5/18/2017 Student Government Meeting

 

President Updates

  • BBQ – May 26 from 530 PM
    • Senators send reminder emails to colleges
    • Budget: $300-400
    • Venmo: Umaru $5 each by next Tuesday
    • Location:Medical Park
    • Co-Hosts: Kevin Vu, Danny Xu, who else?
      • Kyle will make drinks.
  •  President’s Meeting Yesterday on Wednesday update
    • New Wednesday curriculum addition
    • Mandatory M&Ms on Wednesday afternoons at lunch.
      • Maybe lower the number of mandatory M&Ms or consider making only the most important ones mandatory.
  •  Feedback of year: What can we do better as StuGov?
    • Keep enforcing the 5-minute rule per topic.
    • Have a way to get classmates involved and inform students about what’s going on in student government and things going on around school – maybe make the blog link more visible.
    • Keep on with the meetings once every 2 weeks.
      • Maybe make sure it doesn’t coincide with colleges or come at an inconvenient time.

StuGov Update

  • CurriculumJudging from comments, we don’t think people read the midterm proposal. A large amount of anonymous people think we’re proposing 1 midterm and 1 final exam for each course in PC2 & PC3. We are going to delay the vote to Friday, so that we can address this misinformation. In other news, the LGBTQ healthcare proposal will be adopted.
    • Not enough backing for general comments on courses, so we want a higher (100% rate) response rate.
    • One reason people don’t fill out RedCAP is the length. Maybe we can have a weekly mini-RedCAP with just the professor-feedback portion of it – would have more accuracy and response rate. At the end of the course, we can still have the overall course feedback RedCAP.
    • Possibly do surveys on Moodle (worth a point)
  •  OSR- What should I focus on moving forward (MSPE, SVI, Step 1). How does everyone feel about CBLs?
    • General vote – is everyone in favor or not in favor of MSPE: all in favor
    • SVI: opposition because it seems like another pointless metric, requires more work
      1. There is a reporting system for technical issues
      2. How do they prevent cheating?
        1. You don’t get the questions until you watch the video.
      3.  Step 1 changes: most opposed
      4. CBLs: YES!
        1. Maybe have the CBLs earlier (like the information)
          1. Still do it the last week but send out info earlier.
        2. Maybe have the CBL cases be less obvious.
    •  DIA- We met with Dr. Sendelbach and the Endocrinology course directors. During both meetings, we discussed our proposal which was well received. We agreed that Colleges have the potential to integrate more information on LGBTQ health content and there should be initiatives to introduce standardized patients and open discussions on LGBTQ concerns. The main hurdle in Endocrinology is covering both basic and complex information on sex education as well as being able to discuss LGBTQ health concerns throughout the course.
      • Basic sex ed needs to be incorporated – we need to start from scratch – possibly an online module on sex ed.
      • Incorporate a few LOs each block on this to raise awareness about challenges they will face.

Committee Updates

  • Research Committee – We will be having the Mentor-Mentee Panel today at 12PM in room D1.106. Feel free to come through. Dr. Tandon, Karp, and Galindo will be there to answer any questions you may have before you start your summer research. Also, we met last Wednesday to start setting up summer events, so be on the lookout for those if you’re around and are interested.  
  • DART Committee – We will have another Wiles Wellness event on the 23rd before the TBL. Also, we are continuing to work with Dr. Wiles and Dr. Haley. We will be meeting with them again over the summer to set up our events and survey before the next school year begins. 

Weekly Events 5/22 – 5/26

IMPORTANT: ​StuOrg officers – please make your way to the following Google Doc and fill out the appropriate information regarding your student organization and the contact info for your officers: spreadsheet is here​

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:

Monday, May 22nd
  1. ​Lunch Meetings
    1. SCF – Lunch Break Fellowship with Dr. Stephanie Pagan (pediatrics resident at Children’s) – Gooch C2.108 (Chick Fil-A provided)​
Wednesday, May 24th
  1. ​Lunch Meetings
    1. ​EMIG – Toxicology talk with Dr. O’Connell – D1.106 (pizza provided)
    2. UTSW Christian Students – South Campus Bible Study – Gooch C2.106
Thursday, May 25th
  1. ​Live Guitar Ensemble Concert – 4PM – 5:30PM – NG3 Auditorium

Isabel López-García – Estabrook College

20170520_194400.jpgHometown: San Antonio, TX

Undergrad: Rice U

Interests: Painting, writing, puppies, going on spontaneous adventures

Medical Interests: Ascending on a thin limb here, I actually find renal interesting and most things internal medicine maybe cardio maybe endocrine maybe OB/GYN… hard no on urology though.

