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Caduceus Newsletter:  Spring 2013.10, Week of March 18 

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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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You had just ONE simple job to do…

 

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To see the problem(s) that the Captain is facing, please go to Marginalia. 

 

Table of Contents:

 

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  The next scheduled webinar from the American Podiatric Medical Association is Tuesday, March 12. 
3.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy has just released the March 2013 issue of UT College of Pharmacy News. 
4.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 4, 2013 edition. 
5.  Inside OME:  AACOM News on Osteopathic Medical Education, February 2013 (Vol. 7, No. 2) edition. 
6.  For those of you interested in applying to the Pharm.D. program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Immunology and Physics will be recommended, not required. 
7.  Stop Sitting, Move More to Avoid Diabetes, from medscape.com  -- http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/780124
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8.  Gonorrhea Cases Soar 25% in England as Superbugs Take Hold – from medscape.com.
  
9.  The question that is frequently posed to medical school admissions advisors is “When is the best time to apply?”  Here is one reply, plus a few other items pertaining to East Tennessee State University.  
10.  St. George’s University (Grenada) offers MD/MPH and MD/MBA programs. 
11.  The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a Certificate Program in Consumer Health Advocacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s interdisciplinary Center for Patient Partnerships. 
12.  ADEA AADSAS Information for the Dental School Applicants for the 2014 Entering Class.  
13.  Received this week.  
14.  From the Nature Conservancy:  March 22 is World Water Day.  
15.  When an astronomer says that Brown dwarfs have been discovered near the sun, (s)he doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re just around the corner 


16.  Marginalia:  You had just ONE job  

 

1.  Events coming up.  

·         Saturday, March 23:  The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is hosting the inaugural 4-mile Race for the Summitt on Saturday, March 23, to raise funds for the Pat Summitt Foundation.  For more information, please see Article #2;

·         Friday, March 22:  Tour of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, cosponsored by (Beta)3 and TKE.  Participants need to be there between 3 and 4 p.m. for a welcome at the Pavilion with tours following.  If you are interested, please contact JD Wolfe at jwolfe1@cbu.edu .    

 

2.  The next scheduled webinar from the American Podiatric Medical Association is Tuesday, March 12. 

To continue on APMA’s “Learn About Podiatric Medicine” webinar series, our next scheduled webinar is on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. The topic for this webinar is podiatry and surgery.

 

Title: Learn About Podiatric Medicine: Surgery

 

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013

 

Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM EDT

 

Speaker: Jeffrey Bowman, DPM (Houston, TX)

 

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System Requirements
PC: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Mobile: iPhone®/iPad®/Android™ smartphone or tablet

 

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/808098466

 

-Ronda

 

LeRonda Swain

Marketing and Career Development Department

American Podiatric Medical Association

9312 Old Georgetown Road

Bethesda, MD 20814

301-581-9281

lnswain@apma.org

 

 

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3.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy has just released the March 2013 issue of UT College of Pharmacy News. 

Please enjoy the March 2013 issue of UT College of Pharmacy News:

 ·         Honorary student pharmacist for a day

 ·         Lynch ASPEN's New Pharmacy Practitioner Award recipient

·         Brown new director of  UTCOP's International Program

·         New Zealand student pharmacists visit

·         APhA-ASP PharmFlix video contest top 5

·         Ezell leadership honor

·         Pesterfield supports Pharmacy Update

Debbie C. Byrd, PharmD, BCPS

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and

Associate Dean, Professional Affairs

University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy

1924 Alcoa Highway, Box 117

Knoxville, TN 37920

865.974.2398

dbyrd4@uthsc.edu

 

 

4.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 4, 2013 edition. 

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News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

March 4, 2013

• Sequestration Moves Ahead, Threatening Health of America
• AAMC Comments on SGR Repeal-and-Replace Proposal
• Report on Medical Student Debt Now Available

Wing of Zock Post Examines Health Care Costs
Analysis in Brief Explores Bridge Funding in Medical Schools
• On the Move



Sequestration Moves Ahead, Threatening Health of America

Congress was unable to reach a plan to avert sequestration’s $85.3 billion in automatic spending cuts set to begin March 1, reductions that impact funding for  programs critical to medical schools and teaching hospitals. The National Institutes of Health will receive a budget cut of more than 5 percent, hurting progress to medical research. Teaching hospitals will be disproportionately affected by reductions in Medicare reimbursements for physician training and services such as trauma centers and burn units otherwise not offered in most communities. “To continue to improve our nation’s health and economic well-being, America needs more investment in medical research and the health care workforce, not less,” said AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., in a statement. “Congress and the Obama administration must work together on a realistic solution that avoids the destructive consequences of continued cuts to programs that benefit all Americans.”

