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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2017.03, Week of September 4

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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/ 

Caduceus Newsletter Archives:
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Table of Contents:

1.   Events coming up.
2.  The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine offers VMD-PhD combined degree training.   
3.  The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is continuing to offer scholarship funding for disadvantaged persons provided through a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  
4.  Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) News & Events, August 2017 edition.    
5.  In advance of the fall 2017 recruitment season, it is my pleasure to share with you and your interested premedical students, NYITCOM at Arkansas State University (Jonesboro) will host its first Pre-SOMA (School of Osteopathic Medicine Awareness) Conference on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
  
6.  KGI School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce updates pertaining to its Early Decision policy for the PharmD program and the availability of two new Genetics Programs.  
7.  On September 11, Dr. Eric Finkelstein, Professor of Health Services and Systems Research at the Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore and the executive director of the Lien Centre for Palliative Care, will give a presentation, “Exploring the Complicated Decisions Around End of Life Care” at the Memphis Botanic Garden. 
8.  The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University is fully accredited.  
9.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, August 30, 2017 issue.   
10.  The Medical School for International Health (MSIH) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beersheva, Israel) offers a challenging four-year program that prepares students to practice medicine in the United States and around the world – as well as across cultural, geographic and technologic boundaries. 

 

1. Events coming up. 

·         Friday, September 8, 2017:  Career Closet, sponsored by Career Services

·         Monday, September 11, 2017:  “Exploring the Complicated Decisions Around End of Life Care”, a presentation by Dr. Eric Finkelstein.

·         Tuesday, September 19, from Career Services:  Life After College:  Paying For Graduate School.  

·         Tuesday, September 19, from Career Services:  Kaplan Test Prep Sessions for the GRE, LSAT & MCAT Practice Tests.   

·         Tuesday, September 19, ALL DAY!:  International Talk Like a Pirate Day

·         Wednesday, September 20 – 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!

·         Thursday, September 21, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., prior to the Graduate School Expo, presentation about the Samford University Pharm.D. Program

·         Thursday, September 21, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.:  Graduate School Expo, in the Canale Arena

 

·         Friday, September 8, 2017:  Career Closet, sponsored by Career Services – 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Buckman 211 (Montesi)
Students, if you're having trouble getting your professional wardrobe started, then come by this event to claim up to four items of gently used professional clothing donated by our alumni and employer partners....suits, ties, shirts, blouses, pants, skirts, dresses, shoes, belts, accessories, and more.  Come early for best selection.


Alumni and employers< /span>....if you (or anyone at your organization) would be interested in donating your gently used professional attire to be part of the Career Closet, donations are happily accepted in Career Services (Buckman Hall 207) Monday thru Friday during regular office hours.  If you have a large number of items, contact us and we may be able to arrange a pickup.

·         Monday, September 11, at the Memphis Botanic Garden:  Dr. Eric Finkelstein, Professor of Health Services and Systems Research at the Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore and the executive director of the Lien Centre for Palliative Care, will give a presentation, “Exploring the Complicated Decisions Around End of Life Care”.  For more information, see article #6. 

·         Tuesday, September 19, from Career Services:  Life After College:  Paying For Graduate School, - 12:30-1:45 pm
Buckman Hall 112

·         Tuesday, September 19, from Career Services:  Kaplan Test Prep Sessions (For the GRE, LSAT & MCAT Practice Tests)
Tuesday, September 19th - Montesi
GRE:  3:00 pm
LSAT:  4:00 pm
MCAT:  5:00 pm
If you are interested in a review sessions for any of these three Graduate School Admissions tests, reserve your place by registering at the links below!  It's free!

o    MCAT Workshop: http://bit.ly/CBUMCAT

 

·         Tuesday, September 19, ALL DAY!:  International Talk Like a Pirate 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.

 



Life After College:  Paying For Graduate School
Tuesday, September 19th - 12:30-1:45 pm
Buckman Hall 112

 

·         Wednesday, September 20 – 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

 

 

 

·         Thursday, September 21, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., prior to the Graduate School Expo, presentation about the Samford University Pharm.D. Program:  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.

