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Caduceus Newsletter Fall 2015.01:  Week of August 24  

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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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Ladies and gentlemen, I proudly present to you for your entertainment the Laryngospasms, singing their latest hit song, “Waking up is hard to do.”

 

 

For more information, please go to Marginalia.

 

Table of Contents:

1.  Welcome back!
2.  Received this week.    
3.  Arizona State University is offering a Master of Science in the Science of Health Care Delivery. 
4.  Applications to the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine MD degree will be open for the first time to out of state residents for the matriculating class of 2016
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5.  The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Emory University, and Vanderbilt University extend an invitation to attend the 2015 Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium, September 19-20, 2015 at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN. 
6.  The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine announces that CASPA is accepting applications for the new Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program at its Georgia campus in Suwanee, Georgia. 
7. 
As everyone is preparing for the new semester, the Association of American Medical Colleges announces new Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) updates and resources. 
8.  After two years of development, we are excited to announce that our admissions application for the Larkin Health Sciences Institute College of Pharmacy in Miami, Florida is now available
9.  Temple University School of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA) is pleased to announce that they have applied for Provisional Accreditation to offer a Physician Assistant (PA) Training Program.  
10.  Diversity Publications from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).  
11.  A blog about optometry admissions is now available for the current 2015-2016 admissions cycle.  
12.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 3, 2015 edition.  
13.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 10, 2015 edition. 
14.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 17, 2015 edition.  
15.
 Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Childbearing of Teenagers Aged 15–19 in the United States:  National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Data Brief No. 209, July 2015. 
16.  From the Church Health Center -- YOU make the work we do possible. YOU give people hope.  
17.  American Dental Education Association (ADEA) GoDental Newsletter August 2015 edition:  Make a Plan.  
18.  The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy is sponsoring a Memphis Zombie 5K on October 3. 

19.  Marginalia:  And now, for your entertainment, I proudly present to you the Laryngospasms, singing their latest hit song, “Waking up is hard to do.

 

1.  Welcome back! 

I hope all of you have had an enjoyable summer.  During the upcoming academic year, we will be initiating a new series of presentations, “So you want to be a <Fill in the blank>, featuring a practicing healthcare professional (a CBU alum if possible) who will discuss what the career is like and how (s)he got there.  The presentations are scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month, and there are six such presentations scheduled for the upcoming academic year:

*2-Sep-15

Clinical Laboratory Science:  Dr. Linda Pifer, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

*7-Oct-15

Veterinary Medicine:  Dr. Sally Lynch, DVM, CBU alumna

*4-Nov-15

Podiatric Medicine:  Dr. Robert Applying, DPM, CBU alum

*3-Feb-16

T.B.A.

*2-Mar-16

T.B.A.

*6-Apr-16

T.B.A.

 The format for each of them is that dessert will be served by Mama D’s Italian Ices (https://www.facebook.com/mymamads ) starting at 6:30 p.m., and the presentation will start at 7 p.m., except for Dr. Lynch’s presentation on October 7, which will start at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Linda Pifer will begin the series on Wednesday, September 2 by discussing career opportunities in clinical lab sciences.

Furthermore, on Thursday, October 1, starting at 12:30 p.m., Aise Cannon, Admissions Coordinator and Recruiter at the Georgia Campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)  will discuss their Masters of Biomedical Science program.  “In our Masters of Biomedical Science program, we currently accept a total of 70 students per year, where the statistics are that 1/3 of these students are accepted into our Doctor of Osteopathic School, another 1/3 of these students are accepted into other professional schools within the United States, and the last 1/3 of these students continue on through the program to complete their Master’s degree for other career goals.” 

 

2.  Received this week.    

·         American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine – Viewbook, available for review in my office.

 

3.  Arizona State University is offering a Master of Science in the Science of Health Care Delivery. 

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As the health care industry continues its rapid expansion, Arizona State University's School for the Science of Health Care Delivery is helping students earn a distinct competitive advantage in the field with the Master of Science in the Science of Health Care Delivery.

