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Caduceus Newsletter:Fall 2012.12, Week of November 12 

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

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Table of Contents:

 

1.  The Ohio State University Medical Center offers a Summer Program for biomedical students in obtaining a dual MD/PhD upon graduation.   
2.  Emory University offers a Master’s Degree in Bioethics.  
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 5, 2012 edition.  
4.  The American Podiatric Medicine Association will be sponsoring a webinar, “Learn About Podiatric Medicine: General Information”, on Thursday, November 15. 
5.  Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Atlanta, GA) is adding a cohort of their Master of Public Health degree program to their Atlanta campus.  
6.  Graduates of the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, TN) apply for and get the same types of residencies that graduates of allopathic medical schools do.  
7.  The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, TN) offers a DO/MBA program.  
8.  MIT’s ChemLab Boot Camp, Episode 9 – Serious Business. 
9.  The Leadership Alliance of the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program offers a variety of summer research programs for students interested in pursuing graduate studies.  
10.  The Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is now accepting applications for the 2013 Adventures in Veterinary Medicine Program.       
11.  Pre-Health students are invited to an in-depth look at Western University of Health Sciences on Saturday, December 1.  
12.  The Nature Conservancy’s Tennessee Great Places, November 2012 edition.   

13.  Marginalia:  It’s a simple alcohol test, really 

 

1.  The Ohio State University Medical Center offers a Summer Program for biomedical students in obtaining a dual MD/PhD upon graduation.   

Did you know that The Ohio State University Medical Center has a Summer Program for biomedical students interested in obtaining a dual MD/PhD upon graduation? 

 

We encourage you to share our website with your students: 

http://go.osu.edu/success 

 

The SUCCESS Program will enable students to participate in a 9-week, fully-funded, enriching research experience hosted by the Medical Scientist Training Program. While taking part in this program, students will take valuable professional development courses and learn from engaged mentors; all while working in state-of-the-art research facilities.  

 

The SUCCESS program seeks to identify outstanding students interested in the biomedical sciences with the goal of pursuing graduate education (MD/PhD or PhD). The program seeks to enhance and foster diversity in graduate study in the biomedical and biological sciences as reflected in culture, class, race, ethnicity, background, work, and life experiences. The program especially encourages applications from African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and others whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to the field. 

 

In order to be considered for SUCCESS, students must be graduating in the year of 2014 or 2015, enrolled in a U.S. 4-year undergraduate institution, and be an American citizen or permanent resident.   

 

Applications for the SUCCESS Program will be available online on November 1st! 

 

We do hope to hear from you again, and would love to see your students apply for this great opportunity! Feel free to forward this message to students who may find this program interesting.  

 Sincerely, 

The SUCCESS Team 

 

 

 

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Program Coordinator (SUCCESS) Assistant (MSTP)| College of Medicine
Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University
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2.  Emory University offers a Master’s Degree in Bioethics.  

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MA in Bioethics

 

Open House Thursday, November 8 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Center for Ethics 1531 Dickey Drive Atlanta, Georgia 30322


spacerEthics and Emory.
Ethical engagement is a core strength here—one realized informally in the ways that staff, students, and faculty conduct their work and relate to one another, and one realized formally in exciting new programs such as the MA in Bioethics Program.

Where we sit.
With colleges on two campuses, six professional schools, and a graduate school, Emory also includes a major research hospital, an emphasis on biological and biomedical research, and the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. The Centers for Disease Control is just down the block. With the establishment of the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory has become a place addressing national and international ethical issues.

Program highlights.
30 credit hours; full- or part-time study; innovative practicum sites, including the CDC and NASA; two track options: thesis or exam; dual degrees: MD/MA, MTS/MA, JD/MA

A renowned faculty.
Members include the chief bioethicist of NASA, the director of the Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia, the editor of the American Journal of Bioethics–Neuroscience, and leading scholars of bioethics and religious thought.

All this and wine and cheese too.
Open house attendees will meet faculty, staff, and students from the program and from the Center for Ethics, including the director of the MA in Bioethics Program.

November 8. Come early. Stay late.

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3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 5, 2012 edition.  

