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Caduceus Newsletter:  Spring 2016.02, Week of January 18  

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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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On Thursday, February 11, 2016, one of the Army's Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelters, or DRASH, will be on display at CBU from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

 

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For more information, please go to Article #10. 

 

Table of Contents:

1.  Events coming up.  
2. 
The fourteenth annual summer course in Human Anatomy for Undergraduates will be offered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine this year. 
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 11, 2016 edition.   
4.  Prerequisites for Graduate School: Webinar hosted by The MGH Institute of Health Professions.  
5. 
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) announces the launch of an e-newsletter, The AAMC Pre-med Navigator, for pre-med students. 
6.  The ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) announces summer opportunities.   
7. 
The University of Tennessee Family Medicine Residency Program is proud to announce that we are now the sponsor for the Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program.  This program will begin on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 (for orientation) and conclude July 15, 2016.   
8.  The School for Field Studies (SFS) offers a variety of Environmental Field Studies Abroad, including Cambodia, Panama, and Costa Rica.  
9. 
The Master of Science in Anesthesia Program at Case Western Reserve University is a two-year, 24 month program which begins once annually, at the end of May. 
10.  On Thursday, February 11, the US Army Medical Department will host a tour of one of the Army's Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelters, or DRASH, on the campus of Christian Brothers University.
 

 

1.  Events coming up.  

Thursday, January 21, 2016:  Introduction to US Army Healthcare Scholarships.   Captain Sterling Coleman will discuss the scholarships which the US Army offers through the Department of Defense, AH 122, 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016:  So you want to be a physical therapist”, 4th in the 2015-2016 “So you want to be a <fill in the blank>” series, featuring Dr. Janet Grillis, DPT and CBU alumna.  Cosponsored with Career Services, refreshments, featuring cakes and hot chocolate from Mama D’s Italian Ices ( https://www.facebook.com/mymamads  ) will be served at 6:30 p.m., and Dr. Grillis will begin her presentation at 7 p.m.  

Thursday, February 11, 2016:  Tour of one of the Army's Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelters, or DRASH.  This shelter will be installed on campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  For more information, please go to Article #10. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016:  So you want to be a Physician Assistant”, 5th in the 2015-2016 “So you want to be a <fill in the blank>” series, featuring Anmol Khan, PA and CBU alumna.  Cosponsored with Career Services, refreshments from Mama D’s Italian Ices (( https://www.facebook.com/mymamads  ) will be served at 6:30 p.m., at Ms. Khan will begin her presentation at 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 14, 2016:  Introduction to US Army Healthcare Scholarships (in case you missed it the first time.):  Captain Sterling Coleman will discuss the scholarships which the US Army offers through the Department of Defense, AH 122, 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. 

 

2.  The fourteenth annual summer course in Human Anatomy for Undergraduates will be offered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine this year. 

 

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The fourteenth annual summer course in Human Anatomy for Undergraduates will be offered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine this year. The course will run for four weeks in June, 2016, on the Medical School campus in Baltimore, and will include both lectures and demonstrations using human cadavers. Applications will be accepted from all currently enrolled undergraduates who have completed their freshman year of college.

 

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Total tuition for the course will be $4000. All course materials, including the textbook and an atlas, are included in the tuition. Four (4) academic credits will be awarded upon successful completion of the course. Accommodations are available on the main undergraduate campus of Johns Hopkins University.

 

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A completed application form, a non-refundable application fee of $50, and supporting materials (college transcript, letter of recommendation from an academic advisor) are due by March 31, 2016. Successful applicants will be notified in early April, with full tuition due by May 1. 

 

More course details, including a downloadable application form, can be found on the Internet at: www.hopkinsmedicine.org/FAE/anatomyinstitute

 

For further information, please contact Ms. Arlene Daniel at adaniel@jhmi.edu.

 

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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution

1830 East Monument Street

Baltimore, Maryland  21205

 

3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 11, 2016 edition.   

