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Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2017.06, Week of February 20


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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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Caduceus Newsletter Archives:


Table of Contents:

1.   Events coming up.
2.  Inside OME:  Osteopathic Medical Education News, from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, February 2017 edition.  
3.  Washington Insider, from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, February 13, 2017 edition.  
4.  A neuroethology course is being offered at the University of Washington Friday Harbors Labs.  
5.  The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine provides an outstanding environment for the training of future veterinary scientists through their combined VMD-PhD program. 
6.  The deadline for applying to the University of Tennessee Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program is March 6. 
7.  The Ohio State University College of Optometry (Columbus, OH) will be hosting its 11th Annual I-DOC )Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers) program, an intensive three-day residential program that introduces participants to the profession of optometry, from July 10-12, 2017. 
8.  The Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine Physician Assistant Program cordially invites you to attend the LMU-DCOM  PA Program Information Session on Saturday, March 18, 2017. 


1. Events coming up. 


·         Friday, 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:

 ¨ Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology
¨ Cytotechnology & Histotechnology
¨ Health Informatics and Information Management
¨ Medical Laboratory Science
¨ Occupational Therapy
¨ Physical Therapy

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!

For more information, please visit our website at or if you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

I look forward to seeing you,


Lyncie G. Crawford |Student Academic CoordinatorOffice of the Dean 
930 Madison Avenue, Suite 633B | Memphis, TN  38163

(901.448.2187 | 7901.448.7545 |   *



·         Saturday, 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 Athletic Training. 

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 House.


If 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.


Thank you,



Deanna Hughes, M.Ed.

Director - AZ Residential Admissions

A.T. Still University | ATSU
5850 E. Still Circle
Mesa, AZ 85206
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.




·         Saturday, March 18, 2017:  2017 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) GoDental Recruitment Event.  


Registration is now open for the 2017 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event.

This 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

Health professions advisors can benefit as well so register today and share this event with colleagues.

Students should visit to learn more and register.

We hope to see you and your students on March 18!

-The ADEA GoDental Team


Elizabeth Reitz, M.S.

Senior Manager, GoDental

American Dental Education Association

655 K Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20001

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·         April 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:

Thank you in advance for helping me to get the message out to your students.


Best regards,


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.

Twitter: debdriscolljhu

#1 Master’s Degree, U.S. News & World Report, 2017



2.  Inside OME:  Osteopathic Medical Education News, from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, February 2017 edition.  

February 2017

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Educating Leaders


Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH

From the President

Educating Leaders through Education Excellence

An overview of several exciting events planned for the upcoming Annual Conference held April 26-29, 2017, in Baltimore, MD.




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Women in Leadership

National Women Physicians Day and DO student initiative stand up against the stigma of women in medicine.




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DO Students Meet Their Match

73 percent of AOA Match participants successfully matched into osteopathic residency programs.


Single Accreditation


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What It Means to Be "Keepers of the Flame"

A message from the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) President on the transition to a single accreditation system.





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February 2017 Single GME Accreditation System Update

Key updates, status of applications, and education and outreach resources.


News Briefs


Applicants and Matriculants

Discover New Dimensions of AACOM Data

Get more out of OME data with AACOM's new research dashboard!





Campus Roundup

Spotlighting DO student excellence and the recent advocacy, diversity, and research initiatives making a difference at the nation's COMs.




Professional Development

Last Call: 2017-18 Senior Leadership Development Program

Deadline for applications and nominations is February 17, 2017.




Awards Opportunity

Inaugural Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration Award

USPHS and IPEC announce call to recognize interprofessional health education teams.







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3.  Washington Insider, from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, February 13, 2017 edition.  

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Washington Insider


February 13, 2017

What You Need to Know

Now more than a month into the 115th Congress, Washington is in full swing. The President, during a flurry of activity in his Administration’s first few weeks, has nominated his choice to fill the vacant seat in the United States Supreme Court. The Senate has been busy voting to confirm President Trump’s cabinet and will continue to confirm appointments in the weeks to come. The seven newly-confirmed members of the cabinet, which includes the recently-sworn-in U.S. Department of Education (USDE) Secretary Betsy DeVos, will begin the work of governing and selecting their staff.  

AACOM is gearing up for our annual advocacy day on March 8, when we will host osteopathic medical school deans, students, and other advocates in Washington, DC to speak with their legislators on education and health care policies of critical importance to the osteopathic medical education (OME) community. We are committed to working with the new Administration and Congress to elevate issues critical to our membership – and one of our main priorities – urging Congress to address graduate student debt during the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA).

