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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2018.13, Week of November 12

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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.   Campus events coming up.
2.  The School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson, MS is seeking applicants to join their Ph.D. programs.   
3.  The new Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine is hosting their first Open House December 1, 2018
4.  The School for Field Studies offers a variety of summer-, semester-, and year-long study programs.  
5.  From Kaplan, Inc.:  What are the questions pre-meds should ask for applications? 
6.  Inside Osteopathic Medical Education News, November 1, 2018 edition.   
7.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center offers a Master of Science Degree Program in Biomedical Sciences with a Concentration in Laboratory Research and Management (MSLRM). 
8.  The Phoenix Institute of Herbal medicine & Acupuncture offers Master and Doctorate degrees in Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, and Herbal Medicine.   
9.  Washington Insider, a weekly e-newsletter from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, November 5, 2018 edition. 
10.  Interested in pharmacy?  Why not consider the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawai’i Hilo?  
11.  Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA) offers two types of summer programs.   
12.  Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate, TN) announces a new program, The Appalachian Summer Medical Institute (ASMI), targeted toward college upperclassmen who have an interest in becoming a physician.   
13.  Touro University – California School of Pharmacy (Vallejo, CA) announces a series of webinar information sessions during the month of November. 
14.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, November 7, 2018 edition.  
15.  The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine offers free Podiatric Medicine Internships to students exploring podiatric medicine.  
16.  Des Moines University (Des Moines, IA) offers a Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program, June 8-28, 2019.  

 

1. Campus events coming up. 

·         Career Services, Thursday, November 8:

 

·         Sunday, December 2, starting 2:30 p.m.:  Installation of the campus Menorah, in grassy area on southeast corner of the Library.  Rabbi Jeremy Simons, Director of Hillels of Memphis, will give a presentation on the history and observance of Chanukah.  Chanukah starts on the evening of December 2 and ends on December 9. 

       It is customary to eat fried foods, in remembrance of the cruse of oil that was discovered to dedicate the temple.  In Israel, that custom is fulfilled by eating doughnuts, while in the United States and Europe, it is fulfilled by eating potato pancakes.  Doughnuts will be available at this event to for this venerable and time-honored event.

 

      It is also customary to play the game of dreidel, a game that is entirely based on chance.  Dreidels and instructions will be available.

 

2.  The School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson, MS is seeking applicants to join their Ph.D. programs.    

The School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson, MS is seeking applicants to join our Ph.D. programs. Our students in the biomedical sciences are fully financially supported throughout their training across a variety of degree programs designed to prepare students for biomedical related research careers including academia, industry, and government. We offer Ph.D. degrees in the following programs:

·         Clinical Anatomy

·         Cell & Molecular Biology

·         Biomedical Sciences (Pathology or Biomedical Materials tracks)

·         Experimental Therapeutics & Pharmacology

·         Microbiology & Immunology

·         Neuroscience

·         Nursing (Biological/Physiology or Human Experiences tracks)

·         Physiology & Biophysics

These programs offer a breadth of research areas (including cancer, heart diseases, neurological diseases, obesity, diabetes and infectious diseases) that are well suited for students with undergraduate science degrees in Sciences.  All students in our biomedical science Ph.D. programs receive a highly competitive financial package from UMMC worth more than $140,000 over the typical five years of training.  This package includes a full tuition scholarship, a living allowance of approximately $24,150 per year, and medical insurance. The purpose of this support is to allow our students to focus entirely on their studies and research.  As a result, our students have enjoyed great success in finding positions after completing their graduate degrees.  The low faculty to student ratio at UMMC ensures that students receive the mentoring they require for success in graduate school and beyond.

If you have students who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedical research, please let them know about our programs.   For those who would like more information or to visit our campus, please contact Shanna Moulds by email (smoulds@umc.edu ) or by phone 601-984-1632You may also wish to visit our website: www.umc.edu/graduateschool for information about a specific program.  The application deadline for our programs is December 15, 2018.  This deadline provides sufficient time for us to plan our recruiting weekend that will take place in February 2019.

Below, please find a flyer to share with interested students, as well as a list of program highlights.  We look forward to assisting graduates of Christian Brothers University in the next phase of their educational training. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely Yours,

Michael J. Ryan, Ph.D., Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences
University of Mississippi Medical Center

 

 

3.  The new Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine is hosting their first Open House December 1, 2018! 

The new Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine is hosting their first Open House December 1, 2018! We are inviting all prospective students and advisors to attend our event from 9AM-3PM. We will be giving an overview of our admission process, curriculum, and student experiences.

