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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.

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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

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Waqas Haque – Pritchard College

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Name: Waqas Haque

College: Pritchard

Hometown: Plano, Texas (born in Karachi, Pakistan)

Undergrad: UT Dallas

Interests: books (only non-fiction), spirituality & philosophy, basketball, more books, NBA and NFL, chess, streaming lectures in different coffeeshops, traveling, writing

Medical Interests: I’m thinking about a few things – maybe ophthalmology or psychiatry. I definitely want to be involved in biomedical innovation & entrepreneurship whichever route I choose.

Fun Fact: After graduating from UTD, I did my master’s at Cambridge University in England! I didn’t pick up a British accent, but exploring the different culture there was an enlightening experience.

What I like about UTSW: Since I live right next to Parkland, I often look outside my window right before sleeping to see the hospital, all lit-up and full of activity. While it only takes a few seconds, the imagery is symbolic of our commitment to healing and to our patients, no matter the time of day or circumstance.

Hurricane Harvey Relief

Dear Students,

Tropical Storm Harvey has caused massive damage to the Texas Gulf Coast, and will be continuing on through the week. UT Southwestern Medical Center is looking to provide disaster relief aid through local support in Dallas for evacuees and regional resources for our fellow Texans in the storm area. Want to be involved? Here are a few of ways…

Hurricane Harvey Relief Drive– we have organized a drive to collect new underwear, new socks, new warmups for men, women, children and infants, toiletries/hygiene products, baby formula and baby wipes, bottles, non-perishable food items, diapers and Graco Pac n’ Plays for babies according to need of Dallas County VOAD member Trusted World. You can deposit your donations to the boxes designed “Hurricane Harvey Relief” on every student carrel in L building, Bryan Williams, MD student center, School of Health Professions Dean’s Office on the 9th floor, and Graduate School main office. We are hoping to collect through the next weeks and drop off items every week at 15660 N. Dallas Parkway.

Convention Center Clinic Volunteering – (Medical Student Volunteers only for now.. may extend request to HP and Grad students as things evolve and we have a better understanding of the need.)  We are working with the Dallas County Health Department and the UTSW Emergency Medicine Department to provide volunteering opportunities for students interested in helping out at the “mega shelter” in the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center.  Student responsibilities would be to help provide on-site support by doing patient check-ins, entering patient info, and other tasks as needed. We have set up a sign-up sheet to coordinate efforts at the Googledoc below. The main point of contact at the Health Department will be Connie Webster from Dallas County Medical Society.  She will take our sign up list, check DL/IDs and issue the Volunteer badge. Volunteers who sign up should go to the Dallas County Health Department 5th floor Room 520 (2377 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207-2710) in advance of their assigned shift to get an ID such that they can go directly to the Convention Center when they volunteer. Connie will contact each of you on the volunteer sign up list and send you a detailed email with instructions on where to go, park, what your assignment will be, etc.

 School and clinical duties takes precedence, but please sign up when you can.  You will be serving in a non-professional role only- not delivering care, only in a support/clerical role.  We may ask for additional volunteers based on the evolving need, and if it turns out that volunteers are no longer needed, she will notify scheduled volunteers that their help is no longer required.

            https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1X0l9fbdDA-kAZXhcAQSrYGhAq1XnT6v7tjih4as4ceQ/edit?usp=sharing

 

Blood Donations Carter BloodCare will send blood donations to its partners affected by Hurricane Harvey. The center will also deal with an increase in demand for blood and platelets as intensive care patients arrive in North Texas. Donations of all blood types are needed, especially O types.

This is a wonderful opportunity to unite to support our fellow Texans during these tragic events.

Thank you in advance for your efforts.

Warmly,

apm

Angela Peterman Mihalic, MD

Weekly Events 8/28 – 9/1

​​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. TSSS M&M Conferences – Sign up by Thursday morning each week.

