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STAR – Week 5

(July 16, 2012) The highlight of STAR week 5 was undoubtedly the job shadow opportunities. The students choose a medical specialty of interest and shadowed a physician in that specialty for 3 hours.

During the job shadows, the STAR students were able to talk one-on-one with the physicians to better understand the work environment and the knowledge required. In addition, the STAR students had various clinical and nonclinical rotations and presentations during week 5: the Center for Health Research/Public Health, Pharmacy, Patient Education, Clinical Research, Spirituality & Health, Diabetes Awareness, Medical Radiation, Mock Clinical Exam, Give Back Day-Child Life, Animal Ethics, and a full day at Elmwood Fitness Center. The STAR program will officially end with the Culmination Ceremony on Thursday, July 19.

Thank you to all of the faculty members who participated with the STAR students: Dr. Marie Krousel-Wood (Center for Health Research); Dr. Jenny Puchot, Cindy Frisard, and Linda Nicholson (Pharmacy); Kelly Fogarty (Medical Library/Patient Education); Fr. Anthony DeConciliis (Spirituality & Health); Peggy Bolton (Diabetes Awareness); Carl Tholen (Medical Radiation); Ochsner Clinical School/The University of Queensland students Jonathan Tran, Jose Feliberti, Thekla Bacharach, and Andrey Pavlov; Drs. George Gilly, Kristinza Marton-Mravik, Brian Porche, Charles Sea, David Kirsch, David Coffin, Joanna Togami, William Carter, Daniel Morin, Rajiv Gala, Hector Ventura, and Georgia Lea (job shadows); Christine Ferry and Desiree Hyde (job shadows); Phyllis Dotson, Barbara Doskey, Katharine Robicheaux, and Kathryn Sahuque (Child Life); and Dr. David Hesse (Animal Research).

Every week, the STAR students construct a weekly newsletter to highlight their experience. Please check it out at www.ochsner.org/star.

For more information about Academic Outreach at Ochsner or to get involved, contact the Academic Outreach office at 504-842-5321, email educationoutreach.org, or visit the Academic Outreach website.

Academic Outreach serves the community and maintains Ochsner’s position as a global academic leader by supporting educational development, providing unique academic resources, and connecting students and teachers with innovative academic opportunities. 
Week 5 Star 2012

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