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Campus Roundup - