Weekly Events 9/18 – 9/22

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Hope everyone had a great weekend!
If you’d like your e vent to be included on the blog each week and my biweekly email (Monday/Wednesday), please email your event to Ahana.Yogesh@utsouthwestern.edu by 7:30 PM on Saturday night or 7:30 PM on Wednesday night for any updates. Also, if you see your event on this email, please refrain from sending out individual event reminders unless you fall under an exception.
The weekly event blog post can be found here: https://utsw2020.wordpress.com/category/events/
Sign-Ups:
  1. TSSS M&M Conferences – Sign up by Thursday morning each week.
  2. TSSS – Trauma Surgery Shadowing Signup
  3. Psych SIG: Access to free membership to American Psychiatric Association (APA).
  4. EMIG: Shadowing at Parkland & Children’s EDs is available 7 days/week from 7-11pm! Instructions & Sign-Ups:
  5. CIG: sign up for September/October Cardio department shadowing.
  6. Note-o-chords: Sign up if you play any instrument or sing, and join the Facebook group
  7. KAMSA Texas – open to Korean-American medical students in Texas medical schools for networking, volunteer opportunities, scholarships and more.
    • To become a member, join “Korean American Medical Student Association (KAMSA)” on Facebook.
  8. KAMA Texas gala – November 18th at 6 PM at the Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel
    • Dinner, keynote presentation by Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Dean of Cornell Medical School, games, and scholarship award ceremony. Student registration free. (invitation attached)
    • FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/139763843290048/
  9. KAMA of Texas Medical Student Scholarship – 3 awards of $2000- due September 30th
    • Details on FB group (scholarship app attached)
  10. PM&R – Sign up to be on the listserv (email list)
    • goo.gl/f41ex2
    • See attached letter for info on PM&R.
  11. DFW Hep B Free Project – apply to be an officer! Apps due September 20th.
  12. RIG – Radiology Interest Group Shadowing.
    • Log in to Moodle and click “Course Search”. Search for “Radiology Observerships” and enroll in the course to view dates and instructions.
    • Contact: Helena.You@utsw.edu or Collin.Buerger@utsw if you have questions.
  13. NEW: Follow @MorningRounds on Instagram and like the page on Facebook for HONY-esque stories and faces from our very own medical center!
  14. SIGN – Sign up for September Neurology department shadowing
  15. PM&R – Sign up to volunteer at the Adaptive Sports Coalition’s First Annual Expo on October 28th at UT Arlington Maverick Activities Center
  16. Event flier and signup: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4cacaf22a4f94-utsw
  17. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/519751681708309/
  18. Registration for free parking: https://uta.nupark.com/events/Events/Register/1e345ce0-7199-42bd-b03b-1ab25ca88489
  19. United to Serve – Sign up to be on a committee
  20. AMWA – Sign up to be on the listserv and (if you are an MS2), sign up to be an AMWA big
  21. PIG – Sign up for volunteering at Ronald McDonald House and Texas Scottish Rite for September and October.
  22. EMIG – Sign up for the main Emergency Medicine conferences every Thursday from 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM in D1.500
  23. FACTS – Billings Ovulation Method Training October 6-8, CME available, scholarships available.
  24. PRSIG (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Interest Group) – sign up for the listserv (e-mail list) to be notified of future lunch meetings, research, suture clinics, grand rounds, and more!
  25. Healthy Living – sign up to teach Health Class on recreational drugs at Roosevelt High school on Sept. 22nd
  26. V-Day sign ups:
  27. OSIG – Sign up to attend orthopedic surgery conferences on Wednesday mornings from 6AM-9AM (G7 conference room)
  28. Health Advocacy SIG (HASIG) – sign up to be on the listserv and tell us about your advocacy interests.
  29. Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion – UTSW LifeWalk Team for AIDS – October 1st at 1 PM in Lee Park
  30. Swing Dance Club – meets every Wednesday at 7:30 PM in the Student Center multipurpose rooms.
  31. Hurricane Harvey Aid Opportunities
    • Relief Drive (flyer attached):
      • Collecting: new underwear, new socks, new warmups for men, women, children and infants, toiletries/hygiene products, baby formula and baby wipes, bottles, non-perishable food items, diapers and Graco Pac n’ Plays for babies
      • Leave donations in the boxes designated “Hurricane Harvey Relief” in all the carrels in the L building, Student Center, School of Health Professions Dean’s Office 9th floor, and Grad School main office.
    • Convention Center Clinic Volunteering (only med student volunteers for now):
    • Blood Donations via Carter BloodCare – http://www.carterbloodcare.org/
 
