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Caduceus Newsletter:  Spring 2013.05, Week of February 4.   

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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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I took this picture, while on a safari, when I visited Uganda.  That’s right, this is no ordinary animal crossing, these are elephants crossing the road!

 

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There is, however, something to be said about being in a secure, covered vehicle when you DO go on a safari.  To see what I mean, please go to Marginalia.

 

Table of Contents:

 

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  The Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, March 16.  
3.  The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) offers an Official MCAT® Self-Assessment Package to analyze your MCAT knowledge.  
4.  MCAT Preparation from the AAMC – Updates for 2013.  
5.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Allied Health Sciences announces an Open House on Friday, February 22.   
6.  The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Piscataway, NJ) offers a Summer Clinical Internship Program.   
7.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 28, 2013 issue. 
8.   The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy, Georgia Campus, is sponsoring an Open House on Friday, February 8. 
9.  Wolf River Conservancy January 2013 e-newsletter. 
10.  Show your wild side with the Sierra Club.  
11.  Vacation with the Nature Conservancy at the Pine Butte guest Ranch. 

12.  Marginalia:  Meals on wheels.  

 

1.  Events coming up.  

·         Tuesday, February 19:  Mackel Harris, Director of Multicultural Relations at Life University, will be on campus at 1 p.m. to discuss their programs in healthcare, including Chiropractic. 

Mr. Harris’ contact information is: 

Life University

1269 Barclay Circle

Marietta, GA 30060

P. 770-426-2707 

C. 404-468-0801

 

·         Wednesday, February 20:  Induction ceremony for (Beta)3, starting 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.

·         Friday, February 22:  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Allied Health Sciences announces an Open House on Friday, February 22.  For more information, please go to article #5. 

·         Saturday, March 16:  The Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, TN) will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, March 16.  For more information, please go to article #2.     

 

2.  The Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, March 16.  

On behalf of everyone at Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, I hope 2013 is off to a great start for you! I am happy to share with you below, the invitation to our Spring 2013 Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Conference & Open House, scheduled for Saturday, March 16. The registration information is shown below. Please feel free to forward this e-mail to anyone you know who may also be interested in attending.

 

I hope you will be able to join us and please feel free to bring family, friends or colleagues with you!

 

Sincerely,

 

Juliette Egnatz

Admissions Recruiter

DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Lincoln Memorial University

(423) 869-6478

juliette.egnatz@lmunet.edu

 

* If you no longer wish to receive e-mails from LMU-DCOM, please let me know by replying to this e-mail.

 

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3.  The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) offers an Official MCAT® Self-Assessment Package to analyze your MCAT knowledge.  

 

Official MCAT Prep Resources

Unsure of how to best spend your precious study hours? Start with The Official MCAT® Self-Assessment Package to analyze your MCAT knowledge.

·         Answer hundreds of real MCAT questions not seen on any current MCAT prep materials

·         Receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses in ALL MCAT content.

·         Use the results to plan your study time to focus on your weak areas to prepare in the most efficient manner.

·         Review the questions and solutions to learn from your mistakes

·         Learn more about the product by viewing the tutorials on www.e-mcat.com.

·         Purchase as a bundle or an individual self-assessment www.aamc.org/mcatsap

Self AssesstmentThe Official MCAT® Self-Assessment Package includes:

·         Physical Sciences Self-Assessment: 213 questions--$45 Physics and General Chemistry Tests

·         Biological Sciences Self-Assessment: 208 questions--$45 Biology and Organic Chemistry Tests

·         Verbal Reasoning Self-Assessment: 120 questions--$40 Verbal Reasoning Test

20% discount on the self-assessment package bundle:

·         Purchase all 3-self-assessments for the bundle price of $104

Purchase with other AAMC MCAT prep products to save more:

·         The Official MCAT ®Self-Assessment Package + Practice Test 4--$125

·         The Official MCAT® Self-Assessment Package + Practice Test 4 + The Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam--$145.

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4.  MCAT Preparation from the AAMC – Updates for 2013.  

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MCAT Preparation from the AAMC--Updates for 2013

Dear Advisors,

                             

As the 2013 testing seasons begins, the MCAT team would like to share with you a few important announcements related to MCAT preparation.

