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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2016.10, Week of October 24  


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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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1.  Events coming up.  
2.  Feinberg 411:  A monthly newsletter for prospective and accepted students of the Feinberg School of Medicine (Northwestern University, Chicago).  
3.  AMA MedEd Update, promoting innovations in medical education, October 2016 edition. 
4.  The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) announces a Pre-Med Fellowship Opportunity in India for individuals already admitted to medical school.  
5.  Kaplan has just opened its new Winter Intensive Program for preparation over their winter break.  
6.  ADEA (American Dental Education Association’s) GoDental Newsletter, October 2016 edition.  
7.  For any students interested in studying international health, community development and sustainability, the Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP) in Jamkhed, India is offering a three-week practicum course from mid-June to early July, 2017.  


1.  Events coming up.  

·         Wednesday, October 26, 2016:  University of Michigan Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Sciences OPEN HOUSE.

·         November 1, 2016 and November 29, 2016:  Adulting 101 – CBU Life after College:  Money matters, or, What you didn’t learn in the classroom.

·         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. 

·         Saturday, November 5, 2026:  Larkin Health Sciences Institute (Miami, FL) College of Pharmacy OPEN HOUSE:

We our having an Open House on Saturday, November 5, 2016.  The event is scheduled from 11:00 AM – 1:00PM.


At this event, students will have the opportunity to learn more about LHSI College of Pharmacy and all that it has to offer.  In addition to presentations and tours, there will be time to speak directly with our current Diplomat Students, faculty, and staff.  Families and friends are welcome to attend.

To register for the Open House click on the link below.

Click here to register!


If you have any questions or cannot attend the event but would still like information regarding LHSI College of Pharmacy,  please contact me or visit our website at

We hope to see you!



Everlidis Pena M.S Ed

Assistant Director of Admissions

College of Pharmacy


18301 N. Miami Avenue

Miami, Florida 33169

Phone: 305.760.7517



·         Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 217 Robison Hall, University of Memphis:  Health Systems Management & Policy Open House


2.  Feinberg 411:  A monthly newsletter for prospective and accepted students of the Feinberg School of Medicine (Northwestern University, Chicago).  

A monthly newsletter for prospective and accepted students of the Feinberg School of Medicine.


Members of the Class of 2020 donned their white coats and were welcomed into the medical profession at the 158th Founders' Day on August 12.



Medical Students Shadow Healthcare Professionals

First-year medical students at Feinberg spent part of their first week shadowing healthcare professionals during their Introduction to the Profession Module.



Using Human-Centered Design to Create Better Healthcare Models in Kenya

Fourth-year medical student Claudia Leung spent the past year in western Kenya doing research and developing a healthcare model for patients with chronic diseases.




Northwestern Hospitals Among the Best in Latest U.S. News Rankings

U.S. News & World Report recognized four Northwestern Medicine hospitals in its 2016-17 ranking of America's Best Hospitals.



Furry Friends of Feinberg

Feinberg students took a break from classes on Friday, September 23, to play with dog Chewie Tae, as part of Feinberg's Wellness program. 


New Assistant Director of Student Affairs Focuses on Student Wellness and Mentorship



Bringing LGBT Health to the Forefront

Northwestern hosted the inaugural State of LGBT Health Symposium, bringing together scientists, policymakers and community members to discuss how federal resources are being mobilized to improve the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and gender-nonconforming people.



Diversity and Inclusion Town Hall Addresses Community Concerns


Focus on the MD Curriculum

Beyond the academics of the medical degree program, our students are encouraged to engage and network with each other as well as faculty. During Arrival Week, students are welcomed into the Feinberg community through two groups, colleges and societies.

Each medical school class is divided into four colleges, providing each student with a familiar social and academic community that lasts throughout medical school. Each college has a dedicated college mentor, an experienced clinician who teaches and advises the college throughout the four years of the MD curriculum.

Feinberg's four medical student societies link the colleges across medical school classes.

Each society includes one college from each medical school class year, therefore creating a learning community that connects students into a broad network of faculty and other students with varying interests and levels of experience.

Outside of the colleges and societies, our students also participate in a number of student groups based on social and academic interests, career goals and more.


Why Did I Choose Feinberg?

Anthony Gacita is an MD/PhD student.  

A third-year medical student in the Medical Scientist Training Program, Anthony Gacita completed the first two years of medical school and this year started his PhD studying the genetic basis of cardiomyopathy. Gacita helped organize the release of the medical school's first Outlist, a voluntary public roster of faculty, staff and students who identify as LGBT, and AllyList, a public and voluntary listing of members of the Feinberg community who support and promote the wellbeing of LGBT community members. 


