Office of the Dean

O’Dowd Hall, Room 428
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3634

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Student Activities and Events

OUWB Student Activities and MedSync 

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 use OUWB MedSync: an interactive, online tool powered by OrgSync.com 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.
Honors
Convocation
About the Student Awards

Michele D. Raible Award

The Michele D. Raible Award is given to the M1 student who best exemplifies Dr. Raible’s love of learning and her collaborative and supportive spirit. The recipient is selected by his or her peers. Dr. Raible was the founding associate dean for undergraduate medical education. Tragically, she passed away before the school opened but her spirit lives on in the culture that has been established and nurtured at OUWB.

William Miles, M.D., with this year's recipient: Nathan Loudon, Class of 2020.

William Miles, M.D., with the 2017-2018 recipient: Nathan Loudon, Class of 2020.

Outstanding Performance Awards

OUWB recognizes scholarly excellence through “Outstanding Performance” awards for many of the courses and clerkships. The selection process is holistic, with course directors and faculty carefully considering academic excellence along with such non-cognitive factors as professionalism, participation and attendance.
 
Recipients for the 2016/2017 Year

Outstanding M1 Student Awards (Class of 2020)

  • Dalton Blood
  • Nathan Loudon
  • Brandon Moretti

Outstanding M2 Student Awards (Class of 2019)

  • Matthew Drogowski
  • Allison Gurney-McMaster
  • Nicholas Von Schrott

Outstanding Performance Awards - M3 Clerkship (Class of 2018)

  • Family Medicine
    • Allen Nelson
  • Internal Medicine
    • Morgan Gruner
  • Neurology
    • Sachi Gianchandani
  • OB/GYN
    • Michal Montana
  • Pediatrics
    • Harjivan Kohli
  • Psychiatry
    • Bashar Kazanji
  • Surgery
    • Angela Thelen

Outstanding Performance Awards - M4 Clerkships (Class of 2017) - These awards were presented at the Honors Convocation in May 2017

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Management
    • Mayank Agarwal
  • Diagnostic Medicine
    • Sarah Gaubatz
  • Emergency Medicine
    • Brian Malley

FROM THE HONORS CONVOCATION PROGRAM

2017 Excellence in Public Health Award

  • Jeanne Wigant, Class of 2017

Diversity and Inclusion Student Excellence Award

  • Jeanne Wigant, Class of 2017
  • Jeniffer Okungbowa-Ikponmwosa, Class of 2019

Glasgow-Rubin Certificate of Commendation for Academic Achievement

  • Sarah Gaubatz
  • Rachel Hunt
  • Kristin Kahale

Christina J. Grabowski Outstanding Admissions Ambassador Award

  • Eric Raynal

2016 Embark Competitive Scholarship Award Recipients

  • Embark Research Manuscript of the Year 2016 Award Funded by the Ravitz Foundation
    • Michael Rezaee
  • Nicholson Embark Competitive Scholarship Award
    • Mayank Agarwal
    • Sarah Gaubatz
    • Aishwarya Navalpakem
    • Alexa Shepard
    • Theresa Yankovich
  • 2016 Embark Presentation Dean's Award Funded by the OU Credit Union
    • 1st Place - David Tobin
    • 2nd Place - Aaron Hanson
    • 3rd Place - Dylan Greeney

Recipients for the 2015/2016 Year

2016 U.S. Excellence in Public Health Award

  • Aishwarya Navalpakam

Michele D. Raible Award

  • Ahmad Masri-Elyafaoui

Diversity & Inclusion Student Excellence Award

  • Fatima Fahs

Glasgow-Rubin Certificate of Commendation for Academic Achievement

  • Tori Nault
  • Roslyn Oakley
  • Kelsey Satkowiak

Christina J. Grabowski Outstanding Admissions Ambassador Award

  • Andrew Koo

Pathology Honor Society Award

  • James David
  • Satyum Parikh

Outstanding M1 Student Awards (Class of 2019)

  • Timothy Hewitt
  • Shelby Potkin
  • Nicholas Von Schrott

Outstanding M2 Student Awards (Class of 2018)

  • Morgan Gruner
  • Patricia (Elainee) Poling
  • Johnathon Reknagel

Outstanding Performance Awards - M3 Clerkships

  • Family Medicine
    • Laura Steinkraus
  • Internal Medicine
    • Tori Nault
  • Neurology 
    • Kelsey Satkowiak
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    • Raymond Yeow
  • Pediatrics
    • Adewunmi Nuga
  • Psychiatry
    • Kaitlin Liroff
  • Surgery
    • Ashley Woodfin

