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Caduceus Newsletter:  Fall 2009.14, Week of November 23.   

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Dr. Stan Eisen, Director
Preprofessional Health Programs
Christian Brothers University
650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN  38104

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Table of Contents:

 

1.  “The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program is designed to give 25 premedical students deeper insights into the field of medicine, including issues that greatly affect the health of traditionally underserved groups.    
2.  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Georgia Campus School of Pharmacy (Suwanee, GA) is hosting an Open House on Friday, December 4, 2009.
3.  Des Moines University (Iowa) offers a Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program for individuals interested in medical, physician assistant, or physical therapy school…and it’s free.   
4.  Des Moines University offers a variety of health-related programs at the Master’s and Doctoral level.  
5.  Results of a recent Medscape survey among selected healthcare professionals regarding The Obama administration’s decision of telling federal prosecutors not to pursue patients who use medical marijuana in states where it is legal, unless they are using it for illegal purposes. 
6.  The Official Guide to the MCAT Exam is available from the Association of American Medical Colleges web site.   
7.  Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) will be offering its tenth annual summer course in Human Anatomy for Undergraduates.  

8.  Marginalia:  The study of biology involves more than just white lab coats, stethoscopes, and micropipettors, you know  

 

1.  “The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program is designed to give 25 premedical students deeper insights into the field of medicine, including issues that greatly affect the health of traditionally underserved groups.”

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2.  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Georgia Campus School of Pharmacy (Suwanee, GA) is hosting an Open House on Friday, December 4, 2009.

Hello Pre-Health Advisor or Future Pharmacy Student(s),

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Georgia Campus School of Pharmacy will welcome its first Pharmacy Class Fall 2010. We are hosting an Open House on Friday, December 4, 2009 from 6-8pm on campus. This will give you and your student a chance to Meet the Dean, other Pharmacy faculty,and Pharmacy administrators. to RSVP please email PharmDadmissions@pcom.edu. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,
Aisha Deberry

Admissions Coordinator/Recruiter
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
School of Pharmacy-Georgia Campus
625 Old Peachtree Road
Suwanee, GA 30024
678-225-7500

"Interested in Pharmacy?"  Spend a night with our Dean and other Pharmacy faculty at GA-PCOM s Pharmacy Open House, Friday, December 4, 2009 from
6-8pm.  Please RSVP at PharmDadmissions@pcom.edu

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3.  Des Moines University (Iowa) offers a Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program for individuals interested in medical, physician assistant, or physical therapy school…and it’s free.   

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4.  Des Moines University offers a variety of health-related programs at the Master’s and Doctoral level.   

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5.  Results of a recent Medscape survey among selected healthcare professionals regarding The Obama administration’s decision of telling federal prosecutors not to pursue patients who use medical marijuana in states where it is legal, unless they are using it for illegal purposes. 

The question was:

The Obama administration recently told federal prosecutors not to pursue patients who use medical marijuana in states where it is legal, unless they are using it for illegal purposes.  Do you approve or disapprove of the policy change?

 

Here are the results:

Sampling population

Strongly approve (%)

Somewhat approve (%)

Somewhat disapprove (%)

Strongly approve (%)

Uncertain (%)

All Professions

64

15

4

11

4

Physicians Only

59

15

4

18

0

Nurses Only

58

20

3

13

3

 

6.  The Official Guide to the MCAT Exam is available from the Association of American Medical Colleges web site.    

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7.  Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) will be offering its tenth annual summer course in Human Anatomy for Undergraduates.  

HUMAN ANATOMY FOR UNDERGRADUATES

The tenth annual summer course in Human Anatomy for Undergraduates will be offered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine this year.  The course will run for four weeks in June, 2010, on the Medical School campus in Baltimore, and will include both lectures and demonstrations using human cadavers.  Applications will be accepted from all currently enrolled undergraduates who have completed their sophomore year of college.  Total tuition for the course will be $3800.  All course materials, including the textbook and an atlas, are included in the tuition.  Four (4) academic credits will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.  Accommodations are available on the main undergraduate campus of Johns Hopkins University.  A completed application form, a non-refundable application fee of $50, and supporting materials (college transcript, letter of recommendation from an academic advisor) are due by March 15, 2010.  Successful applicants will be notified by April 1, with full tuition due by May 1.  More course details, including a downloadable application form, can be found on the Internet at: www.hopkinsmedicine.org/FAE/anatomyinstitute.  For further information, please contact Ms. Arlene Daniel at adaniel@jhmi.edu.

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Christopher Ruff, Ph.D.
Professor and Director                                
Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1830 E. Monument St.
Baltimore, MD  21205
(410) 955-7126
(410) 614-9030 (FAX)
cbruff@jhmi.edu                
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8.  Marginalia:  The study of biology involves more than just white lab coats, stethoscopes, and micropipettors, you know…  

Views of the field trip taken by students of BIOL 413, Parasitology, to Shelby Farms, during the week of November 9, to collect bluegill sunfish and examine them for parasites. 

 

Huong Tran modeling the latest in chest wader fashion.

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“Oh, what a beautiful morning – Oh, what a beautiful day!”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp5HCDGJsvM

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Caleb Burrow, Victoria Bujalski, & Ben Chism bringing in the day’s catch. 

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“Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men” (Mark 1:17).

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OK, OK, so field work isn’t for everybody…

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Sifting through the mud, looking for snails.

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You find the occasional sunbeam worshipper there, too.
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And this is what we found in the liver among those fish:

Posthodiplostomum minimum metacercariae.

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Bothriocephalus sp. plerocercoid larvae (This is a view of the scolex, the holdfast portion of the worm.)

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Scanning electron view of Bothriocephalus sp. scolex and immature segments.

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Leptorhynchoides thecatus cystacanth larvae (The larvae reside in the liver of bluegills.  This view is the adult, from the small intestine of a bass.)

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Dr. Stan Eisen, Director
Preprofessional Health Programs
Biology Department
Christian Brothers University

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104

E-mail: seisen@cbu.edu
http://www.cbu.edu/~seisen/
Caduceus Newsletter Archives: http://www.cbu.edu/~seisen/Caduceus.html