·         Saturday, September 23:  Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM-Fort Smith) Open House – Please see below:

Here’s the link to register:  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ftYqUTX0m0KtTLu8JNiY5stfxLz2Ld9LnVvwSDryhRVUMkVCWlc3STJNMlJBQlA1RFEzTzg0VDlFWC4u

 

·         November 6-10:  Second Annual Health Professions Week, an interprofessional virtual recruitment event. 

 

We are pleased to announce the second annual Health Professions Week (#HPW2017), taking place from November 6-10, 2017. We’re excited to engage young people in learning more about health professions careers —and we’re inviting YOU to participate as well!

Health Professions Week is a first-of-its-kind interprofessional virtual recruitment event that boasts an exciting week-long series of activities—mostly online—for high school and college students interested in learning more about careers in the health professions. It’s completely free for students, counselors, parents and advisors.

#HPW2017 is intended to increase awareness of the 20 participating health professions and is inspired by a vision that collaborative practice is key to safe, high quality, accessible, patient-centered care. During the inaugural 2016 event, over 4,000 students from across the U.S. joined in the virtual fairs, online treasure hunts, interview days and community connect days. This year, we anticipate a 50% increase in attendance!

Please take a moment to forward this message to your student network. Registration is free and required to participate in some of the week’s events.

We look forward to working with you to strengthen the health professions pipeline!

Best,

Health Professions Week Team

Mandy S. Nau, Career Promotion Strategist
American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
Cell or Text: 253-906-4167   Email:  mnau@aacpm.org

Why consider a career in podiatric medicine?

·         A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) is a specialist in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of lower extremity disorders, diseases and injuries.

·         DPMs can specialize in a variety of areas such as surgery, orthopedics, or public health. Besides these certified specialties, podiatrists may practice a subspecialty such as sports medicine, pediatrics, dermatology, radiology, geriatrics, or diabetic foot care.

·         The DPM is a vital member of the health-care team. He or she is often the first to detect symptoms of diabetes or peripheral vascular disease because of the human foot’s interrelation with the rest of the body.

 

 

2.  The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine offers VMD-PhD combined degree training.   

 

Penn Vet

 

 

VMD-PhD
                                                  Combined=Degree
                                                  ProgramDear Undergraduate Research Advisor,

 

Please share the following with any students you think may be interested in VMD-PhD combined degree training.

 

Thank you!

 

Rabbits help lower cholesterol. Cats may lead to a breakthrough in the AIDS epidemic. And dogs have taught doctors new heart surgery techniques. Even lobsters help scientists understand Parkinson's disease. For over 100 years, animal research has helped wipe out such diseases as smallpox and polio while increasing the human lifespan by 28 years. Whether it's fighting epilepsy, finding a cure for Alzheimer's or making progress in brain and spinal cord trauma, the link between human health and animal health is absolutely crucial.

 

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine provides an outstanding environment for the training of future veterinary scientists through our combined VMD-PhD program. It's an excellent way for you to continue your education while impacting the future of medicine ­ for humans and all species.


Who knows what today's research could do for future generations? Find out more by visiting www.PennVetPhD.org

 

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3.  The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is continuing to offer scholarship funding for disadvantaged persons provided through a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  

 

 

 

The Admissions Department at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) would like to take this opportunity to provide you with some updated information we trust will be of assistance to you as an advisor to prospective applicants of WVSOM.

 

WVSOM is continuing to offer scholarship funding for disadvantaged persons provided through a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  Information about this scholarship funding opportunity is available on our web site.

 

 

 

Danny Seams, M.S.

Admissions Program Administrator Sr.

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

P. (304) 647.6252

F. (304) 647.6384

dseams@osteo.wvsom.edu

www.wvsom.edu

 

No. 1 in Rural Primary Care

 

 

4.  Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) News & Events, August 2017 edition.    

MUIH News and Events

AUGUST 2017

MUIH to Open School of Naturopathic Medicine in Fall 2018

Maryland University of Integrative Health is pleased to announce it will welcome its first class of naturopathic medical students in the fall of 2018.

