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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 question posted to the HLTHPROF listserv was “What books would you recommend …for our advising office?”  
3.  Official MCAT News, Volume 1, Issue 5:  Khan Academy MCAT Collection Helping You Prepare for the New MCAT Exam. 
4.  Heart Health 101.  Reprinted with permission Jewish Scene Magazine March/April 2015
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5.  Inside OME (Osteopathic Medical Education), March 2015, Volume 9, No. 3.  
6. 
Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, PA) is hosting an informational meeting on Friday May 8, 2015 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM) for pre-medical students who are interested in the rural Physician Shortage Area Program (PSAP) 
7.  UAMS Neurology Update 2015:  Intersections between Neurology and Psychiatry, April 11, 2015. 
8.  American Dental Education Association GoDental Newsletter, March 2015 edition.  
9.  The American Physical Therapy Association announces a DPT Education Virtual Fair, April 28-29.  
10.  Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (Stratford, NJ) will be hosting its Annual Open House Event on Friday, April 10. 
11.  Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine (Pomona, CA) is hosting its 10th Annual Open House on April 11, 2015. 
12.  The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine offers a FREE online course:  Career 911:  Your Future Job in Medicine and Healthcare, April 13-May 21, 2015.  
13.  The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine announces its Annual Spring tour, Friday, April 10.  
14.  Wolf River Conservancy March 2015 e-newsletter.  

15.  Marginalia:  Underwater weddings seem intriguing enough and unique, but that open-mouthed kiss at the end of the ceremony seems kinda risky to me…  

 

1.   Events coming up.   

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

 

·       From the CBU Career Center. 

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 question posted to the HLTHPROF listserv was “What books would you recommend …for our (pre-health) advising office?”  

Here’s the original post:

 

I have been given the enviable task of selecting a few books to order for our advising office.   The down side is that I have not had time and now of course need to do it quickly.

I know that there are lists of recommended readings, in fact, we have such on our own web site for students, but it is long. Choosing just a few is challenging.

So far, based on previous recommendations I have a draft:

1)      The book set at Harborview MC is "The House of Hope and Fear", by Audrey Young, MD (local hospital and author)

2)      God’s Hotel: a Doctor, a Hospital and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine, by Victoria Sweet.

3)      What Patients Taught Me: A Medical Student’s Journey, by Audrey Young (local author)

4)      Savett, L. A., The Human Side of Medicine: What It's Like To Be A Patient; What It's Like To Be A Physician, 2002 (often recommended on the Hlthprof listserv)

5)      The Medical School Interview: From Preparation to Thank You Notes: Empowering Advice to Help You Succeed, by Jessica Freedman, M.D. (recommended by one of our students)

6)      Knocking on Heaven’s Door, by Katy Butler (Recommended in “The Advisor”)

7)      Crazy Good Interviewing: How Acting a Little Crazy Can Get You the Job, by John B. Molidor (recommended by Ann Trail in “The Advisor”)

What other one or two books do you suggest? I am especially looking for a current book on primary care, and a few books on other health professions besides physicians.

Thanks in advance!

 

Here are suggestions that other pre-health advisors sent in:

 

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital by David Ansell

Crazy Good Interviewing: How Acting a Little Crazy Can Get You the Job, by John B. Molidor 

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Every Patient Tells a Story by Dr. Lisa Sanders

Everything written by Atul Gawande

Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink

God’s Hotel: a Doctor, a Hospital and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine, by Victoria Sweet.

How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman

I Wasn't Strong Like This When I Started Out: True Stories of Becoming a Nurse by Lee Gutkind (Editor)

Knocking on Heaven’s Door, by Katy Butler

Living and Dying in Brick City: Stories from the Front Lines of an Inner-City E.R. by Sampson Davis, Lisa Frazier Page

Medical Apartheid by Harriet Washington

Mindset by Carol Dweck (about Growth Mindset for learning)

My Own Country by Abraham Verghese

Pain Chronicles by Melanie Thernstrom

Resident On Call: A Doctor's Reflections on His First Years at Mass General by Scott Rivkees

Rule Number Two by  Dr. Heidi Kraft (about being an army psychiatrist)

Soul of Medicine by Dr. Sherwin Nuland

Spirit Catches You by Anne Fadiman

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Talking with Doctors by David Newman

The Emperor of Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Human Side of Medicine: What It's Like To Be A Patient; What It's Like To Be A Physician, by Savett, L. A.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

The Medical School Interview: From Preparation to Thank You Notes: Empowering Advice to Help You Succeed, by Jessica Freedman, M.D.

