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Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2015.13, Week of April 20  

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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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The Annual Dinstuhl’s Chocolate Tasting Session, hosted by the students of BIOL 103, featuring Dinstuhl’s Gourmet Chocolates is THIS Monday, April 20!

 

 

For more information, please go to Events coming up.

 

Table of Contents:

 

1.   Events coming up. 
2.  Get the Only Official Guide to the MCAT Exam Plus 120 Practice Questions and Solutions, from the AAMC.  
3.  Get the Only Comprehensive Resource of Accurate Data on (allopathic) Medical School Admissions Requirements, completely updated and revised for 2015.  

4.  A.T. Still University (Mesa, AZ campus) will be holding its Open House on May 2, 2015.  
5.  From the Church Health Center:  Heroes in Recovery 6K is on Saturday, May 30, starting at 8 a.m. 
6.  Job announcement with the Ecological Services Field Office in Conway, AR
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7.  Job Announcement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 
8.  Unite For Sight will be holding a free webinar on Thursday, April 16, "How to Best Prepare for a Career in Global Health."  
9.  From St. George’s University (Grenada, West Indies):  We Have Over 12,000 Success Stories.  Yours Should be Next.  
10.  Ecela Spanish offers a Spanish & Medicine summer program in Cusco, Peru. 
11.  The Fourth Annual Church Health Center Scholars’ Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Joyce Gallant Medication Fund is scheduled for Friday, May 8, at the Links at Galloway.  
12.  School for Field Studies (SFS) Environmental Field Studies Abroad e-newsletter, April 8, 2015 edition.  

 

1.   Events coming up. 

·         Monday, April 20, 2015:  The Annual Dinstuhl’s Chocolate Tasting Session, hosted by the students of BIOL 103, featuring Dinstuhl’s Gourmet Chocolates, in the Montesi Conference Room of Buckman Hall, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

First, you learn to appreciate the sound, then the bouquet:

 

And finally, the flavor:

 

 

 

·       From the CBU Career Center. 

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.  Get the Only Official Guide to the MCAT Exam Plus 120 Practice Questions and Solutions, from the AAMC.  

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The print edition or e-book of The Official Guide to the MCAT Exam is $30. Add the online access to take the practice questions (up to 20 times) in the same format as the actual exam, for an additional $5.

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Get more details and order today at www.aamc.org/officialmcatguide2015. If you have questions about placing your order, please call our Publications staff at 202-828-0416.

 

3.  Get the Only Comprehensive Resource of Accurate Data on (allopathic) Medical School Admissions Requirements, completely updated and revised for 2015.  

These are two must-have resources for every pre-med student -
from the only official source, the AAMC.

Completely Updated and Revised for 2015!

Get the Only Comprehensive Resource of Accurate Data on Medical School Admission Requirements

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), which creates and administers the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®), has just released the newest edition of The Official Guide to Medical School Admissions: How To Prepare for and Apply to Medical School.

 

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Along with the guide, the AAMC has also just released the completely updated online database, Medical School Admissions Requirements for U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools.

These are two must-have resources for every pre-med student - from the only official source, the AAMC.

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Save $5 and get everything you need in this Premium Package! You get The Official Guide to Medical School Admissions (2015 Edition) PLUS you get one-year access to the Medical School Admission Requirements website. See below for full description of these two products.

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The Official Guide to Medical School Admissions: How to Prepare for and Apply to Medical School (Print edition)

If you're thinking about medical school, you should own this guidebook. It's packed with crucial information on the entire admissions process, including how to make yourself a more competitive candidate, interviewing tips, and more. You get details on how to choose the right medical school, how admissions decisions are made, diversity in medical schools, financing, applicant and matriculant data, and much more.

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The Official Guide to Medical School Admissions: How to Prepare for and Apply to Medical School (Print edition)

When you're ready to get into specifics on individual medical schools, you'll want to access this powerful online database. It's the ONLY comprehensive resource with accurate data that comes directly from the MCAT exam and AMCAS. You'll easily browse, search, sort, and compare individual U.S. and Canadian medical schools and B.S./M.D. programs on data such as MCAT and GPA scores of accepted applicants, required premed coursework, class profiles, key application dates, research opportunities, and much, much more. Click on the Order Today button to learn more.

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4.  A.T. Still University (Mesa, AZ campus) will be holding its Open House on May 2, 2015.  

You are cordially invited to attend the ATSU Open House on May 2, 2015 at the Mesa, AZ campus.  Please encourage your undergraduate advisees to rsvp and we hope advisors will plan to attend as well!

 

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Deanna Hughes, M.Ed.

