October 17th, 2010 - Alpert Medical School
10/17/10 PLME Senate Meeting 3, 2010-2011 Academic year Present: Samantha Sanders, Tina Sankhla, Austin Ha, Rachel Occhiogrosso, Max Sherman, Jayson Marwaha, Michael Danielewicz, Ryan Din, Isaac Lopez, Chris Piette, Jefferson Chen, Alex Han, Amanda Liu, Rebecca Mendelsohn, Emily Davis, Emily Shelkowitz, Erica Alexander, Rohan Katipally, Oyinkan Osobamiro, Katie Paniszyn, Gretel Terrero, Sanchita Singal, Nathan Thomas, Niesha Voigt, Jenny Tsai, Sean Maroongroge, Sarah Park, Adam Henderson, Connie Wu, Annie Wu, Araba Amanu. Co-presidents Doug and Jovian called the meeting to order at 5:06 PM. Committee Reports: Class representatives went through their individual classes and discussed their plans for the future. Freshmen class reps have hosted two Thursday night Ratty dinners thus far. The first dinner they held had a good turnout, while the second one’s attendance was not as high. They are currently entertaining suggestions for a Star Wars game night. Moreover, they are attempting to coordinate both a neurology and chemistry study session. The neurology study session will probably held on a Tuesday or Wednesday night, while the chemistry study session does not have a set date yet. Austin Ha will help lead the neuro session, but no one has volunteered to head up the chemistry study session (although Jovian Yu and Sean Maroongroge both mentioned they would try to help by as much as possible). Sophomores had a dessert social on Friday, October 15 th . They received extremely positive feedback about the event, and everyone present at the meeting agreed that it was extremely fun. At the social, they played a game similar to speed dating, in which two lines were moving in conjunction with one another, and people matched up from separate lines had to talk to one another about a question posed. There were questions posed about the medical school as well as funny questions. Moreover, the sophomores will try to host something else later on during this semester (or possibly next semester). Juniors are thinking about having a relaxed dessert event sometime soon this semester. Seniors just had an event on October 6 th (two Wednesdays ago). They invited the director of medical student affairs, Alexander Morang, along with Dean Ip to talk about information regarding various med school topics. Essentially, this event was formatted as a question-and-answer session. Frequently asked questions concerned the shuttle, where to live, and whether to bring a car. The senior representatives noted that the shuttle route will likely remain concentrated on campus, and it is not necessary to really have a car in medical school until the third and fourth years. They also stated that construction for the new med school seemed to be moving on schedule.