Students and alumni, join us for this annual event. Speak with more
than 70 employers who are hiring students for internships, full-time jobs,
and more across a wide variety of majors and functional areas. Mark
the Association's first medical student recruitment sub-brand,
this new initiative reflects AACOM’s commitment to promoting
osteopathic medical education as a preferred pathway
for future physicians.
February 4, osteopathic medical students participating in the American
Osteopathic Association’s Match program learned where they’ll be
completing their graduate medical education (GME), or medical residency
training. This has been an area of focus for Congress, which recently
introduced three new GME bills, sending a strong message about the
importance of investing in our nation’s future physician workforce.
February 1, AACOM announced
its strong support for S. 304, the Training the Next Generation of
Primary Care Doctors Act of 2019, a bipartisan Senate bill that
expands the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)’s Teaching
Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program, which will
expire at the end of the fiscal year (FY). AACOM played an active role
in ensuring that the bill included provisions critical to the
osteopathic medical education (OME) community. AACOM also joined
with six other national health organizations as part of the Teaching
Health Center (THC) coalition in support of the bill. AACOM urges the
Senate to quickly enact this vital legislation that would sustain and
grow community-based primary care GME.
also commends our champions in Congress for reintroducing two
additional GME bills—the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act
of 2019 and the Rural Physician Workforce Production Act of 2019—that
AACOM championed in previous legislative sessions and strongly
supported the reintroduction of in this Congress. AACOM is encouraged
to see that Congress is prioritizing GME and will continue its work on
Capitol Hill to advance these important bills.
Senior Vice President of Government Relations
Endorses Bipartisan THCGME Bill
January 31, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Jon Tester (D-MT),
Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Doug Jones
(D-AL), John Boozman (R-AR), Joe Manchin
(D-WV), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the Training the Next
Generation of Primary Care Doctors Act of 2019 (S. 304), a
bipartisan bill aiming to increase the primary care physician workforce
in medically underserved areas by reauthorizing the THCGME Program for
five years and providing enhanced funding and a pathway for growth in
the number of residents trained. Established in 2010 and reauthorized
in 2015 and 2018, this program has been highly effective in
transitioning residents into medically underserved areas, with more
than 80 percent remaining in primary care practice and over half
remaining in high-need communities. The program will expire on
September 30, 2019. AACOM has strongly
endorsed the Training the Next Generation of Primary Care
Doctors Act of 2019, and joined
with six organizations as part of the THC coalition in support of the
month, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee
Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced
the Community and Public Health Programs Extension Act (S. 192).
The bill would extend five years of federal funding for the THCGME
Program, community health centers, the National Health Service Corps
(NHSC), and two other federal health programs. On January 29, the
Senate HELP Committee held a hearing
on access to care in underserved communities where this legislation and
the importance of the THCGME Program were at the core of the
discussion. AACOM thanks
Senators Alexander and Murray for their strong leadership in
introducing the Community and Public Health Programs Extension Act.
Endorses Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019
Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and John Boozman (R-AR)
and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) recently introduced the
bipartisan Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019, an
bill that would help address the nation’s physician shortage by
expanding Medicare-funded GME residency slots. The legislation would
increase the number of residency positions by 15,000 over five years,
giving priority to hospitals in states with new medical schools or new
branch campuses and emphasizing training in community-based settings.
Supports Bipartisan Rural GME Bill
has offered its support
for S. 289, the Rural Physician Workforce Production Act of 2019,
introduced by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and cosponsored by Senators
Jon Tester (D-MT) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS). This bipartisan
legislation would help address the growing physician workforce shortage
in rural areas across the country by implementing comparable per
resident payment for residents training in rural hospitals relative to
those in urban communities and would eliminate rural hospital residency
caps to encourage growth of rural training programs, particularly
across various medical specialties.
