What is Eisenmenger Syndrome?

Hi y’all!

Last week of Cardio! We are officially very close to Spring Break.

To all those who will be going on mission trips (fun fact: Umaru is going to the Dominican Republic), our thoughts are with you. To those of you who, like me, are just traveling or “chilling”, may the Almighty Netflix be ever in your favor.

Here are the news for this week:

1. Blog changes – We don’t have a lot of urgent news this semester, so we have been thinking about rolling back the blog to once every two weeks. Whenever more urgent things came up, we would send a quick email to the class on just that topic. If you are strongly opposed to this change, please let us know by email, phone, word-of-mouth, or whatever method of communication you see fit.

2. Becker Healthcare Presentation – Shannon Smith has put together a sign-up form for her event (follow this link for more information). If you would like to attend the event, please fill out this form.

Date: Monday, April 10th, 5-6pm
Location: Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas Market Center – 3051 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75247

3. Check out the Student Profile tab to learn about Collin Buerger from Fashena College.

Good luck this week and have an amazing Spring Break,

Clementine and Umaru

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3/15/17 Student Government Meeting

 

President Updates

  • Constitution Amendments proposal
    1. Current committees as part of StuGov permanently
      • We want to make the chairs of the committees elected positions for next year, because some of these committees are important and need to be continued in the long run. Basically, DART, research, ambassadors and thank you committee should be continued. When these people are elected, they will work with the second years to get them ready to take over.
      • Thank you committee and ambassador committee – thank you committee is not so much work so the person who leads the ambassador committee could probably just take over the thank you committee as well.
      • We want to cut down social chairs to 2 people and elective committee to 1. We should also explore cutting other positions down. 
      • Criterias that committees have to meet to be included in stugov permanently? Stugov will vote to make it permanent, versus keeping it just for the semester. The ones we have this semester are committees that should last for all years; they are essential.
      • Committee leaders would be elected stugov officer positions.
  •  Step 1 Resources
    1. School resources at our disposal
      • We were going to ask curriculum people to list out the services available (board vitals, things on the O drive, etc.) to students that we could send out.
    2.  Pathoma, Firecracker, UWorld
      • We got an email saying we should get the discounts now.
      • We’ll get UWorld in the fall.
  •  Student Organizations
    1. List of officers for every organization/MS2020 Emails
      • Emails have been crazy, so it would be great for each org to have their own listserv so they can send out emails to those listservs so otherwise, it would just be sending it to those orgs.
      • We could potentially partner with Wes Norred, have a pdf with all the stuorg officers and have a huge meeting to talk about this.
      • You can join groups at will on Outlook. We can send out instructions to stuorg officers to send out their own listservs.
  • Pet Therapy
    1. We have a pavilion scheduled for the event along with the health professionals school but pet therapy told us they would not do it outside. We don’t have approval for any of the inside rooms. We could do it somewhere else but the probability of students driving/walking over elsewhere is low.
  •  Medical School Roast – April 19 at 5PM

