Campus events coming up.
2. New York
Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine – Arkansas (in
Jonesboro) invites you to view a video which tells their narrative.
University School of Osteopathic Medicine offers a Master of Science in
4. The University of
Tennessee Health Science Center will host its first Biomedical Symposium on
Friday, September 20.
5. Beyond the MCAT: Here's what else med schools are
6. AMA MedEd Update:
August 21, 2019 edition.
7. AAMC News: News About America’s Medical Schools and
Teaching Hospitals: August 21, 2019
8. The University of
Alabama and Birmingham announces its 9th annual Southeastern
Medical Scientist Symposium, October 12-13, 2019.
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Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic
Medicine (Harrogate, TN and Knoxville, TN) invites you to the Osteopathic
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1. Campus events
August 29: Beta
Beta Beta meeting in
CW105. The subject will be prehealth programs offered at CBU, presented by me, Dr.
September 19: It’s International Talk Like
a Pirate Day, so we, as Buccaneers, ought
to do something about it, dammit. Here is the official website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Talk_Like_a_Pirate_Day
New York Institute of Technology College of
Osteopathic Medicine – Arkansas (in Jonesboro) invites you to view a
video which tells their narrative.
Dear Advising Colleagues –
Hope this finds you all well and
ready for the start of a new academic year!
I wanted to share a brand new
video with you and for your premedical students that highlights the amazing
opportunities available on this transformative medical school campus.
The video tells our narrative and hopefully resonates with your students and
their vision for pursuing a career in medicine.Click here to view: https://youtu.be/qvgBI9qlQDs
As the first osteopathic
medical school in the state of Arkansas, we were very proud to welcome our 4thclass
of medical students at our White Coat Ceremony held August 9, 2019.
Local TV coverage: https://www.kait8.com/video/2019/08/10/nyit-students-receive-their-white-coats/
The Office of Admissions at NYITCOM looks
forward to working with you and your talented premedical students throughout
the AACOMAS application cycle.
We welcome On-Campus Visits throughout
the year and look forward to meeting you across the nationas we
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Director of Admissions
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Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine offers
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The Office of Postbaccalaureate Studies Programs is
happy to announce our upcoming Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences virtual
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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will
host its first Biomedical Symposium on Friday, September 20.
Dr Minoli Perera (Pharm D and PhD) graduated from CBU in biology in
1998 (I think or sometime close to that). I worked with her in Dr.
Anton Reiner's Lab one of the first years I taught the mentored research and
her results were published in a peer reviewed journal. This is a
wonderful individual to showcase CBU biology graduates success story.
She is the lead on a big NIH grant, she mentored one of our seniors on her
research recently, and she is one of the speakers at the UTHSC Biomedical
Symposium on September 20. I saw her the last time I was in Chicago and
we went to dinner together. The Society for Neuroscience is also in
Chicago this year too and I will meet up with her and other CBU grads in
school there now. Hopefully some CBU students can present at the
undergraduate research symposium (abstracts can now be submitted I will send
link later to Dr. Moore and Dr. Henson. A couple of my MHIRT students
the MHIRT symposium this year will be at Rhodes College on Sept 28. I
do not have the room yet but it would be nice if you could save the
date. We have 4 CBU students presenting at it. Three of them will
present at the international ARVO meeting in May of 2020 in Baltimore,
MD. This may be the last year for MHIRT, the
current administration has decided to redirect the program not involving
undergrads but only grads. Since CBU and Rhodes are undergraduate
institutions, we no longer qualify. Also since I am no longer at CBU
there was some concern on my involvement.
Here is the FB event for the symposium
UTHSC Biomedical Symposium- Save the Date Friday
Written by Jessica Baker
August 20, 2019
On behalf of the Graduate
Student Executive Council (GSEC), I would like to invite you to the first
annual UTHSC Biomedical Symposium, a student-run, one-day
symposium that will be held onFriday,
September 20th from 8am-5pm at Memphis
Bioworks: 20 South Dudley Street,
Memphis, TN 38103.
