March 2012 - Vol. 6, No. 3

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AACOM’s Joining Forces Initiative Update
Learn about progress made 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

ATSU President Receives Education Hero Award

DMU Students Volunteer to Help Keep America’s Children Healthy

GA-PCOM Partners in New Family Medicine Center

MSUCOM Student DO Receives NIH Award

Blue Cross Contributes to OSU-COM Healthy Women Program

UNECOM Director Honored for Excellence in Gerontological Education

VCOM Faculty Honored for Bedside Manner

Upcoming Events 
and Deadlines

March 28-31 
AACOM Annual Meeting 
Washington, DC

March 29 
LHI Webinar: "Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait"

March 31 
Arnstein Scholarship Applications Due

April 10-11 
ODPHP 2012 National Health Promotion Summit
Washington, DC

April 27-29 
ORC “Using Manual and Conventional Therapies to Enhance Musculoskeletal Health” Conference
Fort Worth, TX

May 15-17 
MEFS Beyond Flexner: Social Mission in Medical Education Conference
Tulsa, OK

May 21-23 
Interprofessional Healthcare Institute
Herndon, VA

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

Upcoming Recruitment Events

Upcoming Hospital Day Events

AACOM Job Connection

March is the month for colleges and job seekers to begin planning for the next academic year by using 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

Innovation: The Key to Solving the GME Dilemma

AACOM's President reflects on the continuing challenges to graduate medical education, and some innovative solutions that could be explored. Read more


News and Events

Leadership Updates

PNWU announces new President, two institutions name founding Deans, and WesternU and ATSU announce leadership changes. Read more

Annual Meeting Update

AACOM’s 2012 Annual Meeting is just two weeks away! On-site registration is still available. Read more

NAAC Holds First Meeting

Department of Veterans Affairs National Academic Affiliations Council holds inaugural meeting in Washington, DC. Read more

2012 AOA Match Results

The 2012 osteopathic Match results have been released. Read more

IPEC and AAMC Awarded Macy Foundation Grant

Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation grant will fund an interprofessional education repository. Read more

OHPI Spotlight

Student doctor Shwetha Chagalamarri shares her experiences as AACOM’s first OHPI of 2012. Read more

Introducing the Tour for Diversity in Medicine

New medical education initiative, Tour for Diversity in Medicine, stages inaugural bus tour. Read more

AACOM 2013 CIB at Press

Discounted pre-publication ordering is now available. Read more

NHSC Awards $9.1 Million in Loan Repayment Grants

Loan repayment pilot program assists graduating medical students with debt in exchange for service. Read more

NAOME Names 2012 Fellows

AACOM introduces three 2012-2017 National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators Fellows. Read more

AAMC Publishes Matriculant Analysis

AACOM Vice President for Research and Application Services Tom Levitan, MEd serves as contributing author to Academic Medicine article. Read more

Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators

Healthy People 2020 supports the achievement of a broad set of national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Every month, focus is given to one Leading Health Indicator (LHI), a high-priority national health issue chosen by the program. Read more

Registration Open for "Beyond Flexner" Conference

Medical Education Futures Study "Beyond Flexner" conference registration is now open. Barbara Ross Lee, DO, will speak at the conference. Read more

ORC Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Osteopathic Research Center is hosting an interprofessional international conference to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2012. Read more

National Healthcare Decisions Day Approaching

The 5th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day will be held on April 16. Read more

Registration Open for 2012 NIH Seminars

The NIH will offer two 2012 Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants this April and June. Read more

Last Call for 2012 Arnstein Scholarship Applications

The 2012 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship application deadline is March 31. Read more

Federal Updates

Title VII FY 2013 Funding Letter Circulated in House

Two House Committees Approve IPAB Repeal Legislation

AACOM Joins ACE Sign-on Letter in Support of HR 2117 to Repeal State Authorization and Credit Hour

President Releases FY 2013 Budget Proposal

President Signs Law, Delays Physician Cut for Remainder of 2012

HRSA Announces Centers of Excellence Funding Opportunity

CMS Announces First Redistribution of Resident Slots from Closed Hospitals

AHRQ Re-activates Individual Career Development FOAs

Updated: Federal Funding Opportunities

Additional Federal Updates

AACOM Group and Council News

Council of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CSFAA)

Core Competency Liaison Group

Meetings to be held at the 2012 AACOM Annual Meeting:

Thursday, March 29

Council of Development and Alumni Relations Professionals (Dev-Alum) 

Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) Executive Board 

Council of Osteopathic Medical Student Services Officers (COMSSO) 

Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators (SOME) 

SOME Steering Committee Dinner

Friday, March 30

Marketing and Communications Advisory Council (MAC) 

Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) 

Council of Osteopathic Medical Admissions Officers (COMAO)

Saturday, March 31

AACOM Board of Deans 

Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP)

Sunday, April 1

Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP)

2013 CIB Now on Sale!