StuGov Updates

  • Senators – Our presentation to the Masters on Feb 27th went well. The spring semester Olympics are scheduled for May – please let us know if you have any suggestions for how we can do the Olympics differently this time.
    • Summer Olympics on Wednesday, May 3rd (cardio quiz that Friday but encourage people to come out). Dami is leading the activities. First week of renal but we need ideas on how to make people come out.
    • We’re going to try to get more MS4 involvement – it’s cool because they’re just about to graduate and it’ll be nostalgic. If you have really active MS4s that you know, let them know to come out.
  •  Curriculum – We met with the TBL Committee and Course Director for Colleges last Monday. We plan to present our PC3 proposal for exams at the PCC meeting in May. We are working with DIA on a proposal for the PCC meeting in June. We received feedback via our form about the PC1 awards ceremony. The suggestion was: A Professor should only win one award. For example, if she has the most votes for two, then she would win the more “prestigious” one (MVP) and another Prof. could get the other one (Good Lecturer Award).
    • People being late to iRAT – professionalism or you may not be able to take it.
  • Test – Challenges situation cleared up with Dr. Brickner.
  • DIA- We recently met with Curriculum committee and members of the LGBTQ Student Organization to discuss ways we can improve education related to health concerns in the LGBTQ community. We will be working to come up with a brief outline that the curriculum committee can present. Our goal is to slowly work in slides into our curriculum/ future years that are relevant to certain topics and address real situations we will see as physicians, as well as present board relevant material. Also working on pre-op stuff, more to come.
  • Education IT – None (Still waiting on Dr. Faulkner for updates)
  • Electives – Math in medicine has been fully implemented!
    • Also thinking about a History in Medicine elective. Interest survey will go out in a few days.
  •  Convergence – Convergence Implementation Committee (the faculty) met and we piloted a new activity (building a paper tower) for convergence day. We also talked about maybe having a more clinically oriented activity (maybe a case, maybe something to do with organizing a clinic?). Email/talk to us if you feel strongly one way or another.
    • Interprofessional Leadership Committee (the students) will meet 3/15/17
    • Next social TBD
    • Thinking about making the next convergence activity more healthcare-oriented. Ex. simulate building a healthcare clinic.
  •  Global Health – no updates
  • Social Chairs – working on the boat party. Potential date 5/5/17
    • We need feedback on boat party. We’re thinking 5p-8p on Friday of first week of renal. $25 a person for a keg and pizza. We wanted to make sure there’s nothing coinciding with Friday evening. 60 person capacity.

Committee Updates

  • Research Committee – We will be holding our March Journal Club this Friday March 17th, Rm: D1.100. Edward Daniel (the cool pharm tutor) will be giving a talk on his PhD work. Everyone is welcome to attend! Other upcoming events include a workshop on library tools and research tools like PubMed (Wed. April 5th at noon), and Dr. Tandon’s talk on A Physician’s life in research (Wed. April 12 at noon). Please share these events with your friends and come through, if you’re interested.
  • DART Committee – We met with Drs. Mihalic, Wagner, Wiles, Barker, as well as some student health directors and nurses Dr. Ziebarth and Dr. Leach. We are very pleased to say they absolutely love this idea and are very eager to work with us. We will be meeting again with Dr. Wiles this Friday to go over our upcoming plans which include Wiles Wellness events, setting up a Passport Point system, and much more! If you’re interested, shoot us an email; we would love to hear any ideas!
    • Passport point system – if you attend any of these wellness events, you get points and points can be redeemed for rewards from Wes Norred.

 

 

What is Amaurosis Fugax?

Fellow PC2s,

We hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend! Here is the news for this week:

  • Student Government Subcommittees – Your student government has embarked in various subcommittees designed to improved campus culture including Student Research Subcommittee, Drug, Alcohol, Responsibility Team (DART) Subcommittee, Ambassadors Subcommittee, Thank you Subcommittee.
    • The overall objectives of the Drugs, Alcohol, Responsibility Team (DART) Subcommittee are to:
      • Educate the student body on social and psychological responsibility
      • Increase student awareness of substance abuse and mental health
        • Reduce risky behavior related to substance abuse and abuse
        • Reduce mental health associated risky behavior
      • Continuously address students to take greater responsibility for their own as well as each other’s safety
      • Contact Mahmoud Elguindy or Umaru Barrie for information.
    • The overall objectives of the Student Research Subcommittee (SRS) are:
      • Share research opportunities available to students
      • Promote research discussion between students without daunting faculty supervision
      • Stimulate learning of interdisciplinary research
      • Contact Mahmoud Elguindy or Umaru Barrie for information.
    • The overall objectives of the Thank You Subcommittee are:
      • To show appreciation to those who take their time in helping our medical training.
      • Provide avenues of giving back to patients who share their medical stories to the class
      • Help make patients who visit happy to come back the following year
      • Contact Hayley Williams or Christy Hinz for more information.
    • The overall objective of the Ambassadors Subcommittee is:
      • MS2020 students will serve as “ambassadors” to the MS2021’s to help them transition to medical school
      • Contact Sanjana Balachandra and Alex Guinn for more information.
  • MED Summer Research Opportunity – Here is an opportunity to work with Dr. Wagner on “Defining Colleges Mentor Skills for Faculty Development”. Here is more information. MED Summer Research – Dr. Wagner
  • Brewery Social – Thank you to everyone who came out to our Brewery Social. It was a great event. Please join our interprofessional Facebook page HERE.
  • Check out the Student Profile tab to find out more about Kevin Nguyen from Estabrook College.

