2014 NAAHP National Meeting

June 25th - 29th

 

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

San Francisco, CA

It is with sincere appreciation that we recognize and thank everyone who participated in the 2014 NAAHP National Meeting a success logistics.

Time Event Room
9:00 am – 7:15 pm
Registration
Plaza A
7:30 – 11:00 am

W-01 - Leadership Workshop with Continental Breakfast(closed)

Lighting a Beacon in the Fog:
Determining Best Practices for Pre-Health Advising

Building on the initiative spearheaded by NAAHP’s 2008-2010 President Lori Provost and published in "The Advisor" in 2011, the Professional Development and Leadership Committee has developed two sets of best practices: one set of twelve for individual pre-health advisors and another set of twelve for institutions supporting pre-health advising programs. This workshop will begin by reviewing why and how the best practices were developed. Attendees will break into small groups to discuss and answer guiding questions for each of the best practices, then re-join into a large group to share insights and determine next steps.

Presenters:
Ruth Bingham - University of Hawaii at Manoa
Anne Blum - Texas A&M University
Betsy Brookins - Siena College
Marikay Dobbins - Albion College
Mary Engel - University of Scranton
Dave Kaiser - Brigham Young University
Linda Luck - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Mariella Mecozzi - University of Michigan
Bernadette So - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Moderator:
Ruth Bingham - University of Hawaii at Manoa

Continental Breakfast cosponsored by:

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-Summer Medical Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
  • Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)
Plaza B
11:15 am – 2:15 pm
Regional Board Meetings/Lunches (closed)
  • Central Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
    President: Heidi Lang - Saginaw Valley State University
  • Northeast Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
    President: Rhona Beaton - Union College
  • Southeastern Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
    President: Celeste Crowe - Appalachian State University
  • Western Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
    President: Phillip Scharf - Arizona State University

Board lunches sponsored by NAAHP


  • Union Sq 21

  • Union Sq 22

  • Union Sq 23

  • Union Sq 24
2:30 – 5:00 pm

W-02 - New Advisor Workshop

Welcome to NAAHP 2014! Pre-health advising can be rewarding, but it can also be daunting when you are a new advisor. Please attend this Workshop if you have been an advisor for less than three years or if this is your first NAAHP National Meeting. We want to introduce you to the benefits of your NAAHP membership and also make you aware of the opportunities available to you at this conference. Our main goals are to provide a support group of advisors with whom you can network provide resources helpful for advising and to outline the fundamentals of pre-health advising.

Presenters:
Kathleen C. Scheltens, PhD - University of Dayton
William Wingard - University of California, San Diego
Shirley Yang - University of Texas at Dallas

Moderator:
Linda Luck - University of Alabama, Birmingham

Refreshments sponsored by A.T. Still University

Imperial A+B
2:30 – 5:00 pm

W-03 - Experienced Advisor Workshop

Thinking Backwards to Move Forward: Preparing Students for Healthcare in the 21st Century:

The impact of technology on medicine and health care delivery, the issues of health care disparities and access, and many other factors are changing the expectations for health care practice. During this interactive workshop, we will present a vision for the health care providers of tomorrow and provide a framework for the qualities a pre-health student will need to develop. Working backwards from the health care professional to the pre-health student, we will describe attempts by the professional schools to assess these qualities, discuss barriers at the institutional level for effective advising of pre-health students, and explore strategies to encourage personal and professional reflection by pre-health students. Much like future health care providers, we will work in teams to discuss and develop potential management plans to support our students’ efforts to develop the competencies required by the professional schools and programs.

Presenters:
Bernadette So, PhD - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Richard Sanker, PhD - Baylor University
Robert F. Ruiz - University of Michigan Medical School

Moderator:
Erin Sayer - University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Refreshments co-sponsored by:
The Atlantis Project
The National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP)

Continental 4-6 
5:00 – 7:15 pm

Food and Fellowship or Dinner on Your Own

Reservations have been made at a variety of restaurants near the hotel. At the workshops, advisors are encouraged to sign up for dinner with a group as a way of making new friends and continuing conversations from the afternoon workshops.

 
 

Welcome

Julie Chanatry - Colgate University
NAAHP President

Susan A. Maxwell
Executive Director

Grand Ballroom A
7:30 pm

P-01 - Keynote Address: For America’s Healthcare, I say,“Come on, Slide, Henrietta! Slide!”

Lonnie Bristow, MD
Past President - American Medical Association

If your life’s work can be thought of as a sort of continuous musical Opus, have you ever wondered, “Where do I, and what do I do, to fit in this orchestra?” The speaker will attempt to put what Health Advisors do into that larger perspective.

In 1995, Dr. Lonnie Bristow became the first African American President of the American Medical Association (AMA) in its 148 year history.

Dr. Bristow’s work as president focused on many of the issues he addressed throughout his career including sickle cell anemia, coronary care, and socio-economic issues impacting health care. His goals included reforming the profession by expanding the range of care doctors give to their patients, putting patients’ needs ahead of monetary interests, and improving the doctor-patient relationship. He also saw his election as president as highlighting the advances of African Americans in the medical field.

One of Bristow's goals as President of the AMA was to address the issue of ethics in the medical community, including implementing ethics courses and questions about ethics on medical licensing exams. He also worked to encourage HIV/AIDS education at home and abroad. He has honorary degrees from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Morehouse College School of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, and the City College of New York.

Moderator:
Jody Frost, PT, DPT, PhD - American Physical Therapy Association

Grand Ballroom A
 

Light Desserts and Coffee with Cash Bar

Sponsored by NAAHP

Continental 4-6
Time Event Location
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration East Lounge
6:00 – 7:00 am  Gold Rush Walk
Conducted by the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM)
 Lobby
7:15 – 9:30 am Regional Business Meetings (with breakfast)  
  Central Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
President: Heidi Lang - Saginaw Valley State University
Sponsored by University of Health Sciences and Nursing, St. Kitts
Imperial A
  Northeast Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
President: Rhona Beaton - Union College
Sponsored by Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Plaza A+B
  Southeastern Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
President: Celeste Crowe - Appalachian State University
Sponsored by Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), Georgia Campus
Yosemite A-C
  Western Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
President: Phillip Scharf - Arizona State University
Sponsored by Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, School of Medicine
Continental 1-3
9:45 – 10:30 am

Official Opening of the Exhibit Hall
Exhibits open 9:45 am – 5:00 pm

Refreshments sponsored by American University of Antigua

Grand Ballroom B
10:45 am– 12:05 pm

P-02 - Prerequisite Course Review - Increasing Medical School Flexibility

A panel of medical school admissions representatives will describe how they have implemented changes to prerequisites course requirements that increase the flexibility for applicants and the movement to competencies. Issues discussed will include community college, AP and online course credits, novel curricula/integrated courses, terminal course requirements, resistance by internal/external constituents and communicating change on MSAR and school websites.

Presenters:
Henry Sondheimer MD - Association of American Medical Colleges
Brenda Armstrong, MD - Duke University School of Medicine
Lina Mehta, MD - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Robert Ruiz - University of Michigan Medical School
David Wofsy, MD - University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Moderator:
Carolyn Booker - American Dental Education Association

Grand Ballroom A
12:05 – 12:15 pm

Overview of iCollaborative

Brief highlights of the iCollaborative AAMC session will be presented to entice you to attend the 2-hour session on Thursday evening, 8:00-10:00. which will be an interactive session designed to provide techniques and resources for preparation for the MCAT 2015.

Presenter:
Jen Page - Association of American Medical Colleges

Moderator:
Carolyn Booker - American Dental Education Association

Grand Ballroom A
12:30 – 2:00 pm

LUNCH

Sponsored by Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)

Continental 4-6
2:15 – 3:15 pm

P03 - Plenary – Doctors as Patients: The Evolution of Palliative Care

B.J. Miller Jr., MD
Hospice and Palliative Care Specialist
UCSF Medical Center
Director of the Zen Hospice Center

Dr. B.J. Miller, Jr. is a hospice and palliative care specialist who treats hospitalized patients with terminal or life-altering illness at UCSF Medical Center. He also sees patients in a palliative care clinic, and the Cancer Symptom Management Service, of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Miller, a native of Chicago, studied art history as an undergraduate at Princeton University. He worked for several years for art and disability-rights nonprofit organizations before earning a medical degree at UCSF. He completed an internal medicine residency at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, where he was chief resident, and a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Harvard Medical School, working at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In his work, he connects art, spirituality and medicine in end-of-life care. Miller is an assistant clinical professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine. He has a grant from the Fetzer Foundation to help integrate spirituality with the health of mind and body into medical education.

Moderator:
Jennifer Athay Adams, Pharm D - American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Grand Ballroom A
3:30 – 4:20 pm Concurrent Sessions I  

Advisors’ Professional Development

1-01 - The MCAT2015 Exam is Coming: Resources to Help You and Your Students

The MCAT exam is changing in the spring of 2015 – less than a year away! The MCAT staff offers a number of resources, and continues work on new materials designed to help examinees, advisors, and admissions officers prepare for the new exam. Join us for this forward-looking session as we discuss those resources, including The Official Guide to the MCAT Exam, Fourth Edition (2015 exam), The Course-Mapping Tool, video tutorials via the Khan Academy collaboration, the MCAT2015 Exam Roadmap, the Q-UPP eNewsletter, and much more! We’ll also share information about the new test administration dates, as well as our plans to ease everyone through the transition to the new exam. Bring your questions and get the answers you need!

Presenters:
Dr. Karen Mitchell - Association of American Medical Colleges
Jen Page - Association of American Medical Colleges
Judith Byrne - Association of American Medical Colleges
Scott Oppler - Director of MCAT Test Development and Psychometrics

Moderators:
Heidi Lang - Saginaw Valley State University
Anne Ewing - University of Central Oklahoma

Grand Ballroom A

Advisors’ Professional Development

1-02 - Building a Culture of Evidence: Assessment and Pre-Professional Advisings

Assessing student learning is an important part of Pre-Professional Advising practice. But how many of us are actually collecting data that is outcomes-based and using it to improve our process with intention? This session will help participants understand what constitutes assessment and identify strategies to build a purposeful assessment plan for their office.

