1/23/2016 Student Government Meeting

StuGov Updates – 1/23/2016 at 1PM

President Updates:

  • SLC – Meeting this Friday with new director of student financial aid – Ms. Melet Leafgreen
    1. For reimbursements and financial stuff, go to Bass office.
    2. Senators – if you see an email about an upcoming meeting, please ask students to submit feedback.
  •   Doctors in Training Presentation Dinner – free dinner, $150 discount, free t-shirts, $5 per person for charity of our choice, and a raffle for a free DIT Step 1 Review Course. All of this just for your presence at 18th & Vine BBQ on February 15th.
    1. We should get at least 25-50 people here.
    2. Senators – send out an email around February 10th.
    3. The course here is $825.
  •  Pet Therapy – Week of March 20
    1. Yarlini and Kevin are working on contacting an organization for this.
  • Faculty Excellence Reception – February 14th
    1. More information to come.
  •  MS0 Weekend Social – work with social chairs
    1. As part of MS0 committee, we were told that there was a social for incoming students last year so maybe social chairs should plan a social for incoming students this year – maybe a happy hour or something (not The Den).
  • MSO Carrel CafeFriday, February 10th from 11:45AM-1PM
    1. Dami has taken the lead on this. Encourage everyone to take part in this. Everything is free – just encourage MS0s to choose UTSW. Tell students to sign up.

StuGov Updates

  • Senators- We are working on our presentation for the meeting with Masters on February 27th. We will bring up 3 main problems with the Colleges curriculum and possible solutions to those problems. If anyone wants to discuss this with us in more detail, we will be available after the meeting!
    1. We met Saturday and went through the surveys and identified some problems that we want to address. We can discuss this after the meeting if anyone has any questions. We will be presenting these to Dr. Wagner on the 30th to see what he thinks and possibly come up with some solutions.
  • Curriculum – We will meet with the Course Directors for Heme. For Class of 2021, VA Credentialing will be in Orientation week, and the Skills Clinic will still occur before the Macromolecules exam.
    1. Right after the final, you need to present anything that you want told to course directors. Very fast turnaround.
  • Test – Meeting with Dr. Au Monday at 2 PM.
  • OSR-No updates
  • DIA- Had a campus wide DIA representatives meeting. We are planning a Dishing with DIA event for the next 2 Diversity Lunch and Learns. We will be having a Diversity Lunch and Learn on the “Hispanic/Latino Patient” this Wednesday, January 25th. Lunch will be provided.
    1. Resident at UT Houston that implemented their Cultural Competency program, so we will be meeting with him in the next few weeks to get some ideas and find ways to add to our curriculum. Sanjana will definitely be there.
    2. Talking about integrating cultural scenarios with topics we discuss in Colleges.
  • Education IT – Met with Dr. Faulkner about IT education updates; created a survey for student interest in IPad usage for examinations; discussed need for privacy screen for next block.
    1. Consider doing it after spring break? So students have more time.
    2. Consider bulk order.
    3. Maybe integrate with student orgs for during orientation.
  • Electives – No updates
  • Convergence – First interprofessional social went wonderfully! Great turnout; thank you to to all who came and to all who helped publicize the event.
    1. Next social at Top Golf on 2/26 (more info to come)
      1. Golden weekend!!
    2.  Convergence implementation committee meeting 2/7 (2 weeks)
    3. Next interprofessional leadership committee meeting 2/13 @ 5:15 PM
  • Global Health
    1. No updates
  • Social Chairs
    1. Will have MSK turn-up
    2. Farmer’s Market Sunday 1/29
  •  Secretary
  • Committee Updates
  • Welcome Committee- We met with Wes and Anne on Friday. We’re going to begin implementing our program starting in April/May. In the meantime, we will be coming up with a guidebook for all of our ambassadors to use and working with Wes and Anne to improve the resources that are already in place to help students transition to med school.
    1. Now the Ambassador Committee.
    2. We will start recruiting MS1s to be ambassadors when we get closer to April/May so the MS0 list will be solidified.
    3. We’re working on a guidebook with resources.
    4. You’re In, Now What website will be updated and revamped. Please let us know any suggestions you have. This website should be one stop shop for post-admission instructions.
    5. Try to improve PeopleSoft to be a better checklist.
  • Research Committee – List of research opportunities to sent out on Friday after exam. We will meet with Amanda and Dr. Galindo to set up first workshop of the month. We have divided our subcommittee into sub-sub committees each in charge of various aspects of research committee ( Research opportunities, Journal Club, and workshops).
    1. Successful first monthly discussion with presentations by Anish and Lawrence. We had great feedback.
    2. First email will have 80-90 research opportunities, mostly clinical.
    3. We will be working with Waqas, Anish and Kevin to work on setting up the website.
    4. Workshop and Journal Club in February.
    5. Working on making a calendar to keep student body updated.
    6. Working on making a Facebook page.
    7. Aakash will email students about upcoming dates.
  • DART Committee – We will draft an email for social responsibility to be sent with the MSK after-party email invite. We will contact Dr. Wiles to set up monthly discussions in respect to D.A.R.T.
  • Thank You Committee – No updates.
  • Personal/Student Org updates
  • Healthcare Justice Forum
    1. We’re starting a forum that will be held at the end of Feb with speakers talking about the ACA and the changes it’s undergoing. We, as a group of students, feel it’s important to be educated on health policy, so we can educate our patients about policy and learn about what we can and can’t say. If you want to get involved in the planning, contact Sanjana or Umaru.
    2. Also thinking about a couple of other events before the forum.
  • United 2 Serve Positions
    1. Still positions for booths and stuff that are still available.
    2. There are a bunch of positions for Science Zone and we need people to be on some of the booths.
  •  We used to have 3 weeks and just a final exam – instead of weekly quizzes, what are opinions on there being Moodle quizzes/problem sets that might not be graded.
    1. Quizzes every Friday are burning students out.

