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Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2017.07, Week of February 27

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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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http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/ 

Caduceus Newsletter Archives:
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Table of Contents:

1.   Events coming up.
2.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, February 15, 2017 edition.   
3.  Focus on Pharmacy, Newsletter for the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy (Jackson), February 2017 edition.  
4.  ADEA (American Dental Education Association) GoDental Newsletter, February 2017 edition.   
5.   The Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine Enrichment Summer program (MSU CVM ESP) invites students to apply for this summer opportunity.  The program is suitable for students interested in veterinary medicine
6.  AAMC News:  News about America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, February 22, 2017 edition.   
7.  There is ONE WEEK left to apply for one of three $10,000 BlueCross Diversity Scholarships.   Applications are due MARCH 1. 
8.  American Medical Association (AMA) MedEdUpdate:  Promoting innovations in medical education, February 2017 edition.   

 

1. Events coming up. 

·        Saturday, March 18, 2017:  Lincoln Memorial University Physician Assistant Studies Open House

Lincoln Memorial University Physician Assistant Program is hosting an Information Session on March 18 and we would like to reach out to students who may be interested in a career in medicine  I am attaching the flyer if you would be kind enough to send it to the appropriate people.  If there are any questions, please let me know.

Thanking you in advance for any assistance you might be able to give us.

Norma Wells, Assistant Admissions Coordinator
Physician Assistant Program
Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway  |  Harrogate, TN 37752

Phone: 423-869-6691  |  Fax: 423-869-6672

 

  

 

 

·        Saturday, March 18, 2017:  The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine would like to invite you to the 2017 Discover Podiatric Medicine: Take the Next Step interactive workshop in Atlanta, GA

The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine would like to invite your students to the 2017 Discover Podiatric Medicine: Take the Next Step interactive workshop in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, March 11th. Complementing our fall seminar will be a complimentary lesson, New MCAT Study Approaches, presented by ExamKrackers.

Taking place on Saturday, March 11th from 9:00am until 3:00pm at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta Downtown, 54 Peachtree Street SW, Take the Next Step is an exciting day inside the world of podiatric medicine. Students will hear lectures on practice and surgical techniques, meet with podiatric medical college admissions professionals, current residents and local podiatric physicians, and participate in a hands-on demonstration. The entire program is completely free of charge (we do not cover the cost of transportation or lodging) and a limited number of spots are available.

Space is limited; early registration is encouraged.

REGISTER NOW: PODINFO@AACPM.ORG

Please feel free to forward this email to any students whom you believe might be interested in attending, or post the attached flyer in your office or via your social media accounts.
This complimentary, day-long seminar will feature:

• Lecture on innovative medical and surgical techniques,
• Both a suturing workshop and a sports medicine casting workshop led by current podiatric medical residents, physicians and faculty, and
• A free Sample Lesson and Study Approaches for the New MCAT, hosted by ExamKrackers.

Meet with Admissions Representatives during the day:

Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern University
Dr Wm M Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Des Moines University
Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine

Registration is FREE, so reserve your space now.

Those who register by March 1st will receive a special gift upon arrival to the workshop. Advisors of the health professions are welcome to register and attend, too! To register, or for questions regarding this exciting event, please RSVP to Mandy Nau at podinfo@aacpm.org with your full name, title and email address; students should register with their full name, phone, email and undergraduate institution that they attend or have attended.

We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

Mandy S. Nau
Career Promotion Strategist
American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
Cell or Text: 253-906-4167 Email: mnau@aacpm.org

Why consider a career in podiatric medicine?
• A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) is a specialist in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of lower extremity disorders, diseases and injuries.
• DPMs can specialize in a variety of areas such as surgery, orthopedics, or public health. Besides these certified specialties, podiatrists may practice a subspecialty such as sports medicine, pediatrics, dermatology, radiology, geriatrics, or diabetic foot care.
• The DPM is a vital member of the health-care team. He or she is often the first to detect symptoms of diabetes or peripheral vascular disease because of the human foot’s interrelation with the rest of the body.

 

 

 

 

 

·        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 adea.org/godental17 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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·        Saturday, April 8:  Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (Blacksburg, VA) Open House

Greetings from VCOM!

