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Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2015.07, Week of March 2  

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

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Memphis, TN  38104

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Yes, it is a wonderful world:

 

 

For Sir David Attenborough’s take on this wonderful world, please go to Marginalia

 

Table of Contents:

 

1.   Events coming up.   
2.  The application deadline for the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), a FREE six week academic enrichment program for freshman and sophomore college students who want to become physicians or dentists, is Sunday, March 1, 2015 
3.  Minority Access, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) organization, invites postsecondary students to make a difference in society while receiving a bi-weekly stipend and academic credit through its ten-week summer premier internship program. 
4.  The American Medical Student Association announces its PremedFest, April 11-12, 2015 at the University of Florida, a celebration of the unique and shared experiences of students on their journeys into the (health) caring professions.  
5.  Bastyr University (Kenmore, WA and San Diego, CA) is an accredited institution of natural health arts and sciences, which offers graduate degrees in Naturopathic Medicine, Public Health, Nutrition (whole food based), Acupuncture, Midwifery, Ayurvedic Sciences, Counseling Psychology, Maternal-child Health Systems. 
6.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 23, 2015 issue.  
7.  Washington State University (Pullman, WA) is hosting a summer research program aimed at underrepresented students.    
8.  An update on registering for the MCAT, since certain locations and dates filled up quickly.  
9.  The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) will be hosting its 2015 ADEA GoDental Workshop and Recruitment Fair on Saturday, March 7, 2015 in Boston, MA.  
10.  The AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine (Austin, TX) offers a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. 
11. 
The School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University announces an opportunity for all interested predental/prehealth students to participate in an archeological dig in Israel. 
12.  Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine is hosting its Open House on Saturday, March 14, 2015. 
13.  The Emory University School of Law (Atlanta, GA) offers a 30-credit hour juris master (JM) in Health Law which provides graduates with insight and flexibility to making informed decisions in highly regulated healthcare fields. 
14.  The Ohio State University College of Optometry will host its Visit day on Saturday, March 28, 1 to 4:30 p.m.  
15. 
The Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Programs at the University of Massachusetts (Worcester) are receiving applications through March 13, 2015.  
16.  The question that was posed to the HLTHPROF listserv was, “Are you aware of "accredited" medical terminology courses offered for a letter grade in a classroom setting along the West Coast?  
17.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy Knoxville Campus will be hosting its Open House on Monday, March 23.  
18.  Wolf River Conservancy February 2015 E-newsletter. 

19.  Marginalia:  Sir David Attenborough’s cover of “What a Wonderful World”. 

 

1.   Events coming up.   

·         Thursday, March 5, starting at 3 p.m. CST in AH103:  Veterinary Medical College Application Service will host a webinar -- "Advising the Veterinary Student"

·         Thursday, March 19:  Beta Beta Beta induction ceremony, room and specific time TBA;

·         Saturday, April 11:  The CBU Biology Department is Western Division Collegiate Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science.  

 

·       From the CBU Career Center. 

Tuesday, March 3
Career Power Hour - What Employers Look For In Candidates
Buckman 102, 1:00-2:00 pm

Thursday, March 5
Pizza & Professionals: 
Grizzlies Prep Academy
Buckman 102, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Wednesday, March 18
Internship Insights: Why You Need One!
Montesi (Buckman 211), 3:00-4:00 pm

Thursday, March 19
Career Panel - Careers In Psychology, Counseling & Therapy
Spain Auditorium, 1:00-2:00 pm

Tuesday , March 24
"Leading Ladies" Career Panel
Spain Auditorium, 1:00-2:00 pm

Thursday, March 26
Pizza & Professionals:
RocketFuel
Buckman 102, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Tuesday, March 31
Job Search Boot Camp
Buckman 102, 1:00-2:00 pm

Thursday, April 9
Pizza & Professionals:
First Horizon
Buckman 102, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Tuesday, April 14
Career Power Hour - Negotiating Salary
Buckman 102, 1:00-2:00 pm

Thursday, April 16
Pizza & Professionals:
LeadMemphis*
Buckman 102, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

 

 

2.  The application deadline for the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), a FREE six week academic enrichment program for freshman and sophomore college students who want to become physicians or dentists, is Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) application deadline is Sunday, March 1, 2015.  We strongly encourage students to get their applications in as early as possible. 

