Want to help School of Medicine students? Volunteers needed
Dec. 13, 2017
Alumni and friends are warmly invited to participate in several opportunities to help the school's students in 2018.
Teach clinical skills to first-year M.D. studentsThe school's Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) program needs instructors to teach small groups of first-year medical students in 2018. There will be two types of small group content:
- Clinical context, including communication skills and discussion of contextual issues such as health policy, professionalism, ethics, informatics, epidemiology, quality, safety and social determinants of health (Winter term has an emphasis in epidemiology)
- Clinical assessment and management, including physical examination skills, patient interviewing, diagnostic reasoning, presentations and case discussions.
Share career advice with M.D. students
"MS2 Transition to Clinical Experience Week
Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 | noon to 1 p.m. | Collaborative Life Sciences Building | Portland, Ore.
In collaboration with UME, the School of Medicine Alumni Association will host
an informal lunchtime panel event with second-year medical students who will
soon embark on clinical rotations throughout the state. The panel topic will be
"What I Wish I Knew Before My Clinical Rotations." Lunch will be provided, and
we seek two to three additional volunteers. Based on requests, we are making a special
effort to secure physicians who have experience in rural settings. Please contact us if you are interested in
"School of Medicine Alumni Association Medical Specialty Speed Dating"
Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 | 6-8 p.m. | Collaborative Life Sciences Building | Portland, Ore.
This popular networking and educational event will be set up in a "speed
dating" format to allow our first-year M.D. students to visit with as many different
specialties/speakers as possible. Volunteer speakers, representing their
specialty, will be stationed at a table. Students will rotate to various
areas, with the goal of learning about an array of medical specialties, perhaps
some that they were not previously considering. Dinner will be provided. We
hope to recruit 30-35 volunteers. Please contact us if you are interested in
Share career advice with postdocs, Ph.D. and graduate students
"Postdoc and Graduate Studies Career
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 6-8 p.m. | Collaborative Life Sciences Building | Portland, Ore.
Another popular event, Career Networking Night offers an opportunity for alumni
and friends to discuss how they are using their graduate degree and training inside
and out of a laboratory setting. A wide variety of careers have been featured in past networking nights, including legal, journalism, teaching
and biotech. Dinner will be provided. We
aim to have a total of 20-25 volunteers. Please contact us if you are interested in