MEDSTUDENTNEWS AAP Medical Student SubcommitteeNovember 2009 Ruth Chiang, Med 3 University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix Shanlee Davis, Med 4 Mayo Medical School Sherita Holmes, MD Pediatric Intern, Comer Children’s Hospital (University of Chicago) Lenore Jarvis, Med 4 The Ohio State University College of Medicine Keith Pasichow, Med 4 Mount Sinai School of Medicine Anna Volerman, MD Med/Peds Intern, Boston Combined Residency Program Dan Schumacher, MD (chair) Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Medical Student Plenary Session: A Huge Success! Welcome to the newest edition of the AAP Medical Student Newsletter! At the AAP National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) last month in Washington, D.C., we had our ﬁrst ever breakout session for medical students. With over 100 attendees from across the U.S. and internationally, this session was a huge success. After a few words about Inside This Issue opportunities and resources for medical student members of the AAP, Dr. Dewesh Agrawal delivered • NCE Plenary Session the keynote address. Dr. Agrawal is the pediatric • Subspecialty Spotlight: GI residency program director at Children’s National • Global Health: Getting Involved Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and he spoke about how to become a successful residency • Animal-Assisted Therapy for Kids candidate. After his keynote address, Dr. Agrawal • Lessons Learned from the was joined by associate program directors and recent chief residents for a panel discussion about the Kindertransport residency application process. Dozens of questions • Coming in 2010: AAP Medical were ﬁelded from medical students in the audience. School to Residency Guide This plenary session received rave reviews, and we are already planning to expand medical student programming on the 2010 NCE in San Francisco, which will be held the ﬁrst weekend of October 2010. If you were unable to attend this year, mark your calendar for next year! Conference registration success! is FREE for medical student members of the AAP. If you are reading this newsletter on-line and have not yet become a member of the AAP, you should consider joining today. Membership is only $16 per year!
MEDSTUDENTNEWS November 2009 Medical Student Plenary Session: A Huge Success! Top of page: Medical student attendees listen to the panel discussion Bottom of page: Dr. Dewesh Agrawal delivered a dynamic keynote address
MEDSTUDENTNEWS November 2009 Subspecialty Spotlight: Pediatric Gastroenterology By Ruth Chiang, Med 3, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix Pediatric gastroenterologists are specially trained to such as Crohn’s disease. Another leading ﬁeld of diagnose and treat digestive, liver, and nutrition research is nutrition in utero and genetic problems. After completing a 3-year pediatric polymorphisms in the metabolism of folic acid, residency, they complete a 3-year fellowship in copper, and choline and their association with pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and chronic health issues that begin in childhood and nutrition. Pediatric gastroenterologists provide extend to adulthood. Another important area of treatments for a wide variety of diseases, including research is the interaction between intestinal GI bleeding, food allergies / intolerances, celiac epithelium and microbes and their inﬂuence on the disease, GERD, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, mucosal immune system. In the future, researchers pancreatic insufﬁciency, malnutrition, obesity, anticipate using genetics to predict the onset of various liver diseases, feeding disorders, and much serious GI diseases and to begin prevention and more. Pediatric GI doctors also have expertise in treatment during childhood.3 New clinical and basic managing nutritional problems in children, science research, the opportunity to do procedures, including placing feeding tubes and managing tube the ability to work in an academic, hospital, or feedings as well as IV nutrition.1 private practice setting, and the wide range of disease processes are just some of the things that . An important aspect of pediatric gastroenterology is make pediatric gastroenterology an interesting and performing procedures. In a recent survey, 13% of exciting subspecialty! pediatric gastroenterologists’ time was spent doing . procedures such as upper GI endoscopies, References: endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographies 1. “What is a Pediatric (ERCP), and colonoscopies. 84% of these physicians Gastroenterologist?” [Brochure] American reported performing at least 50 endoscopies in a Academy of Pediatriccs. 2002. year. 2. North American Society for Pediatric . Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. In a survey conducted in 2004 by the North “Pediatric Gastroenterology Workforce Survey American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, 2003-2004.” Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN), 56% of Nutrition (2005). 40:000-000. the pediatric gastroenterologists worked in a 3. Walker W, Sherman P, Cohen P, and Barnard J. university/academic setting, 23% in private “State of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, practice, and 16% in a hospital/clinic. For those in and Nutrition: 2006 and Beyond.” Gastroenterology private practice, 57% were in a pediatric GI group, (2007). 132:434-436. 29% were in a pediatric multispecialty group, and 12% were in solo practice. 92% worked full time (>40 hours/week), with an average of 57 hours worked each week. 10% practiced hepatology predominantly, and 6% practiced nutrition predominantly.2 . Recent research advancements in pediatric gastroenterology include identifying cellular/ molecular mechanisms and potential biomarkers to predict the expression and prognostics of diseases, Behind Article: Photo of normal duodenum on upper endoscopy. At Right: Depiction of endoscope being passed into the stomach.
