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Caduceus Newsletter:  Spring 2010.05, Week of February 8.

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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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What does it take to guarantee a snow day from classes?

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Table of Contents:

 

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  Michigan State University will be hosting a Summer 2010 Premedical Achievement Program (PMAP), June 11-July 24.    
3.  The Native Americans into Medicine program is for Native American students who are pursuing an education that will enable them to become health professionals, and will take place on the University of Minnesota- Duluth Campus from June 21st – July 30th.    
4.  Virginia Tech University (Blacksburg, VA) offers a 2010 Bioengineering and Bioinformatics Summer Institute (BSSI).  (Thanks to Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald for sending me this.)   
5.  ===AAMC STAT===, February 1, 2010 edition.         
6.  Three great opportunities to learn about American Indian/Indigenous Health.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU, for sending me this.)
7. 
International Service Learning (ISL) has arranged several trips to provide “hands to help” Haitian children, most of whom are orphans, displaced by the devastating effects of the recent earthquake    
8.  California State University, Sacramento, announces a new Professional Science Master's (PSM) Program leading to an MA in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Stem Cell Research
  
9.  The University of North Texas (UNT) Health Science Center offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Program.  
10.  Footsteps:  The Newsletter for the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, January 2010 edition.   
11.  Western University of Health Sciences (Pomona, CA) announces the opening of a new Health Education Center.   
12.  The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (Iowa City) offers an 8-week Summer Undergraduate Medical Research (SUMR) Program, targeting students who will graduate in the 2010-2011 academic year.   
13.  West Tennessee Healthcare will again sponsor the Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program.  This program will begin on June 7 and conclude July 30, 2010. 
14.  The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine will be hosting a Webinar Open House, February 10, 2010 at 1 p.m. EST and at 6 p.m. EST. 

15.  Marginalia:  A follow-up to last week’s snow day – what did your parents, siblings, grandparents say you had to do in order to guarantee a snow day?  

 

1.  Events coming up. 

·         Wednesday, February 10:  The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine will be hosting a Webinar Open House, February 10, 2010 at 1 p.m. EST and at 6 p.m. EST.  (See article #14). 

·         Friday, February 12:  University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) College of Allied Health will be sponsoring a Prospective Student Open House on Friday, February 12, 2010 – If interested, contact ahcareers@utmem.edu .  (See Article #2).  

·         Thursday, February 18:  Presentation on the University of Memphis School of Public Health.  The Masters programs in Public Health and Health Administration will be discussed.  For more information, contact Shirl Sharpe, Academic Service Coordinator, University of Memphis School of Public Health, 208 Scates Hall, Memphis, TN  38152; Email:  ssharpe@memphis.edu ; Phone:  901-678-1710; Fax:  901-678-0372.  The website is http://www.memphis.edu/sph ;

·         Saturday, April 10:  AACOM is hosting a Health Professions Recruitment Fair and Workshop in North Bethesda, Maryland on Saturday, April 10, 2010, 1 pm - 4 pm in conjunction with the AACOM Annual Meeting. 

 

2.  Michigan State University will be hosting a Summer 2010 Premedical Achievement Program (PMAP), June 11-July 24.    

Colleagues: Please share widely with your premedical students from disadvantaged backgrounds who may be interested in this enrichment opportunity! 

Attention college juniors, seniors, and recent graduates:

NOW announcing the Summer 2010 Premedical Achievement Program (PMAP) at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (MSU-CHM) in East Lansing, Michigan. 

The PMAP program will be held from June 11 to July 24, 2010 on the MSU East Lansing Campus.  This six-week, intensive MCAT and medical school admissions preparation program is open to disadvantaged students who will be applying to medical school for either the 2011 or 2012 application cycles. 

This seven-day-a-week program is designed specifically for those students who are able to participate on a full-time basis. A program stipend may be available for eligible program participants. On-campus housing is optional, but encouraged.

For additional information, including the PMAP application, please click HERE.

Or main MSU-CHM Admissions website: www.mdadmissions.msu.edu

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Letitia V. Fowler, M.A., Admissions Senior Counselor
College of Human Medicine
A-239 Life Sciences
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI  48824-1317
Phone: 517-353-9620 
Fax: 517-432-0021
Email:
Letitia.Fowler@chm.msu.edu

 

3.  The Native Americans into Medicine program is for Native American students who are pursuing an education that will enable them to become health professionals, and will take place on the University of Minnesota- Duluth Campus from June 21st – July 30th.    

