Announcements (4/2-4/8)

Hey Everyone,

Congrats to everyone that helped to plan such a successful Camp Tiger Auction and Family Day!

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

Below are your Weekly Announcements:

  1. SIGMA Elections Meeting – 4/3
  2. Pediatrics (PIG) Meeting – 4/4 & 4/7
  3. Ophthalmology Wet Lab – 4/5
  4. Radiology (RIG) Meeting – 4/7
  5. LGBT Health Symposium – 4/10
  6. Obstetrics (OBIG) Meeting – 4/10
  7. Proteges 4th Year Planning – L3 ANNOUNCEMENT – 4/17
  8. Proteges 4th Year Planning – L4 ANNOUNCEMENT – 4/17
  9. CORE – 4/22
  10. GHHS
  11. SRHC
  12. Cancer Resource Room
  1. SIGMA

Tomorrow, April 3rd at noon in S10, we’re going to have a Sigma Elections Meeting for the upcoming year!!


We will have all current officers there to describe what they do and can answer questions from the audience. If you plan on running for an officer position plan on attending.   Even if you are interested in being more involved but aren’t completely sure yet, come.  See what it’s all about.  If you want to run but aren’t sure of which position, come and we can help you figure it out.  Either way, after the meeting we will ask you to type up a blurb for your nomination and email it to us.  Use the Google form below to sign up for positions and add in a campaign pitch (paragraph about why ppl should vote for you). This will be open for signups until Midnight Wednesday APRIL 5th .


We will email all nomination blurbs with a digital ballot later in the week (first week of April) to all SIGMA members. Voting will close before Friday(April 7th)  afternoon @ 4 pm and we can announce the new positions that day.  We encourage all SIGMA members to vote.  SIGMA has grown into something really special and unique over the years and it’s only because of continued involvement.


Thomas Fincke   (president) ——————–>

Logan Gladney   (Vice President)————–>

Nick Helmsetter  (Creative Chair)—————>

Glenn Carman    (Dermatones Chair)———->

Maggie Joyner    (Diabeats Chair)————–>

Nick De La Rua   (Tech Chair)——————->

Ben Simpson     (Marketing/media Chair)—->

Gabe Fusilier     (Secretary)———————->

Nazary Nebeluk  (Treasurer)———————->

  1. Pediatrics

We have a few announcements this week so please read til the end J



The PIG Community Service Project is quickly approaching! We will be volunteering at the Women’s Shelter on2020 S. Liberty Street this Tuesday, April 4th @ 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm. PIG will host a Kids Easter Activity in conjunction with N.O.W.S. Outreach Program. We will help the children decorate Easter baskets and eggs and have an Easter egg hunt. Click the link below to sign up for this exciting event. You will receive CSE hours for your participation!


If you have any questions regarding this activity, please contact Amber Jarrell (



Our last meeting will be this Friday, April 7th at NOON in MDL 5 (Note the location change)! Some of the L4s who have recently matched into Pediatric Residencies will be coming to speak to us. If you plan on eating lunch with us, please fill out the survey monkey below:



If you are interested in running for a PIG officer position, now is the time to start thinking about it! We will be looking for L1s to run for president, vice president (2 spaces), and a joint secretary/treasurer position. Feel free to email the current officers with questions about their responsibilities. We will also be available to answer last minute questions about our positions at the April 7th meeting. If you decide to run, please email me your name, the position you are running for, and a paragraph introducing yourself and explaining why you’d like to be a PIG officer no later than Saturday, April 8th at 5pm! We will send out a Survey Monkey for voting on April 9th.


Current Officers:

Mike Evers-President

Co Vice-Presidents- Amber Jarrell and Mary-Elizabeth Lago

Secretary/Treasurer-Brittany Woods


Please let us know if you have any questions. Have a great week!


~PIG Officers

  1. OIG Wet Lab

Here are the final details for the wet lab on Wednesday April 5th:


We will have ophthalmologists/residents with us to teach us the anatomy of the eye and give us a brief lecture/demonstration of intraocular lens implantation (what happens in cataract surgery). We will do dissection of pig eyes to learn the anatomy AND we will be able to practice suturing techniques on human eyes.


Its $5 for dues paying members and $15 for non-dues paying members.

The lab will start at 3pm and last roughly 1.5-2 hours. It is in the anatomy simulation lab on the5th floor of Lions (that fancy room we rarely use as first and second years!)


I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE anyone interested in ophthalmology to attend. This is the only time you will get the anatomy of the eye itself and you will also have the opportunity to ask Dr. Dang and the residents questions about the field. There are 16 spots total.


Sign-up sheet is on the wall above the L2 folders! Put a check in Michael Ascuitto’s folder made out to OIG.


Hope to see y’all Wednesday! Have a great weekend!


