Christian Brothers University
Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2014.04, Week of September 15
Table of Contents:
1. Events coming up.
1. Events coming up.
· Tuesday, September 16 and Wednesday, September 19: Physical Therapy Virtual Fair. For more information, see Article #2;
· Tuesday, September 16, starting at 1 p.m. in the Montesi Room of Buckman Hall: First impressions Series – Professional Image & Business Etiquette, sponsored by Career Services. This is especially relevant to those of you who will be invited for interviews;
· Wednesday, September 17, starting at 2 p.m., room TBA: Stephanie Cole, Admissions Counselor for the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine will be on campus on Wednesday, September 17. She will be available to answer questions about the Quillen College of Medicine program starting at 2 p.m., room TBA, but probably AH103;
· Wednesday, September 17, in Buckman 207, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Mock Interview Day, sponsored by Career Services;
September 18, 12 to 2 p.m., Buckman Hall 211 (Montesi Room): STEM Showcase:
· Thursday, September 18, in Montesi, 12 to 2 p.m.: STEM Showcase: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Career Expo, sponsored by Career Services;
· Friday, September 19: It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
· Tuesday, September 23, 2:00 to 5 p.m., Practice Test Drive: Practice tests for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT, & PCAT Practice Tests. This is an opportunity to take a retired version (in some cases, slightly abbreviated) of a retired test, minus the essay portions. It's a great way to see your areas of strength, and areas of weakness, and where you need to study further. RSVP thru CareerLinX by September 18th.
· Thursday, September 25: Graduate School Expo. Please note that the annual Health Career Opportunities Fair, usually held in late October or early November, has been merged with this event. Canale Arena, 12-2 p.m.
2. The American Physical Therapy Association announces its Physical Therapy Virtual Fair, September 16-17.
Physical Therapy Virtual Fair: September 16-17
It’s not too late to register for the free Physical Therapy Virtual Fair scheduled on September 16 and 17. More than 1200 applicants and 40 programs have registered to date. The fair, hosted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and administered by CareerEco, offers advisors and students a unique opportunity to chat live with faculty and staff at DPT programs from across the country. Use the fair to learn more about the programs, ask questions about prerequisites, and get tips on how to improve your students’ chances for admission.
Learn more about and register for the free virtual fair today at http://www.careereco.com/events/APTA!
Questions? Please contact email@example.com.
Libby J. Ross, MA
Director, Academic Services
American Physical Therapy Association
1111 N. Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703/706-3326 or 800/999-2782, ext. 3326
3. An invitation from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine VMD/PhD program.
SARS - AIDS - Ebola - Avian Influenza – Anthrax - Botulism - Plague - West Nile Virus –Mad Cow Disease - Smallpox
Over 60% of all infectious diseases of animals can also affect humans, and incidences of new, emerging zoonotic infectious diseases are on the rise. Veterinarian-scientists, by virtue of their broad experience in multiple species and extensive training in both molecular and whole animal contexts, are uniquely qualified to address the complex problems presented in modern biomedical research.
For over 40 years, the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine has provided an outstanding environment for the training of future veterinarian-scientists through its VMD/PhD Program. Find out more about how you can impact tomorrow ’s medicine for all species at www.PennVetPhD.org .
Americorps position available! Great experience for a recent grad or someone looking for healthcare related work during a “gap year”.
Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach in Marshfield, WI is looking for an AmeriCorps Member who holds a high school diploma and is 21 years or older to support a collaborative effort with University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in Eau Claire, WI to prepare students and community volunteers to be patient advocates.
The term of service is October 21, 2014 - August 31, 2015. AmeriCorps members must be willing to serve for the duration of the term of service (1700 hours minimum), averaging approximately 35- 40 hours a week. AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance of approximately $537 (gross) every two weeks over their term of service, along with medical healthcare insurance (premium paid by Marshfield Clinic), free service gear, childcare assistance (if qualified), and vacation time. Upon successful completion of the term of service, members receive a $5,645 educational award. Educational awards can be used for loan repayment, future schooling costs and special educational opportunities. AmeriCorps members have the option of serving up to four terms and earning the equivalent of two full-time educational awards over their lifetime. Members have up to seven years to utilize educational awards.
October 21-24, 2014 (Wisconsin Lions Camp, Rosholt, WI)
January 12-14, 2015 (Kalahari – Wisconsin Dells)
The application deadline is September 22, 2014. Please apply at online at www.marshfieldclinic.jobs Search position: MC140920
Forward this email to anyone you think that might be interested. Please forward questions to:
Darcy Vanden Elzen, MPH, CHES
Healthy Lifestyles/RECIN Program Manager
Center for Community Outreach
1000 North Oak Avenue (F1C)
Marshfield, WI 54449
N.B. For those of you who might be interested in this position, Marshfield, WI is half-way between Green Bay, WI (where it’s cold) and Minneapolis, MN (where, well, it’s still cold).
According to www.weather.com , average annual high temperatures are June through August, (77, 81, 79, respectively, while average annual low temperatures are December, January and February (11, 6, 10). That’s Fahrenheit.