Fun Fact: I can say the alphabet backwards really fast… just kinda rolls off the tongue. #boredinkindergarten

What I like about UTSW: The giant orange Chihuly piece on the first floor of NC and all the nice gardens around here are also great but the best parts are all the people – past, present, and future passionate researchers and compassionate clinicians… thanks for making it a great first year!

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Hey everyone,

Only 2 weeks of MS1 left… Crazy how fast this year flew by. Now we can start looking forward to welcoming some new people to our UT Southwestern family in August!

1. Curriculum Proposal – Your Curriculum Reps, Aakash and Christian, have been working hard on a proposal to move from the weekly quiz format (Renal) to the midterm format (Pulm), for GI, Brain & Behavior, Pulm, and Cardio. In order to give weight to their proposal, they need everyone to please take the very short survey they will send out on Wednesday. In the meantime if you have thoughts on this proposal, this form is always available.

2. PRE+OP – Congratulations to the new PRE+OP Committee and PRE+OP Counselors. To anyone who isn’t a committee member or counselor but still would like to help out, either over the summer or during the first week of school (or both!), please fill out this very short form.

3. Interprofessional Social – The next event at Social Pie this Friday, May 19th, 5-7PM. See flyer here: Welcome Back Social.

4. End of MS1 BBQ – Student Government is organizing an end-of-year BBQ on May 26th, at 5:30PM at MedPark. Please RSVP using this quick form. If you are willing to cook a large quantity of something, let Umaru and I know through the form, and we can buy the meat/veggies for you next weekend to alleviate most of the cost! See the poster by Kevin N. below!

5. ​Student Organizations – If you have not as of yet, please make your way to the following Google Doc and fill out the appropriate information regarding your student organization and the contact info for your officers: spreadsheet is here​.

6. Vitiligo Walk – Please consider taking a couple of hours this Saturday to Walk for Vitiligo. The event is taking place close to campus! If you would also like to volunteer to help at the event, please add your name to this Google Sheet.

7. Check out the Student Profile Tab to find out about Georgia Shelton from Cary College.

Enjoy our last week of MS1 without an assessment!

Clementine and Umaru

BBQ Poster

Georgia Shelton – Cary College

11816263_10204859944841056_2414335422834456382_oHometown: São Paulo, Brazil / Edmond, OK

Undergrad: Harvard University

Interests: Reading for pleasure, cooking new recipes, singing, playing oboe, bees, playing board games, avoiding laundry, Netflix, making unnecessarily long lists.

Medical Interests: Research, public health, epidemiology, and a list of about 5000 possible future specialties. Please don’t make me choose.

Fun Fact: For my midterm project in my Herpetology class, rather than giving a PowerPoint presentation, I wrote and performed a full-length parody of Anna Kendrick’s “When I’m Gone,” called “Red Eyed Frog (Red Eyed Tree Frog)”. #SeniorSpring

What I like about UTSW: I love how much science is happening at UTSW. It’s a hotbed of research and discovery, and it’s so exciting to be at the center of it. I also have the most wonderful friends imaginable; they make every day a good day.

