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March 4, 2021

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From the President

Dr. Cain, AACOM's President and CEO, reflects on his medical career milestones and recognizes the hard work and dedication of all the students preparing for Match Week this year.

Preparing for the Match

Donna L. Lamb, DHSc, MBA, BSN, shares her expectations for this year’s Match, her connections to the osteopathic community and her vision for leading the National Resident Matching Program into the future.

In response to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, four organizations have come together to develop resources to assist the transition of 2021 medical school graduates into their first post-graduate year of education and training.

Recent blog posts include , a story about two medical students navigating the couples match, and , which follows one medical student's journey from applications through matching.

Educating Leaders

Start building your Educating Leaders experience with our and learn more about all the conference offerings in our . for Educating Leaders to join us this April!

Awards & Leadership

David Park, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP, led the successful development of the additional location RVUCOM campus at Ivins, UT. He currently serves there as vice president and dean.

Craig Boisvert, DO, FACOFP, having worked at WVSOM for over three decades, reflects "being at WVSOM has given me the ability to practice medicine, teach, do some research and try my hand in administration."

Medical Education

The virtual May Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Institute aims to increase faculty readiness and student preparation to deliver on health equity. Dr. Cain and Mark R. Speicher, PhD, MHA, AACOM Senior Vice President for Medical Education and Research, will speak at the Institute.

Advocacy

Nikita Deval, fourth-year osteopathic medical student at ARCOM, discusses why understanding your patient's background and creating a diverse physician workforce is paramount to health and wellness.

As COVID-19 forced AACOM's OHPF to rethink its in-person program, co-directors Al Pheley, PhD, and Dan Skinner, PhD, expanded the Fellowship to two pilot cohorts of undergraduate osteopathic medical students. for the OHPF by March 31.

News Briefs

Campus Roundup

You'll also read about DMU-COM's CARES Act grant, VCOM-Virginia's Drive-Thru Gala and more.

Leadership Opportunity

The Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators’ Residents and Fellows Council (RFC) is now accepting nominations for the 2021-2022 RFC Board. The deadline for applications is March 12.

Updates for Medical Students

The Coalition for Physician Accountability has updated their guidance for student travel to away rotations in this document to create a consistent approach for the 2021-22 academic year.

AACOM Awards

Last chance to submit your innovative, strategic and most successful marketing projects from 2020! Category winners will receive national recognition at Educating Leaders 2021, AACOM's annual conference. The deadline for submissions is now March 8.

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