MEDSTUDENTNEWS November 2009 Global Health Before, During, and After Medical School By Lenore Jarvis, Med 4, The Ohio State University College of Medicine Before: Culture Shock, Observation, Challenged healthcare is frequently lacking for Haiti’s children. GCH Understandings specializes in TB treatment and HIV/AIDS counseling Perhaps the ﬁrst visit to a third world country is not about (one-quarter of GCHs children were HIV positive). GCH what you can give to the country. It is more about what the helped me understand the value of preventative medicine country can teach you. My ﬁrst global health encounter through mass immunization campaigns, health education, came during undergrad when I travelled to Port-au-Prince, vitamin distribution and AIDS prevention. It also helped Haiti to learn more about the Haitian people by me recognize the need for increased focus on maternal volunteering in several children’s hospitals. At the time I health, reproductive health services as well as pre- and did not know that I was really gaining a new political, postnatal care. . cultural and social awareness. I was shocked to witness While at GCH I learned about the hospital’s medical ﬁrsthand how Haiti’s children are deprived of education history, but I also had many personal experiences with the and adequate housing. The sheer number of people and children. Emmanuel, for example, was a seven year-old boy the incredible material poverty was overwhelming, yet the whose physical state was so emotionally devastating that I cultural atmosphere and attitudes of the Haitian people could only sit and hold him. But I also enjoyed the extreme were intriguing. Although it was initially somewhat happiness of joking with Adrien, a former patient of GCH uncomfortable to be the ever-observed minority, I quickly who had been treated for severe malnourishment. He had overcame my intimidation and soon began to gain new one of the liveliest smiles and energetic spirits I have ever understandings that challenged my preconceived world encountered. The sense of life and recovery, despite the view. desperate situation, exhibited by Adrien gave me a hope . Grace Childrens Hospital (GCH), a general pediatric that seemed common among the Haitian people. facility in Port-au-Prince, impressed me the most and (continued on next page) demonstrated that even the most rudimentary form of Above: Health care facility in South Africa Right: Article author and AAP Medical Student Subcommittee member, Lenore Jarvis, with a child in South Africa Next Page: Inside health care facility in South Africa
Global HealthMEDSTUDENTNEWS November 2009 Before, During, and After Medical School By Lenore Jarvis, Med 4 (continued from previous page) the co-Director of the Health Sciences Center for Global During: Observation, Challenged Health at my institution, The Ohio State University. He Understandings, Starting to Make a Difference is the principal investigator of an NIH Fogarty During the pre-clinical years of medical school, I International Center Framework Grant and he teaches a traveled to Durban and Hlabisa, South Africa to seminar on global health to undergraduates. In his volunteer in hospitals and clinics. As an underclassman, personal time he has participated in many global health I had known that I was not even close to ready to “be the mission trips in the Amazon and in Haiti. Dr. Sedmak doctor.” As a medical student, I had some grandiose says, “As a physician, an administrator, a scientist, and an ideas about serving patients in a country in need. I educator, working in global health gives me the quickly realized again, that global health experiences are opportunity to employ all of these skill sets in a way that more about what the country and people can teach you. gives me great personal and professional satisfaction. This time, though, they taught me more about medicine Some of the most important things you learn are not the speciﬁcally. Through visits to urban community health medical or technical skills, but the ability to interact with sites and rural mobile clinics, I learned about long-term people from different cultures, to view the world from a solutions to the root causes of disease and suffering in a much wider perspective, and to collaborate and work country plagued by TB, HIV/AIDS (doctors believed collegially with diverse teams.” . forty percent of Hlabisa’s population to be HIV positive) International health experiences allow for personal and malnutrition. discovery and help to shape what kind of doctor we are . I was also pleasantly surprised to see how the medical going to be. These global missions hone our own knowledge that I had acquired during medical school medical skills reminding us of diseases and problems that could be applied clinically. While in Hlabisa, I saw a ten we would not otherwise encounter. They are also year old male who, following a history of AIDS and TB, important to let people in other countries teach us new presented with disseminated multi-drug-resistant-TB and outlooks on life, and they offer continued opportunities to cardiac failure. His doctor wanted an ultrasound, but the learn and serve. Regardless, of the stage of our medical hospital had no technician to run the equipment. The career, establishing relationships with children in extracurricular ultrasound training I received during my impoverished countries helps us begin to appreciate their ﬁrst year as a medical student enabled me to scan this strengths and struggles. patient establishing hepatomegaly and cardiomegaly. Subsequently, several doctors sought me out to image other patients. I was even able to diagnose a pericardial effusion, although I had never seen one before. I was glad to be able to provide effective aid in this remote part of Africa using the skills that I had just learned. . Many students choose to complete a rotation during the fourth year of medical