February 24, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center:College of Health Sciences Open House
My name is Lyncie Crawford,
Student-Academic Coordinator at The University of Tennessee Health Science
Center, College of Health Professions. I would first like to thank you for
your support of students with an interest in
pre-health and would also like to invite you to attend our annual open
house. You will have the opportunity to join prospective students
and other educators as they meet and speak with faculty and students in our
various programs. You will also tour our laboratory spaces and discover
educational opportunities in programs such as:
& Speech-Language Pathology ¨Cytotechnology & Histotechnology ¨ Health
Informatics and Information Management ¨ Medical
Laboratory Science ¨ Occupational
Therapy ¨ Physical
To assist us in reaching those students with an interest in any of
these areas, please see adjacent
flyer and encourage your students to attend. Open house is February 24,
2017 from 2:00pm-4:00pm. To RSVP to the open house, click here. This event is open to everyone!
Crawford |Student Academic Coordinator| Office
of the Dean UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER COLLEGE OF HEALH PROFESSIONS 930 Madison Avenue, Suite 633B | Memphis,
TN 38163 (: 901.448.2187 | 7: 901.448.7545 | *: email@example.com
February 25, 2017:A.T. Still
University Open House for their programs in Dentistry, Osteopathic Medicine, Physician
Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Audiology, or
Advisors, if you have any
students interested in our residential programs (Dentistry, Osteopathic
Medicine, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy,
Audiology or Athletic Training) please see adjacent flyer for the ATSU Open
you will be in the Phoenix area for the AZ recruitment week (UA 2/21, ASU
2/22, NAU, 2/23, GCU 2/24) we invite you to stay and come tour our campus in
Mesa on Saturday 2/25.
Here is the direct link to
rsvp or please see the information in the attached flyer.
Still University | ATSU 5850 E. Still Circle Mesa, AZ 85206 firstname.lastname@example.org ph: 480-265-8041
Our Mission: A.T.
Still University of Health Sciences serves as a learning-centered
university dedicated to preparing highly competent professionals through
innovative academic programs with a commitment to continue its osteopathic
heritage and focus on whole person healthcare, scholarship, community
health, interprofessional education, diversity,
and underserved populations.
March 18, 2017:2017 American Dental
Education Association (ADEA) GoDental Recruitment
FREE event will bring hundreds of aspiring dentists together with
admissions representatives from more than 45 U.S. dental schools and dental
organizations, including our panel of admissions experts!
professions advisors can benefit as well so register today and share this event with colleagues.
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18-21:Ms. Debbie Driscoll, J.D., Sr.
Admissions Officer for the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing will be in
Nashville to meet with prospective students.
Hello Dr. Eisen,
I will be recruiting for the Johns Hopkins School of
Nursing in Nashville April 18-21, and wanted to encourage any of your
high-achieving students who might be interested in our Master’s Entry into
Nursing program to reach out to me. This a Master’s level program for
students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing,
who are considering transitioning to a career in nursing. More information
about the Master’s Entry into Nursing program can be found on our website: http://nursing.jhu.edu/academics/programs/pre-licensure/masters-entry/
Thank you in advance for helping me to get the message out
to your students.
Debbie Driscoll, J.D. |Sr. Admissions Officer
Office of Admissions
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
525 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205 P. 410-502-4132 | E.email@example.com
I have been in touch
with EF tours about a possible week-long healthcare-related trip to the
Dominican Republic during our upcoming Fall 2017 break.
It features the
Included in Program
for 7 nights
·Regional style meals
Protection—in your conversation with administration, ask
if CBU requires insurance or if they provide their own. This isn’t required
on our end but we encourage it.
·Earn service hours
that count towards academic credit
·Volunteer and leadership
Director: with you 24/7 to handle all on-trip
logistics and facilitates post-project reflection activities.
·Worldwide support, safety
and security: EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries
worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a
comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution
University of Memphis graduate student
Malle Carrasco-Harris is currently studying the
local copperhead snake population in Overton Park. She is in need of a
student to assist in data collection on Mondays from 10:30-12:30. Students
will learn methods in radiotelemetry in addition
to data collection.
For more details on the project, see
the attached flyer and the link below.
the new Administration finishing its first week of business and the
115th Congress beginning its legislative work, Capitol Hill is
already bustling at the helm. At the forefront are a number of White
House-issued executive orders on a range of issues from immigration to a
federal employee freeze, as well as the ongoing and contentious debate
surrounding the Republican-led repeal of the Affordable Care Act
country is in a time of transition, which can lead to uncertainty, and
educating policymakers has never been more critical. AACOM continues to
strongly advocate for federal programs of importance to osteopathic
medical education (OME), such as the Health Resources and Services
Administration’s Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education
Program, which provides vital funding to support primary care medical and
dental residency training in underserved rural and urban areas across the
country. Although the funding for this program was extended through the Medicare
Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, it expires at the end of
September. AACOM is advocating for the reauthorization of this crucial
program and will be calling on you in the coming months to join with us
in this important effort.
