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  1. Sigma Sigma Phi Delta Chapter Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences Grand Chapter Meeting Orlando, FL October 30, 2011

  2. General Information • KCUMB was founded in 1916 as the Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery • Located in Downtown Kansas City • Total medical school enrollment: 987

  3. Delta Chapter • There are currently 132 members of the Delta Chapter • Class of 2012: 44 • Class of 2013: 56 • Class of 2014: 32 • 57 of these members were inducted last year

  4. Delta Chapter Executive Board Chapter Advisor Dr. Rance McClain, D.O. 2010-2011 Executive Officers Vice-President Tabitha Kabala President Allen Heeger Secretary Corey Clifford Treasurer Johnny Gralewski

  5. Plans for Future Events • Speakers • Stan Viebrock, MPA, Director of Learning Enhancemnt • Board Examinations Overview • Many students have concerns and questions about board examinations • Should an Osteopathic student sit for the USMLE exam in addition to the COMLEX? • What should students do to begin their board preparations?

  6. Plans for Future Events • Blood Drives • We will hold 4 blood drives this year, working with both Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City and the American Red Cross • We collected over 60 pints of blood at our first drive in August

  7. Plans for Future Events • Adopt-A-Family • During the holiday season the Delta Chapter will work with a local charity to adopt several families for the holidays • Members will be able to purchase presents for the families and send the items to the families for the holidays

  8. Plans for Future Events • Valentines Day Candy Grams • This year we will be working with Cardiology Club to sell and distribute Candy Grams on Valentine’s day to students, faculty, and staff • All money raised will be given to the American Heart Association

  9. Plans for Future Events • National Osteopathic Medicine Week • April 15-21 • The Delta Chapter is planning events during National Osteopathic Medicine Week to help: • Increase the knowledge of the Osteopathic philosophy • Teach the history of Osteopathic Medicine • Look to the future possibilities of Osteopathic Medicine

  10. Plans for Future Events • Fundraising • KCUMB water bottle sales • T-shirt sale • Breakfast and snack food sales on Kaplan Board Review weekends

  11. Scholarships • Jan Oliveri Scholarship • Given to a first year that has gone above and beyond the call of duty in community service, organizational involvement and leadership, as well as academics. • Jeremy Bickling Scholarship • Recognizes the great efforts of a teaching assistant or tutor.

  12. 2011 Induction • First and second year students who are in the top 30% of their class are eligible to apply • Members are chosen based on their degree of professionalism, scholarship, campus involvement, and service to the University and the profession • A banquet will be held in March to induct the new members

  13. ΣΣΦ - Delta Chapter We are looking forward to the year ahead as we continue to grow and become a more active organization at KCUMB. We are committed to challenging ourselves academically, our service in the Kansas City community, and furthering the Osteopathic Profession.