school and their feedback is very positive. Fourth year medical students believe that having more solid, practical medical knowledge made them feel like they could really participate in patient care. Though language can often be a barrier, most students found that they gained great exposure to healthcare in one of its different, less technological forms. With some patience and understanding, these fourth year experiences in global health became less about the science of a particular disease and more about gaining further understanding of disease and poverty. Ultimately, these students learned how to be better physicians. . After: Observation, Challenged Understandings, Continuing to Make a Difference Some physicians choose to make international healthcare a continued, integral part of their professional life. Daniel D. Sedmak, M.D., is the director of the Ofﬁce of Global Health Education in the College of Medicine and
MEDSTUDENTNEWS November 2009 International Health: Finding the Right Volunteer Opportunity By Tatiana Pereira DaCunha, Med 4, Boston University School of Medicine Have you considered doing a medically related organizations, be recognized by hospitals/clinics and the international volunteer opportunity during one of your country’s government, have experienced staff and breaks or as an elective in your fourth year of medical physicians at the abroad site, and have support if an school? Maybe you have thought about visiting a country emergency occurs. Asking for the credentials of the medical where you can practice another language or where your staff that you will be working alongside is deﬁnitely relatives live. If you have considered an international health acceptable. Ask for a clear itinerary of activities and duties experience, this article is designed to help you ﬁnd the right and also for information about any fees or costs during your international volunteer opportunity by reviewing some trip. If you need credit for an elective, make sure to get important factors to consider while preparing for this approval from your school in advance. In the end, your experience. I have chosen to do an elective during my experience should be fun and rewarding, so try to contact senior year of medical school with an organization called other students who have gone. . Children Without Borders (CWB). In this article, I will 3. What are some concerns that a medical student review some basics about ﬁnding the right international might have in pursuing an international medical volunteer opportunity and will then discuss CWB and why it is a great organization to volunteer with. volunteer opportunity and how do you address those concerns? You should plan in advance for 1. Why should a medical student do an reputable transportation, housing, immunizations, visa/ international volunteer experience? The opportunity travel documentation, and personal medical care. Research to volunteer abroad allows for a unique community service the area that you will be traveling to and ask for experience with exposure to medicine practiced in a recommendations on staying safe for the particular area. different country and with a variety of different Check the weather history and predictions for the time populations, diseases, and medications. Some advantages period you will be visiting the foreign country and pack for medical students include exposure to practicing appropriately. In addition, contact the organization to get a medicine with limited resources, if located in an checklist of recommended items as well as consider what economically depressed area, and exposure to alternative you need for any tourist activities. Make sure that you medicine through traditional healers. Overall, students have exchange money into the domestic currency and call your the opportunity to learn about a culture, relate to its credit card companies to alert them to your travels so you population, practice a foreign language, and network with can use your credit cards abroad. Also contact your bank to other students and physicians. With CWB, medical students allow access to ATMs and withdrawals from foreign banks. can make a signiﬁcant difference because the children at the clinics would not normally receive any care. Medical 4. What do medical students have to gain from an students also have the option to live with a local family to international medical volunteer internship further immerse themselves in the culture and language. As program? You will have an extraordinary experience very future physicians, we all want to help and get the different from your rotations at U.S. hospitals and clinics. satisfaction of knowing that we have made a difference in Speciﬁc to CWB, medical students will learn about the the lives of our patients. Participating with an international complex social issues facing their pediatric patients. The volunteer organization is the perfect way to achieve this poverty they live in is much worse than in the U.S. and this goal. creates complex medical problems. Seeing and helping others that are in need is a life-altering experience. 2. What should a medical student look for in a (continued on next page) medical charity organization and volunteer program? The organization should have a good reputation, be a 501(c)(3) nonproﬁt organization, be supported by medical schools and other medical Right: Volunteer medical student with pediatric patient at Anonos Clinic
