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Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2019.06, Week of February 11

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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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In 1785, Robert Burns wrote “To a Louse”, in which he observed the following:

 

O wad some Power the giftie gie us

To see oursels as ithers see us!

 

For more information, please go to Marginalia.

 

Table of Contents:

1.   The Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN) announces a new Dean.     
2.  The John D. Bower School of Population Health comprises the Department of Data Science, the Department of Population Health Science, and the Department of Preventive Medicine, and offers 5 degree programs in data science. 
3.  The Center for Anatomical Sciences at the University of North Texas (UNT) Health Sciences Center in Fort Worth, TX is excited to announce the 2019 Summer Opportunities in Anatomy Research (SOAR) Program for undergraduate students. 
4.  Register today for the 24th Annual UAMS (University of Arkansas) Diabetes Update Symposium, March 29-30, 2019. 
5.  Come Spend a Day at Des Moines University to Preview their PA, DPT, and DPM programs! 
6.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, February 6, 2019 edition. 
7.  Western University of Health Sciences (Pomona, CA) is honored to host The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) again this year. 

8.  Marginalia:  The lecture topic du jour was Enzyme Structure and Function.  One student shared what she had created during that lecture.  O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us! 

 

1. The Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN) announces a new Dean.     

Hope all is well with each of you!  Thank you always for all you do!!!

Would like to introduce you all to our new Dean https://www.etsu.edu/news/2019/02-feb/nr_block_named_dean.aspx

Best,

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

 

 

2.  The John D. Bower School of Population Health comprises the Department of Data Science, the Department of Population Health Science, and the Department of Preventive Medicine, and offers 5 degree programs in data science. 

The John D. Bower School of Population Health at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) offers five degree programs.

 

The John D. Bower School of Population Health comprises the Department of Data Science, the Department of Population Health Science, and the Department of Preventive Medicine and offers a variety of degree programs that appeal to a diverse range of individuals, including college students, faculty, clinicians, and leaders in industry.

 

·         MS Biostatistics and Data Science

·         PhD Biostatistics and Data Science

·         MS Population Health Science

·         PhD Population Health Science

·         Executive MS Population Health Management

 

Specifically, we would like to tell you about our MS program in Population Health Science.

 

The Master of Science in population health science program is a distance education program housed on UMMC’s Jackson campus. The primary objective of the program is to educate students to examine health outcome patterns of health determinants and to develop policies and interventions. The program can be completed in 24 months for a minimum of 30 credit hours.

 

You may wish to visit our website: www.umc.edu/SoPH for information.  The program brochure is attached.

 

For information about admissions or to begin an application, you may follow the link provided. https://myu.umc.edu/irj/portal/anonymous?NavigationTarget=ROLES%3A//portal_content/Guest/GuestiViews/GuestHowToApply

 

Please let me know if you have any questions about the John D. Bower School of Population Health. I would be happy to assist you.

 

Sincerely,

 

Natalie W. Gaughf, PhD, ABPP

Director, Office of Academic Support

Associate Dean of Student Affairs, John D. Bower School of Population Health

Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine

Professor, John D. Bower School of Population Health, Department of Population Health Science

 

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

2500 North State Street

Jackson, Mississippi 39216-4505

T: 601.815.5064 | F: 601.815.5828

nwgaughf1@umc.edu

See e-brochure below:

 

 

3.  The Center for Anatomical Sciences at the University of North Texas (UNT) Health Sciences Center in Fort Worth, TX is excited to announce the 2019 Summer Opportunities in Anatomy Research (SOAR) Program for undergraduate students. 

 The Center for Anatomical Sciences at the UNT Health Sciences Center in Fort Worth, TX is excited to announce the 2019 Summer Opportunities in Anatomy Research (SOAR) Program for undergraduate students.

 This is a 10-week internship (stipend and housing included) for undergraduates interested in the anatomical sciences. Students will work on-on-one with faculty mentors to conduct comparative/functional morphology research, present their projects at a national conference, participate in anatomy workshops, and provide leadership for summer outreach programs. The goal of the SOAR program is to increase undergraduate interest in graduate training programs and careers in the anatomical sciences. The 2019 SOAR program is supported by the American Association of Anatomists Innovations Program.

 Two flyers (8.5x11 and 11x17) for this program are attached. We kindly request that you advertise this program to your undergraduate students as you see fit. The application deadline for the 2019 program is March 1.
 

More information about the SOAR program can be found at www.unthsc.edu/SOAR.

Best,

RM

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Rachel Menegaz
Assistant Professor
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth TX
8177350126
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4.  Register today for the 24th Annual UAMS (University of Arkansas) Diabetes Update Symposium, March 29-30, 2019. 

Save $ with early registration!

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5.  Come Spend a Day at Des Moines University to Preview their PA, DPT, and DPM programs! 

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Please feel free to pass this email along to any students interested in attending a DMU Preview event. Thank you!

Come Spend a Day at Des Moines University!

