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The First Year

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What to Wear  

For Men
Slacks, Khaki Pants, Polo Shirts, Scrubs

For Women
Slacks, Khaki Pants, Dresses, Skirts, Scrubs

No Cut-offs

No Tank Tops

No Hats, Ball Caps

NOTE: You must wear your name badges at all times (received during orientation).

scrubs close upScrubs Available at:
Matthews (OSU)
1111 W. 17th Street 699-8670

A+ Scrubs
5505 S. Mingo 622-5959

4420 S. Sheridan 624-1443 or
6922 S. Mingo 252-9503

Super Wal-Mart
2019 E. 81st Street 488-8791
207 S. Memorial 834-8700

Study Tips

  • Make a study schedule and stick to it
  • Take breaks
  • Prioritize your time
  • Find a good studying environment
  • Study by yourself or in a group - whatever works best for you
  • Record lectures if you learn audibly
  • Review the PowerPoints from the lectures in the student area of Centernet
  • Make use of the student-to-student area of Centernet
  • Set goals for yourself at the beginning of the semester

Miscellaneous Tips

  • Have your own computer
  • Don’t get behind in a class, you will have trouble catching up
  • If you are having problems, see the professor as soon as possible
  • Take time off for your family/friends
  • Enjoy the material you are learning

Expenses to expect

  • Computer $1000.00- 2000.00 (Aug.)
  • Club Memberships- varies (Aug.)
  • Medical Instruments- around $1000.00 (Dec.- Jan.)

Ways to save money

  • Do you need a home phone and a cell phone? If not, just choose one.
  • Keep your money in a savings account and take out only what you can spend for the month.
  • Limit the times a week that you eat out.
  • Remember to live like you are a medical student, not a doctor!

Planning a budget Once you are given your loan checks, decide how much money you can spend per month. Remember to set aside money for:

  • House payment/rent
  • Bills (cable, utilities, electricity, phone, cell phone)
  • Credit card bills
  • Emergencies
  • Food/toiletries
  • Spending money
  • Doctor visits/ prescriptions
  • Clothes

Banks (partial list)


  • Anatomy
  • Histology
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine I (OMM I)
  • Clinical Skills I
  • Medical Information Sciences
  • Medical Microbiology & Immunology
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Physiology
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine II (OMM II)
  • Physiology
  • Human Nutrition