Weekly Events 5/15-5/19

Sign-Ups:
Monday, May 15th
  1. ​Lunch Meetings
    1. PsychSIG ​- Dr. Natalie Ramirez on “Student Wellness and Mental Health” – D1.106 (Alonti for 25)
    2. SCF – Lunch Break Fellowship – Dr. Amit Pandya (dermatology and medical missions) – C2.108 (Chick Fil-A provided)
    3. Hep B Week – Dr. Doan Dao on Hepatitis B and C: Screening, Vaccinating and Linking to Care – D1.200 (Thai2Go provided) – poster attached
    4. Basil Society – Dr. Robert Collins (Hematology/Oncology) on “Stories of Grace in the Doctor-Patient Relationship” – D1.102 (lunch provided)
Tuesday, May 16th
  1. ​Lunch Meetings
    1. LMSA – Dr. Laura Rubinos on common presentations and how to treat Hispanic patients in Neonatology – D1.100 (flatbread for 25)
    2. Hep B Week – Dr. Dwain Thiele on The Past, Present and Future of Hepatitis B and D – D1.200 (pizza provided)
    3. Pediatrics Interest Group – “Pediatrics Post-Match Student Panel” – D1.600 (sandwiches and chips provided)
Wednesday, May 17th
  1. ​Lunch Meetings
    1. OHMS – Dr. Srikanth Nagalla on “Why Should I Choose a Career in Hematology & Oncology?” – D1.102 (lunch provided)​
    2. Psych SIG and Health Advocacy SIG – Ms. Olga Wuerz (Peer Support Specialist) on “A Unique Perspective on Mental Health Care from Dallas VA” – Sanders lounge (Rusty Taco provided)
    3. Hep B Week – Dr. Mamta Jain on Hepatitis B and HIV – D1.700 (Schlotzksy’s provided)
    4. UTSW Christian Students – South Campus Bible Study – Gooch C2.106
Thursday, May 18th
  1. ​Lunch Meetings
    1. Research Subcommittee – “Mentor-Mentee Relationship” panel with Drs. Rene Galindo and Animesh Tandon –  D1.106 (lunch provided)
    2. Hep B Week – Dr. Thomas Kerr on Hepatitis C Treatment – D1.200 (RollnGo provided)
Friday, May 19th
  1. ​Lunch Meetings
    1. Hep B Week – Dr. William Lee on Liver Failure: What Severe Cases Explain About Viruses and Liver Injury – D1.200 (Chick-fil-A provided)

Weekly Events 5/8 – 5/12

​IMPORTANT: ​StuOrg officers – please make your way to the following Google Doc and fill out the appropriate information regarding your student organization and the contact info for your officers: spreadsheet is here​

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:

Monday, May 8th

  1. ​Lunch Meetings
    1. ​SCF – Lunch Break Fellowship – Gooch C2.108 (Chick-fil-a provided)
Tuesday, May 9th
  1. [Elective] Introduction to Bioethics – Justice: (Illegal Immigrants, Allocating Scarce Resources, Medicine as a Business) – 3-5 PM in D1.106
Wednesday, May 10th
  1. ​Lunch Meetings
    1. IDIG – “Cool Cases” with Dr. Greenberg – D1.102 (lunch provided)
    2. [Elective) Fertility Awareness – TeenStar – D1.100 (lunch provided)
Upcoming
  1. ​ROSIG – Radiation Oncology Center tour – May 13th from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
  2. PsychSIG ​- Dr. Natalie Ramirez on “Student Wellness and Mental Health” – May 15th at 12 PM – D1.106 (lunch provided)
  3. OHMS – Dr. Srikanth Nagalla on “Why Should I Choose a Career in Hematology & Oncology?” – May 17th at 12 PM – D1.102 (lunch provided)

4/24/17 Student Government Meeting

President Updates

  • President’s meeting
    1. Secretary has been made an elected position in StuGov. Work on making DART and Research elected positions. Make sure to keep DART and Research going in the next class so it’s easier to make it an elected position in the future.
    2. 1 of the 3 social chairs will be a DART liaison in the future.
  •  Meeting Reminders
    • Monday 4/24 at 11am (Today)
    • Thursday 5/9 at 11:15am
    • Thursday 5/18 at 10:15am
  •   Roast feedback – It was good. Another one in the fall.
  • Email List of student organizations – Currently have 60 student groups
  • End of the Year BBQ / Competition – May 26
    • Work with senators and social chairs.
  •   Suzi gift – think about ideas
  • PRE-OP to do list – VD, Water Bottle, Instruments, and Afternoon Sessions for PRE-OP – More info in June!
  • People’s Choice Award for Fall
    • We want to add this to Faculty Excellence Reception

