Christian Brothers University

www.cbu.edu

Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2018.10, Week of October 22

CaduceusDNAHelixLarger

Image from the U.S. Department of Energy Genome Program web site:   http://genomics.energy.gov  

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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN  38104

Home page:
http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/ 

Caduceus Newsletter Archives:
http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/Caduceus.html

 

Table of Contents:

1.   Campus events coming up.
2.  Upcoming events pertaining to promoting Public Health as a career.  
3.  The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) is sponsoring an Osteopathic Health Policy Internship at its Office of Government Relations in Washington, DC.  
4.  The Icahn School of Medicine offers a FlexMed Program, offering early acceptance to medical school for college sophomores from any major; with no MCAT requirement.  
5.  Twenty health professions will be represented at this year’s Health Professions Week, November 5-9, 2018.  
6.  Barry University (Hollywood, FL) offers a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences.  
7.  Representatives of St. George’s Schools of Medicine and of Veterinary Medicine will be in at the Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel on Thursday, October 25. 

 

1. Campus events coming up. 

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

https://www.cbu.edu/assets/2091/firstimpressions2.png

First Impressions: Personal Branding

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

Buckman Hall 102 map

Description:
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.  Upcoming events pertaining to promoting Public Health as a career.  

Registration for all these Is Public Health events is free! Please share any events with students, alumni, and other staffers who may be interested!

 This Is Public Health Twitter Chat – Applying to Grad School

Join the This Is Public Health Ambassadors for a discussion on October 18 from 2 – 3 p.m. EST. Learn more about their own paths to graduate school and tips to competing your application with ease. Chat with ambassador and public health grads about how to:

  • Find the right grad school
  • Complete he application process
  • Adjust to graduate student life.

RSVP Today!

  • This Is Public Health Grad Fair – Charlotte, NC

Join over 30 schools and programs of public health in Charlotte to learn more about graduate public health education. The event will be held at the James H. Barnhardt Student Activity Center at University of North Carolina at Charlotte College of Health Sciences Center from 5:30 -7:30 p.m., October 23, 2018.

 

Register today!

 

  • This Is Public Health Grad Fair – New York, NY

Join over 30 schools and programs of public health in New York to learn more about graduate public health education. The event will be held at the New York City Fire Museum hosted by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health from 5:30 -7:30 p.m., October 24, 2018.

 

Register today!

 

  • Public Health Service Day – San Diego, CA

The service event, on November 10, 2018, hosted as part of the ASPPH Student Leadership Institute, before the APHA Annual Meeting and Student Assembly meetings. Public Health Service Day gives public health students from across the country an opportunity to get outside the conference walls, meet peers from ASPPH member institutions, and to give back to the host community of San Diego.

 

Please only register if you can make a commitment to serve the San Diego community.

 

Emily C. Gordon, MPH, CPH | Student Services Coordinator

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health | www.aspph.org

1900 M Street, NW, Suite 710 | Washington, D.C. 20036

Tel: 202.296.1099, ext. 185 | Email: egordon@aspph.org

 

 

Public Health is Your Health

 

 

 

3.  The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) is sponsoring an Osteopathic Health Policy Internship at its Office of Government Relations in Washington, DC.  

http://aacom.informz.net/aacom/data/images/Leadership%20Institute/EMAIL_TEMPLATE-OHPI_HDR_700X61.jpg

AACOM Leadership Institute:
Osteopathic Health Policy Internship

2019-2020 OHPI Program
Application Deadline: Friday, January 25, 2019


Gain firsthand experience working at the national level on health care and higher education policy issues through AACOM's Osteopathic Health Policy Internship (OHPI) Program. Osteopathic medical students may apply to spend two consecutive months at AACOM’s Office of Government Relations in Washington, DC developing a comprehensive understanding of policy development, analysis, and implementation.

Interns will:

  • Attend important meetings at federal agencies, organizations, and advisory councils, as well as conferences and coalition meetings;
  • Conduct research and increase their understanding of federal health care and higher education policy topics that impact osteopathic medical education;
  • Cover various congressional committee hearings on Capitol Hill; and
  • Present on an advocacy topic as determined and finalized with AACOM Government Relations.

AACOM will provide a $3,500 (taxable) stipend and housing for each intern. AACOM will also cover the cost of local travel for business purposes and certain other expenses approved by AACOM. Interns are responsible for transportation to and from Washington, DC, parking and mileage, meals, long distance telephone, recreation, and other expenses.