MEDSTUDENTNEWS November 2009 International Health: Finding the Right Volunteer Opportunity By Tatiana Pereira DaCunha, Med 4 (continued from previous page) and education at these and other clinics in areas 5. What other things do volunteer medical surrounding the city of San Jose, where health care is students have to look forward to? You can look very limited. The idea of volunteering with CWB was forward to meeting other students with common ﬁrst mentioned to me by the Associate Dean of Student interests in international volunteering, improving your Affairs at my medical school, Boston University School foreign language skills in regards to ﬂuency and medical of Medicine. I then met with Dr. George Whitelaw, one terminology, and touring the country. This is an of the co-founders of CWB, at an informational opportunity to get involved in a unique experience to meeting for interested students. I found myself wanting differentiate yourself from other medical students. to participate in a medical elective and volunteer experience abroad because I am interested in pediatrics 6. How do medical students ﬁnd out and learn and I speak Spanish, so it just made sense to me to get more about these types of opportunities? involved. I plan to volunteer this coming Spring. In Websites of professional organizations, such as the planning my itinerary, I want to be exposed to as much American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP); databases of as possible. I will deﬁnitely participate and assist in international health organizations, such as the those clinics, visit the local hospitals, and if possible, visit published by the AAP Section on International Child community healers and prepare health education lessons Health (SOICH); medical student organizations about for the children at the clinics. I am looking forward to international health; your medical school’s Ofﬁce of meeting the children of Costa Rica, learning about the Student Affairs or Dean’s ofﬁce; online search engines; diseases that are most prevalent there, and learning medical student chat postings; and word of mouth are about the needs of these communities in Costa Rica. If all excellent sources of information. you want more information about CWB, you can visit their website at www.cwbfoundation.org or e-mail CWB is a non-proﬁt organization, which funds pediatric Sheryl Bono at email@example.com. clinics in impoverished neighborhoods in Costa Rica. It also organizes volunteers to participate in medical care Right: Volunteer medical student with pediatric patient at Anonos Clinic
MEDSTUDENTNEWS November 2009 Pediatrics Has Gone to the Dogs! Animal-Assisted Therapy for Kids By Hailey Nelson, Med 2, University of Washington School of Medicine A stay at a hospital can be a scary event for most children Pet Partners Aptitude Test because they are sick and away from home and their 1. Overall Examination normal routine and environment. One way to help reduce 2. Clumsy Petting the stress is by a visit from a friendly therapy dog. Studies 3. Restraining Hub have shown that these dogs can provide more than just a 4. Staggering, Gesturing wagging tail and someone to cuddle with. Pediatric surgical 5. Angry Yelling patients were found to have a decrease in physical and 6. Bumped from Behind emotional pain postoperatively.1 In severely disabled 7. Crowded and Petted by Several People children a positive difference was noted by their teachers 8. Leave It and study observers upon initiation of twice weekly sessions 9. Offer Treat with a therapy dog.2 10.Overall Assessment . . Today many hospitals, nursing homes, and care facilities As a medical student, I became interested in pet therapy have pet visitation programs in place. The Ronald after adopting my toy poodle, Helix, last year. I am McDonald House in Seattle has an active pet therapy currently working with him to train for the Pet Partners program which hosted 15 trainer-dog teams logging in 60 Certiﬁcation. Helix enjoys attention from humans and isn’t hrs in March 2009 alone.3 If you have an animal that you intimidating to children due to his tiny size – just ﬁve think would be a good ﬁt for a therapy program, you should pounds. Another beneﬁt is that he is hypoallergenic and check with your local program’s, or children’s hospital, doesn’t shed. So far, Helix has practiced his skills while volunteer coordinator to ﬁnd out more about their speciﬁc visiting an ailing grandparent in a nursing home and a requirements. Many institutions will look for a certiﬁcation family friend who was ill and on bedrest. I work on his like the AKC Canine Good Citizen or Delta Society Pet ability to handle crowds and the often clumsy petting that Partner, often paired with their own volunteer training. can come from an excited child by visiting a local park . adjacent to an elementary school. My goal is to take the Pet Qualities of a good therapy dog, according to the Delta Partners test with Helix early next year so he can start Society include being friendly, liking visits, knowing how to providing therapy to kids at such great organizations as the respect personal boundaries, and being completely non- Ronald McDonald House and the Seattle Children’s aggressive, controllable, predictable and reliable.4 To Hospital. become certiﬁed in the Delta Society Pet Partners program, . both ends of the leash must pass both the skills and aptitude References: 1) Sobo, E.J., Eng, B., Kassity-Krich, N., Canine Visitation (Pet) Therapy tests. Here is an example of the topics included in those Pilot Data on Decreases in Child Pain Perception, Journal of Holistic two tests: Nursing, Vol 24:1, p51-57, March 2006 . 2) Heimlich, Kathryn, Animal-Assisted Therapy and the Severely Disabled Pet Partners Skills Test Child: A Quantitative Study, Journal of Rehabilitation, Vol 67:4, p48-54, 1. Review the Handler’s Questionnaire 2001 2. Accepting a Friendly Stranger 3) Therapy dogs bring a bit of “normalcy” to kids going through a tough 3. Accepting Petting time, The Hearth, April 2009 4. Appearance and Grooming 4) Delta Society Pet Partners Team Training Course Student Manual, 2008 5. Out for a Walk 6. Walk Through a Crowd 7. Reaction to Distractions 8. Sit on Command 9. Down on Command 10.Stay in Place 11.Come when Called 12.Reaction to a Neutral Dog . Article author, Hailey Nelson, and her therapy dog in training, Helix.
