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1. Events coming up.
2. Dinstuhl’s Spring Open House is Sunday, April 17, 12 p.m.
to 4 p.m.
3. The University
of Colorado School of Medicine offers a Pre-Med Emergency & Wilderness
Medicine Course with sections in Colorado, Costa, or Greenland.(!)
4. Ross University
School of Medicine offers an alternative to those seeking a MD program.
5. The East
Tennessee State University Quillen College of
Medicine (Johnson City) will be incorporating the Computer-based Assessment
for Sampling Personal Characteristics test into their application process.
STAT===. News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, April 4,
Jefferson University College of Nursing (Philadelphia) celebrates 125 years
of nursing excellence.
be a boorish Neanderthal: Learn proper
you cut out for a Career in Public Health (From the Huffington Post, via the
CBU Career Center e-newsletter).
10. Arizona State
University’s School for the Science of Health Care Delivery offers a Master
of Science degree in the Science of Health Care Delivery.
11. St. Baldrick’s Foundation is the single largest
fundraiser for childhood cancer research.
If you attend or work at a college or university, you're
eligible to organize a Battle of the Bald event for your school. Sign
up today for the ultimate college head-shaving tournament and help
fund cures for kids with cancer.
12. Marginalia: Q:
Is it the sugar or psychoactive compounds that makes chocolate so
1. Events coming up.
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.
April 17, 2016: Dinstuhl’s
Spring Open House, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.: I am posting this as a follow-up to the Annual Dinstuhl’s Gourmet Chocolate Tasting Event held on
Monday, April 4. For more information
about the Spring Open House, please go to Article #2.
April 23, 2016: Impressions Program
2016, offered by the Student National Dental Association chapter of the
University of Tennessee College of Dentistry.
2. Dinstuhl’s Spring Open House is Sunday, April 17,
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
3. The University of
Colorado School of Medicine offers a Pre-Med Emergency & Wilderness
Medicine Course with sections in Colorado, Costa, or Greenland.(!)
If your students have taken a University of Colorado School of Medicine Pre-Med
Emergency & Wilderness Medicine Course you know how valuable they
find it. Taught by School of Medicine faculty, the classes offer
a backstage pass to medicine and health care professions, as well
as national certifications.
still have room in four sections being offered this summer in
Colorado, Costa Rica, or Greenland (academic credit offered). And there
is still time for scholarship applications for the
August Colorado class.
For more information about these classes, as well as Global
Health Advanced First Aid classes and Disaster Response Advanced First Aid
classes, students can go to www.coloradowm.org.
Or your students can check out our hands-on classes in
Point-of-Care Ultrasound and Emergency Medicine, ideal for anyone interested
in learning about ultrasound and the medical profession, offered in mid June (https://emergencyus.regfox.com/june2016) and early August https://emergencyus.regfox.com/june2016.
Please forward this message to your pre-med and
other health profession students.
Todd Miner, Ed.D., FAWM
Department of Emergency
Medicine, Wilderness Medicine Section
University of Colorado School of
12401 E. 17th, B215
Aurora, CO 80045
4. Ross University School of
Medicine offers an alternative to those seeking a MD program.
I know you depend on having the best possible information to enable you to
advise your students on their path toward medical school, and as National
Director of Admissions for Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), my
goal is to ensure that we provide you with just that.
I invite you to learn more about our MD program by reviewing the materials
below describing our medical school and the success of our graduates in
securing a postgraduate residency training position.
I can also put you in touch with the Associate Director of Admissions
for your area, who can assist you in some of the following ways:
- Give you information on
students from your institution who are currently enrolled at RUSM or
who have graduated
- Organize and host
informational sessions for aspiring medical students in your area, or
speak to student organizations, clubs, and classes
- Answer any questions students
have about RUSM, including our admissions process, curriculum, and
- Keep you informed about
upcoming events, like information sessions, our next pre-med advisor
trip to visit our basic sciences campus, and other RUSM-related
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions as to
how I can assist you further, I encourage you to reach out to me – you can
even refer students to me directly, and I will be happy to help them in any
way I can.
