Saturday, August 20, 2016

Recognizing Promise Clinic Members' Achievements!

Hello Promise Clinic Community!! We are back in full swing post summer hiatus. We'll resume Team of the Week posts shortly but before we do, we'd like to highlight the Promise Clinic members who recently received well-deserved recognition for their dedication to service and the community.

Dr. Frances Wu received a 2016 Volunteer Faculty Award for her work with Promise Clinic and within the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Below is a picture of Dr. Wu from the Awards Ceremony on June 20th. The award was presented by Dr. Sherine Gabriel, Dean of the medical school (left), and Dr. Karen Lin, Faculty Advisor for Promise Clinic (right). Thank you Dr. Wu for your dedication to Promise Clinic!

Drs. Gabriel, Wu, and Lin at the Volunteer Faculty Awards Ceremony

Fourth year students were inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) on August 5th. The society honors students who are nominated by their peers as "exemplars of excellence in compassionate care giving and empathy." Several Promise Clinic Steering Committee Members and Student Doctors were inducted into GHHS. Their names and positions are listed below. Congratulations!

Some of the Gold Humanism Honor Society Honorees at the Induction Ceremony

Promise Clinic Members - Class of 2017 Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductees: 
  • Carla Breccia (Student Doctor)
  • Tara Henn (Student Doctor)
  • Sanjay Jumani (Operations Committee, Student Doctor)
  • Chris Koprowski (Student Doctor)
  • Jimmy Lin (Operations Committee)
  • Stephanie Mischell (Quality Improvement Committee)
  • Laura Pierce (Laboratory Committee)
  • Anousheh Shafa (Community Outreach Committee, Student Doctor)
  • Alexandra Tabakin (Student Doctor)
  • Keya Thakkar (Student Doctor)
  • Andrew Tieniber (Student Doctor)
  • Christine Tolias (Operations Committee, Student Doctor)
  • Jonathan Tsui (Community Outreach Committee, Student Doctor)
  • Zeynup Uzumcu (Student Doctor)

Congratulations Dr. Wu and all the Gold Humanism Honor Society inductees! We are so grateful for your involvement with Promise Clinic and proud of your accomplishments. 


Thursday, May 12, 2016

5/5 ToTW: Mother's Day Edition

We hope everyone is enjoying this glorious weather and - even more importantly - had a wonderful weekend celebrating Mother's Day. This Team of the Week post is in honor of the mothers and maternal figures in our lives who raised us, supported us, and still continue to worry about whether we're getting enough sleep (answer: we're not).

Our 5/5 Team of the Week is Team 21. They've been in clinic to see patients 4 times in the last 2 months. And on 5/5, they served as our replacement Urgent Care team on last minute notice to see a walk-in patient!
From L to R: Ethan Pearlstein (M1, Shadowing from Team 9), Dustin Crystal (M1), Keya Thakkar (M3), Dan Sharp (MD/PhD)

Who is your favorite media/pop culture mother figure? (Mrs. Weasley, Kris Jenner, etc)

Dustin Crystal (M1): The mother of the man who narrates SketchyMicro (Note: SketchyMicro is the program that's helping the M1s pass Microbiology... it's seriously amazing)

Ethan Pearlstein (M1): My own mom – I don’t need any pop mom figure

Dan Sharp (MD/PhD): Mrs. Weasley is pretty bomb…

Keya Thakkar (M3): I second Mrs. Weasley – she’s my fave!

How are you celebrating Mother’s Day? What’s one thing you want to tell your mom (free publicity via the PC blog!)

Dustin Crystal (M1): Love you Mom! [heart emoji]

Ethan Pearlstein (M1): Going out to dinner with my family. My mom is the best!

Dan Sharp (MD/PhD): I will be taking care of the mother of my children. I want to tell her thanks for all the support!

Keya Thakkar (M3): I’m going to make brunch for my mom, and I want to tell her that she is awesome!

Fun fact!

Dustin Crystal (M1): I’m going to Mexico for a week, and I’m going to ask my doctor for prophylactic antibiotic for E. Coli ETEC.

Ethan Pearlstein (M1): I’m going to Spain this summer. I will not be taking ETEC prophylaxis. 

Dan Sharp (MD/PhD): I write a comic online – read it! Demon Archives @ I also have an adorable toddler and a baby on the way!

Keya Thakkar (M3): I’m double jointed!

Congrats Team 21 and thank you for all your hard work and invested time on behalf of clinic! But we're going to have agree with Kevin Durant accepting the NBA 2014 MVP Award -- our moms are the real MVPs #weloveourmoms

- PC