From the President

Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH

AACOM: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

AACOM’s President describes some of the association’s recent accomplishments and future plans. 
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News and Events

Leadership Updates

Two colleges of osteopathic medicine announce leadership appointments. Read more

Joint AACOM & AODME Annual Meeting Focuses on Interprofessional Education

More than 660 osteopathic medical (COMs) students, faculty, staff, physicians and residency directors attended the meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. Read more

More than 14,000 Aspiring Physicians Apply to Osteopathic Medical School

Applicants submitted 109,020 individual applications for admission to 25 colleges of osteopathic medicine. Read more

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine Receives $105 Million in Funding

OUCOM will become the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, after a record gift from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations. Read more

AACOM Holds COM Day on Capitol Hill

Representatives from 13 colleges of osteopathic medicine came to Capitol Hill to discuss osteopathic medical education issues with congressional representatives. Read more

AACOM Director of Government Relations Presents at WVSOM COM Week

Pamela Murphy, MSW, addressed students and faculty, providing an overview of AACOM’s current legislative initiatives and health policy and educational priorities. Read more

AACOM Announces 2011 National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators Fellows

This year's five inductees will serve as leaders and mentors for academic scholarship in the osteopathic medical education profession. Read more

AACOM Sponsors CSFAA Financial Aid Resources Webinars

Two webinars, "Student Loan Consolidation" and "Income Based Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness," were given by Paul S. Garrard for CSFAA members. Read more

AACOM's Osteopathic Health Policy Interns

Two fourth-year students spend time with AACOM’s GR department to develop an understanding of federal health policy. Read more

U.S. News and World Report Puts Osteopathic Medical Colleges at Top of List of Primary Care Resident Producers

Five of the nation's 26 colleges of osteopathic medicine top the list of U.S. medical schools producing the most primary care residents. Read more

DOCARE Launches Year-Round Clinic in Guatemala

The site will offer medical care to indigenous people of the region and provide students with the opportunity to participate in international rotations. Read more

NBOME Hires New Senior Vice President for Cognitive Testing

Gerald G. Osborn, DO, MPhil, has been appointed to the newly created position and will be responsible for leadership of NBOME’s cognitive testing department. Read more

Osteopathic Research Center Announces CONCORD-PBRN Fellows, Directors & Advisory Board

The Fellows will attend six seminars at the ORC, and collect data in collaboration with the ORC for at least two years following completion of the didactic year. Read more

Federal Updates

NEW! Federal Funding Opportunities

AACOM Sends Letter to Secretary Sebelius and Administrator Wakefield on HRSA’s Fiscal Year 2011 Spending Measure

AACOM Government Relations Staff Participate in NCCAM Stakeholder Roundtable

NIH Announces Funding for Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Centers

HHS Announces Partnership for Patients

House Passes FY12 Budget Resolution

President Signs Continuing Resolution for Remainder of FY11

President Obama Signs 1099 Repeal Bill

AACOM Submits Testimony to the House Subcommittee concerning Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2012

AACOM Submits Nominations to Federal Advisory Committees: ACICBL, ACTPCMD, and COGME

HRSA Announces Funding for the Health Careers Opportunity Program

HHS Announces Partnership for Patients

HRSA Announces Data Collection on Teaching Health Center GME Program

HRSA Releases Revised “Low Income Levels” for Health Professions Programs

AACOM Sends Letter to House Energy and Commerce Leadership Opposing Repeal of THCGME Program

AACOM Joins Council of Graduate Schools Letter to Congressional Leaders, Appropriations Committee Leaders, and Education Committee Leaders Supporting the In-School Interest Subsidy on Federal Stafford Loans for Graduate and Professional Students

MedPAC Chair Testifies at Congressional Hearing

Additional Federal Updates

AACOM Job Connection

As the academic year winds down, start now and take advantage of AACOM’s Job Connectionto fill new academic, administrative and executive position vacancies for the 2011-2012 academic year. Click below to learn more about the Job Connection.

Job Connection