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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2017.06, Week of October 3

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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN  38104

Home page:
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Table of Contents:

1.   Events coming up.
2.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, September 20, 2017 edition.  
3. 
Great opportunities for college graduates are available through The School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson, MS.  

4.  Marginalia:  It’s October, and do you know what that means?  It’s OCTUBAFEST MONTH!!  

 

1. Events coming up. 

·         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.   

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

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·      Wednesday, September 27:  Information session about the East Tennessee State University (Johnson City) Quillen College of Medicine --


Dr. Alan Jaslow, Prehealth Advising Director at Rhodes College, invites you to attend an information session about the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine with Stephanie Cole, Wed. Sept 27, 6pm, Frazier-Jelke Sci Building, Lecture Room B.

Your students are invited to this event and I will tell security to help direct any of your students to parking and FJ.

I've attached a new map as our major mess of construction has ended for now.

Alan

 

·      Saturday, September 30:  Ohio State University (Columbus) College of Optometry Open House

Saturday, September 30th – 12:30 – 4:30pm
Ohio State University College of Optometry
338 West 10
th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

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

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Justin Griest, MEd    Director of Admissions, Recruitment & Financial Aid
The Ohio State University College of Optometry

A426 Starling-Loving Hall | 338 W 10th Ave. Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-8825 Office | 614-292-7493 Fax

griest.6@osu.edu   [go.osu.edu/Justin]go.osu.edu/Justin
 The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Focused on optometric education and vision research

 

·      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.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, September 20, 2017 edition.  

AAMCNews

News About America's Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals

 

September 20, 2017

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AAMC Statement on Graham-Cassidy Proposal

Yesterday, Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC president and CEO, issued a statement urging the rejection of health care reform legislation proposed by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.).

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The AAMC has reaffirmed its commitment to clinician well-being and resilience as part of the association's efforts to promote a culture of well-being and improve patient care and welfare. An environment that prioritizes the wellness of health professionals aligns with the AAMC's mission of improving the health of all, and the AAMC supports efforts by its member institutions in providing an environment where clinicians and learners can thrive. Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC president and CEO, cochairs the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, which facilitates collaborative action to address this issue across the academic medicine community.
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2017 Lasker Award Winners Announced

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3.  Great opportunities for college graduates are available through The School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson, MS.  

 

 

  

 

Great opportunities for college graduates are available through The School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson, MS. The UMMC School of Graduate Studies offers a variety of degree programs which prepare students for careers in medical research and teaching. UMMC research programs receive approximately 70 million dollars annually from agencies such as the National Institute of Health.  These programs include:

 

 

·         Anatomy

·         Biochemistry

·         Biomedical Sciences   (Pathology or Biomedical Materials tracks)

·         Medical Pharmacology

·         Microbiology

·         Neuroscience

·         Physiology & Biophysics

Our graduate faculty members are committed to providing an outstanding learning and research experience in areas such as cancer, heart diseases, neurological diseases, obesity, diabetes and infectious diseases. Moreover, the low faculty to student ratio ensures that students receive the mentoring they require for success in graduate school.

 

We are looking to recruit students, like yours, with undergraduate degrees in Sciences.  All students who are accepted to our Ph.D. programs receive a highly competitive financial package from UMMC worth more than $140,000 over the typical five years of training.  This package includes a full tuition scholarship, a living allowance of approximately $24,150 per year, and medical insurance. The purpose of this support is to allow our students to focus entirely on their studies and research.  As a result, our students have enjoyed great success in finding positions after completing their graduate degrees.

 

If you have students who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedical research, please let them know about our programs.   For those who would like more information or to visit our campus, please contact Shanna Moulds by email (smoulds@umc.edu ) or by phone 601-984-1632You may also wish to visit our website: www.umc.edu/graduateschool for information about a specific program.  The application deadline for our programs is December 15, 2017.  This deadline provides sufficient time for us to plan our recruiting weekend that will take place in February 2018.

 

We look forward to assisting graduates of Christian Brothers University in the next phase of their educational training. Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Sincerely Yours,

 

Michael J. Ryan, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences

University of Mississippi Medical Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.  Marginalia:  It’s October, and do you know what that means?  It’s OCTUBAFEST MONTH!!  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz9-pAkJYLM

 

 

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