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CHIP Newsletter & registration is now open for the local CLARION case competition
CHIP Newsletter: November 2013
Center for Health Interprofessional Programs, University of Minnesota
1-425 Moos Tower, 515 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
CLARION is hosting an interprofessional dinner and case discussion and you are invited! This is an opportunity for you to explore interprofessionalism, meet students from other UMN health professional programs, and learn more about the case competition.
Dinner will be served at 5:30PM on November 21, 2013. Case discussion to follow.
Where? Moos 1-451
Please RSVP by clicking on the following link and filling out the survey: http://goo.gl/xsqij0
We hope to see you there!
Registration is now open for the local CLARION case competition. The University of Minnesota invites you to join us in leading the way toward interprofessional health care!
What is the Case Competition all about?
CLARION is a University of Minnesota student organization dedicated to improving health care through interprofessional collaboration. Since 2002, CLARION has hosted the U of M local student case competition for health professional students, enabling them to achieve a 360-degree perspective on patient safety in today's health care system and how it might be improved. Student teams, consisting of four students, comprised of at least two disciplines, are given a case and are charged with creating a root cause analysis. The team presents their analysis to a panel of interprofessional judges that evaluates their analysis in the context of real world standards of practice. CASH prizes are awarded to the top three teams.
Local Case Competition Retreat Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014
The Local Case Competition Retreat is for University of Minnesota registered team members. Teams will be assembled by the CLARION Board after registration closes on January 4th. All registrants will be contacted via email regarding participation. Any additional inquiries should be directed to: email@example.com. Attendance to the retreat is required in order to participate in the Local Case Competition.
To register, click HERE.
Local Case Competition Presentation Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Click HERE for more information.
Summer Advanced Research Program Info Sessions Nov 22 & Dec 2
Come learn about the Summer Advanced Research Program!
Friday November 22, 12:15-1:15 pm, 2-690 Moos (lunch provided)
Monday December 2, 12:15-1:15 pm, 2-137 Jackson Hall (lunch provided)
Are you a pre-doctoral health sciences student* interested in clinical or translational research?
Then don’t miss the opportunity to apply for the Summer Advanced Research Program (ARP), a program of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Center for Health Equity. The mentored, research training program offers the following to its members:
- The opportunity to develop research skills and experience in clinical and translational science
- Weekly research seminars on career development
- A stipend of ~$560/week for 8-12 weeks over the summer
- Up to $1,200 in travel funds for outstanding posters
- Mentored research project
- Application Deadline: Monday, February 3rd at 12pm (Noon)
* Medical, Dental and PharmD students, and PhD Nursing, Public Health and Pharmacy students
For more information go to ctsi.umn.edu/education
Nov TST walk in clinic times
November TST Walk-In Clinic:
Coffman Memorial Union (Conference room 326)
Tuesday Nov 12, 10 am to 2 pm Application Day
Thursday Nov 14, 10 am to 3 pm Read Day
For a detailed report of your immunization compliance, click on this link:
Paperless Charting Begins October 28!
The School of Dentistry is going paperless effective October 28, 2013. Here are the five things you need to know:
Beginning Monday, October 28:
- Paper charts for most appointments will not be delivered to clinics (there are some specialty clinic exceptions).
- If you need a paper chart - please manually request it (Managing Manual Chart Requests).
- Paper generated during the patient appointment (e.g., non-electronic consents and medical history forms) should be turned in to the front desk to be routed for scanning.
- Paper charts will not be created for new patients.
- Charts will temporarily continue to be created and delivered for patients with 3D discs. IT is currently developing a solution to distribute 3D images using MiPACS (target to have that solution in place is 12/31/13).
For more information, please visit the project webpage at http://www.dentistry.umn.edu/it/patient-data-storage-project/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
School of Dentistry IT
Free shipping on ASDA merchandise until Nov 8th
Check out the link to order ASDA clothing.
Register for the Free ADEA Dental Student Virtual Fair
Registration Now Open for the 2014 ADEA Dental Student Virtual Fair (See Flyer)
Register today for the FREE, 2014 ADEA Dental Student Virtual Fair, taking place February 22, 2014, from noon – 5:00 p.m. This one-day, online event allows current dental students and recent alumni to network with peers, chat live with dental organizations, and gather information on residencies, advanced dental education opportunities and resources for the new dentist.
