All Shook Up, Sunday February 18, 2007
Join WIM and other members of the Collge of Medicine for an afternoon of theater. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, please contact Era Gupta at Era.Gupta@osumc.edu. If you would like more information on the musical, click here.
Abortion Laws, March, 2007
Psychiatric Health in Women, Tuesday February 6, 2007
On February 6, 2007, Women in Medicine cohosted a lunch discussion on Women’s Psychiatric Health with the Psychiatry Interest Group. Dr. Kate Balturshot from Rardin Family Practice spoke about depression in women, as this is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in female patients. We discussed some of the symptoms of depression, screening techniques- how to recognize it and what types of questions we can ask in our interviews and histories, how depression may manifest with other conditions like premenstrual disorders and pregnancy, and what treatment options are available. To integrate all this information, Dr. Balturshot took us through some sample patient cases.
Wear Red Day, Friday, February 2, 2007
To raise awareness of women's risk of cardiovascular disease. Thank-you to everyone who wore red that day to show their support. For more information on National Wear Red Day, click here.
CATS, Wednesday, December 13, 2006
A group of students and their friends went to the Palace Theater in downtown Columbus to see CATS, the musical. It was a great way to and relax and enjoy the holiday season!
Stefanie Spielman Homecoming 5K, Sunday, October 28, 2006
Members of WIM and the College of Medicine joined others on homecoming weekend to run/walk in the Stefanie Spielman 5K, with proceeds going to benefit breast cancer research. It was a perfect, sunny morning, and everyone, whether they were walking or running, had a great time! To see pictures of the event, click here.
Self Defense Class, October 17, 2006
Women In Medicine hosted an evening seminar on self-defense in Graves Hall. The class was taught by Deborah Schipper from the Student Wellness Center, who did an amazing job! The women who attended the meeting and had a great time learning some techniques to prevent violent situations as well as some basic physical moves to defend ourselves in case such a situation did occur. Ms. Schipper provided several brochures and information packets that are great resources for anyone who would like to learn more or for anyone who might be interested in taking a longer course in self-defense. Copies of these can be obtained by contacting a WIM officer or Patti Fertel. Ms. Schipper can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (614)292-2524. This seminar was a hit with all the girls who attended, and we hope to have a great turnout next year!
Women in Medicine Fall Retreat, September 30, 2006
The goal of the retreat was to provide a forum for mentoring, networking and ongoing communication for women physicians. The retreat gave us the opportunity to express and exchange ideas and foster camaraderie among the first year women in the College of Medicine, who are just getting to know each other. Summit Vision provided a team-building activity that showed the importance of team work, which was also a lot of fun! Throughout the day there were small group sessions lead by physicians and health-professionals directed at issues pertinent to women physicians and physicians-in-training. All of the women that participated were glad that they spent the day getting to know their classmates and mentors. The retreat was a success, and we look forward to doing it again next fall! To see pictures of the event, click here.
Relationships Meeting, August 28, 2006
WIM's first meeting of the year was titled “Relationships in Medicine.” The panel included Dr. Michael Grever, chair of the department of medicine; Cindy Grever; Dr. Mary McIlroy, associate professor of pediatrics; Dr. Scott McIlroy, department of obstetrics and gynecology; Dr. Joanne Lynn, associate professor of neurology; and Dr. Catherine Lucey, department of internal medicine. The panelist offered their opinions and advice on topics such as how to maintain a healthy relationship with the stresses of a medical career, when it is best to get married or start having children, and how to balance a family when you are a self-describe ‘workaholic.’ Overall, the meeting was a success and we are looking forward to our future meetings covering verbal abuse and women in highly specialized medical careers.
Big Brother/Big Sister Program, Summer 2006
Moving to a new city and beginning medical school can be an intimidating proposition, especially if you are not from the area. WIM organized a big brother/big sister program this year in an effort to make the transition a bit easier for the imcoming Med I's. Med II volunteers were paired with a Med I, and the Med I was encouraged to ask any questions they might have about housing, safety, which books to buy, or whatever they were wondering about. If you are a Med I or Med II that were a part of this program and have forgotten who your big brother / big sister was, you can e-mail Lindsey Bostelman or WIM.
Body Image Meeting May 30, 2006
As our last meeting of the year, we chose to have a panel discussion on body image after class. Pizza was served, and Dr. Stone served as a moderator for us. On the panel we had Dr. Mary Lynn Kiacz, an internal medicine doctor who works at OSU's Wilce Student Health Center; Patti Fertel, a counselor at the College of Medicine; and Dr. Jennifer Carter, a sports psychologist from OSU's athletic department. Issues such as what the medical definition of an eating disorder is, how it presents, and what, as a health professional, you can do about it were discussed, among others.
Race for the Cure May 15, 2006
WIM organized a team to run/walk in the Susan B. Kommen Race for the Cure this past May. Since it was our first time ever attempting to organize something like this, we were unsure of what to expect, but the day proved to be as fun as we had anticipated. Ten medical students and a few family members were on the team, some people walked, while others ran. Everyone who participated got a T-shirt, and all the proceeds went to fund breast cancer research and prevention. We are looking forward to sponsoring a team to participate again next year!
Girls Nite Out April 28, 2006
Girl's Nite Out is a chance for current females from OSU's College of Medicine to meet with alumnae and ask questions about everything from why they chose the specialty they did to when they thought it was a good time in medical school to get married to how they balance being a mother, wife, and physician. Over forty students and six alumnae attended, making the night a huge success! To see pictues of the event, click here. If you are a female alumnae of the College of Medicine and would like to be contacted about next year's event, e-mail us your contact information and we will be sure to contact you next year!
Second Look Breakfast April 2, 2006
Second Look Day at the College of Medicine is an opportunity for accepted applicants to visit the school and talk with administrators and students before they make their final descision about where to attend medical school in the fall. This year WIM organized a breakfast for the accepted female applicants and their families to explain to them why we chose OSU, and to give them some more information about the women that attend OSU. We surveyed the first and second year medical student classes so that we could get a better understanding of the kinds of women that attend OSUCOM, and we compiled out results into statistics sheets that we handed out to all of the women who attended. You can view the stat sheets here. We used these facts as a basis for a power point presentation that we gave while they ate breakfast. After the presentation there was time for the women to ask questions before they joined the rest of the group for the rest of the day.
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