The Native Americans into Medicine program is for Native American students who are pursuing an education that will enable them to become health professionals. The aim of this program is to provide promising students with experience and support to help them become more informed, better prepared, and more competitive as they move toward their health professions goal.

 

This year’s program will take place on the University of Minnesota- Duluth Campus from June 21st – July 30th. Topics will include:

 

-          Hands-on activities and discussions with health professionals

-          Physical diagnosis labs

-          Tours of local medical centers

-          Math and science coursework resembling health professions schools’ content

-      Assistance with academic planning for medical or other health professions school

For additional information please review the attached brochure. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Ethan Miller, Community Program Specialist
Center of American Indian & Minority Health (CAIMH)
Telephone: 612.624.3825 
Fax: 612.624.0473
Email: mill1677@umn.edu

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4.  Virginia Tech University (Blacksburg, VA) offers a 2010 Bioengineering and Bioinformatics Summer Institute (BSSI).  (Thanks to Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald for sending me this.)    

This is a mailing to remind you about the 2010 Bioengineering and

Bioinformatics Summer Institute (BBSI) http://www.bbsi.sbes.vt.edu/ being

offered here at Virginia Tech.  Please feel free to forward this email to

others whom you feel would also benefit from this information.

 

Bioengineering and Bioinformatics Summer Institute (BBSI)

website: http://www.bbsi.sbes.vt.edu/

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

Kristopher D. Monger

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (0477)

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA 24061

kmonger@vbi.vt.edu

540-231-3295

 

 

5.  ===AAMC STAT===, February 1, 2010 edition.         

AAMC STAT

February 1, 2010

• Senate increases federal debt limit
• State of the Union highlights important issues for academic medicine
• Safety net providers weather the recession
• New paper examines trends and developments in promoting diversity



Senate increases federal debt limit

The Senate on Jan. 28 approved a resolution that would increase the federal debt limit by $1.9 trillion, raising the legal limit for government borrowing to an unprecedented $14.3 trillion.  In an amendment introduced by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reed (D-Nev.), “pay-as-you-go” rules would be reinstated. Under “pay-as-you-go” policies, any new spending or tax cuts would have to be offset by corresponding spending cuts or tax increases.  However, the amendment also includes $1.6 trillion in exceptions that would allow Congress to extend expiring tax cuts and reverse the 21 percent reduction in Medicare payments to physicians without offsetting the costs.


State of the Union highlights important issues for academic medicine

On Jan. 27, President Obama delivered the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress, touching on many issues important to academic medicine, including health care reform.  The president urged Congress to “take another look at the plan” and not walk away from reform.  He further indicated that he would be receptive to other proposals that would bring down the deficit, cover the uninsured, strengthen Medicare for seniors, and stop insurance company abuses.  Also, in the wake of large investments in basic research, starting in 2011, the president said there will be a freeze on all discretionary government spending for three years, with the exception of “spending related to our national security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.”  In addition, President Obama reiterated his commitment to end the Federal Famil y Education Loan program, in favor of a college tax credit and increasing Pell Grants, and acknowledged his support for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.


Safety net providers weather the recession

According to a study by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC), the financial impact on health care safety net providers during the recession has been less severe than expected.  Mainly, funding from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act helped offset losses in state, local, and private funding and allowed for increased support for “hospitals serving disproportionate numbers of low-income and Medicaid patients.”  However, the report also concluded that these providers were, most likely, experiencing increased demands for care before the recession, and have been receiving assistance from federal grants to community health centers over the past decade. 

New paper examines trends and developments in promoting diversity

The American Council on Education (ACE) and the College Board released a new policy paper on major developments and trends in access and diversity in higher education.  “A 21st- Century Imperative: Promoting Access and Diversity in Higher Education” describes significant points that emerged out of an ACE roundtable discussion by higher education leaders on diversity.  Considerations for new policies moving forward include identifying and measuring ways diversity and positive educational outcomes are linked, how to factor the issue of merit into educational initiatives, and expanding the definition of diversity.  An Access and Diversity Toolkit for Higher Education Professionals was also developed to help institutions implement policies.