AACOM continues to support the reauthorization of the Higher Education
Act (HEA). Earlier this week, Chair Virginia Foxx (R-NC), who’s
signaled that HEA reauthorization is a top committee priority this year,
convened the House Education and Workforce Committee. The Republican-led
agenda includes many issues of importance to osteopathic medical schools
and their students, including federal student loans, higher education
regulations, and executive actions taken by the previous Administration.
Therefore, we urge you to join and get involved with AACOM’s ED to MED campaign and demand that Congress protect
the financial health of the future physician workforce.
more than ever, your voice will be a compelling and powerful means to
further empower the OME community to create change and impact the
legislators who are making decisions about your future.
Senior Vice President of Government Relations
On The Hill
USDE Secretary Pick Appears Before Senate HELP
January 17, the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP)
Committee held its confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos,
President Trump’s nominee to head the U.S. Department of Education
(USDE), after a previous delay due to an incomplete background check
related to DeVos’ financial holdings, which was
around DeVos’ confirmation hearing has been
especially contentious, as her performance during the hearing has been
widely considered as lackluster and concerning. She was unable to answer
questions in regard to protecting students with disabilities under the Individuals
with Disabilities Education Act, in which she seemed to be unaware of
this federal requirement for states to provide services to these
students. She also struggled to answer questions regarding whether
test-based accountability for schools should measure students’
proficiency levels or growth in learning over time. It still remains
unclear where DeVos stands on graduate
to the hearing, HELP Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) pressed for a
second hearing, contending that the Committee would need more time to
further question DeVos about her qualifications
and potential conflicts of interest. However, HELP Chair Lamar Alexander
(R-TN), a strong supporter of DeVos, has denied
the request. The Committee has announced it will forge ahead with its
confirmation vote on January 31. DeVos’
nomination is expected to narrowly proceed along partisan lines.
HHS Secretary Nominee Appears Before Senate Finance Committee
Tom Price (R-GA), President Trump’s pick to head the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services (HHS), appeared before the Senate Finance Committee on
January 24, as the second leg of his confirmation process following his
courtesy hearing before the Senate HELP Committee on
January 18. The hearings have not proceeded
without some heat over ethics concerns regarding Rep. Price’s alleged use
of insider information when purchasing stocks while working on related
Rep. Price did not provide specifics for the replacement of the ACA
during the Senate Finance Committee hearing, he has expressed support for
“access to affordable health insurance for all Americans” as well as
preservation of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation;
although, he has stated it has veered “off track.” Rep. Price now awaits
the Senate Finance Committee’s vote on sending his nomination to the full
Senate, which is expected to take place in February.
Holds Confirmation Hearings for OMB Nominee
January 24, both the Senate Budget and Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
Committees held confirmation hearings on President Trump’s nomination of
Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) as Director of the
White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The two Senate
committees have joint jurisdiction over the nomination to OMB, and have
not yet announced when they will vote on Rep. Mulvaney’s
nomination. If confirmed, Congressman Mulvaney,
a founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, would oversee
all facets of the federal budget and have significant influence in
determining spending levels of federal agencies. Senate Minority Leader
Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Democratic committee members have voiced strong
opposition to Rep. Mulvaney’s nomination.
However, he has strong support from Republican committee members.
Confirmation Hearing Announced for VA Secretary Nominee
Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, which has sole jurisdiction over the
nomination to head the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has
scheduled its hearing for David J. Shulkin, MD,
to take place on February 1. President Trump’s nominee for VA Secretary
currently serves as the agency’s Under Secretary for Health.
Repeal and Replacement Underway
the passage of the fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget resolution earlier this
month, with Republicans at the helm for repealing the ACA, a flurry of
proposals to replace the health care law have been generated. Although
the resolution directed several congressional committees in both chambers
of Congress to have produced deficit-cutting legislation to their budget
committees by January 27, Republicans did not meet the deadline, which
has now passed. After a three-day GOP retreat in Philadelphia, House
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced that Republicans will have until the
end of this year to pass a replacement package, which will likely impact
their timeline of overhauling the health care law.
the Date: AACOM Virtual Hill Day 2017
March 8, AACOM will host osteopathic medical school deans, students, and
other participants in Washington, DC, to speak with legislators about
federal policies that impact the future health care workforce during its
annual advocacy day. All faculty, students, and
other advocates across the country will be able to participate via social
media in AACOM’s 2017 Virtual Hill Day.
