Larry Huynh – Pritchard College

10336778_2133963223796_1100816296894702022_nHometown: Spring, TX

Undergrad: Yale University

Interests: Taekwondo, board games, finding new places to eat, not dying to seasonal allergies

Medical Interests: Internal Medicine, Immunology

Fun Fact: I rode my first roller coaster three years ago. My life flashed before my eyes several times that day.

What I like about UTSW: The Colleges system and curriculum make it easier to meet people in smaller groups.

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Analise Doney – Fashena College

31961201_10156348905794850_7968017692542107648_nHometown: Austin, Texas

Undergrad: Texas A&M University

Interests: Fetch, making mediocre art, John Mulaney

Medical Interests: OB-GYN

Fun Fact: I spent the first 15 years of my life thinking it was “blush you” instead of “bless you.”

What I like about UTSW: I love how diverse the student body is. At A&M, I never felt comfortable enough to participate in an LGBT organization. Here, I was able to play a leading role in Pride.

Aya Alame – Estabrook College

Alame_photo.pngHometown: Fort Worth, TX

Undergrad: Harvard University

Interests: Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, Coffee

Medical Interests: I haven’t decided on a specialty, but I definitely want to be involved in research.

Fun Fact: I was studying abroad in Spain when they won the World Cup in 2010!

What I like about UTSW: My classmates are so kind and welcoming and the faculty are accessible and supportive!

Ali Mohamedi – Cary College

dsc_2719.jpgHometown: Arlington TX

Undergrad: University of Texas at Arlington

Interests: Basketball, Tennis, Traveling, Running

Medical Interests: Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine, and Anesthesiology.

Fun Fact: I became a black belt in karate at the age of 11 somehow!

What I like about UTSW: I like UT Southwestern because of the wide variety of patient population we are able to care for and the diversity of the student body. It is a pleasure to work with people from all walks of life and be able to call them colleagues.

Adriana Torres – Estabrook College

Student of the WeekHometown: Harlingen, Texas

Undergrad: St. Mary’s University

Interests: Boxing (I fight bags not people), soccer, movies, dessert.

Medical Interests: Pediatrics, Pulmonology

Fun Fact: I make a pretty sweet grapefruit pie. Don’t knock it till you try it!

What I like about UTSW: The colleges system! I met my closest friends through Estabrook-related activities, so I’m a huge fan.

What is ACLS?

Here comes the last official post of Pre-Clerkship!

It’s been a fun ride, now time to move on to the wards and slowly turn our caterpillars into butterflies (or something along those lines).

There isn’t much to discuss this week, but here you go:

1. Faculty Excellence Reception – We have reached out to the award winners that couldn’t attend on Friday, and they all wanted us to convey their appreciation to the class.

2. End of Pre-Clerkship Potluck – This is taking place at MedPark tomorrow (Tuesday, December 5th), starting at 6PM. Please bring something edible to share. We will be providing some food as well. Here’s the Facebook event page. Significant others are welcome to attend. If you have a holiday sweater, this would be a great occasion to wear it.

3. This week we’ve posted two student profiles. Head on over to the Student Profile tab to learn more about Daniel Burguete of Pritchard College and Matt Schreiber of Seldin College.

4. College Olympics are on Thursday afternoon, go have fun and support your MS1s and Senators who have been working hard to put this on.

Happy holidays to everyone,

Clementine and Umaru

Matt Schreiber – Seldin College

mattschreiberHometown: Austin, TX

Undergrad: UT Austin

Grad: UT School of Public Health

Interests: Music, playing piano, learning languages

Medical Interests: Surgery and Psychiatry

Fun Fact: This summer I was an intern at the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute.

What I like about UTSW: A supportive environment exists that ensures student success along with overall well-being.

What is CBSSA?

Hey everyone,

Congratulations on finishing (the most important part of) pre-clerkship! With just FCR and Transitions left, we are closer than ever to taking care of real patients (SCARY).

Here are a few important things happening in the next few weeks:

1. Faculty Excellence Award Ceremony – Please vote for your favorite professors by noon on 11/29, and come find out who won on December 1st at 12pm in D1.600. There will be food.

We received feedback that it would be preferable if each professor was only eligible for one award, so there will be a lot more winners this time!

Email title to search for if you can’t find your voting link: “MS 2020 Student Choice Teaching Awards Aug-Dec, 2017” (note: it is actually Feb-Nov 2017)

2. Y2Q – We are pretty close to reaching the 80% response rate we need for our class to be eligible for a bunch of gift cards. Please take the survey if you haven’t yet.

It will be a perfect excuse to dodge conversations you don’t want to have with your family (example: sorry mom, can’t talk about my love life right now, I’ve got this super important thing to do for school).

Email title to search for if you can’t find your survey link: “Invitation to Complete the Medical School Year Two Questionnaire (Y2Q)”

3. End of Pre-Clerkship Potluck – We will be having a potluck at MedPark on December 5th at 6pm. Please bring something edible to share! Here’s the facebook event link. (if the link doesn’t work, it’s also posted on the Class of 2020 Facebook page)

4. Clerkship Elections – Look for an email from the MS1 Co-Presidents Ryan Itoh and Priscilla Tanamal on the class of 2020 clerkship elections. Besides Test Committee, DIA, and OSR, all positions are up for re-election, and there are a bunch of new positions for MS4 year (senior video and yearbook stuff).

5. Head on over to the Student of the Week tab to learn about Somtochi Okafor of Fashena College!

6. Colleges Winter Olympics – These will be taking place on 12/7. Sign up for activities and cheer on your Littles!

Cary, Estabrook, Fashena, Pritchard, Seldin, Sprague

As we reach the end of Pre-Clerkship, please still don’t hesitate to reach out with questions, concerns, or suggestions.

We hope you all have the most amazing Thanksgiving weekend!

Clementine and Umaru