David R. Clawson, Associate
Registrar, JMC, selected Msacroa President-elect
Free financial planning seminars for medical school students, health system residents
Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center offers ketogenic diet to patients
DAVID R. CLAWSON, ASSOCIATE REGISTRAR, JMC, SELECTED MSACROA PRESIDENT-ELECT
The Middle States Association of Collegiate Registrars and Officers of Admission (MSACROA) recently held their 68th Annual Meeting in Atlantic City, NJ. At the conference business meeting, David R. Clawson, Associate Registrar, Jefferson Medical College, and Associate Director of Student Records, Thomas Jefferson University, was elected President-Elect for 1998.
MSACROA is composed of nearly 500 colleges in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland and the District of Columbia, and serves as the regional professional development association for its membership of approximately 1,600.
FREE FINANCIAL PLANNING SEMINARS FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL STUDENTS, HEALTH SYSTEM RESIDENTS
This month the University Office of Student Financial Aid will present its annual "Money Management for Medical School and the Future" seminar series for Jefferson Medical College students, and Jefferson Health System and affiliated residents.
The series is designed to provide important information to current and future physicians and their family members who face decisions concerning repayment of their educational debt; developing a workable financial plan, including an insurance program; getting the most from their income; and going into practice. Registrants will also receive handouts with additional information.
All sessions begin promptly at 7:15 p.m. at the Connelly Conference Center, Bluemle Life Sciences Building; refreshments will be served at 6:45 p.m.
*Tuesday, February 17, "Managing Educational Debt" Raelynn Cooter, PhD, University Director of Student Financial Aid, Thomas Jefferson University
*Monday, March 2, "What You Should Know About Insurance" Richard D. Scott, CLU, Insurance Planning Group
*Thursday, March 19, "What Every Physician Should Know About Personal and Professional Financial Planning" Stephen Cordasco, Vice President/ Investment Officer, Wheat First Butcher Singer
"Practical and Legal Considerations of Planning Your Professional Future" Joseph R. Pozzuolo, Esq., Joseph R. Pozzuolo Associates
To register or for further information, call the Student Financial Aid Office at 215-955-2867.
JEFFERSON COMPREHENSIVE EPILEPSY CENTER OFFERS KETOGENIC DIET TO PATIENTS
In January, the Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, in conjunction with the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, began offering the Ketogenic Diet to adult and adolescent patients in order to reduce the severity of seizures.
"The results of several trials show this diet to be helpful in about 60 percent of patients," says Michael R. Sperling, MD, Director, Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.
"While this diet is not for everyone, it can be smoothly integrated into a patient's daily life and may well result in a decrease in seizures," adds the Center's Joseph Sirven, MD, who will serve as the coordinator of the Ketogenic Diet program.
The Ketogenic Diet, which involves fasting under supervision by a team of doctors and nutritionists, was developed by a physician at the Mayo Clinic. It offers an alternative means of controlling seizures when medications have failed and requires strict attention to all aspects of diet.
For more information, contact the Center at 5-1222.