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I am pleased to announce today’s launch of “The Dream Campaign”!
The DGSOM at UCLA Class of 2018 has selected The Dream Scholarship for undocumented students here at the medical school for this year’s class gift giving campaign.
The site is live and in-action, and we are super excited to share it with you.
Check it out! >> https://spark.ucla.edu/DGSOM2018
Director, Alumni Affairs David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 885 Tiverton Drive, Room B27-C Los Angeles, CA 90095-1722 (310-) 206-9127 Desk firstname.lastname@example.org
The Black Mental Health Forum is an open forum healing space for undergraduate, graduate and professional students to discuss issues of Black Student Mental Health, coping and resilience. The forum space is meant to serve as a supportive space for students on campus. Refreshments will be served.
Professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez is a Professor in the departments of History and African American Studies. She is currently the Interim Director of the Ralph Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. Her research focuses on race, policing and incarceration.
Dr. Nicole Green is a counseling psychologist who received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Southern California. She also received her Ed.M. from Harvard University Graduate School of Education where she studied academic risk and resilience. Her areas of interest include academic success among students of color, African American family issues, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence issues. She currently serves as the Executive Director of UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the UCLA Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) program.
Dear DGSOM Community,
“Summer has come and passed. The innocent can never last. Wake me up when September ends.” As you cope with the turmoil either in the block or out in the world, DGSOM AMSA wants to send you cordial greetings and our warmest support. We are dedicated to serving our medical students at both the student life and policy level. in this email, we would like to share with you a couple of outstanding and free legal service resources provided to all UCLA students, including tailored services to our DACA recipients.
For a broad range of legal issues (other than tax and immigration), UCLA Student Legal Services provides assistance such as negotiating on behalf of students and drafting legal documents. For immigration issues, UCLA Undocumented Student Program (USP), in collaboration with the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center, focuses on serving our undocumented and DACA students, as well as students with family members who are undocumented. If you are in fear of losing your legal status for any reason, we encourage you to contact either service for consultation. If your situation is not within the range of either service, you can still obtain a referral to trustworthy outside legal resources. One of us had the pleasure of speaking with UCLA USP Attorney Habiba in person last week and was impressed with her compassion and dedication to our community. Below are details on how to utilize both services.
Service: Case-by-case immigration consultation & immigration workshops (call to sign up) in the following areas:
Immigrating through Family members
Green Cards (Lawful Permanent Residency)
Immigration Court and Detention
Location: Student Activities Center in Suite B44 Hours: Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (available in the evenings when needed) Email: email@example.com Phone: (310)206-2980 To directly make an appointment with Attorney Habiba: https://habibaucimm.youcanbook.me/
Service: Confidential legal assistance provided by experienced attorneys on a wide range of legal issues. Several immigration consultations each quarter for all students. All services by appointment only. For more information, go to www.studentlegal.ucla.edu.
A239 Murphy Hall Number: (310)-825-9894 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For international students with non-immigrant status (F, H, J visas, etc.), the Dashew Center for Internation Students (http://www.internationalcenter.ucla.edu/) and the International Student Support Program (us.myissp.com) provide advisory support and nurture a vibrant international student community.
UCLA DGSOM AMSA Board
Co-presidents: Gwendolyn Lee (email@example.com) and Gabriela Lopez Policy Chair: Kayla Gu (firstname.lastname@example.org) Medical Education Chair: Jason Qian Community Service Chair: Jessica Wu Website: https://organizations.dgsom.ucla.edu/amsa/
The Dean’s Office, and our Offices of Graduate Medical Education, Student Affairs, and the Graduate Program in Bioscience, are all committed to ensuring that David Geffen School of Medicine medical students, graduate students, residents and fellows remain mentally healthy while completing their training program.
We invite you to explore the Behavioral Wellness Center site at medschool.ucla.edu/bwc.
What will you find?
-Short-term individual psychotherapy
-Information about community-based services and resources
(Services rendered through BWC are covered by insurance and co-pays have been waived)
Phone: (310) 825-9605 Email: BWC@mednet.ucla.edu Location: 18-218 CHS (first floor of the UCLA Center for Health Sciences)
Administrative Office Hours: 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM with clinicians available for early morning, daytime and evening sessions.
For MS4s, the time has come to start familiarizing ourselves with the Residency application process—MS3s, this is just around the corner. MS1s and MS2s, it’s never too early to have this process on your radar (though don’t spend TOO much time thinking about it).
If you can spare a moment, we recommend exploring the AAMC’s Tools for Residency Applicants page, linked here. While the majority of this information pertains to the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), the Residency Application Timeline is a good place to start as it provides a scaffold through which you can begin to shape what the process of your applying to residency will look like.
As always, please feel free to email your friendly neighborhood OSR reps with any questions regarding this or other AAMC resources.
Your OSR Representatives
John Barber – email@example.com
Neev Batavia – firstname.lastname@example.org
John Cabri – email@example.com
Sarah Rudasill – firstname.lastname@example.org
Students Needed! Click Here to Participate
(1) Medical Student Feedback Form
The Professionalism Council has created a feedback form for students to provide ANONYMOUS feedback regarding their experiences in the classroom and while on the wards. We have taken multiple precautions to protect student anonymity, and are striving to change the culture of medicine at UCLA by acknowledging good teaching practices while trending faculty who have created an environment of abuse or negativity.
This feedback form will remain open indefinitely for continuous responses. Please feel free to report multiple events (both positive or negative ones) throughout the year.
Help us change how UCLA practices medicine. We look forward to your participation and response.
Link to feedback form: http://apps.medsch.ucla.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=LJYATMYT3K
DGSOM Professionalism Council