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Caduceus Newsletter:  Fall 2015.07, Week of October 5

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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.  Events coming up.  
2.  The Uniformed Services F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war.  
3.  The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy is offering a Summer Pharmacy Institute, June 6-10, 2016.  
4.  Larkin Health Sciences Institute offers a Pharm.D. Degree, which features the only 3-year accelerated block curriculum in the state of Florida. 
5.  Focus on Pharmacy:  The Newsletter for the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy.  
6.  Inside OME (Osteopathic Medicine Education):  AACOM News on Osteopathic Medical Education, September 2015, Vol. 9, No. 9 edition.  
7. 
Did you know that the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is ranked 17th in the nation by the US News and World Report?
  
8.  ====AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 28, 2015 edition.    
9.  AAMC Analysis in Brief, September 2015 edition.  
10.  Kaplan offers a series of guides to individuals interested in taking the GRE®, MCAT®, or PCAT®.   (These are on display on the PHP bulletin board.) 
11.  Received this week.      
12.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center offers an eight-week paid Summer Research Scholars Program, through June and July, 2016, which provides students hands-on research experience in UT’s dynamic research laboratories.     

 

1.  Events coming up.  

·         Wednesday, October 7 (ßPlease note correction of date):  “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 Uniformed Services F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war.  

 

 

3.  The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy is offering a Summer Pharmacy Institute, June 6-10, 2016.  

Summer Pharmacy Institute #SPI2016

Website:  https://pharmacy.uic.edu/programs/pharmd-professional-program/events-for-prospective-students/summer-pharmacy-institute

WHEN: JUNE 6-10, 2016

WHERE:  UIC COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AT ROCKFORD

WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

The Summer Pharmacy Institute (SPI) allows students to explore different areas of the pharmacy profession, including a full day workshop devoted to current trends, research, and activities in each of the following focus areas: Hospital, Ambulatory Care, Industry/Research & Development, Community, and Professionalism in the Field.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Applicants may be current undergraduate students, students that have already completed their undergraduate degree, or recent college graduates.  It is highly recommended that applicants have taken undergraduate level coursework in biology, chemistry, and/or anatomy & physiology, as well as have a strong interest in the pharmacy career field.  Limited to 25 participants. 

COST:  $100

The cost to attend this five-day institute is $100, which will include a t-shirt and lunch.  Payment is due to UIC following admission. Please note that while lunch will be served, housing WILL NOT BE PROVIDED. 

 

 

WHAT PAST ATTENDEES HAVE SAID

My favorite part was being introduced to different areas of Ambulatory Care that I didn’t even know were options for a pharmacist. I really enjoyed hearing from the hospital ER pharmacists.

My favorite part was the hands on lab experiences balanced with the lectures. It presented important and detailed information on the field, as well as the opportunities becoming available due to advancements.

CONTACT:  OSA-ROCKFORD@UIC.EDU

REGISTRATION AND APPLICATION DUE BY MARCH 25, 2016. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO START YOUR APPLICATION. 

Rachel Van Den Broek
Recruiter

College of Pharmacy
Office of Student Affairs
The University of Illinois at Chicago

1601 Parkview Ave., A359
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 395-5749 (p)
(815) 395-5936 (f)
rachelv@uic.edu

U I C

 

 

4.  Larkin Health Sciences Institute offers a Pharm.D. Degree, which features the only 3-year accelerated block curriculum in the state of Florida. 

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The pharm. D. Program at Larkin Health Sciences Institute is  designed to prepare  students  to work in a multi– disciplinary, collaborative health care setting.

Our Curriculum

· Is the only 3 year accelerated block curriculum in the state of Florida.

· Is built on active learning principles that enhance the reten­tion of information.

· Is one of three colleges within a private, non-profit educa­tional institution.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAM!

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION, GO  TO OUR  PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS PAGE

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· Affiliated with a Teaching Hospital

· Learner Centered

· Faculty Committed to  Your success

· Real World Education

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LHSI will be submitting a revised application to the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) in December for consideration of an on-site visit for determination of granting Pre-Candidate status. Our target date for ACPE Pre-Candidate status is July 2016, which allows us to begin the program in August 2016.

