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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2019.03, Week of September 2


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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN  38104

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Table of Contents:

1.   Campus events coming up.
2.  SUNY State College of Optometry (New York, NY) offers a variety of opportunities for individuals interested in optometry. 
3.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals:  August 14, 2019 edition.   
4.  The Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Fort Smith) is hosting an Open House for interested applicants on Saturday, September 7. 
5.  The Future Pharmacist:  Union University College of Pharmacy’s (Jackson, TN) e-newsletter, August 2019 edition.    
6.  Jefferson College of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA) offers early admission.  
7.  CU In The Wild:  University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Wilderness Medicine Newsletter, Vol. II, No. 8, August 2019 issue.  
8.  The University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (San Antonio, TX) is hosting a series of fall recruitment events. 
9.  American Dental Education Association’s GoDental Newsletter, August 2019 issue. 
10.  The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary offers a VMD-PhD combined degree program.  
11.  Wolf River Conservancy’s August 2019 e-newsletter.  
12.  From the Shelby Farms Conservancy:  Dog Park Water Update, following the death of two dogs at the Outback.  


1. Campus events coming up. 

·         Wednesday, September 4, in AH 155:  Meeting pertaining to the newly-launched traditional (BSN) Nursing program.

·         Tuesday, September 10:  University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) Biomed Grad School Virtual Fair.

I am the Associate Dean for Students and Recruitment in the College of Graduate Health Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis. My College is participating in a Biomed Grad School Virtual Fair that will take place on September 10, 2019. The goal of the Fair is to give students that are interested in a M.S. and/or Ph.D., degree the opportunity to ask question and/or learn about our graduate programs.


I would be very grateful if you could publicize the event on your campus using the Flyer below titled “Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair – September 10, 2019”. Your students can learn more and registerto participate in this free Fair by clicking on “LEARN MORE” in the box to the left of the event title or they may click on this link or copy and paste the link in their browser.


It will cost the students nothing to participate in the Fair, but it will give them the opportunity to CHAT LIVE with Program Representatives from UTHSC College of Graduate Health Sciences. They may participate in this Virtual Fair from anywhere.


Participants will:

  1. can connect real-time without the hassle of leaving their home or office; 
  2. meet Program Representatives online via chat rooms during the event on September 10th.
  3. Chat hours will be posted in advance (a camera is not required for the chat feature).



Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair - September 10, 2019



Share the Event!      


In addition to the above Flyer you may also publicize the event on your social media platforms using the following information:


Text-only Event Promotion Below for posting on your social media sites:

Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair: September 10, 2019
Meet Admissions Teams & Faculty in a Live online event – Attend the Fair from Anywhere

To Learn More & Register:

- Candidates will have the opportunity to connect real-time with
 Biomed schools without the hassle of leaving your home or office 
- You will meet School Representatives online via chat rooms during the event on September 10th 
- S
chools’ chat hours will be posted in advance (a camera is not required for the chat feature)

This is an easy way to 
find the Biomed school that is best for you. Give it a try!

Questions: send an email to or 770-980-0088




















·         Thursday, 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:


2.  SUNY State College of Optometry (New York, NY) offers a variety of opportunities for individuals interested in optometry. 

With the 2019-20 OptomCAS Application in full swing, we are happy to announce a number of opportunities for your students to connect with us and learn more about our programs this fall:

  • Tour 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. 
    • Upcoming dates: Tuesdays - October 15th, November 19th, and December 17th, 2019; 12:00-1:00 PM
    • Register Here
  • Optometry Virtual Fair - meet with Admissions and Financial Aid staff for the opportunity to ask individual questions on the application process.
    • Date: Thursday, October 17th, 2019; 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
    • Register here


  • 'Explore SUNY' webinar - Learn more about our Doctor of  Optometry program, dual OD/MS and OD/PhD programs, MBA certificate program, and an overview of the admissions process. 
    • Dates: we are flexible for hosting an individual webinar with your institution's pre-health/pre-optometry club per request
    • Register here
  • Health Professions Week (HPW) - HPW2019 is a series of events, woven together to give students meaningful insight to a path to a healthcare profession – and parents and educators are invited to learn more, too.  There any many events during HPW – so participants can choose what content matters to them.

