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Caduceus Newsletter:  Fall 2016.16, Week of December 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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Have you ever wondered which NFL fans drink the most?

 

BACtrack®, the manufacturers of breathalyzers for home use provides the answer for the 2016-2017 season!

 

 

The entire article is reprinted with permission from Bactrack.com.  See for yourself at Marginalia.

 

(P.S.:  I’m rather surprised that the New Orleans Saints didn’t top the list.)

 

Table of Contents:

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  Loyola University Maryland offers a five-week summer program on psychological and social foundations of health to build your capacity to serve as a culturally competent health care professional.  
3.  Altius offers a MCAT Mentoring Program.  (N.B.:  This is NOT an endorsement.  This was a paid advertisement in the NAAHP e-newsletter that I am including here.) 
4.  nextsteptestprep.com offers MCAT and PCAT preparation materials.  (Again, this is not an endorsement.)  
5.  The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health announces the launch of the 2016-2017 ASPPH Public Health Graduate School Viewbook.  
6.  ===AAMC News===, News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, November 30, 2016 edition.  
7.  Inside OME:  Osteopathic Medical Education News, November 2016 edition.   
8.  In case you’re looking for a MCAT prep course, wikipremed.com offers a free course. 

9.  Marginalia:  Bactrack®, which manufactures breathalyzer machines for home use, now presents a report examining average BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) levels of NFL fans by team affiliation, and for Sunday games for the 2016-2017 season from pre-season through Sunday, October 26th.  (No, I did not make this up.  It is, in fact, reprinted with permission from Bactrack.com .)  

 

1.  Events coming up.  

·         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.  Loyola University Maryland offers a five-week summer program on psychological and social foundations of health to build your capacity to serve as a culturally competent health care professional.  

 

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Join us in Baltimore Health Immersion!

 

This five-week summer program on psychological and social foundations of health builds your capacity to serve as a culturally competent health care professional. The integrated course work, service-learning internship, and networking opportunities prepares you to learn, serve, and lead in the diverse and rapidly changing twenty first-century world. The courses develop foundational skills to analyze how health is influenced by psychology, socioeconomic factors, religious beliefs, and neighborhoods in which individuals reside. The service-learning internships in urban health care setting give you an opportunity to deepen your understanding of health disparities and effective service to the most vulnerable.

 

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When?

May 21 - June 23, 2017

What?

STUDY

Introduction to Health Psychology + Urban Health and Faith
(diversity course) - 6 credits

 

IMMERSION

Health service-learning internship in urban setting
Site visits, urban health bus tour, and visiting speakers

 

GUIDANCE

Pre-health workshops and individualized guidance

 

EVEN MORE

Breakfasts and lunches on teaching days

Books included

Deadline?

Apply by February 26 , 2017

More?

Open to Visiting Students.

www.loyola.edu/academic/prehealth/baltimore-health-immersion

 

 

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For more information, contact Maiju Lehmijoki-Gardner, Ph.D., B.S.N., R.N.,

coordinator of health professions counseling,

at mlehmijokigardn@loyola.edu or 410-617-2218.

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3.  Altius offers a MCAT Mentoring Program.  (N.B.:  This is NOT an endorsement.  This was a paid advertisement in the NAAHP e-newsletter that I am including here.) 

 

 

 

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Dear Premed and Pre-health Advisors:

 

The results are in, and this news is something important to consider for you and the premed students you serve.

 

Results of an Independent MCAT Score Survey

  • A 2016 third-party survey conducted by an independent accountant (TD Price & Associates) reports that premeds who completed any Altius MCAT Mentoring Program earned an average score of 515.1 on the new MCAT (nationwide average = 500).
  • Altius graduates were also found to be TEN (10) TIMES more likely to score a 520 or above. 

Please don't view this like one more promotional email. We realize most advisors cannot endorse one MCAT prep option over another--and we are NOT asking you to. However, we also know at most universities close to 50% of students will take an MCAT prep program this year, most spending well in excess of $2,000! It is because of those students, because their money is so hard-earned, because the MCAT is so vital to their future, that we simply want your students to be aware they have other options.  

