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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2017.06, Week of September 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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Caduceus Newsletter Archives:
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Q:  Dr. Eisen, how did the Career Center’s Dress for Success Presentation go?

 

 

For a picture of the entire cast, please go to Marginalia.

 

Table of Contents:

1.   Campus events coming up.
2.  The Princeton Review and COPE Health Scholars have developed a new program for students looking to enhance their medical school application, the Winter Intensive Pre-Med Scholar program.  
3.  Osteo Insight:  News from the Admissions Department at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Lewisburg, WV).  
4.  The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is offering a “2018 Careers in Science and Medicine:  Workshops and Recruitment Fair” event on Saturday, September 29 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead, Atlanta, GA.  
5.  The Master of Science in Anesthesia Program at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) will be participating in this year’s Health Professions Week, Monday, November 5 through 9.   
6.  Register now to attend the FREE Optometry Virtual Fair on October 18, 2018.  

7.  Marginalia:  Q:  Dr. Eisen, how did the Career Center’s Dress for Success Presentation go?  

 

1. Campus events coming up. 

·        Tuesday, September 25, 2018:  Adulting 101, CBU Life after College:  Money Matters Part I.  Paying For Graduate School, Rosa Deal 111, 12:30-1:45 p.m.

From: Tracie L. Burke
Subject: Need money for graduate school? Come to Tuesday's Life After College at 12:30 in RD 111

Dear students,

If you think you will ever attend graduate school and will be looking for money to do that, be sure to come to Tuesday’s (9/18) Life After College: Paying for Graduate School session in Rosa Deal 111 at 12:30-1:45.

Our session will feature CBU alums who have pursued an MBA, veterinary school, law school, pharmacy school, and a history degree. While you may not be planning to pursue these same degrees, almost all of this information will be applicable to you if you are thinking of any kind of graduate school.

Don’t miss this chance to learn something AND get free pizza (while supplies last).

See the flyer below for tomorrow’s and our future fall semester sessions.

Thanks!

Tracie L. Burke, Ed.D., Professor, Behavioral Sciences
Director, CBU Honors Program
Barry Hall 221
Christian Brothers University

 

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

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2.  The Princeton Review and COPE Health Scholars have developed a new program for students looking to enhance their medical school application, the Winter Intensive Pre-Med Scholar program.  

COPE Health Scholars offers students an unparalleled opportunity to experience health care firsthand through several experiential education programs.  

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Dear NAAHP Advisor,

Welcome back to the 2018-2019 academic school year! As you embark on this academic year, we invite you to learn of academic opportunities that will enhance your students' academic and professional growth. For eighteen years, the COPE Health Scholars programs have offered students an unparalleled learning opportunity to experience health care firsthand alongside a care delivery team.

The Princeton Review and COPE Health Scholars have developed a new program for students looking to enhance their medical school application, the Winter Intensive Pre-Med Scholar program. This is an intensive medical school prep program offered in partnership with UCLA Executive Programs in Health Policy and Management that offers:

  • Premium access to MCAT study tools with The Princeton Review, including 500+ videos covering MCAT content, thousands of free-standing and passage based questions, 15 full-length online practice tests, 11 MCAT books and more
  • Opportunities to practice and apply health care procedures in a simulation lab
  • Access to UCLA faculty while learning about current health care trends
  • Clinical experiences in two or more health care departments at a program site
  • Medical school admissions workshops

 

Over three weeks this winter, scholars will receive 44 hours of MCAT strategy, 40 hours of clinical training and up to 48 hours of firsthand clinical and health care administration experience. The Winter Intensive Pre-Med Scholar program will be offered in two sessions throughout Southern California:

Session I: December 17, 2018 - January 4, 2019

  • In-person MCAT Strategy course will take place in Orange County, CA
  • Online MCAT strategy course available in Los Angeles, Ventura and Riverside counties

Session II: December 26, 2018 - January 13, 2019

  • In-person MCAT Strategy course will take place in Downtown Los Angeles, CA
  • Online MCAT strategy course available in Los Angeles, Ventura and Riverside counties

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Sites available:

Adventist Health Glendale

Adventist Health Simi Valley
Adventist Health White Memorial
California Hospital Medical Center
Citrus Valley Health Partners
Kaiser Permanente Riverside
Kaiser Permanente South Bay
St. Francis Medical Center
St. John's Hospitals
St. Mary Medical Center
St. Joseph Hospital of Orange

 

View all our locations.

