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Dr. Cain Honors Pride Month, an Interview with NYITCOM Dean Dr. Wadsworth and More

 

 

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JUNE 23

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Pride Month affords us a chance to reaffirm the osteopathic tenet that achieving one’s health potential requires attention to body, mind and spirit. Therefore, to help patients achieve health in the deepest sense of the word, we know we must commit to addressing the health inequities that prevent members of the LGBTQIA+ community—and everyone from marginalized populations—from being able to access safe and inclusive medical care.

This Pride Month, AACOM spoke with Nicole Wadsworth, DO, dean of the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, about her efforts to address bias and health inequities among the LGBTQIA+ community and how colleges of osteopathic medicine can contribute to a more equitable healthcare landscape for LGBTQIA+ patients.

To celebrate Pride Month, Adrianne Jones, the chief admissions officer for Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, shares her perspective on how colleges of osteopathic medicine can better recruit and retain students from the LGBTQIA+ community.

Graduate Medical Education

“We are once again pleased to offer another opportunity for residency programs to share information about their unique attributes and residency selection criteria and for students to connect with program staff and residents in preparation for the upcoming residency cycle," says AACOM President and CEO Robert A. Cain, DO.

Advocacy

Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) will deliver remarks on the state of Congress and the healthcare landscape, closing with a moderated Q&A. In addition, we've released new one-pager issue briefs to help you prepare for Advocacy Day.

News Briefs

Leadership Updates

As Dr. Longenecker departs from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM), Dr. Shaub, an OU-HCOM graduate, steps into a new leadership position after nearly 27 years of service at the college.

Scholarship Opportunities

Current or recently graduated Black medical students are eligible to apply for GoodRx's $5,000 scholarship awards. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Applications are due by July 13, 2022.

AACOM in the News

The D.O. or Do Not Podcast interviewed AACOM's , vice president of undergraduate medical education services, and , vice president of government relations, during Educating Leaders 2022.

AACOM in the News

Mark R. Speicher, PhD, MHA, AACOM senior vice president for medical education and research, spoke with Medscape about the importance of interprofessional education and its ability to reduce burnout among healthcare professionals.

Campus Roundup

You’ll also read about the Sharp Shooter award given to WVSOM’s president, the “Great Road Trip” that ended at PCOM and more.

 

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