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Caduceus Newsletter:  Spring 2016.03, Week of January 25.  

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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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Friday, January 29 is National Corn Chip Day.  What are you going to do to celebrate?

 

 

For more information about upcoming earth-shattering observances, please go to Marginalia.  (BTW, listing these goofy upcoming “holidays” may become a new feature of each issue of the Caduceus Newsletter.)

 

Table of Contents:

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  The AAMC announces a Medical School Virtual Fair, Thursday, February 4, 2016, from 12-8 p.m., ET. 
3.  Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine announces its 2016 Adventures in Veterinary Medicine Program.  
4.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 18, 2016 edition.  
5. 
The Mid-South Mission of Mercy (MidMOM) is an annual two-day free dental clinic sponsored by the Memphis Dental Society for under-served people living in Memphis and the surrounding Mid-South area, and it is an excellent opportunity for those of you interested in either dentistry or dental hygiene. 
6.  Tutoring services at the LLC Classroom, ground floor, for CHEM 113-115, Calculus I&II, and Physics I&II, 8 to 10 p.m.  
7.  Established in 1996, the Medical School for International Health (MSIH) is the only four-year North American-style medical school that incorporates global health coursework into all four years of the medical school curriculum.  
8.  The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity is a non-credit, ten-week, highly-structured research experience sponsored by UMMS Office of School Services, and funded by NIH and the UMMS Office of Research. 
9.  The Association for Schools and Colleges of Optometry announce a Virtual fair on Wednesday, January 27.  
10.  The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) announces the opening of the 2016 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program application cycle.
 
11.  The Wolf River Conservancy announces The 11th Annual Tree Planting, Saturday, March 12.  
12.  Volunteers needed added the Shelby Farms Park on January 23, 2016 for the annual Weed Wrangle privet pool, and other news from the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy.  

13.  Marginalia:  No, really, you can’t make this up – This week’s observances, according to http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/january/ . 

 

1.  Events coming up.

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 for display in the Sabbatini Lounge 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.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016: Introduction to Logan School of Chiropractic:  Ms. Mollie Baker, Admissions Coordinator for Logan University will be available to discuss the chiropractic and other programs offered at Logan University.    

 

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 AAMC announces a Medical School Virtual Fair, Thursday, February 4, 2016, from 12-8 p.m., ET. 

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Association of American Medical Colleges

Talk to 25 Medical Schools without having to travel at the AAMC Medical School Virtual Fair

Thursday, February 4, 2016
12:00-8:00 p.m. ET
Online

REGISTER FREE

If you're thinking about a career in medicine, this is a great opportunity to speak with 25 medical schools from across the country from the comfort of your computer or mobile device. Registration is free, and you can continue to explore "booths" and view videos for an additional 30 days following the event.

Attend the virtual fair to:

  • Chat live with medical schools
  • View videos and materials to help decide which schools are a good fit for you
  • Connect with admissions officers and medical students
  • Speak with experts from the AAMC about the MCAT exam, application process, financing your education, and more!

REGISTER FREE

See you at the fair!

 

3.  Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine announces its 2016 Adventures in Veterinary Medicine Program.  

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Adventures in Veterinary Medicine

 

 

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2016 Adventures in Veterinary Medicine (AVM) program at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

 

AVM is an exciting and intensive program where participants can explore the wide variety of careers available within veterinary medicine and discover first-hand what it is like to attend veterinary school.

 

For students who are trying to determine whether veterinary medicine is the right career path, AVM is a great way to gain a deeper understanding of the profession. The program is also helpful for students who have already decided on a future in veterinary medicine, as it allows them to experience life as a veterinary student and explore opportunities within the field. Many of our past AVM participants have successfully gained admission to veterinary school both here at Tufts and at other schools.

 

During the week-long session, participants will

·       investigate the different specialty fields

·       spend time behind the scenes in our hospitals shadowing veterinary students

·       gain hands-on experience working with our teaching animals

·       learn about our admission and financial aid process

·       and more!

 

We offer two sessions for college students as well as a session for adult, non-traditional students.

            Adult Session 2:         May 2–6

            College Session 3:      June 6–10

            College Session 4:      June 13–17

 

Full details, including eligibility, tuition, and the online application, can be found on our website.

 

We hope that you will share this information with your students and with any other appropriate departments at your institution. If you or your students have any questions, please feel free to contact us at AVM@tufts.edu or 508-839-7962.

 

 

THE AVM TEAM

Adventures in Veterinary Medicine

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine  

Tufts University                                             

200 Westboro Road

North Grafton, MA  01536         

Phone:  (508) 839-7962   

Fax:  (508) 839-7952 

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4.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 18, 2016 edition.  

STAT Short, topical, and timely

News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

January 18, 2016

AAMC Begins Search for Chief Medical Education Officer

The AAMC has begun its search for a new chief medical education officer. The association seeks an individual with a vision for the future of medical education that reflects the evolving nature of health care, changing U.S. demographics, and the needs of the academic medical community. Candidates should have distinguished and nationally recognized academic careers, including significant leadership roles and at least 15 years of medical education or curriculum development experience in a complex academic medical environment. Submissions, candidate recommendations, and questions about the search process should be sent to AAMC@russellreynolds.com by Jan. 25.

