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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2018.09, Week of October 15

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

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Memphis, TN  38104

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Dr. Randel Price will be offering an Elective course on Air Pollution Control during the upcoming Spring 2019 semester. 

 

 

For more information, please go to Article #11.  

 

Table of Contents:

1.   Campus events coming up.
2.  Inside Osteopathic Medical Education News, October 4, 2018 edition.  
3.  The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine and all nine of the U.S. Colleges of Podiatric Medicine are proud to be a part of the 2018 Health Professions Week (HPW), November 5-9, 2018.
  
4.  The University of Alabama at Birmingham offers two programs for undergraduates interested in being a scientific investigator while also being a practicing physician.  
5.  Washington Insider, an e-publication from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, October 9, 2018 edition.  
6.  This is a friendly reminder that Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM, Harrogate, TN) is hosting its fall Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Conference and Open House Event (OMAC) on Saturday, October 20.
 
7.  The question posed by a pre-health advisor pertained to means by which medical school applicants could save money while going on interviews.  Here is one relevant reply, regarding accommodations.  
8.  AAMC News, News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, October 10, 2018 edition.  
9.  Conference Opportunity for Pre-Health Students.   
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Casa de Esperanza, a non-profit in Houston, Texas, provides residential care to children birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV. 
11.  Dr. Randel Price will be offering an Elective course on Air Pollution Control during the upcoming Spring 2019 semester.  The course should be suitable for junior and senior level engineering, chemistry, and life sciences majors, and of particular interest to those planning careers in environmental applications.  Other students with an interest in these topics are also welcomed. 

 

1. Campus events coming up. 

·         October 30, 2018:  CBU Career Services First Impressions Etiquette Series – Personal Branding.  

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First Impressions: Personal Branding

10/30/2018, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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Learn the finer points of personal branding, and why its so important.  Lunch served starting at 12:45; formal program starts at 1:00 pm.

 

 

2.  Inside Osteopathic Medical Education News, October 4, 2018 edition.  

October 4, 2018

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From the President

 

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Dr. Shannon's Advice to Medical Students

 

In his video address to new and returning osteopathic medical students, AACOM President and CEO Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH, gives his advice on mentorship, GME, and building professional communities as students continue their osteopathic medical training.

 

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Dr. Shannon Stresses Compassion and Self-Care at White Coat Ceremonies

 

Hear what advice Dr. Shannon offered for students in the Class of 2022 when he returned to his alma mater, and his suggestions for UP-KYCOM students regarding community involvement and patient care.

 

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Professional Development

 

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Meet the New Leadership Behind AACOM's Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship

 

The application cycle for this intensive year-long training program will open in early 2019. Read more about the program.

 

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Research

 

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New AACOM Report Highlights Cost of Attendance Across Major Categories

 

Learn how the reported costs for total tuition and other expenses have changed this academic year.

 

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Awards & Leadership

 

NYITCOM to Offer Combined DO/PhD Program in Medical and Biological Sciences

 

Read more about the new seven-year degree program and its planned curriculum for the 2019-2020 academic year.

 

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COM News

 

OU-HCOM's New Curriculum Updates, PCOM's First-Ever Wellness Fest in the Campus Roundup

 

You'll also read about LECOM Health's new affiliation agreement, DO students providing clinical care to Detroit's homeless, and more.

 

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3.      The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine and all nine of the U.S. Colleges of Podiatric Medicine are proud to be a part of the 2018 Health Professions Week (HPW), November 5-9, 2018.  

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Dear Stan,

The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine and all nine of the U.S. Colleges of Podiatric Medicine are proud to be a part of the 2018 Health Professions Week (HPW)!

HPW is a first-of-its-kind interprofessional recruitment event with the power to increase the profile of and your interest in the health professions.  During Health Professions Week (HPW), November 5-9, 2018, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore 20+ diverse and rewarding health professions through a range of online, interactive events - including all nine of the U.S. Colleges of Podiatric Medicine at the Virtual Student Recruitment Fair!
  • Hear first-hand from a variety of health professionals about how they make a difference in their communities through their chosen profession - when you visit the AACPM Virtual Booth, you'll be able to meet 1:1 with current podiatric physicians, current students and college admissions representatives!
  • Learn about the value of collaborative care and its impact on your local community - and how becoming a podiatric physician means you'll join a community of caring, competent physicians!

Registration is free for this unique, 100% virtual event.  Follow @PodMedCollege on Twitter for updates to the booth presentation schedule.

Click here to register

We look forward to seeing you there.

Mandy

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4.  The University of Alabama at Birmingham offers two programs for undergraduates interested in being a scientific investigator while also being a practicing physician.  

Greetings from the University of Alabama at Birmingham-

I would like to make you aware of two exciting opportunities for your undergraduate students – the Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program 2019, and the Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) 2019. Both of these programs introduce outstanding undergraduates to the exciting career options of being a scientific investigator while also being a practicing physician. Eligible students may apply to both programs.

·         These two 8-week programs are held concurrently from May 31-July 26, 2019

o   Students will receive stipends and free on-campus housing but will be responsible for their own meals, for travel to and from Birmingham, and other expenses 

·         Students in both programs will be introduced to the concept of scientific research, principles of scientific experimentation, the proper methods of data analysis, the interpretation, presentation, and translational applications of research results, and to clinicians who practice at academic medical centers.

 

Applications must be submitted online and the deadline is February 15, 2019.

 

Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program http://www.uab.edu/sibs

Our goal in offering this fellowship is to give talented undergraduate students the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of intensive, hypothesis-drive laboratory research. This experience should help students make well informed decisions about future career plans.  Previous research experience is not required. We especially welcome applications from students who are interested in research as a potential career, including students interested in PhD and MD-PhD programs. We accept 15 students per summer into this program. We expect applicants to SIBS to have completed at least their sophomore year of undergraduate coursework. We anticipate that successful candidates will typically demonstrate grade point averages of 3.0 (“B”) or higher, especially in science, math, and related areas. 

 

Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) http://www.uab.edu/medicine/paradigm/

The PARAdiGM program focuses on undergraduates from diverse and underrepresented minority backgrounds, and offers the opportunity to participate in the program for two summers. In addition to working in the laboratory of a faculty mentor with an actively funded biomedical research program, PARAdiGM participants will learn about careers in academic medical centers (AMCs) by shadowing clinician-investigators in their clinics, as well as on in-patient rounds. At the end of the first summer in the program, the students will write an abstract and participate in both a local and national poster presentation of their research results. The students will also receive instruction in essay writing, MCAT preparation, and critical career skills. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide undergraduate students with an understanding and appreciation of the biomedical research process so as to encourage them to pursue careers studying patients and their diseases after further postgraduate training in graduate and medical education. Previous research experience is not required in order to apply.  The PARAdiGM program is especially useful for students who do not have local access to biomedical research and/or academic physician-scientist role models. 

I would like to thank you in advance for distributing the information to the appropriate students in your department. Students can learn more about SIBS at www.uab.edu/sibs, about PARAdiGM at http://www.uab.edu/medicine/paradigm/ or by contacting me at sibs@uab.edu

Sincerely,        

Randy L Seay

Randy L Seay, MA, MPA, MPH |Director, Physician Scientist Development Office
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5.  Washington Insider, an e-publication from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, October 9, 2018 edition.  

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October 9, 2018

What You Need to Know


On September 27, osteopathic medical school deans, educators, and students came from all over the country to Washington, DC to participate in AACOM’s 2018 COM DAY on Capitol Hill. Advocates raised their voices in meetings and online during our Virtual Hill Day to let lawmakers know why protecting federal programs such as Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Grad PLUS, and Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education provides critical support for the future physician workforce and the health of our nation’s patients. We are grateful to our advocates for their strong dedication and encourage everyone in the osteopathic medical education (OME) community to join them in being a driving force for federal policies that invest in the future physician workforce.

Pamela Murphy
Senior Vice President of Government Relations

 

On The Hill

FY19 Appropriations Update

On September 28, President Trump signed the bipartisan Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 (PL 115 -245), which funds the U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related agencies. This legislation also provides fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding for several other agencies through Friday, December 7, avoiding a federal government shutdown.

The Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) spending law will increase the LHHS budget by $1 billion in comparison to the current year’s funding and provide $10.7 billion more than the Administration’s FY19 funding request across agencies. In addition, many programs critical to OME received increased funding or were preserved, including an additional $102 million for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and a $4 million increase for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality over FY18 levels. This marks the first time that the LHHS bill has been enacted by the deadline since 1996. Learn more.

Opioid Package Signed into Law

Last week, the House and the Senate passed H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act. This follows the House and Senate conferees’ agreement, solidified the prior week, on the comprehensive opioid package. The legislation includes Medicaid, Medicare, and public health reforms to combat the opioid crisis through recovery initiatives, research grants for pain management, and prevention improvement. Included in the bill is language similar to AACOM-endorsed legislation, H.R. 5102, the Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act of 2018, which will create loan forgiveness opportunities for health care professionals who work in substance use disorder roles in communities with the highest number of opioid deaths. This legislation will also allow for National Health Service Corps (NHSC) professionals to provide mental and behavioral health services at schools and community centers and requires the Department of Health and Human Services to provide technical assistance to hospitals on alternatives to opioids for pain management. This legislation has been sent to the White House and is expected to be signed into law shortly.

