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Caduceus Newsletter: Summer 2015.03 -- August 

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

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Memphis, TN  38104

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Table of Contents:

1.  Trans Fats:  Gone by 2018. 
2.  Soon we’ll be eating real egg whites that never passed through a chicken – From:  geek.com.
  
3.  IHS Loan Repayment Program Application Cycle Open Through August 14:  AACOM Information Alert, released July 9, 2015.  
4.  Microrobots To Take On Blocked Arteries – from www.rdmag.com .  
5.  The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA) announces its first ever Virtual Fair, August 4 & 5th, 2015.  
6.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, July 20, 2015 edition.  
7.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, July 27, 2015 edition.  
8.  Lipscomb University offers a Master’s Degree in Biomolecular Science.  
9.  Pathways:  Your guide to a veterinary medical career – May, 2015 edition.  
10. 
The U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Subsidies Under the Affordable Care Act:  American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Information Alert, June 25, 2015. 
11.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, July 6, 2015 edition.  
12.  Inside OME:  AACOM News on Osteopathic Medical Education, June 2015, Vol. 9, No. 5.  

 

1.  Trans Fats:  Gone by 2018. 

“Nearly two years after proposing that food companies eliminate trans fats, or partially hydrogenated oils, in their products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will now require the food industry to do so, by 2018.”

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2.  Soon we’ll be eating real egg whites that never passed through a chicken – From:  geek.com.  

A company called Clara Foods has just secured $1.7 million in funding to commercialize production of albumens using genetically-modified yeast. They’re not the only company looking to create a vegan/sustainable egg white; Hampton Creek, based in San Francisco, is working on their own alternative, but they’re using plant protein instead. Clara Foods’ product, though, would technically be real egg whites.”

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3.  IHS Loan Repayment Program Application Cycle Open Through August 14:  AACOM Information Alert, released July 9, 2015.  

 

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IHS Loan Repayment Program Application Cycle Open Through August 14

(July 9, 2015)  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications for its fiscal year 2015 Loan Repayment Program (LRP) for health professional education loans in return for full-time clinical service in Indian health programs.  The IHS LRP, authorized by Section 108 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, (PL: 93-164), as amended, awards up to $20,000 per year for the repayment of qualified student loans in exchange for an initial two-year service obligation to practice full-time at an Indian health program site.  Applicants selected for participation in the FY15 program cycle will be expected to begin their service period by no later than September 30, 2015.

Please note:  Applications for the FY15 LRP are being accepted and evaluated monthly until all funds are exhausted for FY15.  Applications received after the monthly closing date will be held for consideration in the next monthly funding cycle.  Subsequent monthly deadline dates are scheduled for Friday of the second full week of each month through August 14, 2015.  Application materials may be found online at http://www.ihs.gov/loanrepayment/.

As a health professional, you are eligible to apply if you:

·         Are a U.S. citizen.

·         Have a health profession degree or are in postgraduate training or in your final year of a health profession school.

·         Have a valid state license to practice in a health profession. Health profession students in their final year of post-graduate clinical training/school are eligible to apply before obtaining a license. However, you are not eligible for an award until you provide proof of licensure to the branch office.

·         Are committed to practice at an Indian health facility.

·         Can begin service on or before September 30, 2015 for two consecutive years of full-time clinical practice.

·         Are not currently receiving funding or fulfilling a service commitment with another federal loan repayment or scholarship program (for example, National Health Service Corps LRP or Scholarship Program, IHS Scholarship Program, Nurse Corps LRP, etc.).

The estimated funding amount available is approximately $16 million to support an estimated 387 competing awards.  This program announcement is subject to the appropriation of funds.  One-year contract continuations will receive priority consideration. 

For a comprehensive list of eligibility requirements, including IHS-approved health profession degree programs, please visit:

http://www.ihs.gov/loanrepayment/eligibility_criteria.cfm#eligible.

For questions, please contact Ms. Jacqueline K. Santiago, Chief, IHS LRP, at (301) 443-3396 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM ET, Monday through Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

4.  Microrobots To Take On Blocked Arteries – from www.rdmag.com .  

It may be nothing like the a battle between Optimus Prime and Megatron, but mechanical engineers at Drexel Univ. are designing microrobots that will battle with blocked arteries.”

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5.  The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA) announces its first ever Virtual Fair, August 4 & 5th, 2015.  

