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Sunday, March 25, 2007

DIG Meeting Recap (3-21-07)

We had a great meeting last Wednesday! Dr. Wagner came to speak with our group and he gave us some statistics on the 18 non-UTMB Dermatology applicants that were interviewed here this interview season. The average Step 1 score was 244, the average Step 2 score was 246, and 15/18 were members of AOA. A number of the applicants also had publications. The UTMB applicants accepted interviews at a total of 7 different programs. A number of our questions regarding scheduling next year were also answered. As of now, there are 5 periods during which an AI in Dermatology is offered at UTMB. Currently, only 1 AI position is allowed per month. Dr. Wagner is going to speak with Dr. Raimer regarding the possibility of increasing this number to 2 positions per month, since there are so many students interested in this rotation for next year. An AI is also offered in Austin. For away rotations, it's recommened to pick programs that you are interested in going to or in which you would like to get a letter of recommendation from. Also, take off January for interviews next year! For our upcoming volunteer activities, we are still working on finalizing dates for the High School out reach program this spring. The Miles for Melanoma walk will be on Saturday, May 5. PLEASE print off flyers and post them around town and campus. We want to have a great turnout and raise as much money as possible!!