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Monday, July 25
 

8:00am CDT

Breakfast and Check-In
Breakfast and check-in

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Nick Palisch

Dr. Nick Palisch

Director of Student Affairs and Services & Title IX Coordinator, KansasCOM


Monday July 25, 2022 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

8:30am CDT

College President Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Tiffany Masson

Dr. Tiffany Masson

Campus President & CEO, KansasCOM


Monday July 25, 2022 8:30am - 8:45am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

8:45am CDT

Dean's Welcome
Founding Dean Welcome


Speakers
avatar for Dr. David Ninan

Dr. David Ninan

Interim Dean and Chief Academic Officer, KansasCOM


Monday July 25, 2022 8:45am - 9:00am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

9:00am CDT

Student Affairs Welcome
Student Affairs Welcome

Speakers
TP

Travis Pike

Learning Specialist, KansasCOM
avatar for Freda Strack

Freda Strack

Registrar, KansasCOM
avatar for Debbie Haslam

Debbie Haslam

Assistant Director of Student Affairs, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Rick Winslow

Dr. Rick Winslow

Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Services, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Nick Palisch

Dr. Nick Palisch

Director of Student Affairs and Services & Title IX Coordinator, KansasCOM
avatar for Ki-Arra Collins

Ki-Arra Collins

Student Activities Specialist, KansasCOM
avatar for Amanda Root

Amanda Root

Counseling Specialist, KansasCOM


Monday July 25, 2022 9:00am - 9:20am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

9:20am CDT

Break
Monday July 25, 2022 9:20am - 9:30am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

9:30am CDT

Introduction to KansasCOM and Curriculum
Introduction to the college and the curriculum.  

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Angela Carrick

Dr. Angela Carrick

Associate Dean of Pre-Clerkship Education, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Dasa Gangadhar

Dr. Dasa Gangadhar

Assistant Dean for Clinical Education, Associate Professor of Surgery, KansasCOM


Monday July 25, 2022 9:30am - 11:00am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

11:00am CDT

Social Activity - Getting to Know You
Mingle, Mingle, Mingle

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Nick Palisch

Dr. Nick Palisch

Director of Student Affairs and Services & Title IX Coordinator, KansasCOM
avatar for Ki-Arra Collins

Ki-Arra Collins

Student Activities Specialist, KansasCOM


Monday July 25, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

12:00pm CDT

Lunch with Faculty Mentors
Meet and greet with mentors (faculty)

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Angela Carrick

Dr. Angela Carrick

Associate Dean of Pre-Clerkship Education, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Dasa Gangadhar

Dr. Dasa Gangadhar

Assistant Dean for Clinical Education, Associate Professor of Surgery, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Terence Ma

Dr. Terence Ma

Professor & Chair, Anatomy and Biomedical Sciences, KansasCOM
avatar for Megan Bayer

Megan Bayer

Assistant Professor, Director of Simulation, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Saajan Bhakta

Dr. Saajan Bhakta

Associate Professor, Director of Clinical & Health Outcomes Research, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Jeremy Bigham

Dr. Jeremy Bigham

Assistant Professor, Family Medicine & Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, KansasCOM
avatar for Paul Misasi

Paul Misasi

Assistant Professor, Clinical Faculty, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Michael Morrow

Dr. Michael Morrow

Associate Professor, Radiology, Clinical Faculty, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Ava Stanczak

Dr. Ava Stanczak

Chair for Primary Care & Pediatrics, KansasCOM
I am an osteopathic pediatrician and former teacher who is passionate about osteopathic education and caring for people with different abilities and special needs. One of my greatest joys in life is to watch my former students rise through the ranks of osteopathic medicine and become... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Sarah Evans

Dr. Sarah Evans

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, KansasCOM
DD

Dr. Duane Brandau

Professor, Director of Research, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Joaquin Santos

Dr. Joaquin Santos

Assistant Professor, Clinical Faculty, Internal Medicine, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Nicholas Wohlgemuth

Dr. Nicholas Wohlgemuth

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Robin Durrett

Dr. Robin Durrett

Associate Professor of Surgery, Western Kansas Regional Medical Director, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Eustaquio II Abay

Dr. Eustaquio II Abay

Professor of Neurosurgery, KansasCOM
Retired Board certified neurosurgeon. Been actively teaching and mentoring medical students, clerks, interns and residents since graduation from medical school, UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Manila, Philippines 1973. Surgical internship at Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania... Read More →


Monday July 25, 2022 12:00pm - 1:15pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

