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Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2019.02, Week of January 14

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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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Say hello to the newest resident on the biology floor of Assisi Hall!  She is a bearded dragon, and her name is L’il Girl Jimmie.

 

 

For more information, please go to Marginalia. 

 

Table of Contents:

1.   Campus events coming up.
2.  The National office of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic medicine (AACOM) along with their Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, will be hosting an online Medical School Fair on Thursday, January 17th from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. ET. 
3.  The Student National Medical Association’s National Leadership Institute (NLI) will be held on January 20, 2019 at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Meharry Medical College.  
4.  The University of Illinois—Chicago will be hosting its Summer Pharmacy Institute.  
5.  SPIN ’19 (Summer Program in Neuroscience) is an on-site, 8-week intensive program in neuroscience offered by the Departments of Neurosurgery, and Anatomy & Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine.  
6.  The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (Baltimore, MD) announces an Online Information Session for Thursday, January 17, 2019.   
7.  Columbia University School of Professional Studies (New York, NY) offers a M.S. Degree in Bioethics. 

8.  Marginalia:  Say hello to the newest resident on the biology floor of Assisi Hall.  She is a bearded dragon, and her name is L’il Girl Jimmie. 

 

1. Campus events coming up. 

·         Thursday, March 14:  Fundraiser to tune the LLC piano.

 

 

MUSICIANS and SINGERS WANTED for a fundraiser!

 

The piano in the LLC REALLY needs tuning, and YOU can make it happen!  If you're interested in lending your talent to help raise funds in order to tune the LLC piano, please let me (Dr. Stan Eisen) by emailing me at seisen@cbu.edu .  The rehearsal will be on Tuesday, March 12 in the Theatre from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the performance will be on Thursday, March 14, again in the Theatre, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

 

2.  The National office of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic medicine (AACOM) along with their Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, will be hosting an online Medical School Fair on Thursday, January 17th from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. ET. 

AACOM, along with our Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, will be hosting another online Medical School Fair on Thursday, January 17th from 9am-9pm ET. In the AACOM Online Booth we have a variety of interesting topics planned throughout the day, see below for schedule. All of our member colleges have exciting activities happening in their booths as well!

9:00 -10:00         Osteopathic Medical Student Panel

10:00 -11:00      Ask AACOM: Questions and Answers about the Application Process to Medical School

11:00-11:30       The Cut Suite Video Presentation (Surgical Simulator) from Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine followed by Q and A

11:30-12:00       Financial Aid: Financial literacy is an important part of the equation when considering medical school. Financial aid officers from our schools will be on hand to chat about general financial aid options. In addition, we will share information about AACOM’s Financial Aid Debt Management Modules as a helpful resource to make educated and informed decisions about financing your education.

12:00-12:30pm AACOM’s Office of Gov’t Relations: Learn about federal policies that impact your access to medical education, how to advocate for your future through AACOM’s ED to MED campaign, and other opportunities, such as internships and informational resources

12:30-1:00pm    Ask AACOM: Questions and Answers about the Application Process to Medical School

1:00-3:00pm      Featured Doctor: Come chat with Dr. Stephen Shannon, President & CEO of AACOM; Board Certified in Osteopathic Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine

3:00-4:00pm      Ask the Advisor: Pre Health advisors from the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions will be on hand to answer questions you may have

4:00-5:00pm      OMM Fellows: Learn about Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) from OMM Fellows at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

5:00-7:00pm      Featured Doctor: Come chat with Dr. Tyler Cymet, Chief of Clinical Education at AACOM; Primary Care Internal Medicine Physician

7:00-9:00pm      Ask AACOM: Questions and Answers about the Application Process to Medical School

 

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Jayme Bograd

Director, Application Services, Student Affairs and Recruitment

 

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3.  The Student National Medical Association’s National Leadership Institute (NLI) will be held on January 20, 2019 at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Meharry Medical College.

Greetings,

I am contacting you to invite your students to register for the Student National Medical Association’s National Leadership Institute (NLI) being held on January 18 to January 20, 2018 at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Meharry Medical College.