 

For example, your students may want to be aware that for the same or LESS than what they have budgeted for a status quo course, they could participate in this innovative group which now has a ten-year track record of outperforming all other examinees nationwide. 

 

Could you help us to get the survey report shown below in front of your students so they can make an educated decision? At the end of this email I've included a short sample email you could forward to students and premed club officers. Will you please forward it? I include it only for your convenience, so feel free to change it, or send your own message, we just want students to be informed. This is genuinely some pretty exciting and groundbreaking information regarding MCAT score performance.

 

Here is a summary of the report from TD Price:

 

Groundbreaking MCAT Score Results

 

INDEPENDENT STUDY FINDS ALTIUS STUDENTS AVERAGED 515+ ON THE NEW MCAT-2015 EXAM!

 

Average MCAT Score [MEAN] 

515.1

95th Confidence Interval

514.91 to 515.35

Most Frequent Score [MODE]

516

Standard Deviation  

3.52

 

 

Altius MCAT-2015 SCORES

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Third-Party Certification Statement from TD Price

 

"TD Price & Associates hereby certifies that the '2016 Altius Student Score Survey' was conducted independently by our firm in accordance with industry best practices and a widely-accepted methodology. All data were collected, analyzed, and tabulated in-house and kept strictly confidential until delivered to Altius management. In our professional opinion, these data are an accurate statistical representation of the population surveyed."

-Thomas Price, President

 

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My final request would be that you not box us in as "another MCAT prep company." We realize this industry is broken. Other prep companies may have misbehaved, and may have aggressively peddled ineffective products on your students. We are trying to change that. It was for that very reason that our founder, Lauren Curtis, gave up a promising career in ophthalmology to help premed students better navigate the MCAT. He hasn't taken a salary in nearly ten years. We aren't motivated by the same things these other folks are, and in that light I hope you'll at least lend us your ear. I am always available for a discussion about your students, their unique needs, or the MCAT generally. I can be reached directly at (385) 685-3414. Feel free to visit our website, or send others there for more info: http://altiustestprep.com.

 

 

Warm Regards,

 

Bill Jordan

Altius Test Prep

National Director of Enrollment

(385)-685-3414 cell

 

 

***SAMPLE EMAIL YOU CAN FORWARD TO STUDENTS, CLUB OFFICERS, or OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES***

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Dear Students and Club Officers,

 

I've become aware of a third-party survey on MCAT score performance and I think it is worthy of your consideration as you prep for the MCAT. I do not endorse one MCAT preparation method over another. However, I wanted students to be aware that this is a legitimate MCAT prep option worth considering. This group, Altius Test Prep, was at the recent convention for the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) and I had a chance to meet them. They've been doing a non-traditional "MCAT Mentoring" approach for about ten years now and they do seem to have produced some impressive results. Let me know what you think!

 

Sincerely,

 

Your Premed Advisor

 

Results of an Independent MCAT Score Survey

  • A 2016 third-party survey conducted by an independent accountant (TD Price & Associates) reports that premeds who completed any Altius MCAT Mentoring Program earned an average score of 515.1 on the new MCAT (nationwide average = 500). (http://altiustestprep.com)
  • Altius graduates were also TEN (10) TIMES more likely to score a 520 or above. 

 

Here is a summary of the report from TD Price:

 

PROVEN Score Results

 

INDEPENDENT STUDY FINDS ALTIUS STUDENTS AVERAGED 515+ ON THE NEW MCAT-2015 EXAM!

 

Average MCAT Score [MEAN] 

515.1

95th Confidence Interval

514.91 to 515.35

Most Frequent Score [MODE]

516

Standard Deviation  

3.52

 

 

Altius MCAT-2015 SCORES

 Nationwide MCAT-2015 SCORES

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Third-Party Certification Statement from TD Price

 

"TD Price & Associates hereby certifies that the '2016 Altius Student Score Survey' was conducted independently by our firm in accordance with industry best practices and a widely-accepted methodology. All data were collected, analyzed, and tabulated in-house and kept strictly confidential until delivered to Altius management. In our professional opinion, these data are an accurate statistical representation of the population surveyed."

