On behalf of the Administration, the Alumni, the Donors and Family of Lewis Katz, the SGA invites you to join us tomorrow Monday, October 12, 2015 from 12:00pm-4:00pm to celebrate the renaming of our medical school to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. There will be free food, music and an open house to showcase the student groups held in both the Medicinal Garden and the MERB commons.
See you then!
-SGA Executive Board
Save the Date: Nov 4th and 7th
As part of community service week (November 2nd-7th), Temple Med will be organizing the Bethune Elementary Health Fair (November 4, 1-3 PM), assisting at community engagement sites (November 4, 1-4 PM) and finishing the week with the American Heart Association Walk (November 7th, 9 AM -12:30 PM). We're looking forward to a great week and getting as many students involved as possible. Stay tuned for more info
APAMSA - The Search for General Tso
Monday 10/12/15, MERB 217, 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m.
Have you ever wondered about the origins of the famous dish, General Tso's Chicken? The Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association will be screening the documentary, "The Search for General Tso". Come get your burning questions about the iconic dish answered and also enjoy some Chinese food as well! :)
Babcock Surgical Society - Information Session
Tuesday 10/13/2015, MERB 319, 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m.
General information for Babcock Surgical Society. Learn how to get involved and sign up for shadowing. We'll also talk about our plans for the year and answer any other questions you may have. Snacks will be provided!
Orthopedics Interest Group - Intro to Orthopedics
Thursday 10/15/15, MERB 217, 12:00 p.m.-2:00p.m.
A lunchtime talk for any students interested in Orthopedics. We will have an attending and a few residents talking about their experience in the field, why they chose it, and how to get involved. Lunch will be provided.
TechConnect Fall 2015 - Friday Oct 16 (8am to 4pm)
Theme: Biomedical & Healthcare Technologies
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"Racism in Medicine: Identifying Barriers and Taking Action" (RSVP here)
Saturday, October 17th, 2015
9 am - 3 pm
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
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On Saturday, October 17th, medical students involved with the WhiteCoats4BlackLives movement in Philadelphia are hosting a conference to discuss barriers people of color face in health care and approaches to better incorporate social justice into medical practice. This is the first interscholastic conference ever organized between the Perelman School of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, and soon-to-be the Lewis Katz School of Medicine in order to discuss racism in medicine. Students from Drexel, PCOM, and other local schools are expected to participate as well.
Students are encouraged to attend, but space is limited; you can register here: RSVP. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
The conference begins at 9 am and will feature a physician panel on social justice in the practice of medicine, lectures on the impact of medical disparities, and breakout sessions on various topics including implicit bias, last spring’s Baltimore protests, access and barriers to healthcare for Trans*/Queer people of color, white privilege, microaggressions, and racial consciousness in research. Workshop leaders include our very own Drs. Nora Jones (of the CBUHP) and Melanie Cosby (Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion)!
Dr. Edith Mitchell, MD, FACP is this year’s keynote speaker and will provide a lecture entitled, “Medicare At 50 Years: Impact on Disparities.” Dr. Mitchell is a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University. She holds the positions of Associate Director of Diversity Programs for the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson and Director of the Kimmel Cancer Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities. She is also the president of the National Medical Association, the parent organization of the SNMA (Student National Medical Association).
#WhiteCoats4BlackLives is a medical student-run organization that seeks to eliminate racial bias in the practice of medicine and racism as a threat to the health and well-being of people of color. To learn more, or join our mailing list, please visit our site: http://www.whitecoats4blacklives.org/
So please join us for a day of open dialogue, challenging topics, and collaboration. Register for the event at this link. If you've any questions, please email Victor Rivera '19 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you--can't wait to see you on the 17th!
Lewis Katz SOM