 

Other activities will include:

  • Student panel
  • Tours
  • Individual appointments with admission staff
  • SIM Lab demonstration
  • OPP Lab demonstration

If you or your students would like to attend our event, please RSVP HERE by November 20, 2018! If you have any questions, please email admissions@idahocom.org.

 

 

4.  The School for Field Studies offers a variety of summer-, semester-, and year-long study programs.  

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Bhutan

 

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Waverly Lau (University of Massachusetts Amherst) shares her thoughts on identity, diversity, and the social dynamics and challenges of being Chinese American in Bhutan. 

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BEARS, BROMELIADS, BOSQUE DE NUBES

Lindsay Finnell (Drake University) and SFS Peru visited the high altitude cloud forests of the Andes, and found soaring vistas and incredible biodiversity.

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CANTOR'S GIANT SOFTSHELL TURTLE

The Cantor's Softshell Turtle is a curious species. Once believed to be extinct until it was rediscovered in 2007, the turtle is now in dire need of focused conservation efforts.

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A VERY BuSY WEEK IN TCI
By Julia Valentine (Program Intern)

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COMMUNICATING SCIENCE 
By Carolyn Kovacs, M.S. (Professor of Tropical Coastal Ecology)

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EXPLORING ABOVE AND BELOW THE WAVES
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6.  Inside Osteopathic Medical Education News, November 1, 2018 edition.   

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TUNCOM Appoints Wolfgang G. Gilliar, DO, as Dean

 

Dr. Gilliar’s tenure at TUNCOM will begin January 1, 2019. Read more about his new position.

 

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Dr. Michelle Kvalsund Selected as National Academy of Medicine Fellow

 

Discover what Michelle Kvalsund, DO, plans to work on during her NAM fellowship.

 

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AMA Announces New Residency Initiative

 

Learn more about the $15 million Reimagining Residency Initiative and the AMA’s effort to transform medical education.

 

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The NAOME Application Cycle for 2019 is Now Open

 

Applications to become a National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME) fellow are now being accepted. In this article, learn more about the program and how to apply.

 

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New AACOM Report Highlights Recent Changes in Graduating Seniors Survey

 

Learn about recent changes to students’ self-reported debt and financing of their medical education, educational experiences, and satisfaction with their medical education in this new report.

 

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Single GME Accreditation System October 2018 Update

 

The AOGME hosted a peer-to-peer advice webinar series for programs seeking continued accreditation. Read about these and other recent updates and resources on the single GME accreditation system.

 

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COCA Updates

 

Three Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Look to Establish New Teaching Sites

 

COCA recently published several accreditation status updates, including decisions for three new COM locations across the country.

 

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AACOM Council Leadership Meeting Recap

 

Read about new and ongoing initiatives discussed during AACOM's most recent Council Leadership Meeting, and what future plans the councils will be undertaking in the coming months.

 

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OU-HCOM's Biggest Class Ever, WCUCOM's Drone Project, and More in Campus Roundup

 

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7.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center offers a Master of Science Degree Program in Biomedical Sciences with a Concentration in Laboratory Research and Management (MSLRM). 

I would like to bring to your attention the Master of Science Degree Program in Biomedical Sciences with a Concentration in Laboratory Research and Management (MSLRM) that is currently offered by The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis.   The mission of this 16-month 35-credit program is to train qualified individuals in the advanced technical, managerial, and administrative skills required to be a Senior Research Assistant, leading to Lab Manager in basic and translational biomedical research laboratories in the academic, government and private biotech sectors.  Candidates in this three-semester program will receive training in four integrated components:

Basic Science – Candidates will take graduate level courses in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, and Molecular Biology to advance their knowledge and understanding of biological disciplines that are critical for functioning in a basic or translational biological research laboratory.

Technical  – Candidates will be trained in both the theoretical and operational aspects of laboratory methodology and critical mathematical calculations.  This will include molecular biology methodologies, procedures in animal experimentation, statistical analysis, bioinformatics, scientific communication, scientific graphic design and basic laboratory equipment maintenance.

