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Academic Affairs Newsletter- May 2012


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Our second issue of our Academic Affairs Newsletter discusses several student achievements consisting of, the Internship Ascension Ceremony, newly certified MA Students and much more. It also covers study tips, how to overcome obstacles and words of wisdom to our students.

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Academic Affairs Newsletter- May 2012

  1. 1. Grand Rounds Newsletter 1 Grand Rounds: are an important teaching tool and ritual of medical education. Presenting the medical problems and treatment of patients to an audience consisting of doctors, residents, and medical students“In its broadest sense, Issue Number: 02 Institutional Edition May 2012learning can be defined as a Brooklyn Internship Ascension Brooklyn Students speak onprocess of progressive change Ceremony … Why it is importantfrom ignorance toknowledge, from inability to for me to be an MA? March 15-16, 2012competence, and from “To help other people as I wouldindifference to help my own family”understanding …” Cameron -Kevin D. CooperFincher “I believe it is important to make  ill people feel better in their time of ailments” -Ginet MedranoIn This Issue “I want to provide efficient quality care to help set theInternship Ascension (p.1) standard”Newly Certified MA Students -Shanise Baker(p.2)Overcoming Obstacles (p. 3) “Helping people is who I am and IStudy Skills (p. 5) want to make a difference in the  world one step at a time” -Jaclyn Santana “Being an MA is the first step in Teacher Tips reaching my final goal which is to“Read the questions be an RN”carefully. If you understand -Jacquelin Riverathe question, the answer is “Becoming an MA will allow mesimple.” to perform better skills on -Jose Noel patients” -Dimarie SempritTips: Hardy congratulations—Forty three (43) fifth module students are now Manage your time “Being a people person, it is going on their internship. Internship important to me to try something wisely. new, care for patients, and gain is where the classroom practice Always give your best. the respect of the medical field” meets the real world. No one can ask for more. -Carol Mosley Your actions should not betray your words.
  2. 2. Grand Rounds Newsletter 2Grand Rounds: are an important teaching tool and ritual of medical education. Presenting the medical problems and treatment of patients to an audience consisting of doctors, residents, and medical students 4/23/12 Class - Stethoscope Presentation Congratulations to Newly Certified during Orientation Jamaica Students  Omar Laurence – Certified Medical Assistant  Angela Allen – Certified Phlebotomy Technician  Lucy Castillo - Certified Phlebotomy Technician  Andrea Hiralall - Certified Phlebotomy Technician  Petra Joseph - Certified Phlebotomy Technician  Karris Malcolm - Certified Phlebotomy Technician Overcoming obstacles "You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say "Conquering any difficulty always gives one to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. a secret joy, for it means pushing back a I can take the next thing that comes along." . boundary-line and adding to ones liberty." . . You must do the thing you think you ~Henri Frederic Amiel~ cannot do." ~Eleanor Roosevelt~ "Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be "If you are not criticized, you may not be absolutely compelling in order to overcome doing much." the obstacles that will invariably come your ~Donald H. Rumsfeld~ way." ~Les Brown~
  3. 3. Grand Rounds Newsletter 3Grand Rounds: are an important teaching tool and ritual of medical education. Presenting the medical problems and treatment of patients to an audience consisting of doctors, residents, and medical students Overcoming obstacles "It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who “Nature endows us with many instruments points out how the strong man stumbled, or through which we may learn: eyes, ears, noses, where the doer of deeds could have done them taste and touch. But she gave only a simple better. The credit belongs to the man who is instrument by which we may teach, namely the actually in the arena, whose face is marred by faculty of speaking. She has certainly warned us dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; that we should use the service of learning more who errs and comes short again and again; who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions; who often than the office of teaching, in the same spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the measure as she has provided more instruments best, knows in the end the triumph of high for learning than teaching. Therefore, no man achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at who is verbose and talkative can be wise, for he least fails while daring greatly, so that his place has always taught but never learnt.” shall never be with those timid souls who know ~Marsilio Ficino~ neither victory nor defeat." ~Theodore Roosevelt~ Allen School Institutional EDUCATE Core Values E ducation Quality & Integrity D edication U nderstanding of Others C ommunication & Consistency A dvisement & Achievement T eamwork & Technology E xcellence
