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Caduceus Newsletter: Spring 2019.10, Week of March 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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Table of Contents:

1.   Campus events coming up.
2.  Meridian Bioscience offers Summer Internship Opportunities.   
3.  The University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy (Madison) announces its spring Open House on Saturday, March 30.  
4.  Altius announces its March Madness MCAT Sale.  
5.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, March 6, 2019 edition.   

6.  Marginalia:  School for Field Studies News From the Field, 27 February 2019 edition, featuring expeditions to Amboseli National Park in Kenya. 


1. Campus events coming up. 

·         Tuesday, March 19, 2019:  Leading Ladies

Good morning!

Each year, Career Services co-sponsors the annual “Leading Ladies” career panel with your student organizations.  Below is information on this year’s panel.  Please send this out to all of your members and strongly encourage participation in that the group with the most participants present will receive $50 toward their philanthropy!

Please let me know if you have any questions.  See you all soon.

Thank you,

Amy Ware, Director



2.  Meridian Bioscience offers Summer Internship Opportunities.   



3.  The University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy (Madison) announces its spring Open House on Saturday, March 30.  

Dear UW-Madison School of Pharmacy Partners:

The University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Pharmacy is hosting our spring Open House on Saturday, March 30th. This structured event will provide attendees will the opportunity to: attend a mini lecture, gain hands-on experience compounding medications and learn how to consult with patients in our therapy lab, and hear from current students in the PharmD program, our faculty and PharmD admissions team. If you have students who are interested in Pharmacy, or are exploring their career interests in healthcare then please encourage them to register for this event! For more information, see below.


Thank you in advance-

Lindsey DeCarlo is a perfect opportunity to learn about the #1 ranked pharmacy school in Wisconsin.

PharmD Spring Open House for Undergrads 

Saturday, March 30, 2019 | Rennebohm Hall

Come to the UW–Madison School of Pharmacy for a hands-on experience of what it's like to change lives through medicine as a pharmacist. You'll see what PharmD student life is like and what health care career opportunities are available to School of Pharmacy grads.

This event is free, but you must register by March 20 to secure your seat.

Learn How Medicine is Made

Pharmacists can prepare personalized medications for patients. This compounding lab activity will provide an opportunity for you to make (or compound) a specific medication to treat a disease and see how pharmacists are the medication experts on the health care team.

Be on the Forefront of Patient Care

As the most accessible health care provider, pharmacists help treat and care for patients with chronic diseases like diabetes, heart failure, hypertension, and more. In this pharmacotherapy lab demonstration, you will observe and engage in a mock patient consultation.

I chose to attend the UW–Madison School of Pharmacy because I knew that it would provide excellent foundational knowledge that would lead to future success as a pharmacist. The school has always been innovative, forward-thinking, and provided excellent education. Having something of such quality in the state that I am from was an opportunity that I could not pass up.


– Matthew Birschbach, PharmD Class of 2018

What: Get an inside look at pharmacy school

When: Saturday, March 30 @ 9:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Where: School of Pharmacy, Rennebohm Hall, 777 Highland Avenue (take free Bus 80)

Why: Because Pharmacists Rock!
Plus free breakfast and lunch included.

Lindsey DeCarlo

Outreach Coordinator
(608) 263-4860


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School of Pharmacy | University of Wisconsin - Madison

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 | Madison, WI 53705

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4.  Altius announces its March Madness MCAT Sale.  

Dear Pre-med Friends:

Last month, Altius announced a new way to prep for the MCAT that will break the bloated status-quo MCAT-prep pricing models forever...finally giving all students equal, fair, and affordable access to elite MCAT prep. Students receive 200% MORE live instruction, pay 70% LESS tuition, and get a 200% Score Guarantee. Learn more here:
This March, we're doing even more to help all pre-meds access elite MCAT prep:

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  • Premier Self-Paced Study Package: LESS than Half-Price!

Taking the MCAT in 2020?
Save $1000s with Early Enrollment Discounts

  • Access our lowest prices of the entire school year by enrolling in any 2019-2020 MCAT Course on or before May 15th, 2019.
  • Altius will waive an additional $1,000 to $2,000 of tuition if you qualify for one of our Mentor-in-Training Scholarships.
  • Call today for details: (435) 671-5783.