Presenter:
Dr. Robin Selzer - University of Cincinnati

Moderator:
Jan-Marie Ruminski - Wright State University

Imperial A

Diversity and Inclusion in the Health Professions

1-03 - First-Generation College Student Progression into Health Professional Programs: Best Practices Roundtable

Given the hurdles and obstacles first-generation college (FGC) students need to overcome to complete an undergraduate degree, it is no wonder that to take the next step to pursue a health professional degree is fraught with additional complexities. Through the presentation and explanation of a conceptual framework that maps the undergraduate socialization process, the objective of this roundtable session is to have participants then expand the framework to map the socialization process of FGC students. Through the mapping exercise, the goal of this roundtable session is to encourage an exchange of ideas to serve and support FGC populations, to heighten awareness of the challenges these students face when considering a health professional degree, and to share best practices to support their progression into graduate studies.

Presenter:
Sharon Joyce - UC Berkeley, School of Optometry

Moderator:
Candice Eisenhauer - University of Illinois, Chicago

Plaza B

Diversity and Inclusion in the Health Professions

1-04 - Use of Interactive Technology and Computer-Simulated Platforms to Deliver Exceptional Advising to Enhance Minority Student Admission into Professional Programs

Use of online technology and computer-simulated environment will enhance the professional development of pre-health students by improving their ability to prepare for the future. There are a variety of online technologies that allow for pre-health advisors to engage undergraduate students and increase the rate of communication. Some technologies allow for students to check in quickly for continuous updates while others allow for detailed conversations. Computer-simulated environments can be used to review admission application essays or prepare for interviews. Simulations give students the ability to generate characters in the program and verbalize responses to questions while permitting the student to control facial expressions and gestures. This application allows for students to prepare for interviews while decreasing the stress from the process and allow for the student to focus on responses and body language.

Presenters:
Dr. Richard Whittington - Tuskegee University
Garland Wise - Tuskegee University

Moderator:
Lois Butcher - Temple University

Yosemite A

Advisors’ Professional Development

1-05 - Engaging Students in Clinical Research through Student Organization Development

As interest in clinical research rises around the world (Bajpai, 2013; National Institute for Health Research, 2012), pre-health offices are tasked with connecting students to these research opportunities in their community and beyond. Baylor University’s Office of Pre-health Studies is engaging students in clinical research programs by crossing organizational boundaries in an effort to connect student organizations to community health care systems. This program will actively discuss the vision and strategies necessary to create essential partnerships that involve undergraduates, student organizations, key campus administrators, and local hospitals in producing clinical research programs that provide mutually beneficial partnerships, while nurturing student growth and development.

Presenters:
Erin Stamile MS - Baylor University
Dr. Richard Sanker - Baylor University

Moderator:
Debi Swarner - Dickinson College

Continental 3

Interprofessional Education

1-06 - Out of the Fog and Into the Light: Developing an Institutional Test Prep Course

In the world of test preparation, students are faced with multiple options. There are many factors they consider: What format will best suit me? What will it cost? Will it help me? What has worked well for my predecessors? Offering a course through their institution can provide a sense of comfort and direction while being financially within reach. This session will outline the Test Prep Course at Grand Valley State University which is designed to help students prepare for all professional health exams (i.e. DAT, MCAT, OAT, PCAT). Advisors who are interested in starting a similar course at their institution, or who have a similar course and would like a different perspective would benefit from this session. Lecture format with Q&A.

Presenters:
Jo Ann Litton - Grand Valley State University
Julie Amon - Grand Valley State University

Moderator:
Debra Kirchhof-Glazier - Juniata College

Yosemite B

Advisors’ Professional Development

1-07 - The Competitive Pharmacy Applicant: Advising Students Through the Application Process

Six Colleges of Pharmacy collaborate to provide a broad overview of application submission and review processes, interviewing necessities and student professionalism throughout the application process. Information for applicants pursuing Doctor of Pharmacy and dual degrees will be discussed during this workshop. Insights into the review process from the schools' perspectives will be shared.

This panel will be interactive and include blinded student applications, as well as application and interviewing tips for advisors to pass along to their students.

Presenters:
Kim Dunn - Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Joel Gonzales - UCSF School of Pharmacy
Carol Jones -Harding University College of Pharmacy
Jon Parker - Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Nazach Rodriguez Snapp - USF College of Pharmacy
Stephanie Wurth - University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Moderator:
Rebecca Russo - Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Yosemite C

Advisors’ Professional Development

1-08 - The Growing Profession of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: From Alternative Therapy to Mainstream Integrative Medicine

The profession of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is currently growing at an exponential rate in the U.S. Educational opportunities abound for students who are interested in a fulfilling career in health and healing from a holistic perspective. The Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the national membership association for accredited acupuncture schools in the U.S. since 1982, will provide a panel presentation with three experts from its member colleges on The Growing Profession of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: From Alternative Therapy to Mainstream Integrative Medicine. Advisors attending this panel presentation will not only obtain key information about the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession and its educational system; but also receive inspiring first-hand accounts of contemporary acupuncture in action. The panelists welcome your attendance and questions during their presentations.

Presenters:
Dr. Frank Yurasek - National University of Health Sciences
Dr. Veaceslav Vlas - University of East-West Medicine
Ron Zaidman - Five Branches University; Graduate School of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Moderator:
Barbra Roller - Florida International University - Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Continental 2

Advisors’ Professional Development

1-09 - Mapping out the Personal Statement- A Visual Thinking Strategy for Students

Mind Maps are a creative way to approach the professional school personal statement and see the big picture. Mapping is a method for visual thinking that helps students organize their thoughts and make sense of their experiences. Maps can help students identify key strengths and competencies that they can highlight in the personal statement and supplemental essays. This hands-on session will teach you how to facilitate a mapping exercise with your students as they prepare for the personal statement and professional school application.

Presenter:
Eileen Tom - Orange Coast College

Moderator:
Michelle Klein - Prince George's Community College

Plaza A

Advisors’ Professional Development

1-10 - The NAAHP Advisor Membership Survey: What You Told Us & Where Do We Go from Here

This session will provide advisors with an update on the NAAHP Advisor Membership Survey. Results of the survey regarding advisor demographics, satisfaction with NAAHP programs and services, and advisor suggestions will be outlined. Actions taken as a result of the survey will also be discussed.

Following the presentation; attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide suggestions of their own.

Presenters:
Chuck Hauck - University of Iowa
Dr. Erin Sayer - University of Nebraska- Lincoln
Dr. Julie Chanatry - Colgate University

Moderator:
Larry Sullivan - Avila University

Continental 1
4:20 – 4:50 pm

Visit Exhibit Hall

Refreshments sponsor To Be Announced

Grand Ballroom B
4:50 – 5:40 pm Concurrent Sessions II  

Advisors’ Professional Development

2-01 - The MCAT2015 Exam is Coming: Resources to Help You and Your Students

The MCAT exam is changing in the spring of 2015 – less than a year away! The MCAT staff offers a number of resources, and continues work on new materials designed to help examinees, advisors, and admissions officers prepare for the new exam. Join us for this forward-looking session as we discuss those resources, including The Official Guide to the MCAT Exam, Fourth Edition (2015 exam), The Course-Mapping Tool, video tutorials via the Khan Academy collaboration, the MCAT2015 Exam Roadmap, the Q-UPP eNewsletter, and much more! We’ll also share information about the new test administration dates, as well as our plans to ease everyone through the transition to the new exam. Bring your questions and get the answers you need!

Presenters:
Dr. Karen Mitchell - Association of American Medical Colleges
Jen Page - Association of American Medical Colleges
Judith Byrne - Association of American Medical Colleges
Scott Oppler - Director of MCAT Test Development and Psychometrics

Moderators:
Karen de Olivares -University of Texas at Dallas
Amiel Jarstfer - Lincoln Memorial University

Grand Ballroom A

Advisors’ Professional Development

2-02 - Incorporating Competencies into Letters of Evaluation: Piloting a Template to Help Explain, Track, and Evaluate the Development of Student Competencies

We will present a template that provides standards for the documentation and evaluation of competencies achieved by medical school applicants. Using student profiles, we will invite participants to discuss strengths and needed improvements in the instrument. Session participants will work in facilitated small groups discussing one of the following questions addressing how this template could be used to:

  1. Advise prospective students
  2. Educate faculty at their institutions regarding the competencies that have been suggested for undergraduate students
  3. Assist students in developing portfolios or other means to track their development of particular competencies during their college experience
  4. Write letters of evaluation
By sharing thoughts across the small groups, each participant will leave the session with ideas about how to use the template in ways that are consistent with their campus culture.

Presenters:
Dr. Carol Elam - University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Dr. Patricia O'Sullivan - University of California, San Francisco
Jennifer Kimble - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Dr. Emil Chuck - Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry

Moderator:
Taisha Mikell - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Imperial A

Interprofessional Education

2-03 - Collaborating and Coordinating to Serve Pre-Health and Health Profession Students Participating in Global Experiences

More and more pre-health and health profession students are choosing to study abroad or have some type of global experience for a variety of reasons. The University of Minnesota has recognized the challenges many students face including but not limited to: scheduling, meeting major or pre-requisite requirements and participating in experiences within their scope of training, etc. The University is developing ways to address these challenges and accommodate students through collaboration and coordination. One specific new area of exploration is the development of interprofessional team global experience. This Roundtable session will share some of those strategies and engage the audience in a discussion of best practices and lessons learned.

Presenters:
Tricia Todd - University of Minnesota
Scott Daby - Learning Abroad Center, University of Minnesota

Moderator:
Tatiana Tatum Parker - Saint Xavier University

Yosemite B

Advisors’ Professional Development

2-04 - “I Have to Be a Doctor” Advising Students Who May or May Not Have Family Support in Their Health Profession Career Decision Making Process

Family involvement can have a direct impact in a student’s perceived career choice, satisfaction and self-efficacy in pursuing a career (Kim, 1993, Plunkett & Bámaca-Gómez, 2003, Herndon & Hirt, 2004). This presentation will focus on the impact family influence can have on college students considering medicine as a career including:

    • Parental sociocultural beliefs regarding the pursuit of medicine<
    • The student's desire to pursue medicine
    • The student's readiness to apply
    • Potential conflicting personal and cultural values

This is an interactive workshop where attendees will also have the opportunity to share their best practices and participate in case studies to learn culturally effective interventions for working with various diverse student populations pursuing medicine.

