P&S Club Corner

New Director of Student Activities and the P&S Club: Rosemarie Scilipoti

Bard Hall Players Produces “Tartuffe”
P&S welcomed Rosemarie Scilipoti to
her new position in August 2008. She most recently worked as an academic adviser in the Academic and Pre-Professional Advising Center at Stony Brook University where she earlier was a residence hall director. She has a master’s degree in student affairs administration from Michigan State University with a concentration in multicultural education. Her graduate school intern experience — planning orientation for NYU medical students — should prepare her for her P&S responsibilities. Welcome aboard, Rosemarie!

Orientation for P&S Class of 2012

P&S Club UpdatesOrientation week for the incoming class of 2012
had an Olympics theme in August 2008, drawing inspiration from the summer games in Beijing. Events included an egg drop, scavenger hunt, trivia night, and field day. Teams selected favorite countries, including Lesotho, Greece, the Dominican Republic, and the good old United States, in their race for gold. The decision was unanimous: Every member of the class is a champion. — reported by Dan Pizzarello’11 and Paula Brady’11


LeonidesThe transition week between second and third years of medical school has in recent years included an afternoon devoted to promoting bonds among students within clinical rotation groups. This team-building exercise, called TeamWoRx, now combines service and learning by giving back to the community. In June 2008, the P&S Club, with generous support from the Gold Foundation, sent more than 150 rising third-year students to work with organizations such as the Fresh Youth Initiative, Alianza Dominicana, and NYPH primary-care clinics. From mural painting and gardening to reading with children, the class of 2010 learned about each other and the residents of Washington Heights. — reported by Cornelia Griggs’10

Columbia Student Medical Outreach (CoSMO)

P&S Student Forum on Global Health and Human RightsCoSMO is a free, student-run primary care clinic at the 21Audubon UrgiCare Center. Every
Saturday and the second Thursday of each month, students from all the medical center schools work together to provide uninsured residents of Washington Heights and Northern Harlem with comprehensive services. A fundraising evening for this estimable student enterprise, scheduled for Nov. 7, 2008, in Alumni Auditorium, will feature guest speaker Junot Diaz, the Dominican-American author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” — reported by Christopher Hale’09

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