Think Like A Doctor
Today was our professional event with very special guest speaker Dr. Soldinger, Phi Delta Epsilon’s International President. For anyone who missed it, here is a recap of the questions and answers:
1. What is your occupation?
2. Why are you a doctor?
3. What school did you go to and how many years have you been in the field?
4. What’s your specialty?
5. What’s your favorite memory?
6. How do you balance work and family time?
7. Would you become a doctor all over again knowing what you know now?
8. What’s the most difficult part of being a doctor?
9. What other career ideas did you have other than medicine?
10. What is your dream practice?
1. I am a psychiatrist.
2. I was interested in psychology in college and decided to become a psych major at UCLA. At first I thought I was going to go into ob/gyn or be an internist but didn’t really enjoy those fields so then I looked into neurology. I liked doing PET scans and MRI scans but I wanted something more people oriented so I decided to go with Psychiatry.
3. I graduated from UCLA and UCI medical school, did internship at USC and residency at UCLA. I’ve also been in private practice in Sherman Oaks since 1983 and have written books, consulted celebrities and have taught private practice.
4. My specialty is Psychiatry.
5. My favorite memory as a doctor is when I helped a celebrity because it’s an awesome feeling to help someone that’s in the public eye and knowing that I did that, I helped him.
6. I try to go to family events and to football games for fun but it’s hard to balance everything out. After screwing up so many times and saying lots of “I’m sorrys”, eventually you just find a natural balance between work and family that works for you.
7. I would definitely become a doctor all over again knowing what I know now.
8. The most difficult parts about being a doctor are the patients, doctors, and colleagues that are against you and being a doctor you’re a target and being sued is very common.
9. A couple other career plans I had was becoming a politician or going to Australia to produce tv shows.
10. I’m living it! My practice is perfect because it combines PhiDE, education, fun, people, and so much more.
Aids for AIDS WEEK *Updated*
This is a reminder that our Aid's week events are coming up soon. Here is a break down, and please make sure to let Yasmin know if you will not be able to attend:
October 13, Wednesday - Aid's Walk
October 15, Friday - Aid's Walk T-Shirt Party at
October 17, Sunday - AIDS Walk in West Hollywood. We have a Phi Delta Epsilon Team of 39 people that will be walking this Sunday at Aids Walk. Two people have already given notice that they will be unable to attend. If your plans change make sure to let Yasmin know no later than tomorrow, Thursday 10/14/2010 via call, text or e-mail. Make sure to wear your Phi Delta Epsilon shirts! Here is the basic information for the walk:
Time: 8:30 am Sign-In (look for our table, Phi Delta Epsilon CSUN) 9:15 am Opening Ceremony 10:00 am Walk Begins Location: West Hollywood Park (647 N. San Vicente Blvd. in West Hollywood) Length: 6.2 miles The AIDS Walk will start and end in West Hollywood Park, at the corner of Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Blvd. More information is available on the AIDS Walk website.
For those of you that signed up to take the bus please do the following: 1. Bring a full tube of toothpaste (per-request of USU, they will be donating it to their fundraiser). 2. Meet at the USU Sol Center @ 7:10am. The bus will be leaving a little before 8am. If you do not make it, please find/carpool there. 3. The bus will bring you back to CSUN around 1-2pm. 4. You should be receiving more detailed instructions per Andrew Collard who is YOUR contact for bus info (firstname.lastname@example.org - e-mail him if you have questions).
Honey Bake is an annual social gathering with our PhiDE family in which we get the chance to eat tons of food, socialize, and learn more about each other. Everyone brings a dish of food that they feel represents their culture, background, or personal self. In the past we have had dishes as diverse as “pupusas” (a Salvadoran dish) all the way to shepherd’s pie (an English meat pie). In essence, it is sort of like a pot-luck but with more love.
Date: Friday, November 19th, 2010 Location: Bianca’s House (for the address see Fall 2010 Roster, available in the database.) Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm Activities: board games, ice-breakers, outside activities, pot-luck, socializing.