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The Center: OSU-CHS News

thursday, december 15, 2016

OSU-COM sets conference for minority pre-med students

Marianna Abramson, of Cameron University, left, listens to simulated heart and lung sounds with the assistance of medical student Jeree Smith, right, during the 2016 MAPS Conference.
Marianna Abramson, of Cameron University, left, listens to simulated heart and lung sounds with the assistance of medical student Jeree Smith, right, during the 2016 MAPS Conference.

OSU-CHS will host the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students conference for college students from 8:15 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28.

An initiative of the OSU-COM chapter of the Student National Medical Association, the MAPS conference targets minority undergraduate students and includes a tour of campus, a skills workshop to prepare for medical school entrance interviews and an opportunity to meet with medical students, faculty, advisors and admission staff.

“We enjoy hosting this conference because it provides pre-health students with hands-on skills, networking opportunities and a better understanding about what it takes to be a successful applicant and post-graduate student,” said second-year medical student Willie Gilbert, SNMA president. “MAPS helps to increase the number of minority and culturally competent physicians to aid in closing the gap in health care disparities across Oklahoma and elsewhere.”    

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of a panel of OSU medical students and speak with practicing physicians. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. MAPS works to promote diversity in all aspects of medicine and patient care.

The deadline for registration is Jan. 18. To register, go to the MAPS webpage. For more information, email OSU-COM director of recruitment JuLee Wells or call 918-561-8468.

OSU HAN provides extra support for those who in need

Brown
Brown

As a registered nurse and case manager for the OSU Health Access Network, Leslie Brown is the ultimate example of what the service was established to do.

Some might say she goes the extra mile for her clients, but she says her job is help people get the health care and community services they need.

“I am grateful to have a career in which it is my daily goal to help people stay healthy,” Brown said.

OSU HAN was established to provide case management and care coordination, improve access to specialty care and expand the quality of medical care for members of SoonerCare Choice, a state health coverage program to help low-income people pay their medical bills. Read more.

Rural Oklahoma photo contest winners named

OSU-CHS student Ben Greiner won the 2016 Rural Oklahoma Photo Contest in the student category with "Sunrise of Vinita."
OSU-CHS student Ben Greiner won the 2016 Rural Oklahoma Photo Contest in the student category with "Sunrise of Vinita."

The OSU Center for Rural Health announced that Ben Greiner and Richard Waters are the winners of its annual Rural Oklahoma Photo Contest.

Greiner’s photo, Sunrise of Vinita, took first place in the student division. Waters’ photo of buffalo in Pawhuska won the public category.

The contest was part of the annual celebration marking National Rural Health Day on Nov. 17. It features photos of life in rural Oklahoma, including animals, landscapes and community events, which demonstrate the beauty of rural Oklahoma. To view additional photos, visit the OSU Center for Rural Health Facebook page.

Alamo Bowl travel packages going quick

The OSU Alumni Association is offering traveling packages to San Antonio for the Cowboys’ appearance in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29. The Cowboys will meet the Colorado Buffaloes at 8 p.m. at the Alamodome.

The remaining package available is a two-night deluxe land-only package with a stay at the team hotel, the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter. The package includes game day brunch, hotel/stadium transfers and an Alamo Bowl souvenir. Game tickets are not included. For more information, visit the Oklahoma State Fan Travel website.

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