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    Lewis Associates e-Newsletter

    Volume 5 Issue 4
    April 2006

    Published by Lewis Associates. Dr. Cynthia Lewis, Phd., Editor
    Email imaclewis@lewisassoc.com with your comments. Enjoy!

    Congratulations to our 2 Class of 2006 applicants who were accepted to Harvard Med!

    What's inside:
    Welcome to Success Stories Newsletter!

    Important News: The New Computer-based MCAT; Harvard-Trained Guru's new MCAT Prep Course Dr. Flowers

    Useful Links: Naturopathic Medicine Newsletter

    Alumni Updates: Second Year in Med school Adam Carewe; Andrew Eads Class of 2006 Habitat for Humanity in Mexico

    Dates and Reminders: Post-Bac Programs at Rosalind Franklin, SFSU, and University of Cincinnati

    Success Story of the Month: We conclude our story by Dr. Glenn Valenzuela

    Question of the Month: What would Osteopathic schools think of a second application after withdrawing from acceptances?

    Our Services


    Welcome to Lewis Associates!

    By April, everyone who is attending a spring term is now looking forward to spring break or have just had spring break. For those in the process of applying to medical school, the MCAT looms large and life is subsumed around this test. . . or possibly the DAT or the GRE. In any case, this is a busy time for all pre-health students.

    Thanks From a Parent
    "Dear Dr. Lewis, Our family wants to thank you for all of your help and advice to our son. We appreciate your patience in working with him and answering all of my questions. Thanks also to Alice and Zakiya for their assistance over the years. We are thrilled that he has received 3 offers - it is such a relief for us that he can fulfill his dream since 9th grade of attending medical school. Thank you again, DJ"

    What's New?

    NEW FREE teleconferencing and videoconferencing . You need to register for free AOL Instant Messaging, and will get free audio and/or video contact with us!! Talk with Zakiya to set up your computer for this NOW!!

    Early Bird Special! Order one of our essay packages before April 30 and receive a $50 discount!

    We now have e-billing and will have more online services. In fact, we will establish an online Blog in the near future!

    In a couple of years, some new books and CD's will be out by Dr. Lewis about preparing for medical and other health professions schools. . . keep on the lookout!!

    Lewis Associates is phasing out long-term advising except for those already contracted and we are focusing on doing Personal Assessments, essay and interview packages, our new medical Residency packages, and doing hourly problem-solving advising.

    Coming this summer
    July 21-23, 2006 we are hosting a gala Alumni Reunion in San Diego for our over 700 alumni. We are trying to locate them now. If you have contact information about any alumni, please email it to imaclewis@lewisassoc.com. Our goal is to locate as many as possible. If you wish to be invited and you are not an alumnus, but wish to meet some of our wonderful alumni, please let Zakiya know in our office. We will try to include as many as we can on a first-come basis.

    Track Record
    We are proud that 2 of our Class of 2006 applicants were interviewed at Harvard Medical School this year and both have been accepted! This brings Dr. Lewis' record to 29 Advisees accepted to Harvard Medical and Dental Schools in the past 20 years!

    100% of our Class of 2005 applicants were accepted!
    100% of our Class of 2004 applicants were accepted!

    Class of 2007 applicants
    We are preparing for your applications to be submitted early this summer. We have a little time, a very precious commodity: Time to plan, to locate and use new opportunities, time to live up to your potential! Many times, I locate clinical or service experiences for my Advisees. . . but you need the time to get the most out of them! We can help you sidestep the mistakes and jump over roadblocks that everyone seems to face.

    In order to be a competitive Class of 2007 applicant, you need to submit a quality application as evaluated by your clinical, service and other experiences and your GPA/MCAT/DAT/GRE, etc. profile--in a timely fashion. This requires a well thought-out strategy to carry you through the difficult year-long application process.

    What are your chances?
    If you want to change your career or reach your new career goal, but do not know how to begin or how to jump over all those hurdles, Lewis Associates will advise and implement strategies to change your life.

    Getting Started
    Read about it in our newsletter and website, then phone or email us directly to get started with your Personal Assessment! We spend on average 7 hours working to develop an effective strategy of taking you from where you are to where you want to be.

