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Student Events & Organizations

Match Day 2024 results can be found here.

May 10 commencement ceremony video can be found here and the article can be found here

There are a multitude of activities and events that students at OUWB can take part in during their time in medical school. Students may participate in student organizations, attend OUWB sponsored events, take part in community service or service learning opportunities and much more. 

To organize our activities, we have OUWB MedSync: an interactive online tool that fosters communication, cooperation and creativity between students, organizations and their members. Every OUWB student is a part of MedSync to foster connectivity to events and happenings at OUWB.

Student Organizations

At OUWB, we have almost 50 Student Organizations & Interest Groups in which you may get involved and pursue your passion. These student-led, student-driven groups offer students the opportunity to learn, grow, build community, and connect with one another around shared interests. View a full list of student organizations.

Major OUWB Events

A student's medical career is ceremoniously marked by certain milestones, beginning with Orientation and culminating at the Commencement ceremony.  These events offer faculty, students, staff, family, and friends a time to join together in community and celebration.  

For more info about OUWB events, contact Jamie Vassel at [email protected].

Students play outdoor games at Orientation Week

Orientation Week

Every August, OUWB hosts Orientation Week to welcome a new class of medical students to campus. During this first week of classes, students also have the opportunity to engage in co-curricular events and activities that engage them with the larger OUWB community of students, faculty and staff. The week culminates with the White Coat Ceremony, where they receive their stethoscopes and white coats, and recite the Oath of Geneva to mark the formal start of their medical education.

Student's advisor helps her put on her new white coat at the White Coat Ceremony.

White Coat Ceremony

OUWB medical students participate in the traditional White Coat Ceremony, during which they receive their first physician’s lab coat. This celebration marks the beginning of their medical education. During the ceremony, students recite the Declaration of Geneva, which is the pledge that medical professionals take to signify their responsibility to the field of medicine. Find the Class of 2027 profile here.

Student happily reads her match day letter with friends looking on.

Match Day

Match Day is a national event that occurs annually in March for graduating medical students who find out where they will be fulfilling their residency requirements. In celebration of this milestone event of the medical journey, students, their PRISM mentors, and families are invited to a reception to share in the anticipation of discovering their residency match.  

For a PDF of the residency match results from 2015, please email [email protected]
Student accepted framed award at Honors Convocation.

Honors Convocation

The Honors Convocation ceremony recognizes graduating OUWB medical students with performance awards of excellence in academics, as well as awards for prestigious medical honor societies. The 2024 Honors Convocation occurred on May 9 in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms. To learn more about previous award recipients, contact Katy Torma at [email protected].

To read about Honors Convocation 2023, click here

Smiling student wearing cap and gown at graduation ceremony.


Commencement is the grand ceremony during which OUWB students receive their M.D. degrees and are hooded by their PRISM mentors. The Class of 2024 commencement occurred on Friday, May 10, in the Oakland University Credit Union O'rena on Oakland University's campus. Read the article about the ceremony here.