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October 2016

OSA News
Title IX Training

  • All University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) students are required to complete Title IX awareness training once each academic year.
  • Go to this link: and complete training by clicking on Access the Student Training Course Here! 
  • Deadline to complete this training is Monday, October 31, 2016.
  • Failure to comply with the deadline will result in a hold being placed on your registration, which has potential to impact your financial aid and refund check.

The Lightbulb Moment Competition 
Do you have a revolutionary idea for the medical field? Pitch it to our panel of experts! The Office of Student Affairs is hosting a new Shark Tank – style competition for medical students. If you have a great idea for the medical field, please consider submitting the idea to the competition. There must be one medical student from UMSOM on a team. The submission deadline is October 31, 2016. The Lightbulb Moment Competition will take place on February 27, 2017. We have recruited a group of great panelists that will be judging the ideas. For more information about the competition, please visit:
For the submission details, please visit:

The Business of Medicine Interest Group (BMIG) and Entrepreneurship Innovation Network (EIN) are hosting an information session about this competition on October 5th at 12:00 p.m.
To sign up, please visit:

School News & Events
For a listing of all news and events for the School of Medicine, please visit: 

Poster Printing
SOM's division of Visual and Broadcast Services is internal resource for all poster printing. They are located in BRB 1-009. For more information, please visit: 

OSR News
FRCT Certificate Recipients
Congratulations to the 17 recipients of the Certificate of Outstanding Achievement in the Foundations of Research and Critical Thinking (FRCT) - Scholarly Project for the Class of 2017! We commend them for their commitment to research and their many excellent research accomplishments.

Please see the FRCT Certificate announcement which includes the list of award recipients and their mentors.

MSRD Award Recipients
Congratulations to the award recipients of the 39th Annual Medical Student Research Day (MSRD)!

Please see the MSRD award announcement which includes the list of award recipients, their mentors and co-investigators, and titles of their presentations.

MedChi Lunch & Learn 
Please join MedChi for their 2016 Lunch &Learn CME series. No charge for MedChi members. $50 for non-members.

  • Oct. 7 - Integrated Care

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
MedChi Building
1211 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD 21201
Lunch will be provided. Reservations are required
Topics subject to change
Indicate each event you will attend
Please RSVP to: or 410-539-0872 x3308

Northeast Ohio William Carlos Williams Poetry Writing Competition

The William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition, sponsored by the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), is open to students attending allopathic or osteopathic schools of medicine in the United States and Canada.

Each year hundreds of entries are submitted to the competition and go through a preliminary screening by the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, and final judging will be by Richard M. Berlin, M.D., psychiatrist and poet from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

The first-, second-, and third-place winners will be invited to read their poetry at an awards ceremony at NEOMED. In addition, the editors of the Journal of Medical Humanities review the winning poems and consider them for possible publication in that journal.

For competition details, please visit: 

Society of Hospital Medicine Student Scholar Grants: Summer and Longitudinal Programs
Are you interested in conducting scholarly work in a project related to hospital medicine? If so, please visit:  

Educators in Training (EdiT)
UMB has created a new collaborative program designed to enhance the teaching and in-classroom skills of up and coming academic professors, and for seasoned professors who would like to enhance their effectiveness in the classroom. The program is called Educators in Training or EdiT. It is similar in design to an existing program at the University of Maryland Baltimore County called PROFIT. However, EdiT is a collaborative program between the Graduate School and Campus Life Services here at UMB.
This five-session pilot program will grow and change to meet the needs of up and coming professors. All sessions are one hour and will take place on Mondays from noon-1:00 p.m. in the SMC Campus Center, Room 203. Lunch will be provided at each session.

The session topics are as follows:

  • 9/26-Introduction to Program; Overview of Brain Science and the Importance of Active Learning
  • 10/3-Course Design: Beginning with the End in Mind
  • 10/10-Assessment Strategies
  • 10/17-Lesson Delivery Strategies
  • 10/24-Syllabus Design and Final Wrap Up

Those who are able to attend all five sessions will receive a Certificate of Completion.
You may register for the first session at the following link: 

Call for Abstracts Second Annual Medical Students Ethics Conference - Becoming a Physician: Ethical Challenges in Medical Education

The “Becoming a Physician: Ethical Challenges in Medical Education” conference is the only medical ethics conference to focus on the ethical challenges medical students encounter on the path to becoming physicians. It is intended to be a forum for medical students to present their reflections on these challenges.

The organizing committee invites abstracts for oral presentations on the ethical issues that arise in and because of one’s role as a medical student. Potential topics include, but are not limited to: the impact of race in medical practice; transgender health; healthcare for prisoners; moral distress; hierarchy in medicine.

The AMA Journal of Ethics encourages students whose abstracts were accepted for presentation at the conference to develop and submit manuscripts for publication consideration.

For more information on the submission details, please visit: Call for Abstracts 

Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE)
FASPE is pleased to announce that applications are now open for its summer 2017 fellowship in medical ethics. For more information, please visit: 

HIV Vaccine Research Grants for Medical Students
The HIV Vaccine Trials Network, in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is investing in a young generation of HIV prevention researchers by providing African-American and Latino/a medical students with opportunities to conduct independent research while receiving mentoring, project and salary funding, training, and professional development opportunities. For more information, please visit:

Class of 2018

Fourth-year Scheduling Meeting
January 13, 2016
1:00 - 4:30 pm
SMC Campus Center - Elm Room A

Class of 2019

Year 2 Questionnaire
Please complete the confidential Year Two Questionnaire (Y2Q). Share your thoughts on the learning climate, adjusting to medical school and future career plans! This information will help us understand the climate and culture of medical education. You should have received an e-mail on October 1st from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) with a private link to complete the survey.

Third-year Meeting
January 18, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
SMC Campus Center - Elm Room A

Reminders and Events

October 5, 2016
The Lightbulb Competition Information Session
Hosick Lecture Hall
12:00 p.m.

October 7, 2016
MedChi Lunch & Learn
Integrated Care
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
MedChi Building
1211 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD 21201

October 31, 2016
The Lightbulb Moment Competition LOI submission deadline