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 caduceus, 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")
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.