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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, July 17, 2014

First-year students to receive white coats at ceremony

OSU medical student Judd Miller is cloaked by William J. Pettit, D.O., during the 2013 White Coat Ceremony.
OSU medical student Judd Miller is cloaked by William J. Pettit, D.O., during the 2013 White Coat Ceremony.

OSU-COM will host the 16th annual White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center.

First-year OSU medical students will receive a white coat at the ceremony, which symbolizes the medical profession and emphasizes the importance of the doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Kayse Shrum, OSU-CHS president, will welcome students, family and friends to the ceremony.

The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association provides the white coats for the first year students. The student physicians will recite the Osteopathic Medicine Oath of Commitment, marking their entry into the medical profession.

OSU in Tulsa wins nine awards at OCPRA competition

Get There From Here campaign materials

OSU in Tulsa Marketing and Communications Services was honored with nine awards this week at the annual Oklahoma College Public Relations Association conference in Quapaw. The OSU in Tulsa team earned first place in campaigns, multimedia and traditional poster design; second place in mobile apps or website, holiday cards and logo design; and third place in cover design, radio spots and the square peg category.

OCPRA represents nearly 40 public and private higher education institutions from across Oklahoma. With 704 submissions in 38 categories, the organization set a record for the largest number of entries in the awards competition with an average of 19 entries per category. Judges for the competition are selected from out-of-state public relations and communications professionals not associated with the organization.

Accepting the awards on behalf of OSU in Tulsa were Dr. Mary Bea Drummond, assistant vice president for Marketing and Communications Services and member of the OCPRA board of directors, Jamie Edford, web manager, Ryan Jensen, graphic designer, and Sean Kennedy, communications manager.

Healthy senior volunteers needed for mentoring program

Second-year medical student Trevor Connor with mentor Raymond Perkins at a luncheon in August.
Second-year medical student Trevor Connor with mentor Raymond Perkins at a luncheon in August.

OSU-COM is seeking healthy adults to volunteer as mentors for students at the Tulsa-based medical school as part of a program designed to enhance the interpersonal skills of the future physicians and promote positive attitudes toward aging.

The Senior Mentor program pairs volunteers age 65 and older with two medical students for a series of interactions that will emulate the development of a doctor-patient relationship. Mentors will meet with students twice during the semester to discuss issues such as life experiences, medical history, wellness, medications and perspectives on end-of-life care.

If you know someone who might be interested in being a volunteer, have them contact Lesley Vanvolkinburg.

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