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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2014.06 , Week of September 29  

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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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CBU would like to take a moment to encourage the campus community to join AT&T’s It Can Wait® movement to end texting while driving.   

 

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Table of Contents:

 

1.   Events coming up. 
2.   AACOM (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine)  Capitol Hill briefing on Graduate Medical Education (GME).  
3.  All campuses of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Erie, PA, Greensburg, PA and Bradenton, FL) invite you to attend an Open House.  The event will take place on Saturday, November 1, 2014, in Bradenton, FL, and on Friday, November 7, 2014, in Erie and Greensburg, PA. 
4.  Reapply and Wait? OR Start Your MD Now at Trinity.  (N.B.  This is not an endorsement.  Rather, that was the subject on the e-mail I received.  Caveat emptor.)   
5.  Job Announcement:  Coordinator, Medical Equipment and Quality.   
6.  Interviews for the Peace Corps will be held on campus on Tuesday, October 7.   
7.  Articles & Advice from the Career Center.  
8.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 22, 2014 edition.  
9.  A promotion for DAT-related study materials, from DAT-PREP.com.   
10.  Information Alert from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine:  President Signs Into Law the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014
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11.  Gap Medics offers short-term, year-round hospital shadowing internships, tailored toward the following disciplines.
12.  CBU would like to take a moment to encourage the campus community to join AT&T’s It Can Wait® movement to end texting while driving.      

 

1.   Events coming up.  

·                  Tuesday, October 7th - 1:00 pm, Montesi (Buckman 211)-- Career Power Hour - Interviewing Skills< /strong>
What you should wear to an interview?  How should you prepare?  What questions should you be prepared to ask?  To answer?  Learn the answers to these questions and more at this can't miss workshop (An advanced RSVP is appreciated, but walk-ins are always welcome.);

·                Tuesday, October 7:  Interviews for the Peace Corps:  Sign up for an interview time through your CareerLinX account (click "Events", and select an interview time next to the Peace Corps Campus Interviews listing.  For more information, please go to Article #6; 

·                  Thursday, October 9, 1 p.m. in the Montesi Room, Buckman 211:  First Impressions Series:  Suits & Success.  Professional attire is very important.  What is appropriate to wear for an interview (for men and for ladies)?  What colors/styles are more appropriate for your skin tones and body types?  What is appropriate for YOUR workplace environment?  Answers to these questions and more.  This is particularly relevant if you are invited for an interview at a healthcare-related graduate program.

For the full calendar of Career Center events for the Fall 2014 Semester, click here.

 

 

2.   AACOM (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine)  Capitol Hill briefing on Graduate Medical Education (GME).  

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) held a joint educational briefing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, September 17 for Members of Congress and congressional staff on the current and future state of GME (graduate medical education), and how Congress could play a role. During the briefing, AACOM released its Position Statement on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Governance and Financing of Graduate Medical Education (GME) report's recommendations.

Representative Joe Heck, DO (R-NV), was a featured speaker, alongside Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH, President and CEO, AACOM, and Robert Juhasz, DO, President, AOA. Additionally, there was a panel discussion featuring the following speakers: Barbara Ross-Lee, DO, Vice President for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs, New York Institute of Technology, and Member of the IOM Committee on the Governance and Financing of GME; Charlene MacDonald, Senior Policy Advisor, Senate Budget Committee; and Keith Egan, DO, a recent graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, former Osteopathic Health Policy Intern at AACOM, and current resident at Unity HealthCare in Washington, DC.

AACOM's position statement continues the association's policy position on the expansion of Medicare-funded GME and reflects a high-level review of the report's recommendations in terms of alignment with AACOM's policy as well as potential concerns. In addition to this document, AACOM will be releasing a separate, more detailed analysis of this report in the future.

View the IOM report, Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation's Health Needs, at http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2014/Graduate-Medical-Education-That-Meets-the-Nations-Health-Needs.aspx.

