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Caduceus Newsletter: Fall 2019.06, Week of September 23

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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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It’s the annual Graduate School Expo!

For more information, please go to Campus events coming up.  

 

Table of Contents:

1.   Campus events coming up.
2.  Inside Osteopathic Medical Education News:  September 12, 2019 edition.   
3.  The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) announces that the US 2020 MCAT is now available online. 
4.  The Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University (Johnson City) is introducing a new opportunity for out-of-state applicants who will graduate (or have graduated within the past three years) with a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a school in TN prior to matriculation, and for applicants living within a 250 mile radius of Quillen.  
5.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, September 18, 2019 issue.  
6.  The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York City, NY) has announced the first program in the country to offer early acceptance to medical school for college sophomores from any major; with no MCAT requirement. 
7.  School for Field Studies’ News From the Field, 18 September 2019 edition.  
8.  An open letter to those students who attended the Beta Beta Beta meeting on Thursday, August 29, 2019. 

 

1. Campus events coming up. 

·         Wednesday, September 25, starting at 5 p.m. in AH114:  Meeting with Stephanie Cole, Admissions Counselor, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University (Johnson City).  If you are interested in meeting with Stephanie Cole to discuss opportunities offered by the Quillen College of Medicine at ETSU, please stop by.

·         Thursday, September 26, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.:  2019 Graduate School Expo.

2019 Graduate School Expo
Thursday, September 26
12:00 to 2:00 p.m. ● Canale Arena

 
CBU’s annual Graduate School Expo will be held on Thursday, September 26, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Canale Arena. This event is open to all students and recent grads across all academic majors.  Approximately 65-70 graduate schools/programs from across the country will be present, representing health care programs, law schools, education program, business/MBA programs, arts programs, as well as several schools representing all of their graduate-level programs.  

At this event, you can learn more about:

  • Entrance requirements
  • Program prerequisites
  • Funding opportunities (Scholarships, Graduate Assistantships, Financial Aid, etc.)
  • Courses of Study
  • Research/Internship/Practicum Opportunities
  • ...and more!

If you think graduate school might be in your future, then this is a can't-miss opportunity!  Stop by any time between 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. (Some schools occasionally have to leave early, so to ensure you get to talk to everyone you want, be sure to arrive before 1:30 p.m.)

Schools confirmed to attend as of September 17th include:

Healthcare/Science:

Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education

Baptist College of Health Sciences

Christian Brothers University: MBA Healthcare Management

Christian Brothers University: Physician Assistant Studies

Harding University College of Pharmacy

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (College of Osteopathic Medicine/College of Biosciences)

Meharry Medical College

Missouri University of Science & Technology

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine - Old Westbury NY and Jonesboro AR

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Georgia Campus)

Ross University School of Medicine

Samford University: McWhorter School of Pharmacy

Southern College of Optometry

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing

The University of Tennessee, College of Graduate Health Sciences

Uniformed Services University, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine

Union University College of Pharmacy

University of Alabama at Birmingham: School Of Nursing

University of Alabama at Birmingham: School of Public Health

University of Memphis School of Public Health

University Of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Health Professions

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine

University Of Tennessee Health Science Center, College Of Pharmacy

University Of Tennessee Health Science Center: Health Career Program/TIP Program

William Carey University: College of Osteopathic Medicine

William Carey University: Master of Biomedical Science


 

2.  Inside Osteopathic Medical Education News:  September 12, 2019 edition.   

New AACOM Research, ACGME's Response to Hospital Closings, and Campus News

 

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OU-HCOM students celebrate the first anniversary of the Pathways to Health and Wellness Curriculum, which encourages team-based learning and personal wellness.

 

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Four New Reports Show Trends in Curriculum Length, International Opportunities, Weeks of Elective Time, and More

 

There's also a new aggregate report on applications, enrollment, and graduates from 2014 to 2019. Visit our reports page to learn more.

 

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Professional Development

 

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Request a NAOME Mentor for Your Fellowship Application

 

Applications to join the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME) are open until October 17. Learn more about the academy, applications, and how to request a mentor inside.

 

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Upcoming Webinars

 

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Explore the Changing Role of DME to DIO in AOGME Webinar

 

This webinar explores the transition from Director of Medical Education (DME) in the AOA accreditation system to Designated Institutional Official (DIO) in the ACGME accreditation system.

