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Asclepios Society

Mission Statement

The Asclepios Osler Society aims to enrich the professional and personal development of medical students by providing a collegial network in which students can bond and receive mentorship. With the support and guidance of our faculty members, the students of the Asclepios Society are committed to addressing local and national healthcare needs through community activities and outreach programs aimed at raising political awareness of issues in healthcare. Our projects, designed with these goals in mind, strive to increase interactions between UTMB students and the greater community through personally rewarding, educational, and entertaining activities.

Roster of Members
The roster of the Asclepios Student Society members is available here.
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A Way of Life

The vision of the Osler Student Societies is to provide developing physicians insight into "A Way of Life", described by Sir William Osler, not through formal lecture, but through the guidance of mentors in contact with students within and outside their academic setting.

Asclepios statue
Asclepios is the God of Medicine and Healing in ancient Greek religion. Asclepios represents the healing aspect of the medical arts; his daughters are Hygiea ("Hygiene"), Iaso ("Medicine"), Aseco ("Healing"), Aglaea ("Healthy Glow"), and Panacea ("Universal Remedy"). The rod of Asclepios, a snake-entwined staff, remains a symbol of medicine today, although sometimes the cadeucus, or staff with two snakes, is mistakenly used instead. He was associated with the Roman/Etruscan god Vediovis. He was one of Apollo's sons, sharing with Apollo the epithet Paean ("the Healer").


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Faculty Mentors

Dr. Cassandra Arceneaux, Family Medicine

Dr. Cassandra Arceneaux
Family Medicine

Dr. Judith Aronson,  Pathology, (Osler Scholar, Coordinator)

Dr. Judith Aronson

Dr. Mireya Silva, Child Psychiatry

Dr. Mireya (Silva) Hansen
Child Psychiatry

Dr. Emilio Gonzalez, Rheumatology

Dr. Myers Hurt
Family Medicine

Dr. Victor Sierpina, Family Medicine

Dr. Emilio Gonzalez

Dr. Mukaila Raji, Geriatrics

Dr. Mukaila Raji

Dr. Victor Sierpina, Family Medicine

Dr. Victor Sierpina
Family Medicine

Student Mentors

Anjali Kohli, SOM4

Dennis Hu

Yolan Shaw, SOM4

Yolan Shaw

Jaipreet Suri, SOM3, (Osler Student Scholar)

Jaipreet Suri
(Osler Student Scholar)

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