Administrative – Candidates will be trained and certified in radiation, biohazard, animal handling, human tissue handling, general safety compliance issues, the ethical conduct of scientific research, personnel management, conflict resolution, laboratory inventory management, and laboratory finance management.

Practical – Candidates will put their skills to practical use through a 6-month research laboratory internship.

Graduates of this program will help fulfill the local and national need for experienced, highly skilled technical staff that is essential to the success of biomedical research.  This program will be of significant benefit to the graduate by permitting entry into the workforce at a higher job level and higher salary, commensurate with the level of responsibility that these individuals would be qualified to assume.  This degree program is designed primarily for candidates who view laboratory management as a career goal rather than a transient position.   However, completion of this program would also be advantageous for individuals who might also choose to continue their graduate education in pursuit of a doctoral or professional degree at some later time in their career. 

If you are aware of any qualified students at your institution who would be interested in pursuing this career path, would you please direct them to the MSLRM homepage (http://www.uthsc.edu/grad/Programs/index.php?page=LRM) or have them contact me directly with any questions. 

Thank you for your kind consideration.

Respectfully,

Len Lothstein, Ph.D.

 

Associate Professor of Pathology and Pharmaceutical Sciences

MSLRM Program Director

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

19 S. Manassas St.

Memphis TN   38163Phone: 901-448-3334

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8.  The Phoenix Institute of Herbal medicine & Acupuncture offers Master and Doctorate degrees in Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, and Herbal Medicine.   

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9.  Washington Insider, a weekly e-newsletter from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, November 5, 2018 edition. 

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November 5, 2018

What You Need to Know

As you most certainly know, tomorrow is election day. The importance of voting cannot be overstated, as it ensures you have a say in who represents you and how the issues that matter to you the most are addressed. Every voice matters, and the osteopathic medical education (OME) community should be heard.

“Taking the time to vote is one of the single most important things you could do for your future.”Christopher Walker, OMS-III, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM)

Make your voice heard at the ballot box tomorrow: VOTE.

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Legislative Update

On The Hill

Democrats Send Bicameral Letter to USDE Regarding PSLF

In response to findings in a recent U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, “Public Service Loan Forgiveness: Education Needs to Provide Better Information for the Loan Servicer and Borrowers,” more than 150 House and Senate Democrats sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) Secretary DeVos expressing deep concerns regarding the implementation of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program and requesting plans for corrective measures.

The letter, led by Ranking Member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, requests that the USDE provide additional information and data regarding PSLF Program implementation as well as its corrective action plan to address implementation problems and recommendations outlined in the GAO report. AACOM strongly supports the PSLF Program and is working vigorously to protect this important program to ensure it remains available for future osteopathic physicians. We are also working with the USDE to seek further guidance on program requirements and have made recommendations to help clarify the confusion that often occurs regarding eligible employers. We will continue to update membership on this important issue. Learn more.

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A Message for Medical Students: Remember to Vote

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There is no shortage of issues that impact medical students as they train to become practicing physicians. Learn why Christopher Walker, OMS-III, CUSOM, is urging all medical students to vote in tomorrow’s midterms.

COM Day on Capitol Hill: Learning from In-Person Advocacy

Nicole Lighthouse, fourth-year medical student at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and recent AACOM Osteopathic Health Policy Intern, speaks with ED to MED about her experience advocating in Washington, DC during AACOM’s 2018 COM Day on Capitol Hill. Learn more.

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Regulatory Update

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AACOM-NHSC Loan Repayment Webinar Recording Now Available

On October 25, AACOM, in partnership with the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), hosted a special webinar about applying to and qualifying for the NHSC Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP). NHSC officials shared information about the S2S LRP and additional NHSC programs, including the Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs. Participants also heard from Nicole Gastala, MD, an NHSC S2S LRP award recipient who provided a unique perspective on her first-hand experience of what it’s like to serve as an NHSC clinician. View the webinar recording.

IHS Loan Repayment Program Now Accepting Applications

Eligible individuals may now apply through August 2019 for the Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program (IHS LRP). The IHS LRP provides up to $40,000 for IHS clinicians to repay qualifying health professions education loans in exchange for a two-year commitment to work in an Indian health facility. Applications are evaluated monthly beginning in January or as soon as funds become available. Learn more.

