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Fall 2014

#12 – November 17, 2014 –  http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1412.htm          

1.  The University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson, MS) offers graduate degree programs in a variety of subjects, including Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biomedical Materials Science, Medical Pharmacology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Pathology, and Physiology & Biophysics.  
2.  Only osteopathic physicians are trained and licensed to provide Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). 
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 9, 2014 edition.  
4.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 10, 2014 edition.   
5.  AACOM (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) Information Alert:  2014 Midterm Election Update and AACOM Advocacy Efforts.  
6.  AACOM (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) announces the launching of its new website,
www.aacom.org .  
7.  Human Error Seeps into Electronic Medical Records, or, “Here’s another nice mess you’ve got me into…”  
8.  The Frontier Nursing Courier Internship Program, in existence since the 1920's, offers participants an opportunity to shadow healthcare practitioners in rural and underserved communities, learn about Appalachia, and grow personally.   
9.  The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas) offers 4 summer undergraduate research programs. 
10.  Syracuse University offers graduate degrees in Forensic Science at The Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute. 
11.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a new NIH-Amgen program intended for undergraduate students interested in PhD and combined degree programs in the sciences.  
12.  Gap Medics is the world’s largest provider of international pre-health clinical experience, specializing in short-term hospital shadowing internships.     

 

#11 – November 10, 2014  -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1411.htm        

1.  Representatives of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine will be at Rhodes College on Tuesday, November 11, starting at 4 p.m. 
2.  As part of the centennial of the AAUP (American Association of University Professors), the AAUP Foundation has announced competitions for undergraduates and graduate student for essays and artwork on the theme of “Academic Freedom:  Its Concept, Its History, Its Successes, and Its Failures.”  
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 3, 2014 edition.  
4.  Changes are coming to specific sections of the DAT (Dental Admission Test). 
5.  The Tufts University School of Medicine offers three public health programs:  A Master of Public Health (MPH), MS-Pain Research, Education and Policy, and MS-Health Communication. 
6.  Applications for the 2015 Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program offered by the
Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program for Pre-MD-PhD students are now being accepted.  
7.  The School for Field Studies Environmental Field Studies Abroad, November 6, 2014 edition.   
8.  Wolf River Conservancy E-newsletter, October 2014 edition (distributed on October 31, 2014). 

#10-- November 3, 2014 -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1410.htm       

1.   On Thursday, November 6, in AH122, starting at 12:45 p.m., Ms. Megan Ververis, Memphis Scribe Ambassador for PhysAssist Scribes will be on campus to discuss opportunities in Memphis to get a great clinical experience.
2.  The Watson School of Biological Sciences is the graduate program at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. We have developed an innovative Ph.D. curriculum that takes advantage of the unique environment and extensive resources offered by the Laboratory.  
3.  Received this week
4.  Some information about Washington University of Health and Science (Belize).  
5.  St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE) and that accreditation is recognized by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) making graduates eligible for licensure in Canada.  
6.  Due to your generosity, we were able to collect over $100 at Tuesday’s Lunchtime Benefit Concert for LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center!  
7.  The University of Michigan Health System's Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) develops mechanisms for inclusion, diversity and cultural sensitivities among faculty, learners and staff, and advances clinical care and research that targets underserved populations. 
8.  A number of years ago, the leadership of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine were proud to announce that 20% of all new medical students are studying at osteopathic medical colleges.  It is now 25%.   
9.  Marginalia:  Green is the new black, you know.  

#9 – October 27, 2014 -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1409.htm      

1.   Yes, friends, it’s that time of year when Death Warmed Over returns for a Lunchtime Benefit Concert on behalf of LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, Tuesday, October 28.  
2.  Join Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive and unique global health experience. 
3.  The Touro University California College of Pharmacy (Vallejo, CA)  will hold its Fall open house on Friday, November 7th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 
4.  Research Scientist, Animal Health Biology position is available with Scynexis. 
5.  The Student Conservation Association is sponsoring a “Got Dirt?” Photo Contest.  
6.  Marginalia:  It’s Halloween time, you know, so here are Nine
Of The Most Terrifying Two Sentence Horror Stories Ever Told, from : 
http://canyouactually.com/9-of-the-most-terrifying-two-sentence-horror-stories-ever-told/   

#8 – October 20, 2014  -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1408.htm     

1.   Events coming up.  
2.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 6, 2014 edition.  
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 13, 2014 edition.  
4.  The Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Indianapolis, IN) welcomes its Class of 2018.
5.  Received this week. 
6. 
The Ohio State University Medical Center (Columbus, OH) has a Summer Program for biomedical students interested in the MD/PhD joint degree.   
7. 
The Drexel University School of Public Health (Philadelphia, PA) is still accepting registrations for its upcoming class visit day.  
8.  October 31, 2014 is the deadline for applying for one of the 3 need-based scholarships to attend the two-week
University of Colorado Pre-Med Emergency & Wilderness Medicine Program in January, 2015. 
9.  School for Field Studies e-newsletter, October 6, 2014 edition.  
10.  Marginalia:  Death Warmed Over returns for another Lunchtime Benefit Concert for LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, Tuesday, October 28.   

#7 – October 6, 2014  -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1407.htm         

1.   PATH  (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) is developing groundbreaking solutions that will save the lives of women and children around the globe.   
2.  Inside OME:  AACOM (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) News on Osteopathic Medical Education, September 2014, Vol. 8, No. 9. 
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 29, 2014 issue. 
4.   The Aspiring Docs website allows current medical students to post autobiographical sketches, and describe what motivated them to pursue a career in medicine.  
5.  The Albert Einstein College of Medicine Office of Diversity Enhancement and the Graduate Division in Biomedical Sciences is co-sponsoring its Annual Diversity Student Open House on Sunday, October 26, 2014.  
6.  The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
(Lewisburg, WV) will be hosting an Open House November 1st from 8:30am to 1:30pm.  
7.  The Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program (New York, NY) is sponsoring an Open House on October 11, 2014. 
8.  The Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Memphis, TN) offers a unique
opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. 
9.  CBU is mentioned in the September 2014 e-newsletter of the Wolf River Conservancy. 
10.  A gentle reminder about the free Optometry Virtual Fair on October 9, 2014.  
11.  Saint Louis University College for Public Health & Social Justice invites you to a series of Open Houses. 
12.  The United Negro College Fund and the Merck Company Foundation announce the availability of the UNCF *Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards.  
13.  The University of California – Berkeley School of Optometry is offering a series of webinars about the profession of optometry, including Essay Writing, Interview Skills and Etiquette, and a description of the Berkeley Optometry Program.           

14.  Shelby Farms Park Conservancy announces Spooky Nights at Shelby Farms Park on Fridays and Saturdays in October and November.  

#6.  September 29, 2014   -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1406.htm        

1.   Events coming up. 
2.   AACOM (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine)  Capitol Hill briefing on Graduate Medical Education (GME).  
3.  All campuses of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Erie, PA, Greensburg, PA and Bradenton, FL) invite you to attend an Open House.  The event will take place on Saturday, November 1, 2014, in Bradenton, FL, and on Friday, November 7, 2014, in Erie and Greensburg, PA. 
4.  Reapply and Wait? OR Start Your MD Now at Trinity.  (N.B.  This is not an endorsement.  Rather, that was the subject on the e-mail I received.  Caveat emptor.)   
5.  Job Announcement:  Coordinator, Medical Equipment and Quality.   
6.  Interviews for the Peace Corps will be held on campus on Tuesday, October 7.   
7.  Articles & Advice from the Career Center.  
8.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 22, 2014 edition.  
9.  A promotion for DAT-related study materials, from DAT-PREP.com.   
10.  Information Alert from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine:  President Signs Into Law the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014.  
11. 
Gap Medics offers short-term, year-round hospital shadowing internships, tailored toward the following disciplines.
12.  CBU would like to take a moment to encourage the campus community to join AT&T’s It Can Wait® movement to end texting while driving.         

#5.  September 22, 2014 – http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1405.htm

1.   Events coming up. 
2.  A number of healthcare-related programs will be represented at the Graduate School Expo on Thursday, September 25. 
3.  The Medical School for International Health (Beersheva, Israel) is an innovative, four-year, North American-style medical school that incorporates global health coursework into all four years of the medical school curriculum.  
4.  St. George’s University (Grenada, West Indies) will be holding a series of information sessions pertaining to its medical and veterinary schools.  
5.  ADEA is pleased to announce that the 2015 cycle of the ADEA Dental Hygiene Centralized Application Service (ADEA DHCAS) is now open!  
6.  The Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) approved VCOM-Auburn (Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine) to be able to accept and admit applicants for fall 2015. 
7.  Church Health Center September 2014 e-newsletter.  
8.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 15, 2014 edition.  
9.  The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry announces a FREE Optometry Virtual Fair on October 9, 2014.  
10.  2015 Schedule for the New Medical College Admission Test (MCAT®) .  
11.  The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) offers a Fee Assistance Program to eligible MCAT® examinees and AMCAS® applicants. 
12.  Resources to Assist Predental Students.  
13.  Marginalia:  Top 10 Ways to Fall In Love With The Park (Shelby Farms Park, that is) This Fall. 

#4.  September 15, 2014 -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1404.htm      

1.   Events coming up. 
2.  The American Physical Therapy Association announces its Physical Therapy Virtual Fair, September 16-17. 
3.  An invitation from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine VMD/PhD program. 
4.  Americorps is offering a position for a recent grad or someone looking for healthcare-related work during a “gap” year”. 
5.  The ADEA (American Dental Education Association) GoDentalSM website features a bold and modern design, intuitive navigation, customized information for students interested in dentistry and dental hygiene, and dedicated resources to support health professions advisors.    
6.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 8, 2014 edition.  
7.  Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is committed to training future healthcare leaders. 
8.  The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’
(AAMVC’s) VetSchool Student Engagement System (VSES) is an opt-in communications tool to engage future veterinary students.  
9.  The Jefferson School of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA) is sponsoring a Discovery Day on September 27 and a Fall Open House on November 1.   
10.  The University of Colorado School of Medicine offers a series of 10-day Emergency & Wilderness Medicine Pre-Med Programs for students and recent alums interested in medicine, nursing, Physician Assistant studies, or dentistry. 
11.  The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School will be hosting the 14th annual Career Day for Biomedical Sciences on Thursday, October 23, 2014. 
12.  An invitation to attend the 3rd annual “bio blitz” and Open House at the Reelfoot Lake Environmental Field Station in Samburg, TN on Saturday, October 4. 

 

#3.  September 8, 2014 -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1403.htm     

 

1.  Events coming up.
2.  MCAT2015:  A discussion about upcoming changes MCAT, Tuesday, September 9, starting at 7 p.m., in AH 122. 
3.  This year, the annual Health Career Opportunities Fair will be merged with CBU’s annual Graduate School Fair on September 25, 2014.  
4.  The American Physical Therapy Association announces its Physical Therapy Virtual Fair, September 16-17. 
5.  Received this week 
6.  Jobs available at UTHSC, from Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald.  
7.  Memphis Botanic Garden September E-Newsletter  

#2.  September 1, 2014 http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1402.htm    

1.   Events coming up. 
2.  MCAT2015:  A discussion about upcoming changes MCAT, Tuesday, September 9, starting at 7 p.m, in AH 122. 
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 25, 2014 issue. 
4.  Friday, September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!  
5.  Wolf River Conservancy August 2014 E-newsletter.  
6.  Marginalia:  Yes, I know it’s a free country and you can do whatever you want, but still… 

#1.  August 25, 2014-- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1401.htm   

1.   Events coming up. 

2.  MCAT2015:  A discussion about upcoming changes MCAT, Tuesday, September 9, starting at 7 p.m, in AH 122. 
3.  Inside OME:  AACOM News on Osteopathic Medical Education, July/August 2014 issue. 
4.  Podiatric physicians are licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.  The average salary in 2012 was $175,000.   (Information is from a new promotional brochure distributed by the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine.)    
5.  The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy will sponsor its Greenline ½ Marathon on October 12, 2014, starting at 8 a.m. 
6.  Dr. Doug Tallamy, University of Delaware professor and noted author of the book, Bringing Nature Home - How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants (2007, Timber Press), will make his first appearance in Memphis on September 4th at the Memphis Botanic Garden, an event co-sponsored by the Wolf River Conservancy and Memphis Botanic Garden with the generous support of Buckman. 

 

 

Summer 2014 

August, 2014  http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSu1403.htm  

1.   The Trinity School of Medicine, located in the Ratho Mill district of Kingstown, the capital of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, is accepting applications for the September 2014 incoming class with a limited number of seats currently available. 
2.  PharmCAS has launched for the 2014-2015 application cycle. 
3.  Smell and Eye Tests May Permit Early Detection of Alzheimer’s.  Reprinted with permission from Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News, Liebert Publishing.  
4.  The Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine will be hosting its Fall 2014 Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Conference & Open House on Saturday, September 20.   
5.  South Carolina College of Pharmacy Pre-Pharmacy Advisor Newsletter, Fall 2014. 

July, 2014  http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSu1402.htm 

1.    ===AAMC STAT===,  News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, July 14, 2014 issue.
2.  The Lancet, a prestigious British journal, has published a Series of reviews entitled The Health of Americans, with contributions from leading health experts at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).    
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, July 21, 2014 issue.  
4.  Received this month.  

June, 2014 -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSu1401.htm

1.   The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is sponsoring a Summer Open House on Friday, June 20, 2014.  
2.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, May 5, 2014.  
3.  Church Health Center’s May 2014 e-newsletter:  Church Health Center's night of theater at Playhouse on the Square is back with a benefit performance of Hairspray on Friday, June 27. 
4.  From yahoo.com News:  Ways Medical School Hopefuls Can Cope After a Rejection. 
5.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, June 16, 2014 edition. 
6. 
Marginalia:  It’s very important to advise your patients to remain active in retirement. 

 

Spring 2014

#16 – May 5, 2014  -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSp1416.htm               

1. The US Healthcare System vs The US Postal Service, a presentation by Dr. George D. Lundberg, from Medscape.com.   
2.  Discuss gun violence with patients, ACP (American College of Physicians) Says.  
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, April 28, 2014 issue.  
4.  The Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (Mexico) offers a 4-week Medical Spanish course where students will learn Spanish medical terminology, experience a new culture, and enjoy the delights of Mexico.    
5.  The University of Vermont offers a Summer Medical Program to provide foundational knowledge in key medical science courses.  
6.  The Nature Conservancy encourages you to observe Arbor Day by planting a tree. 
7.  Marginalia:  It’s amazing how EXTREMELY OLD technology still influences today’s society.  
       

# 15 – April 28, 2014  -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSp1415.htm              

1.  The National Society of Nontraditional Premedical & Medical Students presents The Fourteenth Annual OldPreMeds and OldMeds National Conference in Washington, DC (Arlington, VA) June 5th-8th, 2014. 
2.  “If you're passionate about service and global health
, Trinity [School of Medicine] may be the right place to pursue your goals.”  
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, April 14, 2014 issue.  
4.  Lipscomb University (Nashville, TN) offers a Master of Science in Biomolecular Science program. 
5.  The Veterinary Medical College Application Service, VMCAS, will be hosting a series of information workshops for people applying during the VMCAS 2015 cycle, opening June 5th.   
6.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, April 21, 2014 issue. 
7.  Majority of Americans Support Birth Control Coverage Mandate:  From Medscape.com.  
8.  The Wolf River Conservancy will be sponsoring a Beer and Cheese Pairing Event as part of Memphis Beer Week, proceeds of which will benefit the Conservancy.   
9.  I kinda like the entry for September 16, and no, ‘tis not I in the Scooby Doo outfit, but I wish it were…  
10.  Marginalia:  Dino-Killing Asteroid Impact Dwarfed by Earlier Space Rock Crash. 
      

#14 – April 14, 2014 – http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSp1414.htm             

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  ===AAMC STAT===. News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, April 7, 2014 issue. 
3.  Here is the April 4, 2014 issue of The DO:  Helping you become a better osteopathic physician.  In case you’re interesting in subscribing, please send an e-mail to thedo@osteopathic.org .  
4.  The East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine announces a successful Match Day for its Class of 2014.   
5.  There is now a unified pathway to becoming certified as a medical practitioner in the United States, or, if it were that easy, everybody would be doing it, n’est-ce pa?     
6.  Jefferson Medical College (Philadelphia, PA) announces an informational meeting for its
College’s rural Physician Shortage Area Program (PSAP) on Friday, May 9, 2014.  
7.  The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) announces the 2014 ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair, April 29-30, 2014, Noon – 6 p.m., online. 
8.  Exposure to smog is likened to sunburn in your lungs.  
9.  The 2014 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program application cycle is now open.  Eligibility is open to students who are U.S. citizens, nationals or lawful permanent residents enrolled in an accredited diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate nursing program; including Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science (BSN) Bridge Programs.  
10.  The University of Vermont Announces a new Master of Public Health Program that is entirely online. 
11.  Marginalia:  Bus Art.

#13 – April 7, 2014 – http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSp1413.htm            

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  The CBU Physician Assistant Student Society (PASS) is sponsoring a PA Shadow Day, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. 
3.  We will be able to see a total lunar eclipse, Monday, April 14 through Tuesday, April 15, 2014, midnight to 3 a.m., CDT.  

4.  Unite for Sight’s Global Impact Corps provides a hands-on, immersive and unique global health experience.  
5.  The Illinois College of Optometry (Chicago) will host the 7th annual Focus on Your Future Summer Program for underrepresented minority undergraduate students.  
6.  Brown School of Washington University in St. Louis Master of Public Health Newsletter, Spring 2014 edition.  
7.  The University of Colorado School of Medicine announces the inauguration of a Pre-Med Emergency & Wilderness Medicine
Program, designed specifically for undergraduate students (or recent grads) interested in medical, nursing, PA, PT, or dental school (or other related health professions).  
8.    The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) have approved an agreement resulting in a single accreditation system for graduate medical education (GME).  
9.  Lipscomb University (Nashville, TN) offers a Master of Science in Biomolecular Science degree.  
10.  St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine (Grenada, West Indies) is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Association Council on Education (AVMA COE).  
11.  The Medical School for International Health (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva, Israel) 4th year medical students have a 97% match rate. 
12.  Marginalia:  Apparently, there is something to the 5-second rule for dropped food.  From Scientific American.com.

#12 – March 31, 2014 -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSp1412.htm           

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 24, 2014 edition.  
3.  The University of Miami will be hosting an open house for all prospective students interested in their Master of Public Health Program.  
4.  The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) announces a FREE Optometry Virtual Fair on April 17, 2014.   
5.  The National Society for Nontraditional Premedical and Medical Students announces its 14th OldPreMeds and OldMeds National Conference, June 5-8, 2014 in Washington, DC.  
6.  The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges announces its VetSchool Student Engagement System, which will facilitate targeted newsletters and other information specific to the category (High School, Undergraduates, Pre-Vets, Applicants, Advisors and parents) they assign when signing up.  
7. 
Students virtually dissect hologram-like 3-D cadaver, from R&D Daily.  
8.  Lincoln Memorial University offers a Master’s Degree with four concentrations:  Anatomical Sciences, Biomedical Professions, Life Science Research, and Life Science Teaching.  
9.  Scientists find that 25 gm of Cocoa Powder a Day Keeps the Doctor Away – from the
2014 National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, Dallas. 
10.  Marginalia:  Speaking of cocoa (and its derivatives)…

#11 – March 24 -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSp1411.htm          

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  Yes, friends, it’s time for the Annual Gourmet Chocolate Tasting Event, featuring Dinstuhl’s Chocolates, Monday, March 24, in J-10, starting at 2 p.m.(!)  
3.  On Thursday, March 27, from 1 to 2 p.m., Career Services is hosting a “Careers for Animal Lovers” panel in the LLC Lounge.  
4.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the United States Army Medical Command are partnering to present a Medicine Meets Military event, for an educational look at Army medicine, Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at UTHSC, 800 Madison Avenue. 
5.  The University of California – Berkeley’s School of Optometry will be hosting two sessions of its 9th annual Opto-Camp program in June and July.  
6.  The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine announces its National ShaDO Week, April 14-18, 2014, reach out to reach out to high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate pre-medical students and pre-health advisors.   
7.  The Medical School Program for the UAG School of Medicine (Guadalajara, Mexico) International Program has changed so that students will get their MD degree in 4 years. 
8.  Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine (Buies Creek, NC) will be holding an information conference for Pre-Health Advisors and Prospective Students (called a Pre-SOMA Conference) on Saturday, April 12, 2014.  
9.  Join the American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) for a ree webinar:  
Introduction to Autoimmune Disease.  
10.  The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) offers information resources about the career of physical therapist. 
11.  Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and the School of Osteopathic Medicine (Buies Creek, NC) announce the upcoming dates for their Healthcare Professions Readiness & Enrichment Program (H-PREP). 
12.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 17, 2014 issue. 
13.  Marginalia:  From the March 19, 2014 issue of R+D Mag.com – Frozen for 1,600 years, Antarctic Moss Revived.    

#10 – March 17-- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSp1410.htm         

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PA) is offering two Open House invitations for their graduate programs on Saturday, March 22, and their osteopathic medical program on Sunday, March 30. 
3.  Changes will be instituted in the 2014-15 PCAT testing cycle. 
4.  Salus University (Elkins Park, PA) announces a series of online information sessions about their health professions programs in optometry, audiology, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and physician assistant studies.  
5.  The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) announces Information For Dental School Applicants For the 2015 Entering Class. 
6.  The American Dental Education Association also announces its 2014 Predental Student Virtual Fair, April 29-30, 2014, noon to 6 p.m., Eastern Time.  
7.  Interested in a health career, but don’t know where to start?  ExploreHealthCareers.org is an award-winning reliable database with more than 115 health careers.  
8. The University of Louisville School of Dentistry announces an Open House, Saturday, March 22, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  
9.  The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) offers scholarships to minority students. 
10.  The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine will be hosting a Health Professions Recruitment Event on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Capital Hilton.  
11.  The Wolf River Conservancy announces its Cycle The Greenway event, Saturday, June 7, 2014.  
12.  The Nature Conservancy invites you to help it in engaging, educating, and inspiring the world to protect and preserve the water that powers every element of our lives. 
13.  Marginalia:  How true, how very true…    

 

# 9 – March 10  -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSp1409.htm        

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  The University of California – Berkeley’s School of Optometry announces its 9th annual summer Opto-Camp program. 
3.  The East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine Admissions office will be hosting two Medical School Application Workshops this spring. 
4.  In 2013, nearly 800 graduates of St. George’s University (Grenada, West Indies) obtained a U.S. residency position. 
5.  The Southern College of Optometry will sponsor its “Discover Optometry 2014” event for pre-optometry students on Friday, April 4.  
6.  Marginalia:  Ya know, a casual sexual encounter during Spring Break, or at any time, really, may not be in your best interest.  Here are some reasons why. 

 

#8 – March 3, 2014  -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSp1408.htm       

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  The Southern College of Optometry is sponsoring an open house, called Discover Optometry, for prospective students, Friday, April 4. 
3.  CBU Career Services announces externship/shadowing opportunities (most in the biomedical field) during Spring Break.  (BTW, Dr. James “Bo” Adams, a CBU alum, is one of the physicians at Delta Medical Center who works with our Medical Shadowing Students.) 
4.  The topic of this year’s University of Tennessee Health Science Center Neuroscience Institute symposium is “Clinical and Neurobiological Features of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. 
5.  The United States Air Force offers Health Professions Scholarships where students in selected graduate-level healthcare programs are commissioned as Second Lieutenants and placed on inactive, obligated Reserve status during the course of their studies.  
6.  Child Family Health International introduces new programs in Uganda and Argentina.  
7.  The Keck Graduate Institute (Claremont, CA) offers a Summer Pre-Med Program geared toward undergraduate sophomore and juniors who are either contemplating a career in medicine or already committed to applying in the next medical school admission cycle. 
8.  The Gulf Coast Research Lab is offering a Marine Biology course, to be taught in Jamaica, May 10-24, 2014. 
9.  Marginalia:  The assignment that the professor gave was “to prepare a not more than 100 word summary of the figure [about signal transduction] and submit.  Here is the figure, and one student’s reply.

#7 – February 24, 2014 -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSp1407.htm      

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  The next meeting of the Memphis Pharmacy Interest Group is Tuesday, February 25, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Panera Bread, 4530 Poplar Avenue, Suite 101.  
3. 
With three enrollment periods each year and rolling admissions, Trinity School of Medicine (Saint Vincent & the Grenadines) is currently accepting applications for the May and September 2014 enrollments.   
4.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 17, 2014 issue.  
5.  The February 2014 edition of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy Newsletter is now available for review.  
6.  The Church Health Center will be featuring art created by Ms. Yancy Villa-Calvo, who used to work at CBU, at the Wellness Gallery, 1115 Union Avenue. 
7.  The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will host a Summer Scholars Program, which will replicate what will be experienced in the first year of medical school at OU-HCOM. 
8.  Des Moines University (IA) is now accepting applications for their 3-week summer Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars program.  
9.  Wake Forest University student invention could help teach doctors to perform complex, robot-assisted surgeries.  
10.  Marginalia:  So, you like being outdoors?  How about bringing of that outdoorsy feeling indoors with a moss shower mat?

#6 – February 17, 2014  -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSp1406.htm     

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  Special presentation by Ms. Rita Harris of the Sierra Club of Memphis:  “Right in Your Back Yard”, Thursday, February 20 in the Spain Auditorium, starting at 1 p.m.    
3.  The Consortium for Optometry announces a series of Summer Enrichments Programs at the Illinois College of Optometry, Ohio State University, and at the University of California – Berkeley.  
4.  The Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University (Fullerton, CA) invites you to attend their annual Spring Admissions Open House, Saturday, April 5, 2014.   
5.  Students interested in podiatry are invited to attend FootFest2014 at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons’ Annual Scientific Conference in Orlando, FL, Friday, February 28.   
6.  The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy (Bradenton, FL) offers a new distance education pathway for the PharmD program.  
7.  The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy announces is Spring Open House, Saturday, March 29, 2014.  
8. 
The University of Pittsburgh Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) National Center of Excellence is pleased to announce a summer research opportunity for undergraduate students in the field of computational modeling and simulation of infectious diseases.  
9.  The Touro University California College of Pharmacy (Vallejo, CA) will host its annual open house on Friday, February 21.   
10.  West Tennessee Healthcare will again sponsor its Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program, June 3 through July 25, 2014.   The deadline for application submission is March 7.  
11.  The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine (
Lillington, NC) announce the Pre-SOMA Conference on Saturday, April 12, 2014.  
12.  The deadline for the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at Samford University (Birmingham, AL) has been extended to February 20.  
13.  Marginalia:  Yes, friends, it’s that time ONCE AGAIN for the annual Organic Chemistry Haiku Contest!

#5 – February 10, 2014  -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSp1405.htm    

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  The Student National Dental Association of UTHSC (Memphis) has organized an “Impressions” program for April 5, 2014, designed to expose college students to the profession of dentistry by opening the College and allowing prospective students access to their students and faculty in a relaxed setting.  
3.  Culinary Culprits:  Foods That May Harm the Brain, from the January 30, 2014 issue of Medscape. 
4.  The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Walmart Scholars program will provide $1,000 scholarships to student/faculty pairs from AACP member institutions to attend the 2014 annual meeting in Grapevine, TX, July 26 – 30.   
5.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 3, 2014 issue. 
6. 
CVS to stop selling cigarettes by Oct. 1.     
7.   Testing Head-Impact Sensors to Understand Concussions, from Medical Design Briefs.  
8.  The Shelby Farms Park Conservancy will be sponsoring its 9th Annual Tree Planting on Saturday, March 29, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
9.  Marginalia:  Darwin Day celebrates the discoveries and life of Charles Darwin, born on February 12, 1809, who first described biological evolution via natural selection with scientific rigor. 

#4 – February 3, 2014  -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSp1404.htm   

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 27, 2014 issue.  
3.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications for its fiscal year 2014 Indian Health Professions Preparatory, Indian Health Professions Pre-graduate, and Indian Health Professions Scholarship Programs through March 28, 2014 for new applicants. 
4.  Medical Care a Financial Hardship for 1 in 4 US Families, from medscape.com, January 28, 2014. 
5.  The University of California-San Diego Department of Psychiatry is offering two 12-week summer research fellowships. 
6.  Wolf River Conservancy January 2014 E-newsletter.   
7.  Marginalia:  The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Coastal Sciences at the Gulf Coast Research Lab (Ocean Springs, MS) announces its 2014 Summer Field Program.

 

#3 – January 27, 2014  -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSp1403.htm          

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 20, 2014 issue.  
3.  Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA) offers a six week Summer Academic Enrichment program to enhance the academic preparation of individuals actively pursuing enrollment in a health professions school.  
4.  The Ohio State University Medical Center has a Summer Program for biomedical students interested in obtaining a dual MD/PhD upon graduation.  
5.  Unite For Sight’s Volunteer Abroad Program is an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship.   
6.  The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (Athens, OH) will again host the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program.  
7.  Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) pertaining to Renewable Energy are available at Vanderbilt University, University of Tennessee – Knoxville and at the University of Memphis through TN-SCORE, a National Science Foundation grant.  
8.  The Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine offers SUPER (Summer Undergraduate Physician-scientist-training Education & Research) training to undergraduate students, who are planning to pursue careers in the biomedical sciences.   
9.  The Church Health Science will be sponsoring a Walking As One 1.5-mile walk and interactive health fair focused on our Model for Healthy Living on April 26, 2014.  
10.  Midwestern University, is a graduate degree-granting institution in the health sciences with nine colleges and two campuses, located in Downers Grove, IL and Glendale, AZ.  It also provides an interesting profile in the feminization of healthcare.   
11.  Protecting wilderness areas in perpetuity, spearheading the Wolf River Greenway, connecting kids to nature, enjoying the beauty of the Wolf River on monthly guided canoe trips and hikes - these are among the benefits of Wolf River Conservancy membership. 
12.  The program for this year’s Global Health & Innovation Conference, Presented by Unite For Sight, Saturday, April 12 – Sunday, April 13, has been announced.  
13.  The University of Alabama – Birmingham (UAB) School of Optometry invites you to attend their Open House on Saturday, March 1.   
14.  Zoetis, a veterinary pharmaceutical company, has a parasitology research team which will be hosting a student intern this summer.  
15.  Marginalia:  My, my…how times have changed…

#2 – January 20, 2014 -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSp1402.htm         

1.  Indiana University offers a Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Animal Behavior.  
2.  The Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine offers a 2014 Adventures in Veterinary Medicine program for individuals considering a career in veterinary medicine.  
3.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is launching a series of programs to develop approaches to engage researchers, especially from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical sciences, and prepare them to thrive in NIH-funded research careers.  
4.  Syracuse University (NY) offers graduate programs in forensic and national security sciences.  
5.  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine offers a summer course in human anatomy for undergraduates, June 2 – June 27, 2014.  Deadline for submitting application materials is March 31, 2014.  
6.  The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Hattiesburg, MS) uses a community-based training model. 
7.  The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine offers a Master of Biomedical Science Degree Program.  
8.  The U.S. Air Force offers a Scholarship Program for medical students enrolled in either allopathic (MD) or osteopathic (DO) medical schools.  
9.  The Trinity School of Medicine, located in Kingstown, capital of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, offers a U.S.-based model of medical education. 
10.  From Medscape.com -- Optometrists, Ophthalmologists Announce First Collaborative Effort.      
11.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) Establishes a New Master’s Degree Program in Laboratory Research and Management.  
12.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 13, 2014 edition.   
13.  Resources are available for Native Americans interested in healthcare professions.   
14. International Service Learning (ISL) offers 9-day global health opportunities over Spring Break.   
15.  St. George’s University (Grenada, West Indies) is offering a series of Information Sessions. 
16.  Marginalia:  Meanwhile, in Canada…   
            

#1 – January 13, 2014 --  http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSp1401.htm        

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  St. Jude Children’s Research announces the 2014 Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program, which offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience.   
3.  Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA) offers an intensive, six-week inter-professional Summer Academic Enrichment Program for junior and senior undergraduate students and post-baccalaureate students who are actively pursuing enrollment in a health professions school.  
4.  The Ohio State University Medical Center (Columbus) offers a Summer Research Experience Program for biomedical students interested in obtaining a dual MD/PhD upon graduation.  
5.  The University of Alabama – Birmingham is sponsoring an eight week program (Summer in Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Research Program, or SIBS) in 2014. 
6.  The University of Massachusetts Medical School (Worcester) offers a 10 week Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity.   
7.  The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Little Rock) Graduate School and Center for Diversity Affairs are sponsoring a nine-week Summer Undergraduate Research Program to Increase Diversity in Research.                       

Fall 2013

#16 – December 2, 2013 -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1316.htm       

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  Explore Health Careers Update Volume 8, No. 10.  
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 25, 2013 issue.  
4.  ISL (International Service Learning) Program Announcement: Global Health Volunteer Opportunities for Winter Break.   
5.  Individual giving remains the largest base of support for the Wolf River Conservancy.  

6.  Marginalia:  Somebody Put a Camera on a Toy Car and Drove It Into a Pride of Lions.  Needless to say, the video clip went viral.
        

#15 – November 25, 2013   -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1315.htm      

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 18, 2013 issue. 
3.  Tufts University School of Medicine offers a variety of public health and professional degree programs. 
4.  Record Number of Med Students, but More Needed to Help Physician Shortage, from Medscape.com,
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/813306    . 
5.  The Medical School for International Health, a joint venture of Columbia University (New York City) and Ben-Gurion University (Beersheva, Israel) is a four-year, North American-style medical school that incorporates global health coursework into all four years of the medical school curriculum.   
6.  The November/December 2013 issue of University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy (UTCOP) News is on the WWW.  
7.  More “Well, DUH!” science:  Study Finds Aerobic Exercise Improves Memory, Brain Function and Physical Fitness.   

8.  Marginalia I:  I know this is a minority opinion, but there is way-y-y-y-y too much publicity being given to the fact that Chanukah coincides with Thanksgiving this year.       
9.  Marginalia II:  This, too, is SCIENCE!  Are the $1 recyclable coffee cups sold by Starbucks microwaveable?  Curious minds wanna know.           
   

 

#14 – November 18, 2013  -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1314.htm     

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  Trinity School of Medicine offers early clinical exposure to patients.  
3.  Church Health Center November e-News.  
4.  The School for Field Studies offers opportunities to explore. 
5.  From the Nature Conservancy:  Help protect the Appalachian landscape by adopting an acre. 
6.  Marginalia: According to a recent NPR article, churches are now attracting new members, or at least new service participants, with beer.       
   

#13 – November 11, 2013  -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1313.htm    

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  Will Fee-for-Service Really Disappear?  From Medscape, October 29, 2013 edition.  
3. 
Record Number of Med Students, but More Needed to Help Physician Shortage, from Medscape,  October 29, 2013. 
4.  ===AAMC STAT===, News From the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 4, 2013 issue.  
5.  This year’s Global Health & Innovation Conference, presented by Unite For Sight, will be held at Yale University, Saturday, April 12-Sunday, April 13, 2014.  
6.  The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine offers a Special Master’s Program in Physiology.   
7.  Sierra Club Foundation is pleased to announce a new partnership with CARS™ a national vehicle donation program. 
8.  Wolf River Conservancy’s 2013 Annual Gathering will be Tuesday, November 12.  


