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Mentor program to aid Black men in medical school

October 19, 2020

Alvin Crawford launched a program at the University of Cincinnati this year designed to mentor Black males in medical school. Black Men in Medicine Cincinnati (BMIMC), in its infancy, attempts to pair incoming medical students with older medical students and those who are closer to completing their medical degree with residents and attending physicians. The thinking is that camaraderie, networking and a defined support system might ease isolation and lead to a boost in numbers of Black male physicians.

UC medical students hone first response skills

August 24, 2020

As part of first-responder training, all first-year medical students at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine are required to master a set of skills they can use to assess and stabilize a person in distress until emergency medical services arrive. The medical students become CPR-certified but they also know how to stop life-threatening bleeding with a tourniquet or wound packing and how to stabilize a cervical spine or apply a cervical collar. They can assist with supplemental oxygen or positive pressure ventilation. The training program has been in place at the college for a decade.

UC medical students to host 'Committed to Community' virtual...

July 22, 2020

Maura Kopchak was one of 22 medical students at UC placed at 21 sites across the Tristate as part of the Urban Health Project. Some of her colleagues also worked with troubled youth, assisted blind or visually impaired individuals or aided immigrants in the region. Two medical students, Maddy VandenBrink and Eunice Agyapong, served as co-directors of the Urban Health Project. The organization will host a virtual presentation, 2020 Committed to Community on Tuesday, July 28, starting at 5:30 p.m. Robert Neel, MD, associate professor of neurology and director of the Neurology Residency Program in the UC College of Medicine, will offer a keynote address. Neel is also director of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic at UC Health.

Third-year medical students return to clinical activities June 1

June 1, 2020

At the University of Cincinnati, third-year medical students returned to their clinical rotations June 1. All medical students were pulled from their clinical activities March 17 to ensure their safety and to save personal protective equipment (PPE) that was in short supply as the pandemic spread. While the fourth-year students graduated on May 23, third-year students have spent the last 11 weeks replacing their clinical time with other learning activities, such as small group discussions with clinicians, online cases and self-directed learning.

Laptops help schoolchildren learn and stay connected in midst of...

April 19, 2020

On Friday, April 17, UC Med Mentors will give away 20 laptops to a group of school children between noon and 2 p.m. Parents and youth will pick up their laptops in Kresge Circle adjacent to the UC College of Medicine. It replaces a special annual ceremony the college normally holds but has been canceled due to COVID-19. UC Med Mentors is a volunteer mentorship program in the College of Medicine that connects more than 200 medical students with more than 100 school-age children. Med student Nathan Lawera is co-president of the organization with fellow medical student Maura Kopchak.

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