“In establishing our School of Naturopathic Medicine, MUIH is taking a bold step to address some of the most challenging issues in healthcare,” said Steven Combs, president and CEO of MUIH. “We expect the graduates of this program to help fill the gap caused by the shortage of primary care physicians and to provide patients with cost-effective, compassionate care based on preventative and natural methods. Patients are demanding this approach and our nation needs these graduates.”  Read more

Maryland University of Integrative Health Online Courses Awarded Quality Matters Certification


Quality Matters (QM), a leader in quality assurance of online courses, has awarded its nationally recognized Quality Matters certification to three online courses at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. QM standards reflect current research on effective learning strategies and the insights of experienced online instructors and instructional designers. Read more
                                            

MUIH Associate Dean Appointed to Board of Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health
 

Abigail Aiyepola, N.D., LM, associate dean of the School of Naturopathic Medicine at MUIH, has been appointed to the board of the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH) representing the Direct-Entry Midwifery (DEM) accreditors. ACIH builds partnerships, educates, collaborates and advocates for whole person, collaborative, team-based, patient/person-centered care. Read more

MUIH Faculty Published in Meridians Summer Issue
 



 

The summer issue of Meridians: The Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine contains two articles by MUIH faculty. The first is a report of a survey of patients of five-element acupuncturists, written by Tracy Rupp Hockmeyer, Heidi Most, Alexandra York and James Snow. The second article, co-authored by Heidi Most and Celeste Homan, is on the new acupuncture curriculum in MUIH's Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine department. Read more










 

MUIH in the News

The Rock Star Nutritionist

MUIH nutrition and integrative health student Courtney Swan is a nutritionist and personal assistant for Tove Lo, a touring musician. Courtney travels the globe with the band and crew, taking care of all-things-food to keep everyone healthy while enduring a busy travel schedule. In this interview, she talks about what it took to get her dream job. Read more


MUIH Student Creates Healing Space in Charlotte

In April, Brea Buffaloe, an MUIH student currently completing her master's degree in therapeutic herbalism, opened Musa Moon, LLC in Charlotte, NC, where she sells more than 60 traditional herbs, infused oils, and other local wares. Read more
 
MUIH Alum Joins Terra’s Kitchen
MUIH alumna Lindsay Cribbs has joined Terra's Kitchen, a Baltimore-based national meal-kit delivery service, as a nutrition and customer care consultant. Cribbs will work alongside their chief nutritional officer to oversee each meal's nutritional development and assist with nutrition-related customer inquiries. Read more
 

Serving Community through Integrative Health, Yoga and Mindfulness
LaShone Wilson, a student in MUIH's master’s in health and wellness coaching, is committed to serving her community through integrative health. Through her company One Breath at a Time, Mindful Living & Wellness Services, she teaches health and wellness to communities who are less likely to have access to holistic health resources. Read more

Recipe: Summer Watermelon Gazpacho 
Watermelon is closely related to cucumber family. It is low in sugar, half the sugar of an apple, and has high water content, thus it is excellent to stay hydrated during the summer month. Read more

 

Have You Connected with MUIH Yet? 
  

             

In Case You Missed It...

Here are some of the most interesting health and wellness related items buzzing around online right now. 

 

The cost of malnutrition: Study shows nutrition program could save hospitals up to $3800 per patient (AHDB journal)
Recent research found that when four Chicago area hospitals implemented a nutrition care program, it produced more than $4.8 million in cost savings due to shorter hospital stays and lower readmission rates.
 
Greater Cortical Thickness in Elderly Female Yoga Practitioners—A Cross-Sectional Study (Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience)
Scientists imaged elderly female yoga practitioners' brains and found they have greater cortical thickness in brain areas associated with cognitive functions like attention and memory. The results suggest that yoga could be a way to protect against cognitive decline in old age.
 