Choose from three learning options:

 

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Students in the Master of Science in the Science of Health Care Delivery program will:

  • develop a comprehensive approach to health care delivery 
  • acquire real-world experience in exclusive interactive settings 
  • gain a unique knowledge base from an innovative cross-disciplinary curriculum
  • enjoy exclusive opportunities to connect with industry leaders from such esteemed institutions as Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, Mountain Park Health Center and Barrow Neurological Institute 

With an MS in the Science of Health Care Delivery, students can enter such fields as health care delivery and administration, health policy and health system architecture, or use it as a foundation for a career in medicine, pharmacology or physician assistant. 

 

The College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University is pleased to announce the appointment of Victor Trastek, M.D., Director and Professor of Practice, School for the Science of Health Care Delivery. Dr. Trastek is the former CEO of Mayo Clinic, Arizona, and leads major national efforts in leadership and professionalism in health care.

Program faculty includes leaders within their professions:
 

Keith Lindor, M.D
Dean of the College of Health Solutions and former Dean of the Mayo Medical School, Rochester

 

Natalia Wilson, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Director of the School for the Science of Health Care Delivery

 

Alison Essary, DHSc, MHPE, PA-C
Director of Student Affairs for the College of Health Solutions and former Director of Midwestern Physician Assistant Program, Phoenix 

 

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Other perks of being a student in the science of health care delivery master's program include MCAT prep (free online or discounted in-person), pre-health advising and no GRE required.

In the past two years, graduates of the Science of Health Care Delivery program have been admitted to the University of Arizona College of Medicine; University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix; Creighton University School of Medicine; Albany Medical School; A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Arizona; Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University.

Students complete their capstone projects at health care sites such as Mayo Clinic, Banner Health and Arizona Department of Health Services.

Applications are still being accepted. Learn more about the Master of Science in the science of health care delivery program and apply today.

 

4.  Applications to the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine MD degree will be open for the first time to out of state residents for the matriculating class of 2016. 

As you may be aware, applications to the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine MD degree will be open for the first time to out of state residents for the matriculating class of 2016. We invite you to learn more about UMass Medical School, which has been nationally recognized for excellence in primary care by U.S. News & World Report, by watching a brief video and exploring our new admissions site: http://www.umassmed.edu/som/admissions/  Please share this link with prospective students. As in prior years, the MD-PhD degree program will continue to be open to out-of state residents, as well as Massachusetts residents. All applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Tuition and fees for in-state and out-of-state residents for the AY 16-17 admissions cycle will be posted on here in January 2016.

 

UMass Medical School’s educational program has benefited from recent investments in state-of-the-art technology and medical simulation, and an array of expanded elective offerings to complement our new competency-based curriculum. Our program provides outstanding clinical training and preparation for graduates’ diverse career choices beyond medical school, whether in primary care or the medical specialties, and our fast-paced growth and leadership in health sciences research offers exceptional research opportunities for our students.

 

As we are increasing our social media presence, advisors and students are welcome to join us on our Facebook  and Twitter sites:

 

Karen J. Lawton, MBA
Director of Admissions
University of Massachusetts
School of Medicine
Email: karen.lawton@umassmed.edu
Tel: 508-856-6072
FAX: 508-856-3629
Website: http://www.umassmed.edu/som/admissions/

 

 

5.  The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Emory University, and Vanderbilt University extend an invitation to attend the 2015 Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium, September 19-20, 2015 at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN. 

 

6.  The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine announces that CASPA is accepting applications for the new Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program at its Georgia campus in Suwanee, Georgia. 

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The PCOM Office of Admissions is excited to announce that CASPA is accepting applications for the new Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program at Georgia Campus - PCOM in Suwanee, Georgia.  Twenty seats will be available for the class beginning in June 2016.

Please review the application process and APPLY NOW using the link below.

Georgia Campus - PCOM MS in Physician Assistant Studies Program Application Process and Requirements

*Disclaimer: CASPA allows applicants to apply to “developing” PA programs.  The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Physician Assistant Studies program has applied for approval to locate a distant campus at Georgia Campus – PCOM in Suwanee, Georgia for their accredited program but has not yet received full approval. If you choose to apply to the Georgia Campus – PCOM Physician Assistant Studies program, you understand the distant campus program may be denied approval after the review process is completed and that there are no refunds (application fee, enrollment deposit or tuition) should the program fail to gain approval.  A final decision from ARC-PA is expected by October 2015.