Biomedical Symposium, titled Pathway to Discovery: From Basic
Science to Translational Medicine, is a full-day event organized by the
Graduate Student Executive Council of the College of Graduate Health Sciences
at the UTHSC. Our goal is to bring together bright minds to foster an
environment of learning, inspiration, and wonder through idea-focused
presentations covering a wide range of subjects with the ultimate goal of
provoking meaningful scientific conversations. The learning objectives for
this symposium include 1) how to efficiently move from basic science
discoveries to clinical applications and 2) how social determinants of health
contribute to health disparities.
Speakers for the event
- Dr. Albert Garcia-Romeu from
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Instructor of Psychiatry
& Behavioral Sciences
- Dr. Adah Almutairi from
University of California San Diego, Professor in Skaggs School of
Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Dr. Minoli Perera from Northwestern University,
Professor in Department of Pharmacology
- Dr. Michael Kobor from
University of British Columbia, Professor of Medical Genetics
- Dr. Jennifer Thomas from San
Diego State University, Professor in Department of Psychology
- Dr. Donald Stein from Emory
University, Professor of Emergency Medicine
- Dr. Jeffery Medin from
Medical College of Wisconsin, Professor of Pediatric Hematology and
- Dr. Gregory Vidal from UTHSC
and West Cancer Clinic, Professor of Hematology/Oncology
The UTHSC Biomedical
Symposium will be followed by a Networking Social Celebration at
the Orpheum Theatre. The symposium and social is free and open
to all. Food and beverages will be provided at both the symposium and
social. Parking is free. Promotional items and giveaways will be given to
attendees. We hope to see you at the event!
For more information
please email Jessica Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Visit the UTHSC Biomedical Symposium Facebook page for
updated schedule and presentation topics.
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in medical education
new options to help meet ACGME core competencies
eight new modules coming to the AMA GME Competency Education Program, the
educational offerings for medical residents are now more comprehensive
than ever before.
Read more at the AMA.
med student-entrepreneurs display these 5 characteristics
some students, a desire to innovate begins in medical school. What do
students need to succeed? One entrepreneurship expert weighs in.
Read more at the AMA.
the MCAT: Here's what else med schools are looking for
medical school application is more than a test score. Here's a look at
the other most important factors in med school admissions.
Read more at the AMA.
to get published in medical school and boost your CV
a research paper in medical school can be a real boost to your CV. Find
out how to get started with these tips.
Read more at the AMA.
medical students should understand about quality improvement
AMA offers new training to help medical students, residents and doctors
learn how to make lasting improvements in the quality of care.
Read more at the AMA.
you a sleep-deprived medical resident? 4 symptoms to watch for
deprivation can have severe effects on the overall wellbeing of medical
residents. Find out how to detect the signs of sleep deprivation.
Read more at the AMA.
helps surgical residents cut stress, perform better
hours of mindfulness-based stress reduction training per week aids the
executive functioning surgical residents need to thrive.
Read more at the AMA.
Physician Professional Development
of lung cancer deaths are preventable: Here's what you can do
the damage done by smoking—the earlier the better—is at the core of new
CME on lung-cancer screening recommendations. More activities are
available on the AMA Ed Hub™, our online platform that
brings together high-quality CME, maintenance of certification, and
Read more at the AMA.
members are invited to apply for nomination to leadership positions in
key medical education organizations, including the review committees of
the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, American Board
of Emergency Medicine and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.
Gain valuable leadership experience and make your voice heard as you help
shape the future of our profession.
Med Ed News
health systems science? This program can help you
AMA's Health Systems Science Scholars Program invites applications from all
interested faculty who have significant current or planned responsibility
for implementing or teaching topics related to health systems science.