Joined by more than 40 specialty physician groups, the AAMC launched a second ad campaign last week urging Congress to fight cuts to federal funding that supports doctor training at America’s teaching hospitals. As the nation faces a projected shortage of 90,000 doctors by 2020—from primary care physicians to surgeons to specialists for children—the ad highlights how these funding cuts would exacerbate the physician shortage and ultimately jeopardize patient access to care. View the print ad at https://www.aamc.org/download/329098/data/preservegmefundingad.pdf.

Learn more about how sequestration will affect medical schools and teaching hospitals at https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/budgetcuts/.


AAMC Comments on SGR Repeal-and-Replace Proposal

Reform of the Medicare physician payment system and the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula is crucial to ensure beneficiary access, according to a recent AAMC comment letter to the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees on a Republican SGR repeal-and-replace proposal. The letter addresses the looming physician shortage and the need to increase GME funding to ensure there are enough physicians to care for a growing number of Medicare patients. The AAMC also expressed concerns that Congress might look for savings in cuts to teaching hospitals, noting this would be “counterproductive and shortsighted, damaging institutions that are critical components of our health care system.” 


Report on Medical Student Debt Now Available

Medical student debt continued to rise at an alarming rate in 2012, but is not the determining factor in specialty choice, according to a new AAMC report, Physician Education Debt and the Cost to Attend Medical School. Data from the 2012 Graduating Student Questionnaire showed that more students were influenced by how well the specialty fit their personality and the level of patient care in a field than by debt. The median level of student debt in 2012 increased 5 percent over 2011 to $170,000. The report covers recent trends in medical student debt and medical school cost of attendance, and includes sections on education debt differences across family income levels, race and ethnicity, debt and specialty choice, grants and scholarships, pre-medical and non-education debt, and basic repayment scenarios.


Wing of Zock Post Examines Health Care Costs

In a March 1 Wing of Zock post picked up by the Huffington Post, Joanne M. Conroy, M.D., AAMC Chief Health Care Officer, examines the reasons behind high costs in today’s health care market in response to Steven Brill’s provocative Time article. While Conroy notes that Brill highlights the challenges for patients navigating the health care system, she also explains the factors contributing to the growth in costs and the economic environment of teaching hospitals. 


Analysis in Brief Explores Bridge Funding in Medical Schools

A new AAMC report explores how academic institutions support investigators who experience an interruption in sponsored research funding. Many institutions provide a mechanism—bridge funding—to support high-quality research projects during lapses in federal support. The results suggest that medical schools consider bridge support an important strategy to help sustain research programs. Given the extraordinarily difficult fiscal environment for medical research, bridge funding programs may be critical for the survival of promising research projects.


On the Move

Arthur Klein, M.D., has been named president of The Mount Sinai Health Network. Klein is a former executive at New York Presbyterian and North Shore-LIJ Health System. In his new role, he will oversee the network of satellite practices, affiliations, and Mount Sinai-owned practices.

Rodney N. Huebbers has been named president and COO of Detroit Medical Center. He succeeds Joe Mullany. Huebbers most recently was COO of Vanguard's Baptist Health System.

 

5.  Inside OME:  AACOM News on Osteopathic Medical Education, February 2013 (Vol. 7, No. 2) edition. 

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Learn about recent AACOM staff activities and projects. Read more


Upcoming Events
and Deadlines

February 22
2014 OHPI Program Application Deadline

February 24
AACOM Research Grants Program Application Deadline

March 4
Joint AACOM & AODME 2013 Annual Meeting Early Registration Closes / Regular Registration Opens

March 6
Macy Faculty Scholars Program Application Deadline

March 30
Sherry R. Arnstein Scholarship Awards Application Deadline

April 16
National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 24-27
Joint AACOM & AODME 2013 Annual Meeting
Baltimore, MD

May 20-22
Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Herndon, VA


AACOM Group and Council News

Meeting Recaps

Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP)

Council of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CSFAA)

