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Caduceus Newsletter:  Fall 2016.11, Week of October 31 

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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.  From the U.S.  Food & Drug Administration – Mammography:  What you need to know.   
3.  The Bluff City Medical Society, the local chapter of the National Medical Society awards scholarships to Medical Students and Pre-Med Students of minority backgrounds.  The deadline for submission of materials is November 15, 2016.  
4. The College of Pharmacy at the University of Chicago-Illinois (UIC) invites undergraduate students to apply for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. 
5.  ===AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, October 26, 2016 edition.   
6.  The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry will be hosting an Optometry Virtual Fair on  November 2. 
7.  The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) has released the latest edition of Academic Pharmacy Now. 
8.  InsideOME:  Osteopathic Medical Education News, October 2016 edition.  

 

1.  Events coming up.  

·         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, 9 a.m. – 12 noon, and again 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.:  Academic Internship Program Informational Meetings
Career Services Office (Buckman 207) -- If you missed the first round of meetings in early October, not to worry!  If you're interested in pursuing an academic internship for the Spring 2017 semester, just stop by Career Services during the morning or afternoon on November 2nd to pick up an application, a list of available sites, and a list of program details.

·         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 http://ularkin.org/pharmacy/

We hope to see you!

Sincerely,

 

Everlidis Pena M.S Ed

Assistant Director of Admissions

College of Pharmacy

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18301 N. Miami Avenue

Miami, Florida 33169

Phone: 305.760.7517

Email:  epena@ULarkin.org

Website: www.ULarkin.org

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

 

2.  From the U.S.  Food & Drug Administration – Mammography:  What you need to know.   

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3.  The Bluff City Medical Society, the local chapter of the National Medical Society awards scholarships to Medical Students and Pre-Med Students of minority backgrounds.  The deadline for submission of materials is November 15, 2016.  

The Bluff City Medical Society is the local chapter of the National Medical Society.  Every year, at our Holiday Event, we award scholarships to Medical Students and Pre-Med Students of minority backgrounds.  This year’s event will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016.  The attached application explains the eligibility criteria for the scholarship.  We invite you to share the information with those Pre-Med students at your institution.  The deadline for submission of the application (and supporting documentation), is November 15, 2016.

 

Thank you for facilitating the dissemination of this information to the worthy students who can benefit from the scholarship.

 

 

Claudette Jones Shephard, MD

Telephone: 901-448-5393

 

 

The Bluff City

 

 

 

Medical Society

P. O. Box 17924

 Memphis, TN 38187-0924

901-344-8010 (phone)

901-761-2944 (facsimile)

 

Cover Letter

Dear Applicant:

 

Enclosed is the criteria and application for consideration of becoming a Bluff City Medical Society (BCMS) scholarship recipient. BCMS is committed to supporting the future education of minority physicians. 

 

 

Scholarship Committee: Claudette Shephard, MD, Patricia Adams-Graves, MD and Lanetta Anderson, MD

 

Email address: CShephard@uthsc.edu              Phone  901-448-5393

                         PAdamsGraves@uthsc.edu       Phone  901-448-6823

                         RLanetta1@aol.com                  Phone  901-276-3222   

                            

·        Application Deadline  Monday,  November  15,  2016

·        Return Completed Applications to: Bluff City Medical Society, PO Box 17924, Memphis, TN 38187 or (901) 761-2944 (fax)

 

An incomplete application will not be considered.

 

 

 

The Bluff City

 

 

 

Medical Society

P. O. Box 17924

 Memphis, TN 38187-0924

901-344-8010 (phone)

901-761-2944 (facsimile)

 

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria 2016

           

1.      Applicant must be a student in one of the following schools.

a.     University of Tennessee College of Medicine

b.     Christian Brothers University – Senior/Pre-Med

c.      Lemoyne Owen College – Senior/Pre-Med

d.     Rhodes College –Senior/Pre-Med

e.     Rust College – Senior/Pre-Med

f.       University of Memphis –Senior/Pre-Med

2.     Applicant must be African-American, American Indian or Hispanic.

3.     Undergraduate Student must be a senior.

4.     Medical Student must be a sophomore, junior or senior.

5.     College/Medical student must be in good standing.

a.     Submit most recent transcript.