5. The ADEA (American Dental Education Association) GoDentalSM website features a bold and modern design, intuitive navigation, customized information for students interested in dentistry and dental hygiene, and dedicated resources to support health professions advisors.
6. ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 8, 2014 edition.
7. Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is committed to training future healthcare leaders.
More than sixty years ago, world-renowned physicist and humanitarian Albert Einstein lent his name to our medical school prior to its founding. He was impressed by the college's vision of excellence and inclusion. Today, that mission continues to flourish.
At Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York City, we're committed to training future healthcare leaders. Our rigorous M.D. program prepares passionate students from all over the world to become skilled, empathic physicians and physician-researchers.
Academic Excellence. With more than 2,000 full-time faculty members, Einstein affords students the opportunity to learn from leading medical educators and researchers. Our tagline "science at the heart of medicine" reflects our research-focused approach to medical education that paves the way for promising careers. Einstein M.D. students routinely match to one of their top three residency choices. Watch our 2014 Match Day video >>
Top NY Affiliations. Einstein is affiliated with five clinical institutions in New York City and Long Island, and runs one of the largest residency and fellowship training programs in the United States. These affiliations provide Einstein students with clerkships and outstanding clinical training. Montefiore Medical Center serves as our University Hospital and academic medical center. Our Bronx location allows students to interact with patients in one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse populations in the country.
Unique Focus on Community and Global Health. Starting in their first year, Einstein students can get involved in our more than 60 clubs and organizations, like volunteering to have direct clinical interaction with patients at the ECHO clinic in the South Bronx, the first student-run clinic in NYC. Einstein also has one of the country's most robust global health programs, with fellowship opportunities in South and Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and the Pacific Rim. Read student blog posts about their experience serving the community >>
Holistic Admissions Review. Medicine is increasingly appreciated as a discipline that requires skills and abilities that are acquired through experiences and venues both inside and outside the classroom. Our admissions committee evaluates, equally, each student's personal characteristics and academic readiness for medical school. Learn about Einstein's competency-based admissions process >>
Diverse Student Body. Embracing this shift toward competency-based medical education, 29% of the recently matriculated M.D. class of 2018 has a non-science undergraduate major. Additionally, 9% self-identify as belonging to groups traditionally under-represented in medicine and students range in age from 21 to 39. Einstein welcomes students with both nontraditional and traditional backgrounds. The blending of backgrounds creates a dynamic learning and social environment, and the Office of Diversity Enhancement helps support our students to ensure their academic success.
Beyond the M.D. Einstein understands that future doctors may want to combine their medical education with additional areas of focus. We offer dual-degree programs in bioethics and in clinical research, and maintain one of the longest-running M.D.-Ph.D. programs in the country. Our flexible curriculum allows qualified students to complete their M.D. and graduate studies programs in four or five years with a tuition-free fifth year. The M.D.-Ph.D. program typically takes eight years to complete.
invite you to learn more about the outstanding
educational opportunities and the application
process at Einstein, both on our website and through the
resources in the sidebar.
8. The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ (AAMVC’s) VetSchool Student Engagement System (VSES) is an opt-in communications tool to engage future veterinary students.
The AAMVC’s VetSchool Student Engagement System (VSES) is an opt-in communications tool to engage future veterinary students. The system follows perspective students through their life-cycle by engaging them in High School, then provides different “tracks” of information as they change academic status. Pathways is a free monthly newsletter from AAVMC focusing on advising for Pre-Veterinary students as well as “segments” (different monthly newsletters) for High School, Undergraduate Students, Parents, and Pre-Vet / Applicants.
VetSchool Student Engagement System (VSES)
Welcome to the VetSchool Student Engagement System (VSES) - we're glad you're here!
WHAT IS VSES?
VSES is an opt-in newsletter style engagement system that sends customized newsletters called "Pathways" on a monthly basis. The information in Pathways is tailored to meet the needs of your academic status:
We also have editions of Pathways for:
Your Account Moves With You!
High School students will receive general information on preparing early for veterinary school. At any time, you may change your status to receive a different edition of Pathways which will bring you news and information based on your new status. Of course, you can opt-out any time you wish if you no longer wish to receive your monthly edition of Pathways.
*Note: The "current school" field is required. If you are a parent, please list your son/daughter's school name. If you are Post Bacc, please list the school from which you received your degree.
Go to http://aavmc.org/vses.aspx and follow the link to join VSES.
9. The Jefferson School of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA) is sponsoring a Discovery Day on September 27 and a Fall Open House on November 1.
10. The University of Colorado School of Medicine offers a series of 10-day Emergency & Wilderness Medicine Pre-Med Programs for students and recent alums interested in medicine, nursing, Physician Assistant studies, or dentistry.
We have just opened registration for the 2015 University of Colorado School of Medicine Emergency & Wilderness Medicine Pre-Med Programs. Three different sections of this exciting new program for undergrad (and recent grads) pre-med and other health students will run January 5-16, May 26-June 7, and August 9-21.
