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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

thursday, september 22, 2016

Medical student recipient of 2016 Physicians of Tomorrow scholarship


Fourth-year medical student Brittany Cross was awarded the American Medical Association’s Dr. Lin and Minta Hill Alexander Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship. She is one of 25 students in the country selected for the award.

The scholarship rewards academic achievement and financial need by providing $10,000 in tuition assistance to extraordinary medical students entering their fourth year of study. In her second year, Cross was president of the Student Government Association and has been active in college outreach programs such as Operation Orange and advocating for the osteopathic profession with state and federal lawmakers.

The AMA Foundation created the Physicians of Tomorrow Award to ease medical students’ debt load. In addition to academic excellence and financial need, the AMA Foundation also considers community involvement, leadership and the candidate’s personal statement.

Primary Care Update set for Nov. 4-6

The OSU-CHS Office of Continuing Medical Education will host the 33rd annual Primary Care Update on Nov. 4-6 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa – Warren Place.

The conference features several well-known speakers who will be lecturing on a number of primary care topics, including Zika virus, child abuse and neglect, anxiety disorders, dementia care, rheumatology, blood borne pathogens, HPV vaccination, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, global health and back pain care. Speakers will also address updates in diabetes care management, osteopathic board certification, payment reform, social media and medical malpractice litigation and risk management. The conference will also include a proper prescribing lecture approved by the Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners.  

The conference is open to practicing and retired physicians and health care professionals, students, interns, residents and fellows. Pre-registration is available through Oct. 28. Participants may also register on the day of the conference for an additional fee.

For more information or to register for the conference, visit the Office of Continuing Medical Education website.

Save the date for Rural Health Innovation Weekend


The OSU Center for Health Systems Innovation will host a special weekend brainstorming event on Nov. 4-6 at ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center in Stillwater, bringing together aspiring entrepreneurs from across professions to develop new products to benefit rural health care.

Participants will pitch rural health care issues they want to address and recruit other entrepreneurs in attendance to work as part of a team to develop new approaches and prototypes to address those issues. Teams will present their findings to a panel of judges and cash prizes of $3,000 for first place, $2,000 for second and $1,000 for third place will be presented to teams with the best ideas.

To learn more about the event, visit the Rural Healthcare Innovation Weekend website. The cost to attend is $50. The fee is waived for all student participants.