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Caduceus Newsletter:  Fall 2016.03, Week of September 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.  TIP is a seven-week summer program designed to increase the representation of underrepresented groups in the healthcare professions. These groups include underrepresented minorities, non-traditional students, first-generation college students, socioeconomic status, veterans, etc.  
3.   ADEA (American Dental Education Association) GoDental Newsletter, August 2016.  
4.  The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine offers a VMD-PhD combined degree training program.  
5
.  From Medline Plus.com:  Cancer on Course to Become Top Killer of Americans -- Report shows it will probably eclipse heart disease as leading cause of death in coming years
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6.  Received this week. 
7.  Focus on Pharmacy:  Newsletter for the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, August 2016 edition.  
8.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 29, 2016 edition.   
9.  Two CBU alums at their Union University School of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony, Fall 2016.    

10.  Marginalia:  When you see this type of bumper sticker, be prepared for wildly erratic, but enthusiastic driving.  (Sighted on the CBU campus, BTW.)  

 

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.  Refreshments (read:  Mama D’s Italian Ices) will be served at 6:30 p.m., and she will begin his presentation at 6:45 p.m. 

Wednesday, September 7:  “So you want to be a nurse practitioner”

Marcus Norris, NP, CBU alum 

Room AH122

Refreshments (read:  Mama D’s Italian Ices) will be available at 6:30 p.m.

Presentation begins at 6:45 pm.

 

For more information, please contact Dr. Eisen at 321-3447 or via e-mail, seisen@cbu.edu

·         Monday, September 12, 2016, starting a 6:30 p.m. in AH122:  Ms. Angela Dessables, Admissions Counselor for Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (KSUCPM), will be talking about their podiatric program.  Refreshments (read:  Mama D’s Italian Ices) will be served at 6:30 p.m., and she will begin her presentation at 6:45 p.m. 

·         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.  Refreshments (read:  Mama D’s Italian Ices) will be served at 6:30 p.m., and she will begin her presentation at 6:45 p.m. 

·         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.  Refreshments (read:  Mama D’s Italian Ices) will be served at 6:30 p.m., and she will begin his presentation at 6:45 p.m. 

 

2.  TIP is a seven-week summer program designed to increase the representation of underrepresented groups in the healthcare professions. These groups include underrepresented minorities, non-traditional students, first-generation college students, socioeconomic status, veterans, etc.

From:  Cynthia Crowe | Administrative Coordinator | Health Career Programs |the University of Tennessee Health Science Center

 

TIP is a seven-week summer program designed to increase the representation of underrepresented groups in the healthcare professions. These groups include underrepresented minorities, non-traditional students, first-generation college students, socioeconomic status, veterans, etc.

 

While there are additional pre-requisites and general eligibility requirements, a brief overview of our program is listed below:

·         TIP has two tracks

o   Track I provides a primary care internship in a clinical setting and is primarily for freshmen and sophomores

o   Track II provides a complete admission test preparation course and is primarily for juniors and above

·         Personal and professional development workshops and activities are scheduled for all TIP participants

·         All participants receive a stipend and housing is provided for non-Memphis residents at no cost

 

3.   ADEA (American Dental Education Association) GoDental Newsletter, August 2016.  

ADEA GoDental Newsletter | August 2016 | Excited about ADEA GoDental? Tweet about it!

 

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ADEA GoDental Newsletter | Back to School 

Health Professions Recruiting Fair

Prepare for a Health Professions Recruiting Fair

Health professions recruitment fairs are a great way to have a lot of schools representing the complexity and various aspects of the health care professions together under one roof. Emil Chuck, Ph.D., Director of Admissions at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, summarizes some of the major tips to help you prepare for the recruitment fair experience and potentially stand out as an exceptional student.

Learn more.

 

Financing a Dental Education

Financing a Dental Education - New Video

From smart budgeting to responsible borrowing, ADEA Financial Aid Consultant, Paul Garrard, M.B.A., addresses some of the most pressing questions students have about financing a dental education.

Watch Now

 

Countdown to Health Professions Week this September!

Countdown to Health Professions Week This September! 

