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Caduceus Newsletter:  Spring 2013.06, Week of February 11.   

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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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The School of Natural Selection is very, very demanding:

 

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For more information, please go to Marginalia. 

 

Table of Contents:

 

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  The University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences will be hosting an open House on Saturday, March 23, 2013 to feature their Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy programs. 
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 4, 2013 issue. 
4.  West Tennessee Healthcare will again sponsor the Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program this summer. 
5.  Health Statistics on the Web short course being offered at UTHSC, Thursday, February 21.  
6.  Received this week. 
7.  The Atlantis Project is an opportunity to have a summer internship experience at the Azores Islands of Portugal.  
8.  The Southern California College of Optometry (Fullerton, CA) will be hosting their Spring Admissions Open House on Saturday, April 20.  
9.  The Albert Einstein College of Medicine offers a Master’s Degree in Bioethics, and will have an information session on February 12.  

10.  Marginalia:  The School of Natural Selection is very, very demanding.  

 

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; 

·         Saturday, March 16:  The Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, TN) will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, March 16.     

 

2.  The University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences will be hosting an open House on Saturday, March 23, 2013 to feature their Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy programs. 

Occupational and Physical Therapy Open House!

The College of Health Sciences will be featuring information about our
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs.

We realize that not all students can make the trip to our campus for an open house.
Please let them know that they are welcome to contact us at any time.

Fall 2014 DPT applications are due by October 1. Mikka Jackson is our admission counselor and may be contacted at mikljackson@uindy.edu or 1-800-232-8634 x4909.

Fall 2014 MOT applications are due November 1. Sarah Campbell may be contacted at campbellsj@uindy.edu or 1-800-232-8634 x3457.

Thank you for your time!

Admission Counselors
College of Health Sciences
University of Indianapolis

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Indianapolis, IN 46227

 

3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 4, 2013 issue. 

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News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

February 4, 2013

• Medical Schools, Teaching Hospitals Chosen for Bundling Project
• New Podcasts Examine Cuts to Teaching Hospitals, Medical Research,
  and Readmissions
• AAMC Submits Testimony for Senate Hearing Discussing
  Primary Care Shortages
• 2011-12 Faculty Salary Survey Available
• AAMC Releases New Data on Diversity in Medical Education
• Federal Reserve Study Explores Geographic Variations
• On the Move



Medical Schools, Teaching Hospitals Chosen for Bundling Project

Medical schools and teaching hospitals were chosen for a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services initiative designed to control costs and improve quality by bundling payments for defined episodes of care.  The AAMC convened a group of 10 institutions to take part in the program, and joins nearly 50 additional academic medical centers also participating in the effort.  “America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals are uniquely positioned to take a leading role in initiatives such as this one that are transforming health care for patients,” AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., said in a press release.  “We applaud these institutions for their work with this important effort, which will ultimately reduce costs and result in better patient care.”


New Podcasts Examine Cuts to Teaching Hospitals, Medical Research,
and Readmissions


A new installment of the AAMC’s Second Opinion podcast series offers brief summaries of how federal budget cuts to health care providers and medical research will hurt patients and slow progress on cures and treatments, as well as background on the new Medicare Readmissions policy.  Featuring Chief Public Policy Officer Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D., the series provides updates on current policy issues of importance to medical schools and teaching hospitals.  To listen to the podcasts or subscribe to notifications of new posts via e-mail or RSS feed, visit https://www.aamc.org/advocacy/secondopinion/323430/podcasts.html.


AAMC Submits Testimony for Senate Hearing Discussing
Primary Care Shortages


In written testimony submitted for a Senate subcommittee hearing on primary care shortages, the AAMC described health care access challenges Americans will face because of a projected deficit of 45,000 primary care physicians by 2020, particularly when coupled with the parallel shortage of 46,000 specialists.  Lawmakers will be unable to resolve access issues without expanding Medicare support for graduate medical education, according to the testimony.  Members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging discussed primary care shortages, federal loan repayment programs, and graduate medical education at the Jan. 29 hearing.  More information is available on the AAMC’s Web site.


2011-12 AAMC Faculty Salary Report Available

The updated edition of the AAMC’s faculty compensation report is now available.  The “Report on Medical School Faculty Salaries, 2011-2012” contains 33 tables that present total compensation attributable to teaching, patient care, or research for full-time medical school faculty.  The data are presented by faculty rank, department, and specialty as well as U.S. region.