Georgia Campus - PCOM MS in Physician Assistant Studies Program Homepage

Georgia Campus Open House - Friday, October 2, 2015 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Please email Kevin A. Zajac, Assistant Director of Admissions and coordinator of the admissions process for all Physician Assistant applicants to both Philadelphia and Georgia campuses, at admissions@pcom.edu with any questions or concerns regarding the application process or program.

 

--

Deborah A. Benvenger

Chief Admissions Officer

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

4170 City Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19131

(215) 871-6700

(215) 871-6719 (f)

 

 

7.  As everyone is preparing for the new semester, the Association of American Medical Colleges announces new Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) updates and resources. 

As everyone is preparing for the new semester, the Association of American Medical Colleges announces new Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) updates and resources:

·         Three new medical school profiles* - now available only in the MSAR website. Each of these profiles include information about the school’s mission and requirements.

§  California Northstate University School of Medicine

§  CUNY School of Medicine

§  University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School  

·         New Worksheets – we have updated the worksheets in the “Tools for Applicants” section (www.aamc.org/msar):

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Students can use this worksheet to determine which factors matter most and therefore which schools may be a good fit.

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Use this worksheet to keep track of your completed premedical coursework

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This worksheet encourages students to review a school’s mission statement and to use that as a guide to plan the questions to ask during medical school interviews.

·         COMING SOON: Out-of-state policies for BS/MD programs*. By request, we’re expanding our out-of-state policy questions to include BS/MD programs. Next month, you will be able to see which programs accept:

o   Out-of-State,

o   International, and/or

o   Canadian students.

*Available to current MSAR subscribers

 

 

8.  After two years of development, we are excited to announce that our admissions application for the Larkin Health Sciences Institute College of Pharmacy in Miami, Florida is now available! 

Dear Health Professions Community,

 

After two years of development, we are excited to announce that our admissions application for the Larkin Health Sciences Institute College of Pharmacy in Miami, Florida is now available!  If you think one of your students or someone you know may be interested, please forward this e-mail to them.

 

Click here to request a link to our application for the Class of 2019!   Experience a unique program unlike any other in the Southeast US where in a 3-year, year-round program in an active learning style you can graduate one year earlier than in a traditional 4-year Doctor of Pharmacy program!  Additionally, students will have approximately 25% more contact time with faculty in order to be better prepared for the Boards after graduation.

 

Our admission requirements are,

·        Completion of a minimum of 63 credit hours of specific prerequisite coursework (A complete list of courses is available HERE).

·        Cumulative minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale

·        Preferred minimum PCAT score of 50th percentile composite

·        Personal Statement

·        Two letters of reference

·        If selected, an on-site interview

·        Criminal background check and drug screening

For more information about the program, please go to www.ularkin.org/pharmacy .

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at pharmacyadmissions@ularkin.org.

 

 

Sincerely,

 LeAnn Doyle

Admissions and Outreach Coordinator

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences 

Larkin Health Sciences Institute

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18301 N. Miami Avenue, Suite #1

Miami, FL  33169

 

 

9.  Temple University School of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA) is pleased to announce that they have applied for Provisional Accreditation to  offer a Physician Assistant (PA) Training Program.  

Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM) is pleased to announce that we have applied for Provisional Accreditation to offer a Physician Assistant (PA) Training Program which will lead to a Master of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. 

 

The Master of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies is designed to be completed in approximately 26 months.  It is divided into two major sections:  the Preclinical Curriculum (over 14 months) and the Clinical Curriculum (over 12 months).  We plan to have 20 students  matriculate in the first year, ultimately with a capacity for 50 students per year.  

 

Please let your students currently applying to PA programs know about this exciting opportunity.  Temple University is now an option on the CASPA application.  Information about the program and admissions requirements can be found on our website:  http://www.temple.edu/medicine/education/pa_application.htm  Additional questions can be sent to pa-admissions@temple.edu  

 

Accreditation Statement

Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM) Physician Assistant Program is a developing program and has applied for Accreditation – Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for Physician Assistants (ARC-PA).  The TUSM Physician Assistant Program anticipates matriculating its first class in June 2016 pending achieving Accreditation-Provisional status at the March 2016 ARC-PA commission meeting.  The TUSM PA Program will not send admission acceptances into the program until the accreditation status has been established by ARC-PA.