Lisa Dougherty, MHRM
National Director, Admissions and Training
Ross University School of Medicine
485 US Highway 1 South
Building B, Floor 4
Iselin, NJ 08830
University School of Medicine:
485 US Highway 1 South, Building B 4th Floor,
Iselin, NJ 08830
For comprehensive consumer information visit
© 2016 Ross University School of Medicine. All rights reserved.
5. The East Tennessee
State University Quillen College of Medicine (Johnson City)
will be incorporating the Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal
Characteristics test into their application process.
is to let you know of another change to our admissions requirements at the
ETSU, Quillen College of Medicine. Effective
with the application cycle for the 2017 entering class, all applicants
progressing to our secondary application stage will be required to take and
have their scores reported to us on a designated Situational Judgment Test
to pursue our mission in primary care and people oriented medicine, we have
long sought another tool which could help us identify and select “the best
applicants” for our school. After considerable thought, our admissions
committee has decided to go with CASPer™.
following information will be added to our website and this is advanced
notice to you.
What is CASPer™? (Computer-based Assessment
for Sampling Personal Characteristics)
CASPer™ is a computer-based
situational judgment test designed to evaluate core personal characteristics
considered important for students success in medical school and ultimately,
as practicing physicians. Some of these include professionalism, ethical
grounding, empathy, compassion, and cultural sensitivity. CASPer™ can be taken anywhere you can access a
computer with video capabilities and a reliable Internet connection in a
CASPer™ consists of a
series of hypothetical, everyday situations presented through a variety of
formats including text, animation or live-action video. Each situation
relates to one or more personal characteristics. Examinees are asked how they
would respond or behave in the situation portrayed. No studying or
advanced preparation is required to take CASPer™.
This test may be taken one time ever.
CASPer™ results are
considered a reliable and predictive screening tool to assess personal
attributes in conjunction with the holistic review process used in our
admissions process. We also believe it can help us make better
decisions on selecting applicants to help meet our mission and serve the
people of Tennessee and the surrounding area.
Why has Quillen chosen to use CASPer™?
Quillen places a high value on personal
characteristics which we believe to be important in becoming an ethical,
capable, compassionate physician. Currently, to assess an applicant’s
personal attributes, the admissions committee relies on its subjective
evaluation of personal essays, letters of recommendation and brief personal
interviews. With CASPer™, the admissions committee
gains an additional tool in assessing an applicant’s personal attributes.
Since our beginning
in 1978, Quillen has always been a believer in
holistic review. The incorporation of CASPer™
into our process represents an additional commitment to evaluate each
applicant as a unique individual – weighing personal attributes in
equal measure with academic metrics and foundational experiences.
What do I need to
do to take CASPer™?
Advanced registration is required. CASPer™
is administered by an external testing company. There is a total fee of $20
associated with CASPer™ which is not part of the
QCOM application fee. It consists of a $10 test fee + a $10 distribution fee
which is paid directly to the testing company upon registration. These fees
are waived for applicants eligible for the AAMC-FAP. Additional
score reports may be forwarded to other schools requiring CASPer™
for $10 each.
Numerous test dates
are available beginning in early summer. Applicants should schedule in
sufficient time to allow for the reporting of results by the due date of
their supplemental application information when requested. We will not
accept scores from tests taken past the November 19, 2016 test date. Therefore,
early scheduling is advised and applicants should anticipate a 4 week turn
around in score reporting. Consideration for interviews will not occur
until these scores are officially reported to us.
information about registering for CASPer™ is included
at www.takecasper.com. A sample
scenario of a CASPer™ question may also be seen at
you for your support as we try to implement an additional tool to help us fulfill
our mission. Please let us know if you have any questions after you
have reviewed the CASPer™ website. Please
feel to share this information with your pre-med students.
Quillen College of Medicine
Tennessee State University
isn’t about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the rain.” -unknown
6. ===AAMC STAT===. News from
the Association of American Medical Colleges, April 4, 2016 edition.
News from the Association of American Medical Colleges
April 4, 2016
AAMC Troubled about
Potential Subpoenas from House Panel
The AAMC issued a letter
last week to chair Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and ranking member Rep.
Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) of the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant
Lives expressing concern about reports that the panel will issue subpoenas
to organizations to compel them to release information about individuals
who have had any involvement—significant or not—with research that utilizes
human fetal tissue. "AAMC-member medical schools and teaching
hospitals remain very concerned for the safety" of these
professionals, said Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC
president and CEO, who urged a bipartisan solution to promote the security
of this information. "Without such protections in place," he
added, "we urge the panel not to force organizations to release
individually identifiable information."
Medical Schools Reaffirm
Commitment to Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
Last week, more than 60 medical schools signed an AAMC statement
expressing gratitude to the White House and Congress for their attention to
the opioid epidemic and reaffirming that they will provide robust
instruction and training in opioid use and dependence, promote research to
best inform the community's efforts, and advance clinical innovations to combat
opioid dependence. President Obama cited one example of such efforts in his
remarks at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, highlighting a
commitment by 35 AAMC-member institutions to integrate opioid prescribing
guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention into
medical school curricula. Click here
to learn how the academic medicine community is actively addressing the
2016 Clinical Care
Innovation Award Recipients Announced
The AAMC has named six institutions that will receive the 2016
AAMC Clinical Care Innovation Award, which recognizes and supports
AAMC-member medical schools and teaching hospitals in their efforts to
advance care delivery through quality improvement. The winning projects
align with the AAMC's Optimizing
Graduate Medical Education initiative by focusing on improving quality
in a range of key areas within the clinical learning environment. All
awardees will be recognized at the 2016
AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting in Rosemont, Ill. on June 9-10.
Resources Developed for Teaching
Health Care Needs of LGBT, Gender Nonconforming Patients
The AAMC has developed a series of video
resources, as part of the Diversity
3.0 Learning Series, to provide tools for teaching about the health
care needs of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender
nonconforming, and/or born with differences of sex development. The series
explores various aspects of the health of sexual and gender minority
patients and provides learners with the tools needed to address their
health care needs. A webinar
on Apr. 25 will offer examples of how medical schools and teaching
hospitals are implementing recommendations outlined in the AAMC's publication
on improving health care for people in these diverse patient populations.
Education Collaborative Expands to Medical Schools
Medicine Education Collaborative (LMEd) was
established to integrate lifestyle medicine into medical school education
through the collaborative efforts of medical school deans and students,
curriculum developers, professional medical societies, governing bodies,
and policy institutes. LMEd focuses on expanding access
to lifestyle medicine education—with a focus on subjects such as
exercise/physical activity, nutrition, behavior change, and self-care—in
U.S. medical schools. A series of webcasts will be held throughout the year
for medical schools to learn how to incorporate this area of study into
their curricula, followed by the inaugural Lifestyle
Medicine Education Summit in October.
On the Move
Christine Cassel, MD, stepped
down as president and CEO of the National Quality Forum, effective Mar.
1, and will join the leadership team of the Kaiser Permanente School of
Medicine, which is set to open in 2019 in Southern California.
Jefferson University College of Nursing (Philadelphia) celebrates 125
years of nursing excellence.
Celebrating 125 Years of Nursing
College of Nursing at Thomas Jefferson University is at the
forefront of educating the most respected nurse clinicians with
programs that combine clinical excellence, research and technology.
We've been preparing nurses since 1891 and today we offer a continuum
of nursing degree programs, from baccalaureate through doctoral levels.
- Jefferson BSN graduates
consistently score above the national average on the national
- MSN alumni have a 95% pass
rate on national certification exams
- DNP students and grads
publish in peer-reviewed journals and present nationally
Interprofessional education is a
hallmark of a Jefferson education and our program benefits from
distinguished faculty who are active in team-based clinical
practice and research.
Jefferson Nursing graduates enter the practice world
with excellent clinical skills, real-world nursing experience, and
confidence in their ability to work effectively with peers and team
We invite you to learn more about the Jefferson
Difference at Jefferson.edu/Nursing.
College of Nursing Programs:
8. Don’t be a
boorish Neanderthal: Learn proper
Calendar Of Events
Series: Dining Etiquette
Sabbatini Lounge - 5:30-7:00 pm
This is the final
installment of our First
Impressions Etiquette Series, sponsored in part by Enterprise Holdings.
