Emory SOM Newsletter February 2017

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February 2017

Financial Wellness

If you haven’t already, meet our financial wellness coach, Alok Deshpande.

This past Fall, Alok gave classroom talks and met in group and 1:1 settings with our M1, M2, and Academic Health students. Congratulations to John Larson (M1) and Josephine Kooijman (M2) for winning the Budget Games competition in November and to December winners, Kyle Killeen (M1) and Ava Voss (M2)! This Spring, the M3 and M4 classes will meet with Alok during Intersessions and Capstone, respectively.

One of the most important behaviors in personal finances is tracking your money. With that in mind, download Alok's free app on Apple or Android devices. The app has a messaging feature you can use to ask Alok questions about your personal finances. Do not hesitate to reach out to Alok and his team! alok@smartpathfinancial.com

Learn more about our financial wellness program at www.smartpathfinancial.com

Smart Path App
Medical Education Day 2017
Wellness and Well-Being
Monday, March 20, 2017
12 p.m.
SOM 120

This year's keynote speaker is

Tait Shanafelt, MD
Director, Mayo Clinic Physician Well-Being Program
Professor of Medical Education

13th Annual Hamilton Holmes Lecture

The 13th Annual Hamilton E. Holmes
MD Memorial Lecture

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
5:00 p.m.
Reception to Follow
SOM  110

The Reverend Dr. Betty Deas Clark is this year's guest lecturer. 
Further event details will be posted in the coming weeks.

Who Was Hamilton Holmes?

Wellness Highlight

Do you ever wonder what the best eating plan is for you?  Our own Small Group Advisor, Dr. Larry Sperling helps US News & World Report rank healthy eating plans.
Full Story

US News - Healthy Diets

New Lighting in the SOM

Over the last 2 years, Emory School of Medicine worked to secure a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta.  With matching grant support from the SOM Dean's Office, Emory School of Medicine received a grant through the Grants to Green Program.   The grant allowed us to replace the existing fluorescent lighting with LED fixtures that operate using significantly less electricity and at a lower cost.  The work was completed mainly during the overnight hours by Greenspeed, and the project was completed last December.  Our James B. Williams Medical Education Building is already setting an example throughout the Emory community.   The School of Medicine is projected to decrease its electricity usage by 25% and save $104,000 in electricity costs over the next year!  

Many thanks go to those that worked on the grant project:  Dr. Bill Eley, Shelby Smith, our Grants to Green representative, Deirdre Abrams, Barbara Buerher, the SOM Dean's Office, our Facilities Management project managers, and to the Greenspeed team.

Residency Day

Class of 2018 ! 

Residency Day

February 21, 2017  
4:30 p.m.
begins at 4:00 p.m.
SOM 110 

We will have residency information provided by Dr. Felner and Dr. Heron, a Residency Program Director panel to discuss their programs and a Senior Student Panel to discuss their interviewing experiences.

Applications Orientation

CLASS of 2019 !

Applications Orientation

February 20 - 24, 2017
7:45 a.m.
begins at 7:15 a.m.
SOM 120

Program begins at 7:45 a.m.

Safety and Security

Every effort is made by the Emory University School of Medicine and Emory University to provide a safe and secure environment for our students at all sites (campuses, healthcare facilities, etc.). Emory maintains its own police department that manages law enforcement, fire safety and emergency medical services as well as advising schools and individuals on public safety matters. Please be vigilant as you traverse our multiple educational sites and remember to avail yourself of the safety escort services at our main campus and clinical sites as needed.

SOM Handbook-Safety

Commencement, May 8, 2017

Graduation Fair

The bookstore will hold the annual Graduation Fair for Spring 2017 graduates on February 22 & 23 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day. Students can order caps and gowns as well as announcements, rings, frames, etc. The deadline for ordering regalia for both students and faculty is March 26. Faculty wishing to rent regalia should send an email to Priscilla Velasquez. Pvelasq@emory.edu

Each graduating student will receive 6 tickets on the last day of Capstone. Return tickets you don't need to Student Affairs for use by your classmates. If you need more tickets, please email Mary Kaye Garcia mkgarci@emory.edu with TICKETS in the subject line.

Schedule Outline
8:15  am – All graduatng MD students line up
9:00  am –  All Schools Commencement Ceremony on
                   Emory University Quadrangle
                   We will proceed directly to Glenn Memorial after the
                   University Ceremony is completed.
11:00 am – MD Diploma Ceremony at Glenn Memorial
1:15  pm –  Reception at the School of Medicine Building
                   Military MD graduate ceremony will be held
                   during the reception by the SOM fountain.
 Look for more emails with Commencement details in the upcoming weeks.

Thank You for the Feedback

Thank you for providing us feedback through last month's survey on our career counseling and financial wellness educational efforts. The survey results are critical to our improvement efforts in both of these areas.  This is the first time we have collected data from each class regarding these efforts.  We will be collecting similar data every year at this time to measure our improvement.  If you would like to share additional thoughts on how to improve EmoryDOCS (our new four year career counseling program) please contact Dr. Mary Dolan mdolan@emory.edu  Please visit the website to learn more about this exciting new program.
Regarding the Financial Wellness Program you can contact Mr. Alok Deshpande. 

Emory DOCS

WHSC Update

Dean's Letter Jan. 2017


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