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U.S. Osteopathic Medical Schools Promote Military Medicine in Honor of Veterans Day

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Military medicine-focused educational activities for DO students: DMU-COM continues to expand opportunities for students in the military to develop leadership, discipline, and knowledge of military medicine with an elective that began in 2014 for first-year students. The College now offers advanced versions of the elective to second- and third-year students in the military and plans to offer a fourth-year elective in 2017. Students in the electives participate in sessions on military medicine, simulation experiences in battlefield medicine, helicopter medical evacuation training, rifle simulation labs, and other activities designed to prepare students to both heal and lead America’s service members.


Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Military medicine-focused educational activities for DO students: KCU has a longitudinal military medicine honors track curriculum consisting of didactic, simulation, and surgical skills sessions designed specifically to address the unique duties and obligations of students participating in the Health Professions Scholarship Program and National Guard who will serve as military physicians following graduation.  

Other Veterans Day activities: Medcorps and Military Track Student Uniform Day.


Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

LECOM Military Students

Military medicine-focused educational activities for DO students: LECOM's Erie campus recognized Veterans Day on Friday, November 11 with the playing of "Taps" by Thomas Corso, PhD, Director of the Pharmacy Post-Baccalaureate Program and Professor of Biochemistry and Neuroscience. Classes were put on hold momentarily while Dr. Corso’s rendition of "Taps" echoed through LECOM’s halls for all to hear. Additionally, LECOM’s military students wore the fatigues of their respective branches throughout the day (pictured above).


Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

OU-HCOM participates in Stand Down eventMilitary medicine-focused educational activities for DO students: On October 7, OU-HCOM, including some of its medical students, joined a number of organizations in Athens County, OH, to provide a day of free services to area veterans who needed them.

The Athens County Stand Down event, which took place at the county fairgrounds, aimed to connect local vets who might be facing rough times with agencies that could help them. The Heritage College offered free medical screenings at one of its mobile clinics.


Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Military medicine-focused educational activities for DO students: Rocky Vista University (RVU) celebrated Veterans Day on Friday, November 11. Clinton Adams, DO, President and CEO of RVU, addressed the gathering of students, faculty, and staff (many of whom are currently or have served in the military) and provided welcoming remarks, noting that RVU is among the most military friendly of civilian medical schools. 

Dr. Adams recognized the veterans present, including RVUCOM Dean Thomas N. Told, DO, who served in the Army. Students serving in the military and families of veterans were also acknowledged. Dr. Adams, who served in the Navy as Vice Admiral, honored them with several quotes, including one by Maya Angelou: “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” Following the speech, the crowd celebrated with cakes bearing the emblems of the military branches. 

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For its fourth year in a row, RVU has received a Military Friendly® School designation from Victory Media. The Military Friendly® Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges and universities in the country that exhibit leading practices to support military students.

Other Veterans Day activities, events, or programs: Students are encouraged to write notes of encouragement and thanks to military service members who are still recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The Student Services office will mail the cards and letters for the students.

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Auburn Campus

Military medicine-focused educational activities for DO students: There have been several workshops with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Auburn Campus (VCOM-Auburn) military clubs including the following areas: military trauma training and hemorrhage control. There was also a trauma video night. Some related training involves trauma in elderly and trauma in pregnancy workshops (could be used in the treatment of Iraqi and Afghan nationals). 

Other Veterans Day activities, events, or programs: 

  • Monday, November 7 - Writing letters to soldiers and veterans
  • Wednesday November 9 - Bake sale in the hallway between the lecture halls all day! All proceeds will help to “adopt” a soldier and help disabled veterans
  • Thursday, November 10 - Lunch for veterans and active service members at noon. VCOM-Auburn staff and students who are veterans or active service members will be honored and provided a catered lunch
  • Friday, November 11, Veterans Day - Wear red, white, or blue and show your support! Make sure to thank a veteran! 


Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus

Other Veterans Day activities, events, or programs:  Throughout the week, Student Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (SAMOPS) chapter members will collect "Thank You" cards from students, faculty and staff. 

On Friday (Veterans Day), SAMOPS members will distribute these messages of thanks to patients at the Spartanburg VA clinic, to share appreciation for the Veterans in our community.


Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia Campus

Military medicine-focused educational activities for DO students: On Friday, November 11, 2016, the Student Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons (SAMOPS) has invited all students to participate in a Red, White and Blue color day. 

In addition, students are encouraged to write notes of encouragement and thanks to military service members who are still recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The Student Services office will mail the cards and letters for the students.


 

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Visit AACOM's updated Joining Forces web page for more information.