Presenters:
Manisha Lakhotia - University of California, Berkeley
Anna Carideo - University of California, Berkeley
Jennifer Racklin - University of California, Berkeley

Moderator:
Jan Reichard-Brown - Susquehanna University
Kenneth Kirkpatrick - DePauw University

Plaza B

Diversity and Inclusion in the Health Professions

2-05 - Supporting & Advising Undocumented Students In Pursuit of an Education & Career in the Health Care Field: Policy, Best Practices and Personal Experiences

This session will providing information pertaining to undocumented students who are interested in pursuing a career in the health profession. Attendees will receive an overview of all relevant state and federal policies and laws. In addition, they will hear personal testimonies from undocumented students currently pursuing a medical career, as well as the specific challenges that undocumented students face in pursuing various health care fields. This session will provide recommendations for how to create institutional change at your campus and models around the country which have successfully supported undocumented students.

Presenters:
Jose Arreola - Educators for Fair Consideration
Angel Ku - PhD student at University of California, San Francisco
Jirayut New Lattivongskorn - Undergraduate, University of California, Berkeley
Denisse Rojas - Undergraduate, University of California, Berkeley

Moderator:
Lisa Kooperman - Vassar College

Yosemite C

Advisors’ Professional Development

2-06 - Using Group Interventions to Stretch Time and Resources

With a caseload of nearly 2000 students (and up to a six-week waiting period for appointments) between two counselors, it was imperative to devise strategies to maximize services to students by offering more group interventions. Come learn how group interventions, including psycho-educational groups, workshops, and conferences, have helped two counselors optimize limited resources to reach at least 582 pre-health students. We will also discuss how group interventions might be utilized to help increase your productivity and impact with students.

Presenter:
Amber Collins - Brigham Young University

Moderator:
Craig Vaske - University of Wyoming

Continental 1

Advisors’ Professional Development

2-07 - Empowering PreVeterinary-Track Students for Success

The veterinary medical college student is facing unprecedented issues regarding changes in admissions requirements, interview formats, student debt and workforce issues. Advising a veterinary student has become more challenging with an intricate system of requirements and veterinary school admissions variances. This session will provide advisors the must-know materials for advising the current pre-veterinary student. It is also designed to introduce the attendees to existing resources, internships, and opportunities that advisors can suggest to their pre-veterinary track students. The admissions committees at veterinary schools value diversity in experiences including animal, veterinary research, and study abroad courses among their applicants. This panel brings multiple strengths, including perspective from the AAVMC, a veterinary school admissions office, as well as a pre-veterinary advising program director who will be sharing their perspectives with conference attendees.

Presenters:
Tony Wynne - American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges
Karen Hutton-Lopez - Western University of Health Sciences
Dr. Shweta Trivedi - North Carolina State University

Moderator:
James Johnson - Loyola University Chicago

Continental 2

Advisors’ Professional Development

2-08 - Advising Students Who Have a History of Addiction

Advising a student who has a history of addiction can be a challenge and there are many questions that we may have. In this session, we will hear from Dr. Marc Myer, a board certified addiction specialist, who has significant experience treating health care professionals afflicted with the disease of chemical dependency. He will present information on his work with health professionals and recovery. Following his presentation, we will have an admissions response from pharmacy and dentistry to find out how they would view such an applicant. Questions and comments from advisors and admissions officers will be welcome. By the end of the session, advisors will have a better idea how to balance reality and hope when they have a conversation with such a student.

Presenters:
Dr. Marc Myer - Hazelden
Dr. Jennifer Adams - American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
James Betbeze - University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry
Chere Pereira - Oregon State University

Moderator:
Kevin Kaufmann - Loyola University Chicago
Pereira Chere - Oregon State University

Continental 3

Advisors’ Professional Development

2-09 - The Creative Advisor -- The Super-Secret Amazingly-Obvious Way to Rethink Everything

Creativity – all kids have it. Few adults claim it. Do you? Do your students? In this workshop, you will:

    • Challenge your understanding of the basis of creativity.
    • Rediscover your creativity through individual exercises.<
    • Learn ways to cultivate and strengthen your creative abilities.<
    • Practice using creativity to re-engage with your current frustrations at work.
    • Explore creative solutions to rethink how to work with your students.
    • Consider ways to introduce your students to their own creativity.

Through presentation, individual exercises and small group activities, all attendees will have an opportunity to explore creativity both as a fun stress reliever and as a practical tool for problem solving. Participants will leave with examples and tools to further access creativity’s endless benefits – adaptability to change, effortlessly coping with frustrations, and creating a life that is both satisfying and fulfilling.

Presenter:
Dr. Alexandra Tan - Johns Hopkins University

Moderator:
Kirsten Peterson - Allegheny College

Plaza A

Diversity and Inclusion in the Health Professions

2-10 - Standing Out: Perspectives on Disclosing Identity in the Application & Advising Process

Health professional schools seek to diversify their applicant pools in order to produce graduates who can serve a diverse patient population. Applicants have unique backgrounds and experiences to share that can highlight their diverse contributions, but they may be unsure of how to disclose certain identities. Advisors can either facilitate or hinder applicants’ willingness to disclose these identities which could have implications in the admissions process. Real examples of applicant disclosures will be used to discuss how advisors can use a holistic approach in advising, and how disclosures may be viewed in a holistic application review. The presenters, who will provide both an advisor and an admissions perspective, will engage attendees in a discussion of identity in the application process.

Presenter:
Bernadette So - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Charles Todd - University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Francisco Castelan - Northwestern University
Lori Nicolaysen - Weill Cornell Medical College

Moderator:
Elizabeth Yzquierdo - Loyola Marymount University

Yosemite A
8:00 – 10:00 pm

P-04 iCollaborative of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Bring your internet-connected device and teaching resource (class activity, lab, quiz, video lesson or just an idea) to this session for feedback from peers and Pre-health Collection representatives then receive help submitting your resources for publication on the Pre-health Collection within MedEdPORTAL’s iCollaborative site.

This workshop will include hands-on activities and lively discussion:

1. Brief Introduction to the Pre-health Collection Presenter:
Jen Page - AAMC
2. Review of Resources, including the Khan Academy’s MCAT Collection Presenters:
Jen Page - AAMC
Rishi Desai - Khan Academy
3. Faculty Perspective on Creating Supplemental Teaching Presenter:
Bruce Branan - Asbury College
4. Peer Mentoring session for potential submissions Presenters:
Jen Page - AAMC
Patti Kreke - Mount St. Mary’s University
Bruce Branan - Asbury College
5. Overview and Discussion of Collaboration Features and Community Building Presenters:
Jen Page - AAMC
Janet Hart - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
6. Submit Your Resources Activity

The AAMC-sponsored Pre-health Collection within MedEdPortal’s iCollaborative (www.mededportal.org/icollaborative/pre-health) includes teaching resources geared for undergraduate courses populated by pre-health students. The collection provides a searchable online repository of recommended instructional resources that target pre-health competencies like those on the MCAT2015 exam. Many of the open access resources feature real-world contexts and active learning. Also included in the collection is the MCAT Collection from the Khan Academy. Join the community of dedicated teachers and advisors to help shape this initiative!

Moderator:
Julie Chanatry - Colgate University

Dessert sponsored by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Plaza A+B
Time Event Location
8:00 am – noon  Registration East Lounge

Breakfast "On Your Own"  
7:30 am – noon

Exhibits open

Grand Ballroom B
8:15 – 9:45 am

P-05 Plenary – Appreciative Advising: A Theory to Practice Framework for Raising Students Above the Fog

Jennifer Bloom, EdD
Clinical Professor
Educational Leadership & Policies
Higher Education & Student Affairs

Jenny Bloom serves as clinical professor and Director of the Higher Education and Student Affairs Master’s Degree Program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of South Carolina. She also serves as an adjunct associate professor for the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign.

She previously served as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and the Medical Scholars Program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign (2003-2007). She was elected to the position of President of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) for the 2007-08 term. Her research interests include academic advising, career paths in higher education administration, leadership, and change.

Moderator:
Geoffrey H. Young, PhD - Association of American Medical Colleges

Grand Ballroom A
9:45 – 10:15 am

Visit Exhibit Hall

Refreshments sponsored by Drexel University College of Medicine

Grand Ballroom B
10:30 – 11:20 am Concurrent Sessions III  

Advisors’ Professional Development

3-01 - How to Set Up a Successful Physician Shadowing Program

In the past few years, it has become harder for students to arrange shadowing experiences on their own for a variety of reasons. Setting up a physician shadowing program with a nearby hospital can equalize the playing field for students who do not know any physicians or come from an area where there are limited numbers of physicians to shadow. It can also give students opportunities to shadow in the academic setting, where they may shadow distinguished faculty from a variety of specialties and also have the opportunity to observe unique cases to which they would not normally have exposure.

This session will provide you with the information, steps and sample documents you need to set up a successful physician shadowing program for your students.

Presenter:
Donna Nonnenkamp PhD - Saint Louis University

Moderator:
Jessica Evert - University of California, San Francisco

Grand Ballroom A

Interprofessional Education

3-02 - Interprofessional Professionalism: Successful Students Bring More Than Test Scores and GPA!

This interprofessional session will provide advisors with information about the Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative (IPC) and the construct of Interprofessional Professionalism (IPP), discussed at health professions’ meetings and the IOM Global Forum on Innovation of Health Professions Education. Advisors will explore interprofessional professionalism behaviors used to assess IPP and discuss their relevance to health profession’s advising. Additionally, advisors will be exposed to the Interprofessional Professionalism Assessment used to assess the degree to which IPP is evident in collaborative practice, and will learn about a multi-institutional pilot study to determine the instrument’s psychometric properties. Opportunities will be available to advisors to pose questions and discuss the relevance of IPP behaviors to pre-health assessment of student behaviors and the potential value of the IPA to health advisors.