The Scalpel and the Silver Bear by Lori Arviso Alvord and Elizabeth Cohen Van Pelt

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine by Danielle Ofri

Videos of interest:

THE STORY OF CANCER: The Emperor of All Maladies examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective and a biographer’s passion. The series artfully weaves three different films in one: a riveting historical documentary; an engrossing and intimate vérité film; and a scientific and investigative report. 

 

Twice Born:  Stories from the Special Delivery Unit The work of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's fetal surgery center is chronicled in this documentary series, which follows families from around the country as they learn of and decide to act on the medical challenges facing their unborn children.

 

Vice Special Report: Killing Cancer Full Episode (HBO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8SvBAjXGyQ

If any of you already have any of these books and would like to donate them to the PHP/BBB Lounge, please let me know, seisen@cbu.edu .

 

3.  Official MCAT News, Volume 1, Issue 5:  Khan Academy MCAT Collection Helping You Prepare for the New MCAT Exam. 

Official MCAT News from the
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Vol 1 Issue 5

Pre-Med Resources
From the Association of American Medical Colleges

In 2013, the AAMC, Khan Academy, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation collaborated to create free and open access resources to help you prepare for the content on the new MCAT exam.

In just two years, the Khan Academy MCAT Collection has grown to house more than 900 videos and 2,000 review questions that covers all ten foundational natural and social sciences concepts on the new exam. These include concepts in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Created by a talented group of medical students, residents, and faculty, the Khan Academy MCAT Collection gives you the opportunity to focus your study based on your specific needs, review content at your own pace, brush up on concepts you are less familiar with, and apply what you learn through passage-based review questions.

Check out the Khan Academy MCAT Collection today!

Prepare for the MCAT Exam with the Official Full-Length Sample Test

The Official MCAT2015 Sample Test is a full-length (230 questions) online test written by the developers of the MCAT exam. It's not just a sample test - it's an effective study tool that lets you:

  • Customize your experience
  • Highlight words or phrases you want to review later
  • Check your answers with each question
  • Identify patterns in your test-taking skills
  • Get feedback on the number and percent of correct answers in each section
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4.  Heart Health 101.  Reprinted with permission Jewish Scene Magazine March/April 2015.  

 

5.  Inside OME (Osteopathic Medical Education), March 2015, Volume 9, No. 3.  

Many of your premedical students will find this month’s Inside OME particularly important to read to learn more about the single pathway for Graduate Medical Education (GME).   Please read Dr. Shannon’s column, Implementing the Single Accreditation System for Graduate Medical Education.    The 2016 College Information Book (CIB) pre-publication sales open on April 1, 2015 and the 2015 AOA and NRMP Match results were released recently. 

 

We hope you find this edition very informative to your advising and share this with your pre-health students.

 

Best wishes,

Gina

 

 

 

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AACOM and OAA Present Department of Veterans Affairs Briefing on GME Expansion Plan

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Konrad Miskowicz-Retz, AOA AVP of Accreditation, Retires

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6.  Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, PA) is hosting an informational meeting on Friday May 8, 2015 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM) for pre-medical students who are interested in the rural Physician Shortage Area Program (PSAP).  

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Rural Physician Shortage Area Program (PSAP)

 

Informational meeting on Friday, May 8, 2015

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interested pre-medical students from rural areas or small towns

planning to practice in similar areas

 

 

Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University is hosting an informational meeting on Friday May 8, 2015 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM) for pre-medical students who are interested in the rural Physician Shortage Area Program (PSAP).  This meeting will take place on Jefferson’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania campus, and is specifically geared for those students (freshman through seniors) and graduates:

  1. who have grown up or lived in a small town or rural area (i.e. not urban and not suburban), and who are also
  2. committed to practicing in a small town or rural area (not necessarily their home town). 

 

Please share this information with your students – and encourage any students who fit the PSAP goals and want to learn more about the program to join us in May.  Post-bac students are also invited.  Additional information about Jefferson’s PSAP can be found at: http://www.tju.edu/psap/

 

During this day, students will be provided with more specific information regarding the PSAP and the admissions process – and will have an opportunity to meet with faculty and students involved in the program.  Lunch will be provided, and a campus tour will be offered after the meeting for those who are interested. 

