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Celebrating Pride, Transforming Family Medicine and Launching the Arnstein Scholarship

You'll also read about campus news, AACOM-supported legislation, research reports and more.

 

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June 10, 2021

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Pride Month

AACOM President and CEO Dr. Robert A. Cain celebrates Pride Month, recognizing that work must be done to create a diverse physician workforce and to address healthcare inequities.

Representatives from more than 30 COMs attended the virtual training to broaden their understanding of gender and sexuality, investigate interdependent systems of oppression, create a holistic view of multifaceted identity and develop their capacity to stand in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ individuals and their community.

Diversity

AACOM’s 2021 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship application is now open. Please share this opportunity with eligible incoming or current osteopathic medical students. Applications are due on August 15.

Advocacy

If enacted, this legislation would permanently and sustainably fund the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program, expanding primary care access in rural and underserved communities.

The bill aims to provide equitable federal funding for rural residency training to address rural physician shortages.

Graduate Medical Education

As medical school graduates prepare to begin residency training in July, AACOM spoke with Sandra Snyder, DO, about an innovative new family medicine education and training program, the Transformative Care Continuum.

This guiding document provides information regarding the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Milestones Outcome Reporting Project and its use in undergraduate medical education.

Research

The survey queried first-year students on a variety of topics, such as self-reported debt, medical education financing and graduate medical education plans, including specialty selection and career. A total of 6,661 expected 2020 first-year students responded to the survey from 36 COMs and branch campuses.

News Briefs

AACOM Councils and Groups

AACOM council and group leaders came together to discuss the November 2020 AACOM bylaw changes, the proposed Assembly of Council Leaders and how each council can participate in Educating Leaders 2022.

Campus Roundup

You'll also read about RVUCOM's on-campus anatomy labs and VCOM-Virginia and VCOM-Carolinas' Arnold Gold Foundation’s Gold Humanism Honor Society induction ceremonies.

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