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Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2015.03, Week of January 26  


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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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Table of Contents:


1.   Events coming up  

2.  The Consortium for Optometry Summer Enrichment Programs is pleased to share the upcoming dates and deadlines for our individual programs for the summer of 2015. 
3.  New Financial Literacy Resources for Medical Students and Residents.  
4.  Admissions update from the Medical School for International Health, Ben Gurion University, Beersheva, Israel. 
5.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 19, 2015.  
6.  You’re invited to a YALL (Young Adult LeBonheur Leaders) mixer, January 27, 2015, 6 – 8 p.m.  
7.  Summer programs which address health disparities.  
8.  ADEA (American Dental Education Association) GoDental Newsletter, January 2015 edition.   
9.  The question posed by a pre-health advisor to the HLTHPROF listserv was, “Does anyone know of any medical schools that specialize in sports medicine
10.  AMA (American Medical Association) MedEd Update, January 2015 edition.   
11.  St. George’s University (Grenada, West Indies) will be sponsoring a series of information sessions. 

12.  Marginalia:  Yes, friends, it is that time, once again, for the annual Organic Chemistry Haiku Contest!   


1.   Events coming up  

Thursday, January 29, 2 to 4 p.m.:  Ask the AAMC Anything Webinar, in room AH103

Hello Stan Eisen,

Your registration is confirmed for the following webinar. We will start the event on time. Please join it at least 10 minutes before the scheduled starting time so you won't miss valuable information.

Topic: Ask the AAMC Anything Webinar
Host: Janelle Peters
Date and Time:
Thursday, January 29, 2015 2:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOPS: During January and February, four workshop sessions will be offered to help students toward a more successful college experience in areas of basic study skills techniques, helpful resources, self-assessment, self-motivation, etc. The sessions will be held on Thursdays at 1:00-1:50 p.m. as follows:  January 22, January 29, February 5, and February 12 in the LLC Classroom (Room 104) and will be facilitated by Ms. Sadie Lisenby, Director of Counseling. The sessions are designed for students who have the desire and commitment to become a more successful student.  Interested students are urged to attend all four sessions.   


2.  The Consortium for Optometry Summer Enrichment Programs is pleased to share the upcoming dates and deadlines for our individual programs for the summer of 2015. 

The Consortium for Optometry Summer Enrichment Programs is pleased to share the upcoming dates and deadlines for our individual programs.  We encourage you to share this email among your preoptometry students and we look forward to hosting them on our campuses during the summer of 2015.


Do note that prospective students may apply to and attend multiple summer programs; we do not restrict or cap an individual's participation between or among any of the programs described below:


Illinois College of Optometry, Focus on Your Future

July 13-17, 2015

The Illinois College of Optometry is pleased to announce our annual summer program for underrepresented minority undergraduate students. The program is a weeklong experience that will expose undergraduate students to the profession of optometry in a variety of settings. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and work with current optometry students, ICO Faculty & Staff, as well as practicing optometrists.  Students will be housed at no charge in our Residential Complex. There is no cost to participate in this program. Participants are responsible for their travel expenses and/or transportation cost to and from ICO.


For more information, please visit:

Program Contact:  Teisha Johnson, 312.949.7407,


The Ohio State University, I-DOC 

June 15-17, 2015

Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers (I-DOC) is an intensive three-day residential program that introduces participants to the profession of optometry.  The purpose of I-DOC is to attract ethnically underrepresented minority undergraduate college students to careers in optometry.  I-DOC provides hands-on activities in optics, ocular anatomy, and clinical optometry.  Participants receive and observe eye examinations and gain a better understanding of the importance of diversity in health care.  Thanks to underwriting by Vision Service Plan, there is no registration fee for the program.  Also, all meals, housing, and activities are included.  Airfare will be covered up to $500 for successful applicants.