 

Interested students can sign up for the program, or obtain additional information, by contacting contact Natalie Nederostek, via email at Natalie.Nederostek@jefferson.edu (or by phone at 215-955-1372).  (There is limited space, so please advise students to RSVP early.)

 

 

7.  UAMS Neurology Update 2015:  Intersections between Neurology and Psychiatry, April 11, 2015. 

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Intersections between
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Join us on April 11, 2015 for the 

Neurology Update

at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

This continuing education event brings together physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other allied health care professionals to learn the most current diagnostic and treatment strategies in the intersecting fields of neurology and neuropsychiatry.

 

 

Registration is available here!

 

 

 

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  • Dementia diagnosis and management  
  • Neuropsychology of multiple sclerosis  
  • Psychology of epilepsy 
  • Geropsychiatry and polypharmacy in elderly patients with behavioral conditions  
  • Psychology of pain

For more information, or to register for this program, please visit our website or contact the UAMS Office of Continuing Medical Education at 501-661-7962 or cmeconf@uams.edu.

 

 

This program is available at select remote sites through IVN (Interactive Video Network).  Contact Summer at the UAMS Office of Continuing Medical Education for more information.  501.661.7962.

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Please consult the course website for more information about CEUs available for your profession.

 

 

The Neurology Update is an educational program of the UAMS College of Medicine, Department of Neurology.

Department Chair: L. John Greenfield, MD, PhD

Course Director: Mark Pippenger, MD

 

 

8.  American Dental Education Association GoDental Newsletter, March 2015 edition.  

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

 

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9.  The American Physical Therapy Association announces a DPT Education Virtual Fair, April 28-29.  

DPT Education Virtual Fair: April 28-29

 

APTA invites advisors and pre-DPT students to register for the next Physical Therapist (DPT) Virtual Fair scheduled on April 28-29! The student recruitment fair is free and will allow registrants to participate in live chats with entry-level DPT education programs from across the country. Students can use the fair to find the best DPT program for them, chat with admissions officers and faculty, and get tips on how to best prepare for the admissions process.  To learn more and register, go to  http://www.careereco.com/events/APTA

 

10.  Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (Stratford, NJ) will be hosting its Annual Open House Event on Friday, April 10. 

Dear Advisors,

We invite you and your students to Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine’s (RowanSOM) Annual Open House Event on Friday, April 10thYou and your students will have an opportunity to interact with our current medical students, faculty and administration.  There will be an Admissions Workshop, Demonstrations in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and tours of our state of the art campus.  Tell your students!!! 

TIME: 12:00 to 4:00 PM (Check in is from 12:00 to 1:00 PM)

PLACE:  RowanSOM Academic Center

One Medical Center Drive

Stratford, New Jersey 08084

*This event is FREE.

You can register for the Open House here: http://www.rowan.edu/som/education/admissions/openHouse_form.php

Please feel free to contact me if you need additional information.  We look forward to seeing you!  Thanks for all you do!

Sincerely,

Paula

Paula Watkins, MAS

Assistant Dean for Admissions

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

One Medical Center Drive, Suite 210

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Stratford, NJ 08084

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11.  Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine (Pomona, CA) is hosting its 10th Annual Open House on April 11, 2015. 

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Information Session & Open House!

Greetings Advisors! I’m hosting a DVM information session prior to our College’s 10th annual Open House. Please forward this note to any and all students/groups you feel would be interested.

Please join WesternU for a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Information Session on Saturday, April 11, 2015. At the session you’ll learn about the DVM curriculum, competitiveness, admissions process, and life as a WesternU student. Following the presentation enjoy our Open House!

Enjoy our College of Veterinary Medicine’s 10th Annual Open House where you can interact with CVM faculty, staff, and students all while enjoying the animal exhibits, a tour of the college, the Pet Health Center and various student club booths. For more information regarding the open house, visit our CVM Open House site or view the flyer (PDF).

Please register for this event by visiting our Campus Events page or responding directly to me, the liaison of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Greg James at gjames@westernu.edu. If you are unable to make it to this event, please continue to check out our website for a list of other events.

