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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.

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


Princeton Summer Deals!!

  • Best Prep at the Best Price: First no one could touch our content, and now no one can touch our price.  We have dropped the price of our best in class Self-Paced program so that you can prep with the best company in the business and still keep some cash in your pocket for important things like “Finesse” downloads, Black Panther Tickets, and, I guess food or something :).
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Return of the Thrifty Thursday!!

When: Thursday, April 19, from 12-3 pm

Where: Library Walk

Flying Sams’ will be participating in the Thrifty Thursday event! We’ll need help with from setting up at 11:30 AM to clean up at 3 PM as well! There are one hour shifts and 30 minute shifts which will count for 0.5 clinic point, so volunteering for 1 hour total is equal to 1 clinic point! And you can earn up to 3 clinic points! We’ll be selling lots of clothes! Thank you for all your help and support (:

Sign Up Here: https://docs?.?google?.?com/spreadsheets/d/1teOYchkeqgXafs1BCIgNkW3BnVGz7nMP3Xxx6Ru07Cw/edit?usp=sharing

DIY Mugs Social

When: Friday, April 27 at 6-8 pm

Where: Student Services Center 260 (near Croutons and the Farmer’s Market)

Create your own distinctive mug with sharpies! Perfect for yourself or as a gift (Mother’s Day is coming up!). Attendance will be $1 to cover the cost of art supplies. Please fill out the google form below to indicate your interest! This will be a clinic point event.


March 24th Clinic Trip Sign-Ups

Hello Flying Samaritan Member!

Our next Clinic Trip will be taking place Saturday, March 24th, at our Ensenada clinic site.

We will be holding a mandatory pre-clinic meeting that week on Wednesday the 21st in the Biomedical Library Building (BLB) Room 123 at 6pm for those chosen to attend.

We will meet for the trip at 5:30 AM, in the parking lot in front of Stein Clinical Research on the School of Medicine Campus (Search “lot P602” or “Stein Clinical” at We will arrive back at UCSD around 7-10 PM, depending on how long it takes to cross the border, so please plan accordingly.


Determined by the most clinic points accrued, but priority will be given to those individuals willing to drive and Spanish speakers willing to translate for the duration of the trip.

Please note: if you do not yet have three clinic points, do not feel discouraged from applying, as the amount of sign ups vary for every trip.

You MUST be a paid member and have a valid US passport, green card, or passport card in order to attend.


Membership Fee (3 options):

$25 for membership/t-shirt

$35 for membership/scrubs

$40 for membership/t-shirt/scrubs

Membership must be paid online at Please check your emails after your transaction is complete for further instructions and your redemption code so that we may check the status of your membership.

Clinic Fee:

$25 (drivers do not pay the clinic fee)

These fees must be paid at the pre-clinic meeting in exact change.

**Sign Up Form

Please sign up if you are interested in attending by filling out the form below:

Sign-ups will be closing Sunday the 18th at 11:59 pm.

You will receive an e-mail letting you know if you were chosen or waitlisted no later than 11:59 pm on Monday the 19th before the clinic trip, unless otherwise stated.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the upcoming clinic trip at

Looking forward to a great clinic!

Shaddy Malik

Flying Samaritans at UCSD, Clinic Coordinators

Please notify the Clinic Coordinators about any cancellations at least 72 hours prior to the clinic trip to avoid any penalties. Please see

Job as Ambassador for Givebutter

Hey Flying Sams,

My name is Max and I am the CEO of Givebutter, a social fundraising platform used by student orgs at over 300 campuses to raise money for philanthropy, events, trips, expenses & more.

I’m reaching out to your group because Givebutter is now hiring campus ambassadors at UCSD for Spring 2018, and I’d love to see members of Flying Sams apply. This position requires only an hour per week of work and is the perfect way to acquire real-world sales/marketing experience, grow your resume, give back to your community, and get rewarded for doing so.

Would you mind forwarding/posting this opportunity to your group? All the details are below:

Learn more and apply here: https://givebutter??.??com/ambassadors