Feb. 2011 - Vol. 5, No. 2

Campus Roundup

MSUCOM Students Travel to Brazil

CHEAO Offering $500 Award to Health Professions Graduates Who Commit to Practice in Area

Touro University California Holds Free Health Fair at Supermarket

VCOM Named Business of the Year by Montgomery Chamber of Commerce

Governor Schwarzenegger Praises Western U President

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Feb. 16 
National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators Applications Due

Feb. 25 
Medical Education Mini-Grant Program Deadline

Feb. 28 
Annual Meeting Early Registration Deadline

Feb. 28 
Osteopathic Health Policy Internship Applications Due

March 31 
Arnstein Scholarships Applications Due

Upcoming Recruiting Events

Upcoming Hospital Day Events

Grants and Scholarships

Macy Faculty Scholars Program Announced

NIH to Offer New Clinical Research Grants

AACOM Job Connection

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From the President

Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH

Can Osteopathic Medicine Maintain Its Status as Disruptive Innovator?

Dr. Shannon describes the concept of disruptive innovation, and challenges osteopathic medical education to recognize and maintain its traditional role of disruptive innovator. 

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News and Events

Leadership Updates

Four institutions announce leadership updates. Read more

Applications to Nation's Osteopathic Medical Schools Break Record for Fifth Consecutive Year

With more than two months remaining in this year’s application cycle, the number of applicants for the 2011 entering class surpassed last year’s cycle-end total. Read more

Annual Meeting Update

Learn more about pre-conference workshops and the full program, and plan to register before the February 28 early-bird deadline. Read more

AOA and AACOM Co-Sponsor OME XXI Leadership Conference

This year’s meeting focused on "Osteopathic Medical Education as a Disruptive Innovation." Read more

Dr. Shannon Joins CAB III Advisory Committee

Dr. Shannon will assist with providing feedback regarding program proposals for the CAB III Meeting, Interprofessional Collaboration: From Preparation to Practice. Read more

HHS Designates 11 Teaching Health Centers as Part of New THC Graduate Medical Education Program

Funding to support an increased number of primary care medical and dental residents has been awarded to 11 Teaching Health Centers, including several that are affiliated with osteopathic medical colleges Read more

Keith Watson and Stephen Shannon Attend COGME Meeting

The meeting included a presentation of the findings and recommendations included in COGME’s 20th Report,Advancing Primary Care. Read more

COGME's "Advancing Primary Care: 20th COGME Report on GME" to be Presented as Webinar

Access the webinar by visiting hereRead more

AACOM Hosts Leadership Meeting

AOA-AACOM leadership discussed graduate medical education and research, among other issues. Read more

Interprofessional Education Collaborative to Publish Competency Report

Report will include recommended core competencies to prepare students in several health professions fields for interprofessional collaborative practice. Read more

Last Call to Submit 2011 National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators Application

Review the NAOME web materials and submit your application by February 16. NAOME materials  | Read more

Medical Education Research Mini-Grants Deadline Approaches

AACOM’s Office of Medical Education is seeking proposals for medical education research mini-grants of up to $10,000. Read more

Final Call for 2012 Osteopathic Health Policy Intern Applications

Student interns will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of health policy. Submit applications by February 28. Read more

Call for 2011 International Essay Contest on Interprofessionalism Announced

The National Health Sciences Students’ Association and the Journal of Interprofessional Care invite applicants to submit a 1,500 word (maximum) essay. Read more

Call for Applications: Successful Practices Initiative

The resulting compilation of successful practices will be housed online and linked to the Healthy People 2020 website. Read more

In Memoriam: Martyn Richardson, DO

The former Dean of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM), passed away on January 22, 2011. Read more

In Memoriam: Ralph L. Willard, DO

The former Dean of multiple colleges of osteopathic medicine passed away on January 30, 2011. Read more