Presenters:
Dr. Jody Frost - American Physical Therapy Association
Dr. Jennifer Adams - American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Dr. Neil Harvison - American Occupational Therapy Association
Dr. Loretta Nunez - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Moderator:
Mattie Bendall - Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Imperial B

Advisors’ Professional Development

3-03 - Postbac Premedical Programs: A Primer

After a brief overview of the types of programs and how to effectively use AAMC and NAAHP online resources, representatives from each type of postbac program will speak about structure and requirements of their program, financial aid, what makes a successful applicant, and changes resulting from the new MCAT. Career changer, programs targeted for URMs, and enhancement programs, both structured and unstructured, will be discussed. A medical school admissions dean will present her perspective on postbac applicants and their medical school performance.

Presenters:
Jodi Domsky - Bryn Mawr College
Robert Cannon - University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Carol Baffi-Dugan - Tufts University
Betsy Merideth - Goucher College
Sylvia Robertson - University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Moderator:
Keith Bradley - National Association of Research Associates Programs (NARAP)

Plaza A

Diversity and Inclusion in the Health Professions

3-04 - Summer Medical & Dental Education Programs

In our increasingly diverse society, the need for minority health professionals grows exponentially each year. The Summer Medical and Dental Education Program helps to alleviate healthcare shortages in underserved communities by assisting diverse undergraduate students to become successful candidates to medical/dental schools. Offering free 6-week summer enrichment programs at one of 12 sites around the country, SMDEP participants are accepted to medical schools at twice the rate of non-participants. While each of the 12 programs brings a different focus to the preparation for medical/dental school, they share a fundamental outcome: to build self-efficacy. In this session, program directors will impart the value of summer experiences, highlighting SMDEP. They will discuss their programmatic efforts to help students believe that they can succeed in a health professions environment.

Presenters:
Dr. Consuelo Lopez Springfield - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Maureen Cullins AM - Duke University School of Medicine
Lawrence "Hy" Doyle EdD - David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Joseph Williams MPA - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Moderator:
Aaron Saguil - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Yosemite A

Advisors’ Professional Development

3-05 - Brainstorming Workshop: Great Ideas to Fund, Identifying Agencies to Fund Them, and Writing the Proposal

Funding creative ideas and implementing programs that have great impact can be integral to professional development. Providing the best advice to pre-health students takes knowledge, insight, devotion, perspective, sensitivity – and resources. Our advice benefits applicants to graduate programs in medicine and by helping the best applicants to enter these programs also benefits the entire medical field. The aims of this workshop are to:

    1. Tap the creativity of attendees to identify innovative projects that can serve as models for best practices in advising
    2. Identify organizations that would benefit from such projects and potentially fund them
    3. Brainstorm on how to most effectively construct grant proposals to fund these great ideas

Presenter:
Dr. David Thurlow - Clark University
Gwynneth Offner - Boston University

Moderator:
Kristen McJunkins - Yale University

Franciscan A

Advisors’ Professional Development

3-06 - How to Have a Happy Life: Advising for Career Satisfaction and Work/Life Balance

Martin Seligman has spurred a movement in modern-day psychology coined “Positive Psychology.” Through ongoing research into the habits of happy people, he and his colleagues have identified common characteristics of contentment. As pre-health advisors, you are charged with helping direct one of the most important life-decisions a person can make. Additionally, advisees are increasingly seeking better work/life balance. This lecture and review of related literature will take the advisor though common characteristics of happy people. A brief Mind/Body exercise for stress reduction will complete the experience. Advisors will have a tool they can use themselves and teach to advisees.

Presenter:
Dr. JoAnn Yanez ND, MPH - Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges

Moderator:
Robert Vick - Elon University

Yosemite B

Advisors’ Professional Development

3-07 - Keeping Advisors Out of the Fog: Students “Declaring” Pre-Health

Keeping Advisors Out of the Fog: Students “Declaring” Pre-Health: “How many pre-health students are on your campus?” This question is likely posed to the pre-health advisor by the campus community. But how can a pre-health advisor know the number of pre-health students? Unlike a major that students must formally declare, pre-health is an intention to pursue a specific career pathway and may not be associated with a major. Students can change their intention without formal notice to the institution. Creating a process for “declaring” pre-health can be helpful in reporting and planning. In this session, participants will be introduced to the process currently being employed at UC Merced. Participants will learn the need for the process, as well as benefits to advisors and students, and how to implement a similar process at their home institution.

Presenter:
Erica Robbins - University of California, Merced

Moderator:
Roman Miller - Eastern Mennonite University

Plaza B

Interprofessional Education

3-08 - Gathering the Essentials: Preparing Students for Interprofessional Practice

Preparing students to act interprofessionally requires that they acquire skill sets distinctly different from those needed in simple collaboration. Students must share team organization experiences that hone communication, teach professional roles and responsibilities, and cause them to reflect on their values and ethics. It is only then that they will be able to function interdependently on interprofessional teams. Savvy advisors grasp the issues prevalent in medical teams which have been traditionally hierarchical and champion educational experiences that transform the emerging generation of medical leadership. Through experiential learning, participants engage the core competencies of interprofessional education and practice, clarifying their relevance to today’s health professions students. In so doing, advisors help students gain the experiences and knowledge needed to succeed in their chosen professions.

Presenter:
Dr. William Gordon - Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Moderator:
Lena Wilson - University of Southern California

Franciscan B

Advisors’ Professional Development

3-09 - Second Year Check Up: Students' Diagnosis and Prognosis on Holistic Development

The Emory University Pre-Health Mentoring Office will share information about the Pre-Health Holistic Review: a unique, mandatory student advisor meeting taking place in students' second year, that encourages students to explore health professions, connects students to resources, and assesses readiness and competitiveness for health professions.

Presenters:
Danielle Laupert - Emory University
Dr. Shari Obrentz - Emory University
Shana Webb - Emory University

Moderator:
Peggy Zitek - University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Imperial A

Diversity and Inclusion in the Health Professions

3-10 - Mission NOT Impossible: The Art and Science of Application Review for Osteopathic Medical Schools

Osteopathic Medical Schools have historically been committed to recruiting and matriculating applicants whose values reflect the practice of osteopathic medicine and service to community (regional;national;global) as defined in their institutional mission statements. Admissions policies and processes are aligned to benefit diversity in the school and ultimately in the profession. Best practices will be presented by the panelists.

Presenters:
Deborah Benvenger - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Paula Watkins - Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Janette Martin - Lincoln Memorial University
William King - Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia, Carolinas and Auburn
Andrea O'Brien - A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
Jeannie Davis, MPA - Western University of Health Science - College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Moderator:
Charles Collier - Quinnipiac School of Medicine

Yosemite C

Advisors’ Professional Development

3-11 - Graduate Medical Education Training – An Update

Graduate medical education is the final step in the path to becoming a physician in the US. Significant change in both undergraduate and graduate medical education is altering the status quo.

This session will provide advisors with information to inform their work with prospective medical students.

Presenters:
Thomas Levitan - American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Henry Sondheimer - Association of American Medical Colleges

Moderator:
David Kaiser - Brigham Young University

Franciscan C
11:20 – 11:50 am Visit Exhibit Hall Grand Ballroom B
11:50 am – 12:40 pm Concurrent Sessions IV  

Advisors’ Professional Development

4-01 - Letters of Evaluation: What’s New, What’s Next?

Members of the NAAHP Letters Task Force will provide an update on the topic of letters of evaluation as they are currently characterized by the various health professions application services. This session will broaden the scope of discussion in an effort to educate advisors on what, if any, guidelines have been created for applications to health professions other than allopathic medicine. We will also discuss how the AAMC Guidelines worked for letter-writers during the most recent writing season (summer 2013), what plans advisors may have for changing their letters in 2014, and what specific projects the Task Force can take on in the future.

Presenters:
Glenn Cummings - Franklin & Marshall College
Gina Camello - University of Southern California
David A. Verrier - Johns Hopkins University

Moderator:
Belinda Smith - City College of NY, Program in Premed Studies

Grand Ballroom A

Advisors’ Professional Development

4-02 - High-Volume, High-Impact Pre-health Advising: Strategies for Serving Students at Large Institutions

At a big school, must it be inevitable that pre-health students get lost in the fog? How can advisors make sure they have a high impact on student success while serving a high volume of students? A panel of advisors will provide insights into the distinctive challenges of advising pre-health students at large institutions, and share ideas, innovations, and best practices for meeting these challenges. The panelists will discuss the advising models and strategies they use, including targeting specific populations of students, conducting outreach, operating without a pre-health committee, creating electronic advising resources, and collaborating with other advisors across campus to have a greater impact on a larger population of students. The panelists will allow time for questions, discussion, and exchange of ideas from the members of the audience.

Presenters:
Dr. Rachel Tolen - Indiana University
Dr. Bernadette So - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stephanie Rollins - University of Arizona
John Nilsson - University of Utah
Yunny Yip - Stanford University

Moderator:
Mel Govindan - Fitchburg State University

Imperial B

Diversity and Inclusion in the Health Professions

4-03 - Preparing and Advising Nontraditional Applicants for Medical School

An experienced pre-medical advisor and director of admissions have joined forces to examine the needs of non-traditional medical school applicants. What it means to be a nontraditional applicant will be defined as well as advisement strategies and admissions considerations. Non-traditional pre-med students are typically those who have taken two or more years between graduating college and applying to medical school. Effective strategies for student advisement, adult learner program development and assessment, as well as feedback on best practices and perceptions of this population from schools across the nation will be discussed.

Presenters:
Dr. Ellen Miller - Hofstra University
Joanne Snapp - Hofstra University

Moderator:
Elizabeth Fogt - Washington University, St. Louis

Plaza B

Advisors’ Professional Development

4-04 - Intelligent Students Having Academic Problems: Can It Be a Form of ADHD?

Students can feel overwhelmed when preparing for medical school or during it, and the physiological effects can negatively impact their academic outcomes. Despite having high IQ's, some students discover their undergraduate skills do not work in medical school, giving the appearance of being academically unprepared. But is something else underlying their academic difficulties? It is estimated that 3% of medical students have a learning disability and may be diagnosed after entering medical school. This session will discuss the physiology of ADHD, an inheritable neurobiological disorder, and its symptoms relative to reported academic problems of Midwestern medical students. Advisors will be encouraged to share their experiences.

