Monday, April 20, 2009

Events Page updated

under "activities" link.

Thanks to everyone that sent in replies to the Oustanding Faculty Award poll, but we definitely are shooting for more submissions!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Its been a while....

(above: SSIG History Trip, University of Washington, w/ Dr. Merendino, former Chair of Surgery, and pioneer of the "Merendino Procedure"

Hope everyone is doing well on exams, boards studying, etc.

The Department of Surgery has invited us to their faculty dinner, thank you if you responded to the evite, unfortunately all available seats are taken. At the dinner the winners of MEDSTARS will be announced. The dinner will be held on April 27th at the faculty lounge.

Even if you will not be able to come out to the dinner, there is still a way for you to be involved. We're looking for this years Outstanding Faculty Member in the Dept of Surgery. If there is an attending out there that was an inspiration mentor to you, or really helped guide you through your surgery rotation, or encouraged you with research or just really reminds you of someone that embodies what every professor should be, nominate that person! Email us at . The selected faculty member will have their name engraved on the plaque in the Surgical Skills Center.

Thank you to everyone that applied for an 09-10 position for the SSIG board. We enjoyed reading your applications and will notify you soon if you are selected for a board position. One of the great things about SSIG is that everyone can be involved, so even if you aren't a board member your input is always taken into consideration, just talk to a board member and it can happen.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


new events:
  1. 11/19 Knot Tying Suturing Skills Workshop for MSIs: 1-3pm
  2. 11/25 Tues - 4pm "A lines and IV Cath" Skills Workshop for (MS2)
  3. 12/5 Fri - 12-1pm Lunchtime Lecture "How to get into Residency" (Dr. Hagen, residents)

Recap of SSIG Reception Monday 11/17/08

Thanks to everyone that came out. For those of you that missed it, the pictures are on the Facebook group photos section. We had a lot of the mentors attend as well as some fellows, residents, and other members of the Department of Surgery. The chicken shiskebab was also excellent.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Recap of Lunch Seminar + Invitation to SSIG Dinner

Hey everyone, hope exams are treating you well. Just a couple quick points

thanks for coming out to the meeting
Thanks to everyone that came out to the meeting yesterday. Dr. Crookes was amazing, and we were happy he was able to come out and talk to us
Feel free to give us feedback, ie what you liked/didn't enjoy about the lecture @

SSIG Dinner
We're inviting SSIG members and Faculty to a casual dinner on Monday Nov 17 at 3:30pm. Its an early dinner, but its been getting dark early, so if you think about it, its really a perfect time to have dinner. Please check your emails, you should have received an evite - let us know if you did not. We would like to get an idea of how many people will be attending. This is the first chance SSIG members may have to meet their mentor before shadowing. It will be right after PPM on Monday. And yes, I will send out 18 reminder emails.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Two New Events!

Check your emails because if you indicated that you would like a mentor, we have assigned mentors to you. Email if you have any questions!

Lunch Lecture #1 "History Of Surgery" with Dr. Peter Crookes
Kicking off our exciting lunch lecture series is Dr. Peter Crookes. It will be November 6th, we'll keep you posted on the location. Dr. Crookes is the director of USC's Bariatric Program at University Hospital and the Associate Chief of the Foregut Service at LAC+USC Medical Center. Additionally, he is also the director of the Surgical Clerkship for the school of medicine. He will be speaking to us about the History of Surgery.

Mentor-Mentee Social
Now that you have your mentors, we'd like to invite you to meet with them on Nov 17th. More details will follow.

Should be in its full up and running mode hopefully by next week! Thanks for visiting!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

keeping you posted

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Laparoscopy 101 Workshop - Wed Oct. 22, 2008 - MS1

ACS Clinical Congress Sun Oct 12 - Tues Oct 14, 2008

Trauma Assessment Workshop - Fri Sept.26, 2008 - MS1 and MS2

Suturing 102 Workshop - Wed Sept. 24, 2008 - MS2

Laparoscopy Workshop 101. Monday, August 25, 2008

First SSIG Meeting Monday, August 18, 2008

Student Life Dinner Thursday, August 14, 2008

Laparoscopy Workshop 101 (MSII) Monday, August, 11, 2008