StuGov Updates

  • SenatorsCollege Olympics are coming up soon!
  • Curriculum – We will give feedback to the Pulmonary Course Directors and propose the exam schedule for PC2 & PC3 at the PCC meeting in May. We’re working with DIA on a pilot project with Endocrine, but plan to present it to the PCC meeting in June. Next year, for all preclerkship courses, we will need to make at least a 65 on the Final Exam, in addition to a 70 overall course grade, to pass them (Exception: Human Structures with 60 on individual test). Moreover, path quizzes will be at least 5% and there might be more representation of it on exams.
    • 15% for each of the quizzes
    • GI: midterm Friday of second week, Monday of fourth week, and 0% problem set
    • For pathology, Drs. Wilson and Richardson are concerned about quiz performance. Asking about having 5 questions/lecture on the final that are path.
  •  OSR- Southern OSR conference was really informative and exciting! Wanted to start with a shoutout to everyone in student government. You guys work x10000000 harder than literally anyone at any other school, and we have so many incredible opportunities and unique programs going on here that others don’t. Our school is undoubtedly the best and I’m so glad to go here, and all you wonderful people in SG are a key part of that.
    • Key points of contention from the OSR business meeting
    • Standardized Video Interviews for EM Residency Applications
    • The cost of residency applications and transparency of program information
    • Changes to Step 1
    • I also saw a lot of awesome posters and learned a lot of info about many, many things. I’m going to be writing a full conference report soon, so look out for that. I’m more than happy to take meetings/host focus groups/town halls/etc. To discuss the conference and anything I learned.
  •  DIA
    • Working on meeting with Endocrine course director to discuss LGBT issues being included in the course, as well as preparing to present at curriculum meeting at adding slides/LO’s in various classes related to healthcare topics addressing both cultural and LGBT issues.
  •  Electives – Getting elective attendance tallied for college olympics
  • Convergence – Upcoming Events and meetings
    • Bowling this friday from 5pm – 7pm
    • Social Pie event – May 19
    • Next meeting – May 24
    • Healthcare and Biomedical Research Symposium – September 16, 2017
  •  Global HealthSpring break reflections are Tuesday, April 25 from 3-5pm in D1.200
  • Social Chairs – looking at pizza deals; Boat Party

 

 

What is BPH?

Hey everyone,

We hope you’ve had a great golden weekend! As we delve into Renal, our final course of MS, here is the news and some important upcoming events. They are also available on the blog.

1. Academic College Bowl and Summer 2017 Olympics – below is a rough schedule of events. Thank you all for your support and we hope to see you all there.

  • 12-1PM Chips & Dip-Off (in D1.600 plaza area) : Participate by making “not-yo-mama’s” famous Dip and/or joining us for the taste test! College points will be awarded for participation, winners, and most importantly BRAGGING RIGHTS!
  • 1-1:55PM Trivia (TBL room): Tear it up in trivia! Take your team of 6 to victory in the Academic portion of the Colleges Cup! The more teams that participate, the higher the chance of getting max points for your college (and again BRAGGING RIGHTS!)
  • 2-4:30PM Summer Olympics (Student Center gym): Events include Knock-Out, an eating contest, tug-of-war, an interpretive dance/skit, and a final relay (which consists of Life-guard/Beach-babe Drag race, Four-legged race, Oversized t-shirt race, Ping pong spoon, Flip cup, and Hula hoop pass!). The theme for this semester interpretive dance/skit is “Your Mascot on Summer Vacation.”

2. Summer Olympics on May 3rd – Your Senators are working hard and spending a lot of time planning an amazing event for all of us, please make them proud and sign up! Here are all the links:

Chips and Dip-off Sign-up
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ShQ6vqmLpLPHcjUrsBJ5Eya3xHIXmxrD9yyzN1vvXU8/edit?usp=sharing 

Cary Sign-up
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MPX6NO-r8HGEW4jPN3vb_T7dbO4Ie4EETCZTv3zf8sE/edit?usp=sharing 

Estabrook Sign-up
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JHr4TOZHY2LAWqPHPvnk5dwWLB5rs_6NWS0TF70DE_k/edit?usp=sharing 

Fashena Sign-up
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CrKaBdBNKwv3yWj90wl0DIJuA8dHbK1pmk8Zd24BDkU/edit?usp=sharing 

Pritchard Sign-up
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19BWMSi7KGZociQWUnlnrVyJLjaRvokP4JSGbDb07bVs/edit?usp=sharing 

Seldin Sign-up
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GrG_VDFz5p0hbONso56o1MmxNh0ft0cTTb__8bKOPx0/edit?usp=sharing 

Sprague Sign-up
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RrCwQHiPeKzsR3k7TOw_dNOcSZfblGxadvZVmjMNePQ/edit?usp=sharing 

3. ​Student Organizations – If you have not as of yet, please make your way to the following Google Doc and fill out the appropriate information regarding your student organization and the contact info for your officers: spreadsheet is here​

4. Bowling Social – Thank you to everyone who came out to the Bowling event this past Friday. We will host another social on May 19 at Social Pie.

