The Chapultepec Community Garden

Flying Samaritans at UCSD has an ongoing project: The Chapultepec garden!

Our garden built near and for our patients in Ensenada is one way to combat food insecurity
and the negative health effects that it can cause in this community.

We are updating interested members on opportunities to contribute both in the US and Mexico through our newsletter which you can sign up for at https://goo?.?gl/forms/KoSXw1zXCRqSaeQ53 or by checking out our website.

 

 

Women’s Clinic Donation Drive

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 ClinicCoordinator 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: ucsdflyingsams.cliniccoord@gmail.com

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!

OASIS Study Social-3/15

When: Thursday, March 15th from 7-10pm

Where: 3rd floor Center Hall (OASIS)

Come out and get ready for finals 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! Last one of the quarter!

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 maplink.ucsd.edu). We will arrive back at UCSD around 7-10 PM, depending on how long it takes to cross the border, so please plan accordingly.

**Attendance

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

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 ucsdflyingsams.com/shop. 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:

https://goo.gl/forms/pnRj0iPFDlIYwoZI2

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  ucsdflyingsams.cliniccoord@gmail.com

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 ucsdflyingsams.com/clinic/missed-clinic-policy/

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

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

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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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 ucsdflyingsams.publichealth@gmail.com

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