 

SMDEP is a FREE six week academic enrichment program for freshman and sophomore college students who want to become physicians or dentists. 

 

Students who meet the following eligibility requirements may be accepted at one of our 12 program sites:

·         Be currently enrolled as a freshman or sophomore in college;

·         Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5;

·         Be a U.S. citizen or hold a permanent resident visa; and

·         Not have previously participated in SMDEP.

Please visit our website for the application at www.smdep.org or contact the National Program Office by phone at 1-866-587-6337 or by email at smdep@aamc.org

 

Thank you.

SMDEP National Program Office 

 

 

Bridgette Waldron Hudson, MPA
Communications and Alumni Relations Specialist

Summer Medical & Dental Education Program (SMDEP)

 

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3.  Minority Access, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) organization, invites postsecondary students to make a difference in society while receiving a bi-weekly stipend and academic credit through its ten-week summer premier internship program. 

ATTENTION:  POSTSECONDARY STUDENTS SEEKING AN INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT FOR SUMMER 2015

 

Minority Access, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) organization, invites postsecondary students to make a difference in society while receiving a bi-weekly stipend and academic credit through its ten-week summer premier internship program.  Applications are being accepted for the program, which begins the first week of June and ends the first week of August.  Dates are subject to change.  All interested students must complete the online internship application on our website at http://www.minorityaccess.org  The following documents must be submitted in addition to the application:  current resume, unofficial transcript and one reference letter written by a dean, faculty or adviser signed and on official letterhead.  Supporting documents can be sent also to interns@minorityaccess.org.

 

To qualify for an internship position through Minority Access, Inc., applicants must meet the following criteria:

1.      Currently enrolled in a degree or certification program at the undergraduate or graduate level.

2.      Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above.

3.      Must be willing to travel to the internship site.

4.      Must be available to work full-time (40 hours per week) during the summer internship period.

5.      Must be a sophomore, junior, senior, graduate or professional student.

6.      Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or F-1 visa holder that permits employment.

7.      Must be able to work in teams or groups.

 

APPLICATIONS ARE GIVEN PRIORITY BASED ON THE DATE OF RECEIPT.

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER MARCH 15, 2015, WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

 

Internship Department

Minority Access, Inc.

 

 

4.  The American Medical Student Association announces its PremedFest, April 11-12, 2015 at the University of Florida, a celebration of the unique and shared experiences of students on their journeys into the (health) caring professions.  

Dear Pre-Health Advisors, Colleagues, and Friends,

 

Hello from the national office of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA)!

 

I am extremely excited to announce a new national AMSA event specifically designed for premedical and pre-health students: AMSA PremedFest, April 11-12, 2015 at the University of Florida, hosted by the UF AMSA Premedical Chapter and the UF Academic Advising Center in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, with Academic Sponsorship from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM).

 

Conceived of as an “unconference”, AMSA PremedFest (www.AMSAPremedFest.org) has taken its inspiration and form from art and music festivals, writers’ retreats, and other forms of intentional communities. Rather than producing yet another traditional academic conference for pre-health students, we have created an academic festival: a celebration of the unique and shared experiences of students on their journeys into the (health) caring professions.

 

Attendees will be invited to participate as co-creators of meaning, community, compassion, and care (for themselves, for each other, and for their future patients) as we explore and discover the joy in caring, the deep motivations for pursuing medicine, the essentialness of empathic listening and compassionate communication, the “sacred”

trust between society and the medical professions, the generative capacity of narrative and arts in medicine. (And, just as importantly, we’re gonna have fun, and laugh, and

celebrate!)