  2. TSSS – Trauma Surgery Shadowing Signup

  3. Psych SIG: Access to free membership to American Psychiatric Association (APA).

  4. EMIG: Shadowing at Parkland & Children’s EDs is available 7 days/week from 7-11pm! Instructions & Sign-Ups:
  5. CIG: sign up for September/October Cardio department shadowing.
  6. Sign up for Society for Academic Emergency Medicine South Central Regional Meeting in Austin on September 8-9th (open to all medical students)

  7. PM&R: Sign up to volunteer for the Wheelchair Softball World Series)
  8. Note-o-chords: Sign up if you play any instrument or sing, and join the Facebook group
  9. KAMSA Texas – open to Korean-American medical students in Texas medical schools for networking, volunteer opportunities, scholarships and more.
    • To become a member, join “Korean American Medical Student Association (KAMSA)” on Facebook.
  10. KAMA Texas gala – November 18th at 6 PM at the Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel
    • Dinner, keynote presentation by Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Dean of Cornell Medical School, games, and scholarship award ceremony. Student registration free. Details on FB page. (invitation attached)
  11. KAMA of Texas Medical Student Scholarship – 3 awards of $2000- due September 30th
    • Details on FB group (scholarship app attached)
  12. PM&R – Sign up to be on the listserv (email list)
  13. American Heart Walk – September 9th at 9 AM – base of Reunion Tower
  14. DFW Hep B Free Project – sign-up to volunteer for the September screenings (ESPECIALLY need phlebotomy-trained volunteers)
  15. RIG – Radiology Interest Group Shadowing.
    • Log in to Moodle and click “Course Search”. Search for “Radiology Observerships” and enroll in the course to view dates and instructions.
    • Contact: Helena.You@utsw.edu or Collin.Buerger@utsw if you have questions.
  16. NEW: Follow @MorningRounds on Instagram and like the page on Facebook for HONY-esque stories and faces from our very own medical center!
Monday, August 28th
  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. SNMA – First general body meeting – D1.600 (lunch provided)
    2. The Monday Clinic Manager Information Session – C2.106
    3. GHIG – “Introduction to GHIG: What I did this summer” meeting with Home&Abroad intro – Sander’s Lounge (Thai2go for 30) 
    4. SCF – Lunch Break Fellowship – Gooch C2.108 (Chick-fil-a provided)
Tuesday, August 29th
  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. [Elective] Women’s Health Enrichment – female physician panel with Drs. Sulistio, Sendelbach, Abraham, Byerly, and Kho – D1.200 (lunch provided)  
      • Sign-ups on Moodle
    2. [Elective] Quality Improvement & Patient Safety – Dr. Gary Reed (Associate Dean of Quality, Safety, and Outcomes Education) – D.102 (lunch with preference for those enrolled)
      • Sign-ups on Moodle
  2. SSIM – Annual Inaugural Meeting – 5 PM – Faculty Dining Hall
  3. [Elective] Healthcare Law – 5 PM – D1.102 (pizza provided)
    • This is the last semester the elective will be offered in its entirety before parts of it are integrated into the main curriculum – Sign–ups on Moodle.
Thursday, August 31st
  1. V-Day – Bake sale – August 31st from 11 AM – 1 PM (outside South Campus cafeteria) – raise funds for domestic/sexual violence survivors
Friday, September 1st
  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. OHMS Heme/Onc Interest Group – Lunch talk with GI Oncologist Dr. Muhammad Beg – D1.100 (lunch for 30)
    2. Healthy Living – Interest Meeting about teaching Health in Dallas schools – Gooch C2.106 (food for 30)
  2. Swing Dance Club – 6 PM – Student Center Multipurpose Room
Upcoming:
  1. DIG – Intro to Derm talk by Dr. Amit Pandya – September 12th at 12 PM in D1.1600 (lunch provided)
  2. New Faculty Research Forum – September 19th at 1 PM in NG3.112 Auditorium (refreshments provided) – flyer attached

What is Cholangitis?

Greetings MS2s,

One more Monday, one more quiz under our belts… We are less than halfway through GI, and somehow over 2/3rds done with the GI material. Go figure.

Here are the news for the week:

1. Parking Registration – The deadline to have a decal on your vehicle is September 1st, 2017 and the last day to register a vehicle via web is on August 26, 2017. Please see Dr. Mihalic’s email on August 1, 2017 for more information.

2. Interprofessional Social – The next event will be taking place at Truck Yard this Friday, August 25th, 5-7PM. See flyer attached to this email. Please see this link for event information.

3. Check out the Student Profile Tab to find out about Sumanth Reddy from Fashena College.

That’s all for this week!

Clementine and Umaru

Sumanth Reddy – Fashena College

IMG_2658Hometown: Austin, Texas

Undergrad: UT Austin

Interests: Cooking, traveling, basketball, Netflix

Medical Interests: Haven’t decided on a specialty but I definitely want to be involved in global health throughout my career.

