September 19th 2017 - #17-38

SoM Community News and Happenings

STUDENT ORGANIZATION HAPPENINGS:  RSVP accordingly!

ALUMNI WEEKEND You are invited to participate in Alumni Weekend! We are also in need of student workers to help with Alumni Weekend registration at Lakeview on Friday, October 13 and also the Museum Unveiling and Book Rendering at HSC.  Please ask all interested students to contact me with my email Debra Throckmorton dthrockmorton@hsc.wvu.edu  or call the alumni office-304-293-5110.

HSC QUALITY OF LIFE INTIATIVE With the help of researchers in the School of Public Health, the group has developed a short survey to assess what new initiatives would be most useful to HSC and WVU Medicine faculty, staff, and students. The survey should take only a few minutes to complete. Please help shape our future by participating at:  https://wvuhre.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dj519u0b8HtFdYN

FLU SHOT REQUIREMENT:  All MD students are required to post confirmation current flu vaccine to CastleBranch no later than December 1, 2017.  You can receive this vaccine at any health clinic or pharmacy.  Save your confirmation of immunization, e.g. receipt, doctor's note, etc.  Castle Branch will notify you when the report opens to receive this document.

TOWN HALL. A month after the tragic events on and around the campus of the University of Virginia, the Health Sciences Center and WVU Medicine community will hold a Town Hall Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 12 noon in Okey Patteson Auditorium to discuss what we are doing - and what we can do better - to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive environment for our students, faculty, patients, staff and visitors.   If you have a question or comment you would like to submit to be considered for the event, please submit it here: https://wvuhsc.wufoo.com/forms/mrubx2j1jky0sq/

MINDFULNESS WORK GROUP at WVU Health Sciences is pleased to offer Mindful Morsels, a series of talks aimed at providing the community with opportunities to learn more about mindfulness and explore practical applications that can improve our sense of connection and compassion.  

INTERESTED IN RURAL HEALTH? Would you like to be a RUSHer? The WVU Institute for Community and Rural Health is now taking applications for the Rural Undergraduate Shadowing in Healthcare Program. (RUSH) is designed to provide participants with a unique experience that offers insight into what it is like to practice in a health profession in rural West Virginia. For more info visit http://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/News/Story?headline=wvu-institute-for-community-and-rural-health-accepting-applications-for-rush-2017

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE MD TAILGATE!  Mark your calendar and watch for official evite requesting your RSVP.  Saturday, October 14, you +1 invited as our guest.  Extra tickets available $20.00 each.  Start time 3 hours prior to kickoff. 

GLOBAL HEALTH WEEK. Save the date! Global Health Week is taking place from September 25-29. The lectures will take place from 12:00-12:50. Contact Suti Kapoor at sukapoor@hsc.wvu.edu  for further info.

Events

http://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/calendar/?filter=medical-education#Upcoming

ALUMNI WEEKEND October 13-15
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE TAILGATE! October 14, 2017.
DECEMBER COMMENCEMENT: December, 15, 2017 @2pm
CLASS OF 2018 Match Day:  March 16, 2018. 
CLASS OF 2018 GRADUATION WEEKEND: May 11-13, 2018.

What's Happening - Morgantown

This link contains the details of the Organization activities, listed here by date. 

MED COACH mandatory orientation Sept 25 7pm
SIGN Sept 28, 12pm, 7608 HSCN
AMEA FLAG FOOTBALL Sept 29 1pm
PATHOLOGY INTEREST GROUP Sept 29 12pm, 2165

MS4 Class of 2018

FALL SERVICE FAIR. The VP Office is partnering with the WVU Center for Service and Learning to host a Fall Service Fair at HSC on September 26th from 11:00 am – 2:00 in the Pylons.

GTR3:  RSVP as below for your chosen date/campus, your desired residency, and include your CV/personal statement. 

