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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2018.05, Week of September 17


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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN38104

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Table of Contents:

1.†† Campus events coming up.
2.The Graduate Program in Neuroscience at the Uniformed Services University is an interdisciplinary Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. Program.††
3.The 2019 MCAT calendar is now available.††


1. Campus events coming up.

                Thursday, September 20, 2018:First Impressions: What Not To Wear, 09/20/2018, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, Sabbatini Lounge, featuring CBU faculty as models.



Learn what to wear (and what not to wear) in a professional setting...on an interview, to your job, to your internship, and more. 


        Thursday, September 27, 2018, 12-2 p.m. in the Canale Arena:Graduate School Expo


2.The Graduate Program in Neuroscience at the Uniformed Services University is an interdisciplinary Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. Program.††

From: Finley, Tina []
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2018 2:27 PM
To: Netina Finley <>
Subject: USUHS Neuroscience Graduate Program



I,Tina Finley, Administrative Officer from the Neuroscience Graduate Program at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, do hereby send you this letter to ask that you circulate the attached Graduate Program flyer with your prospective undergraduate Science students. YOu may also read more about the program at


The Graduate Program in Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary Ph.D. and M.D/Ph.D. program. There is no associated military commitment for civilians. Courses and research training are provided by over 60 Neuroscience Faculty members holding appointments in a wide range of basic science and clinical departments within the School of Medicine. The interdisciplinary nature of the program permits a choice of courses and research areas; training programs are tailored to meet the individual needs of each student. The program of study is divided into coursework, in fundamental and advanced areas of neuroscience, and laboratory dissertation research. During the first year, students take courses and participate in rotations in three laboratories. Additional advanced courses are taken in the second year along with a qualifying exam prior to advancing to candidacy. In addition to coursework, formal and informal training is designed to develop a wide range of skills required for diverse career opportunities.


USU provides an attractive package of financial support to students, which will be administered as a part-time Federal salary for your position as a Research Associate. The financial support of this package will be approximately $45,900 per year. As an Administratively Determined (AD) Federal employee, your salary is subject to standard taxes and withholding's.

As an AD federal government employee, you will receive standard Federal benefits including contributions towards health insurance, retirement, and transit costs. Students are supported as Federal employees for the first 3 three years of their enrollment. After this period, students transition to employment as Research Associates by the Henry M. Jackson (HMJ) Foundation. These positions are supported by grants awarded to mentors or by fellowships awarded to students. There are no tuition charges for graduate students at USU, nor is there any requirement in the form of government or military service. Most required textbooks are provided without charge.

Admission Requirements

"A baccalaureate degree must be obtained from a college, university, or institution located in the United States, Puerto Rico or Canada, and accredited by an accrediting agency or association that is recognized for such purpose by the Secretary of Education. Included within this definition are those institutions that are in the process of seeking accreditation and currently have provisional or conditional accreditation, or candidacy status for accreditation."

1.    Each applicant must complete a baccalaureate degree program from an accredited academic institution before matriculation at USU.

2.    Complete college transcripts, transcripts of all previous graduate studies.

3.    A complete resume/cv

4.    Three letters of recommendation from faculty members under whom the applicant has studied.

5.    The aptitude portion of the Graduate Record Examination, taken no more than two years before the time of application.

6.    Individual programs may also require Advanced Graduate Record Examinations in one or more subject areas. The school code for the GRE is 5824 (both the Department and Institution code).

Deadline for full consideration of applications for the Fall Quarter is December 1st. Receipt of applications by this deadline will allow prospective students to be considered for financial support. There is NO application fee. USU gives careful consideration to all available information about each applicant and selects students on a competitive basis without regard to race, color, sex, creed or national origin.  You may apply by clicking the following link -

 If you should have any questions, please donít hesitate to contact me at 301-295-3642 or

Thank you, Tina







3.The 2019 MCAT calendar is now available.††

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 MCAT calendar is now available online. Registration for the first half of the 2019 testing year (January Ė June) will open late October; we will announce the date in the coming weeks. Please encourage your students to follow us on Twitter @AAMC_MCAT for regular updates and announcements.

Please see below for the 2019 testing calendars for the U.S. Registration and scheduling will open in late October 2018. Follow us on Twitter at @AAMC_MCAT for updates and announcements.


2019 U.S Testing Calendar and Score Release Dates

MCAT Admin 

Score Release Date 

January 18

February 20

January 19

February 20

January 24

February 26

March 15

April 16

March 29

April 30

April 5

May 7

April 6

May 7

April 13

May 14

May 11

June 11

May 18

June 18

May 23

June 25

May 24

June 25

May 31

July 2

June 1

July 2

June 15

July 16

June 28

July 30

June 29

July 30

July 10

August 13

July 13

August 13

July 19

August 20

July 20

August 20

August 2

September 4

August 3

September 4

August 9

September 10

August 17

September 17

August 30

October 1

August 31

October 1

September 6

October 8

September 13

October 15

September 14

October 15


Judy Byrne
Senior Director, MCAT Business Operations



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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104
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