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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2015.09, Week of October 19 

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Dr. Stan Eisen, Director
Preprofessional Health Programs
Christian Brothers University

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN  38104

Home page:
http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/ 

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Table of Contents:

1.  Events coming up.   
2.  Suggestions from Quillen College of Medicine:  Preparing for a Career in Medicine, or, “If it were that easy, everybody would be doing it.” 
3.  Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) offers a Master of Science in Anesthesia Program. 
4.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 5, 2015 issue. 
5.  The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) will be hosting a Pharmacy Grad School (Master’s and PhD degrees) Virtual Fair on October 20, 2015, and a Virtual Pharmacy School (PharmD) Fair on October 21 & 22, 2015. 
6.  The University of South Florida – St. Petersburg will be hosting a Special Lecture Event on Veterinary School Admissions on Friday, November 13.  
7.  The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) in the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Pharmacy aims to introduce undergraduate students to research in biomedical sciences.  
8.  MCAT® prep by Kaplan.  (This is not an endorsement, I’m just sharing information I’ve received.) 
9.  ExploreHealthCareers.org is the #1 website for students seeking information about health care careers, and the premier resource for those who advise them.  (This is an endorsement.)  
10.  Marian University (Indianapolis, IN) College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2018 Profile.  
11.  Received this week.  
12.  The Ohio State University Medical Center (Columbus) has a Summer Program for biomedical students interested in its MD/PhD joint degree.  
13.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 12, 2015 issue.  
14.  Touro University California (Vallejo) is sponsoring its Fall 2015 Open House on Friday, October 23.  
15.  The Wolf River Conservancy announces a series of Open House Public Workshops.  
16.  New acquisitions in the BBB/PHP Lounge take one/leave one library.  

 

1.  Events coming up.   

Saturday, October 24
Career Services: 
Career Transition Workshop:
"Making A Career Change: Set Your Goal & Get Ahead" - St. Joseph Hall Room 10 - 10:00 am-12:00 noon  (For CAPS Program Students, Non-Traditional Students & Alumni)

Tuesday, October 27
Career Services: 
Life After College:  Student Loan Debt - St. Joseph Hall Room 10 - 12:30-1:45 pm

Thursday, October 29
Career Services:  Pizza & Professionals:  Buckman 211 (Montesi) - 12:30 - 1:30 pm
(Gestalt Community Schools)

Saturday, October 31:  4th annual Bio-Blitz and Open House at Reelfoot Lake Environmental Field Station. 

 

The fourth annual RLEFS bioblitz and open house will be held on Saturday, October 31st . We'll bioblitz in the morning at the Grassy Island Unit of Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge. For lunch, we'll eat at "The Pit" BBQ joint near Samburg, TN. The open house will be from 2-5 pm, and the now famous RLEFS fish fry will be from 4-5 pm. Come join us if you can for this family-friendly event. For more details about the event, contact me @ 731-636-1654 or tblanch@utm.edu.

 

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Hope you can make it!

Tom

 

Tom Blanchard, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Director, Reelfoot Lake Environmental Field Station

University of Tennessee at Martin

Martin, TN 38238

(731) 881-7594 Office

(731) 636-1654 Cell


Tuesday, November 3
Career Services:  Career Panel:  Careers In Engineering - Spain Auditorium - 1:00-2:00 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.  Cosponsored with Career Services, refreshments, featuring Mama D’s Italian Ices (https://www.facebook.com/mymamads )  will be served at 6:30 p.m., and Dr. Appling will begin his presentation at 7:00 pm.


Wednesday, November 4
Career Services:  Academic Internship Program Information Meetings
Buckman 207 (Career Services Offic e) - 9:00-12:00  &  1:00-4:00

Thursday, November 5
Career Services:  Pizza & Professionals:  Buckman 102 - 12:30 - 1:30 pm
(Church Health Center)

Career Services:  First Impressions Series - Suits & Success:  Professional Dress & Attire
Tuesday, November 10th - 12:30 to 1:30, Montesi (Buckman 211)

Saturday, November 7:  DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, TN) will hold its Open House. 