Why did you choose Feinberg?

When I came to visit, I loved the location of Feinberg and where it was within the city. While visiting, I thought the students I met and the people in the MSTP office were really great to work with and nice.


What aspects of the curriculum have you liked best?

The professors and module leaders are very engaged and concerned with our learning, as well as open to questions. I remember I had a question during the cardiology unit, and I emailed the professor. He responded immediately, and I was impressed he took the time to email me and give individualized feedback.


What are your classmates like?

Everyone has something about them that makes him or her so interesting. Every time that I talk to someone I'm blown away by what they are doing outside of class, whether it is a research project or bringing humanitarian aid to a developing country. It's amazing to see what everyone can do.


Admissions Q&A


How is the Feinberg curriculum structured? 
The four years of study are divided into three phases, each containing aspects of four curricular elements.


What is the profile of Feinberg's currently enrolled students? 
Find data about the Class of 2020, including test scores and undergraduate performance, gender and ethnicity statistics, and more via our Entering Class Profile page.



3.  AMA MedEd Update, promoting innovations in medical education, October 2016 edition.


October 2016 

The structure of the medical school of the future


Top Stories

The "structure" of the medical school of the future

With the advent of dramatic changes in how medicine is taught—from active learning to interprofessional education—medical schools are now rethinking the design of their buildings and classrooms as well. Learn how the University of North Dakota approached building the medical school of the future for its new School of Medicine & Health Sciences, completed this summer. Read more at AMA Wire®.

Health care and population health: A team sport

The faculty at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin are enjoying a unique opportunity. Dell is the first new medical school at a tier-one university in the U.S. in 60 years, having welcomed its inaugural class in 2016. Its instructors don't just have the chance to build a new medical school. They can build a medical school of the future. Read more at AMA Wire.

Accreditor lays out plan for resident well-being

Dr. Brigham started with Lewin's equation: B = f(PE). It states that behavior is a function of a person and his or her environment. He then pointed to its implications for physicians and physician well-being. "Think about what we expose our residents to: death and dying, other people's secrets, other people's sickness, depression and anxiety. But it's not all depressing." Read more at AMA Wire.

Medical Schools

Rethinking how race contributes to a patient's health

Physicians have been trained to think about race as a demographic factor that may influence a patient's health, but understanding how race influences health is evolving. One medical school is attempting to expand the way future physicians think about race in the exam room. Read more at AMA Wire.

The physician of the future: More like da Vinci

Which skills and qualities should typify the physician of the future? Answering this question is crucial for medical schools, especially given the many forces acting on medical education, including health care funding, the impact of technology and evolving patient users. According to one expert, the answer is clear but also complex: The physician of the future will need to be a little bit of everything. Read more at AMA Wire.

Test your readiness with this month's USMLE Step 1 stumper

The United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 1 exam is often the first major test of a medical student's knowledge, and some of its questions are missed by all but a select few highly prepared test takers. Check out this month's question that Kaplan Medical says stumps most students, and view an expert video explanation of the answer. Read more at AMA Wire.

Graduate Medical Education

5 tips to start and grow a happy family during residency

Residency often coincides with the time when many young physicians would like to start families, but undertaking these two life events simultaneously can be daunting. A third-year family medicine resident with three young children recently shared her tips for making it work with minimal stress. Read more at AMA Wire.

Redesigning the Gas Lounge: How residents changed their space

Anesthesiology residents at Stanford used to spend their few precious moments of relaxation in a lounge that looked like a dirty apartment. With a low-budget, resident-led plan, they found the funds and redesigned the anesthesiology lounge—known as the "Gas Lounge"—into a space that is clean, calm and where they would actually want to eat and sleep. Read more at AMA Wire.


Continuing Physician Professional Development

The AMA and the ACCME announce collaboration to support alignment

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) and the AMA are progressing in their ongoing collaborative effort to align the two systems. The purpose of the collaboration is to adopt a single set of core principles that will serve to facilitate flexibility in educational design, encourage innovation and enhance physician education by aligning ACCME and AMA's expectations of continuing medical education providers. In order to work towards that goal, and establish a process to maintain a better alignment moving forward, a Bridge Committee has been formed. Read more on the AMA website.

Council on Medical Education Stakeholders' Forum at Interim Meeting, Friday, Nov. 11

The AMA Council on Medical Education will be engaging stakeholders in a discussion of the single (MD/DO) graduate medical education accreditation system and its potential/known implications at the 2016 AMA Interim Meeting, Nov. 11 in Orlando. For example, what are the traditional differences between allopathic and osteopathic training, and how have these differences been addressed? When did this process begin, and what is the current status? And what are the implications for MD, DO and international medical graduate trainees, faculty and administrators? Panelists will include representatives from the American Osteopathic Association, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. For more information, contact Karen Heins.