 

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What is Hematopoiesis?

Hey everyone,

First I would like to say I hope everyone is doing well. Always remember that we are Diverse & Inclusive family here at UT Southwestern. As events unfold, please remember we should always be there for each other and we have great support services with great faculty such as Dr. Wiles, Dr. Mihalic, or Dr. Wagner. As the African principle of Ubuntu goes “I am what I am because of who we all are”.

As we get back into a new course, here is the news for this week.

  1. Doctors in Training (DIT) Presentation Dinner – Join us for a free dinner, $150 discount, free t-shirts, $5 per person for charity of our choice, and a raffle for a free DIT Step 1 Review Course. All of this just for your presence at 18th & Vine BBQ on February 15th. Here is the RSVP:  https://goo.gl/forms/QygFZYiotdRc3cS93
  1. Pathoma – Pathoma is offering the newly-released 2017 editionof Dr. Sattar’s Fundamentals of Pathology text with 21-month access to online videos for only $99.95 (regularly $119.95). This offer is valid until Thursday, Feb 2 at midnight. Visit the Pathoma.com Sign Up page, choose the 21-month subscription, and use coupon code UTSW99 to obtain the discount. 
  1. Save The Date: Faculty Excellence Reception  Feb 14 at 12PM in D1.700. We will send out a ballot soon and you can vote on which professors and courses were so awesome that they deserve an award.
  1. Multicultural Week – The annual Multicultural Awareness Week is coming up in February and will be held February 6-10th. The Celebration of Cultures event will be on Feb. 10th. Please visit: Multicultural Week for more information.
  1. MS0 Weekend – On Friday, February 10th and Saturday, February 11th all accepted students will be participating in MS0 weekend. We look forward to student engagement in the events and programs.
  1. TB screening started on Wednesday January 18! We all have to get it done, so don’t forget (See calendar at end of update)! Deadline: Feb 10th.It’s time for your Annual Tuberculosis Screening!