Charleston Campus:  Tues., Oct. 17th 11:00am-3:00pm.  Register by Sept. 22nd to Charissa 
Morgantown Campus: Friday, October 6, 2-6 pm.
Eastern Campus: Interviews by appointment. Contact Michelle Alder to schedule                     

MS3 Class of 2019

FALL SERVICE FAIR. The VP Office is partnering with the WVU Center for Service and Learning to host a Fall Service Fair at HSC on September 26th from 11:00 am – 2:00 in the Pylons.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  Getting to Residency (GTR) 0.5, Friday, October 20, after exams; all campuses - the beginning of your focused drive toward residency.  ATTENDANCE REQUIRED.  

MS2 Class of 2020


Y2Q – YEAR 2 QUESTIONNAIRE will be open to next Sunday, Oct 1.  You will receive an email invitation from AAMC that links you to the questionnaire.  The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete and will close on January 2.  Once you complete the Y2Q, please bring down a receipt confirming that you completed the questionnaire and bring it to the Student Services office.  Your name will be added to the list, which we will use to draw random prizes during each day of Y2Q starting Monday, October 2.  IF we are able to get 100% compliance, we will also include some special activities for the class. 

FALL SERVICE FAIR. The VP Office is partnering with the WVU Center for Service and Learning to host a Fall Service Fair at HSC on September 26th from 11:00 am – 2:00 in the Pylons.

FUTURE EASTERN STUDENTS. Dinner Meeting for Eastern Campus MSI and MSII students: Mon., Sept. 25th, Room G119A, 4:00-7:00pm. OR  Mon., Oct. 30th, Room G119A, 4:00-7:00pm.  An opportunity to meet your campus classmates, the Eastern Student Services Deans, and some of our current students on rotation in Martinsburg. 

MS1 Class of 2021

FALL SERVICE FAIR. The VP Office is partnering with the WVU Center for Service and Learning to host a Fall Service Fair at HSC on September 26th from 11:00 am – 2:00 in the Pylons.

FUTURE EASTERN STUDENTS. Dinner Meeting for Eastern Campus MSI and MSII students: Mon., Sept. 25th, Room G119A, 4:00-7:00pm. OR  Mon., Oct. 30th, Room G119A, 4:00-7:00pm.  An opportunity to meet your campus classmates, the Eastern Student Services Deans, and some of our current students on rotation in Martinsburg. 

FUTURE CHARLESTON STUDENTS. Save the Date: November 6. An opportunity to meet the Charleston Deans and Student Services staff and learn more about the Charleston campus.

What’s Happening – Charleston

HARM REDUCTION CLINIC:  Wednesdays, 10-3:30.  Kanawha Charleston Health Dept.  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1POrU5dCdrwCu7AqtV82EBUSqh3P2u0DTEOvVC5CdEdQ/edit#gid=0

MS4 Class of 2018

GTR3:  RSVP as below for your chosen date/campus, your desired residency, and include your CV/personal statement. 

Charleston Campus:  Tues., Oct. 17th 11:00am-3:00pm.  Register by Sept. 22nd to Charissa 
Morgantown Campus:  Friday, October 6, 2-6 pm.
Eastern Campus: Interviews by appointment. Contact Michelle Alder to schedule

MS3 Class of 2019

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  Getting to Residency (GTR) 0.5, Friday, October 20, after exams; all campuses - the beginning of your focused drive toward residency.  ATTENDANCE REQUIRED.

What's Happening - Eastern

IMPORTANT DATES:

TUMOR BOARD - Every Thursday, 8th Floor Classroom, 12:00-1:00 pm.  different speakers and topics. lunch provided.

PEDS GRAND ROUNDS is broadcast from Morgantown every Wednesday 8-9 am. The first Wednesday is at the board room on the 8th floor of BMC.  Remaining sessions held at the ED conference room in ED of BMC.  If you are on a Pediatrics Week, please plan to attend.