First Medical School Virtual Fair Hosted by AAMC

The AAMC will be hosting the first Medical School Virtual Fair on Feb. 4 from noon to 8 pm (EST). The free event will offer prospective medical students an opportunity to interact with admissions representatives from 25 of the nation's medical schools, as well as current medical students and AAMC staff who will provide a comprehensive review of the various components of the application process. Information about the fair and other resources for future medical students can be found in a new newsletter, the AAMC Pre-Med Navigator. To subscribe to this monthly newsletter, click here.

New Report Examines Social Risk Factors in Medicare Payment Programs

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has released the first of five reports from a committee convened to identify the social risk factors affecting health outcomes of Medicare beneficiaries and how to account for these factors in Medicare payment programs. In the report, Accounting for Social Risk Factors in Medicare Payment: Identifying Social Risk Factors, the committee describes the results of a literature search linking social risk factors to health-related measures of importance to Medicare payment and quality programs. The committee considered certain factors, such as socioeconomic position, race, ethnicity, cultural context, and social relationships, and concluded these factors do have an influence on health use, cost, and outcomes.

National Research Mentoring Network Provides Opportunities for Future Scientists

The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN), funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is a nationwide consortium of science professionals and institutions collaborating to provide students and scientists who are underrepresented in science professions and at any stage in their career with enhanced networking, professional development, research resources, and mentorship experiences. Researchers in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences are encouraged to register to participate as either a mentor or a mentee.

On the Move

Ronald R. Peterson, MD, executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine and president of the Johns Hopkins Health System, announced that Johns Hopkins Hospital will begin a search for a new president this year. He will remain in his current role leading Johns Hopkins Medicine, which is the umbrella alliance of the Hopkins Health System and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Johnese Spisso has been named president of UCLA Health, CEO of UCLA Hospital System, and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences. She succeeds James Atkinson, MD, who has served as interim associate vice chancellor since March 2015. Spisso is currently chief health system officer for the University of Washington School of Medicine.

 

5.  The Mid-South Mission of Mercy (MidMOM) is an annual two-day free dental clinic sponsored by the Memphis Dental Society for under-served people living in Memphis and the surrounding Mid-South area, and it is an excellent opportunity for those of you interested in either dentistry or dental hygiene. 

The Mid-South Mission of Mercy (MidMOM) will be held on February 26-27, 2016 in Cordova, TN atBellevue

 Baptist Church

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MidMOM is an annual two-day free dental clinic sponsored by the Memphis Dental Society for under-served people living in Memphis and the surrounding Mid-South area. All services are provided free of charge by members of the Tennessee State Dental Association, Mississippi State Dental Association, and Arkansas State Dental Association, assisted by a host of volunteers. MidMOM provides dental care for the relief of pain to under-served Mid-Southerners, many of whom are from working families who do not have access to dental work or cannot afford dental insurance. 
For more information, please go to:  http://www.midsouthmissionofmercy.org/about .

 

6.  Tutoring services at the LLC Classroom, ground floor, for CHEM 113-115, Calculus I&II, and Physics I&II, 8 to 10 p.m.  

Please keep this posted until May 1, 2016.  Questions?  Dr. Josι Dαvila 321-3572, jdavila@cbu.edu

TUTORING  FOR

 CHEM 113-115

CALCULUS I & II

PHYSICS I & II

at the LLC  Classroom

(ground floor)    8 to 10 PM

Sunday to Thursday

January 18  to May 1

every evening before a class day.

FREE FOR ALL CBU STUDENTS

Tutors:  Wenting Zhu and Katherine Bollinger

 

7.  Established in 1996, the Medical School for International Health (MSIH) is the only four-year North American-style medical school that incorporates global health coursework into all four years of the medical school curriculum.  

 

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Dear Colleague,
 

Established in 1996, the Medical School for International Health (MSIH) is the only four-year North American-style medical school that incorporates global health coursework into all four years of the medical school curriculum.  The MSIH is an English-language track at Ben-Gurion University and has been affiliated with Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons since inception.  MSIH students spend three years in Beer-Sheva, Israel, then go on to conduct fourth-year clinical electives at Columbia University Medical Center, and at other institutions in the United States and Canada.

 

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ADMISSIONS:  We are currently accepting applications for the entering class of 2016.  This year's application is easier to fill out and email to us, and the application fee can be paid via credit card.  The application is available on our website at msih.net, or Click here to download.  Should you have any questions, please email msihadmissions@post.bgu.ac.il

 

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for any students interested in learning more about the MSIH. Kindly forward this email or link to any students who may be interested.  I have included the link below to register, should you or any students want to participate. 


