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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2016.14, Week of November 21  

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

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Memphis, TN  38104

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True, association is not correlation, but still, it makes you wonder…

 

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To assess one example presented by a Penn State University sociologist and demographer, please go to Marginalia. 

 

Table of Contents:

1.  Events coming up. 
2.  From the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine:  Washington Insider, November 14, 2016 edition.  
3.  The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine offers a 2-year master’s degree for a Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant program.  
4.  Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston, MA) offers Master’s Degrees in: 1)Public Health; 2)Pain Research, Education and Policy; 3)Health Communication; 4)Biomedical Sciences; and 5)Physician Assistant Studies.  
5.  The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) School of Graduate Studies (Jackson, MS) offers a variety of degree programs which prepare students for careers in medical research and teaching.  
6.  ===AAMC News===, News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, November 16, 2016 edition.    

7.  Marginalia:  Shannon Monnat is a Penn State sociologist and demographer.  True, association is not correlation, but still

 

1.  Events coming up. 

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

 

2.  From the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine:  Washington Insider, November 14, 2016 edition.  

Washington Insider

AACOM

 

Washington Insider

 

What You Need to Know

The election season is over, and while our country and our policymakers are transitioning into new roles and leadership positions, we, like others across the nation, are assessing the impact of the election results. The GOP has gained control of the White House and maintained their control of both congressional chambers. Donald J. Trump (R) will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017, and Governor Mike Pence (R) of Indiana, will serve as Vice President of the United States. Republicans retained their majority in the Senate and now hold a 51-48 seat count, with Democrats only picking off two Republican seats in IL and NH; Louisiana’s seat has yet to be called as a run-off election between Democrat Foster Campbell and Republican John Kennedy will take place on December 10. Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto won Nevada's Senate race, defeating Republican Representative Joe Heck, DO, and holding retiring Senator Harry Reid's seat for Democrats. In the House of Representatives, the GOP now has a majority of 238-193. The 115th Congress will be sworn in on January 3, 2017. Please view AACOM’s election summary for more details.

Congress starts its lame-duck session today, where fiscal year 2017 spending bills must be addressed or Congress will risk a federal government shutdown. The GOP victory makes the repeal of provisions of the Affordable Care Act all but certain and provides Republicans the opportunity to advance a more right-leaning political and legislative agenda. The Supreme Court nomination will also be front and center. Trump's presidency casts a great deal of uncertainty over federal health and education policies. President-elect Trump has stated his top three priorities are immigration, health care, and jobs, and his transitional plan calls for a “modernization” of Medicare. In addition, the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) will probably play less of a role in the Trump Administration. During his campaign, he called for the USDE to be abolished, and he stated that addressing overregulation will be a centerpiece of his agenda.

As this new Administration and Congress begin their work, we will continue to advocate for AACOM’s key education and health care policy priorities and will collaborate with these policymakers to advance our legislative agenda on behalf of the nation’s osteopathic medical schools and students.

 Pamela Murphy, Senior Vice President of Government Relations 

 

 

Legislative
 Update

On The Hill

 114th Congress Returns to Capitol Hill to Wrap Up and Look Ahead to the Next Congress

Congress returns to Capitol Hill today to resume legislative work and begin preparing for the 115th Congress, which begins on January 3, 2017. The Senate is scheduled to be in session for 20 days before the end of the year, and the U.S. House of Representatives has scheduled 16 legislative days between now and the end of the year. During this time, departing Senators and Representatives will prepare to vacate their offices as incoming lawmakers go through orientation.

Each party will also elect its leaders for the next Congress, including the Speaker of the House, the President pro tempore of the Senate, House and Senate Majority and Minority Leaders, and committee Chairmen and Ranking Members.

AACOM will continue to provide updates as Congressional leadership decisions are made.

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Advocacy Update

Advocacy 

ED to MED Blogs Highlight Student's Perspective on Federal Financial Aid and the Importance of Stress Management in Grad School 

In recent blog posts for the ED to MED campaign, AACOM government relations staff provide tips on how graduate students can achieve balance while juggling multiple priorities and taking care of their own mental well-being and feature the unique perspective of a medical student, husband, and father. Learn more in Treat Yourself: Five Techniques to Relax in Grad School and Guest Blog: A Husband, Father, and Medical Student’s View on Federal Financial Aid.

U.S. Representative Martha Roby Visits ACOM

 

On October 20, 2016, U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) visited the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) in Dothan during the inaugural continuing medical education event, policy meeting, and poster presentation and competition hosted by The Society of Hospital Medicine's (SHM) Wiregrass Chapter in collaboration with ACOM. Rep. Roby spoke with medical students, health care professionals, and physicians about federal health and education policy issues of importance to the nation and the legislative priorities of Congress. Rep. Roby and Craig Lenz, DO, Dean of ACOM, also presented awards to the winners of the poster competition at the end of the event. Learn more. 