Monday, September 18th
  1. Lunch Meetings
    • PM&R – Intro to PM&R by Dr. Scott – D1.106 (food TBD)
      • RSVP: goo.gl/b6s8WK
    • PRSIG – Introduction to Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery by Dr. Shai Rozen – D1.700 (Chick-Fil-A sandwiches provided!)
    • HANDS – Intro meeting going over paperwork for NICU volunteering – D1.600
    • EMIG – “Deadly Meals” talk on EM toxicology by Dr. Cao – D1.200 (pizza for 30)
    • SCF – Lunch Break Fellowship – Gooch C2.108 (Chick-Fil-A provided)
    • Constitution Day – Colonial Lunch – UTSW Student Center
  2. UTSW IMA – Eid celebration and dinner – 6 PM – Faculty Club for RSVP’d
Tuesday, September 19th
  1. Lunch Meetings
    • Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion – LGBTQ + Ally Training – D1.502
    • No One Dies Alone – Fall training led by Linda Wilkerson, director of pastoral care at Parkland – D1.700
    • Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) – “Abortion in Texas” lunch talk covering current legislation and state of reproductive rights in TX and beyond – D1.600 (pizza provided)
    • Basil Society – Dr. Vivyenne Roche (geriatrics) on End of Life Issues for Older Patients – C2.106 (lunch provided)
    • [Elective] WHEE – Lunch talk on Infertility – D1.200 (lunch provided)
  2. New Faculty Research Forum – 1 PM – NG3.112 Auditorium (refreshments provided) – flyer attached
Wednesday, September 20th
  1. V-Day – Bake sale – 11 AM – 1 PM in front of South Campus cafeteria
  2. Sexual Assault Defense Awareness course – 4 PM – 8 PM
    • Contact Sgt. Troy Mondine with your full name, contact info, and which class you would like to attend: UTSWRAD@utsouthwestern.edu
Thursday, September 21st
  1. Lunch Meetings
  2. Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion – Lunch and Learn on Imposter Syndrome – D1.502 (lunch provided)
  3. C.A.R.T. (Community Action Research Track) – Info meeting – E3.314 library conference room (lunch provided)
Friday, September 22nd
  • Lunch Meetings
  • V-Day – Lunch talk on Domestic Violence – D1.600 (lunch provided)
  • LMSA – Hispanic Heritage Month – Resident/Physician Panel – D1.700 (lunch provided)
Upcoming:
  1. WHIG – OB/GYN Resident Panel – 9/25 from 11:55 AM-12:45 PM in D1.700
  2. LMSA – Issues in the Latino Community – 9/28 at 12 PM in D1.106 (lunch provided)
  3. LMSA – Mexican Bingo – 10/2 at 12 PM in D1.700 (lunch provided)
  4. Seldin College – Dr. Donald Seldin on “Nazi Medicine and its Corruption of Medical Ethics” – 10/2 at 5:30 PM in NB2 EEF – Simmon’s Auditorium
  5. Office of Global Health – Global Health Grand Rounds – 10/3 at 12 PM – D1.502 (lunch provided)
  6. V-Day – Auditions for TVM – 10/9-10/11 from 5 PM-8:30 PM – D1.102, D1.200, D1.102
  7. C.A.R.T. (Community Action Research Track) – Info meeting – 10/13 at 12 PM in E3.314 library conference room (lunch provided)
  8. OHMS – “Why to Choose a Career in Oncology” with Dr. Syed (Breast Cancer Specialist) – 10/13 at 12 PM – D1.106 (lunch provided)
  9. Aging for All the Specialties Conference – 10/23 at 12 PM in Faculty Club
  10. SIGN + PsychSIG – Brain Awareness Week with lunch lectures – 10/23-10/27
  11. SIGN – Stroke Symposium – 11/11 from 7 AM -3:30 PM  – UTSW Building D lower level (flyer attached)
Sincerely,
Ahana Yogesh
MS2020 Class of Secretary
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Happy second week of endocrine!

1. Curriculum AOA Guides – Your curriculum reps need help! If you can find it in your heart to help write AOA guides for past courses (most urgent right now is Tissues since the course has already started), please email Christian Maxwell and Aakash Gandhi. O&H is already taken care of but they need help for all the other classes.

2. Tuition Increase and 6 Year Plan – Many important things are happening at the Student Leadership Council this semester.

We are updating the 6 Year Plan. See Dr Mihalic’s email about it, and particularly focus on the section regarding campus-wide changes as well as the section on medical school-specific changes. We will be sending a separate email about it once we are ready for formal feedback, but in the meantime, feel free to email us if you have ideas for items to add to the plan that aren’t already on there.

Tuition is going to increase (as mandated by the University of Texas, tuition increases every two years), and the SLC gets to give input on how much we are willing to let it increase by, as well as what the extra tuition will be put to use for. Our first meeting regarding tuition is this Thursday (9/21), and we will provide more information about the process once we know more (again, we will send a separate email with a form for feedback).

