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