    You may be like our other Lewis Associates Advisees--highly motivated and intelligent, but needing focus, guidance and specific technical expertise. Dr. Lewis solves problems for her Advisees and finds opportunities for them. Maybe you wish to use our hourly advising to solve a specific problem. Dr. Lewis is a trained biologist, having taught and directed her own research programs for many years at two universities. She earned two postdoctoral fellowships (one at NIH), received the 1990 NACADA Outstanding Institutional Advising Program in the U.S. and directed her own Health Careers Opportunity Program grant for 6 years, bringing $1 million to her university.

    If you are serious about making your dreams to become a physician, dentist, physician assistant, veterinarian, optometrist, podiatrist, naturopathic physician, or pharmacist a reality--Lewis Associates can help you. We have made the difference for over 700 alumni now practicing in medicine during the last 20 years.

    Dr. Lewis teaches Professionalism, Leadership, and Quality, and sets high standards for her Advisees.

    Lewis Associates will save you money and heartache on your application process.

    Contact the health career experts! For more information email imaclewis@lewisassoc.com or call 805-226-9669 and ask to set up your first appointment.

    n e w s   &   l i n k s

    N E W S

    The Real Deal About the MCAT. . . New, Old, Paper, Computer-Based
    http://www.aamc.org/students/applying/advisors/premedsaed06.pdf (Download PDF)

    April 2006 will be the last paper test for the MCAT. In August 2006 they will be Beta testing the Computer Based Test (CBT) of the MCAT at 10% of the sites and 90% of the seats will be for the paper test. As of 2007 the paper test will be completely replaced with the CBT. In 2007 the MCAT will be offered on 19 different dates. Twice in January, and the remaining times in April through September, with each month having multiple test dates except June. There will only be one test date in June. The most test dates will be available in May and July. Three of the test dates will have two test time sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The remaining test dates will have the exam offered half in the morning, half in the afternoon. There will be week day test dates in addition to weekends. The test dates in September will be the final ones until the following January.

    Currently the paper test takes 60 days to score. The CBT will be scored in 30 days or less. Eventually, they hope to score it in two weeks, but do not know how soon that will be possible. The CBT will NEVER have immediate test resulting. This will allow students to contest questions that they did not believe had proper answer choices available. Also they do not want the emotional impact of the test scores to occur at the testing center where the proctors will have to handle upset students, nor do they want returned scores to impact students who are still taking the exam. There will be no paper score reports for the test scores. Students will have to log onto the website to obtain test scores.

    The test length will be five hours, which is what allows them to offer it twice a day on some days. They are reducing the length of the test by 1/3 by having fewer questions. The Writing Sample portion of the exam will remain the same for now. There will be no spell check function on the written component of the exam.

    Students will only be able to register for one exam at a time, with a maximum of 3 times a year. They recommend if students would like a particular test exam and location, students should register at least 60 days in advance. If students register with less than 60 days they can not guarantee the exam site location will be the student's choice. While students can still register up to one week before the exam time, if students want to take the exam in a particular location they should register before 60 days prior to the exam. Remember, unlike the paper test, the CBT will have a limited number of seats based on the number of computer terminals available. There will be 4000 seats available for 22 different sessions, so hopefully everyone will be accommodated. They will try to find students a test location that is within 100 miles of where they request to take the exam.

    Students will not be able to take the exam more than 3 times in one year. Currently, with the paper test, students are not allowed to take the MCAT more than 3 times without a written request from their Pre-Health Advisor. As the MCAT becomes computer-based, this will shift to 4 times. A student will be able to take the exam 3 times in one year, and once the following year. After that, if a student needs to take the exam a fifth time it will require a written request from the Pre-Health Advisor to the AAMC. A written request does not guarantee the student will be permitted to take the exam again.