 

True to form, AMSA PremedFest will feature programming on four different Stages on

Saturday:

Mind – topics and ideas that make you go “hmmm”

Body – taking care of others starts with self-care Spirit – joy of caring, health through laughter, connection through stories Community – medical professionalism, empathic communication, patient-centered care

 

Networking, information-sharing, brain-storming, academic consultations, relaxation, games, and demonstrations will take place in The Exchange – the festival hub that spans indoor and outdoor spaces. And on Sunday, the morning will be filled with Professional Skills and Clinical Skills workshops.

 

We are incredibly proud and excited to be working with some fabulous and inspirational individuals and organizations in the development of the festival: Patch Adams, MD, and the Gesundheit Institute (www.patchadams.org); Susan Parenti, DMA, and Melanie Meltzer and the School for Designing a Society (www.designingasociety.net); Rebekah Apple from the American Association for Physician Leadership (www.physicianleaders.org); Bobbi Knickerbocker, MA, MRE, RN, at the UF Academic Advising Center; Gina Moses, MEd at AACOM (www.aacom.org); the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding (www.centerforpeacebuilding.org); and the National Physicians Alliance (www.npalliance.net), just to name a few!

 

Title sponsorship provided by Kaplan Test Prep, with additional sponsorship from Wolters Kluwer Health and the US Army.

 

For more information, please visit www.AMSAPremedFest.org. Advisors and administrators are invited to register and attend PremedFest for free. If you would like to be involved in PremedFest programming, or arrange to exhibit your program in The Exchange, please reach out to me directly at jkoetje@amsa.org.

 

Please kindly forward the text, below, to your premed and pre-health students.

 

Thank you!

 

Jeff Koetje, MD

Director of Experiences

American Medical Student Association

jkoetje@amsa.org

718.915.0493 (mobile)

 

 

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AMSA PremedFest. You’ve seen nothing like it. You’ve experienced nothing like it. There hasn’t been anything like it. Until now.

 

AMSA PremedFest will not look, feel, or sound like any other premed conference, because it is not a conference. Instead, it is an academic festival, an immersive experience designed specifically for premedical students, just like you.  It will be a celebration of the unique and shared journeys into the medical and health professions.

 

The festival kicks off on Saturday, April 11, with Patch Adams, MD leading us in a discovery of the Joy of Caring.

 

Create your own experience by participating in the four Stages of programming:

Mind – topics and ideas that make you go “hmmm”

Body – taking care of others starts with self-care Spirit – joy of caring, health through laughter, connection through stories Community – medical professionalism, empathic communication, patient-centered care

 

Meet med school admissions officers, academic advisors, wellness consultants, and health advocates in The Exchange – the festival marketplace of ideas, resources, and services to help you succeed on your journey into medicine.

 

Plus, Professional and Clinical Skills workshops on Sunday, April 12, in the morning!

 

Join us at PremedFest, April 11-12, 2015, at the University of Florida. For more information and to register, visit www.AMSAPremedFest.org. Early Bird Registration ends March 15.

 

AMSA PremedFest, in partnership with Kaplan Test Prep, is hosted by the University of Florida AMSA Premedical Chapter and the University of Florida Academic Advising Center in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, with Academic Sponsorship by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM).

 

 

5.  Bastyr University (Kenmore, WA and San Diego, CA) is an accredited institution of natural health arts and sciences, which offers graduate degrees in Naturopathic Medicine, Public Health, Nutrition (whole food based), Acupuncture, Midwifery, Ayurvedic Sciences, Counseling Psychology, Maternal-child Health Systems. 

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Discussions about natural medicine and its role in our health care system are becoming more frequent in today's policy debates. At Bastyr, we're hearing more and more from students and advisors who have questions about natural health.

In an effort to help answer questions, we wanted to direct you to a few helpful resources. Below please find our schedule of spring webinars as well as links to information about our degree programs and about natural health issues in general.