Fun Fact: I have a super cute pup named Leo

What I like about UTSW: I love how diverse our class is in so many ways. Everyone has a unique perspective and this makes every day on campus interesting!

Weekly Events 8/21-8/25

​​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. TSSS M&M Conferences – Sign up by Thursday morning each week.
  2. TSSS – Trauma Surgery Shadowing Signup
  3. Psych SIG: Access to free membership to American Psychiatric Association (APA).
  4. EMIG: Shadowing at Parkland & Children’s EDs is available 7 days/week from 7-11pm! Instructions & Sign-Ups:
  5. CIG: sign up for September/October Cardio department shadowing.
  6. Sign up for Society for Academic Emergency Medicine South Central Regional Meeting in Austin on September 8-9th (open to all medical students)
  7. PM&R: Sign up to volunteer for the Wheelchair Softball World Series)
  8. Note-o-chords: Sign up if you play any instrument or sing, and join the Facebook group

Monday, August 21st 

  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. SCF – Lunch Break Fellowship with Dr. Mark Newcomer (otolaryngology) – Gooch C2.108 (Chick-fil-a provided)
  2. Eclipse Watch Party – 12:30 -1:30 PM – NL Building Lobby

Tuesday, August 22nd

  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. AMWA – Intro Meeting for MS1s about the org and officer applications – D1.502 (lunch provided)
    2. Basil Society – Dr. Stephen Skapek (Pediatric Oncology) – “Talking with Dying Children with Cancer Without Losing Hope” – D1.102 (lunch provided)
  2. Info session on International Medical Exchange Program to U Paris Descartes – 5 PM (S1 conference room)
  3. Weekly salsa dancing lessons – 7 PM (Student Center Multipurpose Room)
  4. Weekly Taekwondo classes – 8 PM (Student Center Multipurpose Room)

Thursday, August 24th

  1. Lunch Meetings
    1. FCC – Info Session on being a free clinic manager – D1.700 (pizza provided)
  2. Weekly Taekwondo classes – 8 PM (Student Center Multipurpose Room)

Friday, August 25th

  • Lunch Meetings
    1. PIG – Annual Pediatrics Welcome Talk by Dr. McKinney – D1.600 (Jimmy John’s for 40+)
  • ILC Convergence Social – 5 PM – Truck Yard (5624 Sears Street, Dallas, TX 75206) – flyer attached

Upcoming:

  1. SCF – Start-of-year kickoff dinner – August 26th at 6 PM (13339 Meadowside Drive, Dallas, TX – home of Dr. Mark Newcomer, otolaryngologist)
  2. V-Day Social – August 27th from 5-7 PM (Social Pie – 5855 Maple Avenue)
  3. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1207862149359644/https://www.facebook.com/events/1207862149359644/
  4. SSIM – Annual Inaugural Meeting – August 29th at 5 PM (Faculty Dining Hall)
  5. V-Day – Bake sale – August 31st from 11 AM – 1 PM (outside South Campus cafeteria) – raise funds for domestic/sexual violence survivors
  6. OHMS Heme/Onc Interest Group – Lunch talk with GI Oncologist Dr. Muhammad Beg – September 1st at 12 PM (D1.100)

Weekly Events 8/14 – 8/18

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. TSSS M&M Conferences – Sign up by Thursday morning each week.

  2. TSSS – Trauma Surgery Shadowing Signup

  3. Psych SIG: Access to free membership to American Psychiatric Association (APA).

  4. EMIG: Shadowing at Parkland & Children’s EDs is available 7 days/week from 7-11pm! Instructions & Sign-Ups:
  5. CIG: sign up for September/October Cardio department shadowing.
  6. Sign up for Society for Academic Emergency Medicine South Central Regional Meeting in Austin on September 8-9th (open to all medical students)

Tuesday, August 15th

  1. ​Lunch Meetings
    1. CIG – Annual Cardiology Welcome Talk by Dr. Ian Neeland – D1.200 (lunch for 40)
  2. UTSW Chapter of Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) – Quality Improvement Mixer – 5 PM in D1.106​
    • ​MS1s are encouraged to attend to learn more about the IHI, the QI elective, student projects in QI, the Distinction pathway, and QI in general.
Upcoming:
  1. Info session on International Medical Exchange Program to U Paris Descartes – August 22nd at 5 PM (S1 conference room)

What is Myenteric Plexus?

