Dear GUSOM Students, Faculty & Staff:
Happy Summer! In this quarterly edition of the Build and Belong Newsletter, we will be focusing on our two summer pre-med pipeline programs: the Gateway Exploration Program (GEP) for DC Public School Students and the Dean for Medical Education’s Academy for Research, Clinical, and Health Equity Scholarship (ARCHES) for undergraduate students from across the country. We discuss the fellows' projects, clinical experiences, community-based learning, and social activities.
We are excited to feature an interview with Dr. Chen, the Associate Dean for Assessment and Educational Scholarship and Professor of Pediatrics at GUSOM, as she discusses the role of diversity in medicine by sharing her experiences from San Francisco and Washington D.C. We also interviewed Mary Donovan, the Administrative Director of Standardized Patient Program at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and learned more about her role providing opportunities for students to discover more about the various avenues of medicine.
Additionally, we also featured Eric Nieto — a 1st-year Medical Student — and Alynna Wiley — a 2nd-year Medical Student — from the Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies Program (GEMS) program. They talk about the influence of pipeline programs and how the GEMS Program fosters a transformational academic program with a view to create exceptional physicians.
As always, this issue will provide information about various resources, events across the School of Medicine and interesting articles under the "Good Reads" section.
Do read to the end for opportunities available to medical students, faculty, and staff! If you would like to submit an announcement or article regarding your department, organization, or club, please email us at email@example.com with the Subject Line -ODI Newsletter Announcement.
Special shoutout to Parsa Mahmoudi, our summer associate, for compiling the newsletter.
I would also like to extend an acknowledgment to our editorial team - Saniya Rao, Ashley Zhou, Yessica Bonilla, and Ashley Owens for contributing to the newsletter.
All the best,