Here on the VCOM Virginia Campus we are excited to announce our Spring 2017 Open House!  On Saturday, April 8, 2017 we would like to welcome prospective students and guests to our campus to explore all that VCOM has to offer.  There will be opportunities to tour our campus including our Anatomy lab, meet current students, see osteopathic manipulative treatment in action, and more!

More information and registration can be found here: http://www.vcom.edu/admissions/virginia-campus-open-house

We hope that you will consider joining us.  Please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions!

Best Wishes,

Shannon

………………………..

Shannon C. Sampson, MPH, Director of Admissions, Virginia Campus
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
2265 Kraft Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24060
Office: 540-231-5909 | Fax: 540-231-5252

 

 

 

 

 

·        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: 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.

 

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. ddrisco8@jhu.edu

Twitter: debdriscolljhu
http://nursing.jhu.edu

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

·        April 26, 2017:  DPT Education Virtual Fair, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Eastern Time

http://www.careereco.com/events/APTA

APTA invites you and your students to register for a free DPT Education Virtual Fair scheduled on April 26, 2017 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm ET. This fair will allow users to participate in live chats with Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs from across the country. Your students can use the fair to find the best DPT program for them, ask questions from the comfort of a computer, and get tips on how to best prepare for the admissions process. Attendees must register in advance for this free event. Learn more and register. Our partner, CareerEco, is available to respond to questions about the fair at apta@careereco.com.

Libby J. Ross, MA, Director, Academic Services
American Physical Therapy Association
1111 N. Fairfax Street

Alexandria, VA 22314
703-706-3326 (direct)
800-999-2782, ext. 3326 (toll free)
libbyross@apta.org

 

 

 

2.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, February 15, 2017 edition.   

AAMCNews

News About America's Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals

 

February 15, 2017

Informed Consent

Whose Decision Is It? Teaching Students and Physicians About Informed Consent

Informed consent means that patients understand the risks, benefits, and alternatives of any recommended treatment. Medical schools and teaching hospitals are training tomorrow's physicians to engage patients in these discussions.

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Kirch, MD

A Word From the President: Executive Order on Immigration Threatens Our Nation's Health Security

In his monthly column, Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC president and CEO, discusses how raising barriers that keep out physicians, scientists, and researchers from other countries would compromise health care in our nation.

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On the Move

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has named Richard Besser, MD, as its next president and CEO, effective April 2017. Besser currently serves as chief health and medical editor for ABC News and is a former acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He succeeds Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA.
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3.  Focus on Pharmacy, Newsletter for the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy (Jackson), February 2017 edition.  

Newsletter for the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
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Regular Entry Applicant Days

 

Regular Entry Applicant Days have been a great success for the UM School of Pharmacy! We’d like to thank all applicants for attending. Student applicants attended one of four Applicant Days on October 7th, October 21st, November 11th and January 23rd. Our final RE Applicant Day will be February 24th. At each Applicant Day, applicants heard welcoming remarks from the School of Pharmacy (SOP) Dean David D. Allen, as well as the SOP Student Body President-elect, Ms. Regan Tyler. David Gregory, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, spoke about the pharmacy profession and the value and quality of a University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy education. Dr. Chelsea Bennett, Assistant Dean of Student Services, presented the SOP admissions and advising overview and information about the Health Sciences Reasoning Test. Financial aid presented information about pharmacy school tuition, scholarship opportunities and financial aid distribution. The applicants then completed 15-minute individual interviews followed by an exit interview, where senior staff members discussed each applicant's admission status and any further recommendations for the Professional Pharm.D program qualification. All student applicants will be notified of their admissions result by April 1.

 

Pharmacy Career Success Spotlight

 

Kandis Backus, a fourth-year student in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, found a volunteer experience to be inspiring. She not only discovered a career path but also will have a paper published in Sexually Transmitted Diseases, the journal of the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association in February 2017.

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Kandis Backus, University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy

A Chicago native, Backus’ paper, “Trichomonas vaginalis treated with boric acid in a metronidazole allergic female,” focuses on research she conducted on HIV and sexually transmitted infections while volunteering at the Open Arms Healthcare Center in Jackson, which specializes in care for the LGBTI community. After standard treatment was unsuccessful for a patient diagnosed with the sexually transmitted infection trichomoniasis, Backus consulted literature on treating the illness, eventually finding a cure in boric acid.

