Representatives from the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) gathered June 10-12 in Itasca, Illinois, for the third meeting of the Blue Ribbon Commission for the Advancement of Osteopathic Medical Education (BRC). The BRC is an AACOM and AOA joint leadership body formed to identify unique opportunities for the osteopathic medical profession to offer leadership in medical education so as to improve the health of the U.S. population in the 21st century.

The group convened under the leadership of Co-Chairs Marc B. Hahn, DO, Dean, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM), and Boyd R. Buser, DO, Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean, University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (UP-KYCOM). The meeting objectives were to review and finalize a BRC whitepaper and to agree upon next steps for the Commission.


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