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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.   Events coming up.
2.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, May 3, 2017 edition.   
3.  The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Lewisburg, WV) will be hosting its Summer Open House on Friday, June 23.  
4.  Inside Osteopathic Medical Education:  Osteopathic Medical Education News, May 2017 edition.   
5.  Inside Osteopathic Medical Education:  Osteopathic Medical Education News,  June 2017 edition.   
6.  Washington Insider:  An e-publication of AACOM®, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, June 5, 2017 edition. 
7.  The 2018 ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS®) cycle is now open.  

 

1. Events coming up. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017:  Optometry Virtual Fair, representing 23 schools and colleges of Optometry.  

Monday, August 21, 2017:  TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!  How awesome is that? 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017:  Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Virtual Fair
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·        Wednesday, June 14, 2017:  Optometry Virtual Fair, representing 23 schools and colleges of Optometry.  

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Doctors of Optometry make a difference through vision

 

Thinking about a career in healthcare?
Learn more and speak with faculty, students and admissions professionals representing 23 schools and colleges of Optometry.

RSVP to attend the Virtual Fair on January 27

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Doctors of Optometry:

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Are the primary-care doctors of the eye and the frontline protectors of vision

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Are often the first to detect critical health issues in their patients and refer them for timely treatment

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Enjoy a balanced life and work an average of 37.5 hours a week*

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Have unlimited career options, from pediatrics to geriatrics to sports vision or rehabilitative vision

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Optometry offers an average net income of $122,667 across the profession*


Visit the
Association for Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) to learn more about the programs and this satisfying profession.


Please check out OUR resources!

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ASCO YouTube
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Eye on Optometry
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Applicants and
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* American Optometric Association survey.
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·        Monday, August 21, 2017:  TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!  How awesome is that?

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·         Tuesday, September 12, 2017:  Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Virtual Fair, 9 a.m. to 9 pm ET.  

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APTA invites you and your students to register for a free DPT Education Virtual Fair scheduled on September 12, 2017 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm ET. This fair will allow users to participate in live chats with Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs from across the country. Your students can use the fair to find the best DPT program for them, ask questions from the comfort of a computer, and get tips on how to best prepare for the admissions process. Attendees must register in advance for this free event. Learn more and register. Our partner, CareerEco, is available to respond to questions about the fair at apta@careereco.com.

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Libby J. Ross, MA, Director, Academic Services
Department of Education
American Physical Therapy Association

 

2.  AAMC News:  News About America’s Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, May 3, 2017 edition.   

AAMCNews

 

News About America's Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals

 

May 3, 2017

US Capitol

 

AAMC Responds to New Legislation Affecting NIH Funding, Support for GME

The AAMC has continued to monitor the progress of recently introduced legislation related to key issues impacting the academic medicine community. Earlier this week, the association commented on an amendment to the American Health Care Act, and commended Congress on new bills that will increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and expand federal support for graduate medical education (GME).

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Human Traffficking

 

Physicians Can Play Crucial Role in Identifying Human-Trafficking Victims

Physicians are uniquely positioned to recognize and help patients who may be victims of human trafficking. But awareness and education are critical first steps.

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Homeless

 

The Longest Night: Discharged and Homeless

A hospital patient describes his experience being homeless while recovering from surgery.

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More from AAMCNews

2017 AAMC Data Book Published

Updated annually, the AAMC Data Book serves as a valuable resource for leaders at the nation's medical schools and teaching hospitals. The 2017 edition includes 75 tables (AAMC login required) that provide trend data on medical school applicants, students, and graduates; medical school faculty; tuition and student debt; teaching hospitals; and health care financing.
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On the Move

Toby Cosgrove, MD, is stepping down as president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic, and will continue on in an advisory role. Cleveland Clinic's board of directors and board of governors expect to name a successor later in 2017.
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David C. Hess, MD, has been named dean of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and executive vice president for medical affairs and integration for the university. Hess has served as interim dean and executive vice president since January.
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Vivian Lee, MD, PhD, has stepped down from her roles as senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Utah, dean of the School of Medicine, and CEO of the university's health care system. Lorris Betz, MD, PhD, former AAMC board chair, has been named as interim dean and CEO. Lee will remain at the university as a tenured professor of radiology.
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Guy Reed, MD, has been appointed dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, effective in July. Reed currently serves as chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
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3.  The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Lewisburg, WV) will be hosting its Summer Open House on Friday, June 23.  

Hello!

We trust that you are enjoying a lovely spring!  We want to let you know that Summer Open House at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is scheduled for Friday, June 23, 2017. On-line registration may be accessed at WVSOM Summer Open House. We would greatly appreciate your assistance by informing your students of this upcoming event before they leave campus.

If you have questions about Open House, please feel free to contact us at the numbers and e-mail addresses listed below.  Again, your assistance is greatly appreciated!