STAT Short, topical, and timely

News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

January 11, 2016

New Virtual Site Visit Highlights Health Equity Research at UC Davis School of Medicine

The AAMC has launched a new Health Equity Research Virtual Site Visit (VSV) to highlight outstanding health equity research portfolios at its member institutions. The current collection explores four projects at UC Davis School of Medicine: the Solano County Behavioral Health Innovation Plan, the Latino Aging Research Resource Center, the Mothers' Wisdom Project to increase breast cancer screening among American Indian women, and an initiative with the Asian American Center on Disparities Research. The AAMC launched the first VSV in 2014 to show the cutting-edge research, novel curricula, and innovative care delivery that can contribute to minimizing health and health care inequities.

AAMC Updates Web Course on Unconscious Bias

Academic research has shown that unconscious or hidden bias may influence the evaluation and selection of candidates for leadership positions in all types of organizations, including medical schools and teaching hospitals. The AAMC has recently updated its free Web-based course to aid in the search and recruitment process and acquaint search committees and others with the research on unconscious bias and how to mitigate its effects. The popular course has been accessed by more than 8,000 participants since 2010.

Webinar Highlights Innovative Medical School Curricula on Nutrition

The AAMC will host a free webinar on Jan. 20 to highlight innovative methods to integrate nutrition into medical education. A brief history and recent data on nutrition education across medical schools will be presented, along with curriculum models and resources from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Click here to register.

Practical Playbook Textbook Focuses on Public Health and Primary Care

The Practical Playbook: Public Health and Primary Care Together, a new textbook published as part of the Practical Playbook initiative, was developed to offer both primary care and public health professionals a roadmap for collaboration. The book draws on the experiences of the two professions to enhance efforts to improve population health and provide guidance in navigating common pitfalls. The AAMC is on the national advisory committee for the Practical Playbook and contributed a chapter about the community health needs assessment (CHNA) that is required by the Affordable Care Act.

NIH Finalizes Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2016-2020

Last month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released its final NIH-Wide Strategic Plan, Turning Discovery Into Health. The plan focuses on four objectives: advancing opportunities in biomedical research, fostering innovation through NIH priority setting, enhancing scientific stewardship, and developing the "science of science" to excel as a federal science agency.

On the Move

Robert DiPaola, MD, has been named dean of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He currently serves as director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and vice chancellor for cancer programs at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, and is expected to assume the dean's position in early spring.

 

4.  Prerequisites for Graduate School: Webinar hosted by The MGH Institute of Health Professions.  

Greetings everyone.

 

The MGH Institute of Health Professions recently hosted a 30-minute webinar about taking prerequisites online, as we get many questions from prospective health profession students about this topic. If you or any of you students would find it helpful, here is a link you can use to view the webinar recording at any time.

 

http://info.mghihp.edu/prereqs/recording5jan

 

Some brief details:

 

On January 5, 2016 Dr. Lynn Foord, Director of our Prerequisites for Health Professions Program, hosted a live 30-minute webinar for students who need to take prerequisites as they prepare for graduate school in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Osteopathic Medicine, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, and other health professions. 

 

During the webinar Dr. Foord:

·     Discussed important things to consider when enrolling in online prerequisite courses like Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Exercise Physiology, Microbiology, Nutrition, Physics, Psychology, and Statistics.

·     Explained what it’s like to take an online lab and answered questions about "virtual" labs.

·     Briefly outlined which courses are required for the graduate programs at MGH IHP and described our program.

·     Answered many common questions from the 18 prospective health profession students attending the webinar.

 

Thank you and have a nice day,

 

Michael Busnach

Associate Marketing Director, Online Education

MGH Institute of Health Professions

36 1st Ave.

Boston, MA 02129

(617) 724-9387

Educating Tomorrow's Health Care Leaders

www.mghihp.edu

 

 

5.  The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) announces the launch of an e-newsletter, The AAMC Pre-med Navigator, for pre-med students. 

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) announces the launch of an e-newsletter for pre-med students. The AAMC Pre-med Navigator is a monthly email that includes relevant information, resources, tools, tips, and important dates for pre-med students at every stage of their journey to medical school. 