Natural Remedies for Poison Ivy & Oak (Mother Earth Living)
Often referred to as “touch-me-not,” jewelweed is part of the impatiens family and enjoys the same habitats as poison ivy, oak and sumac. Odds are, if you’ve stumbled into a patch, you can readily find nature’s cure nearby.

 
What the Beach Does to Your Brain (NBC)
Looking for an excuse to head to the beach this weekend? Well according to research, spending time by the ocean is actually good for your health! Time to hit the sand and reap the benefits of all that 'vitamin sea.'

Featured Events 

Peter Eckman: Constitution and Condition
Nov 4-5 

Peter Eckman: Pulse Diagnosis Practicum
Nov 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Events Calendar

Webinar: Careers in Health Coaching
Aug 28, 12-1 p.m. 

Web Information Session: Nutrition and Integrative Health Programs
Sep 5, 12-1 p.m.

Web Information Session: Health and Wellness Coaching Programs
Sep 6, 12-1 p.m. 

Web Info Session: Naturopathic Medicine Program
Sep 7, 1-2 p.m. 

Webinar: Workplace Wellness: Developing a Culture of Health
Sep 11, 12-1 p.m. 

Web Information Session: Herbal Medicine Programs
Sep 11, 7-8 p.m. 

Webinar: Careers in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Sep 12, 7-8 p.m. 

Graduate Programs Open House
Sep 18, 7-8 p.m. 

Web Information Session: Admissions and Financial Aid
Sep 22, 12-1 p.m. 

See all Upcoming Events

 

 

 

5.  In advance of the fall 2017 recruitment season, it is my pleasure to share with you and your interested premedical students, NYITCOM at Arkansas State University (Jonesboro) will host its first Pre-SOMA (School of Osteopathic Medicine Awareness) Conference on Saturday, November 11, 2017.  

Dear Advising Colleagues and Friends,

 

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, November 11, 2017!

In advance of the fall 2017 recruitment season, it is my pleasure to share with you and your interested premedical students, NYITCOM at Arkansas State University will host its first Pre-SOMA Conference in Wilson Hall, a $12 million dollar renovated state-of–the-art, medical school building (a gorgeous 1930's art deco building!) on the Arkansas State University campus.  This conference is designed for all premedical and post-bac students, parents, and advisors with inspired programming to appeal to a variety of interests!

Offering attendees incredible experiences and opportunities to interact with current medical school students, inspiring faculty members and the chance to meet with many DO admission officers from across the country attending this PreSOMA event, this is an especially great opportunity for those applying in the 2018 AACOMAS application cycle!

 

Registration is FREE but space is limited!    Details will be posted soon!

Our interactive PreSOMA Conference is designed especially for aspiring pre-medical students and Pre-Health advisors to participate in.  The events are designed as a way to promote Osteopathic Medicine and awareness of the many wonderful opportunities that come with being an Osteopathic Physician.  We want to make sure that all Pre-Health advisors and their aspiring premedical students are aware of the date and make plans to attend.  Many other Osteopathic Medical Colleges’ admission officers will be in attendance to meet with your students. 

The following Osteopathic Medical Schools will be joining us at this event (as of 8/27/2017):

Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM)

A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM)

A.T. Still University-School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA)

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (CCOM/MWU)

Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM)

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM)

Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM)

Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM)

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)

Georgia Campus-Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM)

University of Pikesville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (UP-KYCOM)

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Auburn (VCOM-Auburn)

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Carolina Campus (VCOM-CC)

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia Campus (VCOM-VC)

 More details will be coming soon.  We want to see you at the conference!     SAVE the DATE: Saturday, November 11, 2017!

 With best wishes,

Gina

 

Gina M. Moses, Med
Director of Admissions
Office of Admissions | NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine 
[www.nyit.edu/medicine]www.nyit.edu/medicine 

Tel: 516-686-3997 | Fax: 516-686-3831 | gmoses@nyit.edu
Serota Academic Center | Room 204
Northern Blvd, Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000

ONE PROGRAM | TWO LOCATIONS – Old Westbury, NY and Jonesboro, AR

 

6.  KGI School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce updates pertaining to its Early Decision policy for the PharmD program and the availability of two new Genetics Programs.  

