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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

thursday, july 28, 2016

OSU-CHS to host first-year medical student orientation

Cyriece Olivier, left, talks with Lola Mae Jones at LIFE Senior Services’ North Adult Day Health Center during last year’s Dr. Pete’s Big Event for first-year medical students.
Cyriece Olivier, left, talks with Lola Mae Jones at LIFE Senior Services’ North Adult Day Health Center during last year’s Dr. Pete’s Big Event for first-year medical students.

William Pettit, D.O., OSU-CHS provost, and Robin Dyer, D.O., associate dean of academic affairs, will kick off orientation week for first-year medical students at 9 a.m. on Monday.

Students will volunteer with local charities that day as part of the annual Dr. Pete’s Big Event, which is designed to build camaraderie among class members and fulfill the OSU-CHS mission of community service. A barbecue lunch for first-year medical students and faculty will follow in Founders Hall along with a visit from Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa members.

The week will continue with sessions on campus basics, anatomy, OMM, curriculum overview, clinical education, academic standards and policies, library resources, security, student affairs, basic life support training and more. Orientation will cap off with the 2016 White Coat Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Van Trease Performing Arts Center for Education at the Tulsa Community College Southeast Campus.

In addition, students are invited to meet their second-year medical student mentors at noon in Founders Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 9. For additional information, contact Bria Taylor, director of Outreach and Special Events.

CME program keeps physicians up-to-date on medical knowledge

Attendees freshen up on medical knowledge during the annual CME Spring Fling conference in May at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa - Downtown.
Attendees freshen up on medical knowledge during the annual CME Spring Fling conference in May at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa - Downtown.

The OSU-CHS continuing medical education program is renowned for providing the latest information on medical advances and best practices to osteopathic physicians in Oklahoma, but its reach and reputation extends beyond the state’s borders.

Through its independent study and online study programs, the Office of Continuing Medical Education program is a critical resource for physicians from China to Africa. The goal of the program is to improve professional practice and patient outcomes, as well as ensure a high standard of care throughout the nation.

“Our motto is ‘Quality Continuing Medical Education for the 21st Century and Beyond,’ and our program exemplifies that,” said W. Stephen Eddy, D.O., director of the OSU-CHS Office of Continuing Medical Education. “We carry that philosophy through everything we do so that physicians get the most current knowledge and developments in the field of medicine.” Read more.

Medical Library hosting traveling exhibit on AIDS, politics and culture

A National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit about AIDS history is on display in Founders Hall.
A National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit about AIDS history is on display in Founders Hall.

The OSU-CHS Medical Library is hosting the National Library of Medicine's traveling display, “Surviving and Thriving: Aids, Politics and Culture" in Founders Hall through Sept. 4.

The exhibit explores the rise of AIDS in the early 1980s and the evolving response to the epidemic over the last 30 years. By the late 1980s, the idea began to take root that people can live with AIDS rather than die from it.

The six-banner exhibit uses a variety of historic photographs and images of pamphlets and publications to illustrate how society responded to or failed to respond to HIV and AIDS.

The National Library of Medicine is part of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. For additional information, visit the exhibit website.

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