Students and alumni who register on or before January 20, 2014, and attend the live fair on February 22, will be entered in a drawing for one of many prizes including an:
ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition Student Registration—$180 value.
ADEA PASS designation in the 2015 or 2016 cycle—$190 value.
ADEA prize pack—$100 value.
Don’t miss this opportunity to visit booths from various dental professional groups and the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (ADEA PASS), chat live with booth representatives, view presentations on contemporary issues in dentistry, and connect with other students in networking forums.
Learn more and register today at www.adea.org/dentalstudentvirtualfair.
Metro Dentalcare Open House Feb 6 2014
D3's & D4's you're invited to the Metro Dentalcare open house!
You’ll begin the evening with an escorted bus ride from the 3rd Floor of Moos Tower to Metro Dentalcare where you’ll enjoy dinner from Pepito’s and learn about our Company.
The bus will return you to campus by approximately 8:30 p.m.
3030 Centre Pointe Drive, #100
Roseville, MN 55113
To register for the event
Call Cheryl Binenstock at 612-861-9157 or
Cheryl will send you back an email confirmation verifying your registration.
Due to limited seating on the bus, the trip is available to the first 30 students who register.
We look forward to seeing you!
Join the U of M Global Health Case Competition!
The University of Minnesota Global Health Case Competition is an
interprofessional student learning opportunity that takes place
Feb. 1, 2014. The competition is sponsored by the UMN Center for
Global Health and Social Responsibility and the Center for Health
Participants join multi-school teams and collaborate to analyze a
real-world global health challenge. Teams present their case results to an
expert panel of judges. The winning team will be registered to compete
in the Emory Global Health Institute International Global Health Case
Competition, March 28-29, 2014 at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.
Financial support for team airfare and expenses is available.
Who is eligible to participate?
Health professional students from a variety of fields are eligible.
Post-graduate and postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to participate.
How are teams assembled?
Teams are comprised of four to six University of Minnesota students.
Students who apply as individuals will be assigned to an interprofessional,
multi-school team. Students may assemble their own team, provided three
or more University of Minnesota schools are represented.
Benefits of participation
Students gain experience applying their knowledge to real-world global
health challenges and collaborating with colleagues across disciplines.
Teams compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to participate in the
national competition. Case competitions are excellent for resume building.
Win a chance to compete internationally
The competition is based on a program developed and coordinated by
Emory Global Health Institute and its student advisory committee. The
winning team from the University of Minnesota will be registered to
compete in the EGHI International Global Health Case Competition.
Teams from around the world spend an intensive weekend in a
collaborative environment developing innovative approaches to a global
health challenge. Teams compete for cash prizes and have the opportunity
to network with each other and with case experts who volunteer to serve
Shannon Benson, Student Coordinator
Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility
University of Minnesota
ADEAGies Foundation/AADR Academic Dental Careers fellowship opportunity
Attention Dental and Dental Hygiene Students:
Dental Education Leaders Began as Dental Students…
Apply for an ADEAGies Foundation/AADR Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Today!
Are you a dental or dental hygiene student interested in becoming an educator or researcher? Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 ADEAGies Foundation/AADR Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADEAGies/AADR ADCFP). Apply today!
This one-year fellowship provides a total of 10 selected dental or dental hygiene students with hands-on experience in dental education and research, alongside a faculty member mentor. Each fellowship opportunity will take place at the selected fellow’s home institution. Applications for the ADEAGies/AADR ADCFP are available from October 7–December 13, 2013.
Interested students must apply before the December 13, 2013 deadline. For more information and to apply, visit www.adea.org/dentalfellow.
Check It Out!
Funding your Dental Education
Here's a great powerpoint on many questions you may have regarding your financial package and funding your dental education.
DDS 2013-2014 estimated cost of attendance
A helpful document outlining the DDS estimated cost of attendance for Summer 2013, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.
Returning items to dispensary
If you are in an “IFC” cubicle for an appointment, Please do not “drop and run” when returning your kits/instruments/sundries to the Dirty Dispensary. Often times additional items you have checked out cannot be removed from your account if you do not stay to to identify the items properly. Please take the time to ensure that all items are accounted for as they are your responsibility.