 

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Next Week: Free Webinar on Loan Repayment Strategies for Osteopathic Physicians

 

Learn about student loan repayment, choosing the best strategy based on your loan portfolio, and more.

 

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Students Welcome New Academic Year with Community Service Projects

 

Colleges from across the nation are beginning the school year with outreach projects to better their local communities.

 

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In the News

 

ACGME Invokes Extraordinary Circumstances Policy for Two Recent Hospital Closings

 

The ACGME facilitates accreditation considerations so that residents and fellows who worked at the recently closed hospitals are able to transfer to new programs.

 

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COM News

 

BCOM Student Launches Medical Tech Company, CCOM Students Participate in Poverty Simulation, and More in Campus Roundup

 

You'll also read about DMU-COM's Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Course, LMU-DCOM's Certificate in Medical Humanities Launch, and OSU-COM's student liaison to the Association of Native American Medical Students.

 

 

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3.  The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) announces that the US 2020 MCAT is now available online. 

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American Medical Colleges

Dear Advisors,

We are pleased to announce that the US 2020 MCAT® calendar is now available online. Encourage your students to follow us on Twitter @AAMC_MCAT for regular updates and announcements.

We are also excited to share with you several updates to the MCAT Official Prep portfolio offered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). This October 2019, the AAMC will launch two new, low-cost MCAT Official Prep products written by the test developers and two enhanced free resources to help your students prepare for test day. Stay tuned for the official launch announcement.

New MCAT Official Prep Low-Cost Products

AAMC MCAT Official Prep Practice Exam 4: Practice Exam 4 will be the fifth full-length practice exam made available by the AAMC and fourth full-length practice exam to include estimated scaled scoring to help students prepare for and simulate the MCAT testing conditions. This practice exam will also include explanations for all answer choices.

AAMC MCAT Official Prep Practice Exam 4: Practice Exam 4 will be the fifth full-length practice exam made available by the AAMC and fourth full-length practice exam to include estimated scaled scoring to help students prepare for and simulate the MCAT testing conditions. This practice exam will also include explanations for all answer choices.

Enhanced MCAT Official Prep Free Resources

How to Create an MCAT Study Plan Online Guide: Study plans are an important way to help students stay organized and on track. The guide includes six steps to creating a personalized MCAT exam preparation strategy. It also provides information on how to use AAMC MCAT Official Prep resources and products. The guide includes worksheets to help examinees track their progress. Students can download the Study Plan Guide or access it as an online tool by visiting the AAMC MCAT Official Prep Hub at aamc.org/mcatprep.

Updated Practice with Exam Features Tool: This free tool has been updated with 12 MCAT questions, three from each section, and allows students to become familiar with the various features of the MCAT exam, such as highlight and strikethrough. All questions include the correct answer and solution explanation.

The new MCAT Official Prep products, Practice Exam 4 and the online flashcards, will be added to the AAMC Fee Assistance Program. AAMC Fee Assistance Program awardees who have opted to receive their MCAT Official Prep products benefit in 2019 will be granted access to these products, in addition to all the online AAMC MCAT Official Prep products. Please visit our website for more information and the full list of Fee Assistance Program benefits. If you or your students have questions about the Fee Assistance Program, please contact fap@aamc.org or 202-828-0600.

Reminder to mark your calendars! The AAMC MCAT Team will be hosting the annual prehealth advisors' webinar on Thursday, October 3, from 3:00-4:00 PM ET. During this webinar, the AAMC MCAT team will share information about the upcoming 2020 MCAT testing year, new MCAT Official Prep products and resources, and tools to help you prepare students for the exam. Register here.

If you have any questions, please contact Prehealth Advisor Support at 202-828-0950 or advisors@aamc.org.

Sincerely,
The AAMC MCAT Team

 

4.  The Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University (Johnson City) is introducing a new opportunity for out-of-state applicants who will graduate (or have graduated within the past three years) with a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a school in TN prior to matriculation, and for applicants living within a 250 mile radius of Quillen.  

New opportunity for out-of-state students!

 

While all state sponsored medical schools give preference to in-state residents, Quillen College of Medicine also considers regional candidates in this priority status.  This allows the College of Medicine to focus on the goal of improving the health of the Appalachian Highlands region.

