Student News and Notes
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Quote of the Week
"You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want."
Organization Announcements & Events
St. Vincent's Clinic Needs Your Help!
Medical, nursing, PA, and CLS students are needed at St. Vincent's student-run free clinic. Clinics run Tuesday (4:15-8:30), Thursday (4:15-8:30) and Saturday (10:00-2:30). To find out if a clinic is general medicine or specialty, see our calendar. Sign up here to volunteer for a clinic using your UTMB email address. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Campus Announcements & Events
UTMB Bookstore REBATES
Students, Staff and Faculty members are requested to turn in their original white Bookstore cash register receipts for rebate anytime between April 15 and June 30, 2013.
Only receipts dated April 16, 2012 through April 12, 2013 will be redeemable. Items marked non-rebate on the cash register receipts are not eligible for rebate. Only receipts of $1.00 or more, excluding tax, are valid. Sales tax is non-rebateable. Receipts should not be totaled. Purchases made after April 12, 2013 will be redeemable for a possible rebate next year. Only ORIGINAL receipts will be accepted – no copies.
All receipts should be sealed in a self-addressed legal size (4: X 9 ½”) envelope (no postage stamp necessary) with the following required information:
Permanent mailing address – after 8/15/13
Your student classification or your campus department
(Name) John Doe
(Street Address) 9999 Ave.
(City, State & Zip) Galveston, Texas 77550
(Classification) MS II
When turning in your envelope, please make sure all of your original receipts are included and that your envelope is sealed. Receipts can only be turned in ONE time – no exceptions.Rebate checks will be mailed sometime during the latter part of August 2013. Absolutely no rebate receipts will be accepted after June 30, 2013. If you need to mail your receipts, please mail them to the following address:
Moody Medical Library, Room 1.106
Galveston, Texas 77555-0936
The Bookstore is not responsible for receipts that are lost in the mail.
If you should have any questions, please call the Bookstore at (409) 772-1939.
April is National Occupational Therapy Month
Do you know what Occupational Therapy is?
Occupational Therapy practitioners help people live life to its fullest no matter what by enabling individuals to participate in the activities that are meaningful to them. They provide practical solutions for success in everyday living and help people alter how they arrange their daily activities to maximize function, vitality, and productivity. Occupational therapy helps to build lives by preventing chronic disability or illness, or by enabling people to get on with their lives after disability or impairment. Occupational therapists are trained to look at the patient holistically in order to promote overall well-being by taking into account the individual, their environmental context, and the activities that are most important to them.
For more information about what Occupational Therapy entails, visithttp://www.aota.org/News/Centennial/Brand/Brochure/Brochure.aspx?FT=.pdf
Volunteer at Yaga Wild Game Cook-off
The Yaga Wild game cook-off is approaching very quickly and we are in desperate need for volunteers to sign up to represent The Salvation Army. The funding from this grant is to help purchase Christmas presents for needy children in Galveston County this 2013 season. There are time slots as short as an hour in the children's area and our level of involvement helps determine the amount of funds they will give us.
Volunteer sign-ups are underway for the Yaga’s Children’s Fund Wild Game cook-off on May 10-11, 2013. To date there are over 170 people signed up.
There are many volunteer opportunities still available – please encourage your friends, family and representatives from your organization to volunteer. If you have any questions about the BringIt website and or web links, please contact either Toni Fanning or myself.
· First, type in THE ORGANIZATION you are representing and then your name in the same box. If you are not representing an organization please type in ‘self’ before your name.
· In the second box, please include your email. This is a required field.
· The third box is for your phone number. It will not be published and is not required to sign up.
· In the fourth box, please type the name of your organization; it needs to appear in both the first and fourth boxes. This final step will ensure every organization's volunteer hours are properly documented and tracked. THIS BOX WILL NOT APPEAR in the public site that you are viewing, IT WILL BE USED FOR TRACKING ORGANIZATIONS. Please make sure you include your organization in this fourth box.
Friday Night http://yagaschildrensfundwildgamecookoff.bringit.bz/public/bc9b33
Ladies Choice http://yagaschildrensfundwildgamecookoff.bringit.bz/public/619fde
5K Fun Run http://yagaschildrensfundwildgamecookoff.bringit.bz/public/0725d5
Children’s Area http://yagaschildrensfundwildgamecookoff.bringit.bz/public/c94282
Cook- off/Silent Auction http://yagaschildrensfundwildgamecookoff.bringit.bz/public/603eb4
Clean up on Sunday http://yagaschildrensfundwildgamecookoff.bringit.bz/public/532dc3
BCM Dermatology Meet and Greet
Baylor College of Medicine Dermatology Department is having a Medical Student Information Session, Saturday May 11, 2013 at 9:00 at the Jamail Specialty Care Center (formerly known as the Baylor Medical Office Building) on the McNair Campus at 1977 Butler Blvd, 4th floor (Conference Rooms E4.120 and E4.125). All medical students interested in Dermatology are invited. No RSVP required.
Students can park on at the VA hospital and walk over (they're across the street from oneanother) OR they can opt to park at the lot on the Butler Blvd for a small charge OR just park on Butler Blvd, space permitting.
Baylor College of Medicine Class of 2014 email@example.com
The School of Nursing Biobehavioral Laboratory would like to sell off immunoassay kits for testing the following: Cortisol, DHEA-S, C-Reactive Protein, Tumor Necrosis factor-α, IL-6, Fibrinogen, and IgM. Please contactSheryl L. Bishop PhD at:firstname.lastname@example.org rates and further details.
NADA Coffee House Now Offering UTMB Discount
Located at 408 20th Street in Galveston.