Health Professions Week (HPW) is coming this September 26-30, 2016! HPW is an exciting, FREE week-long event for high school and college students that offers multiple opportunities to explore 19 different health professions. Throughout the week learn about the roles and responsibilities of each profession, talk directly with current health care practitioners, and access the educational requirements for each career. But wait there’s more…

HPW will also include an online treasure hunt, campus outreach events, and TWO virtual fairs. High school students, counselors, undergrads and advisors are encouraged to participate. Visit our events page for more information.

Learn More



 

A Dentist's Double Life

Practitioner Profile:
A Dentist's Double Life - Practitioner and Author

General dentist Ryder Waldron, D.D.S., splits his days between his private practice and literary enterprises with fellow dental colleagues, providing guidance to aspiring dental students and dentists. “My schedule as a general practitioner allows me to have a flexible work calendar serving the public as well as the ability to engage in other professional pursuits,” says Dr. Waldron during a recent interview with the ADEA GoDental team. Keep reading to discover what other dental interests keep him inspired. 

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Did You Know You Can Still Add More Schools to Your Application? 

You may add dental school designations and programs to your ADEA AADSAS® application at any time until the end of the application cycle as long as their individual deadlines have not passed. Login to your ADEA AADSAS application, go to the “Dental School Designations” section of your application and select “Update Designations” to add your additional schools. 

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Pathways to Success

NAMME

Registration is now open for the 2017 National Association of Medical Minority Educators Inc. (NAMME) Student Development and Recruitment Event on Saturday, September 17, in Arlington, VA from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET.  The event features morning breakout sessions followed by a health professions recruitment fair in the afternoon. Register for free today!

Learn More

 

The Official Guide

Don’t forget to purchase the 2015-2016 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools. In addition to providing profiles for 76 U.S. and Canadian dental schools, find answers for key questions about opportunities in dentistry, the dental school admissions process and financing a dental education. Available in print and online. 

Learn More

 

Advocacy

ADEA Advocacy: Learn about policies impacting dental education and dental and craniofacial research. Subscribe to ADEA’s monthly Washington Update and State Update plus Action Alerts. Follow @ADEAAGR for daily updates. 

Learn More

 

 

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5.  From Medline Plus.com:  Cancer on Course to Become Top Killer of Americans -- Report shows it will probably eclipse heart disease as leading cause of death in coming years. 

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6.  Received this week. 

·         Belmont University (Nashville, TN) College of Pharmacy 2015-2016 Annual Report

·         AACOM (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) Osteopathic Medical College Information Book – 2017 Entering Class.  (N.B.:  I have the printed copy in my office, and you can download a free pdf file.)

 

7.  Focus on Pharmacy:  Newsletter for the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, August 2016 edition.  

 

 

UM School of Pharmacy- Regular Entry 


The UM School of Pharmacy Professional Program (B.S.P.S./ Pharm.D) is preceded by three years of pre-pharmacy courses which may be taken at community college, the University of Mississippi, or another four-year college or university.  Once the pre-pharmacy requirements have been met, students must complete four additional years of professional pharmacy course work to earn a Pharm.D. Students who complete the pre-pharmacy program and the first year of the professional curriculum receive a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (B.S.P.S.) degree.  To progress further into the professional program (Pharm.D), students must possess a B.S.P.S. degree, earn a 2.65 GPA on all required courses in the first year of the professional program (PY1), and earn no grade below a C in those required PY1 courses.

Students apply for the professional program after their sophomore year of taking pre-pharmacy courses. They will continue taking their final pre-pharmacy courses their junior year while applying, interviewing. All third year courses must be taken at a four-year institution. Each professional class is limited to 115 students.

Minimum requirements for regular-entry admission include a 2.75 GPA on required pre-pharmacy courses (http://pharmacy.olemiss.edu/prepharmacy), with a minimum grade of C in each required course. Additionally, applicants must have completed 15 credit hours of social sciences, humanities, and fine arts electives.  A minimum composite scaled score of 395 on the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) taken during the current testing cycle is also required. In addition, a 3.0 on the PCAT Writing Test is mandatory.

