Message from IHI regarding Patient Safety Week:
Phi Delta Chi from Temple School of Pharmacy is coordinating a Patient Safety Week from Monday, March 14th - Friday, March 18th at Temple Hospital and would like to invite you all to participate. Patient safety is a concern for all of us. That being said, all professions work together for the end goal of patient well being. We would like to showcase how each discipline integrates for patient safety through this event.
Temple Pharmacy is presenting information on various different prescription related topics such as Over-The-Counter medication use, drugs in pregnancy and lactation, how to safely discard medications, etc. You are welcomed to pick any topic of your choosing as long as it focuses on patient safety. We really hope you are able to join us.
Here are times that are available - https://docs.google.com/a/temple.edu/spreadsheets/d/12xpIERFwE6vlkavbXQXLglGddlRBwL_pnpJA7kf_2g0/edit?usp=sharing
Please contact Amandeep Kaur (Amni) at email@example.com with questions and/or if interested.
Info regarding an upcoming wilderness medicine conference:
The Wilderness and Disaster Medicine Society (WDMS) at the
Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
is proud to announce the 4th biennial:
Mid-Atlantic Student Wilderness Medicine Conference
Saturday and Sunday, April 9th and 10th, 2016
On the campus of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
We would like to welcome you to join us!
Our two-day conference will be of interest to anyone with a passion for the outdoors, and is available to all medicine students (MD, RN, PA/NP, EMT, pre-med etc.) from any school. This year's conference is offering a combination of over 20 lectures and skills sessions focused on the topics of wilderness, disaster, and emergency medicine! In addition, we have lectures covering humanitarian response, austere surgery, military medicine, wilderness bioethics, pre-hospital medicine, search and rescue, and many more!
Register now at: www.wildmed2016.com
Conference registration is $35.00 for students and includes morning coffee, lunch, and a conference t-shirt, please register now as space is limited! For more information and to register, please visit our website.
Please help us spread the word by notifying your friends and colleagues!
We would greatly appreciate you liking our Facebook page and joining/sharing our event with your friends and colleagues!
Message from AMA regarding Second Opinion Intercollegiate debate:
Second Opinion is a series of intercollegiate debates between medical school teams from around the Greater Philadelphia Area. The first debate will be held at Jefferson on Wednesday, March 16, 7-8:30pm, and concern Physician Assisted Suicide. Audience members will be able to vote on the issue and decide the winning team. Free food will be provided! Registration and more info at the link.
Info on Philly Ultrafest:
Ultrafest is an annual free educational symposium for medical students in the Philadelphia area, where students will have the opportunity to learn and practice clinical sonography. Clinical ultrasound has become prevalent across many medical specialties including medicine, surgery, emergency medicine, family medicine, ob/gyn, dermatology, rheumatology, anesthesiology, urology and more. In many specialties it has become part of residency training, however many people (including us here at Philly Ultrafest) believe it should be taught earlier in the medical school. We believe in the next 10 years it will be more utilized in bedside care than the stethoscope. Join us on March 26--register at phillyultrafest.org.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions/concerns.
Students for a National Health Program - Patty Eakin, President of PASNAP
Monday 3/14/2016, Room 105, 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m.
A few weeks ago, nurses at Hahnemann, a for-profit hospital in Philadelphia, unionized with an 82% vote, the largest pro-union vote anywhere in the country in the past year. This local work has major implications for healthcare reform in a moment when hospitals are being run more and more like corporations and even Residents have begun to unionize. Patty Eakin, President of Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals will come speak about this victory for nurses' working conditions, and explain how unions operate as a major player in determining how our health systems evolve.
Integrative Medicine Interest Group - Acupuncture Workshop
Monday 3/14/2016, Kresge A, 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m.
The Integrative Medicine Interest Group is hosting an acupuncture workshop with Drs. Karen Lin and Di Yan. Come by to learn about this form of traditional Chinese medicine. Lunch provided!
APAMSA (Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association) - Providing culturally sensitive care for Asian patients: discussion of cultural and clinical case
Monday 3/14/2016, Room 342, 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m.
"Providing culturally sensitive care for Asian patients: discussion of cultural and clinical cases" Cultural customs shape patient's perception of medical practices, and therefore, take an important part in the doctor-patient relationship. Thus, recognizing and understanding different cultural element is crucial for medical professionals to provide an effective care. On March 14th (12 - 1pm), Dr. Peter Chen, an associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology from Cooper University Healthcare System, will be sharing his experiences and insights on working with Asian population. Different clinical scenarios and cases will be discussed to explore topics such as: cultural differences that can be expected, the patients' perception and expectation on medical professionals, and certain pathologies that are more linked to Asian patient population.