Academic Medicine online

Dr. Steven L. Kanter, Academic Medicine’s editor-in-chief, invites creative, imaginative, innovative, and feasible responses to his 2010 Question of the Year: What are the most effective ways to make medical school tuition and fees free to students in exchange for public service?  Responses should be submitted in the form of a 750-word essay with no more than three references.  As many as five responses will be published in the journal. To read more about the 2010 Question of the Year, see Dr. Kanter’s editorial in the January issue of Academic Medicine.  Other topics covered in this issue include managing conflicts of interest and the well-being of students and trainees at academic medical centers.

 

 

6.  Three great opportunities to learn about American Indian/Indigenous Health.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU, for sending me this.) 

Here are 3 great opportunities to learn about American Indian/Indigenous Health. If you have any questions, please get in touch with me (afleg@salud.unm.edu)
 
 
1) AMSA/APHA/NHI Indigenous Health Leadership Institute,
 April 9-11th 2010, Albuquerque New Mexico
Info and application: http://www.amsa.org/AMSA/Homepage/EducationCareerDevelopment/AMSAAcademy/IHLI.aspx
App deadline: Feb 26th 2010
 
2) Native Health Initiative (NHI) Summer 2010 Health Justice Internships
Volunteer in American Indian communities in NC or NM/AZ, working on community health projects under the direction of Tribal mentors
Info and application: http://www.lovingservice.us/2010_summer_internships
App deadline: March 1st, 2010
 
3) Come to National Convention! There will be a session on Friday, March 12th at 3pm titled "Care that Just Ain't There: The Health and Healthcare Landscape for Urban American Indians. Go to www.amsa.org to register!

AMSA at 60!  Celebrating Passion, Professionalism, Pride

Join us March 11 - 14, 2010 for our Annual Convention in Disneyland

http://www.amsa.org/conv

 

7.  International Service Learning (ISL) has arranged several trips to provide “hands to help” Haitian children, most of whom are orphans, displaced by the devastating effects of the recent earthquake.   

Greetings NAAHP Colleagues,
 
COME JOIN ISL IN SERVING
THE SMALLEST EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS OF HAITI

ISL has been asked to send teams of staff and students to provide “hands to help” Haitian children, most of whom are orphans, displaced by the devastating effects of the recent earthquake. 

 

We will be providing basic health services in the make-shift centers of Santo Domingo (capital city of the Dominican Republic) that are presently being used to house the young refugees.  Students will be assigned tasks based on their levels of expertise as approved by local health officials. 

 

Areas of need include wound care, monitoring of vital signs, feeding those unable to do so themselves, general aid and comfort, and entertainment and recreational activities.

 

 These children are in need of some sense of safety, love and something akin to normal life.

 

Participants will be housed with ISL staff and in other home stays so as not to take much needed housing from other medical and relief personnel presently situated in the Dominican Republic.

 

Opportunities to serve the children of Haiti

 

March 6-14

 

March 13-21

 

March 20-28

 

March 27-April 4

 

and again beginning in May.

 

Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.  The cost of the trip is $1685 not including airfare.

 

Please share this information about our Haiti Orphan Project at  www.ISLonline.org/haiti with your students.

 

Please consider sending this information to your students.

 
Thanks to our students helping us staff these teams we estimate we’ll be serving approximately 35,000 of the underserved with varying levels of health care—thanks for the partnership!
 

More info at www.ISLonline.org.

 
ISL sends medical/dent/opt/public health/PT/vet/pharmaceutical teams to countries in Latin America, Central America, and Africa.  We include pre-health students on our teams as a way of preparing the next generation of international medical caregivers.  Students receive supervised hands-on experience, health related seminars, and financial sponsorship.
 
Listings of university, professional, and student references available upon request.  Over a 14 year period we’ve fielded over three hundred teams and annually provide health care for 15,000 of the underserved.
 
Please consider placing the attached information on your list serve for pre-health students and forwarding to any appropriate pre-health student organizations.  For professional/program references and information, please contact Pepper Tucker at info@islonline.org or call 816-767-0481 or see our website at  www.ISLonline.org.
 
Sincerely,
Michael Birnbaum, Executive Director
International Service Learning
Members Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions and GHEC.

 

8.  California State University, Sacramento, announces a new Professional Science Master's (PSM) Program leading to an MA in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Stem Cell Research.   

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Professional Science Master's Program

Stem Cell Research
In partnership with the UC Davis Stem Cell Program

and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

 

The Department of Biological Sciences announces a new Professional Science Master's (PSM) Program leading to an MA in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Stem Cell Research.  The program partners with the UC Davis Stem Cell program and is funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).
 