 

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On August 4 & 5, The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) will host its first-ever occupational therapy virtual education fair. Essentially, this is an online grad fair where OT programs across the country can connect and interact with prospective students in a live virtual setting. To learn more about this opportunity and to register your program alongside some of the top OT schools in the country, please visit www.careereco.com/events/aota.    Hurry—registration closes July 24th!

Why Participate?  

§  Lower admissions costs by virtually interacting with top quality students

§  Connect live in your own chat room with the option to conduct video sessions

§  Save time, travel, and staff required to participate in all day, on-site events

§  Efficiently involve multiple participants (faculty, grad students, admissions, et. al.) in the admissions process without requiring they leave their desks

§  Eliminate transportation and overhead costs associated with booth design and production

 

 

 


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6.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, July 20, 2015 edition.  

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July 20, 2015

Call for Innovative Learning Spaces Session for Learn Serve Lead

The AAMC is calling for submissions from member institutions that have developed new and innovative learning spaces designed to improve the overall education experience and performance of their students. The AAMC will select three institutions to participate in a session titled "Leveraging Space Design and Technology to Meet an Institution's Mission and Improve Medical Education," scheduled for Monday, Nov. 9, from 1:15 to 2:30 pm during Learn Serve Lead 2015: The AAMC Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Md. Submissions are due Jul. 31.

MedEdPORTAL Marks a Decade of Growth

This year is the 10th anniversary of MedEdPORTAL®, a free online resource that continues to grow in size, scope, and reach since its creation in 2005. MedEdPORTAL was established by the AAMC in collaboration with a group of educators and leaders in academic medicine to provide access to peer-reviewed, scholarly educational resources and to offer a venue for teaching faculty to receive recognition for their educational scholarship. With tens of thousands of users, MedEdPORTAL promotes collaboration by facilitating the open exchange of educational resources from a wide range of health professions and equipping teachers across the continuum with resources to help them prepare learners and peers to care for patients and enhance the health of communities. For more information about MedEdPORTAL and its history, visit www.mededportal.org/about/10.

Video Competition Seeks to Highlight Innovations in Biomedical Research

The AAMC is seeking video submissions from teams of faculty, trainees, and staff to highlight innovative basic biomedical research underway at medical schools and teaching hospitals nationwide. The two-to-four minute videos should focus on innovative basic biomedical science research projects and highlight the promise of discovery and the goals for advancing understanding of an urgent health concern. Submissions will be reviewed by the AAMC's Group on Research Advancement and Development (GRAND), and the winner will be announced at Learn Serve Lead 2015: The AAMC Annual Meeting in November. The submission deadline is Oct. 1.

Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Releases New Report on Technology in Health

A new report from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Enhancing Health Professions Education through Technology: Building a Continuously Learning Health System, issues a series of recommendations for health professions schools and health care organizations around using existing and emerging technologies to enhance health professions education. Some of the recommendations include using technology to support the ongoing development of learners, educating faculty on the use of educational technologies to complement the teaching-learning process, and employing technology to analyze community and population data that will reflect the health care needs of society.

On the Move

J. Kevin Dorsey, MD, PhD, dean and provost of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, will step down from his position at the end of the year and will continue as a full-time faculty member.

G. Richard Olds, MD, vice chancellor of health affairs and founding dean of the School of Medicine at the University of California Riverside, announced he will step down effective Aug. 31.

David Perlmutter, MD has been named dean of Washington University School of Medicine, effective Dec. 1. Perlmutter will succeed Larry Shapiro, MD, who announced in January he would step down after 12 years. Perlmutter currently serves as professor and the chair of the department of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Correction to July 13 "In Memoriam": John F. Sherman, PhD, joined the AAMC as vice president in 1974. He served as vice president from 1974 to 1987, as executive vice president from 1987 to 1990, and as a special consultant until 1994.

 

7.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, July 27, 2015 edition.   

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News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

July 27, 2015

New Research Tracks Medical Students' Path to Faculty Positions

The majority of U.S. medical school graduates who become full-time faculty do so between their fifth and 10th year after completing their MD degree, according to the latest AAMC Analysis in Brief. Results also suggest that those who did not declare a preference for a full-time faculty career in their graduating year of medical school were very unlikely to become full-time faculty. These results may have implications for mentoring and providing support for students interested in academic careers, as well as for modeling factors associated with becoming a faculty member.

