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Caduceus Newsletter:  Fall 2013.05, Week of September 16 

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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN  38104

Home page:
http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/ 

Caduceus Newsletter Archives:
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The results for the “Name the New Buccaneer logo” contest are IN!

 

 

For more information, please go to Article #1.  

 

Table of Contents:

 

1.  The results for the “Name the New Buccaneer logo” contest are IN!  
2. 
Events coming up.  
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 9, 2013 issue. 
4.  Project Access, an outreach program designed to inspire and motivate underrepresented racial/ethnic minority students to consider a career as a physician assistant, will be on campus on Thursday, October 17. 

5.  Marginalia:  Now that it’s football season

 

1.  The votes for “Name the New Buccaneer logo” are IN!  

Here are the results:

 

Suggested Name

Name of source

# votes

Scurvy

Michael Hankins

2.5

Stan Iron

Henry Jasen

1.5

Dead-Eye-Dick

Dave Perera

1

Jacques LeJock

Eric Mogy

1

 

N.B.:  The “2.5” for Scurvy and “1.5” was the result of a split vote.  These 4 individuals will receive a package of Hershey’s Kisses!”  Congratulations to all contestants!!

 

2.  Events coming up.  

Wednesday, September 18 – Career Services First Impressions Series
Image Is Everything: Professional Business Etiquette

St. Joseph Hall Room 10 - 6:00 - 7:00 pm, arrive at 5:45 for dinner (first 25 students receive a business card holder)

Thursday, September 19 – Career Services Career Power Half Hour: "Career Expo 101"
Buckman 102, 1:00 - 1:30 pm

Tuesday, September 24 – Career Services Career & Internship Expo
Sabbatini Lounge, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Thursday, September 26 – Career Services Graduate School Expo
Canale Arena, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

 

September 30-October 5:  Think Pink Week for Breast Cancer Awareness.  For more information, please see Article #2.  

 

Tuesday, 1 October or Thursday, October 3 (Specific day TBA):  Tri Beta will be hosting mock interviews.  

This event will consist of interviews with physicians, optometrists, and other health care professionals related to your field of interest. These interviews are intended to help you prepare for future interviews that are needed to get into graduate programs we will all be pursuing in the future. With that being said, we will need an idea of what types of professionals in their respective fields we will need to get for the event, so please contact either of the Pre-health chair members Brent McGlaughlin at bmcglaug@cbu.edu or Ryan Tomlinson at rtomlins@cbu.edu with your preference (which health care profession). 

 

 

Tuesday, October 1 – Career Services Career Power Half Hour: Networking
St. Joseph Hall Room 10, 1:00 - 1:30 pm

Thursday, October 3 – Career Services Career Networking Social: Healthcare Professionals
Cooper-Wilson Lounge, 5:00-6:30 pm

Tuesday, October 8
Practice Test Drive (For GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT)

Buckman Hall 101, 102, 103, 222, 223, 224, 225 - 2:00-5:00 pm
Deadline to register is October 2nd

 

 

Wednesday, October 23 – Career Services First Impressions Series
Suits & Success: Professional Attire
Montesi, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, arrive at 5:45 for dinner (first 25 students receive a padfolio)
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October 24, 2013, 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., in CW105.

·         Presentation regarding the University of Tennessee School of Health Sciences Pharm.D. program, by Dr. Angela Finerson, Director of Recruitment.

 

 

Tuesday, October 29 – Career Services Career Power Half Hour: Interview Skills
St. Joseph Hall Room 10, 1:00 - 1:30 pm

Thursday, October 31 – Career Services Majors Fair promoting all academic disciplines
Sabbatini Lounge, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Tuesday, November 5 – Career Services Career Power Half Hour: What Employers Look For
Montesi Room (Buckman 211), 1:00 - 1:30 pm

November 7, 2013, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Sabbatini Lounge.

