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The Center: OSU-CHS News

thursday, october 27, 2016

Medical students find stress management program beneficial

OSU-COM honors second-year students who served as mentors in the stress management program recently.
OSU-COM honors second-year students who served as mentors in the stress management program recently.

Second-year medical student Kailey Shuler said participating in the stress management program last year reassured her she was not the only one experiencing the pressures of medical school.

“The biggest take-away that I got from the program was the fact that I was not alone in medical school,” she said.

In its 29th year at OSU-COM, the Stress Management Program provides tools to help first-year students deal with the pressures of medical school. The program covers topics including peer support and empathy, reframing, conflict resolution, relaxation response, study and test-taking skills, personal relationships and wellness. Read more.

Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa to celebrate Howl-o-Ween

P3T therapy dog, Max, tries out his costume for Howl-O-Ween next week.
P3T therapy dog, Max, tries out his costume for Howl-O-Ween next week.

Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa (P3T) will celebrate Howl-O-Ween on Monday with dog-themed movies and popcorn from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Founders Hall. P3T dogs Max, Tahlula and Lucy will be wearing costumes and greeting people throughout the day.

Send a photo of your dog in costume to Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa for a chance to win one of two prizes, including a home veterinarian visit and a dog grooming certificate from Kelly’s Dazzle Dog and swag from Purina.

The photos will be posted to social media sites and those who submit the photos will be identified. Visit P3T on social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information, visit the P3T website.

OSU in Tulsa announces Successful Supervisor Series participants

Thirteen OSU-CHS employees have been selected to participate in the Successful Supervisor Series, a nine-month-long professional development program for faculty and staff in supervisory roles.

The official launch of the 2016-17 program is at an 11:30 a.m. luncheon today and the first workshop is scheduled for next month.

OSU-CHS participants include William Akehurst, security sergeant; Brenda Blanton, practice administrator; Jesse Chaffin, health and wellness manager; Erika Johnson, practice administrator; Matt Maxey, director of OSU Health Access Network; Samantha Overfield, practice administrator; Victoria Parks, cardiology office supervisor; Shontay Patterson, program administrator; Bria Taylor, director of Outreach and Special Events; Tyler Thompson, lead building engineer; Dan Threlkeld, healthcare marketing director; and Lesley Van Volkinburg, OMECO executive director.

The program is offered by OSU in Tulsa Human Resources. For more information, visit the S3 website or email Debbie Butler, human resources coordinator.

Primary Care Update accepting online pre-registration through tomorrow

The OSU-CHS Office of Continuing Medical Education is accepting online pre-registration through tomorrow for the 33rd annual Primary Care Update on Nov. 4-6 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa – Warren Place. Participants may also register on the day of the conference for an additional fee.

The conference features several well-known speakers who will be lecturing on a number of primary care topics, including Zika virus, child abuse, dementia care and more. The conference will also include a proper prescribing lecture approved by the Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners.  

The conference is open to practicing and retired physicians and health care professionals, students, interns, residents and fellows. For more information or to register for the conference, visit the Office of Continuing Medical Education website.

Spook-O-Ween to offer candy and games for students, families

The Student Advocate Association will host Spook-O-Ween tonight from 6-8:30 p.m. in Founders Hall.

The annual fall festival is a Halloween-themed family night for students and their families, with candy, games, costumes and special activities for kids.

SAA sponsors the annual event as part of its effort to support OSU medical students and their families and advocate for the osteopathic profession.

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