 

Also, please know that we're available to help you in other ways as well, whether it's mailing informational materials, answering your questions, or scheduling a classroom visit or campus speaker.

 

If you have questions, need additional information or want to talk to us about scheduling a meeting or session, please don't hesitate to contact us at (425) 602-3330 or email us at admissions@bastyr.edu. Or stop by our table at the WAAHP or NEAAHP regional meetings.

 

Yours in health,

 

Chris Masterson

 

Assistant Vice President for Retention & Recruitment

 

 

Upcoming Bastyr Webinars

 

February 24 - Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Degree Programs

 

March 11 - Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology Programs

 

March 18 - Master of Science in Nutrition Programs

 

April 7 - Introduction to Naturopathic Medicine: Learn About Bastyr's Naturopathic Doctorate Program

 

 

Check out www.Bastyr.edu/Admissions/Events to learn more about campus events and whether Bastyr will have a representative in your area this spring!

 

 

 

Useful Links

 

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

 

Bastyr Natural Health Arts and Science Degree Programs

 

Bastyr Center for Natural Health (SeattleTeaching Clinic)

 

Integrative, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research

 

 

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Internationally recognized for its rigorous, science-based curricula, Bastyr University is an accredited institution of natural health arts and sciences. Bastyr graduate degrees include a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine; Master of Public Health; MS degrees in nutrition (whole food based), acupuncture, midwifery, ayurvedic sciences; and MA's in counseling psychology and maternal-child health systems. In addition, Bastyr offers post baccalaureate programs for nutrition and naturopathic medicine, as well as a certificate in holistic landscape design.

 

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6.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 23, 2015 issue.  

STAT Short, topical, and timely

News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

February 23, 2015

AAMC Publishes Report on Medical School Faculty Salaries

The AAMC Report on Medical School Faculty Salaries 2013–2014, is now available. The report includes 33 tables that present the total compensation attributable to teaching, patient care, or research for 103,661 full-time medical school faculty. All 141 medical schools accredited in the United States participated in the report. The tables provide the 25th percentile, 75th percentile, mean, median, and number of faculty for each combination of faculty degree, rank, and department/specialty.

AAMC Now Accepting Annual Award Nominations

The AAMC is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 AAMC Awards. Each year during Learn Serve Lead, the association honors nine individuals and one institution for making significant contributions to the academic medicine community in medical education, research, and community service. Awards include the Flexner Award, Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award, the Nickens Award, and others. Fees are not required for submission and there is no limit on the number of nominations an individual may submit. Deadlines and submission tips are available online.

AIB Shows Underrepresentation of Women in Leadership Positions at U.S. Medical Schools

Despite progress toward gender parity among faculty in medical schools and teaching hospitals over the past several decades, women still remain largely underrepresented in leadership positions in academic medicine. The latest Analysis in Brief (AIB) presents a snapshot of the percentage of women in leadership positions in U.S. medical schools and finds that while there is a high proportion of women in the lowest ranking leadership positions, the proportion of women in the highest ranking positions is relatively low. According to the authors, the AIB results can be instructive to institutions as they strive to increase and intensify strategies to achieve gender parity in academic medicine in the 21st century.

Academic Medicine Collection Explores Environment for Sexual, Gender Minority Patients and Providers

There has been increased focus in the academic medicine community on improving training and education regarding the health care needs of sexual and gender minorities, including gay and transgender patients. Last week, the journal Academic Medicine published online ahead-of-print its first collection of articles on issues that directly affect this community, such as bias, discrimination, and how sexuality and gender identity can affect health and health care. In one study, a survey of medical students revealed that 81.51 percent exhibited implicit or subconscious bias toward sexual and gender minorities, and nearly 46 percent expressed explicit or consciously controlled bias. The five articles will appear in the May print edition.

