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Dec. 15, 2016

OSU-COM sets conference for minority pre-med students

Marianna Abramson, of Cameron University, left, listens to simulated heart and lung sounds with the assistance of medical student Jeree Smith, right, during the 2016 MAPS Conference.
Marianna Abramson, of Cameron University, left, listens to simulated heart and lung sounds with the assistance of medical student Jeree Smith, right, during the 2016 MAPS Conference.

OSU-CHS will host the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students conference for college students from 8:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28.

An initiative of the OSU-COM chapter of the Student National Medical Association, the MAPS 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.

“We enjoy hosting this conference because it provides pre-health students with hands-on skills, networking opportunities and a better understanding about what it takes to be a successful applicant and post-graduate student,” said second-year medical student Willie Gilbert, SNMA president. “MAPS helps to increase the number of minority and culturally competent physicians to aid in closing the gap in health care disparities across Oklahoma and elsewhere.”    

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of a panel of OSU medical students and speak with practicing physicians. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. MAPS works to promote diversity in all aspects of medicine and patient care.

The deadline for registration is Jan. 18. To register, go to the MAPS webpage. For more information, email OSU-COM director of recruitment JuLee Wells or call 918-561-8468.

 

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