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Osteopathic Founding Day, Key AACOM-Supported Legislation and More

You'll also read about campus news, awards and leadership and upcoming deadlines.



June 24, 2021


Osteopathic Founding Day

Robert A. Cain, DO, AACOM President and CEO, reflects on osteopathic medicine’s foundational lessons and how those same lessons continue to inspire a growing number of osteopathic medical school applicants today. Dr. Cain also shared a brief history of osteopathic medicine and its Missouri roots with the .


The Student Assisted Vaccination Effort (SAVE) Act permits DO and other health professions students to administer vaccines with supervision during future public health emergencies. Join AACOM in urging Congress to .

to respond to a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed rule to implement 1,000 new graduate medical education (GME) slots approved in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.

Awards & Leadership

Shane Speights, DO, site dean of NYITCOM-Arkansas, recently outlined how the college is addressing the ongoing and potential future physician shortage in rural Arkansas. Learn how you can advocate to expand healthcare access in rural and underserved communities.

“I graduated from medical school 39 years ago. I was in practice for 29 years, 25 in Lewisburg, and have been associated with WVSOM for 33 years. It certainly is nice to have received this honor as I step down from my position as dean,” said Dr. Boisvert, who is set to retire in June.

News Briefs

AACOM Councils and Groups

The Holistic Application Review Program was developed by AACOM's Council of Osteopathic Medical Admissions Officers to help demonstrate that artificial intelligence, trained by admissions teams, could replicate and enhance the ability to predict interviewees and matriculants using natural language, experience and sentiments provided by the applicant. Join the conversation on June 28 at 1:15 PM ET.

Campus Roundup

You'll also read about PCOM Georgia's first professor emerita, UNE COM's "Maine COVID Sitters," DMU-COM's grant to support global health opportunities and more.

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