1:15pm CDT

Student Health Insurance
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Rick Winslow

Dr. Rick Winslow

Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Services, KansasCOM


Monday July 25, 2022 1:15pm - 1:45pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

1:45pm CDT

Open Forum - Ask the Experts
Speakers
KD

Kara DeFrancesco

Director of Rotations, KansasCOM
DS

Dr. Susan DeRiemer

Professor and Vice-Chair, Biomedical Sciences, KansasCOM
avatar for Megan Bayer

Megan Bayer

Assistant Professor, Director of Simulation, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Ava Stanczak

Dr. Ava Stanczak

Chair for Primary Care & Pediatrics, KansasCOM
I am an osteopathic pediatrician and former teacher who is passionate about osteopathic education and caring for people with different abilities and special needs. One of my greatest joys in life is to watch my former students rise through the ranks of osteopathic medicine and become... Read More →
avatar for Becky Springer

Becky Springer

Community Engagement Specialist, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Dasa Gangadhar

Dr. Dasa Gangadhar

Assistant Dean for Clinical Education, Associate Professor of Surgery, KansasCOM
avatar for Freda Strack

Freda Strack

Registrar, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Rick Winslow

Dr. Rick Winslow

Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Services, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Nick Palisch

Dr. Nick Palisch

Director of Student Affairs and Services & Title IX Coordinator, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Angela Carrick

Dr. Angela Carrick

Associate Dean of Pre-Clerkship Education, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Stacy Jones

Dr. Stacy Jones

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, KansasCOM


Monday July 25, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

3:25pm CDT

Title IX Training
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Nick Palisch

Dr. Nick Palisch

Director of Student Affairs and Services & Title IX Coordinator, KansasCOM


Monday July 25, 2022 3:25pm - 4:10pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

4:10pm CDT

Equipment Pick Up/White Coat/ID Badge/Scrubs
Speakers
TP

Travis Pike

Learning Specialist, KansasCOM
avatar for Erin Dinan

Erin Dinan

Admissions Application Coordinator, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Nick Palisch

Dr. Nick Palisch

Director of Student Affairs and Services & Title IX Coordinator, KansasCOM
avatar for Ki-Arra Collins

Ki-Arra Collins

Student Activities Specialist, KansasCOM
avatar for Amanda Root

Amanda Root

Counseling Specialist, KansasCOM
avatar for Debbie Haslam

Debbie Haslam

Assistant Director of Student Affairs, KansasCOM


Monday July 25, 2022 4:10pm - 4:50pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

4:50pm CDT

Wrap Up
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Nick Palisch

Dr. Nick Palisch

Director of Student Affairs and Services & Title IX Coordinator, KansasCOM


Monday July 25, 2022 4:50pm - 5:00pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488
 
Tuesday, July 26
 

7:45am CDT

Breakfast and Check-In
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Nick Palisch

Dr. Nick Palisch

Director of Student Affairs and Services & Title IX Coordinator, KansasCOM


Tuesday July 26, 2022 7:45am - 8:00am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

8:00am CDT

Student Affairs and Services
Speakers
TP

Travis Pike

Learning Specialist, KansasCOM
avatar for Freda Strack

Freda Strack

Registrar, KansasCOM
avatar for Ki-Arra Collins

Ki-Arra Collins

Student Activities Specialist, KansasCOM
avatar for Amanda Root

Amanda Root

Counseling Specialist, KansasCOM
avatar for Debbie Haslam

Debbie Haslam

Assistant Director of Student Affairs, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Rick Winslow

Dr. Rick Winslow

Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Services, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Nick Palisch

Dr. Nick Palisch

Director of Student Affairs and Services & Title IX Coordinator, KansasCOM


Tuesday July 26, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

9:00am CDT

Financial Aid Literacy
Speakers
PG

Paul Garrard

Founder and President, PGPresents, LLC, PGPresents


Tuesday July 26, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

10:00am CDT

Break
Tuesday July 26, 2022 10:00am - 10:10am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

10:10am CDT

Student Financial Aid
Financial Aid Q/A


Speakers
MA

Ms. Astrid Exorphe

Associate Director of Financial Aid, TCS


Tuesday July 26, 2022 10:10am - 10:30am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

10:30am CDT

Med School 101 CANVAS LMS & Testing Services
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kimberly Long

Dr. Kimberly Long

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, KansasCOM
avatar for Rosemary Niedens

