Hello Future Physicians!

GBM 2: Medical Student Q&A Session:

Reminder that our second GBMs will be held Tomorrow 10/23 and Tuesday 10/24 - you will only have to attend one of the two date options for your GBM credit.

Room Locations/Times:

Monday 10/23 - 5 PM at BSB 140

Tuesday 10/24 - 5 PM at BH 305

For our second GBM, we will be having a Q&A session with medical students. You will have the opportunity to ask questions which you have about the medical school experience while getting great advice in return. We would appreciate if you could submit questions to ask them. The form is in the link below. Thank you! 


Semester Dues

Reminder that semester dues need to be submitted no later than Tuesday 10/31. If you do not pay by this date you will be placed on payment prohibition. Payment will be accepted at both of the GBMs and through Venmo (@arthiarchie) and Chase QuickPay (austinnguyen885@gmail.com). Additionally, if you are unable to pay dues because of financial concerns please email the board asap for a payment waiver. 

Kaplan Discount for SFP Members

SFP members get an exclusive 10% discount for all test prep courses with the code CLUB10. Find a class at www.kaptest.com/schedules or call 1-800-KAP-TEST. You can schedule an appointment to have someone call you - bit.ly/TalkToKaplan

Applications for MENTOR/MENTEE

New link has been created for this application. Please fill out the form using your UIC email only. Everyone is welcome to sign up. 

Points per semester: 30 Points

Contact Trishla (tshah28@uic.edu) with any questions. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NOVEMBER 3RD.  

Application Link: https://goo.gl/forms/N2QXBMI01sHJgkJK2

SFP Halloween Party!

Come out and celebrate Halloween with SFP on Friday October 27th at 5 pm!  There will be food, candy, games, and a costume contest!  

Points for attending: 10 Points

Points for wearing a costume: 20 Points

No-show penalty: 10 points.

Please RSVP by completing the following form by October 24th!

Note the date change from Thursday to Friday. Contact Kevin at kkappe3@uic.edu for details.

2017 Hot Chocolate 5k/15k

For those who have signed up, we will be working at Aid Station #4 this year and should receive an email from Nick on Sunday night. Email nkoto2@uic.edu asap if you signed up and didn’t get an email.

Weekly SPARK Missions

When: Saturday, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Where: Port Center (PEB B60) and in the city
Come join SPARK and feed the homeless while walking around in the loop! This week we will also be handing out Hygine kits along with lunches. All supplies will be provided by SPARK, the only thing you are asked to bring is good walking shoes and your Ventra pass. We will meet in the Port Center which is room B60 in PEB. If you are interested in participating, send an email to Nick (nkoto2@uic.edu) by 5:00 PM on Friday if want to attend. 

Points for attending: 30 Points

No-show penalty: 30 Points

Additional Clinical Experiences email list

If you did not get to sign up last week but would still like to receive email announcements about additional clinical opportunities throughout the week, please, email Sol (ssavch2@uic.edu) to be added to the clinical listserve.

Shadowing opportunities at the U of I cardiology - applications closing TOMORROW. 

Fill out the forms below to apply. Contact Sol (ssavch2@uic.edu) with any questions.

1. Dr. Alex Auseon


SFP points awarded: 0 Points 

No-show penalty: 10 points

  1. 2. Dr. Adhir Shroff


SFP points awarded: 0 Points 

No-show penalty: 10 points

Note on the immunization records relevant to the clinical experiences offered through SFP.

As you may have noticed, the SFP applications for the shadowing experiences are accompanied with a questions about the vaccination documents that you are able to provide. When we ask that, we expect you to list the documents that you already have on hand (with appropriate dates), organized, scanned and put together in one pdf file, that can be submitted IMMEDIATELY after you are selected for the opportunity. If you indicate that you have a record of a flu shot, for instance, that you have received for current season, when in fact you don't have one, and then you delay scheduling your shadowing shift while trying to set up doctor's appointment, that seriously jeopardizes reputation of our organization with the physicians and departments that we work with. When you are selected for the opportunity and are instructed to forward your immunization records to a certain address, we expect you to do so immediately!

In the future, if you fail to submit your immunization records within one week of being selected for the opportunity, you will be replaced by another student and removed from the clinical listserve for the rest of the semester. 

That being said, you should note that we have plenty of opportunities that do not require any immunization records at all, even though the applications for those opportunities still include the question about what immunization records you have (sometimes we don't know right away if immunization records will be needed). So even if you are missing some of the records, that should not stop you from applying, just make sure that you truthfully report which documents you have and which you do not.

With questions, reach out to Sol (ssavch2@uic.edu).


Good luck on any midterms/papers! We are looking forward to seeing you all at the GBMs this week!

-SFP Executive Board