Kavanaugh Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

On Saturday, October 6, the Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the President’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, locking in a solid conservative majority on the court. He was promptly sworn in by both Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and retired Justice Anthony M. Kennedy—the court's longtime swing vote, whom he will replace—in a private ceremony. The road to confirmation was heavily contentious. Judge Kavanaugh was accused of attempted sexual assault, and as a result, the Senate Judiciary Committee held an additional hearing to hear testimony from one of his accusers, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

Following her testimony, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) voted to advance the nomination to the full Senate floor with the request that the White House ask the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct. In the procedural, or cloture, vote on Friday, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) was the lone Republican to oppose Kavanaugh's nomination. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) was the only Democrat to break from his party and vote with the Republicans to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.

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 Advocacy

#COMDAY18: OME Community and Health Professions Advocates Share Their Stories with Congress

Left: UP-KYCOM Dean Dana C. Shaffer, DO, and students meet with U.S. Representative Hal Rogers (R-KY). Right: ED to MED student advocates take Virtual Hill Day selfies in support of the future health care workforce.

We sincerely thank everyone who took part in COM Day on Capitol Hill this year, as well as the dedicated and passionate individuals and ED to MED national partners who shared their stories online as part of Virtual Hill Day! Thanks to your advocacy, our message was heard loud and clear on Capitol Hill. View highlights from #COMDAY18.

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Administration and Federal Agencies

AACOM Sends Letter to DHS on Proposed Fee Adjustments to Student Visas

AACOM recently sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security regarding its proposed rule that would adjust fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program. The proposed fees would increase for foreign students applying for F, M, and J Visas, and all institutions that accept these students. AACOM expressed concerns that the proposed fees will adversely impact member institutions and students and create unnecessary barriers to attracting highly skilled, qualified individuals from the international community. The final rule is expected later this fall.

Save the Date for AACOM/NHSC Webinar

Save the Date: Thursday, October 25, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET, for a webinar hosted by AACOM and the NHSC on the Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP). The NHSC expects to open the application cycle for the S2S LRP later this month. Webinar participants will have the unique opportunity to talk with NHSC staff to learn more about program requirements, benefits, and other in-depth information. Additional details are forthcoming.

Delay Expected for USDE GE and BDR Final Rules

According to a recent report, the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) is expected to miss the November 1 deadline to publish final rules for the gainful employment (GE) and borrower defense to repayment (BDR) regulation packages that would enable the policies to take effect July 1, 2019. The USDE published proposed rules for both BDR and GE late this summer. The reason for the BDR delay is attributed to the more than 38,000 public comments received, which include those submitted by AACOM. Additionally, the report explains that due to the expiration of an information-sharing agreement between the USDE and the Social Security Administration, the USDE was unable to collect important data needed for the GE rule, on which AACOM has also provided comments. AACOM is seeking clarification from the USDE and will provide updates throughout this process.

2019-2020 FAFSA Application and Mobile App Now Available

On October 1, the USDE opened the application process for students to complete the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to apply for federal financial aid to support their education. Additionally, to enhance access and create a more user-friendly experience for students, its Federal Student Aid Office has launched a mobile app for both iOS and Android users. The FAFSA application is open through June 30, 2020, although it is recommended that users complete the form as soon as possible. Prior to completing the form, it is important to gather information in advance, and the USDE has prepared several tips to help guide students through the process. Learn more.

USDE Selects Finalists for Student Loan Servicer Competition

On September 24, the USDE announced companies that will move forward in the Next Generation Processing and Servicing Environment competitive bidding process to operate the planned overhaul of the federal student loan servicing system. More than a dozen finalists have been selected, including companies such as Nelnet, the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority, Edfinancial Services LLC, and General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc. The USDE is expected to award contracts in 2019.


CMS Launches eMedicare Initiative

In anticipation of the October 15 open enrollment period, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the eMedicare Initiative, which aims to create a more modern, personalized, and seamless user experience as beneficiaries compare plans and make decisions about their health care. Medicare.gov now includes features such as a mobile out-of-pocket cost calculator to compare both overall costs and prescription drug costs. Users will also have access to a simplified login for the Medicare Plan Finder and the ability to print their Medicare cards online.