    Before the exam begins, biometric information (photographs and digital fingerprints) will be taken for each student. The students will have a tutorial on how the CBT works before the exam begins. The CBT is designed, so nothing is automatic. The program will not move onto the next computer screen until the test taker instructs it to do so. The AAMC has a free practice exam in the new CBT format available on its website for you to use as a learning tool: http://www.e-mcat.com/

    For more information about the CBT MCAT, what dates and locations it will be offered, visit the AAMC website at http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/

    New online MCAT preparation by the Harvard-Trained Guru: Dr. James Flowers
    Coming to a workshop hosted by Dr. Lewis on May 2nd, 6-7 PM at San Diego State University, Room TBA

    This is a super opportunity for those taking the August 2006 or later MCAT! Contact Jennifer Behan at jenisdsu@yahoo.com if you want a seat at this FREE presentation. http://drflowersmcat.com/

    Dr. Flowers says:
    "For the new drflowersmcat.com which will be launched in April, 2006, I have taken the logical, but apparently minority viewpoint, that the AAMC practice MCAT's are the gold standard for MCAT prep. They are also the 'Goldilocks' of the MCAT preps, 'not too easy', 'not to hard' but 'just right'. I have been doing this for 35+ years and had to function during a time when no 'real' sample tests were available. By intensely analyzing these tests over the last 10+ years, I have been able to develop a real 'on-target' review for the MCAT.

    The review begins with a pre-test designed to do a comprehensive assessment of science and math knowledge needed to do well on the MCAT (i.e., not such knowledge necessary to become a rocket scientist like some believe). This is necessary because no single 'mock' MCAT or AAMC practice MCAT does this. Then, through our own algorithm, we construct an individualized study program to bring the student up to par, based on his/her own goals. That is, a student first determines what range of scores they believe they can realistically attain on the test, e.g. 24, 34 or 44, for the 3 numerical scores. Then, the algorithm will set their study at these goal levels. Next, the student will go through each of the AAMC practice tests sequentially, and the same individualized study will be developed after each test. The student is offered a myriad of review options based on their test results including didactic content, discussions of AAMC solutions (like no-one has ever seen done for AAMC solutions before), topic review tests, equation training and review, individualized flash cards, timed booster tests and test-taking skills. Verbal reasoning and essay writing are also included in detail.

    The review is database driven in a manner is not duplicated by any other review. Our platform will allow seamless integration of the many facets and allow for easy navigation. I do not believe any other online course comes close to its completeness and the use of the electronic media.

    Dr. Flowers MCATTM (DFM) is a comprehensive on-line learning system for MCAT preparation and was designed to take full advantage of the internet and the electronic media. It is not simply an adaptation to the internet from a classroom or paper based prep course.

    Besides being designed for the new electronic age, its genesis depends on the extensive and unparalleled experience and insights of its primary creator, Dr. James Flowers. Dr. Flowers has been teaching students how to prepare for the MCAT since 1971. Besides scoring in the 99%tiles under real test conditions, his books have been used by hundreds of thousands of students, and he has personally taught thousands face to face. He is a graduate of the Harvard Medical School and was a participant in the Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Program in Health Sciences and Technology."

    L I N K S :

    Naturopathic Medicine Newsletter

    Find this and other useful links on
    Lewisassoc.com's Links Page.

    a l u m n i   u p d a t e s

    Adam Carewe

    MSY II at New York Medical College

    Adam Carewe's snow photo

    Carewe's eye-view of cars in the blizzard

    March 11, 2006
    "I hope everybody is doing well. Med school has definitely kicked it up 10 notches! We are still taking patho-physiology (basically how and when the body goes bad) and pharmacology. We just completed our physical diagnosis class this week. We had 8 three hour sessions with a preceptor physician where we took a complete history and physical. Most patients/inmates (I'll get to the inmate thing in a second) were totally shocked with the amount of time we spent with them and with the amount of things we tested on them. Basically, this was the most comprehensive physical any have EVER had. And to top it off, I have my history and physical practical exam in 2 hours in the city. It is with a standardized patient and an evaluator. The entire thing is video recorded, too. We have one hour to complete the history and physical.

    Back to the inmate thing. Well, my preceptor was actually at the Fishkill state prison, so every week we got to see inmates. It was a little strange at first going through the security check, metal detector, multiple electronic gates, and escorts, but once you saw the patients and began the physical, it pretty much felt like a normal situation in a normal doctor's office. Obviously, in the beginning, you could not help but wonder why these guys were in prison, and actually, that was the only question we were not allowed to ever ask. For obvious reasons, knowing that information would bias your judgment of the patient. Overall, it was a great experience. . . mainly because we got to see our own patient each week (there were 6 of us in total who went), and we got to take as much time as we needed with them (not that they had any place to go :)

    So, I'll be done with that this afternoon. Next week we have our autopsy oral exam. A group of 8 of us completed an autopsy with a medical examiner and then had to do the complete write up, including the patho-physiology of each of the major findings in the patient. It is only 15 minutes with the path professor, but he is pretty intense, so it should be interesting.

