Campus events coming up.
2. Larkin College
of Pharmacy (Miami, FL) is hosting a series of Admissions events during
the month of November and December.
College (Bridgewater, VA) announces an Open House for its Master of Science
in Athletic Training program.
trouble reserving a suitable MCAT exam seat?
The AAMC has a new feature, the MCAT Available Appoint Notification
tool to help solve the problem.
Funding Alert, from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic
News: News About America’s Medical
Schools and Teaching Hospitals, November 14, 2018 edition.
7. The State
University of New York (SUNY) State College of Optometry (New York, NY)
announces its Winter Open House on Thursday, January 10, 2019.
411: A monthly newsletter for
prospective students of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern
University (Chicago, IL).
9. Marginalia: Get ready for cooler weather at the Memphis Botanic Garden!
1. Campus events coming
December 2, starting 2:30 p.m.: Installation
of the campus Menorah, in grassy area on southeast corner of the
Library. Rabbi Jeremy Simons, Director
of Hillels of Memphis, will give a presentation on the
history and observance of Chanukah.
Chanukah starts on the evening of December 2 and ends on December
It is customary to eat fried foods, in
remembrance of the cruse of oil that was discovered to dedicate the
temple. In Israel, that custom is
fulfilled by eating doughnuts, while in the United States and Europe, it is fulfilled by eating potato pancakes. Doughnuts will be available at this event
to for this venerable and time-honored event.
It is also customary to play the game
of dreidel, a game that is entirely based on chance. Dreidels and instructions will be
December 4, starting at 7 p.m.: STARS
(Students Tackling Autism-Related Syndromes) presents The Mistletoe Variety Show.
Larkin College of Pharmacy (Miami, FL) is hosting
a series of Admissions events during the month of November and December.
Larkin College of Pharmacy is hosting the following
Admissions events during the month of November and December.
hope is that your students will be able to use these events to learn
more about Larkin College of Pharmacy and the next steps on how to make an
inform decision in order to obtain a career in Pharmacy.
let me know should you have any question.
Everlidis Pena M.S Ed, Director
of Admissions - College of Pharmacy
Office 2303 - 2nd Floor
18301 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33169
Bridgewater College (Bridgewater, VA)
announces an Open House for its Master of Science in Athletic Training
COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ATHLETIC TRAINING
If you have students interested in becoming athletic trainers, consider
sending them to a school that provides an entire year of clinical immersion
experiences! Our students understand what it means to be an athletic
trainer when they graduate!
Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) Open House
Saturday November 17, 2018
10:00 AM-1:00 PM
MSAT Open House Will Include:
MSAT Program Presentation
Includes information about the academic curriculum, admissions process,
financial aid, and off-campus life.
Student-guided tour of the on-campus academic buildings, clinical settings,
and student-life facilities.
Q&A with MSAT Students
Prospective students will have an opportunity to ask a panel of current
athletic training students questions regarding academics, clinical
experiences, off-campus housing, and others they may have about being a
Be our guest for lunch in the College’s KCC Dining Hall with MSAT faculty and
athletic training students.
Q&A with MSAT Faculty
Prospective students will have an opportunity to ask MSAT faculty any
remaining questions prior to departing for the day.
Register for Bridgewater College’s MSAT open house at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.bridgewater.edu%2Fmsat&data=02%7C01%7Cseisen%40CBU.EDU%7Cd1055186eda14720558a08d647fec16d%7C8e01b9487f904068a737735638e01794%7C0%7C1%7C636775556834160839&sdata=POd13R4TaLbBGKMecJM3pTWbW0szZ8XaYAmA300qC3I%3D&reserved=0
or you may contact MSAT Program Director, Dr. Charles Hale at 540-828-5763 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Having trouble reserving a suitable MCAT exam
seat? The AAMC has a new feature, the
MCAT Available Appoint Notification tool to help solve the problem.
We received feedback from you and your students
about the process for finding an MCAT exam seat in cases where a student’s preferred
test date and location is not available. Historically, students were
instructed to check back around scheduling deadlines and score release dates
to see if a seat had become available.
We at the AAMC heard your feedback and are pleased
to announce the MCAT Available Appointment Notification tool. This
latest feature of our MCAT Registration System allows your students to
request an email notification should a seat become available for a particular
MCAT exam date and location.
Students will be notified on a first-come,
first-notified basis and will have a limited window of time to take action.