AMA members recently appointed to medical education organization leadership roles

Several AMA members were recently appointed by medical education organizations to leadership positions. These individuals were nominated by the AMA to the respective organizations, each of which made the final appointment decision from among the candidates it received. Read more at AMA Wire.

Call for nominations: Specialty boards, ACCME, ACGME review committees

AMA members are invited to apply for nomination for leadership positions in key medical education organizations. Take advantage of opportunities to gain valuable leadership experience, enhance your career and make your voice heard in the service of helping shape the future of our profession. Learn more and submit a nomination application on the AMA website.

Health systems science is educational focus of academic physicians meeting, Nov. 11 in Seattle

What is health systems science? And how can medical educators ensure that tomorrow's physicians have a firm grasp of this emerging "third pillar" of medical education? Learn more about this new educational framework to better align education with health system needs at the next AMA Academic Physicians Section meeting, Nov. 11 in Seattle. Register now and join your academic physician colleagues for this important event, held prior to the annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Read more at AMA Wire.

More Med Ed News

First-ever health systems science textbook available for pre-order

Health Systems Science, the first comprehensive, practical text for the emerging science of health systems is now available for pre-order from the AMA Store. Developed by the American Medical Association's Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium, Health Systems Science is the first text that focuses on providing a fundamental understanding of how health care is delivered, how health care professionals work together to deliver that care, and how the health system can improve patient care and health care delivery. Along with basic and clinical sciences, health systems science is rapidly becoming a crucial third pillar of medical education, requiring a defined and practical curriculum with an emphasis on understanding the r ole of human factors, systems engineering, leadership and patient improvement strategies that will help transform the future of health care and ensure greater patient safety. The book retails for $59.99. AMA members can pre-order it from the AMA Store for $54.99. The book will be available in mid-December.

Test your USMLE Step 2 readiness with this most-missed question

The United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 2 is a major measure of any medical student's clinical knowledge, so AMA Wire is providing frequent expert insights to help you prepare for it. Take a few minutes here to work through another of the most-missed USMLE Step 2 test prep questions and view an expert video explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Read more at AMA Wire.

Weigh in on pressing health care issues by November 7

How do you think the practice of medicine should be improved in the United States? Share your thoughts on important health care topics—and have a chance to shape AMA policy—via the AMA Online Member Forums. They're open in advance of the 2016 AMA Interim Meeting, Nov. 12-15 in Orlando. Topics include parental leave, formal leadership training during medical education, primary care and mental health training in residency and removing restrictions on federal public health crisis research. The forums will be open until the start of the meeting, but comments posted after Nov. 7 may not be captured in the summaries shared with reference committee members. Read more at AMA Wire.

Upcoming research symposium: Be a judge

The AMA is in the planning stages for its 14th annual American Medical Association Research Symposium and reaching out to you, as a physician leader, with an important request to serve as a judge at this year's symposium. In doing so, you put your expertise to work in ways that will create a lasting and rewarding experience for the medical students, residents, fellows and international medical graduates showcasing their research at this year's event. Held in conjunction with the 2016 AMA Interim Meeting, the symposium will take place at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla., on Friday, Nov. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. Immediately following the poster session, all judges are cordially invited to attend a poster-viewing reception at the hotel. Register as a judge.

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4.  The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) announces a Pre-Med Fellowship Opportunity in India for individuals already admitted to medical school.








Any undergraduate student who is interested in international community health should know about the Mabelle Arole Fellowship, awarded annually since 2002 through John Snow, Inc (JSI) Research and Training. Candidates must be admitted to medical school to be eligible. If awarded the Fellowship, s/he defers entrance to medical school for one year. Applications are due in mid-January 2017 and finalists are interviewed in early March in Washington, DC (at the candidate's expense). The Fellow would depart the US in mid-June 2017 and returns in late spring of 2018. The Fellow, who receives $8,000 to cover all expenses, spends 10 months at the Comprehensive Rural Health Project at Jamkhed (in Maharashtra), one of the best examples of how mobilized/empowered communities can significantly improve their health/nutrition status. All relevant information is available on the AMSA website (, search for Arole) which has a link to Jamkhed site and contains reports by previous Fellows. Any questions can be directed to Dr. David Pyle at or 503-894-8546 (in Portland, OR).


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5.  Kaplan has just opened its new Winter Intensive Program for preparation over their winter break.  

