What is nephrolithiasis?

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

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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

What is miliary tuberculosis?

Hey everyone,

We hope you’re all still alive after the midterm.

Here are the news for this week:

1. Roast – Our Spring Roast is happening this Wednesday, April 19th, at 5PM in D1.600. Please come cheer on your classmates as they re-enact the funniest moments of MS1 for you and your favorite faculty members.

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2. Summer Olympics on May 3rd – Your Senators need you to sign up for things. They are working hard and spending a lot of time planning an amazing event for all of us, please make them proud! 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. Bowling Social – The institutional Leadership Committee is hosting a bowling event at Bowlounge on April 28th from 5-7pm.

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4. Check out the Student Profile tab to find out about Tim Benage of Seldin College.

5. United to Serve – If you feel like being generous with your time next weekend, United to Serve needs more volunteers. If you speak Spanish, please find it in your heart to volunteer. If you don’t speak Spanish, we still need you, please find it in your heart to volunteer. The community needs you. Sign up here.

6. Scope – We’ve received an email from residents at Columbia that we thought might interest some of you.

“I’d like to introduce UT Southwestern to The Scope. We send weekly emails with the best research from NEJM, JAMA and more summarized in a few easy-to-read sentences with a touch of humor. Our goal is to make medical research fun and easy to understand.

Some project specifics are:
1. We started in January 2016 and now send to about 6,000 medical students and residents a week
2. The email is free and always will be
3. We don’t share our subscriber’s email or information with anyone

The authors (myself included) are a group of internal medicine residents at Columbia. See a recent issue below – interested students can sign up at medicinescope.com.”

Have a great week,

Clementine and Umaru

What is air?

Fellow PC2s,

We hope you’ve had a wonderful spring break! As we get back into the groove with Pulmonary,

Here is the news for this week:

  1. Becker Healthcare Presentation– Thus far, we have 4 people signed up to attend; if you are planning on attending the session, please fill out this form so that Shannon, Becker Healthcare Representative can better target the audience.  Refreshments will be provided and attendees will have the opportunity to win some course/product giveaways.

Date: Monday, April 10th, 5-6pm

Location: Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas Market Center – 3051 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75247

  1. US News & World Report Ranking – Congratulations! Our medical center is now ranked #8 in Primary Care according to USNews & World Report 2018 ranking of medical schools. We are currently at #25 for research.

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  1. Bowling Social – The institutional Leadership Committee is hosting a bowling event at Bowlounge on April 28th from 5:00-7:00 PM. Please see the flyer below.
  1. PRE-OP Planning Committee and Counselors – Deadline is April 5, 2017! Apply! Apply! Apply!

Please consider making an impact on the Class of 2021 to ease their transition and welcome them to the amazing UT Southwestern Family.

Here are the application links:

PRE+OP 2017 Committee Application

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C73BNRK

PRE+OP 2017 Counselor Application

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C9VK6V7

    1. Check out the Student Profiletab to learn about Pooja Dasari from Pritchard College.
    2. Don’t forget to put the Roast into your calendar! It will take place on April 19th at 5PM. See flyer attached.

Good luck this week!

Umaru and Clementine

 

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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

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

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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What is Poiseuille’s Law?

Fellow PC2s,

We hope you’ve had a wonderful golden weekend! Now as we enter the world of the Cardiovascular System, here are the news for this week.

1. USMLE Step 1 PREP with Becker Professional Education – Healthcare.

We are trying to gauge the class interest in attending an event to be hosted by Becker Professional Education. The tentative dates are in April 10-14. Complete this survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeKK-16Vrzskgo5CEONkA6JuQDiDDPvgbOmtLgaEA8bCiuESg/viewform

Please see below for more information in regards to the company.

“Becker Professional Education – Healthcare develops USMLE Review Courses & Guided Self-Study material that prepares students for success with the Step 1 and Step 2 CK exams. Our approach provides a comprehensive, integrated review to assist you in developing the clinical reasoning skills necessary to “Think Like A Doctor” and launch into a successful career in medicine. Our course material has been developed and reviewed by a nationally recognized faculty of MDs and PhDs to include: Dr. Mary Ruebush, Dr. Steven Daugherty, Dr. Lionel Raymon, Dr. Philip Tisdall, Dr. Jack Wilson, and Dr. Bruce Dunn.

Please join Shannon Smith (shannon.smith@becker.com), Business Development Manager, in a short review of the available learning opportunities through Becker Professional Education – Healthcare designed to assist you in achieving the score you desire on the USMLE exams.”

If you are currently interested in Becker products, they have just launched a special promotion which will be running through April 15 – details of the promotion can be found here (http://www.becker.com/usmlepromo) and you can reach out to Shannon with any questions about it.

Refreshments will be provided and attendees will have the opportunity to win some course/product giveaways.

