I, Too, Am Georgetown Medicine
The 6th annual “I, Too Am Georgetown Medicine” (ITAGMed) event will take place on Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 5:30-7:30 PM ET on zoom. I, Too Am Georgetown Med is an event sponsored by LSAC, the ODEI, OSA, and the Gold Humanism Society that brings together medical students from all four classes to build community by reflecting on issues that affect all of us as medical students.
This year’s theme is “Out of Our Element: Vulnerability, Fatigue, & Misinformation – Caring for yourself and your community in isolating times” a theme that could not be more appropriate for the times we live in today. Please RSVP
ITAGMed is an event created by medical school students and led by students. A reflective, community-building event, ITAGMed brings together medical students from all four classes to build community by reflecting on issues that affect all of us as medical students. I, Too am Georgetown Medicine aims to create an opportunity to gather together to converse about and reaffirm the values of our profession and institution. It also strives to expand our understanding and empathy of others in order to build a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for our peers, colleagues, and patients.
This year’s sessions include:
- Finding our New Normal During Pandemic & Burnout
- Connecting in a Disconnected World: Mindfulness, Gratefulness, & Grieving
- Misinformation and Disinformation: Health Literacy in a Pandemic World
- Complicit Biases: The Medical Student’s Duty in Anti-Racism Advocacy
Keynote open to the GUMC Community
The event will consist of breakout sessions open to medical school students, where small groups of students will discuss themes such as identity, wellness, empowerment, and advocacy. In addition, we will also have a keynote fireside chat that is open to the GUMC Community, featuring Wajahat Ali, author of the widely acclaimed novel Go Back to Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American.
- Breakout Sessions for Medical Students: 5:30-6:40 PM ET
- Keynote Session for GUMC Community: 6:45-7:30 PM ET
We are recruiting student, staff and faculty facilitators to lead small dialogues and build community!If you are interested in serving as a facilitator, there is a training scheduled for March 29 from 5:30-7 online. Please sign up on the RSVP form when you register.