Category Archives: OUWB

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White Coat Ceremony for OUWB Class of 2017

Of the more than 3,700 medical school applicants from across the country, 100 were selected to join the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. The class of 2017, OUWB’s third group of medical students, gathered at Meadow Brooke Hall on Friday, Aug. 9 to don their white coats and recite the Declaration of Geneva – the declaration of a physician’s dedication to the humanitarian goals of medicine.

About OUWB

The OUWB medical school was opened in 2011 with a charter class of 50 students. As Michigan’s first new allopathic medical school in 47 years, the OUWB curriculum combines science coursework with clinical training through every step of the program. To learn more about OUWB, including programs, curriculum, events and more, visit

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Preventing Medical School Burnout

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US News and World Report recently published an article about medical schools offering wellness and social programs aimed at helping med students achieve work-life balance. Oakland University William Beaumont (OUWB) School of Medicine was featured for its mentoring groups used to discuss such topics as managing stress and conflict and dealing with mistakes.

We went right to the source and asked a handful of busy OUWB students their tips and tricks for preventing burnout:

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We’re Knot Gonna Take It | OUWB Students Learn Suturing

A group of nearly 20 second-year Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine students recently visited the Marcia and Eugene Applebaum Surgical Learning Center at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak to learn suturing and knot tying. The students, members of the Surgical Interest Group, were able to practice suturing on meat and tried their hand at the laparoscopic training simulator.

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8 questions with a second-year medical student

Amanda Xi, a second-year medical student at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) and part of its inaugural class, took some time to answer some questions about her medical school experiences and what she’s looking forward to from year two.

Along with her medical schooling, Amanda is an active blogger, who shares her medical school experience with others.

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