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Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2018.04, Week of January 29

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

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Table of Contents:

1.  Oh, so you want to participate in a MHIRT activity in Brazil?  You may want to read this Medscape.com article:  WHO Recommends Yellow Fever Shot to Sao Paulo Visitors.  
2.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, January 17, 2018 edition.  
3.  Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, TN) announces its spring 2018 Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Conference & Open House (OMAC), scheduled for Saturday, February 17
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4.  The Association of American Medical Colleges announces that the Fifth Edition of the Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam is now available.
5.  Feinberg 411:  A monthly newsletter for prospective and accepted students of the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, January 2018 edition.  
6.  Inside OME:  Osteopathic Medical Education News, January 11, 2018 edition.  
7.  March 17: Access 50+ Dental Schools Plus Sunshine at #GoDental18!  
8.  The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) sponsored by the Roberts Woods Johnson Foundation provides students interested in health careers the opportunity for a transformative summer experience. 
9.  The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is now accepting applications for the 2018 Adventures in Veterinary Medicine (AVM) program.  
10.  Bridgewater College offers a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program. 
11.  The University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions offers a MS in Health Informatics with tracks available in 
Health Data Analytics and Clinical Informatics. 
12.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, January 24, 2018 edition.   
13.  In case you’re interested in taking the MCAT sometime between July 2018 and September 2018, registration will open on Wednesday, February 7.  
14.  Summer Opportunities Listed on the website for the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP).  
15.  The 2018 Medical Horizons program sponsored by East Tennessee State University & Mountain States Health Alliance is for rising college sophomores, juniors, seniors, post baccalaureate students who are over the age of 18 and interested in a career in the field of medicine. 
16.  SABA University School of Medicine announces a series of Admissions Open Houses, February through March, 2018.  

 

1.  Oh, so you want to participate in a MHIRT activity in Brazil?  You may want to read this Medscape.com article:  WHO Recommends Yellow Fever Shot to Sao Paulo Visitors.  

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BRASILIA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the whole of Sao Paulo state, which includes Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, should be considered at risk for yellow fever and recommended foreign travelers get vaccinated before visiting.

But Brazil's Health Ministry said the WHO recommendation, coming just weeks before Carnival when tens of thousands of tourists descend on Brazil, would not cause it to change its advisory that only travelers going to rural areas need to get vaccinated.

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2.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, January 17, 2018 edition.  

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January 17, 2018

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The Best Response to Medical Errors? Transparency

Why an open approach benefits not only patients and their families, but also medical students, physicians, and teaching hospitals.

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Academic Medicine Needs More Women Leaders

The number of women in C-suite positions is much too low. Learn how sponsorship—a successful corporate practice—can help break glass ceilings.

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Check out additional AAMCNews features: Pipeline efforts steer elementary school students into medicine; a by-the-numbers breakdown from the AAMC Report on Residents.

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Darrell G. Kirch, MD, to Step Down as AAMC President and CEO in 2019

Last week, Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC president and CEO, announced that he has decided to step out of his role on June 30, 2019. In the months to come, the association will conduct a nationwide search for his successor.
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Health Equity Research Virtual Site Visit Features South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine's approach to rural health care, community-integrated research, and programs to recruit Native American students into medicine is featured in a new AAMC Health Equity Research Virtual Site Visit, which highlights outstanding health equity research portfolios at member institutions through videos, webinars, and other resources. The school was also honored with the 2017 AAMC Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service (an informational webinar will be held on Jan. 18 for 2018 applicants).
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New AAMC Data Snapshot Explores Telehealth Trends

The AAMC has published a new data snapshot on telehealth that explores patient and provider video communications. Data from the AAMC Consumer Survey of Health Care Access show that males consistently report higher utilization of video communications with a provider and that females and males are similar in their willingness to share information via video.
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VA Becomes First Hospital System to Release Opioid Prescribing Rates

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) David J. Shulkin, MD, announced that the VA has begun publicly posting information on opioids dispensed from VA pharmacies, along with strategies to prescribe these pain medications appropriately and safely. The announcement noted that the VA is the only health care system in the country to post information on its opioid-prescribing rates.
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Webinar Explores Health and Environmental Security

On Jan. 24, the National Health Security Preparedness Index will host a webinar to explore the effects of natural disasters on environmental health. The interactive discussion will feature several environmental health and health security experts who will share experiences from recent real-world responses to hurricanes, wildfires, and water contamination.
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3.  Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, TN) announces its spring 2018 Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Conference & Open House (OMAC), scheduled for Saturday, February 17.  

