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November 2011
Vol. 5, No. 11

From the President

Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH

Working with Colleagues to Advance Osteopathic Medical Education 

Dr. Shannon highlights AACOM's partnerships with external colleagues forged to meet shared goals and advance osteopathic medical education. Read more

News and Events

Leadership Update

LMU-DCOM names new Dean of Clinical Medicine. Read more

Osteopathic Physician Elected to Institute of Medicine

James N. Weinstein, DO, MSc, is one of 65 members elected to the IOM this year, and currently is the only DO serving in the Institute. Read more

Dr. Shannon Appointed to Department of Veterans Affairs National Academic Affiliations Council

The new council will advise the Secretary and the Under Secretary for Health on matters affecting partnerships between the VA and its academic affiliates. Read more

AACOM Releases Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education Match Report

AACOM, AOA and NBOME have compiled data on characteristics of match participants as a specialty selection resource for osteopathic medical students. Read more

Preventive Medicine Expert Panel Creates Presentation for AHRQ/HRET

"Putting Prevention into Practice" was developed with assistance from AACOM and focuses on teaching students to use electronic tools to incorporate prevention into clinical practice. Read more

AACOM Scholar-in-Residence Speaks at Primary Care Workforce Capitol Hill Briefing

"Where Are We Today and Where Do We Need to Go?" drew attention to the importance of investing in primary care to rein in costs and improve U.S. health outcomes. Read more

AACOM President Travels Abroad to Attend International Health Care Events

Dr. Shannon recently attended the Osteopathic International Alliance Meeting in Germany, and the International Health Workforce Collaborative in Australia. Read more

Dr. Clinton E. Adams Receives AACOM's Dale Dodson Award

The Assembly of Presidents has recognized Dr. Adams for his significant contribution to the advancement and support of osteopathic medical education. Read more

Individuals Honored at AOA Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition

Many individuals were honored for their work and contributions to osteopathic medicine and medical education at the recent meeting in Orlando, Florida. Read more

HHS Announces Record Number of National Health Corps Service Members

The number of participants in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) has nearly tripled in the last three years, now totaling more than 10,000 health care professionals. Read more

COMs and COM Institutions Receive Funding for Primary Care Programs

HHS has announced $19.3 million in funding to support programs to educate and train the primary care physician and physician assistant workforce. Read more

AOA-AACOM Osteopathic Medical Education Leadership Conference XXII (OME XXII) Planning Underway

Themed "Osteopathic Medical Education: Succeeding Through Growth," the meeting will be held January 12-14, 2012, at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Read more

Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators (SOME) Announces Two Medical Education Awards

Two members of SOME will be recognized with Innovations in Medical Education awards at the AACOM Annual Meeting. Applications are due by January 31, 2012Read more

National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME) Invites 2012 Applications

Review the NAOME web materials and submit applications before the February 16, 2012 deadline. Read more Review NAOME materials  

2012 AACOM Research Grants Program Now Accepting Proposals

Grants will be awarded in medical education research and institutional research categories. Proposals are due by February 24, 2012Read more

AACOM Now Accepting Applications for the 2012 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarships

At least one newly accepted underrepresented minority student and at least one continuing student will receive scholarships. Applications must be postmarked byMarch 31, 2012Read more

Excellence in Communications Awards Call

The 2012 EICs will recognize excellence in concept, content and design, as well as superiority of writing, editing and final production quality. Entries are due January 6, 2012Read more

2nd Annual Regional Osteopathic Poster Exhibition and Competition Call

OU-HCOM's Center for Osteopathic Research and Education and the Ohio Osteopathic Association invite abstracts due January 31, 2012Read more

CMS Announces Funding for 500 Health Centers

Funding totaling $42 million will be awarded to improve coordination and quality of care delivered to people with Medicare beneficiaries and other patients. Read more

In Memoriam: Lawrence Jacobson, DO

The Vice Dean of Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine passed away November 10, 2011. Read more   

Federal Updates

Medical Residency Funding Is Facing Dire Cuts! Call NOW!

AACOM Letter to Super Committee Urges Sustained Funding for GME

AACOM GR Increases Advocacy Outreach to Urge Support for GME

New Section: COMs Taking Action!

Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging Affordable Care Act

Student Aid Alliance Launches Save Student Aid Campaign

AACOM Joins HPNEC Letter to House and Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Leaders Urging Support of FY12 Funding for Title VII and VIII Programs

AACOM Joins AAFP, AOA, and Other Organizations on Letter to House Appropriations Committee in Support of Primary Care Training

FASHP Member Letter to the OMB on HRSA Data Collection Revision Request

HHS Announces CMI Health Care Innovation Challenge

PCORI Seeks Reviewers for Pilot Project Grants Program

CMS Accepting Applications for Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative

Additional Federal Updates

Upcoming Events 
and Deadlines

Nov. 17-19, 2011 
AACOM Board of Deans Retreat and Meeting 
The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV

Nov. 19-21, 2011Collaborating Across Borders III 
Tucson, AZ

Dec. 8-10, 2011 
Health Policy Fellowship Seminar AACOM Offices,
Chevy Chase, MD

Jan. 6, 2012 
AACOM Excellence In Communications Awards
Entries Due

Jan. 12-14, 2012
Osteopathic Medical Education Leadership Conference 
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Jan. 31, 2012 
SOME Medical Education Awards 
Applications Due

Feb. 16, 2012 
NAOME Applications Due

Feb. 24, 2012 
AACOM Research Grant Proposals Due

March 28-31, 2012
AACOM Annual Meeting
Omni Shoreham, Washington, DC

March 31, 2012 
Arnstein Scholarship Applications Due

Upcoming Recruitment Events 

Upcoming Hospital Day Events