2018 Summit

 The Second Annual Pitt Pre-Health Summit

April 7, 2018

9:30 - 3:30

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

MACRO Research

Peace Corps

KEYS Service Corps


FCB Health

Princeton Review


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!