Each of the three sessions involves a week on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus with lectures (mainly by medical school faculty), scenarios, labs, career panels, emergency department shadowing, and EMS ride-alongs covering general and emergency medicine and almost a week at a camp in the Rockies where we'll focus more on wilderness medicine including lectures, lots of scenarios, in winter an optional snow camping experience and in summer a three-day backpacking trip.
Three free need-based scholarships will be awarded for each of the programs. Cost, which includes lunches, some dinners, transportation to and from the camp, recreational activities, all instruction and labs, CPR certification, optional Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification, and housing and meals at the camp, is $2195. Both our 2014 programs maxed out enrollment-wise and had long wait lists so we highly recommend you get the word out early to give your students a chance to enroll. For more information please see http://www.coloradowm.org/undergraduate_courses.html.
Earlier this summer we finished
a tremendously successful inaugural offering of the program.
Students rated it overall as a 9.15 on a scale of 10—a very successful
outcome for all the moving parts and the first time the program has
run. Students also said things like:
Many thanks and hope you are kicking off a great start to the academic year.
I am writing to announce the 2015 offerings of the University of Colorado School of Medicine Pre-Med Emergency & Wilderness Medicine Program, designed specifically for undergrads and recent grads interested in medical, nursing, PA, or dental school (or other related health professions).
The program involves a week on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus with lectures (mainly by medical school faculty), scenarios, labs, emergency department shadowing, and EMS ride-alongs covering general and emergency medicine and almost a week at a camp in the Rockies where we'll focus more on wilderness medicine including lectures, lots of scenarios, in winter an optional winter camping experience, and in summer a three-day backpacking trip (no experience needed).
Cost, which includes lunches, some dinners, transportation to and from the camp, recreational activities, all instruction and labs, CPR certification, optional Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification, and housing and meals at the camp, is $2195. We have negotiated special room rates at a nearby hotel with free airport shuttles, free shuttles to and from the Medical Campus, and free breakfasts.
Three full need-based scholarships will be awarded. For more about the program including scholarships, curriculum, and accommodations, please check out our web site at: http://www.coloradowm.org/undergraduate_courses.html.
2015 programs include:
Date Registration Site
January 5-16 regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1591010
May 26-June 7 regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1619985
August 9-21 regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1619994
For more information please contact Dr. Todd Miner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-592-5224.
Todd Miner, Ed.D., FAWM
Department of Emergency Medicine, Wilderness Medicine Section
University of Colorado School of Medicine
11. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School will be hosting the 14th annual Career Day for Biomedical Sciences on Thursday, October 23, 2014.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School will be hosting the 14th annual Career Day for Biomedical Sciences on Thursday, October 23, 2014. This event is designed to inform undergraduate and graduate students about the variety of science career options available. This year’s program includes career opportunities in academia, industry, bioinformatics, clinical laboratory sciences, public health laboratories and nursing. Speakers will discuss the job description, advantages, disadvantages, salaries, and opportunities for advancement within each career track. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided, along with time for Q&A and discussion with speakers and participants.
Undergraduate students and faculty will also be provided with information on various UAMS Graduate School programs, as well as the opportunity to meet with representatives and graduate students from graduate programs (see M.S. and Ph.D. programs below). Additionally, a short presentation will be given about summer undergraduate research opportunities at UAMS and the Graduate School.
Undergraduate faculty and students are invited to attend this event. Please forward this email to any students that you think may be interested in attending. A limited number of complementary hotel rooms for out-of-town attendees will be available for October 22. The program and registration can be found at online. The deadline for registration is October 9. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 501-686-5906 or by email at email@example.com.
UAMS Graduate School programs (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cellular Physiology and Molecular Biophysics
Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences
Microbiology and Immunology
Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Health Systems Research
Health Promotion and Prevention Research
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W. Markham Street, Slot 601B
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
501-686-5906 office|501-686-5661 fax
12. An invitation to attend the 3rd annual “bio blitz” and Open House at the Reelfoot Lake Environmental Field Station in Samburg, TN on Saturday, October 4.
From Thomas Blanchard, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, and Director, Reelfoot Lake Environmental Field Station
I would like to invite all of you to the third annual bio blitz and open house at the Reelfoot Lake Environmental Field Station. We will be bio blitzing in the morning at one of the natural areas near Reelfoot Lake. This part of the event is designed primarily to get students of biology out in the field. Of course all of you are welcomed to participate in this as we can always use group leaders. Or if you’d just like to stroll around in the forest looking for critters, this is the activity for you. The open house will be held at the RLEFS facility in Samburg, TN from 2-5. The fish fry will be from 4-5 or so.
Hope everyone can come out to see what has been going on at the station and to take advantage of the now-famous RLEFS fish fry. If you know of anyone that might be interested in joining us, feel free to invite them.
If you have any questions about the event, please call or email me.
Tom Blanchard, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Director, Reelfoot Lake Environmental Field Station
University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 38238
(731) 881-7594 Office
(731) 636-1654 Cell
Dr. Stan Eisen,
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