While volunteering, Backus shadowed Billy Brown, an HIV pharmacist at the VA Medical Center.

“Managing HIV disease can be very complicated and intimidating at times,” Brown said. “Over the years I have witnessed both pharmacy students and pharmacy residents who are initially reluctant to interview an HIV-infected patient. Kandis never gave it a second thought. Our patients enjoyed her because she did not only showcase her passion for managing HIV disease, but more importantly, she allowed her compassion for patients to reign supreme.”

Backus hopes her volunteer experience will lead to eventually working with HIV patients in a clinical setting.

“I encourage other students to volunteer, to help them find their passion,” Backus said. “Without this experience, I doubt I would have developed a passion for HIV.”

During her time at Open Arms, she worked alongside Laura Beauchamps, then the clinic’s medical director, researching literature, treating patients and contacting their primary care physicians.

Kandis was very motivated to learn about [sexually transmitted infections] and HIV care and prevention at our clinic,” Beauchamps said. “I think she will have a brilliant future as a pharmacist.” 

Backus will receive her Pharm.D. in May 2017, and hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences.

“For years I have wondered what pharmacist would be willing to step into the role of managing HIV in Mississippi,” Brown said. “I believe I found that person in Kandis.”

Read more: Pharmacy Student Finds Passion for Treating HIV Patients
http://pharmacy.olemiss.edu/blog/2016/12/02/pharmacy-student-finds-passion-for-treating-hiv-patients/

 

Fun Pharm Phacts...

  • Coca-Cola was invented by a pharmacist named John Pemberton. He carried the jug of the new product down the street to Jacob's Pharmacy where it was sampled and pronounced "excellent" and placed on sale for 5 cents a glass as a soda fountain drink.
  • Another pharmacist, Charles Alderton, invented Dr. Pepper. Pepsi was also invented by a pharmacist, as was Vernor’s Ginger Ale by Detroit pharmacist James Vernor.
  • Benjamin Franklin was a pharmacist, while Agatha Christie was a pharmacy technician.
  • Insulin is one of the most common medications that cause adverse side effects.
  • The global pharmaceuticals market is worth $300 billion.

 

Student Profile Spotlight

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Alex Gochenauer, PY2
Hometown: Republic, MO

Education Background:  Graduated from Republic High School. Completed my undergrad at the University of Mississippi with a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, a B.A. in Anthropology, and a minor in Biological Science

Favorite Class:  MEDC 317 - Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacoimmunology


Your Regular Entry Advice:  Join organizations that interest you, volunteer at places you have fun at, and participate in as many pharmacy school events as possible. Enjoy yourself and be social! 
 

Clubs and Activities:   NCPA (Vice President), ACVP (Secretary), APhA-ASP, Phi Delta Chi, School of Pharmacy Student Ambassador, Student Researcher in BioMolecular Sciences
 

Career Goal:  I am interested in veterinary pharmacy and compounding and I am currently looking into veterinary pharmacy and administrative residencies. I would love to work with ACA/ACVP in the future.

 

Regular Entry Calendar 

 

February:
RE Deadline- Wed. 2/8
*UM Open House- Sat. 2/18
Southern Miss Career Fair- Tues. 2/21
Univ. of Alabama Health Fair- Fri. 2/24
RE Applicant Day 4- Fri. Feb. 2/24

March:
MDCC Transfer Student College Day- Thurs. 3/2
GSU Health Professions Fair- Thurs. 3/9
Spring Break- Mon. March 13th- Fri. 3/17
*UM Open House- Sat. 3/25

April:
Univ. of Memphis Graduate School Expo- Fri. 4/7
Double Decker Arts Festival- Fri. 4/27- 4/28 (http://doubledeckerfestival.com/)

May:
UM Graduation- Sat. 5/13

*Registration for these events- http://www.olemiss.edu/visit

  

 

 

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4.  ADEA (American Dental Education Association) GoDental Newsletter, February 2017 edition.   

