Announcements (2/28-3/4)

Below are your Weekly Announcements:

  1. Pediatrics (PIG) – 3/3
  2. SNMA – 3/4
  3. GHHS Essay Contest
  4. NOLA Hotspotters
  5. GHHS
  6. SRHC
  7. Cancer Resource Room
  1. Pediatrics Meeting

The second Pediatric Interest Group (PIG) meeting of the spring semester will be this Friday, March 3rd at 12pm in Lecture Hall B.


Dr. Barkemeyer is bringing a panel of Pediatric Residents to share their experiences with us! Please fill out the survey monkey below if you are coming!


If you are interested in becoming a PIG member, it’s not too late! Please place a $20 Check in Brittany Woods’ Double Sided NTS Folder (L2 side) written out to “PIG” or bring a check to our next meeting. Dues will get you lunch as well as an awesome T-shirt which we will be ordered after this meeting!


Please let us know if you have any questions. See you Friday!


~PIG Officers

  1. SNMA

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) will be hosting a health fair for formerly incarcerated citizens of New Orleans on March 4, 2017. The health fair will include a Blood Center mobile donation center. Help support the SNMA/ First 72+ Community Health Fair and GIVE LIFE by donating blood. Click the link below for more information and to sign up.


If you have any questions, contact Michael Okoronkwo at


-SNMA Leadership

  1. GHHS Humanism in Medicine Essay Contest

GHHS Humanism in Medicine Essay Contest

Together with SGA and the Office of the Dean, the Gold Humanism Honor Society invites you to participate in this year’s Humanism in Medicine Essay Contest.

The essay should be written about any experience of humanistic qualities in medicine that you have encountered. It should focus on any experiences you have had that stress the consistent demonstration of integrity, respect, and compassion in the care of patients.

Characteristics include the ability to listen as well as be honest, courteous, respectful, trustworthy, and empathetic toward patients, their families, co-workers, and students.

The winner of the contest will receive $500 and the privilege of reading their essay at the L2 White Coat Ceremony on April 22, 2017. Awards will be given at that time. Any student is eligible, and there are no specific guidelines for the essay.

The winning essay will be chosen by a panel of LSUHSC faculty members. The deadline for essay submission is Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 5:00pm. The winner will be announced by March 15. Please submit your essay as well as any questions to Julie Cronan at

  1. NOLA Hotspotters

Dear LSU Med,


We are very excited to announce that NOLA Hotspotters is recruiting for next year’s cohort! If you’re not familiar with who we are: NOLA HotSpotters is a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary group of students working with patients to address the social determinants of health and reduce hospitalizations.


As a NOLA Hotspotter, you will work on a small team of students drawn from institutions throughout New Orleans from the schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, Public Health and Law, helping to prevent some of the highest need patients in New Orleans from slipping through the cracks. You will work one-on-one with patients, gaining knowledge and insight into patient care and care management, social determinants of health, and interdisciplinary education.


You can find more information in links and flyer below, or talk to L2s Lucey Wright or Andrew Myers. If you are interested, please contact Kelsey Ward,, for more information and consider filling out an application (attached).


We look forward to hearing from you!

The 2017-2018 NOLA Hotspotters Leadership Team



“The Hotspotters” by Atul Gawande in The New Yorker 


AAMC student Hotspotting Guide

  1. GHHS

Please use the survey link below to nominate up to two medical students who embody the ideals of integrity, service, respect, and empathy. Members of the Gold Humanism Honor Society will then vote among the nominees to select two students from each class as Students of the Month. This is a great way to recognize classmates who go above and beyond! Email Julie at for any questions or problems.

  1. SRHC

Hey L3s and L4s,


Every year, the LSU Student-Run Homeless Clinics rely on third and fourth year medical students to operate. Starting this semester, we have officially changed the New Orleans Mission clinics to Saturdays instead of Thursdays. Ozanam Inn clinics are still on Saturdays from 10am-2pm. New Orleans Mission clinics will now be on Saturdays from 1-4pm. If you have already signed up for a Thursday clinic this semester, we apologize for the inconvenience. If you’d like to volunteer, please use this link to sign up. 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,

Heather Valdin, Ozanam Inn Clinic Director (

Max Musharoff, New Orleans Mission Director (

  1. Cancer Resource Room

Please sign up to be a volunteer for the Cancer Resource Room! (SLE approved!)


For more information, contact Katy Olivier –

Tuan Tran

Secretary, Student Government Association

LSU New Orleans School of Medicine

Class of 2018

(337) 256-0270

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