    Here are the 5 Ws of TB screening at UTSW:
    WHAT: QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QFT)
    WHO: ALL clinical students are required to have the QFT blood test. There are NO EXCEPTIONS this year. Students with history of a past positive TB screen or treatment for latent TB ARE STILL REQUIRED to have a QFT.
    WHERE: Student Health (Aston 8th floor)
    WHEN: January 18th – February 10th from 8:30am to 4:00pm.  See attached calendars.
    WHY: It is an annual requirement for all clinical students
    HOW: Come to Student Health, MUST HAVE your UTSW photo ID, get a requisition, and get your blood drawn. No appointment necessary.
    QUESTIONS – Contact us at studenthealth@utsouthwestern.edu or 214-645-8690.

     

  1. Check out the Student Profile tab to learn more about Christine Dang of Estabrook College.
  2. SLC Meeting – this past Thursday, we met with new director of student financial Aid, Ms. Melet Leafgreen. On Thursday (2/2) we will be joined by Ms. Angelica Marin-Hill.  Ms. Marin-Hill is Vice President for Government Affairs. She can give us her perspective on the current session of the Texas Legislature. Send us any questions/comments you have.
  3. Privacy Filter Bulk Order –As you’ve heard, the administration has decided to move forward on making privacy filters mandatory during quizzes, exams, and iRATs. Many students have expressed their displeasure at this policy, so we hope to minimize the inconvenience and cost for everyone. As stated before, StuGov will be ordering these privacy filters in bulk, which should get the cost down to as low as $15, depending on how many people order.

    Please click this link and let us know BY FRIDAY if you would like us to order a discounted, **non-adhesive** privacy filter for you.

  4. Open L Rooms – We settled on the opening of 10 L  rooms from 7am to 9pm all days of the week. These are the rooms:

L2.108 Meeting Room

L2.112 Meeting Room

L2.114 Meeting Room

L2.118 Meeting Room

L2.122 Meeting Room

L2.124 Meeting Room

L3.215 Meeting Room

L3.217 Meeting Room

L3.219 Meeting Room

As always, if you need anything or have suggestions, please do let us know. We are here for YOU!

Umaru and Clementine

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Weekly Events 1/30 – 2/3

If you’d like your event 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. RIG Co-President Application due February 28th. (Application attached)
  2. SCOPE Arts & Humanities Journal submissions due February 5th.
  3. TSSS CareFlite helicopter tour interest form – Sign up by Sunday, January 29th.
  4. TSSS M&M Conferences – Sign up by Thursday morning each week.
  5. PMIGSign up for Rockport Heart Walk on February 3rd.
  6. AVID Volunteer Sign-up – January 31st – teaching basic science at TJ Rusk Middle School.
  7. Interest survey for Southwestern Student Connection’s Day at Southwestern volunteer event (date TBD)
  8. PMRSIG Officer Application due by the end of the month:
  9. IDIG Shadowing Signup 
  10. Hem/Onc shadowing Signups:
  11. SIGN Shadowing Signup (please only sign up for one spot; more spots will be available in February)
  12. Reminder: EMIG shadowing at Parkland & Children’s EDs is available 7 days/week from 7-11pm! Instructions & Sign-Ups:
  13. TSS Shadowing Signups:
  14. EMIG Texas Two Step Signup – February 11th and 12th
  15. Psych SIG: Access to free membership to American Psychiatric Association (APA).
  16. Sign up to help drive/serve for the Celebration of Cultures event during Multicultural Awareness Week on February 10th.
  17. Register for DIT Step 1 Review Course before Tuesday, January 31st to receive $100 off the course price.
Monday, January 30th:
  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. CIG – presentation by Cardiology department’s Electrophysiology Fellows – D1.600 (food for 25)
    2. St. Basil Society – Dr. William Stigall (pediatrics) – “Contraception in a scientific, social, and religious light” – D1.700 – lunch provided
    3. SCF – Lunch Break Fellowship – C2.108 – Free Chick Fil-A
 
Tuesday, January 31st:
  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. WSS – Dr. Debra Weinberger (ENT)  C2.108 (food for 30)
 
Wednesday, February 1st:
  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. GIG – Dr. Amit Shah – F4.118 (boxed lunches for RSVPd)
    2. [Elective] Fertility Awareness – “Introduction to the Billings Method” – D1.100 (food provided)
Upcoming:
  1. V-day – Vagina Monologues – February 17th at 7 PM AND February 18th at 2 PM – D1.700
    • Buy presale tickets at Student Center for $7; tickets at the door are $10
  2. L.I.F.E. – Y’ALL Social: North Texas Happy Hour – February 9th from 6:30 PM – 8 PM – BBC
  3. QI – “Why Is QI Important?/’ – Distinction Refresher lunch meeting – February 15th at 12 PM – D1.106
Have a great week!

