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Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday for the Annual Gail Easter Memorial Run to support our fundraiser for Lung Cancer Research at Van Andel Research Institute! We had 155 participants and this year we raised over $3000! Great job everyone!
Below are just the first results for both races. More results to come!
|1||1529 ||17.51.00||Aaron||Henley||5K||1||1747 ||35.06.00||Lee||Hanitz||10K|
|2||1601 ||17.55.00||Evan||Roycraft||5K||2||1740 ||36.10.00||Brad||Natelborg||10K|
|3||1595 ||18.30.00||Morgan||Posthuma||5K||3||1741 ||37.43.00||Robert||Brouwer||10K|
|4||1596 ||18.51.00||David||Taylor||5K||4||1720 ||46.57.00||Richard||Grenn||10K|
|5||1571 ||19.55.00||Steve||Taylor||5K||5||1749 ||48.08.00||Jack||Hoffman||10K|
|6||1550 ||20.11.00||Amber||Mango||5K||6||1722 ||48.15.00||Erin||Shibley||10K|
|7||1556 ||20.22.00||William||McInnis||5K||7||1742 ||48.34.00||Brittni||Rasche||10K|
|8||1533 ||20.57.00||Chloe||Henley||5K||8||1735 ||49.02.00||Peter||Hirschmann||10K|
|9||1588 ||21.11.00||Daniel||Wall||5K||9||1731 ||49.04.00||Sean||Murphy||10K|
|10||1590 ||21.17.00||Jenny||Murphy||5K||10||1701 ||49.16.00||Andrew||Kuivenhoven||10K|
|11||1594 ||21.21.00||Janelle||posthuma||5K||11||1736 ||49.36.00||Ryan||Taylor||10K|
|12||1516 ||21.29.00||Colleen||Duthler||5K||12||1723 ||50.02.00||Alex||Doubek||10K|
|13||1574 ||21.53.00||Bethany||Robinson||5K||13||1748 ||51.13.00||Marty||Russell||10K|
|14||1553 ||22.11.00||Shannon||Felgner||5K||14||1714 ||51.38.00||Andrew||Doubek||10K|
|15||1512 ||23.38.00||Carrie||Willink||5K||15||1732 ||51.49.00||Guy||Miller||10K|
|16||1535 ||23.55.00||Robin||Moening||5K||16||1711 ||51.54.00||Mikkie||Schemanski||10K|
|17||1537 ||23.56.00||Ashley||Dingess||5K||17||1743 ||52.01.00||Monica||Bellinger||10K|
|18||1603 ||24.04.00||Steven||Hezzard||5K||18||1745 ||52.53.00||Breanna||Gould||10K|
|19||1538 ||24.11.00||Robert||Behling||5K||19||1727 ||52.54.00||Caitlyn||Hurley||10K|
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Our Kaplan Scholarship Virtual Auction is now closed! Thank you to everyone who bid! Our highest bid was $1,800.
Past Events and Information:
Christopher Reece presented the Military Scholarship option (HPSP) for Medical School.
A HUGE Thank You to MSUCOM for hosting a fabulous Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Clinic! We asked every question imaginable and learned FOUR great (and safe) manipulations we can now use on our friends! If you are interested, here is MSUCOM's Power Point.
Thank you to Dr. Lemke, D.O. for sharing his wisdom with us! I hope everyone got to ask all of their questions. If you would like to shadow Dr. Lemke, D.O., please contact his office at: 616.895.2000
If you would like an extra copy of our 4 Year Undergraduate Planning Worksheets please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to Nate Fitton OMS IV from MSUCOM for delivering such a great speech and giving us such great information! Please CLICK HERE to view his power point.
Remember to Sign up for Pre-SOMA on Stuey!
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What is Pre-SOMA?
GVSU Pre-Students of Osteopathic Medicine Association, Pre-SOMA, is Grand Valley State University's chapter of the national pre-professional student organization. We are a group of students interested in practicing osteopathic medicine in the local community. We meet bi-weekly on the Grand Valley Allendale Campus during which we speak about up-coming events, plan new events, host MCAT preparation sessions, host practicing Osteopathic Doctors, discuss volunteering and job shadowing opportunities, and bond over our similar interests.
As a group we engage in community enriching activities such as volunteering on campus and/or volunteering in the greater Grand Rapids area.For example, some of our members volunteer at the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s "Bodies Revealed" Exhibit. The volunteers enrich the experience of the exhibition for the public. In addition, the group is supporting another GVSU Pre-Professional organization by joining their Relay for Life Team this year.
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Two types of doctors practice in today's hospitals and clinics, first is the standard Medical Doctor, or M.D., and second is the newer Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, or D.O.. Both are fully licenced physicians practicing preventative medicine by prescribing medications and/or performing surgery. Both physicians attain a bachelor's degree, attend four years of medical school, and then complete three to five years of residency.
The physicians differ in that Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine undergo additional training for manipulation of the musculoskeleton system. Therefore, a D.O. tends to pursue a career in primary care (family practice, pediatrics, OB-GYN, etc.) and an M.D. would be more likely to pursue a career in research and/or surgery., and other content
The Gail Easter Memorial Run was a great success on Saturday, April 14, 2012! This year we had 2 more new and exciting options for runners and walkers. Pre-SOMA decided to offer 3 paths (listed below in decreasing difficulty): The Treacherous Ten, The Fast Five, The Moseying Mile. This event was bigger and better than last year! Thank you to everyone who came out and helped us raise almost $3,000 for Lung Cancer Research at the Van Andel Research Institute!