Student Announcements 11/24 – 11/30

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 for Thursday clinics at the New Orleans Mission or Saturday clinics at Ozanam Inn. Our primary concern right now is scheduling volunteers for this week, however you can go ahead and sign up for any future clinics this semester if you’d like. You do NOT have to have previously volunteered at either of the SRHCs to volunteer now. Feel free to contact us at the emails below with any questions about the clinics.

Thank you,

Olivia Sturm, OI Clinic Director
Colton Walker, NOM Clinic Director


2. Cancer Resource Room

Volunteers needed in the ILH Cancer Resource Room!

Interested in earning CSE hours while serving as a resource for cancer patients? Consider volunteering in the Cancer Resource Room at ILH! For more information, please contact Vil V (

Sign up link: CRR Sign Up

3. SIGMA Art Gallery

SIGMA will be having the annual Student Art gallery on Wednesday December 3 from 11-1 in the Chancellor’s Dining Room (the swanky room next to the cafeteria!). There will be light refreshments. If anyone is interested in helping to set up and break down, as well as working the gallery, that would be awesome! You will earn CSE hours. We are also working on getting PDE hours for artists who contribute. (You could also show whatever you paint on Dec. 2, at the CORE/SIGMA Paint for a Cause event.)

If you would like to show a piece, please send me an email with your name/ year of graduation/ title of artwork/ media. Don’t hesitate to send an e-mail if you have any questions!

Eleanore Knox

4. Volunteers needed for Proteges Careers in Medicine Workshop

Volunteers needed for Careers in Medicine Workshop for the L1s on January 12 from 1:30 to 3:30. SLE hours will be awarded!!

You will help facilitate small group discussions: L1 preceptorship experiences, career planning, answer L1 questions etc.  This will be an opportunity for you to share your experiences in clinical medicine and help them understand how you decided your specialty.

Below is a link to a survey monkey.  Please fill out your name and year in school.  You will see several lines for your specialty.  For the 3rd years please put what you think you might be interested in if there are several specialties you are still considering.  For the 4th years, please put what you are planning on matching into and also what you eventually want to specialize in.  For example, 1) Internal Medicine 2) Cardiology 3) Hem/Onc 4) GI etc. This will help us decide your small group placement.  Ideally we would like for the 3rd years to be placed with their SPM groups and their houses, but that will depend on the response from the survey.

If you have any questions about the workshop or your role in the event, please email me.


Matt Berlinger
LSUHSC-NO School of Medicine
Careers in Medicine Chair, Protégés

5. GHHS Student of the Month Nominations – Closes Sun 11/30

Dear Student Doctors,

Congratulations to the students recognized as October’s Students of the Month. The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) wants to continue to give students a chance to honor their peers through the ‘Student of the Month’ award. The idea behind this monthly award is to highlight students who go above and beyond the call of a medical student whilst embodying the ideals that serve as the foundation of GHHS. Some of these principals include respect, integrity, compassion, and empathy; all together these qualities shape a medical student into a role models for humanistic care.

Each student can fill out a SurveyMonkey nominating peers at ANY class level who stand out through their actions. Two students from each class will be selected every month and nominations from previous months will remain in the selection process for several rotations. This is not about the quantity of votes but rather the quality of each vote. One well thought out vote will be weighted more than how many votes a person accumulates, so make sure to include a few lines about why this person should be recognized in the survey.

Here is a link to the survey, which will be open until the end of the day November 30th. So if you see a classmate doing something great this month, nominate them using the following link:

To promote the idea of appreciating students who normally fly under the radar or have not been recognized for their work in the past, prior winners and GHHS elected members along with elected RISE representatives will be excluded from selection. For a list of the GHHS/RISE members visit:

Please contact Thomas Steele( Katie Melder ( Spud Induru ( or Jeffrey Cardinale ( with any questions.

-Gold Humanism Honor Society

6. ETHIKOS Winter Clothes and Blanket Drive

Fellow students, ETHIKOS is holding a winter clothes and blanket drive for homeless members of our community who are visitors of the Harry Tompson Center (right next to campus). While we are often quick to complain about our frigid 2 minute walk from our warm and cozy car to school, it is important for us to remember that some of our neighbors are left to fight the cold most nights of the week. There is a great need for winter clothing (jackets, pants, sweaters, socks, gloves, and hats) and blankets for our homeless neighbors.  A gift so simple as a blanket has the capability to make a real difference. Please consider donating to this cause, and feel free to spread the word. We will be collecting items in boxes located in lecture halls A and B in the MEB until December 16th. See the attached flyer for more details.

7. CSE Opportunity at Lighthouse Louisiana

Hello, everyone!  Hope the academic year is going well. I just wanted to let everyone know about an incredible, NEW CSE opportunity.  Starting December 3rd, we will be going to Lighthouse Louisiana to participate in small group sessions with visually impaired patients.  These sessions will focus on topics such as independent living skills for visually impaired patients or social/craft classes with visually impaired patients.  In case you haven’t heard of Lighthouse Louisiana, it is an amazing organization that provides services and support to vision-impaired and hearing-impaired members of the community.  This is a remarkable opportunity to help increase awareness of visual impairments (especially for anyone interested in Ophthalmology or ENT). Please feel free to contact me with any questions: Marie D. Acierno, M.D. or my secretary Ms. Brenda Fields 225-768-5820.

I hope you can join me.

Summary:  CSE credit for small group sessions at Lighthouse Louisiana (123 State Street) starting December 3rd at 8:30am.  Please contact me by email and let me know if you will be able to attend by Dec. 1st. This will be a monthly event posted for CSE.

Thanks so much!

Please send all announcements to by Friday at 5:00pm