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Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2018.01 Week of January 8

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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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Table of Contents:

1.  Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution is offering a cadaver-based Human Anatomy summer course for undergraduates & graduates, June 4-June 29, 2018.  
2.  Boston University offers a Master of Science degree in Athletic Training.  
3.  Inside OME:  Osteopathic Medical Education News, December 14, 2017 edition.   
4.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, December 13, 2017 edition.  
5.  The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) announces several updates to its MCAT test preparation portfolio.  

 

1.  Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution is offering a cadaver-based Human Anatomy summer course for undergraduates & graduates, June 4-June 29, 2018.  

 

2.  Boston University offers a Master of Science degree in Athletic Training.  

 

3.  Inside OME:  Osteopathic Medical Education News, December 14, 2017 edition.   

December 14, 2017

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Supporting Clinician and Medical Student Well-being

Dr. Shannon discusses national physician and medical student well-being initiatives.

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Educating Leaders 2018 Registration Now Open

Register now for the premier learning and networking event for leaders in the osteopathic medical education community and beyond.

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AACOM Hosts Second Annual Diversity Committee Meeting

The two-day conference covered a range of topics impacting diversity in the osteopathic medical education continuum.

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AACOM Research Releases 2017 Preliminary Enrollment Report and More

Read the new reports on 2017 Designations and the 2017 Preliminary Enrollment Report, and read a new journal article featuring AACOM data.

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Nomination Cycle Open for COSGP Awards

Apply now or submit nominations for the Student Researcher of the Year and the Outstanding Advancement in Osteopathic Medical Education awards programs.

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ICOM Now Approved to Recruit for Inaugural Class

The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine received approval from COCA to recruit students.

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Campus Roundup

Read COM stories featuring a medical student organization donating Thanksgiving meals, a COM hosting a medical-themed art exhibit, the winners of an outdoor emergency medical simulation race, and more.

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Boyd Buser, DO, Set to Retire as Dean of KYCOM in Summer

After serving as Dean of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine for 10 years, Dr. Buser will be missed.

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4.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, December 13, 2017 edition.  

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News About America's Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals

 

December 13, 2017

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Beating the Clock to Reduce Sepsis Mortality

When sepsis diagnosis and treatment happen within three hours, patient survival improves. Learn how one teaching hospital cut this critical time frame to just 73 minutes.

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Addressing the Research Replication Crisis

Medical schools and teaching hospitals are helping early career researchers learn best practices and how to improve writing skills for research reproducibility.

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Check out additional AAMCNews features: Alda Center teaches better care through better communication; medical schools and teaching hospitals take measures to end sexual harassment in academic medicine.

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Improving Public Health, Patient Care through Health Professions Pipeline

A recent congressional briefing sponsored by the AAMC-led Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition (HPNEC) focused on addressing health disparities by improving the health professions pipeline. Representatives from Marshall University, Marquette University College of Nursing, and Georgetown University School of Medicine discussed how their institutions are responding to public health crises, building a pipeline of future health care professionals, and working to increase the supply, distribution, and diversity of the health care workforce.
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New Data Snapshot Examines Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Health Care

The AAMC has published a new physician workforce data snapshot that examines medical care access and patient-provider communications among lesbian, gay, and bisexual survey respondents. AAMC Consumer Survey of Health Care Access data showed differences in getting needed medical care, having a usual source of medical care, and patient-provider communications by sexual orientation.
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Academic Medicine Hosts #WinterWishList Contest

Are you a medical trainee? Or do you wish you could gift an Academic Medicine subscription to your favorite learner? For a chance to win a one-year subscription, tag @AcadMedJournal and #WinterWishList on Twitter to let the editors know what you like best about the journal or why you'd like to win a subscription. The entry deadline is Dec. 29.
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AAMCNews is the destination for news, features, current trends, and ongoing conversations about topics important to medical schools and teaching hospitals.

 

5.  The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) announces several updates to its MCAT test preparation portfolio.  

AAMC

Dear Advisors,

We are excited to share with you several updates to the MCAT test preparation portfolio offered by the AAMC.

We are pleased to inform you that the Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam, Fifth Edition is now available. This new edition of the Official Guide includes an updated Part 1 providing students with everything they need to know about the MCAT exam. It includes an overview of exam structure, registration and scheduling logistics, preparation resources, test day procedures, and scoring. Please note that the questions found in Part 2 remain the same.

Further, all AAMC practice products have been automatically updated to mirror the new interface of the MCAT exam. As mentioned, in 2018 the AAMC is making changes to the way the MCAT exam interface looks, feels, and functions on test day. These changes include new features such as higher screen resolution, clearer font type and size, and keyboard shortcuts that can be used during the exam. If a student has already purchased a product, they will automatically have access to the update. In addition, a free tool, Practice with Exam Features, has been made available for your students to preview and practice interacting with the new interface so they know what to expect on test day. Also, updated Mock Exam Day resources have been added to the Advisor Hub to assist you and your colleagues facilitate a simulated test day experience for your students. Students will have the opportunity to not only become familiar with test day procedures, but also practice with the new interface under timed conditions.

Finally, the AAMC has re-developed and enhanced the free tool, How to Create a Study Plan for the MCAT® Exam. This new guide walks students through six steps to help them from understanding the basics of the exam, to identifying available resources and strategies to use, to drafting their plan and executing it. This tool provides worksheets at each step of the process to help them put together the best study plan that fits their individual needs.

As a reminder, all pre-health advisors receive a 30% discount on test preparation products. For more information about pricing for advisors, please refer to our website.

If you have any questions, please contact Pre-health Advisor Support at 202-828-0950 or advisors@aamc.org.

Sincerely,
Lauren Siegel
Senior Communications Specialist, MCAT
Association of American Medical Colleges

 

 

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