AAMC Releases New Data on Diversity in Medical Education

The AAMC recently published "Diversity in Medical Education: Facts & Figures 2012," the 17th data book in the Facts & Figures Data Series.  According to the report, Caucasian applicants declined approximately 26 percent over the past three decades and, in 2011, half of all applicants were nonwhite.  The publication provides students, medical educators, policymakers, and other stakeholders with a collection of detailed statistical information on race and ethnicity and gender in medical education in the United States for the 2011 academic year, as well as nearly a decade’s worth of trending information for select topics. 


Federal Reserve Study Explores Geographic Variations

Examining geographic variations in health care spending is not a “useful” indicator of quality or efficiency in the health care system, according to a newly released Federal Reserve Board of Governors paper.  Louise Sheiner, Ph.D., a senior economist at the Federal Reserve and author of “Why the Geographic Variation in Health Care Spending Can’t Tell Us Much about the Efficiency or Quality of our Health Care System,” finds that “socioeconomic factors that affect the need for medical care, as well as interactions between the Medicare system, Medicaid, and private health spending, can account for most of the variation in Medicare health spending.”  To read the report, visit http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2013/201304/201304abs.html


On the Move

Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., will be stepping down as director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in the “coming months.”  Clancy has led the agency since 2003.  Prior to becoming director of the agency, she was director of AHRQ’s Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research.  The AAMC released a Jan. 31 statement praising her leadership of the agency.

 

 

4.  West Tennessee Healthcare will again sponsor the Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program this summer. 

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West Tennessee Healthcare will again sponsor the Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program.  This program will begin on June 4 and conclude July 28, 2012.

 

Please see below for the flyer and application form to be used in marketing this program to your students. Potential candidates should complete the enclosed application and return it on or before March 8, 2012. The application must include the student’s official transcript.  All candidates will be interviewed and selections made during the first week of May 2012. 

 

Applications and official transcripts should be submitted to:

 

 Tammy Ward

 Education Department

 Jackson-Madison County General Hospital

620 Skyline Drive

 Jackson, TN   38301. 

 

If I may be of further assistance, please call me at (731) 426-1723.

 

Thank you for your support.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Tammy Ward

 

Tammy Ward

Administrative Assistant

Education/Nurse Education Department

Jackson-Madison County General Hospital

620 Skyline Drive

Jackson, Tennessee 38301

( 731-426-1723 |Ê 731-426-1750

tammy.ward@wth.org

 

NOTICE: (1) The foregoing is not intended to be a legally binding or legally effective electronic signature. (2) This message may contain legally privileged or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please so notify me, disregard the forgoing message, and delete the message immediately. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

 

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     Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program

West Tennessee Healthcare

Jackson, Tennessee

June 4, 2013 – July 26, 2013

Purpose:         This program is designed for students who plan to enter medical profession with primary focus on physician study.  It will provide pre-med students a practical and valuable opportunity to participate in a supervised, prescribed program of inservice training and volunteer service in the medical field.

                        To allow pre-med students the opportunity to evaluate their commitment to medicine as

                        a career.

This eight-week program includes hospital orientation, clinical rotation, and opportunity for observation.

 

Clinical Rotation includes but is not limited to:

            Behavioral Health             Radiology

                        Emergency Services                                        Resident Physician Rotation

                                                                                                Clinical Process Improvement                                                                                                Respiratory Care

                        Dialysis                                                           System Affiliate Hospitals & Clinics

                        G.I. Lab                                                          Surgery

                        Infectious Diseases                                         Laboratory/Pathology

                        Medical Center Home Health                         Pharmacy

            Tennessee Heart Center   Kirkland Cancer Center

                                                                                                Cath Lab                   Hospice

                              Cardiology                                                      Oncology Nursing

                              Cardiac Rehab                                                Radiation Oncology

                              EKG                                                          West Tennessee Rehabilitation Center

                        Women and Children’s Center                          Physical Therapy

                              Labor and Delivery                                         Sports Medicine

                              Pediatrics                                                        Rehabilitation Services

                                                                                                Mother/Baby Unit

Eligibility:

                   Complete Sophomore Year by June 1, 2013

                        Plan to enter medical profession with primary focus on physician study

                        Have a cumulative 3.0 G.P.A.