·         Annual Health Career Opportunities Fair, where representatives of regional clinical healthcare programs visit our campus to answer your questions.  The event is anchored by The University of Tennessee Health Science Center.  Other programs which have already committed include:

o    Union University School of Pharmacy

o    University of Memphis School of Public Health

 

Wednesday, November 13  -- Career Services First Impressions Series:
Best Fork Forward: Dining Etiquette
Registration required - seating limited to 30 participants (seniors only)
Montesi Room (Buckman 211), 6:00 - 7:30 pm

It’s your choice, pal…

Good, showing proper manners and that you are engaged in the moment.

Uh, not so good, showing that you’re a disinterested slob

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU ORDER SPAGHETTI FOR LUNCH!!



I rest my case.

Tuesday, November 19 – Career Services Career Power Half Hour: Resume Writing
Buckman 208, 1:00 - 1:30 pm

December 16 – 31:  Career Services Winter Break Externships --
Check your email for externship sites

 

 

3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 9, 2013 issue. 

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News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

September 9, 2013

• Data Errors, Lack of Meaningful Analyses in CY 2014 OPPS Rule,
  According to AAMC
• AAMC Delivers Testimony at HHS Meeting on Protections of
  Human Subjects and Standard of Care Interventions
• Studies Highlight Underrepresented Minority Experiences in
  Academic Careers
• Report Examines Broad Impact of Funding Cuts to Scientific Research

• HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program Application Cycle Opens

• On the Move


Data Errors, Lack of Meaningful Analyses in CY 2014 OPPS Rule,
According to AAMC


The AAMC does not believe that the public has been given a meaningful opportunity to comment on several key proposals in the CY 2014 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule, according to a recent comment letter. It is a legal requirement that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provide the public with an ability to understand the impact of any proposed policy changes. In the letter, the AAMC asserts that because of the data errors and lack of impact analyses, CMS has not met this requirement and that it has no choice but to oppose the rule as it is written. Among the concerns the AAMC has with the proposed rule is the effect of collapsing emergency department evaluation and management codes from five codes into one code, which would have a disproportionate impact on major teaching hospitals providing 80 percent of the nation’s Level 1 trauma centers.  

The AAMC may submit additional comments by the new deadline CMS announced late last week, to follow up on the data corrections CMS provided late in the comment period. To read the full comment letter, visit the AAMC’s Web site.


AAMC Delivers Testimony at HHS Meeting on Protections of
Human Subjects and Standard of Care Interventions


AAMC Chief Scientific Officer Ann C. Bonham, Ph.D., testified on behalf of the association at a recent U.S. Department of Health Human Services public meeting on “Protections of Human Subjects and Research Studying Standard of Care Interventions.” In her remarks, she underscored “the critical need for empirical research to refine the ‘standard of care’ and clarify the definition of reasonable foreseeable risk and provide informative and reasonable guidelines for disclosure of those risks.” The written testimony is posted on the AAMC’s Web site. Video of Bonham’s testimony and other speakers also is available.


Studies Highlight Underrepresented Minority Experiences in
Academic Careers


New studies in Academic Medicine examine the experiences of underrepresented minority faculty and minority medical student perceptions of academic careers to uncover reasons for low representation. The studies are available online in the September issue of the journal.


Report Examines Broad Impact of Funding Cuts to Scientific Research

The 2013 report from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology examining government-funded scientific research describes the devastating effects of federal cuts. The report was produced from a survey of more than 3,700 frontline scientists. More than two-thirds of survey respondents reported not having funds to expand their research operations. Jobs also have been lost; nearly half of respondents reported laying off researchers and 55 percent knew a colleague who had lost their job.


HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program Application Cycle Opens

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Competition System is open for applications to the HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program. The program enables medical students at U.S. schools to participate in a yearlong, mentored, basic, translational, or applied biomedical research training experience at an academic or nonprofit institution other than the NIH, at HHMI’s Janelia Farm Research Campus near Washington, D.C., or at K-RITH in Durban, South Africa. For more information, visit www.hhmi.org/medfellowships.


On the Move

Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., was named assistant deputy undersecretary for health, quality, safety, and value, at the Veterans Health Administration, effective August 26. Clancy is the former director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

 

4.  Project Access, an outreach program designed to inspire and motivate underrepresented racial/ethnic minority students to consider a career as a physician assistant, will be on campus on Thursday, October 17. 

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