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 have 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

Dr. Mitchell

Tomás A. Magaña, MD, MA, FAAP is a physician, program director, educator and advocate dedicated to improving care and health outcomes for the country’s most vulnerable children.

Dr. Magaña is a leading expert in the design and implementation of health workforce pipeline programs for youth. As a Principal Investigator at the Public Health Institute in Oakland, CA, Dr. Magaña serves as Founding Director of the award-winning FACES for the Future Coalition, a collaborative of national programs designed to prepare disadvantaged youth for entry into college and careers in the health professions. FACES programs provide an array of holistic services that support the development and training of youth who have been historically excluded from traditional health careers educational programs. To date, FACES programs have served more than 1800 youth nationally with greater than 90% who have graduated from high school and transitioned on to post-secondary educational programs. Dr. Magaña is actively leading the efforts to disseminate the successful FACES model throughout the nation. His work with youth has been featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, NBC Bay Area News, the San Francisco Chronicle and in People Magazine.

Dr. Magaña is a board-certified pediatrician with expertise in the care of vulnerable children and adolescents, including those impacted by the juvenile justice and foster care systems, immigration and community violence. He is a Lead Physician in the Department of School-Based Health Centers at La Clínica de La Raza, Inc. where he serves the complex medical needs of diverse youth from Alameda County. He is also Assistant Professor/Medical Director in the Masters Physician Assistant Department at Samuel Merritt University and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. Previously, Dr. Magaña was a member of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, where he served as Medical Director of Alameda County’s Juvenile Justice Center and attending physician at the Youth Uprising School-Based Health Center in East Oakland, CA.

Dr. Magaña is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a Commissioner of First 5 Alameda County, and has served on a number of regional and national advisory boards focusing on pediatric health issues, healthcare workforce development and cultural competency in medicine. Dr. Magaña received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, his Masters degree from U.C. Berkeley, and his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his pediatric residency at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.

Dr. Magaña is a first generation college graduate, and has dedicated much of his life to serve underserved communities. He has a passion for programs that foster leadership, wellness and professional development for youth.


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

Links to regalia:  https://ouwbsom.shopoakhalli.com/purchasewizard/Welcome

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.