The program is designed so that students complete their degree in only 20 months. Graduates are prepared to get high paying jobs in stem cell and biotechnology laboratories or enter doctoral programs in applied biosciences.
 
Students in the program take three semesters of advanced coursework at Sacramento State and a 5-day Stem Cell Techniques Training Course at the Buck Institute for Age Research in Marin County.  In addition, students complete a Good Manufacturing Practices course and 6-month internship working as part of a disease team at the UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures in Sacramento.
 
During the time students are interns, their fees at Sacramento State are paid, and they receive monthly stipends totaling $15,000 for work as interns.  Fees, lodging and travel to the course at the Buck Institute for Age Research are also covered.
 
I would appreciate your help in bringing this exciting opportunity to the attention of faculty in Biology and Chemistry who may have students interested in the program.  A flyer is attached for distribution.
 
Application to this program is a three-step process: (1) submit an online application ( www.csumentor.edu); (2) submit a supplemental application to the Department of Biological Sciences at Sacramento State ( http://www.csus.edu/bios/GradStudentAdmission.html); and take the GRE General Test (www.ets.org/gre).
 
Please submit the online and supplemental applications immediately and indicate when you plan to take the GRE.
 
For more information, contact Dr. Tom Peavy (trpeavy@csus.edu ) or myself (heffernanl@csus.edu ).
 
Sincerely,
 
______________________________________________________________________
Laurel Heffernan, Associate Dean
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-278-4655; FAX: 916-278-5787
 
If you have any further questions, my contact information is below. Thank You.
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When one teaches, two learn." - Robert Half
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Thelma C. Chavez
Coordinator, (LSAMP, MARC, MSP)    
LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation)
MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers)
MSP (Maximizing Science Potential)

Center for the Advancement of Students in Academia (CASA)
SDSU, College of Sciences, GMCS322B
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1016

Phone:  (619) 594-7195
Fax:    (619) 594-3590
http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/casa/

 

9.  The University of North Texas (UNT) Health Science Center offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Program.   

The  Summer undergraduate Research Program at UNT Health Science Center is now accepting applications and we welcome students to apply.  Please see the attached flyer and visit the program website for more details and the application:  www.hsc.unt.edu/outreach.

 

Undergraduates majoring in the life sciences (Biology,Chemistry, BioChemistry, biotechnology etc.) and underrepresented minority student are especially encouraged to apply.

 

In the past, the program has been excellent way for students to gain first-time lab experience in cutting -edge research, expand their knowledge in a chosen science discipline, and explore interests in new areas of research.

 

Space is limited so apply as soon as possible - The deadline is April 2, 2010.

 

Sincerely,

Liz Davis

Associate Director Office of Outreach

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

University of North Texas Health Science Center

(817) 735-2483

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10.  Footsteps:  The Newsletter for the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, January 2010 edition.   

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Class Notes

 Dr. Tracy Jeffries passed away in 2007. She was a 1997 graduate of OCPM.

Dr.  &  Mrs. Bruce G. Blank Donate $10,000 to OCPM

Dr. & Mrs. Bruce BlankThe Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (OCPM) recently received a generous gift from Dr. and Mrs. Bruce G. Blank.  Dr. Blank, OCPM Class of 1987, and his wife Diane, donated $10,000 to the OCPM Stepping Towards the Future Naming Campaign to name the "Dr. and Mrs. Bruce G. Blank Student Recruitment Office".

 

"I am very blessed and fortunate to be a podiatrist and have the ability to help others.  OCPM gave me the education needed as the essential building block for me to fulfill my goals and dreams as a podiatric physician and surgeon.  My wife and I wanted to give back to my alma mater and to the profession that I love."

 

Dr. Blank is the 2005 recipient of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine Alumnus of the Year Award.  He is a past president of the Ohio Podiatric Medical Association (OPMA), an Ohio delegate to the APMA House of Delegates and is a member of the OPMA Board of Trustees. He is President of Achilles Foot and Ankle Surgery, PC with offices in Martins Ferry and St. Clairsville, Ohio, and in Wheeling, West Virginia.

 

OCPM Board Member, Dr. Richard Berkowitz, Receives AAPPM Chairman's Award

Drs. Berkowitz & OrnsteinThe American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management (AAPPM) Chairman, Dr. Hal Ornstein, presented Dr. Richard Berkowitz with the AAPPM Chairman's Award in October at the annual Super Saver Conference. The plaque read "In Grateful Appreciation of Your Many Years of Outstanding Service in Promoting the AAPPM Mission and Membership Development."