As always, please do let us know if there is anything we can do for you,

Umaru and Clementine

Weekly Events 3/13 – 3/17

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. Med/Peds Shadowing Signups
  2. TSSS M&M Conferences – Sign up by Thursday morning each week.

  3. SIGN Shadowing Signup (please only sign up for one spot; more spots will be available in April)
  4. Reminder: EMIG shadowing at Parkland & Children’s EDs is available 7 days/week from 7-11pm! Instructions & Sign-Ups:
  5. TSS Shadowing Signups:
  6. Psych SIG: Access to free membership to American Psychiatric Association (APA).

  7. IDIG Shadowing Signup  – Please read instructions on the form to sign up. Email Kasey Kreutz or Ben Moon with any questions: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oWfLb-Ljg_WEeV86koRg1D7VcLj3GIx9OjnB9w1uAhA/edit?usp=sharing
  8. PIG – March signups for Ronald McDonald House volunteering
  9. PMRSIG – Volunteer to provide medical coverage at RISE’s Wheelchair Motorcross world championships at Alliance Skate Park – 4/22-4/23
    • Email Nate Milburn if interested.
  10. Sign up to volunteer with United to Serve (Spanish-speaking volunteers especially needed!) – April 22nd
  11. Healthy Living – Sign up to teach health classes in Dallas public schools in April.
Monday, March 13th
  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. PM&R – Pediatrics rehabilitation lecture with Dr. Inanoglu – Gooch C2.106 (Thai2Go provided)
    2. SCF – Lunch Break Fellowship with Dr. Rebekah Naylor (UTSW’s first female surgeon) – Gooch C2.108 (Mike’s Chicken provided)

Tuesday, March 14th

  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. GIG – Case Discussion with Dr. Vivyenne Roche – Gooch C2.108 (lunch provided for RSVPd)
    2. DIG – Melanoma Awareness Talk – Mrs. Jean Schlipmann (co-founder of AIM at Melanoma Foundation) – D1.600 (Thai2Go provided)
    3. UTSW Christian Students – North Campus Bible Study – BL3.210 in Paul M. Bass Center Tower

Wednesday, March 15th

  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. SCF – Bible Study – plaza outside library
    2. UTSW Christian Students – South Campus Bible Study – Gooch C2.106
    3. [Elective] Fertility Awareness – Symptohormonal Method with Dr. Trish Rawicki – D1.100
  2. SNMA Bake Sale – 11 AM-1 PM in Student Center
Thursday, March 16th

  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. Trauma Surgery Student Society (TSSS) – Dr. AbdelFattah – ‘So you want to be a Surgeon?’ – D1.106 (Si Lom Thai provided)
    2. GHIG – Immunization Training session led by Patti Pagels – Gooch C2.106 (bring an orange!)
  2. [Elective] Mathematical Methods in Medicine – Differential Equations and Diffusion Modeling, Konstantin Doubrovinski – 3-4 PM in D1.200
Friday, March 17th
  1. Healthy Living Bake Sale – March 17th – 11 AM – 1 PM in front of cafeteria
Upcoming:
  1. AANS – Post-Match MS4 Neurosurgery Match Process Q&A Panel – March 22nd at 12 PM – D1.200 (pizza provided)
  2. Wilderness Medicine Group – High-Altitude Medicine Lab Talk and Lab Tour – date TBD.
  3. Note-O-Chords (UTSW Orchestra) Concert – March 20th at 7 PM – Student Center (food provided)
  4. PsychSIG – Post-Match Panel – March 20th at 12 PM – D1.106 (lunch provided)
  5. SSIM – Internal Medicine Post-Match Panel – March 20th at 12 PM – D1.700 (Chick-fil-a for 40)
  6. RIG – Dr. Rathan Subramaniam on Nuclear Medicine – March 21st at 12 PM – D1.600 (Chick-fil-a for 30)
  7. Diversity Lunch and Learn – Meredith Stegall on Successful Patient Interactions with Limited English Proficiency Patients – March 22nd at 12 PM – D1.502
  8. United to Serve information session – March 22nd at 12 PM – Sanders lounge (food provided)

Kevin Nguyen – Estabrook College

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Undergrad: Yale University

Hometown: Mentor, Ohio

Interests/hobbies: eating food, making food, taking pictures of food, smelling food, playing violin and guitar, identifying erythroblasts

Medical interests: radiology, ophthalmology, radiation oncology, Peter Michaely

Fun fact: I stopped using a nightlight when I went to college, and I’m very proud of that.