Hello all,

On behalf of LMU-DCOM, I am happy to share with you the invitation to our spring 2018 Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Conference & Open House (OMAC), scheduled for Saturday, February 17. The event is open to interested prospective students, pre-medical advisors, and anyone else interested in learning more about our DO program and about osteopathic medicine in general. Please see the attached invitation for details.  Attendees may contact me or click the registration link on the invitation to register for the event.

Feel free to forward this email and share the attached invitation with anyone who may be interested in attending OMAC on February 17.  Attendees are welcome to bring family, friends, or colleagues.

I look forward to speaking with you and your students soon.

Best,

Whitney Dennis Porter, MA, Director of Admissions
Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway  |  Harrogate, TN 37752
Phone: 423-869-6091|  Fax: 423-869-7172

 

 

4.  The Association of American Medical Colleges announces that the Fifth Edition of the Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam is now available.

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 see our website.

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

Sincerely,

Lauren Siegel

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5.  Feinberg 411:  A monthly newsletter for prospective and accepted students of the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, January 2018 edition.  

A monthly newsletter for prospective and accepted students of the Feinberg School of Medicine.

 

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Take a look inside our world-class laboratories and classrooms, and meet Feinberg leaders dedicated to improving the future of human health in this new video. 

 

 

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EDUCATION

 

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Fostering Entrepreneurship and New Innovation at Feinberg

Entrepreneurship has been rapidly expanding at Feinberg in recent years. Through initiatives and resources that support a culture of innovation, the medical school strives to accelerate a key mission: translating discoveries into treatments that improve human health. 

 

Exploring Techniques for Bedside Diagnostic Reasoning 

Feinberg medical educators, trainees and students gathered recently to expand their knowledge of bedside diagnostic reasoning during a Today's Innovations in Medical Education (TIME) lecture.

 

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RESEARCH

 

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New Findings Point to Potential Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

A Northwestern Medicine study provides insights into a mechanism underlying Parkinson's disease and suggests that an existing drug could be employed as a novel treatment. 

 

Scientists Reprogram Stem Cells to Regenerate Muscle in Muscular Dystrophy

Scientists are one step closer to a stem cell treatment for muscular dystrophy after Northwestern Medicine investigators demonstrated improvements in muscle tissue differentiation in stem cells.

 

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CLINICAL

 

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Determined Physician Delivers Care to Puerto Rico

By plane, truck and foot, Eric Mizuno, '89 MD, internal medicine specialist and 25-year faculty member at Feinberg, brought healing and hope to residents of the devastated island.

 

High Diabetes Risk in Black Adults Driven by Obesity, Not Mystery

A Northwestern Medicine study has found that black and white people have the same risk of developing diabetes when all biological factors for the disease are considered over time. The surprising finding flips long-held beliefs that there is an unexplained or genetic reason why black adults have double the rate of diabetes compared to white adults.

 

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WELLNESS

 

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Furry Friends of Feinberg

On a recent Monday, Feinberg students took a break from classes to play with dog Chewie Tae in The Augusta Webster, MD, Office of Medical Education (AWOME). "Furry Friends of Feinberg" -- along with other weekly events, like Yoga in the Library and the Heart and Sole running club -- is a popular component of the medical school's wellness program.

 

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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

 

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Medical Student Tackles Health Disparities in Hispanic Communities

 

Nicolás Francone, a first-year medical student, combines his interests in medicine and policy to reduce inequality in care delivery and improve access to healthcare for Hispanic patients.