HHS and DOJ Announce New Initiatives to Combat Opioid Crisis

To coincide with the President’s signing of the comprehensive, bipartisan opioid package, the Administration recently announced additional efforts to combat the opioid crisis. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights launched a public education campaign that highlights civil rights protections for individuals with addiction and aims to improve access to evidence-based opioid use disorder treatment and recovery services such as medication assisted treatment.

In addition, on October 25, the U.S. Department of Justice hosted a national opioid summit and announced new strategic actions to combat the opioid epidemic. During his remarks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced new grant funding, including more than $30 million to aid children who have been victimized because of opioid abuse and $27 million for the Anti-Heroin Task Force Program to support state law enforcement agencies in states devastated by the crisis.

Administration Releases Fall 2018 Unified Agenda & Regulatory Reform Report

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs recently released the Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which outlines regulatory priorities in the coming months. Of particular interest and importance to the OME community are regulatory activities underway and forthcoming by the USDE such as actions regarding state authorization, gainful employment, and institutional accountability. AACOM has submitted comments to the USDE in the past on these issues and continues to engage with the Department as it moves forward in the regulatory process.

Featured Federal Resources and COM Engagement

HRSA BHW Forum on Opioids and the Workforce: On November 7, the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Bureau of Health Workforce Region IV, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina, will host a Regional Workforce Forum to provide a platform for stakeholders to discuss programs and strategies to enhance the health care workforce and learn about federal resources to combat the opioid epidemic. Learn more.

NIDA Resources for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment: The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse frequently updates its website, NIDAMED, which features online resources and support for health professionals, health professions education, and patients. Resources include science-based information regarding pain management, causes of opioid misuse, and more. Learn more.

LECOM-Bradenton Student Awarded NHSC Scholarship: Tin Wong, a first-year student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton Campus, was awarded an NHSC scholarship, which is overseen by HHS and provides funding for students pursuing primary care health professions training. Scholarship recipients commit to provide health care services in underserved or health-professional shortage areas.

West Virginia Governor Announces Funding for WVSOM Healthy Children’s Initiative: Governor Jim Justice announced that the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Healthy Children’s Initiative, a program that raises awareness about childhood obesity and works to promote healthy life choices, will receive $50,000 in funding. The initiative was created in 2011 along with the Abracadabra television series to help create a healthier West Virginia for the state’s youth. Learn more.

Governor Northam Speaks with VCOM-Virginia Students about Opioid Addiction: Governor Ralph Northam visited the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM-Virginia) on his final stop in a grand round lecture series on opioid addiction. As a physician and politician, Governor Northam spoke about the devastating impact of opioid addiction and how future physicians, like VCOM-Virginia’s osteopathic medical students, can combat it. With him was Ryan Hall, a recovering addict from Covington, VA, who shared his experience with the disease. Learn more.

NYITCOM at A-State University Announces Health Care Fellowship Program: The First District Congressional Fellowship Program provides students at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) at Arkansas State (A-State) University with the opportunity to spend a year working with U.S. Representative Rick Crawford’s (R-AR) local office to research federal funding streams supporting the Mississippi Delta Region. As a capstone to the program, students also spend time in Washington, DC working with Representative Crawford’s office to craft potential legislation, analyze policy proposals, and ensure federal funding is targeting needed areas. This new program is a partnership between NYITCOM at A-State and the office of Representative Crawford. Learn more.

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ED to MED is a national grassroots campaign launched by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.

Health.
Community.
Advocacy. 

Join the campaign today!

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
Office of Government Relations

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10.  Interested in pharmacy?  Why not consider the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawai’i Hilo?  

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Do you know a student interested in pharmacy?

 

Are they looking for a unique experience?

 

Hilo is located on the Big Island of Hawaii, nestled along a bay in the Pacific Ocean near the slopes of two majestic mountains, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, and is home to approximately 45,000 residents. Hawaii is known of being a melting pot of cultures and for being ethnically diverse.

 

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)  

 

"DKICP is a special place where you can learn to be a pharmacist in a family environment. You get all the support you need from the caring faculty and staff."

-Victor Lin, PharmD from Los Angeles, California

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The professional Doctor of Pharmacy program at DKICP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and is required for licensure as a pharmacist. Each year 80-90 students are accepted into the DKICP PharmD program. Approximately half of the class is composed of out-of-state and international students.

