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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, 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.

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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!


Clinic Report: April 21, 2018 @ Ensenada

Coordinator: Anika Balse

Patients seen: 20

The morning of Saturday April 21, we had our monthly clinic trip to serve the community of Chapultepec in Ensenada, Mexico. We had a total of 14 volunteers and had 3 providers, 1 pharmacists, and 12 dentists also volunteer with us. We had a total of 5 cars that left the Stein parking lot at 6:45 am and 1 early car that left at 5:30 to organize and set up the clinic before everyone arrived. We arrived at the clinic at around 9:00 am. With the 3 providers, we were able to see 20 patients in total before leaving at 2:25 pm. We all ate at the usual taco shop until 3:30 pm and the left for the border. At the border, the wait took about 15 minutes for Sentri, 30 mins for Ready, and an hour for All-traffic lane, and we all arrived at campus around 6:307:15, and 8:30 pm.


Clinic Report: April 7th, 2018 @ RANCHO DE LOS NIÑOS

Coordinator: Anjali Herekar

Patients seen: 10

The morning of Saturday 4/7, we had our Orphanage Clinic Trip to serve the children in Rancho de los Ninos in Mexico. We had a total of 9 volunteers and had 1 provider as well. We had a total of 2 cars that left the Stein parking lot around 6:30 am and 1 early car that left at 6 am to pick up materials from regular clinic to bring to the Orphanage. We arrived at the clinic at around 9 am. With the 1 provider, we were able to see 10 patients in total before leaving at 1:30 pm. We ate at a Panaderia nearby and then left for the border (one car went back to the regular clinic to drop off some supplies). At the border, the wait took about 2 hours and we all arrived at campus around 6:30 pm (early car) and 8:30 pm (late car).

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Dental Report: November 18, 2017

Dentists: Dr. Rajasekaran, Dr. Roberto Salazar, Dr. Irais Lozano

Managers: Isabella Buhain, Kenny Jones

Volunteers: Matthew Tan, Angeli Poyaoan, Mariah Franco, Michelle Martinez, Joshua Mihalik

Procedures: COE (6x), Prophy (7x), FLV (3x), Sealant (17x), COMP (6x), AMA (2x), EXT (6x)

Clinic Notes

Today clinic was very productive! Thanks to Dr. Rajasekaran, Dr. Roberto Salazar, Dr. Irais Lozano, we were able to see a total of 11 patients and schedule 6 appointments for our December clinic. Unfortunately we arrived to clinic 1 hour later than usual and were not able to see all 24 patients who had originally signed up, but we were able to execute important procedures and evaluations. We have implemented a better system to make clinic run more smoothly, which includes a number system to find our patients easier and give te patients an idea of ther wait time an appoinment system so we can esure patients are coming each month until their treatment plan is successfully completed. We were utlzing 3 dental chairs; 2 of which were using our portable suction units. Dr. Rajasekaran, Dr. Roberto Salazar, and Dr. Irais Lozano provided quality patient care throughout the day, and our 5 chairside volunteers worked quickly and efficiently to ensure we could see as many patients as possible. We would like to thank Dr. Roberto Salazar and Dr. Irais Lozano for coming to work with us for the first time, we cannot wait to work with them again!

Thank you to the Flying Sams for providing such helpful and accessible treatment for those in need!

Isabella Buhain

Item List:

  • Gloves (S, M, L, XL)
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Fuji

Public Health Donation Drive

The public health committee is going to be partnering with the Help the Homeless organization here in San Diego. We will be bring donations to distribute the day of the event (Saturday, April 7th). If you would like to donate food (non-perishable), clothes or backpacks, please email

We will be posting sign-ups for this volunteer opportunity in the middle of March if you would like to come help out!