ADEA GoDental Newsletter | February 2017 | Excited about ADEA GoDental? | Tweet About It!

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Our 2017 Keynote Speaker Has Been Announced!

The 2017 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event is just around the corner! This year, we are delighted to have Maj. Gen. Roosevelt Allen, D.D.S., Director of Medical Operations and Research and Chief of the Dental Corps, Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Air Force, as our keynote speaker. Among the many great exhibitors attending the event, we are especially pleased that representatives from the United States Army, United States Air Force and United States Navy will be on hand to speak with you about the benefits of a career in the armed forces.

Make sure you register by February 24 to be eligible in our raffle for a free ADEA AADSAS® dental school initial designation ($245 value). We look forward to seeing you in Long Beach!

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Testimonials From NYU International Dental Students

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Tip of the Month

Make an appointment to see your health professions advisor soon to prep for the application process opening June 1. Your advisor can provide a wealth of information to help you successfully complete the ADEA AADSAS® application.

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Did you miss our “Introduction to the ADEA CAAPID Application” webinar? Catch up now with the video playback. This webinar covered topics such as who should apply through the ADEA Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (ADEA CAAPID®), what information is needed to apply, when the application becomes available, where to access the application and why the application is easy to use.

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Join us in celebrating World Oral Health Day on March 20. Good oral hygiene habits, avoiding risk factors and having a regular dental check-up starting early in life can help maintain optimal oral health for life.

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5.   The Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine Enrichment Summer program (MSU CVM ESP) invites students to apply for this summer opportunity.  The program is suitable for students interested in veterinary medicine. 

 The Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine Enrichment Summer program (MSU CVM ESP) invites students to apply for this summer opportunity.  The program is suitable for students interested in veterinary medicine. 

 During the 3-week program, students participate in a simulated Doctor of Veterinary Medicine curriculum, clinical experiences and leadership activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor and professional program students.  The program is best suited for students who have completed their sophomore or junior year of undergraduate studies, although applicants with less college credit will be considered.

 

Application and details can be found at the link below.  Deadline to apply is March 15, 2017.  The program will start on June 4 and close on June 23.

 

https://cvm.msu.edu/about/diversity/enrichment-summer-program

Hilda Mejia Abreu, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Admissions, Scholarships, Diversity and Inclusion
Michigan State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
784 Wilson Road, Room F 114

East Lansing, MI 48824
Office: 517-353-5387
abreu@cvm.msu.edu

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Application new cycle for entrance fall 2018 will open May 2017

 

 

 

 

6.  AAMC News:  News about America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, February 22, 2017 edition.   

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7.  There is ONE WEEK left to apply for one of three $10,000 BlueCross Diversity Scholarships.   Applications are due MARCH 1. 

Subject: BlueCross Diversity Scholarships - One Week Left to Apply

Hello,

 There’s only one week left to apply for one of three $10,000 BlueCross Diversity Scholarships.

 We’re seeking to reward outstanding minority students – leaders in academics and community service – who are studying for a career in health care. Each winner will receive $10,000 (paid over two consecutive semesters) to further their studies and ultimately help us build a more inclusive health care workforce in Tennessee.

 Get details and find the online application, and read about past winners at BetterTennessee.com.

 Applications are due March 1, so please share this information directly with your students, on social media and through your campus news services.

 The scholarships are presented in partnership with the Memphis chapter of the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE), and you can email nahsememphis@gmail.com with any questions.

 Thank you,

John

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8.  American Medical Association (AMA) MedEdUpdate:  Promoting innovations in medical education, February 2017 edition.   

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Promoting innovations in medical education

February 2017

Not your grandfather's med school: Changes trending in med ed

 

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Medical Schools

Better care through deeper understanding of policy and economics

Physicians go through years of preparation for their roles as healers, but one domain with significant clinical implications receives little or no emphasis in medical training: health care policy and economics. A new textbook includes foundational instruction on the topic and a framework for its incorporation into medical school curricula.
Read more at AMA Wire.

Clinical guide helps integrate LGBTQ care into practice, education

Physicians often encounter lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) patients without understanding the unique needs of this often marginalized population. A new textbook provides insights and clinical guidance on LGBTQ health care for practicing physicians, educators and medical students.
Read more at AMA Wire.

