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Osteopathic medicine shines at EOU Health Speaker Series

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April 25, 2019 LA GRANDE, Ore. – Learn more about becoming a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) at a special installation of the EOU Health Speaker Series at 5 p.m. on April 30 in Huber Auditorium.

Hosted by Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center (NEOAHEC) and the EOU Pre-Professional Health Club, the lecture features recruiters from Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) and the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM). They will present details about their respective programs, as well as basic facts about the profession.

Guests are encouraged to arrive a few minutes early to stop by the PNWU and ICOM informational tables outside of Huber Auditorium before the presentations begin. The event is free and open to the public.

Biochemistry student and PPHC Health Speaker Series Co-Coordinator Robie Davis said the Health Speaker Series fosters long-lasting relationships between EOU students and professional mentors.

“Not only are attendees granted great networking opportunities for job shadowing, jobs, and information about different programs of their choice — they are also creating contacts with people who will help them get their foot in the door,” Davis said.

Lori Baird, EOU’s adviser for pre-health professions, also praised the program.

“NEOAHEC’s Health Speaker Series is irreplaceable,” she said. “I do not know of another program or partnership that provides the resources that NEOAHEC does for EOU, the La Grande community, and the Pre-Professional Health Club students. The depth of knowledge and insight that speakers provide and their willingness and interest in answering questions is a resource that is impossible to replicate.”