                On behalf of Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, I would like to invite you and your students to join us Saturday, November 7th for our Open House/ OMAC! This event is a great opportunity for students to learn more about Osteopathic Medicine, the admission’s process, LMU-DCOM’s curriculum, financial aid and tour our state-of the art facilities.  Current students, staff, and faculty members will be around to answer any questions students or advisors may have!  Please register for the event here.   We look forward to having you on campus!  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me Daniel.goodpaster@lmunet.edu.

 

Mark your calendars!!
Saturday, November 7th, 2015, 9:00am – 1:30pm
learn about osteopathic medicine, Speak with current Faculty and Students, witness OMM demonstrations & see our state-of-the-art facilities!!

Daniel Goodpaster, M.S
Lincoln Memorial University
DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine Admissions Recruiter
daniel.goodpaster@lmunet.edu
O: 423.869.6091
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thursday, November 12
Career Services:  Pizza & Professionals:  Buckman 211 (Montesi) - 12:30 - 1:30 pm
(Ave Maria Home)

Tuesday, November 17
Career Services:  Career Panel:  Non-Profit Careers - Spain Auditorium - 1:00-2:00 pm

Thursday, November 19
Career Services:  Pizza & Professionals:  Buckman 211 (Montesi) - 12:30 - 1:30 pm
(CBIZ-MHM)

Tuesday, November 24
Career Services: 
Life After College:  Budgeting & Savings - St. Joseph Hall Room 10 - 12:30-1:45 pm

Thursday, December 3
Career Services:  Pizza & Professionals:  Buckman 211 (Montesi) - 12:30 - 1:30 pm
(Speak Creative)

Spring 2016 semester

·        Wednesday, February 3, 2016:  So you want to be a physical therapist”, 4th in the 2015-2016 “So you want to be a <fill in the blank>” series, featuring Dr. Janet Grillis, DPT and CBU alumna.  Consponsored with Career Services, refreshments, featuring cakes and hot chocolate from Mama D’s Italian Ices ( https://www.facebook.com/mymamads  ) will be served at 6:30 p.m., and Dr. Grillis will begin her presentation at 7 p.m.  

 

2.  Suggestions from Quillen College of Medicine:  Preparing for a Career in Medicine, or, “If it were that easy, everybody would be doing it.” 

 

 

3.  Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH and Houston, TX) offers a Master of Science in Anesthesia Program. 

Case Western Reserve University's MSA Program (Master of Science in Anesthesia) is accepting applications through December 1 for our locations in Cleveland, DC, and Houston. 

 

CAAs work in the operating room 40 hours a week and begin their careers earning $135,000 and up. (Yes, that is a starting salary). In addition to being very well-paid, CAAs are in high demand. 100% of the class of 2015 was employed prior to graduation. Case students are sought after by employers, even before they complete the program. After finishing their 2 year masters and passing the national certifying exam our graduates are employed everywhere CAAs work. 

 

 

Requirements to apply are

  1. a bachelor's degree (average GPA in 2014 was 3.48)
  2. 10 prerequisite courses (most of which are satisfied by a chemistry or biology degree)
  3. the MCAT (500 is competitive; we accept 493 and up)

This is a great program for visual/tactile learners who are interested in beginning their careers 24 months after completing their undergraduate degrees. The MSA Program is a fast track to a lucrative and satisfying career for life. 

 

More information about the Case MSA Program and the CAA profession is available here. I would be happy to speak with you or your advisees, should you have any questions. 

 

Best regards,

 

Laura 

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Laura Bishop         
Network Marketing and Recruitment Specialist
Master of Science in Anesthesia Program

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
11100 Euclid Avenue, Lakeside Room 2532
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Phone 216-844-8077

Fax 216-844-7349

Experience the Case Difference...
Visit us at www.anesthesiaprogram.com

 

 

4.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 5, 2015 issue. 

STAT Short, topical, and timely

News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

October 5, 2015

AAMC Names Innovations in Research and Research Education Awardees

The AAMC has named two recipients of the 2015 Building Bridges and Spanning Boundaries Award: Innovations in Research and Research Education. The winning projects highlight innovative policies, programs, and structures that encourage basic research and research-focused training collaborations with partners across the spectrum of research. This is the fourth annual award developed in collaboration with leaders in biomedical research, education, and training from AAMC-member institutions.