Call for Proposals for AAMC AHEAD Initiative

In order to build an evidence base of effective policies and practices that improve community health and minimize health inequities, the AAMC has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for participation in the AAMC AHEAD (Accelerating Health Equity, Advancing through Discovery) initiative. AAMC AHEAD will focus on medical-legal partnerships (MLP), which are categorized as models of care delivery that include legal experts to address laws or policies that can negatively affect a person’s health. The RFP will fund three AAMC-member institution projects over three years to evaluate the impact of their existing MLPs on community health measures, cost savings to the health system, and learner outcomes. To apply, visit www.aamc.org/AHEAD. The application deadline is Friday, March 20 at 8:00 pm ET.

On the Move

LouAnn Heath Woodward, MD, FACEP, has been named vice chancellor for health affairs and the first female dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She will succeed James E. Keeton, MD, who held the post for five years and announced he will retire by June 30. Woodward currently serves as associate vice chancellor for health affairs and vice dean of the School of Medicine.

Pope L. Moseley, MD, has been named dean of the College of Medicine and executive vice chancellor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), effective July 15. Moseley succeeds G. Richard Smith, MD, who has served as College of Medicine dean and vice chancellor of UAMS for the last two years. Moseley is currently the University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Medicine Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine.

 

7.  Washington State University (Pullman, WA) is hosting a summer research program aimed at underrepresented students.    

Washington State University has decided to host a summer research program aimed at underrepresented students for the first time in 2015.  Because it is a college-wide program, there are research opportunities for students who are interested in Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, and/or global health, so those of you who teach in broader programs, please encourage all of your life sciences students to apply!  The SURE program will run June 1 - July 31 here in Pullman and students will receive a $4500 stipend, up to $500 in travel expenses, and housing.  We are accepting applications through March 15, so if you have students who missed earlier deadlines for other programs, please encourage them to apply.

 

The website is here: http://undergraduate.vetmed.wsu.edu/SURE and includes the application and all of the information a student needs to apply. If you or your students have questions, you can email me directly or email the program via neuromajor@wsu.edu<mailto:neuromajor@wsu.edu>.

 

Thanks very much, and I hope to hear from your students!

Sam

 

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Samantha S Gizerian, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies Dept. of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience College of Veterinary Medicine Washington State University Pullman, WA 99164-7620 sgizerian@vetmed.wsu.edu<mailto:sgizerian@vetmed.wsu.edu>

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8.  An update on registering for the MCAT, since certain locations and dates filled up quickly.  

Dear Advisors,

 

I want to provide an update about last week’s MCAT registration opening and address some of your concerns. Similar to past years and as I mentioned last week, certain locations and dates filled up quickly. In this inaugural year of the new exam, many, many students bravely registered for the early testing dates. As we’ve all seen, May proved to be extremely popular.

 

While we will not be able to add additional dates to the schedule, we are working to make improvements for your students and to use the lessons from last week’s opening to prepare for the next registration opening in late April for the July, August and September exams.

 

We very much care about your role as advisors and want to work together to make sure you have the information you need to best advise your students. Below are a few important points to make with your students:

 

·        Please encourage your students to check the Scheduling & Registration system frequently as seats may open up with score releases for the final January administrations and as registration deadlines approach. Some students who took the old exam are holding seats for the new exam and are likely to release their seats if satisfied with their scores. The system is updated in real time.

·        For those examinees who are testing in June, we will now provide them with estimated percentiles two to three weeks after they test so they can use the information to decide where to apply (or whether to retest). June scores will be reported three weeks after the first applications are released to medical schools. We hope that the early percentile information will simplify planning for June examinees, as it will for April and May examinees.

 

·        Our team will reach out to the admissions community to make them aware that they will be seeing more applications with new scores a little later in their application cycles because of the increased demand for early testing dates.

·        You may check seat availability. You may create an account in the Scheduling & Registration system yourself by clicking on the “Register for the MCAT exam” tab in the top right corner of the MCAT website. Use your AAMC login and password to access the system. While you may peruse the site to check availability, students must register themselves so please do not submit payment for a seat.

