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Stein Institute Volunteer Position

Hello, Flying Sams!

I’m Yadira Maldonado. I’m a research coordinator for the department of psychiatry at UCSD’s School of Medicine. I specifically coordinate research projects for the Stein Institute and Center for Healthy Aging. We are currently looking for a student volunteer to help out with one of our research studies. I’m hoping you will be able to help with that! I’ve attached a description of the position and was wondering if you would be able to spread the word within your organization about this opportunity (through email, Facebook, etc.). One of our current research associates was a Flying Sams member, as was I! I have met such great people through Flying Sams during clinic trips and would love to reach out to your organization for opportunities like these! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Below is my contact information and the position description. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Executive Board Application Information!!!!!

Flying Samaritans is pleased to announce that the 2018-2019 Executive Board Applications are OPEN!!
The online application form with an attached resume is to be completed and submitted no later than 11:59pm Tuesday 3/6. Instructions will be contained in the sign-up form which will start accepting responses at 8pm 2/20.
For more information, come out to our GBM TONIGHT at 8pm in the Dolores Huerta Room (Old Student Center, Muir) where our officers will be sharing their experiences and be prepared to answer any questions you may have. You will hear more about the application process and positions available. All motivated applicants welcome.!
Important Info:
Online Application Form
-Attach resume
Deadline:  11:59pm Tuesday 3/6

USO Food Donations!!

We are partnering with United Service Organizations -San Diego to build food baskets for veteran families in need. Any 5 donations of non-perishable food will be worth 1 clinic point. Alternatively, a $6 venmoed donation with the subject line “USO donation” to @FlyingSams will also be worth 1 clinic point.

Drop by GBM, any social, or text Subathra at (408) 250-2578 to arrange alternative donation drop-offs. Please get any donations to us by Wednesday 2/28.

Study Pal Program!

To celebrate the start of the quarter, we are launching a new Study Pal program to get through your toughest classes!

We’re going to help you find other Flying Sams with the same classes, study schedules, and study needs as you so we can all study smarter, not harder:) Please fill out the Google Form below so we can best match you with the study pals that are best for you!

Study Pals Program

Women’s Health Clinic Donation Drive

Hello everyone!

We are planning our first women’s health clinic and will be holding a donation drive for feminine care products to donate to the patients. More specifically, we are asking for monetary donations in order to purchase pads and tampons. In exchange for a $6 donation, you will receive a clinic point.  The reason we are asking for a monetary donation is because there is so much variability in feminine care products that this is the most efficient way to standardize what we distribute to our patients.

If you would like to donate, please email the clinic coordinator account with your name and PID (as it appears on your CPM account) stating so. From there, a Clinic Coordinator will email you back confirming your desire to donate. After receiving confirmation, you may Venmo the FS account and the CC will give you your clinicpoints. If you would prefer a cash donation, please specify this in your email and we can coordinate a time to collect the donation.

Clinic Coordinator Email:

Please note that only 3 points total can be acquired through donations per person.

This is a great way to earn clinic points! We thank you in advance for your generosity!

WOWW Org Fair 1/24

Where: Library Walk @ CSI’s Winter Org Fair

When: Wednesday, January 24th, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Flying Sams will be tabling at the CSI’s Winter Org Fair on Library Walk. This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow Flying Sams members as well as learn about other student organizations on campus! Also, for every hour you help table, you will earn one clinic point. Sign up for time slots at the link below:  https://doodle?.?com/poll/ia6xrpm9bezxc4cx

Optometry Clinic Report:Saturday, January 6 @ Ensenada

This was our first optometry clinic, in which general eye screening and eyeglass prescriptions were performed and filled. The eyeglasses are being prepared by a collaborative company and will be distributed at regular clinic on February 24th at our regular clinic site. We had the help of a coordinator from CSU Fullerton, which taught us the flow of the clinic and allowed us to use various supplies that he had access to. The morning of Saturday January 6th, we had our monthly clinic trip to serve the community of Chapultepec in Ensenada, Mexico. We had a total of 11 volunteers and had 5 providers. We had a total of 3 cars that left the Stein parking lot at 6:00am. We arrived at the clinic at around 8:45am. With the 5 providers, we were able to see 40 patients in total before leaving at3:30pm. We all ate Puerto Nuevo (upon special request of our providers) until 6:30pm and the left for the border. At the border, the wait took about 45 minutes, and we all arrived at campus around8:30pm.

Total Health Professionals:

  • Corina van de Pol, OD
  • Maricela Robles, LVN
  • 3 Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) Students: Krista Bronnenberg, Courtney Park, Emi Vasquez

First Optometry Trip 1/6/2018–Need Drivers!!

Hello Flying Samaritan Member!

Our next Clinic Trip will be taking place Saturday, January 6th, at our Ensenada clinic site. This is a very special opportunity, since it will be our very First Optometry Clinic! We will need more Spanish speakers than usual for translating, but don’t let that dissuade you if you do not speak Spanish! ALSO, no driver’s have signed up, which are necessary to bring down our volunteers and providers. So, if you can go and drive, please sign up!

We will be holding a mandatory pre-clinic meeting that week on Thursday, January 4th, in Geisel Library 1st Floor West: Room 1042 at 7pm for those chosen to attend. If you cannot make this time and are chosen to attend, please let me know so that we can work out another time.

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.

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

Sign-ups will be closing Monday the 1st at 11:59 pm.

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