Career Development

AAPS-USC Moving Targets Symposium

MiOra mentees attended the AAPS-USC Moving Targets, day long research symposium in Los Angeles @CAPharm that, in the past, has highlighted novel paradigms and regulatory hurdles in harnessing the immune system to treat neurological disorders, infectious diseases, and cancer. This year, the focus was on disease-driven aging and the symposium drew in a crowd of nearly 240 students which was a record high for Moving Targets; over 20 of those students were MiOra mentees who were joined by USC faculty and distinguished scientists from the industry and the university.
 
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Even though the event was over 11 hours long and on a Friday, many MiOra mentees waited to hear UCLA Professor Dr. Bulut’s talk on getting into medical school. Upon completion of her residency at the Johns Hopkins Health System, Dr. Bulut specialized in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. She currently practices at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Encino Hospital Medical Center and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
 
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MiOra students had the exclusive pleasure of hearing Dr. Bulut discuss her knowledge of over 30 years in the healthcare industry, asking her questions over pizza and gaining insight from two generations of success in med-school admissions and shedding light on the importance of the MCAT and various other aspects of what is taken into consideration for med school admissions to even hearing a very humanistic side of the trade from Dr Bulut’s husband who further answered a student’s question on what it is like when you are a pediatrician and lose a patient.
 
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Thank you MiOra mentees for attending, thanks to the AAPS-USC and all of the speakers, and Dr. Bulut for taking the time out of your busy week to share your knowledge and insight with the pre-med students.

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