Email Guidelines (Jan 28, 2017)

Hello and happy Saturday!

Since we have several new officers for student organizations this semester, I wanted to send out a quick note about mass emails.

As a reminder, emails regarding student organization events and sign-ups (i.e. lunch meetings, talks, etc.) should be emailed to me by 7:30 PM on Saturday for the Sunday emails, and by 7:30 PM on Wednesdays for the Wednesday emails. This applies to ALL areas of student involvement including student center organizations, university departments, committees, student affairs, research studies, etc.

Please refrain from sending mass reminders about your events unless your student organization or event falls under an exception. If you have received approval to send a mass email through the listserv, please use [Spam] or [StuOrg] designations in the subject line, along with student organization updates – namely, [Curriculum Updates] [Electives] [Test Updates]. These are the only approved designations.

If you have any questions, please let me know and I’ll be more than happy to help.

Thank you, and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

What is SPF?

Hey everyone,

Here are the news for this week.

1. Doctors in Training (DIT) Presentation Dinner – Join us for a free dinner, $150 discount, free t-shirts, $5 per person for charity of our choice, and a raffle for a free DIT Step 1 Review Course sponsored by DIT. All of this just for your presence at 18th & Vine BBQ on February 15th from 4:30PM – 6:30PM. Here is the RSVP.

“We offer a $150 off discount when we do physical presentations, free food & tshirts, as well as $5 per person who comes out to the presentation to the charity of your class’ choice. If we get at least 25 people out to the dinner presentation, we will also raffle off a free DIT Step1 Review Course.” – Jaclyn Engel, Southeast Director of Sales for Doctors in Training

To learn more about Doctors in Training, please visit: doctorsintraining.com

2. MS0 Weekend Presents Carrel Cafe – MS0 weekend is fast-approaching, and with that comes the ever so exciting CARREL CAFE on Friday, February 10th from 11:45am-1pm! If you will be in attendance, please fill out this Google Form.

It is now our time to step up and host our future colleagues. The lunch provided to those who sign up includes a drink, sandwich, chips, and dessert. If you enjoy baking and feel like bringing a baked good, you are welcome to (and feel free to display college pride, like making orange cupcakes for Estabrook).

3. Student Government Research Subcommittee – Thank you to everyone who came to the research forum. The committee will be sending out a list of summer research opportunities Dr. Galindo and Amanda have helped compile along with our upcoming plans for the subcommittee.

For anyone interested in joining, please contact Mahmoud Elguindy or Umaru Barrie.

4. Pathoma – Our discounted Pathoma deal will begin on 1/25. We will send an email with instructions that day. Reminder: This will be the last time we offer a deal for Pathoma.

5. TB screening started on Wednesday January 18! We all have to get it done, so don’t forget! Deadline: Feb 10th.

WHAT: QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QFT)
WHO: ALL clinical students are required to have the QFT blood test. There are NO EXCEPTIONS this year. Students with history of a past positive TB screen or treatment for latent TB ARE STILL REQUIRED to have a QFT.
WHERE: Student Health (Aston 8th floor)
WHEN: January 18th – February 10th from 8:30am to 4:00pm. See calendar at the bottom of this post.
WHY: It is an annual requirement for all clinical students
HOW: Come to Student Health with your UTSW photo ID, get a requisition, and get your blood drawn. No appointment necessary.
QUESTIONS – Contact us at studenthealth@utsouthwestern.edu or 214-645-8690

6. Save The Date: Faculty Excellence Reception – Feb 14th at 12pm in D1.700. We will send out a ballot soon and you can vote on which professors and courses were so awesome that they deserve an award.

