OUCOM Pre-Doc Program
Pre-doctoral Program through Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
David Tolentino, D.O. CORE Assistant Dean
“What are you waiting for? You’ll love it here.”
– David Tolentino, D.O.
St. John Medical Center
29000 Center Ridge Road, Suite 150
Westlake, Ohio 44145
St. John Medical Center (SJMC) is part of the Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE) through the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUCOM). Currently there are eleven (11) Year 3 students and nine (9) Year 4 OUCOM students. DMU assigns three (3) students and, typically, there are 2 students assigned from KCOM.
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Additional Locations Used by Base Hospital
Family Medicine Center, North Olmsted, Ohio (4 miles)
Family Health Center, Westlake, Ohio (3 miles)
Numerous private practices within 3-5 mile radius of the hospital base
Didactics: Description & Schedule
St. John Medical Center schedules CORE didactics, which student attendance is required. Didactics include Internal Medicine Lectures, Family Practice Lecture Series, MKSAP, Neuro Lecture Series, GI Lecture Series, Cardiology Lecture Series, Evidence Based Medicine, Case Study, Cecil’s Club, OMM, Tumor Board.
Other Requirements for Medical Students
- Oral Case Presentations Arrangements: Year 3 students present one "Clinical Case Conference" as assigned during the CORE didactic academic year. Presentations are done with all the medical student peers.
- Journal Club Arrangements: Students are required to attend journal club activities while rotating on their Family Medicine and Internal Medicine rotations. They are encouraged to attend the FP and IM journal club activities when not on the assigned service, as well.
- Small Group Activities: Students attend weekly radiology sessions for 6 weeks at the beginning of their third year clinical rotations.
- Students are required to attend the OMM lectures as scheduled.
- Tumor Board Presentation: Students are required to present a case at the bi-monthly tumor board conference.
Students Will Complete Required Rotations in:
- Internal Medicine
- General Surgery
- Women's Health
- Emergency Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Healthcare Management
- Medical Subspecialties
- Surgical Subspecialties
Eight weeks of rotations are chosen from a list which is selected by our CORE Interim Assistant Dean Dr. David Tolentino. These clinical selective rotations are unique to our CORE site:
- Wound Care
Tri-Annual Progress Reviews with Students
- Students meet with Dr. Tolentino one-on-one in Fall, Winter and Spring for their reviews and career counseling.
24 hour library access with hospital ID card.
Student Access to Computers
- Online access to UpToDate at hospital and Clinic sites
- Access to OU library databases
- Access to Meditech - the hospital's patient care system
Additional Points of Interest About This CORE Site
- Integrated Pre-doctoral & Post-doctoral programs with 38 interns & residents
- Trainees work one-on-one with the Attendings on many rotations
- Teaching Service Morning Rounds
- Weekly Clinical Skills Lab
- Neuro, GI & Cardio Lecture Series
- Community-based and family-friendly culture
- Supportive peer group
- $5.00/meal allowance each for breakfast, lunch, & dinner
- Call schedules are rotation dependent
- Lockers & pagers for students
- New Emergency Department/Critical Care
- Sleep Disorders Center and Pain Management Center
- Housing available
- Inpatient Pediatric Hospitalist
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