The Big Sib Lil Sib Program at DGSOM is designed to create small families of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th years who share similar interests, hobbies, and backgrounds in order to strengthen the bond between classes. Incoming first year students who choose to be apart of the program are "matched" with second year students who we feel will form a strong and lasting bond. The second year students already have a family including at least one 3rd year and one 4th year medical student. These families are invited to quarterly events where they can catch up, hang out, share advice, and get to know the interesting and fun group of people at the UCLA School of Medicine. In addition to hosting events, we send monthly emails to encourage families to come together for other fun activities. Through our program, we hope to foster a stronger, more cohesive community among the students at DGSOM.
Those who wish to be involved can reach out to their families and just hang out. The more families are together, the greater their bond becomes and these connections could even last a lifetime and that would be the ultimate goal of the BSLS program. If one would like to be involved at a coordinator level then they can contact the firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to have more support in any and all forms.
Kick-Off Mixer/Matching Event in late August/Early September Winter Welcome Back Event in January Post-Talent Show Fundraiser Charity Event