 

Francone, who is Argentinian-American, conducts research with the Northwestern Medicine Hispanic Transplant Program, a bilingual care program for Hispanic patients undergoing kidney, liver, pancreas or small bowel transplantation. He also works with Feinberg investigators to eliminate disparities in urology treatments received by Hispanic patients.

 

In the fall, Francone traveled to Washington, D.C., for the 2017 Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) Policy Summit, sponsored by Feinberg's Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

 

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Focus on the MD Curriculum

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In the very first weeks of the MD program, Feinberg students begin clinical training in one of two settings: the Individual Preceptorship or Education-Centered Medical Home.

 

In the Individual Preceptorship, students provide patient care while working one-on-one alongside an experienced attending physician for two years. In the Education-Centered Medical Home (ECMH), students care for a panel of patients for all four years in a team comprised of 15 peers from all four classes and a faculty preceptor.

 

Both clinical experiences take place in authentic outpatient environments where students participate in continuity of care. Working with the same cohort of patients over the long term provides Feinberg students with unique learning opportunities not available at other medical schools. With guidance from a faculty mentor, students immediately practice clinical skills such as history-taking, physical examinations and motivational interviewing. 

 

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First-year medical student Omar Bushara

Why I Chose Feinberg

Omar Bushara, a first-year medical student who is also pursuing a master's degree in public health through Feinberg's dual MD/MPH program, is actively involved in the Feinberg community. He is a member of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), which supports current and future underrepresented minority medical students, and he is a coordinator for HPREP, a medical outreach program for high school students. He is also co-social chair of his college within Feinberg. "I am lucky to be able to plan and spend quality time with my college-mates and mentor, all of whom have been a great community for me," Bushara said.

 

Before entering medical school, Bushara served in the Teach for America program, teaching biology at a high school on Chicago's South Side.

 

Why did you choose Feinberg?

I chose Feinberg because I wanted a medical school experience in which I could actively participate in research and community outreach, pursue an MPH, and not sacrifice excellent clinical training. Through the medical school admissions process, it became clear that Feinberg would allow me that opportunity. Furthermore, Second Look weekend was a great experience, and the vibrant community of students who all seemed happy and motivated sealed it for me. Finally, the opportunity to stay in the great city of Chicago was certainly a plus.

 

What has been your most rewarding experience?

So far, my most rewarding experiences have come as a result of my experiences in ECMH. As my acumen of clinical skills and medical knowledge have grown over the course of the year, ECMH has become more and more rewarding. Being involved with real patients and being a part of their care is rewarding and humbling, and really centers my medical school experience. ECMH has shown me that all parts of our curriculum are imperative to being a good clinician, and it motivates me to continually work with patients in mind.

 

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Admissions Q&A

Can I find out in advance who my Feinberg faculty and student interviewers will be?

We do not announce interviewers prior to the interview date. All candidates will learn who their interviewers are at the same time, at the end of the morning welcome session.

 

Do you have a student hosting program?

We do have a student hosting program at Feinberg. When you are invited to interview, you will receive additional information about requesting a student host for the evening before the interview day.

 

 

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6.  Inside OME:  Osteopathic Medical Education News, January 11, 2018 edition.  

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7.  March 17: Access 50+ Dental Schools Plus Sunshine at #GoDental18! 😎 

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Registration is FREE and now open at adea.org/godental18.

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Plus, hone your sleuthing skills and win prizes by participating in our first ever scavenger hunt. Visit the ADEA GoDental event page for more details on these activities and more. 

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8.  The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) sponsored by the Roberts Woods Johnson Foundation provides students interested in health careers the opportunity for a transformative summer experience. 

 

9.  The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is now accepting applications for the 2018 Adventures in Veterinary Medicine (AVM) program.  

Adventures in Veterinary Medicine

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2018 Adventures in Veterinary Medicine (AVM) program at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

AVM is an exciting and intensive program where participants can explore the wide variety of careers available within veterinary medicine and discover first-hand what it is like to attend veterinary school.