 

All of the articles will be posted on the AAMC Student Hub. We hope you will encourage your students to subscribe to the newsletter.

To see the articles from this inaugural issue or to subscribe, please visit http://students-residents.aamc.org/navigator.

 

Kind Regards,

AAMC Pre-med Outreach Staff

 

 

 

6.  The ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) announces summer opportunities.   

Good Afternoon,

 

As the NAAHP Liaison to ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association), I wanted to pass along some summer opportunities from this field for you to share with your students:

 

·        2016 Summer Research Initiative (SRI) at the University of Maryland, College Park

o   http://bsos.umd.edu/diversity/landingtopic/summer-research-initiative

o   Application due February 10, 2016

·        The Language Sciences Research lab at The Ohio State University

o   http://bln.osu.edu/REU_Main.htm

o   Application due February 29, 2016

·        NICHD R25 Summer Research Program at the University of Oregon

o   http://r25srp.uoregon.edu/applying.html

o   Offers of admission made beginning February 29, but will continue until slots are filled

·        Linguistics Field School, an NSF REU site hosted by Swarthmore and Haverford Colleges

o   http://www.swarthmore.edu/linguistics/national-science-foundation-reu-site#overlay-context=panels-pane/38441

o   Application due February 15, 2016

 

Thank you,

Kristin

 

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Kristin R. McJunkins
Director, Health Professions Advisory Program
Yale University Office of Career Strategy

55 Whitney Avenue, 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT  06510

203.432.0818
203.432.8063 (fax)
kristin.mcjunkins@yale.edu

http://ocs.yale.edu

 

 

 

7.  The University of Tennessee Family Medicine Residency Program is proud to announce that we are now the sponsor for the Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program.  This program will begin on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 (for orientation) and conclude July 15, 2016.   

The University of Tennessee Family Medicine Residency Program is proud to announce that we are now the sponsor for the Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program.  This program will begin on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 (for orientation) and conclude July 15, 2016.

 

Attached are the flyer and application to be used in marketing this program to your students. Potential candidates should complete the enclosed application and return it on or before March 4, 2016. The application must include the student’s official transcript.  All candidates will be interviewed and selections made during the first week of May 2016. 

 

Applications and official transcripts should be submitted to:

 

UT Family Medicine

Attn:  Heather Cavness

Admin. Recruiting Coordinator

294 Summar Drive

Jackson, TN  38301

 

If you have any questions, please call me at (731) 423-1932 (Ext. 262).

 

Thank you for your support.

 

Sincerely,

 

Heather Cavness

Admin. Recruiting Coordinator

294 Summar Drive

Jackson, TN 38301

Phone: (731) 423-1932, ext. 262

Fax: (731) 410-0369

hgreenwa@uthsc.edu

www.uthsc.edu/utfamjac

 

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Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 – Friday, July 15, 2016

 

Purpose:        This program is designed for students who plan to enter medical profession with primary focus on physician study.  It will provide pre-med students a practical and valuable opportunity to participate in a supervised, prescribed program of inservice training and volunteer service in the medical field.  To allow pre-med students the opportunity to evaluate their commitment to medicine as a career. This eight-week program located in Jackson, TN includes hospital orientation, clinical rotation, and opportunity for observation.

 

Clinical Rotation includes but is not limited to:

            Behavioral Health                        Radiology

                        Emergency Department                              Resident Physician Rotation

                                                                                                Clinical Process Improvement Respiratory Care

                        Dialysis                                                          System Affiliate Hospital

                        G.I. Lab                                                          Surgery

                        Laboratory/Pathology                                Pharmacy

                        Med Center EMS                                         

            Tennessee Heart Center     Kirkland Cancer Center

                                                                                                Cath Lab                   Hospice

                              Cardiology                                                    Oncology Nursing

                              Cardiac Rehab                                              Radiation Oncology

                              EKG                                                          West Tennessee Rehabilitation Center

                        Women and Children’s Center                      Physical Therapy

                              Labor and Delivery                                     Sports Medicine

                              Pediatrics                                                      Rehabilitation Services

                                                                                                Mother/Baby Unit

Eligibility:

                   Complete Sophomore Year by June 1, 2016

                        Plan to enter medical profession with primary focus on physician study

                        Have a cumulative 3.3 G.P.A.

