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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

OSU-COM students to participate in Osteopathic Medicine Day

OSU-COM students and faculty visit the House of Representatives chamber during the 2013 Osteopathic Medicine Day at the State Capitol.
OSU-COM students and faculty visit the House of Representatives chamber during the 2013 Osteopathic Medicine Day at the State Capitol.

OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine students will meet with state legislators to advocate for the osteopathic profession during Osteopathic Medicine Day on Monday, March 3.

The annual event, now it its 40th year, is hosted by the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City.

Before meeting with legislators, the medical students will meet physician members of the OOA. Gary Bastin and Mark Snyder, OOA representatives, will provide a briefing of current issues concerning health care in Oklahoma.

Osteopathic Medicine Day begins with an official ceremony by Bret S. Langerman, D.O., OOA president, at 1:05 p.m. on the second floor of the Rotunda.

Native Explorers summer program accepting applications

A Native Explorers participant explores an archeological site during an expedition in 2013.
A Native Explorers student participates in a dig during an expedition in 2013.

American Indian students have the opportunity to learn more about anatomy, paleontology and medicine and earn college credit during a special scientific expedition this summer.

Native Explorers places students with American Indian research scientists, educators and physicians for a unique cultural experience running from May 12-23. The program is sponsored by OSU-CHS, the Chickasaw Nation and Whitten-Burrage Law Firm.

Participants work side-by-side with researchers from OSU-CHS and the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, and archeologists and biologists from the Bureau of the Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service.

Native Explorers is open to American Indian college students age 18 and older who are enrolled members of a federally recognized tribe. A limited number of spots are open for the scientific expedition. Students must complete an application and submit a letter of reference from an instructor. The deadline to apply is March 15. For more information or to complete an application, visit the Native Explorers website.

Medical students provide health services during global health outreach trip

Tiffany Palmer, left, and Lauren Mitchell examine a patient’s mouth in Guatemala.
OSU-COM students Tiffany Palmer, left, and Lauren Mitchell examine a patient’s mouth in Guatemala.

Fourth-year medical students Lauren Mitchell, Justin Mitchell and Tiffany Palmer traveled on a global health outreach trip to Guatemala on Feb. 1-8 to provide medical services.

Stan Grogg, D.O., associate dean of clinical research at OSU-CHS, lead the group which included an emergency medicine physician and dentist. They provided medical support to orphanages and villages along the Rio Dolce River.

The students and health care professionals treated approximately 500 patients for parasites, congenital heart disease, arthritis, eye diseases and rashes.

 

 

 

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