AAMC Submits Science Vision to NIH for Health Disparities Research

The AAMC submitted a letter to the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), part of NIH, to help guide the development of a 10-year scientific vision for health disparities research. Stressing the importance of community engagement and urging the NIMHD to actively engage all communities that suffer from disproportionate morbidity and mortality, the AAMC offered comments on three domains: the causes of health and health care inequities; methods and metrics to strengthen the science of health equity research; and the identification and dissemination of interventions successful at minimizing inequities.

The Supreme Court Will Rehear Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

The Supreme Court announced that it will again hear arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin in the upcoming term. The case concerns the admissions policy of the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, the court sent the case back to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on the grounds that the court did not apply strict enough standards when originally hearing the case. The AAMC will submit an amicus brief to provide up-to-date research about well-documented health disparities and the necessity of a diverse student body, as well as information about holistic, individualized admissions practices at medical schools.

The Institute of Medicine Announces New Name

The National Academies have changed the name of one of its divisions, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), effective July 1. NAM will join the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in advising the nation on matters of science, technology, and health. The IOM name will be phased out over the course of the next year to ensure the continuity of quality and the soundness of its health policy advice and programs. Coinciding with the name change, NAM has launched the NAM Leadership Consortium for Value & Science-Driven Health Care, which advances value- and science-driven health care and continuously learning health systems.

 

8.  Lipscomb University offers a Master’s Degree in Biomolecular Science.  

 

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Dear Colleague,

 

Lipscomb University's Master of Science in Biomolecular Science program is currently accepting applications for its annual three cohorts on a rolling basis. The non-thesis master's degree is created specifically to better prepare successful undergraduates for medical, dental or veterinary school, or help those with a biological sciences background to develop greater opportunities in a range of growing biology-related fields. It is the only one of its kind in the region and is attracting students from around the country.

 

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The 30- to 33-hour non-thesis professional program equips graduates for employment in biomedical research both at research laboratories in higher education and biotechnology laboratories in the private sector. It can be completed with evening classes in about 12 months. It is offered in eight-week blocks (with five blocks per calendar year) and students may enter the program each year in June, August or January. Classes are offered during the evenings to accommodate busy working professionals, with lecture courses meeting twice each week and labs meeting once each week. Faculty also offers personal advising, study skills support and help in preparing applications to graduate schools 

 

Lipscomb University is a faith-based institution founded in 1891 and is continually ranked as one of the best universities in the South. It has also been named one of the top 20 regional master's universities by U.S. News and World Report's "2014 America's Best Colleges" guidebook.

 

More information can be found at lipscomb.edu/biology/graduate-program. To learn more about Lipscomb University visit lipscomb.edu.

 

Feel free to share our information and website with your students and please let me know if you have questions or need additional information. 


 

Best Regards,

 

Kent Gallaher, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair - Department of Biology

Lipscomb University

kent.gallaher@lipscomb.edu

 

 

9.  Pathways:  Your guide to a veterinary medical career – May, 2015 edition.  

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Welcome to VMCAS 2016!

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Welcome, Stanley, We're stoked at the new and exciting changes to the application service this year, beginning with the inaugural edition of the Pathways – Applicant Edition! As an applicant, you have automatically been subscribed to this edition of of Pathways. You're welcome to unsubscribe at any time, but we're hoping this monthly newsletter will provide you with important application resources.

VMCAS 2016 has undergone some pretty significant changes this year, but all for the better! The system now drives you through the application process and double checks that you’re ready to submit. Also new this year are program sections where veterinary schools can ask school specific questions and more. The biggest and most exciting change this year, however, is the redesign of the coursework entry section which can shave hours off the heaviest lift if the application process.

We’re excited and hope you are too! We’ll be with you throughout every step of the application process and we hope you’ll keep us in touch as you complete your VMCAS 2016 application. Our contact information is at the bottom of the newsletter. If you have any comments or requests (or you’d like to write an article for this editions of Pathways, feel free to let us know!


 

Record Number of Students at 2015 AAVMC Career Fair

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About 500 prospective veterinarians and guests—the highest number in five years—attended the AAVMC’s 2015 Career Fair at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. this March.

Students thronged around display tables staffed by 17 veterinary medical college representatives, including admissions officers and deans, as well as additional tables staffed by representatives of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS), and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

In the exhibition hall, eager students and their parents asked questions and picked up informational materials about schools, admissions requirements, and veterinary careers. They also waited in line to sign up for Pathways, the AAVMC’s informational e-newsletter for prospective veterinarians.