What I like about UTSW and our class so far: It’s been seven months, and still no one has caught on to the fact that I’m an agent working for our rightful overlords, the squid people

What is Arrhythmia?

Hi everyone,

Three more weeks until Spring Break! We are so close! Hang in there.

In the meantime, here are the news:

1. USMLE Step 1 PREP – Check out previous weeks’ posts about Becker and DIT. Remember that the DIT deal is valid until March 15th.

Please do let us know through this SURVEY if you would like to join Shannon Smith (shannon.smith@becker.com), Business Development Manager, in a short review of the available learning opportunities through Becker Professional Education. Refreshments will be provided and attendees will have the opportunity to win some course/product giveaways 

2. Privacy Filters – Reminder that the deadline was moved from Monday, February 27th to Friday, March 17th. Keep on watching your email for payment information.

3. Brewery Social – We will be hosting another interprofessional social event at Community Brewery on March 11th from 5-7PM. Come out and meet students from others schools at UTSW, TWU, and TTU. Let us know if you plan on attending by joining the Facebook event. If you want to make sure you don’t miss any future events, please join our interprofessional Facebook page HERE.

4. Student and Faculty Roast – Save the Date April 19th, 5PM. More info to come soon. If you would like to be involved, please contact Umaru, Clementine, or Maura.

5. Check out the Student Profile tab to find out more about Jenna Wiles from Cary College.

If you have feedback on how we can better serve you, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Clementine and Umaru

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Jenna Wiles – Cary College

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Undergrad: TCU

Hometown: Liberty, Missouri

Interests/hobbies: weekend two-stepping, pretending to be Ingrid on ukulele, trying new types of exercise, my super adorable cat

Medical interests: global health, ophthalmology, ob/gyn, infectious disease

Fun fact: I accidentally bribed an asian country’s border patrol once to let our group through without making us remove our packs from the bus for screening. And I recently mastered a lentil soup recipe; hmu if you’re hungry.

What I like about UTSW and our class so far: Each person here has such an intriguing backdrop behind their dedication to medicine. Getting to know our classmates never gets old! Plus, a lot of y’all are alarmingly punny, which is so great to be around.

Weekly Events 3/6 – 3/10

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. Med/Peds Shadowing Signups
  2. TSSS M&M Conferences – Sign up by Thursday morning each week.
  3. SIGN Shadowing Signup (please only sign up for one spot; more spots will be available in April)
  4. Reminder: EMIG shadowing at Parkland & Children’s EDs is available 7 days/week from 7-11pm! Instructions & Sign-Ups:
  5. TSS Shadowing Signups:
  6. Psych SIG: Access to free membership to American Psychiatric Association (APA).
  7. Medical Humanities Interest Group: Literature+Medicine Conference on April 1st at SMU; Writing Contest  deadline is March 10th. See attachment for details.
  8. IDIG Shadowing Signup

  9. PIG – March signups for Ronald McDonald House volunteering
  10. PMRSIG – Volunteer to provide medical coverage at RISE’s Wheelchair Motorcross world championships at Alliance Skate Park – 4/22-4/23
    • Email Nate Milburn if interested.
  11. Sign up for DFW Hep B/C Free Screening – 3/11 from 9 AM-12 PM at Redeemer Baptist Church

Monday, March 6th

  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. SCF – Lunch Break Fellowship – C2.108 (Chick Fil-A provided)

Tuesday, March 7th

  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. OGH – Global Health Grand Rounds with Dr. Janis P. Tupesis – D1.502
    2. PIG – Pediatrics Resident Panel – D1.100 (sandwiches provided)
    3. UTSW Christian Students – North Campus Bible Study – BL3.210 in Paul M. Bass Center Tower