Please help us share this information with all of your students. Students are welcome to bring up to 2 guests for the in-person 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:

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



3.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals:  August 14, 2019 edition.   

AAMC - Association of American Medical Colleges

News About America's Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals


August 14, 2019

Photo of a physician with her head in her hands

When physicians are traumatized

Nearly 80% of doctors have experienced a distressing patient event in the last year, and many go on to suffer from depression, anxiety, and PTSD. A growing number of medical schools and teaching hospitals are giving doctors resources to handle difficult scenarios.

Read More

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Should the USMLE be pass/fail?

USMLE Step 1 scores get far more weight than they deserve in the residency selection process, some experts say, and that's harming medical students. Now for the first time, key stakeholders in medical education have come together to reform USMLE — and the entire selection process.

Read More

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It’s time to get serious about resident wellness

It's not enough to offer meditation and teach yoga. Medical schools and teaching hospitals need systemic changes to protect the well-being of trainees, argues a researcher who has studied thousands of residents.

Read More

In case you missed it — The disease of gun violence: Medical students on the front lines of a public health epidemic.

More from AAMCNews

Register today for Learn Serve Lead 2019: The AAMC Annual Meeting

Registration is open for Learn Serve Lead 2019: The AAMC Annual Meeting, taking place Nov. 8-12 in Phoenix, Arizona. Nearly 5,000 members of the academic medicine community are expected to attend and participate in discussions on the most important issues affecting health care, as well as for professional development and more. This year's plenary speakers include presidential historian Jon Meacham and social justice activist Bryan Stevenson, JD. Watch a short video of past attendees sharing how the meeting has benefited them and why they return to Learn Serve Lead year after year. The early-bird registration rate ends Aug. 28. 
Read More

AAMC statement on final public charge rule

The AAMC issued a statement this week in response to a rule released by the Department of Homeland Security, finalizing how and whether the “public charge” classification can apply to immigrants. “Today’s changes will discourage noncitizen immigrants from seeking the care and other services they need and to which they are legally entitled,” said David J. Skorton, MD, AAMC president and CEO.
Read More

On the move

John Fildes, MD, was named interim dean of the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine, effective Sept. 1. He currently serves as chair of the department of surgery and as medical director and chair of the department of trauma and burn at University Medical Center Southern Nevada. 
Read More

About AAMCNews
AAMCNews is the destination for news, features, current trends, and ongoing conversations about topics important to medical schools and teaching hospitals.


4.  The Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Fort Smith) is hosting an Open House for interested applicants on Saturday, September 7. 


The Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine is excited to be hosting an Open House for interested applicants on September 7, 2019. The purpose of this event is to share information that will be valuable in the medical school admission process and highlight unique aspects of our medical school.

The Open House will also provide an opportunity for attendees to view the campus and interact with outstanding faculty, staff, and exceptional students. Your day will include:

  • Multiple Breakout sessions
  • Osteopathic Medicine Overview
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Demonstration 
  • Simulation Lab Demonstration
  • Student Panel "A Day in the Life of a Medical Student" 
  • Campus Tour to include…
    • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
    • SIM Lab
    • Anatomy Model Lab
    • Standardized Patient Center
    • Research Suite
  • Admissions Overview

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.)


Register at

·        Fill out the form

·        Click events

·        Register


If applicants are unable to attend on September 7th I have attached additional Open House dates.  Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or need additional information. 


Janie Price

Admissions Counselor

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education

7000 Chad Colley Blvd.

P.O. Box 10366

Fort Smith, AR  72916-6024

(479) 308-2206





5.  The Future Pharmacist:  Union University College of Pharmacy’s (Jackson, TN) e-newsletter, August 2019 edition.    



Student News



Welcome Class of 2023!
The students began their first few days at the UUCOP with Orientation beginning August 7th. They heard from Union faculty, staff, received their official Union ID and parking permit, completed paperwork, attended workshops and spent time with their faculty mentor. After Orientation, the students were ready to begin class the following Monday, August 12th.

CliftonStrengths™ Leadership Workshop
P1 students participated in a CliftonStrengths™ Leadership Workshop during orientation. Faculty mentors facilitated group discussion and provided examples of strengths-based leadership practices in various pharmacy settings. The Class of 2023 determined the Top 5 strengths needed most by a pharmacist are Learner, Responsibility, Communication, Restorative and Empathy.

