Events and Happenings

Holiday Party and Fundraiser

On December 11th, first year medical students and SMP students gathered together in the Caduceus lounge for the Holiday Party with a Cause.  Students decorated both a Christmas tree and lit a Menorah, as well as participated in a baking contest.  The proceeds of this charity event funded several care packages for troops deployed overseas.  Check out the following pictures of the event.  


Med Students Prepare to March for Life

by Sarah Murray

For the third year in a row, Georgetown is excited to be marching united with students from other Jesuit schools in the Ignatian Pro-Life Network.  MSFL invites all GUSOM students to join them on the 22nd of January.

"The March for Life is a great opportunity for Georgetown medical students, here in our own backyard, to share in the political processes around us, to bring attention to issues affecting our future careers, and most importantly, to advocate for the right to life for all people, especially those who have no voice to speak for themselves," said MSFL Co-President Julia Jenkins in anticipation of next week's big event.

For more information, please contact Sarah Murray, MSFL Secretary (       

Liaison Librarian News

by C. Scott Dorris

With the support of GUMC [Dean Federoff], the School of Medicine [Dean Mitchell] and Dahlgren Memorial Library [Dean McCann], and the GUSoM Beautification Committee, four improved student study & lounge areas have been put in place. They are located next to the Coffee Break, outside GA2/4, and outside LA2. They include enhanced WiFi access, lounge chairs with laptop tablets and cup holders, study tables and chairs, and desktop PC's in two locations. Artwork, consisting of photos taken around Washington DC, were created by Taffy McKeon and Dave Klemm of DML & FACS. The final part of the project, carpet installation, was delayed until just before the Christmas break. Unfortunately, all of the large area rugs were defective, and had to be returned to the manufacturer. They should be returned in the next few weeks.

LCME Student Surveys

Dear Colleagues,

This week, we, the LCME student committee, are launching the student survey portion of Georgetown’s institutional self-assessment. This entails collecting feedback from the student body on a wide variety of issues, from the effectiveness of our curriculum, to the quality of our teaching, to the state of our facilities. The results from this student self-assessment will contribute to a substantial and critical portion of the report that is submitted to the LCME accreditation body so that Georgetown can continue to identify strengths and improve upon its weaknesses.

Georgetown's continued accreditation rests upon this self-assessment process, and consequently, each of you plays a crucial role in the future success of our institution. With your help, we as a medical school can continue to thrive for years to come.

For these reasons, we feel that it is absolutely essential that every student completes this survey. The survey should take no longer than 25-30 minutes of your time, but must be submitted by 11:59PM EST on January 25th. You will be asked to enter your netID on the survey to prevent duplicate submissions, but as this is a student-run survey we wanted to assure you that your feedback will remain entirely anonymous.

The links to each of the four class surveys are provided here. Please click on the appropriate link that corresponds to your current class to complete the survey:

Thank you for your efforts. We look forward to your responses!

Warmest regards,

Claiborne Childs, Jonar de Guzman, Hahn Soe-Lin
Co-Chairs, LCME Independent Student Committee

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