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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

Dr. Pete's Student of the Day encourages high school students to shadow physicians

Dr. Pete

To encourage Oklahoma high school students to consider medical careers, OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine has launched a new physician shadowing program to pair students with practicing physicians. Dr. Pete's Student of the Day offers students the opportunity to experience the medical profession by spending a day with a physician.

Students will learn about the relationship between physicians and their patients and staff by observing their interactions and asking questions. The program provides students with useful information they can use when applying to medical school and help them identify mentors as they prepare to enter the medical profession. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion and a free T-shirt.

Dr. Pete's Student of the Day is a free program open to all Oklahoma high school students. Physicians who serve as OSU-COM adjunct professors are available to host high school students in their clinic or in a hospital setting. Students will be paired with family medicine physicians, unless a specific specialty is requested.

For more information, call 918-561-8292 or email Ashley Milton, special projects coordinator.

Watch President Shrum's TEDxOStateU presentation live

President Kayse Shrum participates
in a rehearsal yesterday afternoon
for TedxOStateU.

Students, faculty and staff can visit TedxOStateU.com to watch a live stream of OSU-CHS President Kayse Shrum's presentation today at 1:30 p.m.

Shrum will share the story of how she became interested in medicine and discuss OSU-CHS' efforts to recruit primary care physicians in rural and underserved Oklahoma.

Bingman, Oklahoma Senate members recognized at OSU Medical Center

OSU Medical Center and OSU-CHS officials recognize the support of President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman and the Oklahoma Senate. Click for larger photo.

OSU Center for Health Sciences students and OSU Medical Center residents gathered Oct. 21 to recognize President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman and members of the Oklahoma Senate for supporting the teaching hospital and its mission.

Bingman expressed that the state's goal to improve the health outcomes in rural Oklahoma matches the mission of OSUMC to train more physicians. In May, Oklahoma Legislature provided $13 million in funding for the medical center as part of the state budget.

"All of Oklahoma will be big winners when we have more physicians in Oklahoma," Bingman said. "This is a big challenge our state faces but we know it's important and we will continue to work together to improve Oklahoma's health."

Bingman and Sens. Mark Allen, Rick Brinkley, Brian Crain, Nathan Dahm, Kim David and Eddie Fields toured the medical center before being recognized and presented with a framed photograph signed by OSU residents.

Dr. Steffen E. Carey, chief resident of family medicine at OSU Medical Center, and Heather Hardebeck, MS-II, highlighted the key role that the teaching facility plays in recruiting and training future physicians for Tulsa and Oklahoma.

66 on Route 66 Bike Tour begins at OSU-CHS

66 Bike Tour Logo

OSU Center for Health Sciences will host the fifth annual 66 on Route 66 Bike Tour on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 8 a.m. Proceeds from the ride along historic Route 66 will benefit RedFork Main Street.

The 66-mile out-and-back ride begins at OSU-CHS and takes participants through Sapulpa and Bristow and back.

Registration is $25 per person and the route, suitable for all skill levels, includes several rest stops. OSU-COM students will offer osteopathic manipulative medicine to participants.

RedFork Main Street is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing the Southwest Boulevard Corridor, better known as Route 66, in southwest Tulsa. For more information or to register, visit redforkmainstreet.org.