Annual Student Bowling Night
Each year, after the first day of class, the students gather at the local bowling alley to enjoy an evening of bowling and fellowship. They enjoy spending this time together outside of the classroom and getting to know each other more.

Annual UUCOP Picnic
Each year during the first week of class, we hold our annual UUCOP Picnic for all of our students, faculty and staff. This is a great time for our pharmily to gather together for lunch and ice cream and spend some quality time together. We all enjoyed the food, fellowship, games and the beautiful sunny day! A special thank you to Coyote Blues and MaggieMoo's.

Class of 2023 White Coat Ceremony
The White Coat Ceremony and Reception for the Class of 2023 was held on Friday, August 23rd. A special thank you to Dr. Jason Greene for giving the charge to the class. The UUCOP Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity wrote a personalized note to each student which was placed in their white coat pocket to read after the ceremony. The reception was held immediately following the reception in our pharmacy home, Providence Hall. Kappa Psi members served our guests food, cake and punch, and were also stationed throughout the building to provide guests with an explanation of each area including the classrooms, pharmaceutics lab, patient counseling lab, research labs and simulation lab. This was a wonderful day of celebration as the students receive their white coat, as well as a time for each student's family, friends and guests to see this ceremony and where their student will be learning and excelling over the next few years. Congratulations students!

Pharmacy students show Christ's love through medical mission trip in Egypt
Six Union pharmacy students spent a week this summer as part of a medical mission team that served in Cairo, Egypt. The students — Bailee Esch, Hunter Hanson, Payton Pulse, Firas Quran, Brooke Sanders and Ali Ward — spent four days working in medical clinics, each day in a different local Christian church, as well as spending two days sightseeing during their July 12-21 trip. Continue reading blog entry.

Brianna Douglas McKinney ('21) married Austin McKinney in their hometown of McKenzie, TN on July 20, 2019. Congratulations, Brianna!



Alumni News




  • Lindsay Jenkins ('12) and husband, Chris, along with proud big sister, Kendall, lovingly welcomed their newest addition, Brooklyn Claire. She was born May 10th at 4:39 pm. She weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Lindsay says their family is blessed beyond measure!

  • Courtney Guinn ('15) and husband, Dan Guinn ('18), welcomed their daughter, Farrah Mae on July 3, 2019. She weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces and was 21 inches long. She was warmly welcomed by big brother, Grayson. Courtney is currently working at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, while Dan is at Walgreens in Brownsville.






Undergraduate Move-In Day
We love helping on freshmen move-in day! Our UUCOP faculty and staff spent most of the morning, along with many other Union faculty and staff, helping our newest Union family members move into their dorm. We were able to assist several of our pre-pharmacy students, as well. Welcome to Union!

Welcome Week Dinner
As part of Welcome Week for the incoming freshmen, each department enjoys dinner and fellowship with their new students. Faculty and staff members enjoyed this time with many of our Pre-Pharmacy students!



Faculty News Christopher Buckley's article “Analysis of Vasopressor Discontinuation and the Incidence of Rebound Hypotension in Patients With Septic Shock” was recently published in the journal Hospital Pharmacy. Dr. Buckley joined the UUCOP as a faculty member in August and is a proud UUCOP alum ('17).



Student Organizations



Student Organization Fair
During P1 Orientation, new students had the opportunity to spend time with each of the COP's professional organizations during the Student Organization Fair. Students were provided with a passport to get "stamped" as they visited and learned about each organization. If they visited and received a "stamp" from each organization, they were entered into a drawing to receive a prize. A grand prize winner received a large basket of items which included a collection of items considered essential to a pharmacy student's life! This was a great way for students to learn about each organization and decide which one best fits their career goals. Thanks to our student organization leaders for their time, creativity and for donating giveaway items.

APhA-ASP partnered with Union Health Services to administer TB skin tests to fellow students.

SSHPCongratulations to the UUCOP Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy (SSHP) student organization for achieving official ASHP-SSHP Recognition for 2019-2020! This recognition is due to the hard work of the 2018-2019 Executive Committee led by Ashley Draper ('21). Thanks for continuing this excellent recognition for our COP!

