Feb. 2012 - Vol. 6, No. 2

With this issue of Inside OME,recently appointed AACOM Editor and Communications Associate Lindsey Jurd takes over the newsletter editor responsibilities.

Please send information for the newsletter to Ms. Jurd at

AACOM’s Joining Forces Initiative Update
AACOM and its member colleges work on a national effort to prepare students, faculty and clinical providers to ensure adequate and appropriate care for military service members and veterans and their families. Read more.

Campus Roundup

Midwestern University Receives $75,000 CVS Caremark Donation

MSUCOM Focuses Attention on HIV-prevention Programs in Caribbean

OU-HCOM Announces Newly Endowed Research Chair

PNWU-COM Receives Donation of $2 Million Student Center

RVUCOM Students Receive Avalanche Rescue Training

UNECOM Receives Grant to Support Student Fellowships

University of Pikeville Proposal for State University Status

UMDNJ-SOM Students Publish Medical Board Exam Preparation Guide

VCOM-VC Participates in First Study of Head Impacts in Youth Football

WesternU/COMP Incorporates MMI into Admissions Requirements

WVSOM Offers Free Public Clinic

Upcoming Events 
and Deadlines

Feb. 16, 2012 
NAOME Applications Due

Feb. 24, 2012 
OHPI 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

June 4-6, 2012 
AAMC 2012 Information Technology in Academic Medicine Conference
Austin, TX

Upcoming Recruitment Events

Upcoming Hospital Day Events

AACOM Job Connection

With the new academic semester underway, colleges and job seekers are encouraged to use AACOM’s Job Connection to fill open academic, administrative and executive positions and to post resumes.

Learn more about the AACOM Job Connection and new enhancements for job seekers.

From the President

Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH

A Milestone in Interprofessional Education 

AACOM’s president announces formalization of national interprofessional education (IPE) group, and reflects on the importance of its work. Read more

News and Events

Annual Meeting Update

Learn more about pre-conference workshops and see the full program. This year’s meeting theme: “Building Healthy Behaviors: Medical Education for Prevention and Change.” Register today! Read more

AACOM to Sponsor 2012 COM Day on Capitol Hill

In conjunction with its 2012 Annual Meeting, AACOM will host COM Day on Capitol Hill. Read more

Leadership Update

A.T. Still University names new President.  Read more

Medical School Applications

With just two months remaining in this year’s application cycle, the number of applicants for the 2012 entering class already has surpassed last year’s cycle-end total. Read more

VSAS Now Available to Osteopathic Medical Students

AACOM has signed a master agreement for participation in the AAMC Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). Read more

New Jersey Plan Would Give UMDNJ-SOM More Autonomy

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie unveils plan to restructure the state’s higher education system. Read more

AACOM Government Relations Team Briefs OU-HCOM Students and Faculty

The Government Relations staff briefed students on legislative initiatives and policy priorities. Read more

First 2012 Osteopathic Health Policy Intern Arrives at AACOM

UNTHSC/TCOM fourth-year student begins two-month Osteopathic Health Policy Internship (OHPI). 2013 OHPI applications are due February 24, 2012. Read more

AACOM Leadership Featured on Discovery Fit & Health’s “Untold Stories of the ER”

AACOM Associate VP is an ER physician on a special osteopathic-centered episode. Read more

OME XXII Leadership Conference Overview and 2013 Outlook

Co-sponsored by the American Osteopathic Association and AACOM, this year’s meeting focused on "Succeeding Through Growth." Read more

Last Call for 2012 National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators Applications

Applications to AACOM’s 2012 National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME) are due onFebruary 16, 2012. Read more

NCCAM Advisory Council Appoints John Licciardone, DO

Dr. Licciardone is the only DO appointed to the NCCAM National Advisory Council. Read more

National Institute for Health Care Reform Publishes New Policy Analysis

Contributing authors Emily R. Carrier, Tracy Yee and Lucy Stark review the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Read more

Medical Education Research Grants Last Call

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

Invitational Conference Focuses on Simulation and Interprofessional Education

Representatives of 22 organizations, including AACOM, participated in a two-day invitational conference in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). Read more