June 2012
Vol. 6, No. 6

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AACOM's Joining Forces Initiative Update
The AACOM Joining Forces Advisory Board plans to meet in June to discuss new curriculum. Read more.

AACOM: Out and About

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

Campus Roundup

OU-HCOM Professor Receives Educator of the Year Award

Oklahoma Governor Plans to Increase Number of Physicians in Underserved Areas

RVUCOM Receives Full Accreditation

Two UMDNJ-SOM Students Selected for Fellowship

UP-KYCOM Takes Part in Anti-Child Abuse Initiative

VCOM 10th Anniversary Featured on Local CBS Affiliate Station

WesternU Co-Authors a Study on Interprofessional Education

Upcoming Events 
and Deadlines

June 22-24 
Clinical Applications in Osteopathic Medicine 
New York, NY

July 2 
Stemmler Fund 2012-2013 Letters of Intent Application Deadline

July 16 
Council of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CSFAA) 
Phone Meeting

July 17-19 
Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) 
Chicago, IL

July 23-24 
AACOM Council Leadership 
Chevy Chase, MD

October 1 
SOME Steering Committee 
Chevy Chase, MD

Upcoming Recruitment Events

Upcoming Hospital Day Events

From the President

Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH

Finding Ways to Reduce Graduates' Debt Burden

Dr. Shannon congratulates newly graduated DOs, and discusses the issue of student loan debt. 
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News and Events

2013 AACOMAS Application Now Open

The centralized application service for the nation’s osteopathic medical schools is now accepting applications for fall 2013. Read more

Leadership Update

NYCOM/NYIT dean steps down; acting dean appointed. Read more

AACOM VP Announces Retirement

After 29 years of service to AACOM, one of the association’s senior leaders is set to retire. Read more

Nation's COMs Celebrate Commencement

Congratulations to the osteopathic medical school class of 2012! Commencements have been held at campuses across the nation. Read more

OHPI Spotlight

Osteopathic medical student Melissa Blessing recounts her experiences as AACOM's second osteopathic health policy intern of 2012. Read more

IPEC Hosts Inaugural Interprofessional Education Institute

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative recently held its first team-based institute, focused on strategies for advancing interprofessional education. Read more

2012 Edition of Glossary of Osteopathic Terminology Now Available

The latest version of this must-have resource is now available. 

AACOM Releases Brief Guide to Osteopathic Medicine

Written by current osteopathic medical students, the new guide describes osteopathic medicine and the path to becoming a DO. Read more

CDC Releases 35th Annual Report on America's Health

The report is a compilation of national health data trends gathered through 2010 from federal government and private sector sources. Read more

AACOM Awards 2012 Research Grants

The funded projects will address a variety of educational and institutional research areas. Read more

Stemmler Fund Now Accepting Applications for 2012-2013

Grants will be provided for selected projects that advance research or innovative assessment methods in medical education or practice. Read more

AOA History Essay Competition Now Open to Students

Winning essays will help deepen understanding of the osteopathic medical profession and its origins. Read more

Healthy People 2020 Update

Stay connected with Healthy People 2020 webinars, events, news and updates. Read more