-Thomas Price, President

 

If you would like more information on this program...call Altius directly at (435) 671-5783 or email National Enrollment Director Bill Jordan at bill@altiustestprep.com. You can also find more information on their website: http://altiustestprep.com

 

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4.  nextsteptestprep.com offers MCAT and PCAT preparation materials.  (Again, this is not an endorsement.)  

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Hello Dr.,

Just wanted to send over information regarding two exciting upcoming items:

How do you prep for the MCAT on a budget?

That is the question that Bryan Schnedeker, Next Step's Vice President for MCAT Content, will cover in detail during our next advisor office hours scheduled for Tuesday 12/6 at 1pm ET.

Additional Event Details:

It's a common misconception that MCAT prep has to be expensive. Bryan Schnedeker, Next Step's Vice President for MCAT Content, is determined to disprove this misconception. He will be covering how students can prepare for the MCAT regardless of their budget as well as the myriad of resources available to students. Don't let your financial situation stop you. Let Bryan show you how students with even the smallest budgets can put together a powerful and effective MCAT prep plan.

Click here to register today!

Do you work with students who are headed to Pharmacy School?

If so, we wanted to let you know about our FREE PCAT practice exam, launching next week. If you want to be notified as soon as our practice test launches so that you can send it to your students, click here and we will send you an email with a link to register once the practice test is live.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Best Regards,

Todd

 

Todd Worsham
Director of Marketing
Next Step Test Prep
Work: (215) 278-9916
Todd@nextsteptestprep.com
nextsteptestprep.com

 

 

 

5.  The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health announces the launch of the 2016-2017 ASPPH Public Health Graduate School Viewbook.  

ASPPH is excited to announce the launch of the 2016-2017 ASPPH Public Health Graduate School Viewbook. This new initiative is a digital resource for prospective graduate students to use as they research graduate programs. It’s a complimentary tool for the Academic Program Finder, and provides an overview of our ASPPH member institutions, in addition to providing some general information about public health careers and graduate education. It’s a great primer for students thinking of joining the SOPHAS Virtual Fair on January 19th!

 

We hope this will also be a good tool for Pre-Health Advisors to get a better sense of the variety of programs offered at our member institutions. Request your viewbook today!

 

If you have any questions about the Viewbook, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thanks in advance for sharing this resource with your students!

 

Best,

Tracie

 

Tracie G. Seward, MA | Manager of Student Services

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health | www.aspph.org

1900 M Street, NW, Suite 710 | Washington, D.C. 20036

Tel: 202.296.1099, ext. 130 | Email: tseward@aspph.org

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/traciegseward | Twitter: @TIPHtracie

Visit us at the SOPHAS VIRTUAL FAIRS: Jan 19

 

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6.  ===AAMC News===, News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, November 30, 2016 edition.  

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November 30, 2016

AAMC Applauds
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AAMC Applauds Updated 21st Century Cures Act

The AAMC commended congressional leaders and authors of the revised 21st Century Cures Act for recognizing the importance of funding and regulatory relief for medical innovation and addressing the role of socioeconomic status (SES) in the Medicare hospital readmission program.

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Bioengineering Programs Have Only Just Begun

Bioengineering Programs: The Next Big Thing?

Rapid changes in bioengineering are creating new demand for medical school graduates with both medical and engineering skills.

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Hospitals Go Green

Teaching Hospitals Go Green

By being environmentally conscious, hospitals are finding that they can save thousands of dollars—money that can now be spent on patient care or medical research.

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Highlights from Learn Serve Lead Now Available

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AAMC Webinar Examines Population Health, Student-Run Clinics

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8.  In case you’re looking for a MCAT prep course, wikipremed.com offers a free course. 

This is from 2014.  It’s another option, yes?

WikiPremed MCAT Course

 

Latest News

Creative Commons names John Wetzel of WikiPremed to Team Open!

Earlier this year Creative Commons chose the creator of the WikiPremed MCAT Course, John Wetzel, for the honor of being named a member of Team Open. Team Open is a project to collect and share stories of twelve of the most interesting and socially beneficial uses of Creative Commons licenses.

