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One of my favorite docs, Lynne Holden, MD started Mentoring in Medicine Inc.  which provides workshops to students interested in medicine and the health professions.  Check out the free upcoming workshops they are offering!

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Are you studying to take the MCAT and applying to medical school in 2013?

The Mentoring InMedicine (MIM) MCAT Boot Camp is an intensive all day event that will give you the resources and inspiration to become a competitive medical school applicant.

Attend in-person or from the comfort of your home via “live” video web cast.

Participants must meet the following requirements:
o Low-income household or ethnic group that is under-represented in medicine
o Eligible to take the MCAT

REGISTER NOW!
http://mcatbootcamp.eventbrite.com
Session1 : Saturday, October 20th 9am-4pm
Session 2 : Saturday, November 17th 9am-4pm

ON-LINE VIA LIVE INTERNET BROADCAST!

OR IN PERSON

Location: Lehman College
Carman B-04
250 Bedford Park Blvd West
Bronx, New York 10468

Light breakfast and lunch will be served!

Apply for the 20 week Medical Pathway Program

You can join live or via web cast every Saturday beginning Saturday, December 1st

Learn about study strategies, MCAT preparation, the medical school application process, service opportunities, clinical exposure, mock interviewing, mentoring and much more!

Find out more at  www.medicalmentor.org

Mentoring in Medicine programs have attracted news coverage in the New York Times, Essence and Jet magazines, CNN and Lifetime television. Since 2007, Mentoring in Medicine has helped over 15,000 students to pursue their dreams of becoming a healthcare professional.

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i admit to watching reality tv. i have my favorites (project runway, the voice).  some shows i have watched and knew i shouldn’t be.  all the fighting, the drama; you get sucked in and then you keep watching!

in the back of our minds, we know it’s no good for us.  it’s like fast food for the brain, no good for our bodies!  i know you agree, i hear it all the time.  but have we really thought about what reality tv is doing to our culture, especially our youth?  

i’m so thrilled that TruthinReality.org is taking this on as a mission.  this organization started by sil lai abrams (NABJ award-winning writer, domestic violence awareness activist, relationship expert for EBONY.com)  is blazing a new trail and we desperately need it!

if you are in NYC on october 30th,  ioin me and an amazing panel as we discuss reality TV, music videos and it’s impact on dating/relationships.  see below for details:

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I was recently interviewed on NY1 about the new decision by NYC schools to offer the morning after pill to teens without parental consent.   You can check out the clip here:

This hot topic has hit airwaves across the country. Politicians, teachers, parents and teens are weighing in.   There is much to be alarmed about.  

According to a 2010 report by the NYC dept of health:

Over half of all 12th graders have had sex

70% of teens who have had sex are currently sexually active

Almost 1 in 10 sexually active NYC teen girls were pregnant in the last year

Among pregnant teens, almost 40% had been pregnant before

So clearly something needs to be done…

But is this the answer?  Let us know your thoughts.


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