 

 

Have your students use code NAAHP18 to waive the $30 application fee when they apply for the Winter Intensive Pre-Med program today!

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We invite you to visit the program website for more information on admissions and application deadline. Feel free to download and share our flyer with your students as well.


If you have any questions about our Winter Intensive Pre-Med Scholar or any other Health Scholar programs, please feel free to contact me, Margarita Gardea, at mgardea@copehealthsolutions.com.

 

 

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Our mailing address is:

COPE Health Scholar

315 W 9th St Ste 1001

Cope Health Scholars

Los Angeles, CA 90015-4216

 

3.  Osteo Insight:  News from the Admissions Department at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Lewisburg, WV).  

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2018-2019 Admissions Requirements 

Please encourage students to review our detailed list of requirements online at www.wvsom.edu/requirements. For the 2019 AACOMAS cycle, the minimum science GPA is a 3.0 and the minimum MCAT is a 490. 

 

Average Accepted Student Profile from 2018 Applicants:

 

Science GPA

3.5

MCAT

500

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Fall Open House 

     

Saturday, November 17, 2018

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (EST) 

  • Meet and greet breakfast 
  • Curriculum overview 
  • Lunch and networking 
  • Tour our state-of-the-art facilities 
  • Learn about our admissions process
  • Financial aid presentation 

Encourage your interested students to come learn more about WVSOM! 

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We invite you to bring a group of students to the Open House. Just have all students complete the registration form online.

 

 

Students can REGISTER ONLINE NOW:
https://www.wvsom.edu/Admissions/open-house

 

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SERVING THE STUDENT OF WV & THE HEALTH CARE NEEDS OF ITS RESIDENTS 

 


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Expanding beyond WVSOM's classrooms and the campus

 

The medical school strives to serve, first and foremost, the state of West Virginia and the health care needs of its residents, emphasizing primary care in rural areas. WVSOM programs such as the Center for Rural and Community Health (CRCH) help serve the needs of West Virginians in conjunction with assisting and working with community-based organizations. 



WVSOM's mission to serve the needs of West Virginians isn't just one sided - there are also meaningful benefits for students and alumni who serve the health care needs of residents in rural areas. 



Dimitri Tito, now a 3rd year student, has already committed so much of his time and efforts to helping his community through volunteer efforts. 



Even before Dimitri officially started medical school he jumped in to volunteer for a community in need. Dimitri arrived in Lewisburg in the Summer of 2016, the same time much of southern West Virginia was impacted by heavy flooding. A group of second-year students organized a Facebook group seeking volunteers to work and cleanup houses in nearby towns. Dimitri didn't hesitate to help - even going as far as to crawl in spaces underneath houses to ensure a clean foundation. 



"It was an opportunity to start helping and I just got to West Virginia," he recalled. "We organized many different trips to houses. Right away, I felt the involvement that WVSOM had in the community, and for me, it was important." 



In addition to flood recovery efforts, Dimitri has volunteered for WVSOM Cares, has taken blood pressure readings at the state fair and is a member of the Cultural Integrity Committee, which is in the process of organizing culturally diverse standardized patient encounters as a learning opportunity for students. Dimitri, who is heavily involved in the community as a student, hopes to eventually enter a family medicine or internal medicine residency. 

   

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ALUMNA / FACULTY HIGHLIGHT

 

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Alumna exemplifies WVSOM mission 

 

Jessica Smith-Kelly, D.O., Class of 2012, is a good role model of the type of graduate WVSOM aspires to educate. 


The Class of 2012 graduate entered WVSOM as an out-of-state student, became a graduate teaching assistant in osteopathic principles and practice (OPP), secured a residency spot in primary care and has since returned to Lewisburg to practice medicine and teach WVSOM students.

"I knew that I wanted to teach osteopathic manipulation in a school setting, so when I was nearing the end of my residency I was applying for Plus One residency and they were getting ready to start one here. I found out that WVSOM was going to have an opening for OPP faculty. I thought, 'well that's kind of my dream job,' so I applied," Smith-Kelly said.