6.     Scholarship award will be presented at The 2016 Annual Gala.

7.     Two Letters of recommendation from active faculty members.

8.       Children of Bluff City Medical Society members are not eligible for the scholarship.

 

 

The Bluff City

 

 

 

Medical Society

P. O. Box 17924

 Memphis, TN 38187-0924

901-344-8010 (phone)

901-761-2944 (facsimile)

 

Scholarship Application

 

Student Information:

 

1.                 Name___________________________________________________

Last                                        first                             middle

2.                 Address__________________________________________________

Street                                     Apt. #                         City

 

Zip                                                                  Phone#

3.                 Date of Birth  ______/______/______Social Security # ----/---/______

4.                 Legal residence City_______________________

5.                 Citizenship______U.S.__________________other specify

6.                 Year in School ____2nd_____3rd_____4th

7.                 Name of current College/Medical School__________________________

8.                 Current Grade Point Average________

9.                 Student annual income/current financial aid.  $____________

10.            List # of children and other dependents below

_________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

11.            Student’s explanation of special circumstances. (Use additional paper)

_________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

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12.            What do you envision yourself doing in 10 years?___________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

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13.            What motivates you to pursue a career in medicine?________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

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The Bluff City

 

Medical Society

P. O. Box 17924

 Memphis, TN 38187-0924

901-344-8010 (phone)

901-761-2944 (facsimile)

 

Scholarship Application

References:

List names and addresses of two references that have knowledge of your need and your character at this time. (Non relatives)

 

1.     Name______________________________________________

Address_____________________________________________

____________________________________________________

Phone #_________________________cell__________________

 

2.     Name________________________________________________

Address_______________________________________________

______________________________________________________

Phone #__________________________Cell__________________

 

 

4. The College of Pharmacy at the University of Chicago-Illinois (UIC) invites undergraduate students to apply for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. 

The College of Pharmacy at UIC invites undergraduate students to apply for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. The objective of this program is to introduce undergraduate students to biomedical research in order to heighten interest in science as a career and increase the number of young scientists entering the biomedical research disciplines.

The SURF program is located on UIC’s West Campus, in the center of the Illinois Medical District--one of the largest concentrations of advanced health care facilities in the nations-- and just minutes from downtown Chicago. Our location gives us convenient access to a diverse range of cutting-edge research, collaborators and patient populations.

The SURF Program is funded by an institutional award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET).

Program Dates:

The SURF program runs for 10 weeks, starting on Thursday, June 1, 2017 and ending on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

SURF Program Description:

ASPET-sponsored SURF program is for undergraduate students interested in biomedical research.  Students will work on independent research projects in the laboratories of their faculty mentors.  Before beginning work, students will attend relevant laboratory safety training.  In addition to individual mentoring, the program offers number of enrichment activities:  research seminars, advanced research instrumentation workshops, career day at a local pharmaceutical company, instructions on how to prepare a scientific presentation, practice talks and  a mini-symposium where all the participants present their research projects in front of the College audience.  SURF participants will receive compensation of $3,000 for the 10 week period.

The 2017 Application Cycle is now open. Please read the application instructions carefully and apply by February 1, 2017.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

·         Sophomores or juniors majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or related field.

·         GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

·         Students should have a strong desire to pursue an advanced degree (PhD or PharmD/PhD) and must be available for the full 10 weeks of the program.

·         The program is open to all US Citizens and Permanent Residents. Undergraduate students from groups underrepresented in health-related sciences, i.e. individuals from ethnic or racial groups (African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Alaskan and Hawaiian Natives); individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, and individuals with physical or mental disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Components and Process:

·         Application form. Download the form and instructions.

·         Personal statement

·         Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable)

·         2 letters of recommendations

Submit completed application form, personal statement, and transcripts as a SINGLE PDF file by e-mail to surf@uic.edu by February 1, 2017.

Request that your letters of references are e-mailed to surf@uic.edu by February 1, 2017.

Notification:

All effort will be made to notify applicants no later than April 14, 2017 regarding their status. Applicants chosen to participate in the 2017 SURF program will be sent an offer letter via e-mail.

Contact Information:

Please contact us by e-mail to surf@uic.edu.