EASTERN PANHANDLE MEDICAL SOCIETY (EPMS) – TBA

TOWN HALL. A month after the tragic events on and around the campus of the University of Virginia, the Health Sciences Center and WVU Medicine community will hold a Town Hall Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 12 noon in Okey Patteson Auditorium to discuss what we are doing - and what we can do better - to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive environment for our students, faculty, patients, staff and visitors.   If you have a question or comment you would like to submit to be considered for the event, please submit it here: https://wvuhsc.wufoo.com/forms/mrubx2j1jky0sq/

COMMUNITY MINI-MED SCHOOL – Tues., Sept. 19th, in Eastern HSC Auditorium.  Lectures: 6:30pm, “Eastern Pylons History of Discovery of the X-ray” presented by T. Chris Alewine, MD, Radiologist at JMC; 7:00pm, “What is Prostate Cancer?” presented by Eric Whitman, MD, Urologist at University Urology Associates

EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE REVIEW – Wed., Sept. 27th, 12-1pm, in BMC 8th Floor Classroom.  Topic: “Fungal Infections” presented by Dr. Matthew Simmons.

TAILGATE in Morgantown – Oct. 14th, 2017.  Details TBA.

HALLOWEEN BOWLING/BILLIARDS Student Wellness Event – Fri., Oct. 27th, 6-8pm, at Shepherd University’s Student Center GameZone.  Dinner provided.  Come in costume for extra fun!

MS4 Class of 2018

GTR PART 3. Getting to Residency Part 3-The Interview! – Interviews held by appointment. Please contact Michelle Alder (alderm@wvumedicine.org) to schedule.

MATCH DAY. Class of 2018 Match Day – Mar. 16th, 2018, at Purple Iris.  Mark your calendars.  Additional details TBA.

GRADUATION. Class of 2018 Graduation Weekend – May 11-13, 2018.  Mark your calendars.  Additional details TBA.

MS3 Class of 2019

STUDENT DINNER – Mon., Oct. 9th, 6:00pm, at the Purple Iris.  Hosted by Dr. Rohit Gulati, VP and CMO of BMC and JMC.  You may bring a guest.  Please RSVP to Judy Foss (Judith.foss@wvumedicine.org) by Oct. 6th for appropriate food accommodations.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – Getting to Residency (GTR) 0.5, Friday, Oct. 20th, after Morgantown exams.  Specific time TBA.  All campuses – the beginning of your focused drive toward residency.  ATTENDANCE REQUIRED.

FRIDAY EDUCATION.  Schedule is posted in SOLE for the Fall semester.  This is a tentative schedule, subject to change based on speaker availability.  You will be notified via email of changes in schedule.

OR Lockers – 9 additional lockers are being installed in both the men’s and women’s OR locker rooms to provide additional storage space for staff and students.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY– Healthy Bodies Healthy Spirits & Try This Regional Gathering-Berkeley and Jefferson County, Wed., Sept. 27th, 9:00am-3:30pm, at New Life Community Church (4102 Tabler Station Road, Inwood).  Free event bringing interested people together to explore regional opportunities for healthy living.  Lunch provided.  Pre-registration required by Sept. 20th – goodsamaritan.fc@gmail.com or call 304-582-5948.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES – Fall CHOICES program sponsored by Shepherd University is looking for medical student volunteers for several events.  Grant-funded, interdisciplinary educational program to assist community members who have diabetic/metabolic health issues with making proper food choices. Thur., Oct. 5th, 9:00am-4:00pm: Exercise Assessments and fitness programming at SVMS Tues., Oct. 10th, 4:00pm-7:00pm: Dining with Diabetes at Shepherd University Dining Hall (help with food prep and education to patients) Additional events TBA.  Please contact the project coordinator, Cara Burker, MSN, RN, at 304-876-5789 or CBURKER@shepherd.edu to volunteer.  

Mid-terms
Family Med Midterm Review: Fri., Sept. 22nd, 10am-12pm
Jefferson Medical Center- Attending Physicians:
Sept. 18-24: Dr. Cucuzzella
Sept. 25-30: Dr. McLaughlin

MSI and MSII Class of 2020 and 2021-

Dinner Meeting for Eastern Campus MSI and MSII students: Mon., Sept. 25th, Room G119A, 4:00-7:00pm.  An opportunity to meet your campus classmates, the Eastern Student Services Deans, and some of our current students on rotation in Martinsburg. 

Dinner Meeting for Future Eastern Campus Students: Mon., Oct. 30th, Room G119A, 4:00-7:00pm.  Discussion of the longitudinal curriculum, housing information for MSII students, and a chance to discuss questions with Eastern Student Services Deans and some current and graduated Eastern students.