Thank you Creative Commons!
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Biology Diagnostic Tests

WikiPremed has built a diagnostic testing engine with complex score reporting. Three new exams in biology are now available in our testing center in addition to the original three physics exams. General chemistry exams are coming soon.
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The WikiPremed MCAT Course

The WikiPremed MCAT Course is the most compelling and substantive MCAT review course, but it does not cost thousands or even hundreds of dollars. It is completely open access. There are no registration fees or restricted areas at WikiPremed. You can study using the resources of WikiPremed for as long as you need for free.
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Changes at WikiPremed for the New 2015 MCAT

Through Fall and Winter 2014 we will be reorganizing content and adding new resources to better serve students preparing for the new exam. As we adjust our content and learning management resources later this year, including the addition of resources for the new psychology & sociology section, we will do our best to maintain parallel learning management for folks preparing for the last old style MCAT in January. WikiPremed's manner of approaching MCAT prep is very much in line with the integrated approach of the new 2015 MCAT, so we are very excited about the new test. The new MCAT will especially reward students who have a high level of interdisciplinary understanding of science which the WikiPremed curriculum was designed to convey. The WikiPremed curriculum represents a truly unified course in undergraduate science.
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Skype Tutoring from John Wetzel

In developing WikiPremed John Wetzel has relied on the experience of working with many wonderful people over many years in small group teaching. Working with real students is essential to promote development of the course. For this reason, WikiPremed is opening availability for Skype tutoring. A small number of students will have the unique opportunity to receive their MCAT prep through one-on-one tutoring from John Wetzel himself. This opportunity represents the best MCAT preparation in the world customized to your individual needs. You will have the most experienced instructor in the field completely dedicated to helping you succeed. Enrollment is limited to a very small number of students, so please contact WikiPremed if you are interested.
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9.  Marginalia:  Bactrack®, which manufactures breathalyzer machines for home use, now presents a report examining average BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) levels of NFL fans by team affiliation, and for Sunday games for the 2016-2017 season from pre-season through Sunday, October 26th.  (No, I did not make this up.  It is, in fact, reprinted with permission from Bactrack.com .)  

BACtrack® Consumption Report

For the fifth time, BACtrack shares consumer Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) data for review and analysis. The data provides insight into alcohol consumption patterns around the nation, and is regularly updated and analyzed.

In this report, we examine average BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) levels of NFL fans by team affiliation, and for Sunday games from pre-season through Sunday, October 26th. We used Twitter's map of NFL fan allegiance in order to associate BAC results with NFL teams across the country. BAC data points are collected anonymously from users of BACtrack Mobile, BACtrack's award-winning smartphone breathalyzer, and BACtrack Vio

 

Our interactive chart displays average BAC levels and team wins and losses. Use the drop down to choose your team in the chart, or click on a team on the interactive map.You can also view all NFL fan BAC data in excel.
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Which Fans Drink the Most on Game Days?

NFL Fans’ Average BAC Levels Have a Wide Range, From Just Under the Legal Limit of 0.08% BAC to Nearly Sober at 0.015% BAC

·         NFL fans with the highest average BACs include the Buffalo Bills (0.076%), Detroit Lions (0.069%), Philadelphia Eagles (0.069%), Cleveland Browns (0.064%), and Arizona Cardinals (.062%). San Diego Chargers follow closely behind with 0.0618% BAC.

·         NFL fans with the lowest average BACs include the Houston Texans (0.035%), New York Giants (0.033%), New Orleans Saints (0.021%), Tennessee Titans (0.021%) and Cincinnati Bengals (0.015%).

·         One-third of NFL fans have an average BAC of 0.06% or higher on game days, a level at which judgement and self-control are inhibited.

·         Interestingly enough, Buffalo Bills fans were also rated the most intoxicated NFL fans in a book published in 2014.


More Game Day Insights

A Team’s Record Does Not Impact Average BAC levels

·         NFL fans' average BAC levels do not correlate with a team's record of wins and losses. Case in point: Tennessee Titans with 1 win and 5 losses (0.021% BAC) and Cincinnati Bengals with 6 wins and 0 losses (0.015% BAC).

