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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, May 30, 2013

New program teams medical students with senior mentors

New Mentoring Program OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine will introduce a new mentoring program to develop medical students' interpersonal skills as part of a new curriculum being implemented this fall.

In the program, healthy older adults are paired with medical students to build relationships during their first two years of medical school. During the fall semester, students will meet with their senior mentors twice to learn about their life histories and discuss perspectives on access to the health care system.

The program is part of the Introduction to the Patient course that students are required to take during the first two years of medical school. The course develops skills and motivation of medical students to become successful, compassionate and competent osteopathic physicians and life-long learners.

The program is currently looking for healthy volunteers who are age 65 or older to be paired with medical students. To volunteer or to learn more, contact Lesley Vanvolkinburg at lesley.vanvolkinburg@okstate.edu or 918-582-1972.

Cowboy Country: OSU in Tulsa Staff Appreciation Day

Cowboy Country Logo Celebrate the achievements of OSU Center for Health Sciences and OSU-Tulsa staff at "Cowboy Country: Red, White, Blue and Orange," OSU in Tulsa's Staff Appreciation Day, on Friday, June 14 from noon to 3 p.m. in the OSU-Tulsa Main Hall Commons.

"Our OSU in Tulsa employees are dedicated to supporting the university's mission and this day is an opportunity to show our appreciation of their hard work this year," said Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences. "I hope everyone will join us for this fun event and show off their Cowboy pride."

The annual event, which features free lunch and activities for staff and faculty, is set around the theme of Flag Day. A picnic-style lunch will begin at noon, with a number of activities planned throughout the afternoon including the OSU in Tulsa Car Show, Dunk Tank Fundraiser, Minute to Win It Competition and Cowboy Idol.

To sign up to participate in the car show, dunk tank or Cowboy Idol, contact Human Resources.

Oklahoma Chautauqua looks at Hollywood's impact on American Culture

Oklahoma Chautauqua 2013 PosterFor the past 22 years, the Tulsa community has had the opportunity to travel to another era and meet some of history's most illustrious characters during Oklahoma Chautauqua. This year's program, set to the theme "Anything Goes: America in the 1920s," is set for June 4-8 at OSU-Tulsa.

Each evening scholars dressed in costume will recount stories in the character's own words and in the language of their time. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. under the tent in Lot E with local musicians providing entertainment at 6:30 p.m. Each performance is followed by a question-and-answer session with the scholar both in and out of character.

Scholars performing in this year's living history program will portray Babe Ruth, Zelda Fitzgerald, Will Rogers, Bessie Coleman and Henry Ford.

Daily workshops will take place Tuesday through Saturday at noon and 5:30 p.m. in North Hall 150. All workshops are free and open to the public. Local food vendors will offer a variety of dinner options.