Welcome to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's News and Events. We are glad you are here!
First Annual Yellow Springs Blood Drive and Mini Wellness Fair
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion, the Posterior Chain and the Greene County Combined Health District are sponsoring the first annual Yellow Springs Blood Drive and Mini Wellness Fair Thursday, 13 June, from 3:00pm-6:30pm at 100 Dayton Street. There will be fitness demonstrations, chair massages, free and confidential HIV/AIDS testing, food demonstrations and Dermacans by the OSU Greene County Extension Office,and more.
2013 Clotilde Dent Bowen, MD, Diversity Lecture Series
You are cordially invited to attend the 2013 Clotilde Dent Bowen, MD, Diversity Lecture Series Friday, 7 June, 2013 at 12:30pm in 160 Meiling Hall, 370 W. 9th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210. Our guest speaker is Brigadier General Vandervall (Van) Coots, who currently serves as the Assistant Surgeon Genreal for Force Projection, Office of the Army Surgeon General, at the Pentagon. His most recent assisgnment was as Surgeon General, United States Forces, Afghanistan, and as the Medical Advisor to the Commander of the ISAF Joint Command. The College of Medicine is very honored to have Brigadier General Coots as our guest Lecturer. A reception will follow Brigadier General Coot's lecture at 1:15pm in Meiling Hall Lobby. Please RSVP for the reception by Wednesday, 5 June, 2013 to 614.688.8489.
Dr. Bowen remembered:
Dr. Bowen was the first African-American female to graduate from Ohio State’s medical
school, as well as the first African-American female physician in the
U.S. Army. She once described herself as having lived a “blessed” life,
due largely to her faith and her education at Ohio State.
Dr. Bowen was honored with the Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit in 1971 for her work to set up drug treatment centers and her efforts to lessen racial conflicts during the Vietnam War. She was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 1974.
To ensure that today’s young people have similar opportunities, Bowen established the Clotilde Dent Bowen M.D. Endowed Scholarship Fund for the College of Medicine in 2010 to support students with financial need who share Bowen’s passion to help others through medicine
The Annual Office of Diversity and Inclusion Graduate Celebration event is held to celebrate the accomplishments of Underrepresented In Medicine Graduates of the College of Medicine, Residents who are completing their residencies and Fellows who have completed their fellowships. This celebration also recognizes outstanding faculty mentorship as well as outstanding faculty and departmental achievements and exemplary service in education. This year's celebration is on 1 May, 2013. Congratulations to all graduates!
MD Camp 2013 is right around the corner. Applications should be postmarked by Monday, 15 April, 2013 for Summer 2013. Summer dates are 14 June - 3 July, 2013. Apply today!
highlights included being trained in Basic Life Support and introduced
to Ultra Sound in the Clinical Skills Lab, a community service
experience, the Heart ER Simulation and touring the MedFlight of Ohio
air and ground critical care facilities and speaking with a MedFlight
pilot and nursing-paramedic team. A minimum of 40 first year
Medical Student volunteers, a few dozen faculty and staff, and as well
as other individuals made camp a memorable experience for everyone.
Mentoring In Medicine High School Exposition Day
Mentoring In Medicine, Inc. New York in partnership with The
Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Admission and other health science
areas, are hosting our first Mentoring In Medicine High School
Exposition Day, Saturday, 20 April, 2013 from
9:00am-3:00pm. Hands on activities in Medicine, Nursing and Veterinary
Medicine, and a career fair are all highlights of the day. Mentoring In
Medicine, Inc. "prepares low income students and underrepresented
minorities to pursue healthcare related careers." High School students
sign up today at Mentoring In Medicine High School Exposition Day by Friday, 5 April, 2013. Space is limited so enroll today!
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion is happy to welcome our new cohort of MEDPATH students. They were chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants. MEDPATH is a one year program aimed at developing and enriching the academic knowledge base and skills of students prior to their entrance into medical school. The program allows students to become more competitive and successful in the medical school environment. Increasing the number of students underrepresented in medicine (URM) and/or students from economically and/or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds who graduate from medical school is a major goal of MEDPATH. We wish our entering MEDPATH students much success.
Our new cohort of students are well on their way to a successful year. They participated in New Student Orientation activities and are now in the classroom and in the office studying and learning together.
Women's History Month Program
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion and Humanism in Medicine,
Medicine and the Arts, welcomed Anna Clara Gee Blackwell of Springfield,
Ohio to Meiling Hall as our Women's History Month Guest Speaker Friday,
22 March, 2013.
"Never Give Up! Never Give In! Keep Praying and Trusting!" was the title of Anna's presentation. She is a
concert pianist, singer and songwriter, among her other many interests
and talents.She performed Spirituals, Hymns, Gospels, Contemporary Jazz,
Classical, and Boogie Woogie. Anna has faced many trials and
tribulation in her 84 years, but she never gave up. "All things work
together for good of those that love the Lord." (Romans 8:28) She has
found this to be true from her early days on this earth. ODI is pleased
to have hosted such a renowned artist and inspiration to the College of
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the National Medical School Outreach Initiative/ MED-I-CAN
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion is planning and sponsoring campus and community wide programs and collaborations as part of the Association of American Medical Colleges National Medical School Outreach Initiative MED-I-CAN. "The goal of this initiative is to coordinate pipeline, recruitment, and retention efforts around the country and share those projects with the wider community." AAMC
ODI's first three initiatives include MD Camp 2012 Reunion, Taking Care of You and Your Community in collaboration with the OSU Multicultural Center's Hispanic Heritage Month Interculturalist, and Med School 101 in conjunction with the OSU College of Medicine's local Student National Medical Association chapter, and the OSU undergraduate Weddington Society for Future Health Professionals.
Making It To Medical School 101 Pre-med Conference
The Ohio State Chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) hosted Making It To Medical School 101 Pre-med Conference for Ohio State University Undergraduates who are interested in pursuing a career in Medicine. The conference was well attended and the undergraduates enjoyed the time they spent in the College of Medicine. As part of the program, they participated in hands on activities at the Clinical Skills and Anatomy Labs. They heard from current Medical Students sharing their experiences in the COM, and had the the opportunity interact with our guest speakers. On behalf of the hosting organizations, we thank all of the undergraduates who attended to make this program a success!