Christian Brothers University
Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2017.05, Week of September 18
Table of Contents:
Events coming up.
1. Events coming up.
· Saturday, September 23: Saturday, September 23: Mercer University (Atlanta, GA) Open House event, including programs in Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Professions (Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Clinical Medical Psychology), Counseling, Health Informatics, and Healthcare Leadership.
Tuesday, September 19, from Career Services: Life
After College: Paying For Graduate School, - 12:30-1:45 pm
Tuesday, September 19, from Career Services: Kaplan
Test Prep Sessions (For the GRE, LSAT & MCAT Practice
o MCAT Workshop: http://bit.ly/CBUMCAT
Tuesday, September 19, from 12:30
– 1:45 pm: Life
After College: Paying For Graduate School
· 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-- More than 70 graduate school programs from across the country are expected to be in attendance to share information with you about their various graduate programs...law school, med school, MBA programs, and many, many more! If you're remotely considering grad school as an option, this is a can't-miss opportunity that only comes around once a year! Make plans to be there! For a complete list of schools and programs confirmed to attend thus far, check your CareerLinX account! Here is a list of health-related programs which will be represented:
· Saturday, September 23: Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM-Fort Smith) Open House – Please see below:
· Saturday, September 23: Mercer University (Atlanta, GA) Open House event, including programs in Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Professions (Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Clinical Medical Psychology), Counseling, Health Informatics, and Healthcare Leadership.
Dear Advising Colleagues and Friends,
We invite your pre-health professions students and/or you to attend our upcoming event to get a closer look at programs offered in Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Professions (Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Clinical Medical Psychology), Counseling, Health Informatics, and Healthcare Leadership. This event will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 on Mercer University’s Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta, Georgia. The event is scheduled to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and will provide attendees with an opportunity to meet with faculty, admissions staff, and current students.
More information about this event and the Health Science programs that will be represented is available along with a registration link: http://gradprograms.mercer.edu/openhouse/. Please encourage interested students to RSVP by September 15th.
We appreciate your advising efforts on behalf of your students!
Jordana Berry, MBA ‘04
Director of Admissions
Mercer University College of Pharmacy
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341
· Wednesday, September 27: Information session about the East Tennessee State University (Johnson City) Quillen College of Medicine --
· Saturday, September 30: Ohio State University (Columbus) College of Optometry Open House
Saturday, September 30th – 12:30 – 4:30pm
Good Afternoon! Please spread the word to your students and others who may be interested in this event:
Our Autumn Visit Day at The Ohio State University College of Optometry offers a special opportunity to learn more about the admissions process, opportunities to tour our academic and clinical facilities, explore careers in optometry, and meet with college faculty, students, administrators, and alumni. We encourage high school and college students, as well as alumni, practitioners, and academic advisors to attend this event.
Reservations are requested. For more information, or to make a reservation, please visit https://optometry.osu.edu/visitday
Unable to make visit day?
· We are happy to arrange one-on-one meetings on our campus and on the road with you and/or your students throughout the year.
· We also host virtual chats for groups of any size – feel free to let me know if we can help spread the word about our profession and program to you and/or your students.
· 12th Annual IDOC (Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers) Summer Program – SAVE THE DATE – July 22-25, 2018 (https://u.osu.edu/idoc/)
We are excited to be visiting with many of you and your students on the road this autumn at pre-optometry club meetings, pre-health events, and classroom visits – see you soon!
All the best,
Justin Griest, MEd
Director of Admissions, Recruitment & Financial Aid
A426 Starling-Loving Hall
| 338 W 10th Ave. Columbus, OH 43210
· 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
Mandy 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. Inside OME (Osteopathic Medical Education): Osteopathic Medical Education News, September 7, 2017 edition.
3. Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University will host an open house on Saturday, September 23, for their Pharm.D. program.
4. Each of the 3 locations of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) will be hosting a series of Open House events in November.
You and your students interested in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and dental medicine are cordially invited to attend an Open House at one of the three locations of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM):
Saturday, November 11, in Bradenton, FL
Friday, November 17, in Greensburg, PA
Saturday, November 18, in Erie, PA
At this event you will have the opportunity to learn more about LECOM and all that it has to offer. In addition to demonstrations and tours, there will be plenty of time to speak directly with our students, faculty, and staff. Families and friends are welcome. We ask that you choose a location and then RSVP as instructed through the link below:
If you have any questions or cannot attend the event but would still like information regarding LECOM, please contact me or visit our website at www.lecom.edu. For additional information, you may also search for LECOM in the Apple App Store on your iPhone or iPad or download the LECOM app through Google plan on your Android smartphone or tablet.
We appreciate the work that you do on behalf of your students.
5. The Touro University California College of Pharmacy is offering a series of Webinars and a Virtual Fair for those interested in attaining a Pharm.D. degree.
The Touro University California College of Pharmacy is pleased to provide you and your students with the following opportunities you may use to learn more about our college of pharmacy:
Lunchtime Zoom Webinars (12:00 noon to 1:00 pm PDT)
The lunchtime webinar series provides an opportunity for prospective students and advisors to interact with college of pharmacy faculty, current students, and/or graduates in order to learn more about our program. Sessions will be conducted in loose Q&A format.
· Wednesday, September 13th; Dr. Melissa Kirkpatrick (Associate Professor) and Dr. Joyce Ho (Alum, Class of 2014). Zoom Session. * Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/138484873.
