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.
Olivia Sturm, OI Clinic Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Colton Walker, NOM Clinic Director email@example.com
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sign up link: CRR Sign Up
3. APAMSA Meeting
Come join us for our first Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA) meeting of the year on Tuesday, Sept 30th at noon in MEB S10. We’ll be talking about the volunteering, social, and fundraising events we’ve planned for this year. In addition, Dr. Betty Lo and Dr. Paul Thien will be joining us to share their experiences. Free lunch is provided (Asian, possibly Korean, but definitely not Panda Express).
4. GHHS – Student of the Month
Dear Student Doctors,
The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) wants to give students a chance to honor their peers through a ‘Student of the Month’ award. The idea behind this monthly award is to highlight under-recognized 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 class will fill out a SurveyMonkey nominating peers who stand out through their actions. Two students from each class will be selected every month. 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 September survey, which will be open until October 1. So if you see a classmate doing something great this month, nominate them using the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5HKLRR8
To promote the idea of appreciating students who normally fly under the radar or have not been recognied for their work in the past, GHHS elected members along with elected RISE representatives will be excluded from selection. For a list of the GHHS/ RISE members visit: https://www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/ghhs/ .
5. Office of Admissions – Interview Tours
The Admissions Office is looking for some additional help with giving the interview tours. Most of the dates have been filled with L1/L2s, but there are some interview days that fall in the middle of testing weeks. I know most of you will be on rotations, but if you have the day free, we would appreciate your help.
Most of you will have given tours before, but just as a reminder, you get 3 PDE-B credit hours. The tour will run from 10:30 – 1:30.
Here is a link to the Google doc where you can look at the available dates and sign up: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gxv_m8YbrgO-upZQmS4fWdbgPTMe4YEV-JRmDRNPYws/edit?usp=sharing
6. VISG Meeting
I am excited to announce we will be having our first VSIG meeting next week on Thursday, October 2nd! The meeting will be in MEB, room S9 on the 3rd floor at noon.
Dr. Malachi Sheahan will be coming to speak with the group and give a presentation about vascular surgery in general, what it entails, and ways to get involved with the program! Dr. Sheahan is a great speaker, and is the program director for the integrated vascular surgery program at LSU, so I definitely recommend attending the meeting!
See yall there,
7. Pink Out Day
The School of Medicine Committee on Women’s Affairs and the Southern Louisiana Chapter of the Association for Women in Science have teamed up for October. We invite each one of you to join our efforts during breast cancer awareness month by helping to increase “visibility” during our first campus wide “Pink Out.”
It’s simple! Just get out your pink shirts, dresses, ties and scrubs and put them on before you head to class or the hospital on Friday October 3rd. (And don’t worry, it’s perfectly acceptable to mix and match with your black and gold!)”
8. Spanish Conversation Group
The Spanish conversation group will meet every Tuesday at 12pm by the couches on the second floor MEB. The first meeting will be this Tuesday (9/30). Everyone who is interested in learning conversational and medical Spanish is welcome to come! This is an informal group setting so bring your lunch and stop by to practice Spanish. Preguntas? email@example.com.
9. OBIG and WIM Meeting
WIM and OBIG will be having their second meeting of the semester (a joint meeting) this Tuesday, September 30th at noon in MEB S5. Lunch will be provided to those who have paid their dues. On the menu will be homemade tacos (vegetarian options included) along with dessert. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Denise Johnson. She will be focusing on women’s health in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness month throughout October. If you plan to attend and have not already done so, please fill out this really quick survey posted in the links below.
OBIG members: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YQZBCMJ
WIM members: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YJTH8PR
If you are a member of both IG’s, it doesn’t matter which of the links you choose as long as you complete one.
WIM members: we have also made some changes to the previous t-shirt design. We will show you all what the new one will look like at the meeting.
Thanks and looking forward to seeing you all Tuesday!
WIM Secretary/ Treasurer
10. RIG Meeting
WHAT: Radiology Interest Group Meeting
WHERE: MEB S5
WHEN: Noon on Wednesday, October 1st
The Radiology Interest Group will be hosting it’s first meeting of the semester this Wednesday, October 1st at noon in MEB S5. Dr. Bud Landry will be giving a brief presentation on what exactly it means to be a radiologist and answering any questions about the field of radiology. Lunch will be provided (not pizza), and dues for the year will be $20. If you have any questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
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