Outstanding Performance Awards - M4 Clerkships

  • Anesthesia
    • Scott Pew
  • Diagnostic Medicine
    • Anna Karpov
  • Emergency Medicine
    • Amanda Stahl

2015 Capstone Competitive Scholarship Awards

  • The Ravitz Foundation Capstone Competitive Scholarship Awards
    • Kelsey Satkowiak
    • Gabriela Ganddini
  • The Newman Family Foundation Capstone Competitive Scholarship Awards
    • Danielle Rush
    • Kaitlin Liroff
  • The Nicholson Capstone Competitive Scholarship Awards
    • Fatima Fahs
    • Aditi Gupta
    • Samantha Kraemer

Additional Capstone Competitive Scholarship Awards

  • James David
  • Rachel Hanke
  • Andrew Hartshorn
  • Danny Mammo
  • Neesurg Mehta
  • Nichole McCaffrey
  • Tori Nault
  • Katherine Zanyk-Mclean
  • Christienne Shams
  • Raymond Yeow 

Awards for Outstanding Faculty Achievements

  • Basic Science Educator of the Year
    • Kara Sawarynski, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences
    • Samia Ragheb, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Clinical Educator of the Year
    • Bhavinkumar Dalal, M.D., Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Educational Innovation/Educational Research Award
    • Victoria Lucia, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Excellence in Service Award
    • Asha Shajahan, M.D., M.B.A., Family Medicine


Recipients for the 2014/2015 Year

Michele D. Raible Award

  • Jeffrey Cross

Diversity and Inclusion Student Excellence Award

  • Emman Dabaja

Glasgow Rubin Certificate of Commendation for Academic Achievement

  • Alexandra DePorre
  • Lauren Mecca
  • Jacquelyn Pastewski

Christina J. Grabowski Outstanding Admissions Ambassador Award

  • Melissa Bayci

Class of 2018 Outstanding Performance Awards

  • Patricia Poling
  • Johnathon Recknagel
  • Danelle Ryba

Class of 2017 Outstanding Performance Awards

  • Michael Rezaee
  • Saritza Mendoza
  • Kassem Faraj

Class of 2016 Outstanding Performance Awards


  • Family Medicine Clerkship 
    • Laura Steinkraus
  • Internal Medicine Clerkship
    • Tori Nault
  • Neurology Clerkship
    • Kelsey Satkowiak
  • OB/Gyn Clerkship
    • Raymond Yeow
  • Pediatrics Clerkship
    • Ade Nuga
  • Psychiatry Clerkship
    • Kaitlin Liroff
  • Surgery Clerkship
    • Ashley Woodfin

Class of 2015 Outstanding Performance Awards


  • Anesthesia Clerkship (M4)
    • Amanda Xi
  • Diagnostic Medicine Clerkship (M4)
    • Jonathan Goike
  • Emergency Medicine Clerkship (M4)
    • Laura Diffenderfer

Recipients for the 2013/2014 Year

Michele D. Raible Award

  • Renee Cholyway
  • Eric Raynal

Outstanding Performance Awards

  • Anatomical Foundations of Clinical Practice 1 
    • Paras Vakharia
  • Anatomical Foundations of Clinical Practice 2/2A
    • Saritza Mendoza
  • Art and Practice of Medicine 1 - Funded by Dr. Myron LaBan
    • Jordan Berg
  • Art and Practice of Medicine 2 - Funded by Dr. Myron LaBan
    • Woody Sams
  • Behavioral Sciences
    • Joseph Vercellone
  • Biomedical Foundations of Clinical Practice 1- Funded by the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation
    • Allison Fox
  • Biomedical Foundations of Clinical Practice 2/2A
    • Paras Vakharia
  • Cardiovascular - Funded by the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation
    • Paras Vakharia
  • Endocrine
    • Tori Nault
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
    • Rachel Hanke
  • Family Medicine Clerkship
    • Lucy Boekelheide
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology
    • Roslyn Oakley
  • Hematopoietic & Lymphoid
    • Tori Nault
  • Internal Medicine Clerkship
    • Haramol Gill
  • Musculoskeletal,Connective Tissue & Skin
    • Kelsey Satkowiak
  • Neurology Clerkship
    • Adam Hills
  • Neuroscience - Funded by the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation
    • Arminder Kaura
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology Clerkship
    • Brandon Luczak
  • Pediatrics Clerkship
    • Alexandra DePorre
  • Promotion and Maintenance of Health 1 - Funded by the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation
    • Renee Cholyway
  • Promotion and Maintenance of Health 2
    • Joseph Vercellone
  • Psychiatry Clerkship
    • Anne Wagner
  • Psychopathology
    • Roslyn Oakley
  • Renal & Urinary
    • Joseph Vercellone
  • Reproductive
    • James David
  • Respiratory - Funded by the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation
    • Allison Fox
  • Surgery Clerkship
    • Andrew Angus



