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Dec. 11, 2014

OSU-CHS hosts conference for minority students pursuing medical school

Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine will host the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students conference for college students on Saturday, Jan. 10. from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“The event is a great opportunity for prospective students to learn first-hand what OSU has to offer and what to do to successfully apply to medical school,” said Maghin Abernathy, director of recruitment at OSU-COM. “They will also gain invaluable insight into the mission of our school by talking with our medical students and faculty.”

The conference targets minority undergraduate students and includes a tour of campus, a skills workshop to prepare for medical school entrance interviews and an opportunity to meet with medical students, faculty, advisors and admission staff.

“MAPS’ mission is to provide information and opportunities to those who are underrepresented in the medical field,” said second-year OSU-COM student Shcarry Chatmon, who is MAPS chapter liaison and conference chair. “We want these students to know exactly what steps they need to take in order to pursue a career as a physician.” 

Participants will also have an opportunity to ask questions of a panel of OSU medical students and speak with practicing physicians. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

An initiative of the Student National Medical Association, MAPS works to promote diversity in all aspects of medicine and patient care.

To register for the event, go to the MAPS webpage. For more information, contact Maghin Abernathy.

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