9.  Marginalia:  A Halloween 2013 post-script:  Introducing Ray Villafane, Master Pumpkin Carver.      

 

# 12 – November 4  -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1312.htm   

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  The Health Career Opportunities Fair is THIS Thursday, November 7! 
3.  The University of Memphis will be hosting a series of lectures on The Discovery of the Structure of DNA.  
4.  The Minority Student Medical Career Awareness Workshops and Recruitment Fair, sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) at its Annual Meeting, will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, on November 2, 2013.  
5.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 28, 2013 issue.  
6.  Received this week.  
7.  Physician Assistants (PAs) are healthcare professionals nationally certified to practice medicine as part of a team with physicians. 
8.  The
Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara-School of Medicine offers courses in Medical Spanish.   
9.  Wolf River Conservancy October 2013 E-Newsletter.   
10.  The School for Field Studies (SFS) offers a Photo Tour of Cambodia and Vietnam.   
11.  Marginalia:  We are the Buccaneers, you know…  

 

#11 – October 28 – http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1311.htm   

1. Events coming up.  
2.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 21, 2013 edition.  
3.  The Department of Energy Scholars Program introduces students or recent college graduates to DOE’s mission and operations. 
4.  The U.S. Navy offers scholarships for individuals pursuing graduate degrees in professional medical programs.  
5.  Millions of pounds of pumpkin pulp are scraped from pumpkins throughout the Halloween season.  Avoid plumbing disasters this Halloween – Tips from Roto Rooter.  (I’m serious, guys!)  

6.  New ADA Guidelines Focus on ‘Eating Patterns,’ not ‘Diet’.   From Medscape.com -- http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/812795?nlid=36423_1882&src=wnl_edit_dail&uac=40240FX
7.  From Nature Conservancy:  Make a commitment to nature every day.  
8.  Marginalia: 
According to a tweet posted by Conan O'Bryan, PETA wants the Redskins to be named after a potato. 

#10 – October 21 –   http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1310.htm  

1.  Events coming up.  
ARTICLES PERTAINING TO THE MCAT AND AAMC
2.  Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) Schedule for 2014 – January 2015, plus Registration Tips.  
3.  Financial Assistance from the AAMC.  
4.  More Resources from the AAMC, and 6 Steps to Prepare for the MCAT® Exam.      
5.  Des Moines University (Iowa) is offering a series of Open Houses to learn about their programs in Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatric Medicine, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Anatomy and Biomedical Sciences. 
6.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 14, 2013 issue. 
7.  The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine will be hosting its FootFest2013 at the Mid-Atlantic Podiatry Conference on Friday, November 15.
8.  From the Nature Conservancy:  Protecting the Northern Rockies.  
9.  Marginalia:  It’s a good thing the Swiss legal authorities cracked the case and not the eggs.  From yahoo news.com, “Swiss crack case of parrot egg underwear smuggler.”
       

#9 – October 14 – http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1309.htm 

 

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  You are invited to a presentation on the Physician Assistant Profession, Thursday, October 17, 9:30 to 11 a.m., in CW105. 
3.  A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (Kirksville, MO) will be hosting its 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium on Saturday, November 2. 
4.  Received this week  
5.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center offers a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences with a Concentration in Laboratory Research and Management.   
6.  The AAMC will be providing free, live streaming content from the
11th Annual UC Davis Pre-medical and Pre-health Professions National Conference taking place in California this weekend.
   
7.  The Nature Conservancy invites you to help plant a billion trees.  
8.  The School for Field Studies invites you to vote in the 2013 SFS Photo Contest. 
9.  Marginalia: 
Fecal transplant pill may stop recurrent C. difficile infection – from Vaccine News Daily.com.        

#8 – October 7 –  http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1308.htm

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  The Memphis P.I.G.s (Pharmacy Interest Group) invites you to a mock interview session, October 21, 2013.  
3.  7 Incredible Breast Cancer Breakthroughs By Lisa Collier Cool, from yahoo health, Oct 01, 2013.  
4.  The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary medicine offers a VMD-PhD Combined Degree Studies Program.  
5. 
The
Frontier Nursing Courier Internship Program, which has been existence since the 1920's, offers participants a premier opportunity to shadow healthcare practitioners in rural and underserved communities both at primary healthcare clinics and birth centers. 
6.  Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps is a hands-on, immersive global health experience. 
7.  Marginalia:  Is anyone interested in joining me in playing a lunchtime benefit concert for LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center during the week leading up to Halloween?

#7 – September 30 -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1307.htm         

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 23, 2013 issue.  
3.  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is looking for mentees for its Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program. 
4.  Information about international medical missions.   
5.  There are 72 individuals listed as members of the East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine Entering Class of 2013.  How many of those individuals listed a college or university in West Tennessee as their Primary Undergraduate College?  

6.  Marginalia.  As you know, the CBU chapter has, as its ongoing service work, breast cancer awareness.   Furthermore, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  

#6 – September 23 –  http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1306.htm        

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 16, 2013 issue. 
3.  Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, CT) offers a variety of graduate-level degrees in the health professions, including a DPT and a MS in Occupational Therapy.  (BTW, Janet Atkins, an alumna of CBU, earned her DPT there.) 
4.  You can run, but you cannot hide anymore, now that there is a 70,000 x 30,000 pixel camera. 
5.  The School for Field Studies sponsors study programs around the world. 

 

#5 – September 16 -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1305.htm       

1.  The results for the “Name the New Buccaneer logo” contest are IN!  
2. 
Events coming up.  
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 9, 2013 issue. 
4.  Project Access, an outreach program designed to inspire and motivate underrepresented racial/ethnic minority students to consider a career as a physician assistant, will be on campus on Thursday, October 17. 
5.  Marginalia:  Now that it’s football season…  

 

#4 – September 9, 2013  -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1304.htm      

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  (Tentative) schedule for Think Pink Week, September 30-October 5, for breast cancer awareness.  
3.  The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy will be hosting a Virtual Pharmacy School Fair, October 2-3, 2013.  
4.  Footsteps, the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine’s E-Newsletter, August 2013 issue.
5.  School for Field Studies Environmental Field Studies Abroad e-newsletter, September 2013 edition.  
6.  Nature Conservancy solicitation for $25K.
7.  Marginalia:  It is now time to select a name for our new Buccaneer mascot. 
 

#3 – September 2, 2013  -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1303.htm     

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  Soul of Bioethics, August 22, 2013 edition.  
3.  The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) announces its newest medical college at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. 
4.  Map of Osteopathic Medical Colleges in the United States. 
5.  The Ohio State University College of Optometry will be hosting on Open House & Career Day on Saturday, September 14.  
6.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Pre-Pharmacy Interest Group is sponsoring its Kick-Off Meeting on Tuesday, September 10, at Central BBQ on Summer Avenue.  
7.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 26, 2013 issue.   
8.  Wolf River Conservancy August 2013 E-Newsletter.    
9.  A total of 35 CEPH-accredited Public Health Graduate Schools and Programs will be participating in a free Virtual Fair on September 10 and 11, 2013 for prospective students of Public Health.  
10.  What Does the Affordable Care Act Mean for Infectious Disease/HIV Specialists?  From Medscape.com, August 22, 2013.  
11. 
ACA (Affordable Care Act) Timeline: Key Dates for Providers and Patients, a slideshow from Medscape Infectious Diseases.  
12.  The Medical School for International Health
is an innovative, four-year, North American-style medical school that incorporates global health coursework into all four years of the medical school curriculum.   
13.  Marginalia:  A truly remarkable photo of a nesting falcon.  

 

#2 – August 26, 2013 --  http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1302.htm    

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 19, 2013 issue. 
3.  From Medscape.com --  Obesity’s Toll:  1 in 5 Deaths Linked to Excess Weight.  
4.  In a simulated driving performance test, analysis shows that a dual task (driving and text messaging) causes subjects to respond more slowly to the onset of braking lights and showed in impairments in forward and lateral control. 
5.  Mars Society Calls for Students Worldwide to Compete.  
6.  An excellent gap year experience, from HealthLeadsusa.org .   
7.  From Medscape:  Cocoa, Even with Few Flavonoids, Boosts Cognition.  (Seriously, did you expect anything less?)  
8.  Marginalia:  What a prey organism must be thinking when it is being pursued by a predator.      

 

#1 – August 19, 2013 -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadFa1301.htm   

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  Approximately 30% of each incoming class of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine is from out-of-state.  
3.  Received this week 
4.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 5, 2013 issue. 
5.  The United States Air Force offers scholarships for students interested in medicine and dentistry.  
6.  The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine has launched its 2014 AACPMAS application web site. 
7.  The School for Field Studies is sponsoring new programs in Southeast Asia (The Living Mekong in Cambodia and Vietnam) and in Peru (
Biodiversity and Development in the Amazon in Peru). 
8.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 12, 2013 issue. 
9.  News from the Church Health Center, Fall 2013 edition.   
10.  Marginalia:  The easier, softer way to get great abs.     

 

Summer 2013

#3 – August, 2013  -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSu1303.htm  
1.  Classes are just around the corner, you know…     
2.  The Unites States Air Force offers scholarships to attend allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) medical schools. 
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, July 15, 2013 issue. 
4.  Updates on Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, from William P. King, M.B.A.

Associate Vice President for Student Services. 
5.  HHS Releases Updated List of Health Professional Shortage Areas.  
6.  Tufts University’s School of Medicine (Boston, MA) offers a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences. 
7.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, July 22, 2013 issue. 
8.  Nature Conservancy magazine’s digital edition is now available on the iPad. 
9.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, July 29, 2013 issue. 
10.  Trinity School of Medicine offers an alternative pathway to a medical career.  (The Trinity School of Medicine campus is located in the Ratho Mill district of Kingstown, the capital of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.) 
11.  International Service Learning will be sending global health teams to learn and service in Cuba, beginning in December, 2013.  
12.  
Greenway Soirée, Benefitting the Wolf River Conservancy Presented by Memphis Orthopaedic Group, Saturday, September 21. 
13.  Wolf River Conservancy July 2013 e-newsletter.  
14.  Marginalia:  Can you name this old tool?  (A physician sent me this, so he oughta know.)  

 

#2 – July 31 http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSu1302.htm   
1.   George Washington University (Washington, D.C.) offers a Master’s Degree in Public Health. 
2.  The question was, “How will nanobots change medicine?” 
3.  The Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges announces that Colorado now licenses and recognizes naturopathic physicians. 
4.  Georgetown University Medical Center (Washington, D.C.) offers a Master’s Degree program in Complementary & Alternative (CAM). 
5.  Inside OME (Osteopathic Medical Education), June 2013 issue. 
6.  Received this week. 
7.  The Soul of Bioethics: June 20, 2013 issue. 
8.  AMA Declares Obesity of Disease.  From Medscape.com. 
9.  Summer Events for All at Maryland University of Integrative Health.  
10.  The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine will be hosting Open House events for the Graduate and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine programs.  
11.  Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, VA) offers a Master’s Degree in Biomedicine. 
12.  Wolf River Conservancy June 2013 E-Newsletter. 
13.  Union University’s “Future Pharmacist:  School of Pharmacy Newsletter”, Summer 2013 issue.  (Thanks to Ms. Aven Humphreys for sending me this.) 
14.  Marginalia I:  I would not have believed this fish story if it weren’t for the photographs, which appear legit and not photoshopped. 
15.  Marginalia II:  You know it’s hot when… 

 

#1 – June  http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSu1301.htm

1.  Cancer Doctors Protest ‘Astronomical Drug Costs’.    
2.  The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine is pleased to announce that it’s Application Service for the 2013-2014 application is now LIVE. 
3.  The United States Air Force offers a Health Professions Scholarship Program.  
4.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, May 6, 2013 issue.
   
5.   Autism Treatment & Management, from: 
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/912781-treatment#aw2aab6b6b7    
6.  The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine would like to cordially invite your students to FootFest2013 at the Western Podiatry Conference in Anaheim, CA, on Friday, June 21st. 
7.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, June 10, 2013 issue. 
8.  This, too, is SPORT! – The Color Me Rad 5K. 

 

Spring 2013

#16 – April 27, 2013 -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSp1316.htm    
1.   This is the last Caduceus Newsletter for the Spring 2013 semester.   
2.  Graduating?  Some suggestions for gap year internships and volunteer experiences. 
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, April 22, 2013 edition.
 
4.  Adventures in Environmental Research, from the School for Field Studies.  
5.  From the Huffington Post.com -- Dirty Dozen: EWG Releases 2013 List Of Most Pesticide-Heavy Fruits And Veggies.
 
6.  If you practice emergency medicine in any metropolitan area, you will deal with gun violence. 
7.  A pitch from the Sierra Club in time for Mother’s Day.  
8.  Marginalia:  Water conservation starts at home.  (BTW, the Maynard Stiles Wastewater Treatment Plant, one of 2 plants in Memphis, handles 80 million gallons of wastewater per day.)  

 

#15 – April 22, 2013 -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSp1315.htm   

1.  Arkansas State University is offering a MCAT Prep Course, May 16 through June 14, 2013.   
2.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Pharmacy releases its monthly newsletter. 
3.  The University of California – Berkeley School of Optometry is offering a three-day “in residence” program for individuals interested in a career in Optometry. 
4.  Marginalia:  This, too, is SCIENCE!       

#14 – April 15, 2013 http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSp1314.htm  
1.  Events coming up.  
2.  CBU offers a 3+1 BS/Masters in Physician Assistant Studies program for Natural Science majors. 
3.  From the Wall Street Journal:  Companies Put in New Health Penalties.  
4.   ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 25, 2013 issue. 
5.   Syracuse University offers a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Forensic Sciences.  
6.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, April 1, 2013 issue. 
7.   ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, April 8, 2013 issue. 
8.  Tufts University offers a Master of Nutrition Science and Policy.   
9.  The National Hispanic Medical Association is sponsoring its Medical and Health Professional School Recruitment Event in Washington, DC on Saturday, April 27.   
10.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Student National Dental Association is hosting an Impressions Program, designed to expose underrepresented pre-dental students to a career in dentistry, May 4, 2013. 
11.  The Wolf River Conservancy is sponsoring a Birding Canoe Trip, Saturday, April 27, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
12.  The Nature Conservancy is launching a “Picnic for Earth” program. 
13.  The Sierra Club has created a new GET OUT campaign and website. 
14.  Marginalia:  Only a forensic anthropologist would really appreciate this.   

#13 – April 8, 2013
1. 
Events coming up.  
2.  This year’s Youth & Vitality vs. Old Age & Deceit Charity Volleyball Game, to benefit the Church Health Center, will be played on Thursday, April 11, starting at 6 p.m.(!) 
3.  Dr. Steve Katz and Friends Present “Make Someone Happy”, a gala concert to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Sunday, April 28.  
4.  The Memphis Orthopaedic Research Education Series is sponsoring a seminar on Cartilage Tissue Repair, April 11, 2013.  
5.  A Physician Assistant Virtual Fair, featuring PAEA & CASPA Physician Assistant Programs will be held April 24-25, 2013.  
6.  Jefferson Medical College (Philadelphia, PA) will be holding an informational meeting about its rural Physician Shortage Area Program, Friday, May 10, 2013.  
7.  Memphis Orthopedic Group and Memphis Hightailer’s Bicycle Club present the Cycle the Greenway Ride, June 2, 2013.  
8.  Nature Conservancy’s Great Places, April 2013 edition.  
9.  Insider:  The Sierra Club’s Official Newsletter, April 1, 2013 edition.   
10.  Marginalia:  It took an ornithological behaviorist to solve this case. 

 

#12 – April 1, 2013
1. 
Events coming up. 
2.  Yes, it’s the Annual Chocolate Tasting Session, featuring Dinstuhl’s Gourmet Chocolates, Thursday, April 18!
3.  The University of South Carolina's Office of Pre-Professional Advising is hosting its annual, intensive five-day program that assist pre-med students as they prepare for their med school application. 
4.  The School for Field Studies sponsors Environmental Field Studies Abroad. 
5.   The Nature Conservancy supports Conservation Canines.  
6.  More people have access to cellphones than toilets:  From yahoo news, Friday, March 22, 2013.
   
7.  Nature Conservancy announces World Water Day.  
8. 
Marginalia:  Here is the NEW and IMPROVED Unified Recommendation Form that faculty will use when you apply to a graduate-level clinical healthcare program. 

 

#11 – March 25, 2013
1. 
Events coming up.  
2.  What?  You have a problem with drowsiness, and you have problems staying awake?  Here, ruminate on this bit of information, from R&D News:  Drug-resistant MRSA bacteria here to stay.  
3.  Inside OME:  AACOM News on Osteopathic Medical Education, March 2013, Vol. 7, No. 3.  
4.  Shelby Farms Park Conservancy announces Party for the Park, March 28, 2013. 
5.  Insider:  The Sierra Club’s Official Newsletter, March 19, 2013.   
6.  Marginalia:  The day that Albert Einstein most feared may have finally arrived…..   

#10 – March 18, 2013
1. 
Events coming up.  
2.  The next scheduled webinar from the American Podiatric Medical Association is Tuesday, March 12. 
3.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy has just released the March 2013 issue of UT College of Pharmacy News. 
4.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 4, 2013 edition. 
5.  Inside OME:  AACOM News on Osteopathic Medical Education, February 2013 (Vol. 7, No. 2) edition. 
6.  For those of you interested in applying to the Pharm.D. program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Immunology and Physics will be recommended, not required. 
7.  Stop Sitting, Move More to Avoid Diabetes, from medscape.com  --
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/780124  .  
8.  Gonorrhea Cases Soar 25% in England as Superbugs Take Hold – from medscape.com.
  
9.  The question that is frequently posed to medical school admissions advisors is “When is the best time to apply?”  Here is one reply, plus a few other items pertaining to East Tennessee State University.  
10.  St. George’s University (Grenada) offers MD/MPH and MD/MBA programs. 
11.  The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a Certificate Program in Consumer Health Advocacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s interdisciplinary Center for Patient Partnerships. 
12.  ADEA AADSAS Information for the Dental School Applicants for the 2014 Entering Class.  
13.  Received this week.  
14.  From the Nature Conservancy:  March 22 is World Water Day.  
15.  When an astronomer says that Brown dwarfs have been discovered near the sun, (s)he doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re just around the corner… 
16.  Marginalia:  You had just ONE job…  

#9 – March 4, 2013
1. 
Events coming up.  
2.  The Ohio State University College of Optometry will be hosting a Virtual Open House on Wednesday, March 13. 
3.  The Consortium for Optometry Summer Enrichment Programs announces a series of week-long programs for pre-optometry students. 
4.  High Debt and Falling Demand Trap New Vets:  From the New York Times. 
5.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 25, 2013 edition.  
6.  In case you become interested in psychiatry, you may be called in to deal with the consequences of a mass shooting.  From Medscape Infectious Diseases:  School Shootings and Lessons Learned. 
7.  The health problems in poor countries can be overwhelming. 
8.  School for Field Studies e-newsletter, February 27, 2013 issue.  
9.  Marginalia:  Football camera provides ball’s-eye view of the field
.   

#8 – February 25, 2013
1.  Events coming up.  
2.  The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy is hosting the inaugural 4-mile Race for the Summitt on Saturday, March 23, to raise funds for the Pat Summitt Foundation, which seeks to promote education and research for Alzheimer’s Disease.  
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 18, 2013 issue. 
4.   Trinity School of Medicine, located in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, offers an alternative for individuals in medical school. 
5.  The question posed to the HLTHPROF listserv was “Which medical schools offer a sports medicine program?” 
6.  Mussel Glue Could Help Repair Birth Defects, from ScienceMag.org.  
7.  Wolf River Conservancy February 2013 E-newsletter.  
8.  The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, March 9, 2013. 
9.  Shelby Farms Park is a People-Powered Park. 
10.  Marginalia:  Ya know, a casual sexual encounter during Spring Break, or at any time, really, may not be in your best interest.  Here are some reasons why.    

#7 – February 18, 2013
1. 
Events coming up.  
2.  After a 5-year hiatus, we are resuming our honoring the birth of Charles Darwin with our Darwin Day Olympic Contest on Thursday, 21 February 2013!  
3.  Students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will be hosting an inter-professional campus wide Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive with DeleteBloodCancer on Tuesday, February 26 and Wednesday, February 27. 

4.  International Service Learning (ISL) announces service experiences for students in Costa Rica and in Nicaragua. 
5.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 11, 2013. 
6.  West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Lewisburg, WV) announces its Spring Open House on April 6, 2013. 
7.  Inside OME:  AACOM News on Osteopathic Medical Education, February 2013, Vol. 7, No. 2. 
8.  The Wolf River Conservancy has planned a number of activities February through May. 
9.  Marginalia:  Tree tunnels of the world. 

#6 – February 11, 2013
1. 
Events coming up.   
2.  The University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences will be hosting an open House on Saturday, March 23, 2013 to feature their Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy programs. 
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 4, 2013 issue. 
4.  West Tennessee Healthcare will again sponsor the Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program this summer. 
5.  Health Statistics on the Web short course being offered at UTHSC, Thursday, February 21.  
6.  Received this week. 
7.  The Atlantis Project is an opportunity to have a summer internship experience at the Azores Islands of Portugal.  
8.  The Southern California College of Optometry (Fullerton, CA) will be hosting their Spring Admissions Open House on Saturday, April 20.  
9.  The Albert Einstein College of Medicine offers a Master’s Degree in Bioethics, and will have an information session on February 12.  
10.  Marginalia:  The School of Natural Selection is very, very demanding.  

#5 – February 4, 2013
1. 
Events coming up.  
2.  The Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, March 16.  
3.  The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) offers an Official MCAT® Self-Assessment Package to analyze your MCAT knowledge.  
4.  MCAT Preparation from the AAMC – Updates for 2013.  
5.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Allied Health Sciences announces an Open House on Friday, February 22.   
6.  The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Piscataway, NJ) offers a Summer Clinical Internship Program.   
7.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 28, 2013 issue. 
8.   The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy, Georgia Campus, is sponsoring an Open House on Friday, February 8. 
9.  Wolf River Conservancy January 2013 e-newsletter. 
10.  Show your wild side with the Sierra Club.  
11.  Vacation with the Nature Conservancy at the Pine Butte guest Ranch. 
12.  Marginalia:  Meals on wheels.  

 

#4 – January 28, 2013
1. 
Events coming up.  
2.  Healthcare jobs figure prominently in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of top jobs.  
3.  The Church Health Center is looking for volunteers.   
4.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 21, 2013 edition.
 
5.  AMA MedEd Update, January 2013 edition.   
6.  American University of Antigua College of Medicine will be hosting its annual spring information session on Saturday, February 23, 2013 in Atlanta, GA. 
7.  Touro University – California College of Pharmacy (Vallejo, CA) is sponsoring an Open House on Friday, February 22. 
8.  The Consortium for Optometry Summer Enrichment Programs is pleased to share the upcoming dates and deadlines for our individual programs at Illinois College of Optometry, Ohio State University, and the University of California-Berkeley.
9.  Marginalia:  These art pieces take a long time to create.     

 

#3 – January 21, 2013
1. 
The Missouri Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the opening of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program that will provide research opportunities for 10 students, for 10 weeks during the summer of 2013. 
2.  In fact, there is a plethora of REU sites for the upcoming summer.  
3.  The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities sponsors Minority Health and Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Programs in a variety of U.S. academic institutions.
4.  The Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) program at St. Jude Children’s Hospital provides a short-term training experience (internship) in either laboratory research or clinical research.   
5.  Drexel University’s School of Public Health offers a paid Summer Mentored Research Opportunities program.  The webinar to describe it is on Friday, January 25. 
6.  The Ohio University
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will again host the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. 
7.  Application deadlines are coming up for osteopathic medical schools. 
8.  Nature Conservancy announces the winners of its 7th Annual Digital Photo Contest.  
9.  International Service Learning offers a program in Lima, Peru, March 9- 17. 
10.  The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry is sponsoring an Open House on Saturday, February 23, 2013. 
11.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 14, 2013 edition.  
12.  The Med/Vet Summer Leadership Academy at St. George’s University (Grenada) is a two-week program which gives students
a unique opportunity to get an inside view of their future career as a doctor or veterinarian.  
13.  SMDEP (Summer Medical & Dental Education Program) is a FREE six-week summer academic enrichment program for freshman and sophomore college students who are interested in a career in medicine or dentistry.   
14.  The University of South Florida offers a Six-week Pre-Health Summer Enrichment Program (PSEP).   
15.  The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA offers a variety of summer academic enrichment programs.  
16.  Virginia Commonwealth University offers a Summer Academic Enrichment Program.   
17.  The University of Cincinnati offers 10-day intense immersion experiences, during the summer, in surgery and in neuroscience.   
18.  Marginalia -- Yes, friends, it’s time for this year’s Organic Chemistry Haiku Contest!   

 

#2 – January 14, 2013 
1.  The AAMC announces its 2013 AAMC Fee Assistance Program.  
2.  The deadline for applying to the Gateways to the Laboratory Program for Pre-MD/PhD students in New York City is February 1, 2013.   
3. 
Disease Burden Links Ecology To Economic Growth, from Biocompare.com. 
4.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 7, 2013 edition.  
5.  Inside OME:  AACOM News on Osteopathic Medical Education, Dec. 2012/Jan 2013 edition.  
6.  This, too, is SCIENCE!  
An In-Depth Analysis of a Piece of Shit: Distribution of Schistosoma mansoni and Hookworm Eggs in Human Stool.”   
7.  Marginalia:  A question of scale.  

 

#1 – January 7, 2013
1. 
A proposal for an event to commemorate the 203rd anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth.  
2.  The School of Field Studies (SFS) offers are variety of environmental field studies abroad.  
3.  Insider:  The Sierra Club’s Official Newsletter, November 27, 2012 edition.  
4.  The question posed to the HLTHPROF listserv was “Are there any post-baccalaureate programs specifically for individuals interested in dentistry?”  
5.  Wolf River Conservancy December 2012 E-newsletter. 
6.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, December 17, 2012 edition.

Fall 2012

#15 – December 3, 2012
1.  We will be having a presentation on the intestinal parasites of dogs found in the Memphis area on Thursday, December 6, in CW 105, starting at 12:45 p.m.   
2.  MIT’s ChemLab Boot Camp:  The final episode – Pass Fail.  
3.  Watch out for hatching mantid cases in your Christmas tree, she sez…  
4.  Inside OME:  AACOM News on Osteopathic Medical Education, November 2012, Vol. 6, No. 11.  
5.  The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine announces a new resource, International Clinical Rotations web page, to view international rotation opportunities by each Osteopathic Medical College and country. 
6.  From the Sierra Club:  Go Wild for the Holidays and adopt a gray wolf!  
7.  Marginalia:  I know I would jump pretty high if someone did this to me… 

#14 – November 26, 2012
1.  Special presentation: Evidence of intestinal parasites found in fecal dog samples collected in Memphis area parks, Thursday, December 6, 2012. 
 
2.  Election Won, Election Lost – it depends on your perspective.    (Opinions from two different MDs) 
3.  More Evidence Early Intervention in Autism Gets Results.   
4.  Supercomputer simulations studied to improve helmets. 
5.  Wolf River Conservancy November 2012 E-Newsletter. 
6.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 19, 2012 edition.  
7.  The Nature Conservancy:  Share your love of nature. 
8.  MIT’s ChemLab Boot Camp Episode 10 – The Killing Curve. 
9.  Des Moines University (IA) offers a Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars (PASS) Program for students who are economically disadvantaged, educationally disadvantaged, or a member of an underrepresented minority.  
10.  Marginalia:  They say it’s the most fun you can legally have with Zip Codes. 

#13 – November 19, 2012
1.
MIT’s ChemLab Boot Camp Episode 9:  Roses and Death.  
2.  The Medical School for International Health (MSIH) is a collaboration of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beersheva, Israel) Faculty of Health Sciences and of Columbia University Medical Center (New York.) 
3.  Western University of Health Sciences (Pomona, CA) has had its College of Podiatric Medicine has been evaluated and accredited. 
4.  The latest news in nutritional science:  Hostess, the maker of iconic treats like Twinkies, is shuttering its plants and liquidating its 82-year-old business.  
5.  INSIDER:  The Sierra Club’s Official Newsletter, November 13, 2012 edition.  
6. 
Marginalia:  How to Write a Gratitude List, from Vegetarian Times (Nov. 1999).   

#12 – November 12, 2012  
1.  The Ohio State University Medical Center offers a Summer Program for biomedical students in obtaining a dual MD/PhD upon graduation.   
2.  Emory University offers a Master’s Degree in Bioethics.  
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 5, 2012 edition.  
4.  The American Podiatric Medicine Association will be sponsoring a webinar, “Learn About Podiatric Medicine
: General Information”, on Thursday, November 15. 
5.  Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Atlanta, GA) is adding a cohort of their Master of Public Health degree program to their Atlanta campus.  
6.  Graduates of the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, TN) apply for and get the same types of residencies that graduates of allopathic medical schools do.  
7.  The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, TN) offers a DO/MBA program.  
8.  MIT’s ChemLab Boot Camp, Episode 9 – Serious Business. 
9.  The Leadership Alliance of the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program offers a variety of summer research programs for students interested in pursuing graduate studies.  
10.  The Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is now accepting applications for the 2013 Adventures in Veterinary Medicine Program.        
11.  Pre-Health students are invited to an in-depth look at Western University of Health Sciences on Saturday, December 1.  
12.  The Nature Conservancy’s Tennessee Great Places, November 2012 edition.   
13.  Marginalia:  It’s a simple alcohol test, really… 

 

#11 – November 5, 2012
1. 
Events coming up.  
2.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 29, 2012 edition. 
3.  Why Obama Would Be Good for Doctors:  from Medscape.com  
4.  Why Romney Would Be Good for Doctors:  from Medscape.com 
5.  Mending the Brain Through Music – from mescape.com

6.  MIT’s ChemLab Boot Camp Episode 7:  Chinese Wedding. 
7.  Climatologists suggest that because of global weather changes, storms are expected to be more severe. 
8.  Marginalia:  Very, very bad things happen to students when they are tardy for classes.  

#10 – October 29, 2012
1. 
Events coming up.  
2.  The University of Maryland School of Nursing is sponsoring its Open House on Saturday, October 27, 2012. 
3.  MIT’s ChemLab Boot Camp, Episode 4 – Crystal Clear. 
4.  MIT’s ChemLab Boot Camp, Episode 5 – The Alliances.       
5.  Representative Joseph Crowley (D-NY) has recently introduced The Resident Physician Shortage Reducation Act of 2012. 
6.  Newsletter of the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, Volume 57 (October 2012). 
7.  Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine offers Master of Science in Anesthesia Program. 
8.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 15, 2012 edition.
9.  Samuel Merritt University (Oakland, CA) Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Receives $2.6 Million Federal Grant for Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students.  
10.  Child Family Health International (CFHI), a United Nations recognized nonprofit, runs socially responsible Global Health Education programs for students of all levels focused on healthcare. 
11.  Nature Conservancy apps for your smartphone or iPad. 
12.  MIT ChemLab Boot Camp, Episode 6 – Crystal Cloudy. 
13.  Marginalia:  OMG!  The Final Exam Schedule has been posted!

#9 – October 15
1. 
Events coming up.  
2.  Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, CT) is having its Graduate Open House on Saturday, October 20, 2012.  
3.  Received this week.  
4.  Marginalia:  What if the patient refuses treatment?  (Article from Ashland, Oregon.)  

 

#8 – October 8, 2012
1. 
Events coming up.  
2.  Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is committed to training future healthcare leaders. 
3.  MIT’s ChemLab Boot Camp, Episode 3 – Rotovap Mishap. 
4.  The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine offers a VMD/PhD program. 
5.  INSIDER:  The Sierra Club’s Official Newsletter, October 2, 2012 edition.  

#7 – September 30, 2012
1. 
Events coming up.  
2.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 27, 2012. 
3.  CBU Students are invited to a Rhodes College workshop on careers, career outlooks, curriculum, competitive scores, application procedures, admissions, and salaries in healthcare-related careers on Tuesday, Oct. 2.    
4.  Marginalia:  Having trouble with freshman-level Chem Lab?  You’re not alone. 

 

#6 – September 23, 2012

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  Many Species, One MedicineTM:  The University of Pennsylvania offers a VMD-PhD Combined Degree Studies program. 
3.  International Service Learning (ISL) still has space opening for several trips during Thanksgiving and Winter Break.   
4.  The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy announces its annual Virtual Pharmacy School Fair. 
5.  Collegium Hieronymi Pragensis, named after the Czech medieval philosopher, theologian and religious reformer Hieronymus Pragensis (Jeroným Pražský, Jerome of Prague, offers a variety of courses related to the history of medicine and healthcare policy.   
6.  Ecology in the Pre-medical Curriculum:  A position paper from the Ecological Society of America. 
7.  Marginalia:  The IgNoble Awards have been announced! 

 

#5 – September 17, 2012
1.  Events coming up.  
2.  Wednesday, September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!  Are you ready to show your pirattitude?  
3.  CBU students are invited to the Rhodes College Health Careers Fair, Thursday, September 20, 2012.   
4.  The Mid-South Coalition for Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Symposium for Summer 2012 projects will be held Saturday, 22 September, 2012. 
5.  CBU’s Beta Beta Beta chapter will be hosting mock interviews September 28 for students interested in clinical healthcare-related graduate programs. 
6.  CSUPERB is an agency which funds promising undergraduate student research projects in topics related to women's health.   (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU for sending me this.)  
7.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 10, 2012 edition.  
8.  The Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) announces the launch of its application service, NDCAS.  
9.  Position for Pre-Med students interested in taking gap year or two.   
10.  The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy News, September 2012 is now online.  
11.  Marginalia:  Who sez math can’t be awesome?  

 

#4 – September 10, 2102

IT’S ON THE WEB  -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/Fa1204.htm 

 

September 10, 2012

 

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School will be hosting the 12th annual Career Day for Biomedical Sciences on Thursday, October 18, 2012.  
3.  The question on the HLTHPROF listserv was “Are there any agencies which sponsor medical service trips in the US?  
4.  Marginalia:  September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!  Are you ready to show your pirattitude?    

 

#3 -- September 3, 2012
1. 
Events coming up.  
2.  Sergeant Martell Todd will give a presentation on US Army Healthcare Scholarships. 
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 27, 2012 edition. 
4.  The Master of Occupational Therapy Program and the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at University of Indianapolis (IN) will be sponsoring an Open House on Saturday, September 15, 2012.  
5.  Scientists will launch infrared system to eliminate tumors.  From the August 28, 2012 issue of Sigma Xi SmartBrief, a daily news digest.  
6.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Releases Updated List of Health Professional Shortage Areas.  
7.  From the United States Center for Disease Control, of all places – Zombie preparedness: 
8.  The Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club invites you to get active in environmental issues relevant to the state of Tennessee. 
9.  Marginalia:  Baker’s Pond Hike & The Hummingbird Festival – Saturday, September 8, 2012.  From the Wolf River Conservancy. 

 

#2 – August 27, 2012
1. 
Events coming up.  
2.  A Male Contraceptive Pill in the Making? 
3.  Marginalia:  A proposed activity for the Spring 2013 semester.  (It will take some planning, so that’s why I’m suggesting it NOW.)  

 

#1 – August 20, 2012
1. 
Events coming up. 
2.  University of Memphis Health Care Research Journal Club announces its first presentation, The Figure of Independent Medical Practice, Wednesday, September 12.    
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 13, 2012 edition.  
4.  The Memphis affiliate of the Muscular Dystrophy Association is starting a new program for older individuals, ages 18-30. 
5.  The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine announces the launch of the 2013 AACPMAS Application.  
6.  The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is seeking applicants for its Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities Program.  

