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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2017.01, Week of August 21

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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN38104

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

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

 

Table of Contents:

1.†† Welcome back!
2.Events coming up.
3.Two significant changes being implemented for the 2017-2018 application cycle to the Touro University California College of Pharmacy.††
4.
The 2017-2018 Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Digital Viewbook has been released!

 

1.†† Welcome back!

I hope all of you had an enjoyable summer.What better way to start the new academic year with the natural phenomenon of a (near) total solar eclipse! --https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1psr_moLEsI

Text Box: And hereís the pinhole.  FYI:I made a pinhole camera for the first time ever!(And Iím 66 years old.)It worked OK, but I think youíll need a microscope to see the image on the sheet of paper.Photos taken around 1:30 p.m.:

See?Thereís the image of the sun.Clear as mud, right?

 

2.Events coming up.

         Wednesday, August 30, and Wednesday, September 20 Ė A FREE Online Webinar Session for your Pre-Med Students who are Prepping

for the MCAT this year - please feel free to pass/forward along!

 

FREE ONLINE MCAT WEBINAR

Examkrackers MCAT Discussion Webinar

Two Sessions Currently Available:

Aug 30th & Sept 20th both @ 8-10pm EST

 

To Register: Pick your Date and send an email to

FREEMCAT@examkrackers.com

with the following information:

-Name

-Event Date of Choice

-Email

-Phone Number

-Anticipated MCAT Date

 

Seats are limited for each evening - if your selected date is no longer available

then you will be placed in the NEXT available/open session. 

 

 

Janis Stott
National Program Director
Examkrackers, Inc. (MCAT Prep)
janis@examkrackers.com
Phone: 386-864-1245
Fax: 859-305-6464

124 MacArthur Court, Nicholasville, KY 40356

 

 

         Tuesday, September 19, ALL DAY!:Yes, me hearties, it is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.I say that since we ARE the DAMN Buccaneers, we ought to show our true colors, and make the effort to talk and act like the respectable pirates that we are.For more information about how this lunacy started, please go to http://talklikeapirate.com/wordpress/ .Second, to acquire practice at TALKING and INSULTING people like good Elizabethan-era pirates should, please go to http://www.mainstrike.com/mstservices/handy/insult.html .

Photo taken at Stingray Bay, Memphis Zoo, August 2016, with Lady Tilda, the latest crew member of my ship.

         Thursday, September 21, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., prior to the Graduate School Expo:Aarox Hux, representing the Samford University Pharm. D. Program, will be in AH103 to answer questions about their program.We have had several students apply to this program and one student matriculated there.

         Thursday, September 21, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.:Graduate School Expo, in the Canale Arena:According to Curt Rogers, we have 45 schools/programs already signed up and are expecting to max out space in Canale again, so 70+ by this time next month most likely.

 

3.†† Two significant changes being implemented for the 2017-2018 application cycle to the Touro University California College of Pharmacy.††

Colleagues:

After quite a bit of discussion and debate, the Touro University California College of Pharmacy is pleased to announce two significant changes being implemented for the 2017-18 application cycle:

1.     A Bachelorís degree is no longer required.  Though candidates with a Bachelorís degree may still have a competitive edge, otherwise qualified candidates may now apply and start our program with a minimum of 90 degree-applicable semester units of coursework, which would include required pre-requisite coursework.

2.     A separate supplemental and supplemental application fee are no longer required.  Decisions regarding interview qualification will now be exclusively based upon information submitted within the PharmCAS applications, which will include additional questions specific to our program.

Additional information regarding our application requirements and process may be found at http://admissions.tu.edu/cop.  It is our hope that these changes will remove some of the barriers applicants may encounter when applying to our pharmacy program; please share this information with your advisees.  As always, if you have questions about this or any other TUC program, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Steven Davis, Director of Admissions
Touro University California
www.tu.edu

 

 

 

4.The 2017-2018 Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Digital Viewbook has been released!

Exciting right?! The 2017-2018 Digital Viewbook features 100+ CEPH-Accredited schools and programs of public health. More importantly it provides students with FREE access to the types of degrees, program offerings, and application information for each of the schools featured. Students can request a copy: http://my.sophas.org/viewbooknaahp If you would like to request a copy for yourself: http://my.sophas.org/inquiryformnaahpconferences

After requesting a copy students will have access to all of ASPPH and SOPHASís resources for students including a full list of graduate school events that they can attend. This includes all SOPHAS virtual fair scheduled for the fall and the [thisispublichealth.org/events]This Is Public Health grad fairs. Both events provide students with access to admissions representatives from at minimum 25 schools and programs of public health along with one on one application help with SOPHAS representatives. You can find a flyer for distribution attached.

As always feel free to send any questions or prospective public health students my way!

Best,

Emily C. Gordon, MPH | Student Services Coordinator
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. 185 | Email:
egordon@aspph.org

 

 

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