For more information, please visit:

Program Contact:  Justin Griest, 614.292.2647,


University of California, Berkeley, Opto-Camp

Session I, June 17-19, 2015

Session II, July 15-17, 2015

The goal of Berkeley Optometry's Opto-Camp is to introduce underrepresented and first-generation pre-health science majors to Optometry as a potential future career track and to prepare them to be successful applicants to optometry school.  The objective of Berkeley Optometry's Opto-Camp is to present a three-day in residence experience that will provide participants with opportunities to learn about the profession of optometry and the process of becoming an optometrist.  There is a $125 program fee and a limited number of scholarships to waive the program fee per session, as demonstrated by financial need.


For more information, please visit:

Program Contact:  Heather Iwata, 510.642.9537,



A special thanks to the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) for providing seed funding for all of our programs and continued support as funding is available and requested.  ASCO is currently in its eighth year of the Optometric Education Diversity Mini-Grants program.  This program assists optometry schools in developing and implementing activities/programs that are designed to recruit and/or retain underrepresented minority students, financially disadvantaged, and/or first-generation college students pursuing the optometric profession.




3.  New Financial Literacy Resources for Medical Students and Residents.  

The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) is pleased to announce a new collaboration with American Student Assistance (ASA) to help the members of the academic medicine community strengthen their financial literacy and money management skills.


ASA’s program, SALT™, is a leading financial education and engagement program that empowers students and alumni to confidently approach, manage, pay for and pay back college costs while improving their financial literacy skills (


Beginning January 15, 2015, SALT’s financial education resources will be available to medical students, residents, faculty, and staff at AAMC member institutions. Create a free AAMC/SALT account, by using the following links:



School Administrators:


The AAMC is committed to aiding members of the academic medicine community navigate the complexities of financial aid, student debt, and money management. For more information, contact Julie Fresne at



FIRST (Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools)

Association of American Medical Colleges
655 K Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, D.C. 20001-2399

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4.  Admissions update from the Medical School for International Health, Ben Gurion University, Beersheva, Israel. 

Still accepting applications through May

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Dear Colleague,
As the New Year begins, the Medical School for International Health is midway through our admissions cycle.  With the new MCAT test being administered for the first time in April, there may be students who are still undecided and potentially considering a gap year.  At the MSIH we do accept students through May, so even if students are taking the new MCAT in April, they can still apply.
The MSIH is the only four-year, North American-style medical school that incorporates global health coursework into all four years of the medical school curriculum.  Our curriculum is designed to prepare physicians to address the complexity of health concerns of populations throughout the world, humanizing medicine on a global scale.  The new MCAT is reflective of the humanistic side of medicine, as social and behavioral sciences are now included on the test.  This change to the MCAT test was based on the knowledge that future physicians need to be prepared to deal with the behavioral and social issues of medicine. 
RESIDENCY:  In 2014, fourth year students at the MSIH had a 97% match rate. T he NRMP advance data reported that US seniors matched at 94.4%.  The overall match rate for all applicants was 75%.
A large number of our students matched in Primary Care Fields, with 25% of the MSIH residency placements for 2014 in either Pediatrics or Family Medicine (see graph at left) and another 12.5% of the MSIH residency placements in Internal Medicine.
Highlights of the match include Bram Wispelway, MS, a graduate of Columbia University’s Institute of Human Nutrition (IHN), who was selected for Harvard University’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.  He will be specializing in Internal Medicine.
Another IHN graduate, Lauren Cook-Chaimowitz, MS, entered the Canadian Residency Matching Program (CaRMS), and was selected by the Department of Emergency Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario Canada.
Irene Koplinka-Loehr, a recipient of a tuition scholarship to help cover her first year of medical school at the MSIH, was selected for the Family Medicine/Inner City residency program at the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital.
Another first-year tuition scholarship winner, Isaac Hatton, was selected for the Family Medicine residency program at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana.
For more information on the 2014 match, you can visit our residency page here or click here to view the MSIH residency placements from 2014-2002.
SCHOLARSHIPS:  We are pleased to announce that this year we will again be awarding significant tuition scholarships, as well as a number of stipends to assist students in pursuing their medical degrees.  Approximately 50% of the entering class of 2014 received scholarships and stipends.  To be eligible,  applicants must have sent a completed application for admission (with transcripts, MCAT scores, and letters of recommendation) to the NY Admissions Office for receipt by February 1st, 2015.
Two of the 2014 Scholarship Fund awardees are Luisa Bonilla Hernandez and Maia Reiley.  Luis Bonilla Hernandez is from Colombia and is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario.  She was awarded a half-tuition, four-year scholarship for her extensive global health experience while working in Rwanda with Students Rebuilding Health.  Maia Reiley studied in France and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from New York University, as well as Master’s degree in Nutrition from Columbia University's Institute of Human Nutrition.   Maia was awarded a four-year partial tuition scholarship for her academic achievements and volunteer work with African Services and the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center.

