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Caduceus Newsletter Spring 2016.15:  Week of April 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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Join the Office of Student Life on Monday, April 25th at 6:30pm in Spain Auditorium as we screen the film, Amy.

 

For more information, please go to Article #2. 

 

Table of Contents:

1.  Events coming up. 
2. 
Join the Office of Student Life on Monday, April 25th at 6:30pm in Spain Auditorium as we screen the film, Amy.  

3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges.   
4.  The University of Vermont College of Medicine offers a Summer Medical School Prep program to help you prepare for the revised MCAT, build clinical experience, and learn essential interview skills for medical school.  
5.  Ninety-five percent (95%) of Medical School for International Health (Beersheva, Israel) students matched into residency programs, with a large number of them matching in Primary Care Fields. 
6. 
The Illinois College of Optometry cordially invites you and your students to attend our Admissions Open House on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 from 8:15 AM to 1:30 PM.  
7.  School for Field Studies Environmental Field Studies Abroad e-newsletter:  April 20, 2016 issue. 
8.  The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy offers discounts on their Go Ape Treetop Adventure, Greenline Bike Rental, Pine Lake Paddleboat Rental, Battlefront Paintball & Lasertag, Picnic Pavilion Rental, and Guided Trail Rides at the SFPC Stables.  

 

1.  Events coming up.    

·         Monday, April 25, starting at 6:30 p.m. in Spain Auditorium:  Screening of Amy, the story of British singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse, whose 2006 album Back to Black catapulted her to widespread fame and critical acclaim, followed by a discussion.  For more information, please go to Article #2. 

 

2.  Join the Office of Student Life on Monday, April 25th at 6:30pm in Spain Auditorium as we screen the film, Amy.  

Snacks and Drinks are provided.  Following the screening, Associate Vice President for Student Life Tim Doyle will lead a discussion to process the film.  All are welcome.  

 

Amy presents the story of British singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse, whose 2006 album Back to Black catapulted her to widespread fame and critical acclaim. Intense media scrutiny and problems with alcohol led to a downward spiral, leading to her tragic death in 2011 at the age of 27. The film was directed by Asif Kapadia, and includes Winehouse footage and performance clips and interviews with friends, family members and collaborators.

 

3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges.   

STAT Short, topical, and timely

News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

April 18, 2016

Kirch Editorial Examines Role of Medical Schools in Addressing Opioid Epidemic

An opinion piece by Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC president and CEO, published in the Huffington Post, examines how medical schools and teaching hospitals are training the next generation of physicians in pain management and in how to address and prevent opioid abuse. The editorial also discusses the NIH-supported research that is generating new knowledge about pain management and the evidence-based interventions that institutions have deployed to address the opioid epidemic in local communities.

AAMC Endorses Medicaid Expansion Legislation

The AAMC sent a letter to Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) endorsing the States Achieve Medicaid Expansion (SAME) Act legislation that would enable states expanding Medicaid coverage to receive three years of full federal funding. The AAMC lauds states that have already expanded Medicaid coverage to all individuals earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, stating, "In these 30 states, AAMC-member institutions and their faculty practice plans have been able to treat more patients in outpatient settings before their conditions become urgent-improving health outcomes for patients and stabilizing hospitals serving the most vulnerable populations."

Registration Opens for Diversity Health Care Virtual Fair

On Apr. 20, the AAMC will participate in the Insight into Diversity Virtual Fair, a free online event for prospective students in the health professions, sponsored by Penn State College of Medicine. The fair will provide an opportunity for students from diverse backgrounds to learn about the pathway to a health care career and interact with representatives from medical schools and health-focused schools and programs. Participants can also engage in real-time with AAMC staff about the path to medical school and services for medical students, including the Medical School Admission Requirements® (MSAR®), the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT® exam), Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), the Fee Assistance Program, and more.

National Campaign Highlights Importance of Advance Health Care Planning

A number of AAMC-member institutions, along with national, state, and local community organizations, are participating in National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) on Apr. 16. A national effort to highlight the importance of advance health care decision making, the campaign was established to provide clear, concise, and consistent information on advance care planning to both the public and providers through simple, free resources and processes. For more information about NHDD, visit nhdd.org.

