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June 2024 Newsletter

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In this issue:

Upcoming Event: June 3rd Resident Panel

May Advisor Meeting Recap

New Sticker Designs

What Does a Size Inclusive Provider Look Like to You?

The Latest from Social Media

Resident Panel on June 3rd

We have a very special event happening over Zoom TONIGHT (Monday June 3rd) at 8-9pm EST. 

Several of our MSSI alumni have volunteered their time to talk about their residency application process, and answer any questions related to interviewing, talking about MSSI / size inclusive practice, and general residency application questions. This will be a 1-hour informal session where you can come and go, get any questions answered, and get to meet and chat w/ some of our amazing alumni!

We’ll have graduates entering preventative medicine, general surgery, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and more.

If you’d like to attend, please register below. This will help the residents know who to expect that evening. The event will not be recorded. 

May Advisor Meeting Recap

1) Want to help with current MSSI projects? Reach out to the following people:

Weight centric vs inclusive chart w/ clinical vignettes

Students: Hannah W, Sam T, Abby F, Sarah L

Bariatric surgery informed consent project

Students: Rachel S, Sophie, Jackie, Asia Luna, Marisa

Healthcare Space size inclusive audit

Students: Hillary, Sogand, Bev, Carson, Rachel C & Madeline

2) MSSI is looking for a new secretary to take notes during MSSI meetings, assist with administrative tasks like email, etc. If interested, email Jess

3) Save the date! Fall event with NAAFA on Sept 24, 25, 26 @ evening EST (most likely 25th)

New sticker and button designs

Check out our shop for cute buttons and stickers! All proceeds go towards supporting MSSI’s initiates to advance size inclusivity in medicine.

What Does a Size Inclusive Provider Look Like to You?

We value and honor your stories and ideas. We are interested in learning about the characteristics that YOU look for in a size-inclusive practitioner. What is something practitioners might be getting wrong about size-inclusive care? What are green and/or red flags that you look for when visiting a provider?

Your responses will help us bring visibility to common errors in weight-centric healthcare and share ways student doctors and practitioners can enhance their size-inclusive approach. Responses may be shared only with your permission. 

Find us on social media

Instagram post by @sizeinclusivemedicine

This newsletter was authored by Sophie Lalonde-Bester, MSSI member and medical student at the University of Alberta.

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