                        Enrollment limited to ten (10-14) participants

*Your OFFICIAL Transcript must be mailed directly from the school Transcript must be received by deadline date:  March 8, 2013!!!

 

*Please note: We will notify you through the email address that you  

  provide whether you have been selected or not. 

 

Application Information:

 

                   Tammy Ward at (731) 426-1723

                        Application and Transcript Deadline ~ March 8, 2013

                        Mail completed application to:

                                    Tammy Ward

                                    Clinical Education Department

                                    Jackson-Madison County General Hospital

                                    620 Skyline Drive

                                    Jackson, TN  38301

                                    E-mail: tammy.ward@wth.org

 

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APPLICATION FOR PRE-MED INTERNSHIP VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

 

 


Applicant’s Full Name                                                                                                                                                           

 

Home Address                                                                                    School Address                                                                      

 

City                              State                Zip                              City                              State                Zip                 

 

Telephone                                                                                Cell Phone Number                                                    

 

Social Security Number                                                                      E-Mail Address                                                                      

                                                                                                             E-Mail Address you most often check

EDUCATION:

 

High School:

 

Name of School:                                                                                 Grade Completed:                                                     

 

Course of Study:                                                                                 Type of Diploma:                                                       

 

College:

 

Name of College:  ___________________________________                    Year Completed:  ___________________________________

 

Major/Minor:  ______________________________________                     Degree Received:  ___________________________________

 

Future Educational/Career Plans:                                                                                                                                          

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

List any honors and/or awards earned, or offices held in High School or College:                                                              

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

List of school activities, hobbies, and interests; offices held, etc:                                                                                         

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

EMPLOYMENT:

           

 

Name of Employer

 

 

Duties

 

Dates

 

Reason for leaving

1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Case of Emergency:           Name                                                                  Phone                                                                      

 

                                    Relationship                                                       Address                                                       

 

In your Own Words, Give Your Reasons for Wanting to Participate In This Program

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

PERSONAL REFERENCES (other than relatives)

(The names you list below MUST be who we receive recommendation letters from)

 

 

 

Name

 

Address

 

Phone

1.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSONAL REFERENCE/RECOMMENDATON LETTERS:  One (1) letter must be from a teacher/professor, one (1) must be from a professional, and one (1) must be a personal reference/recommendation. These letters can be e-mailed to Tammy Ward @ tammy.ward@wth.org ; and must be as an attachment on letterhead. These letters can also be mailed.  All letters must be received by deadline date ~ (March 8, 2013).

 

Are you a United States Citizen?

          

 Yes

 

No

 

 

Note: Answering “no” to this question does not constitute an automatic bar from volunteering.

 

Within the past 7 years, have you either been (1) convicted by any court, including a court of military justice, or a felony, or (2) been released from prison following conviction of a felony? (For purposes of this application, consider felonies to include any crime that is punishable by imprisonment or execution).

 

Yes

 

No

 

 

Note: Answering “yes” to this question does not constitute an automatic bar from volunteering.

 

If yes, state date, place, and nature of each conviction                                                                                                           

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

I hereby certify that all answers given by me on this application are true to the best of my knowledge. I authorize

Jackson-Madison County General Hospital to contact references whom I have listed on this application for the purpose of acquiring information about me; and I release Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and anyone releasing information to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital from any liability based upon such release.

 

Date                                                                  Signature                                                                                            

 

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5.  Health Statistics on the Web short course being offered at UTHSC, Thursday, February 21.  

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6.  Received this week. 

Journal of Irreproducible Results:  Volume 52, Number 1, December 2012 edition.  Table of contents:

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7.  The Atlantis Project is an opportunity to have a summer internship experience at the Azores Islands of Portugal.  

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http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs134/1105132857422/img/116.jpgWhile at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2007, I started a summer program that has sent nearly 80 undergraduates, to date, to my native Azores Islands, Portugal. The program is now a separate organization, independent of UNC-Chapel Hill, and the program's students have also come from Harvard, Brown, U. Chicago, Cambridge, etc. This year alone we've already received applications from Harvard, Brown, Yale, WashU, BC, UNC, Cambridge, Toronto, McGill, among others.