Save the date for this important, exciting event to
make your voice heard and communicate with your Members of Congress on
Join the ED to MED campaign now to stay abreast
on timely updates and plan to speak up on key policy issues impacting the
nation’s osteopathic medical students and schools.
to MED Blog Highlights New Leadership and Prime Advocacy Opportunity
Murphy, AACOM Senior Vice President of Government Relations, discusses key policy priorities the association is
advocating for in its recently-released Public Policy Agenda for the 115th Congress. Learn
how ED to MED advocates can work to strengthen the
collective voice on graduate education and the future health care
workforce as Members of Congress head into their second month of session,
led by a new Administration.
addition, the NHSC is offering loan repayment assistance for clinicians
that commit to provide care at an NHSC-approved site affected by the Zika virus or other vector-borne
diseases. Through the FY 2017 NHSC Zika LRP,
awardees may receive up to $70,000 in exchange for a three-year service
commitment. Although some health care providers may be eligible for
both programs, separate applications are required. To be
considered for the FY 2017 cycle, the deadline to apply for both programs
is 7:30 PM ET on April 6, 2017.
Trump Signs Executive Order; Sends Memos to Federal Agencies
January 20, President Trump’s first day in office, he signed an executive order “minimizing the economic burden” of
the ACA. The action directs the Secretary of HHS and heads of
federal agencies to act within their authority to “waive, defer, grant
exemptions from, or delay” provisions that may cause a fiscal burden to
states. Although the order does not provide specific details, it
does state the Administration’s policy to seek “prompt repeal” of the
President Trump’s Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, sent a memo to the heads of executive departments and
federal agencies placing a freeze on all pending federal
regulations. This is effective until executive leaders, as appointed
or designated by President Trump, are in place and have reviewed the
regulations. For those regulations that have been published, but have not
taken effect, the memo places a hold on the implementation date for 60
days. There are some exemptions to the regulatory freeze.
President has also halted the hiring of federal civilian employees. In a memo sent to federal departments on January 23,
President Trump ordered that “no vacant positions as of noon on January
22 may be filled and no new positions may be created, except in limited
circumstances.” This freeze does not apply to the military.
Issues ‘Procedural’ Final Rule for Borrower Defense to Repayment
recently released its final rule governing the process and institutional
recovery proceedings under the borrower defense regulations. Effective
immediately, the procedures help ensure that claims are resolved fairly
and efficiently for all parties, and that institutions are protected by
due process of law through an administrative hearing process, overseen by
a designated USDE official. Institutions may appeal the decision of the
hearing official to the USDE Secretary for further consideration.
USDE finalized the comprehensive regulatory policy on borrower defense
last fall, and AACOM submitted comments on the initial
proposal. AACOM will continue to monitor and provide updates should
the Trump Administration issue policy impacting the implementation of
Collins to Stay at NIH
Trump Administration recently announced that Francis Collins, MD, PhD will continue as the
Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) temporarily. It
is not yet clear if Dr. Collins will be permanently reappointed. Dr.
Collins was originally appointed by President Obama in 2009, and he
previously served as Director of the National Human Genome Research
Institute – a department of NIH.
excited to announce the 2nd Annual AAMC Virtual Medical School
Fair is taking place February 16, 2017 from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST! The
virtual fair is an opportunity for medical schools, advisors and potential
applicants to interact with one another in a secure platform from a computer,
tablet or mobile device.
addition to the 48 medical schools (listed below) from the United States,
Puerto Rico and Canada participating, the AAMC and the National Association
of Advisors to the Health Professions (NAAHP) will also have booths!
· Connect a LinkedIn profile
to their fair profile
· Upload resumes/CVs
· Upload a profile photo
· Save resources and videos
from booths to their own personal “briefcase”
· Link to each school’s MSAR
profile from each school’s booth
· Use a promo code for a
discount on MSAR subscription and the Official Guide to Medical School
Admissions so they can prep before the fair (code available after completed
In 2016, nearly 12,000 people registered and over 6,000
attended the fair.
Participating Medical Schools by
· Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
· Rush Medical College
· University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences
The Pritzker School of Medicine
· University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
· Creighton University School of Medicine
· University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public
· Wayne State University School of Medicine
· University of Minnesota Medical School
· Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
· Saint Louis University School of Medicine
· The University of Toledo College of Medicine
· Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School
· Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
· Medical College of Wisconsin
· Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
· University of Michigan Medical School
· Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
· Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac
· SUNY Downstate Medical Center
· Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
· Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
· SUNY Upstate Medical University
· Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine
· Drexel University College of Medicine
· Georgetown University School of Medicine
· University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
· West Virginia University School of Medicine
· University of Massachusetts Medical School
· Hofstra Northwell School of
Medicine at Hofstra University
· F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine - America's Medical
· The Commonwealth Medical College
Southern Region & Puerto Rico
· University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of
· Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L.
