Student Affairs

Year 1

The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing.

Albert Einstein
  • Orientation - Prior to the start of Orientation Week, there will be an informal meet-and-greet, various campus tours, and a shopping trip to Target. This day will be an opportunity to relax and start getting settled. In addition to your new classmates, dozens of 2nd year students will be there to greet you and help you get situated.
  • On Becoming A Physician Ceremony - The On Becoming a Physician Ceremony is the symbolic beginning of the journey that medical students will embark on at Einstein. Students will be "cloaked" with a White Coat by an alumnus in the presence of their families, classmates, Einstein faculty and leadership. They will then recite an oath they have created, dedicating themselves to the humanitarian goals of medicine and a shared commitment to provide compassionate and competent patient care.
  • AAMC - Careers in Medicine Program - An interactive online tool for career self-assesment and unbiased medical specialty information. Use this site to begin career self-assesment.
  • Faculty/Alumni Online Mentoring Program - Find a Faculty members and Alumni who can answer any of your career related questions at all stages of your medical education at Einstein.
  • Departmental Advisor Information - Each clinical department has a designated Faculty Advisor to help you with career choices.
  • Inside the Doctors Studio Sessions - "Inside the Doctors Studio": a take-off on the television series, "Inside the Actors Studio," is a series led by students who invite prominent faculty members to discuss all aspects of their professional lives. These sessions are video-captured so those who are unable to attend can subsequently view them. This activity is held bi-monthly throughout the academic year. Annually, there is a session with alumni who are engaged in alternative careers in medicine.
  • Student Interest Groups - Medical and surgical specialty interest groups are student-run organizations, supervised by relevant faculty wherein students have the opportunity to explore aspects of various disciplines. For example, the surgery interest group holds "suturing nights", and the emergency medicine interest group hosts a "phlebotomy night." Students are encouraged to explore multiple interest groups.
  • Departmental Career Nights - Meet and interact with a Faculty Advisor in one of the following departments - Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, OB/GYN, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Psychiatry, Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Surgery and Urology.
  • Lunch with the Deans - During the second half of the first year small groups of students meet with two of the deans for student affairs. These lunches provide an opportunity for students to discuss approaches to making career choices and discuss the myriad opportunities for the summer break between first and second year.
  • Summer Research Opportunities - Summer between years 1 and 2: Students can engage in research activities in areas they may be considering as career options. Others explore their interest in Global Health, and many combine research and Global Health. There is ample funding for these opportunities through the Office of Medical Student Research and the Global Health Office.
  • Peer Mentor Network - Senior students offer guidance and specialty-specific advice.” Make sure to include the link.




Contact Information

 Office: 718.430.3060

 Fax: 718.430.4123

 Allison B. Ludwig, M.D.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs 

 Mimoza Meholli, M.D.
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs 

 Stephen G. Baum, M.D.
Senior Advisor for Student Affairs 

 Christina Chin
Director, Office of Student Affairs 








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