                        Enrollment limited to ten (10-14) participants

*OFFICIAL Transcript must be mailed directly from the school. Transcript must be received by deadline: Friday, March 4, 2016.

*Please note: We will notify you through the email address that you provide whether you have been selected or not. 

 

Application Information:               Heather Cavness at (731) 423-1932 (Ext. 262)

                                                            Application and Transcript Deadline ~ March 4, 2016

Mail completed application to:

                                                            UT Family Medicine ~ Heather Cavness

                                                            Admin. Recruiting Coordinator

                                                            294 Summar Drive

                                                            Jackson, TN  38301

                                                            E-mail: hgreenwa@uthsc.edu

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APPLICATION FOR PRE-MED INTERNSHIP VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

 

 


Applicant’s Full Name                                                                                                                                                           

 

Home Address                                                                                    School Address                                                                      

 

City                              State                Zip                              City                              State                Zip                 

 

Telephone                                                                                Cell Phone Number                                                    

 

Social Security Number                                                                      E-Mail Address                                                                      

                                                                                                             E-Mail Address you most often check

EDUCATION:

 

High School:

 

Name of School:                                                                                 Grade Completed:                                                     

 

Course of Study:                                                                                 Type of Diploma:                                                       

 

College:

 

Name of College:  ___________________________________                    Year Completed:  ___________________________________

 

Major/Minor:  ______________________________________                     Degree Received:  ___________________________________

 

Future Educational/Career Plans:                                                                                                                                          

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

List any honors and/or awards earned, or offices held in High School or College:                                                              

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

List of school activities, hobbies, and interests; offices held, etc:                                                                                         

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

EMPLOYMENT:

           

 

Name of Employer

 

 

Duties

 

Dates

 

Reason for leaving

1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Case of Emergency:           Name                                                                  Phone                                                                      

 

                                    Relationship                                                       Address                                                       

 

In your Own Words, Give Your Reasons for Wanting to Participate In This Program

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

PERSONAL REFERENCES (other than relatives)

(The names you list below MUST be who we receive recommendation letters from)

 

 

 

Name

 

Address

 

Phone

1.

 

 

 

 

 

2.

 

 

 

 

 

3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSONAL REFERENCE/RECOMMENDATON LETTERS:  One (1) letter must be from a teacher/professor, one (1) must be from a professional, and one (1) must be a personal reference/recommendation. These letters can be e-mailed to Heather Cavness @ hgreenwa@uthsc.edu ; and must be as an attachment on letterhead. These letters can also be mailed.  All letters must be received by deadline date ~ (March 4, 2016).

 

Are you a United States Citizen?

          

 Yes

 

No

 

 

Note: Answering “no” to this question does not constitute an automatic bar from volunteering.

 

Within the past 7 years, have you either been (1) convicted by any court, including a court of military justice, or a felony, or (2) been released from prison following conviction of a felony? (For purposes of this application, consider felonies to include any crime that is punishable by imprisonment or execution).

 

Yes

 

No

 

 

Note: Answering “yes” to this question does not constitute an automatic bar from volunteering.

 

If yes, state date, place, and nature of each conviction                                                                                                           

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

I hereby certify that all answers given by me on this application are true to the best of my knowledge. I authorize

UTFP to contact references whom I have listed on this application for the purpose of acquiring information about me; and I release UFP and anyone releasing information to UTFP from any liability based upon such release.

 

Date                                                                  Signature                                                                                            

 

 

                                                                                                                       

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8.  The School for Field Studies (SFS) offers a variety of Environmental Field Studies Abroad, including Cambodia, Panama, and Costa Rica. 

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Upcoming SFS Webinars
Please join us at these upcoming webinars, which are designed to educate you, your colleagues, and even your students about SFS programs. All webinars are approximately 20-30 minutes, and there will be time for questions after the presentation.

