On Saturday, September 19 the Class of 2024 donned their white coats at this year's White Coat Ceremony. Good luck as you embark on this journey and congratulations!

A link to the full gallery of photos will be available in next week's newsletter.
Mercer University School of Medicine's MD program will undergo an accreditation review and virtual visit by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) on January 24-27, 2021.

The purpose of the LCME accreditation process is to certify that the educational program leading to the MD degree in the United States and Canada meets prescribed LCME standards consisting of 93 individual elements. These 12 standards span the entire medical educational program, covering the following areas:

  1. Mission, Planning, Organization and Integrity
  2. Leadership and Administration
  3. Academic and Learning Environments
  4. Faculty Preparation, Productivity, Preparation and Policies
  5. Educational Resources and Infrastructure
  6. Competencies, Curricular Objectives and Curricular Design
  7. Curricular Content
  8. Curricular Management, Evaluation and Enhancement
  9. Teaching Supervision, Assessment, and Student and Patient Safety
  10. Medical Student Selection, Assignment and Progress
  11. Medical Student Academic Support, Career Advising and Educational Records
  12. Medical Student Health Services, Personal Counseling and Financial Aid Services

Navigate the 2021 internal medicine match during the time of COVID-19 with these helpful resources.

Gain insight into what to expect during virtual residency interviews as well as resources to help you prepare.

Virtual Diversity
Open House
Oregon Health & Science University 
September 23
9:00 am – 12:00 pm PST 

General Psychiatry
Virtual Open House
Prisma Health/USC School of Medicine
September 24 or October 1
5:306:30 pm EST

OB/GYN Virtual
Open House
University of Oklahoma
September 27
7:00 – 8:00 pm CST

Open House
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
September 28
6:00 pm CST

Residency Open House
Rutger's Robert Wood Johnson
Medical School
September 29
5:008:00 pm EST

Virtual Residency
University of Chicago Medicine
October 3
10:00 am – 12:30 pm CST

Surgery Residency
Meet and Greet
Wright State University
Boonshoft School of Medicine
October 8
7:00 pm EST

The Savannah Class of 2024 is having a fundraiser! They're selling MUSM merchandise with lots of affordable goodies. Orders will arrive in early November so pick up a gift for the holidays or treat yourself.
To place an order, complete BOTH steps by 11:59 pm on Friday, October 2:
  1. Fill out the order form at https://forms.gle/K2BRQpThNeRuWZ1S6
  2. Please make your payment via Venmo at @MUSMClassCouncil2024. If you prefer to pay via cash or check, email Brittany Tran.

You must complete BOTH steps for your order to be completed. A confirmation email will be sent once payment is received. If you have any questions, contact Alyssa Moffitt.
For those on the Macon and Columbus campuses, items will be sent through inter-campus mail.
Tuesday, September 22 @ 12:00 pm
Learn basic phrases for taking a history and physical on Spanish-speaking patients. Event will be held in the auditorium on the Savannah campus.

Monday, September 28 @ 5:30 pm
Budgeting 101 with Sam McBride
Learn about budgeting basics for the average medical student.

Friday, October 2 @ 1:00 pm
Join this discussion and learn how to get the best credit score of your life. Hosted by the AAMC.
Thursday, October 8 @ 8:00 pm
The Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society Annual Meeting will be held virtually for 2020. This meeting is ideal for medical students in years 1-3 to help with choosing a specialty. Top abstracts and invited speakers will present live. Posters will be available to browse at your convenience.

Friday, November 6 @ 1:00 pm
Join this webinar, hosted by AAMC's education debt management experts, and get answers to your student loan questions.
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