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Caduceus Newsletter:   Fall 2016.15, Week of November 28

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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN  38104

Home page:
http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/ 

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Exclusive report!  The Maxine Smith STEAM Academy and the School of Engineering have agreed to initiate a joint venture in establishing a Jurassic Park-style amusement park for educational purposes. 

 

 

For more information about this development, please go to Marginalia.  

 

Table of Contents:

1.  Events coming up. 
2.  The University of Illinois-Chicago College of Pharmacy at Rockford is inviting current undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy to apply for the Summer Pharmacy Institute (SPI). 
3.  The Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program offers its 2017 Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program for Pre-MD-PhD Students, in which students engage in 10 weeks independent research at either Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center or The Rockefeller University (all in NYC).  
4.  The 2016 Military Medical Student Symposium, which is open to all Pre-health students interested in a career in military medicine, will be held December 9th and 10th at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  
5.  ===AAMC NEWS===, News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, November 23, 2016 edition.  
6.  St. George’s University (Grenada, West Indies) E-newsletter -- As Seen in the Los Angeles Times: A Q&A with Dr. Hugh Sealy on the Existential Threat Caused by Rising Temperatures.  

7.  Marginalia:  The Maxine Smith STEAM Academy and the School of Engineering have agreed to initiate a joint venture in establishing a Jurassic Park-style amusement park for educational purposes. 

 

1.  Events coming up. 

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

·         Thursday, January 12, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  Winter Open House at the State University of New York State College of Optometry, New York, NY:

Hello pre-health advisors,

 

We are happy to announce that registration for our Winter Open House is now open at www.sunyopt.edu/openhouse. The event is scheduled for Thursday, January 12th, 2017 from 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM.

 

Please help us share this information with all of your students. Students are welcome to bring up to 2 guests. Any questions regarding the event should be directed to our General Admissions email at admissions@sunyopt.edu.

 

We look forward to seeing some of your students there, and potentially some of you! Thanks in advance for your help.

 

All my best for a Happy Thanksgiving holiday,

 

Christian Alberto, MSEd

 

Learn more about us: www.sunyopt.edu/explore

 

Associate Director of Admissions

SUNY State College of Optometry

Office of Student Affairs

33 W. 42nd Street

New York, NY 10036

p: (212) 938-5673

f: (212) 938-5504

e: calberto@sunyopt.edu

 

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2.  The University of Illinois-Chicago College of Pharmacy at Rockford is inviting current undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy to apply for the Summer Pharmacy Institute (SPI). 

Summer Pharmacy Institute

The UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford is inviting current undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy to apply for the Summer Pharmacy Institute (SPI). The SPI allows students to explore different areas of the pharmacy profession, including a full day workshop devoted to current trends, research, and activities in each of the following focus areas: Hospital, Ambulatory Care, Industry/Research & Development, Community, and Professionalism in the Field.

 

Applicants must be current undergraduate students, and it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that applicants have taken undergraduate level coursework in biology, chemistry,and/or anatomy & physiology, as well as have a strong interest in the pharmacy career field.

 

When:  June 5-9, 2017

 

Cost: $100

The cost to attend this institute is $100, which will include a t-shirt and lunch each day.  Payment is due to UIC following admission.  Please note that while lunch will be served, housing will not be provided.

 

Location:

UIC College of Pharmacy at Rockford

1601 Parkview Ave

Rockford, IL 61107

 

 

Application Deadline:  April 3, 2017

 

Application Link:

https://pharmacy.uic.edu/programs/pharmd-professional-program/events-for-prospective-students/summer-pharmacy-institute

 

 

Thank you.

 

Best,

Rachel 

 

 

 

Rachel Van Den Broek

Recruiter

College of Pharmacy
Office of Student Affairs
The University of Illinois at Chicago

1601 Parkview Ave., A359
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 395-5749 (p)
(815) 395-5936 (f)
rachelv@uic.edu

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3.  The Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program offers its 2017 Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program for Pre-MD-PhD Students, in which students engage in 10 weeks independent research at either Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center or The Rockefeller University (all in NYC).  

