October 2012
Vol. 6, No. 10

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Join the Joining Forces Educational Effort on Veterans Day!
AACOM and the nation's COMs organize collaborative effort to host military medicine educational activities on COM campuses in honor of Veterans Day. Read more.

AACOM: Out and About

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

Campus Roundup

Midwestern University Establishes Partnership to Generate More Osteopathic Residency Opportunities in Arizona

Ohio University Research Team Receives NIH Grant to Study Low Back Pain

UP-KYCOM Opens New Building

Chinese Physician Delegation Visits VCOM-VC to Learn About Family Practice

Western U/COMP Faculty and Staff Volunteer at Care Harbor LA

Upcoming Events 
and Deadlines

October 15-17 
IPEC Institute for Faculty Development in Interprofessional Education 
Atlanta, GA (registration closed)

November 15-17 
AACOM Board of Deans Fall Meeting and Retreat
Los Angeles, CA

December 30 
IJOM Call for Papers Deadline

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

January 18-20 
COSGP Winter Meeting

January 31 
SOME Innovation in Medical Education Awards Application Deadline

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

Upcoming Recruitment Events 

Upcoming Hospital Day Events

AACOMAS App Now Open!

AACOMAS has opened its centralized application for those seeking to enter osteopathic medical school in fall 2013.

click here

AACOM Job Connection

The AACOM Job Connection is the place to go to post resumes and fill new academic, administrative and executive position vacancies for the upcoming 2012-2013 academic year.

Click AACOM Job Connection to learn more.

From the President

Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH

How Will Our Nation's Fiscal Debt and Sequestration Affect Osteopathic Medical Education?

Dr. Shannon outlines the impact of sequestration on osteopathic medical education and the nation’s colleges of osteopathic medicine. Read more

News and Events

Leadership Updates

UNECOM Appoints Acting Dean, and NYCOM/NYIT Names New Dean. Read more

Make Your Annual Meeting Hotel Reservation Today!

Plan now to attend this year's Joint AACOM and AODME 2013 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. Read more

John A. Brose, DO, Receives AACOM's Dale Dodson Award

AACOM's Assembly of Presidents has recognized Dr. John A. Brose for his contributions to osteopathic medical education. Read more

AACOM Graduating Student Survey Report Now Available

The annual Graduating Student Survey Report contains information on graduating seniors’ osteopathic medical education debt, levels of satisfaction with various aspects of their education, and future plans. Read more

SOME Now Accepting Submissions for Innovation in Medical Education Awards

SOME will award the two winning entries with $1,000 grants. The application deadline is January 31, 2013. Read more

2012 Multi-COM Recruitment Events Underway

Representatives from AACOM and the nation's COMs are traveling to campuses around the country to meet with potential applicants and increase awareness of osteopathic medical education. Read more

AACOM Hosts TOPCE Session at 2012 OMED Conference

The day-long Training Osteopathic Primary Care Educators (TOPCE) program focused on integrating osteopathic concepts in clinical training settings. Read more

International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine Announces Call for Papers

Deadline for submissions is December 30, 2012. Read more

AOA Announces Winners of Annual Essay Competition 

AOA honored the two winners of its annual history essay competition at the 2012 OMED in San Diego, California. Read more

Healthy People 2020 Update

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

Federal Updates

Urge Your Representative to Support The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2012!

Urge Your Representative to Support the Student Loan Interest Deduction Act of 2012!

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

AACOM Submits Comments on PCORI Draft Methodology Report

AACOM Joins Health Professions Education Associations in Letter to USDE on Repeat Coursework Issue

AACOM Joins HPNEC Letter to Congress on Impact of Sequestration

HRSA Announces Preventive Medicine and Public Health Training Grant Program Funding Opportunity

Congress Passes CR to Avert Federal Government Shutdown

ONC HIT Policy and Standards Committees to Hold Web Hearing on Meaningful Use Stage 2

AACOM GR Staff Attends POLITICO’s Emerging Health Care Leaders Event

AACOM GR Staff Attends National Journal Summit on Fiscal Cliff

AACOM GR Staff Attends Inaugural Meeting of NIH NCATS Advisory Council

PCORI Announces Call for Participation in Pilot Process for Prioritizing Specific Research Topics

Additional Federal Updates

AACOM Group & Council News

Recaps of Recent Meetings

Educational Council on Osteopathic Principles (ECOP)

National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME)

Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators (SOME) Steering Committee

Council of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CSFAA) Phone Meeting

Recaps of Council meetings held at AOA OMED 2012:

Board of Deans (BOD)

Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP)

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

Council of Osteopathic Medical Student Services Officers (COMSSO)

Marketing and Communications Advisory Council (MAC)

Council of Fiscal Officers (CFO)

Assembly of Presidents (AOP)

Council of Osteopathic Medical Admissions Officers (COMAO)

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