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In support of the recommendations of the Core Competency Task Force, the osteopathic deans unanimously agreed to identify a representative from each COM for the Core Competency Liaison Group. This liaison is to be a contact person to share information and requests to the appropriate individuals in all COMs and identifying appropriate experts from the COMs for designated projects.

The following individuals, as liaison for each of their respective colleges, provided guidance and input on the current Core Competency document, Osteopathic Core Competencies for Medical Students. If you would like to contact any of them, please request this through Luke Mortensen, VP and Chair of Medical Education.

  • ATSU/KCOM: Trish Sexton,DHEd, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Community and Preventive Health 
  • ATSU-SOMA: Lise McCoy, MTESL, Curriculum Specialist 
  • AZCOM: Thomas O'Hare,Associate Dean of Academic Affairs 
  • CCOM: Peg Lechner, MS, RN,Associate Professor, Family Medicine 
  • DMU-COM: Luke Mortensen, Professor 
  • KCUMB-COM: Linda Adkison, PhD, Associate Dean of Curriculum 
  • LECOM- Bradenton: Ronald Berezniak, PhD, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs 
  • LMU-DCOM: Joo Hee Kim, MPH, Executive Director of Academic Services 
  • MSUCOM: Taylor Scott, DO, Assistant Professor 
  • NSU-COM: Marti Echols, PhD, Assistant Dean for Med Ed 
  • NYIT: Bonnie Granat, MA, Director, Office of Program Evaluation and Assessment 
  • OSU-COM: Machelle Davison, EdD, Director for Office of Educational Development 
  • OU-HCOM: Nicole Wadsworth, DO, Assistant Dean for Pre-Clinical Education  
  • PCOM and GA-PCOM: Allan McLeod, DO, MBA, JD, Director of Undergraduate Clinical Education
  • PCSOM: Steven Harris, PhD, Associate Dean of Curricular Affairs and Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Physiology 
  • PNWU-COM: Robert Sutton, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs 
  • RVU-COM: Joseph Stasio, DO,Chair, Department of Primary Care and Associate Professor Family Medicine
  •  TouroCOM-NY: David Lenihan, PhD, Pre-Clinical Dean and Zebulon Taintor, MD, Clinical Dean 
  • TUCOM-CA: Teresita Menini, MD, Associate Professor of Neuroscience 
  • TUCOM-NV: Terrence Miller, PhD, Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Curriculum and Associate Professor of Basic Sciences 
  • UMDNJ-SOM: Pam Basehore,Associate Director of Education and Assistant Professor  
  • UNECOM: Evelyn Schwalenberg, DO, Faculty Development Coordinator and Interim Director of Predoctoral Training 
  • UNTHSC/TCOM: Thomas Dayberry, DO, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs 
  • WESTERN U: Kay Kalousek, DO,Assistant Dean, Medical Education  
  • WVSOM: James Nemitz, PhD, Associate Dean for Preclinical Education 

Updated: 4/9/2012