Reminder: Register for
AACOM’s Public Policy and Federal Budget Webinar
now for the Office of Government Relations’ webinar this Friday,
February 15, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET, which will provide membership with
an overview of AACOM’s new Public
Policy Agenda for the 116th Congress, an educational primer
on the federal budget, and AACOM's planned advocacy efforts on behalf
of the OME community. Register
We Love Our ED to MED Campus Ambassadors
Valentine’s Day, ED to MED is celebrating our Campus Ambassadors, who
are so important to helping the campaign grow and thrive. Learn why we are
grateful to our dedicated, passionate Campus Ambassadors, and how you
can get involved in the program.
to MED Shares Game Plan for Tackling Student Debt
to MED has the tools you need to help you tackle graduate student debt
by making smart decisions about financing your education. Add these
three tips to your playbook to make sure you’re prepared for
your financial future.
and Federal Agencies
ONDCP Releases its
National Drug Control Strategy to Address Opioid Crisis
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released its National
Drug Control Strategy to address the current opioid crisis
in America. The Strategy’s goal is to save lives by implementing drug
education and prevention programs, providing treatment services leading
to long-term recovery, and reducing the availability of drugs in
America. The Strategy focused on the development of a national
curriculum and new provider training tools to better equip providers to
screen at-risk patients and treat those suffering from opioid use
disorder using medication-assisted and alternative treatments. The
Strategy further proposed expanding the use of prescription drug
monitoring programs and the integration of data sharing across state
lines to improve communication across providers and increase
accountability in opioid prescribing practices. AACOM is currently
reviewing the Strategy and is working with the ONDCP to address this
Federal Resources and COM Engagement
Substance Use Disorder Regional Virtual Job Fairs:
HRSA is hosting free regional Virtual Job Fairs February 26 through
March 7. The Virtual Job Fairs are live, online events intended to
connect health care sites with primary care trainees and practicing
clinicians. Job seekers may interact with up to 100 organizations and
hear from site representatives about their sites, the communities they
serve, and their open positions. Learn
Named Military Friendly® Top 10 School:
Rocky Vista University (RVU) received a Military Friendly® Top 10 School
Gold Award for its exemplary military educational programs and veteran
initiatives. In the 2018-2019 academic year, RVU had 98 military
students enrolled in the Health Professions Scholarship Program and 19
veterans enrolled in the University. To learn more about the Military
Friendly® designation and RVU’s Gold distinction, continue
Accepting Applications for FY19 Loan Repayment Programs:
The NHSC Loan Repayment Program (LRP) and Substance Use Disorder
Workforce LRP are now open and accepting applications for FY19. The
programs, administered by HRSA at the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, are open to clinicians who want to serve the nation's
underserved rural, urban, and tribal communities. A complete online
application is due by 7:30 PM ET on February 21. Learn
to MED is a national grassroots campaign launched by the American
Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.
the campaign today!
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
Office of Government Relations
500 New Jersey Avenue NW, Suite 380, Washington, DC 20001
5.ADEA (American Dental Education Association) announces
the “soft launch” of the ADEA AADSAS (American Dental Education Association
Associated American Dental Schools Application Service.You may submit
your application starting on June 4.
Mark May 14, 2019
on your calendar!
The 2020 ADEA
AADSAS® (American Dental Education Association Associated
American Dental Schools Application Service) application
“soft launch” is on May 14. The soft launch allows you three
weeks to work on and refine your application information. You
may submit your application starting on June 4.
Why is it important to get a jump start on
your application in May?
be ready to apply early! Three extra weeks to collect
materials and polish your answers allows you to be one
of the first to submit in June.
Fee Assistance Program (FAP) application can also be
submitted for review starting May 14! Decisions will be
released starting June 4.
an early contender for the first interview spots. Dental
schools review applications on a rolling basis—so
position your application for a prime review spot!
Make your application stand out by taking
advantage of this opportunity.
In the Education-Centered Medical Home program, Feinberg
students are embedded into one clinic with the same preceptor, peers and
patients for their entire four years of medical school. There, they
experience what it truly means to provide primary care over the long run --
and in many cases, they bring that care to the underserved patients who
need it most.
The Office of Admissions welcomes admitted students to
revisit Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine at our Second Look event on April 11-12,
Second Look provides an opportunity for prospective students
to sample the rich variety of learning experiences available at Feinberg,
and to meet with other prospective students, current students and faculty.
This event is by invitation only. All admitted students should have
received an email with instructions on how to register.
Anna Briker, a second-year medical
student, discusses her research investigating sleep-related risk factors in
unexplained infant deaths in Cook County, which could be used to inform
A Northwestern Medicine study provides new insights into a
signaling pathway in metastatic prostate cancer and suggests that a novel
drug combination may improve treatment response and slow cancer growth.