Sincerely,

Donna Polk, M.Ed., Admissions Counselor
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
P. (304) 647-6266
F. (304) 647-6384
dpolk@osteo.wvsom.edu
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No. 1 in Rural Primary Care

Pat Cruse, Records Officer for Recruitment Services
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
P. (888) 276.7836; (304) 647.6224
F. (304) 647.6384
pcruse@osteo.wvsom.edu
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No. 1 in Rural Primary Care

“The mission of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is to educate students from diverse backgrounds as lifelong learners in osteopathic medicine and complementary health related programs; to support and develop graduate medical education training; to advance scientific knowledge through academic, clinical and basic science research; and to promote patient-centered, evidence based medicine.  WVSOM is dedicated to serve, first and foremost, the state of West Virginia and the health care needs of its residents, emphasizing primary care in rural areas.”

 

 

4.  Inside Osteopathic Medical Education:  Osteopathic Medical Education News, May 2017 edition.   

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Speaker Benjamin
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Speaker Benjamin R. Kinnear, MD, addresses a full house during the Thursday Plenary Session,
"From Bedside to Milestones: Successes and Stumbles While Building an Assessment System." 


Educating Leaders

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2017 Annual Conference Highlights

Dr. Shannon shares the success of this year's annual conference.

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Report on Osteopathic Medicine Placements in 2017 Match

The latest AACOM report on the 2017 osteopathic match.

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Osteopathic Trailblazer Leaves a Legacy

Barbara Ross-Lee retires as Vice President for Health Sciences and Medical Affairs at NYIT.

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Recruitment

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AACOM Hosts Inaugural FutureDOdoctor Recruitment Event

Prospective students hear from medical education insiders about each stage of the application process, medical school, and beyond.

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2017-2018 AACOMAS Application Cycle Now Open!

AACOMAS, the centralized online application service for the nation’s osteopathic medical colleges, is now accepting applications for the 2018 entering class.

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Student Spotlight

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SNMA Inducts Osteopathic Medical Student as National President

Danielle Ward becomes the first-ever OMS to be nominated National President of the SNMA.

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National Mental Health Month

COSGP shares updates on the Mental Health Task Force in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.

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News Briefs

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Campus Roundup

DO students simulate emergency disasters, expand their cultural awareness, and create a beard-inspired calendar.

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SAS in Brief

May 2017 Single GME Accreditation System Update

Key updates, status of applications, and resources.

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5.  Inside Osteopathic Medical Education:  Osteopathic Medical Education News,  June 2017 edition.   

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AACOM headquarters is moving to Bethesda, MD on June 12. Read more.


Awards and Leadership

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IPEC Announces USPHS Award Winner and Fall 2017 Faculty Development Institute

LECOM recognized as one of five honorable mentions in inaugural USPHS Awards.

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AACOM Announces the 2017 Research Grant Awardees

AACOM awards grants to nine COMs to pursue medical education and institutional research.

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Graduate Medical Education

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New SAS Resources

Find the latest SAS resources including AACOM's Data Reports on Osteopathic Medical Education and AAFP's Family Medicine Residency Explorer.

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Clinical Task Force

New AACOM Task Force on Clinical Training & the Continuum of Osteopathic Medical Education

A new task force will examine and respond to changes in the health care system and in medical education that may impact OME.

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Student Spotlight

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TUNCOM Student Will Present Award-Winning Research at IAMSE Conference

TUNCOM osteopathic medical student bests nearly 30 applicants for the IAMSE Travel Award.

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Congratulations to the DO Class of 2017!

Find the latest COM commencements and a gallery of student graduate celebrations.

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Campus Roundup

Osteopathic students participate in the lovingly nicknamed "cut suit week," provide osteopathic manipulative treatment by the seaside, and initiate a park clean-up.

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6.  Washington Insider:  An e-publication of AACOM®, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, June 5, 2017 edition. 

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June 5, 2017

What You Need to Know

Congress returns this week after the Memorial Day recess with an enormous amount of legislative work to be completed over the summer. Since Members recently addressed fiscal year (FY) 2017 spending bills, they are just now starting to move forward on negotiating FY18 appropriations bills without a budget resolution to set the top funding line items, throwing out any attempt to operate under “regular order.” Also, spending caps for non-defense discretionary programs return if Congress does nothing to ease the burden of sequestration. In addition, the recent call from the White House for Congress to raise the debt ceiling limit prior to the August congressional recess is a new development in the mix, which will certainly add another layer to negotiations during the appropriations cycle.

AACOM continues to advocate for its FY18 funding priorities on behalf of osteopathic medical schools and students and thanks its many champions on Capitol Hill for their continued support for Title VII health professions education and training and their rejection of the President’s deep cuts in his budget proposal to many of these programs. However, there is much work to be done. We will continue to call on you to reach out to your policymakers to advocate on the many federal policies that impact you and encourage you to take action now by sending a message to the Hill and joining ED to MED.  