Please note that when a student receives a notification email, they are not
automatically guaranteed that seat as other examinees may have also been
notified of the appointment’s availability. Each examinee will need to log
into the system to confirm the available seat. All scheduling and
rescheduling fees still apply.
To learn more about how the MCAT Available
Appointment Notification Tool works, please visit the AAMC website. If you have additional questions, please
email email@example.com or call 202-828-0950.
Thank you again for your feedback,
and we hope this new feature is helpful for your students as they decide when
and where to take the MCAT exam.
Alejandro Benavides, Director, MCAT Administration
Association of American Medical Colleges
Federal Funding Alert, from the American Association
of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.
Students to Service Loan Repayment Program Now Open!
December 20, 2018 by 7:30 PM ET
Assistance (TA) Opportunities
(November 14, 2018) The Health
Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)'s National Health
Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S
LRP) fiscal year (FY) 2019 application cycle is now open. The
S2S LRP provides up to $120,000 in loan repayment assistance to
medical (DO and MD) or dental (DDS or DMD) students in their final
year of school in exchange for a commitment to provide primary health
care services in eligible health professional shortage areas (HPSAs)
of greatest need. The NHSC is seeking applicants who are
interested in serving communities with limited access to health care
and in providing care through their initial service commitment and
beyond. HRSA requires that NHSC S2S LRP awardees practice in a
federally designated HPSA. For more information individuals may visit
the Health Workforce Connector.
A complete online application must be submitted by
7:30 PM ET on Thursday, December 20, 2018. For more
information, please review the complete 2019 S2S LRP program guidance.
Important note: According
to the NHSC, it takes an average of approximately three weeks to
prepare a complete application with all required and supplemental
documentation. All supporting documentation for the application
must be uploaded before an individual can submit a complete
application package. The NHSC will not accept documentation by
fax, mail, or email.
On October 25, the American
Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, in partnership with
the NHSC, hosted a special webinar about applying to and qualifying
for the NHSC S2S LRP. NHSC officials shared
information about the S2S LRP and additional NHSC programs, including
the Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs. Participants
also heard from Nicole Gastala, MD,
an NHSC S2S LRP award recipient who provided a unique perspective on
her first-hand experience of what it's like to serve as an NHSC
clinician. View the webinar recording to learn more.
3:30 - 4:30 PM ET
Dial in number: 888-324-2881
NHSC Q & A Sessions
December 13 & 18
9:00 AM - 5 PM ET
S2S LRP Program
Awards are subject to the
availability of funds. The NHSC anticipates making approximately
171 S2S LRP awards in FY19. The S2S LRP will provide funds to
participants to repay their qualifying outstanding educational loans.
Program options include:
- Full-Time Clinical Practice: The
NHSC will pay recipients up to $120,000 if they commit to three
years of full-time clinical service-defined as no less than 40
hours per week, for a minimum of 45 weeks each service year.
- Half-Time Clinical Practice: At
the discretion of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services, a waiver of full-time service may be granted
to allow participants to complete their service commitment
through half-time service. The NHSC will pay recipients up to
$120,000 if they commit to six years of half-time clinical
service-defined as no less than 20 hours per week (not to exceed
39 hours per week), for a minimum of 45 weeks per service year.
To be eligible for
the S2S LRP, all applicants must:
- Be a United States (U.S.) citizen or U.S.
- Be pursuing a DO, MD, DDS, or DMD degree
at an accredited institution located in a State, the District of
Columbia, or a U.S. territory;
- Be enrolled as a full-time student in the
final year of medical or dental school with a graduation date
before July 1, 2019; and
- Be eligible for federal employment.
Medical students must have passed
Step/Level 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination
(USMLE) or the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing
Examination (COMLEX). In addition, medical students must be planning
to complete an accredited primary medical care residency in an
NHSC-approved specialty. Participants who, at any time, pursue
training that is not approved under the NHSC S2S LRP will be in
default and owe damages as described in the program guidelines. On a case-by-case basis,
requests may be approved by physician participants who are in their
final year of postgraduate training to complete certain approved
postgraduate training programs (fellowships), which are outlined in
the program guidelines.
Applicants may visit the NHSC S2S LRP website for fact sheets and other resources.
questions, please call 1-800-221-9393 (TTY: 1-877-897-9910) Monday
through Friday (except federal holidays) 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM ET.
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. All Rights
News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals,
November 14, 2018 edition.