    Also, you can see I survived the "blizzard" of 2006 in NY (see photo above). It really was not that bad up here. Actually, NYC got a little bit more snow than we did. Strange thing is it was 70 degrees yesterday, but there is still a few piles of snow in the parking lots.

    So, we have another set of exams in 3 weeks, then one week of classes again, then (finally) a week off for spring break! I'm actually heading back to CA for the week to see ALL my family I can and celebrate the birthdays of my two nephews. We are both looking forward to that trip. We have a jam packed week of visits and seeing the sites of northern CA.

    Looks like we may have found a place to live in the city already too. It's a 5 bedroom loft (2500 sq ft) that we are going to turn into a 6 bedroom. Keyed elevator right to the apt, hardwood floors throughout, full kitchen, and washer/dryer in the apt! No more quarters and hand-washing dishes. The great part is that it will be available on July 1, exactly the day we need to be out of our campus apartments.

    We also had our hospital lottery last week so we all know the order and which hospitals we will be at for all our 3rd yr rotations. I have everything in the city except Internal Medicine and Family Medicine. . both in Westchester at our campus hospital. I am so looking forward to moving to the city.

    Until next time,

    Andrew Eads

    Class of 2006 applicant joins Habitat for Humanity in Veracruz, Mexico

    Andrew Eads in Mexico

    Andrew Eads and his charges in Mexico

    Spring, 2006
    Andrew and his Dad worked with Habitat for Humanity in a small village in Veracruz, Mexico.

    d a t e s   &   r e m i n d e r s

    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science announces that they are now accepting applications to a new Master of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences, offered through the Inter-professional Healthcare Studies Department, College of Health Professions. This one-year, non-thesis program prepares students to continue their education in a wide range of health professions. (Rosalind Franklin University no longer offers the Applied Physiology program.)

    The mission of the new Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program is to prepare students to continue their graduate education in a variety of healthcare professions, including allopathic and podiatric medicine, clinical laboratory science, healthcare management, nutrition, physical therapy, and physician assistant studies, by providing a rigorous background in the biomedical sciences.

    The student's educational experience will:
    • Foster inter-professional healthcare interaction by exposure to a variety of healthcare fields
    • Enhance critical thinking, multidisciplinary leadership, and management skills
    • Encourage students to engage in self-directed, life-long learning
    • Prepare the student for a leadership career in research, biomedical and/or healthcare
    • Integrate physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, and neuroscience as related to healthcare
    • Provide an opportunity to earn a certificate in one of the following fields: clinical research, healthcare management, nutrition, and women’s health.

    Students enrolled in the Biomedical Science program who later apply to other programs within Rosalind Franklin University will be granted an admissions interview with that program. (However, no preference is given to Biomedical Science students regarding acceptance into any program or school at Rosalind Franklin University, including The Chicago Medical School.)

    Applications and information are at http://www.rosalindfranklin.edu/admissions/chp. The Biomedical Science program accepts students on a rolling basis, so early application is encouraged. The final application deadline is June 1, 2006.

    For questions, contact the Graduate Admissions Office at 847-578-3209 or grad.admissions@rosalindfranklin.edu

    New Post-Baccalaureate Program at San Francisco State University
    A new, formal post-bac program at SFSU begins this summer. Up to now, they have had an informal program that has been flexible and very inexpensive (~$4,000/yr). This program has been suitable for both career changers and academic record-enhancers http://online.sfsu.edu/~brothman/Informal.htm

    They now add a 2-year, formal program for a cohort of 25 students that is more expensive (~$14,000/yr), but has dedicated classes, a more health professions-oriented curriculum, and greater student support. Because this program offers only pre-reqs, it is suitable only for career changers. (http://online.sfsu.edu/~brothman/PHPCP.htm ).

    A detailed explanation of the program, and a downloadable application is at the above web site. Applications are due on April 24. Classes begin June 5.

