November 2012
Vol. 6, No. 11

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Nation's COMs Participate in Veterans Day Educational Effort!
AACOM honors its pledge to the Joining Forces initiative by supporting Veterans Day educational activities at its member schools. Read more.

AACOM: Out and About

Learn about recent AACOM staff activities and projects.Read more.

Upcoming Events 
and Deadlines

December 30 
IJOM Call for Papers Deadline

January 4-6, 2013 
OME Leadership Conference
Scottsdale, AZ

January 18 
Excellence in Communications Awards Entries Deadline

January 18-20 
COSGP Winter Meeting

January 31 
SOME Innovation in Medical Education Awards Application Deadline

February 22 
2014 OHPI Application Deadline

February 24 
AACOM Research Grant Application Deadline

March 4 
Joint AACOM & AODME 2013 Annual Meeting Early Registration Deadline

March 30 
Sherry R. Arnstein Scholarship Awards Application Deadline

April 24-27 
Joint AACOM & AODME 2013 Annual Meeting 
Baltimore, MD

Upcoming Recruitment Events 

Upcoming Hospital Day Events

AACOM Job Connection

Utilize AACOM's Job Connection to post resumes and fill academic, administrative and executive position vacancies with high-quality candidates.

Visit AACOM Job Connection to learn more.

From the President

Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH

Explaining the Planned Unified GME Accreditation System

Dr. Shannon discusses the recently announced plans to pursue a single accreditation system for graduate medical education programs in the United States. Read more

News and Events

Leadership Updates

New UNECOM Dean takes helm; KCUMB appoints Acting President and Chief Executive Officer. Read more

Annual Meeting Keynote Speakers Announced

Don’t miss this year's Joint AACOM and AODME 2013 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. Read more

AACOM Appoints New VP for Medical Education

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine welcomes Luke H. Mortensen, PhD, FAHA. Read more

Excellence in Communications Awards Call for Entries Opening Soon

The 2013 awards program will recognize excellence in the communications efforts conducted by the nation’s colleges of osteopathic medicine. Entries will be accepted December 3, 3012 - January 18, 2013. Read more

Application Cycle Now Open for AACOM's 2014 Osteopathic Health Policy Intern Program

Selected interns will gain first-hand experience in health policy development and implementation. The deadline for OHPI applications is February 22, 2013. Read more

2013 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, 2013. Read more

AACOM Now Accepting Applications for 2013 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarships 

At least two underrepresented minority osteopathic medical students will receive scholarships. Entries must be postmarked by March 30, 2013. Read more

AACOM Releases Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education Match Report

AACOM, AOA and NBOME have compiled data on characteristics of 2011 match participants as a specialty selection resource for osteopathic medical students. Read more

Barbara Ross-Lee, DO, FACOFP, Named IAMMM Board Chair

Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural & Minority Medicine names Barbara Ross-Lee, DO, FACOFP, Chair of its Board of Directors. Read more

Jay Bhatt, DO, Appointed to NHSC National Advisory Council

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently appointed Jay Bhatt, DO, MPH, to group that provides counsel on meeting the health care needs of underserved communities. Read more

Registration Now Open for the 2013 Osteopathic Medical Education Leadership Conference (OME XXIII)

Themed "Patient Safety: Addressing the Training Gap," the meeting will be held January 4-6, 2013, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona. Read more

Healthy People 2020 Update

Stay connected with Healthy People 2020 webinars, events, news and updates. Read more