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RVUCOM Hosts Second Annual Military Appreciation Reception

At left: RVUCOM student Miranda Allen, OMS-II, presenting the RVUCOM "Fighting Prairie Dog Award" to ceremony guest Major General James K. Gilman, MD.

On October 26, 2012, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic medicine (RVUCOM) held its second annual Military Appreciation Reception and Ceremony to honor the strong military presence on the college’s campus. Eighty-nine of RVUCOM’s students are participating in the armed services Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP). American Osteopathic Association (AOA) President Ray Stowers, DO, FACOFP, attended the event and addressed the RVUCOM community on matters related to military appreciation and the national Joining Forces Initiative.

TUCOM-CA Partners with Solano County                                                                   

At right: TUCOM-CA Dean Michael B. Clearfield, DO, speaking to attendees at a Partnership Celebration event held October 22, 2012, at the Solano County Public Health/Touro University California Clinic in Vallejo, California.

The Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-California (TUCOM-CA) recently partnered with Solano County to provide clinical academic opportunities for osteopathic medical students (and several of the school’s College of Pharmacy students) within the Solano County’s health clinic community. The opportunities are provided through Solano County Health and Social Services, Solano Public Health, and Family Health Services clinics. Participating TUCOM-CA students are providing adult and pediatric primary care services to Solano County residents who visit the clinics.

TUNCOM Partners with New Vista Clinic

The Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUNCOM) recently partnered with New Vista, a nonprofit clinic that specializes in providing housing, training and access to medical care for patients with developmental disabilities. The partnership will facilitate the development of a residential facility for New Vista patients, where osteopathic medical students and TUNCOM faculty will be available to provide on-site medical care. The partnership was designed not only to provide this special population with necessary care, but also to train future physicians to be comfortable in providing services to those with developmental disabilities.

UMDNJ-SOM Partners with South Jersey Healthcare

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine (UNDMJ-SOM) recently entered into a partnership with South Jersey Healthcare, a nonprofit health care center designed to help South Jersey residents receive access to care across the health care continuum. The agreement designates the medical center as a major clinical affiliate of the medical school, expanding on a five-year relationship between the two health institutions. The purpose of the partnership is to support efforts to address the impending physician shortage in South Jersey.

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November 2012
Vol. 6, No. 11