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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2015.04, Week of September 15 

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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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Saturday, September 19, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

 

For more information, please go to Marginalia. 

 

Table of Contents:

1.  Events coming up. 
2.  The Medical School for International Health (located at Ben Gurion University, Bersheva, Israel) is an innovative, four-year, North American-style medical school that incorporates global health coursework into all four years of the medical school curriculum. 
3.  School for Field Studies (Environmental Field Studies Abroad) e-newsletter, September 9, 2015 edition.   
4.  Smithsonian University Travel Programs inspire students to reach further. 
5.  Unite For Sight has several upcoming events which may be of great interest to you.  
6.  The Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and School of Osteopathic Medicine are hosting a Virtual Fair specifically tailored for advisers and we would love to "chat" with you - live, online from your office or home!
  

7.  Marginalia:  We are the Buccaneers, correct?  Then let’s celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Saturday, September 19! 

 

1.  Events coming up.

·         Thursday, September 17:  Webinar – Undergraduate admissions to medicine in the UK.  For more information, please go to http://www.britishcouncil.us/events/webinar-undergraduate-admissions-medicine-uk .

·         Monday, September 21:  Graduate School Exams Strategy Sessions - Buckman 211 (Montesi) Tentative Schedule:  (GMAT: 1:00-2:00)  (LSAT:  2:00-3:00)  (GRE:  3:00-4:00);

·         Tuesday, September 22:  Graduate School Expo (Open to All Students in All Majors!), Canale Arena, 12:00-2:00 pm.  More than 60 graduate and professionals schools are expected to attend to share information about their programs.  Open to all students in all grade levels, as well as alumni!  If you're thinking about graduate school as an option, you won't want to miss this opportunity to talk to these school representatives face-to-face!  Mark your calendar today!  Representatives of healthcare-related graduate programs and of military scholarships will also be attending, including the following;

American University of the Caribbean
Cleveland Chiropractic College
College of Medicine University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Harding University Physician Assistant Program
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
LMU- Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Logan University
Meharry Medical College
Middle Tennessee State University
National University Of Health Sciences
Samford University
Southern College of Optometry
The University of Tennessee
The University of Tulsa Collins College of Business
Uniformed Services University
Union University School of Pharmacy
Union University School of Social Work
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Memphis School of Public Health
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Health Professions
University of Tennessee College of Social Work
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
William Carey University: Master Of Biomedical Science Program

·         Wednesday, September 23:  Graduate Admissions Test Drive - Individual Informational Meetings  -- Buckman 217 (1:00-4:00)
This is your opportunity to schedule a 15 minute individual appointment with our Kaplan representative to talk about your test results, get information on preparation classes, and more.  Come by our office (Buckman 207) to schedule your appointment time, or select a time through your CareerLinx account (look under the "events" tab, and select a time from the drop down menu associated with this event.)  Sign-ups will begin September 1st!

·         Thursday, September 24:  “Get Into Graduate School” Panel/Luncheon Sabbatini Lounge, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.;

·         Thursday, September 24:  Ensign Benjamin Heverly will discuss U.S. Navy Scholarships available to students enrolled in selected graduate healthcare programs;

·         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.” 

·         Wednesday, October 15:  “So you want to be a veterinarian”, 2nd in the “So you want to be a <fill in the blank>” series, featuring Dr. Sally Lynch, DVM, CBU alumna.  Refreshments will be served at 7 p.m., and Dr. Lynch will begin her presentation at 7:30 pm;

·         Wednesday, November 4:  “So you want to be a podiatrist”, 3rd in the “So you want to be a <fill in the blank>” series, featuring Dr. Robert Appling, DPM, CBU alumnus.  Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., and Dr. Appling will begin his presentation at 7:00 pm

Prior to each of these presentations pertaining to graduate-level healthcare professions, 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.

 

 

2.  The Medical School for International Health (located at Ben Gurion University, Bersheva, Israel) is an innovative, four-year, North American-style medical school that incorporates global health coursework into all four years of the medical school curriculum. 

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My name is Kelly Coleman and I am the Recruitment Coordinator for the Medical School for International Health (MSIH). The Medical School for International Health is an innovative, four-year, North American-style medical school that incorporates global health coursework into all four years of the medical school curriculum. The MSIH prepares physicians to address the impact of cultural, economic, political and environmental factors on the health of individuals and populations worldwide.

I am pleased to provide you with an overview of the admissions statistics for our 2015 entering class. The entering class of 2015 matriculated in August, and is composed of students representing ten countries throughout the world. Students in this diverse class have received degrees in many fields, ranging from anthropology to biochemcial engineering to fine arts. The average GPA amongst these students was 3.5, with an average MCAT score of 30.

Again this year, our students matched in highly competitive residency programs in both the United States and Canada.  Our graduates were offered residency placements at leading institutions such as Icahn School of Medicine, the University of Virginia, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center and the University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals. This year’s graduates will be completing their residencies in family medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, neurosurgery, pediatrics and psychiatry.  For more information on residency placements, you can click here to view the MSIH residency placements from 2015-2002.
 