3. Picmonic Presentation (10/23) –  We have been working with Picmonic on setting up a chance to present to the 1st and 2nd-year medical students. In a nutshell, Picmonic provides an audio visual experience that takes high yield medical information and presents it in a research backed way to help students retain the information. Please RSVP as soon as you can for their October 23rd presentation here:  https://www.picmonic.com/presentations. The time is 6:30pm, not 12:00pm as advertised on the RSVP. Discounts, free access opportunities for the participants and dinner will be provided as well.

The presentation includes study strategies and tactics, the science behind their learning platform, a walkthrough/demonstration and usually lasts about 30 minutes depending on the Q&A section.

4. Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts – We are in dire need of volunteers especially for the credentialing volunteer section. Each task is truly crucial to the flow of the shelter, and the shelter managers and evacuees appreciate for your time and efforts. Please sign up through this form link and continue to donate to the relief drive.

UTSW Harvey Relief

5. Dr. Seldin Lecture on “Nazi Medicine and its Corruption of Medical Ethics.”   –  it will be taking place on October 2nd at 5:30PM in NB2 EEF – Simmons Auditorium, followed by a reception at 6:30 PM. Dr. Seldin, who in 1947 testified in a trial leading to the conviction of a Nazi gastroenterologist, needless to say has a unique perspective to share on this topic. This is a truly rare opportunity that you will not want to miss, and for those to whom it still applies (MS1s and MS2s) this will be counting for college points.

6. Mass emails – Thank you so much for participating in our efforts to minimize mass emails. We hope the listserve/email list option is working well for everyone.

7. Check out the Student Profile Tab to find out about Christy Hinz from Seldin College.

8. Anonymous feedback form – If there is anything you would like us to change or work on without us knowing who the suggestion came from, please fill out this anonymous feedback form.
As always please reach out to us with any questions or concerns,
Clementine and Umaru

 

Weekly Events 9/11-9/15

Sign-Ups:​
  1. TSSS M&M Conferences – Sign up by Thursday morning each week.

  2. TSSS – Trauma Surgery Shadowing Signup

  3. Psych SIG: Access to free membership to American Psychiatric Association (APA).

  4. EMIG: Shadowing at Parkland & Children’s EDs is available 7 days/week from 7-11pm! Instructions & Sign-Ups:
  5. CIG: sign up for September/October Cardio department shadowing.
  6. Note-o-chords: Sign up if you play any instrument or sing, and join the Facebook group
  7. KAMSA Texas – open to Korean-American medical students in Texas medical schools for networking, volunteer opportunities, scholarships and more.
    • To become a member, join “Korean American Medical Student Association (KAMSA)” on Facebook.
  8. KAMA Texas gala – November 18th at 6 PM at the Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel
    • Dinner, keynote presentation by Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Dean of Cornell Medical School, games, and scholarship award ceremony. Student registration free. (invitation attached)
    • FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/139763843290048/
  9. KAMA of Texas Medical Student Scholarship – 3 awards of $2000- due September 30th
    • Details on FB group (scholarship app attached)
  10. PM&R – Sign up to be on the listserv (email list)
    • goo.gl/f41ex2
    • See attached letter for info on PM&R.
  11. DFW Hep B Free Project – apply to be an officer! Apps due September 20th.
  12. RIG – Radiology Interest Group Shadowing.
    • Log in to Moodle and click “Course Search”. Search for “Radiology Observerships” and enroll in the course to view dates and instructions.
    • Contact: Helena.You@utsw.edu or Collin.Buerger@utsw if you have questions.
  13. NEW: Follow @MorningRounds on Instagram and like the page on Facebook for HONY-esque stories and faces from our very own medical center!
  14. SIGN – Sign up for September Neurology department shadowing
  15. PM&R – Sign up to volunteer at the Adaptive Sports Coalition’s First Annual Expo on October 28th at UT Arlington Maverick Activities Center
  16. Event flier and signup: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4cacaf22a4f94-utsw
  17. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/519751681708309/
  18. Registration for free parking: https://uta.nupark.com/events/Events/Register/1e345ce0-7199-42bd-b03b-1ab25ca88489
  19. United to Serve – Sign up to be on a committee
  20. AMWA – Sign up to be on the listserv and (if you are an MS2), sign up to be an AMWA big
  21. Register for ACOG (American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) Annual Meeting in San Antonio September 15th-17th ($30 for med students)
  22. PIG – Sign up for volunteering at Ronald McDonald House and Texas Scottish Rite for September and October.
  23. EMIG – Sign up for the main Emergency Medicine conferences every Thursday from 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM in D1.500
  24. FACTS  Billings Ovulation Method Training October 6-8, CME available, scholarships available.
  25. PRSIG (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Interest Group) – sign up for the listserv (e-mail list) to be notified of future lunch meetings, research, suture clinics, grand rounds, and more!
  26. Healthy Living – sign up to teach Health Class on recreational drugs at Roosevelt High school on Sept. 22nd
  27. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11Wf017YIux3b6q9Bdgg6VXNG1sutz6P2EiiLqpJK3Wc/edit
  28. V-Day sign ups:
  29. Sign up for a committee: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zaYCwhYM5xZ6H9kw7EThclHZyR32mV2clkbsYLbi6dc/edit?usp=sharing
  30. Sign up to audition for The Vagina Monologues: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1P1ICKChReamlnyebOkWFfFtAYlPk-CeV3TwMjYsih2c/edit?usp=sharing
  31. Volunteering at Genesis Women’s shelter on October 5th from 3:30 PM – 7 PM
  32. OSIG – Sign up to attend orthopedic surgery conferences on Wednesday mornings from 6AM-9AM (G7 conference room)
  33. http://signup.com/go/FUvcXGy
  34. Health Advocacy SIG (HASIG) – sign up to be on the listserv and tell us about your advocacy interests.
  35. https://goo.gl/forms/hCIy7GLVmSmnTDcC2
  36. Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion – UTSW LifeWalk Team for AIDS – October 1st at 1 PM in Lee Park
  37. Swing Dance Club – meets every Wednesday at 7:30 PM in the Student Center multipurpose rooms.
  38. Hurricane Harvey Aid Opportunities
    • Relief Drive (flyer attached):
      • Collecting: new underwear, new socks, new warmups for men, women, children and infants, toiletries/hygiene products, baby formula and baby wipes, bottles, non-perishable food items, diapers and Graco Pac n’ Plays for babies
      • Leave donations in the boxes designated “Hurricane Harvey Relief” in all the carrels in the L building, Student Center, School of Health Professions Dean’s Office 9th floor, and Grad School main office.
    • Convention Center Clinic Volunteering (only med student volunteers for now):
    • Blood Donations via Carter BloodCare – http://www.carterbloodcare.org/ 
Thursday, September 14th