Recipients for the 2012/2013 Year

Michele D. Raible Award

  • Kerolous Shenouda

Outstanding Performance Awards

  • Art and Practice of Medicine 1- Funded by Dr. Myron LaBan
    • Joseph Vercellone
  • Art and Practice of Medicine 2 - Funded by Dr. Myron LaBan
    • Jacqueline Pastewski
  • Behavioral Sciences
    • Stephanie Schley
  • Biomedical Foundations of Clinical Practice 1- Funded by the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation
    • James David
  • Biomedical Foundations of Clinical Practice 2
    • Benjamin Kipper
  • Cardiovascular - Funded by the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation
    • James David
  • Endocrine
    • Adam Weiner
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
    • Elizabeth White
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology
    • Jacob Bingham
  • Hematopoietic & Lymphoid
    • Sara Singer
  • Musculoskeletal,Connective Tissue & Skin
    • Adam Hills
  • Neuroscience - Funded by the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation
    • Rachel Hanke
  • Promotion and Maintenance of Health 1- Funded by the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation
    • Jeffrey Stusick
  • Promotion and Maintenance of Health 2
    • Stephanie Schley
  • Psychopathology
    • Sara Ropp
  • Renal & Urinary
    • Jonathan Goike
  • Reproductive 
    • Jonathan Goike
  • Respiratory - Funded by the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation
    • Anna Karpov

Past Recipients

Michele D. Raible Award

  • Stephen Brandon Luczak

Outstanding Performance Awards

  • Art and Practice of Medicine - Funded by Dr. Myron LaBan
    • Stephen Brandon Luczak
  • Biomedical Foundations of Clinical Practice - Funded by the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation
    • Jonathan Goike
  • Cardiovascular -Funded by the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation
    • Lucy Boekelheide
  • Neuroscience - Funded by the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation
    • Christopher Jaeger
  • Promotion and Maintenance of Health - Funded by the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation
    • Christopher Jaeger
  • Respiratory - Funded by the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation
    • Alexandra DePorre
Medical Student
Government
MSG at OUWB

The Medical Student Government (MSG) at OUWB serves as the official representative body of the medical students to the OUWB administration, faculty, Beaumont, Oakland University, and the community. MSG strives to investigate, discuss, and act on issues pertinent to the student body. MSG organizes and oversees committees and their work that is pertinent to the students and the institution. MSG also serves as the fund allocation body for OUWB student organizations. Lastly, MSG serves as the communication medium between the student body and institutional partners.

Commencement

Graduates, please visit the Class of 2019 MedSync web page for additional information about the itinerary for the day, renting your academic regalia, and other important details.

Important Notice: The O'rena has a new policy concerning personal items and entrance to Oakland University O'rena events. Personal bags such as purses, backpacks, and diaper bags are prohibited. Please read the requirements here. If you have additional questions regarding the policy, please contact ouwb-studentaffairs@oakland.edu.

Friday, May 10, 2019

1:00 p.m.Doors open to the public
1:55 p.m.All guests to be seated
2:00 p.m.Commencement begins
4:00 p.m.Approximate end of ceremony
Speaker Information

OPH

Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., is President of Oakland University. Her tenure began in July of 2017.

Dr. Pescovitz’s experience is distinguished by a range of academic, medical, research and business expertise, along with cutting-edge insights on education, healthcare and the challenges of serving patients in a fast-changing environment.

Dr. Pescovitz earned her medical degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine; she received Distinguished Alumni Awards from the Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern University. Her primary medical-research work has focused on the physiologic and molecular mechanisms responsible for disorders of growth and puberty, and the development of novel therapies for these conditions. She has received numerous awards for her research, teaching, and leadership.

During her extensive 21-year career at Indiana University, she served as Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs at Indiana University School of Medicine, President and CEO of Riley Hospital for Children, and interim Vice President for Research Administration at Indiana University.

From 2009-2014, she was University of Michigan’s first female Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Health System CEO. In this role, she led a system that included three hospitals, more than 120 health centers and clinics, and the University of Michigan Medical School. She oversaw $3.3 billion in revenue and $490 million in research funding. During this time, she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

From 2014-2017, Dr. Pescovitz was Eli Lilly and Company’s Senior Vice President and U.S. Medical Leader for Lilly Biomedicines. Dr. Pescovitz served as president of the Society for Pediatric Research, the nation’s largest pediatric research organization; president of Lawson Wilkins (North American) Pediatric Endocrine Society, and chair of March of Dimes Grants Review Committee.