Upcoming Meetings

March 11
CSFAA Quarterly Meeting

Meetings to be held at the Joint AACOM & AODME Annual Meeting

April 25

Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) Executive Board

AACOM Board of Deans (BOD) and Council Leadership Luncheon

Council of Development and Alumni Relations Professionals (DEV-ALUM)

Council of Osteopathic Medical Student Services Officers (COMSSO)

Council of Researchers (COR) (Not Confirmed)

Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators (SOME)

Council for Information and Technology (CIT)

April 26

Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP)

Marketing and Communications Advisory Council (MAC)

Council of Osteopathic Medical Admissions Officers (COMAO)

April 27

AACOM Board of Deans (BOD)

Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP)

Core Competency Liaison Group

International Collaborative (IC)

April 28

Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP)


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Osteopathic Medical College Applications Hit New High.  Read more


Dr. ShannonFulfilling AACOM's Promise to Service Members and Veterans

Dr. Shannon discusses AACOM's ongoing efforts to fulfill its pledge to the Joining Forces initiative.

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Leadership Updates
PCOM President and CEO has announced his impending retirement and WesternU/COMP Interim Dean takes office. Read more

Update for the Joint AACOM & AODME 2013 Annual Meeting
Only 10 more weeks until the Joint AACOM & AODME 2013 Annual Meeting! Read more

AACOM to Host 2013 COM Day on Capitol Hill
AACOM will be coordinating meetings with federal legislators and their staffs for participating COM Deans to discuss key issues. Read more

Applications to Osteopathic Medical Schools Break Record for Seventh Consecutive Year
With just six weeks remaining in this year's application cycle, the number of applicants for the 2013 entering class already has surpassed last year's cycle-end total. Read more

AACOM Announces Support of Legislation to Fix SGR
AACOM supports the Medicare Physician Payment Innovation Act. Read more

AACOM and the CSFAA Announce Launch of 2013 Financial Aid Resources Modules!
AACOM and the CSFAA have launched two new educational debt management modules. Read more

AACOM Launches Exciting New Online Member Collaboration Tool
AACOM launches AACOMmunities. Read more

Final Call for 2014 OHPI Program Applications
Osteopathic medical students interested in health policy should apply by February 22, 2013. Read more

Last Call to Submit 2013 AACOM Research Grants Program Proposals
The application cycle for the 2013 AACOM Research Grants Program ends February 24, 2013. Read more

$4 Million Federal Grant Funds Wright Center-ATSU Community Healthcare Hub
A $4 million HRSA grant has helped make possible a centrally run multi-state primary care residency program which will begin July 1, 2013. Read more

IPEC to Host 2013 Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute
IPEC's next Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety will be held on May 20-22. Read more

AOA Executive Director Announces Retirement
AOA Executive Director John B. Crosby, JD, has announced his forthcoming retirement. Read more

OME XXIII Overview
Co-sponsored by the AOA and AACOM, this year's meeting theme was Patient Safety: Addressing the Training Gap. Read more

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Federal Updates

AACOM and AOA Jointly Nominate Harald Lausen, DO, MA, to ACTPCMD

AACOM Letter in Support of the Medicare Physician Payment Innovation Act

AACOM Submits Testimony on Primary Care and Physician Workforce to Senate HELP Subcommittee

AACOM Joins the Coalition for Health Funding Letter to Oppose NDD Cuts

AACOM Nominates Osteopathic Medical Educators to NIH IPRCC

AACOM Joins the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research Letter to Congress Opposing Funding Cuts to NIH

PCORI Calls for Individuals to Serve on Advisory Panels

AACOM GR Staff Attends NIH NACA Meeting

President Obama Signs Debt Ceiling Bill

HRSA Announces Rural Training Track Technical Assistance Demonstration Program

UPDATED Federal Funding and Research Opportunities Page

Additional Federal Updates


Campus Roundup

ATSU-KCOM and ATSU-SOMA Faculty and Students Participate in IPE Competition

KCUMB-COM Partners with AHEC to Host Teen Medical School Workshop

NSU-COM Expands Medical Outreach Trips to Developing Nations

PCOM Student Awarded Schweitzer Fellowship

PNWU-COM Receives Approval for Class Size Increases

RVUCOM Hosts Presentation by Former NASA Astronaut and Military Veteran

VCOM-VC Hosts American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine Southeast Region Student Conference

WVSOM Offers Free Public Clinic


2013 Osteopathic Medical College Information Book

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AACOMAS Application Open!