 

Thank you,

Maria Zimmerman

Director for Admissions

Temple University School of Medicine

 

 

10.  Diversity Publications from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).  

Featured Publications

August 2015

Diversity Publications from the AAMC

Altering the Course: Black Males in Medicine

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Despite an overall increase in the number of black male college graduates, over the past three decades, the number of black male applicants to medical school has dropped to 1,337 in 2014 from 1,410 in 1978. To understand the decline in black males applying and matriculating to medical school, the AAMC gathered the perspectives of 11 black premedical students, physicians, researchers, and leaders. This just-released report captures the major themes from the interviews and highlights research and data from various sources to build the narrative to understand these trends and find broad-based solutions to alter the trends for black men. (2015, 49 pages, Free PDF)

DOWNLOAD TODAY

 

 

 


 

 

Roadmap to Diversity and Educational Excellence: Key Legal and Educational Policy Foundations for Medical Schools

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Released in 2014, this second edition provides guidance on legal and policy underpinnings for developing and evaluating sustainable, mission-driven, diversity-related policies and practices. You'll find guidance based on the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 decision in Fisher v. University of Texas, plus additional insights into relevant facets of law, policy, and research, to reflect the current challenges that medical schools face. A new chapter focuses on ensuring whether race-conscious policies are necessary, and a new appendix focuses on operational questions to consider when pursuing race-neutral strategies. (2014, 64 pages, Free PDF, Print Edition $15).

LEARN MORE

 

 

 


 

 

Diversity in the Physician Workforce: Facts & Figures 2014 (Online)

Diversity in the Physician Workforce:
Facts & Figures 2014 (Online)

The 2014 edition of Diversity in the Physician Workforce: Facts & Figures marks the debut of an online, interactive report. This report provides a compendium of detailed statistical information on demographics and practice patterns of the physician workforce that graduated from U.S. MD-granting medical schools. The new web-based report gives you many new features, including interactive maps, tables, charts, ability to sort data and to download PDFs or raw data.

VISIT WEBSITE

 

 

 


 

 

Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine: A Strategic Planning Guide (PDF)

Diversity and Inclusion in Academic Medicine: A Strategic Planning Guide (PDF)

This guide, produced by a multi-disciplinary team of experts, provides a roadmap that will not only help you to comply with important diversity standards, but also to pave the way for developing and sustaining a climate and culture of inclusion at your institution. The guide provides nine essential tasks as a roadmap for the process of diversity and inclusion strategic planning, plus offers key questions to help you think through each task. Specific strategies are identified that could be included in a plan to meet diversity and inclusion goals, tips for working with leadership, and the skills and competencies needed to succeed as a diversity officer. The guide is available both in PDF and print formats. (2014, 60 pages, PDF edition $25 AAMC members, $50 nonmembers, Print edition $50 members/nonmembers)

LEARN MORE

 

 

 


 

 

Assessing Institutional Culture and Climate

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This free PDF is a supplemental guide to a webcast in the AAMC's Diversity 3.0 Learning Series, which was created in collaboration with experts in the field of institutional culture. The webcast, along with this guide, provides a definitive how-to manual for creating a comprehensive, inclusive organizational assessment, setting the stage for evidence-based interventions. A multidisciplinary team of experts helped bring this valuable resource to life. It brings an unprecedented level of practical detail and experiential insight to this complex issue, and is an essential addition to any leaders' library. (2013, 27 pages, free PDF)

DOWNLOAD TODAY

 

 

 


 

 

 

“Featured Publications” is a monthly email that will highlight AAMC’s popular free and best-selling publications focused on specific topics, such as leadership, holistic review, talent management, and more. Call the AAMC Publication Dept. at 202-828-0416 or email publications@aamc.org if you have questions.

 

11.  A blog about optometry admissions is now available for the current 2015-2016 admissions cycle.  

Hello Everyone,

 

I have just put up a comprehensive Blog Page on www.optometryadmissions.com about applying through OptomCAS which:

·         Outlines the detailed steps to successfully submitting an optometry school application

·         Has an infographic about the various phases the application will go through—a detailed downloadable flow chart of this infographic is provided in PDF form

·         Has hyperlinks to all FAQ references for access to an expanded context and downloadable in PDF form

·         Has a list of resources recommended for use to prepare for the interview process complete with recommended reading and YouTube videos

Here is the link to this new comprehensive Blog Page: http://wp.me/P2y0CL-jmO

 

Please pass it along to those who will be applying to optometry school in this current 2015-16 admissions cycle! 