 

 

Thomas Levitan, MEd

Vice President for Research and Assistant to the President

 

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3.  All campuses of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Erie, PA, Greensburg, PA and Bradenton, FL) invite you to attend an Open House.  The event will take place on Saturday, November 1, 2014, in Bradenton, FL, and on Friday, November 7, 2014, in Erie and Greensburg, PA. 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

You and your students interested in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and dental medicine are cordially invited to attend an Open House at one of the three locations of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM):  Erie, Pennsylvania; Greensburg, Pennsylvania; and Bradenton, Florida.  The event will take place on Saturday, November 1, 2014, in Bradenton, FL, and on Friday, November 7, 2014, in Erie and Greensburg, PA.

 

At this event you will have the opportunity to learn more about LECOM and all that it has to offer.  In addition to demonstrations and tours, there will be plenty of time to speak directly with our students, faculty, and staff.  Families and friends are welcome.  We ask that you RSVP as instructed through the link below:

http://lecom.edu/news.php/LECOM-Prospective-Student-Open-Houses/49/2207/606/8117

 

If you have any questions or cannot attend the event but would still like information regarding LECOM, please contact me or visit our website at www.lecom.edu.  For additional information, you may also search for LECOM in the Apple App Store on your iPhone or iPad or download the LECOM app through Google plan on your Android smartphone or tablet.

 

We appreciate the work that you do on behalf of your students.

 

Sincerely,

Debbie A. Bisbee
Admissions Recruiter
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
1858 W. Grandview Blvd.
Erie, PA  16509
Phone:  814-860-5172
Fax:  814-866-8123
E-mail:  dbisbee@lecom.edu

Experience LECOM on the web ~~ www.lecom.edu
Like us ~~ https://www.facebook.com/1LECOM
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4.  Reapply and Wait? OR Start Your MD Now at Trinity.  (N.B.  This is not an endorsement.  Rather, that was the subject on the e-mail I received.  Caveat emptor.)   

Trinity School of Medicine provides the opportunity to prove you can achieve your goal and be a physician.

Stan,

Why Wait a Year or More to Start Your MD?

Were you amongst the majority of applicants to U.S. medical schools that weren't offer admission for 2014?  If you're a qualified student who doesn't want to waste a year reapplying with the potential for the same outcome next year, consider Trinity School of Medicine with new terms beginning in January, May and September 2015—achieve your MD sooner versus later. 

·         SKIP struggling to secure a short term job

·         THRIVE in an incoming class of only 25 students

·         RETAIN your science knowledge and study skills

·         ACHIEVE your MD and participate in the U.S. Residency Match

If your goal is to become a Physician, then consider a program that combines Study Abroad with U.S.hospital training; follows the curriculum and time line of U.S. medical schools and is led by a former U.S. medical school Dean.

Request Your Admissions Interview
Request an Admissions Interview and meet with Trinity's Admissions team in-person and close to home.

  • Charlottesville, VA - September 24th
  • Washington, D.C.- September 25-26
  • Vancouver, BC - September 29-30
  • Ottawa, ON - September 30th
  • Seattle, WA - October 1st
  • Phoenix, AZ - October 2nd
  • Toronto, ON - October 2-3
  • Chicago, IL - October 13th
  • Dallas, TX - October 15th
  • Atlanta, GA - October 23rd
  • Raleigh, NC - November 11th
  • More locations coming, make a request for your city  

If you're serious about starting an MD program in 2015, Request an Admissions Interview by submitting your current AMCAS, TMDSAS or AACOMAS Application Report for immediate consideration. Or, complete Trinity's Online Application for Admission and with a completed file, you'll have a decision from the Admissions Committee in 4-6 weeks. 

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5.  Job Announcement:  Coordinator, Medical Equipment and Quality.   

For more information, please contact:

 

Your alumni may apply on our website at www.regionalonehealth.org.  Careers>Job Postings 

 

Jacqueline Blackwell

Healthcare Recruiter

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6.  Interviews for the Peace Corps will be held on campus on Tuesday, October 7.   