"Medical Education: Health Care Trends 2016 – 2017 Edition"

This report by the AMA's Council on Long Range Planning and Development analyzes data on medical school applicants and enrollees, medical school faculty, medical school debt and numerous other issues related to medical education. The findings are available in the AMA's Education Center. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is available.

 

Graduate Medical Education

Life hacks for medical residents: One fellow's collection

Throughout her residency, Gwynne Kirchen, MD, sought out more efficient ways to complete everything on her busy schedule. In one year's time, Dr. Kirchen became a senior resident, then chief resident of her program and a new mother. Her colleagues turned out to be her best resource for ways to be more efficient in accomplishing daily chores.
Read more at AMA Wire.

Don't deport our "dreamers"; DACA bill earns physician support

The AMA has expressed its support for the "Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy Act," a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would provide protection from deportation for undocumented young immigrants—often called "dreamers"—who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.
Read more at AMA Wire.

AMA-IMGS Symposium: Succeeding in residency and practice

The AMA International Medical Graduates Section (AMA-IMGS) will host a networking and educational event for international and U.S. medical school graduates on March 23 at the Courtyard by Marriott New York, in Manhattan. This event is complimentary for all medical students, Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates-certified individuals, residents and physicians who are AMA members. Presenters will discuss how the AMA will work with the new presidential administration, business ethics for residents, successfully navigating the Match and resources available through AMA-IMGS. Learn more and register by March 20.

 

Continuing Physician Professional Development

Opioid-related morbidity and mortality: What every physician should know

A new educational module incorporates animation, infographics and storytelling to explain what led to the opioid overdose epidemic, how opioid misuse is linked to heroin addiction, and outline some simple steps that can be taken to reduce harms when considering the use of opioids in patients experiencing pain.
Read more at AMA Wire.

Agreement with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada

The AMA and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College) have renewed their agreement whereby physicians who participate in select activities approved for Royal College maintenance-of-certification credit may convert that credit to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ by application to the AMA. The renewed agreement is in place through Dec. 31, 2020.
Read more on the AMA website.

LGBTQ family building: What physicians need to know

When it comes to starting a family, the options available to LGBTQ people have expanded greatly in recent years. Physicians, especially ob-gyns, are expected to know about these options and the limitations of each. A recent webinar on LGBTQ family building includes guidance from an ob-gyn on how to support LGBTQ patients seeking to start families.
Read more at AMA Wire.

Call for nominations: Specialty boards, ACGME review committees

AMA members are invited to apply for nomination for leadership positions in key medical education organizations. Take advantage of opportunities to gain valuable leadership experience, enhance your career and make your voice heard in the service of helping shape the future of the profession. Learn more and submit a nomination application on the AMA website.

 

More Med Ed News

What it's like to specialize in rheumatology: Shadowing Dr. Seo

Meet Philip Seo, MD, a rheumatologist and featured physician in the AMA Wire "Shadow Me" Specialty Series. Check out his insights to help determine whether a career in rheumatology might be a good fit for you.
Read more at AMA Wire.

Submit a presentation to ChangeMedEd 2017

ChangeMedEd™ 2017, a conference in Chicago Sept. 14 – 16 that will bring together innovators to transform how future physicians are trained, is now open for presentation submissions (AMA login required). The meeting, co-sponsored by the AMA Foundation, will cultivate a community of innovation to create the medical school of the future and further the work of the AMA's Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative. Email changemeded2017@ama-assn.org for more information.

AMA Academic Physicians Section accepting nominations for governing council

Use your experience in the service of the medical profession, and medical education in particular, by seeking election to the AMA Academic Physicians Section Governing Council. AMA members are invited to submit nominations for chair-elect and three at-large member positions, to begin in June 2017. The deadline for nominations is March 6. To apply, email Fred Lenhoff or call (312) 464-4635.

The Introduction to the Practice of Medicine series is changing

Introduction to the Practice of Medicine will soon be called the AMA GME Competency Education Program. With the new name comes a new platform that delivers a more user- and mobile-friendly experience. Stay tuned for details about the upcoming relaunch.

 

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