 

Thank you!

 

Regards,

 

Jane Ann Munroe, O.D.

Assistant Dean of Admissions

Marshall B. Ketchum University

Southern California College of Optometry

2575 Yorba Linda Blvd.  |  Fullerton, CA 92831-1699

 

 

12.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 3, 2015 edition.  

STAT Short, topical, and timely

News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

August 3, 2015

AAMC Endorses Bill to Expand Medicare GME Funding for VA Affiliates

The AAMC has sent a letter to Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) endorsing the Delivering Opportunities for Care and Services (DOCS) for Veterans Act (S. 1676), which builds on the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (VACAA) and its authorization of an additional 1,500 graduate medical education (GME) residency slots over five years at VA medical centers. The DOCS for Veterans Act would expand Medicare funding for GME by allowing affiliate teaching hospitals that are already at or above their 1997 Medicare GME cap to receive Medicare support for these residents while they are training at non-VA facilities. These changes will enable VA medical centers to capitalize fully on increases in GME funding in the VACAA.

Aligning Data for Health Equity Recommendations

Having a more holistic view of the factors that impact a person's health can help achieve health equity and better health care for patients, as described in a recent post on the American Hospital Association's Equity of Care blog. Providing physicians with access to social, behavioral, and psychological (SBP) data, as well as clinical information, has the potential to have significant value when evaluating patients. In June, the AAMC's Research on Care Community health equity subgroup convened to discuss recommendations by the Institute of Medicine to include SBP data in electronic health record certification requirements. A summary of the subgroup's meeting presentations is available here.

Study Questions Measures Used to Assess Hospital Quality

Hospitals that were penalized more frequently in the Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program offered advanced services, were major teaching institutions, and had better performance on other publicly reported measures, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The Affordable Care Act established the HAC program to reduce the incidence of preventable adverse events during hospitalization. The findings suggest that penalization in this program may not reflect poor quality of care but rather measurement and validity issues of the HAC program. One explanation for these findings may be that these component measures are affected by surveillance bias, where differences in clinical practice result in varying rates of identifying an adverse outcome.

Ways and Means Committee Members Introduce Bills to Reform Medicare Hospital Payments

On July 29, members of the House Ways and Means Committee introduced three bills to reform Medicare hospital payments. The proposed legislation, which may become part of a larger hospital bill for the committee's consideration in the fall, was released following two recent Health Subcommittee hearings focused on various Medicare hospital payment issues. The three bills would drastically reform Medicare indirect medical education (IME) payments, create a site-neutral payment policy for certain inpatient and outpatient surgeries, and redesign disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments.

 

13.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 10, 2015 edition. 

STAT Short, topical, and timely

News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

August 10, 2015

New Publication Focuses on the Decline of Black Males in Medicine

A new AAMC publication, Altering the Course: Black Males in Medicine, explores the decline in the number of black males applying to and attending medical school since 1978. The report identifies several major themes, including unequal K-12 educational opportunities, the absence of mentors or role models in medicine, public perceptions of black men, career attractiveness, and lack of financial resources. "We have to redouble our efforts in the health professions to improve the talent pipeline of African-American males in order to have a physician workforce that is representative of the population," said AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, in a statement.

Robinson, Brill to Speak at Learn Serve Lead 2015

Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist at The Washington Post; Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC president and CEO; Peter Slavin, MD, chair of the AAMC Board of Directors, president of Massachusetts General Hospital, and a professor at Harvard Medical School; and Steven Brill, award-winning journalist and author, will be plenary speakers for Learn Serve Lead 2015: The AAMC Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Nov. 6-10. The AAMC annual meeting provides a unique opportunity for attendees to discuss complex issues across all missions of academic medicine and learn new concepts and tools for leading innovation and cultural change at medical schools and teaching hospitals. Early bird registration ends Aug. 31.