PA Preview - April 12, 2019
DPT Preview - June 14, 2019
DPM Preview - June 21, 2019

 

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You're invited to apply to be a guest DMU student for a day! With the competitiveness of graduate health science programs increasing annually, consider gaining a leg up on the competition by visiting Des Moines University prior to applying. You will have the opportunity to:

·         Learn about the Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, or Podiatric Medicine programs

·         Gain insight into the admissions process

·         Meet with current students

·         Participate in a tour of campus, including several labs


Scholarship funding may be available for travel to Des Moines for these special events. We will host a maximum of 15 students and an application is required:

·         PA Preview - application deadline March 1

·         DPT Preview - application deadline May 1

·         DPM Preview - application deadline June 15


Questions may be directed to dmuadmit@dmu.edu, or call 515.271.1499.

 

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6.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, February 6, 2019 edition. 

AAMC - Association of American Medical
Colleges

News About America's Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals

 

February 6, 2019

Doctor and Patient

Trading places: When doctors become patients

What happens when doctors trade in the white coat for a hospital gown? Physicians learn the importance of empathy and language and gain an appreciation for the trauma of illness.

Read More

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Rooting out implicit bias in medical school admissions

At one medical school, simple training in unconscious bias awareness opened some admissions committee members' eyes — and the school's doors — to a more diverse body of students.

Read More

Depiction of suffering

Recognizing and stopping human trafficking

Victims of human trafficking are often portrayed as young women in developing countries who are kidnapped, sold into slavery, and physically held against their will. But trafficking occurs every day in the United States, too, and physicians must learn to recognize the signs.

Read More

In case you missed it: What "informed consent" really means; 10 wishes for the new year from AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD.

More from AAMCNews

AAMC statement on introduction of Senate GME expansion legislation

The U.S. Senate has introduced the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019, which would expand the number of federally supported residency positions and would help address the physician shortage by adding an additional 3,000 Medicare-supported residency positions each year for five years. "The increases in this targeted, bipartisan legislation are a critical component of our efforts to ensure that all Americans will have access to the health care they need," Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC president and CEO, said in a statement.
Read More

Applications for Gold Student Summer Fellowship program now open

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is accepting applications for its Student Summer Fellowship program, which offers opportunities for medical students to complete a research or service project related to community health. Projects must be focused on understanding and enhancing culturally competent practice, developing skills to become a relationship-centered physician, and addressing a public health need in an underserved community. The deadline is March 8.
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ACGME Back to Bedside funding opportunity

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), through its Back to Bedside initiative, is exploring the causes of and solutions for physician well-being. The program seeks proposals from residents and fellows whose projects will improve, foster, or cultivate meaning in clinical learning environments. Up to 32 projects will be awarded between $5,000 and $15,000. Proposals are due by March 15.
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On the move

Lee Learman, MD, PhD, has been named the new dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, effective July 1. He is currently the senior associate dean for academic affairs and senior associate dean for graduate medical education at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. Learman serves on the AAMC's MedEdPORTAL Content Research Group.
Read More

Jack Sobel, MD, dean of the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and David Hefner, MPA, vice president of health affairs at the university, will step down from their roles later this year. The school has announced plans to combine the roles into one position.
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About AAMCNews
AAMCNews is the destination for news, features, current trends, and ongoing conversations about topics important to medical schools and teaching hospitals.

Does your institution have interesting medical education, patient care, or medical research news to share? Submit it to the AAMC for consideration as a feature in Academic Medicine in the News.

 

7.  Western University of Health Sciences (Pomona, CA) is honored to host The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) again this year. 

Western University of Health Sciences is honored to host The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) on our campus again this year. 

As you probably already know, SHPEP is a highly acclaimed pre-health preparatory program hosted at 12 different universities across the country each summer. SHPEP’s goal is to increase diversity among the health professions to better mirror the patient population. Please share this great opportunity with your students.

SHPEP is a 6 week residential program at no cost to the students. In addition to a stipend, SHPEP Scholars will receive up to $500 travel stipend, and all housing and meals are covered. The program will run from June 23rd to August 3rd.

National Program requirements include:

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Must be a current Freshman, Sophomore, or Community College student
  • Be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or an individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status
  • Not have previously participated in the program

Preferred qualifications by WesternU

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • To keep up with program’s curriculum, student should have at least 1 or 2 science courses completed
  • Identifies with group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in the health professions
  • Comes from an economically or educationally disadvantaged background

The attached brochure and our SHPEP Website should answer most questions but I'm here to help if there is anything you need.  

Sincerely,

Helen Musharbash, MS | Manager, Educational Partnership & Outreach | Academic Affairs
Assistant Director of Service Learning, COMP
909-469-8277
hmusharbash@westernu.edu
 

Western University of Health Sciences
309 East Second Street, Pomona, CA 91766

Western University of Health Sciences

 

 

 

 

8.  Marginalia:  The lecture topic du jour was Enzyme Structure and Function.  One student shared what she had created during that lecture.  O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us! 

 

 

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