 

  • Lunch Meetings
    • IDIG  Intro meeting, “Minimizing your risk of catching a communicable disease: become an ID physician!” by Dr. Greenberg – D1.102 (lunch provided)
    • Urology/PRSIG/Ophtho SIGs  Surgical Sub-Specialty Luncheon resident panel/discussion – D1.106 (lunch for 40)
    • LMSA  Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off – Student Center – (Cuban food, desserts and live entertainment provided)

 

Friday, September 15th

 

  • Lunch Meetings
    • UTSW Alum presentation by Dr. Norman Thagard on Life as an Astronaut – 12:15 PM in D1.700 (lunch for 100)
    • OSIG – Lunch meeting – G7 conference room (lunch provided)
    • STD Lectures  Intro meeting – D1.600 (lunch for 25)

 

Upcoming:
  1. Life Support Group  Welcome Breakfast – September 16th from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM in Sanders Lounge
  2. PM&R – Intro to PM&R by Dr. Scott – September 18th in D1.106 (food TBD)
    • RSVP: goo.gl/b6s8WK
  3. PRSIG – Introduction to Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery by Dr. Shai Rozen – September 18th in D1.700 (Chick-Fil-A sandwiches provided!)
  4. New Faculty Research Forum – September 19th at 1 PM in NG3.112 Auditorium (refreshments provided) – flyer attached
  5. V-Day – Bake sale – September 20th from 11 AM – 1 PM in front of South Campus cafeteria
  6. Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion – Lunch and Learn on Imposter Syndrome – September 21st as 12 PM in D1.502 (lunch provided)
  7. V-Day – Lunch talk on Domestic Violence – September 22nd at 12 PM – D1.600 (lunch provided)
  8. SIGN + PsychSIG – Brain Awareness Week with lunch lectures at 12 PM – 10/23 – 10/27
  9. Interprofessional Student Leadership Committee + Convergence at UTSW – “Postgraduate Studies in Healthcare & Biomedical Sciences Symposium” – September 16th from 8 AM – 12 PM in Gooch Auditorium (open to all high school seniors; food and beverages provided) – be on the lookout for volunteer opportunities! (flyer attached)
  10. UTSW IMA  Eid celebration and dinner – September 18th at 6 PM in Faculty Club for RSVP’d
  11. HANDS – Intro meeting going over paperwork for NICU volunteering – September 18th at 12 PM – D1.600
  12. Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion – LGBTQ + Ally Training – September 19th at 12 PM in D1.502
  13. No One Dies Alone – Fall training led by Linda Wilkerson, director of pastoral care at Parkland – September 19th from 12PM – 12:45PM (D1.700) 
  14. Medical Students for Choice (MSFC)  “Abortion in Texas” lunch talk covering current legislation and state of reproductive rights in TX and beyond – September 19th at 12 PM – D1.600 (pizza provided)
  15. Sexual Assault Defense Awareness course – September 20th from 4 PM – 8 PM
    • Contact Sgt. Troy Mondine with your full name, contact info, and which class you would like to attend: UTSWRAD@utsouthwestern.edu
  16. LMSA  Hispanic Physician Panel – September 22nd at 12 PM in D1.700 (lunch provided)
  17. WHIG – OB/GYN Resident Panel – September 25th from 11:55 AM-12:45 PM in D1.700b
  18. LMSA  Issues in the Latino Community – September 28th at 12 PM in D1.106 (lunch provided)
  19. LMSA  Mexican Bingo – October 2nd at 12 PM in D1.700 (lunch provided)
  20. Seldin College – Dr. Donald Seldin on “Nazi Medicine and its Corruption of Medical Ethics” – October 2nd at 5:30 PM in NB2 EEF – Simmon’s Auditorium
  21. Office of Global Health – Global Health Grand Rounds – October 3rd at 12 PM – D1.502 (lunch provided)
  22. V-Day – Auditions for TVM – October 9th-11th
  23. Aging for All the Specialties Conference – October 23rd at 12 PM in Faculty Club

