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MS2: Information from Dr. Porter

Categories: MS2

From Dr. Porter: I would like to welcome the Class of 2023 back from your summer break. I hope you took some time for yourselves, as your medical education will start ramping up from here until graduation. Along those lines, I’m sure you were happy to complete the lottery at the end of Block VIII […]

Student Wellness

Categories: MS1, MS2, MS3, MS4, Uncategorized

Now is the time that we all need to focus on resilience. Being resilient is about recognizing that emotions and behaviors affect how we deal with stress. Resilience starts with being self-aware. Self-awareness gives us the ability to be intentional in our responses and find healthy ways to adapt to distressing events in our lives. […]

MS2: Immunizations, support

Categories: MS2

Immunizations: Immunizations must be completed ASAP. You will not be allowed on your third-year campuses without having the documentation. Documentation can be sent to Bethany Reck. We’re here! As you disperse across the state to begin your next year of medical school, please know the Office of Student Affairs & Admissions is still here to support […]

MSII: Preparing for clinical years

Categories: MS2

Three informal lunch meetings for second-year students to discuss your clinical years as a medical student will be held Jan. 29, Feb. 11, and Feb. 19. Dr. Joycelyn Dorscher, Dr. Susan Zelewski (assistant dean for the Grand Forks campus), Dr. Pat Carr, Jennifer Duffy, and Michelle Montgomery will be available to discuss what to expect […]

MSII: Y2Q

Categories: MS2

Well, we completed Pre-Med Day and our Teddy Bear Clinic events. Thank you to everyone for all of your hard work and willingness to give back to the community. We will be talking about the lottery and making those choices this month. We are working with the lottery committee to help make the process go […]

MSII

Categories: MS2

Volunteer to assist future med students! The SMHS Office of Student Affairs & Admissions will be asking for volunteers to take care of the admissions table on our behalf as we conduct medical school applicant interviews in the next few months. We need volunteers for all but one weekend in November, the first weekend in […]

What I Wish I’d Known

Categories: MS1, MS2, MS3, MS4

MSI: Medical school is very inflexible. That said, you can still have a life—but plan to be here like a job, knowing you can’t take days off for fun. MSII: There are just so many unknowns, things you never thought you would encounter as problems. Everything is so expensive. I had a career prior to […]

The HOST Program

Categories: MS1, MS2, MS3, MS4

What is the HOST program? HOST stands for Housing Our Students as they Travel. This program matches fourth-year medical students traveling across the U.S. for residency interviews with medical school alumni willing to provide lodging, transportation or general information regarding residency programs. The program has operated for more than eight years and in that time […]

Odds and Ends

Categories: MS1, MS2, MS3, MS4, Odds & Ends

Know your acronyms AOA: Alpha Omega Alpha is the medical honor society. Students are generally chosen for this society in their junior and senior year. There is a very specific number of individuals that can be inducted from a given class. Dr. Cornelius (Mac) Dyke is the advisor. Stay tuned for more information on exactly […]