 

The Official MCAT® Self-Assessment Package—Now a FAP benefit!

·         Students receiving benefits under the AAMC Fee Assistance Program (FAP) will now receive free access to The Official MCAT® Self-Assessment Package. Recipients will receive an activation code for the bundle of three self-assessments (Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences and Verbal Reasoning) after registering for the MCAT exam using their FAP benefit. The package normally costs $104. 

·         For more information please visit: https://www.aamc.org/fap.

 

e-MCAT Practice Tests—No more Writing Sample!

·         On the e-MCAT Practice Tests, the Writing Sample has been removed to reflect the changes to the actual MCAT exam. In its place in the actual MCAT exam is an optional Trial Section. The Trial Section is not included in the e-MCAT Practice Tests.

·         For more information and to check out free Practice Test 3 please visit:             http://www.e-mcat.com.

 

The Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam—Third edition now available

·         The third edition of The Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam is now available. Reflecting the changes to the actual exam, the Writing Sample section has been removed and replaced with information about the voluntary Trial Section, as well as 2011 examinee data.

·         For more information please visit: www.aamc.org/officialmcatguide.

 

Discounts for Bulk Orders

·         As a reminder, the AAMC offers academic discounts on bulk orders on MCAT prep products (self-assessments, e-MCAT Practice Tests or The Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam).  Learn more at www.aamc.org/mcat/advisors.

·         Contact Publications at 202-828-1416 or publications@aamc.org to place an order.

 

Please let us know if you have any additional questions regarding MCAT preparation that have not been addressed here.

 

Best regards,

 

MCAT Prep Team

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5.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Allied Health Sciences announces an Open House on Friday, February 22.   

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6.  The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Piscataway, NJ) offers a Summer Clinical Internship Program.   

Dear Advisors, Please forward this  to your advisees from NJ.  Thanks Carol

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the announcement:

Summer Clinical Internship Program

The Office of Admissions at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School invites you to apply for the Summer Clinical Internship Program for undergraduates and post-baccalaureate students interested in careers in medicine.

Program Description

Participants will have the opportunity to shadow clinical faculty members at the medical facilities in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Distinguished faculty from a variety of specialties will host students. Students will be paired with faculty in specialties representing students’ interests. Students are encouraged to keep the hours of the clinicians in order to get a real sense of the specialty, the issues in patient care and the practice of medicine. A lunchtime seminar series will complement the clinical experiences. Students will also take part in a pedagogic exercise at the end of the program. Students will make brief presentations to their peers on topics selected and researched with the guidance of the faculty preceptors.

DATES: June 3, 2013 - June 19, 2013

REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must be at least a junior undergraduate or postbaccalaureate student.

Please have COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT AND ONE ACADEMIC LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION AND COMPLETED APPLICATION sent to Ms. Catherine Porter, c/o Summer Clinical Internship Program Coordinator, Office of Admissions UMDNJ-RWJMS, TC 118, 675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854.

DEADLINE for completion of your application is MARCH 29,2013. Due to the number of applicants, we will notify you only if you are accepted into the program by April 12, 2013. There is no application fee.

Housing is not provided. Transportation and lodging will be participant's responsibility. There is a train station several blocks from the campus. There is a $300.00 fee to participate in this program. Students will be required to submit a criminal background check as well as the required health forms.

 

 

Carol A. Terregino, M.D

Interim Senior Associate Dean for Education Interim Senior Associate Dean-Camden Regional Campus Associate Dean for Admissions Associate Professor of Medicine Director, Clinical Skills Center UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

675 Hoes Lane

Piscataway, NJ 08854

Phone: 732-235-4576 Fax: 732-235-5078

401 Haddon Avenue

Camden, NJ 08103

Phone: 856-757-7846 Fax: 856-757-4809

terregca@umdnj.edu

 

 

7.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 28, 2013 issue. 

