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Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2017.08, Week of March 6

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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN  38104

Home page:
http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/ 

Caduceus Newsletter Archives:
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Ya know, a casual sexual encounter during Spring Break, or any other time of the year, may not be in your best interest:

 

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For a few more examples (ew-w!), please go to Marginalia. 

 

Table of Contents:

1.   Events coming up.
2.  The Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN) is offering its 9th Annual Medical Horizons Program, in partnership with Mountain States Health Alliance. 
3.  The Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice is accepting applications for Fall 2017.  
4.  Received this week. 
5.  The application cycle is open for the Fall 2017 entry into the Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (Lillington, NC) Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) program

6.  Marginalia:  Ya know, a casual sexual encounter during Spring Break, or any other time of the year, may not be in your best interest.  Here are some reasons why: 

 

1. Events coming up.  Please follow the link to the appropriate event.  (Also, please note that there are 3 events scheduled for Saturday, March 18.)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017:  University of Tennessee Health Science Center School of Pharmacy Pre-Pharmacy Club Information Session. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017: 

·        Lincoln Memorial University Physician Assistant Studies Open House

·        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

·        2017 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) GoDental Recruitment Event.  

Wednesday, March 29:  Pediatric Research Day at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Saturday, April 8:  Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (Blacksburg, VA) Open House

·        Wednesday, March 15, 2017:  University of Tennessee Health Science Center School of Pharmacy Pre-Pharmacy Club Information Session.

IS PHARMACY SCHOOL IN YOUR FUTURE?

 

Join the Pre-Pharmacy Club Information Session

Meet Current Student Pharmacists  ●  Networking  ●  Meet Admissions Staff

 

Where: UTHSC Student Alumni Center

When: March 15, 2017 @ 6 pm

 

 

  

Angela S. Finerson, PharmD, MBA

Director of Admissions and Alumni Affairs

881 Madison Avenue, Suite 243

Memphis, TN  38163

Phone: (901) 448-7172

Fax: (901) 448-7053

http://www.uthsc.edu/pharmacy

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College of Pharmacy | UTHSC

 

 

 

·        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


Voice 202-962-9108  |  reitze@adea.org  |  adea.org
The Voice of Dental Education

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·        Wednesday, March 29:  Pediatric Research Day at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital will host its ninth annual Pediatric Research Day on Wednesday, March 29 2017, from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m., in the Chesney Auditorium and Faculty Office Building.

Free.  Registration closes March 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm

http://www.lebonheur.org/research-and-education/research/pediatric-research-day/

Pediatric Research Day agenda

7:45-8 a.m.

Breakfast

8-8:10 a.m.        

Welcome
Jonathan McCullers, MD, Dunavant Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, UTHSC, Pediatrician-in-Chief, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Meri Armour, President and CEO, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

8:10-8:15 a.m.                                        

Comments from Organizers
Amali Samarasinghe, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
David Hains, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Nephrology
Amanda Preston, PhD, Scientific Editor, Children’s Foundation Research Institute

8:15–9:15 a.m.

Keynote Address: James C. Hunt Visiting Distinguished Professorship
Michael A. Zasloff, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Georgetown University, Scientific Director, MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute

9:15–9:40 a.m.

Coffee served in the atrium of the Faculty Office Building

Session One - Auditorium, Faculty Office Building

Chairs                                          

Dennis Black, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, UTHSC Scientific Director, Children’s Foundation Research Institute
Sandra Arnold, MD, Professor and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, UTHSC 

9:40–9:45 a.m.        

Introduction by Session Chairs

9:45–10:10 a.m.                             

Imaging immune responses through the lens of the virus:  Viral dynamics, and within-host deep sequencing of Respiratory Syncytial Virus in infants and adults
John DeVincenzo, MD, Professor of Pediatrics; Molecular Sciences, Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry, UTHSC

10:10–10:20 a.m.

Abstract Speaker

10:20–10:30 a.m.

Abstract Speaker

 

10:30–10:40 a.m.      

Break

10:40–11:05 a.m.                  

The WHO Global Influenza Program; 60 years of chasing influenza
Richard Webby, PhD,
 Member, Division of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

11:05–11:15 a.m.

Abstract Speaker

11:15–11: 25 a.m.

Abstract Speaker

11:25 to 1:45 p.m.

Lunch and Poster Session. CFRI Ground and Lobby Levels Presenters must be available at posters from noon to 1 p.m.

Session Two

Chairs                                             

Jonathan McCullers, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, UTHSC
Robert Rooney, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UTHSC

2-2:05 p.m.

Introduction by Session Chairs

2:05-2:30 p.m.   

Pediatric Community-acquired Pneumonia in 2017 – What We Know and What We Don’t Know
Sandra Arnold, MD, Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UTHSC

2:30-2:40 p.m.

Abstract Speaker

2:40-2:50 p.m.