 

·        You may want to remind your students to keep preparing for the exam in case a seat does become available. As you know, the Khan Academy includes free tutorials for the concepts the new exam tests and the AAMC offers several other free and low-cost preparation products as well.

I hope that this information helps you and your students. My AAMC colleagues and I look forward to working with you to provide good service to your students. The MCAT team will provide regular updates throughout the registration period so that you can be the first to provide your students with the most timely and useful information.

 

Please contact us at mcat2015@aamc.org if you have any questions.

 

Warm Regards,

 

Judy & the MCAT Team

 

 

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Senior Director, MCAT Business Operations


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9.  The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) will be hosting its 2015 ADEA GoDental Workshop and Recruitment Fair on Saturday, March 7, 2015 in Boston, MA.  

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10.  The AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine (Austin, TX) offers a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. 

This email is a paid announcement being sent as a service to AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. Please direct your inquiries to them. 

 

 

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Dear Colleague,

 

The Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine is an innovative and comprehensive degree program that prepares students for careers as integrative health care practitioners. 

 

Today, acupuncture is the fastest growing complementary and alternative health care profession in the United States and is recognized by the World Health Organization for its efficacy in treating a broad range of conditions.

 

With a rigorous curriculum inclusive of biomedical science, acupuncture techniques, herbal medicine, bodywork therapy, and over 970 hours of supervised clinical education, AOMA's graduate program prepares students for successful careers as licensed acupuncturists.

 

Students at AOMA are bright, inquisitive individuals committed to making an impact in their community, and who are interested in health care but looking for a non-traditional career path. Feel free to share our site, aoma.edu, with any of your students who fit this profile.

 

For detailed information about the degree program, please download our viewbook and program catalog

 

Please also feel free to contact me with questions. 

 

Best,

 

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11.  The School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University announces an opportunity for all interested predental/prehealth students to participate in an archeological dig in Israel. 

The School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University announces an opportunity for all interested predental/prehealth students to participate in an archeological dig in Israel.  This is NOT a medical mission trip, but is instead an opportunity to be involved in significant research that can play a critical role in our understanding of human development.  In fact, some of the findings have already been published earlier in February in Nature.

 

Basic information regarding the Manot Cave dig is shown below.  This is the first time the researchers have opened up this opportunity to predental/prehealth students (previously only graduate/professional students were invited).  If you have interested students, you are encouraged to contact the dig organizers (contact information in the flyer).  They have limited capacity, so please get in contact soon.

Manot Dig 2015

 

WHAT: This project is an ongoing collaboration with the CWRU School of Dental Medicine, the University of Tel Aviv, and Ben Gurion University.  The Manot Cave was discovered 4 years ago and dates back to about

200,000 years ago. So far, excavations have produced thousands of deer bones, hundreds of stone tools, 3 human teeth, a human manubrium and a partial human skull. This year the results of the analysis of the human skull were published in the journal Nature. Here is a link to the story in the Case Daily. http://thedaily.case.edu/news/?p=35846.

 

 

WHO:  You! There are 10 volunteer positions available this year. 

As a volunteer, the project will sponsor your 2-week stay in Israel!

Those who sign up after the 10 volunteer positions are full can still participate in the dig, but will have to pay $1000/week for room and board.

 

WHEN: Sunday July 5th until noon on Thursday July 17th. 

 

WHERE: Manot is a small town on the northwestern boarder of Israel. 

You will spend your nights in an air-conditioned cabin located about 5 minutes away from the dig site (2-3 participants/cabin)

 

HOW: Purchasing your plane ticket to Tel Aviv, Israel reserves your place on the trip. Round-trip tickets can be purchased for approximately $2000

 

This is your chance to join dental school faculty and alumni exploring human evolution in Northern Israel.

 

For more information please contact ManotDig@case.edu .