For students who are trying to determine whether veterinary medicine is the right career path, AVM is a great way to gain a deeper understanding of the profession. The program is also helpful for students who have already decided on a future in veterinary medicine, as it allows them to experience life as a veterinary student and explore opportunities within the field. Many of our past AVM participants have successfully gained admission to veterinary school both here at Tufts and at other schools.

During the week-long session, participants will

  • investigate the different specialty fields
  • spend time behind the scenes in our hospitals shadowing veterinary students
  • gain hands-on experience working with our teaching animals
  • learn about our admission and financial aid process
  • and more!

We offer two sessions for college students as well as a session for adult, non-traditional students.

            Adult Session 2:          April 30–May 4

            College Session 3:      June 4–8

            College Session 4:      June 11–15

Full details, including eligibility, tuition, and the online application, can be found on our website.

We hope that you will share this information with your students and with any other appropriate departments at your institution. If you or your students have any questions, please feel free to contact us at AVM@tufts.edu or 508-839-7962.

The AVM Team
Adventures in Veterinary Medicine
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine  
Tufts University                                             
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10.  Bridgewater College offers a Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program. 

We are in the final term of the first year for our students in the new Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program.  Additionally, we just got final notification from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) that our level change was approved with no further action required during their December 2017 board meeting.  Fully accredited and nearly one year under our belt, the faculty are turning to our next cohort starting in June 2018.  We had our first interviews on January 12 and admissions letters will begin going out in the next week.  We will have additional interviews in February and March to round out our second cohort.

I am available to visit your school this semester in February or March if you would like me to talk to interested students.  I need to get my schedule solidified so I am reaching out to you to see if there is a time I can visit with you and your students.  Please see the graphic here that you can use to send to students as well.  Let’s chat when you can about a visit-I look forward to hearing from you soon!  Thanks, Barbara

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11.  The University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions offers a MS in Health Informatics with tracks available in Health Data Analytics and Clinical Informatics. 

 

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The University of San Francisco offers a MS in Health Informatics with tracks available in Health Data Analytics and Clinical Informatics. This program can be completed in as little as one (1) year and is ideal for pre-health/premed students applying to medical school and students with a desire to have a deep immersion in biomedical informatics, learn about the intricacies of health data and the changing field of health informatics. As a board certified sub-specialty in the US, the Clinical Informatics track will be invaluable to pre-med students applying to medical school and hoping to stand out with graduate training in health informatics. 

 

A degree in Health Informatics will prepare students:

  • For the basics of programming to cutting-edge statistical and machine learning methods
  • Apply 'big data' to large medical datasets and clinical applications
  • Design advanced information systems for international health organizations
  • Reduce disparities in underserved populations using advanced technology
  • Learn to create mobile health apps and understand the latest information technologies

Students complete an Internship or Capstone Project that may require students to implement new software, decision support methods, or analyze quality and patient outcomes data in organizations ranging from large medical centers, digital health startup to global health organizations.

A career in Health Informatics will prepare students for future challenges in the healthcare field. Encourage your students to apply now. 

 

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If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us at health@usfca.edu or at (415) 422-2806. 

 

Thank You,

 

Dr. Bill Bosl
Director, MS in Health Informatics
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University of San Francisco

 

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12.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, January 24, 2018 edition.   

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News About America's Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals

 

January 24, 2018

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340B Helps the Most Vulnerable Patients

One of the most effective health care programs, 340B, comes at no cost to taxpayers. Learn how the program benefits teaching hospitals, patients, and communities.

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Scientists Closer Than Ever to Earlier Treatments for Autism

A new article in the AAMCNews Innovation Series examines how researchers are making headway in diagnosing autism within the first years of life—the key to more effective treatment and better outcomes.

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Check out additional AAMCNews features: Transparency is the best response to medical errors; breaking glass ceilings to increase the number of women leaders in academic medicine.

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Washington Post Publishes Letter from Leaders of National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative

In response to a recent Washington Post article on physician suicide, the chair and co-chairs of the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience submitted a letter to the editor to emphasize what the nation's medical schools and teaching hospitals are doing to combat the growing problem of student and physician burnout, depression, and suicide.
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13.  In case you’re interested in taking the MCAT sometime between July 2018 and September 2018, registration will open on Wednesday, February 7.  

