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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

DIG Meeting Recap from 1/17/17

1. DIG Bake Sale

The spring DIG Bake Sale to raise funds for Stay Shady will occur during the week of March 6th to 10th. It will be in the Jamail cafeteria on the first floor. Keith Wagner, MS2, will be taking the lead on this event. If you are interested in either making baked goods or volunteering your time to help the sale, please contact Keith at kedwagne@utmb.edu

2. Stay Shady

There are two more sign up dates available for Stay Shady (Feb. 17th at Morgan elementary and Mar. 2nd at Crenshaw)! Please sign up if interested in volunteering. Contact Tara Akunna for more information at taakunna@utmb.edu.

3. Melanoma Walk

The UTMB Melanoma walk will be Saturday, March 11th. Check in will be from 7-8am and the race will go from 8-9am. We need DIG volunteers to help set up the event, check in participants, and help mark the course! Please visit https://walk.aimatmelanoma.org/Galveston2017/ for more information online. Watch the blog for information on how to sign up! Contact Paige Hoyer for more information at pehoyer@utmb.edu

4. Suture Workshop

The Spring suture workshop will be this upcoming March. Watch the blog for more information on dates and how to sign up.

5. Away rotations for fourth year medical students interested in dermatology 

Current DIG President Kristyna Gleghorn graciously took time out of her interview season to provide advice on how to choose away rotations. Main points included: beginning the VSAS application, getting immunizations now before VSAS applications open, and having your application ready for submission by the first of March since it is important to apply as early as possible (the day applications open) for away rotations. Most students complete 2-3 away rotations, and you may have to apply to more programs (~5-6) in order to make sure you get accepted to 2-3 rotations that will work with your fourth year schedule. Contacting programs directly by email or phone call to express interest in a program can help when applying for aways. 

Dermatology Programs in Texas include: UTMB (Galveston, TX), Baylor Scott & White A&M (Temple, TX), Texas Tech (Lubbock, TX), UTHSA (San Antonio, TX), UT Houston, Baylor Houston, Baylor Scott & White (Dallas, TX), UT Austin, and UTSW (Dallas, TX). Current MS4s have also done away rotations out-of-state at locations such as: Univ of South Florida, Vanderbilt, Colorado, Univ of Florida at Gainsville, Oregon Health and Science Center (OHSU), Cook Country (Chicago, IL), Metrohealth Medical Center, and Louisiana State University