Wednesday, November 10, 2010
If you're not aware of the Doctor Wives blog, it is a great resource for all of us on the journey to being a medical spouse (there are doctor husbands on there, too!) This blog was started by a recent OSU SAA alum and now includes spouses from all over the country. It is a great forum to learn about our shared experiences and what lies ahead, as well as encourage each other.
Anyway, in celebration of their 200th follower, they are hosting a giveaway. Head on over here and become a follower and you can enter there to win one of the cool prizes. I'm kind of hoping for the choffy. :)
Thursday, October 21, 2010
*Spookoween is one of the fun things SAA does with money raised from the Oktoberfest fundraiser going on this week. Thank you to all who are helping! It really does take a village...
Friday, October 15, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
I wanted to let you all know what we did together that really helped! As you know, there are contacts at OSU-COM that help students with any questions about rotations--both away and local. We went and visited with Sherry Eastman yesterday for 2 hours and she is AMAZING! Not only is she very knowledgeable about the entire process, but she knows a lot about what each specialty is looking for--allowing us to cater the next year to the specialty and programs of Scott's choice.
While I'm sure your student knows Sherry, if you're free, it might be a great opportunity for you to go with them. This allows you to learn more about the coming months, but helps you know the deadlines and materials required. Plus, it got me really excited about the process and made it all more clear versus confusing and overwhelming.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
September 25 at 12 P.M.
Uncle Bucks located inside the Bass Pro Shop in Broken Arrow
You are invited to the Annual Vice President Luncheon at Uncle Bucks Restaurant located inside the Bass Pro Shop. The lunch is free to all spouses/significant others of medical students. Bring another spouse/significant other who is interested in OSUCOM SAA! Come and learn more about the Student Advocate Association. Children are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to email@example.com
Sponsored by Student Advocate Association & the AOOA
Friday, September 10, 2010
MSI brought us many changes - new routine, "single parenthood", new place to live, new crazy Tulsa drivers, new job (for me)... so much change in so little time. It took a while to get settled again.
One of the hardest things for us to do was find a new church home when we moved to Tulsa. J and I have different denominational backgrounds, and we had attended a Korean church, a Latino church (that turned international), and a Baptist church since we were together. In Tulsa we opened our horizons and attended literally more than a dozen churches of all backgrounds and denominations near our apartment before finally - a year later - settling on our church home. We love our church, SHBC - it has really become a family to us. It is located at 56th & Lewis, fairly close to I-44 and Riverside area of town. We had never considered SHBC in our search because we lived in South Tulsa, but a friend's invitation opened the door and we felt at home. :)
This Sunday is SHBC's Fall kickoff, and I just wanted to extend an invitation to anyone who is looking for a church home or even just curious to come and join us. I know from experience how it can feel to visit a church where you don't know anyone, or no one even realizes you are visiting. We'd be more than happy to be a friendly face and host you for the day at SHBC - sit with us, join our Life Group, and make you feel at home. They are having a special preview day with continental breakfast, inflatables for kids, and open house style Life Group before worship. The breakfast stuff starts at 8:30, Lifegroup at 9:30, and Worship at 10:30. No strings attached - but if you'd like to join us, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and We'd be happy to meet you there and be your "hosts" for the day. If you can't make it this week but would like to try another time, that's fine too!
If you want to learn more, go to www.shbctulsa.org or find the Southern Hills Baptist Church page on Facebook. While you're at it, find me on Facebook. :) Hope to see you there!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Since we meet monthly anyway, I was thinking we could bring extra coupons we don't need and swap? Anyone interested?
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
I just wanted to thank everyone who has helped with SAA and attended the meetings this year. If we keep up the good work and involvement we can make our organization one of the best in the nation. This year has been a fun learning experience for me and I want to thank Holly, Desiree and Amy for being great officers! SAA has helped make me more aware of the problems/stigma that DO physicians face and how to correct/improve them. Also, I have made many new connections throughout the nation and I truly feel that I have gained a family within the osteopathic profession. I look forward to another year at OSUCHS and being involved in SAA with my friends!
A big thanks and yahoooo to the new officers and standing committee chairmen!
Holly Campbell, President
Amanda Lee, 1st VP
Jammi Bailey, 2nd VP
Lynsie Harmon, Secretary
Amy Clore, Treasurer
Desiree Jang, Newsletter
Becca Peterson, Hospitality
Spring Mason, Playgroup
Jennifer Gavitt (no longer Gavitt! Congrats by the way!), Social
Fundraising, PR/Service, 1st Year Rep and Student Liaison still available! Or if you would like to be on any standing committee please let us know!
I know the new officers will do a superb job this year and changes are underway so I encourage you to get involved and share your ideas and opinions. You can make a difference in the world of medicine. Behind every good doctor there is a significant other or wonderful SAA member that pushed and shoved them through medical school!
SAA Past President
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Here is a photo from OSU-COM's Health Fair at Eugene Field's Elementary on April 23. We had a great time interacting with the (elementary) students and their families. Also, it was great to spend time with our own students and learn more about what they do at community events.
Thanks to all the volunteers for all their hard work!
OSU's Press Release about the event
Monday, May 10, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
The site lists three in Jenks (two in our neighborhood, Churchill Park) for $1200 - a great deal considering most houses rent for $1400+ here. The neighborhood is absolutely wonderful - safe and very quiet. It's about 15 minutes from school in no traffic and 20 minutes during rush hour (right off of I-75).
We rented a tiny apartment our first year and were so burned out on the lack of space that when our house back home FINALLY sold (1 year + on the market), we then bought a house and long story short, it burned and we are buying another. If I had it to do over again, I would rent, rent, rent!!! All the joys of home ownership, without the pain of getting a loan or trying to sell it when you go into residency! :) (We made double house payments the first year of med school - it nearly killed us waiting for our old home to sell).
I just wanted to share!
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Spencer got core 1, for which we're really excited! And I think it's just exciting to see where he's going to be on the others. This seems to be a really big step to me in the journey to becoming a doctor. I can't believe how fast it's all going! We'll probably try to plan a trip to Utah to visit family some time during core and possibly during the rural rotation, but we'll have to see.
So let's hear it. What did you get? and are you happy about it? And does anyone have any plans for the really busy/away times for their student?
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I hope everyone had a great time at the Valentine's Dinner! It was good to catch up with friends and enjoy some great food from Gina and Giuseppe's on the Riverwalk in Jenks. The dessert was my favorite part of the dinner-that may be because I helped Brandon eat his. A big thanks to Amy for organizing the SAA Valentine's Dinner.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Also, it was great meeting so many new people at Admitted Student Day last Saturday. Holly, Jammi and I had a great time and are so glad we were able to answer some of your questions--the change to medical school can be a bit overwhelming! We're looking forward to seeing more of you all in the future.
Hang in there, everyone, it's almost Spring Break!!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Anyway questions? Leave a comment with your email or best number to text and I'll respond.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
It will tell you how much your payments will be and how much Uncle Sam will earn in interest... it sounds bad, but honestly it's a lot less interest than we'll pay over our 30 year mortgage! :)
Monday, January 18, 2010
The officers and I met this week to go over all the fun things we have planned for you and the students. The first activity will be our monthly meeting on Tuesday the 19 at 5:30. We will have our regular business meeting where you will get a tentative schedule and afterward we will have an educational workshop-Health and Fitness- by two of our awesome members. Ginny will be giving us tips on fitness and Holly will give us ideas to help us stay healthy when making food choices. This will be a great meeting after we have made our New Years resolutions! We hope you can make it.
PS: I will get back with you on a location for the meeting after Sandra approves the room.