Greetings fellow classmates,

Welcome Back! We hope you’ve had a wonderful summer. Today we embark on the second year of our journey to become physicians. We as a class have accomplished much in terms of academics, community service, and personal growth. Clementine and I could not be prouder to call you our classmates and to serve as your class co-presidents. Moving forward with our last pre-clerkship semester, we hope you do take time to reflect on your progress!

As we take on Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition, please brace yourself for this week’s news.

By the Numbers

  • MS1s – Let us all please welcome the MS1 class to our UT Southwestern family. As you all know, this week is PRE+OP week and one of the biggest weeks for incoming MS1s. Please do help your fellow students get around and greet them when you do see them. A “hello” goes a long way =]! Here is the Pre+OP Schedule in case you want to meet the incoming students or want to help out. Please clink this clink: MS1 Orientation Week Schedule 2017
  • Student Organization registration – Please register your organization by Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Please see Suzette Smith (Suzette.smith@utsouthwestern.edu)s email on July 29, 2017 for more information. There will be a student organization meeting on Thursday at noon in Sanders Lounge at Student Center. 
  • Email and Listserv Policy – Please be prudent when it comes to the mass blast class emails. Please try to utilize the bi-weekly email as a main source of distributing information. Please see the last weekly updates blog post “Class Email Policy” for more information on what to do and how you can help.
  • Parking Registration – The deadline to have a decal on vehicle is September 1st, 2017 and the last day to register a vehicle via web is on August 26, 2017. Please see Dr. Angela Mihalic (Angela.Mihalic@UTSouthwestern.edu)’s email on August 1, 2017 for more information.
  • UWorld – After negotiations with UWorld, our IT Gurus have finally decided not to go through with the order. Please see Kevin Nguyen (Kevin3.Nguyen@UTSouthwestern.edu)’s email on July 25, 2017 for more information.
  • Bike Rules – Some of you might have noticed the new sign on the connector bridge. Due to safety reasons, riding the bicycle on the connector bridge is prohibited between shuttle operation hours (7am – 7pm). Cyclists are welcome to walk their bikes across the bridge any time and the bike club is happy to provide information about alternative routes to commute between buildings. If you want more information on this, please contact Theresa Pohlkamp (Theresa.Pohlkamp@UTSouthwestern.edu), VP of the Bike Club at UTSW.
  • Check out the Student Profile Tab to find out about Isabel Lopez-Garcia from Estabrook College.

Enjoy our first week of MS2!

As always, please do let us know if you have any questions or comments,

Umaru and Clementine

Class Email Policy

Greetings fellow Student Organization Representatives,
 
Do you remember that first week of med school? The excitement of being in a new place, meeting new people, and the absolute cats-and-dogs hurricane-level deluge of random emails?
 
Mass emails and the abuse of the listserv have been consistent themes during our time at UTSW. The now third year class came up the the best solution they could at the time, which was to have the class secretary, Hannah Justice, put together a bi-weekly email of all of the events and pertinent information. This was not a perfect system, but it was a great start to reduce the email traffic and create a more organized calendar of events. As your current MS2 class secretary, I have attempted to keep up with the bi-weekly email, and we have high hopes that the new MS1 class will follow suit. What that means is that 3 classes — three-quarters of the med students — will be somewhat indoctrinated into the bi-weekly emails as their main source for learning about class events and information. This could have a huge impact on reducing email traffic now and in the future.
 
When the new class of MS1s starts their orientation on Monday, we would love for them to be greeted by wonderful people at this new place, and not the same flood of emails that we had to swim through. While we have no power over the Spams or untagged emails that find their way through our filters, we know that we can do a better job with the number of Student Organization emails, the free lunch emails, the ‘come to my exercise/dance/underwaterbasketweaving’ class emails. We are not targeting any particular person or group, because most of us have used the open listserv at some point. We simply want to make everyone aware that it is within our reach to make a real impact on the email traffic at this school, and it starts with our class setting that example. 
 

With all this being said, please be prudent when it comes to the mass blast class emails. Please try to utilize the bi-weekly email as a main source of distributing information. We know that this is not a perfect solution, but it can be a source of vast improvement for now. What other organizations have also done is create their own listservs and added interested members to their list. Please see the document links below for step by step instructions on how to create those listservs, and how individuals can themselves join the listservs. Suzi will also go into details about the listserv system at the student organization meeting on Thursday. If this system is not ideal for you for any reason, please voice your concerns and help us make it better for the upcoming years.

 
Thank you for your time and consideration,
Class of 2020 Student Government