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News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

January 28, 2013

• Registration Opens for the IPEC Faculty Development Institute
Academic Medicine Launches New Blog
• Hastings Report: Ethical Oversight of Research Needs to Be Examined
• Leaders Call for More Focus on College Retention and Completion
• On the Move



Registration Opens for the IPEC Faculty Development Institute

Registration opens today for the third Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute hosted by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), May 20–22 at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, Va.  The 2013 institute will focus on quality improvement and patient safety to create faculty champions who can enhance interprofessional curricula, learning experiences, and learner assessment in quality improvement and patient safety at the point of care.  Faculty across the health disciplines will explore how to embed this content into their curriculum, while learning how to create and assess clinical quality and safety projects.  Ideally, teams of three to five members will attend from the IPEC professions, drawing faculty from dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and others where appropriate.  Learn more and register online at https://ipecollaborative.org/.


Academic Medicine Launches New Blog

Academic Medicine, the journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, has launched AM Rounds, a new blog that will allow readers to extend the conversation beyond the pages of the journal. A range of contributors in the academic medicine community will submit posts.  The blog also will feature special previews of journal content and provide opportunities for readers to interact between monthly issues.  To receive notification of new posts, sign up at http://academicmedicineblog.org/.  


Hastings Report: Ethical Oversight of Research Needs to Be Examined

Articles in the most recent Hastings Center Report call for an evaluation of the existing guidelines for protecting human volunteers in medical research.  With an emphasis on systems collecting patient data during treatment, the lines between research and treatment have blurred.  According to the special report,“Ethical Oversight of Learning Health Care Systems,” this may necessitate the need for a new framework to address these changes.  The report includes two articles and seven commentaries by leaders with national responsibility for ethical oversight of medical research and efforts to improve health care quality.  Ann C. Bonham, Ph.D., AAMC Chief Scientific Officer, co-wrote an editorial with Mildred Z. Solomon, Ed.D., president of The Hastings Center, noting the report aims to “provoke a national conversation.”  The full report is available for download at http://www.thehastingscenter.org/LearningHealthCareSystems/


Leaders Call for More Focus on College Retention and Completion

Higher education leaders recently called for college and university presidents to make college completion and retention a critical priority to avoid the “unacceptable loss of human potential.”  In an open letter, the National Commission of Higher Education Attainment commends the efforts on many campuses, but asserts additional work is needed. Providing a blueprint for improving graduate rates, the letter suggests leaders focus on the campus culture, improve cost-effectiveness and quality, and make better use of data.  


On the Move

Claire Pomeroy, M.D., M.B.A., has been named the new president of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation.  She will join the foundation this spring, succeeding Maria Freire, Ph.D.  Pomeroy is currently the dean of the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, CEO of the UC Davis Health System, and vice chancellor for human health sciences at UC Davis.  She is immediate past chair of the AAMC Council of Deans.

Harry T. Lester, president of the Eastern Virginia Medical School, announced that he will step down on April 15.  Richard V. Homan, M.D., will succeed him and will continue to serve as provost and dean.

Philip C. Bagnell, M.D., dean of East Tennessee State University’s James H. Quillen College of Medicine, announced he will retire on July 31.  Bagnell has led the school for the past seven years.

Robert "Bo" Dunlay, M.D., M.B.A., became interim dean of the Creighton University School of Medicine on Jan. 1.  He is replacing Rowen Zetterman, M.D.  Dunlay was formerly chief medical officer of Alegent-Creighton Health Creighton University Medical Center and professor of medicine and pharmacology in the School of Medicine.


What’s New on aamc.org

In a January Reporter column, AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., discusses the advocacy work ahead for medical schools and teaching hospitals facing federal budget cuts to graduate medical education, teaching hospital payments, and medical research.  https://www.aamc.org/newsroom/reporter/

 

8.   The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy, Georgia Campus, is sponsoring an Open House on Friday, February 8. 

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9.  Wolf River Conservancy January 2013 e-newsletter. 