Her 10-year, long-term plan for herself was expedited once she completed her Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/ Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Plus One (NMM/OMM +1) residency at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. Smith-Kelly has been a faculty member at WVSOM for a little more than a year. She said that her work as a graduate teaching assistant (GTA) in her third and fourth year of studies helped solidify the decision to eventually become a teacher.

"Before, I never thought I would want to teach," the internal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine physician said. "When I was a GTA I may not have been able to explain techniques well, but I could say 'put your hands here' and I could explain techniques through palpation and sensation. Seeing students finally get a concept and having that light bulb go off was very rewarding. It made me start to think that I really liked the teaching aspect."

 

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Whether Smith-Kelly is busy teaching osteopathic medical students or educating patients about techniques that can help reduce their pain, she is always using her hands as the main tool - proving that being a 10-fingered D.O. is exactly the type of physician who WVSOM hopes to graduate.

 

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"You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you'll win, no matter the outcome." - Patch Adams

 

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4.  The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is offering a “2018 Careers in Science and Medicine:  Workshops and Recruitment Fair” event on Saturday, September 29 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead, Atlanta, GA.  

2018 Careers in Science and Medicine: Workshops and Recruitment Fair

Saturday, September 29, 2018, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Grand Hyatt Atlanta Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia

Event Timeline
12:30 p.m. – 1:30pm High School/College/Parents/Advisors Registration
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Workshops
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Recruitment Fair

Event Information:

https://students-residents.aamc.org/event/careers-science-and-medicine-workshops-and-mento-2/

Event Registration:

https://surveys.aamc.org/se/7C7E87CB6F77377F

Who should attend?

Anyone considering careers in biomedical research (PhD and MD-PhD) and medicine (MD):

- College and high school students
- Post-bacs and lab techs

Also invited:

- Parents
- Pre-health advisors
- School and college administrators

Why attend?
• Learn about MD, PhD, and MD-PhD programs and meet program directors and administrators from across the country
• Learn about AAMC Services (MCAT/AMCAS/AspiringDocs and SHPEP, etc.)
• Learn about summer research programs and post-baccalaureate research programs
• Hear about the life of PhD and MD-PhD students
• Participate in mentoring session with PhD and MD-PhD program leaders and trainees, and AAMC services staff

Feel free to contact me if questions.

Irena Tartakovsky, M.D., M.S.
Director, Constituent Engagement
Association of American Medical Colleges
Tel: 202-862-6134
itartakovsky@aamc.org

 

 

 

5.  The Master of Science in Anesthesia Program at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) will be participating in this year’s Health Professions Week, Monday, November 5 through 9.   

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The Master of Science in Anesthesia Program at Case Western Reserve University will be participating in this year's Health Professions Week. A week-long event hosted by accomplished health professionals, #HPW2018 will take place Monday, November 5 to Friday, November 9. 

 

The virtual fairs, lectures and seminars, outlined here, are designed to inspire students on their path to a healthcare career. Whether your students are beginning to explore their options in healthcare or they're determined to enter a specific field, #HPW2018 is a wonderful opportunity to network and discover various healthcare fields.

 

 

The MSA Program will be participating in the College Student Virtual Fair on Wednesday, November 7. If you have students who are interested in physiology, applied pharmacology, or are looking for alternatives to medical school, we hope you'll encourage them to attend our session.

 

Additionally, advisors are encouraged to click the button below to stay in touch with the CWRU MSA Program. We share quarterly emails with our advisors and partners, which include links to our quarterly newsletter and information on recruiting events.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

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Jennifer Puin, PhD

Network Admissions Director

Master of Science in Anesthesia Program

Case Western Reserve University

 

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11100 Euclid Avenue, Lakeside Suite 2533, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5007

case.edu/medicine/msa-program | 216.844.8077 | msaprogram@case.edu

 

6.  Register now to attend the FREE Optometry Virtual Fair on October 18, 2018.  

Register Now to attend the FREE Optometry Virtual Fair on October 18, 2018
Save precious time and find out which Doctor of Optometry Program is best for you!

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7.  Marginalia:  Q:  Dr. Eisen, how did the Career Center’s Dress for Success Presentation go?  

A:  Leave it to an Accounting professor to show the rest of us how it’s supposed to be done (See Dr. Weske, 2nd from right.)

 

 

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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