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Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2018.06, Week of February 12

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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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See that brown pixel in the tree?  That’s really a mature bald eagle:

 

 

See?

 

For more information about our recent bald eagle tour around Reelfoot Lake, please go to Marginalia II.

 

Table of Contents:

1.   The California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University (Oakland, CA) is now accepting applications for their Summer Podiatric Immersion Program. 
2.  The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University will be hosting a series of Recruitment events. 
3.  The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is planning three spring events to introduce prospective students to different areas of pharmacy practice and share information about the pharmacy profession.  
4.  Loyola University-Maryland offers a five-week summer program on psychological and social foundations of health which builds your capacity to serve as a culturally competent health professional. 
5.  The Association of American Medical Colleges will be sponsoring a Virtual Medical School Fair, February 15, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
6.  Planning on taking the MCAT in the near future?  TODAY IS YOUR LUCKY DAY!  Students can now schedule into July-September exam dates.  
7.  AAMC News:  News about America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, February 7, 2018 edition.  
8.  The M.S. Bioethics program offered by Columbia University (New York, NY) is now in San Francisco.  

9.  Marginalia I.  When you just know that you’ve reached your students’ motivation 
10.  Marginalia II.  CBU students and faculty take a tour of bald eagles and their nests around Reelfoot Lake on Sunday, February 4, 2018. 
      (Good news:  We saw eagles!
        Great news:  Nobody got frostbite!)

 

1. The California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University (Oakland, CA) is now accepting applications for their Summer Podiatric Immersion Program. 

California School of Podiatric Medicine Summer Immersion Program
July 25-27, 2018

Oakland, CA

Advisors—the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University is now accepting applications for our Summer Podiatric Medicine Immersion Program. This three-day workshop provides participants with an opportunity to explore the profession of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery. Students who attend the program will:

·         Gain invaluable learning experience and an opportunity to explore the profession of podiatry

·         Interact with faculty and students in a variety of settings

·         Participate in a MCAT workshop, gaining tips and strategies for peak performance

·         Learn about and understand the increased need for podiatric physicians

·         Experience a hands-on clinical day learning how to cast and suture, sports taping and much more!

Space is limited to just 25 students and there is an application process. Additionally, we will cover the cost of travel to the San Francisco Bay Area for participants outside the local region.

For more information: https://www.samuelmerritt.edu/cspmexperience

If you or your students have any questions, please let me know.

Robert Penman

Director of Admissions Marketing & Outreach
Samuel Merritt University
Oakland, CA
510-879-9224
rpenman@samuelmerritt.edu

 

2.  The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University will be hosting a series of Recruitment events. 

Dear Advising Colleagues and Friends,

Hope this finds you all well.  I wanted to provide a few important updates that will be helpful to your advising and premedical students.

NYITCOM is concluding our AACOMAS application cycle on February 1, 2018. 

·         All applicants will be sent an email today that encourages them to finish/complete/submit their outstanding AACOMAS and Supplemental Application to NYITCOM.  

·         We are actively reviewing completed applications through February 16, 2018 for Old Westbury, NY and Jonesboro, Arkansas campuses.

New!     2018 National Recruitment – Come Meet NYITCOM Across the Nation!   New!

For all interested prospective students, High School, College, Post-Bac, Pre-Health Advisors, parents, general public, considering medical school and applying to NYITCOM’s two locations, our national 2018 Spring & Summer Recruitment Schedule is posted along with our on-campus Open House Information Sessions & Campus Tour events for Old Westbury, NY and Jonesboro, AR

Meet our Old Westbury, New York Student Ambassadors and our Jonesboro, Arkansas Student Ambassadors!

We look forward to seeing you and meeting your premedical students across the nation this spring and summer!  As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know how we may help support your advising and applicant needs.

With best wishes,

Gina

Gina M. Moses, MEd

Director of Admissions
Office of Admissions | NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine 
[www.nyit.edu/medicine]www.nyit.edu/medicine 
Cell: 516-238-0697 | Fax: 516-686-3831 | gmoses@nyit.edu
Serota Academic Center | Room 204
Northern Blvd, Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000

ONE PROGRAM | TWO LOCATIONS – Old Westbury, NY and Jonesboro, AR

 

3.  The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is planning three spring events to introduce prospective students to different areas of pharmacy practice and share information about the pharmacy profession.  

