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Beauty and Brutality: An Uncustomary Journey into Global Medicine

Dr. Stephen Swanson, CLA alumnus and physician in pediatric international health, will discuss his career path, share lessons he has learned, provide advice for students, and summarize the challenges and rewards of working in global health at this Magraw-Fuller lunchtime lecture.

Dr. Swanson is a board certified pediatrician trained in infectious diseases and tropical medicine. Before attending college, he traveled to the Philippines and India to volunteer at orphanages including working with Sisters of Charity (Mother Teresa). Later, as a student at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Swanson went to Rwanda to care for refugees during the genocide crisis.

Learn more about this exciting lecture here.

Date: 04/18/2011

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Coffman Memorial Union, President's Room, 3rd Floor


Contact: Tessa Eagan (

It's National Public Health Week - Attend the Annual Film Festival!

Everyone is invited to attend the 7th annual School of Public Health Film Festival, hosted in celebration of National Public Health Week, April 4-8. All film goers will receive:

FREE admission, FREE food, and FREE beverages

This year's festival will focus on mental health, food, nutrition, social justice, health care, environment, climate change, HIV and sex education.

Doors open at 5pm, films start at 5:30, followed by Q&A sessions.

Remaining films this week include:

Wed, April 6: Social Justice & Health Care
Thur, April 7: Environment & Climate Change
Fri, April 8: HIV & Sex Education

Click here for more information!

Meet the Minnesota Commissioner of Health

Join your colleagues to meet Minnesota's Commissioner of Health, Dr. Edward Ehlinger, and learn about his vision and priorities for the State of Minnesota. Following his presentation, there will be time for questions. Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, March 31, 5-7pm

McNamara Alumni Center Memorial Hall
University of Minnesota
200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Suggested donation at the door: $10 MPHA members/SPH alumni, $15 non-members, and $5 students.

Register online at
Please RSVP by March 23.

Contact Nichole Axtman at or 612-626-9303.

Collaborative Health Care Event on March 31

Come begin to work with other pre-health professionals and develop strategies to work collaboratively. Dr. Schondelmeyer, a world expert in health care systems, will begin the night speaking about team-based implications of health care reform.

The evening includes:
Dinner (Mesa Pizza)
Special guest, Steve Schondelmeyer, PharmD, PhD
Panel of health professionals
Case study / small group work

Thursday, March 31, 2011
6:00 - 8:00pm
U of M Science Teaching & Student Services Bldg
Room 412
RSVP today!

Dr. Schondelmeyer is a professor and the head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems, as well as the Director of PRIME Institute. He holds the Century Mortar Club Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutical Management & Economics.

Involved Professions:
Physician Assistants
Public Health

Sponsoring Organizations:
Pre-Pharmacy Club
Alpha Epsilon Delta
Pre-Optometry Club
Biology Without Borders
Pre-Dental Club
Pre-Physician Assistant

AMCAS: Applying to Medical School

Applying to medical school this summer? If so, you will likely be submitting your applications through a centralized application system, called AMCAS, which is used by most U.S. medical schools.

Attend this information session and learn about the AMCAS application process: from how to categorize your coursework on the form, to establishing the best timetable for yourself and knowing how to plan for secondary (supplemental) application materials. We will review the entire application process and provide you with information on how to plan for a strong application.

Two sessions (each covers the same content):

Thursday, March 24 at 9:00am
Tuesday, April 12 at 12:30pm

Location: Health Careers Center, 2-565 Moos Tower, U of M (Minneapolis campus)

Register here