Weekly Events 9/5 – 9/8

Sign-Ups:​
  1. TSSS M&M Conferences – Sign up by Thursday morning each week.

  2. TSSS – Trauma Surgery Shadowing Signup

  3. Psych SIG: Access to free membership to American Psychiatric Association (APA).

  4. EMIG: Shadowing at Parkland & Children’s EDs is available 7 days/week from 7-11pm! Instructions & Sign-Ups:
  5. CIG: sign up for September/October Cardio department shadowing.
  6. Sign up for Society for Academic Emergency Medicine South Central Regional Meeting in Austin on September 8-9th (open to all medical students)

  7. Note-o-chords: Sign up if you play any instrument or sing, and join the Facebook group
  8. KAMSA Texas – open to Korean-American medical students in Texas medical schools for networking, volunteer opportunities, scholarships and more.
    • To become a member, join “Korean American Medical Student Association (KAMSA)” on Facebook.
  9. KAMA Texas gala – November 18th at 6 PM at the Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel
    • Dinner, keynote presentation by Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Dean of Cornell Medical School, games, and scholarship award ceremony. Student registration free. (invitation attached)
  10. KAMA of Texas Medical Student Scholarship – 3 awards of $2000- due September 30th
    • Details on FB group (scholarship app attached)
  11. PM&R – Sign up to be on the listserv (email list)
    • goo.gl/f41ex2
    • See attached letter for info on PM&R.
  12. American Heart Walk – September 9th at 9 AM – base of Reunion Tower
  13. DFW Hep B Free Project – sign-up to volunteer for the September screenings (ESPECIALLY need phlebotomy-trained volunteers)
  14. RIG – Radiology Interest Group Shadowing.
    • Log in to Moodle and click “Course Search”. Search for “Radiology Observerships” and enroll in the course to view dates and instructions.
    • Contact: Helena.You@utsw.edu or Collin.Buerger@utsw if you have questions.
  15. NEW: Follow @MorningRounds on Instagram and like the page on Facebook for HONY-esque stories and faces from our very own medical center!
  16. SIGN – Sign up for September Neurology department shadowing
  17. Anesthesiology Student Interest Group is looking for new officers! Apps due Friday, September 8th at 11:59PM!
  18. PM&R – Sign up to volunteer at the Adaptive Sports Coalition’s First Annual Expo on October 28th
  19. Healthy Living – Apply to be an officer (app attached – email to Jozsef.Bordas@UTSouthwester by September 8th)
  20. AMWA – Sign up to be on the listserv and (if you are an MS2), sign up to be an AMWA big
  21. Hurricane Harvey Aid Opportunities
    • Relief Drive (flyer attached):
      • Collecting: new underwear, new socks, new warmups for men, women, children and infants, toiletries/hygiene products, baby formula and baby wipes, bottles, non-perishable food items, diapers and Graco Pac n’ Plays for babies
      • Leave donations in the boxes designated “Hurricane Harvey Relief” in all the carrels in the L building, Student Center, School of Health Professions Dean’s Office 9th floor, and Grad School main office.
    • Convention Center Clinic Volunteering (open to med, HP and grad students):
    • Blood Donations via Carter BloodCare – http://www.carterbloodcare.org/
Tuesday, September 5th
  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. [Elective] WHEE – Pregnancy: social and financial determinants, insurance, miscarriages, and more – D1.200 (lunch provided)
    2. [Elective] Biomedical Innovation – Back-up session for elective-signups for those who could not attend last Thursday due to campaign speeches (Student Center Sanders Lounge)
      • This is the last opportunity to sign a confidential disclosure agreement that grants you access to the course material – students cannot join after this session.
    3. Geriatrics Interest Group – Case Discussion with Dr. Vivyenne Roche – Gooch C2.108 (lunch for 30)
Thursday, September 7th 
  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. Hep B Free Project – Info Session about Hep B Screenings – D1.700 (Bánh mi sandwiches for 50)
Friday, September 8th
  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. V-Day – Info meeting – location TBD (lunch provided)
  2. Otolaryngology-Head-Neck SIG (OHNSIG) – ENT interest meeting – 5 PM (G7.234)
Upcoming:
  1. Palliative Care Interest Group – Introductory Meeting with Dr. Paulk – September 11th at 12 PM in D1.100 (food provided)
  2. [Elective] Religion and Medicine – Intro meeting with a hospital chaplain from Baylor University Medical Center – September 11th at 5 PM
  3. DIG – Intro to Derm talk by Dr. Amit Pandya – September 12th at 12 PM in D1.1600 (lunch provided)
  4. PsychSIGN – Lunch meeting with Dr. Dela Cruz (Addiction psychiatrist) – September 12th at 12 PM in D1.700 (lunch provided)
  5. Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion – LGBTQ + Ally Training – September 12th at 12 PM in 1.106
  6. UTSW Alum presentation by Dr. Norman Thagard on Life as an Astronaut – September 15th at 12:15 in D1.700 (lunch for 100)
  7. PM&R – Intro to PM&R by Dr. Scott – September 18th in D1.106 (food TBD)
    • RSVP: goo.gl/b6s8WK
  8. New Faculty Research Forum – September 19th at 1 PM in NG3.112 Auditorium (refreshments provided) – flyer attached
  9. V-Day – Bake sale – September 20th from 11 AM – 1 PM in front of South Campus cafeteria
  10. SIGN + PsychSIG – Brain Awareness Week with lunch lectures at 12 PM – 10/23 – 10/27
  11. Interprofessional Student Leadership Committee + Convergence at UTSW – “Postgraduate Studies in Healthcare & Biomedical Sciences Symposium” – September 16th from 8 AM – 12 PM in Gooch Auditorium (open to all high school seniors; food and beverages provided) – be on the lookout for volunteer opportunities! (flyer attached)
  12. UTSW IMA – Eid celebration and dinner – September 18th at 6 PM in Faculty Club
  13. Aging for All the Specialties Conference – October 23rd at 12 PM in Faculty Club