Presenter:
Dr. Gina Paul - Southern Illinois University School of Medicine-MEDPREP

Moderator:
Loretta Maldaner - Murray State University

Franciscan B

Advisors’ Professional Development

4-05 - What to Do When You’re TOO Popular: An Advising Model for Overwhelmed Offices

As the state’s largest public research university with 35,000 students enrolled, this pre-health advising office was faced with the challenge to meet the needs of more students with limited resources, in both budgetary restrictions and staffing. This presentation will cover how the Medopp Advising Program used a programmatic advising model to overcome these limitations. By developing a strategic plan and a new advising model, utilizing progressive seminars, workshops, and small group sessions, the advising office devised a restructuring plan that not only eased the advising burden on the office, but also assisted students in developing self-responsibility. Furthermore, student engagement improved and matriculation numbers increased after implementation of the new model. This presentation will include an overview of the programmatic advising structure, including details about the implementation process, specific advising techniques, outcomes and student reactions.

Presenters:
Kristina Wright - University of Missouri
Susan Geisert - University of Missouri

Moderator:
Kathleen Scheltens - University of Dayton

Imperial A

Advisors’ Professional Development

4-06 - PostBac Enhancement: What Really Works and What Doesn't

Through the presentation of information by co-presenters with 43 years of combined pre-health advising experience and a discussion by a panel of deans, “PostBac Enhancement: What Works and What Doesn't”, will take a critical look at what post-graduate experiences really do help applicants enhance their applications and gain admission to their chosen health profession school. New advisors will be exposed to a plethora of options for postbac students and both new and seasoned advisors will learn how to find the best fit for individual applicants based on the applicant’s profile and what admissions committees are looking for in a competitive applicant.

Presenters:
Linda M. Scott - University of California, Davis
William Wingard - University of California, San Diego

Moderator:
Gwynne Brown - Christopher Newport University

Plaza A

Diversity and Inclusion in the Health Professions

4-07 - Perspectives from the Field: Tour for Diversity in Medicine

The Tour for Diversity in Medicine is a grass roots effort of physicians, dentists and preprofessional advisors to educate, inspire and cultivate future physicians and dentists of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds by forming local connections in order to fulfill a national need. To achieve this goal, partnering with preprofessional advisors is essential. Come and hear our perspectives and share your own as we embark on this journey together.

Presenters:
Janae Currington - Michigan State University
Dr. Alden Landry - Tour for Diversity in Medicine
Dr. Kameron Matthews - Tour for Diversity in Medicine
Francisco Castelan - Northwestern University

Moderator:
Justin Griest - The Ohio State University College of Optometry

Franciscan A

Advisors’ Professional Development

4-08 - How ExploreHealthCareers.org Can Help You Advise Your Students

ExploreHealthCareers.org (EHC) is a free, multi-disciplinary website designed for students seeking information about health careers. Acquired by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) in 2006, EHC is the #1 Google, Yahoo and Bing-ranked website for health careers.

This presentation will describe the new resources, including an updated toolkit for students and a new toolkit for advisors, that will be launched in 2014 to assist advisors with helping students explore a wide range of health careers. Additionally, EHC’s content is being reorganized by educational level to guide students through a step-by-step exploration.

EHC will also launch a selective process for undergraduate students to apply for internships. Interns will contribute articles, blog posts and videos. A second group of students will be recruited for EHC’s ambassador program, spreading the word about EHC and its resources.

Presenter:
Henryne Tobias - American Dental Education Association

Moderator:
Ginger Fisher - University of Northern Colorado

Yosemite B

Advisors’ Professional Development

4-09 - Helping Students (and Ourselves) See the Light: Ethics for Health Advisors and Students

This panel will explore ethical decision making. As health professions advisors, we are often confronted with ethical questions that arise for us as advising professionals as well as from problems that our students present to us. Additionally we are advising a cohort of students who are seeking to enter a profession with enormous ethical demands. How can we best help them prepare for this? What issues must we consider when faced with making an ethical decision? What advice should we give to a student who presents us, knowingly or unknowingly, with an ethical problem? Come to this session and learn from a professor of ethics and two seasoned advisors as we present cases and discuss how to approach and find working solutions to complicated ethical problems.

Presenters:
Robert Klitzman MD - Columbia University
Megan Rigney - Columbia University
Niki Cunningham - Columbia University

Moderator:
Laurence Savett - University of St. Thomas

Yosemite A

Advisors’ Professional Development

4-10 - A Centralized CAS Advisor Portal: One-Stop Access to Applicant Data

Recognizing the benefit of a Centralized Advisor Portal that would allow advisors to view their applicants to various health professions in one convenient location rather than through multiple sites, Liaison International has developed a new unified advisor portal that can be used across multiple CAS services. This session will demonstrate the features of this enhanced portal system, will highlight how advisors can access reports showing historical data on applicants from their university, will allow advisors to offer feedback about the portal prototype, and will outline the time frame in which various application services will be added to the universal portal.

Presenters:
Cindy Barry - Liaison International
Connie OHara - Saint Joseph's University

Moderator:
Valerie Bennett - Bradley University

Yosemite C

Diversity and Inclusion in the Health Professions

4-11 - Dentistry and Diversity - ADEA AADSAS & Outreach Strategies

There have been many discussions recently regarding diversity in the health professions. Questions like, "How to define diversity?" and "How to attract a diverse applicant pool?" abound. While there are no easy answers, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is looking at various ways to increase access for students of varied backgrounds to dentistry. This presentation will outline ADEA’s diversity initiatives and changes to the dental school application, and ADEA AADSAS, which will assist dental school admissions offices in the consideration of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Presenters:
Dr. Carolyn Booker - American Dental Education Association
Chonte James - American Dental Education Association
Emily Rhineberger - American Dental Education Association
Brian Trecek - Marquette University School of Dentistry

Moderator:
Stan Eisen - Christian Brothers University

Franciscan C
1:00 – 2:00 pm

LUNCH

Sponsored by St. George's University, School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine

Continental 4-6
 

Professional School Tours - (preregistration required)

    1. Samuel Merritt University - Nursing, PT, OT, PA, Podiatry Tour (1:00 - 7:30 pm)
      Tour Leaders:
      Nancy Blass - University of Oklahoma
      Marilyn Banta - Texas State University
    2. Stanford University Tour (1:45 - 6:30 pm)
      Tour Leaders:
      Meghan Farrier-Nolan - California Polytechnic State University
      Charile Scruggs - University of Cincinnati
    3. Touro University California Tour (11:00 am - 4:00 pm)
      Tour Leaders:
      Susan Fox - Northwestern University
      Alice Sima - Benedictine University
    4. Traditional Chinese Med & Acupuncture Tour (2:00 - 6:00 pm)
      Tour Leaders:
      James Gaffney - University of Cincinnati
      Anne Ewing - University of Central Oklahoma
    5. An afternoon at UC Berkeley – 3 is the Magic Number!(2:30 - 7:00 pm)
      Tour Leaders:
      Oona Ceder - Harvard University
      Franscisco Castelan - Northwestern University
    6. University of California San Francisco School of Medicine Tour (2:30 - 5:00 pm)
      Tour Leaders:
      Penny Bennett - University of Colorado, Boulder
      James Foster - University of Notre Dame
    7. University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry (2:15 - 5:30 pm)
      Tour Leaders:
      Ruth Bingham - University of Hawaii, Manoa
      Jo Scullion - Mills College
Lobby
2:00 – 3:30 pm

MCAT2015 Office Hours

The MCAT exam is changing in the spring of 2015 – less than a year away! The MCAT staff offers a number of resources, and continues work on new materials designed to help examinees, advisors, and admissions officers prepare for the new exam. Bring your questions and get the answers you need!

MCAT Representatives:
Dr. Karen Mitchell - Association of American Medical Colleges
Jen Page - Association of American Medical Colleges
Judith Byrne - Association of American Medical Colleges
Scott Oppler - Director of MCAT Test Development and Psychometrics

Plaza A
Time Event Location
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration East Lounge
7:00 – 8:00 am

BREAKFAST

Sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM)

Continental 4-6
7:30 – 10:30 am Exhibits open Grand Ballroom B
8:15 – 9:15 am

P-06 - Plenary – Interprofessional Practice and Education: Welcome to the 'New' Forty Year Old Field

Barbara Brandt
Professor, Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems
Associate Vice President for Education
Academic Health Center
University of Minnesota

Dr. Brandt's responsibilities include implementing academic health center-wide interprofessional education, community-based education, technology-enhanced learning, and faculty development.

Dr. Brandt has worked in a number of areas of curricular and educational change in pharmacy and the health professions. From 1996 to 2000, she served as a facilitator for the annual American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Institute on Pedagogical and Curricular Change, a program in which over seventy colleges of pharmacy have participated. In 2000, she was a United States Public Health Service Primary Care Policy Fellow, and in 2004 she is a member of the Kellogg Commission on Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Health Professions. These appointments are based upon her scholarship in education to prepare health professionals to work with medically underserved populations. Dr. Brandt is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, the accreditation agency for pharmacy educational programs.  In 2002, she was the Samuel W. Melendy Memorial Lecturer in the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Brandt holds a Masters of Education and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Adult and Continuing Education with a specialty in continuing professional education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Brandt has extensive teaching and administrative experience in continuing education for health professionals.

Moderator:
JoAnn Yanez, ND, MPH - Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges

Grand Ballroom A
9:30, 10:05, 10:40, 11:15 am 11 Spotlights (inter-professional educational/demo/programming from NAAHP Advisory Council)
Each session is 20 minutes in length and will be presented four times.
 
  S-01. Naturopathic Approaches to Common Conditions: Food As Medicine - (show-and-tell) Anxiety/Insomnia, metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes, pre-hypertension), weight loss and pain are all treated successfully with naturopathic interventions. Through a show and tell presentation, participants will experience food, tea and herbal therapies that can be useful in the treatment and management of these common ailments. Literature and current evidence will be briefly reviewed. Participants will have the opportunity to sample some of these therapies that may even be in their kitchens right now!

Presenters:
Jane Guiltinan - Bastyr University
Paul Mittman - Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences
Laura Mittman - Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences
JoAnn Yanez - Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges

Moderator:
Kenneth Crawford - Western Kentucky University

Imperial A
 

S-02. MythBusters about Your Vision! - (mini lecture) Many of us have received pieces of advice on how best to protect and preserve our vision, but how much is fact? How much is fiction? Join an outstanding member of the Berkeley Optometry clinical faculty, the fabulous "Dr. S," who will lead participants in a review of myths, what to believe and what to disregard. Participants will gain useful knowledge and understand more about healthy eyes and vision care.

