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March 18, 2021

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Match Week News

AACOM's Match Resource Center supplies you with the information you need to successfully navigate Match Week. Hear words of wisdom from AACOM President and CEO Dr. Cain, discover helpful links to residency related topics, find COM contacts and share your Match Day stories with our .

No matter what specialty you choose, Choose DO has a story for you as you transition to residency. recounts the journey of one doctor whose path to medicine was not immediately clear. follows a doctor with valuable advice for pre-med students, current medical students and residents alike.

AACOM Press Releases

After advocating for months for the deployment of qualified health professions students to be part of the national COVID-19 vaccination effort, AACOM’s Students Assist America initiative hailed the Biden Administration’s decision to amend the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act COVID-19 Declaration. The change opens the door for almost one million skilled medical, nursing, pharmacy, dental, veterinary, PA, optometry and other health professions students to administer COVID-19 vaccines with supervision.

AACOM thanks Congress and the Biden Administration for bringing us closer to COVID-19 recovery by providing crucial support to our country’s higher education and healthcare systems. Among other provisions, this vital legislation funds the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program, addresses health professional burnout, mental health and suicide, bolsters vaccine rollout and supports osteopathic medical schools and students.

Educating Leaders

To make the most of your conference experience, we encourage you to explore noteworthy sessions we know you won’t want to miss. Discover topics highly rated by our conference reviewers and a listing of AACOM Council highlights.

Awards & Leadership

Christopher Loyke, DO, FACOFP, had this to say of his appointment, “My two greatest passions, professionally, are service and teaching. To be associated with an institution whose mission emphasizes caring for the most vulnerable in our community and to have a hand in educating future osteopathic physicians is a dream come true."

Linda Boyd, DO, discussing future plans for her work at WVSOM, says, “My immediate goal is to learn the details of the school and meet the people who work at WVSOM so I can understand the strengths and talents available. By the end of my first six months, I would like to have a clear vision of where we can take the school and to have a plan in place no later than the end of my first year."

“It’s as if I never left,” Brian Kessler, DO, FACOFP, said. “It’s very similar to when you grow up, move away and return to your childhood home—the houses in your neighborhood might look different, and the shrubbery and landscaping might not be the same, but there’s still that warmth and familiarity. I may have left Campbell in body, but never in mind and spirit.”

AOGME Webinars

Join the AOGME Residents and Fellows Council (RFC) leadership as they discuss helpful tips on transitioning to intern year. The RFC leadership will discuss what to expect, wellness and life skills, orientating yourself to a new setting and more.

This webinar, led by Morgan Passiment and Kristen Will, PhD(c), MHPE, PA-C, focused on the National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment (NCICLE) and two resources that provide guidance on engaging new learners in patient safety and eliminating healthcare disparities as part of preparing learners for the clinical learning environment. to access the catalog of on-demand educational webinars, learn about upcoming webinars and receive other member benefits.

News Briefs

Campus Roundup

You'll also read about the critical vaccination efforts of our schools across the nation, including TUCOM-CA providing vaccines at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, NYITCOM-Arkansas leading a community vaccination event distributing 1,662 doses, WVSOM's third- and fourth-year students volunteering at vaccination clinics, VCOM-Carolinas students opening a new vaccine clinic, VCOM-Auburn faculty discussing the vaccine during a radio interview and an inspirational video highlighting KCU-COM's clinic.

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