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April 05, 2017

AZCOM Students Celebrate Arizona Residency Program Matches

As students from osteopathic medical schools across the nation discovered their near-term futures on Match Day, many of Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (AZCOM/MWU)’s Class of 2017 were thrilled to discover that they would remain in Arizona for their residencies.

A group of eight AZCOM students, including Jessica Pringle, were elated to find that they matched to Maricopa Medical Center, and a camera crew from Maricopa Integrated Health Systems was on campus to capture the moment when they opened their match envelopes. Pringle found that she had matched to her top specialty choice, Emergency Medicine. Read more.

ATSU-KCOM Holds Annual Advanced Disaster Life Support Simulation

040617_ATSU-KCOM-ADLS-SimulationA.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) held its annual Advanced Disaster Life Support mass-casualty simulation. Disaster Awareness Response Training is a student-led organization committed to instructing health care workers to effectively respond to disasters in the community.

Community volunteers played the role of patients and bystanders in the disaster scenario, and were made up by moulage artists. ATSU-KCOM partnered with public service agencies to help the community with disaster preparedness, as well as train medical students and first responders. Decontamination and hazmat drills were also part of the event.

ATSU-SOMA Student Wins International Award

040617_ATSU-SOMA-JulianJulian Hirschbaum, OMS-IV, (at left) was recently named one of 14 international winners of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) Student Projects for Health competition, recognizing students who have made outstanding contributions to community health projects.

“This program has been one of my passions in medical school,” says Hirschbaum. “It drives me to become a doctor to support communities that would not otherwise have access to sustainable health care.” Read more about Hirschbaum’s work.

DMUCOM 100 Percent Match Four Years Running

For the fourth consecutive year, 100 percent of the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (DMUCOM) Class of 2017 landed residencies in this year’s National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and National Matching Service (NMS). That’s especially significant given that nationwide, a record 35,969 medical students vied for 31,757 positions. Results were announced on March 17.

“This year’s strong residency match outcome is a testament to the quality of the students’ performances in the classroom, on their board examinations and in their respective rotations,” said Gregory Christiansen, DO, DMUCOM Dean. Read more.

CCOM Students, Faculty Meet with State Leaders

IOMS leaders and Midwestern University CCOM students pose with Illinois State Representative Marcus C. Evans Jr. at the State Capital building.

Representatives from Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) recently traveled to the Illinois Statehouse to advocate for the osteopathic profession. Student members of the Illinois Osteopathic Medical Society (IOMS), CCOM faculty, and students met with legislative leaders as part of the IOMS Lobby Day 2017. Read more.

Campbell University Medical Students Showcase Research at Annual Wiggins Memorial Library Academic Symposium

040617_CUSOM-Presentation-WinnersThree teams of Campbell medical students received awards for oral presentations at the 7th annual Wiggins Memorial Library Academic Symposium

Nine teams from Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) were among more than 150 Campbell University students who presented their research in oral or poster presentations or shared works of visual or performing arts at the 7th annual Wiggins Memorial Library Academic Symposium on March 30. Read more.

495-0: For the Sixth Year in a Row, PNWU Medical Students Achieve a Perfect Residency Match

For the sixth year in row, a collective sigh of relief was expelled as 100 percent of Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (PNWU-COM) students read their acceptance letters from the annual National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and National Matching Service (NMS).

The 2016-17 class, which consists of 140 total medical students, defied the odds once again, keeping PNWU’s matching record perfect despite a record number of residency applicants. Throughout the school’s history, all six of PNWU’s graduating classes have achieved perfect residency matches.

“We are incredibly proud of our students and the faculty who have prepared them for this achievement,” said Keith Watson, DO, PNWU President. “In this era of too few GME positions for the number of DO and MD graduates, it is a testament to the quality of education and the dedicated work ethic of our students to have such an impressive match process year after year. Congratulations to both students and faculty on this outcome!”

PCOM Celebrates 2017 Residency Match

The Philadelphia DO Class of 2017 celebrated their residency matches, and the start of the next phase of their medical careers, with a fun-filled evening at Revolutions at Penn Treaty. The event was held on March 17—National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Match Day—capping Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)’s match period.

At the event, students wore commemorative “I Matched” t-shirts and took photos at a designated photo booth with props, all while celebrating with bowling, pool and various other games. Read more.

Heritage College to Take Part in Eli Lilly Rotation Program

040617_OUHCOM-KoopmanThe Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) will soon become only the fourth medical school in the nation to join pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co.’s innovative Medical Student Rotation Program. Launched in early 2014, the four-week experiential program provides students with hands-on experience in a variety of pharmaceutical business activities, from drug discovery and development to bioethics and patient safety. Jacob Koopman, OMS-III, (at left) is the first Heritage College student accepted into the program. Read more.

Rocky Vista Hosts Colorado Ultrafest

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM) collaborated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CUSOM), as well as the Colorado Ultrasound Group (USIG) to host the second annual Colorado Ultrafest on Saturday, March 18th. It was the largest ultrasound event in RVU’s history with nearly 270 students from both medical schools in attendance.

Among the attendees was RVUCOM’s Andrea Thomas, OMS-II. “It was inclusive and calm…a great learning environment with plenty of hands-on time,” said Ms. Thomas. “The keynote speakers impressed upon us the importance of being kind to ourselves in times of not knowing, and to realize we have signed up to be life-long learners, which is a beautiful thing!”

“This event helped me feel more confident with handling the equipment and identifying structures,” said Tate Correll, also a second-year student at RVUCOM. “I was able to refine my skills and learn new techniques and tricks. Everyone has something to gain from Ultrafest, regardless of their skill level.”

This year’s Colorado Ultrafest was organized by RVUCOM students: Codee Champney, OMS II; Daniel Coates, OMS IV; Daniel Morrad, OMS II; and Ashley Woodworth, OMS II.


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