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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, June 14, 2012

OSU-CHS hosts continuing medical education conference at Hard Rock

The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences hosted 340 physicians and other health care professionals from 13 states at the 15th Annual Emergency Medicine Review at the Hard Rock Casino last week.

“That is the second highest attendance we have ever had at one of our conferences,” said Rob Robinson, continuing medical education coordinator in the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Heath care providers from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas attended the conference. H. Max Benefield, D.O., who will turn 100 in August and is Oklahoma’s oldest practicing physician, was a special guest at the conference.

The weekend was capped off by the OSU-COM Alumni Association’s Summer Golf Classic at the Hard Rock Casino Cherokee Hills Golf Course on June 10. The annual fundraiser supports student scholarships, student senate activities, alumni activities and medical school programs.

MASH Camps introduce high school students to health care careers

OSU Center for Health SciencesOSU Center for Health Sciences will host two Connecting Math and Science to Health Careers (MASH) camps in an effort to get students interested in pursuing medical careers.

The camps, held from June 18-22 and June 25-29, are being conducted by the Northeast Area Health Education Center at Tulsa Community College. Each camp will bring 24 high school students to OSU-CHS for a week of activities ranging from medical story bingo and making homemade fake blood to testing reflexes and pharmacy practice activities.

Students will also tour the campus and meet and work on activities with OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine students. The program seeks to provide students with the tools to take advantage of their high school educations, make informed decision about college and begin conceptualizing an eventual career in health care.

OSU/A&M Board of Regents meeting today and tomorrow in Tulsa

The OSU/A&M Board of Regents will conduct their June meeting today and tomorrow in Tulsa.

The Planning and Budgets Committee and the Branch Presidents Meeting are scheduled this afternoon at the Downtown DoubleTree. The Fiscal Affairs Committee and Academic Affairs, Policy and Personnel Committee will meet Friday morning before the general meeting at 10 a.m. at OSU-Tulsa.

The OSU/A&M Board of Regents is the governing board for OSU, OSU-Tulsa, OSU Center for Health Sciences, OSU Institute of Technology, OSU-Oklahoma City, Connors State College, Langston University, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and Oklahoma Panhandle State University.