BCOM students to travel to India, the PCOM community showcases talent for Make-a-Wish, and more in this issue.
NSU Student Coauthors New Article in Journal of Surgical Research
Third-year osteopathic medical student Paul J. Spano II, MS, from Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-KPCOM) coauthored the article "Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair Versus Open Repair: Analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank," which was published in the January issue of the Journal of Surgical Research. He also served as lead author of the article, "Anticoagulant Chemoprophylaxis in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries: A Systematic Review," which was published in the January issue of The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.
Copies of the article are available online.
BCOM Students to Travel to India for Immersive Health Care Experience
Medical students at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) now have the unique opportunity to study abroad in India for an immersive health care experience, thanks to the efforts of Harald Stauss, MD, PhD. Dr. Stauss, an associate professor of pharmacology, has established a unique partnership with the Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Center (MMHRC) in Madurai, India. The trip will provide an opportunity to visit a Leprosy relief center and orphanage, as well as to receive hands-on training in various specialties, such as surgery, gastroenterology, and general medicine.
Learn more about Dr. Stauss’s partnership efforts
DMU SNMA Members Mentor Youth to Change Health Care for the Better
Members of Des Moines University's Student National Medical Association (SNMA) are working to change the world of health care, one interaction at a time. In addition to their on-campus activities, they are engaging with minority grade school, middle school, and high school students in the Des Moines, IA, community to serve as mentors and role models.
Learn more about the SNMA mentorship program on the DMU website.
Heritage College Names New Medical Education Facility
A new medical education facility under construction at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) in Athens has officially been named Heritage Hall; the name recognizes the generosity of the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation, which helped make the new building possible.
More details about the new facility are available on the OU-HCOM website.
ATSU Students Give Back with 'Warm Up Kirksville' Event
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences' (ATSU) Rotaract Club recently organized an event to make blankets for those in need. The ATSU—Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) students have found deep community connections through volunteering—connections they believe are essential for future success as osteopathic physicians.
Learn more about the event online.
PCOM Community Showcases Talent for Make-a-Wish
On Wednesday, January 8, the Robert Berger Pediatrics Society at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) held its 13th annual campus-wide talent show to benefit Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware and Susquehanna Valley. Since 2007, the event has raised over $60,000 to make the wishes of children with critical illnesses come true. “Smiles are found on the faces of both performers and attendees,” said Megan Hartwell, President of the Robert Berger Pediatrics Society. “This event really showcases the spirit of community here at PCOM and we are proud to raise money for such an amazing cause. This is truly an event that everyone on campus looks forward to each year.”
Learn more about the talent show event on the PCOM website.
CCOM Students’ Arts in Medicine Club Host Inaugural Gallery Exhibit
The newly formed Arts in Medicine Club launched an inaugural all-campus gallery exhibit featuring 48 pieces of art from students, faculty, and staff on Midwestern University’s Downers Grove Campus. The club was founded by students from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) and the College of Dental Medicine-Illinois (CDMI) and aims to be an outlet for the campus community to express their artistic interests.