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Hello classmates, colleagues and friends!
We’re emailing on behalf of DGSOM Gold Humanism Honor Society to announce the start of our PostSecret Art Project! We had a chance to speak to you all in person about this exciting project, but we’ve included a description below for those of you who want a quick reminder. You will see postcard design stations in GH Student Lounge, Revive Cafe, SAO office and GH 130 lecture hall. Next time you see one of these boxes, please take a second to write or draw on the back of the cards and then place your work in the collection box. Submissions will be exhibited in the Student Lounge beginning May 10th.
UCLA Health PostSecret Art Project
A career in healthcare can feel isolating. Although our profession is fundamentally social, there are limits to what we feel comfortable sharing with our colleagues. While we respect the desire to keep personal feelings private, we recognize the irony that often other healthcare professionals are the only people who can truly understand what we have experienced. We believe this lack of transparency is contributing to the issues of physician wellness, job dissatisfaction, burnout, and depression. We hope to challenge these boundaries and experiment with community wellness through the UCLA Health PostSecret Art Project. This is a community art project that provides healthcare professionals with an opportunity to anonymously share information about themselves to create dialogue around topics that may be otherwise underrepresented in our conversations. We have created 4 different prompts to help guide your submissions:
You will see postcard design stations around campus and the hospital. Please take a second to write or draw on the back of the cards and submit them in the decorated/designated collection boxes by Friday, May 4th. Submitted postcards will be displayed in a curated gallery in the Geffen Hall Student Lounge starting on May 10th.
Be creative. Be honest. Be you.
Thanks and we look forward to seeing what you all create!!
Gold Humanism Honor Society
Visit http://medschool.ucla.edu/current-funded-elective-and-seminar-opportunities to learn more.
Dear Graduate Bruins,
Applications for the 2018-2019 GSA Director positions are currently live on the GSA website. Getting involved in GSA is one of the best ways for you to gain leadership experience at UCLA through serving the graduate student body. GSA has dozens of open positions that are currently open for application until the end of April. Under the leadership of GSA Executive Officers, Directors will assist Executive Officers to carry out the day-to-day tasks. All GSA Director positions are stipended and all Directors are expected to commit 5-10 hours a week from July 2018 to June 2019.
Current 2018-2019 Open GSA Director Positions:
The Director application for the GSA Cabinet can be found here. Please follow the submission instructions on the Director applications.
We hope that you would be interested in joining GSA and feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com or visit our office at Kerckhoff Hall 316 if you have any questions!
Please forward to graduate students--
SPRING WORKSHOPS are now online: http://gwc.gsrc.ucla.edu/Workshops WRITING APPOINTMENTSMake a one-on-one writing appointment:https://app.gsrc.ucla.edu/gwc/reservations/If you are a registered grad student and would like to schedule a free one-on-one writing appointment with a writing consultant, please use our online reservation system linked above.
Thrive Academy is a three-week intensive summer program designed for high school and college students to learn the principles of health promotion, disease prevention, public health, advocacy, and community medicine. This program will take place from June 25th-July 13th, 2018 at the STEM Academy of Hollywood.
The vision of Thrive Academy involves addressing the long-term goal of increasing the diversity of healthcare providers in medically-underserved areas. We recognize that there is a lack of mentorship for many local high school and college students interested in health careers. To better address this need, we will be working with a group of 20 high school students between 9th and 10th grade from the STEM Academy of Hollywood, 5 junior high school students from LeConte Middle School, and a group of college and medical students. 2018 will mark the 4th year of this program.
Students will meet daily to participate in project-based learning that will teach them the concepts of disease prevention, social determinants of health, community medicine, advocacy, and health promotion. Each college student will be responsible for two high school students and one junior high student, to mentor and help them through the curriculum and assist with projects. The end of the program will be a “health and wellness day” where groups will present their health advocacy projects to the community.
Two Medical students will help teach and organize the curriculum. They will serve as mentors for all of the students and will work with the lead teacher to perform all teaching and evaluation activities. Ideal candidates will have some teaching and mentoring experience in the high school setting.
Compensation: $1800 stipend, paid out in a lump sum at the end of the program, includes compensation for both orientation days.
Please email Dr. Neil Chawla at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to obtain an application, which will be due by May 5th, 2018.
Dear UCLA school of medicine,
The physicians at LAC+USC Medical Center would like to invite any and all interested medical students to our annual Internal/Medicine Regional conference.
See the following link for details and registration.
Date: May 5
Thank you and hope to see some students there!
UCLA Health students, residents, and faculty feeling stressed, worried, or down:
UCLA Researchers are conducting a NASA-funded study to evaluate a behavioral health program for possible use on future space missions.