Gutmann to Be Closing Plenary Speaker for Learn Serve Lead 2015

Amy Gutmann, PhD, president of the University of Pennsylvania, award-winning scholar, and renowned advocate for access to both higher education and health care, will give the closing plenary address 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. Online registration ends Nov. 5.

National Academies Publishes Report on Research Regulations

The current regulatory framework is diminishing the effectiveness of the nation's investment in research by directing investigators' time away from research and toward administrative duties, according to a new report, Optimizing the Nation's Investment in Academic Research. The report, issued by the National Academies and available as a free PDF, cites the AAMC Conflict of Interest Metrics Project and the AAMC's Convey disclosure system. The expedited release of the report was in response to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who requested recommendations to incorporate into legislation being drafted by the Senate HELP Committee.

Application Cycle Opens for NIH Loan Repayment Program

In exchange for a two-year research commitment, the NIH Loan Repayment Program will repay up to $70,000 of eligible student loan debt for researchers and health professionals conducting qualifying research at domestic nonprofit or government organizations. The programs are designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The application cycle closes on Nov. 16.

IOM Publishes Summary of Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education Workshop

Earlier this year, members of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education (HPE) participated in a workshop to explore the implications that shifts in health, policy, and the health care industry could have on HPE and workforce learning. The workshop also identified learning platforms that could facilitate effective knowledge transfer with improved quality and efficiency and allowed participants to discuss opportunities for building a global health workforce that understands the role of culture and health literacy in approaches to health and disease. Click here to view a summary of the workshop findings.

Society of General Internal Medicine Launches ProudtobeGIM Initiative

A new campaign from the Society of General Internal Medicine, ProudtobeGIM, is designed to encourage medical students and residents to learn about and pursue a career in general internal medicine (GIM) while providing general internists with the resources to inspire students and residents based on their experiences as clinicians. Six medical schools across the country are participating in an initial pilot to bring the campaign directly to students through panel discussions, mentoring sessions, and other educational events.

On the Move

Barbara Stoll, MD has been named the first woman dean of the UTHealth Medical School in Houston, Texas, effective Oct. 1. She has served as chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine since 2004, and as president and CEO of the Emory-Children's Center and director of the Pediatric Center of Georgia. Stoll previously served as president of the American Pediatric Society.

Correction (Sept. 28): The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellows Program enables U.S. medical students to participate in research training at an academic or nonprofit institution other than a federal agency, at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus, located just outside Washington, D.C., or at K-RITH in Durban, South Africa.

 

5.  The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) will be hosting a Pharmacy Grad School (Master’s and PhD degrees) Virtual Fair on October 20, 2015, and a Virtual Pharmacy School (PharmD) Fair on October 21 & 22, 2015. 

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6.  The University of South Florida – St. Petersburg will be hosting a Special Lecture Event on Veterinary School Admissions on Friday, November 13.  

 

You and your students are invited:

November 13, 2015 @ 4:00PM

 

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Come join us for this very special lecture event on veterinary school admissions!  Join Tony Wynne for an exciting, interactive, fun evening!

 

This two-hour lecture on veterinary school admissions will cover everything you need to know, but were afraid to ask, about getting ready for veterinary school.

Whether you are just starting your journey or just applied, we'll cover every inch of the road to veterinary school.

 

Topics will include:

 

• How to choose a veterinary school

• What are veterinary schools looking for ?

• How to be sure you are a competitive applicant

• Careers in veterinary medicine

• How does the VMCAS application work?

• Veterinary Student Debt

• Are there jobs after graduation?

• And much more …

 

There will be raffles & giveaways and you might even be become part of the lecture!!

 

Following the lecture, the USFSP Pre-Veterinary Society will be hosting an after lecture party in the courtyard by the Davis building!

There will be refreshments, snacks, a live DJ and lots of games!!  Be sure to plan to stick around and network with us right after the lecture!!

