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Clinic Report: January 19, 2019 @ Ensenada

Coordinator: Natalia Valles

Patients seen: 16

The morning of Saturday 26th, we had our monthly clinic trip to serve the community of Chapultepec in Ensenada, Mexico. We had a total of volunteers and had 1 provider, 1 pharmacy student, 1 medical student, and 0 dentists also volunteers with us. We had a total of 2 cars that left the Stein parking lot at 5:30am and 1 late car that left at 6:30 to organize and set up the clinic before everyone arrived. We arrived at the clinic at around 8am. With the provider, we were able to see 16 patients in total before leaving at 2:45pm. We all ate at the usual taco shop until 4pm and the left for the border. At the border, the wait took about 3 hours, and we all arrived at campus around 9pm.

Clinic Report: January 19, 2019 @ Casa Hogar Buen Samaritano

Coordinator: Anika Balse and Victor Escobedo

Patients seen: 8

The weekend of Saturday January 19th to Sunday January 20th, we had our very first clinic trip to serve the nursing home Casa Hogar Buen Samaritano in Vicente Guerrero, in the San Quintin Valley of Baja California, Mexico. The first day we planned to see all the residents of the nursing home, and the second day we planned to see the staff of facility. We had a total of 14 volunteers and had 1 provider, 1 healer, and 1 pharmacists also volunteer with us. We had a total of 2 cars that left the Stein parking lot at 5:30 am and 1 early car that left at 5:00 am to go to our main clinic site in Chapultepec to collect supplies we would need. We arrived at the clinic at around 10:30 am. On Saturday, with 1 provider, we were able to see 17 patients in total before leaving at 4:30 pm, while also taking a one-hour lunch break at a local taco (birrieria) shop at 12:30 pm. After finishing up, we checked into our hotel and relaxed until eating at the hotel’s restaurant for dinner. The next day, we arrived at the nursing home at 7:00 am, and saw 8 patients until 10:45 am, when we said our goodbyes to the director, Juan, and took our clinic picture. We drove back to our usual clinic site in Chapultepec, Ensenada, to eat lunch at our usual taco shop, and left at 2:00 pm. At the border, the wait took about 2 hours, and we arrived on campus at 6:00 pm.

Clinic Report: August 25, 2018 @ Ensenada

Coordinator: Natalie Albasha

Patients seen: 25

The morning of Saturday, August 25, we had our monthly clinic trip to serve the community of Chapultepec in Ensenada, Mexico. We had a total of 15 volunteers and had 3 medical providers and 4 dentists also volunteer with us. We had a total of 4 cars, 2 that left the Stein parking at 6:30 am and 2 early cars that left at 5:30 am to organize and set up the clinic before providers arrived. We arrived at the clinic at around 7:30 am. With the 3 providers, we were able to see 25 patients in total before leaving at 3 pm. We all ate at the usual taco shop until 4 pm and the left for the border. At the border, the wait took about 2 hours and 30 minutes, and we all arrived at campus around 8 pm.

 

Thrift Shop & Tostilocos – June 6th, 8th, Library Walk 1990, 9-3 pm

Hi everyone, we’re having a Thrift Shop on Library Walk Week 10, 6/6 and 6/8 from 9-3 pm. Tostilocos will be sold for $5 each both days. You can get 1 clinic point every hour you volunteer with a max of 3 clinic points! Here’s the google doc to sign up! Thank you everyone, have a good rest of your quarter! Stay strong<3

https://docs?.?google?.?com/spreadsheets/d/1semyCjIj5LEJBnnmMNHjJgCX4Ap8snxc9lnutYWOwh0/edit?usp=sharing

Panda Express Fundraiser

When: Tuesday, June 5 from 10-5 pm

Where:  Panda Express, Price Center

Hi everyone, we have a fundraiser at Panda in PC on Week 10!We get 20% of the proceeds just by presenting the flyers! The flyers are linked below! You can present it on your phone or print it out! And if you save your receipt and email it to jedoan@ucsd.edu, you can get a clinic point! Thank you everyone!! (:

https://www?.?pandaexpress?.?com/en/fundraiser/flyer/248911

Annual Spring Banquet – Saturday 6/2

When: Saturday, June 2 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm

Where: Mission Bay in San Diego

Our annual spring banquet will take place on Saturday June 2 from 11:30am-1:30pm at Mission Bay in San Diego! The banquet will feature a presentation to look back on and celebrate this year’s accomplishments, a charity raffle with great prizes, a catered lunch from Malter Diner (vegetarian options available), and various lawn games.

Some of the raffle prizes include a kayak tour for four people, four tickets to the USS Midway, a Philz Coffee gift basket, and a Sugarfina candy basket.

If you plan on attending, please RSVP to fs.ucsd@gmail.com, indicate whether you would prefer a vegetarian or non-vegetarian meal, and Venmo $12 to @FlyingSams by 11:59pm Monday, May 28th. You will receive the address of the venue as a reply to your email RSVP. We will send out a ride document on Tuesday, May 29th to sign up for rides.

Potential Global Health Service Trip!!

One of our volunteer physicians is recruiting for a one-week medical trip to Jamaica. Dr. Andrade, a family medicine physician and member of faculty for the Kaiser Permanente Family Medicine residency program is coordinating this trip and seeking between 2 and 4 UCSD students to accompany the training physicians. Total cost (flights, meals, lodging, ground transportation) is about $2400, and program dates are September 22-29th.

For more details see the attached document. drive?.?google?.?com/open

Fundraiser Update!!

Thank you all who came out and supported Flying Sams through the Rubio’s Fundraiser! We made around $300 which is awesome for a fundraiser of this level! I am proud of and grateful for your passion for our cause! Just wanted to express my gratitude to you all! Great Job! 🙂

-Brandon, Fundraising Co-chair

 

OASIS Study Social

When: Wednesday, May 2 from 7-10 pm

Where: OASIS (3 floor Center Hall)

Come out and study with fellow Flying Sams! There will be tutors available for various standard subjects (math, sciences, etc.). The specific room will be posted on the Flying Sams Facebook page shortly before the event – this is a clinic point event that will be repeated weekly!

 

Spring Quarter GBM 2

When: Wednesday, May 9th from 7:00-9:00 pm

Where: Red Shoe Room (PC West near Shogun)

Flying Sams will have its second GBM of the quarter on Wednesday of Week 6! We will have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Jean Baptiste and Dr. Matialeu about women in medicine. This is going to be a great event, so don’t miss out!