I am also pleased to announce that this year we will again be awarding significant tuition scholarships, as well as a number of stipends to assist students in pursuing their medical degrees. In 2015, through a generous donation from American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU), we were able to award a record number of need and merit-based scholarships to the entering class.  Four students were selected to receive multi-year scholarships based on their demonstrated academic excellence, commitment to Global Health, and previous service to communities in need.

Nir Ben-Schlomo is one of the 2015 recipients. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in peace and conflict studies. Nir previously studied in Argentina and Israel, and worked as a medic, research assistant, medical assistant, urgent care technician, global health human rights advocate, emergency department scribe, and ophthalmic technician.

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/0efcbd5002a6c92198432b561/images/68c98141-c1ad-4cce-811e-57399c3503ee.jpgAnother recipient of the 2015 excellence award, Chelsea Powell (pictured), graduated from Cornell University with a double major in russian and biological sciences. She worked in Uganda as a medical assistant and public health outreach worker, and in the US as an emergency medical technician. Chelsea also founded Guiding Eyes for the Blind at Cornell, a guide dog-raising and training organization.
 

WEBINAR:  We will be hosting an upcoming informational webinar on Thursday, September 10th at 12:30 EST.  The following link can be utilized to register for the webinar:     https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1070676204578146049


Please feel free to send this link out to students interested in studying medicine. 

The recruitment of outstanding applicants who seek medical careers involving diverse and under-served communities around the world is a cornerstone of the MSIH mission.  The Medical School for International Health is currently accepting applications for the entering class of 2016. The application can be found on our website at msih.net, or by Clicking here to download.  Should you, or a student from your institution, be interested in learning more about the Medical School for International Health, please contact the MSIH Admissions Office at (212) 995-1231, visit our website at msih.net, or view the first-year medical student blog http://firstyearmsih.blogspot.com.    
 
Sincerely,
      
Kelly A. Coleman, MBA
Recruitment Coordinator
Medical School for International Health
coleman@post.bgu.ac.il or
msihadmissions@post.bgu.ac.il
Phone 212-995-1231
 
 

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Do you fit the profile?

Average MCAT is 30
Average GPA is 3.5
Global health interest
Volunteer activities
Undergraduate degree

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Apply Now for 2016!
We are accepting applications for the entering class of 2016.

Click here for the application
 

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Questions?

Visit us at MSIH.net

or email us at
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3.  School for Field Studies (Environmental Field Studies Abroad) e-newsletter, September 9, 2015 edition.   

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Environmental Field Studies Abroad

September 9, 2015


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Dear Colleagues,

Each semester, I share updates from the School. Today, I am writing these updates from Cambodia where I have spent a week at the SFS Center for Mekong Studies as the team prepares for this semester’s students.

Being out "in the field" always energizes me and this, my first trip to Cambodia, has been no exception. I had long conversations with our remarkable faculty – all of whom have deep experience in the region – and saw some of the cultural and historical sites that our students visit including the Angkor temple complex just minutes from our Center. I came away with a deeper, more nuanced understanding of this beautiful, multifaceted, and rapidly transitioning country. If you would like to know more about our program in Cambodia, please feel free to contact me or a member of our team.


SFS Distinguished Student Researcher Awards (DSRA)
Each semester, SFS faculty nominate one student from each Center who has demonstrated exceptional skill in contributing to the Center's research agenda, as evidenced by their Directed Research paper, oral presentation, and approach to the project. All of us at SFS are very pleased to recognize our DSRA winners for the Spring 2015 semester.
Visit our blog for more information about these exceptional students and their work.

  • Ethan Freedman, Tufts University and SFS Center for Wildlife Management Studies, Tanzania
  • Leslie Ramos, Florida International University and SFS Center for Sustainable Development Studies, Costa Rica
  • Trevor Bossi, Dickinson College and SFS Center for Marine Resource Studies, Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Rani Kumar, University of San Diego and SFS Center for Andes-Amazon Studies, Peru
  • Alexandra Cohen, Clark University and SFS Center for Rainforest Studies, Australia
  • Kayla Deur, Hollins University and SFS Center for Mekong Studies, Cambodia

New Summer Program in Panama
This coming summer, SFS is introducing a new program in Panama: Tourism and Island Systems: Assessment of Sustainable Practices. This monthlong course focuses on the impact of tourism on the natural environment. The course, SFS' first summer offering in Panama, is designed to easily pair with an SFS Summer II session in Costa Rica for a two-country comparative perspective on tourism, development, and tropical ecosystems. If you have students who may be interested, please advise them that SFS is now accepting applications for Summer 2016!


SFS Institutional Relations and Admissions Teams
With some staff transition and new professionals joining our team, I'd like to take this opportunity to give you a short update. We understand that personal relationships are very important in this business and I am very confident that our team will continue to provide you the level of service and assistance that you expect from SFS.