Kaplan just opened our new Winter Intensive Program for enrollment this week. We have had a lot of requests from students for preparation over their winter break. This new program will fulfill that need. I have copied the information below to share with any interested students. The blurb contains a link to explore all details and the schedule for the program. As always, please let me know if you or your students have any questions. Thanks!!


Winter Intensive Program- MCAT


For the first time ever, Kaplan is bringing the benefits of our highest-rated MCAT Summer Intensive Program to student homes this winter. This elite program is an exclusive opportunity to commit to the most concentrated MCAT prep available, including the most live instruction of any January MCAT prep option, unparallelled support and service, and weekly one-on-one coaching.


The Winter Intensive Program curriculum incorporates MCAT strategy, content review, and a personalized approach—delivered exclusively live online by our highest-rated MCAT faculty from across the country. Details about the program can be found on our Winter Intensive Program website, and students that enroll by October 31 can take advantage of our $500 off introductory sale!


Kristy Lee Taylor

Grad Programs Manager

Mississippi River- West TN, AR, MS


Prep Smarter. Score Higher. Guaranteed.



6.  ADEA (American Dental Education Association’s) GoDental Newsletter, October 2016 edition.  

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The Many Faces of Dentistry - Find the Right Fit

“When I was in dental school, no one told me to explore all practice options before graduation, and there definitely wasn’t a course to help with making this type of decision. Most students will begin and end dental school with the goal of being a private practitioner, with the majority of those students wanting to be solo practice owners. However, most students don’t know the benefits and drawbacks of each practice option nor do they take the time to explore them fully,” says Ryder Waldron, D.D.S.

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New Name, Broader Focus for Summer Health Professions Education Program

The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) has a new name and an expanded focus. Renamed the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), the program continues to be supported through funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and has now expanded to incorporate learning opportunities for students interested in careers across the health professions, including nursing, pharmacy, physician assistants, and public health.

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Perspectives from a Dual Degree M.P.H./D.D.S. Student

“According to the 2015-2016 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools, more than 20 dental schools in the United States and Canada offer dual or additional programs for dental students to pursue Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degrees. However, it wasn’t until my second year in dental school that I learned about the opportunity to pursue a dual degree D.D.S./M.P.H. and explored the career options for someone interested in public health and dentistry,” says Jean Calvo, current University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry student.

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Practitioner Profile: Dentistry Educator, Veteran and Mentor

The discovery of superior manual dexterity at an early age by a mentor set Leo E. Rouse, D.D.S., on the path to a career in dentistry and academia. As our practitioner of the month, Dr. Rouse sat down with the ADEA GoDental team to share his experiences in the United States Army Dental Corps and the United States Army Dental Command (USADENCOM) and how he transitioned to mentoring and developing young men and women on the academic front.

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Attention 2017 Dental School Applicants! 

Make sure you are interviewing the dental school while they interview you; remember it is a two-way street when searching for the right fit. Ask questions so you make the best choice if offered a spot at more than one school.

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Did you miss our last webinar Successfully Navigating Your Dental School Interviews? Catch up with the recording now as our experts offer specific tactics and strategies for successfully navigating the intricacies of the dental school interview and all stages of the process. Put your best foot forward with our panelists’ top 5 “do’s and don’ts” for making a good impression during interview season.

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Curious to see what a dental school looks like? Well you are in luck! Many schools have virtual tours on their websites. Here’s a look inside the New York University College of Dentistry campus. 

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Applying to dental school? Find profiles for 76 U.S. and Canadian dental schools and answers to key questions about opportunities in dentistry within the 2015-2016 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools. Available in print and online.

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7.  For any students interested in studying international health, community development and sustainability, the Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP) in Jamkhed, India is offering a three-week practicum course from mid-June to early July, 2017.  

For any students interested in studying international health, community development and sustainability, the Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP) in Jamkhed, India is offering a three-week practicum course from mid-June to early July, 2017. Since 1970, CRHP has catalyzed health and development programs through direct investment in local communities, leading to dramatic improvements in the health and empowerment of marginalized communities. Having trained more than 2,700 people from over 100 countries, and more than 28,000 domestic health workers within India, CRHP has rooted its community-based primary health care model across the world. Through this summer practicum, students will have the opportunity to gain experience in health, community development and sustainability through site visits, program observation, and seminars.  For more information on the summer course, please advise interested students to visit our webpage at or send an email to



Ravi Arole                                                                              Professor Amanda Tapler                                      Dr. Aparna Thomas           

Director                                                                                  CRHP Faculty Fellow                                                CRHP Faculty Fellow

Comprehensive Rural Health Project                                    Elon University                                                          Cornell College, Iowa




Dr. Stan Eisen, Director
Preprofessional Health Programs
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