News About America's Medical Schools and Teaching
share stories of struggle and hope
Four extraordinary physicians — a Syrian Kurdish
refugee, a victim of childhood abuse, a man who survived extreme
violence, and a woman who lost her husband to suicide — described their
experiences and inspirations during Learn Serve Lead 2018: The AAMC
Highlights from Learn Serve Lead 2018
Videos from the extraordinary plenary speakers, along with
photos and other highlights from Learn Serve Lead 2018, are now available.
Member log-in is required to view some content.
2018-19 AAMC Board of Directors announced
The AAMC has announced its new board of directors. Lilly Marks, vice president for
health affairs for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, is
the new chair, succeeding M. Roy Wilson, MD, president of Wayne State
University. Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, dean of
Medical College of Wisconsin School of Medicine and executive vice
president and provost of Medical College of Wisconsin, has been named
chair-elect and will succeed Marks next year.
Webinar series to discuss biomedical and medical workforce
Beginning Nov. 19, the AAMC will co-host a monthly webinar
series with the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The
series will explore the 2018 reports on the biomedical and medical
workforce with a focus on implementing findings from the five reports,
reviewing one report in each session.
In memoriam: Richard Fedorak, MD
Richard Fedorak, MD, dean of the
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta and a member
of the AAMC Council of Deans, died on Nov. 8 at the age of 63. A proud
alumnus, Dr. Fedorak was an integral member of
the University of Alberta community for more than 30 years, as a clinical
investigator, professor, and director in the division of gastroenterology
in the earlier part of his career, and later as dean in 2015. Dennis Kunimoto, MD, has been named acting dean.
On the move
David Feinberg, MD, president and CEO of Geisinger
Health System, will take on a newly created role at Google where he will
direct the company's move into health care. Jaewon
Ryu, MD, JD, chief medical officer and executive
vice president at Geisinger, has been named
interim president and CEO, effective Dec 1.
is the destination for news, features, current trends, and ongoing
conversations about topics important to medical schools and teaching
The State University of New York (SUNY) State
College of Optometry (New York, NY) announces its Winter Open House on
Thursday, January 10, 2019.
We are happy to announce that registration for our Winter Open
House is now available:
Open House - Great
opportunity to explore the profession by meeting faculty
members, learning what it is like to be an optometry student by
interacting with current students, and
learning tips on how to build a competitive application.
Thursday, January 10th, 2019, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Also, students have the opportunity to tour our campus prior
to Open House:
Tuesdays - Excellent opportunity to tour our state of the
art facilities, interact with current students, meet with an
admissions representative, and enjoy an afternoon in the highly
acclaimed Bryant Park.
Tuesdays, November 20th, 2018 and December 18th, 2018, 12:00-1:00 PM
Please help us share this information with all of your
students. Students are welcome to bring up to 2 guests for any of the
events. Any questions should be directed to our General Admissions email at
We look forward to seeing some of your students, and potentially some of
you, at any of the upcoming events! Thanks in advance for your help.
All my best,
Christian Alberto, MSEd
Learn more about us: www.sunyopt.edu/explore
Associate Director of Admissions
SUNY State College of Optometry
Office of Student Affairs
33 W. 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
p: (212) 938-5673
f: (212) 938-5504
A monthly newsletter for prospective students of the Feinberg
School of Medicine at Northwestern University (Chicago, IL).
monthly newsletter for prospective students of the Feinberg School of
Founders' Day, an annual Feinberg tradition, welcomed the
incoming class of first-year medical students and marked the official
beginning of the school year.
Students Share Research at AOSC Poster Session
Second-year medical students showcased ongoing results
from their Area of Scholarly Concentration (AOSC) research projects at a
recent poster session. AOSC is a four-year longitudinal investigation, an
experience that gives students first-hand experience with academic
science and helps them develop relationships with mentors and faculty.
Northwestern Hospitals Among the Best in Latest U.S.
U.S. News & World Report
recognized four Northwestern Medicine hospitals in its 2018-19 rankings
of America's Best Hospitals. The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
once again earned the top spot among rehabilitation hospitals in the
country, and Lurie Children's ranked first among children's hospitals in
Online HIV Prevention Program Receives NIH Grant to
Put Research Into Practice
The National Institutes of Health has awarded an $8.8
million grant to Keep It Up!, a novel online HIV
prevention program that has been shown to reduce sexually transmitted
infections in gay young men by 40 percent. Northwestern's Institute
for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH), which created the Keep It Up! program, will use the grant to implement the program
in real-world settings.