I am excited to let you know Ole Miss Pharmacy is planning three spring events to introduce prospective students to different areas of pharmacy practice and share information about the pharmacy profession. This will be a part of our Walgreens Diversity Initiative program, as well as AACP’s Pharm4Me campaign. Our plan is to have a brief welcome by the Dean and then a browse fair where students and parents can meet with practitioners from different areas of practice. The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy, Ole Miss Admissions, Walgreens, and several areas of Pharmacy Practice will be represented. We’ll also have a couple of stations where we compound lip balm and do some hands-on activities. We are inviting any current high school sophomores and juniors interested in healthcare, high school counselors, community college and four-year students interested in pharmacy, and pharmacy advisors from different community colleges and colleges/universities across the state. There will be refreshments and students will receive an Ole Miss Pharmacy t-shirt!

 Please use the link below to register for the event. I am also sending you a poster in the mail this week to help promote this unique event to students! If you have any questions please email me!

Link for registration: http://pharmacy.olemiss.edu/prepharmacy/pharmacy-showcase-registration/

Thank you for all you do for students, it’s almost Spring Break!

Sincerely,

Cameron Stubbs

Cameron Stubbs, Admissions Counselor
The University of Mississippi
School of Pharmacy
P.O. Box 1848
1007 Thad Cochran Research Center
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-2437
hcstubbs@olemiss.edu

 

 

4.  Loyola University-Maryland offers a five-week summer program on psychological and social foundations of health which builds your capacity to serve as a culturally competent health professional. 

 

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Join us!

 

This five-week summer program on psychological and social foundations of health builds your capacity to serve as a culturally competent health professional. The integrated course work, service-learning internship, and networking opportunities prepares you to learn, serve, and lead in the diverse and rapidly changing twenty-first-century world. The courses develop foundational skills to analyze how health is influenced by psychology, socioeconomic factors, religious beliefs, and neighborhoods in which individuals reside. The service-learning internship in urban health care setting give you an opportunity to deepen your understanding of health disparities and effective service to some of Baltimore's underserved residents.

 

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When?

May 20 - June 22, 2018

What?

STUDY

Introduction to Health Psychology + Urban Health and Faith
(diversity course) - 6 credits

 

IMMERSION

Health service-learning internship in urban setting
Site visits, urban health bus tour, and visiting speakers

 

GUIDANCE

Pre-health workshops and individualized guidance

 

EVEN MORE

Breakfasts and lunches on teaching days

Books included

Deadline?

Apply by Feb. 25

More?

Open to visiting students
Info and application:

http://www.loyola.edu/bhip

 

 

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5.  The Association of American Medical Colleges will be sponsoring a Virtual Medical School Fair, February 15, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

 We’re excited to announce that registration for the 3rd Annual AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair, February 15, 2018 from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm EST is now open! The virtual fair is an opportunity for medical schools, advisors and potential applicants to interact with one another in a secure platform.

As of February 6, there are 65 medical schools from the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada participating. In addition, the AAMC, Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) and the NAAHP will also have booths!

Please encourage your students to register for free today:
www.aamcvirtualevents.org  Advisors are also welcome to register – we encourage you to explore the virtual environment on the day of the fair.

 

Fair participants will be able to:

·         Save resources and videos from booths to their own personal “backpack”

·         Chat with representatives from each exhibiting institution and association

·         Listen to virtual presentations about

o   Paying for medical school

o   Getting unique experience beyond shadowing

o   How holistic review in the application process works

o   AAMC’s resources on the path to medical school

…and ask questions at the end of each presentation

·         Link to each school’s MSAR® profile from each school’s booth

·         Use a promo code for a discount on an MSAR subscription and the Official Guide to Medical School Admissions so they can prep before the fair (code provided after registration is complete).

·         Connect a LinkedIn profile to their fair profile

·         Upload resumes/CVs

·         Upload a profile photo

In 2017, nearly 15,000 people registered and over 10,000 attended the fair.

Register today: www.aamcvirtualevents.org

To learn more about the participating schools: https://students-residents.aamc.org/choosing-medical-career/article/2018-aamc-virtual-medical-school-fair/

To learn more about the etiquette of attending a Virtual Fair, read –

https://students-residents.aamc.org/choosing-medical-career/article/dos-and-donts-attending-virtual-medical-school-fai/

 

6.  Planning on taking the MCAT in the near future?  TODAY IS YOUR LUCKY DAY!  Students can now schedule into July-September exam dates.  

Please be advised that students can now schedule into July-September exam datesAll MCAT exam dates are now open for initial registration, rescheduling, and cancellation for the 2018 testing year.

