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20COMMUNIQUFALL201420COMMUNIQUFALL2013Wevealllearnedaboutthepatient-centeredmedicalhomeforourpracticesbutIdliketoaskyoutoconsiderMSUCOMasourstudent-centeredmedicalhome.Osteopathicstudentsarethefutureofourprofessionandweasphysiciansshouldgetinvolvedandcareforthesestudentstokeeptheminthefold.HowTherearemanykindsofopportunities.Getinvolved.LikeUncleSamMSUCOMwantsyouVolunteer.TeachourpreclinicalstudentslocatedinEastLansingDetroitorClintonTownship.Becomeapreceptorandinviteosteopathicstudentstoworkinyourofce.WorkSERVINGTHESTUDENTSSERVINGOURFUTUREwiththird-andfourth-yearstudentsinoneofourbasehospitalsorotherclinicalsettingstohelpthemapplytheirskillsGive.MSUCOMstudentsaregraduatingfrommedicalschoolwithastronomicaldebtmanyofthemshoulderingmorethan200000inloans.Lastyearthecollegewasabletogiveout87scholarshipsloansandawardstotalingmorethan2.5million.Thatsimpressivebutitmeansonlyabout14percentofourstudentsarereceivingscholarshipassistanceandmanyofthosearegettinglessthan5000each.StartanendowmentorcontributetoanexistingfundRecruit.Osteopathicphysicianscanunderstandwhatmakesagreatcolleaguebetterthananyoneelse.WhenyouseethoseattributesinapersonurgethemtoconsidertheprofessionandtocontacttheMSUCOMOfceofAdmissionsforindividualcounsel.ItdoesntseemthatlongagothatIwasinthesameboatastodaysstudents.MSUCOMgavemethetoolstobesuccessfulprofessionallysociallyandnancially.NowthatImtheproudparentofarecentMSUCOMgraduateandacurrentsecond-yearosteopathicstudentIcanhonestlysaythatitisofferingthesamebenetstocurrentstudents.TheresanoldsayingIfyoureplanningforayearplantrice.Ifyoureplanningforadecadeplanttrees.Ifyoureplanningforalifetimeeducatethepeople.Wewantourprofessiontoliveforcenturiesandeducatingphysiciansatthe1D.O.schoolMSUCOMwillensurethat.Myrequestofyouiscontinuethethree-millenniumepochoftheSpartanlegendofdisciplinehardworkandmostimportanteducation.StephenM.SwetechD.O.Classof1986MSUCOMAlumniAssociationPresidentUpcomingEventsOct.15-19ACOIAnnualConventionBaltimoreReceptiononOct.17Oct.25-29OMEDAOAsOsteopathicMedicalConferenceandExpositionSeattleReceptiononOct.27Jan.22-25MAOFPUpdateBellaireMIReceptiononJan.24March7-14HealthyLifestyleandPreventiveCareLosCabosMexicoNEWADDITIONTOMSUCOMALUMNIBOARDKellyKozlowskiClassof2006anemergencymedicinephysicianinDearbornMichigan.IgraduatedfromMSUCOMin2006withsomeofthebrightestmostcaringdoctorsIhaveevermet.Myclasswaschock-fullofpeopleofintegrityandspirittohelpothersandItreasuremytimespentoncampusasaSpartan.Wereceivedsuchcompassionatesupportfromtheschoolbothpersonallyandacademically.ItisbecauseofthisexperiencethatIamhonoredtoserveontheAlumniAssociationBoardofDirectors.IamproudofmyosteopathictrainingandknowthatIbringtidbitsofMSUCOMwithmeasIservemypatientsduringeachofmyemergencymedicineshifts.ALUMNIGETCAUGHTINOURWEBCOM.MSU.EDUALUMNIHiddenunderaninnocentbuttonlabeledAlumnijustunderthebanneratthecollegewebsiteisatreasuretroveofmemoriesnewsupcomingeventsandphotosofinteresttoMSUCOMalumni.YoucanSeewhathappenedatSilverfestandtheOsteopathicOpenacrossthelast16yearsDiscoverwhatyourclassclownorbookwormisnowdoingHonorthoseclassmatesyouvelostLearnabouttheworkofyourMSUCOMAlumniAssociationFindCMEcoursesfromyouralmamaterCheckouttheMSUCOMmerchandisePutupcomingeventsonyourcalendargetcollegenewsandmoreThereisalsoalotofalumninewsontheMSUCOMFacebookwww.facebook.comMSUCOMandTwittertwitter.comMSU_OsteopathicJoinusPleasekeepusinormedorecentmovesorchangesinyourpractice.Itisimportantorcollegereportsgrantwritingetc.thatwehaveup-to-dateinormationonouralumni.ChangestoyourinormationcanbemadeontheMSUCOMwebsiteunderthealumnisectionorbycalling877-853-3448.MSUCOMAlumniOfce965FeeRoadRoomA310emailkim.camphc.msu.eduwww.com.msu.edualumniWhereareyou