My name is Askia Dunnon. I am now a second year medical student at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine and serving as the co-chair of Minority Men in Medicine student group. The Minority Men in Medicine is a medical student ran organization focused on mentoring and recruiting minority males into higher education and the healthcare professions.
We are holding a clinical skills Team Based Learning workshop on February 21st from 5pm until 6pm on UNC's Campus, Bondurant Hall (room TBA) inviting high school students/undergrads/med students/graduate students/lab techs etc. It will be a small venue including a few medical students to assist as you work through clinical cases under the supervision of a physician. The purpose is to demonstrate critical thinking and team work. Also, below is a list of some of our planned events for the Spring semester.
If any students are interested they can sign up on the registration link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFFLcmtnaWdmT21LTnBWd05aMTk0X2c6MQ#gid=0
In our last meeting we had an intimate meeting of undergrads and medical students from UNC. We were fortunate to have some very influential people stop by: Dr. Cedric Bright, Assistant Dean of the Office of Special Programs and Admissions and Dr. Seun Omofoye, a 1st year Neurosurgery Resident and co-founder of MMM. Both gentlemen shared some pearls of wisdom with the group. There was pizza and drinks and we discussed some future plans. Topics discussed included the indispensability of perseverance, our various paths to medicine, MCAT prep, studying skills in general, t-shirts, and the future plans detailed below.
- Feb 7th - Study Hall (study skills for undergrads)
- Feb 21st - TBL clinical skills (Dr. McNeal-Trice, et al) "learning as a team"
- April 4th - Volunteer Oppurtunity, Details in the works
- April 18th - End of Year mixer - Stay tuned!
- TBA - Mixer with Minority Women in Medicine, UNC Chapter
Askia K.B. Dunnon, MS
Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2015
UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine