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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2018.02, Week of August 27


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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN  38104

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Table of Contents:

1.   Campus events coming up.
2.  From  Women Using Pot to Ease Morning Sickness in Pregnancy.      
3.  APTA’s FREE Doctor of Physical Therapy Education Virtual Fair is coming up on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.  
4.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, August 22, 2018 edition.  
5.  Interested in medical school?  Have you considered how much it’s gonna cost? 
6.  American Dental GoDental Newsletter, August 2018 edition. 
7.  Macquarie University School of Medicine (Sydney, Australia) is hosting a webinar to provide information about their global Doctor of Medicine Program.  


1. Campus events coming up. 

·         Thursday, September 27, 2018, 12-2 p.m. in the Canale Arena

Welcome to all new and returning students!  The one important event that I would like you to note at this time is the annual Graduate School Expo, sponsored by the CBU Career Center.  This year, it will be held on Thursday, September 27.

Graduate School Expo

If you're thinking about going to graduate school, don't miss this chance!  Come speak to representatives from  more than 70 different graduate program from across the country.



2.  From  Women Using Pot to Ease Morning Sickness in Pregnancy  

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3.  APTA’s FREE Doctor of Physical Therapy Education Virtual Fair is coming up on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.  

APTA’s FREE Doctor of Physical Therapy Education Virtual Fair is coming up on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, but there is still time for your students to register!

This free event will provide attendees the opportunity to connect with Admissions Representatives from many of the nation’s leading Physical Therapist Education Programs, all without leaving their home.

What students have said about prior events:

"The Virtual Fair was extremely convenient and useful. I was able to communicate with multiple schools of my interest and ask questions. This Virtual Fair also saved me time and traveling fees if I were to visit the schools’ campuses instead.”

“I thought the virtual fair was extremely helpful. Chatting with the school representatives helped give me some direction for what I’d like to pursue, as well as some helpful tips/expectations for the application process.”

“I feel that this was great concept...It gave me an opportunity to ask questions that may not have been answered on their website and to see other potential students’ questions that I may not have thought to ask.”

“It was perfect. I loved the fact that school representatives gave out their e-mail addresses and encouraged us to contact them.”

"The whole system was very user friendly.”

Students should register today to begin or refine their search for the right PT program at the DPT Education Virtual Fair on September 18th!

Thank You!
Ryan Bannister

Ryan Bannister, Director of Centralized Application Services and Student Recruitment
American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street

Alexandria, VA  22314
(703) 706-3258


4.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, August 22, 2018 edition.  


News About America's Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals


August 22, 2018


Health records on tablet

Electronic health records: What will it take to make them work?

Despite millions of dollars and thousands of hours of doctors’ time, patients and their providers often find they have no way to access a patient’s full medical history. Here’s why it’s taking so long.

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Lettuce in grocery store

Don’t touch that lettuce: Battling a foodborne illness outbreak

Each year, foodborne illnesses sicken roughly 48 million people. A new online module teaches health professions students how to collaborate to help handle an outbreak.

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Have you registered yet for Learn Serve Lead 2018: The AAMC Annual Meeting?

Register now before the early bird discount ends Aug. 31.

More from AAMCNews

Host a Biden Cancer Institute community summit

The Biden Cancer Initiative is inviting medical schools and teaching hospitals to host a community summit on Sept. 21, in conjunction with the organization’s national summit taking place in Washington, D.C. Designed to create an opportunity for academic medicine institutions nationwide to engage in initiatives surrounding cancer prevention and survivorship, participating institutions will have access to livestreamed speeches, a planning toolkit, and other content.
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Call for proposals for ACGME Pursuing Excellence collaborative

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is soliciting proposals from institutions to form a Quality Improvement: Health Care Disparities Collaborative. Participating teams will develop and test new models that equip residents and fellows with the skills they need to better engage in systems-based approaches to delivering safe, high-quality patient care throughout their careers. The application deadline is Oct. 3.
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On the move

Carlos N. Pato, MD, is stepping down as dean of the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, effective Aug. 31. He has served as dean since 2015. Michael Lucchesi, MD, chair of the department of emergency medicine, will serve as interim dean.

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Does your institution have interesting medical education, patient care, or medical research news to share? Submit it to the AAMC for consideration as a feature in Academic Medicine in the News.

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5.  Interested in medical school?  Have you considered how much it’s gonna cost? 

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6.  American Dental GoDental Newsletter, August 2018 edition. 


ADEA GoDental Newsletter | August 2018 | Excited about ADEA GoDental? Tweet About It!


ADEA GoDental Newsletter | Rethinking Challenges


Engage in Storytelling: A Fresh Approach
for Your Personal Statement


Once your letters of recommendation are submitted and your test scores are sent, it is time to draft your personal statement. Your personal statement matters. It is critical to take the time required to craft a captivating and uniquely personal story. Prehealth Career Counselor, Dana Lovold, M.P.H., and her team at the Pre-Health Student Resource Center at the University of Minnesota share helpful key tips for applicants who want to create a personal statement that is compelling and authentic. Take advantage of the proven technique she’s developed after reviewing hundreds of personal statements over the years.

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Dental Hygiene and Advocacy Join Forces

After serving in the United States Air Force, Jane Walsh, RDH, J.D., Program Director of Dental Hygiene at Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry (LSUSD), first obtained her dental hygiene degree and later her Juris Doctorate (J.D.). Equipped with impressive health and academic credentials, Walsh splits her time between educating LSUSD dental hygiene students and working with local advocates to devise ways to provide greater access to care for the people of her home state of Louisiana. Experience a different side to dental hygiene careers as she shares her insight and advice for students with the ADEA GoDental team.

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NAMME Student Development Program and Recruitment Fair

This September 19-23, 2018 brings together educators, administrators, clinicians, students and policymakers across the health disciplines for the 2018 National Association of Medical Minority Educators, Inc. Conference in Miami, Florida. Individuals interested in a health career profession should check out the College Student Development Program that centers on a day of workshops and recruitment sessions for undergraduate students. Attendees will benefit from career insights from motivational speakers; workshops focusing on admissions and application procedures; recommended preparation skills for standardized examinations; and advice on how to access, understand and navigate various financial aid processes.

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Calling All Aspiring Writers and Bloggers

Are you a predental student, current dental student or practitioner with knowledge or advice that might benefit our readers interested in dentistry? Here’s your chance to shine and motivate the next generation! ADEA GoDental strives to inspire and inform predental and predental hygiene students with articles submitted by current students, dentists, dental hygienists, educators, admissions officers and other key mentors about their personal experiences in dentistry and dental hygiene. Join us in the charge to elevate the importance of dentistry. We encourage your submissions! Contact us today for submissions guidelines.

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Bright Idea: Add More Schools to Your Application!

Did you know that you may add additional dental school designations and programs to your ADEA AADSAS® (ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) application at any point in the application cycle? Just make sure you're meeting your individual program deadlines. Log in to your ADEA AADSAS application, go to the “Dental School Designations” section of your application and select “Update Designations” to add any additional dental schools of choice.

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Pathways to Success


As you make plans to enter dental school, it is important to maintain good financial habits. Lauren Arguelles, a third-year dental student at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, has some words of advice and thrifty tricks for individuals applying to dental school and newly enrolled students seeking counsel on sound financial management.

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The ADEA Dental School Explorer, a new online resource based on the ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools, has the information you need to make the application process a breeze. Use your laptop, tablet or smartphone to gain access to the profiles of all 76 U.S. and Canadian dental schools! A one-year subscription to the ADEA Dental School Explorer is available for $25. Bundle and save! A subscription to the online resource and the 2017–2018 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools is just $50 (a $15 savings!).

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Dentists, dental hygienists and allied dental providers from all 50 states, DC and Puerto Rico are eligible for the federal and state student loan repayment programs. The American Dental Education Association has compiled a list for your reference.

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7.  Macquarie University School of Medicine (Sydney, Australia) is hosting a webinar to provide information about their global Doctor of Medicine Program.  

Hello from Macquarie University, Australia!

Our Dean of Medicine will be hosting a webinar next week for your students to learn more about our global Doctor of Medicine degree.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

5pm PT, 8pm ET


I’d really appreciate if you can share the invite with your students that may be interested in learning more about Medicine in Australia and of course, we would be delighted to have you join also.

Best wishes,


Lea-Anne Allen
Regional Manager (North America)
Based in Los Angeles, CA

Macquarie University | Sydney Australia
Phone: +1 (518) 416-8836


You're invited

Hi there,

Macquarie University, Australia, would like to invite you to the Macquarie MD Webinar hosted by our Executive Dean for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. 

Macquarie's new MD Program embedded within an established University that has a culture of transformative learning, and within MQ Health - an academic health sciences centre that integrates patient-centred clinical care, teaching and research. The MD has a strong global aspect including 4 months at our partner hospital in Hyderabad, India to ensure you graduate with a global understanding of medicine. 

We would be delighted if you can join us for the webinar, to learn more about the university, studying medicine in Australia, and our admissions requirements. A current student will also inform you about their experience in the program. 

We are looking forward to speaking to you and answering all your questions. 

In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact Lea-Anne Allen (Regional Manager, North America) at

Kind regards, 

Macquarie University

Macquarie MD Information Webinar

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

5pm PT, 8pm ET

Macquarie University NSW 2109 Australia

T: +61 02 9850 7346   |   Ask a question

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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104
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