The Student Council Executive Board, SNMA, and Diversity in Medicine Executive Boards have united to host a t-shirt fundraiser to benefit the National Black Leadership Commission on Health. Shirts are $15 and 100% of the profits will be donated to support this worthy cause. Residents and attendings are also welcome to participate. Feel free to share the order form with anyone who is interested!

To order, complete both steps by Friday, June 26:
  1. Fill out the order form.
  2. Pay with cash or via venmo to @MUSMFundraiser. All orders must be paid at the time they are placed.
A confirmation email will be sent once payment is received. If you have questions, contact Alyse Ragauskas or Analise McGreal .
Residency Information Session on June 24 at 7 pm
The Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School and their affiliate, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation , offer a fully-accredited residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and you’re invited to learn more about their exciting programs and opportunities. MS1-4 are all welcome!

Residency Information Session
Wednesday, June 24 at 7:00 pm
Meeting number: 120 479 5057
Password: kVJmJRT8m49
Host key: 999653

Additional details will be posted on their Facebook and Instagram pages.
Infectious Disease Risks and Caring for Patients
Some risk of contracting illness is inherent in caring for patients. One of the fundamental tenets of the practice of medicine is that physicians care for patients despite this risk. Education about potential infectious agents, their routes of transmission, and appropriate prevention and control procedures is an essential part of all infection control programs. The  AAMC Infectious Diseases Handbook serves to prepare health care workers to reduce the risks to themselves and to their patients. Infectious diseases change over time. New pathogens emerge and old pathogens reemerge to pose greater risks. The recommendations presented in this monograph are those widely accepted in 2006. Should new issues arise, the CDC should be consulted. Information on the health related policies for the School of Medicine can be found in the MUSM Student Handbook.
Congrats Misty Graham!
Misty Graham has transitioned to the position of Academic Success Counselor on the Savannah campus. In this role, she will help students develop time management strategies, improve goal-setting skills, identify learning resources, and connect with campus services. Until her old position is filled, she will be available for Student Affairs questions.
Congrats Kim Meeks!
Kim Meeks has assumed the duties of the Director of Wellness and AIMSS (Aid to Impaired Medical School Students). In this role, she will oversee the wellness initiatives on all campuses with the support of Dr. Alice House on the Columbus campus and Dr. Robert Shelley on the Savannah campus.
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