Peace Corps:  Tuesday, October 7th
Majors Sought:  All Majors
Job Title:  Peace Corps Volunteer
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Job Description:  The Peace Corps has been a leader in international development and citizen diplomacy for more than 50 years across more than 139 countries. In an increasingly interdependent world, we tackle challenges that know no borders - such as climate change, pandemic disease, food security, and gender equality and empowerment. Although times have changed since the Peace Corps' founding in 1961, the agency's mission - to promote world peace and friendship - has not. Today, the Peace Corps is more vital than ever, working in collaboration with partner organizations and using cutting-edge technologies and well-tested best practices to enhance impact.  Our more than 215,000 current and returned Volunteers know that the Peace Corps changes lives - both their own and the lives of people in communities around the world. They learn about leadership, ingenuity, self-reliance, and relationship building and become global citizens. Peace Corps Volunteers reflect the very best of humanity, innovation and aspiration f or a better tomorrow. When they return home, they share their stories and experiences and give back to their own communities, helping to strengthen international ties and increase our global competitiveness.
Qualifications:  Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors are eligible; Minimum 2.50 GPA; US Citizenship Required
To Apply:  Sign up for an interview time through your CareerLinX account (click "Events", and select an interview time next to the Peace Corps Campus Interviews listing.

 

 

7.  Articles & Advice from the Career Center.  

 

 

Articles & Advice

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From Careerealism


Strong content with an aesthetically pleasing format is by far the best way to generate interest and get the interview. Having written and reviewed thousands of resumes (over 10,000 at this point!), I am still amazed by how many common errors are made on resumes and cover letters - the kinds of errors that will immediately send your resume to the trashcan.  If you know how to make your resume pop with clear structure and strong proofreading, you will solidify your first place position in the interview line. Here are some tips:   Read More...



imageHow To Take Control Of Your Reputation At Work
From Forbes

The most important career capital you have isn't your technical skills or academic pedigree. It's not your high-flying title. It's not even your relationships ...  It's your reputation. In every job, people will wonder if you have what it takes to get things done and if you can deal with a wide range of people. They'll be more than curious if you can handle crises and adversity. My favorite mentor has been k nown to caution, "Your reputation gets to the next place before you do ... .What will it be?"  Read more...



icon_questionsMillennials:  To Survive, You'll Have To Improvise
From The Huffington Post

I don't know about you, but I grew up being told that if I did well in school, participated in a slew of extracurricular activities, volunteered, didn't "mess around" too much with the opposite sex, didn't spend all my money on clothes and got into a good college, that I'd be "alright."

So, I checked off all those things and more on my Path to Success Checklist! and then -- life happened.  Then in my sophomore year of college I got sick. Really sick. It would take three years to figure out what was making me sick (spoiler: rotting appendix, endometriosis) but the point is, when LIFE interrupted my plan, suddenly that was it.  Read More...

 

8.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 22, 2014 edition.  

STAT Short, topical, and timely

News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

September 22, 2014

 

New Health Equity Research Report Assesses Funding Trends

A new report published jointly by the AAMC and AcademyHealth, The State of Health Equity Research: Closing Knowledge Gaps to Address Inequities, analyzes U.S.-based health disparities-focused health services research (HSR) funded between 2007 and 2011. Based on data from the Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj) database from the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine, more than 2,000 abstracts were analyzed to describe the funders and funding recipients of health disparities-focused HSR. The analysis reveals a 93 percent increase in solution-focused health equity research over the five-year period, and shows certain health outcomes associated with marked disparities are relatively underrepresented in this research portfolio. Certain populations that suffer disproportionate morbidity and mortality—such as persons with disabilities, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, rural populations, and American Indians/Native Americans-are relatively underrepresented in disparities-focused HSR. To review the full report, as well as infographics and other select data findings, visit www.aamc.org/stateofhealthequity

Innovations in Research and Research Education Awardees Announced

Six awardees have been named recipients of the 2014 AAMC Building Bridges and Spanning Boundaries Award: Innovations in Research and Research Education. This is the third annual award developed in collaboration with leaders in biomedical research, education, and training from AAMC-member institutions. The winning projects were selected in two areas: institution-community partnerships and maximizing research efficiency.