A Northwestern Medicine study found that only 13 percent of
outpatient antibiotic prescriptions were appropriate, with 36 percent
considered potentially appropriate. The study provides the most extensive
assessment of antibiotic prescriptions to date, and demonstrates the scale
of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in the U.S.
A one-time stem cell transplantation therapy for multiple
sclerosis showed improvements over the current treatment, according to a
preliminary trial published in JAMA.
'Off the Record' Brings Northwestern Community Together
We all have stories that remain untold -- stories about past
experiences, struggles and identity. A new show at Feinberg is aiming to
change that. In January, "Off the Record" brought the
Northwestern community together by sharing stories about personal identity
and life experiences that might otherwise be kept private. Fifteen stories
that were crowdsourced anonymously from students, faculty and staff were
performed by actors from around Northwestern.
During the week following Martin Luther King Jr. Day,
Northwestern hosted a series of panel discussions, documentary screenings,
service activities and a student oratorical contest. In one panel, legal
and medical professionals, including Karen Sheehan, '89 MD, MPH, '92 GME,
professor of Pediatrics,
described how they integrated advocacy work into their careers.
Focus on the MD Curriculum: Problem-Based Learning
Problem-Based Learning (PBL) uses clinical cases to
stimulate inquiry, critical thinking and knowledge application and
integration related to biological, behavioral and social sciences. Through
this active, collaborative, case-based learning process, students acquire a
deeper understanding of the principles of medicine and, more importantly,
acquire the skills necessary for lifelong learning.
The goal is for students to:
synthesize and apply basic science knowledge in a clinical context.
Engage in critical thinking and problem-solving
the ability to evaluate their own learning and collaborate with peers
use information technology and identify the most appropriate resources
for knowledge acquisition and hypothesis testing
and communicate their knowledge to others
provide and incorporate feedback in order to improve performance
Each PBL group has six to nine students and a faculty
facilitator. Case information is disclosed progressively across two or more
sessions for each case. This process mimics the manner in which a
practicing physician obtains data from a patient. PBL allows students to
develop hypotheses and identify learning issues as the additional pieces of
information about a patient are disclosed to the student.
Julia Murphy, a first-year medical student, didn't take the
traditional path to medical school. Prior to joining Feinberg, she spent
three years working seasonally as a professional ski patroller in Utah
during the winter and as a sea kayak guide in Washington during the summer.
As a ski patroller, Murphy functioned as an EMT on skis and did safety work
around the mountain. As a kayak guide, she was a gourmet chef at camp and a
current navigator on the water.
Now in medical school, Murphy continues to stay busy; She is
the president of Medical Students for Choice and is a coordinator for CHC
Cardiology -- a clinic focused on providing specialty care to an
underserved population. She is also involved with the Emergency Medicine
and Family Medicine Interest Groups, and Camp Wildcat, a program that works
with Chicago youth.
On top of her medical degree, Murphy is also pursuing a Master's Degree in Medical Humanities and Bioethics.
"I loved the clinical ethics class in the first semester of medical
school and so I took the Foundations in Bioethics class," she said.
"I naively thought that I would get answers to my most pressing
ethical questions. Instead, I found that I was thrown into this marvelous
intellectual discomfort. I am excited to continue to look at medicine
through many lenses in the different humanities."
Why did you choose Feinberg?
Having been in the workforce for a few years, I was a little
worried about my transition back to school and the workload of medical
school. What drew me most to Feinberg was the focus on student wellness. I appreciated the
emphasis that admissions put on the work-life balance at Feinberg and
beyond. Happily, I have been very impressed with the thought put into making
our learning and schedules manageable in the first year. I'm not denying
that there is a lot of work, but the curriculum so far has been well
designed to enable me to feel comfortable maintaining a life outside of
school. I also get a sense that AWOME [The Augusta Webster, MD, Office of
Medical Education], my instructors, my mentors and my peers want me to
What has been your most rewarding experience?
I have enjoyed working with standardized patients (actors)
in the Clinical Education Center. With my
preceptor, they have created such an open environment to try different
interviewing skills in a medical context. It has been fun to see my peers
and myself improve over the first few months in
our confidence and history taking skills. I especially appreciated the
opportunity to practice giving bad news during our SAM (Synthesis and Application Modules)
week. It is not an easy thing to do, but it felt like I had the opportunity
to try something challenging with no pressure. The actors are fantastic and
have really helped me work on my communication skills.