  4. 4. Grand Rounds Newsletter 4Grand Rounds: are an important teaching tool and ritual of medical education. Presenting the medical problems and treatment of patients to an audience consisting of doctors, residents, and medical students Indeed the Allen School gave us steeping stones From the 10/24/11 MAE Jamaica Students … towards our lifelong careers. As we go on our internship, we will put all that we were taught To All Allen School Students: into practice and make ourselves, as well as our teachers, PROUD. You have to follow your passion. You have to figure out what it is you love, who you really JAMAICA CAMPUS ASCENSION are, and have the courage to do just that. I CEREMONY believe that the only courage anyone will ever need is the courage to follow their own dreams. There is no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bear witness that a man has the greatest courage—the courage to suffer. All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving. You lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream because I endured it to the end. Despite some challenges, we have worked PRESENTED BY THE MAE 5th MODULE together and we made it to the end with great STUDENTS OF THE JAMAICA CAMPUS success. We are grateful to all our teachers, even though we had our ups and downs. You put up with our class through these six months even Upcoming Stories when we had some bad attitudes. So you like healthcare… So you like helping people… So you’re an MA, MIBC, or NA student… Our news letter is looking a few good authors. Have an idea for a story? Want to discuss a current issue? Send your story to one of the contacts below: Ms. Bingham (Brooklyn) Mr. Callman (Jamaica) Dr. Gotto (Online)
  5. 5. Grand Rounds Newsletter 5Grand Rounds: are an important teaching tool and ritual of medical education. Presenting the medical problems and treatment of patients to an audience consisting of doctors, residents, and medical students be asking yourself when making your to-do list. After a while your mind may start to wander. This is the time to stand up and take a break! Grab a healthy snack for some extra brain By Dr. Gotto energy, like fruit or nuts. In each edition of the newsletter we will focus on one type of Realize there is not one type of environment that works best study skill that will increase your ability to succeed in class. for everyone. Your own learning style and toleration of Today’s topic is distractions may be different than your classmates. Look for the next edition to our Study Skills series. Our next topic will be BALANCING SCHOOL WORK WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND WORK. Where do you do most of your studying … At the kitchen table? In your bedroom? On the couch? Let’s see how the location where we study affects our learning. Everyone needs their own space where they can get their work done. This may have to be away from your home. Consider the following places: Hi all, my name is Pam Ison. I am in my final week  In the home—Look for a distraction free environment that at Allen School, for Medical Billing & Coding. I can you can treat as your ‘office.’ You may have to make this remember how excited I was to be starting school, room off-limits to family members during certain periods. and how I looked forward to becoming a coder.  Away from home—You could visit the library or coffee Then my books arrived ... EEK! They were HUGE! shop. This may work well for people with very busy And it was all so new to me. I thought I could never homes. It could also be an alternative setting in case you learn all this - never make it. However, the lose power or an internet connection at home. curriculum is perfectly geared toward preparing us not only for the certification exam, but also for Now that you have found a location, determine how you can finding a job in the field (specifically, the Career make the most of it. Schedule a specific time each day that Development class). The teachers here at Allen you will visit your ‘office’. When making your schedule, School are truly wonderful. They know their think about the time of day when you are most alert and productive. While you want to be comfortable in your material, and encouraged us all the way through. ‘office’, make sure it is not so relaxing that you fall asleep! If They give of their free time to offer Extra Practice so, maybe a kitchen chair would be better for you than a Sessions and even tutoring if we wanted or needed recliner. Your ‘office’ should be reasonably quiet, but does it. It was a bit intimidating to be taking a not have to be completely silent. If you do choose background compressed program, but in the end it actually music, try to find music without lyrics, which will be less worked out better for me. I cant imagine having distracting. Make sure you also have adequate lighting. Poor taken this program at a ground campus - with this lighting may result in a headache and/or make you feel tired. program it stays fresh in your mind. Even though Im not even finished with school yet (just 2 days to As soon as you enter your ‘office’, make a to-do list for your go!), Ive taken and passed the CPC exam. I couldnt study session. What assignments are due next? What material have done it without Allen School. They TOTALLY will be on the next quiz? What topics am I having trouble prepared me! I cant thank them enough. with in this unit? These are the types of questions you should