 

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Pictured: Craig J. Lenz, DO, Dean & Senior Vice President of ACOM; U.S. Representative Martha Roby; and Amith Skandhan, MD, Hospitalist at Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Wiregrass Chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine Leader.

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Regulatory Update

Administration and Federal Agencies

USDE Publishes Final Borrower Defense to Repayment Regulations

The USDE recently issued its final rule to update the 1995 Direct Loan Borrower Defense to Repayment regulation, which governs the process for student borrowers seeking loan forgiveness in cases of institutional misconduct. Although the majority of the rule’s provisions will take effect on July 1, 2017, certain provisions will be implemented prior to that date. AACOM submitted comments on the proposed rule in August and is currently reviewing the final regulation. Learn more.

Implementation of Distance Education Final Regulation Likely Delayed

In July, the USDE published a proposed rule that would impact all higher education institutions offering distance learning programs to students located in other states. The proposed rule was sent to the Office of Management and Budget, one of the last steps in the rulemaking process, on November 4. As a result, the USDE narrowly missed the November 1 deadline to issue the final rule that would have allowed for it to go into effect in July 2017. AACOM submitted comments on the proposed rule and will continue to update our membership as the rulemaking process moves forward. Learn more.

Register for Two NHSC Events: Webinar and Virtual Job Fair

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) will host two upcoming events for osteopathic medical students to learn more about job opportunities and provide care in medically underserved communities. Register here to participate in the NHSC Jobs Center Webinar at 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 15. The webinar will feature the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Associate Administrator for Health Workforce, Luis Padilla, MD, a NHSC Jobs Center demonstration, and a Q&A session. In addition, on Thursday, November 17, from 6:45 PM to 10:15 PM ET, the NHSC will host a Virtual Job Fair for Rural Sites. Register here to connect online and chat directly with NHSC representatives.

 Deadline Extended for the NIH 2017 Extramural Loan Repayment Programs

 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has extended the application period for its Extramural Loan Repayment Programs to December 1, 2016. These programs are designed to recruit and retain highly-qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers while helping alleviate their student debt burden. Qualified researchers may receive up to $35,000 in loan repayment assistance annually in exchange for a commitment to conduct NIH mission-relevant research for two years. Learn more.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the next issue of the Washington Insider will be published on December 12, 2016.

AACOM is excited to introduce the new look and expanded reporting of its Inside OME e-newsletter. The redesign features an enhanced layout packed with timely topics and updates, as well as thought-provoking editorials, inspiring profiles, informative articles, and other engaging content to keep readers connected with the osteopathic medical education news they need to know. Don’t get Inside OME? Subscribe for free today!

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3.  The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine offers a 2-year master’s degree for a Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant program.  

Please forward this to your students who are looking for a wonderful clinical career which begins after a 2 year master's degree. More information is available at our website or feel free to contact me directly at 216-844-8077.

Best regards,

Laura Bishop

 

 

 

A Satisfying Career in Health Care with Work/Life Balance

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Dear Benjamin,

 

You’ve worked hard to get this far and those efforts have not gone unnoticed. Now, take the next step. As you search for the career path that best fits your interests, please consider the benefits of a rigorous education and fulfilling career in anesthesiology.

As a student of the Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant (CAA) Program, you’ll have unlimited opportunities at your fingertips: desirable locations in Houston, DC, or Cleveland; hands-on experience in the OR of 75 affiliated hospitals around the country; career advancement in a lucrative field.

Case Western Reserve creates an exciting educational environment by training you in all specialty areas, so you’ll be prepared to be hired for your high paying dream job in just two short years. 98% of our students have jobs before graduating!

Take a closer look at our program here and apply today.

Sincerely,

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

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


A full review of your application will be necessary to render a final decision.  A holistic review approach is used in our review of applications. 

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine offers over 17 different Master's Programs in concentrations ranging from Biochemical Research to Bioethics to Public Health Nutrition. Many programs also have dual-degree opportunities. Explore all our programs and please contact us if you have any questions or need additional information about our Master's programs.

 

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4.  Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston, MA) offers Master’s Degrees in: 1)Public Health; 2)Pain Research, Education and Policy; 3)Health Communication; 4)Biomedical Sciences; and 5)Physician Assistant Studies.  

 

 

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If your students are seeking a challenging and rewarding education that will help them embark on a career that will make a difference, Tufts University School of Medicine provides an ideal environment to earn a public health or health-related graduate degree. At Tufts, we support and promote an inclusive community where students with diverse backgrounds and goals can thrive and succeed.

 

The Tufts Advantage

 

  • Small class sizes and a strong sense of community
  • Easy access to faculty and individualized attention
  • Flexibility: full-or part-time, hybrid/online courses
  • Earn a certificate or take a course for professional development

 

Our esteemed public health programs include Master of Public Health (MPH) and many MPH-combined programs, MS-Pain Research, Education and Policy, and MS-Health Communication. The priority application deadline for the master's programs is January 15th. Applications can be submitted after the priority date and will be considered on a space-available basis. A limited number of travel grants are available for highly qualified students who would like to seek financial assistance to attend our Public Health Programs Open House.