 

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Fellow MS1s and MS2s,

We hope you’re having a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Usually we send Class of 2020 news to MS2s only, however most of the information below pertains to MS1s as well.

MS1s, we wish you the best of luck on your first anatomy practical and exam! MS2s, best of luck with the last week of GI!

1. Picmonic Presentation (10/23) –  We have been working with Picmonic on setting up a chance to present to the 1st and 2nd-year medical students. In a nutshell, Picmonic provides an audio visual experience that takes high yield medical information and presents it in a research backed way to help students retain the information. Please RSVP as soon as you can for their October 23rd presentation here:  https://www.picmonic.com/presentations. The time is 6:30pm, not 12:00pm as advertised on the RSVP. Discounts, free access opportunities for the participants and dinner will be provided as well.

The presentation includes study strategies and tactics, the science behind their learning platform, a walkthrough/demonstration and usually lasts about 30 minutes depending on the Q&A section.

2. Elections – Congratulations to the newly elected Class of 2021 student government representatives. Say hello when you see them (attached). We will be holding a second round election to complete the positions.

Class of 2021 Student Government

3. Interprofessional Student Leadership’s  Postgraduate Studies in Healthcare & Biomedical Sciences Symposium – We will be hosting an integrated interprofessional symposium (attached) for high school students in the DFW area. Please sign up as volunteers here through this link to help make this a memorable experience for high schoolers.

Date: September 16, 2017
Time: 8AM – 12:30PM

What: The aim of the Postgraduate Studies in Healthcare & Biomedical Sciences Symposium is to display the medical and scientific career paths as well as our mission for interprofessional teamwork through Convergence at UT Southwestern Medical Center as well as Texas Woman’s University and Texas Tech University Health Science Center. This opportunity will be open to all high school seniors who will receive a folder with flyers about each program upon arrival.

Food and beverages will be provided.

Responsibilities: There will be 4-5 different sign ups to help with organizing supplies/creating folders/posters (during the week before symposium), set-up/registration (starting at 7-7:15AM), tabling, and take down (around 12:30-1:30). When you sign up, we will email you with further instructions.

4. Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts – We are in dire need of volunteers especially for the credentialing volunteer section. Each task is truly crucial to the flow of the shelter, and the shelter managers and evacuees appreciate for your time and efforts. Please sign up through this form link and continue to donate to the relief drive.

UTSW Harvey Relief

5. ​University Lecture Series on Wednesdays– Did you know the university hosts lecture presentations featuring some of the most prominent scientific researchers in the world? See attached for a PDF of the scheduled lecturers. You can remain connected to and abreast of cutting-edge discoveries in basic science while you are drinking from the firehose of medical school.