Rosemary Niedens

Assistant Dean for Assessments & Outcomes, KansasCOM
avatar for Scott Mudloff

Scott Mudloff

Education Director for Testing Services, KansasCOM



Tuesday July 26, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

11:30am CDT

Lunch
Tuesday July 26, 2022 11:30am - 1:00pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

1:00pm CDT

Handbook Overview
Speakers
avatar for Freda Strack

Freda Strack

Registrar, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Rick Winslow

Dr. Rick Winslow

Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Services, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Nick Palisch

Dr. Nick Palisch

Director of Student Affairs and Services & Title IX Coordinator, KansasCOM


Tuesday July 26, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

2:00pm CDT

Break
Tuesday July 26, 2022 2:00pm - 2:10pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

2:10pm CDT

Library Resources
The KansasCOM Library is all digital. Hopefully, you have experience searching and using library databases and resources, but even if you haven't, this session will prepare you to use our library! The orientation session will focus primarily on accessing and using our medical textbook collection but will also cover other medical resources, library services and an introduction to our medical librarian.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanette Parker

Jeanette Parker

Director of Library Services, KansasCOM


Tuesday July 26, 2022 2:10pm - 3:00pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

3:00pm CDT

Community Service Preparation Discussion
Speakers
avatar for Ki-Arra Collins

Ki-Arra Collins

Student Activities Specialist, KansasCOM
avatar for Becky Springer

Becky Springer

Community Engagement Specialist, KansasCOM
avatar for Rosemary Niedens

Rosemary Niedens

Assistant Dean for Assessments & Outcomes, KansasCOM


Tuesday July 26, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

4:30pm CDT

Wrap Up
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Nick Palisch

Dr. Nick Palisch

Director of Student Affairs and Services & Title IX Coordinator, KansasCOM


Tuesday July 26, 2022 4:30pm - 4:45pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

5:30pm CDT

Sedgwick County Zoo
Tuesday July 26, 2022 5:30pm - 8:30pm CDT
Wichita Area
 
Wednesday, July 27
 

7:45am CDT

Check-In
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Nick Palisch

Dr. Nick Palisch

Director of Student Affairs and Services & Title IX Coordinator, KansasCOM


Wednesday July 27, 2022 7:45am - 8:00am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

8:00am CDT

Brief Overview of Community Engagement/Service Day
Speakers
avatar for Ki-Arra Collins

Ki-Arra Collins

Student Activities Specialist, KansasCOM
avatar for Rosemary Niedens

Rosemary Niedens

Assistant Dean for Assessments & Outcomes, KansasCOM
avatar for Becky Springer

Becky Springer

Community Engagement Specialist, KansasCOM


Wednesday July 27, 2022 8:00am - 8:30am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

8:45am CDT

Community Engagement/Service Day
Speakers
avatar for Becky Springer

Becky Springer

Community Engagement Specialist, KansasCOM
avatar for Ki-Arra Collins

Ki-Arra Collins

Student Activities Specialist, KansasCOM
avatar for Rosemary Niedens

Rosemary Niedens

Assistant Dean for Assessments & Outcomes, KansasCOM


Wednesday July 27, 2022 8:45am - 1:00pm CDT
Wichita Area

1:00pm CDT

Experience Sharing
Speakers
avatar for Becky Springer

Becky Springer

Community Engagement Specialist, KansasCOM
avatar for Ki-Arra Collins

Ki-Arra Collins

Student Activities Specialist, KansasCOM
avatar for Rosemary Niedens

Rosemary Niedens

Assistant Dean for Assessments & Outcomes, KansasCOM


Wednesday July 27, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

2:00pm CDT

Technology 101
Speakers
avatar for David Jackson

David Jackson

Director Information Technology, TCS Education System


Wednesday July 27, 2022 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

2:30pm CDT

Campus Safety
Speakers
avatar for Sean Wallace

Sean Wallace

Director of Security, KansasCOM


Wednesday July 27, 2022 2:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

3:15pm CDT

Medical School 101-Classroom Etiquette and Expectations
Speakers
avatar for Rosemary Niedens

Rosemary Niedens

Assistant Dean for Assessments & Outcomes, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Kimberly Long

Dr. Kimberly Long

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, KansasCOM


Wednesday July 27, 2022 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

4:30pm CDT

Wrap Up
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Nick Palisch

Dr. Nick Palisch

Director of Student Affairs and Services & Title IX Coordinator, KansasCOM


Wednesday July 27, 2022 4:30pm - 4:45pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488
 