· Thursday, September 14th; Dr. Mohamed Jolla (Associate Professor) and Samantha Antonio (Student, Class of 2020). Zoom Session . * Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/752866383.
· Wednesday, September 20th; Dr. Susan Heimer (Associate Professor) and a TBD Class of 2020 student. Zoom Session. * Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/566319529.
· Thursday, September 21st; Dr. Kevin Ita (Associate Professor, Chair of Admissions Committee and Dr. Joyce Ho (Alum, Class of 2014. Zoom Session. * Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/760679279
Pharmacy School Virtual Fair, October 3rd and 4th, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (PDT)
· Representatives from the TUC College of Pharmacy will be participating in the AACP Virtual Pharmacy School Fair on each day from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm PDT; please drop by our booth and say hello! Registration for this event is free for al prospective students! Registration details may be found at https://www.careereco.com/Fair/EventDetails?fairId=a89e58ae-c74d-4f3d-859a-a7a20142e669.
As always, please feel free to contact me directly should you have any questions about any TUC program. Thank you for your support!
Steve Davis, Director of Admissions
6. The Physician Assistant Studies program at Ketchum University (Fullerton, CA) invites you to attend their Fall Admissions Open House.
Fall Admissions Open House
We invite you to join us for our fall admissions open house and learn more about the physician assistant profession and the School of PA Studies at Ketchum University! At the open house you will:
our unique curriculum
All prospective students, family and friends are welcome! Please RSVP by October 6, 2017 as space is limited.
Leslie Lim, M.A.
7. The Association of American Medical Colleges announces the launch of the Anatomy of an Applicant website, (www.aamc.org/competencies ), which features six student profiles, a workbook, and supplemental resources.
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Anatomy of an Applicant website (www.aamc.org/competencies), which features six student profiles, a workbook, and supplemental resources. Enormous thanks and congratulations to our first group of participating students, their medical schools, admissions officers, and pre-health advisors whose participation made this project possible. The first students featured in Anatomy of an Applicant are:
· Rose Desvaristes, East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine, Class of 2017
· Daryl Fields, University of Wisconsin Madison, 8th year MD/PhD, Class of 2018
· Laura Florez, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University (FIU), Class of 2017
· Deidre Goode, University of Virginia School of Medicine , combined MD/MBA program, MS4, Class of 2018
· Patrick Molina, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, MD/PhD Program, Class of 2022
· Courtney Morgan, Louisiana State University Health – Shreveport School of Medicine, Class of 2018
About this New Resource
This website was created in direct response to inquiries from applicants, pre-health advisors, and admissions officers who asked the AAMC for help in better understanding how to demonstrate aptitude in the core competencies, which many medical schools have identified as important for entering medical students. Site materials are based on the 15 Core Competencies for Entering Medical Students that have been endorsed by the AAMC Group on Student Affairs (GSA) Committee on Admissions (COA). Along with student profiles, we have included a workbook with sections that clarify the individual core competencies, describe the individual components of the medical school application, demonstrate how an applicant’s responses inform admissions officers about an applicant’s proficiency level in different competencies, and help generate ideas about how to show experience and develop proficiency in the various competencies.
Thank you again for all those who participated in this project and helped guide it to completion. We hope you will share this resource widely with your staff, colleagues, applicants, and aspirants.
Please send any questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. We also welcome stories of current students to be considered for future updates and additions to the site.
On behalf of the entire Anatomy of an Applicant Team
8. AAMC News: News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, September 13, 2017 edition.
9. The Association of American Veterinary Medical College’s (AAVMC’s) Admissions & Recruitment Committee (ARC) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAVMC), have made a decision to extend the VMCAS 2018 Application Deadline to Friday, September 29, 2017, @ 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time for all applicants.
TO: All VMCAS 2018 Applicants
FROM: The Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)
RE: Extension of the VMCAS 2018 Application Deadline
DATE: September 13, 2017
The AAVMC’s Admissions & Recruitment Committee (ARC) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC), have made a decision to extend the VMCAS 2018 Application Deadline to Friday, September 29, 2017, @ 11:59 PM Eastern Time for all applicants.
The decision to extend the deadline was made because Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have posed significant obstacles for VMCAS applicants throughout the southeastern United States, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Many applicants were forced to evacuate their homes and/or are without electricity. Colleges and universities have been closed and the US Postal Service has ceased mail delivery indefinitely in many of the affected areas.
As a result, these circumstances have placed burdens on our applicants which are outside of their control. Delivery of official transcripts as well as the submission of electronic letters of recommendations (eLORs) may be delayed. Thus, we feel that it is necessary to extend the deadline so that applicants have the time they need to submit all required documentation.
Please note that VMCAS applications should be submitted as soon as they are completed regardless of whether VMCAS has received eLORs or transcripts. This will help to expedite your application verification. Do not wait for receipt of either of these documents!
This deadline extension shortens the time that schools will have to review applications. Therefore, it is important that you make every effort to submit your VMCAS application as soon as possible despite this deadline extension. Should you have any questions about this deadline extension, please contact VMCAS at: 617-612-2884 or email: email@example.com.
We hope that all applicants and their families are safe and that those of you who are facing recovery are able to do so quickly.
Thank you, on behalf of the AAVMC and the Admissions & Recruitment Committee,
Tony Wynne, Director of Admissions &
Dr. Stan Eisen,
Memphis, TN 38104
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