 

Students in the DKICP PharmD program are eligible to graduate with a second degree, the Bachelor of Arts in Pharmacy Studies, without taking additional coursework. In addition, students may opt-in one of three certificate programs focusing in areas of Health Science Research, Rural Health, or Healthcare Leadership.

 

Pharmacy Practice Experiences (PPE) are embedded throughout the four year curriculum. The final year of advanced experiences (APPE) occur during the final year of the program at sites across the State of Hawaii, the continental U.S., U.S. territories, as well as international sites.

 

Click here to view our prerequisite course requirements. For a list of specific courses at your school or for more information, please contact the DKICP Office of Student Services at pharmacy@hawaii.edu.

 

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Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD)

 

Utilizing the extraordinary intellectual, biological, physical and cultural diversity of its geographic region as a focus of investigation and study, DKICP is proud to offer a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The PhD program provides graduate training to students with a minimum of a bachelor's degree who have an interest in wet bench research.

 

The Ph.D. program provides training in the pharmaceutical sciences, including medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, and pharmacognosy. Notably, the program focuses on biodiversity and natural products and their importance to drug discovery and development, pharmacy, and healthcare. DKICP also has strong research programs in cancer biology and pharmaceutics.

 

Click here for more information.

 

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11.  Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA) offers two types of summer programs.   

Hello,

 

The applications for our summer programs are now open.  Please pass along this information to your students.  If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call at 804-827-0982.

 

Thank you

 

Division for Health Sciences Diversity

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Mechanics Institute Building
1000 East Marshall Street, Suite 209

Richmond, Virginia 23298

804 827-0982 • Fax: 804-828-1085

dhsd.vcu.edu
Health Sciences Diversity Annual Report

 

12.  Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate, TN) announces a new program, The Appalachian Summer Medical Institute (ASMI), targeted toward college upperclassmen who have an interest in becoming a physician.   

Greetings from Lincoln Memorial University!

We are contacting you regarding a new program that we will be offering on June 16-21, 2019.  The Appalachian Summer Medical Institute (ASMI) is a camp targeted toward college upperclassmen who have an interest in becoming a physician.  Activities throughout the event will include preparatory sessions that are specifically designed to help your students be successful and competitive medical school candidates! 

  • Get insight on the medical school application process by interacting with the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medical (DCOM) Admissions Office
  • Gain insight into osteopathic medicine practice and principles
  • Sit in on medical school course lectures including Medical Gross Anatomy, Histology, Molecular Fundamentals of Medicine and Neuroanatomy
  • Explore LMU’s state-of-the-art facilities including the DCOM simulation lab and the Dr. Neal Cross Anatomy Lab
  • Meet and chat with current medical students who were recently in YOUR shoes!

Students from a select number of colleges and universities within east Tennessee, eastern Kentucky and southwest Virginia area are being invited to apply for this event with space being limited.  Acceptance decision will be made via the ASMI advising committee.  Housing, food, and supplies for the camp will be provided by LMU. 

In order to attend ASMI, applicant students must meet the following criteria and submit the detailed supporting documentation: 

  • Applicants must be rising juniors or seniors
  • Applicants must submit an official transcript from their university;  a cumulative or science grade point average of at least 3.3 is required
  • A personal statement must be submitted with the program application; this statement needs to detail why the applicant feels compelled to study medicine and become a physician
  • One letter of recommendation pertaining to the applicant must be submitted by a college science faculty member or pre-med advisor.

 

Please feel free to promote this event throughout your institution.  

It is our hope that this institute will become an annual event that works within Appalachia to strengthen the region’s medical school applicant pool.  If you have questions regarding the event, please feel free to contact me.  I can be reached via email at Lindsay.davis@LMUnet.edu or via telephone at 423.869.6027.  I look forward to speaking with you soon!

Best,

 

           

Lindsay L. Davis, MBA | Master of Science, Recruitment and Student Services Coordinator 
lindsay.davis@lmunet.edu

Lincoln Memorial University 
Office: 423.869.6027 Cell: 865.585.4765 
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, TN 37752 
www.LMUnet.edu

Here’s the application form:

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13.  Touro University – California School of Pharmacy (Vallejo, CA) announces a series of webinar information sessions during the month of November. 

