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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2014.10, Week of November 3.  

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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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Green is the new black, you know:

 

 

For more information about this new and revolutionary fashion trend, please go to Marginalia. 

 

Table of Contents:


1.   On Thursday, November 6, in AH122, starting at 12:45 p.m., Ms. Megan Ververis, Memphis Scribe Ambassador for PhysAssist Scribes will be on campus to discuss opportunities in Memphis to get a great clinical experience. 

2.  The Watson School of Biological Sciences is the graduate program at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. We have developed an innovative Ph.D. curriculum that takes advantage of the unique environment and extensive resources offered by the Laboratory.   
3.  Received this week. 
4.  Some information about Washington University of Health and Science (Belize).  
5.  St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE) and that accreditation is recognized by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) making graduates eligible for licensure in Canada.  
6.  Due to your generosity, we were able to collect over $100 at Tuesday’s Lunchtime Benefit Concert for LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center!  
7.  The University of Michigan Health System's Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) develops mechanisms for inclusion, diversity and cultural sensitivities among faculty, learners and staff, and advances clinical care and research that targets underserved populations
8.  A number of years ago, the leadership of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine were proud to announce that 20% of all new medical students are studying at osteopathic medical colleges.  It is now 25%.  

9.  Marginalia:  Green is the new black, you know.  

 

1.   On Thursday, November 6, in AH122, starting at 12:45 p.m., Ms. Megan Ververis, Memphis Scribe Ambassador for PhysAssist Scribes will be on campus to discuss opportunities in Memphis to get a great clinical experience. 

From Ms. Ververis:

My name is Megan Ververis and I am the Memphis Scribe Ambassador for PhysAssist Scribes.

Scribing is a wonderful opportunity for pre-med or pre-PA undergraduate students to gain clinical experience. We work closely with emergency department physicians and perform all of the documentation. The Memphis area has three hospitals in which PhysAssist provides Emergency Department scribes: Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Baptist Memorial Hospital East and Baptist Memorial Hospital DeSoto. I just graduated from Rhodes College and scribe at Le Bonheur, and this has been a great clinical experience as an applicant for medical schools. 

 

2.  The Watson School of Biological Sciences is the graduate program at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. We have developed an innovative Ph.D. curriculum that takes advantage of the unique environment and extensive resources offered by the Laboratory.   

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Dear Colleague,

The Watson School of Biological Sciences is the graduate program at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. We have developed an innovative Ph.D. curriculum that takes advantage of the unique environment and extensive resources offered by the Laboratory.

The program is designed for students to complete their studies in 4-5 years. To this end they receive extensive mentoring throughout, with an academic as well as a research mentor, and complete their course work, rotations and qualifying exam within the first year. All students are fully funded by the school – stipends, tuition and research costs – giving them the freedom to join any lab, irrespective of whether that lab has other funding for them. In addition they receive subsidized housing and food, and full health benefits.

For more information about the Watson School and the application process, as well as an up-to-date list of our faculty and their research interests, please visit our website at www.cshl.edu/gradschool. The deadline for completed applications is December 1, 2014.

Sincerely,

Watson School of Biological Sciences
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

 

3.  Received this week

Washington University (St. Louis) School of Medicine

·         Dis-Orientation Guide:  A guide describing life as a medical student, including vital information about local housing, the style of upcoming classes, or the availability of your favorite cuisine in St. Louis.  (On the bookshelf in the BBB/PHP lounge.)

Washington University of Health and Science (Belize, Central America) (copies are posted on the PHP bulletin board.  (True, the Admissions Office is in Columbus, Ohio, but the campus where you spend the initial didactic phase of medical education is in Belize.)

·         Viewbook

Uh, where is Belize, you ask?

 

P.S.  According to GoogleEarth, it is 2,496 miles from St. Louis, MO (Washington University) to Belize (Washington University of Health and Science).  Don’t be fooled.

St. George’s University School of Medicine (Grenada, West Indies)

·         Flash drive containing information about admissions and clinical rotations.  (Available in the BBB/PHP Lounge)

Ross University School of Medicine (Dominica, West Indies)

·         Flash drive containing information about admissions and clinical rotations.  (Available in the BBB/PHP Lounge)

 

4.  Some information about Washington University of Health and Science (Belize).  

 

 

 

5.  St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE) and that accreditation is recognized by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) making graduates eligible for licensure in Canada.  

 

6.  Due to your generosity, we were able to collect over $100 at Tuesday’s Lunchtime Benefit Concert for LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center!  

Death Warmed Over 2014:
L-R:  Steve Ritter, Stan Eisen, Jack Hargett, Deana Sanford

 

7.  The University of Michigan Health System's Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) develops mechanisms for inclusion, diversity and cultural sensitivities among faculty, learners and staff, and advances clinical care and research that targets underserved populations. 

The University of Michigan Health System's Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) develops mechanisms for inclusion, diversity and cultural sensitivities among faculty, learners and staff, and advances clinical care and research that targets underserved populations.  OHEI sponsors multiple initiatives and programs, two of which may be particularly relevant to this forum:

Michigan Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Academy and 

Michigan Health Sciences Career Development Academy

Application for both programs will open November 1st.  Please direct ALL questions to oheiprehealthprograms@umich.edu.

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The Career Center--University of Michigan
3200 Student Activities Building
515 E. Jefferson
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1316
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mmecozzi@umich.edu
careercenter.umich.edu

 

8.  A number of years ago, the leadership of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine were proud to announce that 20% of all new medical students are studying at osteopathic medical colleges.  It is now 25%.  

From Thomas Levitan, Vice President for Research

 

I’m sure many of you have seen reports from yesterday’s AAMC press call on fall enrollment.  Just want to remind you that AACOM posted information on fall 2014 enrollment to the AACOM web site several weeks ago.  You can see new student and preliminary total enrollment in the osteopathic medical colleges on the AACOM www site at http://www.aacom.org/data/studentenrollment/Documents/Prelim_Enroll_2014.pdf (posted 9/15/2014).

Now that we’ve seen the MD new student enrollment numbers, I can note that this fall 25.01% of new medical students are studying at osteopathic medical colleges.

tom

 

Thomas Levitan, MEd

Vice President for Research and Assistant to the President

 

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9.  Marginalia:  Green is the new black, you know.  

On October 13-14, 2014, Dr. Stan Eisen’s Parasitology class went to Beaver Lake in Shelby Farms to collect bluegill sunfish in order to find out the types of parasites they carry.  Here is a picture of Erika Olvera demonstrating that green is the new black:

 

Photo by Mariana Tonelli Ricci.

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