Early Bird Registration Deadline for Learn Serve Lead 2014: The AAMC Annual Meeting

The early bird discount for Learn Serve Lead 2014: The AAMC Annual Meeting ends Sept. 26, and the discounted hotel rate ends Oct. 10. The meeting will be held in Chicago, Nov. 7–11, and is the signature learning and networking event for current and emerging leaders in academic medicine, including deans, CEOs, faculty, administrators, residents, students, and other medical school and teaching hospital stakeholders. Click here to register.

Application Cycle Opens for National Health Service Corps Students to Service Program

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is now accepting applications for its Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) to help medical students reduce their debt after residency. The program provides up to $120,000 to fourth year medical students in return for a commitment to work full time for at least three years in an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need. Students also can apply to receive $60,000 to work part time for at least six years in an approved site. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

ECFMG Issues Advisory Regarding Certification Requirements

The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) has issued cautionary advice to all international medical graduates (IMGs) seeking residency training positions in the United States. ECFMG recently became aware of other organizations saying that they have a role in certifying the qualifications of IMGs to enter into residency and fellowship programs in the United States. Information about ECFMG certification is available in the ECFMG Information Booklet and www.ecfmg.org.

On the Move

Mark B. Taubman, M.D., dean of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, has been named the next senior vice president for Health Sciences and CEO of University of Rochester Medical Center, succeeding Bradford C. Berk, M.D., Ph.D. Taubman has served as the medical school dean since March 2010, and will serve in both roles beginning Jan. 1, 2015.

 

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10.  Information Alert from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine:  President Signs Into Law the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014.  

 

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President Signs Into Law the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014

(September 23, 2014)  President Obama recently signed into law a $16.3 billion measure to overhaul the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  The Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-146) was agreed upon by a conference committee of House and Senate leadership after months of negotiations and passed by Congress one week prior.

The agreement includes new spending for medical care, the hiring of new physicians, nurses and specialists, and construction projects and leases for at least 27 new facilities in a variety of states, including New Mexico, New Jersey, South Carolina, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, California, Puerto Rico, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Missouri, Illinois, Nebraska, Arizona, and Oklahoma.  $10 billion will be set aside to help pay for medical care provided to veterans outside of the VA system; eligible veterans will be able to seek non-VA care if they have waited more than 30 days for an appointment or if they live more than 40 miles from the nearest VA facility. 

The law mandates that by September 30th of each year, the Inspector General of the VA must determine, and the Secretary of the VA must publish in the Federal Register, the five occupations of personnel of the Department for which there are the largest staffing shortages as calculated over the five-year preceding period.  Graduate medical education (GME) residency positions at medical facilities will increase by up to 1,500 over five years.  AACOM is working with the Department of VA to collaborate on this opportunity on behalf of its membership and will be providing further details shortly.

Please note:  Under one provision of the new law, Congress will require public universities to provide in-state tuition to all veterans and their spouses and children within three years of a veteran’s discharge from active-duty to receive Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.  AACOM has confirmed with the VA that further guidance for public institutions is expected to be issued soon in regard to this requirement.

 

 

 

 

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11.  Gap Medics offers short-term, year-round hospital shadowing internships, tailored toward the following disciplines.  

 

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For over five years, Gap Medics has provided thousands of students from around the world with the opportunity to gain up-close-and-personal clinical exposure to boost their applications, resumes, and interviews. We are the leading provider of pre-health projects abroad.

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  • 23+ hours per week of hands-off, observational shadowing of mentors in our partner hospitals
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  • Gap Medics adheres to the AAMC guidelines for pre-health students participating in clinical experience abroad

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We look forward to hearing from you!
 
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12.  CBU would like to take a moment to encourage the campus community to join AT&T’s It Can Wait® movement to end texting while driving.   

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CBU would like to take a moment to encourage the campus community to join AT&T’s It Can Wait® movement to end texting while driving.

 

Visit ItCanWait.com and take the pledge to not text behind the wheel. And, before driving, make sure to use the hashtag #X to let everyone know that you’re on the road and can’t respond — because no text is worth a life. 

 

Today (Friday, September 19) you can text the code ICWTN to 464329 to take the pledge. 

 

Then send a Tweet or Facebook post using #X and #ICWTN to encourage others to do the same!

 

 

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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
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