2. Privacy Filters – Dr. Faulkner emailed the class with a new update. The deadline was moved from Monday, February 27th to Friday, March 17th. He will have more information on how you can pick up the screen you ordered and payment information in the next week or two.

3. Brewery Social – Thank you to everyone who came out to our Top Golf event yesterday. It was a great event! 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. 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 Emmanuella Egbonim from Sprague College.

Umaru and Clementine

What is Gleevec?

Happy last week of Heme everybody!

Here are the news for this week:

1. DIT – Here’s some information on DIT’s product, and how to subscribe at a discounted rate. We will be organizing another dinner at a later time.

If you sign up for the 2017 Step 1 Review Course before Wednesday, March 15th @ Midnight, you will receive $150 off the course price for the Step 1. This will be the deepest discount DIT has to offer off the Step 1 Review Course. If you plan to utilize DIT to prepare you for Step 1, now is a great time to get a head start and begin chipping away at Step 1. If you would like an explanation of the course components, this is a helpful video.

In order to utilize this discount, you’ll need to call 817-870-2730 between the hours of 9am-5pm or email support@doctorsintraining.com to receive $150 off the DIT 2017 Step 1 Review Course. A few items of note:

The discount must be used before Midnight on Wednesday, March 15th to receive the discount.

If you choose to take advantage of this discount, you will have 14 days after registration to receive a 100% refund. Please visit www.doctorsintraining.com to review our full refund policy.

Promptly following your purchase, you will have access to the DIT Primer Series. This will provide you with an opportunity to see the quality, structure and format of DIT’s videos. This will also allow you the opportunity to have something to work with over the early spring semester. Also note, Part 1 recently began the first week of January, so you can check that out also.

If you guys have any questions feel free to reach out to Jaclyn at Jaclyn.engel@doctorsintraining.com or the Customer Relations Team at support@doctorsintraining.com

2. Privacy Filters – Effective February 27: Privacy Screens for Laptops are Now Required (Starting with the Cardiovascular Course). If you are not doing the bulk order, make sure you purchase it by the due date. We don’t have updates on the bulk purchase yet.

3. SLC Meeting Update – This week, we learned about what buildings would be popping up on campus over the next few years. In case you are interested, here’s the list:

– Rad Onc Building (East Campus)
– West Campus Phase I (new Sim Lab, faculty offices, clinical space)
– South Campus Renovations (new vivarium, renovation of the L2/L3 carrels, lab/office renovations)
– New wing of Clements Hospital

4. Student and Faculty Roast – Save the Date April 19th, 5PM. More info to come soon.

5. Top Golf Social –  We will be hosting an interprofessional social event at Top Golf this Sunday, February 26th from 11am – 1PM. Come out and meet students from others schools at UTSW, TWU, and TTU. Join the Facebook group for more information.

6. Check out the Student Profile tab to find out more about Aakash Gandhi from Seldin College.

Best of luck this week, rock that final, and enjoy the Golden Weekend!

Clementine and Umaru

What is BCR/ABL1?

My fellow PC2s,

We would like to thank everyone who participated in MS0 Weekend and Multicultural Week. It was a huge success and the feedback from MS0s was great! Your presence at the events and sessions meant a great deal to them as they decide their medical school of choice.

Now as we are half-way through Heme, here are the news for the week.

  • Faculty Excellence Reception–Feb 14 at 12PM in D1.700. We currently have more than 30 professors who have RSVP, and we need least twice as many students to attend as well. Let us show the faculty that we appreciate them!  If you will be attending, please join the Facebook event. There will be Free Food.

The purpose of this event is to recognize faculty members who have gone above and beyond for our medical education.

Categories include:
– Professors who taught up to 4 lectures
– Professors who taught 5 or more lectures
– Favorite course
– Katherine Howe Muntz Award for Excellence in Anatomy Lab Instruction
– MVP for Macromolecules
– MVP for Cells
– MVP for Tissues
– MVP for Genetics
– MVP for Organisms and the Host
– MVP for Microanatomy
– MVP for Musculoskeletal and Dermatology

We will have FOOD!
To our faculty, thank you for teaching us.
We hope to see everyone on the 14th!

  • Doctors in Training (DIT) Presentation Dinner – IF you have RSVP’d, do not forget to join us for the DIT dinner this week.  It will be at 18th & Vine BBQ on February 15th at 5PM. Do not be late, and if you can’t make it anymore, find someone who will replace you and let us know who.

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.

  • Privacy Filters – Effective February 27: Privacy Screens for Laptops are Now Required (Starting with the Cardiovascular Course). If you are not doing the bulk order, make sure you purchase it by the due date.

As you’ve heard, the administration has decided to move forward on making privacy filters mandatory during quizzes, exams, and iRATs

  • Check out the Student Profile tab to learn more about Mahmoud Elguindy of Pritchard College.

As always, if you need anything, have suggestions, or want to talk, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here for you!

Take care,

Umaru and Clementine