  • Institutional Relations: This summer we welcomed Megan Telzrow and Michelle McCormack to SFS as new Institutional Relations Managers (IRMs). We also took the opportunity to realign three of our five U.S. regions. We have been in touch with our partner institutions in the West and Rockies Region and the Midwest Region about their new SFS representatives, Michael Girsch (who covered the Midwest for SFS in the 2014-15 academic year) and Megan Telzrow, respectively. This week, I will be introducing Michelle to our partners in the Southeast Region. Contact information and bios for the complete IR team can be found here. And, if you have any questions about your representative or the transition, please do not hesitate to contact me.
  • Admissions: I am delighted to tell you that Amy Sullivan has been promoted to Admission Manager following Ellen Reid's transition to a new opportunity outside of SFS. Amy has just hired a new Admissions Counselor, and we look forward to introducing her soon.

Catalogs and Resources
SFS' new 2016 catalogs have arrived at our offices and been mailed to our partners. If you would like us to mail you one or more, you may request catalogs or other SFS materials here. You can also
view the catalog online.


We wish you well as the new semester begins and look forward to seeing you this year. In the meantime, please let us know if we can do anything to assist you.

Sincerely,
Leslie Granese and the IR, Admissions, and Marketing Team

 


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5.  Unite For Sight has several upcoming events which may be of great interest to you, your students, and your colleagues.  

Unite For Sight has several upcoming events which may be of great interest to you, your students, and your colleagues. The Social Entrepreneurship Institute (October 30) and Global Health & Innovation Conference (April 16-17) both have presentation proposal submission deadlines this month. We would appreciate it if you can please forward these announcements below widely. Also, as always, please let me know if you would like to schedule a phone conversation to further discuss. We look forward to the opportunity to work with your terrific students again this year!

Social Entrepreneurship Institute (October 30, 2015) in New Haven, Connecticut
Presented annually by Unite For Sight, the 3rd annual Social Entrepreneurship Institute provides mentoring, guidance, and successful strategies for participants to apply to their work in global health, social entrepreneurship, and international development. In addition to unique interactive sessions by leaders in global health and social entrepreneurship, the Institute also includes lunch and dinner networking receptions with the speakers. Presentation proposals are being accepted until September 15th.  

Global Health & Innovation Conference (April 16-17, 2016) at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut
The 12th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest and leading global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. The conference annually convenes more than 300 speakers and more than 2,000 participants from all 50 states and from more than 50 countries.  

Presentation opportunities range from research abstracts to pitch presentations.  The abstract deadline is September 30. Additionally, a $10,000 Innovation Prize is awarded to the best pitch presented at the conference, and applications are accepted on a rolling application deadline.

All my best~

Lanch

Lanch McCormick
Executive Director | Unite For Sight
www.uniteforsight.org

 

 

 

6.  The Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and School of Osteopathic Medicine are hosting a Virtual Fair specifically tailored for advisers and we would love to "chat" with you - live, online from your office or home!   

The Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and School of Osteopathic Medicine are hosting a Virtual Fair specifically tailored for advisers and we would love to "chat" with you - live, online from your office or home!

 

Who Can Benefit?  Anyone advising students interested in a health professions career especially:

 

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Osteopathic Medicine

Physician Assistant

Public Health

Clinical Research (Online program)

Pharmaceutical Sciences

 

When:  Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 9-11am and /or 3-7pm EDT

 

Where:  Online – RSVP for the event!

 

Why?  It's a great opportunity to learn more about our programs, requirements, how to help your students become more competitive applicants and write better personal statements!

 

How? You do not need any special software or confusing downloads!  Just RSVP and we will send you information on how to create your user ID and password for the event on Tuesday, September 15th!

 

Sincerely,

 

Kim

 

Kim Dunn, MS IST Director of Enrollment Management

Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences | 

Regionally located in Auburn, CA | Campus: Post Office Box 1090 | 

Buies Creek, NC 27506 |*: dunnk@campbell.edu 

( 910.978.1689| Fax: 910.893.1937

 

7.  Marginalia:  We are the Buccaneers, correct?  Then let’s celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Saturday, September 19! 

First, mateys, a bit of history, from http://www.talklikeapirate.com/about.html :

On June 6, 1995, John Baur and Mark Summers were playing racquetball, and started to “call out friendly encouragement to each other –‘Damn, you bastard!’ and ‘Oh, jeez, my hamstring!’ for instance - as shots caromed away, unimpeded by our wildly swung rackets.”

As the afternoon wore on, the conversation between them progressed to giving each other encouragement in pirate slang. “Mark suspects one of us might have been reaching for a low shot that, by pure chance, might have come off the wall at an unusually high rate of speed, and strained something best left unstrained. "Arrr!," he might have said.”

This custom of speaking (and occasionally insulting each other in pirate slang) took on a life in itself, especially when Dave Barry, a columnist, wrote an article about the history, and designation of September 19 as the official date of International Talk Like a Pirate Day. 

For more information about the event, please go to http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html , and if you want to see a map of TLAP events, please go to  https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zotVuAq09pWE.kUiTj3THsUBw .

Just sayin’, buckos…

 

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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