7.  Marginalia:  My, how the world has changed!  Special Back-to-School offer!!  

 

Summer 2012

#3 – August 2012

IT’S ON THE WEB  -- http://facstaff.cbu.edu/~seisen/CadSu1203.htm    

 

August 2012

 

1.  Welcome back!  
2.  The University of California-Irvine
is offering open enrollment for a fully online version of Physiology 206A/B, a first-year medical school course. 
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, July 9, 2012 edition. 
4.  Tulane University School of Medicine (New Orleans, LA) is implementing a Ph.D. to M.D. track. 
5.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, July 16, 2012 edition. 
6.  For people interested in applying to dental school, the AADSAS Holistic Coversheet is a new page to the application. 
7.  ===AAMC STAT===News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, July 23, 2012 edition. 
8.  Press release from the AAMC: 
New Report Offers Recommendations for Educating More Culturally Competent Physicians and Public Health Practitioners
  
9.  AACOM (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) Endorses Graduate Medical Education Reform Act. 
10.  International Service Learning (ISL) announces Global Health Opportunities for Winter Break.
11.  Marginalia:  Medical tourism to India is increasing.(!) 



#2 – July 2012 
1.  MCAT2015 will incorporate BIG changes in the content and format.  
2.  New programs which have opened and/or have received provisional accreditation to accept students. 
3.  ====AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, July 2, 2012 edition. 
4.  The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) is a network of more than 17,000 primary health care professionals and sites that serve the most medically underserved regions of the country.  To support their service, the NHSC provides clinicians with financial support of the form of loan repayment and scholarships. 
5.  Information from the Physician Assistant Education Association -- Join One of the Fastest Growing Careers in America:  Become a Physician Assistant. 
6.  Received this week.  
7.  Inside OME:  AACOM News on Osteopathic Medical Education, June 2012, Vol. 6, No. 6. 
8.  Belmont University offers a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. 
9.  Marginalia:  The hardest part of a course in ornithology is waking up in time (several hours before dawn) to do behavioral observations.  You may not like the hours, but you can’t beat the colors. 

#1 – June 2012
1.  Meet the Deans and Directors of Clinical Healthcare-related graduate programs at the Health Professions Recruitment Fair in Baltimore, Saturday, June 23, 2012.   
2.  The “Don’t Get Sick, Stan!” show goes ON THE ROAD!  
3.  Press release from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine:  Osteopathic Medical College Graduate Numbers Continue to Climb, as Two Colleges Hold Inaugural Commencement Ceremonies. 
4.  The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine welcomes three new member colleges.  
5.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, April 30, 2012 edition. 
6.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, May 14, 2012 edition. 
7.  Marginalia:  This, too, is SCIENCE!  Tiny Bug Makes a Riot With Its Privates, from the 8 July 2011 issue of Science. 

 

 

Spring 2012  

#16 – April 30, 2012
1.   Events coming up.  
2.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, April 23, 2012.  
3.  The CBU Physician Assistant Program is hosting an Open House on Thursday, May 17, 2012.  
4.  Marginalia:  What some people will do to make sure they get up in the morning.  

 

#15 – April 23, 2012
1.   Events coming up.  
2.  The Seven Deadliest Bacteria on Earth.  
3.  Student Conservation Association (SCA) “hands ON” newsletter, April 2012. 
4.  Memphis Teaching Fellows is a highly-selective alternate route to teaching specifically designed for outstanding individuals who do not have a background in education.    
5.  Marginalia:  Where the Wild (Invertebrate) Things Are – Invertebrate Zoology’s field trip to the Wolf River.  

 

#14 – April 16, 2012
1.   Events coming up.  
2.  Book-signing for “Don’t Get Sick, Stan!” in the CBU Bookstore, Monday, 3 to 6 p.m. 
3.  The Pre-Health Sciences Dinner and Hiatt Family Lecture, sponsored by the family of Dr. Roger Hiatt, MD, is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, starting at 5 p.m.  
4.  Yes, friends, it’s time for the Annual Youth & Vitality vs. Old Age and Deceit Charity Volleyball game, benefitting the Church Health Center, in the Canale Arena, Wednesday, April 18. 
5.  Toward A Sustainable Future:  Land, Water, Food.  A presentation at the Memphis Botanic Garden, Monday, April 23, 6:30 p.m. 
6.  Jefferson Medical College’s rural Physician Shortage Area Program will be holding an informational meeting on Friday, May 11.

7.  The University of Miami (FL) offers a 45-credit Master of Public Health Degree that can be completed in one year.  
8.  “Jobs of the Future:  Biostatistics and Public Health”, a Biostatistics Webinar, sponsored by the St. Louis University School of Public Health on Thursday, April 19.   
9.  The American Dental Education Association announces the 2012 ADEA Dental School Virtual Fair, June 26 and 27.  
10.  The power of music.  
11.  Marginalia:  BEWARE the LED Ramos alarm clock!  You MUST get out of bed to turn the !@#$ thing off.   

 

#13 – April 9, 2012
1.   Events coming up.  
2.  Church Health Center e-newsletter. 
3.  The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia Campus (Blacksburg) invites you to a Spring Open House, Saturday, April 14. 
4.  Volunteers are needed and students can form their own teams for the Puppy Up! Walk to support research in canine cancer, Sunday, April 29, in Overton Park. 
5.  Footsteps:  e-newsletter for the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Volume 55, March 2012. 
6.  Marginalia:  And what are YOU doing to celebrate World DNA and Genome Day, April 25?  
 

#12 – April 2, 2012 
1.   Events coming up.  
2.  The Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics introduces the Einstein-Cardozo Master of Science in Bioethics. 
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 26, 2012 edition. 
4.  Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (North Chicago, IL) announces its Spring 2012 Open House, Saturday, April 28.  
5.  The Albert Einstein College of Medicine offers a summer institute in global health, with a 4-week program in New York and India. 
6.  Medical School for International Health e-news.  
7.  Marginalia:  This, too, is SCIENCE! -- Science Locates the Elusive Fish Fart   

#11 – March 26, 2012
1.   Events coming up.  
2.  Dr. James Moore will be teaching a course entitled Ecological Census Techniques during first Summer 2012 session.  
3.  Inside OME:  AACOM News on Osteopathic Medical Education, March 2012 – Vol. 6, No. 3.  
4.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 19, 2012 edition.  

#10 – March 19, 2012
1.   Events coming up.  
2.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 12, 2012 edition.  
3.  New course for the Fall 2012 semester!  Algae, Fungi and Lichens, BIOL 303 and BIOL 303L.  
4.  The Union University School of Pharmacy is confident that they will get full accreditation when it graduates its first class in May, 2012.  
5.  This, too, is SCIENCE!  -- Why interacting with a woman can leave men “Cognitively Impaired”.  

#9 – March 12, 2012
1.   Events coming up.  
2.  The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine offers a Minority Student Scholarship. 
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 27, 2012 edition.   
4.  The question posed to the HLTHPROF listserv pertained to the timing of filing a VMCAS application for veterinary schools.   
5.  The Minority Access to
Research Careers (MARC) Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U*STAR) Program is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
  
6.  The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, TN) will be sponsoring its Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Conference & DCOM Open House event on Saturday, April 14, 2012.  
7.  Meharry Medical College’s student-led Undergraduate Outreach Day will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 8 am - 3 pm. 
8.   ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 5, 2012 edition.  
9.  Marginalia:  This, too, is SPORT!  #5 – International Beard and Moustache Championships.  

 

#8 – February 28, 2012
1.   Events coming up.  
2.  You’re invited to join the Invertebrate Zoology on a visit to Coon Creek on Tuesday, March 27!  
3.  According to Dutch scientists, the first test-tube hamburger, made from cows’ stem cells, will be ready this fall.  
4.  The University of Maryland School of Nursing announces an Open House on Saturday, March 31.  
5.  Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine will be joining Kent State University this Summer.  
6.  The Buddington Laboratory at the University is conducting a clinical trial on the benefits of fiber for mild constipation, and they are looking for participants. 
7.  College graduates needed as Memphis Teaching Fellows. 
8.  Marginalia:  This, too, is SPORT!  #4 – Chess boxing! 

#7 – February 20, 2012
1.   Events coming up.  
2.  The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine is sponsoring a Health Professions Recruitment Fair and Workshops event on Saturday, March 31, 2012 in the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.  
3.  The National Institute of Science (NIS) and Beta Kappa Chi (BKX) will be sponsoring a joint meeting March 21-25 in Nashville, TN at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel for pre-health professions students and advisors. 
4.  The Drexel University School of Public Health is offering paid summer research opportunities for undergraduate students.  
5.  Yours truly will be teaching a new course, All Rivers Flow to the Sea:  Survey of Aquatic Ecosystems, at the Gulf Coast Research Lab this summer.  
6.  The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is offering a DO Open House on Friday, April 13, and a Graduate Programs Open House on Friday, April 20. 
7.  Because of YOUR generosity, we were able to collect $390 for LeBonheur Children's Medical Center at the Valentine’s Day Lunchtime Benefit concert last Tuesday.(!)  
8.  The University of South Carolina’s Office of
Pre-Professional Advising is hosting its annual, intensive five-day programs that assist pre-med students as they prepare for their med school application. 
9.  Marginalia:  This, too, is SPORT!  #3 – Irish Hurling.   

 

#6 – February 13, 2012
1.   Events coming up.  
2.  ΣAE's Children's Week is Monday, February 13, 2012 at 12:00am until Friday, February 17, 2012 at 11:30pm.                
3.  Glass microbiology.     
4.  If you are a graduating senior, and plan on attending Tuesday’s Lunchtime Benefit Concert for LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, please learn these lyrics, because you will be asked to join in the chorus. 
5.  Inside OME:  AACOM News on Osteopathic Medical Education, February 2012 – Vol. 6, No. 2. 
6.  Marginalia:  This, too, is SPORT!  #2 – Zorbing. 

 

#5 – February 6, 2012
1.   Events coming up.  
2.  An open letter from the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) to MCAT examinees.  
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 30, 2012 edition.  
4.  Overuse Accounts for Up to 30% of Healthcare Spending. 
5.  The Consortium for Optometry Summer Enrichment Programs offers a variety of programs for pre-optometry students. 
6.  Special Presentation on a Summer 2012 camp program for children with muscular dystrophy. 
7.  Footsteps:  The e-newsletter from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Volume 53, January 2012 edition.  
8.  West Tennessee Healthcare will again sponsor the Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program.  This program will begin on June 5 and conclude July 27, 2012. 
9.  The Robert Woods Johnson Medical School (Piscataway, NJ) will sponsor a Summer clinical Internship to allow students to shadow clinical faculty members at the medical facilities in New Brunswick, NJ. 
10.  This, too, is SPORT!  #1 -- Wife-carrying championships.  
11.  Marginalia:  “The main difficulty was her height,” the veterinarian said about her patient. 

#4 – January 30, 2012  
1.   Events coming up. 
2.  The University of South Carolina School of Medicine—Greenville has accepted its application deadline to February 1, 2012. 
3.  The Department of Immunology and Microbial Sciences at the Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA) offers a Summer Immunology and Virology Undergraduate Fellowship. 
4.  Unite for Sight presents its 9th Annual Conference, Global Health & Innovation Conference 2012, at Yale University. 
5.  Introducing News from PATH, a new blog from Program for Appropriate Technology in Health, January 2012 edition.   
6.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 23, 2012 edition. 
7.  Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program in New York City for Pre-MD/PhD Students is a program sponsored by the
Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program.   
8.  A plethora of summer research programs.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington for forwarding this information to me.)   
9.  The University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) is a 10-week summer program to increase the diversity of the public health workforce. 
10.  Prairie Rivers Network and the Mississippi Campaign are sponsoring an essay contest:  “Our Upper Mississippi River:  Connection, Inspiration, Transformation.” 
11.  Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine offers its 2012 Adventures in Veterinary Medicine Program. 
12.  The University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts will be holding information seminars in Atlanta in February and March, 2012.  
13.  National University of Health Sciences offers a Doctor of Chiropractic degree on the campus of St. Petersburg College. 
14.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine offers a Computational Systems Biology program that is funded by the National Science Foundation.  (Thanks to Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald for forwarding this information to me.) 
15.  Marginalia:  Roads and paths.  (Thanks to Michael J. for sending me these photos.)   

 

#3 – January 23, 2012
1.   Events coming up.  
2.  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine Snapshot of the 2011 Applicants & Matriculants, and National Residency Match Results. 
3.  The University of Michigan Program in Biomedical Sciences offers a plethora of summer programs. 
4.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 9, 2012 edition.   
5.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 16, 2012 edition.  
6.  The University of Massachusetts offers its 2012 Summer Undergraduate Research Program. 
7.  The Illinois College of Optometry will
host the 5th annual Focus on Your Future Summer Program for underrepresented minority undergraduate students.  
8.  Health Careers Connection ( HCC ) places largely minority pre-health professional students in 10 week full time internships at health facilities throughout California. (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU, for sending me this.)  
9.  Ten Books to Look Out for in 2012, appearing in the January 18, 2012 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.  
10. 
Drexel University School of Public Health (Philadelphia, PA) will host a class visit for prospective students on Thursday, February 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.   
11.   Marginalia:  World Book Day is 1 March 2012!
 

 

#2 – January 16, 2012
1.  Events coming up.  
2.  The Philadelphia College of Medicine – Georgia campus will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, February 2. 
3.  This is scary:  Drug industry is now biggest defrauder of US government, from the British Medical Journal.    
4.  Press release from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM):  AACOM Announces Participation in New White House-Sponsored Joining Forces Initiative.  
5.  San Francisco State University is launching a Pre-Nursing Post-Bac Program.  
6.  The University of Pittsburgh is offering a variety of Summer 2012 research and enrichment programs. 
7.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Allied Health Sciences will be hosting an Open House on Friday, February 17. 
8.  The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA offers 3 different summer enrichment programs.   
9.  Inside OME:  AACOM News on Osteopathic Medical Education, Volumes 5, No. 12/6, No. 1. 
10. 
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School and Center for Diversity Affairs will offer a new NHLBI funded summer program entitled the UAMS Summer Undergraduate Research Program to Increase Diversity in Research beginning June 2012.   
11.  Marginalia:  Remember that contest we had last year, to come up with the 3-song set of the World’s Worst Music?  Well, here’s Yahoo.com’s take in it.  

 

#1 – January 9, 2012
1.  Welcome back! 
2.  Medical School for International Health (MSIH) e-news, December 12, 2011.  (The MSIH is a collaboration of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Faculty of Health Sciences and Columbia University Medical Center).  
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, December 12, 2011 edition.   
4.  The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine offers the Iowa Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research Program for highly motivated undergraduates interested in a career and training pathway for a physician-scientist.      
6.  The University of California Berkeley announces the 2012 Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology. 
7.  The Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond) announces a new, interdisciplinary Summer Academic Enrichment Program.  
8.  Footsteps, the e-mail newsletter for the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, November/December 2011 edition. 
9.  Des Moines University (Des Moines, IA) announces the 3rd Health Professions Advanced Scholars Summer Program.    
10.  The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine will be holding a Health Professions Fair and medical Career Workshops event on Saturday, March 31, 2012 for individuals interested in health professions educational opportunities and careers. 
11.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, December 19, 2011 edition.
12.  Marginalia:  It’s a lovely little poem, really, entitled English Pronunciation. 

Fall 2011 

#14 – December 12, 2011
1.  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore) offers a summer course in Human Anatomy for undergraduates.   
2.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, December 5, 2011 edition.  
3.  The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is pleased to announce an ADEA GoDental Workshop and Recruitment Fair for Predental Students and Advisors on March 16, 2012 in Orlando, FL.
4.  The Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston) announces the dates for their Spring 2012 Information 2012 Information Sessions. 
5.  February 1, 2012 is the deadline for most Osteopathic Medical Colleges.  
6.  The Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program (New York, NY) offers a Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program for Pre-MD/PhD Students.  
7.  Music as a Psychotherapeutic Modality -- An Expert Interview With David Horvath, PhD, PMHNP-BC by Elizabeth McGann, DNSC, RN-BC.     Reprinted with permission from Medscape.com, 2011. 
8.  News from the Church Health Center, December 2011 edition.  
9.  Changes are coming to the MCAT by 2015.  
10.  Marginalia:  Sign of the apocalypse – Ugly Christmas sweaters have become…chic.  

#13 – November 28, 2011
1.  OK, this being Thanksgiving week may NOT be the most opportune time to bring this up, but Americans are fat, and expected to get much fatter, according to an article recently aired on NPR.  
2.  Your Thanksgiving Turkey Is Probably A Product Of Artificial Insemination – a transcript of a conversation between Kai Ryssdall, host of NPR’s Marketplace, and Stephen Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics series of books and the blog of the same name, Wednesday, November 16. 
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 21, 2011. 
4.  Inside OME:  AACOM (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) News on Osteopathic Medical Education, November 2011 edition, Volume 5, No. 11. 
5.  The application deadline for the Anesthesiologist Assistants program at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) has been extended to December 1 for admission in June 2012. 
6.  The Gilman International Scholarships offer summer scholarships to study abroad programs.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU, for sending me this.)  
7.  The Department of Microbiology at The University of Iowa announces a summer research opportunity for talented undergraduates interested in a career in the biological sciences. 

8.  Marginalia:  Here is an idea for those of you who just don't take the time to decorate for the Holidays. 

 

#12 – November 21, 2011
1.   ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 14, 2011 edition. 
2.  For those of you interested in clinical health-related programs, this is REALLY important:  Supreme Court Agrees to Rule on ACA Individual Mandate – from http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/753302?sssdmh=dm1.733018&src=nl_newsalert .  
3.  Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine offers Summer 2012 Undergraduate Research Opportunities.  
4.  The Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program will be sponsoring a webinar which will focus on the admissions process for those interested in PhD and/or MD-PhD admissions, Monday, November 28. 
5.  Summer research opportunities at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.   
6.  Marginalia:  A course that will be offered at the Gulf Coast Research Lab during their July 2012 session.  (As you may guess, I’m rather proud of this.)  

 

#11 – November 14, 2011
1.   The Annual Health Career Opportunities Fair is THIS Thursday.(!)   
2.   The Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam is available from the Association of American Medical Colleges.  
3.  Speaking of the MCAT, here is the 2012 test schedule. 
4.  The AAMC offers financial assistance in the form of Fee Reductions for both the MCAT Exam and AMCAS.  
5.  The Trinity School of Medicine campus is located in the Ratho Mill district of Kingstown, the capital of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. 
6.  Podiatrist profile:  Dr. Sara Suttle.      
7.  Saints and Seiners:  A view of last weekend’s annual trip to the Gulf Coast Research Lab.  
8.  Marginalia I.  A brochure, taken from the I-55 Mississippi Information Center.  
9.  Marginalia:  A scary, and yet profound, observation… 

 

#10 – October 31, 2011
1.   Events coming up. 
2.   2010 Enrollment Statistics for the Lipscomb University (Nashville, TN) College of Pharmacy. 
3.   Harvard Medical School welcomes applications from disadvantaged & underrepresented students.  
4.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 24, 2011 edition.  
5.  Received this week.  
6.  Marginalia:  MEN CAN FIX ANYTHING. 
 

 

#9 – October 24, 2011
1.   Events coming up.  
2.   ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 10, 2011 edition.  
3.   West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) will be hosting its Fall Open House on Saturday, November 19, 2011. 
4.  National University of Health Sciences (Lombard, IL) will be hosting its Campus Visit Day on Saturday, November 5, 2011.  
5.  The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine offers a VMD/PhD program. 
6.  Inside OME:  American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) News on Osteopathic Medical Education, October 2011 (Vol. 5, #10) edition.  
7.  Belmont University’s School of Occupational Therapy (Nashville) will be sponsoring its Preview Day on Friday, November 11, 2011.  
8.  Marginalia:  International Sticker Shock:  World’s Most Expensive Cities, based on how much it will cost you to get a quick lunch and get a movie ticket.  (Information from Money Talk, a newsletter from Crye-Leike, Realtors.)  

#8 – October 10, 2011
1.   Events coming up. 
2.   The American Association of Natural Medical Colleges (AANMC) launches its Centralized Application Service. 
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 3, 2011 edition.  
4.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is sponsoring Diversity Day on Saturday, November 12, 2011.  
5.  Marginalia:  Whatever you do in life, do NOT give a loaded AK-47 to a chimpanzee. 

 

#7 – October 3, 2011
1.  Events coming up. 
2.   The American Public Health Association will host a Schools of Public Health VISIT DAY on Wednesday, November 2.  

3.  International Service Learning (ISL) offers a Health Team experience in Costa Rica over Thanksgiving Break, November 19-27.   
4.  Rhodes College will have its UTHSC program on Tuesday, October 4.   (Thanks to Dr. Alan Jaslow,

Director of Health Professions Advising, for sending me this.)    
5.  Premed students are invited to the 2011 Illinois Medical School Admissions Seminar, Saturday, October 29.  
6.  Authors of Campbell Biology invite students to participate in a Citizen Science project to record the timing of the leafing, flowering and fruiting of plants.  
7.  Marginalia:  “It took paramedics over 3 hours to pull cactus out before he could go in an ambulance to the hospital.”    
 

#6 – September 26, 2011
1.  Events coming up.  
2.   ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 19, 2011 edition. 
3.   Inside OME:  American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) News on Osteopathic Medical Education, September 2011, Vol. 5, No. 9.   
4.  The University of Southern California offers a Somos Hermanos Program, a six-month language and cultural immersion experience in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.  
5.  The School of Medicine at Washington University (St. Louis) offers a Master of Science in Biostatistics (MSIBS) degree program.  
6.  The Saint George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine has been granted full accreditation from the AVMA. 
7. 
Highest paying private-industry occupations:  2008 data.  
8.  Marginalia:  HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR THEOLOGY?

#5 – September 19, 2011
1.  Events coming up.   
2.  Sergeant Martel Todd will give a presentation on US Army Healthcare Scholarships on Thursday, September 22 in CW 105, 12:45 to 1:45. 
3.   The Mid-South Coalition for Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Projects Symposium and Wrap-up for Summer 2011 will be held Saturday, September 24, 9:00 a.m.-noon, in Cooper Wilson 105.
4.   Joe Shuster, Chemical Engineer, Businessman, and Author, will address Energy Foolishness to Energy Independence, Thursday, September 29.   
5.  Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Nashville, TN) is holding its fourth annual Levi Watkins, Jr. MD Premedical Conference on Saturday, October 29, 2011 for students from underrepresented minority groups who are planning to pursue a career in medicine.  
6.  Leadership Opportunity: Global Health and International Development work in Latin America.  
7.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is now actively recruiting candidates for the NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) for the 2012-2013 academic year.  
8.  The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) School of Medicine Ochsner Clinical School is hosting an Open House in New Orleans on October 15, 2011.  
9.  The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine offers a VMD-PhD program.  
10.  Marginalia:  Prolonged periods of drought + prolonged periods of 100-plus temperatures = destructive brush fires.   

 

#4 – September 11, 2011
1.   Events coming up. 
2.  Mackel Harris, Director of Recruitment for Life University’s School of Chiropractic, will be on campus to answer questions on Monday, September 12. 

3.  The University of Tennessee will sponsor a conference, Health Care Reform & New Frontiers in the College of Medicine:  Preparing the Next Generation of Physicians, on Friday, September 16, 2:30-4 p.m. 
4.  
Professors' Pet Peeves, by Jodi R. R. Smith, Posted to the Huffington Post on 8/31/11 06:50 PM ET.    
5.  Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) now offers an anesthesiologist assistant program.   
6.  Marginalia:  Some jobs require a really good sense of humor.  

 

#3 – September 4, 2011
1.  Events coming up.  
2.  The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy is hosting a Virtual Pharmacy School Fair, October 4-5, 2011.       
3.   ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 29, 2011 edition.  
4.  Rosalind Franklin University (North Chicago, IL) is sponsoring an All University Open House on Saturday, October 1. 
5.  The UTHSC Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology announces its Fall 2011 Neuroscience Seminar Series Schedule.  
6.  The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School (Little Rock) will be hosting the 11th annual Career Day for Biomedical Sciences on Thursday, October 13, 2011. 
7.  Marginalia: 
A Brief History of the Toilet [Slide Show]

 

#2 – August 29, 2011
1.   Events coming up. 
2.   American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUACOM is hosting a series of Information Seminars for its U.S.-modeled, hospital-integrated MD-program.  
3.   The Medical University of South Carolina College of Health Professions both a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  
4.  Volunteers needed to serve as instructors at the upcoming Eco-Trek program, sponsored by the Memphis Botanic Garden, during the week of October 4-7. 
5.  Marginalia:  Another sign that the apocalypse is upon us.  How many is 15?  

 

#1August 22, 2011
1.   Events coming up.     
2.  Christian Brothers University will be hosting a wine and cheese Open House for its Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies on August 23.  
3.  Two announcements from the American Dental Education Association. 
4.  Schools of Public Health will be holding a Virtual Fair September 7-8, 2011.  
5.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 8, 2011 edition.  
6.  Contact information for a Study Abroad program in Jamaica, sponsored by the University of Southern Mississippi.  
7.  The Association of American Medical Colleges announces the launch of the most recent AAMC financial literacy offering:  The Financial Aid Tool Kit. 
8.  International Service Learning Health Teams provide valuable patient care experience in Third World Countries for students.  
9. 
In the wake of the shooting, [Police Detective] Tyler warned residents to use holsters, not waistbands, if they're going to carry a handgun”, the article said.    
10.  Marginalia:  Don’tcha just hate it when this happens?  -- From the July 17, 2011 issue of The Mississippi Press.      

 

Summer 2011

#3 – August, 2011
1.  Welcome back (almost!)
2.  The University of Queensland School of Medicine Ochsner Clinical School is a new global model for medical schools.
3.  The Medical University of South Carolina announces a series of Fall 2011 Information sessions. 
4.  The University of Indianapolis programs in Occupational and Physical Therapy will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, September 10, 2011. 
5.  For those of you interested in podiatry, the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine announces the launch of its 2012 AACPMAS Application cycle.  
6.  Marginalia 1:  NYC rationing toilet paper at Coney Island.    
7.  Marginalia 2:  Don’t just sit around the house…Get out and enjoy nature!
  

 

#2 – July, 2011
1.  Contact information for volunteering opportunities.  
2.  Premed of Color monthly E-newsletter, June 2011 edition. 
3.  The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Athens, OH) has received a $105 million gift from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations.  

4.  Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences (Tempe, AZ) News:  June, 2011 edition.  
5.  The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences also has an online e-magazine, “SCNM Now”.    
6.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, June 13, 2011 edition.  
7.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has reinstated an Early Decision Program (EDP). 
8.  Received this month. 
9.  If this isn’t news you can use, I have no idea what is:  Erection-boosting condom gets EU backing. 
10.  Northeastern State University College of Science and Health Professions (Tahlequah, OK) announces a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy, beginning Fall 2012. 
11.  Marginalia:  Why I keep saying that Americans are functionally illiterate.    

 

#1 – June, 2011
1.   Information for individuals interested in applying to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine (Little Rock).  
2.  West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Lewisburg, WV) is sponsoring an Open House on June 24, 2011.  
3.  ====AAMC STAT====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges:  May 9, 2011 edition.   
4.  “St. George’s University (Grenada, West Indies) has contributed more doctors to the US Health Care System than two-thirds of the US medical schools.”      
5.  Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO) offers a Master of Public Health and Certificate Program in emergency Management and Crisis Leadership. 
6.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, May 16, 2011 edition.  
7.  The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is undergoing changes which will be implemented in 2015. 
8.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, May 23, 2011 edition.  
9.  Shadowing opportunities in podiatry are available.   
10.  The CBU RN to BSN Nursing Program is planning an Open House for June 21. 
11.  The Belmont University School of Physical Therapy has an August 15, 2011 Early Decision Deadline. 
12. Marginalia:  What some men (and occasionally women) will do for promoting pediatric cancer research…  
 

 

Spring 2011  

#16 – May 2, 2011
1.  This is the last weekly issue until the Fall 2011 semester.  
2.  Creatures washed up onto the shore as a result of the tsunami in Southeast Asia. 
3.  We have TWO winners of the First Ever World’s Worst Music competition!!
4.  Marginalia:  PRAISE THE LORD!!  MIRACLE IN THE ALCOHOL AISLE!!!
 

 

#15 – April 25, 2011
1.   Events coming up. 
2.  Child Family Health International is offering ten scholarships for students interested in health and medicine.
 
3.  You better hope that the judge reviews your case right after having a snack.  From the April 18, 2011 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.  
4.  Marginalia:  Here are the entries for the World’s WORST music!
  

 

#14 – April 18, 2011
1.  Events coming up.   
2.  The Church Health Center is offering a Church Health Scholars Program for educating and training recent college graduates in their area of interest and introducing them to the larger topics of faith and health.  
3.  The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy-Georgia campus will be sponsoring its third Spring 2011 Virtual Open House on April 22, 2011.  
4.  From DiscoveryNews.com:  How the Civil War changed modern medicine. 
5.  Received this week.    
6.  Job opening at Sea World for a lab technician.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU for sending me this.)   
7.  Marginalia:  An end-of-the-semester contest!  Can you come up with a short list of the three WORST songs ever recorded?  A package of Hershey’s Kisses is the prize!  (AND it’s open to Barbara Huntington’s advisees at SDSU!!)  
 

 

#13 – April 4, 2011
1.  Events coming up.
2.  Updated information about the “Meet the Deans” Event, Saturday, April 9, for students interested in health professions. 
3.  SCNM Now, the National Newsletter of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (Tempe, AZ) is now digital!  
4.  Webcast, “Careers in Public Health”, sponsored by the Association of Schools of Public Health, Monday, April 4, 3-4 EDT. 
5.  Received this week.  
6.  Marginalia:  Travelogue to Reelfoot Lake, March 25-26, 2011, by the Dr. Eisen’s Limnology and Dr. Joy Layton’s Entomology classes (photographs courtesy of Carey Bowen).
  

 

#12 – March 28, 2011
1.  Events coming up.  
2.  The question to the HLTHPROF listserv was whether there were programs available for students to pursue a career in genetic counseling.  
3.  The University of Medicine and Health Sciences – St. Kitts (UMHS) offers an alternative pathway to the M.D. degree. 
4.  The University of Maryland School of Nursing (Baltimore, MD) is sponsoring an Open House, Saturday, April 2.  
5.  An interesting insight into who is using Facebook, from a Diplomate of the American Board of General Dentistry. 
6.  Jefferson Medical College (Philadelphia, PA) announces an Informational meeting about its rural Physician Shortage Area Program (PSAP) on Friday, May 13, 2011.  
7.  Marginalia:  The results of the Dinstuhl’s Chocolate Survey are IN!
   

 

#11 – March 21, 2011
1.  Events coming up. 
2.  The Georgetown School of Medicine (Washington, D.C.) will be offering its Summer Medial Institute for undergraduate and post-bacc premedical students.  
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 14, 2011 edition.  
4.  University of Tennessee Health Science Center Neuroscience Institute Seminar:  “Gene-Environment Interactions in Neurodegenerative Disease”, Tuesday, March 22.  
5.  The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is offering a MCAT Prep Program, May 16 – June 1, 2011. 
6.  The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Lewisburg, WV) is hosting a Spring Open House on Saturday, April 30, 2011.  
7.  The Southeastern Association of Advisors for the Health Professions is sponsoring a Meet the Deans Event for students interested in clinical health-related programs on Saturday, April 9.  
8.  Inside OME:  American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) News on Osteopathic Medical Education, March 2011, Vol. 5, No. 3. 
9.  Marginalia:  It’s EARTH WEEK at Shelby Farms, Sunday, April 17 through Thursday, April 21!  

 

#10 – March 14, 2011
1.   Events coming up.   
2.  The University of South Carolina offers its APEX program, an intense application preparation program for med school applicants.
 
3.  The Neuroscience Institute of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center presents a brain trauma symposium, “Sports Concussions:  The Hidden Risks”, Thursday, April 28th 2011.  
4.  The University of Michigan Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology offers a Master of Science Program in Physiology.  
5.  The Quotidian Life of a Medical Examiner:  Dr. Karen Chancellor, Shelby County Medical Examiner, Monday, March 28.  
6.  Marginalia:  The Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Avenue, is sponsoring a Cork Sculpture Contest on Thursday, March 24, starting at 6 p.m.   

 

#9 – March 7, 2011 
1.  Events coming up.  
2.  Information for Applicants to Dental School for the 2012 Entering Class, from the American Dental Education Association (ADEA).  
3.  Received this week.  
4.  The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia Campus School of Pharmacy will be hosting a series of Virtual Open Houses during the Spring 2011 semester.  
5.  The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will be offering a four-week course in Human Anatomy for Undergraduates. 
6.  The University of Maryland School of Public Health announces its 2011 Summer Training and Research (STAR) Program. 
7.  Ya know, a casual sexual encounter during Spring Break, or at any time, really, may not be in your best interest.  Here are some reasons why. 
8.  The question to the HLTHPROF listserv was:  “Is there a value to getting a Master’s Degree in Forensic Sciences in order to go to medical school and become a Medical Examiner?  
9.  Marginalia:  The first Monday in March is National Casimir Pulaski Day.   (Do you know who Casimir Pulaski is?)  

 

#8 – February 28, 2011

1.  Events coming up. 
2.  The Tennessee Solar Conversion using Outreach, Research and Education (EPSCoR) National Science Foundation Grant is offering summer research experiences for undergraduates. 
3.  The question posed to the HLTHPROF listserv, in a nutshell, was:  “What do you know about 3-year medical schools?”   
4.  There will be a Meet the Deans session at the upcoming meeting for the Southeastern Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (SAAHP), from 1:00-3:45 on Saturday, (9 April 2011) at the Sheraton Music City Hotel, Nashville, TN.  
5.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 21, 2011 edition.  
6.  Marginalia:  Don’t believe everything you hear…or read.
 

 

#7 – February 21, 2011
1.  Events coming up.
2.  The question was:  “How are repeated courses treated when calculating GPAs?” 
3.  The Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine (CHDMM) of Loma Linda University School of Medicine will host its Undergraduate Training Program (UTP) from
June 13 to August 5 of 2011.
4.  The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, part of Florida Atlantic University, has received accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) as a new and independent medical school and is now accepting applications for the 2011 entering class.  
5.  Western University of Health Sciences will be sponsoring its next Preview Day on March 5, 2011.   
6.  ===AAMC STAT====, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 14, 2011 edition.  
7.  The Neuroscience Institute of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center announces its annual Brain Awareness Symposium on March 24, 2011. 
8.  The Global Health Corps is now soliciting applications for individuals interested in spending a year working in global health. 
9.  The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences (Tempe, AZ) is sponsoring two Discovery Day and Medical Center Tours, on Wednesday, March 9, and on Saturday, March 12.   
10.  Marginalia:  The “Ew-w-w” factor of field courses.   

#6 – February 15, 2011
1.  Events coming up. 
2. 
Top Hospitals Across United States Ranked Based on Patient Mortality.   From medscape medical news.com.  
3.  Dr. Peter Rhee:  Battlefield Background Provides Composure Amid Tucson Shootings.  From the January 25, 2011 issue of Medscape Medical News. 
4.  The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine will hold a Spring Open House on Saturday, March 19, 2011 to highlight its Virginia and Carolinas campuses.  
5.  Rocky Vista University releases an e-newsletter called Vista View. 
6.  Prerequisites for the Masters in Occupational Therapy (MOT) program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis). 

 

Saint George’s University (Grenada, West Indies) toots its horn: 

7.  St. George’s University (Grenada, West Indies) announces that the School of Veterinary Medicine is now provisionally approved to participate in any US Title IV, HEA Program. 
8.  St. George’s University School of Medicine (Grenada) is awarding one-third tuition scholarships—automatically—to 50 accepted students who have a minimum undergraduate 3.7 cumulative GPA, a 3.5 science GPA and a 29 MCAT as part of its Legacy of Excellence Scholarship Program.
  
9.  Saint George’s University School of Medicine has the Highest 10-year Average Pass Rate on the USMLE I exam among Caribbean medical schools. 