Students are admitted to the professional program based on a composite admission score obtained from the following five categories: GPA on Required Pre-Pharmacy Courses (4.0 maximum), PCAT Composite Scaled Score (2.0 maximum), Leadership, Service and Work Experience (2.0 maximum), Critical Thinking Appraisal (1.0 maximum), and an Interview (1.0 maximum).  Bonus points are added to the admission scores of applicants who have achieved at least a 2.75 GPA on required pre-professional courses and who completed their required pre-pharmacy courses at the University of Mississippi (0.4), or who have already received a master's or higher degree (0.5).  In the fall of 2016, admitted regular-entry students had an average GPA of 3.58, and their average PCAT score was 410.

 

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Early Decision Application Process
The Early Decision process is encouraged if the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is the applicant's first choice and the applicant intends to enroll if accepted.  The Early Decision option allows for application to only one pharmacy degree program during the current cycle.  However, if the applicant is deferred to regular applicant status, the application will roll into the institution's regular admissions cycle, and the applicant may then apply to additional pharmacy programs for an additional fee.  Early Decision applicants must submit the online PharmCAS application (
http://pharmcas.org) by the deadline listed on the School of Pharmacy's admissions website (http://pharmacy.olemiss.edu/admissions). Failure to do so will result in an automatic change to regular applicant status.  Early Decision applicants must also submit the online UM Special Programs and Scholarship Application and the $85 application fee by the requested deadline.  Early Decision interviews will be held in early October.  Upon notification of admission to the program, a non-refundable seat deposit will be required to hold the applicant's seat in the program.

Regular Admission Application Process
Applications for Regular Entry admission must be submitted online via the Pharmacy College Application Service (
http://pharmcas.org) by the deadline listed on the School of Pharmacy's admissions website (http://pharmacy.olemiss.edu/admissions). Regular Entry applicants must also submit the online UM Special Programs and Scholarship Application and the $85 application fee by the deadline. Through our rolling admissions policy, applicants are interviewed and admission decisions are made on a continual basis from October until the class is filled.  If not immediately accepted, applications will continue to roll over to the next round of committee reviews. Regular Entry admission interviews will be conducted from October to February as determined by the assistant dean for student services.  All applicants will be notified of their admissions status no later than April 1. Upon notification of admission to the program, a non-refundable seat deposit will be required to hold the applicant's seat in the program. 

 

 

Madeline Hudson, PY2


Hometown: Norcross, GA

Education Background:  Lassiter High School- Marietta, Ga; BSPS- University of Mississippi; Current PY2 UMSOP

Favorite Class: MEDC 317: Pharmacogenetics & Pharmacoimmunology.  MEDC 317 is my favorite class that I've taken so far. My favorite section of the class was when we discussed transplant medications. Dr. Rimoldi is a fantastic professor, and I genuinely was excited to come to class.

Your Regular Entry Advice:  The best advice I can give is to get to know your peers and professors. It is always nice to have someone to turn to if you don't understand a concept. Also, get as much experience in a pharmacy setting as you possibly can. The more time you spend in these environments, the more comfortable and confident you will be.
 

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Clubs and Activities: UMSOP Ambassador, American Pharmacists Association, Mississippi Pharmacists Association, National Community Pharmacists Association, Kappa Epsilon Professional Pharmacy Fraternity, & American Society of Health System Pharmacists


Career Goal: I'm still figuring out what route of pharmacy I'm wanting to pursue. Right now I'm open to all possibilities. No matter what I do, I want to provide the best possible care that I can to my patients, putting an emphasis on MTM (Medication Therapy Management) services.

