Student Announcements 08/25-08/31

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. Women in Medicine (WIM) Meeting TOMORROW

Hey guys!

Our first WIM (Women in Medicine) meeting will be Monday, August 25th from 12-1 PM (during lunch) in MEB S8.  Lunch will be provided! Final menu decision has not been made as of now, but we have narrowed it down to either Felipe’s or some of Rouse’s delicacies, AKA non-pizza menu! Speakers will include Dr. English, Dr. McGoey, Dr. Lo, Dr. Polite, Dr. Holman, and Dr. McLean. It will be more of an interactive meeting where we will be encouraged to ask them all various questions about life in medicine as a woman (obviously), e.g. balancing home life and work life, when they felt the best time to have children was, how do they share home duties with their significant other, etc. Having attended the meeting last year, I found that this meeting was very insightful, definitely a great one to attend!

Hope to see y’all there!

Felicia Venable

OBIG, Treasurer 2014-2015

WIM, Secretary/ Treasurer 2014-2015

4. Edgar Hull Society (EHS) Meeting Wednesday

We, the Edgar Hull Society (Internal Medicine Interest Group) will have our first meeting of the semester this Wednesday, August 27th in MEB Lecture Hall B at noon. The speaker will be Dr. Sanders who is the Chair of  Internal Medicine in New Orleans. He will discuss his decision to pursue medicine and is a great person to come to know. He is very excited to come speak to the students and I hope that you will all try to attend. Of course, there will be free food (not necessarily pizza) to all attendees!


Manu Murali Mysore
LSUHSC School of Medicine New Orleans c/o 2016
SGA Treasurer 2014-2015
Vice President, Edgar Hull Society

5. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Interest Group (PMRIG) Meeting Tuesday 

Come join us for the first Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation meeting on Tuesday August 26 in MEB S9 at noon! Dr. Glynn, the head of the PM&R department at Touro and LSU, will be speaking about adult inpatient rehab.  Lunch will be provided.
If attending, please respond to this survey so we can get a head count for food:
This year, dues will be $20.  Please make the check out to LSUHSC PMRIG.  You can either bring the check to the meeting or put it in my folder (Cristina Terhoeve) on the L2 side.
For those of you who aren’t quite sure what exactly PM&R is, here is a quick summary:
PM&R is a medical specialty that arose to address the functional needs of patients.  Commonly referred to as the “quality of life” specialty, the main focus of the field is to help patients achieve the highest level of function that an acute injury, chronic illness, or disability will allow.  The specialty addresses many different issues and aspects of patient care such as musculoskeletal, neurologic, cardiopulmonary, and psychosocial disorders.
Any questions? Email Cristina Terhoeve at
Hope to see you there!

6. Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) Meeting Tomorrow

FMIG will be holding its first general meeting on Monday, August 25th at noon in Seminar Room 4 (S4) on the third floor of the MEB. A free lunch will be provided.

During the meeting, we will have a presentation by Dr. Mary Coleman, LSUHSC’s Director of Community Health as well as a short presentation on the logistics of becoming a family physician (Step 1 scores, residency requirements, etc.)
Please fill out the following survey if you plan on attending to ensure that we have enough food for everyone.
Please email Quinn Thibodeaux ( with any questions.

7. Ophthalmology Interest Group (OIG) Meeting Wednesday

Our first OIG (Ophthalmology Interest Group) meeting will be this Wednesday, August 27th from 12-1 (during lunch) in MEB S5. Free lunch will be provided! Rouses mini po-boys, chicken tenders, and a cookie tray. We will have at least one local ophthalmologist there to give a short talk and answer any burning questions you might have. Additionally, we will have a representative from the Lions Eye Foundation there to discuss an upcoming service event that OIG will be participating in on August 30th at Lakeside Mall where you can potentially earn some SLE credits if you participate.
Hope to see y’all there.
Kevin McGinn
OIG President

8. Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Meeting Wednesday
Come join us for our First Official SNMA Meeting of the 2014-2015 School Year on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm in MEB Seminar Room 5!!! We will be discussing events that the organization will be hosting throughout the semester such as Community Service/Outreach, Student/Faculty Panels, Gross Anatomy/Histology Mock Written Exam, and Physician Mentorship opportunities!!
We are also delighted to have two distinguished LSU faculty members as guest speakers: Dr. Robert T. Maupin, Associate Dean of Community and Minority Health Education and Dr. Joshua A. Sherman, 2nd year LSU Emergency Medicine Resident. Each will share with you the impact that SNMA makes in the community as well as how you can be a part of it!!! Don’t miss out!!!
FOOD WILL BE SERVED!!! Please RSVP to the following link if you plan to attend, so that we can order enough food for everyone!!!
Christen Harris
LSU School of Medicine
Vice-President of Student National Medical Association
M. D. Candidate 2017

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