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KGI School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the following updates:

 

PharmD Program

·         Applications are currently being accepted for Early Decision for Fall 2018. The deadline to be considered for Early Decision is Tuesday, September 5, 2017. There are several benefits to Early Decision including decreased deposit and priority consideration for scholarships. More information on the KGI PharmD program can be found here.

 

Genetics Programs

·         We are pleased to announce the availability of two new programs at the KGI School of Pharmacy enrolling students for Fall 2018: a Masters in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling and a Masters in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics.

 

·         Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling (MSGC) - 2-year program training students to work as genetic counselors providing risk assessment, education and support to individuals and families with or at risk for inherited conditions. Students will gain experience in a variety of clinical settings including prenatal, pediatric, adult disease, cancer, industry/lab, and specialty clinic. More information on MSGC can be found here.

 

·         Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genomic Data Analytics (MSGDA) – 2-year program that combines a foundation in genetics and genomics with a practical knowledge of data analytics resulting in the ability to translate patient sequencing data into actionable clinical recommendations and bridge the gap between research scientists and clinical practitioners.  More information on MSGDA can be found here.

 

·         Applications for both KGI Genetics programs launch September 20, 2017.

 

 


Keck Graduate Institute Pharmacy Admissions
535 Watson Drive, Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 607-9145   pharmacy.admissions@kgi.edu   www.kgi.edu/pharmacy

 

7.  On September 11, Dr. Eric Finkelstein, Professor of Health Services and Systems Research at the Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore and the executive director of the Lien Centre for Palliative Care, will give a presentation, “Exploring the Complicated Decisions Around End of Life Care” at the Memphis Botanic Garden. 

 

8.  The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University is fully accredited.  

Dear Advising Colleagues and Friends –

 

With the May 4th launch of the 2017-18 AACOMAS cycle, I wanted to take a moment to share with you and your premedical students, NYITCOM’s completely refreshed, revised and new

AACOMAS application landing page for NYITCOM in Old Westbury, New York and NYITCOM at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR campuses.

 

Some important NEW highlights to share with you that will help advising premedical students to NYITCOM:   

 

1)    NYITCOM’s interview season officially started (simultaneously) Friday, August 25, 2017,  in Old Westbury and Jonesboro, to great success! 

2)    Our new, Supplemental Application, allows applicants to choose New York, Arkansas or both campuses.  Applicants are asked to complete our short, Supplemental within 10 days of submitting their AACOMAS.  Fee remains $80.00.

3)    Fee Waivers provided by AACOMAS for NYITCOM must be used within 5 days of receipt.  Applicant will be provided a unique one-time code to use when submitting Supplemental.

4)    NYITCOM is moving towards national recruitment of competitive candidates from all 50 U.S. states whom we will consider.   (Note: DACA and International students are not able to be considered at this time.)

5)    NOTE: This is the last cycle we will accept recommendation letters submitted through Virtual Evals and lnterfolio.

6)    Chemistry sequence and coursework has been updated to reflect the changes made by the ACS.

7)    Admission officers will be covering many Fall 2017 recruitment events across the nation.   We look forward to meeting you and your premedical students!

 

 

Below is a partial snapshot of the attached PDF.  Please forward and share with your interested students. 

 

NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

Founded in 1977, and celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2017, New York Institute of Technology

College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) offers a four-year, fully accredited, professional

program leading to a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree in two locations (Old Westbury,

NY and Jonesboro, AR). Both locations accept students from across the United States and offer

institutional scholarships to all qualifying applicants.

 

NYITCOM faculty, researchers and practitioners are guided by our mission and vision to advance

patient-centered, population-based osteopathic medical care through transformative education and

research.