After spending time in the exhibition hall, students attended information sessions on preparing to apply to veterinary school, selecting an undergraduate pre-vet program, a personal story of one speaker’s unorthodox career path, and an overview of zoo, wildlife and conservation medicine. <MORE>


 

Pre-Veterinary Leadership Award Established

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Do you know an undergraduate student who is planning to apply to veterinary medical school and is also active in an established pre-vet club, society or association? If so, that person may be a candidate for the Pre-Veterinary Leadership Award, recently established by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Schools (AAVMC).

The award, designed to recognize promising pre-veterinary leaders, offers reimbursement of VMCAS application fees (up to the equivalent of $500), media and website recognition, and a $500 contribution to the winner's pre-vet club, society or association. <MORE>


 

The Life Of A Veterinary Pathologist

Veterinary pathologists are very much like the crime scene investigators on numerous police dramas. They delve into the mystery – such as the 1989 virus that spread in New York City, leaving several crows dead on the ground – and look at the clues at hand to solve it.

Tracey McNamara, DVM, DACVP, veterinary pathologist at the Bronx Zoo, set to work, examining the deceased birds and analyzing the tissue samples. She was instrumental in helping to diagnose the condition: West Nile Virus. Watch this VPN Video of the Week to see her full story.

 

10.  The U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Subsidies Under the Affordable Care Act:  American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Information Alert, June 25, 2015. 

 

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The U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Subsidies Under the Affordable Care Act

(June 25, 2015) Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell to uphold health insurance subsidies for individuals using the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) federal exchange known as HealthCare.gov.  In 2010, Congress passed the ACA, requiring the establishment of “an Exchange” in each state (principally, a marketplace for individuals to purchase health insurance plans).  States had the option to set up their own exchanges, and if they did not, the ACA provided a federal contingency exchange.  Thirty-four states chose to use the federal exchange rather than establish their own. 

Under Section 36B (26 U.S.C. §36B(a)) of the ACA, ”applicable taxpayers” are eligible to receive tax credits when purchasing their health insurance “through an Exchange established by the State [in which they live].”  In implementing the ACA, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) interpreted the statute as making tax credits available regardless of whether an individual is enrolled in a state exchange or in HealthCare.gov.  Approximately 6.4 million people are currently enrolled in the federal exchange, 87 percent of whom are eligible to receive tax credits to assist in purchasing health insurance. 

Four Virginia residents challenged the subsidies provided by the law for individuals who receive their coverage through HealthCare.gov.  They argued that the plain language of the statute provides that only individuals enrolled in an insurance plan through an exchange established by the state may qualify for tax credits.  A majority of justices, including Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, ruled in favor of the IRS’s interpretation of the law.  The dissent was written by Justice Antonin Scalia and joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.  In his dissent, Scalia wrote “words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is ‘established by the State.’”

Chief Justice Roberts opined that “petitioners’ plain-meaning arguments are strong, but the Act’s context and structure compel the conclusion that Section 36B allows tax credits for insurance purchased on any Exchange created under the Act.  Those credits are necessary for the Federal Exchange to function like their State Exchange counterparts, and to avoid the type of calamitous result that Congress plainly meant to avoid.”  He concluded “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them.” 

In reaction to today’s Supreme Court decision, the Democrats in Congress led by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi praised the outcome while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner noted their disappointment.  Speaker Boehner reiterated Republicans’ commitment to “continue our efforts to repeal the law and replace it with patient-centered solutions that meet the needs of seniors, small business owners, and middle-class families.”  There is no clear path for Congress to pass legislation to dismantle the ACA that President Obama would sign into law, and this failed challenge has been widely regarded as the “last best chance” to unravel the law through the Courts.  Republicans now are looking to the 2016 elections as a game-changer if a Republican wins the Presidency and Congress maintains a Republican majority.

For further information, please visit: http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/king-v-burwell/.

 

 

 

 

 

11.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, July 6, 2015 edition.  

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News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

July 6, 2015

Three Newly Accredited Medical Schools Show Diversity of Mission

The nation now has a record 144 medical schools with the addition of three new medical schools that received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. The new schools to join the AAMC are California Northstate University College of Medicine in Elk Grove, Calif.; CUNY School of Medicine in New York, N.Y.; and The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School in Austin, Texas. "At a time when the nation faces a doctor shortage, these schools and their diverse missions will help ensure greater access to care for a growing, aging population," said AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD.

