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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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Table of Contents:

 

1.  Representatives of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine will be at Rhodes College on Tuesday, November 11, starting at 4 p.m. 
2.  As part of the centennial of the AAUP (American Association of University Professors), the AAUP Foundation has announced competitions for undergraduates and graduate student for essays and artwork on the theme of “Academic Freedom:  Its Concept, Its History, Its Successes, and Its Failures.”  
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 3, 2014 edition.  
4.  Changes are coming to specific sections of the DAT (Dental Admission Test). 
5.  The Tufts University School of Medicine offers three public health programs:  A Master of Public Health (MPH), MS-Pain Research, Education and Policy, and MS-Health Communication. 
6.  Applications for the 2015 Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program offered by the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program for Pre-MD-PhD students are now being accepted.  
7.  The School for Field Studies Environmental Field Studies Abroad, November 6, 2014 edition.   
8.  Wolf River Conservancy E-newsletter, October 2014 edition (distributed on October 31, 2014). 

 

1.  Representatives of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine will be at Rhodes College on Tuesday, November 11, starting at 4 p.m. 

From Dr. Alan Jaslow, Director, Health Professions Advising:

 

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Tue, Nov. 11. 4pm at the Frazier-Jelke Science Center B.

 

Dear Premeds,

This is a rare top 20 med. School visit to campus.

Come ask questions about what they (and others) are looking for.

What they offer in terms of rare medical school (relatively) small class size.

What they look for at interviews.

And more

 

4-5pm (come when you can if in lab or practice)

Tue, November 11

Frazier-Jelke Science Center B

AJ

 

 

2.  As part of the centennial of the AAUP (American Association of University Professors), the AAUP Foundation has announced competitions for undergraduates and graduate student for essays and artwork on the theme of “Academic Freedom:  Its Concept, Its History, Its Successes, and Its Failures.”  

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Dear Colleague,

The year 2015 marks the centennial of the AAUP.

As part of this celebration, the AAUP Foundation is pleased to announce competitions for undergraduates and graduate students for essays and artwork. The theme of both competitions is “Academic Freedom: Its Concept, Its History, Its Successes, and Its Failures.” In both categories and at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, prizes of $1,000 will be awarded. The awards are made possible by a donation from the late Patricia Fox Haig.

The centennial contest is open to all students enrolled at accredited institutions of higher education in the United States. All essay and art work submissions must address the theme “Academic Freedom: Its Concept, Its History, Its Successes, and Its Failures.” Submissions must be sent to centennialcontest@aaupfoundation.org by midnight (EST) on January 15, 2015. Up to two entries may be made by any one student. All entries must include the student’s full name, mailing address, and e-mail address as well as the name of the institution at which he or she is currently enrolled and the category (undergraduate or graduate student) of the entry. By submitting an essay or work of art, the student agrees that the work may be published if it is selected for an award and that the student will not be separately compensated for publication.

See the full contest rules at http://www.aaupfoundation.org/centennial/centennial-contest.

Help the AAUP Foundation publicize the centennial contest by discussing academic freedom with your students and posting a black and white flyer or a color flyer on your campus.

Thank you!

Did you know that you can support the AAUP Foundation while shopping on Amazon.com? See how.
 

The AAUP Foundation is organized to fund the charitable and educational purposes of the AAUP, including supporting principles of academic freedom and the quality of higher education in a free and democratic society. Visit the AAUP Foundation website and Facebook.

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3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 3, 2014 edition.  

STAT Short, topical, and timely

News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

November 3, 2014

New Data Show More Students Going to Medical School Than Ever Before

The number of students who enrolled in the nation's medical schools for the first time in 2014 has reached a new high, totaling 20,343, according to new data released by the AAMC. The total number of applicants to medical school also rose by 3.1 percent, to a record 49,480. First-time applicants—an important indicator of interest in medicine—increased by 2.7 percent to 36,697. "In spite of the ongoing partisan debate around the nation's health care system, it is gratifying to see that increasing numbers of students want to become physicians. However, these results show that our nation must act without delay to ensure an adequate number of residency training positions for these aspiring doctors so they will be able to care for our growing and aging population," said AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D.

Call for Peer-reviewed Resources for Ebola Collection on MedEdPORTAL®

In an effort to share resources and information about Ebola, the AAMC's MedEdPORTAL has developed a collection of peer-reviewed teaching materials, new and innovative resources (non peer-reviewed), and online continuing education activities for practicing health care providers focused on emergency preparedness for outbreaks. Individuals in the health care community can help build this collection by submitting educational resources, best practices, and online continuing education activities for treating and preventing the spread of the Ebola virus. Also, the AAMC's Ebola web page features updated information from a number of sources including The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Study Examines Interprofessional Educational Opportunities and Collaborative Patient Care

A new Analysis in Brief (AIB) published by the AAMC examines interprofessional education (IPE) in U.S. medical and other health professions schools, and the need for providing care through interdisciplinary teams. The AIB examines medical students' reports of curricula-based IPE opportunities in their training, and results show that more than two-thirds of respondents reported having had the chance to learn with students from different health professions. Study findings also suggest that medical students who learn alongside students from a greater number of other health professions report having a better understanding of collaborative, interprofessional care of patients and significantly higher levels of overall satisfaction with their medical training.