Participants are compensated up to $215
Please contact study coordinator, Amelia, at email@example.com
MedGLO is thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for those interested in medical education and health disparities. This position will work with DGSOM administrators and faculty, as well as the UCLA Health LGBTQ Equitable Care Committee, to ensure LGBTQ+ health disparities are addressed in course curricula as well as other learning opportunities.
This is a fantastic opportunity to become involved in course design. Plus, it will undoubtedly look great on your resume! Please see below for more information, and please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or have any questions about the position.
Scope of Work
A contingent of organizations that includes UCLA MedGlo, the UCLA Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Health Disparities Core and the AIDS project Los Angeles have been involved in the development and planning of curriculum that would address the healthcare needs of additional LGBTQ populations, especially those with HIV/AIDS and disorders of substance use.
Subsequently, leadership from UCLA MedGLO, UCLA faculty and the AIDS Project Los Angeles have collaborated to form a set of recommendations that include the following:
The recommendations include:
UCLA MedGLO and the AIDS Project Los Angeles is seeking a DGSOM student to serve as Education Chair to help ensure that transgender health is addressed in course curricula and/or via other accessible learning opportunities. The Student Education Liaison will have the opportunity to coordinate with DGSOM administration and faculty, in addition to participating in LGBTQ Equitable Care Committee Education Work Group meetings in order ensure that students are better equipped to meet the needs of transgender patients.
The expected project end date is February 28th, 2019.
Student Education Chair Role Duties:
They will have the opportunity to do many of the following depending on interest/commitment:
Education Chair Qualifications/Eligibility:
Interested applicants, please send email to email@example.com.
Students can get up to $192/month for groceries if they are approved for CalFresh. We will be hosting an eligibility worker for private CalFresh Interviews and enrollments biweekly starting March 5th from 8:30am-4pm.
If students would like they can sign up for an appointment here: https://calendly.com/uclacalfresh/cpoofficehours
And if they're not sure if they are eligible for CalFresh please fill out this pre-screening tool before signing up for an appointment: https://goo.gl/forms/aPgo5bz8z53G8Ppd2
We are excited to share with you an emerging program tailored towards first-generation graduate students, tentatively called, The First-Generation Graduate Student Collective (FGGSC), housed under the Graduate Student Resource Center.
Although there is a lot of programming around the first-generation undergraduate student identity, there is not a program geared towards first-generation graduate students. The FGGSC emerged to not only meet the needs of first-generation graduate students, but also to increase the visibility of this population within the graduate student community and the broader campus community.
As such, the FGGSC is organizing a "First-Generation Graduate Student Welcome" for Spring 2018. We are reaching out to you because we want to collaborate with the Graduate Student Association to bring the First-Generation Graduate Student Welcome to its full potential. With the help of GSA, we envision many first-generation graduate students attending and a stronger program. Please let us know if you are interested in collaborating with FGGSC's First-Generation Graduate Student Welcome.
The survey results will guide the planning of the welcome event in addition to future programming to support first-gen graduate students on campus.
The link to the survey: https://tinyurl.com/ybtoyg6w
GSA is seeking applicants for 2 seats on the university-wide Committee on LGBTQ Affairs. To download the application, please visit http://gsa.asucla.ucla.edu/get-involved.html
UCLA Safe Ride App
The new Safe Ride app is now available to all UCLA students, staff, faculty and visitors. Download the app through Google Play or the Apple Store to request a Safe Ride van at night to take you between campus buildings and nearby residential areas.
Vans can be requested Monday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. (excluding University holidays and breaks).
Please note that vans stop at designated stop locations only. For more information, >click here.Application materials can be found at: http://www.uab.edu/medicine/orthopaedics/education/fellowships/research
Written by residents, The Scope sends weekly emails with our favorite medical research summarized in a few easy-to-read sentences with humor. We're kind of like TheSkimm for The New England Journal. Our goal is to make medical research more fun and easier to keep up with. Check out this week’s issue at http://eepurl.com/c89AnL and sign up at medicinescope.com . Our email is free and we don't share our subscribers' info. Questions? Please contact Adam Widman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Food is integral to life. It meets basic human needs for growth, development and function. It is also important for the functioning of societies, allowing people to make social linkages and distinctions. It plays a role in multiple aspects of life and is a subject of interest and inquiry in multiple disciplines including agriculture, anthropology, geography, humanities, law, nutrition, psychology, public health, public policy, and other natural and social sciences. With food security and environmental sustainability becoming increasing global concerns, there is an urgency to educate the next generation of leaders with strong interdisciplinary foundations.