Please provide this information to your advisees and please feel free to log in for yourself!  On behalf of our College of Pharmacy, I am pleased to announce a series of webinar information sessions during the month of November.  The dates and times are listed in the flier below.  We hope you and your advisees will be able to use these sessions to find out how the TUC PharmD program can help them obtain their career goals in pharmacy!  To attend a session, simply log in to https://zoom.us/j/926945395.  For more information, please contact Mr. Tony Williams at anthony.williams@tu.edu or contact me directly at steven.davis@ti.edu.  

Thank you for all you do!

Steve Davis, Director of Admissions
Touro University California

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steven Davis

Director of Admissions

Touro University California

www.tu.edu

 

 

14.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, November 7, 2018 edition.  

AAMCNews

News About America's Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals

 

November 7, 2018

 

Drs Kirch and Wilson
presenting at the AAMC Annual Meeting

Successes and challenges facing academic medicine highlighted during Learn Serve Lead 2018

AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, and AAMC Board of Directors Chair M. Roy Wilson, MD, shared personal reflections about their own careers and the state of academic medicine.

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Angela Duckworth, PhD
presents at the Annual Meeting

"Don't quit on a bad day"

Angela Duckworth, PhD, renowned psychologist and author of Grit, spoke at Learn Serve Lead 2018 about what makes someone successful — in work and in life.

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Anita Hill

Anita Hill: "We cannot turn a blind eye"

The Brandeis University law professor and advocate for women's equality implored Learn Serve Lead attendees to continue to address bias and sexual harassment within medicine and the biomedical sciences.

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Danielle Ofri speaking at the
Annual Meeting

Talk the talk

Physician and bestselling author Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, stressed the importance of communication between doctors and patients to the AAMC's annual meeting attendees.

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Check out additional AAMCNews features: The horrors of Victorian medicine; 2018 AAMC Award winners.

More from AAMCNews

AAMC statement on OPPS final rule

Last week, the AAMC issued a statement regarding the 2019 Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Payment Systems (OPPS) final rule released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). A two-year phase-in of a 60% reduction in Medicare reimbursements to excepted off-campus provider-based departments "threatens access to care for Medicare beneficiaries and disproportionately harms low-income, vulnerable patients and the institutions that serve them," said Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC president and CEO.
Read More

AAMC statement on Physician Fee Schedule final rule

The AAMC also issued a statement last week on the CMS's Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program final rule. Kirch noted that the rule "will significantly reduce burden for physicians and other health care professionals, allowing them more time to focus on patients." While the AAMC will continue to review the rule, it appreciates that the CMS acknowledged "concerns about the importance of appropriate payments for complex patients."
Read More

New physician specialty data published

The AAMC has released the 2018 Physician Specialty Data Report, a biennial report that provides the most current data available on active physicians, residents, and fellows for the 44 largest specialty groups. Key findings from 2017 data showed that the representation of females in the top specialties ranged from a high of 63.3% in pediatrics to a low of 5.3% in orthopedic surgery, and that 44.1% of active U.S. physicians were age 55 or older.
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AAMC webinar explores scientific research on pain and the opioid crisis

Tomorrow, Nov. 8, the AAMC will host a webinar focused on an initiative of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) called Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL), which is working to accelerate scientific discovery to stem the opioid crisis. Topics will include the progress made in understanding chronic pain, new programs that are part of the initiative, and NIH funding opportunities in pain management research.
Read More

On the move

William L. Roper, MD, MPH, has been named interim president of the University of North Carolina (UNC) system, effective Jan. 1, 2019. He currently serves as dean of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine and CEO of UNC Health Care, and had previously announced plans to step down from those roles in May 2019. He has served as dean, CEO, and vice chancellor for medical affairs since 2004.
Read More

About AAMCNews
AAMCNews is the destination for news, features, current trends, and ongoing conversations about topics important to medical schools and teaching hospitals.

 

15.  The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine offers free Podiatric Medicine Internships to students exploring podiatric medicine.  

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Dear Stan,

Did you know that there are Podiatric Medicine Internships available at select Colleges of Podiatric Medicine in the US that are free to pre-health students exploring podiatric medicine? 

Attending an Internship at one of the colleges of podiatric medicine allows you to have a hands-on opportunity to see yourself in a podiatric medical career.  Most Internships allow participants to attend classes and labs (like anatomy or clinical skills!) with current students, get to know DPMs, who are also faculty at our colleges, and meet DPM alumni.  Attending an Internship is the ultimate shadowing opportunity for students ready to explore careers in podiatric medicine!