The National Leadership Institute allows students of all levels to participate in workshops and academic programming where they can develop transferrable skills to use in their current and future leadership roles. Attendees will have the opportunity to partake in interactive sessions, interact with physicians, hear from prominent speakers, and network with our Board of Directors composed of medical students from across the country.

The SNMA is the oldest and largest student-run organization that addresses the concerns and needs of students of color. This organization is committed to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine, targeting health disparities through community service initiatives and sustaining academic enrichment programs for minority youth in the community. In addition, the SNMA aims to develop clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians. Medical schools across the country support SNMA chapters that are involved on their medical campus, local communities and within their designated region.

As the National President, I would like to extend an invitation to your students to attend our NLI.  The theme for this NLI is “Leadership Beyond the Stethoscope.” This event serves as a great opportunity for all students to interact with others who have a commitment to a career in medicine and the dedication to diversify our healthcare system. The program includes a medical school tour, leadership workshops, peer and professional profile reviews, and sessions on taking the MCAT. More information regarding registration can be found on our website at www.snma.org and registration closes Friday, January 11, 2019.  Students can also click here to register. For students who are already SNMA members, registration is $5. For non-members, registration is $55 for premedical and other undergraduate students and $75 for medical students and other advanced professional degree students. If there are any questions please feel free to contact me at president@snma.org, the Region 10 Director, Ms. Petria Thompson, at region10director@snma.org or our Premedical Board Member, Ms. Toddchelle Young at premedical@snma.org. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Gabriel Felix

National President

 

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Join us in Philadelphia, PA for our 55th Anniversary Annual Medical Education Conference, April 17-April 21, 2019!

 

 

4.  The University of Illinois—Chicago will be hosting its Summer Pharmacy Institute.  

The Summer Pharmacy Institute (SPI) allows students to explore different areas of the pharmacy profession, including a full day workshop devoted to current trends, research, and activities in each of the following focus areas: Hospital, Ambulatory Care, Industry/Research & Development, Community, and Professionalism in the Field.  SPI attendees are typically on site from 9-4 PM each day.  The last day of the institute is a half-day and will conclude by 1:00 PM.

Session I:  June 3 – 7, 2019

Session II:  July 22-26, 2019

https://pharmacy.uic.edu/programs/pharmd-professional-program/events-for-prospective-students/summer-pharmacy-institute

Thanks,

Ken Smith, Director of Student Affairs – Rockford
College of Pharmacy
Office of Student Affairs
The University of Illinois at Chicago
1601 Parkview Ave., A220
Rockford, IL 61107

(815) 395 - 5736 (p)
(815) 395 - 5974 (f)

Smithke@uic.edu

Check out the Pharmacy Is Right For Me website!

 

5.  SPIN ’19 (Summer Program in Neuroscience) is an on-site, 8-week intensive program in neuroscience offered by the Departments of Neurosurgery, and Anatomy & Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine.  

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SPIN '19 is an on-site, 8-week intensive program in neuroscience offered by the Departments of Neurosurgery, and Anatomy & Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine. SPIN offers classroom instruction in neuroanatomy, hands-on research experience in a neuroscience lab, and clinical exposure in both the neurosurgery clinic and operating room.

 

Dates: June 3 - July 26, 2019

Tuition: $4,000 (room and board not included)

Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

 

SPIN is open to undergraduate students interested in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science, and medicine. Admission is based on academic performance, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement.

 

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For more information, contact:

Lee Farris

leeanne@bu.edu

or visit: www.bumc.bu.edu/anatneuro/spin/

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6.  The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (Baltimore, MD) announces an Online Information Session for Thursday, January 17, 2019.  

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Our School of Pharmacy invites you to an...

 

 

THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2019 | 1 - 2 p.m.

 

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What Will I Learn During the Online Information Session?

 

The information session will last approximately one hour. It will provide an overview of the PharmD program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, with topics including careers in pharmacy, a faculty profile, the admissions process, and other frequently asked questions about the program.  

 

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Join our Mentoring Program!