 

 

12.  Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine is hosting its Open House on Saturday, March 14, 2015. 

Greetings from CUSOM!

 

Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) would like to extend a special thank you to the Health Professions Advisors for all that you do on behalf of your students.  We appreciate the hard work and guidance you provide to your students.  We see your dedication throughout the application process.

 

CUSOM will host an Open House this fall on Saturday, March 14, 2015. We are always happy to meet you and your students and encourage you both to come and visit our wonderful facility! Registration for the Fall Open House can be found here:  https://cuweb.wufoo.com/forms/cusom-open-house-registration/

 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

 

We look forward to working with you through the future months as we embark on another year of recruitment and interviews.  

 

 

 

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Joy Henderson | Director of Admissions  

Campbell University

Jerry M. Wallace

School of Osteopathic Medicine

4350 US 421 South  Room 108

Lillington, North Carolina  27546

Toll Free (800) 334-4111 Ext. 1781

(910) 893-1781 |  Fax (910) 893-1777

hendersonj@campbell.edu

 

13.  The Emory University School of Law (Atlanta, GA) offers a 30-credit hour juris master (JM) in Health Law which provides graduates with insight and flexibility to making informed decisions in highly regulated healthcare fields. 

 

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Knowledge of the law is proving more and more critical to making informed decisions in highly regulated healthcare fields. Whether you are a seasoned professional or current student in another field, Emory Law’s juris master (JM) in Health Law offers the insight and flexibility to help you achieve your goals.

The 30-credit hour program can be completed full-time in one year or part-time in up to four years. Students customize their juris master degrees through hundreds of elective courses and  twelve concentrations, allowing a degree of specialization that complements your professional interests and career aspirations. 

Emory Law's current and graduated juris master students include a chief of neurology, physicians, a radiologist, nurses, and medical students. 

Who can benefit from a juris master degree in health law?

  • Pre-health students who want to enhance their medical school application.
  • Medical students seeking to differentiate themselves during their residency search and in their career.

Students have a unique opportunity to add legal expertise from a top-ranked law school to their credentials. For more informationcontact Lynn Labuda at llabuda@emory.edu or 404-712-1397, and/or register for an upcoming online information session.  

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14.  The Ohio State University College of Optometry will host its Visit day on Saturday, March 28, 1 to 4:30 p.m.  

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The Ohio State University College of Optometry Admissions Visit Day

  

We welcome prospective students, advisors, alumni and friends to our March 28th Admissions Visit Day.  The event will highlight the admissions process, career opportunities, and tours of our clinical facilities and classrooms.  You’ll have an opportunity to talk directly with current students, faculty, administrators, and alumni throughout the day.

 

Reservations are requested for the 1:00 – 4:30pm event. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 614-292-2647 or visit http://optometry.osu.edu/visitday

 

Please pass along to all who may be interested – thanks!

Justin

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Justin Griest, MEd    Manager, Admission & Financial Aid
College of Optometry Office of Student Affairs
A426 Starling-Loving Hall | 338 W 10th Ave. Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-8825 Office | 614-292-7493 Fax
griest.6@osu.edu   http://optometry.osu.edu

 

 

15.  The Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Programs at the University of Massachusetts (Worcester) are receiving applications through March 13, 2015.  

The Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Programs at the University of Massachusetts are receiving applications through March 13, 2015.  Funded from a number of sources, Summer Research Fellows are placed in laboratories for ten weeks at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center with the investigator serving as a mentor, role model and advisor. Summer fellows receive a generous stipend, travel and related expenses and housing. Summer Research Fellows are required to create and present a professionally prepared scientific poster. Summer Research Fellows are required to attend all seminars, lectures, group discussions, luncheon lectures, socializers and field trips and live in the housing provided. Participants are also expected to attend the full ten week program.

 

Program dates, eligibility information, the online application and the program handbook are found online at: www.umassmed.edu/summer.  Inquiries about the program should go to: summer.research@umassmed.edu  or call 508-856-5033.