Babcock Surgical Society - Surgical Oncology with Dr. Jeffrey M. Farma
Wednesday 3/16/2016, Room 217, 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m.
Join the Babcock Surgical Society as Dr. Jeffrey M. Farma discusses the innovative field of surgical oncology. He will also speak about different research and mentorship opportunities available to students through the Fox Chase Cancer Center. Snacks will be provided!
Ultrasound Interest Group (USIG) - Intro to USIG
Wednesday 3/16/2016, Room 317, 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m.
Introduction to the Ultrasound Interest Group and the applications of the device to all fields of medicine.
AMWA - Women's Mental Health
Thursday 3/17/2016, Room 319, 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m.
AMWA hosts Dr. Jessica Kovach, a psychiatrist at TUH, to discuss women's mental health, particularly as it pertains to medical students and residents. Non-pizza lunch will be provided!
Anesthesiology Interest Group - How to Pick a Specialty and Introduction to Anesthesiology
Thursday 3/17/2016, Room 219, 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m.
Anesthesiology Interest Group will host a hybrid talk discussing: 1. What to look for in a specialty and matching it to your future needs/goals. 2. An introduction to Anesthesiology and subspecialties within the profession.
TEAC - Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps Info Session
Thursday 3/17/2016, Room 305, 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m.
Come meet the director of the Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps, Beau Sanchez, for a lunchtime talk,March 17th at noon! The Philadelphia MRC is first point of medical contact in major events, such as Made in America, the Papal Visit, Philadelphia Marathon, and the Democratic National Convention, in addition to many others. She will be introducing these opportunities and other avenues for involvement, catered specific to Temple students. This is a great way to hone your skill on the ground floor and become active in the Philadelphia community as the MRC also holds regular training seminars for nuclear fallout, natural disasters, HIV training, and anything else you can think of. As always lunch will be provided!
Students Engaging in Health Policy (SEHP) - How do we heal medicine?
Thursday 3/17/2016, Room 219 C/D, 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m.
Our medical systems are broken. Doctors are capable of extraordinary (and expensive) treatments, but they are losing their core focus: actually treating people. Come watch a TED Talk (over lunch!) with Students Engaging in Health Policy and discuss what we can do to prepare for our future as physicians.
AMSA - Strength-Based Approaches to Health/Healing
Friday 3/18/2016, Room 219 C/D, 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m.
Join AMSA for lunch with Dr. Anthony Fleg, who will be speaking about strength-based approaches to health and healing (AKA asset mapping). There will be food! And a great talk about using the strengths of a community/group of people to improve healthcare. More info about Dr. Fleg: Dr. Anthony Fleg is from Baltimore, but now happily lives in New Mexico with his 3 children and wife Shannon. He is a family physician who thinks of his work of healing as “occasionally done with a stethoscope, more often done in communities…done with youth and elders, done through art, language and culture…done through listening more than through talking.” Anthony serves as a coordinator for the Native Health Initiative and is a faculty member at the University of New Mexico. He was formerly in charge of AMSA's Pharmfree campaign, addressing the conflicts-of-interest issues between the pharmaceutical industry and clinicians.
Books for Sale:
Books for sale for interested MS1, MS2, MS3, and MS4’s:
$5 Microcards. 2nd edition. Harpavat & Nissim
$10 PreTest Microbiology. 13th edition. Kettering
$10 PreTest Physiology. 13th edition. Metting & Kleshinski
$15 BRS Board Review Series Physiology. 4th edition. Costanzo
$15 BRS Board Review Series Pathology. 4th edition. Schneider & Szanto
$15 BRS Board Review Series Neuroanatomy. 4th edition. Fix
$15 Lange Q&A Psychiatry. 10th edition. Blitzstein
$20 Lippincott’s Review Biochemistry. 5th edition. Harvey & Ferrier
$25 Clinical Microbiology made ridiculously simple. 5th edition. Gladwin & Trattler
$15 Lecture Notes Neurology. 9th edition. Ginsberg
$15 High-Yield Neuroanatomy. 4th edition. Fix
$5 USMLE Step 2 CS Checklists. 2nd edition. Rooney
All books are in like new condition! Please contact email@example.com if interested in purchasing.
Lewis Katz SOM