As a result of this recognition, the UUCOP receives one complimentary registration to the Midyear and Summer meetings. Congratulations members!



Continuing Education Programs






CE Credit

August 29, 2019

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

2019 Law Update

Dr. Reggie Dilliard
Dr. Micah Cost

2 hours

September 26, 2019

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Dr. Aaron Zuller
Dr. Jodi Taylor

2 hours

October 22, 2019

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Asthma Updates

Dr. Sophie Dunavant
Dr. Katie Frieling

2 hours

November 21, 2019

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Immunizations Update

Dr. Bethannee Horn
Dr. Ashley Pugh

2 hours



Pharmacy Camp 2020

Dr. Sheila Mitchell
Founding Dean of the College of Pharmacy at Union University



Union University College of Pharmacy
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6.  Jefferson College of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA) offers early admission.



Apply early and select your seat!


Applying early gives you:

  • Maximize your opportunity at scholarship funds
  • Know that you're in and be stress-free!
  • Save money on application costs
  • Get started in JCP community programs early

And, EARLY DECISION is a great way to show Jefferson College of Pharmacy that you're committed. And Early Decision applicants enjoy priority review and interview appointments.


Apply today!


7.  CU In The Wild:  University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Wilderness Medicine Newsletter, Vol. II, No. 8, August 2019 issue.


Vol II, #8
August 2019


CU In The Wild 
University of Colorado School of Medicine 
Wilderness Medicine Newsletter 


University of Colorado School of Medicine Wilderness Medicine Section News

Section leads efforts to provide wilderness medicine training for African Game Rangers - The University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Wilderness Medicine Section is working with the Game Rangers Association of Africa(https://www.gameranger.orgto develop appropriate first aid training focused on low resource environments and extended time care of game rangers (wardens) injured or ill in the field. Over 100 game rangers a year are killed while protecting the world’s wildlife and natural environment and many hundreds more are seriously injured or made ill. We are trying to help. Education Director, Dr. Todd Miner, will be presenting a workshop on the topic at the Ranger World Congress 2019 (https://rangercongress.orgin Nepal in November, as well as meeting with world leaders in the field to gain broad acceptance for an international training program. 



Wilderness Medicine Links

Sunscreen Safety:

The Dark Ages Return? Plague hits Denver natural area:

Lyme Disease Continues to Challenge:




Pre-Med News

Number one reason people take EMT training is for pre-med prep:



Highlighted Classes

Like to take your dog with you to the mountains or woods? Check out Fido First Aid. Yes, we also offer classes on wilderness medicine for dogs! Learn how to protect your dog from common injuries and illnesses and what to do if the unexpected happens. Taught by Dr. Mary Wright, a well-seasoned vet experienced with SAR/law enforcement dogs, as a small animal clinic owner, and work with African wild game, this mountain medicine for mutts (and purebreds) one day class is a fun and hands-on introduction to Wilderness Emergency Care for Canines. Join us in Denver Oct. 19 or Ft Collins Oct. 20.  More at


Summer Costa Rica Classes




OutThere Podcasts offer a statewide (Colorado!) view on all things outdoors.  Check it out at:



Case Study

Race to the Finish

You are working the medical tent at the finish of the Cascade Mountains Ultra Marathon. It is Washington and around 5000 feet (1500 meters) so not hideously hot, but it is August so it’s definitely still hot with afternoon temps in the 90s. The race started at 5 am to avoid the worst of the heat and it is now 2 pm and the top finishers have been in for an hour or so but the bulk of the runners are just now completing the race. One of the officials calls you over to look at three runners who have stumbled across the finish line. You guide them to the medical tent where they collapse to the ground. 

Scene Assessment: Scene is safe, 3 patients, MOI?
Primary Assessment: Initially looks good other than Environment. It’s hot outside and they all look and feel hot.

Secondary Physical: Nothing of note other than their skin feels hot.

Vitals: See below. Heart rates and respirations are elevated (HR 110 and RR 26).  V on the AVPU scale. Skin hot and flushed.

