July/August 2012
Vol. 6, No. 7/8

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AACOM's Joining Forces Initiative Update
Keep up with AACOM's effort's to ensure adequate and appropriate care for military service members and veterans and their families. Read more.

AACOM: Out and About

Learn about recent activities undertaken by AACOM staff. Read more.

Campus Roundup

LECOM Students Help Homeless at Local Hospital

MU-COM Receives $48 Million Donation

NSU-COM Launches Art Observation Program

Dublin, Ohio is Site of New OU-HCOM Extension Campus

PNWU-COM Expands

UP-KYCOM Hosts PEPP Program for High School Students

High School Students Participate in TUCOM-CA Summer Internship

VCOM-CC Student Medical Association Founds Youth DO Program

Upcoming Events 
and Deadlines

Sept. 21 
Deadline for Annual Meeting presentation and poster proposal submissions

October 15-17 
IPEC Institute for Faculty Development in Interprofessional Education 
Atlanta, GA

Meetings and workshops to be held at AOA OMED 2012 in San Diego, CA:

October 6 
National Osteopathic Student Seminar 
AOA Med 2012, San Diego, CA

Upcoming Recruitment Events

Upcoming Hospital Day Events

AACOMAS App Now Open!

AACOMAS has opened its centralized application for those seeking to enter osteopathic medical school in fall 2013.

click here

2013 CIB Now on Sale!

AACOM Job Connection

The AACOM Job Connection is the place to go to post resumes and fill new academic, administrative and executive position vacancies for the upcoming 2012-2013 academic year.

Click AACOM Job Connection to learn more.

From the President

Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH

Elevating OME's Voice in the National Health Care Policy Arena

Dr. Shannon discusses AACOM’s advocacy work to elevate the voice of osteopathic medical education in the current national health policy arena. Read more

News and Events

New AACOM Board of Deans Officers Begin Terms

AACOM announces its new BOD Executive Committee officers. Read more

Leadership Updates

KCUMB-COM and OU-HCOM appoint new deans, DMU-COM and LMU-DCOM appoint acting and interim deans, and LECOM and UPIKE announce leadership changes. Read more

AACOM Appoints Chief Operating Officer

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine welcomes Mr. John Roane, Jr. 
Read more

IOM Announces Provisional Appointments to Committee on Governance and Financing of Graduate Medical Education

Barbara Ross-Lee, DO, is among the individuals provisionally appointed to the Committee. Read more

2013 Annual Meeting Call for Presentations and Posters Now Open

The Annual Meeting Planning Committee invites submission of presentation and poster proposals for the joint AACOM & AODME 2013 Annual Meeting; the deadline for proposals is September 23. Read more

AOA Inaugurates New President

LMU-DCOM Dean Ray E. Stowers, DO, begins his term as President of the American Osteopathic Association. Read more

Blue Ribbon Commission Meets

The AOA-AACOM Blue Ribbon Commission for the Advancement of Osteopathic Medical Education holds its third meeting to discuss next steps. Read more

AACOM Hosts Inaugural Council Leadership Meeting

AACOM council leaders gather in Chevy Chase, Maryland for two-day gathering focused on inter-council collaboration and AACOM strategic planning. Read more

AACOM Nominee William T. Betz, DO, Appointed to ACTPCMD

UP-KYCOM’s Senior Associate Dean is appointed to the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Read more

IPEC Hosts Encore Interprofessional Education Institute 

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative announces an October 15-17 Institute focused on strategies for advancing interprofessional education. Read more

AAMC to Hold Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar 

Registration is now open for the AAMC Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar, to be held September 7-10. Read more

New Global Health Service Partnership Program Now Accepting Applications

The deadline to submit applications for volunteer medical education positions in sub-Saharan Africa is October 2012. Read more

Healthy People 2020 Update

AACOM President and CEO attends Healthy People Curriculum Task Force (HPCTF) meeting. Read more

Federal Updates

Urge Your Representative to Join the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus!

AACOM Letter to U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Jon Kyl in Support of the Graduate Medical Education Reform Act of 2012

AACOM Letter to Appropriations Leadership in Strong Opposition to FY13 House Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill

Congressional Leaders Forge Deal on Stopgap Bill

AACOM GR Staff Participate in Rally to Restore Balance

AACOM Joins CHF Letter to Congress Urging Balanced Approach to Deficit Reduction to Protect NDD Programs

AACOM Joins Friends of AHRQ Letter to Congress in Strong Opposition to FY13 House Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill

Congress Approves Sequestration Accountability Bill

USDE Launches Mobile-Friendly StudentAid.Gov

Congress Approves Interest Rate Extension for Federal Subsidized Student Loans

AACOM Sends Letter to Federal Agencies on Executive Order Impacting Military Veterans and Service Members

AACOM Supports AOA Comments to CMS on FY13 IPPS Rule

PCORI Now Accepting Public Comments on Draft Methodology

Additional Federal Updates

AACOM Group & Council News

July meeting notes:  
Council of Student Government Presidents (COSGP) 

Council of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CSFAA)

Upcoming meetings:

Sept. 27-29 
Educational Council on Osteopathic Principles (ECOP)  
Athens, OH

October 1 
Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators (SOME) Steering Committee 
Chevy Chase, MD

CSFAA Phone Meeting

Council meetings to be held at AOA OMED 2012:

October 5 
COSGP Executive Board 

October 6

October 7 

Training Osteopathic Primary Care Educators (TOPCE) Faculty Development Workshop

October 8 

Council of Development and Alumni Relations Professionals (Dev-Alum)

Council of Osteopathic Medical Student Services Officers (COMSSO)

Marketing and Communications Advisory Council (MAC)

October 9 
Council of Fiscal Officers (CFO)