Interested in learning more? Join the Food Studies listserv to receive updates on classes, events, applications, job/volunteer opportunities, and more! http://luskin.ucla.edu/food-studies-certificate-program-2/#connect
The Clinical and Research Opportunities Database is available on the Careers in Medicine® website. It contains information about summer and year round programs in the United States and abroad that are available to medical students looking to gain valuable research and clinical experience in a desired specialty or scientific area.
The database allows you to search by program type, specialty or topic, program duration and country, and includes fellowships, internships, scholarships, and grants. A short description of the program is presented along with a link to the program’s website for further information. The Clinical and Research Opportunities data base can be found on the CiM website (aamc.org/cim) under Choose Your Specialty > Explore Options > Clinical and Research Opportunities. You can also access the database directly at https://www.aamc.org/cim/specialty/exploreoptions/clinicalandresearchopportunities/ . You must have a CiM account to access the resource.
The UCLA Blood and Platelet Center has a goal of becoming the first self-sufficient hospital based blood donor center in the country.
The UCLA Blood and Platelet Center has regular monthly drives in Ronald Reagan Medical Center, Santa Monica Hospital, CHS, Med Plaza and other places around campus that medical students can take advantage of to donate. There are also two donor centers in Ackerman Student Union and on Gayley across from Whole Foods.
To donate and for more information, please visit www.gotblood.ucla.edu
NORD is the primary nonprofit organization representing all Americans with rare diseases; roughly 7,000 diseases and affecting 30 million people. NORD has rich and diverse programs focused on advocacy, research, patient and family assistance, and medical student programs.
The Student Chapter program is a newly launched project that provides clinical experiences, networking opportunities, while increasing awareness of the patient community to medical professionals. Students have the opportunity to be working in rare disease centers with clinical rotations or internships; directly and indirectly helping patients and families; networking with governmental affairs, patient organizations, and pharmaceutical companies at NORD's Rare Diseases & Orphan Product Breakthrough Summit; and can become a writer on NORD's Rare Disease Reports. If interested, please write to email@example.com.
We are excited to announce the launch of The Palate, a peer-reviewed online publication for medical students at the intersection of nutrition and public health, at thepalate.org. The Palate seeks to engage medical students in conversations that explore the connections between nutrition and public health, and the health of our patients, communities, and ourselves. We envision a future where nutrition is an integral part of health care practice and medical education. We believe The Palate will inspire a commitment to the integration of nutrition and public health in the future medical careers of our readers. If you are interested in contributing to The Palate, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We seek manuscripts on all topics related to nutrition and public health, including the current obesity epidemic, food inequalities and insecurities, and our food environment.
We also seek medical students to serve on the publication's editorial board to curate content for this important new community, as well as faculty members to serve on our publication’s editorial board as Nutrition Experts. Contact us at email@example.com to get involved.
Finally, we hope that you will spread the word of this new publication to your colleagues in medicine and nutrition. We thank you for your support.
in-Training (in-training.org), the online magazine for medical students, is looking for medical students of all class years to submit articles and essays about their experiences in medicine for peer-edited online publication. We are also accepting applications for medical student editors, graphic designers and mobile app developers.
For potential writers: With an emphasis on humanism in medicine, in-Training is run entirely by medical students and serves as an outlet for budding physician-journalists and writers at all medical schools around the globe. We seek articles on any topic relevant to the medical student community, including reflections, opinions, policy, research, poetry and art. Please fill out our interest form at tinyurl.com/intraining if you are interested in contributing.
For potential editors: in-Training is also looking for medical student editors to join our 35-member Editorial Board. If you are interested in editing and working with a dynamic staff to produce in-Training, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For graphic designers and potential app developers: If you have experience with graphic design or app development and are interested in producing a new mobile app for in-Training, please contact us at email@example.com.
We invite students and faculty to visit in-Training at in-training.org and subscribe to our twice-monthly newsletter at in-training.org/newsletter. Please fill out our interest form at tinyurl.com/intraining or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in writing, editing or reporting for in-Training.
Joe Ladowski (Indiana University School of Medicine) and Vikas Bhatt (Drexel University College of Medicine)
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is pleased to announce a new collaboration with American Student Assistance (ASA) to help the members of the academic medicine community strengthen their financial literacy and money management skills. ASA’s program, SALT™, is a leading financial education and engagement program that empowers students and alumni to confidently approach, manage, pay for and pay back college costs while improving their financial literacy skills. Beginning on January 15, 2015, SALT’s financial education resources will be available to medical students, residents, faculty, and staff at AAMC member institutions. Create a free AAMC/SALT account, by using the following links:
School Administrators: www.saltmoney.org/AAMCschooladministrator