Thursday, July 28
 

7:45am CDT

Breakfast and Check-In
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Nick Palisch

Dr. Nick Palisch

Director of Student Affairs and Services & Title IX Coordinator, KansasCOM


Thursday July 28, 2022 7:45am - 8:00am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

8:00am CDT

MED School 101: Community Involvement/Leadership/Alumni
Speakers
avatar for Becky Springer

Becky Springer

Community Engagement Specialist, KansasCOM
avatar for Rosemary Niedens

Rosemary Niedens

Assistant Dean for Assessments & Outcomes, KansasCOM
avatar for Tori Phillippi

Tori Phillippi

Manager, Board Affairs & Community Relations, KansasCOM
avatar for Molly Fox

Molly Fox

Vice President for Advancement, KansasCOM


Thursday July 28, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

9:00am CDT

Counseling Services/Mental Health Support/Wellness & Support
Speakers
avatar for Amanda Root

Amanda Root

Counseling Specialist, KansasCOM


Thursday July 28, 2022 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

9:30am CDT

Ascension Training
Speakers
KD

Kara DeFrancesco

Director of Rotations, KansasCOM
avatar for Becky Springer

Becky Springer

Community Engagement Specialist, KansasCOM


Thursday July 28, 2022 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

10:30am CDT

Break
Thursday July 28, 2022 10:30am - 10:45am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

10:45am CDT

The Role of the Registrar
Speakers
avatar for Freda Strack

Freda Strack

Registrar, KansasCOM


Thursday July 28, 2022 10:45am - 11:15am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

11:15am CDT

Medical School Book Discussion
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Rick Winslow

Dr. Rick Winslow

Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Services, KansasCOM


Thursday July 28, 2022 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

12:00pm CDT

Lunch
Thursday July 28, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

1:00pm CDT

MEDICAL SCHOOL 101: OMM, ANATOMY, SIM LAB, PATIENT INFO
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Eva Shay

Dr. Eva Shay

Professor, Department Chair of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, KansasCOM
avatar for Dr. Terence Ma

Dr. Terence Ma

Professor & Chair, Anatomy and Biomedical Sciences, KansasCOM
avatar for Megan Bayer

Megan Bayer

Assistant Professor, Director of Simulation, KansasCOM
avatar for Wendy Garrett

Wendy Garrett

Simulated Patient Program Coordinator, KansasCOM


Thursday July 28, 2022 1:00pm - 3:15pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

3:15pm CDT

Student Organizations and Activities
Speakers
avatar for Ki-Arra Collins

Ki-Arra Collins

Student Activities Specialist, KansasCOM


Thursday July 28, 2022 3:15pm - 4:45pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

4:45pm CDT

Wrap Up
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Nick Palisch

Dr. Nick Palisch

Director of Student Affairs and Services & Title IX Coordinator, KansasCOM


Thursday July 28, 2022 4:45pm - 5:00pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

7:00pm CDT

Social Event - The Alley
Speakers
avatar for Ki-Arra Collins

Ki-Arra Collins

Student Activities Specialist, KansasCOM


Thursday July 28, 2022 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Wichita Area
 
Friday, July 29
 

7:45am CDT

Breakfast and Check-In
Friday July 29, 2022 7:45am - 8:00am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

8:00am CDT

Learning Enhancement and Services
Speakers
TP

Travis Pike

Learning Specialist, KansasCOM
avatar for Debbie Haslam

Debbie Haslam

Assistant Director of Student Affairs, KansasCOM


Friday July 29, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

9:00am CDT

Charles I Lewis Park
Friday July 29, 2022 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

9:30am CDT

Break
Friday July 29, 2022 9:30am - 9:40am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

9:40am CDT

TBL Orientation
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Stacy Jones

Dr. Stacy Jones

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, KansasCOM
avatar for Ki-Arra Collins

Ki-Arra Collins

Student Activities Specialist, KansasCOM


Friday July 29, 2022 9:40am - 11:15am CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

11:15am CDT

Diversity & Implicit Bias/ Wrap-Up
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Nick Palisch

Dr. Nick Palisch

Director of Student Affairs and Services & Title IX Coordinator, KansasCOM


Friday July 29, 2022 11:15am - 12:10pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

12:10pm CDT

Lunch
Friday July 29, 2022 12:10pm - 1:10pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488

1:10pm CDT

White Coat Practice
Friday July 29, 2022 1:10pm - 2:00pm CDT
KansasCOM ROOM 488
 
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