 

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Admissions Advisor and Outreach Coordinator

College of Pharmacy

Larkin Health Sciences Institute

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18301 N. Miami Avenue

Miami, Florida 33169

Phone: 305.760.7517

Email:  epena@ULarkin.org

Website: www.ULarkin.org

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5.  Focus on Pharmacy:  The Newsletter for the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy.  

Newsletter for the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
For Regular Entry and Transfer Students

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The Interview: Tips for Success

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1.  Interviews at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy are 15 minutes.  You will be interviewed by a faculty member and a current professional program students.

2.  Don't bring your resume.They're not evaluating you on your test scores and GPA during this portion.  They want to get to know you as a person!

3.  Dress for success.   While there is not a dress code for applicant day, it's always a good idea to dress professionally.  After all, while in Pharmacy School, you'll have a professional dress code.  Make sure you look the part as a candidate.

4.  Work on your essential interview skills.  Use resources like your school's Career Center to practice basics such as eye contact, posture, tone of voice, and handshakes.

5.  Ask questions.  Show your interest in the program by preparing and having thoughtful, relevant questions.

Smile and be honest.  You can do this!

 

People

 

Morgan Deweese, PY3


Hometown: Philadelphia, MS
Colleges Attended: East Central Community College and the University of Mississippi
Favorite Class: Medicinal Chemistry II.  Dr. Cutler and Dr. McCurdy made learning the material fun!
Favorite Rotation: The Specialty Hospital of Meridian
Your Advice? Stay on top of your school work! Once you get behind it is hard to catch up.

 

 

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Career Goal: I love retail pharmacy, especially community pharmacy.  However, I am excited to explore other areas of pharmacy during my PY4 year.  I might find something I like even better!

 

 

Inside the SOP

 

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Three professional pharmacy students joined David Gregory, associate dean for academic affairs, and 23 other volunteers on a medical mission trip to Copan, Honduras this summer. Tate Davis, Christine Hayden and Mary Claire Jarrell managed pharmacy services in clinics that assisted more than 2,000 patients. This is Christine’s story.


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PediaRebs is a student chapter of Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG), and is the only organization on campus that’s sole focus is pediatric pharmacy. We are very excited about this upcoming year!

Our goal is to introduce our members to the ins and outs of pediatric pharmacy.
Read more...

 

 

Graduation and Beyond

 

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May 9, 2015
Doctor of Pharmacy graduates take the Oath of the Pharmacist at Commencement.

 

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Schedule a Visit Today!
Lauren Rowlett
Admissions Counselor
lrowlett@olemiss.edu
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The University of Mississippi
School of Pharmacy
Oxford, MS

 

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6.  Inside OME (Osteopathic Medicine Education):  AACOM News on Osteopathic Medical Education, September 2015, Vol. 9, No. 9 edition.  

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September 2015
Vol. 9, No. 9

 

Single GME Accreditation System Update

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View this section for highlights and news on the single GME accreditation system.

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Upcoming Events
and Deadlines

AACOM

October 5

Primary Care Organizations Consortium
AACOM Headquarters

October 7-9

Fall 2015 IPEC Institute
Herndon, VA

October 17-21

AOA OMED 2015
Orlando, FL

October 22-24

International Conference on Residency Education 
Vancouver, Canada

November 6-12

AAMC
Baltimore, MD

February 25-28, 2016

ACGME Annual Educational Conference
National Harbor, MD

Upcoming Recruitment Events

Upcoming Hospital Day Events

Joining Forces

Pledge to participate this year!

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Group and Council News

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Meeting Recaps

COCA

COSGP EBoard

EPAs Liaison Group

SOME Steering

ECOP

Upcoming Meetings

See upcoming council meetings that will be held in Orlando, FL during AOA's OMED conference, Oct 17-21.

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Job Connection

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Post resumes and fill academic, administrative, and executive position vacancies with high-quality candidates.

