Due to the increasing concerns and latest public health guidance related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Molding Doctors is implementing the following changes to its operations:
- We have made the difficult decision to postpone SANIC, our mock medical school interview process, until Spring 2021.
- We will virtualize some of the SANIC-week events, including but not limited to: interview skills workshops and personal statement seminar. Our SANIC applicants may still receive virtual one-on-one sessions with Adam Howard. More information about this will be sent in future emails.
- The Wendy’s Eagles Color Run collab with AED and HOSA will be cancelled. 3 MD points will still be given for those who signed up. The first 10 MD registrants will still receive $5 e-gift cards for Starbucks by email. For those who registered before March 6, a T-shirt pick up date will be decided soon.
- All future meetings and volunteer events for the remainder of the semester have been cancelled or postponed until further notice.
- We will also be working on ways to virtualize our officer elections, but if no alternatives are available, we will postpone this event until Spring 2021.
Although disappointed about postponing and cancelling our events, we do so driven by our commitment to promote the wellbeing of our community. We want to remain focused on the needs of our community and facilitating occasions that do so. Molding Doctors will continue to work to ensure that - even in the face of this pandemic - our students will continue to receive assistance in their pre-medical journey.As we monitor the situation and follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, we recommend the following tips from the CDC for all of our students.
Take steps to protect others:
- Wash your hands regularly throughout the day for at least 20 seconds at a time.
- If you are unable to wash your hands in any situation, use hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol
- Avoid touching your face – especially eyes, nose, and mouth – with your hands.
- Cover your mouth with your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
- Open the windows regularly to ensure regular fresh air flow.
Clean and disinfect:
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Know how it spreads:
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Thank you all for your continued support in this uncertain time. Please feel free to reach out to us through email, facebook or remind101 if you have any questions or concerns.
You have all made a wonderful impact in our community as future healthcare leaders, and we will miss seeing you at our events. We hope you have a wonderful and restful extended Spring Break.
We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe during this uncertain time.
Molding Doctors COVID-19 Precautions