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					Des Moines University
    Beta Chapter


  Orlando, Florida
  October 30, 2011
 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.
 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.
 Internship/Residency   Forum
 Cancer  Conference
 Specialty Forum
 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.
 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
 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.
 LaClinica Outreach Program
 Winter Warmth Clothing Drive
 Adopt-A-School Program
 Community Medicine
  • House of Mercy
  • NAACP ACT-SO Program
 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
 “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.
 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.
 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.
 Noontime   Case Studies
 Betty Chu Award
 Kelly Wifler Fund
 Class Gift
 FallSemester: 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
Fund-raising   Committee
  •White Coat Ceremony Flower Sales
  •Physical Diagnosis IPOD App
Awards   Committee
 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

				
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