2015 Orientation Week Schedules

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Student Affairs Sponsors : Dr. James Willmore, Dr. Greg Smith and  Lisa Bertschinger
Sophomore Welcome Week Coordinators:
Anne Marie Christensen, Amanda Gryniewicz, Jonathan Henke, Dale Smith, Kena Vyas
Community Service Day Coordinators: 
James Arpin, Julia Dahlia, Rusdeep Mundae and Dale Smith  

Saturday, August 1 - WELCOME WEEK BANQUET for the Class of 2019
6 - 9 pm - Allied Health Professions Building - Multipurpose Room, 3rd Floor
Sponsored by the Health Resource Center - Student Clinic
tickets will soon be available for purchase online

Sunday, August 2 - WHITE COAT CEREMONY  at St. Francis Xavier College Church  
1:30 pm (new students should arrive at church ballroom by noon)
Sponsored by the Medical Alumni Association 
(Check here for more information and to provide a size for your White Coat)

8:30 am in the Student Education Union (EU)
Pick up your Orientation Information Packets

Philip O. Alderson, M.D., Dean
James Willmore, M.D., Associate Dean, Admission and Student Affairs
Stuart Slavin, M.D., M.Ed., Associate Dean, Curricular Affairs
Michael Railey, M.D., Associate Dean, Multicultural Affairs
Campus Minister, to be announced shortly
M2 Student Orientation Hosts

9:45 am - Student Information Session
Health Insurance, Library Information and Technology Services
                 Robert Heaney, M.D., Senior Associate Dean 
     Patrick McCarthy, Director, Medical Center Library
        Ted Stahl, ITS Technology Manager      

10:30 am - Tours 
Join your Orientation Group - Your group # is on your packet
Tour of the Education Union, Medical School complex and Hospital
In the EU lounge and hallways
Health and Dental Insurance Information 
Banking Information
Armed Services Information
Orientation Week Events sign up/ticket sales

11:45 am - Welcome Week Luncheon with Support Groups and Faculty Leader
Allied Health Professions Building, Multipurpose Room, 3rd Floor

1:30 pm - Student Financial Services Information Session
Education Union
Mary Wally and Ann Schmitt, Student Financial Services
Information regarding scholarships, grants, loans and other financial programs

2:30 pm - HIPAA Training Session (Required to participate in clinical activities)
Ron Rawson, Office of Compliance

8 pm - Bowling Night
Tropicana Lanes - a fund night for bowlers and non-bowlers alike

8:30 am - Continental Breakfast - Student Education Union (EU)

9:00                                      Overview of the MD Program and Academic Policies
                                              Office of Curricular Affairs  -  An overview of the curriculum, electives,                                                  learning communities, academic policies, and tips for succeeding in                                                      medical school
                                                  Stuart Slavin, M.D., M.Ed., Associate Dean, Curricular Affairs
                                                  William Mootz, M.D., Assistant Dean, Curricular Affairs
                                                  Gregory Smith, Ph.D., Director, Phase 1 Curriculum, Assistant Dean,                                                      Student Affairs

10:00                                    Break (Parking and Card Services will be available in the Med School                                                     from 10 am to 1 pm today)

10:30                                   The Medical School Experience: Medical School Perspectives from a                                                  panel of SLU Medical students
                                                  Shannon O'Neal, Jatinder Gosal and Brandon Parisi, MS2
                                                  Michael Marrocco and Abby Thuet, MS3
11:30                                    Campus Security Information for Students
                                                  Sgt. Pat Signorino, Office of Public Safety

1:00 pm                                LUNCH - Out on Town with your Support Groups
                                              Join your Support Group to explore some of St. Louis' dining and                                                              recreational treasures

7:15 pm                                Cardinals Baseball Night - vs the Boston Red Sox - GREAT FUN!
                                              Tickets sold Sunday at the church before the White Coat Ceremony and                                               on Monday morning.  

8:30                                       Continental Breakfast - Student Education Union (EU)

9:00                                       Academic and Personal Resources for Success in Medical School

                                               Professionalism in Medicine: Personal, Academic and Career                                                       Counseling
                                                   James Willmore, M.D., Associate Dean, Admissions & Student Affairs
                                                   Gregory Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
                                                   Michael Railey, M.D., Associate Dean, Multicultural Affairs

10:00                                    Break

10:15                                    Thriving in Medical School
                                                   Stuart Slavin, M.D., M.Ed., Associate Dean, Curricular Affairs, Course                                                    Director, ACS1
                                                   Dawn Prentice, LCSW, Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute

                                               Health Outcomes and Disparities in St. Louis
                                                   Stuart Slavin, M.D., M.Ed., Associate Dean, Curricular Affairs,                                                                   Course Director, ACS1
                                                   Michael Railey, M.D., Associate Dean, Multicultural Affairs
                                                   Community Service Day Student Coordinators

                                               Office of Campus Ministry - Resources for Students
                                                   Sue Chawszczewski, Ph.D., Director of Campus Ministry

11:30                                     An Introduction to Medical Volunteering
                                                   Health Resource Center (Student Operated Open-Door Clinic)
                                                   Casa de Salud (Community Hispanic Clinic)

12:00 - 2:00 pm                   THE BOOK FAIR - Room 360 (med school) 
                                                    Great prices on used books!

12:15                                     Military Health Professions Scholarship Session - Education Union                                                Lecture Hall - for students interested in Military Scholarships

1:30                                       "Solar Open"
                                               Golfers and hackers of all kinds can get together for 9 holes of fun on the                                                links at the Highlands Golf Course in Forest Park - see events (clubs can                                                be shared if you don't have any

6:00 - 8 pm                           Campus Ministry's "WELCOME POOL PARTY"
                                               Simon Recreation Center's Outdoor Pool and Palm Trees, (see events).                                                Sponsored by Campus Ministry

Thursday, August 7          CPR TRAINING DAY - Learning Resources Center (LRC)
8:30 am                                 Meet in the LRC lobby for your group CPR assignments.
                                               Refreshments courtesy of the student AMA organization.

Noon to 1 pm                        AMSA-Sponsored Lunch (LRC A) 

Friday, August 8                COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY
8 AM                                      Continental Breakfast - Student Education Union (EU)

8:30                                        Strategy Session for Service Projects - Divide into Service Work                                                        Groups

9:00 am to 1 pm                    Individual Service Projects - at multiple locations

1:30                                        WELCOME WEEK CLASS PICNIC in Tower Grove Park
                                                Sponsored by the Offices of Student Affairs and Multicultural Affairs - a                                                    not-to-be-missed event that includes the infamous "First Year vs Second                                                 Year Student Softball Tournament (check events for map, details and                                                        activities). 

Saturday, August 9            Trip to Six Flags (check events for more information)

Sunday, August 10            Eucharist - St. Francis Xavier College Church.  
                                                Masses at 8:30 and 10:30 am and 4:30 pm

Monday, August 11            CLASSES BEGIN - Education Union - 9 am

Student Affairs Sponsors: Dr. James Willmore, Dr. Greg Smith and Lisa Bertschinger

Multicultural Affairs Sponsors: Dr. Michael Railey, Colette McLemore and Alberta Concialdi

Contact us at the Office of Student Affairs
314.977.9827 or smithpd@slu.edu, bertscla@slu.edu or willmore@slu.edu