To register, visit theschoolforfieldstudiesevents.webex.com, or follow the "Register Now" links below. If you have any questions or if you experience difficulty registering, please email sfs@fieldstudies.org.

Admissions, Pre-Departure, and Financial Aid
Thursday, January 14th
2:00 – 3:00 PM (EST)
with Amy Sullivan, Admissions Manager
REGISTER NOW

Topics Covered:

  • What we look for when evaluating students for SFS programs
  • A step-by-step explanation of the application process
  • Logistics of student travel and visas
  • SFS financial aid and scholarships
  • Resources available to students as they prepare for their program

Costa Rica: Sustainable Development Studies
Thursday, January 21st
2:00 – 3:00 PM (EST)
with Amber Glass, Admissions Counselor
REGISTER NOW

Panama: Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Thursday, January 28th
2:00 – 3:00 PM (EST)
with Amber Glass, Admissions Counselor
REGISTER NOW

Cambodia: River Ecosystems & Environmental Ethics
Thursday, February 18th
2:00 – 3:00 PM (EST)
with Amy Sullivan, Admissions Manager
REGISTER NOW

Topics Covered:

  • Overview of the program and local environmental issues
  • Academic courses and research
  • Community engagement and student life
  • Overview of summer program (if applicable)
  • Students and majors best suited for the program
  • Advising information

 


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9.  The Master of Science in Anesthesia Program at Case Western Reserve University is a two-year, 24 month program which begins once annually, at the end of May. 

Happy new year! I hope 2016 is treating you well. If you've got "on the fence" seniors looking for a demanding clinical master's program with the best job prospects around, please, read on. 

 

Certified anesthesiologist assistants (CAAs) work in the operating room every day providing hands-on anesthesia care to patients. This profession provides great work/life balance. Clocking 40 hours a week, CAAs begin their careers at $135K. Yes, that's the starting salary. Best of all, 100% of the class of 2015 were employed before they graduated. 

 

The Master of Science in Anesthesia Program at Case Western Reserve University is a two-year, 24 month program which begins once annually, at the end of May. This week we re-opened our application for prospective students who meet our admission criteria or who will do so upon graduation at the end of this semester. We will accept applications now through February 1 for the incoming class of summer 2016. Feel free to share this email with students you think may have interest.

 

To apply during this brief window students must:

·  have, or will have, a bachelor's degree by end of spring term 2016

·  have completed 10 prerequisite courses with grades of B- or higher 

·  have an MCAT score of 493 or better (20 or above on the old exam)

·  have a GPA of 3.2 or above (to be competitive)

Anyone not meeting the above criteria is welcome to apply in April for the incoming class of summer 2017. We welcome inquiries and visits at our 3 sites year round. Please contact us for more information!

 

Best regards,

 

Laura Bishop         
Network Marketing and Recruitment Specialist
Master of Science in Anesthesia Program

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
11100 Euclid Avenue, Lakeside Room 2532
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Phone 216-844-8077

Fax 216-844-7349

Experience the Case Difference...
Visit us at www.anesthesiaprogram.com

 

 

10.  On Thursday, February 11, the US Army Medical Department will host a tour of one of the Army's Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelters, or DRASH, on the campus of Christian Brothers University. 

On Thursday, February 11, the US Army Medical Department will host a tour of one of the Army's Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelters, or DRASH, on the campus of Christian Brothers University.  The event offers a rare glimpse inside the modern emergency Army medicine that allows life-saving procedures to be performed immediately on the battlefield.  This event would begin at 0900.  It takes about 3 to 4 hours set-up and tear-down.

 

The DRASH will allow hands-on experience and provide situational awareness of a career in Army Medicine. A subject matter expert will be present to answer questions and, if requested, can teach a class on myriad topics, to include: mass casualty response, emergency trauma, traumatic brain injury recognition, or leadership/management. Individuals will be exposed to equipment that is used for emergency trauma in an austere environment and a visual will be provided for them to see how the Army can portably accomplish its medical mission across the world.

 

What the interior of a DRASH looks like:

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On display at Texas Tech University Health Science Center:

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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/ 
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