Dr. Berkowitz has included an AAPPM practice management track in the Super Saver Conference for the past several years and has been instrumental in scores of new members joining the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management.
 
*Source: PM NEWS

 

OCPM Board Member, Dr. Marchelle Suppan, Elected Vice President of the State Medical Board

Dr. Marchelle SuppanMarchelle L. Suppan, DPM, MBA of Orrville, OH has been elected Vice-President of the Ohio State Medical Board. Dr. Suppan, Class of 1980, is the Vice President of Medical Affairs at Dunlap Memorial Hospital and serves as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Akron, Wayne College. She is a past president of the Ohio Podiatric Medical Association and is currently serving on the Board of Trustees for OCPM. Suppan is an Affiliate member of the American College of Healthcare Executives; Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons; and Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery.
 
*Source: PM NEWS

 

Dr. Patrick Campbell, Class of 2001, Elected Chief of Surgery

Dr. Patrick CampbellDr. Patrick Campbell, Class of 2001, was elected Chief of Surgery at Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital in Wadsworth, Ohio. According to Dr. Campbell, " I am proud of the education process that made this possible. Our profession has come a long way. I an proud to continue to serve in the education process, as well, so that we can all continue to be better."


When Dr. Campbell is not working in the hospital, he is an avid fisherman.

 
Congratulations, Dr. Campbell!

 

Podiatry Mourns Loss of Dr. Donald Borchard, OCPM Class of 1948

Dr. Donald BorchardDr. Donald A. Borchard was a podiatrist whose energy out-paced his staff for decades, co-workers said. As recently as May, he still worked three days a week at his Saginaw practice of 60 years. Borchard died Tuesday, January 5, 2010, one day short of his 92nd birthday. His son, Dr. Charles A. Borchard, worked alongside his father for nearly 25 years and marveled at his enthusiasm. "It was a joy to work with my dad," Borchard said. "The man had energy that was unbelievable, both in and out of the office."

Borchard graduated from the the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1948. He opened his practice in downtown Saginaw in 1949 and was joined by his brother in 1951, Dr. William F. Borchard, who predeceased him in 2007. He was former president of the Michigan State Podiatry Association and was named to the State Board of Registration in Podiatry in 1970.

*Sources: Deborah Brown, The Saginaw News [1/7/2010]; PM NEWS

 

OCPM Stepping Towards the Future Naming Campaign

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The 5-year Stepping Towards the Future Naming Campaign gives all donors the opportunity to personally "name" a piece of the new college building. Donors can name a lab, classroom, office, or even a chair in the lecture halls or library. All pledges are payable over a 5-year period. To-date, alumni, podiatric companies, and other OCPM donors have generously contributed $1,754,000. The goal of this campaign is to reach $3,000,000 and all monies raised are allocated towards the OCPM endowment. This is the most important campaign in the history of the college and it allows all donors to name a piece of the new building after you and your spouse, a friend or family member, or in honor or memory of a loved one. To make a contribution, please contact Mark Syroney at 216-707-8074 or msyroney@ocpm.edu. You can also make your pledge on-line at www.ocpm.edu.

 

Join the OCPM Alumni Association Today!

Alums at BBQThe Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine Alumni Association offers many benefits including:

  • Special reduced discounts on continuing medical education programs and seminars, including the Southeast Regional Conference held in Orlando, Florida, and the 5th Annual Southern Exposure Seminar held in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Special discounted access to OCPM special events, reunions, and social activities, including Alumni Reunion Weekend, Glass Slipper Fete, Vino Casino Night, the OCPM Golf Outing, and the Alumni Association BBQ
  • Exclusive voting privileges on Hall of Fame Society Nominations
  • 10% discount on OCPM Bookstore Apparel
  • Free advertisement submission and access to OCPM's Great Exchange and Classifieds
  • Opportunity for Leadership Positions as a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and/or other various Alumni Committees
  • Enhanced communications including print and e-mail newsletters, letters, and announcements
  • Free practice listing on OCPM website.
  • Networking and classmate finder services
  • On-site library resources and borrowing privileges
  • Opportunity to be an exclusive member which supports the podiatric profession

 To become a 2010 Member or Life Member, please click here.