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News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

November 5, 2012

• AAMC President Calls for New Kind of Leadership
  for Academic Medicine
• AAMC Board Chair Presents Framework for Change
• Walter Isaacson Encourages Leaders of Academic Medicine
  to “Think Different”
• Physician Specialty Data Book Now Available
• New Women in U.S. Academic Medicine and Science
  Benchmarking Report
• Study Assesses Military Cultural Competence in Medical Education



AAMC President Calls for New Kind of Leadership
for Academic Medicine


AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., called for a new vision of leadership at the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals that multiplies “the intelligence, creativity, and commitment of our faculty, students, residents, and institutional leaders…to create a sustainable future for academic medicine…and resolve the national problems we have been avoiding.”  To support this new vision of leadership, Kirch said the AAMC is expanding its leadership development strategy and programming through more online offerings, campus-based programs that allow academic medical leaders to learn together—focused on their most pressing strategic challenges—as well as more leadership development programming for aspiring leaders.  “Our guiding belief is that leadership depends less on hierarchical organizational charts and more on building relationships based on shared values and purpose.  I think we are finally acknowledging that leadership no longer represents a special gift or power held by a select few.  Instead, it is a relationship between committed people,” said Kirch.


AAMC Board Chair Presents Framework for Change

In a climate where medical education has had to face unprecedented cuts in research, patient care, and education, AAMC Board of Directors Chair Mark Laret told 2012 AAMC Annual Meeting attendees that the academic medicine community must become a hotbed of “radical new thinking.”  Laret said the current fiscal reality presents an opportunity to discover how to train future physicians, create new research enterprises, and design clinical care systems using fewer resources.  However, Laret said it requires more than just abandoning old practices; institutions must learn to embrace “profound meaningful change” and re-conceptualize core purposes.  “We need to think differently about academic medicine,” Laret said. “We must do it.  We can do it.  And we will do it.”


Walter Isaacson Encourages Leaders of Academic Medicine
to “Think Different”


Named one of TIME magazine’s most influential people of 2012, best-selling biographer Walter Isaacson highlighted the distinguishing traits of some of history’s most influential leaders in his keynote address during the AAMC Annual Meeting in San Francisco.  From Steve Jobs to Benjamin Franklin to Albert Einstein, Isaacson picked these subjects not because they were the smartest in their fields, but because they were the most innovative.  As multipliers who pushed people to do the things they thought they could not do, he shared how their ability to “think different” and always be innovative led them to explore new ideas and evoke change.


Physician Specialty Data Book Now Available

The 2012 update to the AAMC’s Physician Specialty Data Book provides detailed statistics about active physicians and physicians in training in the specialties with the largest number of active physicians (i.e., specialties with more than 2,500 active physicians) in the United States.  The book also includes the most current data available about the physician workforce across specialties in a series of figures and tables.


New Women in Academic Medicine and Science
Benchmarking Report


The 2011-2012 Women in U.S. Academic Medicine and Science: Statistics and Benchmarking Report is now available.  This biennial publication provides a national snapshot of the distribution of women students, residents, faculty, and administrative leaders in U.S. academic medicine and science.  To view the full report and accompanying tables and figures, visit http://www.aamc.org/publications.


Study Assesses Military Cultural Competence in Medical Education

A new Analysis in Brief from the AAMC presents survey findings that assess the current state of the clinical and educational programs related to military cultural competence and the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury in U.S. medical schools.  As part of Joining Forces, a national effort to provide high-quality care to service members and their families, more than 100 U.S. medical schools have pledged to enrich their medical education programs to ensure that current and future physicians are trained in the unique clinical challenges and effective practices associated with caring for military service members, veterans, and their families.  


 

 

4.  The American Podiatric Medicine Association will be sponsoring a webinar, “Learn About Podiatric Medicine: General Information”, on Thursday, November 15. 

Good Afternoon Advisors,

To continue on APMA’s “Learn About Podiatric Medicine” webinar series, our next scheduled webinar is on Thursday, November 15, 2012. Dr. Ami Sheth, practicing podiatric physician from California, will give an overview of podiatric medicine and the many reasons why she chose podiatric medicine as her career.

If interested in learning about one of the “best kept secret” medical professions, I’d encourage you, your colleagues, and/or your students to tune in on November 15th. Reserve your webinar seat today!

 

Title: Learn About Podiatric Medicine: General Information

 

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012

 

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

 

Speaker: Ami Sheth, DPM (Los Gatos, CA)

 

 

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Macintosh®: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Mobile: iPhone®/iPad®/Android™ smartphone or tablet

 

Space is limited. Reserve your webinar seat now at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/559014682

 

-Ronda

 

 

 

LeRonda Swain

Marketing and Career Development Department

American Podiatric Medical Association

9312 Old Georgetown Road

Bethesda, MD 20814

301-581-9281

lnswain@apma.org

 

 

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5.  Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Atlanta, GA) is adding a cohort of their Master of Public Health degree program to their Atlanta campus.  

