February 2013
Vol. 7, No. 2

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AACOM and Resurrecting Lives Foundation produce an education video on TBI. 
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AACOM: Out and About

Learn about recent AACOM staff activities and projects. Read more

Upcoming Events 
and Deadlines

February 22 
2014 OHPI Program Application Deadline

February 24 
AACOM Research Grants Program Application Deadline

March 4 
Joint AACOM & AODME 2013 Annual Meeting Early Registration Closes / Regular Registration Opens

March 6 
Macy Faculty Scholars Program Application Deadline

March 30 
Sherry R. Arnstein Scholarship Awards Application Deadline

April 16 
National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 24-27 
Joint AACOM & AODME 2013 Annual Meeting 
Baltimore, MD

May 20-22 
Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Herndon, VA

AACOM Group and Council News

Meeting Recaps

Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP)

Council of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CSFAA)

Upcoming Meetings

March 11 
CSFAA Quarterly Meeting

Meetings to be held at the Joint AACOM & AODME Annual Meeting

April 25

Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) Executive Board

AACOM Board of Deans (BOD) and Council Leadership Luncheon

Council of Development and Alumni Relations Professionals (DEV-ALUM)

Council of Osteopathic Medical Student Services Officers (COMSSO)

Council of Researchers (COR) (Not Confirmed)

Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators (SOME)

Council for Information and Technology (CIT)

April 26

Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP)

Marketing and Communications Advisory Council (MAC)

Council of Osteopathic Medical Admissions Officers (COMAO)

April 27

AACOM Board of Deans (BOD)

Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP)

Core Competency Liaison Group

International Collaborative (IC)

April 28

Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP)

From the President

Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH

Fulfilling AACOM’s Promise to Service Members and Veterans

Dr. Shannon discusses AACOM’s ongoing efforts to fulfill its pledge to the Joining Forces initiative.

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News and Events

Leadership Updates

PCOM President and CEO has announced his impending retirement and WesternU/COMP Interim Dean takes office. Read more

Update for the Joint AACOM & AODME 2013 Annual Meeting

Only 10 more weeks until the Joint AACOM & AODME 2013 Annual Meeting! Read more

AACOM to Host 2013 COM Day on Capitol Hill

AACOM will be coordinating meetings with federal legislators and their staffs for participating COM Deans to discuss key issues. Read more

Applications to Osteopathic Medical Schools Break Record for Seventh Consecutive Year 

With just six weeks remaining in this year’s application cycle, the number of applicants for the 2013 entering class already has surpassed last year’s cycle-end total. Read more

AACOM Announces Support of Legislation to Fix SGR

AACOM supports the Medicare Physician Payment Innovation Act. Read more

AACOM and the CSFAA Announce Launch of 2013 Financial Aid Resources Modules!

AACOM and the CSFAA have launched two new educational debt management modules. Read more

AACOM Launches Exciting New Online Member Collaboration Tool

AACOM launches AACOMmunities. Read more

Final Call for 2014 OHPI Program Applications

Osteopathic medical students interested in health policy should apply by February 22, 2013. Read more

Last Call to Submit 2013 AACOM Research Grants Program Proposals

The application cycle for the 2013 AACOM Research Grants Program ends February 24, 2013. Read more

$4 Million Federal Grant Funds Wright Center-ATSU Community Healthcare Hub

A $4 million HRSA grant has helped make possible a centrally run multi-state primary care residency program which will begin July 1, 2013. Read more

IPEC to Host 2013 Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute

IPEC's next Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety will be held on May 20-22. Read more

AOA Executive Director Announces Retirement

AOA Executive Director John B. Crosby, JD, has announced his forthcoming retirement. Read more

OME XXIII Overview

Co-sponsored by the AOA and AACOM, this year’s meeting theme was Patient Safety: Addressing the Training Gap. Read more

Federal Updates

AACOM and AOA Jointly Nominate Harald Lausen, DO, MA, to ACTPCMD

AACOM Letter in Support of the Medicare Physician Payment Innovation Act

AACOM Submits Testimony on Primary Care and Physician Workforce to Senate HELP Subcommittee

AACOM Joins the Coalition for Health Funding Letter to Oppose NDD Cuts

AACOM Nominates Osteopathic Medical Educators to NIH IPRCC

AACOM Joins the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research Letter to Congress Opposing Funding Cuts to NIH

PCORI Calls for Individuals to Serve on Advisory Panels

AACOM GR Staff Attends NIH NACA Meeting

President Obama Signs Debt Ceiling Bill

HRSA Announces Rural Training Track Technical Assistance Demonstration Program

UPDATED Federal Funding and Research Opportunities Page

Additional Federal Updates

Campus Roundup

ATSU-KCOM and ATSU-SOMA Faculty and Students Participate in IPE Competition

KCUMB-COM Partners with AHEC to Host Teen Medical School Workshop

NSU-COM Expands Medical Outreach Trips to Developing Nations

PCOM Student Awarded Schweitzer Fellowship

PNWU-COM Receives Approval for Class Size Increases

RVUCOM Hosts Presentation by Former NASA Astronaut and Military Veteran

VCOM-VC Hosts American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine Southeast Region Student Conference

WVSOM Offers Free Public Clinic

2013 Osteopathic Medical College Information Book

AACOMAS Application Open!

AACOMAS has opened its centralized application for those seeking to enter osteopathic medical school in fall 2013.

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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.