Foster School of Medicine
· Morehouse School of Medicine
· San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
· FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
· University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
· University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio
· McGovern Medical School
· Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of
· Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
· University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of
· Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
· Stanford University School of Medicine
· The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
· University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
of Utah School of Medicine
· University of Toronto
· Association of American
Medical Colleges (AAMC)
· National Association of
Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP)
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Tami Levin Director, Premed and Applicant Resources
Academic Affairs/Student Affairs and Programs Association of American Medical Colleges 655 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 T (202) 862-6084F(202) 862-6060Etlevin@aamc.org www.aamc.org
Tomorrow's Doctors, Tomorrow's Cures®
Rebecca A. Rice,
MSB Director, Services Outreach
Medical Colleges 655 K Street N.W., Suite 100, Washington, D.C. 20001-2399 T(202) 478-9940
Pre-Med/Pre-Health Emergency & Wilderness
MedicineCourses Now Available
for May and August 2017
Want to get outside of the generic pre-med track?
Interested in emergency medicine, humanitarian relief work,
wilderness medicine, or global health? Come explore the great
outdoors and learn from physicians who work around the world. Build
your resume, network, and your travelogue.
Pre-Med Wilderness First Responder Course
Join the University of Colorado School of Medicine
for this two week course offering undergraduate college students (and
recent grads) a hands-on look into the fields of emergency and
wilderness medicine. Ambulance ride-alongs,
Emergency Department shadowing, backpacking, and rock climbing are
just a few of the experiences this course has to offer.
From the city of Denver to the heart of the Rocky
The course begins in the lively city of Denver in which
students will learn from experts in emergency medicine. Students
will then head to a base camp in the heart of the majestic Rocky
Mountains to apply this knowledge in several hands-on
Scholarships & Discounts
Register before February 28th, 2017 to take
advantage of a $300 discount. Simply use code 300OFFat the time of registration. Full scholarships are
also available for this course.
you want to earn clinical shadowing hours? Or receive a complete test
preparation course for the DAT/GRE/MCAT/PCAT at no cost to you? The deadline
to apply for the Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP) summer
program is approaching quickly!
TIP is a seven-week summer program designed to increase the
representation of underrepresented groups in the healthcare professions.
These groups include underrepresented minorities, non-traditional students,
students from rural backgrounds, first-generation college students,
socioeconomic status, veterans, etc. While these are general eligibility
requirements, we are most interested in your personal journey of how and why
you are pursuing a career in healthcare.
TIP is divided into two tracks:
Track I provides a primary care internship in a clinical setting
and is primarily for freshmen and sophomores
Track II provides a complete admission test preparation course
and is primarily for juniors and above
Additionally, all TIP students participate in various personal
and professional development workshops and activities.
And we can’t forget to mention that this is a paid
summer opportunity – all TIP students receive a stipend and housing is
provided for non-Memphis resident at no cost.
The online application can be found on our website at http://www.uthsc.edu/hcp – there is no cost to apply and the application deadline
is February 15th. If
you have any additional questions, please contact the TIP staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 448-8772.
Do you know any highly motivated undergraduate students who are
interested in pursuing a career in clinical healthcare? Application deadline – February 15
Tennessee Institutes for
Pre-Professionals (TIP) is
a seven-week residential program designed to increase the
representation and active participation of underrepresented groups in
the healthcare field. TIP provides a unique opportunity for
undergraduate students to become equipped for what we hope is eventual
matriculation into one of the programs at UTHSC. TIP is for residents
of Tennessee who wish to pursue a career in dentistry, medicine,
pharmacy, or the health professions. TIP offers activities designed
to assist students in realizing their career goals, as well as
year-round advice/support. The application deadline is February 15.
Track I – generally reserved for college freshmen and
sophomores; provides a primary care internship in a clinical setting
based on students’ field of interest; weekly personal and
professional development workshops
Track II – generally reserved for college juniors and seniors
preparing to take their professional school admissions test; provides
a complete test preparation course with content review, test‐ taking strategies, and full‐length practice tests
It is our mission to prepare the next
generation of individuals to become culturally competent and relevant
healthcare professionals and educators who are academically
disciplined, grounded in pertinent research and training,
emphatically attuned to the needs of the communities in which they
will enter, cognizant of health care disparities which exists within
medically underserved populations, and socially equipped to address
these issues professionally, medically, and altruistically.