SAMPLE: Patient #1 (Jeannie): 36 year old female. Vitals – HR 110, RR 26, AO x 3.  Chief complaint: nausea, being hot. Allergic to tree nuts. No medications other than oral contraceptives. She has done previous marathons and ultra marathons, but never ones in this kind of heat and she has never collapsed like this before. She isn’t sure how much water she has consumed, but she stopped at every aid station and drank at each, as well as emptied her camel-back “several times” (she can’t tell you its capacity).  Jeannie ate a couple of energy bars towards the start of the race but puked them up so she didn’t eat any more. She thinks she peed an hour or two ago; and doesn’t remember her last bowel movement. Her last menstrual period was a year or two ago. She doesn’t remember crossing the finish line or the last half hour of the race. 

Patient #2 (Will): 28 year old male. Vitals – HR 100, RR 22, AO x 4 (though a little fuzzy). Complains of exhaustion and being hot. Gluten intolerant. First ultra marathon, never felt this way before. States that he has been drinking about a liter an hour. He ate “four or five” packets of Goo, and orange, and several small bags of nuts. He says he was doing fine until about an hour ago when he “tanked” and started to lose it. He said he felt dizzy and fell a couple of times over that last hour. He was walking across the finish line when he came in.
Patient #3 (Tony): 43 year old male. Vitals – HR 120, RR 28, AO x 1. Complains of exhaustion and being hot and mumbles “just leave me alone.” His friend with him tells you that Tony has done lots of marathons but this is his first ultra marathon and that he thinks Tony is on some kind of cholesterol medicine. He mumbles “lots” when you ask him how much he has had to drink and the same when you ask him about food. He can’t answer your question about going to the bathroom and he becomes V in terms of mental status.
Setting: You are in a gravel parking lot at the end of a gravel road. About 30 miles to the nearest clinic in a small town just outside the National Park. Fifty miles to the nearest small hospital and 80 miles to a major hospital outside Seattle. One generator, but otherwise no electricity. Plenty of water and food. No cell phone reception but you do have sat phones.
What do you think is going on with your three patients? What do you do?



Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. ~ W. H. Murray


Check back on our Facebook or Instagram account for case study responses soon! (Answers will be posted on September 26)

If you are looking for the answers from our last newsletter please visit our website:


8.  The University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (San Antonio, TX) is hosting a series of fall recruitment events. 

We would like to inform you that the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM) fall recruitment events have been posted.

We hope to see your students at the next UIWSOM Campus Information Session, Online Information Session, or Campus Tour.  

Information Session and Campus Tour

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (CST)
Information Session and Campus Tour

  • Learn about our curriculum.
  • Meet current learners.
  • Take a campus tour.

Online Information Session

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (CST)

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (CST)  

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (CST)

Campus Tours

Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, 2 p.m. (CST) 

Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, 2 p.m. (CST)

Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, 2 p.m. (CST)

If you have any questions, please be sure to contact us:

UIWSOM Office of Admissions



9.  American Dental Education Association’s GoDental Newsletter, August 2019 issue. 

ADEA GoDental Newsletter | August 2019 | Excited about ADEA GoDentalTweet About It!


ADEA GoDental Newsletter

🧭 Navigating the Application Process


How to Answer Questions About Other Dental Schools


“‘What other dental schools have you applied to?” This is a popular question asked by friends, family, peers, advisors, mentors and other predental students in forums online. Sometimes, it’s asked during dental school interviews,” says Stacy Buford, M.S.A., Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Florida College of Dentistry.


It’s common knowledge that the ADEA AADSAS® (ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) application asks you to list the schools to which you applied in prior application cycles. But did you know that some dental schools may also ask you to report the schools to which you are applying in the current application cycle?

Learn More


Experience a One-stop-shop Health Professions Event

It’s the biggest event of its kind—and you’re invited. Explore careers confidently—and entirely online—during 2019 Health Professions Week (HPW2019), Nov. 16-21. Registration for HPW2019 is now open.


It’s big. It’s virtual. It’s free. And it’s happening this November. HPW2019 is a series of onlineevents

 that give you meaningful insight on your path to becoming a health care professional. Browse the HPW2019 schedule and choose what content matters to you. All events are on demand, so you can come and go on your schedule. Pop in on one day and come back later when you have new questions. HPW2019 will present new ideas, new professions and new paths to your career in health care throughout the week.


Register now to access the list of events and see what all the buzz is all about!