Dear Pre-Health Advisors,

 

Applications for the 2017 Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program for Pre-MD-PhD students are now being accepted.

Find out more about the Gateways to the Laboratory Program and its unique blended learning format by clicking here.

 

At the request of several advisors who wish to send targeted emails, I hope this eligibility information helps.  The Gateways to the Laboratory Program is for:

 

·         Freshman and sophomores (at time of application) only;

·         Underrepresented minority and/or disadvantaged backgrounds or have a disability;

·         US Citizens/Permanent Residents;

·         Students who wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degrees after college.

 

The application deadline for this and most other summer programs is February 1.

 

I would also like to share two podcasts “Tri-I Pod” (available on iTunes) we’ve put together related to the Gateways to the Laboratory Program. Episode 3 of the podcasts specifically talks about the unique mentoring program “Big Sibs” that we practice in Gateways. Episode 4 of the podcast discusses the unique journal club we offer and the incredible support system that guides it.

 

If you have any further questions or recommendations, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Take care,

Ruth

 

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Dear Pre-Health Advisors,
I am pleased to once again bring to your attention an excellent summer program for students who wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degree.

Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program in New York City for Pre-MD/PhD Students

  • Ideal for students who wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degree (this program is run by the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program).
  • 10 weeks of independent research at either Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center or The Rockefeller University (all in NYC).
  • Present & participate in weekly journal clubs
  • Scrub into surgeries at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
  • Give an oral, written and poster presentation of your research in front of your family (who are flown in for the event), friends and colleagues.
  • Receive on going mentorship by your "Big Sib" (a current MD-PhD student), as well as weekly meetings with the Program's leadership.
  • Receive a stipend of $4,300 (minus the cost of housing).
  • Gateways alumni are accepted and matriculate in the top MD-PhD Programs in the country!      

For further information (including eligibility) and an on-line application, please visit our website:

Please note, our application deadline is February 1st.

**********PLEASE REMIND YOUR STUDENTS TO CHECK THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.  *******************

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best wishes,
Ruth Gotian

 

Ruth Gotian, M.S.

Administrative Director

 

Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering

Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program

An NIH sponsored MSTP

1300 York Avenue, Suite C-103

New York, NY  10065-4805

phone: 212-746-6023

www.med.cornell.edu/mdphd

 

 

4.  The 2016 Military Medical Student Symposium, which is open to all Pre-health students interested in a career in military medicine, will be held December 9th and 10th at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  

 

The 2016 Military Medical Student Symposium will be held December 9th and 10th at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. This event is open to all Pre-health (Medicine, Dental, etc.) students who are interested in learning more about a future career in military medicine. The event will give those interested a chance to meet and talk with current military medical students, active duty military physicians, and recruiters for the Navy, Army, and Air Force. Please refer to the flyer for more information about the event and information about how to register.  Deadline to register is December 2, 2016.

 

 

 

For any additional questions contact MilMedSymposium@gmail.com.

 

Thank you for making this information available to your students and graduates.

 

Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday!

Deborah Benvenger

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Deborah Benvenger
Chief Admissions Officer

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Evans Hall
4170 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
office 215-871-6700 | fax 215-871-6719


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5.  ===AAMC NEWS===, News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, November 23, 2016 edition.  

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6.  St. George’s University (Grenada, West Indies) E-newsletter -- As Seen in the Los Angeles Times: A Q&A with Dr. Hugh Sealy on the Existential Threat Caused by Rising Temperatures.  

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Dr. Hugh Sealy, a Professor in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, spent more than a week in Marrakech, Morocco for the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Climate Change Conference.

Dr. Sealy spoke at length with the Los Angeles Times, summarizing the mission of COP22 and the threat facing small island states, the group of countries that he represents.

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7.  Marginalia:  The Maxine Smith STEAM Academy and the School of Engineering have agreed to initiate a joint venture in establishing a Jurassic Park-style amusement park for educational purposes. 

Here’s the proof:  The first delivery of live Velociraptor specimens arrived on Wednesday, November 16, 2016:

If you see one of these strolling down the street, get in your car and put the pedal to the metal!

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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/ 
Caduceus Newsletter Archives: http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/Caduceus.html