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AACOMAS Application

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AACOM's online osteopathic medical school application service

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Transformation in OME
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From the President
Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH


Stephen C. ShannonThe Medical School of the Future: Transformation in Osteopathic Medical Education
Dr. Shannon discusses how current trends in medical education are redefining what it means to be a DO student.


 

Transformation in OME

A Discussion with David Pizzimenti, DO, on the Transition to the Single GME Accreditation System

Program director shares his perspective on achieving ACGME accreditation.

Investing in the Future: CUSOM Receives ACGME Accreditation

Leadership Updates

New leaders appointed in osteopathic medical education accreditation; founding president retires.

Research

Looking Back: The Evolution of the AACOMAS Applicant Profile

2012-15 Applicant Profile Report gives insight to where the OME application has been and where it’s going.

New and Noteworthy: Financial Assistance Figures in OME

Get the latest data on loans, scholarships, and federal aid awarded to osteopathic medical students.

Professional Development

AACOM-IAMSE Fall Webinar Series Underway

Webinar series focusing on the evolving role of OME faculty

Be a Part of AACOM's Upcoming Conference, Osteopathic Medical Education: A Focus on Resilience

The call for abstracts, meeting requests, and volunteers is now open.

Programs and Initiatives

With Congress Back in Session, AACOM's Fall OHPI Takes The Hill

Health Policy Fellowship Changing of the Guard

The HPF program acknowledges graduating Fellows and welcomes incoming class.

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Federal Updates

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AACOM Joins NDD United Letter Urging Congress to End Sequestration

White House Unveils College Scorecard; Replaces Ratings Plan

AACOM Letter to U.S. Representatives Heck and Ruiz in Support of H.R. 2927

NHSC Students to Service Loan Repayment Program Now Open

AACOM Joins HPNEC Letter to House and Senate Labor-HHS Subcommittee Leadership in Support of Title VII and VIII Program Funding in FY16

House Speaker Boehner Announces Resignation

Updated Federal Funding Opportunities

Additional Federal Updates

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Campus Roundup

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Visit "Campus Roundup" to read about current activities at the nation's COMs.

AACOM: Out and About

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View this section to read about AACOM's recent activities around the OME community.

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Publications and Resources

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The 2016 Osteopathic Medical College Information Book
2016 CIB
Get your copy today!

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7.  Did you know that the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is ranked 17th in the nation by the US News and World Report?  

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Are you interested in a career in Pharmacy?

 

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Did you know that the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is ranked 17th in the nation by the US News and World Report?  Our prestigious program will provide you with a competitive edge for jobs or residency positions after graduation. Come check us out!

 

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As always, you are welcome to visit us at any of our three campuses: Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville at a time that works better for you.  Just email fUTutePharmacist@uthsc.edu, and we’ll connect you with student affairs coordinator.

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We are visiting many colleges and universities this fall!  Please come and see us if we are coming to a campus near you!

 

UTCOP 
College Visit Days  Fall 2015

 

University of Memphis - Thursday October 1st, 10:00 – 2:00PM

Rhodes College – Tuesday October 6th, 6:00 – 7:30PM

Tennessee Tech University – Monday October 19th, 12:30 – 2:00PM

UT Knoxville – Tuesday October 20th, 11:00 – 3:00PM

Maryville College - Tuesday October 20th, 4:00 – 5:30PM

Carson-Newman College – Wednesday October 21st, 9:00 – 10:30AM

Eastern Tennessee State University - Wednesday October 21st, 1:00 – 4:00PM

 

8.  ====AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 28, 2015 edition.    

STAT Short, topical, and timely

News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

September 28, 2015

AAMC Begins Search for Chief Scientific Officer

The AAMC has begun its search for a new chief scientific officer. Ann Bonham, PhD, who currently holds the position, will leave the AAMC at the end of the year. The association seeks a collaborative leader who understands the full spectrum of medical research and research training and how to connect the research, medical education, and health care delivery missions to improve the health of all. Credentials for the position are due Oct. 9. Contact Spencer Stuart with candidate recommendations or questions about the search process.

