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Des Moines University Beta Chapter Orlando, Florida October 30, 2011
Introduction • 2010-2011 Executive Board Officers: President: John Kuckelman Vice-President: Jeff Messerly Treasurer: Andrew Michalowitz Secretary: Catherine Nelson Historian: George Zabenah Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kyla Carney, D.O.
Membership Drive • Two Membership Drives 1) Top 25% of Class – Spring 2011 (31) 2) Top 50% of Class – Fall 2011 (20) • 51 Members • Membership is based on academic ranking and extracurricular activities.
Conferences/Forums Internship/Residency Forum Cancer Conference Specialty Forum
Conferences/Forums • Internship & Residency Forum • Held in October/November annually • Panel of Interns and Residents from the Des Moines area (also DMU Alumni) • Typically OB/GYN, Surgery, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatric internship/residencies are represented. • Discussion, Dinner and Q&A concluded the evening.
Conferences/Forums • Cancer Conference • The Cancer Conference has been an annual event at DMU for the past 22 years. • A patient panel of cancer survivors are invited to participate and share their story about their battle with cancer, some of whom are still engaged in the battle. • Prior to the panel discussion, a lecture is often given by a physician to discuss the specific type of cancer that the conference is based on. • Committee members are responsible for organizing all aspects of the event, making programs, publicizing the event, and contacting prospective panel members. • This is one of the three biggest events sponsored by SSP
Conferences/Forums • Medical Specialties Forum • Annually in April • Specialties included: Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics, Emergency Med, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery • Requirements, length of time and work ethic of each specialty were discussed with both 1st and 2nd year D.O. Students.
Community Service • La Clinica Outreach Program • Winter Warmth Clothing Drive • Adopt-A-School Program • Community Medicine • House of Mercy • NAACP ACT-SO Program
Community Service • La Clinica Outreach program • Located in an underserved community • 4-5 students / week volunteered helping with history & physicals at free clinic • One or two Spanish speaking students were always involved
Community Service • “Winter Warmth” Clothing drive • Clothing collection begins mid November each year throughout campus. • Donations go to St. Mary’s Family Center of Des Moines, Iowa. • Last year several trash bags full of clothing and blankets were collected and donated.
Community Service Adopt-A-School In the fall, second year medical students conduct school physicals for students ranging from pre-school age to high school. Under the direction of a faculty member, students provide physical exams for students looking to participate in sporting events. In the spring, members of the committee go to an elementary school to give a presentation on various topics, including tobacco, alcohol, or drugs.
Community Medicine Senior Health Fair: committee organized students to provide vision screening tests for the elderly as well as serve as well as provide assistance in transportation to and from the event. House of Mercy -We have recently begun a pilot program to offer community service and educational resources to the House of Mercy Women’s Shelter and Resource Center. ACT-SO Program- Also a new program involving mentoring of African American youth who show interest in the sciences.
Campus Involvement Noontime Case Studies Betty Chu Award Kelly Wifler Fund Class Gift
Noon Time Case Studies Fall Semester: Members of the committee presented a case-study on SLE-related endocarditis Spring Semester: Surgical resident from a local hospital presented several surgical case-studies
Additional Committees • Fund-raising Committee • White Coat Ceremony Flower Sales • Physical Diagnosis IPOD App • Awards Committee
Beta Chapter Membership Class of 2005: 48 Class of 2006: 52 Class of 2007: 47 Class of 2008: 56 Class of 2009: 51 Class of 2010: 50 Class of 2011: 51 Class of 2012: 50 Class of 2013: 49 Class of 2014: 51
Initiation Dinner and Ceremony Palmer’s Deli October 18, 2005
Questions?John.P.Kuckelman@dmu.edu Palmer’s Deli October 18, 2005