Not all of our advocates can be in Washington, so during AACOM’s Hill Day, we are calling on the OME community across the country to join us for AACOM’s 2017 Virtual Hill Day. Congress must hear from medical students, educators, and other advocates on policies affecting the future physician workforce. Use your voice to advance this message.

What can you do, as an osteopathic medical student, to have your voice heard?  One medical student and leading advocate on the ED to MED blog calls on his peers to work in solidarity to influence public policy decisions that will affect their financial future. Another student talks about the importance of the Osteopathic Medical Student (OMS) Day of Wellness, in which medical schools across the country held events to decrease stress and promote mental wellness.

Now is the time to join with us to make an impact – let your voice be heard!

Pamela Murphy
Senior Vice President of Government Relations 


Legislative Update

On The Hill

Senate Moves on Cabinet Nominees

The U.S. Senate and its committees of jurisdiction have taken significant strides toward confirming President Trump’s Cabinet nominees:

Betsy DeVos was sworn in as USDE Secretary on February 8. Despite a contentious fight held up by Senate Democrats against this nominee, DeVos was confirmed on February 7 by a 50-50 vote with all Democrats and two Republicans, Senators Susan Collins (ME) and Lisa Murkowski (AK), voting against her nomination. Vice President Pence exercised his constitutional mandate to break the tie in favor of DeVos’s confirmation, marking the first time that a Vice President has broken a tie on a cabinet confirmation.

Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) was sworn in as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Friday morning, hours after the Senate confirmed him in a late-night party-line 52-47 vote. He maintained full Republican support throughout the process, ensuring that his procedural path to HHS Secretary was never in real jeopardy. No Democrats voted for him. As head of HHS, Price is expected to immediately start restructuring the health care law and dismantling the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) regulations to create a pathway for congressional Republicans to repeal and replace the ACA.

U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), President Trump’s pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget, currently awaits a Senate floor vote on his nomination after being advanced by the Senate Committees on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs and Budget on February 2, with party-line votes of 8-7 and 12-11, respectively. The full Senate is not expected to vote on Mulvaney until later this month.

Today, the Senate is expected to vote on the confirmation of David Shulkin, MD, to head the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Dr. Shulkin is currently the VA Under Secretary for Health and is the least controversial of all of the President’s cabinet nominees. On February 7, the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee approved, in a 15-0 vote, the nomination of Dr. Shulkin.

The Senate Finance Committee recently announced it will hold a confirmation hearing on February 16 for Seema Verma, President Trump’s nominee to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The Indiana health policy consultant has worked on conservative Medicaid expansion proposals for Republican governors, including Vice President Mike Pence, during his tenure as Governor of Indiana. If confirmed, Verma will play a major role in overhauling Medicaid and shaping the Republican-led replacement of the ACA.

House Education & Workforce Committee Holds Hearing on Higher Education

On Tuesday, February 7, the House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing on the opportunities and challenges facing the U.S. higher education system. The hearing is likely the first of many that will precede this year’s reauthorization of the HEA. Chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), witnesses during the committee hearing highlighted overarching themes that included rising higher education costs, an overly-complex federal student aid system, and graduates in today’s workforce. Widespread bipartisan support was expressed for the need to strengthen higher education through the continuation of the HEA.

Congress Considering Plans for ACA Repeal and Replace

While a specified timeline for legislation to repeal and replace the ACA still remains unsettled, and legislation to repeal the health care law has yet to be fully developed, top House Republicans have indicated that they have been working to include as many replacement provisions in a repeal bill, although it is unclear at this point if congressional rules would allow for this on the Senate side. However, if they do, the repeal-replace measure could easily pass through by the use of a forceful procedural tool called reconciliation, which was granted through the passage of the fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget resolution last month. Numerous replacement plans are being considered by Republicans, with the goal of beginning legislative work in pertinent House committees as early as the end of this month.

These measures outline chief Republican pillars of health care reform, including the expansion of health savings accounts, the enactment of high-risk insurance pools, the reformation of Medicaid, and the allowance of tax credits to help individuals buy insurance. Furthermore, the recent confirmation of HHS Secretary Price will most likely expedite the repeal process, as it is anticipated that executive orders addressing certain aspects of the ACA may be released immediately following his confirmation. 

The direction of these developments could appease the Republicans who have insisted upon simultaneous repeal and replacement.