MEDSTUDENTNEWS November 2009 A Historical Perspective: Lessons Learned from the Kindertransport By Laurina Sanchez, Med 4, Texas A&M College of Medicine During clerkships, we have an opportunity to witness ﬁrsthand patient behavior and interactions with others. “These children suffered psychological Sometimes, we may observe behavior that draws effects...it was very frightening” attention. What makes one unaccompanied child so apathetic as the Broken Glass) on November 9-10, 1938. Its purpose he sits on a bed being rolled into an operating room for was to save children from further Nazi persecution. a myringotomy, while another child clings desperately to his parents as he screams and cries refusing to cooperate The children involved in the Kindertransport escaped the prior to entering the surgery room? fate of the 1.5 million children that died in the When I inquired about this on my ENT rotation, I was Holocaust. only told that the former was a “foster child”. Why was Yet, their story is not that simple. Beyond age this important? This response has left a lasting restrictions (only those seventeen years and younger impression on me. were eligible), there were strict requirements for Psychological effects of one’s upbringing became an inclusion. These requirements involved interest for me. It inﬂuenced me to complete a Self- documentations, the selection process, permitted travel Directed Research History of Medicine elective in items, and the “proper” way parents were to say their London. The elective, supported by the John goodbyes, since all children were to travel Montgomery Fellowship, requires that my project unaccompanied. Selected adult escorts accompanied involve the history of medicine and that the resources each child, but these escorts had to return to their are available in London. starting point for the Kindertransport to continue. In preparation for my elective abroad in Spring 2009, I The focus of my elective project was to learn more searched for research topics. During my Child about the impact of abrupt separation and Psychiatry rotation, my mentor Dr. Zaphiris, shared displacement on children from the child refugees of the with me that her father, a child psychoanalyst, had Kindertransport. I believe this insight is helpful today in worked with child survivors of the Holocaust under the recognizing the sign of neglect, abuse, and physical direction of Anna Freud. I was very drawn to the topic, and/or emotional trauma in children. since I have a dual interest in Pediatrics and Child In London, I used the resources at the Wiener Library- Psychiatry. the World’s Oldest Holocaust Memorial Institution, the After some research, I learned that during 1938-39 Imperial War Museum, and the Society of Friends nearly 10,000 children, mostly Jewish, were transported House. I also received invaluable assistance from the from Germany, Austria, Poland, and Czechoslovakia to Association of Jewish Refugees and the Kindertransport England as the result of a rescue effort known as the Association. Sir Martin Gilbert, a distinguished author Kindertransport. Meaning the “transport of children” in and historian, speciﬁcally created a map for my project German, the Kindertransport was organized in response to illustrating the Kindertransport Journey. the violent and destructive riot that occurred in (continued on next page) Germany and Austria known as “Kristallnacht” (Night of Right: Article and Project Author, Laurina Sanchez, with Eva and Hermann Hirschberger. Mr. Hirschberger is a former Kindertransport refugee.
