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. SIG Meeting
SIG’s last meeting of the year will be on Tuesday April 15th at noon in Lecture Hall B. Dr. Greiffenstein, the UH Surgery Clerkship director, and a panel of 1st year residents and L4s who matched in general surgery will discuss their thoughts on the 3rd year clerkship, the residency application process, and their experiences as interns.
4. OBIG Meeting
OBIG will be having our last meeting of the semester tomorrow, Monday, April 14 at lunch in MEB seminar room 5. We will have a panel of L4s who’ve matched in OBGYN and will be talking about officer elections for next year! Come with a hunger for information and Jimmy John’s (for dues paying members)!
5. SIPS Meeting
The Students Interested in Pathology Specialties (SIPS) interest group will be having its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, April 16 from Noon - 1:00 PM in MEB-S5 (3210). Lunch will be provided! I encourage anyone with a potential interest in the field of pathology to attend.
The purpose of SIPS is to expose students to the fascinating world of pathology and encourage them to consider choosing it as a career. We also hope to emphasize the important role pathology plays in modern medicine. At this meeting, there will be a panel of LSU pathology residents on hand to answer any questions/concerns students may have regarding the pathology residency, including lifestyle, day to day responsibilities, and tips for bolstering a residency application. Myself and some of the other recently matched L4′s will also be on hand to answer any and all questions, as well as discuss the 3 week pathology Career Planning Elective offered during 3rd year and the month long Surgical Pathology rotation offered 4th year. This is a wonderfully diverse group of residents and they would love to meet and talk with anyone interested in pathology. So please stop by, grab some lunch, and learn a little about this rewarding specialty. Hope to see you there!
Zachary J. Dureau
LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans – Class of 2014
President – Students Interested in Pathology Specialties
6. Humanism In Medicine Essay Contest
The Humanism in Medicine essay contest is for an essay written about any experiences of humanistic qualities in medicine that you have encountered. The essay should focus on any experiences you have had that stresses the consistent demonstration of integrity, respect, and compassion among other things in the care of patients.
Characteristics include the ability to listen, be honest, courteous, respectful, trustworthy, and empathetic towards patients, families, co-workers, and students.
The winner of the contest will receive $500 and have the privilege of reading their essay at the L2 white coat ceremony this summer. Any student is eligible and there are no specific guidelines for the essay.
The essay will be chosen by a panel of various faculty members at LSUHSC. The deadline for essay submission is Monday, May 5, 2014 at 5pm. The winner will be notified by early June. Please submit your essay and any questions to Mary Silverberg (email@example.com).
Please send all announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday at 5PM.