Deadline Approaching for Biomedical Research Video Competition

Teams of faculty, trainees, and staff are encouraged to enter a video competition highlighting innovative basic biomedical research underway at medical schools and teaching hospitals. The two- to four-minute video submissions should focus on innovative basic biomedical science research, such as NIH-funded research projects initiated in the past two years, and underscore the promise of discovery and the goals for advancing understanding of an urgent health concern. Submissions are due by Oct. 1, and winners will be announced at Learn Serve Lead 2015: The AAMC Annual Meeting in November.

New Study Evaluates Payment Accuracy of Medicare Inpatient Short Stays

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services implemented a controversial policy, commonly known as the two-midnight rule, in 2014. A new Analysis in Brief explores the implications of using a patient's length of stay to set Medicare payment policy. The results display a wide variation of hospital costs per dollar of Medicare payment among short stays as well as sizeable underpayment among long stays. This may imply that a payment reduction policy based on short stays that does not take into consideration a hospital's contribution to longer and underpaid stays may create financial instability for institutions taking care of the most complex and vulnerable populations.

Application Cycle Opens for HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Competition System is open for applications to the HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program. The opportunity enables students at U.S. medical schools to participate in a yearlong mentored, basic, translational, or applied biomedical research training experience at an academic or nonprofit institution other than a federal agency. The training will take place at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus, located just outside Washington, D.C., or at K-RITH in Durban, South Africa. The application deadline is Jan. 11, 2016.

International Hospital Federation Hosts 39th World Hospital Congress

The World Hospital Congress taking place Oct. 6-8 in Chicago presents an opportunity for health care leaders from around the world to share ideas and solutions for transforming care delivery. The United States last hosted the congress more than 10 years ago, and organizers expect more than 1,000 attendees from 30 countries at this year's meeting. Sessions will highlight health care best practices from different countries through keynote speakers, panel discussions, and more.

Golden Goose Award Honors Visionary Researchers

Three teams of researchers were recently honored with the 2015 Golden Goose Award for their forward-looking interdisciplinary research. The AAMC is a sponsor of the award program, which honors researchers whose federally funded work may have seemed obscure when it was first conducted, but has resulted in significant benefits to society. This year, research teams received awards for their work on neuroplasticity, the creation of the Marshmallow Test to study delayed gratification, and research on the altitudes where people live.

 

9.  AAMC Analysis in Brief, September 2015 edition.  

Analysis in Brief

Evaluating Payment Accuracy of Medicare Inpatient Short Stays

In 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services implemented a controversial new policy referred to as the two-midnight rule. The center of the controversy is whether the inpatient payment rate for short stays is accurate. This Analysis in Brief seeks to understand the implications of using length of stay in deciding inpatient status and setting Medicare payment policy by 1) assessing whether the approximately 1 million short stays are all overpaid and the two-midnight rule will improve payment accuracy for short stays, 2) examining the distributions of underpaid and overpaid cases among long stays, and 3) examining the impact of short stay payment policies on teaching hospitals.  Results display a wide variation of hospital costs for $1 of Medicare payment among short stays, and show that it is not accurate to label all short stays as overpaid. Results also illustrate sizeable underpayment among long stays. Implications include that a payment reduction policy based on utilization of short stays without taking into consideration a hospital’s contribution to longer and underpaid stays may create financial instability for hospitals taking care of the most complex and vulnerable populations.

Proportion Transitioning from Medical School to Full-Time Faculty as a Function of Time

Read Analysis in Brief (PDF)


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Analysis in Brief presents recent findings from the AAMC’s data collection and research activities in a concise, easy-to-read report. Published several times a year, it addresses a wide range of topics and trends that affect medical schools and teaching hospitals.

 

10.  Kaplan offers a series of guides to individuals interested in taking the GRE®, MCAT®, or PCAT®.   (These are on display on the PHP bulletin board.) 

 

 

11.  Received this week.      

·         East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine – Viewbook

·         Belmont University McWhorter College of Pharmacy -- Viewbook

·         University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy – Applicant Guide

 

 

12.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center offers an eight-week paid Summer Research Scholars Program, through June and July, 2016, which provides students hands-on research experience in UT’s dynamic research laboratories.     

 

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/ 
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