RECOGNITION & KUDOS
Nathan Deal Scholars Announced
Congratulations to our newest Nathan Deal Scholars! These seven new scholars join 48 others in supporting the School of Medicine's mission.

Macon
  • Charity Ruth Bray (Class of 2022)
  • Susanna Hall (Class of 2024)
  • Maggie Kearney (Class of 2023)
  • Russell King (Class of 2023)
  • Latisha Pryor (Class of 2024)

Savannah
  • Benjamin Bridges (Class of 2024)
  • Seth Clary (Class of 2024)
RESIDENCY WEBINAR
Tools for a Successful Residency Application
To help ease the stress and anxiety surrounding the 2021 residency application process, the Association of American Medical Colleges ® (AAMC ®) will host a one-hour instructional webinar for applicants on Wednesday, July 15 at 3 p.m. ET.

This “bundled” webinar will feature new AAMC Transition to Residency tools that will help applicants devise an effective application strategy, submit applications easily in MyERAS, and prepare for virtual interviews. These new tools include:


A recording of this webinar will be available for later viewing.
WELL BALANCED
Work Out Anytime, Anywhere!
Studies show medical students have a higher rate of burnout, mental illness and suicide compared to those of similar age. That's why self-care is so important and an exercise routine can help. In fact, regular exercise has been shown to improve mood, create positive self-esteem and cognition, while decreasing depression, anxiety and burnout.

With long hours spent at school or the hospital, it can be difficult to find time to head to the gym. Since access may be limited as a result of COVID-19, now is the perfect time to find alternative ways to maintain a routine without gym access or specialized equipment. Creating a regular workout schedule is ideal, but on days when you're just too busy, try these five minute workouts that can be done anytime, anywhere!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Summer Student Research Scholars program is sponsoring weekly professional development throughout the summer. This professional development opportunity is available to ALL School of Medicine students on Mondays at 1 p.m. Three more sessions remain in the series:

July 13: Diversity Implications for Research and Health
Dr. Jacob Warren, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Professor of Community Medicine

July 20: Deep Dive into Grant Processes and Funding
Dr. Bryant Smalley, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Community Medicine

July 27: Best Practices for Presenting Research
Dr. Gretchen Bentz, Assistant Professor of Microbiology

For more information or to request the Zoom link, contact Sarah Schanck.
Friendly Reminder
Please take a moment to complete MUSM’s Year 3 Survey . This survey is particularly important for evaluating the Year 3 Program in terms of residency preparation, facilities, advising, learning environment, and mistreatment. Check your email for the link to this Qualtrics survey.
Loan Change Form
Accept, reject, or reduce loans offered to you from the MyMercer Portal. If you have trouble reducing a loan, contact Student Financial Planning . Budget worksheets are available for each class year on your respective Canvas course along with other necessary financial information.
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