March 2011 - Vol. 5, No. 3

Publisher's Note

With this issue of Inside OME, recently appointed AACOM Editor and Communications Associate Perry Gwen Meyerstakes over the newsletter editor responsibilities. Please send information for the newsletter to Ms. Meyers at

Campus Roundup

White House Director of Drug Policy Joins PCSOM Roundtable

RVUCOM Students Provide Medical Care to Underserved Population in Kenya

Maine Osteopathic Association Raises More than $10,000 for UNECOM Scholarships

VCOM Dean Appointed by Governor to Health Workforce Authority

WVSOM Named Top Rural Physician Medical School byAcademic Medicine

Upcoming Events 
and Deadlines

March 18 
Council of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CSFAA) Webinar

March 31 
Arnstein Scholarships Applications Due

March 31 
Pre-Registration Deadline for the Joint AACOM & AODME 2011 Annual Meeting

April 13-16 
Joint AACOM & AODME 2011 Annual Meeting 
Baltimore, MD

Upcoming Recruiting Events

Upcoming Hospital Day Events

Grants and Scholarships

AOF Announces Grants and Scholarships to the Osteopathic Community

AACOM Sponsored Discount Programs

With the new academic semester underway, colleges are encouraged to use AACOM's Job Connection to fill open academic, administrative and executive positions. Click below for information on this and AACOM's wireless discount program, both of which offer excellent service and savings to the osteopathic medical education community.

Job Connection

Wireless Phone Program

From the President

Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH

The Growing Case for Interprofessional Education

Dr. Shannon discusses the growing importance and potential future of interprofessional education.  Read more

News and Events

Leadership Update

The Georgia Campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has named a new Dean.
Read more

There’s Still Time to Register for the Joint AACOM & AODME 2011 Annual Meeting!

Donald Berwick, MD, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will speak at the meeting. Read more

AACOM President Presents at Partnership for Primary Care Workforce Briefing

"Primary Care: Where Are We Today and Where Do We Need to Go?" outlined the critical importance of primary care to a strong health care system. Read more

Profiling the 2010 Entering Class of Osteopathic Medical Students

The number of matriculants in 2010 rose by 3.5 percent compared with the previous year, with a slight increase in MCAT scores. Read more

DOs Receive 26 Percent of NHSC Loan Repayment Program Awards

Loan Repayment Awards were given to 220 DOs who have committed to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Area. Read more

AACOM Sponsors First CSFAA Financial Aid Resources Webinar

A series of webinars is being offered to help CSFAA members better educate borrowers and future alumni on effectively managing their student loan portfolios. Read more

DO Students Receive AMA Foundation Excellence in Medicine Awards

Betty Mi-Yung Chung and Stephen Rivoli were recognized for their leadership and community service. Read more

Last Call for Arnstein Scholarship Application

All applications must be post-marked by March 31, 2011. For information Read more

AACOM Publishes 2012 CIB

The 2012 Osteopathic Medical College Information Book is a "must have - must read" guide for aspiring osteopathic physicians. Read more

Registration Open for 2011 NIH Regional Seminars

More than 30 NIH and HHS experts will be on hand to share their expertise on program funding and grants. Read more

HRSA Calls for Reviewers for the Primary Care Training and Enhancement Grant Program

Applicants will be reviewed and selected for specific grant programs based on their knowledge, education and experience. Read more

Duke Announces Mini-Fellowship

"Palliative Care Curriculum Development" will help clinician-educators enhance their skills in curriculum development in geriatric medicine. Read more

National Healthcare Decisions Day to be Held April 16

NHDD aims to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. Read more

2011-2012 Health Policy Residency Rotations Announced

Two- and three-month rotations are available to preventative medicine and primary care residents. Application deadline is March 18, 2011. Read more