WVU Tech students interested in attending medical school will have an opportunity to find out more about medical school life and about the programs at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine on Thursday, April 16 at 12:30 p.m. in Orndorff 3200.
The event will feature a presentation from WVSOM representatives and a Q&A session for interested students.
“Students don’t need to bring anything other than their curiosity about medical school,” said Dr. Lisa Ferrara, professor and chair of the WVU Tech Department of Biology.
“If they are considering or have already decided on a career in medicine, this is an opportunity to find out what medical school is like, what they need to do in order to apply to medical school, and what they need to be a competitive applicant at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine,” she said.
WVU Tech alumna Dr. Ashley Toler, an osteopathic physician and clinical professor in pediatrics at WVSOM, will be among Thursday’s visitors. Dr. Toler will share her experience moving from a WVU Tech biology student to a medical student and into her medical career, providing insight into the curriculum at WVSOM and life as a medical student.
Dr. Ferrara said the visit will also provide students with more information about osteopathy and the D.O. degree.
Thursday’s visit is sponsored by the WVU Tech Biology Club and the Psychology Club.