On the Move

Jerry L. Epps, MD, has been named senior vice president and chief medical officer of the University of Tennessee (UT) Medical Center. He succeeds John (Jack) W. Lacey III, MD, who retired in March after four decades of service. Epps most recently served as chair of the department of anesthesiology at UT Medical Center and the UT Graduate School of Medicine.

Donald E. Melnick, MD, MACP, president and CEO of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), announced he will step down in early 2017 after 33 years with the organization and more than 15 as president. He plans to continue consulting with NBME after his retirement.

Fredric Meyer, MD, has been named dean of Mayo Medical School, effective July 1. He will succeed Michele Halyard, MD, who has served as interim dean since May 2015.

 

4.  The University of Vermont College of Medicine offers a Summer Medical School Prep program to help you prepare for the revised MCAT, build clinical experience, and learn essential interview skills for medical school.  

 

 

 

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UVM College of Medicine Summer Medical School Prep Program

 

Hi Stan, 

 

You've already put in a lot of effort to get ready for Med School. UVM's Summer Medical School Prep program will help you to figure out just how ready you are and help you:

  • Prepare for the revised MCAT
  • Build clinical experience
  • Learn essential interview skills for medical school

Students who successfully complete the program will have a detailed personalized assessment document to support their application to medical school.

"The students who take this program really want to go to Medical school... My immediate goal would be to provide students with the confidence that they are ready for medical school."   

- Dr. Paula Tracy, UVM Director of Pre-Clinical Assessment in the College of Medicine

Watch this 3 minute video highlighted on the program website, to discover how we will give you the confidence to get accepted into Med School.

 

Kind Regards,

Colleen Fairchild
Program Coordinator
Colleen.Fairchild@uvm.edu
(802) - 656 - 8670 

 

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5.  Ninety-five percent (95%) of Medical School for International Health (Beersheva, Israel) students matched into residency programs, with a large number of them matching in Primary Care Fields. 

A medical school that focuses on global health

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Dear Colleague,
 

Last month, the fourth-year students at the Medical School for International Health celebrated their residency matches.  95% of MSIH students matched into residency programs, with a large number of them matching in Primary Care Fields.  For 2016, 26% of placements were in Family Medicine, 23% in Internal Medicine and another 16% in Pediatrics (see graph).  Other students matched in Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, General Surgery and Neurosurgery.  Many of the students matched at their first or second choice for residency.   

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/0efcbd5002a6c92198432b561/images/0a184089-f069-47dd-860a-df94faec5f3b.pngHighlights of the match include Hayley Amuyal, a graduate of Lehigh University, who will be doing her residency in Pediatrics at Georgetown University Hospital. Tiffany Chow, a UCLA graduate, will be returning to California to do her residency in Pediatrics at UCLA Medical Center, while Jonathan Ditty, a fellow UCLA graduate will be doing his residency in Family Medicine at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana.  In addition, Kathleen Biblowitz, an Amherst College and Columbia University Postbacc graduate, will be doing her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago Medical Center.  

Alumni Spotlight:
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/0efcbd5002a6c92198432b561/images/c99e75a0-3f75-4d57-891a-2964b8577a1b.jpgDr. Benjamin Courchia, a native of France, graduate of Yeshiva University and member of the MSIH class of 2013, is currently in his last year of his Pediatrics residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, New York.  He recently matched into a Neonatal ICU fellowship program at the University of Miami.  Dr. Courchia is eager to begin his fellowship, which as he states, "has a strong dedication to global health with opportunities to practice abroad."  In reflecting on his time at the MSIH, Dr. Courchia comments about his clinical rotations, stating "My help was always welcomed no matter the time or the department. This time spent in Soroka is what allows me today to be the kind of resident I am today."  

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/0efcbd5002a6c92198432b561/images/82701f8d-33a1-4680-b1da-773f4463f8fd.jpgThe 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.


WEBINAR:  We will be hosting an upcoming informational webinar 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 May 10, at 7:00 pm EST
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The MSIH application is available on our website at msih.net.  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
 
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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6.  The Illinois College of Optometry cordially invites you and your students to attend our Admissions Open House on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 from 8:15 AM to 1:30 PM.  

The Illinois College of Optometry cordially invites you and your students to attend our Admissions Open House on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 from 8:15 AM to 1:30 PM. Advisors, prospective students and their families are welcome to join us to learn tips on preparing for optometry school, discover new technologies & advances in the profession of Optometry, take a guided tour of the campus, clinical facilities & lecture center and more! There will also be an opportunity to meet with admissions representatives and current students. Refreshments will be served.

