STS® (Survivors Teaching Students)

In 2002, Betty Reiser, an ovarian cancer survivor, developed the "Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women's Lives ®" program. The mission of the STS ® program is to save women's lives by helping future healthcare practitioners learn to diagnose ovarian cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages. During the STS® presentation, ovarian cancer survivors, or their caregivers, tell stories of their experiences dealing with the disease. The Survivors Teaching Students ® program has been presented to third year medical students at U. of L. and U.K. since 2006. There are plans to expand the STS ® program in Kentucky to include programs of Osteopathy, Physician's Assistant, Nurse Practioner, and Nursing students.

Presenters to get to the STS classroom:

  • Enter UK at the original hospital entrance, under the carport.

  • Walk straight ahead and turn left at the first hallway.

  • Take the first set of elevators on your right to the 3rd floor.

  • Take a right out of the elevators and go through 2 doors on your right.

  • Cross the hallway in front of you and continue straight ahead down the hallway.(Sometimes this door is open to the hallway and other times you will need to open it to enter the hallway to Rm. 342. Ignore the warning about a card reader. It's not true or doesn't work.)

  • Room 342 will be on your left, about halfway down the long hallway.

You may download the files below for your use. Note: you must have PowerPoint 2010.