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Caduceus Newsletter:  Fall 2013.16, Week of Dec. 2

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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN  38104

Home page:
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Nature photographers will do just about anything just to get the right photo…like mount a camera on a remote-controlled toy car.

 

 

Here’s how one pride of lions reacted to Car-L, a toy car with a Pentax camera mounted on it.  For more information, please go to Marginalia. 

 

Table of Contents:

 

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  Explore Health Careers Update Volume 8, No. 10.  
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 25, 2013 issue.  
4.  ISL (International Service Learning) Program Announcement: Global Health Volunteer Opportunities for Winter Break.   
5.  Individual giving remains the largest base of support for the Wolf River Conservancy.  

6.  Marginalia:  Somebody Put a Camera on a Toy Car and Drove It Into a Pride of Lions.  Needless to say, the video clip went viral.
   

 

1.  Events coming up.  

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

 

2.  Explore Health Careers Update Volume 8, No. 10.  

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Explore Health Careers Update

Dear Stan,

Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Programs May Help You Afford a Health Sciences Degree

One of the most important principles of responsible borrowing is remembering never to borrow more than you really need. Beyond that first and most important principle, responsible borrowing also includes the need to educate yourself on all available options for managing your student loans after you finish your health sciences degree. In this month’s newsletter, ExploreHealthCareers.org describes loan repayment and loan forgiveness programs and offers advice on how to choose the right program for you.

Explore Timely Topics

ExploreHealthCareers.org features the following relevant topics:

  • National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 8-14. Health care practitioners of all kinds work hard to make sure their patients don’t get the flu while agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention track illness and provide resources for prevention. Epidemiologists investigate the cause of disease and control its spread.
  • Prevent Blindness America promotes Safe Toys and Gifts Month, a reminder during this gift-giving season to shop wisely for the children on your list. Keeping eyes safe and healthy is the job of those who work in the optometry field.
  • We spend a lot of time in November and December celebrating with family and friends. As we eat, drink and make merry, it’s a good time to remember the need to take care of our health and safety as well as those around us. Who helps us do that? Health educators, that’s who. If you are interested in health and like the idea of helping people to be smarter about the choices they make, find out more about this career.

We Want to Hear from You!

Did you know ExploreHealthCareers.org has a blog? We post topics relevant to career opportunities in the health professions, student debt, academic preparation in the health sciences and other issues. If you want to respond to, or ask a question about, one of our blog postings, you can do so in the comments section. Please know that all comments must be approved before appearing on the blog. We will not approve comments with links or advertisements.

Connect and Interact with ExploreHealthCareers.org

Become a fan of ExploreHealthCareers.org and join our Facebook community. You’ll receive updates on new articles, blog postings, funding opportunities, prehealth career enrichment programs and more. Do you know someone who would thrive as a health care professional? Encourage him or her to register on ExploreHealthCareers.org to receive a free monthly newsletter.

Contact Us

As always, we appreciate your interest in ExploreHealthCareers.org and love hearing from you. If you have any questions or feedback regarding ExploreHealthCareers.org, please let us know.

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More Articles of Interest:

Federal Versus Private Loans: Do Your Homework!
This article looks at some important differences between federal and private loans, which you need to consider as you think about how to finance your health sciences degree.

Repayment Strategies for Health Sciences Graduates
Smart budgeting and responsible borrowing are only one part of being a successful borrower. Choosing a repayment strategy that works for you is important as well!

Managing Expectations: The Relationship Between Student Loan Debt and Salary
This article helps you better understand the actual relationship between the amount you borrow and the salary level you may need to effectively manage your student loans when you graduate-regardless of your degree.

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Volume 8, Issue 10

 

3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 25, 2013 issue.  

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News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

November 25, 2013

• Study Looks at Benefits of Diverse Graduating Medical School Classes
• AAMC Announces 2013–2014 Board of Directors
• Register for IPEC Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Institute
• AAMC Center for Workforce Studies Issues Call for Abstracts
• NBME Centennial Prize Competition



The next edition of AAMC STAT will run on Dec. 9. Have a happy Thanksgiving from the AAMC!


Study Looks at Benefits of Diverse Graduating Medical School Classes

Students in the most racially diverse graduating classes report that they have learned from others who are different from themselves, according to the latest AAMC Analysis in Brief. Data from the Student Record System, a database of enrollment information, and a question from the Medical School Graduation Questionnaire were used for this study. Within higher education, institutional differences in racial-ethnic diversity are positively associated with educational benefits. The authors believe the findings will support existing knowledge about the benefits of diversity.