AACOM Joins the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research Letter in Support of NIH Medical Research Funding

On February 7, AACOM joined approximately 260 member groups of the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research in a letter to President Trump and congressional leadership urging the completion of an FY 2017 spending package that includes $34.1 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In the letter, the coalition advocates for support of robust and reliable federal investment in medical research through the NIH and emphasizes that NIH-supported research is crucial to improving patients’ health, strengthening the economy, and maintaining the nation’s global influence in medical innovation.






Advocacy Update


Coming Soon: AACOM Virtual Hill Day 2017 #COMDay17

On 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 physician workforce during its annual advocacy day. This will be a prime opportunity for medical education advocates across the country to make their voices heard in the halls of Congress by participating in AACOM’s 2017 Virtual Hill Day by joining the conversation on Facebook and Twitter, using #COMDay17.

Join AACOM’s ED to MED campaign now to stay abreast of timely updates, and mark your calendars on March 8 to speak up on key policy issues impacting the nation’s osteopathic medical students and schools!

Guest Blogs Focus on Advocacy for Medical Students

There are many roadblocks for students as they navigate through medical school, and two recent guest authors featured on the ED to MED Blog tackle a few of the larger issues: stress management and finances. Owais Durrani, AACOM’s Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents National Legislative Representative, discusses the 2nd Annual OMS Day of Wellness, and CJ Skok highlights one of the biggest causes of medical student stress: graduate student loan debt. He calls on all osteopathic medical students to join together with one collective voice to protect their financial health.

AACOM also welcomes Harika Kantamneni, a fourth-year student at the University of Pikeville –Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, to its Osteopathic Health Policy Intern (OHPI) Program. Follow along in another blog as Harika describes her experiences in DC.






Regulatory Update

Administration and Federal Agencies

Federal Appeals Court Rules on Immigration Executive Order

On February 9, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the decision of a federal district court judge in Seattle to place a temporary nationwide block on implementation of the Administration’s executive order restricting immigration from seven countries. Centered on whether the government should be allowed to implement the order while the legality is challenged in the courts, the panel held that the government failed to demonstrate a likelihood of success on the merits of its appeal.

In the argument, the states of Washington and Minnesota alleged that the order is harmful to the teaching and research missions of their universities and to their faculty and students who are nationals of the seven affected countries. The government defended the order on national security grounds. It argued that the district court did not have the authority to block implementation of the order because “the President has ‘unreviewable authority’ to suspend the admission of any class of aliens” into the United States. However, the panel wrote, “There is no precedent to support this claimed unreviewability, which runs contrary to the fundamental structure of our constitutional democracy.” 

Additionally, the panel explained that the government did not provide evidence that any immigrant from the seven countries committed a terrorist attack in this country to justify an urgent need for the order to be reinstated. The Administration is currently reviewing next steps to defend the order. AACOM is closely monitoring this issue and will continue to update our membership.

AACOM’s President and CEO, Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH, issued a statement on the executive order, calling on the Administration to provide further clarification and guidance as the impact on applicants, students and residents, and others at our institutions is assessed. In addition, the association joined a number of national health care and higher education organizations, including the American Council on Education and the Association of American Medical Colleges, in sending letters to the Administration expressing support for policies that enhance national security while also facilitating success for international students that study and train in the U.S.

Executive Order Issued on Reducing Regulation and Regulatory Costs

President Trump recently signed an executive order, “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,” that requires, for every new regulation implemented, an executive department or federal agency to identify two existing regulations to be repealed. The “two-for-one” order also directs agencies to adhere to strict cost control measures. The Administration also issued interim guidance on the order.

Relatedly, in response to a separate presidential memorandum, “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,” the USDE published a notice indicating that it intends to take additional action on State Authorization for Postsecondary Distance Education and Borrower Defense to Repayment regulations. AACOM will provide updates and continue to work closely with the USDE as it prepares future action on these policies that impact our schools and students.  

President Trump Nominates Judge Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last February. Judge Gorsuch currently sits on the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, an appointment made by President George W. Bush. The Senate’s confirmation process is expected to stretch into March, and if confirmed, Judge Gorsuch would break the ideological tie on the court, providing a slight advantage to conservatives.

Technical Assistance Opportunities Announced for FY 2017 NHSC LRP

Multiple technical assistance opportunities are now available as qualified clinicians consider applying for loan repayment assistance through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). On Thursday, February 16, at 8:00 PM ET, those interested in the FY 2017 NHSC Loan Repayment Program (LRP) may participate in an applicant webinar to learn more. Additionally, NHSC staff will provide guidance on the FY 2017 Zika LRP during webinars today and Thursday, March 9. 

Although some health care providers may be eligible to apply 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.  