WEBINAR:  We will be hosting an informational webinar on January 20th at 1:00pm EST.  I have included the link below to register, should you or any students want to participate.  Please feel free to send this link out to any students or pre-health groups. 
Chart Your Course In Global Health: The Medical School for International Health
Join us for a webinar on Jan 20, 2015 at 12:30 PM EST.
Register now!
Should you, or a student from your institution, be interested in the Medical School for International Health, please contact the MSIH Admissions Office at (212) 305-9587, visit our website at, or view the first-year medical student blog   I have also included a copy of our application for your convenience.  Click here for the application
Kelly A Coleman
Kelly A. Coleman, MBA
Recruitment Coordinator
Medical School for International Health or
Phone 212-305-9587

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Global health interest

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5.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 19, 2015.  

STAT Short, topical, and timely

News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

January 19, 2015

New Financial Literacy Resources for Medical Students, Residents

The AAMC has collaborated with American Student Assistance (ASA) to help academic medicine community members strengthen their financial literacy and money management skills. ASA's program, SALT™, is a financial education and engagement program that empowers students and alumni to manage, pay for, and pay back college costs while improving their financial literacy skills. SALT's financial education resources are now available to medical students, residents, faculty, and staff at AAMC-member institutions. The AAMC also will be hosting a webinar at 3 p.m. ET on Jan. 22 for students and advisers about the new Fee Assistance Program and financing medical school.

TEDMED Discussion on Impact of Poverty on Health

The AAMC recently participated in TEDMED's Great Challenges program sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The online discussion focused on the impact of poverty on health, and how to effectively incorporate social determinants of health into medical education and practice. The chat, moderated by NPR health reporter Taunya English, featured four participants, including AAMC Chief Diversity Officer Marc Nivet, Ed.D., M.B.A. During the program, Nivet discussed cultural competency and the need for a team of health care professionals to consider several factors that can affect an individual's health when treating and prescribing medication to patients, such as access to transportation and level of education.

Webinar to Engage Diverse Medical Students and Residents in Academic Medicine

On Feb. 11 and 12, medical students and residents are invited to attend an interactive webinar hosted by the AAMC and Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians (BNGAP) to explore academic medicine. The discussion will focus on existing perceptions about academic medicine, identifying the broad array of career paths and opportunities, and sharing resources and local conferences to learn more about careers in academic medicine. For more information, visit the BNGAP website.

AAMC Offers Workshop on Unconscious Bias

On Feb. 26, the AAMC will offer a one-day workshop to help faculty, deans, and executives at academic health centers develop strategies to recognize and mitigate bias within themselves and their institutions. "Everyday Bias Workshop for Healthcare Professionals" will be taught by Howard Ross of Cook Ross, Inc. at the AAMC headquarters in Washington, D.C. In interactive sessions, participants explore evidence-based research on bias and language to convince others of the necessity for new interventions.

AOA, AACOM Join ACGME in Major Move Toward a Single Accreditation System

On Jan. 1, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine became members of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)—a critical step toward a single accreditation system for all graduate medical education programs in the United States. While ACGME and AOA currently have separate accreditation systems for allopathic and osteopathic (D.O.) residency and fellowship programs, beginning July 1, AOA-accredited programs will begin a five-year transition to ACGME accreditation. Osteopathic standards will be added to ACGME standards to define osteopathic programs, and M.D.s and D.O.s will remain eligible for all residencies.

