March 2016 Updates

Student Group Events

BUSM Family Medicine Interest Group and Sports Medicine Interest Group


Dr. Green of BU Sports Medicine led an interactive shoulder exam for 25 first and second years. Students were taught how to preform tests for nerve impingement, musculoskeletal injury, and other common shoulder injuries. In addition, Dr. Green held a question and answer session about the lifestyle and typical work-week for sports medicine doctors. – Timothy Batter

BUSM Student for a National Health Program


The SNaHP Summit took place on May 5th at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and featured presentations from several BUSM students. The theme of this year’s conference was “New Frontiers in the Civil Rights Movement,” and it focused on the ways healthcare reform could contribute to civil rights, as well as how the healthcare reform movement could learn from the civil rights movement. BUSM students Andy Hyatt and Janine Petito led the afternoon plenary session, which shifted the day’s focus to political action in an election year. The event drew nearly 170 students from almost 50 institutions around the country, and allowed our BUSM chapter to network with newly forming chapters at Tufts, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins – connections that we have built upon since returning. – Andrew Olsen

Student Presentation at National Conferences

2016 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting


The CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting focuses on improving medical education for students and residents studying women’s health. I presented a poster, entitled “Empowering Students for Improved Patient Outcomes: Prevention of Venous Thrombotic Events in Maternal Patients,” along with Molly Siegel. It was an incredible opportunity to present this research, which we have been working on this past year. Additionally, the conference allowed for great networking as there were many department chairs and residency program directors present. I attended many inspiring sessions and learned a lot from my time at the conference. – Farnaz Farhi

74th Annual Academy of Dermatology


I had the pleasure of presenting a case of pilomatricomas (a rare hair follicle tumor) at the 74th annual American Academy of Dermatology national meeting held in Washington D.C. In addition to presenting the case, I had the opportunity to meet other medical students who share similar interests and leaders of the field who are shaping the future of dermatology. – Edward Bae
Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine