Pre-Professional Health Programs at EOU
PROGRAMS for YOUR LIFE
Depending upon the academic area, the College of Arts & Sciences offers course work, paralleling requirements of universities from which degrees in those areas are offered.
Health Speaker Series
James G. McMahan, DMDThursday,May 16, 2013 @ 6:00 p.m. Badgley Hall 102 – Huber Auditorium
EOU and the Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center, in partnership, launched the health speaker series with the goal of providing students interested in pursuing healthcare careers the opportunity to hear first-hand experiences from members of the area medical community.
James G. McMahan, DMD, will be the next presenter for the EOU Health Speaker Series Thursday, May 16. Students and community members are invited to attend the free presentation at 6 p.m. in Badgley Hall, Room 102.
Dr. McMahan has practiced general dentistry in La Grande for more than 31 years. He graduated from Eastern Oregon State College in 1976 and from Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry in 1982.
In addition to operating his own practice, Dr. McMahan is active in the Oregon Dental Association and the Eastern Oregon Dental Society, serving as treasurer and president at various times. He currently serves as a Board of Director to the Oregon Dental Association. In 1994 he was awarded the Fellowship Award by the Academy of General Dentistry in recognition of commitment and achievement in continuing education.
Dr. McMahan has served as a volunteer oversees with Global Health Outreach medical and dental mission trips, focusing on serving the poor, on five occasions, travelling to Nicaragua, and twice to Haiti and Ecuador. He donates his time to Give Kids a Smile Day and the Oregon Mission of Mercy program, Eastern Oregon University Foundation, and La Grande Rotary Club.
Health Speaker Series Dates & Presenters:
October 4th – Jeff Ruder, Oregon State University College of Pharmacy
October 8th – Michael Riggins, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
October 25th – Andrew C. Pearson, DO – General Surgeon
November 29th – June Wilson, OTL – Occupational Therapy
January 24th – Samuel Kimbell, OD – Optometry
February 28th - No Health Speaker This Month
March 14th – V. Andrew C. Rudolph, Pharm.D. – Pharmacy
May 9th - Matt Vogel, MA – Health Information Specialist
May 16th – James McMahan, DMD – Dentistry
Students interested in pursing professional coursework of study in the areas of dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, veterinary medicine or physician’s assistant, will typically obtain a degree from EOU prior to applying and matriculating to the professional school.
Students interested in pursing professional coursework of study in the areas dental hygiene or nursing will complete prerequisite requirements as outlined by the school to which they will be applying. Typically, the prerequisite coursework will be completed over a one to two-year period.