There’s Still Time to Submit an Early Application

Why wait? Apply early! Those who choose to submit their dental school application during the summer are making a smart move. Act early to avoid applying against the added pressure of a looming deadline.


Please bear in mind that ADEA AADSAS® (ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) is unable to forward your application to a school if you submit through ADEA AADSAS after the school’s deadline. Did you know that each dental school has its own application deadline? Know the facts, eliminate risk and submit your dental school application early.

Learn More


Profiles of All 76 U.S. and Canadian Dental Schools at Your Fingertips

Make sure you have all the available tools with the ADEA Dental School Explorer, a companion resource to the ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools. Use your laptop, tablet or smartphone to access the profiles of all 76 U.S. and Canadian dental schools. Search by keyword, and filter by institution type, predental program and location (state, territory or province). Also take advantage of new features: add schools to a favorites list, create and save notes and generate a side-by-side comparison of up to four schools. A one-year subscription to the ADEA Dental School Explorer is $25.


Bundle and save! A subscription to the online resource and the 2019–20 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools ($40 for the book only) is just $50—a $15 savings!

Purchase Today


Calling All Aspiring Writers and Bloggers!

Are you a predental or predental hygiene student, dental or dental hygiene student or practitioner with knowledge or advice that might benefit our readers? Here’s your chance to shine and motivate the next generation! ADEA GoDental inspires and informs predental and predental hygiene students with articles submitted by students, dentists, dental hygienists, educators, admissions officers and other key mentors about their personal experiences in dentistry and dental hygiene. Join us in the charge to elevate the importance of the dental professions. We encourage your submissions. Contact us todayfor submission guidelines.

Contact Us Today


Pathways to Success


Public Service Loan Forgiveness: What it is and how it works. You may have heard that some borrowers who have careers in the nonprofit sector after graduation can retire their student loan debt through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program after meeting certain eligibility requirements. This program is designed to encourage borrowers of any discipline and degree program (including dentistry) to enter and remain in the nonprofit sector for at least 10 years, with the promise to forgive any remaining federal student loan debt at that time completely tax-free—meaning the forgiveness amount is not considered taxable income. PSLF may be of great interest to health professions students interested in the nonprofit sector, such as the government and nonprofit, community-based health clinics. It also applies to dental school graduates who enter academic dentistry after they graduate.

Read More


Did you miss the last installment from The Many Faces of Public Health Service webinar series on Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)? Catch up and watch the recording where Paul Garrard, national student loan expert and ADEA Senior Advisor for Student Financial Services, explains how working in the public nonprofit sector for 10 years, including the U.S. Public Health Service, can help you retire your remaining dental school debt tax-free. We challenge you to consider whether the PSLF program should be part of your repayment strategy.

Watch Recording


As the summer winds down, now is the time to start planning ways to enhance your dental school application. Gain access to development opportunities through the ADEA Enrichment Programs Calendar—a resource designed especially for prospective dental students like you. The calendar is exclusively designed around enrichment programs and experiences in the United States that focus on the dental professions.

Search by program name, application deadline, state, educational level and focus area to find opportunities to help you prepare for dental school. Programs listed on the calendar offer enrichment experiences for all levels of education—high school, college, post-baccalaureate and graduate students. We encourage you to check the calendar often as new programs and events are added throughout the year.

Find Out More



10.  The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary offers a VMD-PhD combined degree program.  

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11.  Wolf River Conservancy’s August 2019 e-newsletter.  

Wolf River Conservancy



Dear Wolf River Conservancy friends,

Sustainability is a word that we hear frequently these days in the media and elsewhere.  At the Wolf River Conservancy, we believe that much of our work contributes to the sustainability of our community – the ability to meet our present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.  We appreciate your support towards our land conservation projects, robust environmental education programs, and diverse recreational activities, all designed to support our overall conservation mission, and a more sustainable community.

I would like to recommend to you a great story about sustainability and how to achieve it:  a recently released documentary called “The Big Little Farm,” currently available for streaming.

In this film, John and Molly Chester take on a 200-acre dilapidated farm. By planting a diversity of agricultural crops and learning the important ecological connections between the soil, insects, and plants, they eventually achieve an appropriate and sustainable balance in their farm ecosystem. If you have an interest in sustainability and conservation, I think you will enjoy this film!  It is very uplifting to watch this couple’s hard-won success, especially in times when much environmental news is bad.

