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SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

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Women in Medicine Month

AACOM spoke with president of Oklahoma State University Kayse Shrum, DO, about her considerable accomplishments as a leader, her advice and words of wisdom to others, especially women, who are interested in leadership and her thoughts about the importance of supporting, recruiting and retaining women in medicine.

Women represented 51.8 percent of matriculants during the 2020 application cycle, which opened in May 2019 and closed in April 2020, with deadlines varying by college of osteopathic medicine. This number reflects an all-time high, up from 50.0 percent during the previous cycle.

Advocacy

Take a stand to ensure osteopathic medical education priorities are at the forefront of federal policies and programs. Hear from U.S. Representative Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), a longstanding champion of graduate medical education, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the co-chair of the House GOP Doctor’s Caucus, along with congressional staff members Stephanie Johnson and Jay Eberle. They will discuss the latest health policy developments as well as firsthand tips for successful advocacy.

Awards & Leadership

Robert A. Cain, DO, AACOM president and CEO, celebrates the promotion of three exceptional women leaders and members of AACOM staff.

News Briefs

AACOM Webinars

AACOM partnered with the Health Resources & Services Administration’s National Health Service Corps (NHSC) to provide a webinar providing information on how to apply and qualify for the 2022 Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP). The S2S LRP offers loan repayment assistance to medical students in their final year of school in return for service in a community of need. The deadline to apply is November 4, 2021.

AOGME Webinars

View this webinar by the Assembly of Osteopathic Graduate Medical Educators Residents and Fellows Council featuring program directors sharing tips and lessons learned from virtual interviewing in the 2020-2021 recruitment cycle and general advice on interviewing from a range of specialties.

Campus Roundup

You'll also read about PCOM Georgia's Women in Medicine interview, VCOM-Carolinas' and Virginia's recognition of Physician Suicide Awareness Week and one TouroCOM-NY student's journey to integrate sports medicine with the osteopathic philosophy.

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