-The OIG Board

  1. Radiology

Radiology Interest Group will be having a meeting on Friday, April 7th at 1:00 pm at UMC – lunch will be provided. Dr. Spieler, an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology at LSUHSC, will be presenting a general overview of the field and how to successfully match, as well as hosting a short Q&A. After the meeting Dr. Spieler will give the group a tour of the Radiology department at UMC.

If you plan on attending, please fill out this short survey so that an accurate head-count can be given for food:

Also, it’s time to elect new officers for RIG for the 2017-2018 school year. The four positions that are available are president, vice president, treasurer and secretary. Please email if you are interested in any of these positions.

  1. LGBT Health Symposium

ETHIKOS and LOCUS are hosting a LGBT Healthcare Symposium on April 10th, 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the MEB, Lecture Hall A.


Four experts from the fields of medicine, law, and LGBT advocacy to share their stories, experiences, and insight in a forum on the current affairs and future of LGBT healthcare and how, as future healthcare professionals, we can strive to achieve equity for all in healthcare for all. This event is sponsored by ETHIKOS and LOCUS and food will be provided. Please see the attached flyer for further details.


Facebook event:



  • Jamie Buth, MD, Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory and Primary Care, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System
  • Chris Otten, JD, Associate Attorney at Beahm & Green, health law
  • Brandy Panunti, MD, Chair, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Ochsner Medical Center
  • Sebastian Rey, Director, LGBT Community Center of New Orleans

Discussion will include:

  • transgender medicine
  • challenges to healthcare equality
  • reproductive medicine and LGBT couples
  • antidiscrimination laws in Louisiana
  • what an LGBT patient should expect of their provider
  • physician-patient relationship in the context of LGBT healthcare
  • PrEP/HIV prophylaxis


Thank you,



  1. Obstetrics

We’ll be having another ultrasound session with Dr. Stafford on Monday April 10th at noon. It will be at her high-risk pregnancy clinic at Touro with one of her patients, not just a computer program this time, so we think this is going to be an awesome opportunity for everyone! L2s, I know our first endocrine exam is that morning, but the OBIG officers will be heading there after we finish and I encourage y’all to do the same. L1s, we would never tell you to skip class but good thing there’s Mediasite/NTS. Because we’ll be crowded in an exam room, we’re limiting this to the first 10-15 dues paying members who sign up, so please email Brittany Woods ( and let us know if you’re interested!


Unfortunately, the OBIG meeting on Tuesday, April 25th had to be cancelled due to the Camp Tiger Orientation that day. Therefore, we’d like to encourage everyone to sign up for the Ultrasound Session!


Have a great week!


~OBIG Officers

  1. Proteges L3 Announcement

Dearest L3s,


Protégés Presents: 5th Annual 4th Year Planning Workshop!


We will provide a 4th Year Planning Forum on Monday, April 17th at 5:00 pm in MEB Lecture Hall B, facilitated by newly matched L4s to introduce everything pertinent for a successful match (VSAS, ERAS, Aways, scheduling, interviews, budget etc).The forum will be followed by specialty-specific small groups led by residency program directors, chief residents, newly matched L4s, and other faculty. These small groups will be held on one evening between Monday, April 17th and Friday, April 21st.  Sign up for the specialty-specific sessions HERE Internal Medicine sign-up slot wasn’t available earlier, but it’s fixed now! 


Finally, we will have another Protégés event (House Flashback) during the week of April 24th.


Contact with any questions, concerns or suggestions.

  1. Proteges L4 Announcement

Dearest L4s,


Congrats on being one step closer to completing medical school and on a successful Match Day 2017!!! This time last year, many of you attended the Protégés Annual 4th Year Planning Workshop to gain advice and guidance from 4th year students.


A year wiser, it is your turn to kick off our workshop and serve as a panelist for the 4th Year Planning Forum on Monday, April 17th at 5:00 pm in MEB Lecture Hall B. You will help introduce L3s to everything pertinent for a successful 4th year and match (VSAS, ERAS, Aways, scheduling, interviews, budgeting etc)! Please sign-up via this form if you want to serve as a panelist:


The forum will be followed by specialty-specific small groups led by residency program directors, chief residents, newly matched L4s, and other faculty. These small groups will be held on one evening between Monday, April 17th and Friday, April 21st.  If you’re interested in participating in the specialty-specific small groups, email

  1. CORE

Hello CORE Crew!

Our next health screening event will be the YMCA Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 22nd, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. During this event, we will be checking blood pressure & glucose levels, as well as performing brief heart & lung, neurological, and musculoskeletal exams. I will also be recruiting a few residents to help out with abdominal exams and to sign physical exam forms so that these kids can participate in summer sports.

We have had great experiences working with the YMCA in the past, and this is one of the few CORE health screenings that incorporates a full physical exam. So, bring your friends and brush up on those clinical skills! I have broken the event up into 2 shifts to minimize the time commitment but feel free to sign up for both:

If you have any questions, please let me know. As the event approaches, I will contact volunteers with more details.

Thank you,

Katelyn Robillard

  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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