Please also remember, used burs do NOT go back into the bur blocks. They should be placed in the metal box inside the hand piece kit where all used burs should be placed. The Dispensing staff is reporting an increase in this issue so please be sure to maintain this policy at all times.
ADEA 6 week internship plus other opportunities!
The ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship is a six-week, stipend-supported internship in the Advocacy and Governmental Relations portfolio of the ADEA Policy Center (ADEA AGR) in Washington, D.C. This student legislative internship provides a unique learning experience for predoctoral, allied, and advanced dental student residents, and fellows. It is designed to encourage students to learn about and eventually—as dental professionals—to become involved in, the federal legislative process and the formulation of public policy as it relates to academic dentistry. It is open to any predoctoral, allied, or advanced dental student resident, or fellow who is interested in learning about and contributing to the formulation of federal public policy with regard to dental education, dental research, and the oral health of the nation. Funded through the generous support of Sunstar Americas, Inc., the student intern will be a member of the ADEA AGR staff and will participate in congressional meetings on Capitol Hill, coalition meetings, and policy discussions among the ADEA Legislative Advisory Committee (ADEA LAC) and ADEA AGR staff.
An applicant must be a full-time predoctoral, allied, or advanced dental student resident, or fellow whose institution is willing to work with the student to identify an appropriate time, consisting of six weeks, during the school year to pursue the internship. For additional information, please email Yvonne Knight, J.D., ADEA Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Governmental Relations, at KnightY@ADEA.org. Applications are accepted on a year-round basis.
Students are also invited to come to Washington every April to participate in ADEA's Hill Day along with the staff and faculty of dental schools across the country. It is the perfect opportunity for students to interact, directly, with their members of congress on issues that affect dental education.
The ADEAGies Foundation/AADR Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADEAGies/AADR ADCFP) provides dental and allied dental students at U.S. and Canadian institutions with an opportunity to experience the benefits and rewards of teaching and an academic career. Other awards for students are listed here.
Compliance with SOD Financial Patient Treatment Plans
Attention Pre-doctoral Students-
The following is an excerpt from the Clinic Manual:
Patient Accounting must review the U of M School of Dentistry Treatment Plan to verify faculty approval and obtain the patient’s electronic signature of acceptance. Treatment plan financial consultation is accomplished when the student accompanies his/her patient to the accounting office after the treatment plan has been presented to the patient (i.e.: case presentation.) It is necessary that the student is present with the patient during the financial consultation both to answer questions, and to provide an opportunity to utilize alternate plans and achieve consensus on a final accepted plan. The treatment plan form will be used to document the fees. Down-payments or co-payments will be due at each appointment. The treatment plan is used to clearly communicate patient financial responsibility.
As a part of the treatment plan financial consultation the accounting representative will discuss payment methods, down payment requirements, treatment plan changes, financial holds and review payment due dates specific to your patient's treatment. Additionally, the accounting representative will provide assistance with financial forms including insurance pre-determinations, Minnesota Health Care Programs (MA & MNCare) prior authorizations and non-covered services forms, and; demographic and insurance updates. The patient will also be provided with the financial representative’s business card and may contact them at any time with questions about payment on their account.
Financial consultation with Treatment Planning staff with your patients who have new treatment plans is both an educational requirement and a valuable service to patients. To ensure compliance, a list of students not in compliance will be sent to Dr. Thierer and he will be contacting you to discuss the situation.
Latest News from the Hispanic Dental Association
"Community water fluoridation is one of the most effective choices communities can make to prevent health problems while actually improving the oral health of their citizens," declared U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin
Hispanic Dental Association Foundation scholarship opportunities!
Support Group for International Students
Worried about your English speaking/writing skills?
Lonely? Unsure of how to make friends?
Eager to know how to succeed in your classes?
Interested in learning job/internship search strategies?
Confused about the American culture?
Homesick? Feeling alone or misunderstood?
This weekly group provides a place for both undergraduate and graduate international students to meet other international students who have concerns described above. It also provides an opportunity to learn from one another about adjusting to a new culture and educational system, dealing with different customs, and practice speaking English.
For more information, please contact:
Chia-Chen Tu, Ph. D. (email@example.com)
Kara Goldmann, M.A. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Curious about accreditation?
Check out the accreditation access link on the intranet!
What's the latest with Student Council?
Check out the Student Council meeting minutes.
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