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The Center: OSU-CHS News

thursday, jan. 5, 2017

OSU-COM among top 10 medical schools students eager to attend

OSU-COM student Ekaterina Shapiro demonstrates OMM during last year's Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students Conference.
OSU-COM student Ekaterina Shapiro demonstrates OMM during last year's Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students Conference.

OSU-COM has been ranked among the top 10 medical schools that students are eager to attend, according to U.S. News & World Report.

More than 75 percent of students who are accepted to OSU-COM enroll at the school, which had one of the highest yield rates in the 2015-16 year, data shows. During that year, OSU-COM accepted 144 students. Of those accepted, 111 students, or 77.1 percent, enrolled.

Affordability was a primary factor in the rankings, as well as the quality of primary care education, the report’s authors said. In-state tuition at the top 10 school schools was generally less than $40,000 a year. The average in-state tuition is $26,078 for nine of the ranked schools, which is lower than the national average of $32,495.

The report noted that the medical profession is in high demand in rural states like Oklahoma due to a severe shortage of primary care physicians. Read more at U.S. News & World Report.

Rural Health Leadership Summit set for Tuesday

OSU-CHS will host a public summit Tuesday to introduce Project ECHO, an effort to use technology to address addiction, mental health, women’s health, HIV/AIDS and obesity in rural Oklahoma. The seminar will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 10.

Speakers include Kayse Shrum, D.O., OSU-CHS president, William Paiva, Ph.D., executive director of OSU Center for Health Systems Innovation, Jason Beaman, D.O., director of OSU-CHS Psychiatry TeleECHO Clinic, Joseph Johnson, D.O., medical director of OSU-CHS Project ECHO, and Samuel Martin, M.D., director of the Addiction Medicine TeleECHO Clinic.

The seminar is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Email Darin Tyson or call 918-561-1109 for more information. To register, visit the event website.

Deadlines for Research Day consultation and submission approaching

Time is winding down to schedule a consultation on preparing posters or abstracts for Research Day on Feb. 23-24.  Submissions are due online by 5 p.m. on Jan. 27.

This year, the Office of Research and Medical Library are partnering to help students develop and design posters for the competition with individual consultations and customizable poster templates. Contact research librarians Michelle Farabough or Julia Crawford by Jan. 13 to schedule a consultation.

Check out the customizable poster templates at the Medical Library website and enter the password ‘Poster’ to gain access to the page. For more information about Research Day, visit the event website or contact Cynthia Lamon, director of Research Services.

Winter CME Seminar to explore metabolic syndrome risk factors

The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association will host its annual Winter CME Seminar, “Risky Business: Understanding the Risk Factors of Metabolic Syndrome” on Jan. 27-29 at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa.

Colony Fugate, D.O., clinical professor of pediatrics, will present a session on practical approaches to reducing weight bias. Martin Banschbach, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry, will speak on the nutritional aspects of metabolic syndrome. Other sessions will address prevention and treatment, metabolic syndrome’s effect on kidney and heart disease, proper prescribing and hormone replacement therapy.

For the full schedule and to register for the seminar, visit the OOA website. Contact OOA’s Audrey Hendricks for additional information.