Associate Director - Residential Admissions

A.T. Still University | ATSU
5850 E. Still Circle
Mesa, AZ 85206
dhughes@atsu.edu
ph: 480-265-8041


Our Mission: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences serves as a learning-centered university dedicated to preparing highly competent professionals through innovative academic programs with a commitment to continue its osteopathic heritage and focus on whole person healthcare, scholarship, community health, interprofessional education, diversity, and underserved populations.

 

 

5.  From the Church Health Center:  Heroes in Recovery 6K is on Saturday, May 30, starting at 8 a.m. 

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Heroes in Recovery 6K 

Saturday, May 30 at 8 a.m.

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Calling all runners! Join us on Saturday, May 30 for the Heroes in Recovery 6K at Overton Park! Presented locally by The Oaks at La Paloma of Foundations Recovery Network, the Memphis Heroes race is a unique 6K run/walk that benefits the Church Health Center. 

 

This race also offers a prize purse of $1,500! Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female; top three overall master male and female as well as top three age group winners. The award ceremony will be followed by a free raffle with great prizes, activities, food for the whole family, and music! Register now! The registration price will increase at midnight on Friday, April 10.

 

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Want to show your support, but running is not your thing? Participate as a volunteer on race day! Click the button below and you'll see a range of volunteer needs; sign up for the timeslot and task that suits you best. Plus, you'll get a free volunteer t-shirt.

 

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6.  Job announcement with the Ecological Services Field Office in Conway, AR.  

From:  Gena Vazquez, Evidence/ LESA

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Office of Law Enforcement

3150 Tchulahoma Suite 6

Memphis, TN, 38118

901-544-3694 ext. 24

901-544-3696 fax

 

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From: Hardwick, Patty <patty_hardwick@fws.gov>
Date: Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 11:29 AM
Subject: Vacancy - Student Trainee(Bio Science) Conway, AR
To: FW4 ALL R4 <fw4_all_r4@fws.gov>

The following Pathways position is now open through the USAJOBS website, please click on the vacancy announcement number below to view/print the full vacancy announcement:  

 

R4-15-1375631-PH-Path

Student Trainee (Biological Sciences)

GS-0499-4

Arkansas ESFO

Conway, AR

 

 

TEMP/FT 4/8/2015 Close: 4/15/2015

Patty Hardwick 
FWS/Division of Human Resources
Region 4 Hiring Team
Region 2 Retirement Team
Albuquerque, New Mexico
505.259-8534 voice *new*
505.248.6856 fax

Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority!  Please take a few moments to complete our customer survey by visiting this link:HR

 Customer Service Survey

 Thank you for your valued feedback!

Visit our SharePoint Site for more Resources!

Click to link for more resources:  Recruitment - or -  Retirement

Association of Retired FWS Employees

7.  Job Announcement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 

From:  Gena Vazquez, Evidence/ LESA

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Office of Law Enforcement

3150 Tchulahoma Suite 6

Memphis, TN, 38118

901-544-3694 ext. 24

901-544-3696 fax

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Hardwick, Patty <patty_hardwick@fws.gov>
Date: Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 11:01 AM
Subject: Vacancy - Student Trainee (Range/Forestry), Augusta, AR
To: FW4 ALL R4 <fw4_all_r4@fws.gov>

The following Pathways position is now open through the USAJOBS website, please click on the vacancy announcement number below to view/print the full vacancy announcement:  

R4-15-1375600-PH-Path

Student Trainee (Range/Forestry)

GS-0499-4

Cache River NWR

Augusta, AR

TEMP/FT 4/8/2015 Close: 4/15/2015

To learn more about the Pathways Programs, click here.

Patty Hardwick 
FWS/Division of Human Resources
Region 4 Hiring Team
Region 2 Retirement Team
Albuquerque, New Mexico
505.259-8534 voice *new*
505.248.6856 fax

Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority!  Please take a few moments to complete our customer survey by visiting this link:HR Customer Service Survey Thank you for your valued feedback!

Visit our SharePoint Site for more Resources!

Click to link for more resources:  Recruitment - or -  Retirement

Association of Retired FWS Employees

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Gena Vazquez, Evidence/ LESA

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Office of Law Enforcement

3150 Tchulahoma Suite 6

Memphis, TN, 38118

901-544-3694 ext. 24

901-544-3696 fax

8.  Unite For Sight will be holding a free webinar on Thursday, April 16, “How to Best Prepare for a Career in Global Health.”

Unite For Sight will be holding a free webinar on Thursday, April 16, with six expert panelists who will share insight and advice about "How to Best Prepare for a Career in Global Health." We would appreciate it if you can please forward this announcement below to any students, advisors, and faculty who may be interested.

How to Best Prepare for a Career in Global Health Webinar
April 16th, 4-5pm Eastern Time

Register at http://slate.uniteforsight.org/register/april16webinar

Learn from leading experts about how to best prepare for a successful career in global health. Learn about the diversity of skills and expertise needed within the broad field of global health, as well as suggested preparations in academics, field experiences, internships, and jobs. For example, what is the best way to stand out in job applications and job interviews? What are pitfalls to avoid in cover letters and resumes? How should undergraduate and graduate students best prepare for a global health career?