Need any more reasons to check out a Podiatric Medicine Internship?  Student Doctor Caroline Tippett, a current student at NYCPM, Class of 2019, has some words of advice, 

“Make sure you adequately shadow multiple podiatrists and get a feel for what podiatry is all about so you can be excited about the career you will work so hard for. Also, travel the world before life gets too busy.  I shadowed private practice and group practice and saw many different types of cases and patients.”

You can check out more of our current students at the AACPM website and while you are there, click on the list of 2019 Internships.  Many have application deadlines in the spring, so don’t delay!  Want more? Check out #IChosePodiatry and #DiscoverPodiatricMedicine on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to hear more real student stories.

Will you see yourself in a white coat when you discover podiatric medicine?  If you are ready to apply,  applications for the Class of 2023 are being accepted now.  Click here to learn more about the application process.

If you have questions, please feel free to be in touch!  You can reply to this email or you can send your question to podinfo@aacpm.org!

Cheers,

Mandy Nau

Career Promotion Specialist

 

16.  Des Moines University (Des Moines, IA) offers a Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program, June 8-28, 2019.  

Health P.A.S.S. - Des Moines University Summer Scholars Program

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If you have students who you believe would benefit
from our program, please pass this email along.

 

TAKE THE FIRST STEP TOWARD A HEALTH PROFESSIONS CAREER

Des Moines University’s three week Health P.A.S.S. Program is a great way to prepare for and enhance your application for medical or health professions school. 

GRE/MCAT Prep & Interview Prep
Prep for medical/health professions school and gain confidence through presentations, mock interviews, and GRE/MCAT information. 

Shadowing
Shadow physicians, physical therapists and physician assistants in the on-campus clinic. 

Cultural Competency Course & Certificate
Earn a certificate and conduct research based on a cultural competency course. Research is based on the Diversity Health Series. 

Graduate Level Lectures
Learn from graduate-level lectures and presentations in four clinical areas: osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physical therapy and physician assistant studies.

Hands-On Experiences
Enjoy hands-on experiences in state-of-the-art facilities, including simulations with life-like medical mannequins and lab activities to test your casting, suturing and surgery skills. 

Meet with Experts
Receive guidance from student mentors, faculty, admission staff and more. 

 

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REQUIREMENTS 

Enrollment is limited to 10 students. A minimum 3.2 GPA is recommended. For consideration for the 2019 program, you must complete and submit the following: 

• Complete the online application at www.dmu.edu/healthpass

• Respond to the application essay questions. 

• Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. 

• Submit parents’ 2018 federal tax returns or most recent returns if identifying as economically disadvantaged. 

• Two letters of recommendation – one from your science or mathematics professor and one from any college/university professor with whom you’ve taken a course. 

Return all supporting application materials by March 1 to: Des Moines University – Health P.A.S.S., Office of Multicultural Affairs, 3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312 

Preference will be given to applicants in any of the following categories: 

• Economically Disadvantaged: Family income must be within federal low income guidelines. Family tax returns are required to be considered economically disadvantaged. This link from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides guidance.

• Educationally Disadvantaged: Neither parent has completed a bachelor’s degree or higher. 

• Under-represented Minority: Racial and ethnic populations that are under-represented in the medical/health professions relative to their numbers in the general population.

Des Moines University covers residence hall accommodations at nearby Drake University, as well as light breakfasts and lunches while on campus. Evening and weekend meals will be the responsibility of the participants. 

Enjoy fun, chaperoned activities on campus and around Iowa’s capital on weekends. 

A travel reimbursement of up to $500 will be provided upon completion of the program. 

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE FEBRUARY 15

 

 

 

What do past students say?

“This program opened my eyes to osteopathic medicine, something I had never considered before, but am now seeing as a possibility in my future.”  

-KEN NWADE, HOWARD UNIVERSITY, BIOLOGY MAJOR 

 â€śHealth P.A.S.S. has opened so many doors for me and my future as a healthcare professional. This program gave me the confidence to continue to pursue medicine.” 

-SAMIRA AL-AMIN, XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA,
B.S. BIOLOGY PRE-MED CLASS OF 2020 

 

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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
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