AAMC to Co-host Joining Forces Wellness Week

In recognition of Veterans Day, the AAMC—with the White House Joining Forces staff and the Center for Deployment Psychology—will host the third Joining Forces Wellness Week to heighten awareness about the health needs of the nation's veterans, service members, and their families, and elevate the role that medical schools and teaching hospitals play in serving this community. The weeklong initiative will take place Nov. 10-14 and will include a webinar series on the health and wellness of military service members and veterans featuring national experts from medical schools, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, and others. Registration opens Nov. 3.

Challenges Facing Integration of Public Health in Medical Education

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) has released the November 2014 Supplement, The Public Health Workforce, which focuses on critical challenges facing the public health workforce and presents strategic approaches to workforce development and capacity building. Through the AAMC-CDC Cooperative Agreement, the article, "Public Health and Community Medicine Instruction and Physician Practice Location," examines the association between medical student perception of their public health and community medicine instruction and physician practice location in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). Visit www.cdc.gov/ophss/csels/dsepd/strategic-workforce-activities to access the complete AJPM supplement.

 

4.  Changes are coming to specific sections of the DAT (Dental Admission Test). 

2015 Changes to Quantitative Reasoning Test (QRT) Specifications

In order to enhance testing of critical thinking skills, the detailed specifications of the Quantitative Reasoning Test (QRT) are being changed as follows: 

          New:   Data Analysis, Interpretation, and Sufficiency; and Quantitative Comparison (includes, but is not limited to, conversions; probability and statistics; geometry; and trigonometry)

The QRT will still contain 40 questions in total. 

These changes will be implemented during Calendar Year 2015. 

2015 Changes to Biology Test Specifications

The Biology specifications will change slightly in 2015 as follows:

          New:   Biomolecules - within Cell and Molecular Biology

Relationships - within Diversity of Life

          Experimental embryology will be removed from Developmental Biology.

          Cladistics will be removed from Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior.

 Biology will still contain 40 questions in total. 

 These changes will be implemented during Calendar Year 2015. 

 Kathleen J. Hinshaw L.D.H., Ed.D.  hinshawk@ada.org      
Senior Manager, Operations
Department of Testing Services

 

 

5.  The Tufts University School of Medicine offers three public health programs:  A Master of Public Health (MPH), MS-Pain Research, Education and Policy, and MS-Health Communication. 

 

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Dear Stan, 

Tufts University School of Medicine provides an ideal environment to study public health or pursue a health-related graduate degree. Our graduates go on to successful careers in medicine, veterinary medicine, business, law, communications, international policy, and government, among other fields.

The Tufts Advantage

  • Small class sizes and a strong sense of community
  • Easy access to faculty and individualized attention
  • Flexibility: full- or part-time, hybrid/online courses
  • Earn a certificate or take a course for professional development

Our esteemed public health programs include a Master of Public Health (MPH) and many MPH-combined programsMS-Pain ResearchEducation and Policy, and

MS-Health Communication. The fall priority application deadline for the master's programs is January 15th. Applications can be submitted after the priority date and will be considered on a space-available basis.

We also offer three health-related master's programs: MS-Biomedical Sciences (MBS),

Physician Assistant Program, and MS-Development and Regulation of Medicine and Devices (Biopharma). The MBS application deadline is July 15th and the Physician Assistant program deadline is July 1st. The Biopharma program admits students on a rolling basis after the priority application deadline of April 15th.

 

Our educational opportunities also include graduate certificate programs and professional development courses. Visit our website to learn more about our Public Health and Professional Degree Programs.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Emily Keily
Director of Admissions

 

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Public Health and Professional Degree Programs
Tufts University School of Medicine
med-phpd@tufts.edu
617.636.0935

 

6.  Applications for the 2015 Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program offered by the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program for Pre-MD-PhD students are now being accepted.  

Applications for the 2015 Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program for Pre-MD-PhD students are now being accepted.

Find out more about the Gateways to the Laboratory Program and its unique blended learning format by clicking here.

 

At the request of several advisors who wish to send targeted emails, I hope this eligibility information helps.  The Gateways to the Laboratory Program is for:

 

·         Freshman and sophomores (at time of application) only;

·         Underrepresented minority, disabled and/or disadvantaged backgrounds;

·         US Citizens/Permanent Residents;

·         Students who wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degrees after college.