Questions about the OHPI Program should be directed to Kana Smith, Policy and Regulatory Analyst, at ksmith@aacom.org.

http://aacom.informz.net/aacom/data/images/OHPI-Apply-Now.jpg

http://aacom.informz.net/aacom/data/images/Leadership%20Institute/EMAIL_TEMPLATE-SUB_FTR_700X80.jpg

AACOM Headquarters
7700 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 250
Bethesda, MD 20814 
P 301.968.4100

    

AACOM Office of Government Relations
500 New Jersey Ave., NW, Suite 380
Washington, DC 20001 
P 202.844.4217

 

4.  The Icahn School of Medicine offers a FlexMed Program, offering early acceptance to medical school for college sophomores from any major; with no MCAT requirement.  

http://files.constantcontact.com/e482d0f4101/6fdbcf0b-ebcc-451a-925c-920a7dbfa38e.png

 

Dear Colleague,
 
We are excited to share with you information about the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's FlexMed Program, offering early acceptance to medical school for college sophomores from any major; with no MCAT requirement.  Whether you are experienced in advising students for this program or have not heard about us, please forward this information to your students. 
 
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, located in the heart of New York City, is ranked as a top 20 medical school and ranked 2nd for National Institute of Health (NIH) research funding per investigator.  
 
This brochure not only explains how to apply for the early acceptance FlexMed program for 2018-2019, but also highlights the benefits of the program.

The Office of Admission is hosting a FlexMed online informational webinar exclusively for Advisors on Wednesday, October 24 at 1:30pm EST. Please click here to register for the Advisor webinar. 
 
Again thank you for your time, and for sharing this information with your pre-med students and other students who have expressed an interest in studying medicine.
 
Below are the FlexMed Program Highlights:

  • Early Acceptance: students apply at the end of their sophomore year in college
  • No MCAT: accepted students are not permitted to take the MCAT
  • Revised pre-med requirements: We have eliminated Organic Chemistry as a pre-requisite
  • Flexibility: We want our students to "Flex" their intellectual, creative, humanistic, and scientific muscles
  • Academic Freedom: students are free to pursue the area of study of their choice, unencumbered by the traditional pre-med science requirements

 
If you would like additional information or would like to discuss this program, please contact Jackie Chudow at Jacquelyn.Chudow@mssm.edu or (212) 241-6645.   

Thank you,

Jackie Chudow
FlexMed Program Coordinator
Office of Admissions
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
jacquelyn.chudow@mssm.edu 
(212) 241-6645

 

http://img.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/H.gifhttp://img.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/H.gif

 

http://img.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/H.gifhttp://img.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/H.gif

 

http://files.constantcontact.com/e482d0f4101/8e77a88f-55be-4e59-83aa-f690e64213b9.jpg

 

INFORMATION FOR STUDENT/PRE-MED LISTSERV:

FlexMed Program - Application Cycle AY '18-'19

-   EARLY ACCEPTANCE

-   NO MCAT REQUIRED

-   COLLEGE SOPHOMORES FROM ALL MAJORS WELCOME
-   APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2019

What is Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai?
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) has a reputation for innovation and thoughtful risk taking. We encourage and support the bold thinking and disciplined science that will change the face of medicine. Learn more here: ISMMS Website

What is FlexMed?
In response to major changes in the priorities of the biomedical science and health care fields, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai developed an early acceptance program known as FlexMed. It is the first program of its kind in the nation, offering college sophomores from any major early acceptance. Students apply to FlexMed in the winter of their sophomore year of college and learn of acceptance to the ISMMS MD Program by the summer of that year. Once accepted, students will be free to pursue their area of study, unencumbered by the traditional science requirements and the MCAT. Learn more here: FlexMed Website

What are the benefits of applying and being accepted into FlexMed?

  • Early Acceptance: end of your sophomore year in college
  • No MCAT: accepted students are not permitted to take the MCAT
  • Revised pre-med requirements: eliminating Organic Chemistry
  • Flexibility: "Flex" intellectual, creative, humanistic and scientific muscles
  • Academic Freedom: you will be free to pursue the area of study you want, unencumbered by the traditional pre-med science requirements

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • You must be a sophomore enrolled at an accredited US/Canadian College/University
  • You must have completed one of the following three courses: one year of college Biology, one year of college Chemistry, or one year of college Physics by January 15th of the year you apply 
  • You must have taken your SAT or ACT exams

When should I apply?
For the AY'18-'19 cycle the application is currently open and must be submitted by January 15, 2019.