 

NYITCOM at NYIT-Old Westbury, New York (1977)

Located on Long Island's picturesque Gold Coast, 22 miles from New York City

Two curricular tracks: Lecture-Discussion Based (LOB) & Doctor Patient Continuum

Curriculum (DPC/Problem-based learning)

Dual degree programs offered: DO/ MBA, DO/MS in Clinical Nutrition, DO/MS in

Neuromusculoskeletal Sciences ( Academic Medicine Scholars Program), DO/PhD (in

progress)

Global Health Certificate program offered; research opportunities available with faculty

Affiliated with 35 major metropolitan hospitals with over 3,000 residency positions

Student run community free clinic

 

NYITCOM at Arkansas State University (2016)

First osteopathic medical school established in the state of Arkansas

Mission focus: To improve healthcare in Arkansas and the surrounding Delta

Region. Arkansas ranks at the top of U.S. states with a physician shortage.

$12.6 million modernization of the medical school in Wilson Hall. State-of-the-art technology,

including Telemedicine and biosciences research.

Full use of Arkansas State University's campus resources/facilities

Brand new, on-campus apartment complex specifically available for medical students to

Lease

 

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Must be a U.S Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident (we do not consider DACA or

international students.)

Complete all required coursework & obtain a bachelor's degree before matriculation

Grades of C- and below & online courses are not accepted for required pre-requisite courses

MCA T scores must be no older than 3 years from the time of application

To complete the application requirements, you must submit letters of recommendation and

answer all of the Supplemental Application Questions

Must accept NYITCOM Technical Standards

A criminal background check with Certiphi is required prior to matriculation

NOTICE: Effective August 2017, the NYITCOM Committee on Admissions has amended the

Chemistry prerequisite requirements as follows:

General Chemistry (lecture and lab): 8 semester hours

Organic Chemistry I (lecture and lab): 4 semester hours

Organic Chemistry 11 (lecture and lab): 4 semester hours

Biochemistry, 4 semester hours with lab, may be substituted for Organic Chemistry II

 

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

NYITCOM strongly prefers that all letters of recommendation be sent via the AACOMAS system. We

do not accept letters that are emailed or mailed to the admissions office. NOTE: This is the last cycle

we will accept recommendation letters submitted through Virtual Evals and lnterfolio.

We require:

A Pre-health Committee Letter/Composite Letter

or

Letters from 2 science and 1 non-science faculty who have taught you

DO/MD letters from non-family members are strongly recommended

Letters from long-term work, research and clinical experiences are valuable

 

SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION

All applicants to NYITCOM are required to complete our Supplemental Application. The link to the

Supplemental Application is provided within the AACOMAS application in the section titled "Program

Materials" under "Questions."

 

Your application with NYITCOM is not complete unless all Supplemental Application questions have been answered and the fee paid.

NYITCOM will only honor verified AACOMAS fee waivers; if you received an AACOMAS Fee Waiver, please forward

that email to comadm@nyit.edu  so that the Admissions Office may provide you with a one-time

supplemental fee waiver code via email that will expire within 5 days of receipt.

 

At that time, you will be required to:

Pay the $80.00 non-refundable fee or submit your unique fee waiver code

State the campus/site you are interested in attending*: Old Westbury, NY, Jonesboro, AR or Either

 

 

Thank you in advance for all you do to support your applicants for a rewarding career in medicine.  We look forward to working with you throughout the application cycle!  

 

With best wishes,

Gina

 

Gina M. Moses, MEd

Director of Admissions
Office of Admissions | NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine 

[www.nyit.edu/medicine]www.nyit.edu/medicine 

 

Tel: 516-686-3997 | Fax: 516-686-3831 | gmoses@nyit.edu

Serota Academic Center | Room 204

Northern Blvd, Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000

 

ONE PROGRAM | TWO LOCATIONS – Old Westbury, NY and Jonesboro, AR

 

9.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, August 30, 2017 issue.   

Also inside, AAMC report on medical school attendance cost and student debt.

AAMCNews

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10.  The Medical School for International Health (MSIH) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beersheva, Israel) offers a challenging four-year program that prepares students to practice medicine in the United States and around the world – as well as across cultural, geographic and technologic boundaries. 

