Announcements (4/9-4/15)

Hey Everyone,

Reminder that the last SGA meeting of the semester is Wednesday, April 12th at 5:30pm in S4. Each organization should have one representative present. Group audits should be submitted to me ( before the meeting. If not, just let me know. Food will be provided while supplies last.

L2s – For the Proteges meetings, you can only sign-up for certain sessions.

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

Below are your Weekly Announcements:

  1. Pharos Poetry Contest Winner
  2. OBIG – 4/10
  3. LGBT Health Symposium – 4/10
  4. SGA Meeting – 4/12
  5. MPIG – 4/13
  6. IPSA Workshop – 4/20
  7. CORE – 4/22
  8. Proteges – L2 ANNOUNCEMENT
  9. Proteges – L3 ANNOUNCEMENT
  10. GHHS
  11. SRHC
  12. Cancer Resource Room
  13. Pharos Poetry Contest Winner

Congratulations to Marc Beuttler (L3) for winning 1st place in The Pharos Poetry Contest, a nationwide program sponsored the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. His poem titled “H&P” will be published in the Summer 2017 issue of The Pharos. Marc has also been invited to read his poem before the Louisiana Beta Chapter of AOA at the AOA Visiting Professorship Banquet on April 27th. Congratulations again, Marc!

  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. 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. SGA Meeting

Our last SGA meeting of the semester will be Wednesday, April 12th at 5:30pm in S4. Each organization should have one representative present.

Reminder that audits should be submitted before the meeting. Food will be served while supplies last.

  1. MPIG

Hey Med-Peds! I know it’s been a while, but we will be having a meeting on Thursday 4/13 at noon! (room TBD)

We will be hosting a panel of current Med-Peds residents who have graciously agreed to come chat with us. Even better, we will be having free food (preference will be given to dues paying members) until it runs out!

L1s I know you guys have your Histo final exam on that day, but once you are done please feel free to swing by and get some food! L2s if you are on campus please come by as well.

The residents are awesome people who aren’t too far removed from our Med school struggles, so anyone interested in Medicine or Pediatrics is encouraged to attend!

Peace, love, and Med-Peds

Myles Prados


Thursday, April 20th, 6-8 pm (dinner is provided!)

Medical Education Building, third floor, S14

Dr. Richard Culbertson and Dr. Peggy Honore of the School of Public Health will be speaking on organizational structure of the healthcare system and medicaid expansion in Louisiana. Come meet other students from different schools and engage in small group discussions about the healthcare system. (2 IPSA points toward IPSA Award of IP Distinction)

If interested, sign up here:

Questions? Email IPSA Secretary of Workshops, Kristin Cornwell (

  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. Proteges – L2

Dearest L2s,

As part of our 4th Year Planning Workshop, Protégés hosts specialty-specific small group sessions led by residency program directors, chief residents, newly matched L4s, and other faculty. The goal is to provide students with all information needed to successfully match into their desired specialty. These small groups will be held on one evening between Monday, April 17th and Friday, April 21st. L2 students interested in Anesthesiology, ENT, Med/Peds, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, PM&R, or Neurology can now register for our specialty-specific information sessions! Sign up for the specialty-specific sessions HERE

Contact with any questions, concerns or suggestions.

  1. Proteges – L3

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. 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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