AAMC Members a Majority of New HHS Ebola Treatment and Training Centers

To further strengthen the nation's infectious disease-response capability, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has selected nine health departments and associated partner hospitals, seven of which are AAMC members, to become special regional treatment centers for patients with Ebola or other highly infectious diseases. HHS also has created the National Ebola Training and Education Center. The program supports further training of health care providers and is a collaborative effort among the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and three hospitals, Emory University, University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine, and Bellevue Hospital Center.

Funding Opportunities Now Available Through AAMC-CDC Cooperative Agreement

The AAMC has announced four workforce improvement non-research funding opportunities for its members available through an AAMC-CDC Cooperative Agreement. These Workforce Improvement Projects (WIPs) focus on workforce development in various areas of public health practice. The WIPs are also available to members of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. Applications are due July 21; contact cdc@aamc.org with questions.

New Webinar Explores the Use of Data in Master Planning

On Aug. 12, the AAMC Group on Institutional Planning Professional Development Subcommittee will sponsor a webinar on The Use of Data in Master Planning. A master plan offers the opportunity to rethink and reevaluate the space necessary to be a successful organization. Despite the limitations of undergoing major changes in a resource-constrained environment, planning is critical for a facility framework that can achieve an institution's mission, maximize faculty success, and provide a successful student and research experience.

On the Move

Carlos N. Pato, MD, has been named dean of the College of Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, effective July 2015. Pato is currently the Franz Alexander Professor of Psychiatry and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

 

12.  Inside OME:  AACOM News on Osteopathic Medical Education, June 2015, Vol. 9, No. 5.  

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AACOMA Decade of Growth in Osteopathic Medical Education

Dr. Shannon takes an in-depth look at the expansion of osteopathic medical education in the United States over the past 10 years. Read more.


News and Events

Leadership Updates

ATSU-SOMA, UP-KYCOM, and Western U/COMP announce leadership changes. Read more.

Nation's COMs Celebrate 2015 Commencements 

The nation's colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) celebrate their 2015 DO graduates. Read more.

AACOM Announces 2015 Medical Education Research Grant Awardees

Thirteen COM educators received grants to fund medical education and institutional research projects. Read more.

AACOM Releases Report on Osteopathic Medical Placements in 2015 Matches

AACOM compiles report of the outcomes of this year’s GME placement for DO graduates, as of May 1, 2015. Read more.

Introducing AACOM OHPI Patricia Egwuatu

AACOM welcomes Patricia Egwuatu, an osteopathic medical student at PNWU-COM, to the 2015 OHPI Program this summer. Read more.

Department of Veterans Affairs Announces Phase II of VACAA GME Enhancement Initiative 

The Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration issued a request for proposal for GME Enhancement for residency positions allocated under the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act. Proposals are due August 15, 2015. Read more.

Registration Still Open for Fall 2015 IPEC Institute

The next IPEC Institute will be held October 7-9. Space is still available but filling up fast—register your team today! Read more.

AACOM Releases the Second Edition of A Brief Guide to Osteopathic Medicine

The Brief Guide to Osteopathic Medicine (BGOM) is a 32-page comprehensive resource to help aspiring physicians understand osteopathic medicine and the path to becoming an osteopathic physician. Read more.

OHPI Spotlight

Douglas Anderson, OMS-IV, 2dLt USAFR at PCOM, shares memorable highlights from his recent OHPI experience. Read more.

AACOM Joins FASHP to Host IPE Capitol Hill Briefing

AACOM and the Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions (FASHP) recently hosted an educational lunch briefing on Capitol Hill focused on interprofessional education. Read more.

AACOM Announces 2016 OHPI Selections

AACOM will welcome three outstanding osteopathic medical students to participate in the 2016 Osteopathic Health Policy Intern (OHPI) Program. Read more.

2015 IAMSE Annual Meeting Recap

The International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) held its 19th Annual Meeting June 13-16, 2015, in San Diego, CA. Read more.

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USDE Update on the Implementation of State Authorization Regulation

AACOM Letter to U.S. Representatives Salmon and Hastings in Support of H.R. 2815, the Assuring Quality Outcomes in Higher Education Act of 2015

CMS Releases Final Rule on Medicare Shared Savings Program, Accountable Care Organizations

VA Secretary Waves Resident-Rate Requirements of the Choice Act through December, 2015

AACOM Nominates Janice A. Knebl, DO, MBA, and Francis A. Komara, DO to Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services

AACOM Joins Friends of AHRQ Opposing (FY) 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

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

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Memphis, TN 38104
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