Wolf River Conservacy

January 2013 ENEWSLETTER

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A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

January 2013

     The recent outpouring of concern and assistance in response to the WRC office fire of December 18th provided a dramatic demonstration of the esteem in which our community holds the Wolf River Conservancy. The level of goodwill available to our organization has been simply overwhelming! We feel very fortunate to have so many friends and supporters. In this newsletter, we seek to acknowledge those who have been especially helpful to us in these past few critical weeks. If we have overlooked anyone, please accept our apologies and our deepest thanks.
     A special thank you must go to our good partners at Ducks Unlimited. The DU management team offered us temporary quarters and has been most gracious and hospitable in accommodating our needs. DU has been more than generous in sharing their resources to help the WRC. If you know a DU member or employee, please thank them for their support of our organization.
     I want to assure everyone that, though our entire office suffered at least smoke and water damage, our important computer files containing membership and financial data were preserved, thanks to the speed and expertise of Breakthrough Technologies. Right now, it appears that our insurance is adequate to cover our losses and that almost everything that was damaged can be replaced. Most important, the WRC staff, which is committed to delivering on our mission, is proceeding with outreach activities during this time of transition and will continue to do so. In fact, now would be a good time to visit our website at www.wolfriver.org to learn about our current activities and to show your support by joining or renewing your membership.
Thank you.
                                                        

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Keith Cole, Executive Director

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WRC supporters age 70 and ½ or older can ask their IRA Custodian to transfer up to $100,000 in 2013 to the Wolf River Conservancy. The transfer will be a totally tax-free transfer to the WRC and thus equivalent to a 100% charitable deduction which is not subject to the normal charitable giving limit of 50% of adjusted gross income...More

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Join us for a morning on the newest segment of the Greenway to clear invasive privet and remove trash left by flooding...More

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For anyone interested in WRC's history and accomplishments, Tom Roehm has created a timeline graphic that we have added to our website.  See the timeline by clicking here.       

                                      

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Upcoming Events

January 27

Temple Israel Eco Expo

 

February 2

First Saturday Paddle

 

February 9

Wolf River Greenway Service Project

 

February 21

Tom Fox Photography Program

 

February 23

Project WET Educator Workshop

 

March 2

First Saturday Paddle

March 16

8th Annual WRC Tree Planting

 

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10.  Show your wild side with the Sierra Club.  

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Let your special someone know you couldn’t bear to be without them by adopting a cuddly black bear from Sequoia National Monument.

This Valentine’s Day, give the gift that gives back. Help ensure that spectacular animals and places are protected for future generations.

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Spread the love with an animal adoption this Valentine’s Day!

 
For as little as $25, you can adopt a cute animal from any of our 12 wild places.

From grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park to mountain lions in Yosemite National Park, help keep these threatened animals and the wild places they live in safe.

Support all the critical work the Sierra Club does to protect our environment by adopting an animal today.
 

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LIMITED TIME: FREE shipping to anywhere in the United States on all of our adoptions and gifts. Make sure to order by January 31 to have your gift arrive in time for Valentine’s Day. Worried your gift won’t arrive in time? We also offer express shipping for an extra fee. Simply check the express ship this item box while checking out, and your gift will arrive in 3-5 business days.
 

 
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11.  Vacation with the Nature Conservancy at the Pine Butte guest Ranch. 

visit pine butte ranch!

 

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Ride and hike through Montana's majestic Rocky Mountain Front. There's no rumble of traffic, just the whisper of quivering aspens and the high keen of soaring hawks.

Experience the Ranch »
Attend a Workshop »

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Get away from it all at Pine Butte Guest Ranch in Montana.

When you visit Pine Butte Guest Ranch, the only guest ranch owned and operated by The Nature Conservancy, an expert naturalist will be along on your adventures.

You'll also find that solar energy heats our pool and showers, the wind powers our office, and your dinner was picked fresh from our local garden. But, don't worry, you won't sacrifice a bit of comfort or fun!

Book your stay at the ranch to enjoy:

·         Naturalist-guided rides and hikes

·         Children and family programs

·         Delicious locally-sourced meals

·         Cozy private cabins

·         Swimming, biking, fishing and more

If you're planning to visit in the spring or fall, be sure to enroll in our Natural History Workshops to enrich your experience even more!

Learn how you can book your all-inclusive Pine Butte Guest Ranch vacation. For complete the details, contact us today!

Sincerely,
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Scott Randall
Manager, Pine Butte Guest Ranch
The Nature Conservancy

p.s. You can also take a video tour of our amazing guest ranch and share it with your friends!

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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://www.cbu.edu/~seisen/
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