 

Our APhA-ASP Maryland Pre-Pharmacy Mentorship Program (AMPM) and Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) student mentoring program offers admissions preparation activities and one on one mentorship to interested local pre-pharmacy students.

Email if interested in Mentorship Program

 

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Stay tuned with events and what's going on at University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

 

Why Pharmacy?

 

Earn a doctorate in as little as six years - the Doctor of Pharmacy program is a four-year commitment and an undergraduate degree isn't required for pharmacy school.

 

Pharmacy is a diverse career - with a PharmD degree, you can practice in community pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care settings, and in a wide variety of other sites, including the federal government, the pharmaceutical industry, and higher education. 

 

Pharmacists are often the most accessible member of the health care team - with a pharmacy in nearly every neighborhood in America, you will be a trusted source of health care information for the patient's you serve. Pharmacy regularly rates as one of the most trusted professions.

 

A pharmacist's job is increasingly complex - while medication dispensing is still a key role for pharmacists, they also provide direct patient care through the administration of vaccines, blood pressure monitoring services, cholesterol screening, diabetes disease management, smoking cessation consultation, and bone density scans for osteoporosis screening.

The pharmacist is the medication expert on the health care team - there is a push in the United States for patient care to be provided by interdisciplinary teams of health care professionals.  The pharmacist is the medication expert on that team, providing guidance and recommendations on appropriate use of medications to treat a variety of diseases and illnesses.

 

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7.  Columbia University School of Professional Studies (New York, NY) offers a M.S. Degree in Bioethics. 

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY | School of Professional Studies

BIOETHICS

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FALL '19
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EARLY ACTION II
New York City Option

The application deadline for fall enrollment in the New York City Option for the Master of Science in Bioethics program is February 1, 2019. Completed applications submitted by this date will receive a decision within 8 weeks of the deadline.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Review complete requirements on our website.

Information Sessions
Visit the program events page to register for an upcoming information session.

RESOURCES

 

FALL 2019 APPLICATION DEADLINES

December 1, 2018

Early Action I

NYC OPTION

January 15, 2019

Early Action I

SAN FRANCISCO
& ONLINE OPTIONS

February 1, 2019

Early Action II

NYC OPTION

March 15, 2019

Early Action II

SAN FRANCISCO
& ONLINE OPTIONS

April 1, 2019

Regular Decision

NYC OPTION

May 15, 2019

Regular Decision

SAN FRANCISCO
& ONLINE OPTIONS

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please contact the Office of Enrollment Management at bioethics@sps.columbia.edu.

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8.  Marginalia:  Say hello to the newest resident on the biology floor of Assisi Hall.  She is a bearded dragon, and her name is L’il Girl Jimmie. 

I am pleased to announce that we have a new resident on the biology floor of Assisi Hall.  It is a bearded dragon named L'il Girl Jimmie, gifted to us by Mary Carole Taylor Jackson, an alumna of CBU.  Currently, L'il Girl is in a 10-gallon aquarium, but we will be putting our friend in a larger reptilarium when it arrives.

 

L'il Girl enjoys an omnivorous diet, consisting of earthworms, mealworms, and fresh collard greens.  Occasionally, she needs a calcium supplement that can be sprayed on her food.

 

Feeding time will be Monday through Friday at 12 p.m.  All are invited to watch and/or participate.

 

From Wikipedia:

Pogona is a genus of reptiles containing eight lizard species (according to some sources, but some others say nine) which are often known by the common name bearded dragons. The name "bearded dragon" refers to the "beard" of the dragon, the underside of the throat which can turn black if they are stressed or see a potential rival. They are adept climbers, spending significant amounts of time on branches and in bushes and near human habitation. Pogona species bask on rocks and exposed branches in the mornings and afternoons. They are found throughout much of Australia in a wide range of habitats such as deserts, shrublands and Eucalyptus woodlands.[2]

Several species of this genus, especially the central bearded dragon, are often kept as pets or exhibited in zoos due to their hardy nature and easy care in comparison to other exotic reptiles.

 

 

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