September 2012 Updates
On Wednesday, September 5, 2012, SCOMSA held its first meeting of the year and welcomed the 2016 leaders. The minutes from the meeting are included in the following link (2012.9.5 Meeting Minutes).
Student Group Activities:________________________________________________________
Christian Medical Dental Association
|This is an event sponsored by CMDA that facilitated the discussion between students and faculty regarding what it means to explore one’s religion as a physician. The event was held on 9/7 and was open to all students and faculty. Our faculty advisor, Stephen Christiansen and student affairs Dean Daniel Chen were present to share their thoughts on Christianity and its role in the medical field.|
Family Medicine Interest Group
|There was a fantastic turnout for the Family Medicine Interest Group’s first event of the year on 9/4/12, “What is Family Medicine?” talk and panel discussion. Second year student Nicole Economou gave a brief overview of the specialty to the group, comprised mostly of first years. Only a handful of students knew what family medicine entailed at the start of the presentation, but our panel of three physicians (Dr. Poulin, BUMC PGY 2; Dr. Pierce, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center; and Dr. Pecci, BMC Director of Maternal/Child Health) did an excellent job of educating the group. After an hour of information and discussion with our panel, the students built a strong understanding about the breadth and flexibility that family medicine affords. One student even declared that family medicine sounded like “the perfect profession.”|
Student Research Presented at National Conferences:____________________________________
|I attended to 2012 annual American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery meeting. While there, I presented a poster that detailed my work with the Otolaryngology department here at Boston Medical Center looking at the population incidence of chronic laryngitis using the BMC primary care population. The poster was well-received. I also had the chance to attend many interesting lectures on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.