Council Minutes for May 2009:
Persons in Attendence:
Recruitment - Kathy= p>
Still need to do surveys from second look, don't seem = to have done them.
Will do this again later, will ask Kumar about these.
More strict about this.
Can't do reimbursement for trips to the airport with gas gift cards. Another option - gift cards for campus dining.= span> Will also ask Kathy what the gener= al policy is for mileage reimbursement. Ravi will ask about this.
Graduation pa= rty May 14th at 6 pm in 4th floor medical school lounge.
Donna's retirement party - May 26th at noon, first floor of Wo= lstein.
Physician Scientist conference in Chica= go
Ravi and Phil went to the physician scientist conference in Chicago. Student run organization run by a student at Illinois.= Run by both MS= TP and non-MSTP MD/PhD programs. Many universities have a representative to this group. Will help plan regional meetings a= nd other activities. Suggest ele= cting someone to do this next year. Is still a fairly small group, is trying to gain membership. Representative would go to confere= nce, perhaps help with conference organization and regional meetings. Would make sens= e to be a younger student. Mee= tings are usually done by phone conference. Most of conference deals with professional development and very litt= le science.
Dinner speaker is set up - Michael Lederman
Working on setting up internal speakers= and ethics speaker - perhaps one from the bioethics department and another from= a clinical department.
Still doing breakfast with pannels on transitions in the program.<= span style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'> <= /span>
During lunch the second day may also group people in and interested in different P= hD programs. <= /p>
Looking for a new advisor, going to have different women MD/PhDs come for lunch and talks.
Nikoli still thinking about organizing paintball maybe later in the summer.=