We are adding a cohort of our Master of Public Health degree program to our Atlanta Campus. This is an expansion of our MPH program, which has been offered on our Macon Campus since 1998. This means we’ll have students in this program on both our Macon and Atlanta campuses. We will be offering evening classes, online classes, hybrid and distance learning options – a program ideal for students who want to continue working part-time or full-time while completing their degree in a reasonable timeframe. Our fully-accredited generalist degree program is designed to either build or enhance students’ broad understanding of preventative health and research within local and global communities. Our program has produced hundreds of graduates who are meeting the growing challenges of protecting the public’s health and preventing the spread of disease.

 

The Mercer MPH degree program is part of the new Mercer Health Science Center, which was approved in April by the University’s Board of Trustees and became operational in July. In addition to three current health sciences units – medicine, pharmacy, and nursing – the Mercer Health Science Center will launch a fourth academic unit on July 1, 2013. The new College of Health Professions will incorporate the master’s-level physician assistant and the doctoral-level physical therapy programs, which are currently housed within the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the master’s-level public health program, which is currently offered in the School of Medicine.  The new college will also allow for the addition of future health sciences programs, such as occupational therapy, as well as the expansion of existing programs on multiple Mercer campuses.

 

We invite your students interested in a Master of Public Health degree to join us for an Information Session that will be held on our Atlanta Campus at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. The information session will provide insight into our MPH Program, including admissions criteria and process. Students interested in attending can register for the event by sending an email to our Admissions Coordinator, Ms. Emily Foster, at foster_ea@mercer.edu. Prospective students unable to attend the information session can request more information about the Mercer MPH Program at mph@mercer.edu or (478) 301-5478. More information about our MPH Program is also available online at http://chp.mercer.edu/public-health/.

 

Kind Regards,
Jordana


Jordana S. Berry, MBA '04

Director of Admissions

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Mercer University

3001 Mercer University Drive, PAC-121

Atlanta, GA 30341

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6.  Graduates of the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, TN) apply for and get the same types of residencies that graduates of allopathic medical schools do.

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7.  The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, TN) offers a DO/MBA program.  

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8.  MIT’s ChemLab Boot Camp, Episode 9 – Serious Business. 

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Dear Stan,

ChemLab Boot Camp chronicles the experiences of 14 real MIT freshmen as they get their first taste of working in MIT chemistry labs through a four-week January course called 5.301 Chemistry Laboratory Techniques.

In Episode 8 - Serious Business: It's time for the public speaking part of the course, and this has half the class tied up in knots.

Watch ChemLab Boot Camp's Episode 8 - Serious Business.

MIT OpenCourseWare's ChemLab Boot Camp - Episode 8.

The 2-5 minute episodes, shot in a style that mixes the geek fun of open educational resources with the immediacy of reality TV, bring viewers closer to the experience of being an MIT student. The videos are part of a broader effort funded by The Dow Chemical Company to foster interest in science and engineering careers.

Did you miss Episode 7 - Chinese Wedding? Catch it and previous episodes and bonus videos here.

MIT OpenCourseWare's ChemLab Boot Camp.

Enjoy,
The MIT OpenCourseWare Team

 

9.  The Leadership Alliance of the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program offers a variety of summer research programs for students interested in pursuing graduate studies.   

Dear Pre-Health Advisors,

The summer programs described below (dozens to select from) are ideal for your students who wish to be future applicants to PhD or MD-PhD Programs.  Please note that applications for The Leadership Alliance are due by February 1, 2013. 

 

Accepted students will conduct research at one of 22 research sites and give an oral/poster presentation of their work at the national symposium in July.  

Thank you.

Ruthie

 

Application – click here

Brochure – click here

 

The Leadership Alliance

 

Since 1992, the Leadership Alliance has encouraged students from groups traditionally

underrepresented in the sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities to pursue

research careers in the academic, public and private sectors. The Summer Research Early

Identification Program (SR-EIP) provides undergraduates with training and mentoring in

the principles underlying the conduct of research and prepares them to pursue competitive

applications to graduate schools. The SR-EIP is a gateway to ongoing resources, mentoring

and professional networks to support all participants along their chosen career path.

 

Program Structure

The SR-EIP is a rigorous research experience designed specifically for undergraduates

interested in applying to PhD or MD-PhD programs. Students work for eight to ten

weeks in the summer under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating

Leadership Alliance institution. Through one-on-one collaborations, students gain

theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation.
All participants make oral or poster presentations of their research at the

Leadership Alliance National Symposium. Students receive a stipend, and travel and

housing expenses are covered by the host institution.

