Want to help School of Medicine students? Volunteers needed

Dec. 13, 2017

Alumni and friends are warmly invited to participate in several opportunities to help the school's students in 2018. 

Teach clinical skills to first-year M.D. students

The school's Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) program needs instructors to teach small groups of first-year medical students in 2018. There will be two types of small group content:
  1. Clinical context, including communication skills and discussion of contextual issues such as health policy, professionalism, ethics, informatics, epidemiology, quality, safety and social determinants of health (Winter term has an emphasis in epidemiology)
  2. Clinical assessment and management, including physical examination skills, patient interviewing, diagnostic reasoning, presentations and case discussions.
Anyone holding an M.D., Ph.D., D.O., P.A.-C. or N.P. degree may teach these clinical skills lab sessions. Each session comes with a well-developed and detailed discussion guide; facilitators are present to provide experience and perspective on each topic.

Sign up online, and please with any questions.

Share career advice with M.D. students

"MS2 Transition to Clinical Experience Week Alumni Panel"
Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 | noon to 1 p.m. | Collaborative Life Sciences Building | Portland, Ore. 

In collaboration with UME, the School of Medicine Alumni Association will host an informal lunchtime panel event with second-year medical students who will soon embark on clinical rotations throughout the state. The panel topic will be "What I Wish I Knew Before My Clinical Rotations." Lunch will be provided, and we seek two to three additional volunteers. Based on requests, we are making a special effort to secure physicians who have experience in rural settings. Please if you are interested in participating.

"School of Medicine Alumni Association Medical Specialty Speed Dating"
Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 | 6-8 p.m. | Collaborative Life Sciences Building | Portland, Ore.

This popular networking and educational event will be set up in a "speed dating" format to allow our first-year M.D. students to visit with as many different specialties/speakers as possible. Volunteer speakers, representing their specialty, will be stationed at a table. Students will rotate to various areas, with the goal of learning about an array of medical specialties, perhaps some that they were not previously considering. Dinner will be provided. We hope to recruit 30-35 volunteers. Please if you are interested in participating.

Share career advice with postdocs, Ph.D. and graduate students

"Postdoc and Graduate Studies Career Networking Night"
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 6-8 p.m. | Collaborative Life Sciences Building | Portland, Ore.

Another popular event, Career Networking Night offers an opportunity for alumni and friends to discuss how they are using their graduate degree and training inside and out of a laboratory setting. A wide variety of careers have been featured in past networking nights, including legal, journalism, teaching and biotech. Dinner will be provided. We aim to have a total of 20-25 volunteers. Please if you are interested in participating.