 

OCPM Launches 2009-2010 Annual Appeal

OCPM Annual Appeal 2009-2010
Last year was a very exciting year for the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (OCPM).
Here are a few of the college's outstanding accomplishments:

  • OCPM made an historic partnership with the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management (AAPPM) enabling students to be taught "practice management" courses by AAPPM. OCPM is the only podiatric college in the country to offer this style of education that will prepare our students with courses in business, time management, social and patient skills, and marketing.
  • The college completed the construction of its new third classroom that seats 150 students. Including all three lecture halls, OCPM now has classroom accommodations for 450 students.
  • OCPM welcomed 124 first year students into the podiatric medical education program, representing a 48% increase from the first year class of 2005.
  • Construction began this year on a walking / hiking trail on part of our 27 acre campus equipped with an outdoor pavilion.

We hope that you take pride in OCPM with all the tremendous accomplishments the
college has achieved over the past few years. The goal of the OCPM Board of Trustees and
Administration is to make the college the best podiatric medical education institution in the
country, which in turn will enhance your credentials as alumni or supporters of OCPM.

We believe the future of the profession depends on the success of our students; however their success depends on your passion and appreciation for podiatry. We need your generous support to continue to provide the highest standards of medical education to our students. We ask you to help our students by becoming a part of this year's OCPM Annual Appeal by making a financial contribution. Your generous gift will help OCPM continue to provide a first-rate and affordable education for today's students who will become tomorrow's podiatrists.

To make a donation to the 2009-2010 Annual Appeal, please click here.

 

Register Now for the 5th Annual Southern Exposure Seminar

5th Annual So. Expo LogoThe 5th Annual Southern Exposure Seminar, presented by OCPM, will be held Thursday - Sunday, April 29 - May 2, 2010 at the Great Wolf Lodge Conference Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The seminar will offer up to 25 CME hours. The Great Wolf Lodge is located in the northeast suburb of Mason, Ohio within walking distance of King's Island Amusement Park in addition to the hottest restaurants, shops, and entertainment.  The Great Wolf Lodge offers a charming Northwoods theme with an on-site spa, arcade, in-door water park, and restaurants. With an expanded exhibit area and an all-star lineup of guest speakers, this year's Southern Exposure Seminar promises to be an event you won't want to miss! Registration and event details will follow in the coming months. 

 

To view the hotel information visit www.greatwolf.com/locations/Mason. To register for the event, please visit 2010 Southern Exposure Registration.

 

Save the Date: OCPM Alumni Reunion Weekend is May 28-29, 2010

2010 Alumni ReunionThe OCPM Classes of 1960, 1970, 1985 and 1995 will be welcomed back to OCPM on May 28-29, 2010 for a weekend of reunion activities!

 
The weekend will include recognition at the Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 28, 2010, followed by a post-commencement reception at the new OCPM campus. On Saturday, May 29, 2010, OCPM will host the 6th Annual Glass Slipper Fete.


For more information about your class reunion or becoming more involved in the planning of the reunion, please contact Carla A. Valyko at 216-916-7548 or
cvalyko@ocpm.edu.

 

Save the Date: 6th Annual Glass Slipper Fete Will be Held on Saturday, May 29, 2010

2010 Slipper Save the Date 

The 6th Annual Glass Slipper Fete will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at the Embassy Suites Cleveland Rockside Hotel in Independence, Ohio. The evening will feature fine food and drinks, live and silent auctions, and the fantastic music of Rick and the Cutting Edge! Join us as we honor the 2010 Hall of Fame Society inductees and raise funds for the OCPM Scholarship Fund. This is an event not to be missed!

 

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carla A. Valyko at 216-916-7548 or cvalyko@ocpm.edu.

Great Exchange & Classifieds

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11.  Western University of Health Sciences (Pomona, CA) announces the opening of a new Health Education Center.   

Western University of Health Sciences is excited to announce the opening of our new Health Education Center (HEC). The 180,000-square foot center features two 356-seat lecture halls, small group learning rooms for the Interprofessional Education curriculum, teaching laboratories in dental medicine and optometry, research laboratories and common rooms.

The HEC will be shared by the College of Osteopathic Medicine, the College of Dental Medicine, the College of Optometry and the College of Podiatric Medicine.

Please visit our web site to view a quick slideshow and learn more about the features of this building and how it will be used. We hope you and your students can see it in person soon.

