Wednesday, January 28, 2015

First Meeting of Spring 2015!

Hey everyone!

Welcome to the new spring semester~ GlobeMed is more than excited to launch our plans for the coming weeks.

At our staff meeting, Community team (Devyn and Keelin) led us with a fun names game that helped old members and new members get to know one another. As our co-prez Emily mentioned, GlobeMed is a club of diverse members from different backgrounds and different ambitions who all are striving towards the same goal, and we should be proud of that. Of course, there's always room for improvement, but, hopefully, community ice-breakers will lessen the #AmherstAwkward between our own members.

During ghU, we had the cool opportunity to hear about Kelly Close's talk, during the Fink Bioscience Symposium, about the intersection of technology and medicine. We broke off into our teams to discuss about the pros and cons of online-communities for illnesses and of doctor-patient relationships formed via technology, such as FaceTime. The general consensus on the matter was that, though social media/technology as a medical medium will make certain treatments more efficient, direct and personal doctor-patient interactions should not be overlooked.

Well, I hope everyone is pumped for this semester! We are already organizing the logistics for DATE AUCTION, possibly one of the coolest events to ever have existed on campus.  So, keep your eyes peeled for flyers and Facebook notifications about the event, which will be held on February 13th!

Have a great rest of the week :)

GM <3

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