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New Student Orientation

Dear Class of 2019,

Congratulations! Welcome to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  We look forward to getting to know you and having the opportunity to work with you over the next four years.  New Student Orientation is a series of activities for students to help them successfully transition into veterinary school. Over the next two days students will participate in many fun and informative activities designed to ease them into their first day of veterinary school. They will engage with their fellow students, discover their strengths and dominant talents, and learn how to put their talents to use in the workplace and at home, while learning to appreciate and leverage the strengths of others. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (614) 292-1171.

Student in labWe would like to thank the following organizations for their support of New Student Orientation!  

Sponsors:

  • Nestle Purina
  • Hill's Pet Nutrition
  • Elanco
  • Merial
  • Zoetis
  • OVMA
  • Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society

We look forward to seeing you! Go Bucks! See full schedule below:

2015 NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION THREE DAY SCHEDULE

New Student
Orientation Day #1 - 
Schedule

Thursday, August
20, 2015
8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Incoming
veterinary students only (no family or significant others, please).

Orientation
is a period of acclimation and integration into the veterinary school
environment. Students participate in many fun and informative activities
designed to ease them into their first day of veterinary school. They engage with
their fellow students, discover their strengths and dominant talents, learn how
to put their talents to use in the workplace and at home and learn to
appreciate and leverage the strengths of others through Strengthfinder sessions
throughout the day.   

Attire: 
Comfortable
clothing; preferably shorts of an appropriate
length or pants.

Location

The Ohio State University
Ohio Union, 1st floor
Performance Hall
1739 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Parking 

Ohio Union South Garage
1759 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43210
www.ohiounion.osu.edu
614-688-4636
ohiounion@osu.edu

Guests with questions about access, accessible parking when visiting the Ohio Union or attending an event in the Ohio Union, or additional parking options should contact Adrienne Gladish at 614-247-7467 or gladish.2@osu.edu.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

7:30-8:00 am Registration  (there will be a table outside of Performance Hall (first floor Ohio Union)
8:00-8:30 am Welcome - Dr. Linda Lord, Associate Dean for Professional Programs
8:30-9:00 am Transition to Veterinary School
9:00-9:15 am Overview of Professional Program Support
9:15-9:30 am Break
9:30-12:00 noon Breakout Sessions

StudentBreakout Sessions 

Maximizing Your Health and Wellness

Yes, It’s Possible in Vet School!This session will address managing stress, balancing school and home life, and maximizing health and wellness throughout your veterinary training, from a student perspective. Your questions and active participation are encouraged! 

Your Career Journey—From Start to Fulfillment

You have a wealth of resources available to you, including a network of alumni willing and eager to give back to students through mentoring, employment opportunities, and scholarships. In this session, current students will discuss how building relationships with us will enhance your veterinary career while in school and beyond!

Current Student Panel 

In this session, current veterinary students will answer questions and share their experiences and views with you.  Your questions and active participation are encouraged.

Diversity Works:  How to Recognize, Interrupt, and Respond to Microaggressions

Microaggressions, which can come in the form of common statements, are often made by people that are not intentionally trying to cause harm, but can impact others in very harmful ways. We will examine examples of microaggressions by looking at the intent, impact and best response for each statement. This presentation is based off Dr. Maura Cullen’s book, 35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say.

Group Location Facilitator
Buckeye Group Hays Cape Room (3rd floor) Dr. Jen Brandt
Scarlet Group Lower Level Meeting Room (ground floor) Sandra Dawkins
Gray Group Rosa M. Ailabouni Room (3rd floor) Kelsey Kerstetter
O-H-I-O Suzanne M. Scharer Room (3rd floor) Rebecca Delo
Brutus Group Tanya R. Rutner Room (3rd floor) Caroline El-Khoury
Ohio Staters Ohio Staters Inc. Foundation Room (2nd floor) Amanda Fark

New Student Orientation Day #2 - SCHEDULE

Friday, August 21, 2015
10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Convocation Ceremony- Ohio Union Performance Hall (1st floor)

The convocation ceremony is an official “rite of passage” and formal attire is appropriate. This program is designed to give your loved ones some insight into what you as a veterinary student will experience over the next four years, and how they can best support you through that exciting but sometimes challenging time.  Family members and significant others are encouraged to attend all of Friday’s activities.  