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4.  A neuroethology course is being offered at the University of Washington Friday Harbors Labs.  

Dr. James Murray and I are offering an advanced undergraduate/Post-baccalaureate/ Graduate student Neuroethology course at The University of Washington Friday Harbors Labs. The deadline for applying has been extended and several seats are available for the course. We will continue taking applications until the course is full.


This is a great opportunity to learn basic neurobiological techniques and meet members of the FHL community focused on neurobiological questions. The cost of the course has recently been reduced and some financial aid is available. Please direct this email to any upper-level students you think would benefit from taking this course. See the following web site for further information:





Dr. Shaun D. Cain

Visiting Assistant Professor

Whitman College

Department of Biology

Hall of Science

345 Boyer Ave.

Walla Walla, WA 99362






5.  The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine provides an outstanding environment for the training of future veterinary scientists through their combined VMD-PhD program. 


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Rabbits help lower cholesterol. Cats may lead to a breakthrough in the AIDS epidemic. And dogs have taught doctors new heart surgery techniques. Even lobsters help scientists understand Parkinson's disease. For over 100 years, animal research has helped wipe out such diseases as smallpox and polio while increasing the human lifespan by 28 years. Whether it's fighting epilepsy, finding a cure for Alzheimer's or making progress in brain and spinal cord trauma, the link between human health and animal health is absolutely crucial.


The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine provides an outstanding environment for the training of future veterinary scientists through our combined VMD-PhD program. It's an excellent way for you to continue your education while impacting the future of medicine ­ for humans and all species.

Who knows what today's research could do for future generations? Find out more by visiting


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6.  The deadline for applying to the University of Tennessee Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program is March 6. 

The University of Tennessee Family Medicine Residency Program is proud to sponsor the Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program again in 2017.  This program will begin on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (for orientation) and conclude July 14, 2017.

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 Monday, March 6, 2017. The application must include the student’s official transcript.  All candidates will be interviewed and selections made during the first week of May 2017. 

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.


Heather Cavness
Admin. Recruiting Coordinator
294 Summar Drive

Jackson, TN 38301
Phone: (731) 423-1932, ext. 262
Fax: (731) 410-0369

Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – Friday, July 14, 2017


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 six-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

                        System Affiliate Hospital                           Med Center EMS

                        G.I. Lab                                                          Surgery

                        Laboratory/Pathology                                Pharmacy

            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


                   Complete Sophomore Year by June 1, 2017

                        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: Monday, March 6, 2017.

*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 6, 2017

Mail completed application to:

                                                            UT Family Medicine ~ Heather Cavness

                                                            Admin. Recruiting Coordinator

                                                            294 Summar Drive

                                                            Jackson, TN  38301





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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).







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7.  The Ohio State University College of Optometry (Columbus, OH) will be hosting its 11th Annual I-DOC )Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers) program, an intensive three-day residential program that introduces participants to the profession of optometry, from July 10-12, 2017. 

The 11th Annual I-DOC (Improving Diversity in Optometric Careers) program will take place on the campus of The Ohio State University from July 10 – 12, 2017.  We welcome applications from your students through our April 1 deadline.  I-DOC is an intensive three-day residential program that introduces participants to the profession of optometry. The purpose of I-DOC is to attract ethnically underrepresented minority undergraduate college students to careers in optometry.  Thirty spots are available for the program this summer with financial assistance covering all meals, on-campus housing, activities, and airfare for those travelling to Columbus up to $500.

Please share this beneficial opportunity with prospective candidates on your campuses.  Application information, eligibility, and more information can be found at   



Justin Griest, MEd    Director of Admissions, Recruitment & Financial Aid
The Ohio State University College of Optometry

A426 Starling-Loving Hall | 338 W 10th Ave. Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-8825 Office | 614-292-7493 Fax   []


The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Focused on optometric education and vision research



8.  The Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine Physician Assistant Program cordially invites you to attend the LMU-DCOM  PA Program Information Session on Saturday, March 18, 2017. 

The Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine Physician Assistant Program cordially invites you to attend the LMU-DCOM  PA Program Information Session on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Please see the attached flyer and feel free to share it with any pre-health students who may be interested in learning more about our PA program.  A link to the registration form is included in the flyer.

Questions can be directed to Susan Owens ( or Norma Wells ( in our PA admissions office.


Whitney Dennis Porter, Admissions Recruiter
Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway  |  Harrogate, TN 37752

Phone: 423-869-6091|  Fax: 423-869-7172




Dr. Stan Eisen, Director
Preprofessional Health Programs
Biology Department
Christian Brothers University

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104
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