Webinar Panelists:

9.  From St. George’s University (Grenada, West Indies):  We Have Over 12,000 Success Stories.  Yours Should be Next.  

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At St. George’s University, it’s all about success. The University’s strong curriculum and award-winning academic support services are focused on your success from day one—and the proof is in our results:

 

97%

 

Exceptional USMLE Scores
A 97 percent pass rate for US and Canadian first-time test takers of the USMLE Step 1 in 2014.

 

#1

 

Consistently High Residency Placement Rates
SGU is the number one provider of doctors into first-year US residencies for the last four years combined.*

 

800+

 

Competitive Residency Specializations
More than 800 graduates obtained residencies in the US in 2015, many in highly competitive residency programs, with graduates specializing in everything from neurology and diagnostic radiology to surgery and pathology.

 

Faculty and Advisor Mentor Scholarship Program
Our new Faculty and Advisor Mentor Scholarship initiative is designed to give you, mentor to premedical students, the ability to recommend your students for these scholarships:

Give your best and brightest students the means to achieve their dreams—just like Sean Maratto and more than 800 others in the class of 2015.

Nominate a Student

 

*According to published information as of March 2015.

 

 


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MATCHED!
SEAN MARATTO, MD ’15
Diagnostic Radiology
Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Sean was ecstatic to learn that he had landed his first-choice residency. His residency begins this July with a preliminary year in surgery at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA.

“I trusted the work that I had done and the education that I had received while down in Grenada. When the email came, it was a great sense of relief and self affirmation.”
 

 

 

10.  Ecela Spanish offers a Spanish & Medicine summer program in Cusco, Peru. 

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Note: you are invited to pass this along to appropriate student groups.
 

Hola. 

I just wanted to send a quick reminder about the  Spanish & Medicine summer program in Cusco, Peru. There are two sessions (early and late summer). Each has over half of the 35 spots already reserved.

 

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Students that have not yet requested information should contact us to learn: 

 

You may request information here(Only your name and email required).

 

For students that already have the above information, you may begin the application process to avoid missing out.

 

 

Tess Hanson, of University of Nebraska, was admitted to last year's program:

 

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The knowledge and experience I gained while shadowing in Cusco were not only eye-opening but also increased my confidence both in speaking Spanish as well as working in a health-care environment.

 

 

Lisa Wang, from Northwestern, added:

 

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Even though my Spanish skills were very basic, I still absorbed a lot in our shadowing sessions and got to observe big and subtle differences between hospitals there and the US.

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Also, one of the best parts was the people I met. I learned so much from the doctors, my classmates, the Ecela staff, locals, travelers, and the kids we volunteered with. I will remember them all for a long, long time.

 

 

Again, the important links are:

 

 Request More Information - You want to learn more.

 Begin Application Process - You are ready to apply.

 

 

Muchas Gracias,

 

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Cecilia Quezada

Director - Ecela Spanish & Medicine Programs 

 

p.s. The deadline is April 30, however as we have "rolling" admissions to the program, we can't guarantee spots will still be available. Action-takers can move forward here.

 

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11.  The Fourth Annual Church Health Center Scholars’ Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Joyce Gallant Medication Fund is scheduled for Friday, May 8, at the Links at Galloway.  

We are pleased to invite you to join us for the Fourth Annual Church Health Center Scholars' Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Joyce Gallant Medication Fund​.  We hope you can join us on Friday, May 8 at The Links at Galloway. The tournament will begin at 12:30 p.m. with lunch, a silent auction, and some friendly competition.  Be sure to stick around after the tournament for happy hour hosted by the Rendezvous and a local brewery. 

Please see the Save the Date attached for more details.  To register, become a sponsor, or to give an in-kind donation, please visit: http://www.churchhealthcenter.org/golf.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Jes Schneider or Taylor Walker by email or by phone at (901) 272-0003. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely-

Jes and Taylor 

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Jessica Schneider

E-mail: jschnei2@cbu.edu

Phone: 901-230-1331

Christian Brothers University Graduate

Church Health Center Clinic Assistant 

12.  School for Field Studies (SFS) Environmental Field Studies Abroad e-newsletter, April 8, 2015 edition.  

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Environmental Field Studies Abroad

April 8, 2015

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Inter-Island Community Engagement
SFS staff and students partnered with Providenciales Primary School to lead hands-on learning activities with a focus on whales! READ MORE

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Surveying Tourists in Costa Rica
The SFS Center for Sustainable Development Studies has collaborated with the Poás Volcano National Park service for many years to collect data from visitors and expand students' understanding of the tourist/nature interface in protected areas. READ MORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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