known as Student-Physician Awareness Day (SPAD), NYMedTalks is a one day, interdisciplinary, interprofessional event designed to expose healthcare students to topics outside of the academic curriculum. Organized, fund-raised for, and put on entirely by the first-year medical school class, NYMedTalks aims to increase students’ awareness of the contemporary activities of practitioners in the field of healthcare by inviting various esteemed guest speakers. From speakers in basics sciences and translational research to public health professionals, the event will attempt to provide a global perspective on the composition of a modern healthcare team. NYMedTalks is a county-wide event and includes the NYMC School of Health Sciences and Practice, Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, Westchester Medical Center and undergraduate students at local colleges like Pace University and SUNY Purchase. We appreciate ANY donations, with all proceeds benefiting NY Med Talks.
SPAD (Student Physician Awareness Day) was founded in 1986 by an NYMC student, Dr. Eileen M. Dieck, a former Alumni Association President. SPAD aimed to complement the traditional medicine curriculum with relevant topics to medical practice. Past topics have included social media, the Affordable Care Act, Medical Technology, and Global Health.