10.  Inside OME – American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine’s News on Osteopathic Medical Education, February 2011-Vol. 5, No. 2.  
11.   The University of Alabama – Birmingham will be offering a Summer in Biomedical Science Undergraduate Research Program, June 6-July 29, 2011.  
12.  Marginalia:  Malawi to debate public farting ban.
   

 

#5 – February 7, 2011
1.  Events coming up. 
2.  Cal Tech is offering an Amgen Scholars Program.    
3.  The launch date for CBU’s Physician Assistant Program has been postponed to Spring 2012.    
4.  Received this week.        
5.  Harvard University will offer a summer program in quantitative sciences for students interested in public health, epidemiology and biostatistics.  
6.  The Albert Einstein College of Medicine Center for Public Health Sciences offers a Summer Institute in Global Health.  
7.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 31, 2011 edition.  
8.  The Illinois College of Optometry cordially invites you to attend our Spring Admissions Open House on Saturday, March 19th, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM.   
9.  West Tennessee Healthcare will again sponsor the Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program.  This program will begin on June 7 and conclude July 29, 2011.  
10.  The American Medical Association Medical Education Department is seeking applications for an open student intern position at their Chicago headquarters.  
11.  The Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine (CHDMM) of Loma Linda University School of Medicine will host its Undergraduate Training Program (UTP) from
June 13 to August 5 of 2011.  
12.  Marginalia.  Some Valentine’s Day ideas for your snuddely dumpkin.

 

#4 – January 31, 2011
1.  Events coming up. 
2.  The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine will again host its Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program.  
3.  The Consortium for Optometry Summer Enrichment Programs offers a variety of programs for underrepresented and first generation pre-health science majors interested in optometry.
  
4.  Pearson Educational, Inc. is introducing a new computer-based test (CBT) version of the PCAT.  
5.  The University of California – Davis Health System Department of Surgery offers a Pre-Medical Surgical Intern Program for pre-medical students.  
6.  Marginalia.  There’s a reason why states are now passing legislation to ban the use of cell phones while driving.
 

 

#3 – January 24, 2011
1.  Events coming up.  
2.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Memphis Branch, announces a Recruitment Opportunity for a Wildlife Inspection Assistant.  The deadline for receipt of application materials is JANUARY 27. 
3.  Ten MD-PhD Programs which run their own undergraduate summer programs. 
4.  Why health reform won’t be repealed:  An editorial by Aaron Carroll for CNN news, January 19, 2011.
5.  Drexel University School of Public Health (Philadelphia) will be sponsoring an open house on Saturday, February 5, 2011.    
6.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Allied Health Sciences will be sponsoring an Open House on Friday, February 18, 2011.  
7.  American University of Antigua College of Veterinary medicine and Biomedical Sciences is hosting a series of Information Seminars between February 27 and May 7, 2011.  
8.  Marginalia:  The article describes the turf color as “cornea-blazing”.
     

 

#2 – January 17, 2011
1.  Events coming up. 
2.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is offering a Summer Research Program, with research opportunities in Biomedical Engineering, Epidemiology, Health Outcomes and Policy Research, Integrated Biomedical Sciences, Nursing, and Pharmaceutical Sciences.  
3.  The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is offering a plethora (that means “a whole bunch”) of Summer 2011 Undergraduate Research Opportunities. 
4.  The University of Pittsburgh Intramural Research Award program os offering 2 grant-funded research spots in Infectious Diseases.  
5.  The University of Michigan is offering a Summer Enrichment Program designed to familiarize undergraduate students in health and health care that confront low-income communities across the U.S. 
6.  There will be a Meet the Deans session on Saturday, April 9, 2011, from 1:00 – 3:45 p.m., for individuals interested in applying to clinical health-related programs at the upcoming meeting of the Southeastern Association of Advisors for the Health Professions in Nashville.  
7.  The University of Michigan Dental and Medical Schools, through funding from HCOP (Health Career Opportunities Programs) is continuing two pre-medical/pre-dental programs.  
8.  Washington University (St. Louis, MO) is sponsoring three separate summer research programs. 
9.  Marginalia:  For those of you who are members of Zeta Tau Alpha and are active in the breast cancer awareness service project…
  

 

#1 – January 10, 2011
1.  Welcome back!  
2.  Spring Science Celebrations, mostly from the December 2010 issue of NSTA Reports.
3.  Today’s Podiatrist – December, 2010 edition:  Nadia Sadeghi.      
4.  The University of California, San Diego is sponsoring an AMGEN Scholars Program.  

5.  The Weill Cornell Medical College (New York, NY) will be offering The 2011 Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program for Premedical Students. 
6.  Virginia Tech University (Blacksburg) will be offering a 2011 undergraduate summer program in bioinformatics.  
7.  The Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston) announces a series of Information Sessions for their allied health programs.  
8.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, December 13, 2010 edition.   
9.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, December 20, 2010 edition.   
10.  Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Cleveland, OH) announces its list of Summer 2011 Undergraduate Research Opportunities.  
11.  The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine will be offering a Summer Veterinary Exploration Through Science (VETS) program.  
12.  Washington University (St. Louis, MO) will be offering three summer research programs through its Medical Scientist Training Program.  
13.  The University of Pittsburgh Intramural Research Award Program has 2 grant-funded research spots available in Infectious Diseases and up to 3 positions in autism research.  
14.  International Darwin Day (February 12) 2011 will celebrate the 202nd anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth.  From:  http://www.darwinday.org/about/  
15.  Inside OME:  American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) News on Osteopathic Medical Education, Dec. 2010 – Vol. 4, No. 12/Jan. 2011 – Vol. 5, No. 1. 
16.  Marginalia:  What is read cannot be un-read. 

 

Fall 2010

#14 – December 13, 2010
1.  The deadline for CBU MHIRT applications is December 17th. 
2.  The Department of Biological Engineering (BE) at MIT is sponsoring a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program during the summer term of 2011. 
3.  The Consortium for Optometry Summer Enrichment Programs is pleased to share upcoming dates for programs at the Illinois College of Optometry, The Ohio State University, Pacific University, and the University of California, Berkeley.  
4.  The West Tennessee Collegiate Division of the Tennessee Academy of Science (TAS) will be held on April 9th at UTHSC. 
5.  The weaker sex, did you say?  I don’t think so!  Gladys Ingles, a member of a barnstorming troupe in the 1920’s, saves an airplane that has lost one of its main wheels…while it’s in flight.(!)  
6.  Veterinary degree offers graduates many career paths.  From the November 11, 2010 edition of ClintonNews.com. 
7.  Marginalia:  The Pee-in-a-Cup Test, circa 1500.
  

 

#13 – December 9, 2010
1. Application Requirements for the proposed Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program.
2.  The importance of shadowing as a first step in pursuing a clinical health-related career. 
3.  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has launched a new Master of Public Health (MPH) program. 
4.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) is offering an 8-week Summer Research Program.     
5.  The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has launched a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at MCPHS-Worcester.  
6.  The Accredited Schools of Public Health (ASPH.org) will be sponsoring a webinar on December 6 regarding graduate programs in Public Health.  
7.  Received this week.  
8.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 22, 2010 edition.  
9.  The Child Family Health International (CFHI) offers 1-3 month clinical rotations with physicians in developing countries working in underserved communities. 
10.  The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will be offering its Human Anatomy Course for Undergraduates, June 6-July 1, 2011.   
11.  Freshman and sophomore Pre-MD/PhD students are invited to apply to the Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program, sponsored by the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering
Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program in New York City. 
12.  As we gather with friends and family for joyous occasions during the Holiday season, let us remember that there are men and women who are serving their country in far-off lands, separated from their loved ones.       
13.  Marginalia:  You would think that “Also Spruch Zarathustra”, which was the opening theme to 2001:  A Space Odyssey, would be pretty simple and straight-forward to play.   

 

#12 – November 15, 2010
1.  Events coming up.   
2.  Pediatric Research Day, November 17, 2010, is sponsored by Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Children's Foundation Research Center of Memphis, The University of Tennessee Department of Pediatrics, The Morgan Foundation, and the UT-Clinical & Translational Science Institute.
  
3.   ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 6, 2010 edition. 
4.  AACOM’s Inside OME:  American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine’s e-newsletter, November 2010 edition, Vol. 4, No. 11.   
5.  Top 50 Jobs, by MONEY and PayScale.com.  It’s undated, but it states “Job growth is estimated for 2008-2018.”  Notice how many are biomedical. 
6.  Marginalia I:  I keyed in “Male Brain” into the images.google.com search box, and this is one of the entries that got returned…  
7.  Marginalia II:  THIS is why I have the BEST job on the planet.
 

 

#11 – November 8, 2010
1.  This week is the Health Career Opportunities Fair (Thursday, November 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and special break-out sessions (Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) 
2.  An open invitation to the Memphis Orthopaedic Research Lecture, Monday, November 8.   
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 1, 2010 edition. 
4.  Skin is No Barrier to BPA, Study Shows:  from the November 4, 2010 edition of Science in the News, a daily science digest of Sigma Xi. 

#10 – November 1, 2010
1.  Events coming up.  (This feature is updated as I get new information.)   
2.  Special presentation:  Introduction to
the Lipscomb University (Nashville) School of Pharmacy, Thursday, November 4. 
3.  Who’s coming to the Health Career Opportunities Fair (Thursday, November 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and associated events (Wednesday evening, November 10 in the Montesi Room, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Thursday evening after the Fair, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., J-10).   This list will be updated as I get new information.  
4.  The
University of Memphis will host its annual Pre-Health Sciences Day on Monday, November 8, 2010.    RSVP for the dinner is required by October 31. 
5.  Saybrook University (San Francisco, CA) offers degree programs in Mind-Body Medicine. 
6.  Received this week.      
7.  The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) School of Brisbane is ranked #28 in the world, according to US News.  
8.  CBU will be hosting a Religions of Abraham course during the Summer 2011 session, which will include a week-long visit to Israel.  You can also participate in the tour separate from the course.  
9. 
Marginalia:  A Halloween post-script…  

#9 – October 25, 2010
1.  Events coming up.  (This feature is updated as I get new information.) 
2.  Who’s coming to the Health Career Opportunities Fair (Thursday, November 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and associated events (Wednesday evening, November 10 in the Montesi Room, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Thursday evening after the Fair, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., J-10).   This list will be updated as I get new information.  
3.  See?  Here’s a perfectly reasonable explanation as to why professors stick their students with tests:  it’s for their own good.(!)  
4.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 18, 2010 edition.  
5.  Unite for Sight’s Global Impact Corps is an immersive global health experience for students and for professionals. 
6.  Marginalia:  Looking for a research project?  At least this scientist won an award for her efforts. 

#8 – October 18, 2010
1.  Events coming up.  (This feature is updated as I get new information.) 
2.  Whos coming to the Health Career Opportunities Fair (Thursday, November 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and associated events (Wednesday evening, November 10 in the Montesi Room, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Thursday evening after the Fair, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., J-10).   This list will be updated as I get new information.  
3.  Inside OME, e-newsletter of the AACOM (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine), October 2010, Vol. 4, No. 10 edition.  
4.  Some Insured Kids Miss Proper Health Care Due to Costs, from USA Today, appearing in the October 8, 2010 issue of Science in the News.  
5.  Report Critical of Gulf Oil Spill Response, from the Los Angeles Times, appearing in the October 8, 2010 issue of Science in the News.  
6.  Practice MCATs are available from the AAMC.  
7.  Students are invited to attend the St. Jude Careers in Research event, sponsored by The Postdoctoral Association at St. Jude Children's Research, November 2, 2010 from 10:30am-1:30pm.

8. ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 11, 2010 edition. 
9.  National University of Health Sciences (St. Petersburg, FL) is sponsoring a Campus Visit Day for students interested in chiropractic medicine, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, and oriental medicine on Saturday, November 6. 
10.  The University of Texas Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is sponsoring its Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. 
11.  Condom Use is Highest for Young Study Finds, from the New York Times, appearing in the October 13, 2010 issue of Science in the News. 
12.  Marginalia:  The gametes of S. cerevisiae are called SHMOOS?  Really?    

#7 – October 11, 2010
 1.  Events coming up.  (This feature is updated as I get new information.) 
2.  Yes, friends, its that time again Eisens Annual Halloween Lunchtime Benefit Concert for LeBonheur Childrens Medical Center featuring DEATH WARMED OVER, Tuesday, October 26, starting at 12 noon.
3.  Whos coming to the Health Career Opportunities Fair (Thursday, November 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and associated events (Wednesday evening, November 10 in the Montesi Room, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Thursday evening after the Fair, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., J-10).   This list will be updated as I get new information.  
4.  The Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is now enrolling students for a new Masters Program in Conservation Medicine.  
5.  PRE-MED OPPORTUNITY IN INDIA 
6.  Marginalia:  The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory is offering a Spring Mini-Session, Jan. 3-14, 2011, with courses entitled:  1)Coastal Ornithology; 2)Gulf of Mexico: Impacts, Status, Future; and 3)Marine Toxicology.  

#6 – September 27, 2010
1.  Events coming up.  (This feature is updated as I get new information.) 
2.  Whos coming to the Health Career Opportunities Fair (Thursday, November 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and associated events (Wednesday evening, November 10 in the Montesi Room, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Thursday evening after the Fair, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., J-10).   This list will be updated as I get new information.  
3.  In case youre interested in public health as a career, heres an update on the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS).  
4.  The University of Pennsylvania offers VMD-Ph.D. Combined Degree Studies.  
5.  CBU students are invited to attend the information session at Rhodes College with representatives from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Tuesday, October 5, 2010.  
6.  Dr. Scott Heldt, who recently joined the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology is seeing undergraduates interested in conducting research in his lab.  (From Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald.) 
7.  For those of you applying to occupational therapy programs, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has launched its Centralized Application Service (OTCAS), with 56 programs participating. 
8.  $93,000 Cancer Drug:  How Much is a Life Worth?:  From the (Raleigh, NC) News and Observer, appearing in the September 28, 2010 edition of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.
9.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 27, 2010 edition.   
10.  Catholic University of America now offers a graduate M.S. degree or graduate Certificate in biotechnology. 
11.  Western University of Health Sciences (Lebanon, OR) now offers a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) program. 
12.  Marginalia:  Bales of straw as an art medium.  Pretty amazing, huh?    

#5 – September 20, 2010
1.  Events coming up.  (This feature is updated as I get new information.) 
2.  Whos coming to the Health Career Opportunities Fair (Thursday, November 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and associated events (Wednesday evening, November 10 in the Montesi Room, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Thursday evening after the Fair, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., J-10).   This list will be updated as I get new information.  
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 13, 2010 edition.   
4.  The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School will be hosting the 10th annual Career Day for Biomedical Sciences on Thursday, November 4, 2010.
5.  Wheres the Oil?  On the Gulf Floor, Scientists Say.  From the September 14 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi. 
6.  Few women win the Nobel Prize.  Fewer recipients live to 100.  (Thanks to Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald for sending me this.) 
7.  Unite for Sight will hold its 8th Annual Conference at Yale University, Saturday, April 16 through Sunday, April 17, 2011.  
8.  30 Ways to Cut Fat at Mealtimes: Cut Fat at Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, By Fiona Haynes, About.com Guide  
9.  The AMSA ARC/University of California Davis Health System Department of Surgery offers a Pre-Medical Surgical Intern Program. 
10. Marginalia:  Pirate humor theyre all one-liners so that pirates can understand them.  

#4 – September 13, 2010
1.  Events coming up.  (This feature is updated as I get new information.) 
2.  Whos coming to the Health Career Opportunities Fair (Thursday, November 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and associated events (Wednesday evening, November 10 in the Montesi Room, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Thursday evening after the Fair, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., J-10).   This list will be updated as I get new information.  
3.  Received this week (placed in the BBB/PHP Lounge bookcase, unless otherwise noted.) 
4.  A brief review of the 2010 first year class of medical students at Washington University (St. Louis) School of Medicine.  
5.  A heads-up for students planning on applying to Pharm.D. programs, starting in the 2011-2012 application cycle.      
6.  St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital sponsors a NIH/NCI-funded Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program.
7.  The University of Southern Mississippi offers a variety of courses in their Jamaica Caribbean Studies.  (Thanks to Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald for sending me this).    
8.  The Tennessee Physiological Society will hold its annual meeting on Friday, October 15, in Memphis. 
9.  Inside OME:  The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine e-newsletter, September 2010, Vol. 4, No. 9 edition.   
10.  Marginalia:  Oh, so YOU think YOURE having a lousy day, eh?  Be glad, be very glad youre not infected with Wuchereria bancrofti. 

#3 – September 6, 2010
 1.  Events coming up.  (This feature is updated as I get new information.) 
2.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 30, 2010 edition.  
3.  Potential cancer drug arises from sponges:  From the R+D Daily, August 30, 2010 edition. 
4.  The Association of Schools of Public Health is sponsoring a Visit Day on November 10, 2010 in Denver Colorado.    
5.  Marginalia:  Ahoy, me hearties!  Tis time to plan for this years International Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19!    

#2 – August 30, 2010
 1.  Events coming up.  (This feature is updated as I get new information.) 
2.  U.S. News and World Report Rankings Highlight Osteopathic Medical Educations Contributions to Primary Care:   From the April/May 2010 issue of Inside OME.       
3.  National University of Health Science (St. Petersburg, FL campus) is hosting a Campus Visit Day to learn more about their Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine degree, Saturday, September 25.   
4.  The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy is consistently ranked as one of the top Colleges of Pharmacy in the United States.  BTW, roughly 40% of its students are from out-of-state. 
5.  Palliative Care Extends Life, Study Finds:  From the August 20, 2010 issue of Science in the News, the daily science digest from Sigma Xi. 
6.  Marginalia:  SO, little grasshopper, you wish to know what fish printing is?   

#1 – August 23, 2010
1.  Events coming up.  (This feature is updated as I get new information.) 
2.  What you YOU doing this year for International Talk Like a Pirate Day Weekend (Saturday, September 18—Sunday, September 19)
?
3.  The Washington Post has just released Landmark:  The Inside Story of America’s New Health Care Law and What it Means for All of Us”. 
4.  St. George’s University Public Health program has accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health, the US accreditation authority. 
5.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 9, 2010 edition.    
6.  For those of you interested in medical school:  The 2011-2012 Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) is now available from the Association of American Medical Colleges.  
7.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 16, 2010 edition.     
8.  Received this month.    
9.  Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA) welcomes applications from disadvantaged & underrepresented students.  
10.  The White House Internship Program is dedicated to giving emerging leaders the opportunity to serve the Administration and gain invaluable experience in public service.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at San Diego State U for sending me this.)  
11.  The Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston) has scheduled a series of Fall 2010 Information Sessions for their clinical health-related programs.  
12.  The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) now has a fan page on Facebook!   
13.  Marginalia:  Creatures that you just might see if you take Marine Invertebrate Zoology at the Gulf Coast Research Lab.   

Summer 2010

#3 – August, 2010
1.  Welcome back!
2.  Some sad news:  The passing of Dr. Wisdom Coleman . 
3.  The reasons to attend St. George’s University School of Medicine (Grenada, West Indies).   

4.  Received this month.  (On the BBB/PHP bookshelf, unless otherwise noted.)  
5.  Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine has campuses in Lake Erie, PA and in Bradenton, FL.

6.  ===AAMC STAT===, E-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, June 28, 2010 edition.   
7.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the American Association of Medical Colleges, August 2, 2010 issue. 

8.  William Carey University (Hattiesburg, MS) will be admitting its first class later this month.  Here are some view of the gross anatomy lab and the osteopathic principles and practices lab. 

#2 – July, 2010 
1.  From Medscape Internal Medicine:  Surgeon General Urges Exercise for Optimal Health, by Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, Posted: 06/17/2010.  
2.  Received this month.          
3.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, June 7, 2010 edition.       
4.  Inside OME:  The monthly e-journal from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic medicine on Osteopathic Medical Education, June 2010 edition.   
5.  Some information about the South Carolina College of Pharmacy (Charleston).        
6.  The Hofstra University School of Medicine in partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System announces the 133rd allopathic medical school in the U.S.       
7.  ===AAMC STAT===. e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, June 14, 2010 edition. 
8.  Sources of information for post-baccalaureate programs.     
9.  E-mail Feasible Inexpensive Way to Screen for Depression in College Students, by Caroline Casels, from Medscape Medical News. 

10.  Marginalia:  Got time on your hands?  Want to do a service project?  Here’s an idea from the Spring 2010 issue of Outlook, the quarterly journal from the Washington University School of Medicine.   

#1 – June, 2010
1.    The College Information Book (CIB) of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) contains information pertaining to the osteopathic medical profession and to the admissions requirements, tuition, fees, deposits, deadlines and special programs of the 26 osteopathic medical colleges.      
2.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, May 3, 2010 edition. 
3.  The University of Arkansas College of Arts and Sciences (Fayetteville) announces its INBRE Research Conference for Biological Sciences, Physics, and Chemistry and Biochemistry, October 16-16,2010.   
4.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, May 10, 2010 edition.   
5.  Environmental Cancer Risk ‘Grossly Underestimated’?, from WebMD Health News, May 7, 2010 edition. 
6.  The Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston) is offering two Summer 2010 Information Sessions on Friday, June11th and Thursday, July 15.        
7.  St. George’s University (Grenada) Schools of Medicine and of Veterinary Medicine are sponsoring a series of Open Houses in June and July. 
8.  Medical Societies Have Mixed Reactions to Medicare Payment Bill.  From Medscape Medical News, May 20, 2010 edition.   
9.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, May 24, 2010 edition.  
10.  The Saint Louis University School of Medicine offers M.D., M.D.-Ph.D., M.D.-M.P.H., and M.D.-M.B.A. programs. 
11.  Indoor Tanning Poses Melanoma Risk; There Are No Safe Devices – from Medscape Medical News, by Nick Mulcahy, May 28, 2010.  
12.  Marginalia:  One physician’s answer to the age-old question, “Hey, I’m premed, why must I take organic chemistry? 
    

Spring 2010  

#17 – May 3, 2010
1.  If you are a graduating senior, and wish to continue being on the listserv for the Caduceus Newsletter, you need to send me a new e-mail address.  
2.  Inside OME:  American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) News on Osteopathic Medical Education, April/May 2010 edition, Vol. 4, No. 4/5.  
3.  The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (Independence, OH) offers a Summer Pre-Professional Internship Program.  
4.  Received this week.  (All magazines are available for review in the BBB/PHP Lounge.)    
5.  The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) will be offering two Student Scholarships to cover the cost of attending its 70th Annual Conference, November 11-13, 2010, in Milwaukee, WI.   
6.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, April 26, 2010 edition.    
7.  Marginalia:  Combined Unhealthy Behaviors Associated With 4-Fold Increased Risk for Death, by Emmat Hitt, Ph.D., from Medscape news
. 

#16 – April 26, 2010
1.  Events coming up.   
2.  Yes, it’s the Annual Chocolate Tasting Session, featuring Dinstuhl’s Gourmet Chocolates, Thursday, April 29!
3.  Saving Limbs and Saving Lives through Surgery and Research:  A biographical sketch of Dr. Lee Rogers, DPM.   
4.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, April 19, 2010 edition.  
5.  The Ross University Seminar will be held in Nashville, TN on May 8, 2010. 
6.  The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Lewisburg, WV) will be sponsoring its Summer Open House on Friday, June 25, 2010.  
7.  F.D.A. is Urged to Set Limits for Levels of Salt in Food, from the April 21, 2010 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.  
8.  Marginalia:  A Strange Old Tool . . . Do you know what this is?  (Sent to me by a pharmacist, so he oughta know about these things.)   

#15 – April 19, 2010
1.   Events coming up.   
2.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), April 12, 2010 edition.  
3.  VMCAS Application Testers Needed!!!  
4.  The California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University (Oakland, CA) is offering a 3-day workshop on podiatry, July 28-30, 2010. 
5. Marginalia:  April 22 is Earth Day, 2010, and there’s plenty going on in and around Shelby Farms.  

#14 – April 12, 2010
1.  Events coming up.  
2.  The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has issued a call for Undergraduate Research Poster Submissions for their Annual Meeting coming up 17-21 February 2011 in Washington, D.C.       
3.  Drexel University College of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA) will be offering 15-25 additional seats in their Interdepartmental Medical Science (IMS) special masters program.  
4.  Registration is now open for the first University of California – San Francisco (UCSF) Dental Information Day to be held in Long Beach, CA on Saturday, May 8, 2010.  (Sent to the HLTHPROF listserv by James C. Betbeze, Jr., MPA, Director of Admissions.)   
5. 
Marginalia:  It’s that time of year again, for the Annual Chocolate Tasting Session, featuring Dinstuhl’s Gourmet Chocolates, presented by the students of BIOL 103, the Biology of Addiction, Thursday, April 29, 2 to 4 p.m.

#13 – April 5, 2010
1.  Events coming up. 
2. 
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Graduate Health Sciences sponsors the Summer Research Scholars Program to provide research experience to exceptionally well-qualified undergraduate students.  
3.  ===AAMC STAT====, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 29, 2010 edition.    
4. 
Georgetown University Medical Center will be hosting an Open House on Friday, April 16, 2010, for people interested in applying (or who are currently applying) to a biomedical master's program at Georgetown  
5.  Marginalia:  You’ve heard of the iPod, the iPhone, and iPad, yes?  INTRODUCING:  The New iStan. 

#12 – March 29, 2010
1.  Events coming up. 
2.  Updated launch dates for clinical health-related graduate programs.     (Other dates to be added as information becomes available.)   
3. 
NYU Dental Professor Dr. Timothy Bromage Selected to Receive Max Planck Research Award.    
4.  Something to think about for next year’s Saint Patrick’s day – shaving your head as a fundraiser for pediatric cancer.  (It’s sponsored by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.)  
5.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter of the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 21, 2010 edition.    
6.  The Ohio State University College of Optometry will sponsor its annual Open House & Career Day, Saturday, April 17, 2010, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.  
7.  For instance, mutations in the RB1 gene are associated with eye cancer in humans but cause worm genitalia to develop in the wrong place”, the article says         
8.  Marginalia:  The transformation of one particular St. Baldrick’s Day volunteer: Dr. Keith Bradley, Director, Research Associate Program, http://raprogram.org/ .   

#11 – March 22, 2010
1.  Events coming up.     
2. 
On April 1 Vanderbilt University will hold its 4th Annual Health Professions Graduate School Fair from 2-6 PM in the ballrooms of the Student Life Center. 
3.  The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine (Little Rock) will be sponsoring its annual Spring Tour on Friday, April 16.   (Please let me know if you’re interested in attending by sending me an e-mail, at seisen@cbu.edu .)   
4.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 15, 2010 edition.    
5.  What you need to know about raising a family and attending medical school, from AspiringDoc.org, a division of the Association of American Medical Colleges.  
6.  The Office of University Recruitment at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA is pleased to announce our upcoming WesternU Preview Days scheduled for Saturday, May 1st and Wednesday, June 9th, 2010.    
7.  Washington University (St. Louis, MO) offers a Genetic Epidemiology Masters of Science (GEMS) MS degree.  
8.  Inside OME:  American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine’s e-newsletter, March 2010, Vol. 4, No. 3.  
9.  Launch dates for application services (Allopathic Medicine, Optometry, Osteopathic Medicine, Physician Assistant, Podiatric Medicine)       
10.  Marginalia:  An actual conversation between an amputee patient and his podiatrist, who happens to be a CBU alum.   

#10 – March 15, 2010
1.   Events coming up. 
2.  The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine offers a VMD-PhD Combined Degree.          
3.  The University of Michigan School of Dentistry and Medical School offers its Pipeline Program, a six-week residential program for college freshmen and sophomores interested in pursuing a career in medicine or dentistry. 
4.  ===AAMC STAT===, e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 8, 2010 edition.   
5.  Pacific University (Oregon) College of Optometry invites applicants to attend InSight 2010 residence experience, slated for July 7-9, 2010.  
6.  The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (New Brunswick, NJ) is pleased to announce the launch of its NEW masters programs in biomedical sciences
.   
7.  Marginalia:  Do NOT mess with these animals!   

#9 – March 8, 2010
1.   Events coming up. 
2.  George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) will be offering a Multidisciplinary Summer Research Experience (REU) in Computational

Mathematics and Nonlinear Dynamics of Biological, Biologically Inspired and Engineering Systems this summer. 
3.  Brain Awareness Week Special Presentation – Brain and Body:  How the Immune System Makes a Smarter Brain, sponsored by the Neuroscience Institute of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.   
4.  ===AAMC STAT===:  E-Newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 22, 2010 issue. 
5.  ===AAMC STAT===:  E-Newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 1, 2010 issue.      
6.  The University of Maryland School of Public Health offers a Summer Training and Research (STAR) program.    
7.  George Mason University and Georgetown University Medical Center announce a joint program, the Advanced Biomedical Sciences Certificate.  
8. 
The University of Massachusetts Medical School offers two types of summer research opportunities.  
9.  Loma Linda University offers a Summer Health Disparities Research Undergraduate Training Program.            
10.  The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) offers Fee Reductions for the MCAT Exam and AMCAS.   
11.  Marginalia:  Ya know, a casual sexual encounter during Spring Break, or at any time, really, may not be in your best interest.  Here are some reasons why.    

#8 – March 1, 2010
1.  Events coming up. 
2.  Loyola University – Chicago offers a MA in Medical Sciences program.     
3.  The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC), I am pleased to invite you and your students to the 2010 AAVMC Veterinary Medical Career Fair & Information Sessions.
4.  The University of Memphis School of Public Health offers Masters Degrees in Public Health and in Health Administration.   
5.  The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) will be sponsoring its 2010 AAVMC Veterinary Medical Career Fair & Information Sessions on Sunday, March 14, 2010 in Alexandria, VA.  
6.  ===AAMC STAT===;  Weekly e-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 22, 2010 edition.   
7.  The Application Preparation EXtreme (APEX) summer residential camp, sponsored by the University of South Carolina, is an intensive five-day program designed to assist upperclass pre-med students prepare for their med school application.   
8.  Received this week.   
9.  American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS):  Information for Applicants Applying to the 2011 Entering Class of Dental Schools. 
10.  The University of Alabama – Birmingham offers a Summer in Biomedical Science (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program 2010.   
11.  The Oregon Health & Science University (Portland) offers a Graduate Studies Equity Summer Research Program for college students.   
12.  The University of California – Berkeley will be celebrating its 5th year of offering a summer Opto-camp.  
13.  The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM) will again host the Summer Scholars Program on the Ohio University campus. 
 
14.  Marginalia:  ZZ Top was right!  Every girl is crazy about a sharp-dressed man!    

#7 – February 22, 2010
1.   Events coming up.   
2.  Inside OME:  American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine News on Osteopathic Medical Education, February 2010 issue – Vol. 4, #2.   
3.  The deadline for applying to the Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professional (TIP) is February 28.       
4.  Tennessee Health Care Campaign’s 5th Annual Regional Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.   
5.  ===AAMC STAT===. E-newsletter from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 15, 2010 edition.    
6.  The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) is holding an Open House at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at the School of Nursing, 655 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, MD 21201  
7.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) offers an 11-month, 34-credit hour Masters in Pharmacology.  
8.  The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia campus announces its annual Biomedical Sciences Program Open House, Friday, March 5.  
9.  After Years of Quiet, Expecting a Boom in U.S. Medical Schools – an e-article in the New York Times.com.  
10.  Nearly 1 in 5 Medical Students in the United States is Attending an Osteopathic Medical School. 
11.  The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) is pleased to announce our Health Professions Recruitment Fair and Workshops in conjunction with AACOM’s Annual Meeting in Bethesda, Maryland.  
12.  The University of Alabama – Birmingham offers an eight-week summer mentored research program. 
13.  Marginalia:  The good news is that the security panel in Cooper-Wilson says “System is normal”    

#6 – February 15, 2010
1.  Events coming up. 
2.  Shirl Sharpe, Academic Service Coordinator for the University of Memphis Department of Public Health, will be discussing their Masters Programs in Public Health and in Health Administration on Thursday, February 18.   
3.  Zeta Tau Alpha will hold their 2nd Annual Pink Out basketball game on Thursday, February 18
.   
4.  The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Piscataway, NJ) offers Summer Clinical Internships. 
5.  International Human Cadaver Prosection Program, August 3-5, 2010, at Indiana University School of Medicine – Northwest (Gary).   
6.  ===AAMC STAT====:  News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 8, 2010 edition.       
7.  Tufts University (North Grafton, MA) offers its 2010 Adventures in Veterinary Medicine program at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. 
8.  The 7th Annual Global Health & Innovation Conference, presented by Unite for Sight, will be held on the campus of Yale University, April 17-April 18, 2010. 
9. 
The Illinois College of Optometry will host the third annual Focus on Your Future Summer Program for underrepresented minority undergraduate students, from Monday, July 19 through Friday, July 23, 2010.  
10.  Global Medical Health Programs,  from William P. King, Associate Dean for Student Services, Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine.   
11. 
The Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine (CHDMM) of Loma Linda University School of Medicine (CA) will host its Undergraduate Training Program (UTP) from June 14 to August 6 of 2010.            
12.  The University of Illinois will be sponsoring a 5-day Summer Neuroscience Institute from May 18-21, 2010.    
13.  Marginalia:  What’s V-day without “In-the-Mood” foods?  From CNN Living, February 11, 2010.     

#5 – February 8, 2010
1.  Events coming up.  
2.  Michigan State University will be hosting a Summer 2010 Premedical Achievement Program (PMAP), June 11-July 24.    
3.  The Native Americans into Medicine program is for Native American students who are pursuing an education that will enable them to become health professionals, and will take place on the University of Minnesota- Duluth Campus from June 21st – July 30th.    
4.  Virginia Tech University (Blacksburg, VA) offers a 2010 Bioengineering and Bioinformatics Summer Institute (BSSI).  (Thanks to Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald for sending me this.)   
5.  ===AAMC STAT===, February 1, 2010 edition.          
6.  Three great opportunities to learn about American Indian/Indigenous Health.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU, for sending me this.)
7. 
International Service Learning (ISL) has arranged several trips to provide “hands to help” Haitian children, most of whom are orphans, displaced by the devastating effects of the recent earthquake    
8.  California State University, Sacramento, announces a new Professional Science Master's (PSM) Program leading to an MA in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Stem Cell Research
  
9.  The University of North Texas (UNT) Health Science Center offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Program.  
10.  Footsteps:  The Newsletter for the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, January 2010 edition.   
11.  Western University of Health Sciences (Pomona, CA) announces the opening of a new Health Education Center.   
12.  The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (Iowa City) offers an 8-week Summer Undergraduate Medical Research (SUMR) Program, targeting students who will graduate in the 2010-2011 academic year.   
13.  West Tennessee Healthcare will again sponsor the Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program.  This program will begin on June 7 and conclude July 30, 2010. 
14.  The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine will be hosting a Webinar Open House, February 10, 2010 at 1 p.m. EST and at 6 p.m. EST. 
15.  Marginalia:  A follow-up to last week’s snow day – what did your parents, siblings, grandparents say you had to do in order to guarantee a snow day?  

#4 – February 1, 2010
1.  Events coming up. 
2.  On Thursday, February 18, Shirl Sharpe, Academic Service Coordinator for the University of Memphis School of Public Health will be speaking on their Masters Programs in Public Health and of Health Administration.  
3.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine offers a 7-week long Premedical Academic Enrichment Program (SPAEP).    
4.  Global Vision International (GVI) offers 5- to 20- week internships within the fields of environment and wildlife research.     
5.  ===AAMC STAT===, January 25, 2010 edition.        
6.  The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi is continuing its Summer Undergraduate Research Experience for undergraduates who will begin their senior year in the fall of 2010.           
7.  Applications are available for the Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals, a program hosted by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center for increasing the pool of underrepresented groups in its health profession programs.    
8.  Drexel University School of Public Health (Philadelphia, PA) is sponsoring an Open House for Prospective Graduate Students, February 20, 2010, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.     
9.  Marginalia:  Joe Alfonso’s experience taking a Marine Biology course at the Gulf Coast Research Lab last summer.  (BTW, in case you’re interested, enrollment for this summer’s course has started.)  