Featured Federal Resources and COM Engagement

ATSU-KCOM Awarded NIH Academic Research Enhancement Grant: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced its full funding of an A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) three-year study through its Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15 grant). The study’s principal investigator, Yohei Norimatsu, PhD, assistant professor, physiology, will research design improvements and pharmacological therapies for cystic fibrosis, secretory diarrhea, schizophrenia, and drug addiction through atomic-level modeling of protein drug targets. Dr. Norimatsu is the second ATSU researcher to earn an NIH R15 research grant within the past year, which is a first in ATSU history. Learn more.

OU-HCOM Awarded Rural Residency Planning and Development Technical Assistance Award: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has been awarded the Rural Residency Planning and Development (RRPD) Program – Technical Assistance cooperative agreement administered by the HRSA Office of Rural Health Policy in collaboration with HRSA's Bureau of Health Workforce. The agreement will be led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in partnership with the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho Family Residency Network. These partners will provide technical assistance to future grantees of the RRPD Program anticipated to be funded by HRSA in 2019 to support the creation of new, sustainable residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, and psychiatry.

NYITCOM Students Named to National Political Action Honor Society: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) students from the Long Island (Old Westbury) and NYITCOM at Arkansas State University (Jonesboro, AR) campuses have been named to Omega Beta Iota (OBI), the National Osteopathic Political Action Honor Society. Samantha Gottlieb, academic medicine scholar from the Long Island campus, and Nicole Ebalo, second-year medical student from NYITCOM at A-State, were among the 30 osteopathic medical students selected nationwide for this year’s induction. OBI was founded in 2007 to emphasize the importance of the work that medical students contribute to the political system. Induction into OBI is an honorary recognition for politically active medical students and professional mentors who demonstrate excellence in health care politics. Learn more.

Participate in HRSA’s Virtual Job Fair: HRSA is hosting a Behavioral Health Virtual Job Fair on Wednesday, October 17 at 6:45 PM ET. Participants will have the unique opportunity to engage with health care providers and receive real-time answers to their employment questions. Register now.

NIA Technology Challenge: The National Institute on Aging recently launched the Improving Care for People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Using Technology Challenge, which works to spur the development of technology applications to improve dementia care coordination and/or care navigation, as part of the implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act. Applications will be accepted from October 1 through June 30, 2019. For more information, interested applicants may participate in a webinar on October 17 at 2:30 PM ET.

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6.  This is a friendly reminder that Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM, Harrogate, TN) is hosting its fall Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Conference and Open House Event (OMAC) on Saturday, October 20. 

Hello all,

 Just a friendly reminder that Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) is hosting its fall Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Conference and Open House Event (OMAC) on Saturday, October 20.  OMAC will take place on our Harrogate campus.  The event is open to interested prospective students, pre-medical advisors, and anyone interested in learning more about our DO program and about osteopathic medicine in general. Please see the attached invitation for details.  Attendees may contact me or click the registration link on the invitation to register for the event.

 Feel free to forward this email and share the attached invitation with anyone who may be interested in attending OMAC on October 20.  Attendees are welcome to bring family, friends, or colleagues.  The invitation requests that attendees RSVP by October 5, but we can accept registrations through the end of this week.

 If you know students who may be interested in learning about LMU-DCOM but are unable to attend OMAC, it would be my pleasure to share information with your students at another time.  Please let me know if you would like a representative from LMU-DCOM to come speak to your students; one of my colleagues or I would be happy to schedule a visit to your campus.

 I look forward to speaking with you and your students soon.

 Sincerely,

 Lincoln Memorial University

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7.  The question posed by a pre-health advisor pertained to means by which medical school applicants could save money while going on interviews.  Here is one relevant reply, regarding accommodations.  

One of the things I would mention to your students is that some schools offer housing to interviewees via "Student Hosts". These volunteer medical school students host students who need a place to stay the night before their interview. This doesn't help with the cost of a flight or gas, but it does help with hotel costs. It also gives them a chance to meet students who are currently attending the school where they are interviewing.

 

Here are some examples of student host programs:

 

https://www.bcm.edu/education/schools/medical-school/md-program/admissions/interview-invitation/student-host-program

 

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https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/md-admissions/student-hosting


While I can't vouch for something like this, there is even a website to help connect medical school interviewees to medical student hosts.

 "Saving money, sleeping well on the interview trail."

https://www.swapandsnooze.com/

 

Hope this is helpful.


Caleb

 

 

8.  AAMC News, News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, October 10, 2018 edition.  

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News About America's Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals

 

October 10, 2018

 

Using a calculator

7 ways to reduce medical school debt

Often-overlooked loan repayment programs. Smart budgeting strategies. Fee assistance programs. Young doctors have many resources as they embark on a medical career.