On the Move

Larry J. Shapiro, M.D., announced that he will step down as executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of Washington University School of Medicine once a replacement is found. Shapiro currently serves as president of Washington University Medical Center. He is also past chairman of the AAMC Advisory Panel for Research and served on the Advisory Board of the Council of Deans.

A. Eugene Washington, M.D., M.Sc., will be stepping down as vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA at the end of February. Washington will begin his new position as chancellor for health affairs at Duke University and president and CEO of the Duke University Health System on April 1.

Graham T. McMahon, M.D., MMSc, has been named the new president and CEO of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®), effective April 2015. McMahon currently serves as associate dean for continuing education and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He will succeed Murray Kopelow, M.D., MS(Comm), who will continue to lead ACCME during the transition and work with McMahon and the board of directors until July 31.

Georgia Regents University (GRU) President Ricardo Azziz, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., announced he is resigning from the university, effective June 30. Azziz was named president of the Medical College of Georgia and CEO of the health system in 2010. He led the merger of Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences universities in 2012, which created GRU.


6.  You’re invited to a YALL (Young Adult LeBonheur Leaders) mixer, January 27, 2015, 6 – 8 p.m.  


You're Invited

Join us for a YALL mixer

Young Adult Le Bonheur Leaders

Join the Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Associate Board as we kick off a new year of YALL - Young Adult Le Bonheur Leaders.

January 27, 2015 • 6 - 8 p.m.

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital • Clinic Waiting Room
848 Adams Avenue • Memphis, TN

Cocktails and hors d’ouerves will be served.

Park in main hospital parking lot on Adams Avenue and enter through the main entrance of the hospital.

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7.  Summer programs which address health disparities.  

Here’s a composite of responses: 


I.  Baltimore Health Immersion (May 17-June 19) – five weeks, two courses on psychological and social foundations of health (6 credits), service-learning internship, and urban health immersion opportunities, see: The application deadline is March 1.


II.  Pulse. Premedical Urban leaders Summer Enrichment Program at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (June 8-July 17) – opportunity to focus on urban medicine, see: The application deadline is February 13.


I would love to answer a lot of questions concerning our Loyola program J.


Thank you,



Maiju Lehmijoki-Gardner, Ph.D., R.N., B.S.N.
Coordinator of Health Professions Counseling
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Theology


Office: Donnelly Science Building 122

Loyola University Maryland
4501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210


III.  University of Michigan Summer Enrichment Program

Since 1986, the University of Michigan Summer Enrichment Program (UM SEP ) in Health Management and Policy has attracted undergraduate students who seek to improve the health status and health care of underserved communities across the United States. UM SEP partners with Michigan hospitals and other health care organizations in Detroit and Ann Arbor to provide a paid eight week summer internship and to expose students to the health care field and health issues that persist today.


8.  ADEA (American Dental Education Association) GoDental Newsletter, January 2015 edition.   

ADEA GoDental Newsletter | January 2015  |  Excited about the ADEA GoDental website? Tweet about it!

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Happy New Year!


10 Things Predental Students Should Do In the New Year

Welcome to 2015! The holidays are over, and classes are beginning again—there are so many things to consider, especially as you think about your next steps as a predental student. You know that you’re interested in dentistry, but what should you be doing now to make your dreams a reality?

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Registration for the 2015 ADEA GoDental Workshop and Recruitment Fair is NOW OPEN

The 2015 ADEA GoDental Workshop and Recruitment Fair for Predental Students and Advisors offers students interested in dentistry the chance to meet dental school admissions officers from over 40 U.S. dental schools and attend interactive presentations that will help them be successful applicants. 

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Decision Day Part III: Next steps for those who received offers

Did you receive an offer of admission on "Decision Day"? Now that the glow of December 1 has died down, there are some things you need to do to ensure everything progresses smoothly, as every offer of admission is a contingent offer. 

