Town Hall MS4 - Shared screen with speaker view
What plan is being made for EM/neurology rotations for students enrolled in Period 11
Same question for those taking EM/Neuro in period 10
Can you address the rumors about early graduation?
Same question for those taking AIs in period 10
If we are currently in an AI that was interrupted will we be switched into one of these new options once approved?
On the same question, will that virtual course be available for enrollment in our respective periods or would we be able to take it in Period 10 if we were originally enrolled in Period 11? Thank you
would an early graduation be virtual?
What would be the reason for graduating us early?
what’s the status/ability of staff members to assist with our residency on boarding paperwork (sending transcripts, med school verification forms, etc)?
In the event of early graduation would students be compelled to begin residency early?
would we be getting paid if graduated early? if so, where would money come from?
Dr. Farr -- If we have already created an alternate virtual AI curriculum which was approved by our AI's attending, could we get credit for this?
What if we have classes where the grades have not been submitted yet? There were some classes I finished around 2 months ago but the grade field is still empty.
Will there be any chance of placing contingencies on graduation, specifically that we be sent out to work in the current situation?
For the requirements that have to be completed, is there a possibility to take the “virtual” courses concurrently or will they have to be taken one at a time?
Or any help with relocation expenses if things are expedited?
can we correctly assume now that we will not be returning to galveston/utmb, so should we figure out when/how to properly move out when it’s safe to do so? can admin keep us in the loop about that logistical difficulty?
Would we be contacting our residency program with regards to early graduation? How do we get this process started on our end?
Would early graduation affect our health insurance if on a UTMB employee or student plan?
any information about ACLS/BLS/ PALS sign-off since those have been cancelled?
especially if programs require them to be done prior to starting
So are we going to be immediately (NOW) enrolled in the course we would be taking in period 11?
If we had any missing classes/not on track for graduation, would we have been notified already?
Do you suspect UTMB residencies will follow?
When should we be expecting the virtual courses for EM/Neurology to start? Especially since there is only 1 week left for period 10 to finish.
In the interim, pending early graduation, are there currently any discussions of MS4s being allowed to be voluntarily involved in clinical responses in any form?
if we were in a clinical elective that we needed for graduation when released recently, do we need to make up those 2 weeks as well or will everyone receive the elective credits they need?
I heard a rumor that we had to have a Quantiferon test prior to graduation. Is this true, and how will we get tested if COVID continues?
Q gold tests are still being done at student health as long as you don’t have symptoms. I got mine earlier this week.
When will you be able to give a final notification whether or not UTMB does early graduation?
If only an elective credit is needed for graduation (clinical or non-clinical) what options would be available?
For the new virtual courses, do you anticipate these courses will be scheduled in which we all have to participate at a certain time or will they be pre-recorded? Keeping in mind many of us who have roommates in different career fields who are also doing online courses or we are caring for family it can be difficult to participate in “normal work hours”
Will do - I will have some MS4s help me send out invites for folks who are interested in some wellness meetings.
yes, can we please have another if we have additional updates next week?
Thank you !
Thank you all for this, this was very helpful!
Thank you all!
Appreciate the latest developments! Please let us know if there are more virtual townhalls
thanks very much! you guys are great