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Freq Asked Questions

     Frequently  Asked Questions About the Osler Society

 

     1)    Q:  What is the Osler Society?

A:  It is a student organization founded in 2010, supported by KUMC, UMKC, and the John Locke Society.

   

      2)  Q: What is its purpose?

  A: A. To provide a forum where students and physicians can meet for fellowship, to discuss topics of mutual interest, and to encourage a mentoring environment between students and physicians. 

       B. To honor and advance the ideals exemplified by the life of Sir William Osler.

 

       3)  Q:  Who is eligible for membership

   A:  All medical students enrolled at KUMC years 1-4 or UMKC years 3-6.

 

4)     Q:  How to I become a member?

A:  Complete and submit an Osler Society Membership form available on our website.

 

     You will then be placed on the Active Member list, receive the monthly Newsletter and be invited to all of the Society events including Meals with Mentors. 

     Events will be announced by E-Mail via the Newsletter.

 

5)     Q:  What is the Hospice House Class?

A:  One of the Osler Society activities offered to Active Members is to visit the Kansas City Hospice House and make rounds there with one of their staff physicians.  It would be wonderful if every Active Member could have this experience, but, because we will be entering patient’s rooms to interview them, only four students can be involved at each session, and because of time limits of the staff, only eight students from the first year class at KUMC and eight students from the third year class at UMKC can be selected for the Hospice Class.   We hope that this can be increased.

     If you wish to be considered for the Hospice Class, please let that be known to Valerie Paulson (vpaulson@kumc.edu)  immediately. 

 

6)     If you have any questions about the Osler Society, please contact Dr. S.M. Steinzeig at jaydoc52@yahoo.com or  913-649-0355.