Jennifer Gueler – Sprague College

Hometown: Houston, Texaspicture-student of the week

Undergrad: Rice University

Interests: Netflix binges, all the food (especially brunch), treating myself, napping, dogs, travelling

Medical Interests: Trauma Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Acute/Critical Care, and getting to bring my background in mental health and public health into working with patients at county/safety-net hospitals like Parkland!

Fun Fact: In fourth grade, I was bitten by a zebra (true story) and there was a rumor going around school that I contracted rabies (I didn’t). Two extra freebies- I was a gymnast for 8 years, and I spent a year between college and med school living in London!

What I like about UTSW: For me it’s definitely the people- the sense of community is so supportive and collaborative. Medical school is really such a transformative journey not just academically and professionally but personally, and I cannot imagine going through this process without this group of some of the most amazing people I have ever met. Everyone is so intelligent, talented, passionate and friendly. As we say in Sprague (sorry not sorry), “teamwork makes the dream work.”

Weekly Events 4/24 – 4/28

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:
  1. AFLZ/PSIG – VA Clothing Drive for those with substance addiction
    • ​Drop off men’s clothing, backpacks, shoes, suitcases in Student Center by elevators. (flyer attached)​
  2. Med/Peds Shadowing
  3. TSSS M&M Conferences – Sign up by Thursday morning each week.

  4. TSS Shadowing Signups:
  5. Psych SIG: Access to free membership to American Psychiatric Association (APA).

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

  7. IDIG Shadowing Signup
  8. SIGN Shadowing Signup (please only sign up for one spot; more spots will be available in May)
  9. PIG – Sign up to volunteer at the Immunization Fair on May 6th
  10. 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.
  11. DIG – Sign up to volunteer with the Texas Dermatology Society – April 29th – 7-10 AM
    • ​Email Michelle Yang at yi1.yang@utsw.edu to sign up.
  12. 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.
  13. PMRSIG – Saturday, June 3rd – PM&R Scientific Day with the theme of Women and Rehabilitation – FREE for students!
  14. Hem/Onc Shadowing Signups – May sign-ups begin 4/21 and end on 4/29
    1. Adult Inpatient: http://www2.mysignup.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?datafile=ohmswards
    2. Adult Outpatient: http://www2.mysignup.com/ecgi-bin/view.cgi?datafile=ohmsadult
    3. Pediatric Outpatient: http://www2.mysignup.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?datafile=ohmsped 
  15. Healthy Living May Signups – sign up to teach health classes in Dallas public high schools
  16. FMIG – American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) National Conference scholarships are due on May 1st.
Friday, April 28th​
  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. ​OSIG – Lunch Meeting with Dr. Amy McIntosh, pediatric orthopedic surgeon – G7 conference room (lunch provided)
  2. ​​Interprofessional Leadership Committee – Bowling Night at Bowlounge – 5-7 PM (flyer attached)​
Upcoming:
  1. ​Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN) – Post-Match Panel – May 1st
  2. SSIM – 5th Annual Internal Medicine Residency Panel – May 2nd at 6 PM – Faculty Club, 4th Floor
    1. RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/W9HgC0NChYc546ry1https://goo.gl/forms/W9HgC0NChYc546ry1​​
  3. Academic College Bowl and Summer Olympics – May 3rd – Sign up!
    1. ​​​Chips and Dip-off Sign-up
    2. Activities Sign-ups

4/13/17 Student Government Meeting

StuGov Updates – 4/13/17 at 2:45PM

President Updates

  • Dog Therapy Update – It might be possible to hold the event in the health professions building, how would the student government feel about having the event in their separate space.
  • Meetings for the last 2 months of school
    1. Monday 4/24 at 11am
    2. Tuesday 5/9 at 11:15am
    3. Thursday 5/18 at 10:15am
  •  Roast – we might need some help with getting people to sit in the front rows rather than the back, who can be there and just physically block off the back rows starting at 4:45PM Wednesday April 19th?

