The 2nd annual Pitt Pre-Health Summit will be held on April 7th, 2018. This will be an interprofessional conference for all Pre-Health students (Pre-Dental, Pre-PA, Pre-Medical, and more) featuring keynote speaker Dr. Martin Makary.
There will also be breakout sessions held by many different organizations: Pitt Nursing's EKG workshop, an OB/GYN led discussion on maternal mortality hosted by POMS, Bleed Control simulation with Pitt SEMS, and much more!
At the admissions fair, you will be able to network with the Pitt Professional Schools as well as more schools and organizations. The time of year will be ideal, as it is just before most apply to professional school!
Breakfast and lunch will be provided!
Pitt Students can purchase tickets at the WPU ticket office. Tickets are subject to a $10 refundable deposit (cash only) that can be retrieved during check out, provided that the student checked in at the beginning of the day.
Tickets are also available on EventBrite and will be available for faculty, staff, non-Pitt students, and non-affiliated persons for a $10 fee.
Dress is business casual.
Key Note Speaker, Dr. Martin Makary M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Professor of Health Policy & Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Chief, Johns Hopkins Center for Islet Transplantation Surgery
Director, Improving Wisely
Dr. Marty Makary is the creator of The Surgery Checklist, publishing its first description and subsequently served on the W.H.O. Safe Surgery Saves Lives committee and led the W.H.O. workgroup to create global measures of surgical quality. Dr. Makary has published over 200 scientific articles, including the first description of “frailty” as a medical condition influencing patient outcomes, and the original studies on safety culture measurement in health care. He is a leading voice for physicians, writing in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and TIME Magazine. Dr. Makary is The New York Times best-selling author of Unaccountable, a book about quality and price transparency in health care.
Dr. Makary is a surgical oncologist specializing in minimally-invasive pancreas surgery. At Johns Hopkins, he has served as the endowed chair of gastrointestinal surgery, the director of surgical quality and safety, and founding director of the Johns Hopkins Center For Surgical Outcomes Research and Clinical Trials. He currently serves as the chief of the Johns Hopkins Center for Islet Transplantation and Executive Director of Improving Wisely, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project to lower health care costs in the U.S. by creating measures of appropriateness in health care.
Attending Universities and Programs
Case Western Reserve University SOM
University of Rochester SOM
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Ohio Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry
University of Rochester Dental School
West Virginia School of Dentistry
Case Western Reserve Dental School
Penn State Speech Language Pathology
KEYS Service Corps
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
George Washington Nursing School
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Chatham Physician Assistant Program
Chatham PT/OT Programs
What to Expect
Here are some photos from last year's Pre-Health Summit!