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MARCH 31

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AACOM Press Releases

AACOM celebrated a record residency Match with the largest class of DO students to ever participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)'s Match Week. According to the NRMP, the percentage of matching DO seniors rose more than two percentage points from last year, to 91.3 percent.

AACOM applauds its member schools for their impressive performance in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Medical Schools rankings. Colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) are ranked first and second in two categories and many other COMs saw their rankings increase this year.

Professional Development

If you want to move into a higher position of leadership in osteopathic medical education, consider applying to AACOM's Senior Leadership Development Program (SLDP). The SLDP takes place over a one-year period with a mix of in-person, virtual and on-demand learning sessions. This year's program offers three new tracks. Applications are due May 6.

AACOM's Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship (OHPF) is a year-long training program designed for osteopathic physicians and other individuals with an established connection to the osteopathic profession to develop the skills they need to analyze, formulate and implement health policy on the local, state and national levels. Applications are due May 15.

Recruitment

AACOM is hosting the Choose DO Medical School Virtual Recruitment Expo on April 14, free for all prospective students and advisors to attend. Prospective students will meet with COMs nationwide to learn about becoming a physician.

Advocacy

AACOM is committed to ensuring that all osteopathic medical school graduates have access to residency training positions. We interviewed Dr. Dougherty, founding dean and chief academic officer of Noorda-COM, and Utah State House Representative A. Cory Maloy, who championed a bill to provide state funding to create new and expand existed medical residency programs in Utah.

Educating Leaders 2022

Today is the final day to save $100 on your onsite Educating Leaders 2022 (EL22) registration. EL22 provides you access to the latest osteopathic medical education thought leadership, innovations and content. Join us in-person or virtually—this year's hybrid event gives you the choice to decide.

News Briefs

Scholarship Opportunity

Join us on April 12 for a joint webinar with the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)'s National Health Service Corps (NHSC) to provide students with more information about the 2022 NHSC Scholarship Program.

Physician Wellness

In response to the acute challenges and staffing shortages of COVID-19, the National Academy of Medicine's Clinician Well-Being Collaborative assembled industry leaders, C-Suite members and frontline healthcare workers to unite and share perspectives on challenges and barriers, pinpoint solutions and discuss actionable strategies to mitigate burnout and strengthen the healthcare workforce. A recording of the meeting is now available.

AACOM Webinars

On March 8, members of AACOM’s Council on Residency Placement hosted a webinar to help medical students prepare for success in their audition rotations and Visiting Student Learning Opportunities applications. Read our key takeaways from the event.

Professional Development

The Interprofessional Leadership Development Program (ILDP) supports the Interprofessional Educational Collaborative (IPEC)'s goal to prepare leaders to advance interprofessional education and practice efforts within their institutions. The theme for this year’s ILDP is Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Practice: Leadership Strategies for Bridging the Gaps.

Campus Roundup

You’ll also read about PCOM South Georgia’s first-generation advocacy committee, WVSOM’s mini-med school, CCOM/MWU’s cancer fundraiser and more.

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