What advice would you give to prospective medical students?
Determine your personal priorities. You have decided on
medicine, how wonderful! Now figure out what are the most important aspects
of a training environment for you. For me, it was a supportive and
collaborative atmosphere where I would find affirmation, challenge and
success with my peers and mentors. There are lots of different things to
consider in a medical school, though. I would urge you to consider
lifestyle, extracurricular opportunities, external support networks and
location. No applicant will have the same priorities, so reflect on your
own before seeking other people's perspectives.
How many Feinberg faculty members are there and what is
the faculty-to-student ratio?
Feinberg offers a premier medical education and top-notch
research programs in large part because of the expertise, experience and
dedication of its faculty. Numbering more than 3,500, the medical school's
faculty roster includes some of the best minds and hearts in medicine and
biomedical research. Many have gained national and international
prominence. Full-time or part-time faculty who
also conduct research teach much of the core material in our clinical
clerkships. Contributed services faculty members, who are in private
practices, teach many of the clinical courses. Feinberg students enjoy a
2.5:1 faculty-to-student ratio.
Who advises students at Feinberg?
The dean of student programs oversees academic and career
advising for Feinberg medical students. Mentoring is also an important part
of our college structure and the Area of Scholarly Concentration component
of our curriculum.
Most faculty have an open-door
policy toward advising. During third year, students pick a clinical faculty
member who serves as their personal career advisor; their role is to
provide guidance through the selection of a specialty and residency program
7.Loyola University – Maryland (Baltimore) invites
you to apply to their Baltimore Health Immersion Program, a 5-week This five-week summer program on psychological and
social foundations of health builds your capacity to serve as a
culturally competent health professional.
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,
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
19 - June 21, 2019
to Health Psychology + Urban Health and Faith
(diversity course) - 6 credits
service-learning internship in urban setting
Site visits, urban health bus tour, and visiting speakers
Dr. Tom Kashiwagi
- Graduate combines medicine, magic for patients
Tom Kashiwagi, D.O., has been dabbling with magic
tricks since he was a little kid, but it wasn't until high school
when he received one-on-one training with a magician in the
Philippines that he fell in love with the craft.
"The thing I
loved about it was the guy who trained me, Jun Suzuki, used the
analogy that whatever you're trying to accomplish and no matter
the goal, magic allows you to look at things in different ways
because you may have an idea of something, but there are so many
ways to achieve it," Kashiwagi
said. "I use it as a metaphor in life. It's the art of
transformation and it reminds us that things are changing all the
Dr. Breann Poling - WV native
sets sights on medical career after being exposed to it her
Breann Poling, D.O., grew up always exposed to medicine, so it's
no surprise that the Class of 2018 graduate would one day be a
physician. Poling's father is a family physician and his
enthusiasm and passion for his career ultimately trickled down to
wanted to do something I was passionate about and something I loved
that my heart was in," the Beckley, WV, native said.
Dr. Robert Tavares - From
nurse to physician, WVSOM grad now calls WV home
D.O., wasn't born in West Virginia, nor did he grow up in the state.
But since he moved to West Virginia in 2011 he has built a life
for himself, his wife and seven kids in a state he now calls
The Boston, Mass.,
native worked as a nurse's aid for
eight years before becoming a registered nurse on the medical/surgical
floor at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center (GVMC). Most recently,
he was a registered nurse in the operating room at GVMC. While he
loved his jobs as a nurse, Tavares didn't think it was
challenging enough so he decided to attend medical school.
Dr. Holly Berg - Graduate
dubbed "Most Likely to Cure Cancer" after her son's
Holly Berg, D.O.,
could have never imagined that the material she was learning in
medical school was what she would experience first-hand in her
The Class of 2018
graduate's youngest child, Titus, who was 5 years old at the
time, was diagnosed with lymphoma her second year of medical
school, right before she was set to start rotations in WVSOM's
Statewide Campus Northern region. She explained that T-cell acute
lymphoblastic lymphoma is the lymphoma version of pediatric
Thanks to Dr. Tracie Burke for forwarding this announcement to
From: Tracie L. Burke Subject: FW: Job opening for Pre-Health Advisor at UT Chattanooga!