Date:
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Times:
7:30 AM Check In
8:00 AM Information Session Begins
9:30 AM Open House

Where:
WesternU - Pomona Campus

For more information on WesternU and the College of Veterinary Medicine, please visit our Prospective Student Website.

We look forward to meeting you!

Sincerely,

Greg James, MS
University Recruiter
Office of University Recruitment/Strategic Enrollment Management
gjames@westernu.edu

Western University of Health Sciences
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13.  The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine announces its Annual Spring tour, Friday, April 10.  

It’s SHOWTIME at the College of Medicine!

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 10th

Attached you will find everything you need to know about our Annual Spring Tour.  Each student and premed advisor must use the link below to create an account and then register. Registration must be completed no later than April 3rd   no exceptions! – so we can finalize our plans.

REGISTRATION LINK: https://secure.uams.edu/RHPConference/

Please instruct your students to call our office to cancel their registration if plans change after registering. The logistics of conducting a campus tour with 150+ people involved make planning and organization vital to our success.

Please download information of the event from this link. Information includes the following:

·         Date and time

·         Parking instructions

·         Building location

You may post it on your list serve and post the flyer on your bulletin boards. Help us get the word out for this exciting annual event.

We look forward to your visit!

Linda

Linda DuPuy

Director of Admissions and Recruitment

College of Medicine

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

4301 W. Markham St., #551

Little Rock, AR 72205

501.686.5354

www.uams.edu/com/comcat

 

14.  Wolf River Conservancy March 2015 e-newsletter.  

Wolf River Conservacy

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A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dear Wolf River Conservancy Partner:

    Despite temperatures as low as 41 degrees - 20 degrees below average - and even a little snow, over 350 enthusiastic volunteers arrived at 9am to help us plant 10,000 native trees during our 10th Annual Tree Planting Event at Shelby Farms Park on Mar. 28th. Volunteerism is alive and well in Memphis and Shelby County!
    The Wolf River Conservancy welcomed the Memphis Grizzlies as a very special partner this year. Once a year, the National Basketball Association acknowledges conservation organizations and activities across the country during NBA Green Week. We are pleased that the Grizzlies selected the Wolf River Conservancy and our tree planting as their local project. Go Grizzlies!
    Of course, we appreciate the financial support from our generous sponsors:   

   - Our Presenting Sponsor for our event was International Paper along with Supertree Seedlings.
   - A new contributor to the Conservancy is Brother International. Located in Memphis since the mid-1980’s, Brother International is committed to highly sustainable practices in their manufacturing processes. We can all benefit by following Brother’s 5 R’s in our daily lives.
    - Additionally, we appreciate the financial support from the Memphis Garden Club, The Little Garden Club and the Darden Foundation.
    - Lastly, we want to acknowledge the great volunteer support from the West Tennessee Chapter of the Urban Forestry Council.

    The 10,000 trees planted contribute to Shelby Farms Park Conservancy’s “Million Tree” initiative. These trees will provide numerous environmental benefits for many years, helping us preserve the “Wonder of the Wolf.”
    Learn more about upcoming activities on our website, and thank you for your support!

Keith Cole
Executive Director

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Join us at Young Avenue Deli on April 14th to raise a glass of Ghost River Beer in support of the Wolf River Conservancy!  Learn More...

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Join us for a fundraising bike ride to benefit WRC and the Wolf River Greenway. Our presenting sponsor is Memphis Orthopaedic Group. Learn More...

Our Thanks to Eclectic Eye!

Eclectic Eye presented WRC with a check for $1000 to support our mission to protect and enhance the Wolf River. Learn More...

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Upcoming Events

April 4

First Saturday Paddle

  

April 14

Drink a Beer, Save a River

 

 

April 18

Early Birding Paddle

April 18

Faith in Action WRC Cleanup 

April 25

15 Mile Challenge Paddle

May 2

First Saturday Paddle

May 11

Lecture: Mike Berkeley on Native Plant Gardening

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15.  Marginalia:  Underwater weddings seem intriguing enough and unique, but that open-mouthed kiss at the end of the ceremony seems kinda risky to me…  

From Orbitz.com – Underwater wedding:  8 great places to say “I do” under the sea.

http://www.orbitz.com/blog/2015/03/underwater-weddings-say-sea/

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