 

Research Experiences

SR-EIP participants are engaged in scholarly research projects offered at 22 Leadership

Alliance member institutions. These programs also offer research seminars and

workshops in professional development, as well as social and cultural activities. The institutions set high standards and offer outstanding, closely mentored research experiences

in a broad range of academic disciplines that are indicated in the “Research Sites” section

of this brochure. With one common application, students can apply for a research

experience at up to three of the 22 research sites (see chart). Students should refer to

each institution’s website for specific information on research opportunities and program

requirements before submitting their application.

 

Ruth Gotian, M.S.
Administrative Director

Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering
Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program

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10.  The Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is now accepting applications for the 2013 Adventures in Veterinary Medicine Program.      

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Dear College Advisor:

We are pleased to inform you  that the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is now accepting applications for the 2013 Adventures in Veterinary Medicine Program.  We offer two exciting sessions for college students as well as a session for adult, non-traditional students. 

Adventures in Veterinary Medicine (AVM) is a unique career exploration program designed to provide its participants with a deeper understanding of the field of veterinary medicine and the many different and rewarding opportunities available within the profession. This coming summer, we are proud to be celebrating 23 years of successful programming.   If you have students who are trying to determine whether veterinary medicine is the right career path for them, our program will be able to provide them with valuable insight into the many different facets of the profession. For your students who already know that veterinary medicine is their future profession, our program will provide the enrichment and added encouragement they need to actively pursue their veterinary goal.  Many of our past AVM participants have successfully gained admission to veterinary school both here at Tufts and at other colleges.

 

Our week long session for college students includes lectures and laboratories taught by some of our top veterinary faculty, researchers, and veterinary students, on timely and relevant topics. Participants will have the opportunity to shadow fourth year veterinary students on their clinical rotations in our small animal hospital, large animal hospital, as well as our wildlife clinic.  Students will listen to panel discussions and also have the opportunity to learn about the admission and financial aid process. 

 

2013 Program Dates

 

Adult Session 2          May 6-10

College Session 3       June 3-7

College Session 4       June 10-14

 

Applications are available online via our website.  As our program continues to attract bright, motivated students who are seriously considering a career in veterinary medicine, admission remains competitive. There is no deadline for applying; however, as each session has limited seats, it is highly recommended that applications be submitted as early as possible. The admission selection process begins after the new year and continues on a rolling basis until the sessions are full.  A completed application includes the online application, two letters of evaluation, and official transcripts.


Please share this information and the attached brochure with your students, as well as with any other appropriate departments at your institution. If you would like us to mail you a poster and some additional brochures, kindly email us and we will be happy to provide them.

 

For more information on the program, including eligibility, tuition, and the online application, feel free to visit our website at:  www.tufts.edu/vet/avm or contact us at AVM@tufts.edu or 508-839-7962.

 

 

 

Adventures in Veterinary Medicine

Tufts University

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine                                                 

200 Westboro Road

North Grafton, MA  01536         

Phone:  (508) 839-7962                           

Fax:  (508) 839-7952

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11.  Pre-Health students are invited to an in-depth look at Western University of Health Sciences on Saturday, December 1.  

Pre-Health students are invited to join us for Preview Day and have an in-depth look at Western University of Health Sciences on Saturday, December 1, 2012!

There will be program-specific breakout sessions with information on admissions and curriculum. In addition, you'll hear directly from:

  • Founding President Dr. Philip Pumerantz
  • WesternU faculty members
  • Current WesternU students
  • Admission representatives

Preview Day provides a great opportunity to have interprofessional interactions with prospective students who are interested in all of our programs. This event functions the same way as a program-specific information session, but we will be holding multiple info sessions on one day. Please note that since the info sessions run concurrently, students may only sign up for one session.

All attendees will begin the morning with breakfast and a resource fair.  Students will then attend the session for the program of their interest.

For more information on all of our programs, visit our Prospective Students website.

Please join us for this exciting event! Feel free to forward to any other interested individuals!

To RSVP for this event, please select SIGN UP in the Preview Day box!

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with a disability who may need assistance during their visit to our campus. If you require any reasonable accommodations while on campus, please contact us below:


Sincerely,

Office of University Recruitment/
Strategic Enrollment Management

309 E. 2nd Street

Pomona, CA 91766
909 469-5330
recruitment@westernu.edu

 

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13.  Marginalia:  It’s a simple alcohol test, really… 

This is an alcohol test:

If you pass it, you can keep drinking, if not, it’s time to quit!

 

The directions for this test are quite simple:

 

1.  Go to http://www.selfcontrolfreak.com/slaan.html .

2.  Use your mouse to place the arrow on the man’s nose, and try to click on his nose. 

3.  If you successfully click on his nose, you can have another drink.  If not, you must stop drinking!

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/
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