#3 – January 25, 2010
1.   Events coming up. 
2.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) College of Allied Health will be sponsoring a Prospective Student Open House on Friday, February 12, 2010.  
3.  The University of Michigan offers an 8-week Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) in Health Management and Policy.  
4.  Yale University will be hosting its 8th Annual Unite For Sight Global Health & Innovation Conference, Saturday, April 17-Sunday, April 18, 2010.  
5. 
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) is pleased to announce our Health Professions Recruitment Fair and Workshops in conjunction with AACOM’s Annual Meeting in Bethesda, Maryland  
6.  ===AAMC STAT===  News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 18, 2010.    
7.  The University of Southern California (USC) Somos Hermanos Student Immersion Program is currently accepting applications for both the July – December 2010 and January – June 2011 program sessions. 
8.  The East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine offers a 4-week Medical Horizons Program.  
9.  Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program offers a 10-week Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program in New York City for freshmen and sophomores. 
10.  The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Athens) will again host the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program.  
11.  Most osteopathic medical schools have a February 1, 2010 deadline – a note from Gina Moses, M.Ed., Associate Director of Application Services.   
12.  Marginalia:  Medical clowning as a therapy modality.           

#2 – January 18, 2010
1.  Events coming up.  
2.  ===AAMC STAT===:  News from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) – January 11, 2010 edition. 
3.  Inside OME:  December 2009/Jan. 2010 combined issue, from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM™)     
4.  The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) announces an ADEA Workshop and Recruitment Fair for Predental Students and Advisors in conjunction with ADEA’s Annual Session and Exhibition in Washington, D.C., Saturday, February 27, 2010.   
5.  The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine has a special admissions program called R.O.S.E. for Ohio residents.    
6.  Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical College offers a Summer Training in Academic Research and Scholarship Program.  (They sent the announcement on January 12, with a deadline of January 15, so I have sent an e-mail inquiry for clarification.)  
7.  Differences remain over what health care bill will look like.  From CNN news.com.  
8.  The situation in Haiti is that bad…really. 

#1 – January 11, 2010 
1.  Welcome back!   
2.  The Department of Biological Engineering (BE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers a Research Experience for Undergraduates Program during the summer term of 2010.  
3.  Call for Applications for the American Society of Microbiologists Undergraduate Fellowship Opportunities.  
4.  For applications to Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, the applicant is allowed to make changes after submission:  from Gina Moses, Associate Director of Application Services
.      
5.  America’s Best Careers 2010:  Healthcare, from the U.S. News and World Report. 
6.  The University of Massachusetts Medical School (Worcester) offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Program, May 31, 2010-August 6, 2010.   
 
7.  Marginalia:  Art therapy -- Mandalas created by cystic fibrosis and lung transplant patients at Washington University Medical Center. 

Fall 2009

#17 – December 13, 2009
1.  The United States Air Force offers 3- and 4-year scholarships for medical school.    
2.  ====AAMC STAT====:  News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, December 7, 2009 edition. 
3.  The Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program of Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and The Rockefeller University offers a10-week Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program in New York City. 
4.  An invitation from the Drexel University School of Public Health     
5.  The Folklore of Mistletoe.         
6.  Still having trouble finding that special gift for your significant other?  Here are some suggestions!  
7. 
Traditional workshops go electronic for Christmas, from the R&D Daily, Tuesday, December 8, 2009 edition.     
8.  Living the Christmas spirit   
9.  Marginalia 1:  Researcher explains science behind St. Nick’s Christmas magic.  Reprinted from The R&D Daily, December 7, 2009 edition
.   
10.  Marginalia 2:  Jeff Foxworthy and Ron White would be proud of this fellow.      

#16 – December 7, 2009
1. Dr. Russell Gelder from the University of Washington School of Medicine will be presenting a lecture entitled "Adventures in Non-Visual Ocular Photoreception", Tuesday, December 8. 
2.   Dr. Peter Doherty, 1996 Nobel Prize Laureate in Medicine, will be the keynote speaker at UTHSC Post-Doc Research Day, Thursday, December 10.    
3.   Parasite Rex:  An exhibit of the wonderful world of parasites – Thursday, December 10, 2 to 3 p.m. in the Sabbatini Lounge.   
4.   Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH) is offering a 10-week summer internship program for students in Environmental studies, Ecology, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, and other related majors.  
5.  The Tropical Disease Institute at Ohio University is pleased to announce its Tropical Disease Research program in Ecuador for the upcoming summer.  
6.  The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is hosting its Second Annual Levi Watkins Jr. Pre-Medical Conference on February 6, 2010.  The conference is designed to help prepare minorities and students from disadvantaged backgrounds successfully navigate through the medical school application process
7.  Case Western Reserve University will offer a variety of undergraduate research opportunities for the upcoming summer. 
8.  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) now offers a Pharmacy program at their Georgia Campus (Suwanee, GA).   
9.  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will offer its Human Anatomy Summer Course for Undergraduates June 7-July 2, 2010. 
10.  Marginalia:  Interesting college mascots.           

#15 – November 30, 2009
1.   Events coming up.   
2.  ====AAMC STAT====:  News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 23, 2009 edition.  
3.  The East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine received 1,586 applications to fill 60 slots.(!)  
4. 
International Service Learning offers clinical experiences in the Dominican Republic and in North Central Mexico.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at San Diego State for sending me this.)  
5.  Inside OME:  American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) News on Osteopathic Medical Education – November 2009, Vol. 3, No. 11.        
6.  Marginalia I:  An impressive half-time show!    (Ignore the ad that starts the clip.)
7.  Marginalia II:  This is what happens when:  A) You’ve been married to the same person for 33 years; and B)Your birthday falls at Thanksgiving time.   

#14 – November 23, 2009
1.  “The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program is designed to give 25 premedical students deeper insights into the field of medicine, including issues that greatly affect the health of traditionally underserved groups.    
2.  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Georgia Campus School of Pharmacy (Suwanee, GA) is hosting an Open House on Friday, December 4, 2009.
3.  Des Moines University (Iowa) offers a Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program for individuals interested in medical, physician assistant, or physical therapy school…and it’s free.   
4.  Des Moines University offers a variety of health-related programs at the Master’s and Doctoral level.  
5.  Results of a recent Medscape survey among selected healthcare professionals regarding The Obama administration’s decision of telling federal prosecutors not to pursue patients who use medical marijuana in states where it is legal, unless they are using it for illegal purposes. 
6.  The Official Guide to the MCAT Exam is available from the Association of American Medical Colleges web site.   
7.  Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) will be offering its tenth annual summer course in Human Anatomy for Undergraduates.  
8.  Marginalia:  The study of biology involves more than just white lab coats, stethoscopes, and micropipettors, you know  

#13 – November 16, 2009
1.   Events coming up. 
2.  The question posed to the HLTHPROF listserv was “I was hoping that you would write back with information on Medical Physics programs that your institutions offer.”
 
3.  ====AAMC STAT===:  News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 7, 2009 – Annual Meeting Issue #1.         
4.  Dr. Alvin Holder from the Chemistry Department of the University of Southern Mississippi, has invited CBU students to enroll in a course on medicinal plants indigenous to Jamaica.  
5.  ====AAMC STAT====:  News from the Association of American Medical Colleges November 9, 2009.            
6.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing presents the 6th Annual Forensic Nursing Conference, Monday, December 7, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
7. 
PRE-MED OPPORTUNITY IN INDIA.             
8.  “The AAMC is your #1 source for information about the MCAT and applying to medical school”.  
9.  The 2010 Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) Schedule and Registration Tips. 
10.  “Essential Essentials”, i.e. what you NEED to know about the MCAT.   
11.  Marginalia:  Most people are familiar with the quote “Don’t mess with Texas.”  May I add “Don’t mess with Texans, or with anything IN Texas.”  From Dr. Ronald B., an emergency room physician living IN Tyler, Texas.  

#12 – November 9, 2009
1.   Events coming up.  
2.  The University of Queensland-Ochsner Program allows students to complete their first two years at the University of Queensland’s medical school, located in Brisbane, Australia
.   
3.  The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy Accepts applications from all qualified individuals.  

4.  Marginalia:  Behold Le Comte du Monet (pr. Count da Money)  (AKA Matt Vincent, vocalist for Death Warmed Over).      

#11 – November 2, 2009
1.   Events coming up. 
2.  The University of Memphis will hold its annual Pre-Health Sciences Day on Thursday, November 5, 2009. 
3.  Announcement of NIH-MD/PhD Programs.    
4. 
Today’s podiatrist does it all; that’s what a new video developed by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) is promoting  
5.  Robert Woods Johnson Foundation News Digest – October 30, 2009.  
6.  AAMC STAT:  News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 26, 2009 edition.
 
7.  Marginalia:  Death Warmed Over returns to CBU!    

#10 – October 26, 2009
1.  Events coming up. 
2.  Thinking of Osteopathic Medicine?  Information Sessions are scheduled at CBU, Rhodes College and the University of Memphis Tuesday, October 27 through Thursday, October 29.  
3.  AAMC STAT:  News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 19, 2009 edition.     
4.  Marginalia:  According to Roto-Rooter’s October 2009 Pipeline Newsletter, millions of pounds of pumpkin pulp are scraped from pumpkins throughout the Halloween season, resulting in yummy pies, creative jack-o’-lanterns…and plumbing nightmares!!  (AARGH!!)
    

#9 – October 19, 2009
1.  Events coming up. 
2.  CBU, along with the University of Memphis and Rhodes College, will be hosting Information Sessions about Osteopathic Medical Education, October 27-29. 
3.  AAMC STAT, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 9, 2009 edition. 
4.  Premed of Color Monthly E-Newsletter, October 2009 edition.  
5.  Interested in cancer-related research training?  The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine offers a VMD-Ph.D. program.    
6.  Halloween Day Lunchtime Benefit Concert for LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center and Faculty/Staff Costume Contest in the Alfonso Dining Hall, Friday, October 30, starting at 12 noon! 
7.  Marginalia:  Your Honor, all I did was key in the phrase “Male Brain” into the Search box of images.google.com , and this is one of the “hits” that popped up…so to speak.  HONEST! 

#8 – October 12, 2009
1.   Events this week.    
2.  Minutes of the most recent ACS meeting (from Ting Wong).  
3.   Where Physicians Stand Now on the Healthcare Debate:  An Expert Interview With Robert J. Blendon, ScD.  From Medscape Medical News, September 29, 2009.  
4.  The recipient of the Physics Ig Noble 2009 award explains why pregnant woman don’t tip over.       
5.   Applications available now for the Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP).       
6.   Received this week.   
7.  The University of Michigan Genetic Counseling Graduate Training Program will be hosting an open house on Friday, October 23, 2009, from 3-5 p.m. 
8.  The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry is offering a 1-day externship, November 6, 2009.  
9.  New Volunteer Opportunities at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center.    (Thanks to Ting Wong for forwarding this to me.) 
10. 
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) is pleased to announce the launching of its Facebook page.  
11.  The University of Memphis will be hosting its annual Pre-Health Sciences Day on Thursday, November 5, 2009.   
12.  Marginalia:  Let me get this straight – you’d like to insult someone, but you just can’t find the right words?  

#7 – October 5, 2009
1.   Events this week.       
2.  AAMC STAT, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 21, 2009 edition.  
3.  The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine offers a student advising resource:  Osteopathic Medical Student Profiles – In their Own Words:  A Snapshot of the Osteopathic Medical Student.      
4.  The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and CE Webinar are offering a synchronous (live) online DAT / MCAT Preparatory Course
5.  The Pasteur Institute in Paris, France is sponsoring a summer research experience for Undergraduate Students.      
6.  AAMC STAT:  News from the Association of American Medical Colleges – September 28, 2009 edition.  
7.  Excreted Tamiflu Found in Rivers:  From the October 1, 2009 edition of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.   
8.  National Physician Assistant (PA) Week will be celebrated during the week of October 6-12, 2009.    
9.  Halloween Benefit Concert and Faculty/Staff Costume Contest, Friday, October 30, starting at 12:00 p.m. in the Alfonso Dining Hall.     
10.  Marginalia:  MedEvac…IN ANTARCTICA!!!      

#6 – September 28, 2009
1.   Events this week.    
2.  The Zeta Tau Alpha sorority is sponsoring its annual Think Pink Week for breast cancer awareness, September 28 through October 3. 
3.  Dr. Linda Pifer will give a presentation on HIV, AIDS, and STD awareness on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 in the University Theatre.    
4.  William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Hattiesburg, MS) has received provisional accreditation from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. 
5.  How to bargain hunt for health care – from cnn.news com, September 10, 2009.   
6.  Northwestern Health Sciences University (Minneapolis, MN) sponsors its annual Career Day, Saturday, October 17, 2009.        
7.  Received this week.        
8.  American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) 2-Minute E-News:  August 2009 edition.   
9.  “Slipping through the Net:  Social Vulnerability in Pandemic Planning”, a publication pertaining to the social ramifications of minimizing morbidity and mortality from disease outbreaks.  (Thanks to Dr. Anna Ross for forwarding this to me.)   
10.  Samuel Merritt University (Oakland, CA) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announce funding for students in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program.  
11.  Marginalia:  Got (coconut) crabs?  

#5 – September 21, 2009
1. Events coming up this week.    
2.  Rhodes College will be sponsoring its Health Careers Fair at the Grad. Expo, Thursday, September 24.   
3.  The University of Texas Southwestern (at Dallas) Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is sponsoring its Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program.   
4.  AANMC (American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges) 2-Minute E-News – September 2009 edition.     
5.  AAMC-STAT:  News from the Association of American Medical Colleges – September 14, 2009 edition.  
6.  Is Happiness Catching?  -- From the September 16, 2009 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.      
7.  Logan College of Chiropractic (Chesterfield, MO) is offering a Fall Open House Event, “Slice of Logan”, Saturday, October 3. 
8.  The University of Maryland School of Nursing (Baltimore) is offering an Open House on October 3, 2009.   
9.  LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center will host its 2nd Annual Pediatric Research Day on Wednesday, September 23.    
10.  Marginalia:  The question was:  How many songs have cowbells in them? 

#4 – September 14, 2009
1.  Events coming up this week.   
2.  Professional Image & Interviewing Skills Workshop:  Especially useful for those of you expecting interviews. 
3.  The Midsouth Adaptive Sports & Recreation, Inc. is offering its first Paralympic Sport Academy in conjunction with U.S. Paralympics on Saturday, September 26th at Hope Presbyterian Church in Germantown, TN.      
4.  Interested in being an Exhibitor at the Paralympic Sport Academy?  
5.  Received this week.        
6.  It’s a question of attitude, isn’t it?   
7.  Marginalia:  The difference between black bears and grizzly bears, according to the British Columbia Fish and Wildlife Branch.    

#3 – September 7, 2009 
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP Activities.   
2.  Research Seminars in the Memphis area.     
3.  The question posed to the HLTHPROF listserv was “Is anyone aware of short-term (summer, spring break, winter break), service-related trips within the United States?
    
4.  Cancer Research Training Opportunities at U-Penn.     
5.  When heated, high-fructose corn syrup can be dangerous, from R&D Daily, August 26, 2009.     
6.  Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine offers a Physician Assistant Program.           
7.  A short biographical sketch of the 2009 first year class of medical students at Washington University – St. Louis.   
8.  Received this week.      
9.  Vanderbilt University (Biomedical Research Education and Training) offers an Interdisciplinary Graduate Program.   
10.  The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School (Little Rock) will be hosting its 9th annual Career Day for Biomedical Sciences, Thursday, October, 29, 2009.   
11.  AAMC STAT, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges – August 31, 2009 edition.   12.  Marginalia:  Honolulu Seeking to Ban 'BO' on Buses – Associated Press, appearing on AOL News.com     

#2 – August 31, 2009
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP Activities.     
2.  Research Seminars in the Memphis area.   
3.  AAMC STAT, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges – August 17, 2009 edition. 
4.  Physicians are talking about:  What to do to reform healthcare, from medscape.com    
5.  The Ponzi Scheme That Is Health Insurance, from medscape.com. 
6.  AAMC STAT:  News from the Association of American Medical College – August 24, 2009 edition.             
7.  American University of Antigua (AUA) Partners with Virginia Tech and Opens New Vet School
.       
8.  Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine will be holding two Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Conferences this year.   
9.  The University of Indianapolis will be holding an Open House for the College of Health Sciences on Saturday, September 12, 2009, to highlight their programs in Physical Therapy and in Occupational Therapy.   
10.  Received this week.       
11.  Senator Edward Kennedy Dies from Malignant Glioma.   
12.  Marginalia:  A Short Safari Story.   

#1 – August 24, 2009
1.  Welcome back!   (Echoing an e-mail from Dr. Anna Ross)
2.  ACS/BBB/PHP Activities
3.  Research Seminars in the Memphis area
4. 
Getting past the lingo of the health care debate
5.  The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (Baltimore, MD) is holding an Open House on Saturday, September 12, 2009.    
6. 
AAMC STAT:  News from the Association of American Medical Colleges:  August 3, 2009 edition.   
7. 
The AAMC has developed a new financial assistance program for MCAT examinees applying for accommodations. 
8.  Scientific American is proud to be a co-presenter of GoingGreen West 2009.  
9.  The University of Queensland School of Medicine (Brisbane) has partnered with Ochsner Health System in New Orleans. 
10.  The Stony Brook University Medical Center (Stony Brook, NY) offers a MSTP (Medical Scientist Training) Program. 
11.  Radio Rounds, the first-ever medical radio talk show, returns August 9 for a second season.    
12.  Currently, DOs have full practice rights in roughly 50 countries and partial practice rights in many more.   
13. 
 Inside OME:  AACOM (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) News on Osteopathic Medical Education, July/August 2009 edition. 
14.  Naturopathic Medical School E-Newsletter, Issue 23 – July 29 (from the AANMC, Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges).   
15.  AAMC STAT -- News from the Association of American Medical Colleges:  August 10, 2009 edition.  
16.  This September 4 and 5 will be the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the Burgess Shale in Canada.  17.   Marginalia:  It’s like the Peabody ducks…only super-sized…(Naturally, the lodge becomes busier for both elephants and guests during November”, the article sez…) 

Summer 2009

#3 – August, 2009
1.  These allopathic medical schools WILL be using AMCAS to facilitate the delivery of Letters for 2010.  
2.  These allopathic medical schools are NOT participating in AMCAS Letters for 2010.   
3.  Mississippi is NUMBER 1…for obesity…again.  (from cnn.com news)   
4.  Swearing Makes Pain More Tolerable, from yahoo.com news.            
5.  AAMC STAT, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges:  July 13, 2009 edition.   
6.  Received this month.  
 
7.  Doctors Express hopes to franchise urgent care in the United States, by Charisse Jones.  Appearing in USA TODAY.    
8.  The official website of the MD-PhD Section of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).          
9.  The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) announces the inaugural launch of Optometry’s Centralized Application Service (OptomCAS) as of July 15, 2009.  
10.  The Medical College of South Carolina offers a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science in Occupational Therapy (OT) and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs.   
11.  Final Analysis Shows HPV Vaccine Is Effective and Safe:  From Medscape Medical News  
12. Can the U.S. afford health care reform?:  From cnn.com, July 14, 2009.  
13.  I guess some women like their men to have that sporty, uh, gamey scent  
14.  Marginalia:  This August 15-17 will mark the 40th (!) anniversary of Woodstock
.   

#2 – July, 2009
1. 'Competencies,' Not Courses, Should Be Focus of Medical-School Curricula, Report Says.  
2.  The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM) has received preliminary accreditation from the LCME Board.  
3.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) offers a 1-year Masters in Pharmacology.      
4.  AAMC STAT, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges:  June 15, 2009 edition.    
5.  Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, FL) offers a dual DMD/DO (Doctor of Dental Medicine/Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) degree.     
6.  Revision to the Score Scale for the Optometry Admission Test (OAT), Effective May 1, 2009.      
7.  PharmCAS is now OPEN for Fall 2010 Matriculation!   
8.  VMCAS Web Application for 2010 Matriculation is Now Available!    
9.  The 2010 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) application service (AADSAS) has been launched.       
10.  Received this week. 
11.  The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine offers a VMD/PhD Program for future veterinarian-scientists.    
12.  AAMC STAT, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges:  June 29, 2009 edition.  
13.  Marginalia:  The article mentions “Don't swim when you have diarrhea” as the FIRST rule of Pool Etiquette
.      

#1 – June, 2009
1.  The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) proudly announces the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service  (PTCAS). 
2.  Are foot and ankle problems worse for women?  From:  http://www.aaos.org/news/aaosnow/mar08/clinical2.asp    
3.  Received this month.       
4.  Global Vision International offers students valuable fieldwork experience as an active member of a conservation and community research expedition. 
5.  Women ‘fight off disease better’ by virtue of a stronger immune system.  From:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8047321.stm
6.  The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the University of Alabama – Birmingham (UAB) is funded by the National Institutes of Health.  
7.  The Commonwealth Medical College (Scranton, PA) is offering a Masters of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) Program. 
8.  The Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC) offers a Ph.D. in Health and Rehabilitation Science.       
9.  AAMC STAT:  News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, May 25, 2009 edition.  

10.  Marginalia:  This cat is just too cool to be called “Porky”, but that IS its name.     

 

Spring 2009 

#16 – May 4, 2009
1.  Final exams start on Wednesday!  Are you ready?    
2. If you are a graduating senior and wish to continue receiving the Caduceus Newsletter      
3.  Drexel University offers two graduate programs in veterinary science.  
4.  The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Lewisburg) announces is Summer Open House, Friday, June 26, 2009.  
5.  The American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) 2010 cycle will launch on June 1, 2009.   
6.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, April 27, 2009 issue.            
7.  You’re invited to Lyceum Career Day at Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic (Spartanburg, SC)!     
8.  The Logan College of Chiropractic (Chesterfield, MO) is sponsoring an Open House Event on June 27, 2009.      
9.  U.S. News and World Report Puts Osteopathic Medical Colleges at Top of List of Primary Care Resident Producers.  
10.  Suggested summer reading for PHP students.        
11.  Jefferson Medical College (Philadelphia, PA) is hosting an informational meeting on Friday May 15, 2009 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM) for pre-medical students who are interested in the rural Physician Shortage Area Program (PSAP).     
12.  Marginalia:  Inflation Burst Test of Selected Condoms 2009, or, Consumer Reports Revisited.(!)     

 

#15 – April 27, 2009
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.     
2.  Pearson Higher Education announces its 2009 Allied Health Student Scholarship Contest.      
3.  The Florida International University (FIU) College of Medicine (Miami) will be welcoming its inaugural class this August.    
4.  The Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine will have a Student Information at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami on Saturday, May 2. 
5.  Chili peppers add spice to life, from http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/04/14/chili.record/index.html .      
6.  RateADrug.com offers internships and scholarships as part of their PreMed Prescription Rating and Experience Program (PPREP).   
7.  The “morning-after pill” will be available without a prescription to women 17 and older, from http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/04/22/plan.b.age/index.html
8.  The question is:  Just how much in debt will I be when I graduate from medical school?  Here’s one example:  The University of Arkansas College of Medicine (Little Rock).  (Just remember – if it were that easy, everybody would be doing it.)  
9.  Marginalia:  Hip Hop Darwin, from http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/55622/    .

 
#14 – April 20, 2009

1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.       
2.  Received this week.    
3.  The applicant pool for this past 2009 American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine has increased by 8.79%, reflecting a growing trend among students who are attracted to the osteopathic philosophy of practicing medicine. 
4.  CBU Students can take summer courses at the Gulf Coast Research Lab of the University of Southern Mississippi for CBU credit.  
5.  Marginalia:  Today’s safety lesson  (Thanks to Michael R. for alerting me to this SIGNIFICANT safety tip.)  

#13 – April 6, 2009
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.      
2.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 30, 2009 edition.   
3.  The Georgetown Summer Medical Institute (GSMI), a program of the Georgetown School of Medicine, will be offering medical school courses,
seminars and workshops for premedical (rising juniors and seniors), post-bacc, graduate and medical students this summer
.      
4.  Facebook users wage condom campaign against Pope, from cnn.news, March 30, 2009.     
5.  Jefferson Medical College (Philadelphia, PA) is hosting an informational meeting on Friday, May 15, 2009, for pre-medical students who are interested in the rural Physician Shortage Area Program (PSAP).    
6.  A day in the life of a 2nd year medical student at St. George’s University (Grenada).  Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU for sending me this.       
7.  The Research Associates (RA) Program (St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport CT) now has two positions available for Chief Research Associates.   
8.  The Southern California College of Optometry cordially invites you to attend our annual Spring Admissions Open House on Saturday, April 11th, 2009.       
9.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) offers an online Certificate in Clinical Research.  

#12 – March 30, 2009
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.       
2.  The Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (North Chicago, IL) College of Health Professions sponsors a series of Open House events for prospective students.    
3.  St. George’s University (Grenada, West Indies) is awarding one-third tuition scholarships, as part of their Legacy of Excellence Scholarship Program.    
4.  Received this week.   
5.  Logan College of Chiropractic (Chesterfield, MO) offers programs in Chiropractic and in Sports Science and Rehabilitation.   
6.  The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) announces a centralized application service for optometry (OptomCAS), to be launched on July 2009 for the 2009-2010 application cycle.        
7.  The California School of Podiatric Medicine (Oakland, CA) will be sponsoring its annual Immersion Week, July 20-24, 2009.     

8.  Marginalia:  British words for drunk – 141 of them!

 

#11 – March 23, 2009
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.       
2.  Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) E-Newsletter, Issue # 22, January 2009.       
3.  The University of Queensland School of Medicine (Brisbane, Australia) will be hosting an Information Session for prospective students at The Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Saturday, May 2.           
4. 
==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 16, 2009 edition.    
5.  (CNN) -- Americans are forgoing medical attention in the face of high health-care costs, a new consumer health survey has found.     
6.  Received this week.     
7.  Marginalia:  True, most recipients of the Darwin Awards are men, but I can’t think of too many men who would be willing to tolerate this kind of punishment.    

#10 – March 16, 2009
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.    
2.  Details about the upcoming University of Arkansas (Little Rock) for Medical Sciences College of Medicine Annual Spring tour for prospective medical students and premedical advisors.          
3.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis, TN) College of Dentistry will be sponsoring its annual Dental Externship on April 3, 2009. 
4.  Received this week.  
5.  The plight of young, uninsured Americans.  From cnn news.com, March 7, 2009.   
6.  The online application service for osteopathic medical schools, AACOMAS 2010, will become available in May. 
7.  The Research Associates (RAs) program of the Department of Emergency Medicine at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT is a summer program for college students and post-bacs.  
8.  Interested in a health-related career?  ExploreHealthCareers.org is an excellent source of information.  9.  Marginalia:  WHAT?!!?  Spring Break is HISTORY, and you still haven’t started your term paper??  DIDN’T YOU KNOW THAT PROCRASTINATION CAN BE BAD FOR YOU?   

#9 – March 9, 2009
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.       
2.  The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Graduate Research Education and Training (GREAT) has a list of summer undergraduate research programs.   
3. 
==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 2, 2009 edition. 
4.  Medical Horizons is a new program being offered through the Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, for those considering a career in medicine. 
5.  The AAMC will be releasing its inaugural Official Guide to the MCAT(R) Exam. 
6.  Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) will be sponsoring its 3rd annual Health Professions Graduate School Fair on Wednesday March 11 from 2-6 PM in the ballrooms of the Student Life Center. All interested students are welcome to attend
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7.  The new U.S. Student Fulbright grant recruitment season has started.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU, for sending me this.)  
8.  
Study: 86.7 million Americans uninsured over last two years, from cnn.com. 
9.  If you’re pre-med, mark your calendars for the Annual Spring Tour sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. 

#8 – March 2, 2009
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.       
2.  The CBU Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society offer chemistry tutoring.        
3.  Received this week  
4.  The National Hispanic Medical Association will be hosting a career fair for high school and undergraduate students interested in medicine, March 18-22, 2009 in New York City.  
5
.  The Color the Future of Medicine Fellowship (CMF) is a newly created program to assist prospective dental and medical students with the financial expense associated with the dental/medical school application process 
6.  Yes, I know you’re looking forward to Spring Break, but a casual sexual encounter during Spring Break, or at any time, really, may not be in your best interest.  Here are some reasons why. 
7
.  In case you’re traveling to Mexico, particularly the border region and Tijuana, for Spring Break, here’s a travel alert.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU, for forwarding this to me.)         

8.  Marginalia:   Indiana Woman Said "I Do" 23 Times -- 68-year-old Guinness world record holder would get married again – from:      http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/weird/Indiana-Woman-Said-I-Do-23-Times.html?yhp=1

#7 – February 23, 2009
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.       
2.  On Tuesday, March 10, we will have a tour of Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, starting at 10 a.m.      
3.  The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Veterinary Medical Information Sessions event, March 13, 2009, at the Westin Washington DC City Center. 
4.  The American Association of Dental Schools Application Service will become available online on June 1, 2009.  
5.  The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine is sponsoring a Summer Scholars program which includes course work in biochemistry, gross anatomy, immunology, histology, integrated pharmacology, osteopathic principles and practices.  
6.  Wanted: You! 10 Jobs Where Employers Come Looking For You, from hotjobs.yahoo.com        
7.  Tufts University (North Grafton, MA) offers a Master’s Degree in Animals and Public Policy.    
8.  Received this week.      
9.  Marginalia:  The Tesla Roadsters, featuring Tela Thigpen, had a SUCCESSFUL debut, Friday, February 13!     

#6 – February 16, 2009
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.  
2.  Saint George’s University School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine are sponsoring a series of Open Houses, including one in Memphis. 
3.  Report: 'Shocking' number don't know obesity causes cancer, from cnn news.com    
4.  Naturopathic Medical School E-Newsletter, Issue 21, December 2008.  (Sorry for the late inclusion.) 
5.  The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (New Brunswick, NJ) offers a Summer Clinical Intership Program.      
6.  The Illinois College of Optometry will again host its Focus on Your Future Summer Program for underrepresented minority undergraduate students, July 6-10, 2009.
7.  West Tennessee Healthcare will again sponsor the Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program.   
8.  Marginalia:  Got the blues?  You’re not alone.     

 

#5 – February 9, 2009
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.       
2.  Are you curious about the evolution of “Evolution”?  Then join Scientific American’s Evolution Emanation cruise!  (Cruise prices start at a mere $1,529!!) 
3.  The University of Alabama – Birmingham will be sponsoring a Summer in Biomedical Science (SIBS)  undergraduate research program.   The application deadline is March 13, 2009.       
4. 
==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 2, 2009 edition.  
5.  The University of Michigan offers a variety of Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities. 
6.  Some interesting sources of information regarding health care costs.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU for forwarding this to me.) 
7.  Global Vision International is looking for volunteers and students to join its South African Wildlife Research Expedition 
8.  The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) is a free six-week summer academic enrichment program for freshman and sophomore college students who are interested in a career in medicine or dentistry.   
9.  Study: Hormone therapy caused breast cancer for thousands.   
10.  I feel SO-O-O-O-O-O relieved!  The condition “Cello scrotum” has been exposed as a hoax. 

 

#4 – February 2, 2009
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities. 
2.  The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine offers two-week Summer Surgery and Summer Neurosciences Experiences. 
3.  Yale University sponsors its annual Global Health and Innovation Summit, a conference presented annually by Unite For Sight, April 18 – 19, 2009.    
4.  The American Medical Student Association  will sponsor its 59th annual convention, with the theme of “Win Back Our Profession.  
5.  Received this week  
6.  The University of South Carolina’s Office of Pre-Professional Advising is hosting its third annual intensive five-day program for pre-med students.     
7.  The Oregon Health & Science University in Portland offers an Equity Summer Research Program. 
8.  One reason why the feminizing of medicine is a good thing:  Female Doctors Provide Best Heart Failure (HF) Care:  from the January 26, 2009 issue of Medscape News.           
9.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 26, 2009 edition. 
10.  Help support Darwin Day at SIU Carbondale and buy the one and only original Charles Darwin Bobblehead!   
11.  The Abaton is a medical humanities literary journal published annually by Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. 
12.  Marginalia:  Four Icons of Fear 

#3 – January 26, 2009
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.     
2.  Kathryn Fields Seely, CBU Alum will be talking about the graduate program and summer SURF program at the University of Arkansas Medical School, Monday, January 26. 
3.  Yes, friends, we continue the fine tradition of a lunchtime benefit concert for LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, THIS TIME for Valentine’s Day.
4.  Journal Club Meeting at the University of Memphis:  Why Public Health Is Important, Tuesday, February 3, 2009. 
5.  The University of Nebraska offers a summer research program in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. 
6.  Graduate Student Assistantship in Bioinformatics and Entomology available at Wichita State University (KS)  
7.  Two member Osteopathic Medical Schools have received approval to open additional sites for students to pursue their osteopathic medical school education studies. 
8.  Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine will again host the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program
. 
9.  Received this week.  
10.  The University of Massachusetts Medical School is offering a 2009 Summer Undergraduate Research Program.      
11.  Marginalia:  When was the last time someone told you “Do as I say, not as I do!”?      

#2 – January 19, 2009
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.       
2.  Reempowering Primary Care:  Brian Klepper, PhD, a healthcare analyst from Atlantic Beach, Florida, offers a solution to the primary care problem.
Medscape J Med 10(12) 2008
   
3.  Mississippi has highest teen birth rate, CDC says.   Appearing on yahoo news.com, January 7, 2009.   By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer
4.  The deadline for applying to the CBU Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Program is Tuesday, January 27.  
5.  The University of Southern California Somos Hermanos Student Immersion Program is currently accepting applications for both the July – December 2009 and January – June 2010 program sessions.  
6.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 12, 2009 edition. 
7.  The deadline for most osteopathic medical schools and branch campuses is February 1. 
8.  The University of Arkansas Department of Biochemistry and Molecular biology offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. 
9.  Harvard Medical School announces the launch of a new summer program, the Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program . 
10.   The Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program will be offering its Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program in New York City. 
11.  The Gulf Coast Research Lab (Ocean Springs, MS) offers a two-term Research Study Program.  

12.  Marginalia:  Women paints entire car with nail polish.  From http://bellasugar.com/2627519 . 

 

#1 – January 12, 2009
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.   
2.  Thanks to those of you who responded to last semester’s survey pertaining to beverages and refreshments in the BBB/PHP lounge.
3.  I’m confused.  The importance of handwashing has been established for over 150 years 
4.  WHO: Cancer to surpass heart disease as world's leading killer, from cnn news.com.  
5.  Study Finds Non-Drug Meditation Treatment Beats Depression, from http://www.naturalnews.com/024986.html  
6.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, December 15, 2008 edition. 
7.  New Study Firmly Ties Hormone Use to Breast Cancer.  (Members of Zeta:  You may want to tell your moms about this one.)    
8.  Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School are offering a Summer Training in Academic Research and Scholarship (STARS) Program for underrepresented minority (URM) undergraduate juniors and seniors or first year medical students.    
9.  So, you wanna be a physician, eh?  Try these USMLE sample questions from USMLEasy. 
10. 
Commentary by David Paterson, Governor of New York: Why we need an obesity tax, appearing in cnn health.com 
11.  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta offers a Summer Undergraduate Environmental Health Internship.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU, for sending me this.)    
12.  Tufts University offers its Summer 2009 Adventures in Veterinary Medicine program for college students June 1-5 and June 8-12, 2009.  
13.  The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute (Mountain View, CA) offers a 2009 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in Astrobiology.         
14.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, December 22, 2008 edition.    
15.  The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation is offering a Summer Research Internship Program for undergraduates interested in cardiology and/or research. 
16.  Marginalia 1:  While we’re on the subject of Woodstock, the title of this video clip is “Birthday greetings From Joe Cocker”.    
17.  Marginalia 2:   Lenticular cloud formation over Mt. Rainier, Dec. 5, 2008.   

