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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

thursday, june 23, 2016

Transition Week takes medical students from classroom to patient care

Third-year medical students participate in an advanced cardiac life saving simulation during Transition Week.
Third-year medical students participate in an advanced cardiac life support simulation during Transition Week.

OSU-CHS students beginning their third year of medical school have reached a critical point in their education – moving from the classroom to the clinical environment.

The university launched its first official Transition Week to help prepare medical students for their medical rotations in internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, emergency medicine, family medicine, OMM and psychiatry. Transition Week ends tomorrow.

“The week allows students to complete all requirements before they start clinical rotations,” said Ashley Groom, clinical education program specialist. The week includes training and testing in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, tuberculosis test reading and much more.

The Clerkship Program consists of 22-four-week rotations and three Didactic Weeks. Each student is assigned clerkship rotations by the Office of Clinical Education. Each rotation is four weeks of actual clinical experience.

Tuesday is election for next Tulsa mayor, state representatives

Vote during Tuesday’s statewide primary election to help choose the next Tulsa mayor, city councilors, state representatives and others. The general election is set for Nov. 8. Early voting for the primary starts today.

The Tulsa mayor’s position, three city council district seats and city auditor post are up for election, including districts 3, 4 and 6. The Tulsa County Commissioner District 2 seat, held by Karen Keith, also will be on the ballot. In addition, voters will select among Tulsa County candidates for court clerk, county clerk and sheriff.

All 101 seats in the state House of Representatives and 25 of the seats in the state Senate are up for election. Oklahoma voters also will elect one member to the U.S. Senate and all five representatives to the U.S. House. For more information on voting hours and poll locations, visit the Tulsa County Election Board website.

OSU Cowboys baseball a game away from championship series

OSU Cowboys baseball will play a rematch tomorrow against Arizona to determine whether the team advances to the best-of-three championship series next week.

It is the first time since 1999 that the OSU Cowboys baseball team has participated in the College World Series. OSU beat Arizona on Monday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska.

OSU’s game tomorrow will be broadcast at 2 p.m. on ESPN2, Cox Cable Channel 26. The College World Series berth marks the 20th in OSU baseball history, which ranks as the sixth most on the NCAA's all-time list. For event or travel information, visit OKStateFanTravel.com.