1. Student Run Homeless Clinics (L3s and L4s)
Hey L3s and L4s,
Every year, the LSU Student Run Homeless Clinics rely on third and fourth year medical students to operate. If you’d like to volunteer, please use this link to sign up. Our primary concern right now is scheduling volunteers for this week, however you can go ahead and sign up for any of our remaining clinics this semester if you’d like. You do NOT have to have previously volunteered at either of the SRHCs to volunteer now.
2. Cancer Resource Room Volunteer Opportunity
The Cancer Resource Room at Interim LSU Hospital is open and looking for volunteers! The CRR provides information about cancer to patients (both inpatient and outpatient). The room has two computers to see online cancer information and the room is well-stocked with pamphlets and brochures on a wide range of cancer topics.
If interested in volunteering please send me an email so I can answer any questions you have and you can sign up using this link (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkyTbsOh2SJ5dGRral9KSmpDUWVOc0s2RjZYcmdEekE#gid=9)
All volunteer hours are given CSE credit.
3 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, administered through the Organization of Student Representatives (OSR), annually honors a medical school faculty physician (MD or DO degree) who exemplifies the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students. The nominee must also possess the desirable personal qualities necessary to the practice of patient-centered medicine by teaching ethics, empathy, and service by example. The goal of the award is to emphasize, reinforce, and enhance the importance of humanistic qualities among medical school students and faculty. The presence of a caring, compassionate, and collaborative learning environment serves as positive reinforcement to prospective physicians of the desirability of such qualities in the doctor-patient relationship.
As in years past, our school’s nominee will be honored at the white coat ceremony, where he/she will be presented with his/her award and the opportunity to address our second year class at a very momentous point in their medical career. Further, our honored faculty member will be entered into the national selection process along with other outstanding faculty physicians from medical schools throughout the nation. Ultimately, the recipient of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award is honored at an awards dinner held during the 2013 AAMC Annual Meeting and is invited to speak to the Organization of Student Representatives about the importance of humanism in medicine. The award recipient will receive a crystal award piece and a grant of $5,000; $1,000 will be donated to the nominating institution’s OSR interest group in support of OSR-related activities.
How to nominate:
1. Send the name of your nominee to the L4 AAMC class representative.
Cory Roberts at email@example.com
2. In less than 4500 characters, tell us why the nominee should be our institution’s choice for the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award. Please provide specific anecdotes, stories, and quotes in support of your nominee. Describe how this person exemplifies humanism in medicine, focusing on the following 4 principles:
• Positive mentoring skills
• Involvement in community service
• Collaboration with students and patients
3. All nominations must be submitted by Tuesday, March 11th. Selection will be made by a committee comprised of LSU’s 4 current AAMC class representatives, supervised by the school’s faculty AAMC representative. The award recipient will be announced Sunday, March 16th.
4. AMSA Meeting
Please join AMSA (American Medical Student Association) for our first meeting on Monday, March 17th at noon in MEB S5. Our speaker will be Dr. Mary Coleman, MD, PhD, the school’s director of community health. Her presentation will be about why it’s helpful to find joy in what you do and how this can affect clinical care/education. ALL STUDENTS are welcome, and FREE LUNCH will be available for everyone who attends (I promise it won’t be pizza!). Please fill out the following survey if you plan on coming so we have an idea of how much food to get. Thanks, and hope to see you there!
LSUHSC-SOM c/o 2016
5. NWIG Meeting
Nutrition and Wellness Interest Group (NWIG) will be having our second meeting of the semester Wednesday, March 12th at noon in MEB S15. The speaker will be Molly Kimball, RD, CSSD, a well-respected nutrition expert and a nutrition program manager as Ochsner Elmwood Fitness Center. She will be talking about how to nutritionally manage patients with cholesterol, hypertension, and hyperglycemia! Lunch will be provided for the dues paying members. Please reply in the link below if you plan on attending. Hope to see everyone there!
6. RIG Meeting
Come join the Radiology Interest group on Thursday, March 13th! Dr. Steven Sotile, a Radiologist from Women’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, is driving in to speak about his practice. FREE RAISING CANES will be served to all who attend! Come learn about Radiology and get a free lunch. Please complete the survey to help us order food.
When: Noon on March 13th
Where: MEB S15
7. CSA Meeting – Thursday, March 13
There will be a CSA meeting on Thursday, March 13 in MEB S14 at noon. Our speaker is from Notre Dame Hospice and will be talking about End of Life Care. Lunch is provided for dues paying members but all are welcome to attend!
8. Ethikos Meeting
Come one, come all, to the first ever Ethikos Complementary & Integrative Medicine Symposium! Next Wednesday, March 12, from 5-7 pm. The event will be taking place in Lecture Hall A in the MEB, and will feature three allopathically-trained MDs from LSUHSC who have successfully integrated alternative medicine into their practices. Refreshments will also be served. We hope to see you there!
9. FMIG/RMIG Announcement
Join Family Medicine Interest Group & Rural Medicine Interest Group as we welcome Dr. Mary Coleman at our Wednesday March 12 meeting in MEB S4 at noon! She will give a talk on the interprofessional experiences available to all students at LSUHSC!
- FMIG dues are $15 - we will be finalizing T-shirt designs soon!
- RMIG is FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS so please join us!
Please fill out the following survey to make sure we have food for you at the meeting!
We will only be ordering food for those who SIGN UP (fill out the survey) and SIGN IN at the meeting.
10. WIM Meeting
Mark your calendars! Our next WIM meeting will be Tuesday, March 11 at noon in room S8. Join us to to brush up on your self-defense skills. Last year this meeting was hands-on and lots of fun! Lunch will be served.
Hope to see you there,
WIM Secretary, 2013-2014
Please send all announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday at 5PM.