Lauren K. Curtis
Founder & CEO
Altius Test Prep
Office: 435.671.5783

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

Also inside, AAMC sponsors policy briefing focused on health care access, costs.

AAMC - Association of American Medical

News About America's Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals


March 6, 2019

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The social media dilemma

Should you friend your patients? Is it okay to post about the #MeToo movement? What about discussing cases online, even in the most generic terms? Leaders in academic medicine are rolling out guidelines to help students navigate these and other tough questions.

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Keeping our promise to LGBTQ+ patients

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people suffer huge health disparities. Sometimes, they also face discrimination from health care providers. Here's how academic medicine can — and must — step up.

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Health care access and costs likely to dominate congressional health care agenda

Lawmakers speaking at an Atlantic Live briefing sponsored by the AAMC shared their perspectives on universal health care, the Affordable Care Act, and health care costs, among other topics.

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In case you missed it: Celebrating 10 African-American medical pioneers; addressing sexual harassment in medicine.

More from AAMCNews

AAMC hosts nation's largest virtual medical school fair

On Feb. 21, the AAMC hosted its fourth annual Virtual Medical School Fair, connecting admissions representatives from 70 medical schools with more than 9,250 students, including many from groups historically underrepresented in medicine. The event is particularly important to students who may not have the resources or time to visit medical schools in person. Individuals who were not able to participate in the fair can still register to access recordings, materials, and other information through March 21.
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Webinar explores key findings of report on integration of humanities into STEM

The AAMC and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology will host a webinar on March 18 to discuss key findings of the National Academies report, The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education. The webinar will focus on the implementation of integrative curricula.
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On the move

Roger Hadley, MD, announced plans to step down as dean and executive vice president for medical affairs at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, effective July 1. He has served in these roles for 16 years.
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Stephen M. Massini has been named CEO of Penn State Health, effective summer 2019. He will assume his new role upon the retirement of Craig Hillemeier, MD, CEO and dean of Penn State College of Medicine. Massini currently serves as executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Penn State Health.
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Mark Rosenblatt, MD, PhD, MBA, has been appointed dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, effective March 16. He currently serves as the Illinois Lions/Charles I. Young chair, professor, and head of the department of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago. Rosenblatt will succeed Charles Ray, MD, PhD, who serves as interim dean.
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Richard P. Shannon, MD, will step down as executive vice president for health affairs at the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System, effective May 2019. He has served in this role since 2013. Pamela Sutton-Wallace, CEO of UVA Medical Center, will serve as acting executive vice president.
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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.

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6.  Marginalia:  School for Field Studies News From the Field, 27 February 2019 edition, featuring expeditions to Amboseli National Park in Kenya. 

Check out the latest stories from our students, faculty, and staff in the field!


The School For Field Studies


27 FEB 2019




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Amboseli National Park in Kenya is one of the best places in the world to view elephants, and one of Africa's top birding destinations - all set against a backdrop of stunning views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The SFS Kenya students recently embarked on a 5-day expedition to the park, and Dr. John Kioko gave us a taste of the excitement on the blog!

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+ 5 Reasons to Study Abroad in Kenya, by students Emma Dombrow (University of Minnesota Twin Cities) and Conner McCarthy (Elon University) - CHECK IT OUT HERE



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"It is rare for academics to get a chance to put their ideas into practice. One of the best parts about working with SFS is getting the opportunity to moderate community engagement projects that align with our academic interests." SFS Panama's Dr. Leon Mach describes how students and staff have been supporting Indigenous community-led tourism in Bocas del Toro.

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"SFS is important now because people need new hope, not just about things happening in the world, but also hope with each other. When governments shut down because border walls haven't been built, we need a way to remember our interconnectedness and that all people are striving for happiness." - Marta Rardin (Muhlenberg College)

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Wildlife Rescue!

"The gibbon 'Jumper' looks at us and then keeps travelling through the forest... Only her missing leg reminds us of her hard past, being captured by wildlife traders."

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Science Jamming On The Sucusari

"Geophagy, or eating earth, is a behavior that some animals (including people!) do in several places around the world. In the Western Amazon, this occurs in mineral and clay licks...But why?"

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Out of the Rainforest 
By Max Karkut (Denison University)

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica: What's the Food Like? 
By Mark Kim (College of the Holy Cross)

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Stretching Your Perspective 
By Liz Walker (St. Catherine University)

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

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104
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