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Making the case for parental leave during residency

As the numbers of women entering medicine grow, we must do a better job of ensuring new parents have time to bond with their babies.

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Atlantic Festival spotlights AAMC leaders, key issues in academic medicine

The three-day event in Washington, D.C., featured AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, and Executive Vice President Atul Grover, MD, PhD, among other influential leaders in health and medicine. Here's what you need to know.

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9.  Conference Opportunity for Pre-Health Students.   

Dear Dr. Eisen

 

Please forward the below email to your pre-health majors listserv. We have been working diligently to make this conference a strong avenue for pre-medical students to gain advice on admissions and medical school. Several medical school admissions counselors will be present during the conference. We ask that you encourage your students to attend. All pre-health, post-bac, and professional students are invited to attend.

 

For any questions, please contact us at region10maps@snma.org.

 

Sincerely,

Region X SNMA-MAPS Committee 

 

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Top 10 Reasons to Register for RMEC 2018

 

  1. Network: Make connections with residents, medical students, premedical students and admission advisors.
  2. Mentorship: Get guidance in your preparation for a career in medicine and other health-related professions.
  3. Admission Workshops: Get the inside scoop from admission representatives from medical and graduate schools in Kentucky and Tennessee.
  4. Meharry Medical CollegeLearn more about health caring at one of the founding chapters of SNMA. #FoundersDay #SNMAlegacy
  5. Hear from excellent speakers: From our keynote speaker to our session leaders, you will find inspiration to lead with SNMA, advocate for patients, and accomplish your career goals.
  6. Leadership skillsGain skills to continue the legacy of Region X leadership on a regional and national level. #LeadwithSNMA
  7. Service: Join us with our community service drive for the Renewal House a long-term residential program for women and children. More information HERE
  8. ResearchPresent your research at our research symposium. There will be prizes for top presenters! Register HERE by October 17th.
  9. Skills workshops: Test your suturing skills, learn to intubate a patient, or fill a dental cavity!
  10. Community: Become a part of a group of excellent medical and premedical students from KY and TN. We are Region X! #regionXforever #regionxlegacy Follow us on IG: @snmaregionx

Become an SNMA Associate Member by clicking here and be eligible for a conference scholarship!  

 

REGISTER HERE TODAY!

Questions? Email us at region10maps@snma.org.

 

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Pauleatha Diggs

M.D. Candidate, Class of 2021

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

 

 

10.  Casa de Esperanza, a non-profit in Houston, Texas, provides residential care to children birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV. 

Good Morning,

I am with Casa de Esperanza, a non-profit in Houston, Texas.  Casa de Esperanza provides residential care to children birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV.  Care is provided in our neighborhood by our Hands of Hope interns.  Our interns, most of whom are recent college graduates, join us for a year of service (a twelve-month full-time post-graduation internship).  We provide on-site housing (interns live with the children they are caring for) and interns join us from all over the United States to be part of our internship program.  Information about our internship may be found here:

https://www.casahope.org/hands-of-hope-internship

I am writing with the hope that you may be able to share information about this internship opportunity with students in your health professions advising program.  Our internship especially appeals to students who wish to complete a service internship (or gap year) before entering medical or graduate school.  Interns in our program gain valuable experience that can be relevant to their future career goals while simultaneously making a meaningful difference in the lives of a vulnerable group of children.

Thank you and please let me know if you should need more information.

Stephanie Diehl
Casa de Esperanza de los Niños, Inc.
PO Box 66581
Houston, TX 77266-6581
Main Office: 713.529.0639
Fax:713.529.9179
Stephanie@casahope.org

 

 

11.  Dr. Randel Price will be offering an Elective course on Air Pollution Control during the upcoming Spring 2019 semester.  The course should be suitable for junior and senior level engineering, chemistry, and life sciences majors, and of particular interest to those planning careers in environmental applications.  Other students with an interest in these topics are also welcomed. 

FW: Spring 2019 Elective Course -- Air Pollution Control

We will be offering air pollution control as an elective course next spring.  Details are in the attached file.

The course should be suitable for junior and senior level engineering, chemistry, and life sciences majors, and of particular interest to those planning careers in environmental applications.  Other students with an interest in these topics are also welcomed.

Please share this with appropriate advisors and students who may be interested.  If students (or anyone) have questions about the course, please encourage them to contact me.

rmp

Randel M. Price, Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Christian Brothers University
650 East Parkway South

Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 321-3412

 

 

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