Lindsey E. McQuade, Ph.D., Director
Research & Graduate Resources
UIC College of Pharmacy
833 S. Wood St
Room 146 PHARM, MC 874
Office AOB B14-J (M-Th); MBRB 3150 (F)
Chicago, IL, 60612
Phone: (312)413-7648 (M-Th); (312)413-3806 (F)

http://pharmacy.uic.edu/research

go.uic.edu/surf

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5.  ===AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, October 26, 2016 edition.   

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AAMCNews

News About America's Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals

 

October 26, 2016

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Studying Former Presidents Provides Leadership Lessons, Says Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin will be a plenary speaker at Learn Serve Lead 2016: The AAMC Annual Meeting on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Read More

Easing the Transition into Residency

Revised MSPE Designed to Ease Transition to Residency

New recommendations for the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) are designed to ease the transition to residency and make it easier to evaluate applicants holistically.

Read More

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Registration Opens for Joining Forces Wellness Week Webinar Series

Registration is now open for the fifth annual Joining Forces Wellness Week webinar series, held during the week of Veterans Day, Nov. 7-11. Hosted by the AAMC, the White House Joining Forces staff, and the Center for Deployment Psychology at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, the series focuses on topics related to the health of veterans, military service members, and their families. Panelists include experts from medical schools, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, and others. Registrants can receive continuing education credit for participating.
Register Now

National Academy of Medicine Elects New Members

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has elected 70 U.S. members and nine international members during its annual meeting. Election to the Academy is considered an honor in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. The newly elected members raise NAM's total active membership to 1,947 and the number of international members to 146.
Read More

On the Move

Julian J. Nussbaum, MD, has been named CEO for Augusta University Medical Associates and executive vice president for clinical affairs at Augusta University Health System. Peter F. Buckley, MD, dean of the Medical College of Georgia, will assume the role of executive vice president for medical affairs and integration at Augusta University. Nussbaum and Buckley will retain their responsibilities as chair and dean, respectively.
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Samuel Strada, PhD, dean emeritus of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine (USA), will retire later this month after a 33-year career at USA. Strada served as chair of and professor in the Department of Pharmacology, and as the medical school's senior associate dean. In addition, he held positions as acting director of the graduate program in basic medical sciences, assistant dean for admissions, and acting chair of psychiatry.
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6.  The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry will be hosting an Optometry Virtual Fair on  November 2. 

ASCO also recommends the PBS movie Sight:  The Story of Vision to your students.   It is very informative and interesting.  Check your local listings.

 

Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks!

 

Paige

 

Paige Pence

Director, Student and Residency Affairs

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 420

Rockville, MD  20852

Phone:  (301) 231-5944, ext. 3077

Email:  ppence@opted.org

Website:  www.opted.org

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See a future... improving lives

Doctors of Optometry Make a Difference

 

Thinking about a career in healthcare?
Learn more and speak with faculty, students and admissions professionals representing 23 schools and colleges of Optometry.

ACT NOW: RSVP for the Virtual Fair on November 2

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Doctors of Optometry:

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Are the primary-care doctors of the eye and the frontline protectors of vision

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Are often the first to detect critical health issues in their patients and refer them for timely treatment

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Enjoy a balanced life and work an average of 37.5 hours a week*

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Have unlimited career options, from pediatrics to geriatrics to sports vision or rehabilitative vision

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Optometry offers an average net income of $122,667 across the profession*


Visit the Association for Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) to learn more about the programs and this satisfying profession.


Please check out OUR resources!

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ASCO YouTube
Videos and Podcasts

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Eye on Optometry
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Applicants and
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7.  The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) has released the latest edition of Academic Pharmacy Now. 

Please find the AACP quarterly news magazine, Academic Pharmacy Now below.  The magazine is a great way to learn about PharmD programs and important issues impacting pharmacy education.

 

Best regards,

Jen

 

| Jennifer L. Adams, Pharm.D., Ed.D.

| Senior Advisor, Student Affairs

| American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

| 1727 King Street FL 2 Alexandria, VA 22314

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| Discover ▪ Learn ▪ Care: Improve Health

| www.aacp.org www.pharmacy4me.org


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8.  InsideOME:  Osteopathic Medical Education News, October 2016 edition.  

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Introducing the Osteopathic Medicine Fellow for 2016.

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First DO appointed to lead IAMRA; TouroCOM-NY names interim clinical dean.

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Pledge to participate in the national effort to provide military culture training for current and future health care professionals.

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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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