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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2016.92, Week of August 29  

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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN  38104

Home page:
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Just how fast is Usain Bolt?  (A lot faster than this guy--)

 

To find out just how fast Mr. Bolt is, please go to Marginalia. 

 

Table of Contents:

1.  Events coming up.     
2.  The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce the Buckeye Vet Exploration Day for current undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine on Saturday, September 24. 
3. 
The Medical School for International Health (MSIH), an English-language track at Ben-Gurion University in Beersheva, Israel, is the only four-year North American-style medical school to incorporate global health coursework into all four years of the medical school curriculum
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4.  Lincoln Memorial University’s DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, TN) will be hosting an Open House on Monday, October 17, 5-8 p.m. 
5.  WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT? – Sleep is Key to College Success:  Deprivation can make you cranky and sick, and take a toll on your GPA, sleep specialist says.  From Medline Plus.com
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6.  Marginalia:  Just how fast is Usain Bolt?  

 

1.  Events coming up.    

·         Wednesday, September 7, 2016, starting at 6:30 p.m. in AH122:  First in this year’s “So you want to be a <fill-in-the-blank>” series of presentations, Marcus Norris, CBU alum, will discuss his career as a nurse practitioner;

·         Thursday, September 22, 2016, Noon to 2 p.m. in the Canale Arena:  Graduate School Expo.  From:  https://www.cbu.edu/default.aspx?p=129322&evtid=534685&date=9/22/2016 Students, if you are considering graduate school as an option, this is a can't-miss opportunity to speak with representatives from schools/programs from across the country.  Last year, more than 70 different graduate programs were in attendance at this event, including those here at CBU, to share information and talk to you directly about what they have to offer.  All CBU students and graduates are welcome to attend!

·         Wednesday, October 5, 2016, starting at 6:30 p.m. in AH122:  Second in this year’s “So you want to be a <fill-in-the-blank> series of presentations, Lorrell White will discuss Genetic Counseling;

·         Wednesday, November 2, 2016, starting at 6:30 p.m. in AH122:    Third in this year’s “So you want to be a <fill-in-the-blank> series of presentations, Dr. Scott Adelman, MD, CBU alum, will discuss his career as an emergency room physician.

 

2.  The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce the Buckeye Vet Exploration Day for current undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine on Saturday, September 24. 

 

3.  The Medical School for International Health (MSIH), an English-language track at Ben-Gurion University in Beersheva, Israel, is the only four-year North American-style medical school to incorporate global health coursework into all four years of the medical school curriculum.

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Dear Advsior,


At the Medical School for International Health, classes recently

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commenced for our first year students. Students began their studies at Ben-Gurion University with an Introduction to International Health course. This year's entering class is composed of students representing ten countries throughout the world. Students in this diverse class have received degrees in many fields, ranging from Biochemistry to Public Health, Spanish and Political Science. The average GPA among these students was a 3.6, with an average MCAT score of 505. Many students received merit scholarships in recognition of their personal outstanding records of academic achievements and accomplishments.


While our first year students began their studies in Israel, fourth year students began their elective rotations at top-notch hospitals in North America. The MSIH has been affiliated with Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons since inception, thereby enabling fourth year students to complete clinical electives at Columbia University Medical Center and its affiliates. Fourth year-clinical electives also take place at several other affiliated hospital locations including the University of Pennsylvania, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ and the University of Kentucky. The MSIH has a New York based electives coordinator who supports those students who seek
electives at other institutions as well.


As for our recent graduates, they have begun their residencies, with a large number of those in primary care fields. For the class of 2016, 95% of MSIH students matched into residency programs.

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Residency placements include Georgetown University Hospital, UCLA Medical Center, Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana, the University of Chicago Medical Center and the University of Connecticut Hospital.


The Medical School for International Health (MSIH) is the only four-year North American-style medical school to incorporate global health coursework into all four years of the medical school curriculum. The MSIH is an English-language track at Ben-Gurion University. Students spend three years in Beer-Sheva, Israel, then go on to conduct fourth-year clinical electives in the United States and Canada. Fourth-year students also complete an eight-week clerkship with an underserved community at approved sites throughout the world. Students are prepared to take the USMLE Steps 1 and 2, and complete residencies in the United States and Canada.

 

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With the world more interconnected than ever before, medical training with a global health focus is invaluable. Dr. Bram Wispelwey, MSIH alumnus and current resident in Internal Medicine and Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital and an MPH candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, explains that the "MSIH is a special place to be right now. Many of these hot issues in the U.S. are present in similar but importantly distinct forms in Be'er Sheva, and training there can give you 'new eyes' on your return to the U.S. or Canada."


The MSIH application for the entering class of 2017 is available on our website and can be accessed using the link: MSIH 2017 Application. If you would like more information about the Medical School for International Health, please contact the MSIH Admissions Office at 844-422-MSIH, visit our website at msih.net, or view the first-year medical student blog http://firstyearmsih.blogspot.com. In addition, if you would like an MSIH representative to conduct an information session at your college or university, please contact us at coleman@post.bgu.ac.il.


Sincerely,


Kelly A. Coleman, MBA
Recruitment Coordinator
Medical School for International Health
Coleman@post.bgu.ac.il

 

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What is the

student profile?

Average MCAT is 505

Average GPA is 3.61
Global health interest
Volunteer activities
Undergraduate degree

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Now Accepting

Applications for the Entering Class of 2017

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Questions?

Visit us at MSIH.net


or email us at

msihadmissions@post.bgu.ac.il

Copyright © 2016 MSIH All rights reserved.

 

Our mailing address is:

Medical School for International Health

601 West 168th street, Suite 63

New York, NY 10032


1-844-422-MSIH

 

4.  Lincoln Memorial University’s DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, TN) will be hosting an Open House on Monday, October 17, 5-8 p.m. 

From:  Holly Napier, MBA

Master of Science Recruitment & Student Services Coordinator

Lincoln Memorial University

Math & Science Building, Office 324

6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway

Harrogate, TN 37752

423.869.6027

 

Attached you will find an informational flyer regarding our upcoming osteopathic medicine open house.  This event will be hosted in conjunction by LMU’s DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine and School of Mathematics & Science.  Representatives from osteopathic medical schools will have informational tables set up and will be happy to chat with your students regarding their future plans.

 

DATE:                 Monday, October 17th

 

TIME:                  5:00 – 8:00PM

 

LOCATION:      LMU Math & Science Building

                             6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway

                             Harrogate, TN 37752

 

Tours of DCOM and LMU’s state of the art anatomy lab will also be available for interested attendees. 

 

If you can please advertise this event to your students via the attached flyer, it will be greatly appreciated.  Students that plan to attend can RSVP by calling 423.869.6000 or by visiting http://tinyurl.com/LMUDCOMFair.  Advisors are also more than welcome to attend this event.

 

Feel free to contact me if questions arise or if I can be of further assistance.  Thank you in advance for your assistance!

 

Best, 

 

Holly Napier, MBA

Master of Science Recruitment & Student Services Coordinator

Lincoln Memorial University

Math & Science Building, Office 324

6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway

Harrogate, TN 37752

423.869.6027

 

 

5.  WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT? – Sleep is Key to College Success:  Deprivation can make you cranky and sick, and take a toll on your GPA, sleep specialist says.  From Medline Plus.com . 

https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_160485.html

 

6.  Marginalia:  Just how fast is Usain Bolt?  

Data adapted from a Business Insider.com article, comparing Mr. Bolt to other humans and to animals who have a reputation for being fast:

I’m working on it:

BTW, that time you see on the clock?  That was for an off-road 5k run.  At least I finished.

 

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