·         Interestingly enough, New England Patriot fans’ average BAC levels (0.041%) nearly match those of Green Bay Packer fans (0.042%), and both teams have 6 wins and 0 losses in the first 7 weeks of the season.

The Majority of NFL Fans’ BAC Levels Increase With the Start of Football Season

·         Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles fans demonstrate this best with regular season average BAC levels 84% and 49%, respectively, higher than pre-season average BAC levels.

·         Two-thirds of NFL team fans have a higher average BAC during the regular season compared to pre-season.

Taking a look back at The Big Game

·         Based on our 2015 Super Bowl Consumption Report, which examined average BAC levels during the Super Bowl, we see the highest three average BAC levels for fans during the 2015-2016 season are right in between Seahawks fans (0.084%) and Patriots fans (0.065%) during the Super Bowl. 

BACtrack’s previous Consumption Reports have revealed the days of the week and time of the day when BAC levels are highest and lowest, and how BAC levels differ based on seasonality, among other factors.

The purpose of sharing BACtrack Consumption Reports is to provide insight into alcohol consumption habits around the nation so consumers can consider the effects of alcohol, and make smarter decisions when drinking.

Don't miss results from our first BACtrack

 Consumption Report

, released in June 2014, our Winter Consumption Report released in December 2014, our Super Bowl Consumption Report, released in February 2015, and our Summer Consumption Report released in June 2015.

 

Methodology

Data for the BACtrack Consumption Report was collected anonymously from users of the BACtrack app, which syncs with BACtrack Mobile and BACtrack Vio smartphone breathalyzers. Regular season data represents unique BAC tests collected anonymously on Sundays, 6 AM to Mondays, 5:59 AM from Sunday, September 13, 2015 through Sunday, October 25, 2015. Pre-season data represents unique BAC tests collected anonymously on Sundays, 6 AM to Mondays, 5:59 AM from May 1, 2015 to September 6, 2015. Data used in the report was collected from U.S. users with data storage activated, location services turned on, and does not represent data from all users.

 

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How a BACtrack Works

When alcohol is consumed, it is absorbed from the mouth, throat, stomach, and intestines into the bloodstream.

As blood flows through the lungs, alcohol in the bloodstream moves across the membranes of the lung’s air sacs (alveoli) into the air. The concentration of the alcohol in the alveolar air is directly related to the concentration of the alcohol in the blood. As the alveolar air is exhaled, the alcohol in it can be detected by the breath alcohol testing device.

BACtrack Mobile and BACtrack Vio Smartphone Breathalyzers

All data in this study was collected from the BACtrack Mobile, BACtrack's award-winning smartphone breathalyzer with police-grade Xtend®Fuel Cell Sensor Technology, and BACtrack Vio, BACtrack's newest smartphone breathalyzer model. When a user blows into BACtrack Mobile or BACtrack Vio, BAC results are wirelessly transmitted via Bluetooth® to an iOS or Android device, including Apple Watch. With the free BACtrack companion app, a user can get more than a simple BAC result -- they can track, save and share BAC results, attach a note or photo to a result, and with BACtrack's ZeroLine® feature, get an estimate of when their BAC will return to 0.00%.

About BACtrack

San Francisco-based BACtrack is the leader in breathalyzers, offering a full range of innovative products for both personal and professional use. Founded in 2001, BACtrack helps people monitor their blood alcohol content and make informed decisions about alcohol consumption. In April 2013, BACtrack launched BACtrack Mobile, the world's first smartphone breathalyzer that uses fuel cell sensor technology and Bluetooth connectivity and has since won Popular Science's 'Best of What's New' Award for its innovation in health, and was rated the #1 breathalyzer brand by Car and Driver Magazine. BACtrack breathalyzers are available in 20 countries and at over 15,000 store locations including Walgreens, Costco, Best Buy, Target, Rite Aid, and Pep Boys. BACtrack products can also be purchased online at BACtrack.com, Amazon, Walmart.com and Target.com. BACtrack products have been featured on Oprah's All Stars, The Dr. Phil Show, The Doctors, and MythBusters. Connect with BACtrack via Twitter and on Facebook. For more company information, explore our site, www.bactrack.com.

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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