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Parent & Family Program

Welcome to the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Parent & Family Program. As someone you care about embarks on the journey of an OUWB student, you too become part of a wonderful community that we call the OUWB family. The OUWB Parent & Family Program is committed to helping you participate in your student's experience at medical school and beyond. We believe an informed, supportive family aids your student in having an enriching and successful medical school experience.

Join the Parent & Family Program today!

The OUWB Parent & Family Program brings together parents, grandparents, stepparents, extended family members, foster parents, and legal guardians of current, past, and future OUWB students. We will serve as the communication link and portal of resources between the OUWB & family members. The OUWB Parent & Family Program sends quarterly eNewsletters, hosts regional meetings as well as on-campus events, and more. The Program is growing and we look forward to providing even more opportunities for involvement in the near future.

Join the Parent & Family Program

How to Get Involved
Upcoming Events

OUWB On the Road Parent & Family Program Receptions
Learn more about OUWB's accomplishments, what's on the horizon, and how to help your student be successful by attending one of these events. These dinners offer an opportunity to network with other family members and alumni, and ask any questions you may have. We will provide more information on each reception as it becomes available, and encourage you to join us if we are in your area! 

The 2019-2020 School Year schedule will be posted soon.

OUWB HOST (Help Our Students Travel) Program

Join the OUWB HOST Program. Hosts are OUWB alumni and Parent Program members who volunteer to host a student visiting your area during residency interviews or away rotations. HOST volunteers help to offset the financial burden of traveling for residency interviews and away rotations by offering students housing, meals, transportation and/or insights on the area and medical community. As a host, you are truly helping a student as they prepare for life beyond medical school.

If you are interested in becoming a host, click here to submit the registration form.
To learn more, view the  HOST Volunteer FAQs or contact Pam Holtz at  ouwbhost@oakland.edu
Connect Program

If you have a significant other who is interested in getting involved at OUWB, learn more about the OUWB connect program. This program provides a safe and dependable environment that encourages social support, networking and activities for significant others of OUWB students. For information about upcoming events, contact tlegrande@oakland.edu.

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Sign Up for the Parent Newsletter

Parents who register to be a part of the OUWB Parent & Family Program will receive our quarterly newsletter. For back issues of the newsletter, please send a request to pholtz@oakland.edu. 

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