April/May 2013
Vol. 7, No. 4/5

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AACOM: Out and About

Learn about recent AACOM staff activities and projects.Read more

Upcoming Events 
and Deadlines

May 24 
AOA 2013 Strategic Team Award and Recognition (STAR) Application Deadline

June 3 
AACOMAS Application Cycle Opens

Health Policy Fellowship Application Deadline

June 6-7 
Integrating Quality Meeting 
Rosemont, IL

June 14 
MCAT Video Competition Entry Deadline

July 16 - 21 
2013 Annual AOA Business Meeting 
Chicago, IL

Upcoming Recruitment Events

Upcoming Hospital Day Events


AACOM's Joining Forces Advisory Group announces new leadership. Read more

AACOM Group and Council News

Summaries of Meetings Held at the Joint AACOM & AODME 2013 Annual Meeting

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

Council of Osteopathic Medical Admissions Officers (COMAO)

Council of Osteopathic Medical Student Services Officers (COMSSO)

Council of Osteopathic Librarians (COOL)

Council of Osteopathic Researchers (COR)

Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP)

International Collaborative Steering Committee (ICC)

Marketing and Communications Advisory Council (MAC)

Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators (SOME)

2014 Osteopathic Medical College Information Book

Now available!

AACOMAS Application Service

AACOMAS has opened its centralized application for those seeking to enter osteopathic medical school in fall 2014. While applications cannot be submitted until June 3, individuals wishing to get started can now access the application.

AACOM Job Connection

Utilize AACOM's Job Connection to post resumes and fill academic, administrative and executive position vacancies with high-quality candidates.

Visit AACOM Job Connection to learn more.

From the President

Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH

Dr. Shannon

Innovation and the Future of Health Care

Dr. Shannon discusses key points of the Joint AACOM & AODME 2013 Annual Meeting "Innovation and the Future of Health Care" plenary session and considers the future of osteopathic medical education. Read more

News and Events

Joint AACOM & AODME 2013 Annual Meeting Inspires Attendees to Look Toward the Future of Osteopathic Medicine 

More than 850 osteopathic medical education administrators, faculty, staff, students and physicians gathered for this year’s conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Read more

Leadership Updates

ATSU announces new leadership change.  Read more

Osteopathic Physicians Respond to Crisis; Assist Victims of Boston Marathon Tragedy

AACOM recognizes the courageous actions of Drs. Martin S. Levine and Danielle Deines in the immediate wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. Read more

AACOM Welcomes the First 2013 Osteopathic Health Policy Intern

DMU-COM fourth-year student kicks-off AACOM’s 2013 Osteopathic Health Policy Internship (OHPI) program. Read more

AACOM Partners with AAMC and Other Health Professions Associations for the 2013 Integrating Quality Meeting

Registration is now open for the AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting: Improving Value and Educating for Quality, June 6-7. Read more

Profiling the 2012 Entering Class of Osteopathic Medical Students

AACOM’s new report outlines data from 5,464 2012 matriculants who submitted their applications through AACOMAS. Read more

2013-2014 Health Policy Fellowship Now Accepting Applications

Applicants inducted into the 2013-2014 program will represent the 20th class of Health Policy Fellows. The deadline for application is June 3. Read more

JAOA Announces Recipients of 2013 George W. Northup, DO, Medical Writing Award 

NTHSC/TCOM Associate Dean for Clinical Research and Professor John C. Licciardone co-authored the three articles jointly granted the 2013 George W. Northup, DO, Medical Writing Award. Read more

AOA 2013 STAR Award Application Deadline Approaching

Awards will be granted to organizations that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the osteopathic medical profession. Read more

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Releases New Report

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation has released a new report focusing on strategies to bridge the gap between interprofessional education and collaborative care. Read more

AOA Sponsors 2013 DO Day on Capitol Hill

More than 800 osteopathic medical students, representing nearly all of the nation's osteopathic medical colleges, attended this year's event. Read more

AAMC, Khan Academy, and RWJF Sponsor MCAT Video Competition

The Association of American Medical Colleges, Khan Academy, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation jointly sponsor video contest to prompt medical students and residents to create educational tutorials based on the new MCAT exam. Read more

Federal Updates

AACOM Leads Effort in Sign-on Letter to Congressional Leadership on National HC Workforce Commission

Urge Your Senators to Support the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2013

Urge Your Representative to Support the Student Loan Fairness Act!

HRSA Announces 2013 - 2014 Faculty Loan Repayment Program Application Cycle

Testimony to the Senate Subcommittee Concerning Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations for FY14

Urge Your Representative to Support Bipartisan GME Expansion Bill

Urge Your Representative to Join the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus!

PCORI Releases Primary Research Funding Announcements

Senate Approves Tavenner as CMS Administrator

AACOM Joins AOA Nomination of Medical Educators to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

AACOM Nominates Medical Educators to AHRQ Workgroup for Quality Indicator Measure Specification

AACOM Public Policy Agenda for the 113th Congress

AACOM Joins Friends of AHRQ Letter to House Appropriations Subcommittee for FY14 Funding

AACOM Joins HEAA Community Working Group Letter to Congress to Protect Health Equity Programs from Budget Cuts

AACOM Joins CHF Letter to Congressional Appropriations Leadership Urging Maximum 302(b) Allocation to Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations

AACOM Joins Friends of HRSA Letter to Senate and House Appropriations Committees for FY14 Funding

AOA Summary on CMS FY14 IPPS Proposed Rule

AACOM Partners in Rally for Medical Research

Additional Federal Updates

Campus Roundup

CCOM/MWU Students Shave Heads to Raise Money, Awareness for Childhood Cancer Research

KCUMB Announces Lower Tuition and Tablet-based Curriculum

MU-COM Students to Receive $1 Million in Primary Care Scholarships

RVUCOM Hosts Its First ITLS Training Course
TouroCOM-NY Partners with Local Hospital to Address Adolescent Mental Health

VCOM-CC Partners with Spartanburg Regional to Open New Research Laboratory

VCOM-VC Student Selected as LMSA Political Chair

WCU-COM Student Invited to Join 2013 Paul Ambrose Scholars Program

WVSOM Hosts Community Health and Safety Fair