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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2015.05, Week of September 21  

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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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Just what is the derivation of the “Arr-r-r-r-r!” in pirate talk?

 

 

To find out, please go to Marginalia. 

 

Table of Contents:

1.   Events coming up.
2.  On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, Stephanie Cole, Admissions Counselor, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University (Johnson City) will be on campus to answer questions about their medical program.  
3.  The Smithsonian Institution and WorldStrides are pleased to introduce Smithsonian University Travel Programs, a collaboration that will bring one-of-a-kind faculty-led travel programs to college students from across North America. 
4.  The Center of Excellence for Diversity in Health Education and Research of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine will soon be accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Pre-Med Enrichment Program for Under-Represented Minority Undergraduate Students. The application will officially open on October 1, 2015.
 
5.  Marshall B. Ketchum University (Fullerton) announces an Open House for its School of Physician Assistant Studies, Saturday, October 24. 
6.  American Dental Education Association (ADEA) GoDental Newsletter | September 2015
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7.  Marginalia:  Just what is the derivation of the “Arr-r-r-r-r!” in pirate talk
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1.   Events coming up.

·         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:  Information Session regarding the Quillen School of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, 12:30 to 2 p.m.:  Stephanie Cole, Stephanie Cole, Admissions Counselor, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University (Johnson City) will be in AH103 to answer questions about their medical program.  If you are interested in talking with her, it would be worthwhile if you call her:

 

Stephanie Cole

Admissions Counselor

Quillen College of Medicine

East Tennessee State University

423 439-2036

·         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, 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in AH122:  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.  On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, Stephanie Cole, Admissions Counselor, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University (Johnson City) will be on campus to answer questions about their medical program.

On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, Stephanie Cole, Admissions Counselor, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University (Johnson City) will be in AH103 to answer questions about their medical program.  If you are interested in talking with her, it would be worthwhile if you call her:

 

Stephanie Cole

Admissions Counselor

Quillen College of Medicine

East Tennessee State University

423 439-2036

 

 

3.  The Smithsonian Institution and WorldStrides are pleased to introduce Smithsonian University Travel Programs, a collaboration that will bring one-of-a-kind faculty-led travel programs to college students from across North America. 

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The Smithsonian Institution and WorldStrides are pleased to introduce Smithsonian University Travel Programs, a collaboration that will bring one-of-a-kind faculty-led travel programs to college students from across North America.

 

With access to Smithsonian’s vast network of experts and world-class research facilities, these programs deliver rich travel experiences across multiple disciplines that create transformative learning and inspire future educational goals, including:

 

 

 

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Panama: Exploring the Tropics

 

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Italy and France: Masters in Artistic Expression

 

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Iceland: A Geologic and Environmental Wonder

 

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Italy and Greece: Cradle of Modern Civilization

 

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D.C. to Moscow: Space Exploration

 

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China: Pandas and Environmental Preservation

 

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Peru: Lessons from an Empire

 

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Go beyond the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. and discover the global influence of Smithsonian University Travel Programs.

 

 

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4.  The Center of Excellence for Diversity in Health Education and Research of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine will soon be accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Pre-Med Enrichment Program for Under-Represented Minority Undergraduate Students. The application will officially open on October 1, 2015. 

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The Center of Excellence for Diversity in Health Education and Research of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine will soon be accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Pre-Med Enrichment Program for Under-Represented Minority Undergraduate Students. The application will officially open on October 1, 2015.

 

Program Dates: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - Thursday, August 4, 2016

 

PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

MCAT Preparation

Rising Junior or Rising Senior (Undergraduates)

Biomedical Research

Minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA

Classroom Teaching/Research Environment

Submit and Complete and Online Application

Cutting Edge Technology

Two Letters of Recommendation sent via US

Interaction with medical school faculty and students

Official Undergraduate Transcripts (from any institution attended) - sent via US MAIL

$3,500 (minus taxes) Stipend

Room and Board

 

Application deadlines: 1/11/16 (mail hardcopies)
1/31/16 (submit online application)
Please see our website for more information, click here.

 

If you have any questions regarding the Center of Excellence's Summer Pre-Med Enrichment Program for Under -Represented Minority Undergraduate Students or the application process, please contact Jessica Incmikoski, Summer Program Coordinator, at (215) 898-3492 or jessicai@mail.med.upenn.edu as soon as possible. Your assistance in helping us attract talented under-represented minority students is greatly appreciated.

 

This program is made possible through funds provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Workforce. 

 

Thank you,

 

-Jessica Incmikoski

Summer Program Coordinator

Center of Excellence

Perelman School of Medicine

Phone: 215-898-3492

 

5.  Marshall B. Ketchum University (Fullerton, CA) announces an Open House for its School of Physician Assistant Studies, Saturday, October 24.  

 

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School of Physician Assistant Studies

Open House

Saturday, October 24, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hosted by the School of Physician Assistant Studies

at Marshall B. Ketchum University

 

Interested in becoming a PA?

Learn more about the profession, program and MBKU admission requirements from the faculty, staff and students of the first-ever PA studies program in Orange County.

 

 

RSVP is required

Please sign up no later than October 13, 2015

https://spasoctoberopenhouse2015.eventbrite.com

 

 

 

All prospective students and families welcome!

Complimentary parking available in the parking structure on Associated Rd.

 

 

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation – Provisional status to the School of Physician Assistant Studies sponsored by Marhsall B. Ketchum University. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

 

 

 

Marshall B. Ketchum University

School of Physician Assistant Studies

2575 Yorba Linda Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831 | 714.992.7808 | ketchum.edu

 

 

6.  American Dental Education Association (ADEA) GoDental Newsletter | September 2015.     

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

 

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This time of year, thousands of nervous predental students head off to their first dental school interviews. If you are one of them, be sure to read all of our blog posts about interviewing. Spend time developing your interview plans and preparing to answer some tough questions. At the end of the day, you want to be yourself so you can be sure the dental school you end up attending is the right fit for you.

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7.  Marginalia:  Just what is the derivation of the “Arr-r-r-r-r!” in pirate talk?   

 

In fact, it is an expression of EXTREME PAIN when the captain amputates the lower leg, as shown below:

From a FB post.

There.  I said it, and I feel better.

 

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