Thanks, Adam Fenster and Brandon Vick, for sharing your beautiful photos of campus and Highland Park.
In the mood for a little lollygagging? Want to learn something interesting about your favorite subject? We recommend these websites to anyone seeking bio-entertainment.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Biointeractive features short films, lectures, click and learn mini-lessons, a virtual museum, and the earth viewer app. But the six virtual labs are the website’s main claim to fame. These fully interactive biomedical lab simulations cover topics such as stickleback evolution, immunology, and neurophysiology.
The US National Library of Medicine features a collection of on-line exhibits. Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body welcomes you into an autopsy lab; you can take part in a virtopsy, a virtual autopsy that uses imaging technology to perform an autopsy without destroying human tissue. You can also examine exhibits such as Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine and Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine.
DBriers.com contains short, straight-forward articles on a wide range of topics, with clear images and graphics. There are also three games to play to help reinforce the concepts of gram staining, cytoplasmic streaming, and the Krebs cycle.
Harvard University’s BioVisions has absolutely amazing animation of The Inner Life of a Cell and The Mitochondria. Their graphics must be seen to be believed. You can also watch lectures and view other helpful but less awe-inspiring animated films.
Sarah Bellham’s Histology-World is dedicated to the premise that histology can be beautiful, interesting, and fun. You will find histology games, videos, quizzes, and explanations.
Our current cohort of medical school applicants has been getting interviews and offers of admission. We’re rejoicing in their good news. Students have recently been admitted to
We look forward to hearing more good news from our applicants!
This Friday will bring the next conversation in our “Leading a Life in Medicine” series. Dr. John Markman, director of the Translational Pain Research Program at Strong Memorial Hospital and associate professor of neurosurgery at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, will speak to post-bac students about his research into chronic pain and lower back pain. Dr. Markman leads the Neuromedicine Pain Management Center, a multi-specialty practice with a focus on patients with chronic pain associated with nerve injury. This center brings neurologists, neurosurgeons, and anesthesiologists together to care for patients.
February 2 marks not only Groundhog Day, but also the YellowJacket Cup, a fundraiser for Grassroot Rochester’s HIV awareness initiatives . This late-night 3 v 3 soccer tournament brings together students from all branches of the University of Rochester. Which school will reign supreme? It’s hard to predict, but we expect another gallant display of athleticism from our fearless post-bac participants. The event will be held from 9pm until 2 am at the Bright Sports Zone. For more information about the tournament, please contact Jason Reminick (firstname.lastname@example.org); to join the post-bac team, please contact Ben Kress (email@example.com). Check out 2012 Yellow Jacket Cup footage here.
It’s finals week. That means a lot of coffee and late nights studying for our post-bac students. Good luck, everyone!
A few weeks ago, Dr. Emily Queenan from Queenan Family Medicine and Maternity Care spoke to our students as part of our Leading a Life in Medicine program. Dr. Queenan talked about her solo doctor micropractice and her commitment to a low-overhead, sustainable model for patient care. Students had the opportunity to hear about how her practice combines a traditional family practice model with integrative holistic medicine. It was a lively exchange, covering topics as wide-ranging as business plans, holistic medicine and mindfulness, the challenges of primary care, and Dr. Queenan’s philosophy of patient care.
Ready for a study break? Here are some upcoming events to keep you sane.
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 5pm, Tracy Smith will give a poetry reading in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library. Ms. Smith is the author of three books of poetry, including Life on Mars, which won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and was selected as a New York Times notable book. To read more about Ms. Smith, including some of her poetry, look here.
Feel like laughing for no reason? On Wednesday Nov. 14 at 6:30 pm, Dale Heffer and Joellen Kuhl will give a workshop on Laughter Yoga at the Spurrier Hall Dance Studio. Laughter Yoga blends laughter exercises with yogic breathing. Based on clinical evidence that shows that the body cannot tell the difference between real and fake laughter, participants use the philosophy of “acting happiness” to foster laughter and playfulness. Practitioners of laughter yoga report that they feel happier, less stressed, less depressed, and more energized.
Thursday and Saturday evenings, November 15 and 17 the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will present Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique symphony, his final completed symphony, at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. The concerts begin at 7:30pm on Thursday and 8pm on Saturday. The Thursday performance will be preceded by a pre-concert chat with conductor Arild Remmereit at 6:30pm. The cost for UR students is $10. And if you’re looking for mystery, google the varying accounts of Tchaikovsky’s death. Was it cholera, suicide, or murder? No one knows for certain.
Check out our homepage, now featuring video interviews with Paul Blackcloud, Julia Kleene, and Jeremy Schorr, all former post-bac pre-med students who are now in medical school.
It’s been a busy start to the semester. Our 14 new students are studying hard to get ready for the next round of exams. A few weeks ago, Dean Vicki Roth , Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, offered a seminar for our students, entitled Study Skills for Smart People. This week, Caterina Tempest of the Gwen Greene Career and Internship Center will speak with our students about locating clinical and research experiences.
We’re celebrating the start of medical school for some of our former students as well. They have begun their studies at Columbia, Harvard, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, SUNY Upstate, and SUNY Stony Brook. Congratulations, future doctors!