AACOMAS has opened its centralized application for those seeking to enter osteopathic medical school in fall 2013.

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AACOM Job Connection

Utilize AACOM's Job Connection to post resumes and fill academic, administrative and executive position vacancies with high-quality candidates.

Visit AACOM Job Connection to learn more.


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6.  For those of you interested in applying to the Pharm.D. program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Immunology and Physics will be recommended, not required. 

An e-mail from Dr. Jeff T. Bogue, College of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center: 

Subject: UT Prerequisites - Immunology and Physics

The faculty of the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy have voted to eliminate our Immunology and Physics prerequisite courses. As of today, Immunology and Physics are recommended courses, not required courses. If you have students registered for and currently taking these courses, please do not advise withdrawing or dropping either of them. We advise that students should continue to take them and do their best in them. If your advisees have planned to take these courses but not yet begun them, we will not require students to enroll in them. Beginning with courses this fall, immunology background will be incorporated into existing courses in our curriculum.

 

 

7.  Stop Sitting, Move More to Avoid Diabetes, from medscape.com  -- http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/780124  .  

Medscape Medical News

Stop Sitting, Move More to Avoid Diabetes

Lisa Nainggolan

Mar 01, 2013

Leicester, UK — Time spent in sedentary behavior — sitting or lying down — has a stronger impact on diabetes risk than does moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in adults, new research shows.

"This is the first work to demonstrate that sedentary behavior might have a greater bearing on diabetes risk factors than exercise in adults at risk of the disease," lead author Joseph Henson, a PhD student from the Leicester Diabetes Center, United Kingdom, told Medscape Medical News. He reports his findings together with colleagues in a report published online February 27 in Diabetologia.

Mr. Henson stressed, however, that sedentary behavior "is not simply a lack of exercise," and trying to reduce it "shouldn't be used as a substitute for exercise; they should be treated independently.

"This requires a paradigm shift, so that people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes think about the balance of sedentary behavior and physical activity throughout the day," he added, noting that sedentary time occupies a much larger portion of the day than time spent in physical activity.

Sedentary Time Affects Glucose, TGs, and HDL Cholesterol

In their study, Mr. Henson and colleagues analyzed individuals with known risk factors for type 2 diabetes from 2 ongoing diabetes-prevention programs in the UK: 153 from theSedentary

 Time and Diabetes

 (STAND) study (mean age, 33 years; 29% men) and 725 from the Walking Away from Diabetes study (mean age, 64 years; 65% men).

They examined the extent to which sedentary time, breaks in sedentary time, MVPA, and total physical activity were independently associated with cardiometabolic risk factors. Accelerometers were used to assess sedentary time, MVPA, and total physical activity. Breaks in sedentary time were defined as a transition from a sedentary to an active state.

Following adjustment for various covariates, including MVPA and body mass index (BMI), there were detrimental linear associations of sedentary time with 2-hour plasma glucose (P < .001), triglycerides (P= .001), and HDL cholesterol (P = .029).

Breaks in sedentary time, total physical activity, and MVPA were significantly inversely associated with measures of adiposity, but not with any other cardiometabolic variables after adjustment for sedentary time and BMI.

The findings were consistent across a diverse age range, providing evidence that the negative consequences of excess sedentary time exist from young adulthood through older ages (ages 18 to 74 years), another unique aspect of the study, said Mr. Henson. He noted that previous studies that have shown detrimental effects of sedentary behavior have been performed in older adults in the general population.

"The findings from this study may have important methodological and public-health implications," he and his colleagues point out. "This…provides novel objective evidence that, in individuals at high risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus, sedentary time may be a more important indicator of cardiometabolic health than MVPA."

Diabetes Prevention Should not Overlook Sedentary Time

The results also have implications for diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention programs, they say.

"This may raise questions regarding the prescription of optimal daily human movement for health. As such, diabetes and cardiovascular [disease] prevention programs concentrating solely on MVPA may overlook an area that is of fundamental importance to cardiometabolic health.

"Along with messages related to accumulating at least 150 min/week of MVPA, which forms the cornerstone of diabetes-prevention programs, such interventions may be more effective if individuals are further encouraged to simply sit less and move more, regardless of the intensity level," they add.

Future Study Will Try to Tease out Biological Mechanism

Mr. Henson stresses nevertheless that the research "is still only a cross-sectional, observational study," which should serve as a stimulus for further work, including tightly controlled experimental studies in different populations.