SGA Newsletter Moves Online!
Good news! SGA's newsletter has been upgraded to an easily accessible online format! We would like to use this website to keep all of you up to date in regards to projects that SGA is working on, on campus events and important info that you should know (i.e. food services changes, student parking changes, library changes, etc.)
Weekly updates will be posted on the Office of Student Life Facebook page, so make sure to go “like” their page HERE!
Contact SGA if you have a fundraiser/event/student story to share and it could be included. If you have any idea for an article that you think students would be interested in, just contact SGA! (email@example.com)
Click the link below to take you to our new online Newsletter.
Student Discount Cards
New discount cards for UTMB students!
Brought to you by your Student Government Association. Just show this card at any of the businesses listed and receive the discount!
Card is valid until August 15th, 2013. Cards are free for all students. Drop by Student Life to pick yours up! (The Spot situation has been resolved and they are now honoring the 10% discount.
SGA Discount Coffee Program
SGA travel coffee mugs will be sold to students for $5. For 80 cents, you’ll be able to fill up your mug anywhere on campus. This includes the hospital cafeteria, Joe’s Cafeteria, Seattle’s Best and MOD.
Mugs will be available again on Friday, August 31st. Stop by Leanne’s office in the Student Center, 2.134 to purchase one.
Excellence in Professionalism Award
We are taking nominations for the October award winner, so be sure to submit your nominee!
“On my honor, as a member of the UTMB community, I pledge to act with integrity, compassion, and respect in all my academic and professional endeavors.” The purpose of the Excellence in Professionalism Award is to recognize a student each month that has shown exemplary professionalism within the UTMB community. This student would have exhibited traits of the honor pledge and the three characteristics of the professionalism charter: integrity, compassion, and respect. The Honor Pledge Award Committee will review the nominees and choose three finalists to be voted on by the Student Affairs Deans of each school every month. To eliminate bias, the nomination forms will be presented anonymously to the Honor Pledge Award Committee and the Student Affairs Deans of the schools. The winner will receive a certificate of acknowledgement, a $50 gift certificate, recognition in campus publications and recognition by the Student Affairs Dean of the student’s school. Runners-up will receive a $5 MOD giftcard. All students and faculty members can nominate students.
Students may not nominate themselves.
How to Nominate: Please visit http://www.utmb.edu/studentlife/gettinginvolved/ExcellenceInProfessionalism.htm and click the link “Nominate Here” in the middle of the page which will direct you to the nomination form.
If you have any questions, please contact Ericka Hailey in the Office of Student Life, ext. 79056 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Help: Reporting Unprofessional Behavior and Mistreatment
UTMB is committed to providing the best educational climate possible. If you experience unprofessional behavior or mistreatment—whether from a resident, faculty member, fellow student or someone else—we want to know about it, so we can rectify the problem for you and for others. This reporting tool is a resource for students seeking to report professionalism concerns to a neutral third party. Confidentiality is respected. All concern notes submitted through the website will show the return address as www.utmb.edu not the sender's email address. There is no identifiable information and no response can be sent back to the sender unless that information is included in the Professionalism Concern Note (PCN). The PCN is forwarded to the Student Ombudsman for follow-up and triage. It is important to note that an anonymous PCN makes it difficult to follow-up and corroborate incidents. An anonymous PCN accompanied with enough information can be useful, if nothing else, it can be noted for the record. This tool is brought to you by the Professionalism Charter Committee, a group of faculty, staff and students working to promote a culture of professionalism at UTMB.
What to do if you see or experience unprofessional behavior
1. Follow the instructions outlined in your course syllabus for reporting such concerns and complaints. If directions for reporting unprofessional behavior are not outlined in your course syllabus, you are encouraged to contact your course coordinator or departmental program advisor.
2. Report the unprofessional behavior incident here.
Examples of unprofessional behavior and mistreatment may include*:
Verbal abuse, such as public belittlement or humiliation of a student or fellow team member
Being threatened with physical harm or being physically punished
Abuse of power over another person on the health care team. This can include interactions with a faculty physician, nurse or a technician, or mistreatment of a patients.
Being required to perform personal services (e.g., shopping, babysitting)
Being subjected to offensive remarks/names because of your race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
Receiving lower evaluations or grades solely because of your gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation rather than your performance
Being denied opportunities for training or rewards solely because of your gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation rather than your performance
Sexual harassment (e.g., unwanted sexual advances, offensive sexist remarks/names directed at you personally)
Discussing confidential information about a patient in an inappropriate setting
Discriminatory treatment of a patient (or another person) due to that person’s economic status, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation
Additional student resources are available to help you:
Ombudsman services are available to help you with academic and non-academic concerns, questions and complaints (e.g., fee payment, housing, financial aid, grades, professors, parking and other university-related issues). An ombudsman is a neutral third party, and confidentiality is ensured. The Student Ombudsman Office is located in Suite 2.110, Lee Hage Jamail Student Center, (409) 747-4820.
Visit http://www.utmb.edu/studentservices/ombudsman.html for more details.
Counseling and other wellness assistance is available to students. Visit http://web.utmb.edu/studentwellness/ for more details.
Additional details on student non-academic grievance procedures can be found in the UTMB Handbook of Operating Procedures
Note: Discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual assault are crimes that should be brought to the attention of your school’s Student Affairs Dean and Human Resources - Employee Relations. You are also encouraged to notify Campus Police at ext. 21111. Call 911 in the event of an emergency.
*Many of these examples of unprofessional behavior and mistreatment come from the AAMC medical school graduation questionnaire.