Presenter:
Pam Satjawatcharaphong - UC Berkeley, School of Optometry

Moderator:
Tammy Welchert - University of Missouri, Kansas City

Imperial B
  S-03. Physical Therapy: Let’s Get Moving! - (demonstration of profession) Physical therapy is well known for its role in helping individuals regain their mobility following injury, illness, or disease. Likewise, physical therapy is critical to optimal living and quality of life for individuals to participate in and contribute positively to society as a result of limitations from a sedentary lifestyle, in reducing preventable health care costs, and overcoming barriers to participation in society. This session will demonstrate selected physical therapy exercises to help maintain overall health, flexibility, and strength. Pre-health advisors will have an opportunity to perform selected exercises that can be performed in your office to promote good posture, provide relief from prolonged sitting, and energize you while maintaining overall health. A brief tour of the APTA Consumer website will provide a wealth of information about resources available to the public about physical therapy.

Presenter:
Matt Willey - Western Kentucky University

Moderator:
Patavia Whaley - University of North Texas

Golden Gate 3
  S-04. What Pharmacists Do...Besides Dispense Medications - (demonstration of profession) Pharmacists are trained for much more than just dispensing medications. Pharmacists are the medication experts on the healthcare team. This spotlight session will showcase two areas of pharmacy and will include a demonstration of a comprehensive medication review for a complicated patient and will teach the attendees the basics of a patient counseling encounter. This session will also demonstrate compounding techniques used by pharmacists who work in specialty compounding pharmacies and we will compound lip balm for each attendee.

Note: This spotlight is limited to 30 attendees at each session.

Presenters:
Jennifer Adams - American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Moderator:
Robin Selzer - University Of Cincinnati

Golden Gate 4
  S-05. Free Ear Acupuncture for Stress, Pain, and Addiction - (demonstration of profession) A team of acupuncture clinicians from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), located in San Francisco, will provide free auricular acupuncture treatments as part of a NAAHP Spotlight for acupuncture. ACTCM is a CCAOM member college and is fully accredited by the national accrediting agency for the acupuncture profession (ACAOM). The acupuncturists will provide concurrent treatments to conference attendees without charge. Attendees may present a treatment coupon for a free treatment to the ACTCM supervisor in the area and at the times NAAHP assigns for the treatments. A treatment may last anywhere from 10 – 30 minutes and the clinicians will provide concurrent treatments. Attendees will be seated for the treatment and will remain fully clothed. Auricular acupuncture is widely used in the acupuncture profession to provide stress reduction (including for first responders in emergencies) and to treat addictions of all kinds. The treatments are safe and conference attendees will have an opportunity to experience the positive benefits of acupuncture first-hand.

Presenter:
Tracy Cognetti - American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Moderator:
Marikay Dobbins - Albion College

Golden Gate 5
  S-06. No Provider Is an Island: Team-Based Practice in the 21st Century - (simulation and open discussion) Are your students interested in becoming family practitioners? Surgeons? ENTs? Regardless of medical specialty or focus, the ability to participate effectively, responsibly, and respectfully in interdisciplinary teams is essential for the 21st century physician. Through a combination of simulation and discussion, AAMC staff and UCSF School of Medicine interprofessional health educators will engage participants in exploring the importance of team-based practice in today’s healthcare environment, how interdisciplinary teams function, and the role(s) physicians play on these teams.

Presenter:
Amy Adams - UCSF School of Medicine

Moderator:
Linda Luck - University of Alabama, Birmingham

Yosemite A
  S-07. Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Using Advanced Wound Care Techniques - (demonstration of profession) Care of diabetic patients is one of the hallmarks of podiatric medicine. One of the most common and serious ailments in diabetic patients is the development of chronic diabetic foot ulcers, which can often be a precursor to lower leg amputations. Recently, developments in technology have allowed for a higher quality treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, specifically the use of artificial grafts designed to stimulate the body’s healing factor. In this spotlight, advisors will learn all about advancements in grafting technology as well as participate in a hands-on workshop where they will have the chance to see the latest in grafting techniques firsthand.

Presenters:
James Stavosky - Chief, Podiatric Surgery, Seton Medical Center
Moraith North - American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine

Moderator:
Lisa Kooperman - Vassar College

Yosemite B
  S-08. The Walking Dead - (audio/visual presentation) Pop culture references are a great way to explain the role of public health in an exciting way. University of California Irvine, teaches a MOOC on the implications of public health through the lens of The Walking Dead called: "Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC's The Walking Dead." We will partner with one of the lead instructors of this course to begin to explain the different, incredibly interesting, facets of public health through AMC's The Walking Dead.

Presenter:
Tucker K. O’Donnell - Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

Moderator:
Bill Harvey - Earlham College

Yosemite C
  S-09. Hands on with Hearing Devices! - (demonstration/lecture) Audiologists perform a wide range of diagnostic and rehabilitative activities. Many diagnostic techniques demand a quiet listening environment, and/ or are not suitable for large scale demonstration. New technologies, however, are revolutionizing the treatment aspect of audiology. This demonstration is designed to provide an overview of today’s commonly used, state of the art digital hearing technologies, as well as to provide an opportunity for participants to familiarize themselves with routine functions and repairs often done by audiologists. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to working devices, and to affect tubing changes, battery replacement, and the like.

Presenters:
Bettie Borton - American Academy of Audiology

Moderator:
James Gaffney - University of Cincinnati

Plaza B
  S-10. Osteopathic Medicine: Physicians for the Future! - (interactive demonstrations of OMT techniques) Founded by Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO, he recognized that, “The object of the physician is to find health, anyone can find disease.” Osteopathic physicians recognize an underlying philosophy of medicine; that the body is a unit, capable of self-regulation, that structure and function are reciprocally interrelated and rational treatment is based upon these basic principles. Incorporating Osteopathic Manual Treatment (OMT) when diagnosing injury and illness helps encourage the body’s natural tendency toward good health. Come join our experts! Experience the use of OMT techniques in everyday situations and learn why so many premedical students are choosing to become Osteopathic Physicians in the 21st Century!

Presenters:
Gina M. Moses - American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
Melissa G. Pearce - Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Elizabeth Pines - Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Vanessa Chan - Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Moderator:
David Kaiser - Brigham Young University

Plaza A
  S-11. Occupational Therapy: Enabling People to Live Their Lives - (demonstration/lecture) Physicians and our partners in health care, save people’s lives, but occupational therapists enable people to live their lives! It’s not just about fixing what is broken. Occupational therapists partner with patients and their families to find solutions for the challenges and barriers resulting from factors such as illness, injury, developmental delays and aging that prevent them from participating in daily life. Occupational therapists then provide interventions and offer strategies that capitalize on a person’s strengths and address barriers to allow successful participation in occupations. Creativity is the name of the game, to find a way to ”get it done” despite the sometimes seemingly unimaginable challenges managing with one hand, weakness, stiffness, minor brain injury or depression can impose on a person’s life. Each person strives to be engaged in the occupations that give life its meaning.

To illustrate this role, participants will complete some simple screening evaluations assessing the impact of aging and cognition on the daily life task of driving. Through an interactive quiz participants will identify the impact that the loss of driving has on the health, wellness and community access for an aging member of our society. Finally a short case study will demonstrate how occupational therapy is helping aging drivers to successfully overcome many of these barriers.

Presenter:
Neil Harvison - American Occupational Therapy Association

Moderator:
Erin Sayer - University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Continental 2-3
10:30 – 11:45 am

CC-01 Community Colleges, Where Diversity is the Norm

This session will explore through a panel and discussion format, the challenges and issues of working in CCs and working with CC populations. The goal will be to begin establishing resources and a resource network for advisors at CCs and a stronger connection with NAAHP.

Presenters:
Francisco Castelan - Northwestern University
Carmen Rexach - Mt. San Antonio College

Moderator:
Name - University

Union Square 22
Noon – 1:30 pm LUNCH
Sponsored by Ross University School of Medicine
Continental 4-6
Noon – 1:30 pm 2016 Planning Committee Lunch Union Square 21
1:30 – 3:00 pm

Meet the Deans (Advisors)

Representatives from health professions programs will be available for one-on-one discussions with advisors.  Each institution will have a table and display as well as literature to share with your students.  This session is a wonderful opportunity to get to know those admissions deans/directors involved in evaluating your students.

Refreshments sponsored by Temple University Post-Bacc Premed Programs

Grand Ballroom
1:30 – 3:30 pm Meet the Deans Registration (Students) East Lounge
2:30 – 3:15 pm

St-01 Making the Most of Meet the Deans (Students)

This session, especially designed for pre-health students attending the Meet the Deans/Admission Directors, will begin with a “Welcome” and overview of the various health professions schools that student attendees will be meeting. A short presentation will be offered on traits that make for a successful candidate, interview tips and professionalism coaching, with time for questions and answers.

We will help you make the most of this wonderful recruitment opportunity to meet and network with many of the nation’s health professions admission officers! Do not miss out on this incredible, free opportunity, and get a head start on the 2015 application cycle!

Presenters:
Gina M. Moses, MEd, Associate Director, Application Services, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
Thomas Levitan, MEd, Vice President for Research and Assistant to the President, AACOM

Continental 4-6
3:00 – 3:30 pm Refreshment Break for Meet the Deans (Exhibitors Only) Grand Ballroom
3:30 – 5:00 pm

Meet the Deans (Students)

Representatives from health professions programs will be available for one-on-one discussions with students interested in pursuing a career in a health sciences field.

Grand Ballroom
3:10 – 4:00 pm Concurrent Sessions V  

Advisors’ Professional Development

5-01 - Helping Students Choose an International Medical School

Gaining admission to a US medical school is difficult for many prospective students. Individuals not admitted to domestic medical education programs often consider the numerous international medical schools that follow a US model, most of which are located in the Caribbean or Eastern Europe. These schools vary considerably in terms of quality, resources, size, cost, loan options, clinical rotations, and success of their graduates. The Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), a non-profit foundation established in 2000 by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (EDFMG) and committed to improving world health through education, promotes excellence in international health professions education through programmatic and research activities. Information will be presented on the various international medical schools and the pathway followed by graduates to obtain residency positions and licensure in the US. Advisors will learn about guidelines for helping students ask the right questions and find answers with objective data. Emphasis will be on key issues unique to international medical schools. Data presented will include aggregate examination performance, certification rates, and residency match success.

Presenter:
Dr. Marta van Zanten - Research Scientist

Moderator:
Paul Madtes Jr. - Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Continental 1

Diversity and Inclusion in the Health Professions

5-02 - Hosting a Health Professions Fair: Career Exploration and More

As health professions advisors much of our role is to educate students about various health programs that exist at all degree levels. With growing interest in the health care arena, more programs are being created to meet the demand of the health care industry. Having a platform to bring these programs to campus allows students to gain formation from admission representatives in the ideas of--allied health, nursing, and professional programs. In this session, you will hear from pre-health advisors and a professional program representative about how to host a health professions fair or virtual health fair on your campus.

Presenters:
Charles Scruggs - University of Cincinnati
James Gaffney - University of Cincinnati
Mariella Mecozzi - University of Michigan
Tucker O'Donnell - Association of Schools of Public Health

Moderator:
Cindy Stanfield - University of South Alabama

Imperial B

Advisors’ Professional Development

5-03 - Communicating Academic Competencies: Advisors and Medical Schools Partnering to Support Competency-Based Admission

This panel explores practical solutions to helping advisors and medical schools evaluate undergraduate coursework and relevant academic experiences for satisfaction of new competency-based admissions requirements. We look at how medical schools can partner with advisors to guide students in their selection of courses, research, and other academic opportunities. Our focus is on academic competency requirements developed by medical schools to replace course-based requirements in the sciences, writing, and analysis. We look at academic competencies corresponding to the core, entry-level competencies in science, thinking, and reasoning developed by the AAMC Admissions Initiative – i.e., critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, scientific inquiry, written communication, living systems, and human behavior. Advisors will share practices aimed at helping medical schools interpret courses and academic pathways at different undergraduate institutions and at helping students navigate medical schools’ requirements and admissions criteria.

Presenters:
Oona Ceder - Harvard University
Charles Todd - Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago
George Vassilev - Brown University
David Wofsy – University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

Moderator:
Stephen Daggett - Avila University

Plaza A

Advisors’ Professional Development

5-04 - Management and Leadership Challenges Facing Pre-Health Advising Programs at Universities with Large Applicant Pools

This session will focus on the advising, management, and leadership challenges that often face health professions advisors at universities with relatively large numbers of pre-health students and applicants per year (e.g., 100+ applicants annually, 1000+ undergraduate advisees). In a roundtable format, advisors will have the opportunity to discuss these challenges and identify action steps and strategies in which to move forward.

Presenters:
David Verrier - Johns Hopkins University
Janet Snoyer - NAAHP Emeritus Member
Wendy Loughlin - University of Maryland

Moderator:
Henriette Evans - Pennsylvania State University

Continental 2

Advisors’ Professional Development

5-05 - Medical School Finance 101 with Your Pre-Med Advisee

A decision to embark on a health professions career is a substantial commitment of time and money. So how can we inform students about their ability to both secure funding and pay off their student loans? Showing students the facts and educating them on financial aid options for medical school will help interested students realize their professional dreams. Come hear the latest in medical education debt trends and cost and see what resources the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) provides to assist advisors with educating students to become informed consumers who borrow wisely and repay responsibly.

Presenter:
Julie Fresne - Association of American Medical Colleges

Moderator:
Gui Albieri - SUNY College of Optometry

Imperial A

Advisors’ Professional Development

5-06 - Public Health for an Array of Educational and Career Options

This session will report on the Framing the Future: The Second Hundred Years of Education for Public Health initiative in order to help explain where public health resides in the educational continuum. The speakers will describe the role of community colleges as a stepping stone for the baccalaureate and discuss master’s and doctoral degree options with a particular focus on recent developments by the task force to update the rationale and design for the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. The presenters will also describe how baccalaureate students interested in advanced dual degrees in various health professions’ disciplines, as well as non-clinical disciplinary alternatives, can enhance their preparation by earning an MPH and, thus, position themselves for both short and long-term success in the workplace.

Presenters:
Dr. Donna Petersen - University of South Florida
Dr. Penelope Bennett - University of Colorado at Boulder

Moderator:
William Harvey - Earlham College

Plaza B

Diversity and Inclusion in the Health Professions

5-07 - The Diversity Pyramid: An Organizational Model to Structure Diversity Recruitment and Retention in Nursing Programs

The literature on increasing the diversity of individuals who enter and practice the profession of nursing comes with sound argument, yet we have seen only modest gains over the last 10 years. In this concurrent session, attendees will learn about the current state of diversity in nursing and the essential elements that support the enrollment and retention of diverse students in nursing programs. The “diversity pyramid” is suggested as a conceptual planning model for increasing diversity that is matched to an institution and its resources. The pyramid contains the elements of organizational commitment, financial support and using appropriate recruitment strategies necessary to attract and retain underrepresented students. All three play important and sequential roles in building a sustainable diversity initiative.

Presenter:
Dr. Lisa Rosenberg - Rush University Medical Center

Moderator:
Julie Schroer - North Dakota State University

Continental 3
4:10 – 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions VI  

Advisors’ Professional Development

6-01 - Helping Students Choose an International Medical School

Gaining admission to a US medical school is difficult for many prospective students. Individuals not admitted to domestic medical education programs often consider the numerous international medical schools that follow a US model, most of which are located in the Caribbean or Eastern Europe. These schools vary considerably in terms of quality, resources, size, cost, loan options, clinical rotations, and success of their graduates. The Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), a non-profit foundation established in 2000 by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (EDFMG) and committed to improving world health through education, promotes excellence in international health professions education through programmatic and research activities. Information will be presented on the various international medical schools and the pathway followed by graduates to obtain residency positions and licensure in the US. Advisors will learn about guidelines for helping students ask the right questions and find answers with objective data. Emphasis will be on key issues unique to international medical schools. Data presented will include aggregate examination performance, certification rates, and residency match success.

Presenter:
Dr. Marta van Zanten - Research Scientist

Moderator:
Jennifer Kelton - Middle Tennessee State University

Plaza B

Advisors’ Professional Development

6-02 - Advising Pre-Health Students Who Complete Prerequisite Courses at Community Colleges

As a pre-health advisor at a large public, four-year institution with thousands of community college transfer students, I recently completed a research study on the type of student enrollment (i.e., transfer, transient, accelerated/dual enrollment, or post-baccalaureate) of medical school matriculants from my institution who completed the medical school prerequisite courses at a community college. My results can inform other Pre-Health Advisors about the acceptability of completing prerequisite courses as certain types of student enrollments. In my presentation, in addition to explaining the background, methodology, and results of my study, I created four different scenarios of premedical students who have completed medical school prerequisite courses at a community college and invite audience participation to discuss how to advise each premedical student in each scenario.

Presenter:
Dr. Erin Myszkowski - University of Central Florida

Moderators:
Francie Cuffney - Meredith College
Carmen Rexach - Mt San Antonio College

Plaza A

Advisors’ Professional Development

6-03 - In House Professional Development: How to Develop an Undergraduate Academic Advising Association on Your Campus

Advisor outreach, professional development and recognition are central to the mission of a formal Undergraduate Academic Advising Association. Presenters will explain how to develop and maintain a successful Undergraduate Advising Association on your campus.  Research findings and pragmatic strategies will be discussed.

Presenters:
Dr. Robin Selzer - University of Cincinnati
Charles Scruggs - University of Cincinnati

Moderator:
Anne Glenn - Guilford College

Imperial B

Advisors’ Professional Development

6-04 - MD-PhD, Is It Right for Me?

Our goal is to increase awareness and educate pre-health advisors on the latest statistics and admissions data available for their students. The number of MD-PhD applicants is growing and we feel it is necessary to keep advisors in the loop on the latest developments for this training pathway.

Presenter:
Jana Marie Toutolmin - University of California, San Francisco Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

Moderator:
Gail Robinson - Southern Illinois University

Imperial A

Advisors’ Professional Development

6-05 - Self-care for Advisors who Care: Using Mind-Body Medicine Skills to Reduce Stress and Promote Wellness

Programs utilizing mind-body medicine skills (biofeedback, meditation, imagery) have been implemented at some US universities and medical schools to address student and faculty stress. An early such program was established at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) in 2003. Unfortunately, little attention has been given to the stress and wellness of those at the very front of the health and medical educational pipeline--the pre-health professions advisors. To better address the advisors' stress-related issues, using the GUMC model, we propose to:

    1. Explain the scientific basis of stress and its diseases
    2. Take attendees through a stress-reducing meditation/biofeedback exercise while monitoring a marker of their stress in real time
    3. Discuss the implications of the results for the advisors' health.

Presenters:
Dr. Michael Lumpkin - Georgetown University Medical Center
Dr. Aviad Haramati - Georgetown University Medical Center

Moderator:
Terry Regan - San Francisco State University

Continental 2
8:00 – 10:30 pm

Silent Auction, Poster Session, and Dessert Reception

A long-time favorite, the Poster Session is a unique opportunity to see what works for your colleagues in advising offices across the country. Research related to advising and favorite tools of the trade will be shared – handouts, booklets, forms, flyers, web sites, PowerPoint displays, listservs, useful software, special programs, workshops, health professions courses, and more in a variety of display categories including poster presentations and table-top exhibits.

Dessert Reception sponsored by American University of the Caribbean

Continental 4-6

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Time Event Location

Breakfast "On Your Own"  
8:00 – 11:00 am Registration East Lounge
8:00 – 10:00 am

W-04 Health Professions Shuffle

Representatives from the health professions will visit with health advisors to share insights about candidates for each profession and will discuss the following questions:

    1. What are the 3-5 most essential characteristics / attributes that typically describe someone in your health profession?
    2. What are the three questions the advisors should ask a student who says they are interested in your profession?
    3. What are the three most important concepts / hallmarks / descriptors advisors think a student should know about your profession?

Moderator:
Celeste Crowe - Appalachian State University

Continental 4-6
10:10 – 11:50 am

W-05 Application Service Updates

Applications Service representatives will present changes and updates in the application services for each of their health professions.