 

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

 

Warm Regards,

Judy

 

 

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


Association of American Medical Colleges
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7.  AAMC News:  News about America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, February 7, 2018 edition.  

AAMCNews

News About America's Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals

 

February 7, 2018

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House Call Medicine Makes a Comeback

Home-based primary care programs, many of which are run by academic medical centers, are bringing comprehensive care to homebound patients with severe chronic conditions. Learn more from a new article in the AAMCNews Innovations in Medicine series.

Read More

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10,000 Participants + 65 Schools + 9 Hours = AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair

The third annual AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair on Feb. 15 offers expanded opportunities for prospective medical students. Learn about new features offered in 2018, and register today.

Read More

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A Threat to Immigration, A Threat to Care

The immigrant son of an immigrant physician—now also a physician himself—asserts that stricter immigration controls and rescinding DACA will harm patients, medical education, and biomedical research in the United States.

Read More

Check out additional AAMCNews features: Learn about efforts to drive down health care-associated infections; hear about a recent landmark for women in medicine from AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD.

More from AAMCNews

AAMC Renews Standardized Video Interview Pilot for 2019 ERAS Application Cycle

The AAMC will continue—for a second year—an operational pilot program with the emergency medicine community to assess the use of the Standardized Video Interview during the 2018-2019 residency application season. After analyzing research results on the reliability and validity of the tool, as well as feedback from applicants and program directors, the AAMC believes that the Standardized Video Interview may be an effective tool in the residency application and selection process and may improve the transition to residency. The emergency medicine residency program community has again endorsed the use of this tool for all applicants and program directors in emergency medicine.
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LinkedIn Series for Medical Professionals Examines Physician Burnout

An article on clinician burnout and resilience by Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC president and CEO, was published in Hard Cases, a new LinkedIn series for medical professionals. The series features the toughest challenges physicians have faced in their careers and how they overcame them.
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AAMC Webinar Examines Improving Population Health Through Medical Spanish

The AAMC will host a webinar on Feb. 22 to highlight the impact of patient-provider language understanding on clinical practice and health care delivery in an increasingly diverse population. Participants will learn about the current state of the medical Spanish curriculum in U.S. medical schools, as well as available resources for institutions to assess their health and scientific workforce efforts to address cultural and linguistic competency. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session.
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Call for Applications for ABMS Visiting Scholars Program

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Research and Education Foundation is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Visiting Scholars Program. The one-year, part-time program provides early career physicians and others holding relevant advanced degrees with exposure to the fields of physician assessment, quality improvement, regulatory policy, and more. The application deadline is May 1.
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On the Move

Thomas Buchholz, MD, has been named medical director of the Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center in San Diego, which is expected to open in summer 2018. Buchholz will begin his new position in mid-April after spending 20 years at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
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Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) has appointed Elisabeth H. Young, MD, as dean of the College of Medicine and vice president of health affairs, effective Feb. 1. Young is a professor of internal medicine and has served as the interim appointee in both roles for the last year.
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8.  The M.S. Bioethics program offered by Columbia University (New York, NY) is now in San Francisco.  

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9.  Marginalia I.  When you just know that you’ve reached your students’ motivation… 

I rest my case.

 

10.  Marginalia II.  CBU students and faculty take a tour of bald eagles and their nests around Reelfoot Lake on Sunday, February 4, 2018. 
      (Good news:  We saw eagles!
        Great news:  Nobody got frostbite!)

On October 4, 2018, a group of us drove to Reelfoot to participate in a tour of bald eagles and their nests around the area.  After arriving at the Reelfoot Lake State Park office, we boarded a (MAGIC!) yellow schoolbus and went around looking for eagles and their nests.

The participants included (L-R):  Destiny White, Samhita Nair, Elizabeth Parr, Dr. Jerad Henson, Christina Henson, Megan Mosier, and Htet Cho Oo.  (It was cold!!)

 

A young bald eagle catches a snow goose for lunch.

 

The temperature dropped about 20o really fast that afternoon, so it was COLD and WINDY out on the deck.  (Yes, those are whitecaps coming towards the deck.  You know it was windy when you figure that Reelfoot Lake is <1 mile across, and there was still enough wind to create whitecaps.)

L-R:  Megan Mosier, Htet Cho Oo, Elizabeth Parr, Samhita Nair, Destiny White.

 

 

Whitecaps falling on the roots of cypress trees close to the shoreline.

 

Map of Reelfoot Lake, created by a series of earthquakes 1811-1812:

One bad-ass female:

 

 

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