 

Quillen College of Medicine is introducing a new opportunity for out-of-state applicants who will graduate (or have graduated within the past three years) with a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a school in Tennessee prior to matriculation and applicants living within a 250 mile radius of Quillen.  Applicants meeting either of these criteria will receive special consideration in the application process and if accepted will be eligible for a substantial reduction in the out-of-state tuition rate.  It is of utmost importance that these applicants be highly interested in attending Quillen College of Medicine and that they have a documented, demonstrated desire for a career in primary care and/or rural medicine. 

 

Tuition for both groups will be a slightly higher rate than in-state students.  Please note, enrollment for these applicants will be capped at 15% of the class.

 

Thank you for all you do in leading our future health care providers!

 

Sincerely,

 

Stephanie

Stephanie Cole

Admissions Counselor

Quillen College of Medicine

East Tennessee State University

423 439-2036

www.etsu.edu/com

 

 

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas A. Edison

 

 

5.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, September 18, 2019 issue.  

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News About America's Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals

 

September 18, 2019

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Risking everything to become a doctor

Nearly 200 undocumented students and residents are currently training in U.S. medical schools and teaching hospitals. The outcome of the Supreme Court case on DACA, which commences in November, could determine whether they’ll be able to continue.

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One man’s quest for justice

Bryan Stevenson, JD, has dedicated his career to fighting for wrongfully condemned death row inmates and all those burdened by racism, poverty, and mental illness. Stevenson, the opening plenary session speaker at Learn Serve Lead 2019: The AAMC Annual Meeting, talked with AAMCNews about current deep inequities and the need to heal our nation’s painful past.

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When a patient dies by suicide

A growing number of doctors are dealing with the terrible loss of a patient to suicide. Feelings of guilt, fear, humiliation, rage, and more may plague a provider even years later. Here’s how individuals and organizations can help.

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In case you missed it: An op-ed in USA Today by David J. Skorton, MD, AAMC president and CEO, outlines steps for addressing the gun violence epidemicTurning break rooms into wellness centers.

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Joint statement on outpatient payment policy court decision

The AAMC and the American Hospital Association commended a federal judge’s ruling this week that the Department of Health and Human Services exceeded its statutory authority when it cut payments for clinical services at off-campus provider-based clinics. “The ruling, which will allow hospitals to maintain access to important services for patients and communities, affirmed that the cuts directly undercut the clear intent of Congress to protect hospital outpatient departments because of the many real and crucial differences between them and other sites of care.”
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Apply for AAMC grant to address community health needs

The AAMC is accepting applications for its Nurturing Experiences for Tomorrow’s Community Leaders (NEXT) award, which provides funding to develop or enhance a learning opportunity for medical students and trainees that addresses local community health needs. Successful applicants will apply population health leadership principles and promote collaboration among diverse stakeholders across the clinical, education, and research missions. Applications are due Oct. 1.
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AAMC recognized for efforts in advancing health equity

The AAMC has received an award from the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership for advancing health equity and justice through the integration of health and legal services. The award recognizes the AAMC’s Accelerating Heath Equity, Advancing through Discovery (AHEAD) Initiative, which included a three-year learning cohort to help evaluate the effect of medical-legal partnership services on patient and community health, cost savings, institutional benefits, and efficiencies, as well as educational outcomes.
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On the move

Nancy J. Brown, MD, was named dean of the Yale School of Medicine, effective Feb. 1, 2020. She is currently the Hugh Jackson Morgan professor and chair of the department of medicine at Vanderbilt University.
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Brenda Hemmelgarn, MD, PhD, has been named dean of the faculty of medicine and dentistry at the University of Alberta, effective Jan. 1, 2020. She currently is a professor in the departments of medicine and community health sciences at the University of Calgary.
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6.  The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York City, NY) has announced the first program in the country to offer early acceptance to medical school for college sophomores from any major; with no MCAT requirement. 

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, the first program in the country to offer 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, the Office of Admission is hosting a FlexMed online informational webinar exclusively for Advisors on Wednesday, September 25 at 12:00pm EST. The webinar will provide you with more information on the FlexMed program, the application process, and allow time for questions and answers. Please click here to register. 
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, located in the heart of New York City, is ranked as a top medical school and ranked 3rd in the nation for National Institute of Health (NIH) grants for research. 
 
