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YMCA Summer Camp Comes to ATSU's HPS Lab

082417_ATSU-KCOM_CRThe Adair County YMCA brought 30 children to A.T. Still University - Kirkesville College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (ATSU-KCOM) Drabing Human Patient Simulation (HPS) Lab. The kids were broken into groups and participated in an interactive HPS Lab experience. With the help of second-year medical students and medical education fellows, the children were able to simulate how health care professionals would treat someone injured by falling off their bike.

“Some would wonder why we’re educating 10-12 year-olds in our HPS Lab, but we feel it’s part of a larger community experience that will better Kirksville as a whole,” said Lisa Archer, director of simulation and performance assessment at ATSU. “It’s beneficial to expose the younger population to the impact health care professionals can make.” Read more.

BCOM Students Excel at Emergency Medical Experience in New York

082417_BCOM_CR_JoyaFour students from the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (BCOM) class of 2020 confirmed just how much they learned in their first year of medical school when they participated in an emergency medicine experience hosted over the summer at Staten Island University Hospital in New York.

“We spent an entire week with the EM residency program, learning different procedures and attending various lectures related to emergency medicine. Out of the 30 students accepted into the program, only the BCOM students were from a school outside of New York,” said Joya Singh, who participated in the program along with fellow future physicians Benny Rossner, Michelle Jeu, and Kevin Liao. Read more.

Photo: Joya Singh, a student in BCOM’s class of 2020, playing patient for other students participating in the emergency medicine experience at Staten Island University Hospital.

Campbell Medical Student Receives National Scholarship

Third-year medical student Roshni Delwadia, was selected by the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) for the national 2017 Prairie State Scholarship.

The American Osteopathic Foundation aims to identify and support programs and services that promote osteopathic medicine and enhance patient-centered care. As an AOF scholarship recipient, Delwadia will receive $4,000 in financial assistance. She will continue to lead as an ambassador for the profession and remains committed to extracurricular activities that promote medicine to the community.

“Throughout college and medical school, I have been passionate about service work. I am humbled to have been chosen as the recipient of the AOF Prairie State Scholarship,” Delwadia said. Read more.

DMU-COM: Starting the Year with Service

082417_DMUCOM_StateFair_CRStudents in Des Moines University's College of Osteopathic Medicine (DMU-COM) joined other members of the DMU community to kick off the academic year with service. First, students provided free back-to-school physicals to 180 local youth at North High School in Des Moines, Iowa, over a two-day period. Then, as part of orientation, DMU students and employees worked assembly-line style to package more than 40,000 meals in a single afternoon with Meals from the Heartland, a volunteer organization that distributes the meals to people in need around the world. Finally, DMU osteopathic medical students provided relief and advocated for their future profession by providing more than 70 osteopathic manual medical treatments to people during "DMU Day" at the Iowa State Fair.

LMU-DCOM Welcomes Future Doctors into Class of 2021

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Photo: Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine Welcomes Class of 2021

Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) welcomed over 225 students into the Class of 2021 on July 24, 2017.

Since its founding in 2007, LMU-DCOM has had a rigorous and competitive application process. This year, LMU-DCOM received 4832 applications for the Class of 2021, resulting in approximately 20 applicants for each seat in the class. Today, LMU-DCOM is home to more medical students than any other university in Tennessee, and is the only osteopathic medicine program in the State.

"The Class of 2021 has already impressed me with their enthusiasm and passion for learning, service and medicine," LMU-DCOM Dean Brian A. Kessler said. "I can't wait to see how these future doctors will serve our community and region as they grow into future leaders in health care."  Read more.

NSU-COM Students’ Article to Appear in National Publication

082417_NSUCOM_CR_JeffreyMorris082417_NSUCOM_CR_MancusoTwo NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine students—third-year student Christopher Mancuso, MHS (pictured right), and fourth-year student Jeffrey B. Morris (pictured left)—had their coauthored article “Standard Surgical Excision and Mohs Micrographic Surgery to Treat Basal Cell Carcinoma: A Study on Osteopathic Medical Students” accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Heritage College, Dublin, Pipeline Program Keeps Growing

High school students get hands-on experience in health care during the OU+REACH programPhoto: High school students get hands-on experience in health care during the OU+REACH program.

For the third straight summer, students from high schools in the Columbus, Ohio, area got a chance to experience what working in health care is like during the OU+REACH health careers camp. The program, a collaborative effort by the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) and OHIO’s College of Health Sciences and Professions, takes place at the Dublin campus. This year, 47 students from 16 schools took part in a variety of learning activities, which included diagnosing the case of a simulated patient played by second-year Heritage College student Ellen Tan. Three Ohio students hosted the camp: Tan; fellow Heritage College medical student Jessica Motley; and Alexa Niermeyer, who’s pursuing a master’s degree in physician assistant studies at CHSP. In addition to the immersive three-day summer camp, OU+REACH provides participants with quarterly academic enrichment experiences throughout the school year. Read More.

Touro University Nevada Medical Student Elected to the American Osteopathic Association’s Board of Trustees

082417_TUNCOM_CRVanessa Halvorsen, a fourth-year medical student at Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUNCOM), was recently elected as the student representative to the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) Board of Trustees.

The AOA Board is charged with implementing the vision and strategic plan for the osteopathic profession. One medical student from across the country is elected to serve on the board.

“I can’t really describe how grateful and humbled I am to serve in this role. I know that I will work hard to represent every student to the best of my ability,” Halvorsen said. “The osteopathic profession has become more prevalent and is increasing each year. I love the osteopathic family, and to serve on this board during this instrumental time is incredibly exciting.” Read more.


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Vol. 1, No. 15
August 24, 2017