Successful applicants will attend an in-person workshop, Dec. 8–9, at the
AMA's headquarters in Chicago. Applicants may currently have minimal
experience with health systems science. Deadline to submit is Aug 29.
the date: ChangeMedEd 2019
Sept. 18–21, join the AMA at ChangeMedEd®
2019, a national conference bringing together innovators and influencers
from across the medical education continuum and related health care
fields, to share bold ideas and proven approaches to change the way
future physicians are trained. Registration closes Aug. 28.
available: Health Systems Science Learning Series and Review book
new Health Systems Science Learning Series offered
via the AMA Ed Hub provides a fundamental understanding of how health
care is delivered and how the health system can improve patient care. In
addition, the newly publishedHealth
Systems Science Review
companion to the Health Systems Sciencetextbook, offers case-based
questions followed by discussions of answers and suggested readings, and
is a great resource for medical students and instructors; medical
residents; and nursing, allied health and public health students, as well
as hospital administrators.
honor for UAB's Dr. Vickers
Academic Physicians Section (AMA-APS) member Selwyn Vickers, MD, senior
vice president and dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School
of Medicine, has been named the 2019 Dr. James T. Black Award recipient
by the 100 Black Men of America Inc. The award is given to one physician
date: Academic Physicians Section meets in November
physicians are invited to attend the 2019 Interim Meeting of the
AMA Academic Physicians Section. Voice your
opinions on AMA policy related to medical education, network with
colleagues nationwide and participate in continuing medical education
sessions on relevant topics.
News: News About America’s Medical
Schools and Teaching Hospitals: August
21, 2019 edition.
receives NEH grant to support humanities and arts in medical education
has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
(NEH) to support efforts to integrate the humanities and arts into medical education and
professional development to better prepare physicians to practice
humanistic medicine. The grant will fund the development of a
monograph, resources for educators and learners, and faculty
professional development opportunities.
opioid education challenge grantees announced
of the AAMC’s efforts to address the opioid
epidemic, five institutions — Penn State College of Medicine, Robert Larner, M.D., College of Medicine at the University
of Vermont, University of Florida College of Medicine, University of
Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, and Vanderbilt University Medical
Center — will be awarded up to $25,000 each, funded in part by the Samueli Foundation. The grantees will develop tools
and resources to support educators in their collaborative efforts to
increase faculty proficiency in pain management and substance use
health care solutions for underserved populations
access to healthy food, adequate housing, transportation, and education
account for 40% of what contributes to poor health within underserved
populations. A new AAMC resource details how medical schools and
teaching hospitals are using both research and innovative programs to address
obstacles that prevent these groups from receiving medical care.
University of Alabama and Birmingham announces its 9th
annual Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium, October 12-13, 2019.
The 9th annual Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium (SEMSS) --co-sponsored
by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Emory, and
Vanderbilt-- is October 12-13, 2019 at the University of
Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.
Your Students Attend?
· Meet Directors of both MD and MD-PhD Programs
· Network with Current MD and
· Showcase Research Projects with Current MD, PhD, and MD-PhD students
· Learn about the Medical School Application Process
· Hear from Current Students on the Rigors of Medical
School and Graduate School
· Keynote Speakers from Different Career and Research
· Visit Historic Birmingham “The Magic City”, Alabama
Undergraduate Travel Award Opportunities
eligibility, SEMSS Undergraduate Student Travel Awards will be given to
undergraduate students who are interested in exploring careers as
physician-scientists. These travel awards are funded by an R15 grant
from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General
Medical Sciences (NIH-NIGMS) and will consist of a $175 stipend to offset
registration, housing (reservations made through the Physician Scientist
Development Office), and other travel expenses. Monetary Award is
given on site after check in.
deadline for abstract submission, travel award, and online registration is
September 13, 2019 (**Early Bird Registration ends August 31st at
information can be found in the attached flyer and at SEMSS
2019 Undergrad Travel Awards
appreciate if you could pass the information along to your students. As always, please
feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Randy L Seay
Seay, MA, MPA, MPH |Associate Director
Scientist Development Office
UAB | The
University of Alabama at Birmingham
121 | 1825 University Blvd | Birmingham, AL 35294-2182
205.934.4092 | F: 205.975.8427 | email@example.com
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University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
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