Announcements (3/12-3/18)

Hey y’all,

Reminder that there will be an SGA Meeting this Wednesday at 5:30pm in Lions. Each group should have one representative present.

All announcements have been updated to the SGA Website ( Please email by noon on Sunday with any announcements.

Below are your Weekly Announcements:

  1. Non-Traditional Student Advocacy Committee – 3/13
  2. Evolutionary Approaches to Medicine – 3/13
  4. IDIG Journal Club – 3/14
  5. SNMA March Mentoring – 3/16-18
  6. Latino Medical Student Association – 3/29
  7. Dean’s Service Form
  8. House Exercise Competition Winners
  9. GHHS
  10. SRHC
  11. Cancer Resource Room
  1. NTAC

NTAC, the non-traditional student advocacy committee, invites you to attend our second student led panel of the year on Monday, March 13th at 12pm in room S10. We have two L3 students who will be discussing the ups and downs of the third year. In particular, we have one student who traveled around a lot in her third year. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about step 1 and clinical rotations to the upper class men and women from a non-traditional background. This meeting is open to all students.
We will provide lunch. Hope to see y’all there!

  1. Evolutionary Approaches to Medicine

Evolutionary approaches to medicine (EvoMed) will be having their first meeting of the semester tomorrow (3/13) at noon. Alexis Scheuermann will be leading a round table discussion on Oral Contraceptives and Mate ChoiceSexual selection is still occurring in modern humans, come see how birth control affects who women choose as partners! If you would like to read the article or have any questions please email Logan Gladney (


SNMA/LOCUS/APAMSA/LMSA are holding another lunch talk on Monday, March 13, 2017 to grow this community focused on talking about social justice! As always, we’ll use this space for people to share their experiences and build community! LOCUS will be hosting this talk and it will be at MEBS15. No lunch this time, but we’re excited to see your happy faces and chat!

  1. IDIG Journal Club – 3/14 @ noon in S14


Hey guys join us for this month’s IDIG Journal Club where our very own Amelia Muhs will present a paper based on her undergraduate work. It’s called “Virulence Inhibitors from Brazilian Peppertree Block Quorum Sensing and Abate Dermonecrosis in Skin Infection Models”. You can access it here – . As always dues paying members earn PDE hours but all are welcome – just bring your lunch and some enthusiasm

  1. SNMA

SNMA is hosting “March Mentoring”. This is a 3-day series full of invaluable opportunities and experiences for our members. Please read details below, we look forward to seeing you there.


“March Mentoring”


Speed Mentoring

Thursday, March 16, 2017

SNMA has teamed up with the New Orleans Medical Association (NOMA) to provide students with an opportunity to attain physician mentors in their potential/desired fields. This is an opportunity for all SNMA members to meet and attain a mentor through NOMA. Time and Location TBD by NOMA.


Mock Interview

Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 5:30 PM 

Now it’s your turn! SNMA in conjunction with the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement is hosting mock interviews for pre-medical students. Over 50 premedical students have signed up from all across Louisiana!! This is our opportunity to give them feedback on their interviewing skills and help someone follow in your footsteps. Below is a link to sign up as a volunteer:


Clinical Workshop

Saturday, March 18, 2017 @ 9 AM

Many students are concerned about their physical exam skills. SNMA is providing its members opportunities to practice physical exam skills and gain insight from residents, an attending and a residency director. Please see the tentative itinerary below:

9:00am -9:20am Breakfast

9:20am- 10:00am Dr. Florencia Polite, Residency Director, Presentation on the “Road to Residency”

10:00am – 10:30 am Resident Panel Discussion

10:30 am – 11:30am 1st and 2nd year medical students will split up into groups and practice patient presentations and physical exam skills with Residents.

11:30am Dr. Robert Maupin will answer anonymous questions from students from an attending’s perspective.


Upcoming Events:

March – Election of 2017-2018 Officers

April – Health Fair

May 17th at 4pm – End of the year Banquet


-SNMA Leadership

  1. LMSA

Hey guys! There is a new and exciting organization being formed on campus! It’s the Latino Medical Student Association, which is a part of a national organization, and we would love for you all to join! Our first meeting is in a couple of weeks on Wednesday March 29th! We will also be having a volunteer opportunity that’ll hopefully open up soon. It’ll be taking blood pressures at ideal supermarket which has a predominantly Latino population and we wanted to make people aware! The tentative date for that is March 31st from 11am-4pm. If you want more information about LMSA or the volunteer

  1. Dean’s Service Form

The Dean’s Office has requested that all students groups to use the following link when reporting their community outreach.

Organizations should continue reporting SLE Hours to the L2 Secretary in addition to logging events into this form.

  1. House Exercise Competition Winners


For a little over a year, we have been collecting data on L1 and L2 medical student health and wellness, including frequency of exercise. By combining data from the wellness surveys collected periodically at exams and the number of swipes at the student wellness center, we calculated the houses who exercise most frequently.


The Dean of Medicine has graciously granted $600 to each winning house to be used for a house event (cannot be used for the purchase of alcohol). The winners are………………………….


Congrats to: Magazine House (L2 winner)

                      Carrollton house (L3 winner)


Great job guys! Keep holding each other accountable to exercise, and let’s see who the winners will be next year! I have contacted your house representatives. Feel free to contact me with any questions.


Megan Fitzpatrick

  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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