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Thinking about enrolling in a Postbaccalaureate Program?

Find out if a postbaccalaureate program is the right next step for you in your path to becoming a dentist. 

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Practitioner Profile: Practicing to Teaching—Why academic dentistry is my calling

"I knew I wanted to be a dentist from a young age, but sometimes our most thoroughly thought-out plans don’t come to fruition. I never thought I would find my true passion in educating future dentists, but I am so thankful to have found my niche."

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Don't miss your chance: Apply to the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) today! The application deadline is quickly approaching, so act now!

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U.S. News Magazine ranked Dentistry as the #1 profession and Dental Hygiene as the #5 profession overall for 2015!

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9.  The question posed by a pre-health advisor to the HLTHPROF listserv was, “Does anyone know of any medical schools that specialize in sports medicine?”  

Here is one advisor’s reply:

Since I live in “Blue” country (UNC & Duke different shades of blue), I know that both of them have sports medicine programs.  Here are a couple of links:


10.  AMA (American Medical Association) MedEd Update, January 2015 edition.


January 2015 

2014 Top Moments in Medical Education


Top Stories

Emerging med ed technology offers look at the future

As recently as half a decade ago, the technology available to consumers today would be astonishing. Similarly, the current medical education technology climate is rapidly changing, offering medical students new ways to converse with online patients and zoom in on microscopic parts of the human body from their computer or tablet screens. Read more at AMA Wire®.


New medical ethics journal to appear next month

Look to the new AMA Journal of Ethics, beginning next month, for valuable insights into ethical decision-making and the challenges medical students and physicians confront in their training and daily practice. Read more at AMA Wire.

Medical Schools

Studying for USMLE Step 1 when the clock is ticking

Now that the holiday season is over, many medical students are kicking into high gear to prepare for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1. An expert gives advice for how to use study time wisely. Read more at AMA Wire.


Why students should attend their medical student region meetings

Busy medical students may not have the time to attend the AMA's Annual and Interim meetings, especially if they're far away. One option for students is to check out an AMA Medical Student Section (MSS) Region Meeting to experience a more focused program, learn more about the medical profession and connect with peers. Read more at AMA Wire.

Graduate Medical Education

AMA Viewpoints: The top issues residents will face in 2015

In the new year, three issues will rise to the top of residents' minds, writes AMA President Robert M. Wah, MD. As an educator who has the opportunity to see residents from the other side of the medical education spectrum, Dr. Wah outlines these issues in a recent AMA Viewpoints post.


Starting your job hunt? Use these employment resources

For many residents and fellows, fewer than six months remain before the end of their programs, which means job hunting will begin soon. If you're considering entering into an employment arrangement, rather than running your own private practice, here are some resources you'll need. Read more at AMA Wire.

Spotlight on Innovation


Tonya Fancher, MD

How a new three-year curriculum is producing primary care physicians

With a primary care physician shortage bearing down on the country and access to care issues rising in all states, the University of California Davis School of Medicine and Kaiser Permanente Northern California have joined forces to address this concern in their region. Tonya Fancher, MD, program director and associate professor in the department of internal medicine at UC Davis, explains how the school's new three-year medical school pathway for students committed to primary care careers can help. Read more at AMA Wire.


Continuing Physician Professional Development

5 new topics to kick off your 2015 CME

Start the new year with the AMA Online Learning Center, an efficient way to explore top issues in medicine and health care and earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for continuing medical education (CME) requirements. Read more at AMA Wire.


AMA members serve as leaders in organized medicine

Two AMA members were recently appointed by external organizations to leadership positions. These individuals were nominated by the AMA to the respective organizations. Each organization made the final appointment decision from among the candidates it received. Read more at AMA Wire.

More Med Ed News

Med students raise preventive health awareness

Medical students at the University of Florida College of Medicine collaborated with pharmacy and dental students to host an interdisciplinary health fair to promote preventive health, earning the school recognition for the AMA Section Involvement Grant Event of the Month. Read more at AMA Wire.


