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Caduceus Newsletter:  Spring 2014.09, Week of March 10

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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN  38104

Home page:
http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/ 

Caduceus Newsletter Archives:
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Yes, Spring Break starts next week, but please be careful. 

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For more information, please go to Marginalia. 

 

Table of Contents:

 

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  The University of California – Berkeley’s School of Optometry announces its 9th annual summer Opto-Camp program. 
3.  The East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine Admissions office will be hosting two Medical School Application Workshops this spring. 
4.  In 2013, nearly 800 graduates of St. George’s University (Grenada, West Indies) obtained a U.S. residency position. 
5.  The Southern College of Optometry will sponsor its “Discover Optometry 2014” event for pre-optometry students on Friday, April 4.  

6.  Marginalia:  Ya know, a casual sexual encounter during Spring Break, or at any time, really, may not be in your best interest.  Here are some reasons why.    

 

1.  Events coming up.  

·         Monday, March 17, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.:  Melanie Weiner, Assistant Admissions Director for the University of Medicine and Health Sciences – St. Kitts, will be on campus to give a presentation on UMHS-SK and answer questions;

·          Thursday, March 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.:  Field Paleontology trip to the Coon Creek Science Center in Henderson County, TN.  It is one of the 10 major fossil deposits in North America, showing late Cretaceous fossils.  Interested students should contact Dr. Stan Eisen, 901-321-3447, or seisen@cbu.edu ;

·         Monday, March 24, 2 to 3:30 p.m.:  Annual Chocolate Tasting Session, featuring Dinstuhl’s gourmet chocolates, in J-10; 

·         Saturday, April 5, 2014:  The Student National Dental Association of UTHSC (Memphis) have organized an “Impressions” program for April 5, 2014, designed to expose college students to the profession of dentistry by opening the College and allowing prospective students access to their students and faculty in a relaxed setting.

 

2.  The University of California – Berkeley’s School of Optometry announces its 9th annual summer Opto-Camp program. 

Dear Colleagues,

The Admissions and Student Affairs Office at UC Berkeley's School of Optometry is pleased to announce that we will host our 9th annual summer Opto-Camp program!  

We will offer two sessions this summer, June 18-20 and July 16-18.

Open to all, the goal of Berkeley Optometry's Opto-Camp is to provide pre-health science/pre-optometry majors, especially those who are underrepresented in the profession and/or first-generation college students, with in-depth information about Optometry as a career track and to prepare attendees to be successful applicants to optometry school.

Please note that there is a $125 program fee for those selected to attend, however, we are also offering a limited amount of scholarships per session.

Program specifics and the application are linked here:

http://optometry.berkeley.edu/admissions/opto-camp

The application deadline is Monday, April 28, 2014.

Please share with anyone who you think might be interested to apply! Questions about Opto-Camp can be directed to Heather Iwata (hiwata@berkeley.edu).


Thank you!
Heather

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Heather Iwata
Associate Director of Admissions and Student Affairs
UC Berkeley School of Optometry
380 Minor Hall
Berkeley, CA.  94720-2020
http://optometry.berkeley.edu
 
[ph] (510) 642-9537
[f] (510) 643-7111
[em] hiwata@berkeley.edu
 
Celebrating 9 years of Opto-Camp! 
Want to learn more about Optometry and how to apply to Berkeley for your OD studies? Attend our summer program, Opto-Camp, to discover more about this dynamic profession!
For details, visit the Opto-Camp website: 
http://optometry.berkeley.edu/admissions/opto-camp
 
 
Become a friend on Facebook! 
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"Some pursue happiness, others create it."
-Hisako Tanaka

 

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Sharon T. Joyce
Assistant Dean
Admissions, Student Affairs and Career Services
UC Berkeley - School of Optometry
Admissions & Student Affairs Office
380 Minor Hall
Berkeley, CA
94720-2020

Phone (510) 642-5286
Fax      (510) 643-7111
Visit us on the web at:
http://optometry.berkeley.edu

 

Celebrating 9 years of Opto-Camp!

Want to learn more about Optometry and how to apply to Berkeley for your OD studies? Attend our summer program, Opto-Camp, to discover more about this dynamic profession!  For details, visit the Opto-Camp website:
http://optometry.berkeley.edu/admissions/opto-camp

 

 

 

3.  The East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine Admissions office will be hosting two Medical School Application Workshops this spring. 

Hello from the Quillen College of Medicine Admissions Office,

 

Hope all is well with each of you.  We will be hosting two Medical School Application Workshops this spring.  The information for these can be found on our admissions website homepage http://www.etsu.edu/com/sa/admissions/default.aspx.  We welcome both advisers and students to this event.  Please pass this information along to your students and let me know if you have any questions.  Both events are open to students from all universities/colleges.

 

Thank you for all you do!

 

Stephanie

 

Stephanie Cole

Admissions Counselor

Quillen College of Medicine

(423) 439-2036

www.etsu.edu/com  

 

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4.  In 2013, nearly 800 graduates of St. George’s University (Grenada, West Indies) obtained a U.S. residency position. 

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1 (800) 899-6337 ext. 9 1357
aeward@sgu.edu
sgu.edu/md

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5.  The Southern College of Optometry will sponsor its “Discover Optometry 2014” event for pre-optometry students on Friday, April 4.  

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DISCOVER OPTOMETRY 2014

An educational event for pre-optometry students.

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Friday, April 4

2:30-8:00 pm 

1245 Madison Avenue

Memphis, Tennessee

Sessions will include:

The Basics of Admissions 

 Practice Opportunities in Optometry 

Demonstrations  

and Tour

What It's Like to be an SCO Student  

Plus:

Dinner 

and

Door Prizes!

 

 

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Greetings from Southern College of Optometry:

We are hosting Discover Optometry, Southern College of Optometry's annual open-house event for pre-optometry students on Friday, April 4, 2014.  We would like to request that you share this information with your pre-health profession students.


Space for this event is limited and registration is required, so we encourage you to register today by clicking the registration link on the invitation included above.  Registration will remain open until Monday, March 24.


This educational event will include tours of our state-of-the-art classroom and clinical facilities, and also informational workshops and demonstrations pertaining to the admissions process, practice opportunities in optometry, and student life at SCO. A complementary dinner will be served, and all attendees are eligible to win door prizes.  This event is offered free of charge.


For a preview of some of the things you will see during the event, we encourage you to watch our new
recruitment video.

If you have any questions about registration or have general questions relating to the event, please contact Mike McKeever at (901) 722-3241,
mmckeever@sco.edu, or Sunnie Ewing at (901) 722-3231, sewing@sco.edu.


Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at Discover Optometry on Friday, April 4, 2014!

 

Sincerely,

Sunnie Ewing                                   

Director of Student Recruitment

Mike McKeever
Student Services & Admissions Officer

 

 

6.  Marginalia:  Ya know, a casual sexual encounter during Spring Break, or at any time, really, may not be in your best interest.  Here are some reasons why.    

Crab lice:  Phthirus pubis 
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Gonorrhea lesions on the tongue:
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Genital herpes in a male:
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Genital herpes in a female:
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Genital warts in a male:
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Genital warts in a female:
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Oral syphilis:
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Syphilitic chancres on the penis and vulva:
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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/
Caduceus Newsletter Archives: http://www.cbu.edu/~seisen/Caduceus.html