Wow! It’s already July! We’re excited to begin our 2017-2018 Young Doctors sessions in the fall, but for now let’s take time to reflect on this past spring!
This spring was filled with fun activities for the Young Doctors and opportunities to learn more about science, medicine, and leadership.
Interspersed between our sessions on muscle, nutrition, and health, we saw Hidden Figures and learned about the leaders in science and technology who have built the foundation for decades of exploration.
We also took a field trip to the International Museum of Surgical Science, where we got to learn about the history of surgery!
(Check out the link for more pictures from the International Museum of Surgical Science!)
The last few weeks of spring, we focused on the upcoming Health Fair. We spent our sessions researching diabetes, hypertension, nutrition, mental health, exercise and muscles, and violence. We put together posters and presentations, and after a lot of hard work and preparation, we presented what we had learned to community members at the Health Fair at Lawndale Christian Health Center on May 7.
Our Young Doctors did an amazing job explaining what they had learned, taking blood pressures, teaching about A1C and glucose monitoring, and being adaptable to the demands of a busy day!
After the Health Fair, we had a lunch to celebrate the end of the year and say goodbye to our graduating senior and fourth-year medical students. It’s been an exciting year, and we’re looking forward to beginning the 2017-2018 Young Doctors Club soon!
Spring 2017 Young Doctors Club Schedule
Semester topic: Nutrition and Exercise
1/13 – First day back! Neurotransmitters and exercise
1/20 – Muscle
1/27 – Hidden Figures viewing
2/3 – Showing and discussion of Fed Up
2/10 – Portion Control
2/17 – Fats, Carbs, and Protein
2/24 – Obesity, Diabetes, and Hypertension
3/3 – Iron Chef Activity
3/10 – Guest speaker: Nutritionist
3/17 – NO SESSION
3/24 – Dental Students Lead!
3/31 – Dental Students Lead!
4/7 – Guest Speaker
4/14 – Health Fair Preparation
4/21 – Health Fair Preparation
4/28 – Health Fair Preparation
5/5 – Health Fair Preparation
5/7 – ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR!
We’re so excited for this semester! If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].
This past summer, Young Doctors started a pilot project, YD College Bound. This component aims to provide our high school participants college exposure to get them thinking about how college may fit in their long-term goals of becoming future healthcare providers. Part of this initiative is visiting local colleges and universities. On August 19th, we visited University of Chicago, and on September 2nd, we visited Northwestern University. We hope to visit a few more campuses in the future, and if your high school student is interested in coming, please contact JJ Locquiao ([email protected]).
The UIC College of Medicine Urban Medicine (UMED) Program makes a stop at Young Doctors during its annual fall bus tour.
The following schedule was designed by the current YD leadership team based on the interests of current young doctors.
- Aug 20th- UMed Bus Tour, 2-4pm
- Aug 26th, 5:30-7:30pm Overview of Mental Health
- Sep 2nd- Labor Day OFF
- Sep 9th, 5:30-7:30pm Neuroanatomy
- Sep 16th, 5:30-7:30pm Mood Disorder
- Sep 23rd, 5:30-7:30pm Substance Abuse: Drugs and Alcohol
- Sep 30th, 5:30-7:30pm Domestic Violence
- Oct 1st- Lawndale 5K (Saturday) Purple Shirts!
- Oct 7th, 5:30-7:30pm Dental Students
- Oct 14th, 5:30-7:30pm Gang Violence
- Oct 21st, 5:30-7:30pm Cyberbullying
- Oct 28th, 5:30-7:30pm Speaker: Police
- Nov 4th, 5:30-7:30pm Sheep Brain Dissection
- Nov 11th, 5:30-7:30pm Speaker
- Nov 18th, 5:30-7:30pm Thanksgiving Potluck
- Nov 25th- Thanksgiving Day OFF
PS: If your Young Docs want assistance with school work, JJ will be at Green Tomato Café from 4:45pm-5:30pm for academic support before each scheduled YD session.
Date: Sunday April 17th
Location: Lawndale Christian Health Center (LCHC) – Main Lobby
Features: Posters on HIV/AIDS, Food Deserts, Oral Health, Diabetes, Hypertension, and Health Disparities; blood pressure testing, blood glucose checks, and more!!!
So you think you want to be a surgeon?
Young Doctors is happy to announce that on Friday February 19th and Friday February 26th we will be holding a suturing workshop lead by Dr. Justin Lee, a pediatric surgeon and Dr. Marco Ellis, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
Feb. 19: Suturing workshop Part I and Dr. Justin Lee
Feb. 26: Suturing workshop Part II and Dr. Marco Ellis
As a reminder, Young Doctors will be participating the Lawndale 5K Run/Walk for the 3rd year in a row! We encourage all students to sign up and take part in this fun event.
Date: Saturday September 26, 2015
Location: 3860 W. Ogden Avenue, Chicago, IL 60623
Time: 8:30-11:30am (race starts at 9am)
Year-end celebration and reunion
Hours & Info
Winter - Springs Sessions : January - May 2023
5:30pm-7:30pm (In person)
Summer Sessions : June - August 2023
Monday - Friday
10am-4pm (In person)