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ACHIEVE Career and Networking

  • 25 Mar 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Adamus Restaurant at The Silversmith Hotel, 10 S. Wabash, Chicago


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ACHIEVE Career and Networking 

March 25,  2023 

12:00 PM CT- 2:00 PM CT 

Complimentary lunch and refreshments

Adamus Restaurant at the The Silversmith Hotel Chicago Downtown 

10 S. Wabash, Chicago 

ACHIEVE Medical and Dental Students 

Closed event- by invitation only.

Call us for the password to register if you do not have the code. 

The networking social is for currently enrolled Medical and Dental Students - Men - Black and Latino in a university program and currently registered in the ACHIEVE Program (IOMC).  

Peter Orris, MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM

University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System

Chief of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 

Internal & Preventative Medicine, Rush University Medical College and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Peter Orris MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM, is professor and chief of Occupational and Environmental Medicine for the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System. He has been an attending physician in the Department of Medicine Cook County Health, for over three decades where he practiced and taught internal and occupational medicine on the teaching services. He maintains an active clinical and teaching practice and holds professorships as well internal and preventive medicine at Rush University Medical College and the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 

He was a founding member of Physicians for a National Health Plan as a advocate for Single Payer Government Financed Health Care, an active member of the American Public Health Association, and serves on the council of the Chicago Medical Society and as a delegate to the Illinois State Medical Society. Dr. Orris graduated Harvard College, Yale School of Public Health, and the Chicago Medical School of the Rosalind Franklin University. 

Patrick D. Smith, DMD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry

University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry

Dr. Smith works in the Division of Public Health Sciences, where his role is to support the public health dentistry curriculum through a number of academic activities such as lecturing, research, mentorship, and community engagement. He also helps to facilitate student learning through extramural clinical experiences with an emphasis on access to care and the social determinants of health. His scholarly interests include Oral health workforce and infrastructure building, oral health literacy and community engagement. His publications focus on community dental health-related issues with an emphasis on access to care and the social determinants of health.

He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, MPH(Health Policy and Administration), Harvard School of Dental Medicine, DMD, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, GPR Certificate, and BS in Biology from Morehouse College. 

Lorenzo Pence, DO

Senior Vice President

Osteopathic Accreditation, ACGME 

Dr. Pence was elected as the President-Elect of IOMC. He served as the Secretary in 2021 and 2022.  Dr. Pence joined the ACGME in spring 2015 as Senior Vice President, Osteopathic Accreditation, overseeing the staff that supports the new Osteopathic Principles Committee and the Review Committee for Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. Before ACGME, he was with West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM), where he served as VP of Academic Affairs and Dean, VP Graduate Medical Education, and Rural Outreach, Associate Dean Graduate Medicinal Education, and Professor of Family Medicine. He is a Billings Fellow, Director.

Dr. Pence graduated from WVSOM, and completed his family medicine residency in Toledo, Ohio. He is board certified in family medicine. His experience includes solo and group practice in rural, inner city, and urban environments. He completed an AOA Health Policy Fellowship from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has many professional interests, including health policy, rural medicine, and physician access/placement.

Interested in joining ACHIEVE, more details here.   

Program support provided by the Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute.

For more information, contact the IOMC office at iomcstaff@iomc.org. 


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