You are probably aware of the forest fires in the Amazon rainforest, of the toxic blooms of blue-green algae threatening water quality, of the mysterious malady affecting the endangered Florida Panther, of various threats to municipal water supplies, of serious challenges to some of our most important environmental laws.  Every news cycle brings yet another troubling headline.

What does this mean for the Wolf River Conservancy?  That our mission and our work are more important than ever!

Please visit to see a full list of all our current activities and the continued progress in the build-out of the Wolf River Greenway trail.

Thank you again for your support of the Wolf River Conservancy.

Keith Cole
Executive Director


Save the Date: The Greenway Soirče is Nov. 9th

Complete with live music, dinner and drinks, and both a silent and a live auction, the Greenway Soirče is a great way to support the Wonder of the Wolf.  Learn More...

Tonight!  Drink a Beer, Save a River at Crosstown Brewing Company

Come on out and support our mission with a great local brew or two!  Learn More...

Help Us Complete the Epping Way Boat Dock  

Please consider supporting our community boat dock project through IOBY.  Learn More...

Natural Highlights: Cyanobacteria

Toxic blooms of "blue green algae" or cyanobacteria have been in the news this summer after a number of tragic incidents.  Warm, still, eutrophic water provides ideal conditions for its growth. Learn More...

A Summer Full of Family Fun on the Wolf

Thank you to the 400+ paddlers of all ages who joined our dedicated team of volunteer river guides for our Family Fun Paddle Trips this summer.  Learn More...




August 28

Drink a Beer, Save a River


August 29

New Memphis Exposure


September 7

First Saturday Paddle 


September 17

Lecture Series: Weather and Water in Memphis


September 21
Saturday Service Project


October 5

First Saturday Paddle 


October 10

Wolf River Conservancy Night at Levitt Shell 


October 26

Saturday Service Project 



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12.  From the Shelby Farms Conservancy:  Dog Park Water Update, following the death of two dogs at the Outback.


Dog Park Water Update


Hi Park Fans,


As you may have seen in recent news reports, the ponds in The Outback are currently closed, and we want to make sure you know what's going on!


Earlier this month, reports began to surface across the country regarding occurrences of blue-green algae blooms producing toxins that were fatal for dogs to ingest. As blue-green algae can be a common part of naturally managed pond ecosystems, we hired an outside laboratory to conduct tests on the ponds where we know pets love to swim. While blue-green algae can produce toxins, the presence of algae doesn't guarantee toxin production, but we wanted to make sure your pets would be safe during their play days.


While the tests were in progress, reports surfaced claiming that two dogs had died after visiting The Outback. As we worked to verify the pieces of information coming in, we issued a second series of testing and closed the ponds in The Outback out of an abundance of caution. As we gathered information, we were able to connect with the veterinarian that treated the dogs in the report, and the veterinarian confirmed that the cause of death was heat stroke and was not related to algae toxin exposure.


The water test results showed that while blue-green algae is present in our waters, the levels of toxins being produced range from non-detectable to non-harmful based on EPA standards. These standards are based on human contact, but we understand that dogs may be more susceptible to the presence of toxins because they drink the water or lick their fur after swimming.


Because toxin levels can fluctuate, the bodies of water in the off-leash area will remain closed for a few weeks as we wait for the weather to cool down. In the meantime, we'll be connecting with other parks and water managers across the country to ensure that we're implementing the best possible practices for the management of our water, and we'll be gathering information to share with our visitors so that they can make the best decisions for their pup when it comes to summertime swimming.


We have received an overwhelming level of support over the last week, and we appreciated everyone's patience as we gathered and processed information.


We will continue to be your best and most accurate resource for information about the Park and what's happening here. If you're on social media, head to the links at the bottom of this email and give us a follow or like. And as always, our always feature news you can use as you come out to play. You can also reach us or (901) 222-PARK if you have questions or information to share.


Thanks for loving the Park!


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Shelby Farms Park Conservancy (SFPC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that manages and operates Shelby Farms Park and Shelby Farms Greenline. Our mission is to manage, operate, restore and improve Shelby Farms Park in partnership with and for the public. With the support of our volunteers, donors and partners, we are doing just that! 


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