    University of Cincinnati's new MS Program
    A new program for students interested in attending medical school who need to improve their credentials. A one-year masters program in physiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine with a side-by-side comparison with first year medical students taking Medical Physiology and Medical Biochemistry. One of the peripheral benefits is that it will qualify our students for Ohio residency and subsequent application to the numerous medical schools in Ohio. Details may be found at the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology homepage: http://mcp.uc.edu/

    Contact: Robert O. Banks, Ph.D., Professor, Course Director of Medical Physiology and Director of Physiology Masters Program

    s u c c e s s   s t o r i e s
    by Dr. Cynthia Lewis

    Dr. Glenn Valenzuela
    He is currently finishing his first year in Anesthesiology Residency at Stanford University after an Internship year in Boston.

    We are finishing our serialized story of Dr. Glenn Valenzuela's path to Stanford medical school this month.

    From Dr. Valenzuela:
    "As any surgeon will tell you during an operation, 'exposure is everything.' We can extrapolate this idea to perhaps pertaining to pretty much life itself, including the noble, but oftentimes bumpy journey of a pre-medical student. At SDSU, specifically within the microcosm of the initial Dr. Lewis' juggernaut of a pre-med program HCOP (later reborn as CUHRE), I believe that the constant exposure to inspirational individuals was a significant component of its success. Instead of going on a tirade of narcissistic self-adulation, I will instead embarrass a few individuals by applauding their influences on my development. The lessons they have taught me are universally applicable, and I hope it may be of some value to subsequent candidates.

    Dino: Organization
    My first mentor taught me the importance of planning & organizing: the fundamental elements of any worthwhile undertaking. I was introduced to those lovely multi-coloured pens and Day Timers (remember those?) with strict instructions to write everything (ie, test dates, meetings, goals & dreams) down. A notable study illustrates this seemingly obvious point. The 1953 Yale graduating class were interviewed and revealed that 3% of the graduates had written down their goals. A follow up study 20 years later revealed that those same 3% held 97% of the graduating class' wealth. Since most of us held a part time job or two, had concurrent family/personal issues, or were tethered to some other time-consuming responsibilities, staying organized and focused was paramount.

    Ernie: Confidence
    This bearded individual was a post-baccalaureate student who, in a lecture hall of hundreds, always sat in the front and center. He would not be afraid to raise his hand and ask a question when confusion arose, which would naturally result in furious note scribbling in the audience when the point was clarified. He was a confident orator with a wry wit, the point being that he engaged his listeners when speaking. His most endearing quality? He was not always correct, but was never, ever in doubt. :) Believe in yourself, and everything else will follow.

    Shontaye: Tenacity
    An academic stud. She recalled a story to me whereby she was studying for organic chemistry and was having difficulty remaining awake, so she read the darn book on the cold, hard kitchen floor! This illustrated her unwavering focus on academic excellence, always pushing herself to stay several standard deviations ahead. It's been said that if you are able to explain/teach a concept, then you understand the concept. Shontaye was a premiere enrichment instructor, and I tried to emulate this quality. So, study. Hard.

    Joel: Respect/Compassion
    There was an exercise in my first day of the summer HCOP whereby we were hypothetically given 500 points to distribute among a long list of items which we deemed important (e.g. a comfortable house, admittance to a great professional school, new shoes, etc). Naturally, all of the items listed appealed to me, so I distributed the 500 points more or less evenly throughout the worksheet (with a few dollars more for a nice car, since I did not have one yet). To what did Joel distribute his points? 250 points for a strong & trusting marriage, & the other 250 for a healthy family. Wow. This illustrates his deep respect for his loved ones, and greatly extends to the multitudes of individuals both professionally and socially that he (and his wife, of course) have helped along the way. Present company included.

    Ron: Legacy
    Roughly halfway through my premedical career, I was struggling both academically and personally. I had family issues to contend with, my girlfriend had dumped me, my academic focus was spent, and consequently my grades began to suffer. Suffice it to say, my spirits were at an all time low. I suppose my mentality up to that point was "med school or bust," which I interpreted as either I get into medical school, or I was a complete bust. Ron, a shrewd sage, cleverly disguised as a linguistic scholar, saved me from this preposterous mentality. He gave me the reassurance that, if medicine did not work out, there were other ways I could contribute to this society. In short, I took a breather from memorizing the Krebs cycle to investigating the pluscuamperfecto tense in Spanish, realizing that "mole" was a Mexican dish unrelated to Avogadro, and further exploring the undefined beauty of what binds us all together as human beings, not competitive applicants vying for limited spots.