Below is a job
description for a pre-health advisor at UTC. Our very first one of these had
to leave the area to handle family affairs but it’s a new position that
requires a human very into creation and growth! Please help us support our
pre-everything-health-related students at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga!
(This position will report to the Center for Advisement, NOT the Honors
College; I’m just trying to help them get the word out!)
Professions Advisor, Center for Advisement
This academic advisor
will be responsible for developing and coordinating a comprehensive
pre-health advising program and providing academic advising for students
interested in pursuing a pre-health professions career (i.e. pre-medical,
pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, etc.). Occasional evening and weekend hours may be
include the following:
Meeting one-on-one with current students,
prospective students, and alumni interested in applying to healthcare
Designing and delivering group advising sessions
targeted at pre-health students at various stages of the pre-health
exploration and application process
Providing information and support to students
regarding healthcare careers and program admission requirements,
standardized test preparation, admission essays, reviewing and selecting
Advising new students during freshmen and
transfer orientation sessions, assisting with new student course
preregistration, and presenting a session to freshmen interested in
Collaborating with academic departments,
faculty pre-health advisors, and health practitioners within the
community to coordinate campus-wide efforts to share pre-health
information with students
Serving as the point-of-contact for individuals
at regional/national health professions programs
Tracking and reporting professional school
application/acceptance information on pre-health students
Creating and coordinating healthcare-related
campus/community advisory committees; collaborate with faculty in
academic departments and build/maintain relationships with regional
Creating and maintaining healthcare advising
website, print resources for students and advisors,
internship/shadowing/clinical opportunities for students
Tracking pre-health students’ progression while
enrolled at UTC as well as application/matriculation data for applicants
who apply to pre-health programs
Additional duties include covering general
walk-in hours, etc.
required. Must have a work background in higher education setting working
with students’ academic needs, providing advising services, and coordinating
support services. Preference given to academic advising in higher education
as their primary job responsibility for a minimum of three years. Experience
advising for professional healthcare programs preferred. Demonstrated
responsibility for advising programs (such as organizing student programs,
planning advising-related events, preparing materials for students)
preferred. Must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and
problem-solving skills; self-motivated and able to work independently;
ability to work effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, and
community members of all cultural backgrounds and experience levels; attentiveness
to detail, strong organization skills, with the ability to prioritize
multiple requests and handle them in an efficient and timely manner;
flexibility and willingness to adapt to the needs of the position/office as
they arise; ability to thoroughly understand and abide by federal and
university guidelines regarding student confidentiality requirements;
proficient use of computers. Prefer experience with relevant higher education
software programs and pre-health portals including Banner, Degree Works, EAB
Student Success Collaborative, and Professional Application Portals (AMCAS,
AADSAS, PharmCAS, etc.).
Linda Frost, Ph.D., Dean of the Honors College
U. of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598 Linda-Frost@utc.edu
Office: (423) 425-5922 Cell: (423) 364-9692
new year is off to a great start in our Admissions Office and I hope it is the
same for you as well. This email is to inform you of institutional changes
you will see in the near future:
1) Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is undergoing a name change
which more simply and accurately describes the College's presence in the
state of Georgia and better speaks to the breadth and depth of the region the
College serves. You will notice the name change on the AACOMAS application
beginning with the 2019/2020 application cycle, along with our web pages and
external publications, including AACOM's College Information Book (CIB). It
is exciting to reiterate both PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia as part of
a unique and sustainable story that resonates the
College's tradition and mission. The College's Campus naming mechanisms
are PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia.
As part of PCOM's recent academic restructuring, the institution has formed two
new schools: the PCOM School of Health Sciences and the PCOM School of Professional
and Applied Psychology. The new schools join the PCOM College of
Osteopathic Medicine which encompasses the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
programs across all campuses and locations and the PCOM School of Pharmacy
(Suwanee, Georgia). Please note this is an internal change and will not
impact any application process.
The Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program at all three locations will require
the CASPer Assessment Test beginning in the 2019/2020
admissions cycle. This score is necessary to complete DO applications
in the pool and will be a part of the reviewing and selection process for DO
interviews. If anyone has questions about this addition, please do not
hesitate to contact me in the Office of Admissions. My number is
PCOM, as well as our Georgia locations, are hosting on campus events throughout
the next several months. Please refer to our website for dates and times of
our Open Houses and Information Sessions, as it will be a pleasure to welcome
you, as well as your students and graduates, to campus.
the meantime, members of the Admissions team are looking forward to connecting
with you throughout the spring at the various regional meetings.
Thank you for all of the work you do on behalf of your applicants to medical school
and graduate programs. We appreciate everything you do!
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Evans Hall 4170 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
office 215-871-6700 | fax 215-871-6719
Will you be our Valentine?
There are lots of ways to celebrate your Valentine at the Park this
year! When you take a spin around Hyde Lake on a bicycle built
for two or gift that special someone an extra special something
from Kendra Scott or the Lake's Edge Gift Shop, you help
support the trails, lakes and green spaces you love!
Shelby Farms Park has
been selected as a recipient of the American Institute of Architects
(AIA) 2019 Regional & Urban Design award--a big win
for the Park and for Memphis!
The Park joins other
notable projects, including Seattle's Pike Place MarketFront, Detroit's East
Riverfront Framework Plan
and Massachusetts's Infra-Space Initiative.
According to AIA,
"the 2019 Regional & Urban Design program recognizes
the best in urban design, regional and city planning, and
community development. The best planning accounts for the
entire built environment, local culture, and available resources—modeling
architecture’s promise and true value to communities."
Camp isn't just for
summer! Spring Break Camp offers a wide variety of activities
for grades 3-6 that encompass all the fun of summer! Spring
Break Camp offers guided nature hikes, archery
lessons, water recreation, fitness classes and environmental
Planning ahead? Summer
Camp dates and details have been posted!
Give a Valentine that
gives back! When you adopt a buffalo in honor of your Valentine,
you help provide buffalove for
Shelby Farms Park's beloved buffalo herd! Each adoption
package includes an exclusive plush buffalo, locally made Dinstuhl's chocolates and more!
Want to show
your favorite Park some extra buffalove? Pick up your gift and help us save on
shipping fees! Valentine's gifts may be picked up
through Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 5pm, or purchased in
the Lake's Edge Gift
regular business hours.
If we are
shipping the buffalo adoption package directly to
you or to a recipient, please allow approximately 3-5
business days for delivery. Last day to order for guaranteed
delivery by Valentine's Day is February 10, 2019.
Give your Valentine a gift
that will keep growing! When you give the Gift of Garden,
flowers will be planted in their honor, providing a vibrant backdrop
around Hyde Lake.
The flowers planted
through the Gift of Garden include vibrant varieties, such as
black-eyed Susans, asters, mums,
bergamot and coneflowers. These beautiful bouquets will bloom
around Hyde Lake, and your gift will grow among the!
Work is underway on some
exciting improvements in the Woodland Discovery Playground! The
nest will still feature an innovative climbing space, and shade
structures will be added. If the weather cooperates, we plan to
reopen the Climbing Nest later this spring (date TBA).
The rest of the Playground
will remain open, but please be prepared for occasional
temporary closures of some play areas and roads during construction.
You can keep up with Playground news here.
We appreciate your
patience, and we can't wait to welcome you back into a new and
improved play space!
Shelby Farms Park Conservancy is a nonprofit
organization, and we count on gifts from supporters like you to
help manage, maintain and operate Shelby Farms Park for the
benefit of our community. If you would like to help offset the
cost of construction and
daily playground maintenance, you can make a donation
to Shelby Farms Park Conservancy here.
Wondering what the white
bands are on the trees in Heart of the Park? These arbor
wraps are helping the trees heal! Some of the trees have been
affected by sun scorch, causing their bark to crack. These
bands will not only help the trees heal, but also help
prevent further damage to the bark.
Ride the Park
Did you know that bike
rentals are available year round? While our Greenline Wheel House is closed for the
season, you can rent bikes from the Lake's Edge Gift Shop in
the First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center 7 days per week
Join us for Kendra Scott
Gives Back, a fundraiser for Shelby Farms Park! Kendra
Scott will donate 20% of proceeds from sales made during this
timeframe! Enjoy light snacks and wine, pick up a special
Valentine's Day gift and support the Park at the same time!