 

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Tony Wynne

Director of Admissions & Recruitment Affairs

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

The Veterinary Medical College Application Service

1101 Vermont Avenue, NW Suite 301

Washington, DC 20005-3536

O: 202-371-9195 x124

twynne@aavmc.org

www.aavmc.org

 

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7.  The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) in the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Pharmacy aims to introduce undergraduate students to research in biomedical sciences.  

We are recruiting undergraduate students into ASPET-funded Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program and would appreciate your sharing the information below with your students and interested colleagues.

 

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) in the College of Pharmacy, funded by American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental

Therapeutics, aims to introduce undergraduate students to research in biomedical sciences.  We are inviting applications from domestic sophomores and juniors majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or

related field. Application deadline is February 1, 2016.

 

Detailed information can be found on the website: go.uic.edu/surf

 

For any questions about the program, please e-mail: surf@uic.edu

 

Program Dates and Structure:

The program runs for 10 weeks between June 1, 2016 and August 9, 2016. In

addition to working on independent research projects in the laboratories

of faculty mentors, SURF fellows will participate in workshops on advanced scientific techniques and instrumentation, scientific presentations, a

career day at a local pharmaceutical company, research seminars and final symposium where they formally present their summer projects.

 

Eligibility:

Sophomores and juniors majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or

related field with GPA of 3.0 or better who are US citizens or permanent

residents and have an interest in pursuing graduate studies.

 

Mentors:

ASPET members in the College of Pharmacy are eligible to serve as mentors.

 

Compensation:

SURF fellows will receive $3,000 for the summer.  Housing and travel cost

is not covered by the program.

 

Application Deadline:

Deadline to apply is February 1, 2016. Form and instructions are located at

go.uic.edu/SURF

 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions by e-mail at surf@uic.edu

 

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

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8.  MCAT® prep by Kaplan.  (This is not an endorsement, I’m just sharing information I’ve received.) 

 

9.  ExploreHealthCareers.org is the #1 website for students seeking information about health care careers, and the premier resource for those who advise them.  (This is an endorsement.)  

 

10.  Marian University (Indianapolis, IN) College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2018 Profile.  

 

11.  Received this week.  

·         Marian University (Indianapolis, IN) College of Osteopathic Medicine Viewbook

·         University of Cincinnati MD Program Viewbook

·         Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Viewbook

·         Samford University (Birmingham, AL) McWhorter School of Pharmacy Viewbook

·         Union University (Jackson, TN) School of Pharmacy Viewbook

·         Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) Medical Scientist Training Program Viewbook

 

12.  The Ohio State University Medical Center (Columbus) has a Summer Program for biomedical students interested in its MD/PhD joint degree.  

Did you know that The Ohio State University Medical Center has a Summer Program for biomedical students interested in the MD/PhD joint degree?

 

We encourage you to share the attached flyer and our website with your students:

 

http://go.osu.edu/success

 

The SUCCESS Program will enable students to participate in a 10week enriching research experience hosted by the Medical Scientist Training Program (stipend and travel allowance provided). While taking part in this program, students will take valuable professional development courses and learn from engaged mentors; all while working in stateoftheart research facilities.

 

The SUCCESS program seeks to identify outstanding students interested in the biomedical sciences with the goal of pursuing graduate education (MD/PhD or PhD). The program seeks to enhance and foster diversity in graduate study in the biomedical and biological sciences as reflected in culture, class, race, ethnicity, background, work, and life experiences. The program especially encourages applications from African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and others whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to the field.

 

In order to be considered for SUCCESS, students must be graduating in the year of 2017 or 2018, enrolled in a U.S. 4year undergraduate institution, and be an American citizen or permanent resident.

 

Applications for the SUCCESS Program are available online now through January 21st! We do hope to hear from you again, and would love to see your students apply for this great opportunity! Feel free to forward this message to students who may find this program interesting.

 

Sincerely,

 

THE SUCCESS TEAM
College of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program
Mailing Address: 1190 Graves Hall, 333 W 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43210
Office Location: 1072 Graves

614-685-9764 Office
SUCCESS@osumc.edu

Website: SUCCESS
Like SUCCESS on Facebook!