 

If you or your students would like to attend, please RSVP at www.ico.edu.

 

We hope to see you there!

 

Best regards,

 

Teisha Johnson, M.S.
Senior Director of Admissions


Illinois College of Optometry
3241 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616-3878


T: 312-949-7407

F: 312-949-7399

ICO.edu | blog.ico.edu

 

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7.  School for Field Studies Environmental Field Studies Abroad e-newsletter:  April 20, 2016 issue. 

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Environmental Field Studies Abroad

April 20, 2016



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This Amazing Group of People
"When I applied for the SFS Panama program, I was nervous about the people I would be spending the semester with. I was especially nervous about having three roommates that I never talked to before. But now, I can't imagine leaving them!" blogs SFS Panama Spring 2016 student Samantha McCabe (Elon University). READ MORE


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Overall Pure Bliss
"Living within the Amazon Basin has been something beyond words," writes SFS Peru Spring 2016 student Megan Quirk (Gustavus Adolphus College). "Experiences like hiking around the Andes, petting llamas, visiting historic ruins, and meeting students from around the country have all contributed to the wonderful memories."  READ MORE

+ Learn how indigenous people have been managing the Andes-Amazon environment for millennia, and helping to create the amazing biodiversity we see today. Read More


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Cloudy With a Chance of Forest
"The preservation and mitigation of this country is without a doubt worth the effort," writes SFS Costa Rica Spring 2016 student Jakob Larson (University of Redlands). Learn about their visit to "one of Costa Rica’s most coveted ecologically preserved gems," the Monteverde Cloud Forest.  READ MORE

+ See a video from the Monteverde field excursion. Watch Now

+ Check out SFS Costa Rica faculty member Achim Häger's crowdfunding site on the role of altered landscapes, like coffee farms and pastures, in mitigating climate change through carbon sequestration. Read More

 


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8.  The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy offers discounts on their Go Ape Treetop Adventure, Greenline Bike Rental, Pine Lake Paddleboat Rental, Battlefront Paintball & Lasertag, Picnic Pavilion Rental, and Guided Trail Rides at the SFPC Stables.  

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BIG Savings on BIG Adventure!

 

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Dear Stanley , 

 

As Shelby Farms Park warms up, we know that the Mid-South is looking forward to spending more outdoor time here. Whether you'd like to explore the park on a bicycle, climb to new heights on the Go Ape Treetop-Adventure Course, or make a new friend on a guided horseback ride, Shelby Farms Park is the place to find your adventure.

 

And, if you're a Shelby Farms Park Member, you'll receive discounts no matter how you play!

 

Members Get-

 

Rentals and Attractions Discounts, such as-

-10% off Go Ape Treetop Adventure

-10% off Greenline Bike Rentals

-$2 off Pine Lake Paddleboat Rentals

-10% Discount at Battlefront Paintball + Lasertag

-5% off Picnic Pavillion Rentals

-10% off Guided Trail Rides at the SFPC Stables

 

Special Event Benefits, including-

-25% off Starry Nights Tickets

-Free Family Friendly Nocturnal Nature Hike at Spooky Nights

-10% off SFPC merchandise sales at events

-Discounted Registration for SFPC produced races

 

And Discounts on our Programs, like-

-10% off Summer Camp Enrollment

-10% off SFPC produced Fitness Programs

-$25 off Basic Family Manners class at our K-9 Academy

 

On top of those discounts listed above, Members also get Park perks, such as  VIP parking at the Woodland Discovery Playground, Quarterly Events Postcards, and discounts at several  local businesses, including Yolo Frozen Yogurt, Central BBQ, and Outdoors, Inc! A full list of discounts and benefits can be found at the Shelby Farms Park Membership Page.

 

But wait, there's more! Stay tuned for upcoming discounts at The Kitchen Restaurant, The Shelby Farms Park Gift Shop, The Boathouse, and other upcoming Heart of the Park attractions this Fall!

 

Remember that, while Shelby Farms Park is free to all visitors, many of our attractions charge a small cost to help support maintenance and management costs. Our Membership program is a great way to save a little while also giving back to the park you love.

 

It only takes a few minutes to join or renew (we know you're busy!). Click here to join or renew online or call Caleb Tinkle, our Development Manager, at 901-222-7248. 

 

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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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