Please be advised registration will open on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 for the July-September MCAT exam dates. Please encourage your students to log into the MCAT Registration System in advance of February 7 to fill-in registration information such as biographical information and complete necessary consents. This will help to expedite the process for selecting a test date and location on or after February 7.

If you have any questions, please email us at advisors@aamc.org.

Warm Regards,

Judy

Judith Byrne, M.A.                                       
Senior Director, MCAT Business Operations

Association of American Medical Colleges
655 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001-2399
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(202) 828-0603
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Tomorrow's Doctors, Tomorrow's Cures®

 

 

 

14.  Summer Opportunities Listed on the website for the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP).    

Hi all,

 

I was looking over our website visitors, and we’ve had over 8000 hits on our summer opportunities webpage in the past two weeks: http://www.naahp.org/StudentResources/SummerOpportunities.aspx

 

If you run a summer program, it might be worthwhile to advertise with us! There’s an easy form to fill out on the website above to have your internship, enrichment program, or other summer opportunity listed.

 

If you’re an advisor, feel free to point your students to these listings!

 

Cheers,

Kate

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Kate Fukawa-Connelly, Director of Communications

National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP)

http://www.naahp.org | facebook.com/naahpinc | twitter.com/naahpinc

communications@naahp.org

 

 

15.  The 2018 Medical Horizons program sponsored by East Tennessee State University & Mountain States Health Alliance is for rising college sophomores, juniors, seniors, post baccalaureate students who are over the age of 18 and interested in a career in the field of medicine. 

Greetings from the Admissions Office,

 

Hope this email finds each of you doing well.  The 2018 Medical Horizons program sponsored by ETSU & Mountain States Health Alliance will be June 4 – June 29, 2018.  The application deadline is March 15.  Medical Horizons is for rising college sophomores, juniors, seniors, post baccalaureate students who are over the age of 18 and interested in a career in the field of medicine.  Here is a link to the Medical Horizons website for complete detailed information and the online application https://www.etsu.edu/com/sa/admissions/medicalhorizons/default.php.  Bettina Cannon, Medical Horizons Administrator & Department of Surgery, is the contact person for this program.

 

"Having the opportunity to interact with healthcare professionals on a daily basis was one of the best aspects of this summer program.  Learning about their everyday problems and challenges really gives you something to think about prior to engaging in such a long career after college."  Medical Horizons Participant

 

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

 

 

 

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas A. Edison

 

 

16.  SABA University School of Medicine announces a series of Admissions Open Houses, February through March, 2018.  

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STUDY AT A MEDICAL SCHOOL
WHERE YOUR EDUCATION COMES FIRST

 

For 25+ years, students have been coming to
Saba University School of Medicine for a simple reason:
At Saba, Your Education Comes First.

 

With this single-minded focus on the success of our students, Saba achieves results other schools simply can’t match:

 

A near-perfect 99% USMLE first-time pass rate

Outstanding residency placements

Approvals and recognition that enable Saba graduates to practice in all 50 US states and the 10 provinces of Canada

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Join us at an upcoming Admissions Open House near you. This is the best way to get a first-hand introduction to our curriculum, faculty, campus, clinical program and more.

 

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with our Admissions Team and learn about openings in our upcoming May, September and January semesters.

 

U.S.

 

 

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Residencies

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Curriculum

Saba graduates consistently earn residencies at a rate on par with U.S. medical schools and significantly outpacing graduates of other international medical schools.

Saba is one of the select few international schools approved for U.S. Federal Student Loans and in Canada for provincial loans.

Saba’s curriculum, structured to US/Canadian standards, is taught in a close-knit community with extensive one-on-one interaction with your professors.

Launch Your Application to Saba

Questions. Email Admissions or call us at (978) 862-9600

 

 

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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104
E-mail: seisen@cbu.edu
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