Check out MSTP's new Facebook Page!

 

 

If you are passionate about science, you are built for s u c c e s s!

 

 

 

 

 

13.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 12, 2015 issue.  

STAT Short, topical, and timely

News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

October 12, 2015

New AAMC Publication Offers Guidance on Preparing for and Applying to Residency

The AAMC has published an updated version of the Roadmap to Residency to serve as a useful guide and overview of the steps involved in preparing for and applying to residency. Originally published in 2007, the updated publication outlines key resources to help medical students find more detailed information as they search for the residency programs that best suit them, and includes information on different specialties, when to take licensing exams, loan options, the interview process, and more. The Roadmap to Residency resource is part of the AAMC's comprehensive approach to Optimizing Graduate Medical Education (GME).

Call for Submissions for Clinical Care Innovation Challenge

The AAMC is now accepting submissions for the 2016 Clinical Care Innovation Challenge, designed to recognize and support innovations in quality improvement to advance care delivery. The application period closes on Nov. 13. The Oct. 14 deadline is approaching for another AAMC innovation awards program, the Learning Health System Champion and Pioneer Awards. The awards recognize academic medical centers that have implemented or wish to enhance capacity of innovative, system-wide processes that improve the opportunity for research and enhance health system and research collaboration.

AAMC Seeks Feedback Through Reporter Readership Survey

The AAMC Reporter has launched an online survey designed to gather feedback from readers. The survey explores readers' preferences for print versus online versions of the publication, the types of information they need to stay informed about issues facing academic medicine, and the latest news from medical schools and teaching hospitals. Reporter staff will use responses to refine the publication's content and design, and to consider new distribution methods.

NIH Presents Framework for National Research Cohort

The NIH Advisory Committee to the Director has presented a detailed design framework for building a national research cohort of 1 million or more people to expand its knowledge and practice of precision medicine. The NIH plans to move quickly to build an infrastructure enabling participants to begin enrolling in the cohort in 2016, with a goal of enrolling at least 1 million participants in three to four years.

IOM Report Outlines Core Measures to Meet National Health Priorities

A new Institute of Medicine report, Vital Signs: Core Metrics for Health and Health Care Progress, presents a vision for measuring health care metrics that incorporates national priorities, challenges, and opportunities. Vital Signs proposes a set of 15 core measures that span better health, higher-quality care, lower costs, and engaged individuals and communities, along with a multi-stakeholder strategy for its implementation. If standardized and applied at the national, state, local, and institutional level, the report proposes that the measures will transform the effectiveness, efficiency, and burden of health measurement and accelerate progress on national health priorities.

 

14.  Touro University California (Vallejo) is sponsoring its Fall 2015 Open House on Friday, October 23.  

In conjunction with the celebration of Pharmacists Month (October), Touro University California, College of Pharmacy invites you and your students/prospective applicants to the Fall 2015 Open House. Our campus is located in the SF Bay Area (about 35 min. north of SF) on Mare Island in the City of Vallejo. Below is the flyer for this free event.

 

For more news about the College of Pharmacy, please feel free to visit our website: http://cop.tu.edu/news/

 

We look forward to meeting you and your students.

 

Best regards,

 

Office of Admissions

 

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15.  The Wolf River Conservancy announces a series of Open House Public Workshops.  

Preserving the Wonder of the Wolf

 

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Wolf River Greenway Open House Public Workshops

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The first Wolf River Greenway Open House Public Workshop begins on October 20th at The Office at Uptown from 5-8 pm. They will continue at different locations throughout Memphis until October 28th. Join us for one or all of these public open forums to learn about and discuss the  Wolf River Greenway Trail Project!

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Save the Date for Our 2015 Annual Meeting

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Join us for our special 2015 Annual Meeting in celebration of the Wolf River Conservancy's 30th Anniversary at the Memphis Botanic Garden's Hardin Hall! We will be highlighting our achievements and recognizing special foundations, sponsors, and volunteers who have generously supported us throughout the year. 

 

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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/ 
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