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2011-2012 Funded Projects

​During the 2011-2012 academic year, Medical Alumni Society Grants were awarded to the following community service and medical education projects:

 PROJECT

DESCRIPTION​
Columbus Free Clinic​ The goal of the Columbus Free Clinic is to provide quality medical care at no cost to patients who otherwise could not afford it. Recently the clinic has expanded its laboratory resources and has an ever growing patient population.​
PODEMOS​ PODEMOS is a student run organization that provides essential care to impoverished communities in Honduras. It is a combined effort of students from the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Law and provides a valuable educational experience as well as much medical care/education.​
MD Camp​ MD Camp is and intensive introduction to medicine for under-represented and disadvantaged high school juniors and seniors that is offered annually at the Ohio State University College of medicine. The camp has established an enriching curriculum and provides clinical skills and shadowing experience to its attendees.  ​
Anatomy Memorial Service​ The College of Medicine honors the memories and generosity of individuals who donated their bodies to the medical center with a memorial service. This student run program is a way of saying thank you to families of donors.​
Hepatitis B Screenings​ APAMSA has been working to spread awareness about Hepatitis B among high risk populations. The group established the student run Hepatatis B Free Clinic for screenings and treatment of chronically infected patients.​
Buckeye Blanket Bash​ This student organized service project gives volunteers the opportunity to make and personalized blankets and cards for patients at the James Cancer Hospital and Nationwide Children's Hospital. ​
Be the Change Health Fair​ The annual "Be the Change" Health Fair stresses the importance of preventative health care and the impact of a healthy lifestyle on the incidence and progression of disease. The event focuses on educating participants and strengthening relationships between patients and doctors.​
Operation: Medical Libraries​ Operation: Medical Libraries  seeks to provide medical students in underdeveloped and disadvantaged parts of the world with textbooks.  ​
La Clinica Latina​ This student run clinic cares for 1,000 patients from Columbus' Spanish speaking community each year. Medical students who speak Spanish fluently have the opportunity to develop a relationship with patients and gain valuable experience. ​
Ride for World Health​ Ride for World Health is an annual bicycle journey from San Diego, CA to Washington, D.C.​ that aims to raise awareness of global and domestic health issues by leading discussions at medical centers, schools, senior citizen centers, and rotary clubs in 40 cities. The group also raises money for non-profit organizations that promote global health.
Homeless Health Alliance Initiative ​ This programs strives to create a cooperative effort between community clinics to provide comprehensive health care to the homeless population of Columbus.​
Spanish Books ​ The Latino Medical Student Association is making an effort to provide Spanish speaking patients at the Medical Center with both entertaining and educational reading material. ​
Alpha Omega Alpha Spring Banquet​ The Alpha Omega Alpha spring banquet honors new inductees and brings together student, faculty, and alumni members. ​
MedWAR Wilderness Medicine Competition​ MedWAR is a wilderness medicine/adventure racing competition that teaches and tests wilderness survival and related emergency medical techniques. The day-long race brings together medical students, residents, and attending physicians and provides an excellent learning opportunity.​
Ultrasound Olympics This event highlighted the advanced ultrasound program at the OSUCOM and allowed students to participate in 6 events to test their skills. Dr. Teresa Liu, MD, RDMS also spoke about her experiences with diagnostic ultrasound.​
Surgery Consortium Longitudinal Curriculum​ The Ohio State Surgery Consortium was formed in May of 2011 and includes members from 7 surgery interest groups. The goal of the longitudinal curriculum is to provide medical students with an introduction to basic and intermediate clinical skills, current initiatives in research, and effective patient care related to surgical specialties.​
Honors Consortium Mentoring Program​ The OSUCOM Honors Consortium is a collaboration between Alpha Omega Alpha, Gold Humanism Honor Society, and Landacre. The group's mentoring initiative strives to bring together first, second, and third year medical students with fourth year mentors. ​


30 research projects/conferences,10 international experiences, and several away rotations were also funded during this academic year.

If you'd like to contribute to the College of Medicine Annual Fund, which sponsors the Medical Alumni Society Grant program, give online today. If you'd like more information about a specific project, please contact Medical Center Alumni Affairs at (614) 293-0571 or medalum@osumc.edu.