7. Check out the Student Profile tab to learn more about Nicole Akinseye of Cary College.

8. SLC Meeting – This past Thursday, we discussed the possible relocation of the cashier’s office from the south campus administration building to the Bass Center. This week we will meet with the new director of student financial aid – Ms. Melet Leafgreen. Send us any questions/comments you have on financial aid.

As always, if you need anything or have suggestions, please do let us know. We are here for YOU!

Umaru and Clementine

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Weekly Events 1/23 – 1/27

If you’d like your event 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. SCOPE Arts & Humanities Journal submissions due February 5th.
      • Submissions can be emailed to utswscope@gmail.com.
    2. PMIG: Sign up for Rockport Heart Walk on February 3rd.
    3. AVID Volunteer Sign-up – January 31st – teaching basic science at TJ Rusk Middle School.
    4. Interest survey for Southwestern Student Connection’s Day at Southwestern volunteer event (date TBD)
    5. PMRSIG Officer Application:
    6. WSS Skills Clinic Signup:
    7. IDIG Shadowing Signup
    8. Hem/Onc shadowing Signups:
    9. SIGN Shadowing Signup (please only sign up for one spot; more spots will be available in February)
    10. Reminder: EMIG shadowing at Parkland & Children’s EDs is available 7 days/week from 7-11pm! Instructions & Sign-Ups:
    11. TSS Shadowing Signups:
    12. EMIG Texas Two Step Signup – February 11th and 12th
    13. Psych SIG: Access to free membership to American Psychiatric Association (APA).
      • psychiatry.org/join
      • Contact Benjamin.Bleiberg@UTSouthwestern.edu for more info.
    14. Register for DIT Step 1 Review Course before Tuesday, January 31st to receive $100 off the course price.
      • In order to receive this discount, simply visit www.doctorsintraining.com, select the 2016 Step 1 Review Course, and enter the code S1UTSW17 during checkout.
      • Contact: jaclyn.engel@doctorsintraining.com

Monday, January 23rd:

  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. GHIG Global Health Summer Project Workshop – Gooch C2.106 – lunch for those who RSVPed.
    2. CSF Lunch Break Fellowship with Dr. Christo Phillip (EM, medical missions) – Gooch C2.108 – Mike’s Chicken provided
    3. PIG – Dr. Amatruda – Pediatric Hem/Onc – D1.600 – Alonti lunch boxes for 40.
    4. #ProudToBeGIM – Dr. Oanh Kieu Nguyen – What is GIM? Introduction and Overview – D1.700 – lunch provided

Tuesday, January 24th:

  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. Humanities Discussion Group – in cafeteria (past Big Toss)
    2. #ProudToBeGIM – Dr. Fred Cerise – Why I Love My Career as a GIM Leader & Innovator  – D1.700 – lunch provided

 

Wednesday, January 25th:

  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. Diversity Lunch and Learn – Dr. Evelyn Gopez – Hispanic/Latino Patient – Medical Care in the Setting of the Latino Culture – D1.502
    2. #ProudToBeGIM – Dr. Jason Newman – Why I Love My Career as a GIM Expert Clinician – D1.700 – lunch provided

Thursday, January 26th:

  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. #ProudToBeGIM – Dr. Ethan Halm – Why I Love My Career as a GIM Clinician-Researcher – D1.700 – lunch provided

Friday, January 27th:

  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. #ProudToBeGIM – Dr. James Wagner – Why I Love My Career as a GIM Clinician-Educator – D1.700 – lunch provided

Upcoming:

  1. GIG Lunch Meeting – Feb 1st at 12 PM – location TBD – Dr. Amit Shah

Nicole Akinseye – Cary College

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Name: Nicole Akinseye

Undergrad: The University of Texas at Dallas

Hometown: Frisco, TX

Interests/hobbies: I like to chill

Medical interests: OB/GYN, Dermatology

Fun fact: Two summers ago I went to Dubai and fell off of my ATV while riding sand dunes in the desert!

What you like about UTSW and our class so far: I love that everyone in our class is so nice and supportive and willing to help each other out

What is a motor unit?

