Fellow MS1s and MS2s,
We hope you’re having a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Usually we send Class of 2020 news to MS2s only, however most of the information below pertains to MS1s as well.
MS1s, we wish you the best of luck on your first anatomy practical and exam! MS2s, best of luck with the last week of GI!
1. 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.
2. Elections – Congratulations to the newly elected Class of 2021 student government representatives. Say hello when you see them (attached). We will be holding a second round election to complete the positions.
Class of 2021 Student Government
3. Interprofessional Student Leadership’s Postgraduate Studies in Healthcare & Biomedical Sciences Symposium – We will be hosting an integrated interprofessional symposium (attached) for high school students in the DFW area. Please sign up as volunteers here through this link to help make this a memorable experience for high schoolers.
Date: September 16, 2017
Time: 8AM – 12:30PM
What: The aim of the Postgraduate Studies in Healthcare & Biomedical Sciences Symposium is to display the medical and scientific career paths as well as our mission for interprofessional teamwork through Convergence at UT Southwestern Medical Center as well as Texas Woman’s University and Texas Tech University Health Science Center. This opportunity will be open to all high school seniors who will receive a folder with flyers about each program upon arrival.
Food and beverages will be provided.
Responsibilities: There will be 4-5 different sign ups to help with organizing supplies/creating folders/posters (during the week before symposium), set-up/registration (starting at 7-7:15AM), tabling, and take down (around 12:30-1:30). When you sign up, we will email you with further instructions.
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. University Lecture Series on Wednesdays– Did you know the university hosts lecture presentations featuring some of the most prominent scientific researchers in the world? See attached for a PDF of the scheduled lecturers. You can remain connected to and abreast of cutting-edge discoveries in basic science while you are drinking from the firehose of medical school.
6. 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.
7. Check out the Student Profile Tab to find out about Waqas Haque from Pritchard College.
Umaru and Clementine