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The Center: OSU-CHS News

thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Residency Fair to offer medical students chance to explore programs

OSU medical student Cedric Griffin discusses residency options with a Tahlequah Medical Center representative during last year’s Residency Fair.
OSU medical student Cedric Griffin discusses residency options with a Tahlequah Medical Center representative during last year’s Residency Fair.

Medical students will get the chance to explore residency options during the 2017 OSU-COM Residency Fair from 9 a.m.-noon on March 3 in Founders Hall.

Program directors and coordinators will be available to discuss opportunities in obstetrics/gynecology, emergency medicine, family medicine, pediatrics and other specialties.

Among the programs participating are Choctaw Nation Family Medicine Residency, Comanche County Memorial Hospital, OSU Medical Center, Integris Southwest Medical Center, Bay Area Corpus Christi Medical Center, Oklahoma Primary Care Association and St. Anthony Family Medicine Residency.

The fair is open to all medical students. For more information, email career development specialist Tanya O’Grady or call 918-561-8273.

Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa therapy dogs bring smiles, comfort to campus

OSU-CHS President Kayse Shrum, D.O., center, talks with medical students as they pet P3T dog, Deuce.

Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa (P3T) therapy dogs have eased the stress of exams, comforted in times of sadness and spread smiles on an ordinary day on the OSU-CHS campus.

Lucy, a 5-year-old black Labrador, is a regular in the Student Lounge on Tuesdays.

“The students’ faces just light up when they see Lucy,” said the dog’s owner, Amanda Sumner, OSU-CHS registrar. “They all know her now and choruses of ‘Luuuucy!’ go up whenever they see her.”

P3T began in 2015 and is an expansion of the program launched at OSU-Stillwater as part of the university’s America’s Healthiest Campus wellness initiative. P3T has graduated two classes of dogs. Read more.

Research Day underway with poster presentations, 3MT competition

Check out the variety of innovative research projects by OSU-CHS faculty, students, residents, interns and staff during Research Day today and tomorrow.

Several categories will be represented during the event, including medicine, biomedical sciences, forensic sciences, athletic training health care administration and Center for Health Systems Innovation.

This afternoon, attend the Three-Minute Thesis competition from noon-1:30 p.m. in D-207. Master’s and doctoral student contestants must give a compelling pitch for their thesis in three minutes using only one PowerPoint slide. The winner will compete against other OSU students at 3:30 p.m. on March 9 at the Student Union Little Theater in Stillwater.

Following 3MT, oral presentations are scheduled from 2-4:30 p.m. in D-207.

Tomorrow, researchers will present their posters throughout the day in Founders Hall. Judging for high school students begins at 8:30 a.m. and for residents at 10 a.m. After lunch, judging for graduate student posters begins at 1:30 p.m. and medical student poster judging will begin at 3:30 p.m.

William Paiva, Ph.D., executive director of the OSU Center for Health Systems Innovation, is the keynote speaker at a luncheon tomorrow from noon-2 p.m. in D-107. He will talk about the CHSI’s research-based work in predictive medicine.

For more information about Research Day events, email Cindie Lamon, OSU-CHS director of research services.