Snag some Penguin Bros ice cream. We’re celebrating your first exam on Friday, September 9. [More Details]

Who created the first decorative garden gnome? We’re too lazy to Google it, but if you love obscure facts, then join (online) with Noorda-COM faculty and staff for Trivia Fridays! Topics include history, literature, movies, and more. Trivia winners will be entered in a random drawing for a $25 gift card; Trivia Fridays are typically every Friday unless another event takes precedence. 


Get ready for your first test. The FOM final will be held on Friday, September 9 at 9 a.m. Please arrive at the Building 4 Testing Center at least 15 minutes before 9 a.m., and stay tuned for more details from Dean Brown.

OMS I Cycle review for Thursday, September 8

Dr. Ramana: 8–10:20a

Bathroom break: 10:20–10:30a

CEPA: 10:30–11a

Dr. Payne: 11–11:50a


Fill out your EXXAT profile and work on your Personal Statement. Use this space to not only make a professional statement, but add some detail to make it personal. This will be viewed by preceptors and is a small way for them to get to know you. [Personal Statement Examples]

Note office hours’ change of name. Clinical Affairs office hours will now be called “Clin Ed Q&A.” Please specify whether you’d like to meet through Teams or in-person when signing up.  [Sign Up]


Label your pod reservation correctly. All pod reservation titles must include your year (2026) and how your group plans to use a pod. Additionally, please fill out this survey so we can learn from your pod experiences. 

Attend an upcoming tutoring session.

T, Sept 6; 12p: FOM midterm review with tutors

W, Sept 7; 12p: FOM tutoring with Dr. Payne


There’s one-on-one tutoring opportunities. If you would like individual help from a tutor, contact Crissi Stokes to schedule a time. 


Congrats to Trevor P, Mujtaba S, Emely F, Hannah C, and Myia A! Their review article (“Role of Innate Immune & Inflammatory Responses in the Development of Secondary Diabetic Complications”) has been accepted for publication in Current Molecular Medicine.

Mark your calendars for Journal Club. Charpentier House will host Journal Club on Monday, September 26; more information to come.


Facilities is working hard on the new pods. Pod construction should be complete within two weeks, and furniture is (tentatively) scheduled to arrive the week of September 12. (After furniture is installed, the pods will be ready for usage!) 

Please continue to report facilities-related concerns. The HVAC issue in Building 4 is being fixed and the second-floor ice water machine’s leak has been repaired. Email facilities@noordacom.org to report any future issues.

These “posts” are a landing page for Noorda-COM student emails. Questions? Contact Jenna Knaupp.

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