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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2017.07, Week of October 23

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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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In honor of Octubafest, here are (is?) Dueling Tubas!

 

 

Here’s the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQirMrBjjKw

 

Table of Contents:

1.   Events coming up.
2.  The University of California-Berkley School of Optometry is offering a series of webinars for prospective students interested in learning about the profession of optometry. 
3.  The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and SALT are working together to provide financial information and resources
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4.  Lipscomb University School of Physician Assistant Studies will be hosting a series of Open Houses on Thursday, October 19, Thursday, November 16, and Friday, December 15.  
5.  The University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center is excited to announce that a new Teach-Out, Sleep Deprivation: Habits, Solutions, and Strategieswill begin on Monday, October 23
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6.  The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Philadelphia) offers a VMD-PhD Degree.  

 

1. Events coming up. 

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

·         Saturday, November 18:  Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM, Lynchburg, VA) is hosting an OPEN HOUSE

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·      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.

·      Saturday, November 18:  Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM, Lynchburg, VA) is hosting an OPEN HOUSE

Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine  (LUCOM)  is hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 9:30 AM to 12 pm.  During this time, students will learn about our programs, curriculum,  clinical rotations, OMM and tour our 140,000 Sq. Feet state- of- the- art- facility at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Attending participants will learn more about admissions, missionary medicine, student leadership development,  and more.

LUCOM Student doctors will guide tours, demonstrate OMM and share their learning experience with our guests. 

We will also host an afternoon with Military Medical recruiters for those interested in learning about opportunities with the arm services.  This program runs from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.  During this time, active military personnel who are physicians will speak on residencies and employment.  It is a unique opportunity to learn about the placement opportunities of current DO’s in the field. 

LUCOM is located in Lynchburg, Virginia.   Our school address is 306 Liberty View Lane, Lynchburg Virginia.   Registration is free and can be completed online.  Here is the link.    LUCOM OPEN HOUSE – REGISTER ONLINE

Please share with your students, families and community members.

Questions can be directed to Jacqueline Mendez, at jmendez1@liberty.edu or by phone at 434 592 6953.

Many thanks in advance.

Jackie Mendez, LUCOM

Jacqueline Mendez, MBA ‘17
Associate Director of Recruitment
College of Osteopathic Medicine
(434) 592-6953

 

 

2.  The University of California-Berkley School of Optometry is offering a series of webinars for prospective students interested in learning about the profession of optometry. 

We have a whole month dedicated to reaching out to prospective students interested in learning about the profession of optometry. I invite you and your students to attend any of our upcoming online meetings (webinars). 

Join us for our online talks on topics ranging from our Optometry Program Overview to Essay Writing Tips. 

Please help us spread the word!

October Webinar Month Schedule

ASCO Optometry Virtual Fair, Featuring all Schools and Colleges of Optometry
Date: Wednesday, October 4
Time: Various times based on school availability
Website: CareerEco

Berkeley Optometry, Program and Admission Overview
Date: Wednesday, October 11
Time: 12-1:30pm PDT
Registration: Form

Berkeley Optometry, Essay Writing
Date: Tuesday, October 17
Time: 12-1:30pm PDT
Registration: Form

Berkeley Optometry, Interview Skills & Professional Etiquette
Date: Thursday, October 26
Time: 12-1:30pm PDT
Registration: Form

More information about our webinars can be found here: Berkeley Optometry Webinars

Cheers,

Sharon

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Sharon T. Joyce, EdD

Special Projects Consultant

Admissions and Student Affairs

Optometry & Vision Science Programs


380 Minor Hall
Berkeley, CA
94720-2020

Phone (510) 642-5286
Fax      (510) 643-7111
Visit us on the web at:
http://optometry.berkeley.edu

 

3.  The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and SALT are working together to provide financial information and resources.  

Here’s the link for premed students:

 

4.  Lipscomb University School of Physician Assistant Studies will be hosting a series of Open Houses on Thursday, October 19, Thursday, November 16, and Friday, December 15.  

Please let your pre-PA students know about Lipscomb University School of Physician Assistant Studies (LUSPAS) program upcoming open houses. Students may register my clicking on the Open House link on our website listed below. We are located in Nashville, Tennessee, and will be seating our first cohort of PA students in the Fall of 2018. LUSPAS is live on CASPA now for the current application cycle.

https://www.lipscomb.edu/paschool

If you or your students have any questions about our program feel free to reach out to me.

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Sincerely,

Ms. Aven Humphreys, M.Ed., CMP

Director of Student Affairs

School of Physician Assistant Studies

Direct Dial: 615.966.7150 | Fax: 615.966.7163

Mobile: 731.803.3555

P.S.:  The link to reserve a seat at one of the Open House is  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSciOkFlG0txwh88i3DJfTsZeXm8kyuODVfeo2uiQDCZv7MFFg/viewform

 

5.  The University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center is excited to announce that a new Teach-Out, Sleep Deprivation: Habits, Solutions, and Strategieswill begin on Monday, October 23. 

Hello All, I wanted to share with you a learning opportunity from the University of Michigan that would be of interest for your pre-health students.  Share away!

Free Online “Teach-Out” About Sleep Deprivation, and What to Do About It

The University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center is excited to announce that a new Teach-Out, Sleep Deprivation: Habits, Solutions, and Strategieswill begin on Monday, October 23. This free, online event is open to participants around the world, free of charge. Please consider participating, and share this opportunity with anyone you know who might be sleep deprived!

The Teach-Out will connect you to the University of Michigan in conversation around the epidemic of sleep deprivation. Participants will:

      Learn how sleep works, why it is important, and what are bad sleep habits

      Hear solutions you can start immediately to sleep better for the rest of your life

      Understand strategies to help family and friends improve their sleep

      Learn to advocate for the sleep health of your community

A Teach-Out is a short online learning experience, focused on a specific current issue. Teach-Outs are interactive and multimodal. They can be absorbed at your leisure, at the times and places that suit you best. Information is conveyed by videos or podcasts of talks, discussions, or interviews. Discussion boards, self-assessment, and self-monitoring of your newly improved sleep habits are all made available in this Teach-Out. Attendees will come together over a few days not only to learn about sleep deprivation, but also to gain skills not often taught in other settings. Like all Teach-Outs, this one on sleep deprivation is open to the world and designed to bring together individuals with wide-ranging perspectives in respectful and thoughtful conversation. This event is an opportunity for diverse learners and a multitude of experts to ask questions of one another and explore new solutions to a pressing, basic challenge for our global modern community: how to get a good night’s sleep.

For additional information or to enroll: https://www.coursera.org/learn/sleepdeprivation

 

 

 

​Best, 

Stephanie Chervin, PhD

Academic Advisor and Pre-Health Advisor

Honors Program, 1330 Mason Hall

College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

University of Michigan

 

 

6.  The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Philadelphia) offers a VMD-PhD Degree.  

VMD-PhD Degree at Penn Vet. 

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Penn Vet

 

 

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Please share the following with any students you think may be interested in infectious disease-related research training.

 

Thank you!

 

Over 60% of all infectious diseases of animals can also affect humans, and incidences of new, emerging zoonotic infectious diseases are on the rise. Veterinarian-scientists, by virtue of their broad experience in multiple species and extensive training in both molecular and whole animal contexts, are uniquely qualified to address the complex problems presented in modern biomedical research.

 

For over 40 years, the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine has provided an outstanding environment for the training of future veterinarian-scientists through its VMD-PhD Program. Find out more about how you can impact tomorrow ’s medicine for all species at www.PennVetPhD.org.

 

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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/ 
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