Fall 2008  

#16 – December 8, 2008
1.  Dirty jobs that pay well, from Yahoo hot jobs (2007).  (Health-related jobs are in bold print.)  
2.  George Washington University’s School of Public Health and Health Services is introducing a new MPH program. 
3.  Future doctors share too much on Facebook, UF researchers say. 
4.  Calming the Mind’s Chatter, from the Baltimore Sun; Appearing in the December 4, 2008 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi. 
5.  One of the more precious Christmas gifts you can give – a note that says “Thanks” to the members of our armed forces.  

#15 – December 1, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities. 
2.  Half of primary-care doctors in survey would leave medicine, from cnn news.com, 11/18/2008 edition.     
3.  Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital offers a 10-week summer research program called the Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program.  
4.  The question posed to the HLTHPROF listserv was “How does one identify a respected [acupuncture] program?  
5.  Programs offered by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Allied Health Sciences.  I.  Master of Cytopathology Practice.        
6.  Programs offered by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Allied Health Sciences.  II.  Bachelor of Medical Technology.           
7.  Programs offered by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Allied Health Sciences.  III.  Master of Science Program in Clinical Laboratory Science – Advanced Practice Track.        
8.  Programs offered by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Allied Health Sciences.  IV.  Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics & Information Management.               
9.  Programs offered by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Allied Health Sciences.  V.  Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene.           
10.  Programs offered by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Allied Health Sciences.  VI.  Master of Occupational Therapy.          
11.  The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) is a FREE six week summer academic enrichment program for freshman and sophomore college students interested in medicine or dentistry.    
12.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) College of Pharmacy offers the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Degree.  
13.  Received this week  

14.  Ya know, Christmas isn’t that far away.  Here’s this week’s suggestion for a Christmas gift for the person who has everything.   

 

#14 – November 24, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities. 
2.  “And a fun time was had by all.” – Selected photos of collection taken by Julia Hanebrink at Beta Beta Beta’s Bowling for Uganda Event.  
3.  Win a trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the fourth annual One Voice:  Reproductive Health and Population Summit  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU for sending me this.)       
4.  The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine offers a summer course in Human Anatomy, June 1 – 26, 2009.
5.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 17, 2008 issue.   
6.  The American Association of Colleges of OsteopathicMedicine reports a 10% increase in the number of applicants, and a 16% of the number of designations to individual medical schools.  
7.  Mockingbird Specimens Sparked Darwin’s Theory:  From the November 17, 2008 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi. 
8.  While we’re on the subject of Charles Darwin’s birthday anniversary, there are currently 57 events scheduled in 11 countries for Darwin Day 2009. 
9.  Received this week. 
10.  The Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP) was created in response to the need for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to diversity its student population.  
11.  Ya know, Christmas isn’t that far away.  Here’s this week’s suggestion for a Christmas gift for the person who has everything.   

 

#13 – November 17, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.   
2.  Chess Prodigy 2008:  A fund-raiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, sponsored by  the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).         
3.  Submit a 2-minute video to AspiringDocs.org telling them why you are an aspiring to win 1 of 10 $1,000 toward medical school application costs.(!)   
4.  The United States National Institutes of Health is sponsoring a Biomedical Scholars doctoral training program with colleagues in Oxford and Cambridge. 
5.  Seminar sponsored by Rhodes College Department of Biology, November 17, 2008. 
6.  Received this week. 
7.  Summer Student Fellowship offered at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU, for sending me this.) 
8.  The Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program of Weill Cornell Medical College, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the Rockefeller University (New York) will be sponsoring its 10-week Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program this summer.    
9.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges,

November 10, 2008 issue. 

10.  Ya know, Christmas isn’t that far away.  Here’s this week’s suggestion for a Christmas gift for the person who has everything.  (I did get carried away with the $110,000 motorcycle last week, didn’t I?) 

 

#12 – November 10, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.      
2.  Summer research programs at Vanderbilt Medical Center (Nashville, TN)   
3.  Recommendations of the Educated Citizen and Public Health Initiative encourage the teaching of Public Health 101, Epidemiology 101, and Global Health 101 by all colleges and universities. 
4.  From the NAAHP:  The Mabelle Arole Fellowship supports a year at one of the best community based primary health projects in the world.      
5.  Biomedical research at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)    
6.  A Short Primer for those of you planning to attend Graduate School in Biomedical Sciences, from Bharati Mehrotra,Ph.D., Graduate Program Student Adviser, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) 
7.  An interesting Webcast Video Commentary:  Beyond a Dying Private Health Insurance Industry:  A Hidden Solution in Plain View. 
8.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 1, 2008 - Annual Meeting Issue #1 edition. 
9.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges,

November 3, 2008 - Annual Meeting Issue #2 edition.   
10.  Ya know, Christmas isn’t that far away.  Here’s this week’s suggestion for a Christmas gift for the person who has everything.   

11.  Marginalia:  Sand castle competition-Harrison Hot Springs, B.C.        

 

#11 – November 3, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.     
2.  DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AWARDS GRANT TO THE CENTER FOR MIND-BODY MEDICINE  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU for forwarding this to me.)   
3.  The 2009 Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) Schedule and related resources from AAMC. 
4.  New U.S./Australia Medical School Program – 20 Seats Available for January 2009    
5.  The American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) allows for health-related accommodations during Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) administrations.  
6.  Dedication and blessing ceremony for the Cooper-Wilson Science Center, October 28, 2008.  MANY thanks to Cory Dugan, Director of Publications for sharing these photos with me.  
7.  The University of Texas Southwestern (Dallas) Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is sponsoring summer research programs for undergraduates. 

8.  Ya know, Christmas isn’t that far away.  Here’s this week’s suggestion for a Christmas gift for the person who has everything. 

 

#10 – October 27, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.       
2.  What?!!?  Fall Break is HISTORY, and YOU STILL HAVEN'T STARTED YOUR TERM PAPER?  DID YOU KNOW THAT PROCRASTINATION CAN BE BAD FOR YOU??     
3.  While we’re on the subject of procrastination, if you ever key in “procrastination” into the Search box of http://www.pubMed.gov , you’ll get 165 hits! 
4.  The University of Memphis will be hosting its Pre-Health Sciences Day on Thursday, October 30, 2008. 
5.  The Church Health Center will be sponsoring its annual Race for Grace on Saturday, November 8, 2008, starting at 9 a.m. from Shady Grove Presbyterian Church.  
6.  Received this week.  
7.  The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (Tempe, AZ) will be hosting its two annual Discovery Day programs. 
8.  St. George’s University (Grenada, West Indies) will be sponsoring 10-day Summer Academies for medicine and veterinary medicine.  
9.  Ya know, Christmas isn’t that far away.  Here’s this week’s suggestion for a Christmas gift for the person who has everything.  
10.  Marginalia:  Hubble Telescope’s top ten space photographs.

   

#9 – October 20, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.       
2.  The Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program is a nine-week program (May 18-July 27, 2009) where college seniors and recent graduates gain knowledge about federal legislative procedure and health policy issues, while further developing their critical thinking and leadership skills.  
3.  A brief summary of Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald’s research and of her presentation at last month’s International Congress of Eye Research in Beijing, China.  
4.  The subject was “Facebook and med school”:  It is a good idea to exercise a degree of professionalism now to avoid possible issues in the future.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU for sending me this.)  
5.  Is beer bad for science?  From nytimes.com, August 19, 2008. 
6.  Ya know, Christmas isn’t that far away.  Here’s this week’s suggestion for a Christmas gift for the person who has everything.

7.  Marginalia:  HERE IS THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION THAT HAS PERPLEXED US FOR YEARS!   

 

#8 – October 13, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.       
2.  Yale University will host the Unite For Sight 6th Annual Global Health & Development Conference, April 18-19, 2009. 
3.  "Condom" Ring-Tone a Hit in India . 
4.  Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (NY) offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Program . 
5.  Received this week . 
6.  The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Lewisburg) is sponsoring its Fall Open House on Saturday, November 15, 2008. 
7.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 6, 2008 edition.  
8.  Ya know, Christmas isn’t that far away.  Here’s this week’s suggestion for a Christmas gift for the person who has everything.   
9.  Marginalia:  This is what sorry looks like…

 

#7 – October 6, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.     
2.  The Saint Louis University School of Public Health sponsors monthly Open Houses, starting in November, 2008.   
3.  The question posed to the HLTHPROF listserv was “I am looking for works of fiction that involve disease in the plot.  I will be using them in a course on infectious disease.  Do any of you have any titles that you can suggest (Title, author, and a bit of a description would be great, but just the title and author would  work)
4.  Career and Graduate Programs for B.S./M.S. Scientists:  An AAAS/Science Business Office Feature by Jacqueline Ruttimann, also accessible via DOI:  10.1126/science.opms.r0800057 . 
5.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 29, 2008 edition. 
6.  Computers as good at reading mammograms as second eyes, from http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/conditions/10/01/computer.mammogram.help.ap/index.html
7.  The American Academy of HIV Medicine announces its offer to medical students to become full members of the Academy at no charge. 
8.  October 6 through 12 is National PA (Physician Assistant) Week. 

9.  Marginalia:  Don’t EVER complain about your job.  It could be worse, you know…  

#6 – September 29, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.       
2.  The United States Air Force Medical Scholarship offers considerable benefits. 
3.  Received this week (and placed in the BBB/PHP room, AH 114)
4.  The University of Arkansas Medical School is sponsoing their Eighth Annual Career Day for Biomedical Sciences, October 30, 2008. 
5.  Dr. Linda Pifer will present her annual HIV/AIDS Seminar on September 30, 2008, starting at 1 p.m., in the University Theatre.   
6.  Marginalia 1:  Good heavens, the faculty have gone to the (sea)dogs!  (Having honored International Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19, 2008)  
7.  Marginalia 2:  Just in case someone gets hurt talking, walking, or acting like a pirate.  (MANY thanks to Aimee Lewis, Director, The Fund for CBU.) 

#5 – September 22, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.    
2.  On Thursday, September 25, Mr. Bernard Backer, Director of Admissions at the St. Louis University School of Public Health will give a presentation on their programs in Public Health and in Health Administration.
3.  The Admissions Department of the James H. Quillen College of Medicine (East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN) will be sponsoring a Medical School Application Workshop on October 9, 2008 at the University of Memphis.    
4.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 15, 2008 edition. 
5.  Church Owes Darwin Apology Over Evolution, Says Senior Anglican, from the September 15, 2008 issue of Science in the News. 
6.  GuluWalk (Saturday, November 1, 2008) is an event to benefit the children of War-Torn Northern Uganda 
7.  Rhodes College announces its Health Careers Fair, Thursday, September 25, 2008. 
8.  Marginalia:  Valuable words of wisdom from ancient Rome

#4 – September 15, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.       
2.  The Pasteur Foundation (Paris, France!) offers a summer research program for undergraduates.
3.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, September 8, 2008 edition. 
4.  Northwestern Health Sciences University (Bloomington, MN) is offering a Career Day on Saturday, October 25, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to Noon. 
5.  America Needs a More Diverse Physician Workforce:  A report from AspiringDocs.org, An AAMC Campaign to Increase Diversity in Medicine.     
6.  Dr. Jane Ann Munroe, O. D., Director of Admissions, Southern California College of Optometry has created a Facebook group for Pre-Optometry students. 
7.  Students in Dr. Kristin Prien’s Management 352 (Organizational Behavior and Management) class are conducting a drive to help raise supplies for the American Red Cross and recent hurricane victims.
8.  Marginalia:  Perishable Art

#3 – September 8, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.    
2.  The University of Health Sciences Antigua School of Medicine offers two separate programs for a M.D. degree.    
3.  The 2009 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Competition is now open.  (Thanks to Cory Dugan, CBU Director of Publications for forwarding this to me.)
4. Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) is sponsoring an open house of their graduate programs on Saturday, September 27, 2008.  
5.  The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School (Little Rock, AR) will be hosting the 8th annual Career Day for Biomedical Sciences on Thursday, October 30, 2008. 
6.  Gaming Evolves, from the September 3, 2008 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi. 
7.  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers an MD/PhD program.  
8.  Students applying to podiatric schools can access the on-line web application in several ways. 
9.  The Indian Health Service offers a Student Externship program for 3rd-year dental students. 

10.  Marginalia:  Cat got your tongue?

 

#2 – September 1, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.  
2. Buckman Laboratories is looking for tutors for its onsite adult (over 25) Reading Enhancement Program.    
3.  Northeastern University (Boston, MA) offers a Master of Sports Leadership degree. 
4.  The University of Memphis will be hosting the Sustainable Tennessee Regional Opportunity Forum, Friday, September 19. 
5.  Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic (Spartanburg, SC) will be hosting an open house October 23 and 24, 2008. 
6.  The CBU Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha will be hosting the 5th annual Mr. CBU pageant, a fund-raiser for breast cancer research and awareness, September 27, 2008.  
7.  Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) offers a tuition-free program, called the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM), for individuals interested in becoming physician investigators. 
8.  von Bourgondien, one of the largest flower bulb and perennial supplies in the United States, offers a Fundraising with Flowerbulbs program.  
9.  Marginalia:  Real answers to real test questions  

#1 – August 25, 2008
1.   Welcome back!     
2.  The Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine (Guadalajara, Mexico) will be conducting several student information sessions in the continental United States this coming semester.
3.  Student research position involving either retinal pathology or basal ganglia disorders, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. 
4.  Marginalia:  First Kiss

Summer 2008

#4 – August, 2008
1.   Beginning with the 2009 application year, the James H. Quillen College of Medicine of East Tennessee State University will be a participant in the AMCAS letters project.     
2.  VMCAS (Veterinary Medical College Application Service) WEB APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE!!! 
3.  An invitation to the 4th Annual Naturopathic Medical Student Association Conference:  Celebrating Collaboration in Healthcare, Sunday, August 17, 2008, in Phoenix, AZ. 
4.  An example of research in alternative medicine, appearing in the July issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU, for sending me this.) 
5.  If you are applying to veterinary school, here are some updates regarding policies pertaining to evaluations.
6.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, July 21, 2008 edition. 
7.  Applicants to Washington University School of Medicine can check the status of their application via the Internet. 
8.  An interesting glimpse at health care in other countries.

#3 – July, 2008
1.  Summer Research by Michelle Paul at Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  
2.    ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, June 2, 2008 edition. 
3.  Received this week (mostly from the recent biennial NAAHP convention in Chicago)
4.  For those of you applying to health-related graduate programs and have NOT filled out an Evaluation Request Form, PLEASE DO SO NOW. 
5.  Marginalia:  Weekly food consumption in selected countries. 

#2 – June, 2008
1.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, May 5, 2008 edition.
2.  The question posted to the HLTHPROF listserv was:  “Could someone direct me to a useful web site or provide some information about program requirements [pertaining to Sports Medicine]?          
3.  The New York College of Podiatric Medicine offers a 2008 Pre-Matriculation Summer Program, July 7 through August 15.
4.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, May 12, 2008 edition. 
5.  The Leaky Pipeline: Factors Associated With Early Decline in Interest in Premedical Studies Among Underrepresented Minority Undergraduate Students. Academic Medicine. 83(5):503-511, May 2008.  Barr, Donald A. MD, PhD; Gonzalez, Maria Elena MA; Wanat, Stanley F. PhD
6.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, May 19, 2008 edition.
7.  Marginalia:  Picture from 1954 Popular Mechanics Magazine.

#1 – May, 2008
1.  The 2009 VMCAS (Veterinary Medical College Application Service will launch early June 2008. 
2.  The makers of Tylenol® will be awarding a total of $250,000 in scholarships to students pursuing health-related studies.
3.  Stomach-Proof Gel Hints at Jab-Free Diabetes Treatment, from New Scientist:  Appearing in the April 23, 2008 issue of Science in the News. 
4.  Panel Says Link Between Smog and Premature Death Is Clear, from the Chicago Tribune (Registration Required):  Appearing in the April 23, 2008 issue of Science in the News. 
5.  The University of Medicine and Health Sciences at St. Kitts (in the Caribbean) offers M.D. and Nurse Practitioner programs.  
6.  The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston) offers M.D.-Ph.D. programs in a variety of disciplines. 
7.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, April 28, 2008 edition. 
8.  The Bone Detective, from the Guardian (UK):  Appearing in the May 1, 2008 issue of Science in the News.
9.  Marginalia 1:  YOU Choose in November
10.  Marginalia 2:  Holding the Sun 

Spring 2008

#16 – April 21, 2008
1.  World peace through Godiva Chocolates:  The results.     
2.  Let’s just say, hypothetically of course, that you decide to visit the American University of Antigua College of Medicine 
3.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, April 14, 2008 edition. 
4.  More proposed signage for the newly-renovated Assisi (formerly) Science Hall.  
5.  Marginalia:  How was your cereal this morning?

 

#15 – April 15, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities. 
2.  Once again, students WIN in the annual Young Whipper Snappers vs. Old Geezers Charity Volleyball Game for the Church Health Center. 
3.  In Shift to Digital Mammograms, More Recalls With Nothing Wrong, from the New York Times (Registration Required):  Appearing in the April 10, 2008 issue of Science in the News. 
4.  Dartmouth College offers 1-year MPH and MS degrees through the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. 
5.  The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) will host its Free Hispanic Student Medical School Recruitment Fair on Saturday, April, 19, 2008, at the Washington Hilton, DC.  
6.  Hands-Only CPR Greatly Increases Survival Odds, from the San Francisco Chronicle:  Appearing in the April 1, 2008 issue of Science in the News. 
7.  The Illinois College of Optometry announces a summer program for underrepresented minority undergraduate students.  
8.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 31, 2008 edition. 
9.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, April 7, 2008 edition. 
10.  The Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team is hiring both summer interns and year-long positions. 
11.  It takes a very special kind of person to do this type of research:  Fossil Feces Is Earliest Evidence of N. America Humans, from National Geographic News:  Appearing in the April 4, 2008 issue of Science in the News. 

12.  Marginalia:  In case you’re having a crummy, no-good, rotten day         

 

#14 – April 7, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.       
2.  Reminder:  It’s the 6th  Annual Young Whipper Snappers vs. Old Geezers Charity Volleyball Game benefiting the Church Health Center, starting at 6 p.m., in the Canale Arena! 
3.  About this “Old Geezer Dress-up Contest”
4.  Special presentation regarding the American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Wednesday, April 9, 2008. 
5.  The 5th Annual Godiva Chocolate Tasting Session will be THIS Thursday, April 10, 2008, in the Montesi Room of Buckman Hall, starting at 3 p.m.
6.  The AAMC has announced the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) CBT Test Dates for 2008. 
7.  Marginalia:  Rice Field Art .

 

#13 – March 31, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.  
2.   It’s the 6th Annual Youth & Vitality vs. Old Age Charity Volleyball Game, benefiting the Church Health Center, Wednesday, April 10!
3.  The Princeton Review is currently hiring part-time teachers for upcoming MCAT courses in Memphis. 
4.  If, and when, you take the MCAT, make sure the exam center administrator sprays the classroom’s chairs and door handles with WD-40 to eliminate squeaky chairs and noisy doorknobs  -- From the March 2008 WD-40 Fan Forum.
5.  Weighing Cancer's Price, from the Baltimore Sun:  Appearing in the March 25, 2008 issue of Science in the News.
6.  U.S. Researchers Create Protein Map of Human Spit, from the San Diego Union-Tribune (Registration Required):  Appearing in the March 26, 2008 issue of Science in the News. 
7.  Genetic Testing Gets Personal, from the Washington Post (Registration Required):  Appearing in the March 26, 2008 issue of Science in the News. 
8.  Marginalia:  What it’s like to fly in a F-14 Tomcat.

#12 – March 24, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.    
2.  San Diego State University announces a new Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics (BMI) Graduate Program
3.  East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine announces its results of the National Residency Matching Program. 
4.  The Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team (ACCWT) is still looking to fill Summer Associates positions.
5.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 17, 2008 edition. 
6.  Heparin Discovery May Point to Chinese Counterfeiting, from the New York Times (Registration Required):  Appearing in the March 20, 2008 issue of Science in the News.
7.  Marginalia 1:  A post-script to this year’s St. Patrick’s Day --
8.  Marginalia 2:  Hey, Bullwinkle!  Is that really you?  (An albino moose in Summit County, Colorado.)

#11 – March 17, 2008 
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.      
2.  The Public Water Works of Memphis is offering 5-6 Summer Internships 
3.  Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA) offers Master’s Degrees in Forensic Science and Criminalistic Science.
4.  Nintendo Wii being used as part of rehab therapy:  Appearing in AMA eBookNews, March 6, 2008. 
5.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 10, 2008 edition. 
6.  AP Probe Finds Drugs in Drinking Water, from the Miami Herald (Registration Required):  Appearing in the March 10, 2008 issue of Science in the News. 
7.  The Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine will be sponsoring its 10th annual Summer Internship Program, June 6-13, 2008.
8.  Study: 1 in 4 Teen Girls Has STD, from the Baltimore Sun:  Appearing in the March 12, 2008 issue of Science in the News.
9.  Creativity Soars When Inhibition Takes 5, from the San Diego Union-Tribune (Registration Required):  Appearing in the March 12, 2008 issue of Science in the News.
10.  The Geometry of Music, from Science News:  Appearing in the March 11, 2008 issue of Science in the News. 

11.  Marginalia:  Coffee Art

 

#10 – March 10, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.    
2.  Presentation by Lorie Franck, Student Recruiter for the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, March 13, 2008, 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. 
3.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 3, 2008 edition. 
4.  Prozac Does Not Work in Most Depressed Patients, from New Scientist:  Appearing in the February 29, 2008 issue of Science in the News. 
5.  Marginalia:  Dinner in the sky (in Brussels).

#9 – March 3, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.     
2.  Medical Schools in the University of California system offer 5-year programs for applicants interested in working with the medically underserved.   
3.  There is a new program in "Community Medicine"  being established at the University of Oklahoma.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU, for forwarding this information to me.) 
4.  The Student Fulbright grant season opens March 1.  (Thanks, again, to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director of SDSU, for forwarding this information to me.) 
5.  Received this week. 
6.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 25, 2008 edition. 
7.  Georgetown University is pleased to announce the fourth Georgetown Summer Medical Institute for college students (rising juniors and seniors) and post-baccs. 
8.  The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine offers a VMD-Ph.D. Combined Degree Study Program. 
9.  The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is sponsoring its Spring Open House on Saturday, March 29, 2008. 
10.  The University of California – Berkeley School of Optometry is offering a summer “Opto-Camp” for pre-health science majors interested in optometry. 
11.  Google to Test Online Medical Records Service, from the Dallas Morning News (Registration Required):  Appearing in the February 22, 2008 issue of Science in the News. 
12.  Hospitals' Graveyard Shift Can Be Peril for Patients, from the Baltimore Sun:  Appearing in the February 20, 2008 issue of Science in the News. 
13.  Marginalia -- Massive Kill from Bird Flu at Trailer Park in Florida!!

#8 – February 28, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.    
2.  West Tennessee Healthcare will again sponsor the Pre-Med Internship Volunteer Program.  This program will begin on June 9 and conclude August 1, 2008.    
3.  MWU (Midwestern University) Announces Class Size Increase for AZCOM (Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.)   
4.  Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy (Nashville, TN) announces their advancement toward pre-candidate status. 
5.  Des Moines University’s College of Podiatric Medicine is sponsoring an Open House, April 9-11. 
6.  TULSA OILERS DESTROY RIVERKINGS 10-3, but a good time was had by all at the “Pink at the Rink”, anyway…   (Thanks to Kelly Towns for sending me these photos.) 
7.  ETSU Celebrates National "Program of the Year" Award from the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). 
8.  APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association) Workforce Study Predicts Large Influx Needed in Podiatric Medicine. 
9.  The Fifth Pathway program, an integral part of the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine, is in jeopardy of no longer being sponsored by the American Medical Association (AMA). 
10.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 18, 2008 edition. 
11.  The University of Mississippi will be one of 20 participating in a pilot program for electronic submission of evaluation letters for 2009 AMCAS applications. 
12.  Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine – Bradenton (FL) is still are accepting applications until April 1st for the new class starting in August. 
13.  The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is accepting applications for a Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) for freshman and sophomore college students. 
14.  Asthma, Cancer Diagnoses May Be Just a Breath Away, from the Rocky Mountain News, appearing in the February 20, 2008 issue of Science in the News. 
15.  Marginalia:  It takes a very special person to work on sewage removal

#7 – February 18, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.     
2.  Congratulations to all the contestants in this year’s Annual Ape Olympic Biathlon!  (Many thanks to John Legge and Michael Herr for sending me these photos!)  
3.  The Mississippi RiverKings will be hosting a fund-raiser, Pink At The Rink, for the Susan B. Komen Foundation, during the game on Friday, February 15, 2008.   
4.  U.S. Medical Schools Prepare for 'Silver Tsunami', By Richard C. Lewis.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU, for forwarding this to me.) 
5.  The Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Blacksburg, VA) is sponsoring an Open House on April 12, 2008. 
6.  The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine is hosting two summer camps for pre-medical students who want an intense experience that is both intellectual and experiential. 
7.  The University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts (UMHS) will open in May, 2008. 
8.  The deadline has been extended for the Equity Summer Research Program, one of the Diversity Achievement programs at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland. 
9.  The deadline for applicants to the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) – Summer Medical Education Program is March 1, 2008. 
10.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 11, 2008.  (See the first article, in particular:  AAMC says Bush budget will cripple hospitals and erode medical progress)  
11.  The University of Central Florida’s M.D. Program (Orlando) has received provisional accreditation from the AAMC/LCME. 
12.  Just Desserts: Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Weight Gain, from Scientific American:  Appearing in the February 12, 2008 issue of Science in the News. 
13.  The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges will be hosting a Veterinary Medical Information Session and Career Fair on March 14, 2008. 
14.  Humboldt State University (Arcata, CA) is offering a National Science Foundation-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU, for forwarding this to me.) 
15.  There will be a total lunar eclipse visible throughout the United States on the evening of February 20, 2008.  (Thanks to Brother Kevin for sending me this information.) 

#6 – February 11, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.   
2.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) College of Allied Health Sciences will be hosting an open house for prospective students on Friday, February 22, 2008.    
3.  In anticipation of our Ape Olympic Biathlon honoring Charles Darwin’s 199th birthday anniversary, here is a short biographical sketch of our honoree. 
4.  Union College in Schenectady, NY will be hosting the 11th Annual National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference April 4 & 5, 2008. 
5.  The University of California – Berkeley Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems is sponsoring an 8-week summer internship program, June 23-August 15. 
6.  Auburn University is hosting a Summer 2008 National Science Foundation-supported Research Experiences Program for Undergraduates in Micro/Nano-Structured Materials, Therapeutics, and Devices.
7.  The University of California – Santa Cruz is sponsoring a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Information Technology (SURF-IT). 
8.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, February 4, 2008 edition.  
9.  You would think that doctors and nurses would know this by now:  Hand Washing May Reduce Episodes of Diarrhea by 30%. 
10.  The American University of Antigua College of Medicine will be sponsoring a series of Spring 2008 Information Seminar programs. 
11.  You don’t see one of these every day – an ALBINO peacock. 

#5 – February 4, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.    
2.  Join us for the 2nd Annual Ape Olympic Biathlon, honoring Chuckie Darwin’s 199th (!) birthday anniversary!
3.  St. George’s University Schools of Medicine and of Veterinary Medicine (Grenada, West Indies) will be sponsoring a series of Open Houses, including one in Memphis, February 13, 2008. 
4.  Most in U.S. Back Mandatory Health Coverage:  Study – from Reuters, Ltd., January 15, 2008.
5.  One Strain May Be Link to MRSA Infection Epidemic, from Newsday:  Appearing in the January 23, 2008 issue of Science in the News.  
6.  The Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program in New York City sponsors a Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program.
7.  The University of Michigan School of Dentistry and Medical School is sponsoring Profile For Success, an intensive DAT & MCAT preparation program. 
8.  White coat ceremony at St. George School of Medicine, London.  (Thanks to Sheharyar Minhas for sending me these photos.) 
9.  The Southern College of Optometry (Memphis, TN) extends an invitation for pre-optometry students to attend an Open House on Friday, April 11, 2008. 

#4 – January 24, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.      
2.  On Thursday, January 31, Josh Clarke, Pharmacy Admissions Coordinator for Union University will be available to answer questions about their new Pharm.D. Program.
3.  News from Des Moines University and an invitation to attend their Discover DMU! Open House Wednesday, March 5.   
4.  Calcium Pills Bad for Heart? Not So Fast, from the Columbus Dispatch:  Appearing in the January 16, 2008 issue of Science in the News. 
5.  Gene Combo May Hike Prostate Cancer Risk, from the San Francisco Examiner:  Appearing in the January 17, 2008 issue of Science in the News. 
6.  ‘Wii warm-up’ good for surgeons:  from the BBC News.com, January 17, 2008 edition. 
7.  An interesting perspective on the hydrogen atom.  Thanks to Bonnie Burgette for sending this to me. 
8.  The University of Massachusetts Medical School (Worcester) will be offering NIH and Howard Hughes Institute Summer Research Fellows Programs. 
9.  Summer 2008 research opportunities at the University of California – Santa Barbara.
10.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges:  January 21, 2008 edition. 
11.  Ortho Evra contraceptive patch gets a new warning:  From cnn.com, Friday, January 18, 2008. 
12.  Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Little Rock). 
13.  The Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team is currently recruiting students for a Summer Internship program
14.  Marginalia:  All entries for this art contest at the Hishhorn Modern Art Gallery in DC had to follow one rule:  The artist could use only one sheet of paper. 

#3 – January 21, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.       
2.  The University of Nebraska Medical Center is offering a Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) for the third year in a row. 
3.  The National Society for Nontraditional Premedical and Medical Students is proud to announce the OldPreMeds 2008 Conference & Workshops, Radisson Hotel at Reagan National Airport, Washington, DC, June 19-21, 2008. 
4.  Yale University will host the Unite For Site Fifth Annual International Health & Development Conference, April 12-13, 2008. 
5.  More problems with products manufactured in China.  This time, it’s flip-flops. 
6.  AAMC fee assistance program now accepting applications.  
7.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 14, 2008 edition.     
8.  Clear Results, Disputed Method, from the Baltimore Sun, appearing in the January 14, 2008 issue of Science in the News.
9.  The University of Colorado at Boulder is accepting applications for the
2008 SMART (Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training) program
. 
10.  ISL (International Service Learning) sends medical/dent/opt/public health/PT/vet/pharmaceutical teams to countries in Latin America, Central America, and Africa
11.  The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine will again host the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. 
12.  The University of Alabama – Birmingham is sponsoring an 8-week research program for  undergraduate students. 
13.  The U.S. Student Fulbright grant cycle will resume in March, 2008. 
14.  UCLA is currently accepting applications for its Premedical/Predental Enrichment Program (UCLA PREP) 2008 for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. 
15. Marginalia:  This, too, is SPORT!  

#2 – January 14, 2008
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.   
2.    A presentation regarding U.S. Navy Healthcare Scholarships, Thursday, January 17, 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
3.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 7, 2008 edition.  
4.  The University of Indianapolis will be sponsoring an Open House on Saturday, February 23, 2008 on behalf of their programs in Occupational Therapy and in Physical Therapy. 
5.  The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (New Brunswick, NJ) offers a Summer Clinical Internship Program for undergraduates and post-baccalaureate students interested in careers in medicine.  
6.  Stanford University offer an 8-week residential Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP)/Amgen Scholars Program.
7.  The German government is offering summer 2008 internship opportunities for students in science and engineering
8.  The Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program in New York City will be offering its ten-week Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program.   
9.  Received this week. 
10.  Marginalia:  I keep telling you:  “An aging rocker is NOT a pretty sight! 

#1 – January 7, 2008  
1.  WELCOME BACK!!  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) and Biology Department Activities.     
2.  Received this week.        
3.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges:  December 3, 2007 edition.
4.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, December 10, 2007 issue.    
5.  The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine offers a VMD-PhD Combined Degree Studies Program. 
6. Reminder from Harvard Medical School.  
7.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges,

December 17, 2007 edition.  
8.  Logan University’s Pre-Health Advisor Connection, November 2007, Vol. 3, Issue 1.
9.  Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) offers a variety of 8-10 week research experiences. 

10.  Marginalia -- Don Marco, The Master Crayola Artist, from The Idaho Examiner:  http://www.idahoexaminer.com/dailymail/1357/the-master-crayola-artist

 

Fall 2007

#16 – December 3, 2007
1. Spring semester (January through May 2008) Wild horse behavior internship at Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina     
2.  After Stem-Cell Breakthrough, the Work Begins:  From the New York Times (Registration Required), appearing in the November 27, 2007 issue of Science in the News.  
3.  Inside Story of Your Body Revealed in a Couple of Heartbeats:  From the Times (London), appearing in the November 27, 2007 issue of Science in the News.  
4.  Tracking How Lack of Milk, Sunshine and Exercise Hurts Kids' Bones:  From the Dallas Morning News, appearing in the November 27, 2007 issue of Science in the News.  
5.  CAVE DRAWINGS FOUND IN MEMPHIS!  Exclusive photos!! 

#15 – November 26, 2007
1.  Status Report from the Burma and Thai Border, a presentation by Meredith Walsh, A MHIRT mentor, and Andrew Trent, a second year UTHSC medical student, November 29.  
2.  The Health Professionals Workshop on Health Disparities and HIV/AIDS Awareness will be hend on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2007 from 10am to 1:30pm in the Auditorium at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, 50 N. Dunlap.     
3.  Niti Patel will be presenting her research paper, "Categorization of the prevalence of domestic violence in a pregnant population that was located in an urban inner city hospital in Memphis" on Tuesday December 4, 2007 in S155  
4.  Received this week.     
5.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 19, 2007 edition  
6.  Adventures in Veterinary Medicine is a unique, close-up exploration of the realities and opportunities of a rewarding professional careers, sponsored by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. 
7.  Saint Louis University now offers a five year entry-level Master’s Program in Athletic Training.   

#14 – November 19, 2007
1.  The University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas will be offering two summer undergraduate research programs.   
2.  AACOM's  (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine) Inside OME - November 2007 edition.      
3.  AMA e-Voice, November 8, 2007 edition.     
4. 
==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 12, 2007 edition.        
5. 
Decades-Long U.S. Decrease in Smoking Rates Levels Off, from the Washington Post (Registration Required):  Appearing in the November 13, 2007 issue of Science in the News.
6.  HPV Common in Sexually Active Male College Students, from the November 13, 2007 issue of Medscape News.     
7. 
In 2008, the Duke-Engineering World Health Summer Institute will be offering a for one-year

abroad program. 
8.  You have to admit, it IS a catchy tune:  The Singing, Dancing Indian Condoms.   