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6. Dr. Seldin Lecture on “Nazi Medicine and its Corruption of Medical Ethics.”   –  it will be taking place on October 2nd at 5:30PM in NB2 EEF – Simmons Auditorium, followed by a reception at 6:30 PM. Dr. Seldin, who in 1947 testified in a trial leading to the conviction of a Nazi gastroenterologist, needless to say has a unique perspective to share on this topic. This is a truly rare opportunity that you will not want to miss, and for those to whom it still applies (MS1s and MS2s) this will be counting for college points.

7. Check out the Student Profile Tab to find out about Waqas Haque from Pritchard College.

Umaru and Clementine

Waqas Haque – Pritchard College

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Name: Waqas Haque

College: Pritchard

Hometown: Plano, Texas (born in Karachi, Pakistan)

Undergrad: UT Dallas

Interests: books (only non-fiction), spirituality & philosophy, basketball, more books, NBA and NFL, chess, streaming lectures in different coffeeshops, traveling, writing

Medical Interests: I’m thinking about a few things – maybe ophthalmology or psychiatry. I definitely want to be involved in biomedical innovation & entrepreneurship whichever route I choose.

Fun Fact: After graduating from UTD, I did my master’s at Cambridge University in England! I didn’t pick up a British accent, but exploring the different culture there was an enlightening experience.

What I like about UTSW: Since I live right next to Parkland, I often look outside my window right before sleeping to see the hospital, all lit-up and full of activity. While it only takes a few seconds, the imagery is symbolic of our commitment to healing and to our patients, no matter the time of day or circumstance.

Hurricane Harvey Relief

Dear Students,

Tropical Storm Harvey has caused massive damage to the Texas Gulf Coast, and will be continuing on through the week. UT Southwestern Medical Center is looking to provide disaster relief aid through local support in Dallas for evacuees and regional resources for our fellow Texans in the storm area. Want to be involved? Here are a few of ways…

Hurricane Harvey Relief Drive– we have organized a drive to collect new underwear, new socks, new warmups for men, women, children and infants, toiletries/hygiene products, baby formula and baby wipes, bottles, non-perishable food items, diapers and Graco Pac n’ Plays for babies according to need of Dallas County VOAD member Trusted World. You can deposit your donations to the boxes designed “Hurricane Harvey Relief” on every student carrel in L building, Bryan Williams, MD student center, School of Health Professions Dean’s Office on the 9th floor, and Graduate School main office. We are hoping to collect through the next weeks and drop off items every week at 15660 N. Dallas Parkway.

Convention Center Clinic Volunteering – (Medical Student Volunteers only for now.. may extend request to HP and Grad students as things evolve and we have a better understanding of the need.)  We are working with the Dallas County Health Department and the UTSW Emergency Medicine Department to provide volunteering opportunities for students interested in helping out at the “mega shelter” in the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center.  Student responsibilities would be to help provide on-site support by doing patient check-ins, entering patient info, and other tasks as needed. We have set up a sign-up sheet to coordinate efforts at the Googledoc below. The main point of contact at the Health Department will be Connie Webster from Dallas County Medical Society.  She will take our sign up list, check DL/IDs and issue the Volunteer badge. Volunteers who sign up should go to the Dallas County Health Department 5th floor Room 520 (2377 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207-2710) in advance of their assigned shift to get an ID such that they can go directly to the Convention Center when they volunteer. Connie will contact each of you on the volunteer sign up list and send you a detailed email with instructions on where to go, park, what your assignment will be, etc.

 School and clinical duties takes precedence, but please sign up when you can.  You will be serving in a non-professional role only- not delivering care, only in a support/clerical role.  We may ask for additional volunteers based on the evolving need, and if it turns out that volunteers are no longer needed, she will notify scheduled volunteers that their help is no longer required.

            https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1X0l9fbdDA-kAZXhcAQSrYGhAq1XnT6v7tjih4as4ceQ/edit?usp=sharing

 

Blood Donations Carter BloodCare will send blood donations to its partners affected by Hurricane Harvey. The center will also deal with an increase in demand for blood and platelets as intensive care patients arrive in North Texas. Donations of all blood types are needed, especially O types.

This is a wonderful opportunity to unite to support our fellow Texans during these tragic events.

Thank you in advance for your efforts.

Warmly,

apm

Angela Peterman Mihalic, MD

Weekly Events 8/28 – 9/1

​​If you’d like your e​vent to be included on the blog each week and my biweekly email (Monday/Wednesday), please email your event to Ahana.Yogesh@utsouthwestern.edu by 7:30 PM on Saturday night or 7:30 PM on Wednesday night for any updates. Also, if you see your event on this email, please refrain from sending out individual event reminders unless you fall under an exception.