Again thank you for your time, and for sharing the information below with your pre-med students and other students who have expressed an interest in studying medicine.


Highlights of the FlexMed
Program

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If you would like additional information or would like to discuss this program, please contact Cristina Gallo at Cristina.Gallo@mssm.edu or (212) 241-9708.   

Thank you,

Cristina Gallo, MPH
Medical School Admissions Coordinator
FlexMed Program
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Department of Medical Education

Dear Colleague,
 
Below is exciting information about the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's FlexMed

 Program

 

 

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FlexMed Program : Application Cycle '19-'20

Application Deadline January 15th, 2020

 

What is Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai?

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS)located in the heart of New York City, has a reputation for innovation and advocacy. 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?

ISMMS 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 submit their application 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?

All Majors Welcome!
You do not need to be Pre-Med
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?

When should I apply?

For the AY'19-'20 cycle the application is currently open and must be submitted by January 15, 2020.

What does the FlexMed application consist of?

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

The Office of Admissions is hosting FlexMed online informational webinars on: 

Please click here to register for the webinar. 
 

Ready to apply? APPLY NOW!
What application should I be using?

  1. Access our online application by going to the following URL: https://applygs.mssm.edu
  2. Click on 'New Applicant' to create a username/login and password.
  3. Once you've successfully logged in, locate the "FlexMed" row and make sure 'Fall 2020' application is shown.
  4. Click on 'Apply'.
  5. Proceed and complete the application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.  School for Field Studies’ News From the Field, 18 September 2019 edition.  

Check out the latest stories from our students, faculty, and staff in the field!

 

The School for Field Studies

NEWS FROM THE FIELD


18 SEP 2019

 

CHILE

 

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WELCOME TO PATAGONIA

The fall semester is underway, students are in the field, and we are excited to welcome our first ever cohort to SFS Chile! Lead faculty member Dr. Greg Zielinski describes some of the early highlights from Patagonia, including an impressive series of wildlife sightings, stunning views of Torres del Paine's rugged mountain ranges, and a visit to the Mylodon cave.

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PERU

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AMAZON ON FIRE

SFS Peru's faculty members share their thoughts on the Amazon fires, and explain the differences between uncontrolled fires and those used as responsible ecosystem management tools. 

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MAGICAL KENYA

Southern Kenya, where the SFS Center is based, is a land of contrasts with savannas, lakes, the dramatic Great Rift Valley, mountains, and a sundry of cultures. Dr. John Kioko gives us the scoop on SFS Kenya's wildlife, field trips, and more.

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8.  An open letter to those students who attended the Beta Beta Beta meeting on Thursday, August 29, 2019. 

 

Dear Students:

 

On August 29, 2019, I gave a presentation to the students attending the Beta Beta Beta meeting regarding pre-health programs at CBU.  As part of that presentation, discussed what Admissions Committees look for in a candidate, and nearing the end of my presentation, I discussed the importance of keeping a clean social media persona.

 

As part of that discussion, I showed two images that I clearly stated were inappropriate for inclusion in social media, one of them of a male sitting in a bathtub full of beer cans, and the other of a woman with a lower back tattoo that superficially looked like a butterfly. 

I made it a point to enlarge the image of the lower back tattoo to make sure that everyone was able to see the actual image portrayed in the image.  Even the students in the front row thought it was just a butterfly when the slide was shown in presentation mode.

 

One of the attendees was offended by the image, and submitted a complaint to Theresa Jacques, Director of Human Resources at CBU.  In the complaint, this person wrote “Frankly I was extremely angry and embarrassed.”

 

I will concede the following:

·         I deliberately chose that image as an example of something that should not be posted in your social media

·         I deliberately chose to enlarge the image so that everyone in the room, even those sitting in the back row, could understand the actual content of the image;

·         I could have chosen a less vulgar example;

·         I did not expect that anyone would be embarrassed or offended by my use of that image or by my behavior, and I was clearly wrong about that.

It was not my intent to embarrass or offend anyone, and I apologize for doing so.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Dr. Stan Eisen

 

 

 

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/ 
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