 

 

Deborah Harmon Hines, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for School Services and

Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

Professor in the Graduate School of Nursing

University of Massachusetts Medical School

55 Lake Avenue North S3-104

Worcester MA 01655

508-856-2444 phone

508-856-4888 fax

Deborah-harmon.hines@umassmed.edu

www.umassmed.edu/schoolservices

www.umassmed.edu/summer

www.umassmed/edu/ada

 

 

16.  The question that was posed to the HLTHPROF listserv was, “Are you aware of "accredited" medical terminology courses offered for a letter grade in a classroom setting along the West Coast?”  

Here is the reply from one advisor on the listserv:

Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI, offers an online medical terminology course (https://www.andrews.edu/distance/courses/medical-laboratory-sciences.html ).  The tests are proctored by a faculty member from the student’s own institution, with the student responsible for arranging this.  Our students who have taken it are pleased with the course and how it is administered.

 

17.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy Knoxville Campus will be hosting its Open House on Monday, March 23.  

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March 2015 Open House

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 5:30p - 7:30p
Knoxville Campus - 1924 Alcoa Highway

 

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Future Pharmacist,

Interested in a pharmacy career? Want to learn more about choosing the right college of pharmacy? Come experience the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy during our Open House event!

Our Open House is scheduled for Monday, March 23, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the UT College of Pharmacy Knoxville campus. Whether you are just starting college or ready to apply to pharmacy school, it’s not too early to visit our campus to learn more about the benefits of pursuing a pharmacy career and why the University of Tennessee should be your number one choice.

 

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 REGISTER NOW - click here

Registration Deadline: Monday, March 16, 2015
Visit www.uthsc.edu/pharmacy for more information.

 

18.  Wolf River Conservancy February 2015 E-newsletter. 

Wolf River Conservacy

February 2015 ENEWSLETTER

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A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dear Wolf River Conservancy Partner:

If you live in the Mid-South, you may have a case of cabin fever as a result of the icy wintry conditions we’ve experienced lately. But have no fear, warmer temperatures will be here soon! We at the Conservancy are always ready to provide our community with opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors and to celebrate our natural resources. Here’s quick look at our Activity Calendar for the next few weeks:

    March 7: First Saturday Membership Paddle - Experience the Lost Swamp Trail.
    March 8-14:  National Groundwater Awareness Week - The groundwater from our Memphis Aquifer supplies us with some of the best drinking water in the world!
    March 10:  Drink a Beer, Save a River! -  Join WRC and Ghost River Brewing at the Grove Grill on Mar. 10th for our very first Drink a Beer, Save a River event!
    March 13:  Project WET Workshop -  Thanks to support from Buckman, the Project WET Workshop provides participants with great activities to share with students and is offered at no cost.
    March 22:  World Water Day - We have many reasons to celebrate our relatively abundant and inexpensive drinking water and our beautiful Wolf River!
    March 28:  WRC's 10th Annual Tree Planting - This year we will plant 10,000 native trees at Shelby Farms  Park tree farm.  Always a fun family event, there is plenty of time to register your group or corporation as well.

You'll find a complete list of activities at wolfriver.org. Thanks for your support!

Keith Cole
Executive Director

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Old buildings and other outdated infrastructure can sometimes be repurposed in creative ways. Learn More...

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First Saturday Paddle

 

  

March 8-14

Groundwater Awareness Week

 

 

March 10

Drink a Beer, Save A River

 

March 13

Project WET Water Workshop

 

March 22

World Water Day

 

March 28

10th Annual Tree Planting

 

April 4

First Saturday Paddle

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19.  Marginalia:  Sir David Attenborough’s cover of “What a Wonderful World”. 

David Attenborough does it again!

What a stunning commercial from BBC!

 

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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://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/ 
Caduceus Newsletter Archives: http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/Caduceus.html