Break

2:50-3:15 p.m.

Devising an early electronic screening system for the determination of pediatric severe sepsis
Samir Shah, MD, Division Chief of Critical Care, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UTHSC

3:15-3:25 p.m.

Abstract Speaker

3:25-3:50 p.m.

Interplay between Environmental Exposures and Respiratory Tract Infections
Stephania Cormier, PhD, Plough Foundation Chair of Excellence in Pediatrics,?Director of Pediatric Asthma Research Program, Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Infectious Disease, Microbiology, Immunology & Biochemistry, Physiology, UTHSC Director, LSU Superfund Research Program

3:50-4 p.m.

Award Ceremony and Closing Remarks

 

 

·        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.  The Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN) is offering its 9th Annual Medical Horizons Program, in partnership with Mountain States Health Alliance. 

I hope this email finds each of you doing well.  Wanted to make sure you know about our 9th Annual Medical Horizons program.  This program is a partnership between East Tennessee State University and Mountain States Health Alliance.  Here is a link to the Medical Horizons website http://www.etsu.edu/com/sa/admissions/medicalhorizons/default.php.  The deadline for applying is March 13.  Please forward this information on to your pre-med students.  Reminder that the selection process is non-competitive.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for all you do!!!

Stephanie

Stephanie Cole, Admissions Counselor
Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University
423 439-2036
www.etsu.edu/com

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." Helen Keller

 

 

3.  The Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice is accepting applications for Fall 2017.  

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Dear Colleague,

 

Within the first year of graduation, 99% of our graduates are beginning their careers, placed in fellowships or furthering their education. They're at health departments, healthcare systems, nonprofits, in the military and more, making a difference and improving health. 

 

With Saint Louis University's emphasis on applied learning, including a robust infrastructure to support student internships experiences, our students graduate ready to take the next step. 

 

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Student internships often lead to great jobs too. Check out 2016 Master of Public Health graduate Dylan Steigerwald's story. He's working as an epidemiologist at the St. Louis County Department of Health. 

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We are still accepting applications for the fall 2017 term. Please let me know if I can be of assistance in helping any of your students get on track for a great career.

 

Gratefully, 


Bernie Backer
Director of Graduate Admissions

Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice

314-977-8144 | backerb@slu.edu

 

4.  Received this week. 

·         Physician Assistant Programs Manual – 2017.  If you’re interested in reviewing it, please check with Dr. Eisen

 

5.  The application cycle is open for the Fall 2017 entry into the Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (Lillington, NC) Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) program. 

The application cycle is open for the Fall 2017 entry into the Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) program.  The MSBS program allows students to work towards a degree while strengthening their academic record and provides insight and experience in the biomedical sciences.  Upon successful completion of the MSBS program, students will be more competitive for admission to health professional programs. 

Candidates for Fall 2017 admission must complete a minimum of 90 semester hours or 75% of the credits from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education prior to application. A bachelor’s degree is required by matriculation into the MSBS program. We operate on a rolling admissions cycle and encourage your students to apply early.

The competitive MSBS program applicant will have a minimum science and overall GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), we pay special attention to the last 120 credit hours.  Applicants must complete the following coursework prior to matriculation:


  Biological Sciences (8 hours/1 year)
General/Inorganic/Physical Chemistry (8 hours/1 year)
Organic Chemistry (8 hours/1 year)
Physics (6-8 hours/ 1 year)
English (6 hours/ 1 year)

*Candidates must earn a grade of C or better in each prerequisite course.

The MSBS program evaluates all applicants holistically and considers their entire record including experiences beyond the classroom reflecting leadership ability and an aptitude for working with others.

If you have any questions about the program or the application process please contact us cusompbac@campbell.edu or 910-893-7689. 

Additional information about the MSBS program, including supplemental application materials and link to the MSBS application can be viewed here:  http://www.campbell.edu/cusom/academics/post-baccalaureate-program/

We look forward to hearing from you and your students.

 

Joy Henderson | Director of Post-Baccalaureate Studies 
Campbell University
Jerry M. Wallace
School of Osteopathic Medicine
4350 US 421 South  Room 142
Lillington, North Carolina  27546
Toll Free (800) 334-4111 Ext. 1781
(910) 893-1781 |  Fax (910) 893-1777
hendersonj@campbell.edu

 

6.  Marginalia:  Ya know, a casual sexual encounter during Spring Break, or any other time of the year, may not be in your best interest.  Here are some reasons why: 

Crab lice:  Phthirus pubis 
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Gonorrhea lesions on the tongue:
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Genital herpes in a male:
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Genital herpes in a female:
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Genital warts in a male:
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Genital warts in a female:
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Oral syphilis:
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Syphilitic chancres on the penis and vulva:
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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/ 
Caduceus Newsletter Archives: http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/Caduceus.html