Student Announcements 09/01-09/07

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 osturm@lsuhsc.edu
Colton Walker, NOM Clinic Director cwal12@lsuhsc.edu

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 (vvaita@lsuhsc.edu).

Sign up link: CRR Sign Up


3. SPOTS

WHAT IS SPOTS?

SPOTS (Sun Protection Outreach Teaching by Students) is a new program at LSU and a great way to get involved in the community. SPOTS teaches adolescent students early detection and prevention measures regarding skin cancer in an effort to increase their knowledge and hopefully affect their attitudes and behaviors towards sun protection. SPOTS also aims to educate medical students in sun protection methods, teaching strategies, and the basics of cutaneous malignancies in order to better prepare them for educating and treating patients.

Many myths persist in our society that hinders the effectiveness of sun protection methods. The SPOTS program aims to eliminate many of these myths by teaching the facts about sun exposure and the proper use of protective methods. Thus, increasing knowledge and awareness to encourage lifestyle choices and behavioral changes to reduce the incidence of skin cancer in tomorrow’s society.

Medical students teach good sun protection behaviors and skin cancer detection methods to adolescents during 50 minute classes. The curriculum includes interactive lectures, handouts, worksheets, and educational games. This program is designed to present the facts about skin cancer and sun protection to teenagers in an interesting and engaging way, allowing them to make informed choices regarding future behaviors.

SPOTS is also a joint LSU-Tulane program, so it is a great way to meet other medical students in our area!

In order to teach SPOTS classes at local middle and high schools, you must attend the training session on WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 10 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Tulane DeBakey Center. Dermatology residents will be teaching the training session.

If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about the program, please email Hailey Rouhana at hrouha@lsuhsc.edu.


4. CSA Meeting TomorrowThe LSUHSC Catholic Student Association (CSA) will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, September 2nd at noon in MEB seminar room 5 (3rd floor). Our speaker will be Peter Finney Jr. of the Clarion Herald, which is the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ weekly newspaper. Of course, lunch will be provided. Hope to see you there!

If you want to be on the CSA email list or have any questions, please contact Aaron Ackley at aackle@lsuhsc.edu


5. SIGNNS Meeting 9/16

The Student Interest Group for Neurology and Neurosurgery will be having a meeting on September 16 in MEB S10 at noon. We will have several LSU neurosurgery residents come speak about their residency experience and the field of neurosurgery in general. There will be free food at this first meeting. Dues are $20 and can be brought to the meeting or placed in Samantha Parker’s NTS folder.
Thanks,
Robert Derenbecker


6. SIGMA Meeting Tomorrow

Student Interest Group for Music and the Arts
A lot of big things have been happening here in SIGMA Land as of late, so we decided it was time to hold our first meeting! Come hang out with us in the L1 lecture hall on Tuesday, September 2nd during our lunch break to learn all about what we do as an interest group. We’ll be discussing art shows, movie nights, culinary expositions, dance classes, and everyone’s favorite fall concert- JAMbalaya- while we enjoy some free food. If you’re already sold on all this deliciousness, bring a $20 check made out to SIGMA to cover your dues.

Keep rockin, people.
In SIGMA We Lust


7. Clinical Experience in Haiti

Spots available on trip to Jacsonville, Haiti with Sante Total September 15-20, 2014. Over the week , students will experience clinical work by taking patient histories, presenting histories to an attending physician, and actively working on medical treatments for the patients seen in clinic. This is a great opportunity to help an underserved community and gain experience in a clinical setting.

DATES: September 15-20, 2014. For more information: please contact Serena Murphy (smurp3@lsuhsc.edu) or Rose Bissonnette (rbiss1@lsuhsc.edu). Information about Sante Total is available at www.santetotal.org


Please send all announcements to lfree@lsuhsc.edu by Friday at 5:00 PM