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Thursday, July 28, 2011

“Dr. Pete’s Big Event” highlights experiential orientation for students

“Dr. Pete’s Big Event” Saturday, Aug.6, is a day of community service for OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s first-year medical students, and begins their orientation.  For the event, 10 groups of students will volunteer for painting, cleanup and other tasks for local non-profit agencies.

“OSU-COM medical students orientation this year is an entirely experiential event,” says Dana Livingston, director of student services.

A medical white coat ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 7, marks the students’ transition into a professional setting. They will wear the coats that symbolize their profession as they take part in remaining orientation activities.

“Students will be given a subject, for example carpal tunnel syndrome, and will learn more about it by using the medical library. Then, they can examine nerves and structure of the hand in the anatomy lab, and next, a physician explains how to treat it,” Livingston said.

They also will participate in an ethics seminar, and discuss leadership and service.

Matt Vassar, Ph.D., OSU-CHS Educational Development curriculum and outcome assessments coordinator, designed the orientation.

Classes begin Aug. 15.


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Mark your calendar

Bedlam Run  is Saturday
The 5K, 10K or Fun Run benefit student scholarships.  Register on-line.

Register by Monday for Medsation 
Registration deadline is Monday, Aug. l, for Medsation medical education conference at OSU-CHS featuring a panel of nationally known curriculum and medical education speakers. There is no charge for CHS faculty and staff.  Outside participant fee is $125.  Seven hours of CME Category 2B credit is available.

Bingo prizes needed for United Way Day of Caring
Bingo prizes and manicure items are needed for Day of Caring. Suggested items: decorative, knitting and quilting items, games and puzzles. For manicures: nail polish and remover, cotton balls, hand sanitizer, nail clippers and grooming kits.  Drop off through Aug. 17 at CHS elevator lobby by front desk; Forensic and Biomedical Sciences building; Ronda Shouse, Family Medicine, POB; Shanta Dunn, OB/GYN, Houston Center, Ste. 200.


August events
3 & 4 – Medsation
5-11 – MSI required orientation
7 – White Coat Ceremony
12 – MSII required orientation
15 – First day of class


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