Hey everyone,

Halfway through MSK-S already. Time is flying by!

It’s been awesome to see how involved our class has been on campus and in the community, taking over the leadership of student organizations, free clinics, etc… Keep up the great work!

Here are the news for this week.

1. Medical Student Research Forum – We hope to see everyone at the 55th Annual Medical Student Research Forum on Tuesday, January 17th from 2:00-5:00 pm.

After your M&M talk next Tuesday from 1-2 in D1.700, please join us at the 55th Annual Medical Student Research Forum on January 17th from 2:00-4:00 pm in the D1.600, followed by the poster presentations and reception from 4:00-5:00pm outside the South Campus cafeteria.

The Forum is an excellent time to applaud fellow students for their research endeavors, as well as discover potential mentors for research projects for the Summer Research Program. As an indication of genuine research interest, attendance at the Medical Student Research Forum will be used as a criterion for the selection of medical students to receive stipend support through the UTSW Summer Research Program. Sign-in sheets will be provided at the doors to the lecture hall.  

2. Pathoma – See post from last week, the deal begins on 1/25, we will send an email with instructions that day. Reminder: This will be the last time we offer a deal for Pathoma.

3. TB screening starts on Wednesday, we all have to get it done, so don’t forget! Deadline: Feb 10th.

WHAT: QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QFT)
WHO: ALL clinical students are required to have the QFT blood test. There are NO EXCEPTIONS this year. Students with history of a past positive TB screen or treatment for latent TB ARE STILL REQUIRED to have a QFT.
WHERE: Student Health (Aston 8th floor)
WHEN: January 18th – February 10th from 8:30am to 4:00pm. See attached calendars.
WHY: It is an annual requirement for all clinical students
HOW: Come to Student Health with your UTSW photo ID, get a requisition, and get your blood drawn. No appointment necessary.
QUESTIONS – Contact us at studenthealth@utsouthwestern.edu or 214-645-8690

4. Student Government – Thank you Committee – We have started a “thank you committee” which aims to show our appreciation to patients, faculty, and staff at UT Southwestern. Please contact Christy Hinz, Hayley Williams, or Clementine Young for more information.

5. Please fill out the housing survey Dr. Mihalic sent out. It’s quick and it will help the MS0s tremendously in their search for a new home.

6. Save The Date: Faculty Excellence ReceptionFeb 14 at 12pm in D1.700. We will send out a ballot soon and you can vote on which professors and courses were so awesome that they deserve an award.

7. Check out the Student Profile tab to learn more about Zachariah Burns of Sprague College.

8. Social Pie Mixer – 30 to 40 people from almost all programs at UTSW attended this interprofessional event. Thanks to all that came. We look forward to organizing the next interprofessional event soon at Top Golf.

9. Texas Two Step: Save a Life CPR Training Event – UT Southwestern’s EMIG is looking for volunteers on Feb 11th and Feb 12th (see their email for additional information). Here is the link to the volunteer sign up sheet: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_yCox44Nx2AiFtJ1C5srZg9MbZPoc6k-e9PoiFx6yIGXUdg/viewform

Volunteers will instruct visitors on how to perform two-step hands-only CPR on mannequins. If you are interested in volunteering for the event on Saturday, February 11, 2017 or Sunday, February 12, 2017, please fill out the google form linked above.

Don’t forget to look out for one another as we enter colder, darker, rainier months. If you need anything or have suggestions, please let us know.

Clementine and Umaru

Zachariah Burns – Sprague College

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Hometown: Pensacola, FL

Undergrad: Mississippi College

Interests: Board Games, Technology, Soccer, Reformed Theology, Video Games

Medical Interests: How to choose? It’s all interesting!

Fun Fact: My family really likes Lord of the Rings; as a 3rd grader, my dad took us to the Midnight Premier of Return of the King.

What I like about UTSW: The people I’ve interacted with have been very welcoming and helpful. I’ve also noticed a genuine sense of collegiality and a pursuit for scientific excellence here. Lastly, the faculty are competent and eager to help us learn, and have a genuine interest in their students’ success.