AAMC Announces 2016 Medical Education Meeting

The 2016 AAMC Medical Education Meeting will be held in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 7-9. Topics will span undergraduate and graduate medical education, continuing professional development, and interprofessional education. The program will include plenaries, as well as breakout sessions covering scholarly innovations and groundbreaking research in teaching, learner assessment, curricular interventions, advising and mentoring, and program evaluation. Interactive, hands-on sessions will allow participants to tackle important and emerging topics in medical education. The call for submissions for 2016 will open in mid-September 2015. Visit the AAMC Medical Education Meeting website for more information about the 2015 and 2016 meetings.

NIH Seeks Feedback on Five-Year Strategic Plan

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks input on the NIH-wide Strategic Plan from stakeholders throughout the health care community and general public. To advance its mission, the NIH has developed a five-year strategic plan to outline a vision for biomedical research that will pursue fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and apply that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce illness and disability. The NIH is hosting a series of free webinars to discuss the proposed strategic plan, and comments are due by Aug. 16.

 

14.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 17, 2015 edition.  

STAT Short,
topical, and timely

News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

August 17, 2015

Gazzaley, Steinert to Speak at 2015 Medical Education Meeting

Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD, professor of neurology, physiology, and psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco; and Yvonne Steinert, PhD, clinical psychologist and professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University, will be plenary speakers for the 2015 Medical Education Meeting in Baltimore, Nov. 10–12. These academic leaders will discuss emerging research and their perspectives on interventions to advance medical education. Early bird registration ends Aug. 31.

Initiative Engages Elementary and Middle School Students to Pursue Careers in Medicine

The AAMC and Artemis Medical Society are collaborating to establish an afterschool program for students in grades 4 through 8. The program will use facilitators established through the Artemis Medical Society network to implement the AAMC's Pre-Med Club curriculum and lesson plans. "An early interest in medicine often begins in the classroom, and this program will allow the AAMC to reach the youngest generation of tomorrow's doctors and help them realize that a future as a physician is possible," said AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, in a statement.

AAMC Supports Bill to Expand and Improve Physician Immigration

In a recent letter, the AAMC endorsed the Conrad 30 and Physician Access Act, a bill that will improve the Conrad State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program for international medical school graduates by providing three visa waivers per year for physicians working in academic medical centers. "In the last decade alone, the Conrad 30 program has directed nearly 10,000 physicians into health professions shortage areas," said AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, in the letter.

Call Issued for Continuing Education Resources

The AAMC and ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties) have jointly issued an open call to all members of the continuing professional development communities to submit CME-approved competency-based activities. Through this partnership, MedEdPORTAL will serve as the centralized repository for many ABMS-approved Maintenance of Certification (MOC) activities. Co-branded within MedEdPORTAL, the New ABMS MOC Portal will be launched later this year. Entries are due by Sept. 1.

 

15.  Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Childbearing of Teenagers Aged 15–19 in the United States:  National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Data Brief No. 209, July 2015. 

URL:  http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db209.pdf

First paragraph: 

Monitoring sexual activity and contraceptive use among U.S. adolescents is important for understanding differences in their risk of pregnancy. In 2013, the U.S. birth rate for teenagers aged 15–19 dropped 57% from its peak in 1991 (1), paralleling a decline in the teen pregnancy rate (1–2). But these rates are still higher than those in other developed countries (3–4). Using data from the 1988 to 2011–2013 National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), this report provides trends and recent national estimates of sexual activity, contraceptive use, and childbearing among teenagers aged 15–19.

 

16.  From the Church Health Center -- YOU make the work we do possible. YOU give people hope.  

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Lemonn, a bus driver and childcare provider, smiles when he thinks of the outstanding, welcoming care he receives at the Church Health Center Dental Clinic. Read his Story of Hope here.

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Stories of Hope

 

Have you ever taken a walk around our clinics or our Wellness facility? If you have, then you know what it means when we say that the Church Health Center is a place of hope and healing.

 

The truth, though, is that we simply could not do what we do without your help. You are our partner in health, and for that we thank you.

 

But we all need a little reminder of why we do what we do. Stories of Hope serve as that reminder. Learn how you are making a difference in the lives of so many by clicking over to our website and reading the accounts of people whose lives have been restored by the Church Health Center.

 

Have your own Story of Hope? Let us know! Email us at communications@churchhealthcenter.org.

 

 

 

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It's almost time to Rock for Love!