If you're part of an important business dinner, maybe as part of a job
interview, knowing how to conduct yourself can make or break your chances
of landing the job! Do you know which fork to use? Which way to
pass the butter or the salt & pepper? How do you handl e wine or alcohol? Come learn the answers
to these questions and more as we walk you through a full four-course meal
with proper dining etiquette and techniques. This
event is geared toward graduating seniors, as you must be 21 or older to
participate (wine will be served). An
RSVP is required before Monday, April 11th.
To submit your RSVP, stop by Career Services (Buckman
207), call us (321-3330), email us (firstname.lastname@example.org), or RSVP through your
Thursday, April 14
St. Joseph Hall, Room 10 - 12:30-1:45 pm
Thursday, April 21
Careers" Career Panel
LLC Classroom - 1:00-2:0 0 pm
Tuesday, April 26
Job Search Boot
Buckman 211 (Montesi) -
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Thursday, April 28
Professionals (Company TBA)
St. Joseph Hall, Room 10 - 12:30 - 1:30 pm
To Answer The Most Important Interview Question Of All: Why Should I
All job interview questions ultimately boil down to this one: "Why
should we hire you?" For some, this is a tough question to answer. You
don't want to come across as bragging or conceited, yet you need to explain
why they should hire you over the other presumably qualified candidates.
You can answer this in a positive way that sets you apart and tells them
why they need you.
Below are two winning ways to answer this question, one for if you have
experience and another for if you don't have experience (or enough
experience). Read More...
Career Experts Explain What Candidates Should Never Ask In An Interview
Job candidates are not only judged by the
answers they give in an interview, but also by the questions they ask. If
you ask questions that you could have found the answers to yourself, it
tells the potential employer two things: 1. The interview wasn't important
enough to you to prepare for; and 2. You don't know how to do research.
Remember, the interview is just as much about you getting to know the
employer as it is about the employer getting to know you. Prepare several
questions ahead of time that demonstrate thoughtfulness, curiosity, and an
interest in solving problems. Read more...
9. Are you cut out
for a Career in Public Health (From the Huffington Post, via the CBU
Career Center e-newsletter).
Are You Cut Out For A Career In Public Health?
From The Huffington Post
I've had my fair share of experience working in public health, the most
significant of such in my role as the Communications Associate for YTH,
working to empower youth through technology-based health initiatives. Through
my work, I've encountered many people either working towards pursuing a
career in public health or who already have established themselves in the
field who want to broaden their horizons.
There's a lot to discuss in terms of what it takes to be cut out for working
in public health, but I think the most important point to consider when
looking at any career field is job prospects. Understanding what your actual
job prospects are before pursuing an expensive degree or risky career change
can help you to understand what you're day-to-day is probably going to look
like. Also, if you can or will be happy working said
capacity, as many jobs seem quite glamorous on the outside, but have a
much more gritty reality on the inside. Read More...
State University’s School for the Science of Health Care Delivery offers
a Master of Science degree in the Science of Health Care Delivery.
As the health care industry continues its rapid
expansion, Arizona State University's School
for the Science of Health Care Delivery is helping students earn
a distinct competitive advantage in the field with the Master of
Science in the Science of Health Care Delivery. You may also be
particularly interested in Mayo Medical School expanding to
Arizona in partnership with ASU.
priority deadline for on-ground applications is May 1st but our
admissions committee is happy to accept applications for our
on-ground option any time prior to the start of the program in the
Fall. We also accept online applications on a rolling basis and
accepted students may begin at any one of six online starts per
from three learning options:
Students in the Master of Science in
the Science of Health Care Delivery program will:
a comprehensive approach to health care delivery
real-world experience in exclusive interactive settings
a unique knowledge base from an innovative cross-disciplinary
exclusive opportunities to connect with industry leaders from
such esteemed institutions as Mayo Clinic, Banner Health,
Mountain Park Health Center and Barrow Neurological Institute
With an MS in the
Science of Health Care Delivery, students can enter such fields as
health care delivery and administration, health policy and health
system architecture, or use it as a foundation for a career in
medicine, pharmacology or physician assistant.
College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University is pleased to
announce the appointment of Victor Trastek, M.D., Director and Professor of
Practice, School for the Science of Health Care Delivery. Dr. Trastek is the former CEO of Mayo Clinic,
Arizona, and leads major national efforts in leadership and
professionalism in health care.
