September 2012
Vol. 6, No. 9

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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 AACOM staff activities and projects. Read more.

Campus Roundup

CUSOM Poised for Strong Open

Researchers at MSUCOM Study Effects of OMM on Pulmonary Disease


PCOM Receives $50,000 Donation from Independence Blue Cross


VCOM Signs Agreement to Develop New Campus in Auburn Research Park

Western U/COMP Celebrates 35th Anniversary

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 (registration closed)

October 26 
Deadline for Collaborating Across Borders abstract submissions

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

October 7 
Training Osteopathic Primary Care Educators (TOPCE) Faculty Development Workshop

National Osteopathic Student Seminar

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

Changing Health Care Environment Demands Focus and Adaptability

AACOM's president discusses how the association is evolving to meet the needs of its member colleges and those they serve. Read more

Your Opinion Counts!

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News and Events

Leadership Update

Western U/COMP Dean announces that he is stepping down. Read more

UMDNJ-SOM Dean Named Chair of COCA

AACOM congratulates Dr. Cavalieri on his recent appointment. Read more

AACOM Vice President Announces Retirement

The AACOM Office of Medical Education plans for transition, announces new VP. Read more

Osteopathic Medical College Enrollment Continues Growth Trend

More than 21,000 aspiring physicians are now attending U.S. colleges of osteopathic medicine. Read more

Preview AACOM's Latest Video

The video addresses how DO students are being particularly well prepared to meet the 21st century's health care needs. Read more

Core Competency Liaison Group CompletesOsteopathic Core Competencies for Medical Students

New document serves as a framework to address the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) seven core competencies as they relate to medical professions education curriculum. Read more

Final Call for 2013 Annual Meeting Presentation Proposals

AACOM's September 21 deadline for the Joint AACOM and AODME 2013 Annual Meeting presentation and poster submissions is fast approaching. Read more

IPEC Awards Curricular Development Grants and Names New Associate Editor

Sixteen grantees will develop learning resources that promote interprofessional education and collaborative care; IPEC Collection gains Associate Editor. Read more

Primary Care Organizations Consortium Convenes for Fall Meeting

PCOC member organizations met at AACOM headquarters for their annual fall meeting. Read more

National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data Update 

VCOM-sponsored NCAHD provides health care provider data and analysis support. Read more

Registration Open: 23rd Annual OME Leadership Conference

OME XXIII, “Patient Safety: Addressing the Training Gap,” will be held January 4-6, 2013, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Read more

Call for Abstracts: Collaborating Across Borders IV

Deadline for abstract submissions is October 26, 2012. Read more

Chronicle Releases “Great Colleges to Work For” 

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks NYIT, WVSOM and WesternU as top schools to work for in 2012. Read more

AACOM Names 2012 Arnstein Scholarship Recipients

Five osteopathic medical students have received Arnstein Scholarships, which recognize and support underrepresented minority students at the nation's COMs. Read more

2013 Osteopathic Health Policy Interns Announced

AACOM will welcome three exceptional osteopathic medical students to its offices to participate in the 2013 OHPI program. Read more

Aspiring Physician Takes His Studies Abroad

Fourth-year PNWU-COM student Michael Moore edits global forum for medical students in London. Read more

Healthy People 2020 Update

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

In Memorium: Carl E. Everett, 1914-2012

UNTHSC/TCOM co-founder leaves a legacy of professional and philanthropic accomplishments. Read more

Federal Updates

Urge Your Representative to Support the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction and GME Accountability Act

IOM Committee on GME Holds First Meeting

NDD Town Hall Meeting

AACOM Supports Physician Re-entry Bill

HRSA Releases Teaching Health Center GME Program Funding Announcement

Urge Your Representative to Join the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus!

AACOM Signs on to Amicus Brief in Fisher v.University of Texas at Austin

AACOM GR Staff Attends IOM IPE Workshop

HHS Releases Updated List of Health Professional Shortage Areas

NIH Conflict of Interest Compliance Implementation

PCORI to Host Workshops to Involve Stakeholders in Research Process

CMS Releases FY13 IPPS Final Rule

Additional Federal Updates

AACOM Group & Council News

Upcoming meetings:

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

Sept. 30 
National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME)
Chevy Chase, MD

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

Council of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CSFAA) Phone Meeting

Council meetings to be held at AOA OMED 2012:

October 5 
Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) Executive Board 

October 6

October 7 

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)


October 10 
Council of Osteopathic Medical Admissions Officers (COMAO)