AAMC Announces 2013–2014 Board of Directors

A. Lorris Betz, M.D., Ph.D., is the new chair of the AAMC Board of Directors. He succeeds Valerie N. Williams, Ph.D., M.P.A., vice provost for academic affairs and faculty development at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Betz is senior vice president emeritus of health sciences at the University of Utah and will be succeeded next year by Peter L. Slavin, M.D., who has been named the new chair-elect. To read more about the 2013–13 board, click here.


Register for IPEC Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Institute

Registration will open Dec. 4 for the next IPEC Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute. Hosted by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), teams of three to five people will design an institutionally based project to enhance interprofessional curricula and student learning experiences in quality improvement and patient safety. The institute will be held Jan. 12–15 at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, Va. Interested schools are encouraged to begin assembling their teams now, as registration typically fills quickly. To receive notice when the registration link goes live, names and emails should be submitted to https://ipecollaborative.org/Contact_Us.html.


AAMC Center for Workforce Studies Issues Call for Abstracts

The AAMC Center for Workforce Studies is currently soliciting abstracts related to health workforce research for presentations at the 10th annual Health Workforce Research Conference, which will be held May 1–2, 2014, in Washington, D.C. The theme of this year’s conference is “Finding the Right Fit: The Health Workforce Needed to Support the Affordable Care Act.” Abstracts will be accepted through Jan. 10, 2014. For more information or to submit an abstract, click here.


NBME Centennial Prize Competition

In celebration of 100 years of service, the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) is accepting submissions for the NBME Centennial Prize Competition through Jan. 17, 2014. The competition seeks innovative ideas that address future assessments for individual health professionals, health professions institutions/programs, and licensing and certification bodies. Finalists will be invited to present at NBME’s Centennial Invitational Conference, May 4–15, 2015, in Philadelphia. For more information, visit http://www.nbme.org/about/centennialcompetition.html.

 

4.  ISL (International Service Learning) Program Announcement: Global Health Volunteer Opportunities for Winter Break.   

ISL

International Service Learning

 There is still space available on some of our global health teams to Mexico, Belize, Jamaica, The Dominican Republic & Haiti, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, and Tanzania!

 Visit our schedule for a full listing of opportunities available.

 Faculty:  We can integrate your academic courses with our existing programs, allowing you to tailor the service learning experience to your educational goals. Students gain valuable skills and global perspective, while vulnerable communities receive health services and medications to which they would otherwise have little or no access. 

 Mission:  ISL strives to enhance academic learning through service experience while providing quality health care and other services in developing communities. We utilize in-country professionals and offer programs which observe the highest ethical standards and inspire volunteers to a lifestyle of service. 

 For more information contact us: Info@ISLonline.org or(816) 767-0481

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Serving the global community, one adventure at a time! 

 

 

5.  Individual giving remains the largest base of support for the Wolf River Conservancy.  

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS 

 

November 21st

 Project WET Educator Workshop

 

November 22nd

Water Workshops: HWHP and WOW!

 

December 7th

First Saturday Paddle

 

January 4th

First Saturday Paddle

 

February 1st

First Saturday Paddle

 

March 1st

First Saturday Paddle

 

April 5th

First Saturday Paddle

 

May 3rd

First Saturday Paddle

 

June 7th

First Saturday Paddle

 

July 5th

First Saturday Paddle

 

August 2nd

First Saturday Paddle

 

September 6th

First Saturday Paddle

 

October 4th

First Saturday Paddle

The Wolf River Conservancy is committed to conserve and enhance the Wolf River and its watershed as a sustainable natural resource. Thanks to our friends, members and benefactors who have helped in our land conservation goals, we have protected some 14,000 acres of natural habitat for wildlife and outdoor

 recreation in the Wolf River flood plain.

 

As the only Land Trust whose focus is the 

Mid-South, the Wolf River Conservancy has 

4 pillars compromising our core values: 

conservation, education, recreation and commitment.  

 

With your advocacy and continued financial support, 

we will be able to achieve our goals.  

 

Our achievements over the past year include:

  • Board of Directors approved a revised strategic plan reaffirming our core mission of land conservation of the Wolf River Watershed.
  • A recent count of users on the Wolf River Greenway trail exceeded 20,000 during a 30-day period , showing growing support and popularity for this project.
  • Successfully completed the Wolf River Conservation Corps 8-week summer program, reaching approximately 130 young adults.
  • Gained approval from local government officials for $1.7 million funding towards various segments of the Wolf River Greenway and currently awaiting Federal approval to receive the funds.
  • Continued collaboration with Ducks Unlimited to return 160 acres in Fayette County back to a wetland condition.

Our work is not done; 

Help meet our conservation goals.

 

Please Give to the Wolf River Conservancy Annual Campaign Today

 

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6.  Marginalia:  Somebody Put a Camera on a Toy Car and Drove It Into a Pride of Lions.  Needless to say, the video clip went viral.   

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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104

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