Program faculty includes leaders within their
Keith Lindor, M.D.
Dean of the College of Health Solutions and former Dean of the Mayo
Medical School, Rochester
Associate Director of the School for the Science of Health Care
Alison Essary, DHSc, MHPE,
Director of Student Affairs for the College of Health Solutions and
former Director of Midwestern Physician Assistant Program,
Other perks of being a student in the science of
health care delivery master's program include MCAT prep (free
online or discounted in-person), embedded pre-health advising (personal
statement review, application assistance, and mock interviews), and no GRE required.
Over the past three years including this year's cohort, students within the Science of
Health Care Delivery program have been admitted to the following
University of Nebraska, University of Virginia, Boston University,
University of Arizona, University of Iowa, University of Arizona -
Phoenix, Creighton University,Howard
University, Saint Louis University, Albany Medical School, A.T. Still
University School of Osteopathic Medicine - Arizona, Arizona College
of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University.
This year's cohort also has had interviews at the following
medical schools: Mayo Medical School, University of
California, Los Angeles, Albert Einstein, University of California,
San Francisco, Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Southern
California, Ross University, and St. George's University.
Students complete their capstone
projects at health care sites such as Mayo Clinic,
Banner Health and Arizona Department of Health Services.
Applications are still being accepted. Learn
more about the Master of Science in the science of health care
delivery program and apply
Baldrick’s Foundation is the single largest fundraiser for childhood
cancer research. If you attend or work at a college or university,
you're eligible to organize a Battle of the Bald event for your
school. Sign up today for the ultimate college head-shaving
tournament and help fund cures for kids with cancer.
St. Baldrick's Battle of the Bald starts September
1 and registration is open now!
If you attend or work at a college or university, you're eligible
to organize a Battle of the Bald event for
your school. Sign up today for the ultimate college
head-shaving tournament and help fund cures for kids with cancer.
Do you know a student or faculty member? Help us spread the word by
forwarding this email using the "Tell a friend" button below.
What is Battle
of the Bald?
September 1 through December 5, college students
nationwide will go head-to-head to raise the most money for
childhood cancer research. One school will rise to the top and be named
the national champion!
We're talking to you, students, athletic teams, fraternities
and sororities, and student body presidents:
Build volunteer and leadership experience, enhance your resume and win
cool prizes while making an impact in the lives of kids and young
adults with cancer.
Schedule your head-shaving event for any day between September
1 and December 5. Once registered, you can start fundraising right
away! The school that raises the most money will be declared the winner
on December 15.
12. Marginalia: Q:
Is it the sugar or psychoactive compounds that makes chocolate so
A: WHO CARES?
Monday, April 5, the students of Dr. Eisen’s BIOL
103 class hosted the annual Dinstuhl’s Gourmet Chocolate
Tasting Event, presented by Ms. Marian Hughes, manager of the Laurelwood location.
To fully appreciate the
wonderfulness of Dinstuhl’s gourmet chocolates, you
must experience its sound as it
snaps, then its fra-a-a-a-a-a-a-agrance, and finally, its fla-a-a-a-a-a-a-vor.
some introductory comments about how the cacoa
plant grows and how the chocolate is initially processed:
Marian Hughes holding a vial with cocoa
butter, from which white chocolate is made.
Connor Bran, official assistant, looks on.
Inspecting the components of the seeds
(Brinsley Cooper on the left, Marisa Wong on the right)
Tanquisha Mills CAREFULLY inspecting the “nibs”
(L-R in the background: Thomas
Summers, Kyle Fioranelli, Nuti
first step in Chocolate Connoisseurship is hearing the distinctive snap when you break the wafer, as
demonstrated by Cathy Lantrip and Allison Allensworth:
there is the partaking the fra-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-grance, as demonstrated by Thomas Summers:
the GRAND FINALE, with partaking of the fla-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-vor:
L-R: Danica Rubin, Amber , Taylor
Flake, Bailey Smith
Angelica Brown and Wendolyn Byrd
This is serious! (ft. Daria
And finally, this year’s winner of the
door prize: Tyler Napier!!