#13 – November 12, 2007
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.       
2.  Lasallian Volunteers Surpass O’Shaughnessy Foundation Challenge beyond the three year, $300,000 goal.     
3.  Received this week.     
4.  New books in the library.    
5. 
=== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges:  November 4, 2007 - Annual Meeting Issue #1 edition.        
6.  === AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, November 6, 2007 - Annual Meeting Issue #2 edition.  
7.  F.D.A. Is Unable to Ensure Drugs Are Safe, Panel Is Told, from the New York Times (Registration Required):  Appearing in the November 5, 2007 issue of Science in the News.      
8.  Kill the Virus, Stop the Cancer, from Scientific American:  Appearing the November 5, 2007 issue of Science in the News.  
9.  Nanotubes Zap Cancer, from Nature News:  Appearing in the November 6, 2007 issue of Science in the News.
10.  The top classic books everyone should read, from an Indiana University press release, Monday, November 05, 2007:  http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/6677.html
11.  A Halloween Postscript

#12 – November 5, 2007
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society, Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.    
2.  Reminder of the University of Memphis’ Pre-Health Sciences Day, Thursday, November 8, at the Rose Theater.   
3.  Emory Healthcare (Atlanta, GA) opens School of Medical Technology.     
4.  === AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 29, 2007 edition
.      
5.  The eighth annual summer course in Human Anatomy for Undergraduates will be offered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine this year  
6.  The CBU Alumni Association is sponsoring the Networking Equation, for students to learn some tips in networking, on Thursday, November 8.        
7.  Analysis Clarifies Route of AIDS, from the Los Angeles Times (Registration Required):  Appearing in the October 30, 2007 issue of Science in the News.   
8.  Peppers a Hot Topic for Anesthesia Researchers, from the Denver Post:  Appearing in the October 30, 2007 issue of Science in the News.        

#11 – October 29, 2007
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP (American Chemical Society/Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs) Activities.                
2.  Three research mentors from Brazil will discuss their research and involvement with MHIRT at a seminar on November 1, 2007, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.  
3.  M.L. Seidman Lecture, Tuesday, November 6, 7 p.m., in the Spain Auditorium, featuring Dr. Bill Evans, Director and CEO of St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital:  “Future of Biomedical Research”.     
4.  The University of Memphis announces its 2007 Pre-Health Sciences Day, Thursday, November 8, 2007 in the Rose Theatre.  
5.  Part-time job opportunity at the optometry clinic of Brenta Medley, O.D. Advanced Eye Care Group.  (E-mail Applications only, please!)   
6.  CBU will be piloting a hybrid pharmacology course during the upcoming Spring 2008 semester.   
7.  Summer 2008 research opportunities at Case Western Reserve University.        
8.  The 2008 MIT summer research program will take place from June 2 to August 8, 2008.      
9.  Ashley Prevost is among 18 Lasallian Volunteers, alumni and friends who ran in the Chicago Marathon on October 7, 2007.       
10.  === AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 22, 2007 edition.   

#10 – October 22, 2007
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP Activities (American Chemical Society/Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs)   
2.  What?!!?  Fall Break is HISTORY, and YOU STILL HAVEN'T STARTED YOUR TERM PAPER?  DID YOU KNOW THAT PROCRASTINATION CAN BE BAD FOR YOU??    
3.  A presentation by Technical Sergeant Frank Rawls regarding the United States Air Force medical and health-related scholarship programs, Thursday, October 25, from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.       
4.  Bioethics lecture at the Rose Theatre of the University of Memphis, on October 25, 2007, starting at 3 p.m. 
5.  The Race for Grace 5k walk/run benefiting the Church Health Center is scheduled for Saturday, November 3, 2007, starting at 9 a.m.  
6.  Open House at West Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Saturday, November 17, 2007.   
7.  Scientists Explain Chocolate Cravings, from the Chicago Tribune (Registration Required):  Appearing in the October 12, 2007 issue of Science in the News.   
8.  Brits resort to pulling own teeth, from a news alert from cnn.com.       
9
.  === AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 15, 2007    
10.  Received this week.       
11.  Annual Physical Under Examination, from the Baltimore Sun:  Appearing in the October 18, 2007 issue of Science in the News.   

#9 – October 15, 2007
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP Activities (American Chemical Society/Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs)
2.  Something to celebrate:  October is a busy time for observances of health professions.      
3.  Chilli Opens the Door to Targeted Pain Relief, from Nature News:  Appearing in the October 8, 2007 issue of Science in the News.  
4.  === AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 5, 2007 edition.  
6.  The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia Campus is sponsoring an Open House on Friday, October 26.      
7.  Study: Bad marriage could damage heart, from cnn.com .
8.  Blood Vessels Grown From Patient's Skin, from the New York Times (Registration Required):  Appearing in the October 9, 2007 issue of Science in the News.  
9.  In cooperation with the Mazda Corporation, the Student Conservation Association is offering a Multimedia Competition.       
10.  Godfrey Daniels, it’s INTERNATIONAL DINOSAUR MONTH!! 

#8 – October 8, 2007
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP Activities (American Chemical Society/Beta Beta Beta/Preprofessional Health Programs)   
2.  Tentative plans for visiting the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy at ETSU:
3.  A note from Julia Hanebrink, Professor of Forensic Anthropology, on the upcoming Gulu Walk to support Ugandan children in displaced persons camps.   
4.  Fallacies on Breast Cancer Persist, from the Chicago Tribune (Registration Required):  Appearing in the October 1, 2007 issue of Science in the News.   
5.   U.S. Military Hospitals in Iraq Fight Bacteria Resistant to Most Drugs, from the Dallas Morning News:  Appearing in the October 1, 2007 issue of Science in the News.   
6.  Food Animal Education at the Michigan State University:  College of Veterinary Medicine Newsletter.       
7.  === AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, October 1, 2007 edition.    
8.  How does something depart from the environment?          
9.  Science Since Sputnik, from the Seattle Times:  Appearing in the October 3, 2007 issue of Science in the News.    
10.  Received this week.      
11.  Finger-painting…with a twist. 

#7 – October 1, 2007 
1.  ACS/BBB/PHP Activites
2.  'Cancer-Resistant' People Lend Out Their Killer Cells, from New Scientist:  Appearing in the September 21, 2007 issue of Science in the News.    
3.  AACOM (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine): Inside OME -September 2007 edition            
4.  The American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges has released its Summer/Fall 2007 issue of its Naturopathic Medical School E-Newsletter.  
5.  Five ways to go green from Al Gore, from Oprah.com, via cnn news.com, September 24, 2007.  
6.  NASA-USRP offers undergraduate students across the United States internships at NASA centers under the supervision of technical mentors. 
7.  Study Shows Music Instruction May Improve Language-Processing Skills, from Scientific American:  Appearing in the September 25, 2007 issue of Science in the News.    
8.  Study: Acupuncture Works for Back Pain, from the Chicago Tribune (Registration Required):  Appearing in the September 25, 2007 issue of Science in the News.    
9.  Health groups backing children's insurance bill in face of veto threat
           
10.  The University of Alabama at Birmingham offers a Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP).

#6 – September 24, 2007
1.  New Scholarship Opportunity for Undergraduate Students in Science and Technology Research at The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is being built in Saudi Arabia as an international, graduate-level research university.         
2.  An open letter to students from Paul Jones, North American Regional Manager of Global Vision International, regarding summer research opportunities in Kenya. 
3.  The National Science Foundation (NSF) offers a summer program for U.S. graduate students in science and engineering to study abroad with foreign researchers in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan.     
4.  Is 'Do Unto Others' Written Into Our Genes?, from the New York Times (Registration Required):  Appearing in the September 18, 2007 issue of Science in the News.      
5.  Eating Less Meat May Slow Climate Change, from the Boston Globe (Registration Required):  Appearing in the September 18, 2007 issue of Science in the News.  
6.  Red Meat Intake Increases Risk for Breast Cancer in Premenopausal Women  CME/CE
7.  Minority students encouraged to attend AAMC medical career fair on November 3, 2007 in Washington, D.C.  
8.  Received this week.       
9.  Survey Picks 41 Top Hospitals in U.S., by Todd Zwillich, appearing in WebMD Health News 2007.  (BTW, none of them are in TN.)     
10.  Cow pill could cut methane emissions.  From (26 March 2007):  http://www.edie.net/news/news_story.asp?id=12810&channel=6

#5 – September 17, 2007
1.  Special presentation regarding mountaintop removal coal mining, Thursday, September 20, 2007, starting at 12:45 in S214:  The hidden destruction of the mountains of Appalachia.
2.  Study: Black Women's Tumors Tougher to Treat, from the Seattle Times:  Appearing in the September 6, 2007 issue of Science in the News.  
3.  ConAgra to Drop Popcorn Flavoring, from the Baltimore Sun:  Appearing in the September 6, 2007 issue of Science in the News. 
4.  Some Food Additives Raise Hyperactivity, Study Finds, from the New York Times (Registration Required):  Appearing in the September 6, 2007 issue of Science in the News.  
5.  The Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences announces its annual Open House on Thursday, September 20, from 5 to 8 p.m.       
6.  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the largest and most diverse MD/PhD programs in the nation.       
7.  The MD/PhD Program at Wayne State University offers a stipend of $20,000 per year, tuition scholarship, and a subsidy for health, dental and vision insurance for the entire training period. 
8.  Ya gotta be really careful with what you pray for…YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT!  (Woman gives birth to sextuplets after daughter asks for a sibling.)  

#4 – September 10, 2007
1.  DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate will be sponsoring its first Osteopathic Medical Awareness Conference on Saturday, September 15. 
2.  The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School will be hosting the 7th annual Career Day for Biomedical Sciences on Thursday, November 1, 2007.   
3.  Provisional accreditation status granted to two new osteopathic medical colleges    
4. 
Rabies Survivor Moves on with Life, from the Minneapolis Star Tribune:  Appearing in the August 31, 2007 issue of Science in the News.  

5.    The makers of Tylenol® are offering $250,000 in scholarships to students who are pursuing health-related studies.                       
6.  Sniffing at What the Nose Knows, from the Baltimore Sun:  Appearing in the September 4, 2007 issue of Science in the News.    
7.  The American Podiatric Association offers a CD/ROM on careers in podiatric medicine which can be previewed on YouTube.    
8.  === AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 31, 2007  edition.    

9.  See what you can do with cans of food?  Structures built at Canstruction, the 13th annual NYC Design and Build competition in New York City.  

#3 – September 3, 2007
1. SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) e-nouncements, Published on August 29, 2007   .  
2. An Increase in Diagnoses May Not Mean a Higher Rate of the Disease, from the New York Times (Registration Required):  Appearing in the August 20, 2007 issue of Science in the News. 
3.  Forget Eating Your Greens: Red and Blue Foods Are the Cancer Fighters, from the Guardian (UK):  Appearing in the August 20, 2007 issue of Science in the News. 
4.  Snapshot of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine 2007 Entering Freshman Class.       
5.  A note from the Tom South, Director of Admissions at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences College of Medicine.      
6.  Sales soar for morning-after pill, from yahoo.com, August 22, 2007.         
7.  The St. George’s University Schools of Medicine and of Veterinary Medicine announce a schedule of Open Houses in October, 2007.    
8.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry is offering a one-day Dental Externship on October 15, 2007.      
9. 
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing now offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.  
10.  === AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges:  August 27, 2007 edition.  (Please note ‘AMA launches “Voice For the Uninsured”’ article.)            
11. 
Vanderbilt University is sponsoring an open house for faculty members and undergraduate students interested in biomolecular and biomedical graduate study, Saturday, October 6, 2007.      
12. 
Dr. Kenneth Iserson, Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona, and Director of the  Arizona Bioethics Program has produced a series of videos pertaining to Healthcare Allocation in Disasters, accessible via YouTube.   
13. 
The American Public Health Association (APHA) will be sponsoring its inaugural Public Health Day in Washington, D.C.,  on Wednesday, November 7 from 8:30 - 12:30     
14.  Ya gotta admire the guy’s honesty      

#2 – August 27, 2007
1.  MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!  Meeting for Biology majors and for Pre-Health students:  August 30, 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in S153.      
2. Mini-Telescope Implants May Save Vision Damaged by Eye Disease, from Scientific American:  Appearing in the August 17, 2007 issue of Science in the News.   
3.   Cat Thyroid Disease Linked to Chemicals, from the Los Angeles Times (Registration Required):  Appearing in the August 17, 2007 issue of Science in the News. 
4.  The University of Indianapolis is sponsoring an Open House for the Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy programs on September 15, 2007.      
5.  The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry is sponsoring an Open House on Sunday, September 9, 2007.            
6.  === AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, August 20, 2007.        
7.  ETSU researchers develop first-ever abdominal simulator used for teaching surgical procedures.      
8.  U.S. Student Programs Division announces FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM CRITICAL LANGUAGE ENHANCEMENT AWARDS  2008 – 2009.       
9.  Received this week.    
10.  Police in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, end fake dentist's 29-year career, from ccn.com, August 16, 2007.   

#1 – August 15, 2007
1.  Welcome back!        
2.  The AAMC now has a list of medical schools accepting the September 2007 MCAT administrations for application to the 2008 entering class.   
3.  The Whys of Mating: 237 Reasons and Counting – from NYTimes.com, July 31, 2007
4.  Stony Brook University Medical Center (Stony Brook, NY) and Southern Illinois University (Urbana-Champaign) offer MD-Ph.D Programs.    
5.  Subject: Opportunities to conduct research at the Institut Pasteur in Paris during Summer 2008.        
6.  Newsletter of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM):  Inside OME -July/August 2007     
7. 
=== AAMC STAT ====:  News from the Association of American Medical Colleges -- August 6, 2007
8.  Factoids from the August 2007 issue of  Roto-Rooter’s Toilet Care Tips e-newsletter.   (What??  You never knew that such a newsletter existed?”     
9.  === AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges:  August 13, 2007 edition 
10.  Good Germ Warfare, from the Baltimore Sun (Appearing in the August 15, 2007 issue of Science in the News)      
11.  One very lucky guy.        

Summer 2007

#4 – August, 2007
1. Some health-related professional schools have partnered with Teach For America to provide deferments. 
2.  An Internet resource pertaining to compounds associated with breast cancer:  Appeared in the 1 June 2007 issue of Science.   
3.  === AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, July 2, 2007  (Please note the announcement regarding LCME accreditation awarded to San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Puerto Rico.)         
4.  “Applicants to Washington University School of Medicine (Saint Louis, MO) can access our web site and check the status of their application.”      
5.  === AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, July 9, 2007  
6.  An interesting study in engineering forensics:  'Epoxy Creep' Blamed in Big Dig Death, from the Miami Herald (Registration Required):  Appearing in the 11 July 2007 issue of Science in the News.         
7.  === AAMC STAT ====, July 16, 2007 edition          
8.  Diet Soda, Metabolic Syndrome Linked, from the Los Angeles Times (Registration Required):  Appearing in the July 25, 2007 issue of Science in the News.   
9.  The following medical schools will consider September 2007 MCAT scores for Fall 2008 admissions.         
10.  You know, there IS a logical explanation for this photo   

#3 – July, 2007
1.  Construction has begun for the new Cooper-Wilson Center for the Life Sciences Building Project.        
2.  Doctors, Legislators Resist Drugmakers' Prying Eyes, from the Washington Post (Registration Required):  Appearing in the May 22, 2007 issue of Science in the News.          
2. === AAMC STAT ====, May 28, 2007 edition.    
3.  An interesting contrast in cultural standards -- Brazil to subsidize birth control pills – from cnn.com. 
5.  The Lipscomb University (Nashville) College of Pharmacy will admit a class of 75 students each fall semester.   
6.  In case you were wondering why ITM 153 is a good course to take, here’s a link to an article at nytimes.com.      
7. 
The Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation is offering a preceptorship program.    
8.  Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences now offers a part-time evening Master of Applied Natural Products (MANP) degree program.  
9.  === AAMC STAT ====, June 4, 2007 edition             
10.  If you’ve never experienced a colonoscopy      

#2 – June, 2007
1.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, May 7, 2007 edition    
2.   The AAMC's website contains the 2008 AMCAS PowerPoint presentation  
3.  This e-article will explain why knowing organic chemistry may be handy         
4.  The road to attaining a medical degree can be circuitous.  (Thanks to Stephanie Cole, Admissions Counselor at East Tennessee State University, for sending me this.)  
5.  Breast Cancer in a Test Tube, from BBC News Online:  Appearing in the May 9, 2007 issue of Science in the News.   
6.  The Robert Ross International University of Nursing (St. Kitts, West Indies) partners with accredited U.S. nursing schools to offer the Associate and Bachelor’s degrees in nursing.        
7.  Students and their families are cordially invited to attend an Open House at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Piscataway, NJ), Saturday, June 2, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.      
8.  Study Casts New Doubts on HPV Vaccine, from the Los Angeles Times (Registration Required):  Appearing in the May 14, 2007 issue of Science in the News.  
9.  Logan University College of Chiropractic (Chesterfield, MO)  is sponsoring an Open House on June 16, 2007.  (Don’t ask me how they customized the e-flyer with my name.  I have NO idea.)    
10.  Global Vision International offers a wildlife research and community development expedition in Kenya               
11.  AMA Health Professions e-Letter  May 2007.  .  (By the way, the music therapy program looks intriguing to me.)             
12.  Mercer University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Atlanta is currently developing a Physician Assistant program        
13.  === AAMC STAT ====, May 21, 2007 edition.           
14.  THE SOUL OF BIOETHICS (May 22, 2007 edition)      
15.  National award given to East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN) rural health program.

#1 – May, 2007  
Table of Contents:
1.  Construction of the new Cooper-Wilson Center for Life Sciences began with a Groundbreaking Ceremony on May 4, 2007.
2.  Young Children Getting More Cavities, CDC Says:  from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, appearing in the May 1, 2007 issue of Science in the News.   
3.  The Illinois College of Optometry is sponsoring its annual Admissions Open House on Saturday, June 9th, 2007 from 8:30 AM to 1 PM.      
4.  If you’re interested in veterinary medicine, Joe Piekunka, former Director of Admissions at Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine has written a book entitled Get Into Veterinary School:  Insights by an Admissions Expert.         
5.  The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Lewisburg, WV) is sponsoring an Open House for prospective students on Friday, June 8.      
6.  Inside OME, from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, May 2007 edition.   
7.  Funding options for students interested in studying abroad.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington for sending me this.)           
8.  The Office of Admissions at Temple University School of Medicine will be holding an Open House on Friday, June 1st from 10 am until 2 pm.        
9.  The University of California – San Francisco (UCSF)  is hosting its 9th Annual Integrative Medicine Forum on Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19.           
10.   Some light summer reading

Spring 2007

#15 – May 1, 2007
1.  http://www.explorehealthcareers.org is an excellent source of information for students interested in any type of health-related career.   
2. A new college of Osteopathic Medicine in Colorado breaks ground.        
3.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, April 23, 2007 edition.       
4.  Regarding all things wooly

#14 – April 23, 2007
1.  The 4th annual Godiva Chocolate Tasting Session is Thursday, APRIL 26.      
2. T. Rex Tissue Shows They Are Related to Chickens, from the Los Angeles Times (Registration Required):  Appearing in the April 13, 2007 issue of Science in the News. 
3. ==== AAMC STAT ====, April 16, 2007 edition.      
4.  Every time I see this videocassette on the shelf in the lab room, I think, “I’M SUCH A DUMMY!  I CAN ONLY THINK OF ONE!!”      

#13 – April 15, 2007
1. ==== AAMC STAT ====, April 2, 2007 edition
2. The 2008 AMCAS application season is almost here      
3.  Regis University (Denver, CO) announces the start of a Doctor of Pharmacy program at the Rueckert-Hartman School for Health Professions.      
4.  Veterans Administration Adds Anesthesiologist Assistants to List of Qualified Anesthesia Providers       
5.  Received this week.        
6.  The deadlines for 2007 Premed of Color Community Service Scholarships have been extended to 4/23/2007.       
7.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, April 9, 2007 edition       
8. Scientists Find Key to Kinder Cancer Drugs, from the Times (UK):  Appearing in the April 12, 2007 issue of Science in the News   
9.  SACNAS e-nouncements, Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, Published on April 11, 2007

#12 – April 1, 2007
1.  Lipscomb University (Nashville, TN) will have an Open House on Thursday, April 19, at Owen Brennan’s Restaurant in Memphis to announce its new College of Pharmacy that will commence with its first class in the fall of 2008      
2. College students to pay more for birth control pills, from an Associated Press article appearing on cnn.com.
3
.  ==== AAMC STAT ====, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, March 26, 2007 edition             
4.  The University of California-Berkeley's School of Optometry is sponsoring a summer "Opto-Camp" program to introduce underrepresented pre-health science majors to Optometry.        
5.   Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) – 2008 Application Updates 
6.  Breast MRIs urged for high-risk women, from cnn.com, March 28, 2007.    
7. 
Procedure Treats Asthma Without Drugs, from the Globe and Mail (Canada):  Appearing in the March 29, 2007 issue of Science in the News.   
8.  A physician sent me this, so it must be true…

#11 – March 26, 2007
1.  This year’s Youth and Vitality vs. Old Age and Deceit Charity Volleyball Game is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11, starting at 6 p.m.!    
2.  You can save a life by signing up as a potential bone marrow donor on Tuesday, March 27, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the East Lounge.    
3. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that CDC: Few Americans meet fruit, veggie guidelines.  (From cnn.com, March 16, 2007.)    
4. 
A New Look into Cancer's Roots, from the Baltimore Sun; appearing in the March 19, 2007 issue of Science in the News.  
5.  Pet Deaths Prompt Recall of Pet Food, By ANDREW BRIDGES, AP         
6.  AAMC STAT, March 19, 2007 edition.      

7.  They say that taking Flomax provides immediate relief…      

#10 – March 19, 2007
1.  A clarification of one detail regarding the surgery of Cranbeary, the (female) polar bear at the Memphis Zoo.   
2.  The Western Washington University Department of Sociology (Bellingham, WA) is offering an undergraduate Summer Interdisciplinary Training Program on Population, Health and Aging.     
3.   Global Pulse, the International Health Journal for AMSA, the American Medical Student Association, now has its own web page.            
4.  AAMC STAT, March 12, 2007 edition.        
5.  The Urban Child Institute in Memphis is sponsoring a series of presentations entitled ADD and ADHD: Advances in Understanding and Treatment on Thursday, March 22, 2007  6:30-8:30 pm.      
6.  Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) Welcomes Applicants and Advisors to VMCAS 2008!    
7.  Ya know, squirrels get such bad press for raiding bird feeders.  Maybe we ought to make positive identification before jumping to conclusions

#9 – March 12, 2007 
1. What?!!?  Spring Break is HISTORY, and YOU STILL HAVEN'T STARTED YOUR TERM PAPER?  DID YOU KNOW THAT PROCRASTINATION CAN BE BAD FOR YOU??   
2. Polar bear undergoes orthopedic surgery at the Memphis Zoo. 
3.  Health care spending to double to $4.1 trillion over the next 10 years.  (From a Reuters article which appeared February 21, 2007 in CNNMoney.com.)    
4.  Received this week.          
5.  University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha, NE) Physician Assistant Program Class Profiles 2002-2006.     
6.  Garlic May Lower Kissability, But Not Cholesterol, Study Says:  from the Los Angeles Times (Registration Required), appearing in the February 27, 2007 issue of Science in the News.          
7.  The University of South Carolina will be offering a weeklong summer residential program, May 20 – May 25, 2007,  for individuals interested in medical school.        
8.  The question posed to the HLTHPROF listserv was:  “Is there anyone who is familiar with how someone can prepare to be a veterinary pharmacist?          
9.  AAMC STAT, March 5, 2007 edition.       
10.  St. Matthew’s University (Grand Cayman/British West Indies) is an accredited insitution offering basic science education for degrees in Medicine and in Veterinary Medicine.        
11.  The University of Louisville is offering several Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities.

#8 – February 26, 2007 
1.  You know, a casual sexual encounter during Spring Break, or anytime, may not be in your best interest.  Here are some reasons why.
2.  Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Upcoming  Events & Announcements          
3. 
The University of Michigan Medical School is sponsoring an Information Fair, on Wednesday, March 14.     
4.  From Video Gamer to Surgery Ace? It Could Happen, Study Suggests:  from the Los Angeles Times (Registration Required) – Appearing in the February 20, 2007 issue of Science in the News. 
5.  Lab-Grown Ligaments May Help Injured Sports Stars, from NewScientist – appearing in the February 20, 2007 issue of Science in the News.     
6.  A reminder about Open House programs, sponsored by St. George’s University (Grenada), for their School of Medicine and their School of Veterinary Medicine.   
7.  Jackson-Madison County (TN) General Hospital: 2007 Premed Internship Volunteer Program 
8. 
The Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Elkins Park, PA) is now offering a Master of Medical Science (MMS) in Physician Assistant Studies.       
9.  Vanderbilt University’s Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity in Biomedical Research (IMSD) is designed for underrepresented students interested in a career in research.         
10.  The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will be offerings its annual summer course in Human Anatomy for Undergraduates this June.        

#7 – February 19, 2007 
1.  Pictures at an Exhibition, or maybe it’s Pictures Of Exhibitionists – photos from the FIRST-EVER Ape Olympic Biathlon!   
2.   St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut, invites college students considering the health professions to join their research team for a Summer 2007 experience in the emergency department (ED) as Research Associates (RA).         
3. One student’s observations on the January MCAT CBT administrations.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU, for sending me this.)    
4.  San Diego State University offers a summer MHIRT program at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana to do ethnobotanical research.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU, for sending me this.)   
5.  The University of Colorado at Boulder is accepting applications for the 2007
SMART (Summer Multicultural Access to Research and Training) program
.        
6.  SACNAS e-nouncements:  Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, Published on February 14, 2007
7.  I can think of two captions:  1)What it feels like to have Giardia lamblia; 2)Possible consequences to being a Chili Cook-off Judge.      

#6 – February 12, 2007 
1.  Events are SET for Charles Darwin’s 198th Birthday Anniversary – the first-EVER Ape Olympic Triathlon!!  
2.  PREMED OF COLOR MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER- February 2007          
3.  The Office of Graduate Studies at Mississippi State University invites students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics to participate in one of Mississippi State University's newest recruiting programs - IMPETUS-PGE        
4.  The CBU Counseling Center, Alpha Sigma Tau and Sigma Alpha Epsilon are sponsoring a forum on eating disorders awareness on Tuesday, February 13, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the Spain Auditorium.          
5.  The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training Program (IGERT) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) offers Graduate School and Summer research opportunities.             

#5 – February 5, 2007 
1.  The Rotary Foundation is offering 2 scholarships for a year’s study and travel abroad.        
2.   The Germantown Village, a retirement community in Germantown, is offering an internship opportunity for students interested in business and in physical education and health services.    
3.  A unique opportunity exists for your students to STUDY ABROAD with Harvard this summer. 
4.  You can get CBU credit for courses taken at the Gulf Coast Research Lab in Ocean Spring, MS!     
5.  Recent feedback regarding the MCAT administration of Saturday, January 27th, 2007.  (The fact that it came from Kaplan is a sore point with health advisors.)            
6.  The official response from AAMC regarding the errors that occurred during the Saturday, January 27, 2007 administration of the MCAT.    
7.  The A.T. Still University College of Dentistry, located in Mesa, AZ, is sponsoring an Open House on Saturday, March 31, 2007.  
8.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Allied Health Sciences (Memphis) is sponsoring a Prospective Student Open House on Friday, February 23, 2007.    
9.  SACNAS e-nouncements (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science)  
Published on January 31, 2007          
10.  PRESENTING THE WINNER OF THE 2007 "NOT MY JOB" AWARD       

#4 – January 29, 2007 
1. The Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team is looking for motivated individuals - college grads or students on a leave of absence – for environment-oriented service positions.                    
2. Stanford University School of Medicine is sponsoring a GLOBAL HEALTH & INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE, April 14-15, 2007.       
3.  Nicotine Boost Was Deliberate, Study Says, from the Boston Globe (Registration Required):  Appearing in the January 19, 2007 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.   
4.  Audiology is rapidly becoming the newest doctoring profession in the U.S. healthcare industry. 
5.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine offers two residental Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Programs.        
6.  The Association of Schools of Public Health will have an internship position available for the summer of 2007.  
7.  Child Family Health International (CHFI, website:  www.cfhi.org) offers global health service learning programs in Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, India and South Africa, particularly
for students interested in health issues pertaining to women
.           
8.  Ideas are EVOLVING for activities pertaining to Chuckie Darwin’s birthday, Monday, February 12!!     

#3 – January 22, 2007 
1. Interested in clinical work?  Find out about the Experience Clinical Campaign program of Baptist Memorial Hospital, Thursday, January 25, 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in S214.       .           
2. Touro University-California, located on Mare Island in the northeast part of San Francisco Bay, is now accepting applications for students wanting to begin their Masters in Public Health (MPH) in August 2007.     
3.  The Dolphin Research Center (DRC), located on Grassy Key, in the heart of the Florida Keys, is currently accepting applications for Research Interns for the Summer 2007 term.      
4.  The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is offering a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program from June 4, 2007 to August 10, 2006 (10 weeks).         
5.  The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, AZ, is sponsoring two Discovery Day events:  Saturday, March 10, 2007, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Tuesday, March 13, 2007,  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.       
6. SACNAS e-nouncements (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science):  January 17, 2007 edition          
7. 
WAY TA GO, GRANNY!!         

#2 – January 15, 2007 
1. The Stanford University School of Medicine will be sponsoring a Global Health Conference, April 14-15, 2007.   
2. Milestones That Showed the Way to Modern Medicine, from the Guardian (UK):  Appearing in the January 5, 2007 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi. 
3.  WORKSHOP SESSIONS FOR ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT, led by Ms. Sadie Lisenby, Director of Counseling.       
4. 
Stem Cells in Amniotic Fluid Show Promise, from the Los Angeles Times (Registration Required):  Appearing in the January 8, 2007 issue of Science in the News.    
5.  Blood Test Can Predict a Cardiovascular Event, from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:  Appearing in the January 10, 2007 issue of Science in the News.                
6.  East Tennessee State University, James H. Quillen College of Medicine (Johnson City, TN) is sponsoring its second annual Invitational Visit for Juniors, Seniors, and Recent Graduates of Color, March 11-13, 2007.                  

 

#1 – January 8, 2007 
1.  WELCOME BACK!  Here are some PHP-related events to note on your calendar.  
2. Some notes from Dr. Roger Hiatt’s recent (November, 2006) lecture on the future of health care in the U.S.  
3.  The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Harlem, New York City, has been awarded provisional accreditation.     
4.  Received this week        
5.  The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine is pleased to announce the Summer Surgery Experience will be offered again (our third year) in 2007.    
6.  Tennessee now has an Osteopathic medical school:  DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, TN                
7.  Scan May Identify People at Risk for Alzheimer's, from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:  Appearing in the December 21, 2006 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.           
8.  The University of Wisconsin – Madison is offering two Summer Undergraduate Research Programs.       
9.  The Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston, MA) announces a new MS in Biomedical Sciences (MBS) program              
10.  The question posed to the HLTHPROF listserv was “If we decide not to do a dissection lab, how would this affect students who are planning to go to medical school?  Do schools generally require that students have done dissections in undergraduate biology courses?"  Here is Bob Blystone’s reply.

 

Fall 2006

#15 – December 11, 2006
1. SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) e-nouncements, December 6, 2006 edition.       
2. A chewable birth-control pill, Femcon Fe, is now available in pharmacies.  From cnn.com, December 7, 2006.   
3.  Belief in Placebos Can Release Natural Painkillers in Patients, from the Baltimore Sun – Appearing in the December 8, 2006 issue of Science in the News.    
4.  When it’s time for a break from studying for final exams, here are Websites for people who don’t have enough work to do, OR, they DO have enough work to do but just don’t want to do it.      

#14 – December 4, 2006 
1. Gorilla Staple Adds Spice to New Drugs, from the Washington Post (Registration Required) – Appearing in the November 27, 2006 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.     
2. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD) will be offering its annual summer course in Human Anatomy for Undergraduates in June 2007        
3.  The Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program in New York City will be offering a 10-week Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program for freshman and sophomore underrepresented minority and/or disadvantaged students.     
4.  The University of Cincinnati (OH) offers 4 different undergraduate summer research programs.    
5.  Through the generous support of the Amgen Foundation, Columbia University/Barnard College now offer a summer research program to a select group of motivated undergraduate students.          
6.  Tel Aviv University (Israel) and its Sackler School of Medicine-New York State/American Program offers an outstanding four-year program leading to M.D. degree.      
7.  The 2007 Tennessee Academy of Science Western Collegiate Meeting will be hosted by LeMoyne-Owen College, in Memphis on Saturday, March 24, 2007.   
8.  The Institut Pasteur offers opportunities for U.S. undergraduates to work at the Institut Pasteur in Paris and to conduct basic research. 
9.  You guys said it!  (Statements by students made to or overheard by professors.)                     

#13 – November 27, 2006 
1. Breast Cancer Risk Linked To Red Meat, Study Finds, from the Washington Post (Registration Required); Appearing in the November 14, 2006 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.        
2. Important MCAT information (Especially class of 2008, but important for all who will take the MCAT)       
3. 
Gene Sequence Grant Aims to Fight Cancer, from the Boston Globe (Registration Required):  Appearing in the November 21, 2006 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.  
4.  The only thing that is constant is change – Photos from the Gulf Coast Research Lab trip, November 16-18, 2006            
5.  Received this week.
6.  A proposal for a new logo for faculty t-shirts when we play our annual Youth & Vitality vs. Old Age & Deceit Charity Volleyball game.         

#12 – November 20, 2006 
1.   The question to the HLTHPROF listserv was “Will osteopathic medical schools accept scores for MCAT’s taken in January 2007 for students applying for admission in the Fall 2007?”
2.   The Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) offers a Summer Undergraduate Rsearch Fellowship Program, sponsored by Mayo Graduate School.   
3.  Georgia Tech and Emory University offer a joint Research Experience for Undergraduates to integrate engineering and molecular and cell biology  
4.  Amgen Foundation Launches Undergraduate Research Program        
5.  PREMED OF COLOR E-NEWSLETTER- November 2006 issue:  http://premedofcolor.org  
6.  Notes from Monday’s (November 13, 2006) webcast regarding the MCAT, sponsored by the American Association of Medical Colleges.
7.  Gifts for Christmas, Part III:  It's just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree.”

#11 – November 13, 2006 
1. World AIDS Day is Friday, December 1, 2006                  
2.  Columbia University (NY) offers a Master of Science degree in Nutrition.     
3.  Summer Program Applications Being Accepted for the 2007 Duke-EWH (Engineering World Health) Summer Institute         
4.  The Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team is looking for exceptional individuals to fill national service positions.  
5.  SACNAS e-nouncements:  Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science --  November 8, 2006 issue      
6. 
 Thanks to Sonia for this "A Day in the Life of a SDSU alum who is now a second year student at VCU”, from Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU.       
7.  Gifts for Christmas, Part II:  Anatomical Gifts from Simulaids.com – anatomical caps, socks, mugs, ties.  AWESOME!!       

#10 – November 6, 2006 
1.  Special lecture:  Future of health care in the United States, presented by Dr. Roger Hiatt, M.D., retired Chairman of the UTHSC Department of Ophthalmology, Thursday, November 9.
2.  Elective courses to be offered during the Spring 2007 semester. 
3. Application materials for the 2007 Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars are now available
4.  Mercury will transit across the sun over a five-hour period November 8-9, 2006.     
5.  The East Tennessee State University College of Pharmacy (Johnson City, TN) is forming its inaugural class. 
6.  The Truth About Sex, from the Chicago Sun-Times:  Appearing in the November 1, 2006 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.         
7.  Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will be offering a Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) for rising undergraduate junior and senior science majors, from May 30, 2007 – July 27, 2007     
8.  You won’t find this pendant in the Ross-Simons gift catalogue!:  Unique gifts for Christmas, Part I.      