Presenters:
AACOMAS - Gina Moses
AACPMAS - Mori North
AADSAS - Carolyn Booker
AMCAS - Katie Post
CASPA - Danielle DiSilvestro
NDCAS - JoAnn Yanez
OTCAS - Neil Harvison
PharmCAS - Jen Adams
PTCAS - Libby Ross
TMDSAS - Scott Wright
VMCAS - Tony Wynne

Moderators:
Suzette Combs - University of Cincinnati
Debrah Beck - University of North Texas

Continental 4-6
11:50 am – noon

Closing Remarks

Ruth Bingham - University of Hawaii, Manoa
NAAHP President Elect

Continental 4-6
Noon

Food for Flight Refreshments

Sponsored by University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

East Lounge

Professional schools in addition to students interested in pursuing a career in a health science field are invited to attend NAAHP's Meet the Deans health education fair.

Meet the Deans is:
    • Going to be held on Saturday June 28th at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    • NAAHP's well established, premier opportunity for professional school deans/directors of admission and other institutional representatives to connect with
      • The largest health professions advisor audience in the country  (attendance is expected to include over 800 health professions advisors from across the United States)
      • Hundreds of high school, community college and university students
    • A forum for advisors and students to network with health sciences professional school representatives
    • The largest event of its kind held in the country

Students: (782 registered as of 6/27/2014)

    • Meet the Deans is the premiere opportunity for students interested in a career in a health profession to speak with professional schools from around the country without having to travel all around the country to visit with them.
    • Click here to see the list of registered professional participants
    • Click here for directions to Meet the Deans
Professional Schools: (207 tables registered as of 6/27/2014)
    • Participation in Meet the Deans is an NAAHP members' only benefit.  Joining NAAHP as a patron member will allow you to register for Meet the Deans.
    • Click here to join NAAHP.
    • There is room for 205 professional schools and health profession associations to represented their school/association at the Meet the Deans (8 tables still available)
      (Click here to see the list of registered schools and associations)

You may email questions to either Theron Sands or Tesha White or call the NAAHP National Office at (217) 355-0063.


Time Event Location
1:30 – 3:00 pm

Meet the Deans (Advisors)

Representatives from health professions programs will be available for one-on-one discussions with advisors.  Each institution will have a table and display as well as literature to share with your students.  This session is a wonderful opportunity to get to know those admissions deans/directors involved in evaluating your students.

Grand Ballroom
1:30 – 3:30 pm Meet the Deans Registration (Students) East Lounge
2:30 – 3:15 pm

Making the Most of Meet the Deans (Students)

This session, especially designed for pre-health students attending the Meet the Deans/Admission Directors, will begin with a “Welcome” and overview of the various health professions schools that student attendees will be meeting.  A short presentation will be offered on traits that make for a successful candidate, interview tips and professionalism coaching, with time for questions and answers.

We will help you make the most of this wonderful recruitment opportunity to meet and network with many of the nation’s health professions admission officers!   Do not miss out on this incredible, free opportunity, and get a head start on the 2015 application cycle!

Gina M. Moses, M.Ed., Associate Director, Application Services, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
Thomas Levitan, M.Ed., Vice President for Research and Assistant to the President, AACOM

Continental 4-6
3:00 – 3:30 pm Refreshment Break for Meet the Deans (Exhibitors Only) Grand Ballroom
3:30 – 5:00 pm

Meet the Deans (Students)

Representatives from health professions programs will be available for one-on-one discussions with students interested in pursuing a career in a health science field.

Grand Ballroom

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We hope to see you in San Francisco!

Participation as an exhibitor open to everyone.  Exhibitors can recognize significant savings if they are eligible for NAAHP membership an join NAAHP prior to registering.

NAAHP Member Non-Member
$2,900.00 $3,500.00

For more information:

    • Please direct questions regarding Exhibiting to Susan Maxwell or phone (518) 459-9780.
    • Please direct questions regarding NAAHP membership to Tesha White or phone (217) 355-0063.
    • Exhibitors Kit - Click here to access the Global Experience Specialists (GES) exhibitor's kit.

Below is the list of 2014 NAAHP National Meeting exhibitors. (Updated 6/11/2014)


AdviseStream, Inc.
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM)
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM)
American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
American Medical Student Association - The Just Medicine Campaign
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
American University of Antigua
American University of the Caribbean
Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC)
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)
Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC)
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)
Atlantis Project
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
Bastyr University
California Northstate University
California School of Podiatric Medicine
Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
CE Webinar
Center for Patient Partnerships at University of Wisconsin-Madison
Columbia University - School of Continuing Education
Council of Colleges of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)
Drexel University College of Medicine
D'Youville College
Exploring Medicine
Firecracker
Gap Medics
Hope Medical Institute
Howard Hughes Medical Institiute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Kaplan Test Prep
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Learning Abroad Center, University of Minnesota
Liaison International
Life Chiropractic College West
Life University
MCPHS University
MedTutor
MGH Institute of Health Professions
National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Inc.
National College of Natural Medicine
National Health Services Corps
New England School of Acupuncture
New York Chiropractic College
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Northwestern Health Sciences University
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Parker University College of Chiropractic
PhysAssist Scribes, Inc.
Poznan University of Medical Sciences
Princeton Review
Regis University - Rueckert Hartman College for Health Professions
Ross University
Ross University School of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Rush University
Saint George's, University of London (UK)
Saint George's University, Grenada West Indies
Saint George's University of London Medical School at University of Nicosia
Samuel Merritt University
Sherman College of Chiropractic
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
Student Doctor Network
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Thomas Jefferson University
Unites States Army Recruiting Command
University of Bridgeport
University of California, Berkeley Extension
University of Kentucky
University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts
University of Miami Public Health Programs
University of Minnesota
University of New England
VirtualEvals
Western University of Health Sciences
Wyatt's Organic Workshop
Xavier University School of Medicine at Aruba

Silent Auction, Poster Session, and Dessert Reception

Saturday evening, June 28, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Please plan to join us! NAAHP will again be hosting a silent auction during the national meeting. This year’s proceeds will benefit two charities:

George Mark Children's House - exists to serve families with children who have a serious medical illness and who are seeking family-centered medical care that emphasizes quality of life in a compassionate, supportive atmosphere. We are an extension of your own home: a place where kids can be kids and families can be families. George Mark Children’s House has been a leader in the pediatric palliative care movement since its inception in 2004.

Click here to view a short video that will introduce you to George Mark Children's House.

Click here to view a short video that will show you the impact of the George Mark Children's House.


Project Night Night - donates over 25,000 Night Night Packages each year, free of charge, to homeless children who need our childhood essentials to feel secure, cozy, ready to learn, and significant. Each Night Night Package contains a new security blanket, an age-appropriate children's book, and a stuffed animal -- all nestled inside of a new canvas tote bag. By providing objects of reliable comfort, Project Night Night reduces trauma and advances the emotional and cognitive well-being of the children we serve.  

Click here to view a short video that will introduce you to Project Night Night.


Kindly contact Tesha White for questions or to volunteer your services at the auction.

We Need Your Donations!

To make this auction a success, we are counting on your generous donations and bids. Past experience has shown us that the most popular auction items include the following:

    • Jewelry
    • Tote bags/Gift baskets
    • Food
    • Books
    • Artwork/Antiques
    • Pottery/Glassware
    • Local items

Turn in your donations at the 2014 NAAHP National Meeting Registration Desk.

So bring your CASH, CREDIT CARD or CHECKS to the Saturday night (June 28) Silent Auction and buy, buy, buy! Let's make this our biggest charity event ever!

Big Ticket Items On the Auction Block:

This year we have some big ticket items on the auction block donated by both Kaplan Test Prep and NAAHP.

Note: Shipping of these items to your home/office will be managed and paid for by NAAHP.

Kaplan Test Prep is donating eight:

    • Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series Laptops Value $399.99 each
      • Processor - 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-4030U processor (3M Cache, 1.9 GHz)
      • Operating System - Windows 8.1 (64Bit) English
      • Display - 15.6 inch LED Backlit Display with Truelife and HD resolution (1366 x 768)
      • Memory - 4GB Single Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
      • Hard Drive - 500GB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive
      • Optical Drive - Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)
      • Video Card - Intel® HD Graphics 4400
      • Warranty - 1 Year Limited Warranty plus 1 Year Mail-In Service
      • System Weight - 4.8 lbs

NAAHP is donating twelve:

    • Epson PowerLite X17 XGA 3LCD Projectors Value $449.00 each
      • XGA 1024 x 768 Native Resolution
      • 2700 Lumens of Color & White Brightness
      • Contrast Ratio up to 10,000:1
      • Lamp Life up to 6000 Hours in Eco-Mode
      • Supports Optional Wireless Connectivity
      • USB Port for Plug-and-Play Connectivity
      • Multiple Input Options Including HDMI
      • Vertical/Horizontal Keystone Correction
      • Built-In 5W Monaural Speaker
      • NTSC, PAL & SECAM Video Compatibility

NAAHP is donating two:

    • Dell Inspiron 3138 Series Laptops with Dell 11" Leather Sleve Value $455.43 each
      • Processor - Intel® Celeron® Dual Core processor N2815
      • Operating System - Windows 8.1 (64Bit) English
      • Display - 11.6 inch LED Backlit Touch Display with Truelife and HD resolution (1366 x 768)
      • Memory - 4GB Single Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (4GBx1)
      • Hard Drive - 500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
      • Video Card - Intel® HD Graphics
      • Warranty - 1 Year Limited Warranty plus 1 Year Mail-In Service
      • System Weight - 3.15 lbs

NAAHP is donating two:

    • Dell B1165nfw Mono Multifunction Printer Value $199.00
      • Max Printing Resolution: Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
      • Max Printing Speed: Up to 21 ppm


NAAHP is donating one:

    • Dell C2665dnf Color Multifunction Printer Value $599.00
      • Max Printing Resolution: Up to 600 x 600 dpi
      • Max Printing Speed: Up to 28 ppm (mono) / up to 28 ppm (color)
      • Includes Wireless Adapter ($69.99)

2014 National Meeting Program Co-Chairs

Debrah A. Beck, Ph.D.
University of North Texas
dbeck@unt.edu

Suzette D. Combs
University of Cincinnati
suzette.combs@uc.edu

 Email Both Co-Chairs

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