StuGov Updates

  • Senators – We need help with running the Summer Olympics on May 3rd. Please come out and sign up! Senators have been meeting up throughout the month to figure out the logistics of the Olympics, rules, etc.
    1. Olympics first week of renal.
    2. Senators put in a lot of time and work, so please come out!
  •  Curriculum – Had feedback meeting for Cardio.
    1. There will be quite a few changes for Cardio – they will include an Embryo review in the first week; we didn’t hear anything about the final.
    2. Another point of contention for Cardio was wanting another assessment during the block.
    3. Paul: Something they said they said in the M&M was that we used to have an assessment on drugs, but we should have this in the future.
    4. Possibly could all the autonomics from O&H be moved to Cardio? Schedule is tight, so a problem set should make up for that, but they will try to fix it.
    5. Pulm quiz will emphasize post-physio.
    6. For short answer – it’s easy to run out of time.
    7. Expect a quiz in renal. Renal will also be kind of like cardio. Lot of physiology.
  • Test – Had a conversation with Dr. Lee, confirmed that we will be taking test challenges for the upcoming quiz and exams for the pulmonary block
    1. He has been very accommodating about feedback.
    2. Changes that were accepted for cardio should already be in place, in terms of grades.
  • OSR- Sanjana’s presentation on the DART committee for the AAMC conference has been approved. If you have any input on the committee, or anything else you’d like me to look into during the conference (match, wellness, diversity, tuition, march for science, etc. literally anything) let me know, or feel free to shoot me an email/message during the conference (4/19-4/23).
  • DIA- We have been working with the curriculum reps and PRIDE to integrate more LGBTQ information into our curriculum. Our goal is to introduce this information throughout our Endocrinology block through slides, learning objectives and possibly test questions. We are working on an outline and proposal to be presented during the curriculum committee meeting. Lastly, we met with the other DIA representatives and discussed current and future events.
  •  Electives – approved History of Medicine elective for the fall term.
  • Global Health – Deadline for summer projects is due THIS SATURDAY, April 15th. There’s a lot of stuff to turn in so good luck to everyone who is working on this. Post-spring break reflections will also be coming up in the next two weeks so please come out and support your peers who have done some really amazing work that week.
  • Social Chairs – boat party happening may 5. Lot of enthusiasm
    1. We may get pizza. 
  •  Secretary – sending out an Excel spreadsheet with the next few Sunday and Wednesday emails for student organizations to submit their officers/contact info. It has been suggested that I should stop including events in the weekly emails if the respective StuOrg has already sent out a mass email about the event without getting permission.
    1. Not much can be done till the StuOrg meeting next August. For now, send out a blurb to all the student organizations and their officers encouraging the right mass email rules, but we’ll work on enforcing things next year.

Committee Updates

  • Research Committee – So far this month, we recently had 2 very successful and informational workshops- Library Resources and Dr. Tandon’s talk yesterday on medicine and research. We appreciate everyone who helped organize these events as well as those who came, and we hope you learned something new (which I think everyone I talked to afterwards said they liked the workshops and benefitted a lot). We do have notes for the Library Resources workshop if anyone wants them, shoot me an email. We will continue working with other professors and departments to continue these educational workshops. Also, we will be continuing our monthly research discussions at the beginning of May. As always, if you have any suggestions or a topic/question you’d like to learn about, let us know!
  • DART Committee – Not sure where we left off last, but we met with Dr. Wiles at the end of March to discuss both short term (this semester) plans as well as long-term goals. So, in terms of this semester, we are hoping to kickstart our Wiles Wellness events hopefully before/after a TBL or the Microbio lab activity. We will be meeting again with Dr. Wiles these upcoming days and will discuss further with Dr. Wagner, who seemed on board last time we talked. If anyone has any strong opinions on whether they’d like it before versus after a TBL event or at a specific time (say after the iRAT/gRAT), let us know. As for long term goals, we are working with the Mental Health office and Dr. Wiles and his team of psychiatrists to come up with a good survey looking at stress within medical students and various correlations that may lead to better understanding how we can address our mental health. There’s much more we are working on as well such as the Sober Squad and the points-rewards system; we will keep you updated!
  • Thank You Committee – thank you cards done for Cardio patients

 

 

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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

Tim Benage – Seldin College

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Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Undergrad: Boston College

Interests: Hockey (Go Blues), Swimming, Checking out the local Dallas breweries

Medical Interests: Orthopedics, Education, Emergency Medicine

Fun Fact: I once ate 50 chicken McNuggets in one sitting. Would not do it again.

What I like about UTSW: The people here are simply amazing. The student body has been so supportive and has made getting through tough windows of school easier and more enjoyable. Some of the activities and accomplishments that my classmates have already experienced inspire me on a regular basis.

Weekly Events 4/17 – 4/21

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 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:
Monday, April 17th
  1. Lunch Meetings