Sessions on financial aid and academic success will be offered as part of the afternoon activities.  

10:30 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. Convocation Ceremony Ohio Union – Performance Hall (1st floor)

Welcome Dr. Rustin Moore, Incoming Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine
Welcome to the College Dr. James Estep, President-Elect,the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society
Welcome to the Profession Dr. Tod Beckett, Vice President of OVMA
Survival Skills for Family Dr. Jen Brandt, Director of Health & Wellness
Recognition Class of 2019 Presentation of Gifts
Reading of the Veterinary Oath Dr. Linda Lord, Associate Dean for Professional Programs
Closing Dr. Linda Lord, Associate Dean of Professional Programs

12:00 - 12:45 pm  Reception for student, family and friends at Ohio Union - Performance Hall

1:00 - 4:00 pm   Check-in at Veterinary Medicine Academic Building, 1900 Coffey Road

The Ohio State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medicine Academic Building
1900 Coffey Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210
614-292-1171
www.vet.osu.edu 

Directions and Map

Parking

Students who have purchased a “C” pass can park in front of the Veterinary Medicine Academic Building in designated “C” spots. Pay-by-Plate machines are also available to pay for parking. Pay-by-Plate machines are clearly marked by directional signs. Enter your license plate number and select the form of payment and amount of parking time desired. Verification of payment is done via license plate, it is imperative that you enter your license plate information correctly. Please verify all information before finalizing your transaction. Machines do not provide change or refunds.

Time Check-in Dunlap Auditorium Wexner Auditorium
1:00-1:45 pm Tours (pre-registration) Academic Success Managing your Finances
2:00-2:45 pm Tours (pre-registration) Academic Success Managing your Finances
3:00-3:45 pm Tours (pre-registration) Academic Success Managing your Finances

Please check in ten minutes before your scheduled tour time.  

Check-in tables for the tours will be located in the VeterinaryMedical Center outside of the Subway Restaurant.

Academic Success The Academic Success session introduces students to strategies and skills designed to assist the transition from their undergraduate experiences to a professional program. Topics covered include: time management, note taking and exam preparation, learning styles, and developing an individual learning plan.

Managing your Finances

In this session strategies for limiting your debt while in school and basics of loan repayment will be discussed.  If time permits, general financial aid Q & A will be provided.  

Veterinary School Merchandise Fair at 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Student groups will sell merchandise throughout the day outside of the Veterinary Medicine Academic Building.  Cash, check and credit cards are accepted.  If you do not want to wait in a long line to pay by credit card, cash and check are encouraged.  

Monday, August 24, 2015

OVESS Big/Little Sib Cookout at 11:00 am - outside of the Veterinary Medicine Academic Buidling, 1900 Coffey Road

iPEP Seminar

1:00 pm -3:00 p.m. locations - TBA

Click here for more information

The goal of the first inter-professional education and practice (iPEP) seminar is for our first year veterinary students to meet other healthcare professionals, to have an opportunity to learn about their respective professions, to have an opportunity to learn about their respective professions, and to establish an inter-professional network. The assignment is to read the book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, by Anne Fadiman. The book can be purchased from Amazon. Students will be assigned to small groups that include members of all the health science colleges. In addition, they will hear a presentation by Dr. Jennifer Kue.   

Student objectives for the seminar include:

1. Develop a better understanding of the scope and practice of the participating disciplines. 
2. Begin to develop respect for the contribution made by each member of the health care team.
3. Discuss the impact the American Health Care system will have on persons from cultures not familiar with health care delivered in the US.

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary MedicineNo other U.S. university offers students all seven health science disciplines on one campus! 

Health Sciences Colleges:

  • College of Dentistry
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Optometry
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Public Health
  • College of Veterinary Medicine