Pamela Murphy
Senior Vice President of Government Relations

 

Legislative Update

On The Hill

White House Calls for Debt Ceiling Increase by End of July

The White House recently called upon Congress to raise the debt ceiling limit prior to the August congressional recess after reporting that the ceiling would be hit sooner than the anticipated fall, attributing the creeping deadline to sluggish tax collections. The debt ceiling refers to the borrowing limit set by Congress for federal government expenditures; defaulting would result should the debt ceiling be hit.

A fight over the debt limit between and within the Republican and Democratic parties is expected. Within the GOP are factions, in particular the conservative House Freedom Caucus, opposing a “clean” debt ceiling increase, calling for the limit increase only if paired with government spending reforms. Senate Democrats have also signaled that they may push for their own concessions, as their votes will be needed to avoid a government default. More recently, the White House held a listening session with several major conservative organizations to hear their views on the debt limit and potential options for moving forward.

Tackling the debt ceiling during the summer months will likely sidetrack two major legislative priorities on Capitol Hill right now: the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and tax code reform.

Senators Show Support for Health Professions Training Programs in FY18 Funding Requests

Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) spearheaded a letter recently to Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS-Ed) Appropriations Subcommittee leadership in strong support of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA's) Title VII health professions training and education programs. Signed by 29 Senators, the letter calls for $336 million in program funding for FY18. Another letter, led by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), was also submitted to the Senate LHHS-Ed Subcommittee leadership in support of $244 million funding for HRSA’s Title VIII nursing workforce development programs for FY18. The Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition, of which AACOM is a member, has recommended $580 million for Titles VII and VIII programs combined.

The President’s full FY18 budget proposal eliminates most of HRSA’s workforce training programs. AACOM President and CEO Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH, previously released a statement on these cuts.

AACOM Submits FY18 Funding Priorities in Testimony to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee

AACOM recently submitted testimony to the Senate LHHS-Ed Appropriations Subcommittee outlining its FY18 funding priorities, with particular regard to health professions workforce development programs. Earlier in March, AACOM submitted testimony on its FY18 funding priorities to the House LHHS-Ed Appropriations Subcommittee.

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Advocacy Update

Advocacy 

Finding Confidence in Your Advocacy

Like anything, advocacy takes practice. Learn how one student grew to become an effective and confident advocate, and how the ED to MED campaign can support your growth and development in the latest ED to MED blog post.

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Regulatory Update

Administration and Federal Agencies


Administration Appeals Revised Travel EO Case to SCOTUS

On June 1, the week following the 10-3 decision by the full U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to not reinstate provisions of the revised Executive Order (EO), the Administration filed emergency applications appealing the case to the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS). The revised EO signed in March replaces a similar EO issued in January that was withdrawn after federal courts halted its implementation due to constitutional concerns raised by several states. The Administration’s appeal asks SCOTUS to revive sections of the EO related to suspending the issuance of visas to citizens of Iran, Somalia, Libya, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for 90 days. A separate appeal was also filed with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which could take the case to SCOTUS, although on a slower path. Additionally, the Administration is awaiting a decision by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as it reviews a similar case against the EO. AACOM will continue to monitor action on the EO and provide updates on future developments.

HRSA Announces 2017 Faculty Loan Repayment Program

HRSA has opened its FY17 application cycle for the Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP), and applications are due on June 29 by 7:30 PM ET. The program aims to increase the recruitment and retention of faculty members from disadvantaged backgrounds with an eligible health professions degree or certificate to serve at a qualified academic institution. Selected FLRP participants will receive funds of up to $40,000 for two years of service to repay the outstanding principal and interest of qualifying educational loans. Applicants must have an employment commitment as a faculty member at an approved health professions institution for a minimum of two consecutive years. HRSA is hosting a technical assistance call for interested applicants on June 15 at 2:00 PM ET. Learn more.

2017 NIH Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program Now Open

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is accepting applications for the Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program, which supports research activities during the early stage careers of independent clinical researchers. Offering a unique bridge between the NIH intramural and extramural research communities, Lasker Scholars may receive NIH funding for clinical research for up to 10 years. Eligible applicants include physicians, dentists, and nurses who have a professional license to practice clinically in the U.S. All applications are due by 5:00 PM local time of the applicant organization on August 25. Learn more.

Featured Federal Resource

HRSA Webinar on Opioid Prevention and Treatment: On June 13 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET, HRSA will host a webinar to examine current health workforce resources and models for combating the opioid abuse epidemic. During the webinar, participants will receive insights on topics including curriculum training models, innovative clinical care approaches involving collaboration from community-based partners, and strategies for overcoming health workforce needs as related to the opioid crisis. Interested individuals may register here.

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7.  The 2018 ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS®) cycle is now open.  

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The 2018 ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS®) cycle is open! You can now apply on ADEA GoDental

 

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