What is Icahn School of Medicine looking for in an applicant?

 

  • Commitment to a career in research, teaching, service and clinical practice in medicine
  • Students with a thoughtful educational plan who understand how a diverse knowledge base will enhance their career in medicine
  • Ability to demonstrate academic excellence, social conscience, engagement in service activities, and leadership
  • Diversity of experiences and backgrounds
  • Intangibles (i.e. athletics, music, teaching, talents/skills)
  • Strong Academic Record: 2017/2018 accepted students had an average GPA over 3.5 and averaged over 700 on each section of the SATs.

If you are interested in learning more about FlexMed, we encourage you to read more about the program here: FlexMed Website

The Office of Admissions is hosting a FlexMed online informational webinar for prospective applicants on Wednesday, November 7 at 12:00pm EST. Please click here to register for the webinar.

Ready to apply?  APPLY NOW!
What application should I be using?
a.  Access our online application by going to the following URL: https://applygs.mssm.edu
b.  Click on 'New Applicant' to create a username/login and password.
c.  Once you've successfully logged in, locate the "FlexMed" row and make sure 'Fall 2019' application is shown.
d.  Click on 'Apply'.
e.  Proceed and complete the application.


 

 

5.  Twenty health professions will be represented at this year’s Health Professions Week, November 5-9, 2018.  

 Did you know that 20 health professions are represented at this year’s Health Professions Week?!  Students are encouraged to take this FREE opportunity to explore professions that might not have been on their radar.

 The #HPW2018 participating professions include:

 Students should not miss this exclusive opportunity to learn about the diverse and rewarding options a career in the health professions can offer. Registration is FREE on the HPW event website and prizes are also available.

 Thank you for your support of Health Professions Week and for sharing this one-of-a-kind event with your students!

 Yours in Health,

Becky Rice, 2018 Health Professions Week Executive Committee Chair, on behalf of the entire Health Professions Week Team

 HPW thanks our 2018 sponsors: Liaison International, Sallie Mae, CVS Health, Kaplan Test Prep, HOSA, and the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Inc.

 

 

 

6.  Barry University (Hollywood, FL) offers a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences.  

http://r20.rs6.net/on.jsp?a=1105132857422&r=3&c=b0b40300-decf-11e2-8657-d4ae52806b34&d=1131434579718&ch=b0b6c220-decf-11e2-8657-d4ae52806b34&ca=e5401ed3-2d52-40d2-b01f-18666fd39898&o=https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/ui/images1/s.gif

https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/sys/S.gif

 

http://files.constantcontact.com/e482d0f4101/419eebfb-ac4b-4b6c-9d8e-8bc8a22cc9f4.jpg

 

 

Dear Colleagues:


Do your advisees need academic enhancement before applying to medical, dental or other professional health school? Our top rated BMS program can help without making students wait until next fall.

 

Barry University's Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences is taking applications for our spring 2019 semester. If you have graduates who are looking for a way to improve their professional school applications, they don't have to delay. With both spring 2019 and summer 2019 cohorts, we can help them achieve their dreams of becoming a doctor or dentist starting now.


If I can be of any assistance to you or your students, please contact me directly. Please find the link below for a PDF summary of our program.


Warm regards,

 

http://files.constantcontact.com/e482d0f4101/692c810e-45bd-4bf2-b862-1b033eb4681b.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Sathees Chandra

Director & Professor

Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

Health Professions Advisor

305-981-1196

schandra@barry.edu

 

 

 

Visit BMS WebsiteVisit Us on Facebook | Download Program PDF

 

 

 

Barry University
College of Nursing and Health Sciences 

421 North 21st Avenue | Hollywood, FL 33020

 

 

7.  Representatives of St. George’s Schools of Medicine and of Veterinary Medicine will be in at the Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel on Thursday, October 25. 

 

St. George's University
School of Medicine
School of Veterinary Medicine

Thursday, October 25, 2018
7:00pm-8:30pm
The Westin Memphis Beale Street
170 Lt. George W Lee Ave., Memphis, TN 38103

Thank you, and all the best to you!

 Amanda

Amanda Ryan
Admissions Specialist – Alumni & University Relations Southeast and Central US
800-899-6337, ext. 1209, toll free US and Canada
08001 699061, United Kingdom
631-665-8500, ext. 1209
631-969-5909, fax
ARyan@sgu.edu

St. George's University
c/o University Support Services, LLC
The North American Correspondent
3500 Sunrise Highway

 

 

 

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