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DGSOM is preparing for its re-accreditation visit in 2021, and as part of this, the LCME wants to hear directly from students about our experiences. We sent you an email on 11/21 with a personalized link to a survey put together by students that will give you the chance to reflect on your time at UCLA. Everyone who fills out the survey will receive a $10 Ralph's gift card and be entered into a raffle for a DGSOM Patagonia jacket!
The results of this survey will be sent to both the LCME and the Dean's Office to use as a roadmap for improvement over the next decade, so every opinion counts! Please consider filling out the survey when you have ~20 minutes. We really appreciate it!
Please email MS4 David DiTullio (DDiTullio@mednet.ucla.edu) with any questions or concerns!
Our UCLA CalFresh Initiative Office has worked hard to help our medical students have easier access to CalFresh benefits. Under the new exemption, all Medical Students who are U.S. citizens / permanent residents AND make under $2082/month for a one person household, are eligible for CalFresh. Please see below or attached for instructions on how to apply online or make an appointment during their weekly office hours. Questions? Please email email@example.com.
We wanted you to be aware that interviews for the incoming DGSOM Class of 2024 will take place in various rooms on the A-Level and First Floor of Geffen Hall this fall.
A number of rooms may be occupied mid-morning through early-afternoon on the following Friday, Saturdays, and Mondays.*
*Dates subject to change.
“INTERVIEW IN-SESSION” signs will be hung on occupied rooms. We ask that you do not disturb and are mindful of these spaces throughout our interview season. The Office of the Vice Dean for Education appreciates your cooperation and help as we begin the process of building our upcoming MS1 class.
The Professionalism Council has started a new nomination cycle for the Excellence in Teaching with Humanism Award.
A brief description of the award:
In keeping with the ongoing efforts of the David Geffen School of Medicine to improve the culture of medicine and celebrate a respectful environment for medical students, the Medical Student Council has created an "Excellence in Teaching with Humanism Residents and Fellows Award." This award created and presented by the DGSOM medical student body will recognize UCLA residents and fellows who model exemplary behavior toward medical students and other members of the health care team.
For DGSOM medical students to become compassionate and effective future physicians, they must first have resident and fellow role models and mentors demonstrating such attributes. Excellence in Teaching with Humanism Residents and Fellows Award winners serve as exceptional mentors and are recognized for their ongoing contributions to the clinical foundations of DGSOM medical students. Each year, this award will be presented to residents and fellows for excellence in medical student teaching and for serving as positive role models and mentors for student doctors on the wards.
Students, please use this link to nominate residents and fellows for the 2019-2020 Award.
Message from MARC
We are delighted to announce that MARC has just released a new app for iOS and Android called "UCLA Mindful". This app is the result of many hours of work from our MARC staff and the dedication of the UCLA Health Information Services and Solution department, who understood the vision and helped to develop it with patience, kindness and technical prowess. Special shout-out to Stacy Kesten for her efforts! This app has all the MARC meditations that you are familiar with—our web-based meditations for general use and for MAPs classes in English and Spanish, additional short meditations, meditations for those in the hospital, and of course our weekly podcast meditation from the Hammer Museum. The podcasts had been on hiatus last year but now are completely updated and will continue to be available on the MARC website and through our new app. You will be able to search and bookmark your favorites on the app. You can find it on the app store under ‘UCLA Mindful’. If you have an iOS device, find it on iTunes and if you have an Android device, find it on Google Play. And please join us for a rich summer of MARC programs.
The Dept of Medicine has recently opened a new Bruin Health clinic on campus in 100 Medical Plaza Suite 490. This clinic has been designed for students and trainees on campus to access primary and urgent care, and is currently open Monday - Friday from 1 - 7pm. All students are welcome to receive care and would likely benefit from this clinic's additional after-hours access.
***Students who only have UC-SHIP insurance must receive primary care services from the Ashe Center, and these students are only able to access Bruin Health for urgent care without a referral during times when Ashe Center is closed. Meanwhile, students who also have another insurance plan in addition to UC-SHIP can be seen for both primary care and urgent care without a referral from Ashe as long as this additional insurance plan is contracted with UCLA Health.
Click here for more information: https://www.uclahealth.org/medicine/bruin-health
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) 825-9605Email: BWC@mednet.ucla.eduLocation: 17-253L 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Gabriela Lopez Policy Chair: Kayla Gu (email@example.com) Medical Education Chair: Jason Qian Community Service Chair: Jessica Wu Website: https://organizations.dgsom.ucla.edu/amsa/