 

 

 

September:
Regular Entry Early Decision Deadline- Tues. Sept. 6th
*Friday Open House- Sept. 9th
Regular Entry Preview Day- Mon. Sept. 12th
*Friday Open House- Sept. 16th
*Friday Open House- Sept. 23rd
*Friday Open House- Sept. 30th

October:
Regular Entry Early Decision Applicant Day- Fri. Oct. 7th
*UM Fall Visit Day- Sat. Oct. 15th
Regular Entry Applicant Day 1- Fri. Oct. 21st
Community College Preview Day- Fri. Oct. 28th
*Friday Open House- Oct. 28th

November:
*Friday Open House- Nov. 4th
Regular Entry Applicant Day 2- Fri. Nov. 11th

December:
*Friday Open House- Dec. 2nd

*Registration for these events- 
http://www.olemiss.edu/visit
Registration for RE Preview Day- 
http://pharmacy.olemiss.edu/regular-entry-pharmacy-preview-registration/
Registration for CC Preview Day- 
http://pharmacy.olemiss.edu/community-college-preview-day-registration/
  

 

 

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8.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 29, 2016 edition.  

 

STAT Short, topical, and timely

News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

August 29, 2016

Editor’s Note: STAT will not be published on Monday, Sept. 5, and will return on Sept. 12. We wish our readers a happy and healthy Labor Day holiday.

 

AAMC Awards Innovations in Research Education

The AAMC has named three recipients of the 2016 AAMC Innovations in Research Education Award, with awardees from Stony Brook University, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and Stanford University School of Medicine. The winning projects highlight innovations in PhD, MD-PhD, and postdoctoral education and training or early career development that enhance the institutional research mission. This is the fifth annual award developed in collaboration with leaders in biomedical research, education, and training from AAMC-member institutions.

 

Medical Schools Address Burnout Among Students

Efforts at the nation’s medical schools focused on preventing and managing burnout among medical students are highlighted in a recent AAMCNEWS article. A mentoring program at Loma Linda University School of Medicine helped an overwhelmed transfer student develop a sustainable study schedule that worked. At the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), a mobile app launched last year helps students assess personal symptoms of burnout and navigate available services. UNMC also hired a psychologist to develop stress management programming for students, residents, faculty, and staff. For additional resources on the topic of well-being and resilience in academic medicine, visit www.aamc.org/wellbeing.

 

Academic Medicine Seeks Letters to the Editor from Medical Students, Residents

The AAMC’s peer-reviewed journal, Academic Medicine, is seeking original submissions for the Letters to the Editor feature from residents and medical students on topics such as admissions decisions/selection of applicants to medical school and residency, well-being/resilience, the learning environment, curricular changes, competency-based assessment, and more. Submissions are due by Nov. 1 and should indicate they are in response to the call for submissions from residents and medical students (click here for requirements and guidelines). Accepted letters will be published together as a special collection in an upcoming issue of Academic Medicine.

 

Surgeon General Launches “Turn the Tide” Initiative to Address Opioid Epidemic

The U.S. Surgeon General has called on nearly 2.3 million health care practitioners and public health leaders to join a movement to end the nation’s prescription opioid epidemic. In a letter, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy urges health care professionals to take a pledge to educate themselves to treat pain safely and effectively, screen patients for opioid use disorders and provide them with treatment options, and talk about addiction as a chronic illness. For more information, visit www.turnthetiderx.org.

 

National Academies of Practice Calls for Abstracts on Interprofessional Education

The National Academies of Practice (NAP) is seeking abstracts for a variety of interprofessional educational sessions to be offered at the 2017 NAP Annual Forum, which will be held March 17–18, 2017, in Philadelphia. Abstract content should be associated with one or more of the meeting themes—including access, quality, value, and outcomes in interprofessional health care. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 9.

 

On the Move

Mantosh J. Dewan, MD, has been named interim dean of SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dewan currently serves as distinguished service professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and will begin his new role on Oct. 15.

Joe Robertson, MD, MBA, president and former dean of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), has been named acting dean while Mark Richardson, MD, MScB, MBA, current dean of OHSU, recovers from critical injuries sustained from a recent fall.

 

 

9.  Two CBU alums at their Union University School of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony, Fall 2016.    

Introducing:  Christian Lyons and Tiffany Rice, P-1’s at the Union University School of Pharmacy, Jackson, TN:

 

 

10.  Marginalia:  When you see this type of bumper sticker, be prepared for wildly erratic, but enthusiastic driving.  (Sighted on the CBU campus, BTW.) 

 

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