Applying medical science and technology to the human brain

The wonder evoked by the term "brain surgery" is well-deserved, but technological advances are expanding the scope and reach of neurosurgery, challenging the line between treatment and enhancement. The January issue of the AMA's online ethics journal considers this issue from a variety of angles. Read more at AMA Wire.


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11.  St. George’s University (Grenada, West Indies) will be sponsoring a series of information sessions. 


We hold information sessions all over the world, and you’re invited! Register now and learn everything you need to know about the University from its administrators, admission advisors, students, and alumni.



Meet Tomorrow's Doctors
Last year, St. George's University placed more than 770 students into first-year residency positions in the US and Canada. Join us at one of our Match Tour events around the country and meet 2015 SGU graduates who match this March. Talk to current SGU students and graduates and find out firsthand what it takes to become a successful doctor.


San Diego (med only)
Friday, April 24, 2015

San Francisco (med only) Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Toronto (med only)    Tuesday, March 31, 2015



Orlando (med only)     Thursday, April 9, 2015

Chicago (med only)       Thursday, April 9, 2015

Detroit (med only)      Thursday, April 2, 2015

NEW YORK                       New York (med only)      Tuesday, April 14, 2015




Philadelphia (med only)    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Houston (med only)       Tuesday, April 20, 2015

Upcoming Information Sessions

Phoenix (med only) Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Los Angeles (med only)
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Irvine, CA (med only)    Saturday, April 18, 2015

Washington (med only)  Monday, March 30, 2015


Orlando (vet only)      Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tampa (med only)
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Boca Raton (med/vet)    Monday, March 16, 2015

Atanta (med only)  Tuesday, March 3, 2015

New Orleans (med only)  Wednesday, April 22, 2015



Boston (med only)            Thursday, April 9, 2015

Minneapolis (med only)  Thursday, March 5, 2015

St. Louis (med only)
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Princeton (med only)    Thursday, March 26, 2015

New York (med only) Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

New York (vet only)
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Cincinnati (med only) Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Columbus (vet only) Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015




Ft. Worth (med only)  Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Salt Lake City (med only) Wed. March 18, 2015

Seattle (med only)           Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Milwaukee (med only)  Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Montreal (med/vet)
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ottawa (med/vet)
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Winnipeg (med only)
Monday, March 23, 2015

Saskatoon (med/vet)
Wed. March 25, 2015

Edmonton (med only)
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Vancouver (med/vet)
Friday, March 27, 2015





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12.  Marginalia:  Yes, friends, it is that time, once again, for the annual Organic Chemistry Haiku Contest!   

Each Spring semester, I sponsor an Organic Chemistry Haiku Contest, in which I invite you to write a haiku poem pertaining to organic chemistry.

A Haiku in English is a short poem which uses imagistic language to convey the essence of an experience nature of or the season intuitively linked to the human condition.  It is a development of the Japanese haiku poetic form in the English language.

Some of the more common practices in English include:

·         Use of three lines of up to 17 syllables, traditionally in “5-7-5” form;

·         Allusion to nature of the seasons;

·         Use of a caesura (a pause or break in speech or conversation) or kire

represented by punctuation, space, or line-break, or a grammatical break to compare two images implicitly.

Haiku uses an economy of words to paint a multi-tiered painting, without “telling all”.  As Matsuo Basho put it, “The haiku that reveals 70 to 80% of its subject is good.  Those that reveal 50 to 60%, we never tire of.”

Please submit an entry by Friday, February 6, that catches the essence of your experiences with Organic Chemistry.  Our panel of judges will assess each entry.  The prize for submission of the winning entry is a package of Hershey’s Kisses.  Winners will be announced on February 13.

Example #1:

Substitution 1.

Or elimination 2?

That is the question.

Example #2:

Going for pre-med.

Take organic chemistry…

You want fries with that?

For more information, please contact Dr. Eisen at 321-3447, or .

Dr. Stan Eisen, Director
Preprofessional Health Programs
Biology Department
Christian Brothers University
650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104
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