Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A glimpse of 2015-2016

It's that time of year again where we start saying good-bye to our 2nd year families! This is a bitter sweet time for everyone, as we are excited for their new journey for rotations, but sad to have our friendships changing. Below are some pictures from this past year including our Saturday morning get togethers, play dates and more! 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Planning for 2016-2017!

Our board has started meeting to plan activities and events for the upcoming year. We are extremely excited about some of the ideas being brought to the table and look forward to meeting all of the new significant others!! Some activities and events that we are planning for this year include:

  • Saturday morning coffee get together - Last year we had great success with this get together. You don't even have to drink coffee to attend! It's simply a kickoff to the weekend where spouses/significant others take turns hosting and everyone mingles and gets to know each other 
  • Adult-only night - Once a month we will host an event for adults only. These events will include wine & paint night, bowling, or crock-pot/freezer meal prep. 
  • Play dates - Once a week we will coordinate play dates at the Harrogate Park 
  • SAA Meetings - SAA Meetings will provide members with exclusive access to special meetings such as a couples workshop on how to survive medical school as a couple, review a road map to medical school, financial advisors session, private discussion regarding rotations, as well as many other meetings just for SAA members!
  • Event planning meetings - At our board meetings we will plan events such as a Fall Festival for students, faculty and their families as well as a Thanksgiving dinner for everyone. Members are invited to participate in these planning sessions and encouraged to volunteer at events. 

We look forward to all of these activities and welcome ideas from everyone!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

It's cookie day!!!!  Send your students by the 2nd floor lobby of DCOM from 12-1 pm today for free cookies!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fall Festival

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Fall Festival last Friday evening.  Everyone looked great in their costumes!

Next Tuesday, November 3 at 6:30 pm we will be having our next meeting.  We will be working on making Gratitude Trees and a recipe swap and signing up to cook hams and turkeys for Thanksgiving Dinner.  Bring your favorite fall recipe to share.  Childcare will be provided.

The SAA is hosting our annual Thanksgiving Dinner for all DCOM students, staff, and faculty on Monday, November 23rd at 5:30pm in the DCOM 2nd floor lounge.

The SAA will be providing the meat and paper products for the meal. Please see below for food assignments:

Last Names A-D: Bread
Last Names E-H: Drinks
Last Names I-Q: Desserts 
Last Names R-Z: Side Dishes

Please feel free to invite other DCOM students and their families as this event is open to all DCOM students, staff, and faculty. If you extend an invitation to somebody, please pass along the information on what type of food to bring to ensure we have enough for everyone in attendance.

We will also be having a food drive that evening for a local food bank.  Please bring shelf stable foods (cans, cake mixes, etc.) to donate that evening.  

Friday, August 21, 2015

Welcome back!

Thank you to all who attended our first SAA meeting for this school year and get to know you better. We had sign up sheets for our fundraising and social committees and also for the first year liasons for the SAA Executive Board.  We also discussed the medical school map Markell Stafford made to help you know what to expect during the four years of medical school.

We have an ice cream social coming up on August 25th at 4:30 pm on the second floor of DCOM for all SAA members and families. 

Membership dues are being collected.  Dues are $10 per person or $15 per couple each year or 4 year memberships are available for $30 per person and $45 per couple