To this end, he and his colleagues plan to conduct another study, assessing individuals at risk of diabetes who will be assigned to 1 of 3 groups: sitting all day, walking about for 5-minute intervals twice an hour, and standing for 5-minute intervals twice an hour. They plan to try to tease out the biological mechanisms that are at play, Mr. Henson explained.

The authors have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Diabetologia. Published online March 1, 2013. Abstract

 

 

8.  Gonorrhea Cases Soar 25% in England as Superbugs Take Hold – from medscape.com.  

From:  http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/779972

Reuters Health Information

Gonorrhea Cases Soar 25% in England as Superbugs Take Hold

Feb 27, 2013

LONDON (Reuters) Feb 27 - Gonorrhea cases have soared by 25% in the past year in England as drug-resistant strains of the sexually transmitted infection (STI) take hold worldwide, British health officials said on Wednesday.

Nearly 21,000 new cases had been diagnosed in 2011, with more than a third of cases in gay men and more than a third in people who have had gonorrhea before, the UK Health Protection Agency (HPA) said in a statement.

Effective treatment with antibiotics has been compromised by growing resistance, it said, noting "a drift towards decreased susceptibility" of gonorrhea infections to the cephalosporins that are normally recommended as treatment.

"We are seriously concerned about continuing high levels of gonorrhea transmission and repeat infection," said Gwenda Hughes, the HPA's head of STI surveillance.

A strain of gonorrhea that was resistant to all recommended antibiotics was found in Japan in 2008, scientists said in 2011. They warned then it could transform a once easily treatable infection into a global health threat.

Last year the World Health Organization said cases of drug-resistant gonorrhea had spread across the world.

Gonorrhea, if left untreated, can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirths and infertility in both men and women.

It is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the world and is most prevalent in south and southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. In the United States alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of cases is estimated at about 700,000 a year.

The emergence of superbugs has been driven by the overuse and misuse of antibiotics, which help fuel genetic mutations within the bacteria.

 

9.  The question that is frequently posed to medical school admissions advisors is “When is the best time to apply?”  Here is one reply, plus a few other items pertaining to East Tennessee State University.  

From Stephanie Cole, Admissions Advisor, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN: 

 

Hope this correspondence finds you doing well.  Things are certainly moving along quickly for us here at the Quillen College of Medicine.  We just finished our last day of interviews on February 27, 2013.  We received a total of 1,995 applications this year.  609 were from Tennesseans and 1,386 from out-of-state applicants.  As a state supported medical school with a most excellent in-state applicant pool, we strongly discourage out-of-state applicants from applying here with the exception of those from the contiguous Appalachian area.  Out-of-state applicants hoping to be considered must have a documented demonstrated desire for Primary Care Medicine in addition to competitive numbers.  Please continue to advise your out-of-state students of this.   An additional exception to this statement is for those who are serving or have honorably served our country in one of the branches of our military.  Our school earned the national distinction of being a “Military Friendly School” as one of the first in the country to do so and we proudly maintain that honor.  In an additional effort to show our support for those who honorably serve or have served our country, the secondary application fee will be waived for them.

               

Change is one thing that is constant in life.  Advising is certainly no exception and with this in mind, we are always looking for a better way.  A question that we are consistently asked is “when is the best time to apply?”  Our answer has always been “when your application looks the strongest.”  This is still the best answer.  However, due to changes in the application process and applicant pool, we are now advising applicants to get their applications in sooner rather than later.  The same admonition applies about having the application at its zenith, it just needs to be there a little earlier now.

               

In regard to the upcoming 2015 MCAT, we are drawing a blank on thoughts at the moment other than advising applicants more strongly than ever to follow their own interests in their college careers.  While the sciences will continue to be an important background for study in the science of medicine, additional attention is, and should be, focused on preparation in the social and behavioral sciences.  We further recommend those undergraduate offerings that teach or encourage problem solving skills, communication, and the effective application of knowledge.

 

                Dr. Philip Bagnell, Dean of the Quillen College of Medicine will be retiring this summer and a national search for his successor is getting underway immediately.

 

One additional point of possible interest to you is that we are beginning discussion for a pre-professional adviser’s conference to be held on our campus in the near future.  It is intended to spotlight and showcase all the programs included in our Academic Health Sciences Center, and especially those graduate level programs in Pharmacy, Medicine, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Public Health, and the Communicative and Rehabilitative Health sciences.  We will be back in touch with you soon as plans for this develop.

