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SENT ON BEHALF OF Rickquel Tripp, MD MPH LCDR USN, VICE-CHAIR DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION, UPMC GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION
My name is Dr. Rickquel “Rikki” Tripp and I am the Vice-Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Graduate Medical Education (GME). I would like to share flyers for the Rainbow Recruitment and Welcome on Wednesday, July 14th from 6 PM – 7 PM via Zoom and Meet & Greet UPMC on August 12 from 5 PM – 7 PM via Microsoft Teams. The Rainbow Recruitment and Welcome aims to introduce prospective medical school students to queer spaces and support at Pitt/UPMC and highlight LGBTQ+ life in Pittsburgh. ALL (including allies/ accomplices) are welcome to attend this event.
The goal for the Meet & Greet UPMC virtual meeting is for UPMC GME to provide an overview of our current diversity, equity, & inclusion efforts along with providing 1-on-1 time breakout sessions with residency program directors and current residents to learn about individual specialty programs and program-specific current DEI efforts. This event would be geared towards applying 4th year medical students and 3rd year medical students; however, we welcome medical students from all years to participate.
Here is the information for the events:
Rainbow Recruitment and Welcome
Wednesday, July 14th from 6 PM – 7 PM
Registration Link: https://bit.ly/3uKs9hW
Meet & Greet UPMC
Thursday, August 12th from 5 PM – 7 PM
Registration survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VWC9GL6
Microsoft Teams link for the Meet & Greet UPMC Event:
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Dear Medical Student,
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island is seeking applications for our Virtual Diversity Visiting Scholar Elective from UiM Medical Students with an anticipated graduation date of 2022. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a 4 year LCME accredited U.S. Institution and in good academic standing. The program offers an interactive, flexibly structured program for students who are interested in pursuing a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The two week long learning experience will include video conferencing sessions with faculty in either Maternal Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery or General Obstetrics and Gynecology; one-on-one mentoring sessions with faculty, didactics, weekly journal club, patient simulations, and assessments to bolster hand skills. In addition to faculty mentors, students will also be assigned a resident companion. The program will run from September 20, 2021 through October 1, 2021 and will accept four students. Please note that this two-week long virtual experience is not course-credit granting, and letters of recommendation for residency will not be provided. Participants will be asked to produce a scholarly project with the support of faculty mentors, as well as to complete pre-and post- elective questionnaires. The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology is dedicated to improving the lives of the diverse individuals, families and communities in Southern New England while serving as a role model nationally and internationally. We strongly believe that our physician workforce should reflect the diversity of our incredible patient population. Our vision is to be the premier Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, recognized for excellence, equity, cultural competence and quality in all aspects of our work including comprehensive patient care, research, education, innovation and leadership. A major goal of the Visiting Scholar Elective is to provide qualified students of backgrounds underrepresented in medicine with mentorship and a warm introduction to the Women & Infants residency family as they prepare to embark on a future career in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Interested students should send an email of interest in addition to a current CV to Kate Zaluski (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Libertad Flores (email@example.com).
UW Medicine located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest (Seattle) currently offers 17 diversity sub-internships that can take place at one or several of its area hospitals including: Seattle Childrens’ Hospital, UW Medicine-Montlake and Northwest, Harborview, VA Puget Sound and several WWAMI regional sites.
Contact: Theresa Halsell – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: https://depts.washington.edu/anesth/education/clerkships/funding.shtml or
Contact: Amy Ravenhorst - email@example.com
Contact: Liz Wright - firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Alexis Rush - email@example.com
Contact: Gwen Credit - firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Allison Correll-Buss - email@example.com
Contact: Daniel Cabrera, MD - firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Linda Woltz - email@example.com or 425-319-5357
Contact: Sonya Fukeda - firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Plinette Sanchez - email@example.com
Website: https://otolaryngology.uw.edu/uw-otolaryngology-diversity-visiting-medical-student-program Contact: Vanncy Crookes - firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Abena Knight, MD - email@example.com
Contact: Margie Trenary – firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Kevin Nguyen – email@example.com
Contact: Jong Kim - firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Elina Quiroga, MD, - email@example.com or Laura Yale - firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: https://www.washington.edu/urology/education/medicalstudents/diversitysubinternship/ Contact: Isabelle Abarro - email@example.com, Dani Townsend - firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Mathew Sorensen, MD - email@example.com
Did you know? The DGSOM Career Devlopment Office offers one-on-one CV review services. Please contact Aurora Reyes at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Ann Triest MTriest@mednet.ucla.edu to set up an appointment. We are happy to provide feedback via email, phone or zoom appointments--whichever fits best into your schedule.
Also, be sure to look out for emails regarding our monthly CV and Careers in Medicine workshops here.We look forward to working with you!
For those of you, current or former string players, or orchestral trumpet, there’s an exciting opportunity to join the L.A. Doctors Symphony, who’s looking for people to join. This orchestra has been in existence a long time (I’ve been a member as a violinist over 25 years). While it used to be made up primarily of doctors and allied health professionals, now anyone who’s ever been to a doctor can join and there are a good number of young musicians in it—in case I frightened you by saying I’ve been in it for over 25 years. I’m sending this out since we would like to build up our ranks and because it’s probably a truism that many of you have played an instrument at one time or another, but not all have kept it up. This is a chance to rejoin your past.
Rehearsals will start September 6th at 343 South Church Lane (a 5 minute drive from UCLA) and happens every Tuesday night from 7:30 to 10. If you can’t make every Tuesday, that’s fine—and same if you can’t make every concert. There are about 4 concerts a year, held in various venues, mostly on the Westside. This is a no-pressure, volunteer orchestra (with no required membership dues) and one does not have to play at an advanced level to be part of it, but you should be comfortable playing music played by an orchestra. We do play fairly standard classical repertoire but modern works as well. You can view the website at ladso.org.
If you are interested or have questions, please let me know (as well as what instrument you play and your prior instrumental experience). In addition, if you know anyone who might be interested in joining, feel free to forward this to them.
P.S. All musicians will be required to be vaccinated as of September
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
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.