    1. SIGN Brain Awareness Week – Dr. Shilpa Chitnis on “Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease” – D1.700 (food for 30)
    2. St. Basil Society – Father Thomas Esposito (University of Dallas) on Healthcare & Religion: How to Find Meaning in Suffering – D1.102 (lunch provided)
    3. SCF – Lunch Break Fellowship – C2.108 (Chick Fil-A provided)
    4. [Elective] Fertility Awareness – Dr. Ashley Stone on “Counseling Patients and Case Studies” – D1.106 (lunch provided)
  2. SAMSA – UTSW Holi Celebration – 5 PM – outdoor basketball courts
  3. Wilderness Medicine Group – High-Altitude Medicine Lab Talk and Lab Tour – 5 PM
  4. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zYLm6jSWgSfTaVi1EGgR_qnmuTWkunik9dOAE3b-q-c/edit?usp=sharing
Tuesday, April 18th
  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. SIGN Brain Awareness Week – Staci Shearin, MPT, and Janet Moeller, PT on “Physical Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease” – D1.700 (food for 30)
    2. MPSIG – Med/Peds MS4 and PGY1 Post-Match/Residency Panel – D1.600 (Thai food provided)
    3. UTSW Christian Students – North Campus Bible Study – BL3.210 in Paul M. Bass Center Tower 
  2. [Elective] Introduction to Bioethics – Beginning of Life (Abortion, Status of the Embryo, Assisted Reproduction) – 3-5 PM in D1.106
Wednesday, April 19th
  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. Diversity Lunch and Learn – Dr. Shawna Nesbitt on Unconscious Bias – 12 PM – D1.502 (lunch provided)
    2. SIGN Brain Awareness Week – Neurology Grand Rounds: Dr. Stephen G. Waxman on “Chasing Men on Fire: Sodium Channels from Squid to the Clinic” – D1.602
    3. UTSW Christian Students – South Campus Bible Study – Gooch C2.106
    4. [Elective] Fertility Awareness – Dr. Charlie Cassidy on Recurrent Miscarriage – D1.100
Thursday, April 20th
  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. PsychSIG – Lunch Meeting with Dr. Lindsey Pershern – 12 PM
    2. SIGN Brain Awareness Week – Dr. Padraig O’Suilleabhain on “Multi-Disciplinary Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Clinic” and Dr. Pravin Khemani on “Multiple System Atrophy Multi-Disciplinary Clinic” – D1.700 (food for 30)
Friday, April 21st
  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. SIGN Brain Awareness Week – Juliana Atem, NP, on “Duopa Therapy” and  Dr. Lesley Childs on “Voice, Speech, and Swallowing in Parkinsonism” – D1.700 (food for 30)
Upcoming:
  1. ASIG – Lunch Meeting on April 25th – Dr. Barden on getting into an anesthesiology residency – D1.100 (lunch provided)
  2. Academic College Bowl and Summer Olympics – May 3rd – Sign up!
    1. Chips and Dip-off Sign-up
    2. Activities Sign-ups

Weekly Events 4/10 – 4/15

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Activities Sign-ups
 
Cary Sign-up:
Estabrook Sign-up
Pritchard Sign-up
Seldin Sign-up
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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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Pooja Dasari – Pritchard College

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Hometown: Austin, TX

Undergrad: UT Dallas

Interests: I love to work out, but I love FOOD more. Also, I’m a super artsy person, so anything from straight up drawing to interior design, I find it all enjoyable.

Medical Interests: I’m currently interested in surgery as a specialty. Also, I’m working on finding ways to apply art to healing in medicine as this combines both of interests in life.

Fun Fact: Don’t hate me, but I’m not a huge fan of chocolate :/

What I like about UTSW: I love how close our class is, which makes school a little less stressful and LOT more fun.

Weekly Events 4/3 – 4/7

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:

  1. AFLZ/PSIG – VA Clothing Drive for those with substance addiction
    • Drop off men’s clothing, backpacks, shoes, suitcases in Student Center by elevators. (flyer attached)
  2. FMIG Officer Application due March 28th at 11:59 PM.
  3. Med/Peds Shadowing Signups
  4. TSSS M&M Conferences – Sign up by Thursday morning each week.
  5. TSS Shadowing Signups:
  6. Psych SIG: Access to free membership to American Psychiatric Association (APA).
  7. Reminder: EMIG shadowing at Parkland & Children’s EDs is available 7 days/week from 7-11pm! Instructions & Sign-Ups:
  8. IDIG Shadowing Signup

  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. United to Serve Costume Donations – drop off in Student Center until April 20th. 
  11. Sign up to volunteer with United to Serve (Spanish-speaking volunteers especially needed!) – April 22nd 
  12. Healthy Living – Sign up to teach health classes in Dallas public schools in April.
  13. Hem/Onc Shadowing Signups – April sign ups begin 3/24 and end on 3/31

Monday, April 3rd

  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. SCF – Lunch Break Fellowship – Dr. Kim Sweet (pediatrician) – C2.108 (Chick-Fil-A provided)
    2. [Elective] Fertility Awareness – Dr. Charlie Cassidy on “Infertility” – D1.102

Tuesday, April 4th

  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. UTSW Christian Students – North Campus Bible Study – BL3.210 in Paul M. Bass Center Tower
    2. Global Health Grand Rounds – Dr. Oliver Bogler – “The Global Cancer Challenge” – D1.502 (lunch provided)
    3. GIG – Case Discussion with Dr. Vivyenne Roche – Gooch C2.108 (free boxed lunches for 20)

Wednesday, April 5th

  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. UTSW Christian Students – South Campus Bible Study – Gooch C2.106
    2. StuGov Research Subcommittee – Library Resources Workshop – D1.102 
    3. [Elective] Fertility Awareness – Dr. Cara Buskmiller on “Applications of Ultrasound in FABMs” (D1.100)

Upcoming:

  1. Wilderness Medicine Group – High-Altitude Medicine Lab Talk and Lab Tour – April 17th at 5 PM
  2. Oncology-Hematology Medical Society (OHMS) – “Milestones in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer” with Heme/Onc Fellowship Program Director Dr. Jonathan Dowell – April 7th at 12 PM – D1.106 (pizza provided)
  3. ROSIG – Dr. Folkert on research on brachytherapy and cancer, research opportunities, and residency apps – April 10th at 12 PM – D1.200 (lunch provided)

  4. PMRSIG Lunch Meeting – April 10th at 12 PM – Gooch C2.106 
    • RSVP by Friday, April 7th