2017 Orientation Week Schedule

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE FOR MEDICAL STUDENT WELCOME WEEK

July 30 - August 4, 2017

Student Affairs Sponsors : Dr. James Willmore, Dr. Greg Smith 
Sophomore Welcome Week Coordinators:
Katherine Mass, Eric Penton, John Rouck, Raza Sagarwala and Carly Thaxton
Community Service Day Coordinators: 
Mitchell Edwards, Alex Marelich, Nicolas Ong, Chase Pribble

 

Saturday, July 29 - WELCOME WEEK BANQUET for the Class of 2021
6 - 9 pm - St. Louis Room in the Busch Student Center on the undergrad campus

Sponsored by the Health Resource Center - Student Clinic
Purchase your seats online here.


                                         
Sunday, July 30 - WHITE COAT CEREMONY  at St. Francis Xavier College Church  
1:30 pm (new students should arrive at church ballroom by 11:30 am)
(Check here for more information and to provide a size for your White Coat)
Masses at 5:15 pm on Saturday and 8:00 am, 10:30 am and 4:30 pm on Sunday



Monday, July 31 - INTRODUCTION TO THE SCHOOL
8:30 am in the Student Education Union (EU)
Pick up your Orientation Information Packets
Continental breakfast available

9:00 am - WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Kevin Behrns, M.D., Dean, School of Medicine
Robert Heaney, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
James Willmore, M.D., Associate Dean, Admission and Student Affairs
Chad Miller, M.D., Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education
Greg Smith, Ph.D. Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
Michael Railey, M.D., Associate Dean, Diversity and Student Affairs
Reverend Robert Murphy, S.J., Campus Ministry
M2 Student Orientation Hosts

10:00 am - Student Information Session
Health Insurance, Library Information and Technology Services
                
Alfreda Robinson, United Health Plan 
     Patrick McCarthy, Director, Medical Center Library
        Ted Stahl, ITS Technology Manager for the School of Medicine     

11: 00 am - The Medical School Experience
Medical School Perspectives from a panel of SLU students

Noon - Welcome Week Luncheon with Support Groups and Faculty Leader
Join your Orientation Group - Group # on your folder
Learning Resource Center lobby and classrooms

1:45 pm - Student Financial Services Information Session
Education Union
Mary Wally, Student Financial Services
Information regarding scholarships, grants, loans and other financial programs
Cathy Donahue, International Services Advisor for Medical Students
 will meet with the international students in EU 117

8 to 10 pm - Bowling Night - Tropicana Lanes




Tuesday, August 1 - CPR TRAINING DAY - Learning Resources Center (LRC)
Note: Students with valid Professional Rescuer or Healthcare Provider  CPR certification may be excused from this class 
by showing the card to the staff in the Clinical Skills Center, second floor of the Education Union at least 48 hours prior to the session.  

8:30 am - Meet in the LRC lobby for group assignments
Refreshments courtesy of AMSA (American Medical Student Association)

Noon - 1 pm - AMA (American Medical Association) Lunch

1 pm to 4 pm - CPR Training continues

8 pm - Night at City Museum




Wednesday, August 2 - STUDENT INFORMATION SESSIONS
8:30 am - Continental Breakfast - Student Education Union (EU)

9:00 am - Overview of the MD Program and Academic Policies
Office of Curricular Affairs - Overview of the curriculum, electives, learning communities, academic policies, and tips for succeeding in medical school.
Introduction of Sara Barnett, PhD, Learning Specialist, Diversity and Student Affairs
Chad Miller, M.D., Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education
Gregory Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Student Affairs

10:15 am - Break

10:30 - Campus Security Information for Students
James Moran, Asst. Vice President and Director, Public Safety/Emergency Preparedness

11:00 am - Tours 
Join your Orientation Groups (group # on your folder) for a scavenger hunt through the medical campus to orient yourself to your new surroundings. 
Your group leaders will help guide you to the essential places
Tours 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

1 pm - Orientation "Solar" Open - Men only
Golfers and Hackers of all skill levels can get together for 9 holes of fun on the links at the
Highland Golf Course in Forest Park.  More information to follow.  Payment will be due in advance

5:00 - 7:00 pm - Medical Student/Faculty Social  - American Medical Women's Association (AWMA) 
For female students only 





Thursday, August 3 - RESOURCES FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS
8:30 am - Continental Breakfast - Student Education Union (EU)

9:00 - Academic & 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

9:45 - Thriving in Medical School
Dawn Prentice, LCSW, Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute

10:15 - Break

10:30 -  HIPAA Training Guidance
Ron Rawson, Office of Compliance

11:00 - Title IX Training
Anna Kratky, Title IX Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity

11:30 - Office of Campus Ministry - Resources for Students
Reverend Robert Murphy, S.J., Campus Ministry

12:00 pm - LUNCH Out on the Town with your Orientation Support Group
Join your Support Group to explore some of St. Louis' dining and recreational treasures

5:30 - 7:30 pm - Campus Ministry's "Welcome Rec Party"
Join Fr. Robert Murphy at Simon Recreation Center for dinner and dessert followed by a fun night of sports



Friday, August 4  - COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY
8:00 am - Continental Breakfast - Student Education Union (EU)

8:30 am - Health Outcomes and Disparities in St. Louis 
Chad Miller, M.D., Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education
Michael Railey, M.D., Associate Dean, Diversity and Student Affairs

9:15 - Strategy Session for Service Projects - then divide into groups

9:30 - 1:30 pm - Individual Service Projects at Multiple Locations



Saturday, August 5 - Tower Grove Park Picnic
Come join your classmates and orientation leaders for a picnic!  



Sunday, August 6 - Eucharist, St. Francis Xavier College Church.
Masses at 5:15 pm on Saturday and 8:00 am, 10:30 am and 4:30 pm on Sunday
Our campus minister, Fr. Robert Murphy, will celebrate the 4:30 pm Mass on Sunday, which will be followed by Ted Drewes Frozen Custard in the church ballroom.



Monday, August 7 - Classes Begin - Education Union at 8 am

     

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

Multicultural Affairs Sponsors: Dr. Michael Railey and Alberta Concialdi

Contact us at the Office of Student Affairs
314.977.9827 or smithp2@slu.edu or willmore@slu.edu