  

I'd love if you could forward this message and make the program visible to your students, particularly your pre-med, nursing, and other pre-health students, since our most popular and most competitive internship choice is at a local hospital in the Azores Islands. This is a great opportunity to get a lot of exposure to a foreign healthcare system, at the same level as early-stage local medical students.  http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs134/1105132857422/img/117.jpgAs you can see some of our Fellows have ended up at top medical schools after college (e.g. UNC-Chapel Hill and Dartmouth among others): atlantis-project.org/testimonials. Further, your students can also choose (if they so desire) to complement their medical experience by teaching English and running an innovative summer academy for local kids. All in sessions of 5 or 6 weeks. I hope your students will consider applying for this summer.

  

If you require more information about the program please consult our website or contact me via email.

  

Thank you!
João
Organizer, Atlantis Project
St. Mary's Institute for Educational Excellence LLC
8053 Deer Hill Cir
Belews Creek, NC 27009-9774, USA
main@atlantis-project.org

www.atlantis-project.org

 

8.  The Southern California College of Optometry (Fullerton, CA) will be hosting their Spring Admissions Open House on Saturday, April 20.  

SAVE the DATE!

The Southern California College of Optometry

Invites you to attend our annual Spring Admissions Open House on Saturday, April 20, 201, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

We welcome all interest-levels wanting to learn more about the profession of optometry!

 

Speakers and a student panel presentation will provide a better understanding of what SCCO’s program has to offer.

 

Take a campus tour, experience lab demonstrations and meet with students.

 

We look forward to hosting you for the day on our beautiful campus!

 

Please feel free to forward this email to interested parties.

 

To watch a short video movie trailer about the event, click here.

 

Reservations are a must!

Please RSVP with the Student Affairs Office via email at www.SCCOopenhouse2013.eventbrite.com

 

For an event flyer and parking instructions: http://www.scco.edu/img/uploads/admissions/pdfs/Spring_Admission_Open_House_Flyer_2013rev.pdf

 

Facebook Fans!  SCCO’s Pre-Optometry Group on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/SCCOadmissions/

 

YouTube Fans!  SCCO’s YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/janeannmunroe?feature=watch#p/u

 

SCCO’s Blog on Wordpress: http://optometryadmissions.wordpress.com/

 

SCCO’s Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/ODadmissionSCCO

 

 

Jane Ann Munroe, O.D.

Director of Admissions

Southern California College of Optometry

2575 Yorba Linda Boulevard

Fullerton, CA  92831-1699

Phone:  714.449.7446

www.SCCO.edu

Facebook Group for Pre-Optometry Students

Facebook Page for Admissions

SCCO’s YouTube Channel

Twitter for Pre-Optometry

SCCO’s Blog

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9.  The Albert Einstein College of Medicine offers a Master’s Degree in Bioethics, and will have an information session on February 12.  

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Learn about Einstein-Cardozo Bioethics Programs

Information Session on February 12

 

As you counsel your students in their exploration of a medical/health career, it's important to add the study of bioethics to the dialogue. This growing field encompasses medicine, law and the patient experience ... and for those who are exploring a career in health care, bioethics will be a critical enhancement to their traditional degree plans.

  

An inside look at bioethics programs jointly administered by Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Cardozo Law in New York City can help inform your students about the value of a bioethics master's degree, certificate program or stand-alone course options. The programs are in partnership with Montefiore Medical Center, the University hospital for Einstein.

  

We're delighted to invite you and your students to attend an upcoming information session to learn how these programs can translate into real-world skills and knowledge before, during and after medical school.

 

I hope to see you (and your students) at our upcoming event!

  

Sincerely,

  

Tia Powell, M.D.
Director, Einstein-Cardozo Master in Bioethics

 

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INFORMATION SESSION

Thursday,
February 12, 2013
 5:00 - 6:30pm
Cardozo Law School

55 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan
(easy access to public transit)

 

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 If you are unable to attend this in-person information session but would like to learn more, you can

view our online information session here.

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Questions? Please contact us at bioethics@montefiore.org. Our advisors are here to help.
 

 

10.  Marginalia:  The School of Natural Selection is very, very demanding.  

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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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