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Nov. 14, 2013

OSU-CHS hosts conference for pre-med, pre-health advisors

Vivian Stevens, Ph.D., left, associate dean for enrollment management, and Lindsey Kirkpatrick, director of admissions and recruitment, discuss trends in pre-med enrollment at the conference.
Vivian Stevens, Ph.D., left, associate dean for enrollment management, and Lindsey Kirkpatrick, director of admissions and recruitment, discuss trends in pre-med enrollment at the conference.

Pre-health advisors from undergraduate institutions across Oklahoma met Friday at OSU-CHS for the 32nd annual Oklahoma Society of Physiologists Conference. The day-long event, "Trends in Undergraduate Education and Preparation for Medical School," included guest speakers, a student panel, posters, lunch and tour of the medical school.

Bruce Benjamin, Ph.D., interim vice provost for graduate programs, provided participants with an overview of OSU-COM's new medical curriculum.  Guest speakers Cynthia Bauerle, Ph.D., and Katerina Thompson, Ph.D., discussed the National Experiment in Undergraduate Science project, a multi-institutional collaboration supporting the development of competency-based curricular approaches in undergraduate science education.

Doctoral student Alexis Jones and second-year medical students Carley Booher, Heather Hardebeck and Levi Garrison participated in the student panel. They reflected on their undergraduate studies, discussed their biggest surprises in medical and graduate school and advised attendees on how they can help students prepare for classes.

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