September Newsletter

The SNMA Newsletter  M1s: Congrats on finishing your first Summative and starting med school! Hopefully you're getting into the swing of things, and if not we promise you will! Don't hesitate to reach out to upperclassmen for help! M2s: Keep pushing through preclerkships- clinicals are just around the corner! M3s: Enjoy break and keep pushing through clinical rotations!! M4s: Good luck with residency apps and upcoming interviews! You got this! Important Updates!!! MEMBERSHIP DUES (only $50 because our chapter supplements half the cost of $100) AND APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON OCTOBER 31st! The link to online membership applications is here! Fall Elections There are currently 2 open positions on the SNMA executive board: Community Service Co-chair and Social Co-chair. This is a great way to get involved in SNMA activities and looks great on your CV! These positions are voted on and appointed by the SNMA executive board. Details with how to apply will be sent out soon! Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!Upcoming Events! General Body Meeting: M1 Study Strategy Workshop.Monday, September 27th at 6:30 pm in the Learning Studio! Haven Volunteering OrientationMonday, September 20th at 6pm on Zoom! Looking for a regular volunteer opportunity in Cville? Volunteer with The Haven! Join us for a short zoom orientation. Sign up if you are interested here:Upcoming Conferences National & Region VII Leadership Institute (Virtual) Reclaiming Our Time: Empowering Leaders in Health Activism & Advocacy When: September 17-19, 2021 Hosted by: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Online registration is available until 9/17/2021 REGISTER HERE SNMA Region VI: Regional Leadership Institute (RLI) Clinical Medicine & Beyond When: October 16, 2021 Hosted by: University of Maryland School of Medicine More information coming soon!Annual Medical Education Conference (AMEC) When: April 13th-17th, 2021 Where: Orlando, FLSeptember is Sickle Cell Awareness Month.SNMA will be sending out weekly emails with information about this disease. We are also requesting donations, the proceeds of which will go to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. You can venmo @UVASNMA at least $5 for a bracelet and at least $1 for a ribbon (pick-up instructions will be sent shortly!)Thank you to those who made it out!!! Community Health CelebrationSNMA Social Orientation BBQPhotos from SNMA BBQPhotos from SNMA BBQUnity Week Thank you everyone who participated in this year's Unity Campaign by sending photos and/or donating to our chapter and to the City of Promise!!Unity Campaign Photos SNMA Member Spotlight Meet M4, Iman C. Richie Undergraduate: Cornell University Medical Specialty of Interest: Internal Medicine, Hematology/Oncology Hometown: Chester, VAFavorite Memory of Medical School: I have so many! I try to take time to reflect on the many meaningful moments/memories during encounters in patient care. During pre-clerkship years, I enjoyed evenings at Carter Mountain for apple picking, live music, sweet treats, and drinks with friends! I try to find a moment to celebrate every single win in medical school, no matter how big or small. So, I guess I’m always making memories! Favorite Place to Eat in Charlottesville: So many good spots! I don’t have a favorite! But for a quick, filling bite, can’t go wrong with Burger Bach! On days that I’m out of the hospital, I’ll grab an acai bowl for an early breakfast from the Juice Laundry on Preston Ave!Meet M3, Elissa Moody Undergraduate: University of Chicago Medical Specialty of Interest: OBGYN or Emergency Medicine Hometown: Colts Neck, NJ. Favorite Things to Do In C'ville: Go for walks at the Riverview Park or Monticello with friends and visiting the Downtown mall to watch movies/ walk around/ grab food! Favorite Place to Eat in Charlottesville: DOMA Korean Kitchen Stay tuned for future spotlights!Virtual Hosting Please sign up to be a virtual host for the 2021-2022 Interview Cycle to help URM applicants learn more about our amazing community. When paired, the hope is that you will spend an hour with the applicant through Zoom, phone or email before their interview. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Misky (! Sign up here!