Student Announcements 03/23 – 03/29

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. Camp Tiger Benefit & Auction

Tickets for the Camp Tiger Benefit & Auction can be purchased online at As a reminder, the discounted price can be used only by students, faculty, and staff of LSUHSC. (For example, if you and your parents want to attend the silent and live auctions, you would pay $35 for your ticket and $55 for each of your parents’ tickets.) Please contact Auction Chair Elizabeth Owers at with any questions!

Elizabeth Owers
Camp Tiger Auction Chair 2015
LSU New Orleans School of Medicine

4. Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award

Dear Classmates,

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, administered through the Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) of the AAMC, annually honors a medical school faculty physician (M.D. or D.O. 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 winning faculty nominee from LSU will be honored at the 2nd year White Coat Ceremony and as mentioned before, will be entered in a national competition to receive the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award and a $5000 grant.

Each medical school will have the opportunity to nominate one physician faculty member (M.D. or D.O. degree) for this prestigious award.

We ask 3rd and 4th year students who believe that a faculty member embodies the following qualities:

1) positive mentoring skills,

2) involvement in community service

3) compassion/sensitivity

4) collaboration with students and patients

to write an individual paragraph on each of these four traits as to how an outstanding faculty member that they have worked with embodies such qualities.

The following are suggestions for how to write the nomination paragraphs:

  • Convey how students feel about the nominee.
  • Provide quotes and anecdotes (list who the quotes are from: students, peers, patients, and faculty etc.) describing the nominee’s qualities.
  • Give specific examples and accomplishments that exhibit the nominee’s humanistic characteristics.
  • Relay how all sections of the nomination form categories impact students.
  • Provide specific examples of humanism and compassion.
  • Demonstrate a 360 degree view of the nominee in varying environments.
  • Include what the nominee does outside of medicine: interests, volunteer work, hobbies, etc.
  • One author should write the entire nomination so that it reads as one voice and in the third person as a narrative. Tell a story.

Again, the nominee must be on LSUHSC’s clinical faculty and we ask 3rd or 4th year students to please consider nominating a faculty member that they have worked with. Please send all nominations to either Daniel Nelson ( or Laura Rachal ( by March 27, 2015. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have and thank you for your consideration.


Your AAMC OSR representatives

5. GHHS Student of the Month

Dear Student Doctors,

Congratulations to the students recently recognized as 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 model 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 March 31st. 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 James Connick (, Katie Melder ( ,Spud Induru ( or Jeffrey Cardinale ( with any questions.


6. CSE Opportunity at Lighthouse Louisiana

Hello again—- Please join me again at the Lighthouse Louisiana to participate in small group sessions with visually impaired patients on Wednesday, April 1st 8:45 am to noon.  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, Medicine, Nursing or Allied Health Profession). Please feel free to contact me with any questions: Marie D. Acierno, M.D. I hope you can join me.

Summary:  CSE credit for small group sessions at Lighthouse Louisiana (123 State Street) next session April 1st. Please contact me by email and let me know if you will be able to attend. This will be a monthly event posted for CSE.

Thanks so much!

7. Tiger Run 2015 Registration

Hello Everyone,

Every year the School of Medicine hosts the Tiger Run 5K to benefit the Student Run Homeless Clinics. This year the race will take place on Sunday March 29th at 9am at LaSalle Park in Metairie. To register for the run please click on the link below.

Registration is $20 and includes the participation in the race, a T-shirt, food, drink and entertainment. The run closes what is sure to be a fun filled family weekend! Please encourage your family and friends to come join us for the race to help us raise money for the Student Run Homeless Clinics. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at

Best Regards,

Peter Casey
LSU School of Medicine Class of 2016
SGA VP of Community Service

8. SIGMA Concert

Have you ever wanted your headbanging to improve the health of our city’s homeless? Do you like spending your Saturday nights philanthropically consuming libations? Then we have the event for you!!! Come on out to Republic (828 S Peters St.) on Saturday, April 18th to support the LSUHSC Student-Run Homeless Clinics at the last SIGMA concert of the school year! Show starts at 7:30 and you won’t wanna miss our student bands and dance crew. Email Barret Murphy (bmurp1) or James Connick (jconn5) for more information.

Drink Responsibly – United Cabs 504-522-9711

Please send all announcement to by Friday at 5pm