Marie Anderson, Director of Admissions
Colleges of Dental Medicine, Optometry & Podiatric Medicine
Western University of Health Sciences
309 E. Second Street
Pomona, CA  91766
Phone: (909) 469-5485
Fax: (909) 469-5570
www.westernu.edu

WesternU is launching an additional site!
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest

 

Located in Lebanon, OR
For more information, visit our website at http://www.westernu.edu/xp/edu/northwest/northwest-about.xml

 

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12.  The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (Iowa City) offers an 8-week Summer Undergraduate Medical Research (SUMR) Program, targeting students who will graduate in the 2010-2011 academic year.   

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13.  West Tennessee Healthcare will again sponsor the Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program.  This program will begin on June 7 and conclude July 30, 2010. 

West Tennessee Healthcare will again sponsor the Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program.  This program will begin on June 7 and conclude July 30, 2010.

Attached are the flyer and application to be used in marketing this program to your students. Potential candidates should complete the enclosed application and return it on or before March 16, 2010. The application must include a copy of the student’s transcript.  All candidates will be interviewed and selections made during the first week of May 2010. 

Applications and transcripts should be submitted to Tammy Ward, Education Department, Jackson-Madison County General Hospital,  620 Skyline Drive, Jackson, TN   38301. 

If I may be of further assistance, please call me at (731) 426-1723.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Tammy Ward, Administrative  Assistant
Nurse Education
Jackson-Madison Co. General Hospital
620 Skyline Drive
Jackson, Tennessee  38301
Office - 731-426-1723
Fax -     731-426-1750
tammy.ward@wth.org

 

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15.  Marginalia:  A follow-up to last week’s snow day – what did your parents, siblings, grandparents say you had to do in order to guarantee a snow day?  

As you may remember, I sent the following question to Caduceus Newsletter recipients:

I had a conversation with a friend, who informed me that his 9-year old niece had told him of the three necessary criteria to guarantee a snow day from school:
        1) There has to be the realistic possibility of snow.  ("I mean, hoping for snow in June -- it's just not gonna happen!");
        2) You gotta pray really hard, and mean it, too; and
        3) MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL, you gotta wear your pj's backwards the night before.

So here's my question:  What did your older siblings, friends, grandparents say you had to do in order to guarantee a snow day from school?

Your answers just might appear, anonymously of course, in the Marginalia section of a Caduceus Newsletter.

Dr. Eisen

Here are some replies:    

·         In 8th grade, my math teacher told us that whenever there had been a snow day it was because she had done the "Snow Dance" the night before. And this dance included her wiggling around in her front yard in the nude. It was very frightening. Praying for a snow day then became very serious, because you really had to want it bad for you to hope that Mrs. Frank was somewhere naked. 

·         My mom said that if i didn't do my homework it wouldn't snow....so i did my homework (even though i didn't want to!) and it snowed....miraculous!  LOL!!

·         My older sister used to tell me that in order to guarantee a snow day from school I had to put crushed up ice in a bucket and set it outside in our front yard. Why the front yard? So God could see it and then He would know that I wanted it to snow!  Hope you enjoyed it!

·         Hey! My brother told me that he and all his friends flushed ice down the toilet so they would have a snow day. 

·         My mom has always told me to drink hot chocolate the night before to make it snow. :)    

·         According to the elementary teachers' handbook, In addition to pj's backwards, you must sleep with  a spoon under your bed, and throw ice down the toilet before going to bed the night before the anticipated day off.     

·         Living in South Louisiana, pigs had to fly for us to get a snow day!   L     

·         My parents told me I had to go outside with a handful of ice, spin around three times, throw the ice over my left shoulder, and chase down the ice cubes and sprinkle salt on top of them.  Something about some chemical reaction that would follow, which was over my head at the time, so I believed them.    

·         Since I spent much of my childhood in Canada, snow days were non-existent. I walked to school in several feet of snow, uphill both ways. Haha. Maybe the last part is a bit of an exaggeration, BUT there was a hill involved if I wanted the short cut...
Probably doesn't help your survey much :(     

·         Sleep with a spoon under your pillow and wear your pj's backward!   

·         Well, you must have something VERY important planned on the snow day (pick Mama up at airport, check results of vitally important experiment, and pray that it DOESN'T  snow!).  

·         Dump at least 50 gallons of water on the driveway, car, and front door-step of the house belonging to the superintendent.    (Ed. Note:  Even if you didn’t get a snow day, you might have to stay out of sight for this one!)   

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