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MSIH Graduates Are More Than Just White Coats

The Medical School for International Health (MSIH) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) offers a small and challenginghttps://gallery.mailchimp.com/0efcbd5002a6c92198432b561/images/c6ba77ca-ce03-476e-9802-c4b63cdb6e1f.jpg four-year program that prepares students to practice medicine in the United States and around the world — as well as across cultural, geographic and technological boundaries.  MSIH is a unique program that integrates global health into each stage of our expert medical training. Graduates are highly trained physicians who understand how to work at the intersection of global health and community and preventive medicine.

An English-language track at Ben-Gurion University, MSIH has been affiliated with Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons since inception.  BGU and MSIH also have affiliations with other medical https://gallery.mailchimp.com/0efcbd5002a6c92198432b561/images/47f10ae6-8955-46ea-aa04-3f90db186a13.jpgschools throughout the world, including in North America and, of course, Israel.  The diversity of MSIH’s affiliations benefits our students.  MSIH students will spend three years studying in Israel, take fourth-year electives at prestigious medical centers in the United States or Canada, and complete an eight-week global health clerkship at one of several approved resource-deprived sites around the world. Past global health clerkship sites include Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Uganda.

This broad international experience helps prepare students for a meaningful medical career. Graduates of MSIH enjoy high match rates parallel to those of students at top medical schools in the U.S. (90% in 2017). An M.D. from MSIH offers a clear path to U.S. residency and students gain the training necessary to practice medicine while meeting the challenges of global health — and make a real impact.

Student Spotlight: MSIH fourth year student Luisa Bonilla Hernandez

Luisa was born in Bogota, Colombia and after finishing high school there she moved to Canada.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Western University in London, Ontario with honors as a double major inhttps://gallery.mailchimp.com/0efcbd5002a6c92198432b561/images/16452986-a0f7-4ca3-89b0-a00851bde01d.jpg cell biology and medical sciences. At Western she volunteered extensively, including studying and volunteering in Rwanda, Ghana and France.  Prior to attending MSIH, Luisa completed her Masters Degree in global health at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.  Luisa speaks five different languages.  Hear more about her experience at MSIH.

In the video, Luisa talks about her experiences at MSIH and how students are exposed to diverse patients from southern Israel’s Bedouin and Ethiopian communities, as well as immigrants from the former Soviet Union, Africa, the Americas and the Middle East.  Specifically, Luisa notes that "being in the Negev is different especially because there is a combination of such different cultures."  She adds that "genetic diseases that one would learn in the book but never expect to see, you would see them here." 

MSIH Admissions & Scholarship Update:

We are accepting applications for MSIH's entering class of 2018.  The application is available on our website or by clicking here.  MSIH offers a few scholarships for students dedicated to the field of global health — and in 2016, our students were awarded a record number of scholarships based on both merit and financial need.  This year, highly qualified applicants with an excellent academic track record and a demonstrated interest in global health will be considered for the Ben-Gurion Global Health (BGGH) Scholarship. The BGGH Scholarship will cover full tuition for all four years of the MSIH M.D. Program.  To be considered for the BGGH students must apply by January 8, 2018.  Additional information regarding scholarships can be found here.  

Join us for a webinar.  
We will be hosting an upcoming informational webinar for any students interested in learning more about MSIH on September 14th, at 12:00 pm EST.  Click here to register.

Join us for an open house on September 13th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm EST.  Members of our New York based admissions team, as well as an MSIH alumnus, will provide information about MSIH.
  Click here to register. 

If you would like more information about the Medical School for International Health, or to schedule an information session at your college or university, please contact the Admissions Office at 844-422-MSIH, visit our website at msih.bgu.ac.il or view the first-year medical student blogs MSIH first year blog.

Best wishes,      
Kelly A. Coleman, MBA
Assistant Director of Recruitment and Public Relations
Medical School for International Health
Coleman@post.bgu.ac.il
 

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What is the student profile?

Average MCAT is 509

Average GPA is 3.5

Global health interest

Volunteer activities

Undergraduate degree
 

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Accepting applications for the Entering Class of 2018 

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Questions?

Visit us at msih.bgu.ac.il

or email us at
msihadmissions@post.bgu.ac.il
 

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