Join us for a webinar on January 21st, at 12:00 pm EST
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6003465800745512193
                                       or
Join us for a webinar on January 27th, at 7:30 pm EST
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7513847331635368193
 

If you, or a student, would like more information about the Medical School for International Health, please contact the MSIH Admissions Office at 844-422-MSIH, visit our website at msih.net, or view the first-year medical student blog http://firstyearmsih.blogspot.com.  

Sincerely,
Kelly A. Coleman, MBA
Recruitment Coordinator
Medical School for International Health
Coleman@post.bgu.ac.il 

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Do you fit the profile?

Average MCAT is 29.9
Average GPA is 3.51
Global health interest
Volunteer activities
Undergraduate degree
 

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Apply Now for 2016!
We are accepting applications for this year's entering class.

 Click here to download
 

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Questions?

Visit us at MSIH.net
or email us at
msihadmissions@post.bgu.ac.il
 

 

8.  The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity is a non-credit, ten-week, highly-structured research experience sponsored by UMMS Office of School Services, and funded by NIH and the UMMS Office of Research. 

 

2016 Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity

Ten Week Program - May 29 - August 5, 2016

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The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity is a non-credit, ten-week, highly-structured research experience sponsored by UMMS Office of School Services. Funded by NIH and the UMMS Office of Research, this program consists of "hands-on" laboratory research with an investigator serving as a mentor, role model and advisor.

 

Program description: http://www.umassmed.edu/summer

 

Application deadline: March 13, 2016

 

Program eligibility and on-line application: http://www.umassmed.edu/schoolservices/prematriculation/srp/application/

 

All inquiries should go to summer.research@umassmed.edu

 

Deborah Harmon Hines, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for School Services

Professor of Radiology

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

508-856-6540 fax

Deborah-harmon.hines@umassmed.edu

www.umassmed.edu/schoolservices

www.umassmed.edu/summer

 

 

9.  The Association for Schools and Colleges of Optometry announce a Virtual fair on Wednesday, January 27.  

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Make a Real Difference in Real Lives

Thinking about a career in healthcare?
Learn more and speak with faculty, students and admissions professionals representing 22 schools and colleges of Optometry.

RSVP to attend the Virtual Fair on January 27

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Are often the first to detect critical health issues in their patients and refer them for timely treatment

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Enjoy a balanced life and work an average of 37.5 hours a week*

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Have unlimited career options, from pediatrics to geriatrics to sports vision or rehabilitative vision

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Optometry offers an average net income of $122,767 across the profession*

Visit the Association for Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) to learn more about the programs and this satisfying profession.


Please check out OUR resources!

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10.  The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) announces the opening of the 2016 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program application cycle. 

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Now Accepting Applications: AACOM 2016 Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program

AACOM’s 2016 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program application cycle is now open. The program, named after former AACOM Executive Director Sherry R. Arnstein, recognizes incoming and continuing underrepresented minority students at AACOM’s member colleges. Help AACOM spread the word by forwarding this email to eligible students.

Eligible applicants are:

  1. African-American, Native American (American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian), mainland Puerto Rican, or Hispanic
  2. Currently enrolled in his/her first, second, or third year at an AACOM member college, or have been accepted and plan to matriculate at an AACOM member college
  3. In good academic standing
  4. Not a previous Arnstein Scholarship awardee

Entries must be post-marked by March 31, 2016. All entries must be complete and meet all specified requirements. Late or incomplete entries will not be considered.

Awardees will be notified in August 2016.

Visit AACOM's Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program web page for more information.

 

We look forward to receiving your interested premedical students applications!

 

Best,

Gina

 

Gina M. Moses, M.Ed.

Associate Director of Recruitment and Application Services

 

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11.  The Wolf River Conservancy announces The 11th Annual Tree Planting, Saturday, March 12.  

 

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            Join us for the Wolf River Conservancy's biggest volunteer event of the year, sponsored by International Paper and FedEx. The 11th Annual Tree Planting promises to be a fun-filled event for all ages! This year we will be planting native Eastern Redbud trees and milkweed plants in an effort to establish a butterfly garden along Walnut Grove Road in Shelby Farms Park.


Saturday, March 12th
Shelby Farms Park, Gate 11
9 AM - Noon

Register to Volunteer

            The cost of each Eastern Redbud tree that will be planted is approximately $15. Please consider a donation to our Tree Planting so that more funds can go to future service projects and programs.

Sponsor A Tree and Support WRC

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12.  Volunteers needed added the Shelby Farms Park on January 23, 2016 for the annual Weed Wrangle privet pool, and other news from the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy.  

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13.  Marginalia:  No, really, you can’t make this up – This week’s observances, according to http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/january/ . 

January 25

o    National Opposite Day

o    National Irish Coffee Day

January 26

o    National Spouses Day

o    National Peanut Brittle Day

January 27

o    National Chocolate Cake Day

January 28

o    National Have Fun At Work Day

o    National Kazoo Day

o    National Blueberry Pancake Day

January 29

o    National Puzzle Day

o    National Corn Chip Day

January 30

o    National Croissant Day

o    National Seed Swap Day – Last Saturday in January

January 31

o    National Backward Day

o    National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

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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