#9 – October 30, 2006 
1.  Special lecture:  Future of health care in the United States, presented by Dr. Roger Hiatt, M.D., retired Chairman of the UTHSC Department of Ophthalmology, Thursday, November 9. 
2. Darwin's Entire Works Go Online, from the Guardian:  Appearing in the October 19, 2006 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi. 
3.   The Student Conference for Research and Creative Arts, affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is calling for papers and projects to be presented at the 13th annual meeting, April 18-19, 2007, to be held at the University of Houston - Clear Lake.        
4.  Frosh Fat Good News Comes with a Downside, from the Chicago Tribune (Registration Required):  Appearing in the October 23, 2006 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.  
5.  NIH Fully Funded PhD and MD/PhD Scholarships Available through the NIH/Oxford/Cambridge Scholars Program        
6.  Shenandoah University (Winchester, VA) is pleased to announce Graduate Open House events for the 2007-2007 academic year.    
7.  WHAT?!!?  It’s Halloween Eve, and you DON’T know the lyrics to Monster Mash?      

#8 – October 23, 2006 
1.  What?!!?  Fall Break is HISTORY, and YOU STILL HAVEN'T STARTED YOUR TERM PAPER?  DID YOU KNOW THAT PROCRASTINATION CAN BE BAD FOR YOU??   
2.   New Test for TB Speeds Detection, from the Baltimore Sun:  Appearing in the October 12, 2006 issue of Science in the News.       
3. SACNAS e-nouncements:  Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, Published on October 11, 2006       
4.  In case you’re interested in becoming a PA (Physician Assistant), here is Mario Lopez’s entry to Barbara Huntington’s “A day in the life” series.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU, for sending me this.)      
5.  Received this week       
6.  The University of Pittsburgh offers a NIH-funded summer undergraduate program for underrepresented students
.    
7.  Life on Mars? NASA Orbiter Starts Its Search, from the Christian Science Monitor: Appearing in the October 17, 2006 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi. 
8.  The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University will host the 2007 Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program for Premedical Students.      
9.  It pays to be a CEO…really!  (From page A-1 of the October 12, 2006 issue of the Wall Street Journal).          

#7 – October 16, 2006 
1.   The West Virginia College of Ostepathic Medicine (Lewisburg, WV) announces its Open House on
Saturday, November 18, 2006

2.  Additional Seats Have Been Approved for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science (BS) Program at the University at Buffalo (UB) for Second-Degree Students.  The deadline is November 15.       
3.  The Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation has awarded provisional accreditation status to two new osteopathic colleges
.         
4.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offer Medical Scientist Training Programs (MSTP) at their Bethesda, MD campus.     
5. 2007 SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAMS FOR UNDERGRADUATES IN CLEVELAND, OHIO at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Office of Admissions         
6.  Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Memphis, TN) is sponsoring its Second Annual BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM on Friday, November 10, 2006.  Its Theme:  Stem Cell Biology and Therapeutics   (Thanks to Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald for sending me this.)  
7.  Received this week.  (Most materials were from the Health Careers Opportunities Fair held earlier this month, on Thursday, October 5.  
8.  Pictures taken at the Health Careers Opportunities Fair, Thursday, October 5, in the Montesi Room of Buckman Hall.

#6 – October 9, 2006 
1.  Representatives of the Quillen School of Medicine at East Tennessee State University will be on campus on Monday, October 9, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in S201.   
2. Public Health and International Development Conference at Stanford University School of Medicine, April 14-15, 2007:     Innovation, Advancement, and Best Practices To Achieve Global Goals: 
Unite For Sight's Fourth Annual International Health Conference    
 (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU, for sending me this.)           

3.  The American Podiatric Medical Association Announces the 2006 Top 10 U.S. Walking Cities:  Study Reveals What Makes a City Walker-Friendly.     
4.  The Mabelle Arole Fellowship Program provides a year at one of the best community-based integrated health projects in the world.               
5.   SACNAS e-nouncements (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science)  Published on September 27, 2006       
6.  In Europe It's Fish Oil After Heart Attacks, but Not in U.S.:  from the New York Times (Registration Required), appearing in the October 3, 2006 issue of Science in the News.        
7.  Two Americans Win Nobel Prize in Medicine, from Newsday:  Appearing in the October 3, 2006 issue of Science in the News.       
8.  Wildlife research and community development expedition in Kenya, sponsored by Global Vision International
9.  Isn’t this like bringing coal to Newcastle?:  Blasting A/C in the Arctic, from the Chicago Tribune (Registration Required), from the September 29, 2006 issue of Science in the News.          

#5 – October 1, 2006 
1.   This year’s annual Health Career Opportunities Fair is scheduled for Thursday, October 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Montesi Room of Buckman Hall.
2.   St. George’s University’s School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine are sponsoring a series of Open Houses in October and November.       
3.  The University of Illinois offers a unique MD/PhD opportunity through their Medical Scholars Program (MSP).            
4.  Admissions Factoids about Mercer University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Fall 2006.  
5. 
Vanderbilt University offers graduate degrees in Biomedical Sciences.     
6.    The Georgia Campus Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine announces its Fall Open House, Friday, October 13, 2006, 4 7 p.m.
7.  Emory Universitys Rollins School of Public Health announces its Fall Open House, Saturday, October 14, 2006.     
8.  The American Medical Student Association sponsors an annual series of regional Student Leadership Institutes.           
9.  The University of Memphis is sponsoring its Pre-Health Sciences Day on Tuesday, October 10, 2006
10.  One interesting contribution by an SDSU alum to Barbara Huntingtons A Day in the Life series.          

#4 – September 25, 2006 
1.   Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (Cleveland, OH) announces its 5th Annual Pre-Professional Health Advisors Open House, November 2 & 3.           
2.    Japan's Nissan to develop anti-drunk driving cars, from YahooNews.com, Wednesday, September 13, 2006.     
3. 
Vitamin D Appears to Cut Risk of Pancreatic Cancer, From The Washington Post (Registration Required) – appearing in the September 14, 2006 issue of Science in the News.     
4. 
 SACNAS e-nouncements  (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science), September 13, 2006 issue.
5. A day in the life of William Barret, SDSU alum now attending the Wake Forest School of Medicine.
 Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU for sending me this.         
6.  The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Piscataway, NJ) announces its annual Open House, Saturday, January, 6, 2007. 
7.  And you were wondering what the big deal is about public health and epidemiology?  Bad spinach sign of wider problem?, from The Chicago Tribune (Registration Required), appearing in the September 18, 2006 issue of Science in the News.

8.  Logan University announces the September 2006 edition of its newsletter, featuring its Doctor of Chiropractic and new MS/CD in Sports Science and Rehabilitation programs.      
9.  The Princeton Review is offering free full-length practice MCATs in the month of October.   
10.   Now, this is interesting piece of marketing.        

#3 – September 18, 2006 
1. Gene Therapy Used to Zap Melanoma, From San Francisco Chronicle, appearing in the September 11, 2006 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.           
2.    Food As Medicine, a nutrition training program for physicians, medical school faculty and other health professional:   Next Training is June 23 - 29, 2007, Baltimore, MD            
3. The 2007 Osteopathic Medical College Information Book is available online.              
4. 
The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM) is pleased to announce the launch of the new 2007 AACPMAS web application.     
5.  To Fight Stuttering, Doctors Look at the Brain:  From The New York Times (Registration Required), appearing in the September 12, 2006 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.   
6.  Baptist Memorial Health Care is relaunching its Experience Critical program, a nontraditional volunteer corps targeting mostly area college students or recent graduates interested in pursuing health care careers.  (Thanks to Dee Beard for sending me this.)                 
7.  Orthotists and prosthetists are specifically trained and educated to provide custom designed external othopedic braces and/or artificial limbs and related patient care.         
8.  Received this week
9.  For Jackson Pollock wanabees…        

#2 – August 28, 2006 
1.    Report Says Sugary Drinks Pile on Pounds --  from Newsday, appearing in the August 10, 2006 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.         
2.   Study Finds Type of Cancer in Dogs is Contagious, from the Washington Post (Registration Required); appearing in the August 11, 2006 issue of Science in the News a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.          
3.  The Church Health Center will be sponsoring its 10th Annual Race for Grace  5k walk/run on Saturday, November 4, 2006.       
4.  SACNAS e-nouncements  (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science ):  Published on August 16, 2006                
5. 
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School announces its 6th Annual Career Day for Biomedical Sciences, to be held Thursday, November 2, 2006         
6.  SACNAS e-nouncements (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science ) Published on August 30, 2006
7.  Be careful with what you post on Facebook.com or myspace.com – potential employers may read what you write.  (Here’s a letter sent to the HLTHPROF listserv.) 

#1 – August 21, 2006 
1.   Welcome back!
2.   The online and printed versions of Health Careers have been updated.      
3.  The question was:  “Are distance learning courses, particularly of science prerequisites with labs, accepted by Admissions Committees of health-related professional schools, e.g. medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical and occupational therapy, nursing, and optometry?”             
4.  The University of Indianapolis will be sponsoring an Open House for their School of Occupational Therapy and their Krannert School of Physical Therapy on Saturday, September 9, 2006.        
5.  SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) e-nouncements, Published on August 2, 2006             
6.  The Boston University School of Public Health announces a series of Prospective Student Days, and a seminar, Studying Public Health in Massachusetts.                  
7.  Received this week            

6.  The size of the Health Careers booklet has taken on a life of its own, as indicated by the following graph:        

Summer 2006

#3 – August, 2006 
1. A review of the conference
2. The need for healthcare professionals is projected to remain strong for the foreseeable future    
3.  Median salaries for selected healthcare professionals  (most data is from the National Institute of Health Office of Science Education, http://science.education.nih.gov/LifeWorks.nsf/salary.htm)       
4.  An increasing number of application services and health-related professional schools are requiring criminal background checks of accepted applicants.    
5.  The MCAT will changing to a computer-based format in 2007.  (Thanks to Dr. Alan Jaslow, biology professor and pre-health advisor at Rhodes College in Memphis for compiling this information.)              
6.  Brochures, booklets, DVDs picked up at the conference 
7.  Received this month  
8.  Ya know, I hate to remind you of this, but classes start later this month       

 

#2 – July, 2006 
1.  Registration Opens for the August 19th, 2006 Computerized MCAT®!
2. Manny Patel’s (M-4 at University of Tennessee Health Science Center) report from Uganda (sent while the World Cup Soccer Games were in progress.)  
3. Mosquitoes Breed in Katrina-Flooded Pools, from the Miami Herald, appearing in the June 16, 2006 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.  
4.  SACNAS e-nouncements (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science), released June 21, 2006.
5. 
Magnets Zap Migraines, from Nature News – appearing in the June 22, 2006 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.   
6.  Paralyzed Rats Walk in Stem Cell Study, from the Baltimore Sun – appearing in the June 22, 2006 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.     
7.  More than 14 percent lack health insurance in U.S.:  from a Reuters article released June 21, 2006.    
8. 
Innovation, Advancement, and Best Practices To Achieve Global Goals:  Unite For Sight's Fourth Annual International Health Conference,  APRIL 14-15, 2007 - STANFORD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, CALIFORNIA, USA              
9. 
The question on the geometry exam was “Find x”, the hypotenuse of a right triangle whose sides forming the right angle were 3 cm and 4 cm.  Here is the student’s answer:          


#1 – June, 2006  
1.  Therapeutic Coordinator position available at the Hope and Healing Center, a division of the Church Health Center, Memphis, TN           
2. Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine now offers a D.M.D./M.D. (Dentist-Physician) Program.      
3.  Some responses from individuals taking the MCAT during the April 2006 administration, reported by Kaplan at  http://surveys.kaptest.com/instantanalysis/mcat/blog .        
4.  According to an Associated Press article released in May, 2006. blood tests for the AIDS virus could become part of routine physical exams for adults and teens.            
5.  SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) e-nouncements for May 10, 2006        
6.  Received this month         
7. 
Craving For Food Lights Up the Brain:  From the Guardian (UK), appearing in the May 18, 2006 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.     
8.  Dental Admission Test examinees will be limited to three opportunities to participate in the testing program.       
9.  SACNAS e-nouncements (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, Published on May 24, 2006  .  
10.  A CROWNING artistic achievement!  -- French Fry Art!!         

 

Spring 2006

#14 – May 1, 2006 
1. We have a winner for the Godiva Chocolate Raffle!            
2.  If you are engaged in research out of town (as in MHIRT) or in traveling to interesting places, please consider sending pictures for inclusion in summer issues of the Caduceus Newsletter.           
3.  If you are graduating or transferring and wish to continue receiving the Caduceus Newsletter, please send me an alternate e-mail address!
4.  Rick Reilly’s experience in flying in a F-14 Tomcat.  (Apparently, the experience is NOT for the faint of heart…or stomach.)   
5.   Final Exam Week is coming up, and you KNOW what that means!!   

#13 – April 24, 2006 
1.   Premed of Color Monthly E-Newsletter- April 2006
2.   SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) e-nouncements, April 12, 2006        
3.  Some notes about Ross Medical School, a Caribbean school, from Joshua Henry, SDSU alum.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington for forwarding his 2 e-mails to me.) 
4.  You're invited to the 3rd annual Godiva Chocolate Tasting Session, Wednesday, April 26   
5.  Where’s Eisen?  (New Rochelle High School Orchestra, May 1968).   

#12 – April 10, 2006 
1. Low-Calorie Diet May Lead to Longer Life, from the New York Times (Registration Required), via the April 5, 2006 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.        
2. Obesity Among U.S. Women Leveling Off, Study Shows, from the Washington Post (Registration Required), via the April 6, 2006 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.     
3. Drilling teeth is at least 9,000 years old.(!)  From an article appearing in the Boston Globe.     
4.  Questions (and answers) that professors subscribing to the BIOLAB listserv will vouch for!

#11 – April 3, 2006 
1.   You are invited to participate in the FIRST EVER CBU Bottle Rocket Contest, Thursday, April 6!
2. St. George’s University announces a series of Open House receptions for their Schools of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine.          
3.  The Benjamin Cummings Publishing Company will donate four $1,000 grants to students across the country who have shown a passion for biology, dedication, and a commitment to learning.     
4.  Fewer physicians offer free care:  AMA president says doctors constrained by time and money.  Posted at cnn.com, Friday, March 24, 2006; Posted: 9:08 a.m. EST (14:08 GMT)   
5.  The Breast Cancer site offers free mammograms to underprivileged women…if you click onto their web site,  http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/.   
6.  The Spring 2006 Day Final Exam Schedule is now online.           
7.  Subject: New Irish Yoga!!!!        

#10 – March 27, 2006 
1.   It's a Leap, But Scientists Find Threat to Humans in Avian Flu, from the Chicago Tribune, via the March 17, 2006 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.      
2.  Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, AR offers full-time Intern Positions to work with Exotic Cats.        
3.  Tackle Your Cholesterol Early, from Nature News, via the March 23, 2006 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.         
4.  Computing and Science in 2020, from Nature        
5. TEN BEST THINGS TO SAY IF YOU GET CAUGHT SLEEPING AT YOUR DESK (Thanks to Leah A. for sending me this.)               

#9 – March 20, 2006 
1.  The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Lewisburg, WV) is sponsoring its annual Open House on Saturday, April 8.         
2. The University of California – Berkeley School of Optometry is offering a summer “Opto-camp”.      
3.  Temple University’s School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM) is offering a two-day Podiatric Medicine conference on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25.  
4.  SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) e-nouncements:  March 15, 2006 edition        

#8 – March 13, 2006 
1.  Virus Found in Prostate Cancer Patients, from the February 24, 2006 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.
2.  SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science ) e-nouncements, March 1, 2006 edition   
3. 
PREMED OF COLOR MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER- March 2006     
4.  In case you’re interested in touring the University of Arkansas College of Medicine  
5.  Bird Flu Could Migrate to U.S., from the Baltimore Sun, appearing in the March 6, 2006 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi. 
6.   Coffee Drinkers Get a Jolt in Study, from the Los Angeles Times (via seattletimes.com):  Appearing in the March 8, 2006 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.

7.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) College of Dentistry is offering a 1-day Dental Externship on April 21, 2006.    
8.  The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health offers Summer Research Internships.    
9.  The University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine offers online courses.        
10.  NEW WORDS FOR 2006: Essential vocabulary additions for the workplace (and elsewhere)           

Spring Break 2006 Special Edition
1. You know, a casual sexual encounter during Spring Break, or ever, might not be in your best interest. Here are some reasons why. (Photos from STD101 for Non-Clinicians, a PowerPoint file distributed by the Center for Disease Control.)
2. It's Midterm Exam Week! Do you know what THAT means??

Mardi Gras 2006 Special Edition
1.  For those of you who will be unable to attend this year’s Mardi Gras in New Orleans, NOT TO WORRY!!           
2.  This year’s 22nd Annual Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) Regional Conference is hosted by the LMSA chapter at Stanford University School of Medicine       
3.    Birth-control patch raises clot risk, from cnn.com,  Friday, February 17, 2006; Posted:
11:26 a.m. EST (16:26 GMT)        
4.  NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program    (Thanks to Dr. Anna Ross for sending me this.)

#7 – February 20, 2006 
1. The 2006 Tennessee Academy of Science Collegiate Meeting will be held this year on the campus of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
2. The date for this year’s Youth and Vitality vs. Old Age and Deceit Charity Volleyball Game has been SET!!
3.  The Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) in Blacksburg, VA offers an Early Decision Admissions Track  
4.  Received this week              
5.  The University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy and the Krannert School of Physical Therapy invite you to an open house on Saturday, March 4, 2006.         
6.  When in doubt, “Follow your gut”:  from the February 17, 2006 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.

#6 – February 13, 2006 
1. “You Hold In Your Hand The Power to Stop Sexual Assault”  -- Indiana University’s Urinal Guard Program.  From the December 2005/January 2006 issue The Peer Educator, the Official Bimonthly Publication of The BACCHUS Network.               
2.  The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers a Summers of Discovery program.         
3.  NASA offers over 200 scholarships.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington for sending me this.)  
4.  Received this week
5.  The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM) offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF) and Summer Scholars Pre-Medical and Pre-Physical Therapy Programs
6.  The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) announces its Summer 2006 Research Program.
7.  Letter twists, from “Enyafase”.   

#5 – February 6, 2006 
1. Duke University School of Medicine announces its Summer Medical and Dental Education Program.          
2.  The Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Blacksburg, VA) announces its Spring Open House, Saturday, March 25.    
3.  The Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB) announces its annual meeting in Gatlinburg, TN, March 29 to April 1, 2006.
4.  General information about US Navy Medical Scholarship Programs
5.  Received this week         
6.  St. George’s University Schools of Medicine and of Veterinary Medicine announce their Spring 2006 Open House Schedule   
7.  The University of Virginia announces its Summer Research Internship Program          
8.  In case you were closed out of Dr. Ross’ Animal Behavior course

#4 – January 30, 2006 
1.  The Robert Woods Johnson Medical School (New Brunswick, NJ) announces its Summer Clinical Internship Program.          
2.  The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute is offering Summer Institutes for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS) at Boston University, North Carolina State University, and University of Wisconsin-Madison         
3.  Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy offers its annual Day at Mercer on Friday, March 3, 2006.
4.  The Pharmacist Shortage: Where Do We Stand?  -- A series of articles posted on www.medscape.com .
5.  Introducing the new Bio-Optic Organized Knowledge device, AKA “BOOK”.

#3 – January 23, 2006 
1.   A plethora of summer research programs.  (Thanks to Sana Mujahid for forwarding this list to me.)
2. The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine announces its Research, Observation, Service, Education (ROSE) program for college sophomores who are Ohio residents.     
3.  Biodiversity Research Expeditions to the Coastal Rainforest of Costa Rica and Career Opportunities in the Field     
4.  The Pre-Health Outreach Programs Office at East Tennessee State University's Quillen College of Medicine is currently accepting applications for our 2006 Summer Programs.     
5.  Emory University announces its Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE).    
 6.  Neologisms:  The 2005 winners of the Washington Post’s Mensa Invitational           

#2 – January 16, 2006 
1.  Comparison of Kaplan and Princeton Review MCAT Prep courses, by Jennifer Hendrick and Christen Gregory.
2.  The PA (Physician Assistant Profession):  Excerpts from a brochure distributed by the Association of Physician Assistant Programs (APAP).    
3.  Second-year medical students report which courses they perceive to be important:  An article appearing in the December 2005 issue of The Advisor.          
4.  Don’t let your parents, teachers or professors fool you about how much harder they had it “in the old days”

#1 – January 9, 2006
1.  Welcome back!   
2.  Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Bowman Gray Campus, will be offering a Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) for rising junior and senior science majors     
3.  Summer research opportunities in the Cleveland, Ohio area, sent by Christian C. Essman, Director of Student Relations, Office of Admissions, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University 
4.  The question I floated to the HLTHPROF listserv was “How damaging is it to wait until August to take the MCAT? “    
5.  The Weill Medical College of Cornell University announces the Travelers Summer 2006 Research Fellowship Program for Premedical Students                        
6.  Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) examination dates and registration fees for the 2006-07 cycle, from Elisabeth J. "Libby" Ross, MA, Director, PharmCAS and Student Affairs

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.      
7.  Fifty-one (51!) scholarships for minority students, sent by PREMED OF COLOR  for the benefit of all minority students, http://premedofcolor.org , - Contribution from Alan F Garcia, Claremont-McKenna College.    
8.  A doctoral program announcement from Notre Dame          
9.  The Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program, sponsored by the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering  Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program in New York City is a .  ten week program which allows freshman and sophomore underrepresented minority and/or disadvantaged students to experience life as a MD-PhD student
10.  The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences announces its 2006 Summer Research Fellowship program

 Fall 2005

#15 – December 5, 2005
1.  You’re invited to experience Animal Grossology:  The Incredible World of Animal Parasites!  Monday, December 5, and Wednesday, December 7, in the Montesi Room of Buckman Hall!
2. Child Family Health International is now accepting applications online for healthcare service experience programs in Bolivia, Mexico, Ecuador, India, and South Africa.    
3. The Columbia University Institute of Human Nutrition offers a Master of Science Degree in Nutrition.     
4.  Received this week         
5.  A quick reminder:  It is not too late for students to apply to the MD/PhD program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (http://www.uiuc.edu ).     
6.  The Tree of Life, from the creator of the “Life is Hell” comic and “The Simpsons” comic series.
7.  It’s the week before Final Exams.  It’s time to update Websites For People Who Don’t Have Enough Work to do!!       
8.  Ol’ Santa has had a change of attitude           

#14 – November 28, 2005
1. Medical marriages, where both husband and wife are physicians, have special challenges.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU, for forwarding item to me.)
2. Rare Japanese stork gets prosthetic beak:  From CNN.com, Friday, November 18, 2005; posted: 11:52 a.m. EST (16:52 GMT)
3.  The Jackson Laboratory of Bar Harbor, Maine, announces is 2006 Summer Research Program for college and high school students, June 11 to August 14, 2006, Optional Early Start May 28
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4.  The students in BIOL 413 (Parasitology) invite you to an exhibit:  Animal Grossology – The Incredible World of Animal Parasites, Monday, December 5 and Wednesday, December 7, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Montesi Room of Buckman Hall!      

#13 – November 21, 2005
1. The original question posted on the HLTHPROF listserv was, “I have an advisee interested in working in a health clinic.  Where can I get information? “  Here is the reply from Dr. Robert Bowman, M.D., Director of Rural Health Education and Research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
2.   Justice Dept. to Sue Southern Illinois U. Over Graduate Fellowships for Minorities and Women, by Peter Schmidt, from http://chronicle.com/daily/2005/11/2005111101n.htm       
3.  Hard Times for Medical Careers, an editorial on recent developments on medical education posted to the HLTHPROF listserv, by Dr. Robert Bowman, M.D., Director of Rural Health Education and Research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.     
4.  Playing music can be good for your brain Stanford study finds it helps the understanding of language, from the November 17, 2005 issue of the San Francisco Chronicle.

 

#12 – November 12, 2005
1.  The Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) announces the 2006 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program.
2.  Beta Beta Beta, the Biology Honor Society is sponsoring a Bowling for Uganda fundraising event, Friday, November 18, 2005, at Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes, starting at 7 p.m.
3.  The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine announces a summer course for undergraduates in Human Anatomy, June 5 – June 30, 2006.
4. Ortho McNeil, manufacturers of Ortho Evra, a birth control patch, have issued a warning regarding the greater risk for blood clots and other serious side effects.  From CNN.com, posted Thursday, November 10.

#11 – November 7, 2005
1.  The University of Pittsburgh announces an NIH-funded Summer Undergraduate Research Program for minority students.
2.  The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT®) will convert to an entirely computer-based test (CBT) format, worldwide beginning 2007.   (From an e-mail sent by Tonya Miles to the HLTHPROF listserv, November 2, 2005.
3.  Weill Medical College of Cornell University announces its annual one-Week Seminar, Practicing Medicine/Providing Health Care, January 9-13, 2006.
4. Submit your WHAT??  (They eat their dead, I guess.)            

#10 – October 31, 2005
1.  Beta Beta Beta, the Biology Honor Society, is sponsoring a “behind the scenes” tour of Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Monday, November 14.
2. Beta Beta Beta is also sponsoring “Bowling for Uganda”, a Bowl-A-Thon on Friday, November 18, to raise $2,000 to support Hope North, a self-sustainable internally displaced people’s camp in Uganda.  
3.  Factoids about the Southern College of Optometry (Memphis, TN)       
4   The following editorial by Carol Baffi-Dugan, Program Director for Health Professions Advising at Tufts University, appeared in the Tufts University student newspaper, and describes the advantages of the upcoming transition of the MCAT to computer-based testing.           

#9 – October 24, 2005
1.  WHAT?!?  Fall Break is HISTORY, and you STILL haven’t started your TERM PAPER??  Didn’t you know that procrastination can be BAD for you???  “Probing Procrastination”, from the 5 December 1997 issue of Science 278:1715-1717.  
2.  The Wadsworth Center, the biomedical and environmental science institute of the New York State Department of Health, announces its Summer Research Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences.       
3.  This, too, is SCIENCE!!  This year’s winners of the Ig-Noble Awards were announced on October 7, 2005.  From an article by appearing in The Guardian, Friday, October 7, 2005.
4.  Some background info about Mr. Buckley’s Exploding Trousers
5.  The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis, TN) announces its 2006 Summer Research Scholarship Program.       
6.  Women in Medicine National Pin Campaign       
7.  And this is why a companion-animal based veterinary practice is so lucrative -- How much would you spend on your dog?:  Animal hospitals are thriving on free-spending pet owners.
October 11, 2005, By Aaron Smith, CNN/Money staff writer
8.  The Optometry Admission Test (OAT) is now available year round        
9.  Summer (2006) Research Opportunities at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Little Rock, Arkansas)
10.  The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine announces its annual Open House, Saturday, November 12, 2005.

#8 – October 10, 2005
1.  Biodiversity Research Expeditions to the Coastal Rainforest of Costa Rica and Career Opportunities in the Field.                  
2.  The subject of attire during interviews came up recently on the HLTHPROF listserv
3.  Interview FAQ’s and other resources
4.  It’s Midterm Exam Week.  Do you know what that means?

#7 – October 3, 2005
1.  The annual Health Career Opportunities Fair is THIS Thursday, October 6, in S201, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2.  An introduction to osteopathic medicine
3.  The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (Pomona, CA) has earned a distinctive recognition in this year’s U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Colleges, 2006
4.  Undergraduate Biodiversity Fellowships are available at the Memphis Zoo.    
5.  DMAT teams and National Disasters:  A report from Kenneth V. Iserson, M.D.,  Director, REEME Project, and Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.  
6.  Study shows Katrina displaced nearly 6,000 physicians:
 posted by Associated Press,   Monday, September 26, 2005; Posted: 6:20 p.m. EDT (22:20 GMT)
7.  The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity announces the 2006 Essay Contest in Ethics.        
8.  OK, Mikhael Baryshnikov, he ain’t

#6 – September 26, 2005
1.  Summer research experience and travelogue of Jennifer Paxson.        
2. Latest information from the American Association of Medical Colleges, from an e-mail sent to the HLTHPROF listserv, September 20, 2005.  (This is especially relevant to those of you applying to Tulane and LSU – New Orleans.)          
3.  The Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, the newest osteopathic medical school in the United States, announces Fall Open House, scheduled from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 1.              
4.  Received this week and available from the bookshelf in S201.

#5 – September 19, 2005
1. Reminder of this year’s annual Health Career Opportunities Fair, Thursday, October 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in S201.
2. Received this week.           
3.  Des Moines University (Des Moines, IA) offers degree programs in medicine and the health sciences – nothing else.
4.  The September, 2005 issue of the Next Generation can now be accessed at www.NextGenMD.org.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington for sending me this.)

#4 – September 12, 2005
1. In answer to my question, “HOW ARE YOU?”, Stacey Bourg, M-3 at Louisiana State University – Shreveport, replied with the following  (Thanks to Stacey for granting me permission to share this with you.).           
2. Local (Memphis) way to help Hurricane Katrina refugees/evacuees:  Purchase Kroger gift cards for them and drop the cards off at the Holiday Inn across from the University of Memphis. 
3.  The HEAR ME Project has teamed up with Think MTV to launch the second annual National HIV/AIDS Story-Writing Competition.  (Thanks to Barbara Huntington, PHP Director at SDSU, for sending me this.)      
4.  Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences cordially invite interested faculty and students to join us for a Career Day and luncheon, Friday, October 7, 2005 from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM.
5.  A celebration of ignorance  -- ya gotta visit http://www.medicalignorance.org/ .
6.  Harbor of Health, a new state-of-the-art health facility scheduled to open in Harbor Town of Memphis, is looking for an intern.    
7.  Current status of Tulane University’s School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.  (From an e-mail distributed on September 8, 2005, by Susan Maxwell, executive director of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions.)

#3 – September 5, 2005
Focusing on the medical issues regarding Hurricane Katrina, which struck the New Orleans area on August 29, 2005.
1.  INTRICATE FLOOD PROTECTION LONG A FOCUS OF DISPUTE, from the New York Times.  From the September 1, 2005 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.
from The New York Times (Registration Required).  From the September 1, 2005 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.
2.  HAZARDS CONTAINED IN WATER ARE NOT AS TOXIC AS FEARED
from The New York Times (Registration Required).  From the September 1, 2005 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.
3.  Katrina health risks rise with flooding:  Residents should be wary of contaminated water and food, by Jane Weaver, Health editor, MSNBC, Updated: 11:31 a.m. ET Sept. 1, 2005.  From MSNBC.com
4.  Disaster science really is a field of study.  From the September 1, 2005 issue of
Science Roundup, a monthly e-publication from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


#2 – August 28, 2005

1. Tel Aviv University and its Sackler School of Medicine located in Israel are internationally renowned institutions.
2. "The Healer's Voice" is a publication of the American Medical Student Association.   
3.  An essay on the way life was like 100 years ago, by Kevin S. Kerr.  
4.  Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in Los Angeles, California, announces a new merit-based Yo San Scholarship program for incoming students, beginning with the Fall 2005 Trimester.   
5.  Ending Poverty Through Enterprise:  Raising funds for Hope North, an internally displaced people’s camp in Uganda.
6.  INRO 2006 - A Program for Minority Students Interested in Biomedical Research. 
7.  IDLE BRAIN INVITES DEMENTIA, from Newsday.  (Appearing in the August 25, 2005 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.)

#1 – August 21, 2005
1.  Welcome back!
2. Resources for medical Spanish  
3.  In the wake of recent terrorist attacks, paramedics are suggesting that you add emergency telephone numbers to your cell phone list.  (Thanks to Doug Ritchie for sending me this.)
4.  The Pentagon is looking for a few good people…to write and sell screenplays.  (Adapted from “Pentagon’s New Goal Into Scripts, by David M. Halbfinger, NYTimes.com, August 4, 2005).
5.  Received this week  
6.  The 5th Annual Career Day for Biomedical Sciences at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School will be held, Thursday, November 10, 2005.   

Summer 2005

#3 – August, 2005
1.  More news from Dr. Mzungu Lungu, AKA Manny Patel, reporting from Hope Village, Uganda.
2. A free Guide to Science Writing Manual, from The Journal of Young Investigators (JYI).  (Thanks to Donald Samulack, Ph.D., Director, Department of Scientific Editing of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for sending me this.
Stacey Bourg’s account of traveling to and practicing medicine in Manali, India, in 6 parts:
3a.  Stacey Bourg (CBU alum and M-2 at LSU) diary:  Part I – July 4, 2005:  Half-way there!
3b. 
Stacey Bourg (CBU alum and M-2 at LSU) diary:  Part II – July 5, 2005:  Manali at last!
3c.  Stacey Bourg (CBU alum and M-2 at LSU) diary:  Part III – July 7, 2005:  Surgery Indian Style
3d.  Stacey Bourg (CBU alum and M-2 at LSU diary:  Part IV – July 13, 2005:  Culturally different social manners
3e.  Stacey Bourg (CBU alum and M-2 at LSU diary:  Part V – July 15, 2005:  Traffic Jams – Manali Style
3f.  Stacey Bourg (CBU alum and M-2 at LSU diary:  Part VI – July 19, 2005:  Old man Giardia
4.  Received this month
5.  All in a day’s work…tracking jaguars in Brazil – a report by Jenny Bernard, who is participating in the MIRT program.

 

#2 – July, 2005
è1.  Applicants to Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO) can access their web site and check the status of their application.
è2.  Received this month
è3.  TEST REVEALS GENDER EARLY IN PREGNANCY:  from the June 27, 2005 issue of Science in the News, a daily science digest from Sigma Xi.
è4.  Dr. Mzungu Lungu (AKA Manny Patel) and his account of volunteer work in Uganda. 

#1 – June, 2005
è1. The Written Version of the Optometry Admission Test (OAT) is being replaced by a computerized version
è 2. Table of Contents for the March 2005 issue of The Advisor, the journal for the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions.
è3.  Received this month
è4.  Tour dates have been set for the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine (Johnson City, TN)
è5.  The Arizona School of Health Sciences, a division of A.T. Still University, has an Entry Level Au.D. program

 

 

Spring 2005

#1 – Spring, 2005
è1. The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy plans to expand its class size from 125 to 175 students in the Fall of 2005, and to 200 students in the Fall 2006.
è 2. Washington University offers graduate degrees in Health Administration.
è3.  Dental Externships available at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) College of Dentistry

 Fall 2004

#3 – November, 2004
è 1. USAF Scholarship Program for Dental Students (Text was sent to me by TSgt. Carrier Huegen)
è 2. Janet Atkins and Christie Spencer take on the Virgin Islands (Summer, 2004).

#2 - October, 2004
è1. Didn't you know that procrastination can be bad for you??
è2. Hey, listen, if the term paper has something to do with the sciences, particularly the biomedical sciences, there are some excellent sources of information and references.

#1 - Week of October 11, 2004
è1. It has come to my attention that mid-term exam week is THIS week
è 2. Excerpts from a memorandum sent to me by James C. Eoff, III., Executive Associate Dean of the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, regarding admissions.

 Summer 2004

#3 - August 2004
è1. Welcome back, and what this issue is about.
è 2. Of top 10 jobs for the future, seven are in health care. From the March 2004 issue of the AMA Health Professions News e-newsletter.
è 3. You can find a lucrative livelihood, enjoy true love and happiness, and have a life, without becoming an allopathic physician, i.e. an M.D.
è 4. Received this month, mostly from the NAAHP conference in Washington, D.C. 

è 5. When it comes time to purchase pens, pencils and highlighter markers for classes, stop by the bookcase in S201 FIRST. There is a plethora of them there!
è 6. The renovation of the De La Salle Hall gymnasium has begun! From http://www.cbu.edu/News/gym/

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