 

We also offer two health-related master's programs: MS-Biomedical Sciences (MBS), and Physician Assistant. The MBS application deadline is July 15th and the Physician Assistant program deadline is July 1st (for January 2018). 

 

Visit our website to learn more about our Public Health and Professional Degree Programs.

 

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5.  The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) School of Graduate Studies (Jackson, MS) offers a variety of degree programs which prepare students for careers in medical research and teaching.  

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November 16, 2016

 

Dear Dr. Stanley Eisen,

Great opportunities for college graduates are available through The School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson, MS. The UMMC School of Graduate Studies offers a variety of degree programs which prepare students for careers in medical research and teaching. UMMC research programs receive approximately 70 million dollars annually from agencies such as the National Institute of Health.  These programs include:

·         Anatomy

·         Biochemistry

·         Biomedical Materials Science

·         Medical Pharmacology

·         Microbiology

·         Neuroscience

·         Pathology

·         Physiology & Biophysics

 

Our graduate faculty members are committed to providing an outstanding learning and research experience in areas such as cancer, heart diseases, neurological diseases, obesity, diabetes and infectious diseases. Moreover, the low faculty to student ratio ensures that students receive the mentoring they require for success in graduate school.

We are looking to recruit students, like yours, with undergraduate degrees in Sciences.  All students who are accepted to our Ph.D. programs receive a highly competitive financial package from UMMC worth more than $140,000 over the typical five years of training.  This package includes a full tuition scholarship, a living allowance of approximately $24,150 per year, and medical insurance. The purpose of this support is to allow our students to focus entirely on their studies and research.  As a result, our students have enjoyed great success in finding positions after completing their graduate degrees.

If you have students who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedical research, please let them know about our programs.   For those who would like more information or to visit our campus, please contact Shanna Moulds by email (smoulds@umc.edu) or by phone 601-984-1632You may also wish to visit our website: www.umc.edu/graduateschool for information about a specific program.  The application deadline for our programs is December 15, 2016.  This deadline provides sufficient time for us to plan our recruiting weekend that will take place in February 2017.

We look forward to assisting graduates of Christian Brothers University in the next phase of their educational training. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely Yours,

M

Michael J. Ryan, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Phone: 601-984-1195

 

 

6.  ===AAMC News===, News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, November 16, 2016 edition.   

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AAMCNews

News About America's Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals

 

November 16, 2016

AAMC Honors National Award
Recipients

AAMC Honors National Award Recipients

The AAMC honored nine individuals and one institution for their outstanding contributions to the academic medicine community in the fields of medical education, research, and community service at a reception during Learn Serve Lead 2016: The AAMC Annual Meeting in Seattle.

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Darrell G. Kirch, MD

Kirch: In Search of Community

Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC president and CEO, reflects on Learn Serve Lead where the academic medicine community gathered to share insights and search for solutions to some of the nation's most complex health challenges.

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National Research
Initiatives Advance Personalized Medicine, Improve Cancer Care

Research Initiatives Advance Personalized Medicine, Improve Cancer Care

Two federal research initiatives are testing—on a national scale—the value of sharing data, partnering with patients, and working collaboratively to increase efficiency in cancer treatment. Several sessions during Learn Serve Lead examined the role academic medicine plays in these important initiatives.

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Closing Plenary Address Examines Destigmatizing Mental Illness in Medical Education

Clinical psychologist and writer, Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD, shared her perspectives on coping with mental illness during the closing plenary address of Learn Serve Lead. For most of her adult life, Jamison struggled with bipolar disorder, and in 1996 she published An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, in which she described the extreme "highs" and "lows" she experienced at the beginning of her academic medicine career.
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New Report on Building Blocks of Primary Care Residency Clinics

A new report by the AAMC and the University of California, San Francisco, High-Functioning Primary Care Residency Clinics, highlights the efforts of residency programs to transform practice models in ambulatory clinic settings. The report is organized around the components of transformed primary care models—the Building Blocks of High-Performing Primary Care—and provides academic leaders with examples of successful residency programs. Key success factors explored include 10 features of excellent primary care practices along with three additional aspects of primary care excellence in residency programs.
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AAMC, RAND Publication Explores the Value of Biomedical Research

The AAMC, in collaboration with RAND Europe, has developed a new resource to communicate the value of biomedical research to support academic medical centers (AMCs) in evaluating the outcomes and impacts of their research. The report presents 100 ideas for metrics AMCs can use to assess and communicate the value of biomedical research to various stakeholders, including patients, providers, administrators, and legislators.
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On the Move

Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, has been named dean of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He has served as interim dean since March 2016.
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7.  Marginalia:  Shannon Monnat is a Penn State sociologist and demographer.  True, association is not correlation, but still…

 

 

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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