Christian Brothers University
Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2017.03, Week of September 4
Table of Contents:
Events coming up.
1. Events coming up.
September 8, 2017: Career Closet, sponsored by Career Services – 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Buckman 211 (Montesi)
· 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.
September 19, from Career Services: Life After
College: Paying For
Graduate School, - 12:30-1:45
September 19, from Career Services: Kaplan Test Prep Sessions
(For the GRE, LSAT & MCAT Practice Tests)
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.
· 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: 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:
· 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!
Health Professions Week Team
S. Nau, Career Promotion Strategist
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.
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
No. 1 in Rural Primary Care
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.
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,
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.
Dear Advising Colleagues and Friends –
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,
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
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
• 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
• Must be a U.S Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident (we do not consider DACA or
• 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.
• A Pre-health Committee Letter/Composite Letter
• 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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,
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.
Dr. Stan Eisen,
Memphis, TN 38104
Caduceus Newsletter Archives: http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/Caduceus.html