Sunday, December 04, 2011

Minutes from October 13th

Minutes for Oct 13, 2011
Hello everyone! Thanks to those who came out to here Dr. Jim Weir. We will be taking a medical school trip to WCU so be sure to sign up for that. We also have some community service lined up in the next couple of weeks.

Next Meeting: Nov. 11
Peer-to-Peer interactive meeting. BRING YOUR QUESTIONS!!!

Medical School Trip: Friday, Oct 28!!!
  • William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Must have attended 2 stadium cleanups
  • If you would like to go, contact Caleb:
Next Cleanup: South Carolina Game!!!
Come and support!!!

Volunteer Day: Oct 29
  • Safe Haven in Columbus, MS
  • 8 am - 12 pm
Sweet Potato Drop
  • Friday Oct 21 by Palmeiro Center
  • Help bag sweet potatoes
  • 8-11 am
Speaker: Dr. Jim Weir, William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Why become a physician?
  • work with and help people
  • prestigious profession
  • high income
  • high demand
  • high-end technology
Why be an osteopathic physician?
  • They are fully qualified physicians licensed to perform surgery and prescribe medicine
  • Emphasized musculoskeletal system
  • Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy
  • Practice a "whole person" approach to medicine (treat a person, not a disease)
  • Preventative health care!
  • Work right along side MDs (equivalent degrees)
  • Four years of basic medical education and can specialize
How to get into medical school
  • How well you follow the WCU-COM Mission
  • Academics/Credentials (average GPA 3.4-3.5, however how you got that GPA matters)
  • Letters of Recommendations (two science faculty and one from a physician)
  • Personality Traits (ethics, professionalism, motivation...)
  • ACCOMAS Primary Application, Secondary Application, Interview, and Decision!
  • New state-of-the-art facility
  • Small class size ~100
  • Exceptional faculty
  • Teaching is the first priority
  • Unique curriculum
  • Average faculty member has over 25 years of medical teaching 
Masters of Biomedical Science
  • 1 year, non-thesis MS
  • take courses with medical students
  • does NOT replace MCAT
  • contact Dr. Bob Bateman or
For more information, visit:
Dr. Weir:

Thanks, everyone!