AACOM President Attends AOA Annual Business Meeting
AACOM President and CEO Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH, attended the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Annual Business Meeting and House of Delegates July 17-22 in Chicago, Illinois. While at the meeting, Dr. Shannon attended several important events, including the inauguration of AOA President Ray E. Stowers, DO, an osteopathic medical student forum, several meetings with the AOA House of Delegates and the first face-to-face meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine’s (AACOM) newly installed Board of Deans (BOD) Executive Committee. Dr. Shannon also provided an AACOM report to the AOA Board of Trustees during its meeting.
AACOM Staff Participate in NAAHP Meeting
Vice President for Research & Application Services Thomas Levitan, MEd, and AACOM Associate Director of Application Services Gina Moses, MEd, represented AACOM at the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions’ (NAAHP) 2012 National Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, June 20-24. The theme for this year’s event was “Advisors as Harbor Masters: Guiding Our Students through the Challenging Waters of Healthcare Education.” Ms. Moses participated in a panel discussion on letters of recommendation. Mr. Levitan served as a panelist for two presentations, including "Post-Graduate Training Positions for Medical School Graduates and the True Pathway to Practicing Medicine in America" and "Future Physician Workforce Needs - How to Advise the Pre-Med Student."
Associate VP Published in the JAOA
AACOM Associate Vice President for Medical Education Tyler Cymet, DO, was published in the July 2012 edition of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA). His letter to the editor expanded on a March JAOA article, “Road Map for Curricular Development and Professional Success: The Life Cycle of a Primary Care Physician,” by Lawrence I. Silverberg, DO. In his letter, Dr. Cymet elaborates upon several points raised by Dr. Silverberg, highlighting his personal view on how physicians evolve within their professional lives.