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July/August 2011
Vol. 5, No. 7/8

From the President

Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH

Combating Threats to Graduate Medical Education

Dr. Shannon discusses proposals to cut graduate medical education funding, AACOM’s responses to the threat, and the potential impact of cuts on our nation's health care system. Read more

News and Events

2012 Annual Meeting Call for Presentations and Posters Now Open

The AACOM Annual Meeting Planning Committee invites presentation and poster proposals for "Building Healthy Behaviors: Medical Education for Prevention and Change." Read more

2011 Match Data Summary

A total of 1,894 expected 2011 DO graduates matched into osteopathic residences or military programs. Read more

VCOM-CC and COMP-Northwest Welcome Inaugural Classes

A new branch campus in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and a new teaching site in Lebanon, Oregon, welcome their first osteopathic medical students. Read more

Three COM Institutions Ranked Best Places to Work in Academia

The Scientist magazine's annual list of the "Best Places to Work in Academia" includes the top 40 U.S. universities, with Midwestern University ranking sixth. Read more

Leadership Updates

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – New York appoints a new Interim Clinical Dean. Read more

AACOM Hosts New Scholar-in-Residence

Alissa Craft, DO, MBA, will be creating a fully implementable curriculum in patient safety and health care quality improvement that can be used by every COM. Read more

2012 Osteopathic Health Policy Interns Announced

AACOM will welcome three outstanding osteopathic medical students to its offices to participate in the OHPI program in 2012. Read more

Dr. Silvagni Selected as Fulbright Senior Specialist Scholar

The program awards grants to faculty members to engage in collaborative projects at higher education institutions in over 100 countries. Read more

AOA Inaugurates New President

Dr. Levine is installed as AOA President, as Dr. Nichols returns as Dean of CCOM/MWU and Dr. Stowers is elected President-Elect. Read more

COM Administration and Faculty Members Recognized at AOA Business Meeting

A COM Dean receives Educator of the Year award, several administrators receive Presidential Citations and the 2011 Class of Great Pioneers is inducted. Read more

Dr. Ross-Lee Delivers A.T. Still Memorial Lecture at AOA Annual Business Meeting

Dr. Ross-Lee shared her vision for the osteopathic medical profession and encouraged attendees to carry on Andrew Taylor Still’s vision in everyday life. Read more

COCA Receives Five-Year Recognition Term from USDE

AOA's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation has received the maximum term of continuing recognition as the only accrediting body for COMs. Read more

Macy Foundation Sponsors Blue Ribbon Commission

The joint AACOM and AOA Blue Ribbon Commission has received generous funding from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. Read more

AACOM Sponsors Two Upcoming Health Professions Events

AACOM is a proud sponsor of the upcoming Collaborating Across Borders III Conference, and of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Equity Summit. Read more

DOCARE Opens Continuity Clinic in Guatemala

DOCARE opens a year-round continuity clinic in San Andres Itzapa, Guatemala, to provide medical care to the people of the region and an osteopathic medical teaching site. Read more

New Issue of Professionalism Newsletter Focuses on Online Behavior

Focused on “Online Professionalism, Social Media, and Physicians,” the newsletter is available on AACOM’s website. Read more

Registration Now Open for 22nd Annual OME Leadership Conference

OME XXII, Osteopathic Medical Education: Succeeding Through Growth, will be held January 12-14, 2012, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Read more

In Memoriam: Stanley Schiowitz, DO, FAAO

Stanley Schiowitz, DO, former Dean of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology (NYCOM/NYIT), passed away June 27, 2011. Read more