Wednesday, March 8th

  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. IDIG – “Pursuing a Career in Global Health: Perspectives from my Path into Malaria Elimination Operational Research” by Dr. Michelle Hsiang – D1.102 (lunch provided)
    2. OSIG – Dr. Fleager (from North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center) on hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, and orthopedic trauma – G7 conference room (lunch provided)
    3. [Elective] Fertility Awareness – Dr. Mariana Giron on NaPro Technology
    4. UTSW Christian Students – South Campus Bible Study – Gooch C2.106

Friday, March 10th

  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. PIG – Spring Vaccination Fair Info Session – D1.600 (Thai2Go provided)
    2. PRIDE – Sexual and Social History Workshop – D1.106 (Thai for 40) – flyer attached

Upcoming:

  1. Wilderness Medicine Group – High-Altitude Medicine Lab Talk and Lab Tour – date TBD.

2/27/14 Student Government Meeting

StuGov Updates – 2/27/17 at 1:00PM

President Updates

  • Faculty and Student Roast – if interested in being involved, talk to Maura
    • April 19th
  • Student of the Week – we will try and make sure to send a reminder to each senator a week in advance so you have ample time to find someone who wants to be featured. Please keep a list of the people who have already been featured, and if possible have a few people lined up in case someone falls through.
  • Top Golf Interprofessional Social was a success, next one is going to be at a brewery.
    • Community Brewery March 11th
    • Not many people went to the top golf event because it was far and timing wasn’t ideal, in the future, will try to maybe do a survey to figure out interest
  • Becker thing = Step 1 resources
    • Setting up an info meeting, need to gauge class interest

StuGov Updates

  • Senators – Currently we have no update, but we will be meeting with the Masters of colleges tomorrow at 5pm to present our proposal for some changes to colleges.
    • About 15 minutes giving them recommendations
    • More time to review physical exam
    • Integrate ethics and cultural discussions at the end of sessions (e.g. Jehovah’s witnesses after cardiovascular)
    • Expectations for the skills clinic vary depending on mentor, need better information for students to know what to expect
    • Kyle: a lot of 2nd years failed their first Shelf (especially family med)
  •  Curriculum – We will meet with the Course Directors for HEME on Monday. On the following Monday, we will meet with the TBL Committee to give feedback on our experience with PBLs/TBLs. In other news, we’ve received a lot of commentary on Colleges, so we plan to meet with Dr. Wagner sometime this month.
    • We brought up diagnostic criteria/risk assessment for Heme and Dr. Shen is thinking about moving the Foundations of Clinical Research stuff to the beginning of the block.
    • Did people like Nanozoomer on the final? It was brought up to us that there was a possibility of cheating
    • Also 25 GB of files is excessive. They talked about meeting to discuss Nanozoomer on exams.
  •  OSR – Met with the OSR executive board/AAMC admins last week. Some things that we discussed include: tuition increases/med student debt, social/political action amongst med students, how the AAMC works, curriculum design in regards to implementing policy and business courses, MD/MBA programs, AAMC policy resources, wellness, Step 2 CS, and how the immigration order impacts Match. Let  me know if you’d like to discuss any of these things further, or would like to talk about wellness or curriculum innovations.
    • It’s hard for AAMC to fight for tuition issues and put an umbrella policy on these things and it needs to be figured out at an institutional level, so if you’re interested in working on it or discussing it, hit up Sanjana.
  • Education IT – Still working with Dr. Faulkner on privacy filter arrangements!
  • Electives – Approved the math in medicine elective
  • Global Health – Global Surgery Students Alliance this Saturday! Originally we wanted to do a watch party sort of event but timing didn’t really work out. We’ll try to do one in the future though!
    • Link will be emailed out.
    • If anyone knows events across the nation that can be livestreamed, let Emily know.
  •  Social Chairs – Post-Heme Turn up was lit. Mavs game coming up.

Committee Updates

  • Ambassadors Committee – Alex and Sanjana have begun working on the Ambassadors handbook, let us know if you’d like to help us out or have ideas of what we should include. Also if you heard any feedback from MS0s during MS0s weekend about what we should improve on or questions that you were frequently asked, we’d love to hear it.

Personal/Student Org updates

  • Pet Therapy
    • Kevin was contacted by Amanda Castillo (head of Health Professions) and they were thinking about doing a joint event on April 26th (2 days before final pulm exam)