Events of 2018-2019


USMLE Step 1 Advisory Panel
Join a diverse panel of third and fourth year medical students who have successfully taken the USMLE Step 1. Each student will share his/her experience and advice on how to study, what to study, where to study and more! After the panel discussion, there will be a Q&A with the panel. Open to all students, no RSVP required.

Date and location: TBD

Faculty Specialty Forum
​Faculty leaders (program directors, clinical leadership etc.) from various specialties will give small talks and answer questions. YOU pick which specialty/specialties you are interested in learning about.  It’s a rare opportunity to meet faculty leaders and ask questions in a friendly and personal setting. 
​Date and location: TBD

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Student to Student Residency Forum

Join our newly-matched MS4s in the atrium to discuss selecting and applying for residency.  This is a relaxed, informal opportunity to bring your questions: How many interviews did you go on?  How did you get letters of recommendation? Did you do away rotations?  What made you decide you wanted to do xyz specialty? Each specialty will be represented by AOA and non-AOA members.  

Open to all years!  No RSVP required.

​Date and location: After Match Day (March 16th, 2018)
AOA Annual Lecture

Dr. Wayne J. Riley is the president of the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. He is a distinguished physician, academician, clinician-educator and leader of American medicine. Dr. Riley earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Morehouse School of Medicine. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology with a concentration in Medical Anthropology from Yale University, a Master of Public Health degree in health systems management from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and a Master's in Business Administration from Rice University's Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. He will be discussing "Health Disparities and Health Inequity: A Call to Action."

Date and location: March 20th, 2018 4PM - ALL ARE INVITED

1st Annual AOA Clinicopathological Conference (CPC)

For the first time at Downstate, AOA is sponsoring a CPC, a teaching conference based on a case presentation. A patient's hospital course will be presented to the audience, from initial presentation to autopsy, and speakers from different specialties (who are not aware of the final diagnosis) will weigh in on differential diagnoses, until the final diagnosis is revealed by the pathologist. This event is taking place during the MS3's Transition to Clerkship Week, but all are invited to come and participate during this event!

Date and location: April 5th, 2018 11am - Alumni Auditorium