AZCOM OMM Chair Recognized as Patients’ Choice Physician

Photo at left: Dr. Will proudly displays his Patients’ Choice Award.

Anthony Will, DO, Chair of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (AZCOM), is also a practicing physician at the University’s Multispecialty Clinic. Dr. Will has been recognized as a Patients’ Choice Physician, an honor awarded to physicians who received consistently near-perfect scores tabulated from hundreds of thousands of patient reviews.

LECOM Students Raise More Than $5,300 for American Cancer Society

Photo at left: LECOM SGA members present Kelley Spaeder with a check for $5,363.45, raised at a Relay for Life Event for the American Cancer Society. 

More than 150 Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) medical, pharmacy and post-baccalaureate program students participated in LECOM’s annual Relay for Life event, held by LECOM’s Student Government Association (SGA). The students raised $5,363.45, more than doubling the amount they raised last year. Family members and friends of the participating students provided donations as students walked, exercised on machines, and participated in a donut eating contest and a trivia competition at the LECOM John M. & Silvia Ferretti Medical Fitness and Wellness Center.  Students presented the check to Kelley Spaeder, Community Income Development Specialist, American Cancer Society, who commented, “This was a banner year for them. They got involved, were energized and raised a huge amount of money for us.”   

LMU-DCOM Professor Receives Educator of the Year Award

Howard S. Teitelbaum, DO, PhD, MPH, Chair of Preventative and Community Medicine and Professor of Preventative Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM), has been selected as the George W. Northrup Educator of the Year by the national Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA). Dr. Teitelbaum will be presented with the award at SOMA’s annual conference in October.

Dr. Teitelbaum has received the Clinical Professor of the Year award from LMU-DCOM students for the past four years, was given LMU’s Houston Award for Teaching Excellence in 2010, and was a finalist for the Northrup Award in 2006. In 1995, he became a member of the American Osteopathic Association’s Mentor Hall of Fame. Dr. Teitelbaum provided the closing plenary session address at the recent Joint AACOM & AODME 2011 Annual Meeting.

PCOM Lights Up the Night in Honor of NOM Week

In honor of National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine lit up the night with help from the Philadelphia Electric Company. NOM Week was celebrated April 17-21, with the goal of uniting the osteopathic medical community and raising awareness of osteopathic medicine.

UNECOM Announces New Collaborative Partnership with Eastern Connecticut Health Network

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) has announced a collaborative partnership with the Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN), based in Manchester, Connecticut. The partnership will allow 16 third-year medical students to participate in a year of clinical and academic training at Rockville General Hospital and Manchester Memorial Hospital beginning July 2011. UNECOM currently has 10 core clinical campuses with 19 training facilities, and ECHN will be its first training partner in Connecticut. “This collaboration creates a full medical school affiliation that provides a core clinical campus together with faculty appointments for ECHN medical staff members that are invaluable for UNECOM,” commented Marc B. Hahn, DO, UNECOM Dean and Senior Vice President for Health Affairs.

Two UNTHSC/TCOM Students Selected as Texas State University System Regents

Two students from the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine have been selected by Texas Governor Rick Perry to serve on the Texas Higher Education Board. Amir Barzin was appointed to the Higher Education Coordinating Board, and Christian Dean was chosen as the University of North Texas representative. Their one-year terms will begin on June 1, 2011. 

VCOM Featured on the Discovery Channel

On March 28, the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) was featured on a special edition half-hour show of the Discovery Channel’s Profiles Series. The show featured an introduction by Lou Gossett Jr. and interviews with VCOM-Virginia Campus faculty, administration and students. The show also showed scenes from last year’s VCOM medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic, and scenes of the Virginia Campus.

To watch the episode, visit here

WVSOM Introduces Local High School Students to Health Care Careers

Photo at left: Local high school students participate in WVSOM’s Mini Medical School program.

The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine recently hosted 30 local high school students from Greenbrier East and Greenbrier West High Schools for a Mini Medical School program for high school students. The participating students are juniors who are taking advanced science classes and show an interest in health fields. The five-hour program was designed and managed by WVSOM students and allowed the high school students to rotate through six stations, learning about cardiovascular health, pulmonary health, cardiac life support and defibrillators, common sports injuries, liver health and x-rays. Students were also given the opportunity to tour the Clinical Evaluation Center and the Anatomy lab in the Science Building.

Along with teaching students about health care principles, the program helped raise awareness about osteopathic medicine, explained second-year osteopathic medical student Jaschar Shakuri-Rad. “Exposing students to the field of medicine through interactive, fun and educational projects will hopefully stimulate their interest in higher education and a possible future in health care.”

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