September 3-6, 2015 

 

Rock for Love 9, the Church Health Center's annual benefit concert weekend sponsored by Independent Bank, is September 3-6, 2015! This year's festivities include a Huey's kickoff party on Sunday, Aug. 30, a Memphis Comedy showcase, a community block party in the Crosstown neighborhood, music at Lafayette's Music Room, and a Levitt Shell show featuring the North Mississippi All-Stars.

 

Click here for full details on the lineup, locations, and the RFL9 online auction


Wanna experience the fun of Rock for Love as an insider? Volunteer with us! Please contact Dylan Sandifer (sandiferj@churchhealthcenter.org) if you or your group would like to help out. 

 

 

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New Family Practice Residency

 

In partnership with Baptist Memorial Health Care Family Medicine Program, the Church Health Center is committed to serving as the foundation for educating young medical providers and providing physician role models. We are thrilled to announce the creation of our new Family Practice Residency!



Do you or someone you know crave the freedom to care for the whole person, body and spirit, and not just the disease? Join us for a free informational dinner on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at Church Health Center Wellness. Click here for complete details and to RSVP.

 

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We're moving - stay in the loop!

 

Yep, we are moving to Crosstown in 2017, but right now we're in the process of moving all of our email correspondence to a new platform. Maybe you've already noticed that because you received this email twice! 

 

Please help us keep you in the loop. Click here to sign up.

 

 

 

17.  American Dental Education Association (ADEA) GoDental Newsletter August 2015 edition:  Make a Plan.  

ADEA GoDental Newsletter | August 2015 |  Excited about the ADEA GoDental website? Tweet about it!

 

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ADEA GoDental Newsletter: Make a Plan

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Apply Early to Dental School: You Can Do It!

“Never give up….if you want it, it will happen,” says dental student Johana Cobo.

Watch this video for inspiring words about applying to dental school and serving the public as a dental practitioner. You’ll hear tips from dental school administrators and current dental students for applying to dental school. They just might provide you with the final push you need to complete your application today!

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2015 ADEA GoDental Fall Fellowship

ADEA, an association dedicated to advancing dental education, is seeking a smart, ambitious student to help expand its outreach and communications to students interested in pursuing a career in dental hygiene.

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Save the Date: ADEA Predental Webinar for High School Students

Are you in high school and interested in dentistry? Learn from a panel of experts about what you should be doing right now to prepare for a career in dentistry in this free webinar. The event will be held Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Registration opens August 31, 2015.

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Practitioner Profile: Ben Anders

Worried about dental school debt? A military scholarship could be your answer. Dental student Ben Anders talks about his future with the Air Force and how he will serve his country while developing his dental career.

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Tip of the Month: Secondary Applications

Check for secondary applications at all the schools you apply to. Some schools require secondary applications to be submitted as part of the initial application and some after the first review. Also, be sure to check with schools directly to make sure you have completed all application requirements, not just ADEA AADSAS®.

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Are you cut out for a career as a dentist? Check out some of the common traits of a good dentist.

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Applying to dental school? Don't forget to purchase the 2015–2016 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools, available in print and online.

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Prehealth advisors: Here are some questions to ask your students to help you get to know their advising needs.

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18.  The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy is sponsoring a Memphis Zombie 5K on October 3. 

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Are you ready to run? Shelby Farms Park + Memphis Zombie Hunt are teaming up for their scariest race yet: Memphis Zombie 5K! The zombies plan to invade the Park October 3, so start working on your survival skills and register today to put them to the test! 




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Registration for the Greenline Half Marathon is open, and if you register today, you'll save! Prices go up as the race approaches, so register by August 31, 2015 for $55!

 

The Greenline Half Marathon is presented by Christian Brothers University. All proceeds from the race help keep Shelby Farms Greenline clean, green and safe. 

 

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Does your pup enjoy The Outback Off-Leash Dog Park? Our friends at Jim Keras Subaru are big supporters of The Outback, and we want to thank them for their support! We also want to congratulate them on their new location. Swing by to check out their lineup of eco-friendly cars, which includes the Subaru Outback (we can't think of a more appropriate name!) -- it's dog tested and dog approved! 

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19.  Marginalia:  And now, for your entertainment, I proudly present to you the Laryngospasms, singing their latest hit song, “Waking up is hard to do.”

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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://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/ 
Caduceus Newsletter Archives: http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/Caduceus.html