5. Check out the Student Profile tab to find out about Jennifer Gueler of Sprague College.

6. Bikes on the Connector – It is now recommended that cyclists walk their bikes on the Connector due to recent incidents that have occurred involving shuttles and cyclist.  At this present time the Connector Bridge is not “bike ready” and allowing cyclist to ride on the Connector is a great risk. 

As always have a great week, and please do let us know if there is anything we can do for you,

Umaru and Clementine

Weekly Events 5/1 – 5/5

IMPORTANT: ​StuOrg officers – please make your way to the following Google Doc and fill out the appropriate information regarding your student organization and the contact info for your officers: spreadsheet is here​

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. DFW Hep B Free Screening – Sign up to volunteer on May 6th at Senter Park Recreation Center
  2. ​Med/Peds Shadowing
  3. TSSS M&M Conferences – Sign up by Thursday morning each week.

  4. TSS Shadowing Signups:
  5. EMIG shadowing at Parkland & Children’s EDs is available 7 days/week from 7-11pm! Instructions & Sign-Ups:

  6. IDIG Shadowing Signup
  7. SIGN Shadowing Signup (please only sign up for one spot; more spots will be available in May)
  8. PIG – Sign up to volunteer at the Immunization Fair on May 6th
  9. DIG – Sign up to help organize 2017 Vitiligo​ Walk-a-thon hosted by Dr. Amit Pandya (May 20th at 9 AM at Bachman Lake)
    • ​ ​​​Contact Clifford Rodgers or Jorge Hinosa if you are interested in volunteering.
  10. PMRSIG – Saturday, May 6th – Head for the Cure 5k Race/Walk in Plano – There is a team made by the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute that students can join to support the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative.
  11. PMRSIG – Saturday, June 3rd – PM&R Scientific Day with the theme of Women and Rehabilitation – FREE for students!
  12. Healthy Living May Signups – sign up to teach health classes in Dallas public high schools
  13. FMIG – American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Conference scholarships are due on May 1st.
Monday, May 1st
  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. ​Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN) – Neurology Post-Match Panel – D1.106 (Chick-fil-a for 30)
    2. St. Basil Society – Dr. Melanie Sulistio (Cardiology) on The Ministry of Medicine – D1.102 (lunch provided)
    3. AMWA Adolescent Health Week – Dr. May Lau on Adolescent Transgender Issues – D1.700
Tuesday, May 2nd
  1. ​Lunch Meetings
    1. UTSW Christian Students – North Campus Bible Study – BL3.210 in Paul M. Bass Center Tower​
    2. AMWA Adolescent Health Week – Dr. Carrie McAdams on Eating Disorders in D1.700
    3. GIG – Lunch Meeting – Gooch C2.108 (Chipotle for 25)
  2. [Elective] Introduction to Bioethics – Human Enhancement: (Physical, Mental, Genetic) – 3-5 PM – D1.106
  3. SSIM – 5th Annual Internal Medicine Residency Panel – 6 PM – Faculty Club, 4th Floor
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Wednesday, May 3rd
  1. ​Lunch Meetings
    1. UTSW Christian Students – South Campus Bible Study – Gooch C2.106​
    2. [Elective] Fertility Awareness – Dr. Michael Parker on Surgical Applications to NaPro Technology – D1.100 (food provided)
    3. AMWA Adolescent Health Week – Dr. Kathleen Trello-Rishel on Adolescent Psychiatric Issues – D1.102
  2. Academic College Bowl and Summer Olympics – 12 PM
Thursday, May 4th
  1. ​​AMWA Adolescent Health Week – Dr. Jennifer Walsh on Discussing Sexual Health with Adolescents – D1.100