    Cindy: Professionalism
    I won't heap any more praises onto this pre-eminent Adviser: her record speaks for itself. I will, however, illustrate her key philosophy which is peppered all over her website. The mantra that Dr. Lewis drilled into our heads from day one was the concept of professionalism. What did that mean? To me, it meant taking responsibility for one's actions both inside and outside of the academic setting. It meant showing up on time to meetings and classes, sacrificing short term gratifications for long term goals, communicating in a timely manner (with project updates, including, ahem, personal essays), and assessing & reassessing that we were headed in the proper trajectory. Stated another way, How do you know where you are going if you don't know where you are?

    So there you have it. These lessons I have internalized and continue to refine and, in the great tradition of revolving doors, have attempted to pass them on to receptive ears.

    Best of luck, dear Applicant, and best wishes to our beloved CL in her upcoming endeavors.
    Glenn A. Valenzuela, M.D.
    *Scienta sine ars nihil est*"

    Email to Dr. Lewis if you wish to communicate about medical schools or other issues or to contact those profiled in Success Stories: drlewis@lewisassoc.com

q u e s t i o n   o f  t h e  m o n t h
by Dr. Cynthia Lewis, PhD

One of my Advisees is accepted to several Osteopathic programs in 2006, but is considering withdrawing this year and re-applying to allopathic and Osteopathic programs for 2007. Although s/he has "old" and "new" academic lives, and his/her last 2.5 years are very impressive academically in many ways, including lots of research, teaching and excellent grades, I doubt his/her numbers will overcome an Allopathic focus on overall lower GPA. What would Osteopathic schools think of a second application after withdrawing from acceptances this year?

From a Director of Admissions at an Osteopathic Medical School:
"Each school has its own policies and biases with respect to what we refer to as "re-aps". However, it is relatively common among all the schools that general displeasure exists with respect to a student who applies, and then withdraws only to show up again. Applying to medical school is not a game. Each school sets aside a finite number of slots for students to interview. A red flag goes up when a student takes an interview slot from someone who seriously wants to start med school, gets an offer and accepts a seat, taking one from a candidate who seriously wants to start, and subsequently withdraws.

This kind of behavior is way worse than the "shopping around" that happens all the time. Many of us have concerns about a candidate who accepts an offer from a medical school, but continues to shop around. Every time they interview after that, they deny an opportunity to a candidate who really needs that chance (again, because of the finite number that are going to interview). Still, that kind of activity is almost justifiable because candidates need to confirm sometimes that they did make the right choice in the first place. What is not justifiable is to go through the entire process and know you didn't want to start this year at all. It's not just that they are using the time and resources of the schools, but its an unconscionable act vis-a-vis candidates who really want to go to school.

This kind of behavior is hard to detect when a school doesn't have a 'petition to defer' policy. Many schools don't allow candidates to petition to defer. We do. It is clear to us that a candidate was never serious from the get-go when they don't bother to petition to defer, but simply withdraw instead. Such candidates, should they reapply, are never treated the same. In fact, we are so serious about this problem that we actually ask on our secondary (as a lot of schools do) if the candidate filling out the application has ever applied here before. A "yes" answer triggers further investigation on our part.

Shopping around is a problem for schools, but we certainly understand why candidates do it. However, shopping around without the serious intention of starting is inexcusable behavior. A good physician needs to be someone who, by nature, cares about people. Shopping around without the serious intention of starting suggests strongly that there is a character issue here.

The challenge you will have (because I and my colleagues have seen it a million times before) is that your advisee will respond with all kinds of rationalizations for this behavior. It is highly unlikely that he/she will concede that the behavior was inappropriate. There is no dilemma for the schools. Others, like us, will not be interested in dealing with such an individual. Of course, we can afford the luxury of being discriminating.

We all make choices. The best doctors are people who typically make the best choices. Please don't send him/her to us."

We will feature an important question each month. Please submit one that interests you for Dr. Lewis to answer. Send your questions to imaclewis@lewisassoc.com with newsletter question in the subject line.

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