 

                Thank you for allowing us to visit your campus this past fall and for the great job you do in advising and preparing students for our program.  We certainly look forward to having the opportunity to visit again and to be of assistance to you and your students.  Please stay in contact with us and feel free to visit our campus if you are in the area.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Stephanie Cole                                                            Doug Taylor

Admissions Counselor                                                 Assistant Dean

 

 

10.  St. George’s University (Grenada) offers MD/MPH and MD/MBA programs. 

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 Your Students Can Become More Than Just a Doctor. They Can Be a Medical Leader.

Students are always looking to enhance their value in order to compete for highly desirable residencies and jobs. In just a few extra months, they can become well-rounded medical leaders through one of our unique dual degree programs, from which they are introduced to international health care systems, global public health issues and the concept of “One Health, One Medicine.”

Public Health Dual Degree (MD/MPH)
By learning the principles of public health, your students can help their medical practice, hospital, town, city, and community keep people healthy. On the MD/MPH track, they will discover the distinct patterns, and problems, of a community and be a part of the larger health care solution in the 21st century.

Business Administration Dual Degree (MD/MBA in Multi-Sector Health Management)
With a health care system that is evolving exponentially and people who expect healthier lives, society desperately needs to find new and innovative ways to provide patient care that is both quality and efficient. An MD/MBA sets up students to be successful physicians and practitioners.

Your students can get a jump on their future and start their medical career in a position to make a difference by applying for the combined MD/MPH or MD/MBA, both of which can be achieved in less than five years. For veterinary medical students, we offer the popular DVM/MPH and DVM/MBA programs. Students can also work toward a freestanding Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from our Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited program, setting them up to both prevent and treat public health issues that arise, whether it’s local, regional, or national.

For more information, visit sgu.edu or contact Bob Ryan at bobryan@sgu.edu

 

 

 

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BOB RYAN
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11.  The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a Certificate Program in Consumer Health Advocacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s interdisciplinary Center for Patient Partnerships. 

Pre-health Advisors,

Do you know aspiring clinicians taking time off before pursuing medical school, a physician assistant program, or other health program? For May graduates looking for a meaningful experience with direct patient contact, the Certificate Program in Consumer Health Advocacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s interdisciplinary Center for Patient Partnerships might offer just the experience to round out their resume.  Students learn first-hand about patients’ and providers’ experiences in the health care system by advocating for patients with life-threatening illnesses. Our 12-credit personalized, service-learning based program is available online and we are now accepting applications for our summer 2013 cohort. More information available at: http://bit.ly/YTQZGF (PDF)

-- 
Sarah Davis, JD, MPA
Associate Director                    
Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
Co-Director, JD/MPH Dual Degree Program
MPH and Pharmacy Affiliate Faculty
               
The Center for Patient Partnerships   
www.patientpartnerships.org 
 
University of Wisconsin-Madison               
975 Bascom Mall - Suite 4311                          
Madison, WI 53706
 
P: (608)265-6267
F: (608)265-4332
sdavis2@wisc.edu

 

 

12.  ADEA AADSAS Information for the Dental School Applicants for the 2014 Entering Class.  

 

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13.  Received this week.  

·         American Dental Education Association 2013 Official Guide to Dental Schools.  (If you’re interested, I have it in my office.)

·         Saint George’s University – flash drive with information on it.  (PHP/BBB Lounge)

 

14.  From the Nature Conservancy:  March 22 is World Water Day.  

 

Protect Water for People & Nature

 

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Dear Stan Eisen,

March 22 is World Water Day, but you don't have to wait until the big day to make a difference for water!

·         Find simple things you can do online, outside or at home to help protect water

·         Share your own tips for reducing water use on our 20 Days of H2O blog

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15.  When an astronomer says that Brown dwarfs have been discovered near the sun, (s)he doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re just around the corner… 

From the March 12, 2013 issue of Sigma Xi SmartBriefs: 

Brown dwarfs discovered near the sun


An astronomer has found a pair of brown dwarfs about 6.5 light years from the sun, the closest objects discovered near the sun since two star systems were found more than 95 years ago, according to a study to be published in Astrophysical Journal Letters. The scientist used data from the WISE satellite, launched in space in 2009 to detect brown dwarfs. ScientificAmerican.com/Observations blog (3/11)

 

16.  Marginalia:  You had just ONE job…  

 

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