Tuesday, June 3,
- Monthly meetings: Look forward to
having monthly meetings again. Let’s aim for the first Thursday of every
month at . We will use the
same room on the third floor if it is still available.
- Senate: The Senate officers for the
upcoming year will be:
The secretary needs to keep attendance as
well as other general records. The “minutes” of the meetings need to be posted
on the senate website without delay.
- Community Service suggestions: We
as medical students should partake in local community projects. Other
schools already have programs set up, but more importantly, we should do
it for the betterment of our professional development. It will also allow
many of us to have exposure to different kinds of people, which is what we
will see in our practice (Kierstin Cates).
It will probably be a good idea to already have a chosen project
(like Habitat for Humanity) for the incoming freshman to facilitate an
easier transition/adjustment. The
third year class will keep the Ronald McDonald House as their project. The fourth years can choose their
projects every year that can fit their schedules. Another suggestion is that we assign the
class representatives to be in charge of coordinating these.
- Communication: Be sure that there
is a good stream of communication between the classes, especially between
the 1st and 2nd year classes. They are more than
welcome to set up their own extra meetings.
- Budget: A lot was spent this past
year on the Ball. Discussed changing
the amount allocated for Grants. No
vote was taken
- Retreat: We need to decide on when
to have a retreat. Look for more information this summer and early into
the upcoming academic year.
- Medical Survival Week (MSW): Kierstin
and Dr. Smith tried out this idea for the first time this year with the
class of 2007. We should try to implement this project at the end of every
semester. Basically, this year the MSW consisted of stress-relieving
activities such as: dodge-ball, yoga, movie night, free lunch, community
activity info., various speakers, etc.
- Class of 2007 Elections: First-year
committee needs to address the issue of non-B’ham
campus (3rd and 4th years) people ended up voting
for a B’ham rep.