MEDSTUDENTNEWS November 2009 A Historical Perspective: Lessons Learned from the Kindertransport By Laurina Sanchez, Med 4 (continued from previous page) impairment. Some children who lost their parents in the Meeting a former Kindertransport child refugee, Mr. Holocaust could not accept the loss of their parents and Hermann Hirschberger, was an honor and an many felt a survivor’s sense of guilt. opportunity for me to inquire about my research ﬁndings. I asked about the diverse experiences of children, since Collectively, I learned there are valuable lessons for today not all went to live with relatives or foster families. Some to be learned from the child refugees of the Kindertransport. lived in boarding schools, camps, and hostels. Without permanent homes and parents, the children Unfortunately, while some went to nurturing homes, from the Kindertransport lacked stable emotional bonds. others went to homes where they were abused, neglected, The absence of these two core components, necessary for and exploited for free labor. Others were in homes where a child’s development, had repercussions as implied by they lacked affection from their caretakers. I also asked the psychological effects observed in some of the children about the psychological effects of being separated from of the Kindertransport. In the same manner, perhaps the parents and remaining orphans, since 90% of these apathy that I observed in the “foster child” prior to going children never reunited with their parents. This was the into the operating room was due to his “lack of case for Mr. Hirschberger, who left Germany at age attachment” reﬂecting a similar upbringing. twelve and whose parents both died in the Holocaust. My project taught me that separation and displacement In speaking with Mr. Hirschberger and through my affect children and often affect these children’s future independent research, I learned these children suffered relationships as adults. As physicians, it is important to psychological effects that included anxiety, separation observe for any signs of abnormal behavior in children anxiety disorder, cognitive impairment, denial, and a that may be suggestive of abuse or neglect. We can survivor’s sense of guilt. For these children, it was very always advocate methods of improving adjustment in frightening to give “absolute strangers” complete control, children who are displaced such as encouraging open to become suddenly responsible for younger siblings, and dialogue and promoting a familiar environment (i.e. to not understand “why” they were sent away. Anxiety language, culture, religion). Another proactive step we also manifested as sleep disturbances, crying, and bed can take is ensuring the foster families/individuals are wetting. Separation anxiety created challenges with protecting and providing for the child’s best interests, so establishing trust and security for these children, affects that they feel loved and not “on the edge” for fear of that persisted into adulthood for many children. being reprimanded or being sent away. Cognitive impairment associated with emotional stress was a ﬁnding in some children who had memory Right: Refugee girl shortly after arrival in Harwich, England, December 2, 1938. Below: Kindertransport child refugees from Hamburg, Germany, arriving in South Hampton, England, via steamboat, 1938. (Photos courtesy of Wiener Library, London)
MEDSTUDENTNEWS November 2009 AAP Medical School to Residency Guide The AAP is collaborating with the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) to create the quintessential guide to exploring pediatrics and excelling during medical school through successfully beginning a pediatric residency. This guide promises to become a trusted resource and will include information about: Pediatrics as an attractive career The pediatrician!s role in advocacy Becoming involved in Pediatric Interest Groups Exploring pediatrics in the ﬁrst three years of medical school Excelling during the third year of medical school Research during medical school Planning and starting the fourth year of medical school Applying for residency Interviewing for residency The residency match Surviving and thriving during intern year The importance of work-life balance More about the American Academy of Pediatrics and how we can help you succeed during medical school and beyond Coming in 2010! d! cite ait! Ex W So dly ’re Har We an WeC
MEDSTUDENTNEWS November 2009 Want to be Featured in a Future Issue? Let Us Know! This newsletter is designed to let you know what is going on within the AAP and also to let you know what is going on with medical students across the nation. Do you have a great idea for a newsletter article? We want to know! Have you been involved in something noteworthy for children? Tell us about it! We know that our section has strong students at great medical schools, and we want to share the outstanding things you are interested in and are doing with the other medical students in the AAP. So, if you want to be featured in one of our future newsletters or if you know someone that should be featured in one of our future newsletters, please send any of us an e-mail. All of our e-mail addresses are listed below. We look forward to hearing from you!MEDSTUDENTNEWSAAP Medical Student SubcommitteeRuth Chiang, Med 3 Keith Pasichow, Med 4University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix Mount Sinai School of Medicinee-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail: Keith.Pasichow@mssm.eduShanlee Davis, Med 4 Anna Volerman, MD Med/Peds InternMayo Medical School Boston Combined Residency Programe-mail: email@example.com Dan Schumacher, MD (chair)Sherita Holmes, MD Pediatric Emergency Medicine FellowPediatric Intern Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterComer Children’s Hospital (University of Chicago) e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org: Sherita.Holmes@uchospitals.eduLenore Jarvis, Med 4The Ohio State University College of Medicinee-mail: email@example.com