 

The application deadline for this and most other summer programs is February 1, 2015.

 

I would also like to share the “thank you” video that our 2013 Gateways class surprised us with on the final day.  I think the video will explain why this program is so special.

 

If you have any further questions or recommendations, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Take care,

Ruth

 

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Dear Pre-Health Advisors,
I am pleased to once again bring to your attention an excellent summer program for students who wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degree.

Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program in New York City for Pre-MD/PhD Students

  • Ideal for students who wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degree (this program is run by the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program).
  • 10 weeks of independent research at either Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center or The Rockefeller University (all in NYC).
  • Present & participate in weekly journal clubs
  • Scrub into surgeries at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
  • Give an oral, written and poster presentation of your research in front of your family (who are flown in for the event), friends and colleagues.
  • Receive on going mentorship by your "Big Sib" (a current MD-PhD student), as well as weekly meetings with the Program's leadership.
  • Receive a stipend of $4,300 (minus the cost of housing).
  • Gateways alumni are accepted and matriculate in the top MD-PhD Programs in the country!      

For further information (including eligibility) and an on-line application, please visit our website:

Please note, our application deadline is February 1, 2015.

**********PLEASE REMIND YOUR STUDENTS TO CHECK THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.  *******************

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best wishes,
Ruth Gotian

 

Ruth Gotian, M.S.
Administrative Director

Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering
Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program

An NIH sponsored MSTP
1300 York Avenue, Suite C-103
New York, NY  10065-4805

phone:                 212-746-6023
fax:                        212-746-8678
www.med.cornell.edu/mdphd

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7.  The School for Field Studies Environmental Field Studies Abroad, November 6, 2014 edition.   

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Environmental Field Studies Abroad

November 6, 2014



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Where the Mekong Meets the Sea
Dr. Chouly Ou, Resident Lecturer of Conservation Science, describes the group's extended excursion in Vietnam. From flooded forests to shrimp farms, SFS students have been exploring Vietnam's ecosystems and learning about human livelihoods and impacts in the Mekong Delta. READ MORE


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Interview with Environmental Policy Prof. Dr. Edd Hind
DiscoverConservation.org recently interviewed Turks and Caicos Islands faculty member Dr. Edd Hind. "I’ve been privileged to work with great students the last few years. Some of the research we have produced has led to the type of policy-change I dreamed of when I first decided to become a marine researcher." READ MORE


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Cusco and Machu Picchu
On their mid-semester break, a group of students explored Cusco and hiked to Machu Picchu. "We were rewarded at the top with a view like something out of a dream," writes University of Arkansas student Harrison Smith. read MORE

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Model of Sustainability
Congratulations to the team at The SFS Center for Sustainable Development Studies in Costa Rica for all of the hard work that led to successfully re-certifying as a "Sustainable Farm" by the Rainforest Alliance! read MORE

 


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8.  Wolf River Conservancy E-newsletter, October 2014 edition (distributed on October 31, 2014). 

Wolf River Conservacy

October 2014 ENEWSLETTER

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A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dear Wolf River Conservancy Partner:

   Though we have not opened any segments of the Wolf River Greenway since September of 2012; please be advised there is a great deal of energy and work being conducted with the purpose of completing the remaining 18-plus miles of paved hiking and biking pathway by the year 2018 - 2019. Upon completion the trail will stretch from the north end of Mud Island and will follow the meanders of the Wolf River through the City of Memphis to connect to our existing trail at Walnut Grove Rd.
   The Conservancy has engaged the planning and design services of the Alta Planning design team. Alta is a premier greenway planning and design firm that most recently has completed the Arkansas Razorback Greenway which is part of the Northwest Arkansas Trail System. Last week, the Alta team brought planners and designers from across the U.S. to Memphis to ground truth the current conceptual design of the Wolf River Greenway trail. The team walked the entire remaining proposed trail and came back with an exciting vision of how our trail can become a wonderful reality, leveraging the natural asset of the Wolf River and increasing the value and use of the lands we will traverse. Ideas included increased access to the urban Wolf River, community gardens, opportunities for urban art, an overlook of the Mississippi River, suspended bridges, connected neighborhoods, and many other ideas.
    The most important takeaway for me after the week-long charrette was the inspiring notion that building the Greenway is just the beginning of the project for our city. The real benefit of the completed project is that it will help to build Memphis communities. As we move ahead we want to ensure that we conduct the appropriate public engagement and hear from all of our community partners.
    Stay tuned!  You will be hearing more about the vision and the progress of the Wolf River Greenway project. Thanks for your continued support and visit www.wolfriver.org for all our latest projects and activities.

Keith Cole
Executive Director

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