Sign-Ups:​
  1. TSSS M&M Conferences – Sign up by Thursday morning each week.

  2. TSSS – Trauma Surgery Shadowing Signup

  3. Psych SIG: Access to free membership to American Psychiatric Association (APA).

  4. EMIG: Shadowing at Parkland & Children’s EDs is available 7 days/week from 7-11pm! Instructions & Sign-Ups:
  5. CIG: sign up for September/October Cardio department shadowing.
  6. Sign up for Society for Academic Emergency Medicine South Central Regional Meeting in Austin on September 8-9th (open to all medical students)

  7. PM&R: Sign up to volunteer for the Wheelchair Softball World Series)
  8. Note-o-chords: Sign up if you play any instrument or sing, and join the Facebook group
  9. KAMSA Texas – open to Korean-American medical students in Texas medical schools for networking, volunteer opportunities, scholarships and more.
    • To become a member, join “Korean American Medical Student Association (KAMSA)” on Facebook.
  10. KAMA Texas gala – November 18th at 6 PM at the Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel
    • Dinner, keynote presentation by Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Dean of Cornell Medical School, games, and scholarship award ceremony. Student registration free. Details on FB page. (invitation attached)
  11. KAMA of Texas Medical Student Scholarship – 3 awards of $2000- due September 30th
    • Details on FB group (scholarship app attached)
  12. PM&R – Sign up to be on the listserv (email list)
  13. American Heart Walk – September 9th at 9 AM – base of Reunion Tower
  14. DFW Hep B Free Project – sign-up to volunteer for the September screenings (ESPECIALLY need phlebotomy-trained volunteers)
  15. RIG – Radiology Interest Group Shadowing.
    • Log in to Moodle and click “Course Search”. Search for “Radiology Observerships” and enroll in the course to view dates and instructions.
    • Contact: Helena.You@utsw.edu or Collin.Buerger@utsw if you have questions.
  16. NEW: Follow @MorningRounds on Instagram and like the page on Facebook for HONY-esque stories and faces from our very own medical center!
Monday, August 28th
  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. SNMA – First general body meeting – D1.600 (lunch provided)
    2. The Monday Clinic Manager Information Session – C2.106
    3. GHIG – “Introduction to GHIG: What I did this summer” meeting with Home&Abroad intro – Sander’s Lounge (Thai2go for 30) 
    4. SCF – Lunch Break Fellowship – Gooch C2.108 (Chick-fil-a provided)
Tuesday, August 29th
  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. [Elective] Women’s Health Enrichment – female physician panel with Drs. Sulistio, Sendelbach, Abraham, Byerly, and Kho – D1.200 (lunch provided)  
      • Sign-ups on Moodle
    2. [Elective] Quality Improvement & Patient Safety – Dr. Gary Reed (Associate Dean of Quality, Safety, and Outcomes Education) – D.102 (lunch with preference for those enrolled)
      • Sign-ups on Moodle
  2. SSIM – Annual Inaugural Meeting – 5 PM – Faculty Dining Hall
  3. [Elective] Healthcare Law – 5 PM – D1.102 (pizza provided)
    • This is the last semester the elective will be offered in its entirety before parts of it are integrated into the main curriculum – Sign–ups on Moodle.
Thursday, August 31st
  1. V-Day – Bake sale – August 31st from 11 AM – 1 PM (outside South Campus cafeteria) – raise funds for domestic/sexual violence survivors
Friday, September 1st
  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. OHMS Heme/Onc Interest Group – Lunch talk with GI Oncologist Dr. Muhammad Beg – D1.100 (lunch for 30)
    2. Healthy Living – Interest Meeting about teaching Health in Dallas schools – Gooch C2.106 (food for 30)
  2. Swing Dance Club – 6 PM – Student Center Multipurpose Room
Upcoming:
  1. DIG – Intro to Derm talk by Dr. Amit Pandya – September 12th at 12 PM in D1.1600 (lunch provided)
  2. New Faculty Research Forum – September 19th at 1 PM in NG3.112 Auditorium (refreshments provided) – flyer attached

What is Cholangitis?

Greetings MS2s,

One more Monday, one more quiz under our belts… We are less than halfway through GI, and somehow over 2/3rds done with the GI material. Go figure.

Here are the news for the week:

1. Parking Registration – The deadline to have a decal on your vehicle is September 1st, 2017 and the last day to register a vehicle via web is on August 26, 2017. Please see Dr. Mihalic’s email on August 1, 2017 for more information.

2. Interprofessional Social – The next event will be taking place at Truck Yard this Friday, August 25th, 5-7PM. See flyer attached to this email. Please see this link for event information.

3. Check out the Student Profile Tab to find out about Sumanth Reddy from Fashena College.

That’s all for this week!

Clementine and Umaru