Lunches introducing students to biomedical science departments
Weekly lunches introduce students to the work of the various biomedical science departments. Students of all levels enjoy the exposure to short talks by faculty members across all the basic science departments, but first- and second-year MD students find these talks especially helpful as they explore the various options open to them for their thesis research.
Each department hosts the lunch for a week. Typically two or three faculty members make short remarks about their work, the general focus of the department, and the practices and structure of the PhD program in the department. Ample time is left for questions.
Lunches introducing students to clinical residency departments
Lunches introduce students to the work of the various clinical departments.
Special topic lunches
Occasionally the lunch meetings are devoted to talks of general interest—dealing with such topics as ethical issues, student advising information, and research of particular interest. Students sometimes use these sessions to invite faculty for mentoring conversations.
Lunch with the director
Approximately half the lunches are casual conversations with Director Chris Kontos, and opportunities for students to discuss both general and personal concerns.
Summer pizza lunches (June through August)
Summer lunches are casual and social. Students have pizza and soft drinks; this is a relaxed time to talk with the directors and to catch up with friends and colleagues.
August - January 2020 Lunches
Time: 12:10-1:00 pm.
Location (unless noted otherwise): TSCHE Room 4067
|August 9th||Director's lunch||TSCHE, Room 4067|
|August 23rd||Lunch with First years, Interviewers, Steering committee||TSCHE, Room 4067|
|August 30th||First Year welcome lunch||TSCHE, Room 4067|
|September 6th||Writing the F-30 - Chris Kontos, MD||TSCHE, Room 4067|
|September 13th||Student Council Town Hall||TSCHE, Room 4067|
|September 20th||Interviews-Student speaker -Alex Vaz||TSCHE, Room 4067|
|September 27th||Interviews-Student speaker - Christian Cerda-Smith||TSCHE, Room 4067|
|October 4th||Interviews- Faculty Speaker - Genevieve Fouda, MD, PhD||TSCHE, Room 4067|
|October 11th||Interviews-Student speaker - Jennifer Jenks||TSCHE, Room 4067|
|October 18th||Director’s Lunch||TSCHE, Room 4067|
|October 25th||Interviews-Faculty speaker- Don Fox, PhD||TSCHE, Room 4067|
|November 1st||Faculty speaker - Andrew West, PhD||TSCHE, Room 4067|
|November 8th||Graduate program fair||TSCHE, Room 4067|
|November 15th||Interviews-Student speaker - Anthony Nguyen||TSCHE, Room 4067|
|November 22nd||Interviews- Student speaker - Brianna Petrone||TSCHE, Room 4067|
|November 29th||no lunch - Thanksgiving||TSCHE, Room 4067|
|December 6th||Interviews-Student speaker- Chris Bassil||TSCHE, Room 4067|
|December 13th||Interviews-Faculty speaker - Derek Southwell, MD, PhD||TSCHE, Room 4067|
|December 20th||no lunch - winter break|
|December 27th||no lunch - winter break|
|January 10th||Interviews-Faculty speaker - Jenna McHenry, PhD||TSCHE, Room 4067|
|January 17th||Interviews-Student speaker- Winston Liu||TSCHE, Room 4067|
|January 24th||Interviews-Faculty speaker - Neeraj Surana (Neil), MD, PhD||TSCHE, Room 4067|