Visit Our Wellness Website
At Feinberg, we believe that wellness and self-care are
essential to academic success and a rewarding career. We encourage you to
take a moment to visit our wellness website. The resources here are intended
to help our students thrive throughout their medical school
"Wellness is not just one tangible activity at
Feinberg; it's just part of the culture here. Everyone wants to be
supportive, and everyone shares resources. I've felt almost no
competition among my fellow students, and school doesn't feel stressful
because it's all about doing the best you can. As students, we're all
encouraged to have interests outside of school -- and so there's
diversity not just in our backgrounds but in our goals."
- Michael Musharbash, third-year
Feinberg Celebrates Diversity at Welcome Event
Students, faculty and staff mingled at a welcome reception
hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for the incoming medical
class. View photos here.
Students Host Transgender Patient Care Panel
Feinberg's student groups recently hosted clinicians and
advocates from Howard Brown Health, the Chicago Women's Health Center and
the TransLife Center at Chicago House and
Social Service Agency for a panel on transgender patient care.
This event provided students with the opportunity to learn
more about the specific needs of transgender and nonbinary
patients. The panel of experts discussed health disparities these
patients face, and explained how to use inclusive and affirming messaging
for transgender and nonbinary patients seeking
Focus on the MD Curriculum
Take a look inside the Feinberg curriculum: In this video,
learn how our curriculum is defined by early clinical experiences, an
atmosphere of inquiry, synthesis and application modules, and strong
Why I Chose Feinberg
First-year medical student Matias Pollevick
Matias Pollevick, a first-year
medical student, is a member of Feinberg's Latino Medical Student
Association (LMSA) and Keep Your Heart Healthy
-- a student-run program that provides cardiovascular disease risk
assessment and counseling to underserved communities -- among other
Before joining Feinberg, Pollevick
was a clinical research coordinator at the Icahn School of Medicine at
Mount Sinai, where he worked on a project looking at asthma and PTSD in
World Trade Center First Responders.
Outside of medical school, Pollevick
plays on intramural soccer and volleyball teams, and enjoys reading at
coffee shops, trying new restaurants around Chicago and practicing
Why did you choose Feinberg?
I chose Northwestern because I knew that it was the place
that would make me the best physician I could possibly be. In addition, I
wanted to be within a large urban setting that provides care for a
diverse patient population, which Northwestern Memorial Hospital does for
the city of Chicago.
I also wanted a place where I would have strong mentors.
While working in New York, I heard Dr. Clyde Yancy give a talk about heart failure.
After asking him a few basic questions regarding his talk, I knew from
the way in which he listened to my questions and then gave me guidance
that I wanted to learn medicine at an institution with leaders like him.
Finally, I was drawn to Northwestern's
capacity for research, as investigating new biomedical knowledge is
something I am passionate about and wish to pursue in my career.
Northwestern had the best combination of infrastructure, leadership and
excellence that I wanted in a medical school.
What advice would you give to prospective medical
Reach out to friends and friends of friends -- your
peers and colleagues are your best resources. People who just went
through the application process know the most about it and have a
different set of resources to offer than long-term life advice, which is
just as important. Remember that when you are interviewing, the school is
interviewing you, but you are also interviewing them. If you get to pick
a place, make sure it feels right! These are the people that will support
you for the next four years, during a very formative phase of your
career. It's a tough process, but once you get here, it's worth it.
How is the Feinberg curriculum structured?
The four years of study are divided into three phases,
each of which contains contributions from the four curricular elements.
What is the profile of Feinberg's currently enrolled
Find data about our current M1 class, including test scores and
undergraduate performance and gender and ethnicity statistics, via our Entering Class Profile
Get ready for cooler weather
at the Memphis Botanic Garden!
With Campfires for Kids and Adults!
Wild Things Campfire Party
Friday, November 16
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where are the wild things?
Find out with a night hike and crafts with our Garden guides.
Enjoy a performance inspired by Sendak’s
classic book “Where the Wild Things Are” by Hutchison School’s
Theater students. We’ll provide hot dogs, s’mores, and cider.
Advanced tickets required, limited space available.
Campfire Date Night - Game Night
Saturday, November 17
7:00 - 10:00 pm
Unwind after hours and cozy
up around campfires. Get competitive with that special someone
when you challenge them to new and old games like The Oregon
Trail, Exploding Kittens, Uno, Candyland and much more. Fire
pits and lawn games for enjoyment, lounge area inside Sara’s
Place, and live music. Henna available with Pain’t
It Cool Body Art. Hot dog and s’mores included; cash bar
MBG members $12/non-members