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Welcoming Our Newest Medical Students, AACOM's OHPIs and More

You'll also read about campus news, leadership updates and an end of Pride Month Instagram takeover.

 

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July 8, 2021

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Welcoming Our Newest Medical Students

Leadership from AACOM, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) came together to provide a brief introduction to each organization and illustrate how they work closely with students to support them throughout their medical careers.

“[Dr. Ross-Lee]'s empathy, leadership, vision and strength make her the ideal person to address new medical students as they begin their education and training after a year when we all were reminded first-hand how important empathy is in healthcare” says Patricia Sexton, MS, DHEd, Gold Humanism Honor Society advisory board member.

Awards & Leadership

“I am honored to serve as dean of ATSU-SOMA,” Dr. Sheridan said. “As the landscape of today’s healthcare continually changes, educating tomorrow’s physicians is an important endeavor to ensure quality healthcare is provided to all.”

Advocacy

Kaitlyn Thomas, OMS-IV at LECOM, and Alana Castro-Gilliard, OMS-IV at VCOM-Virginia, will each spend eight consecutive weeks working virtually with AACOM’s Government Relations department. Read more about their duties during the internship, their goals for the program and their backgrounds.

Diversity

On June 30, Daniel Rosa Collado took over AACOM's Instagram account for Pride Month to discuss how he co-founded LECOM-Bradenton's chapter of the Medical Student Pride Alliance and his plans for the future. .

News Briefs

AOGME Webinar Series

In this webinar on July 14, Laney McDougal, MS-HSM, will provide an overview of the ACGME accreditation framework for medically underserved areas and populations, including the new Rural Track Program designation.

Campus Roundup

You'll also read about UNTHSC/TCOM's Gold Humanism Honor Society inductees, a KCU-COM student's EMT experiences and a DMU-COM graduate who juggles multiple endeavors while also caring for patients as an osteopathic physician.

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