Seminar offers OUWB students an opportunity to learn about OU president’s medical career

OUWB medical students attended a leadership seminar where Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., answered questions, gave advice on mentorship and goals, and shared her medical career journey with them.

Dr. Pesocvitz recalled to the group of 100 some personal stories about her residency and internships, acknowledging that the road to being that brilliant physician will get rocky, but it’s okay to be apprehensive. “There are so many different paths you can take in medicine. All you have to do is open the door and say yes to opportunities,” said Dr. Pescovitz, whose medical journey led to positions as CEO of two hospitals – Indiana University’s Riley Hospital for Children and University of Michigan Health System.

She expressed that she was proud of OUWB, and its mission, saying that OUWB was one of the main reasons she was attracted to working at Oakland University. Dr. Pescovitz has been OU’s president for almost two years.

The student groups responsible for organizing the evening with Dr. Pescovitz include: Internal Medicine Interest Group, American Medical Women’s Association, Pediatric Interest Group, Jewish Medical Student Association, American Medical Association, American Medical Student Association, Healthcare Economics and Biomedical Ethics Group.

Read more about Dr. Pescovitz’s advice on mentorship and goals on OUWB’s Facebook page.