Dr. Pescovitz currently serves on a range of medical, educational, economic development and community boards throughout the region and state. She has published more than 190 papers and books.

She is a proud mother to three children, two in-law children, and five grandchildren.

Dean's Reception
Immediately following the ceremony, graduates and their guests are welcome to attend the Dean's reception, an informal gathering honoring the OUWB Class of 2019. All graduates, their guests, and faculty are invited to attend. No RSVP or tickets are required. Faculty participating in the commencement ceremony should check in on Friday, May 10, between noon and 1 p.m. at the indoor track in Oakland University Recreation Center. Volunteers will be available to help with your regalia and provide instructions for the processional line-up.

Regalia

Academic regalia is required for participation in the commencement ceremony.

  • Graduates will pick up their regalia at the OU Bookstore in Oakland Center on the following dates:
          May 7, 2019, 8 AM to 6:30 PM at the OU Bookstore
          May 8, 2019, 8 AM to 6:30 PM at the OU Bookstore
          May 9, 2019, 8 AM to 5 PM at the OU Bookstore
  • After the ceremony, all regalia (except the tassel) must be returned.                                  

Deadline for orders:  March 29, 2019

Appropriate dress and attire is required for the graduates. Casual clothing such as jeans, t-shirts and tennis shoes are not allowed.

  • For men, appropriate under-gown attire includes dress pants, dress shirt and tie. Dress shoes are recommended.
  • For women, appropriate under-gown attire includes dresses, skirts or dress pants and blouses. Dress shoes are recommended.
  • Graduates must not carry purses, backpacks, jackets, etc. Please make arrangements to leave those items with family or friends. All cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off prior to the start of procession.

Place your order online:

Students: https://ouwbsom.shopoakhalli.com 

Faculty: https://ouwbfaculty.shopoakhalli.com


Parking

Parking lots and parking structures are located across from the O'rena and next to it. Campus maps, with parking lots labeled, can be printed from the Oakland University website at the following link: www.oakland.edu/parking. A handicapped accessible parking lot is available and is located next to the O'rena P16.


Accommodations

The ceremony will be interpreted in American Sign Language for the hearing impaired. Handicapped (wheelchair) accessible seating for guests is available. 


Photography and Video

Professional photographs of all graduates will be taken on stage when they receive their diplomas, and immediately off stage in posed portraits. Photos may be viewed online after the event and ordered directly from Jewell Studio's website.

Graduates are not obligated to make any purchases.

Live Streaming and Video

The ceremony will be available for streaming and a recording will be available on YouTube after the event.

Match Day


Match Day 2015 Results

OUWB Class of 2015 Residency Match


On the brink of finishing four years of rigorous medical education, students from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine’s charter class gathered to find out where they will embark on the next phase of their medical training.

OUWB faculty and other leaders joined the students at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Mich., to celebrate the school’s inaugural Match Day on Friday, March 20. During the event, 47 students opened envelopes to discover where they will serve their residency programs as assigned by the National Residents Matching Program.

OUWB Founding Dean Robert Folberg, M.D., addressed the crowd by offering “a big thank you” to all the students, faculty and leaders who helped make the day possible. He also welcomed the many families that were in attendance and had a special message for those without their families.

“You should consider the entire OUWB as your collective family,” Dr. Folberg said. Students were assigned to residencies in more than a dozen specialty areas at health systems in Metro Detroit and around the country. Medical residencies run for varying time periods, depending on the specialty, and are required to become a physician in the United States. David McNaughton was matched with his first-choice institution.

For OUWB student David McNaughton, Match Day represented both a finish line and a new beginning. The Clarkston native completed his bachelor’s degree in biology at Oakland University in 2010 and decided to pursue his medical degree at OUWB. His envelope contained the news that he will serve his residency at Indiana University, his first-choice institution.

“I’m really happy,” said McNaughton. “I really liked Troy Beaumont, but I wanted something new this time. I think it’s going to be great.”

 McNaughton said his time at OUWB prepared him to tackle the challenges ahead as he pursues a career in family medicine.

“It was very personable,” McNaughton said of his OUWB experience. “Being the charter class, there were only 50 of us, so we knew each other very well and had a great camaraderie. I think that’s what (OUWB leaders) were going for. ”

Match Day is the culmination of a residency application process in which students rank the hospitals and medical facilities where they prefer to continue their graduate medical training. Since 1952, the National Residents Matching Program has placed graduating medical students in residencies throughout the country. OUWB’s Match Day marked the last milestone leading up to the charter class graduation, which took place on May 15.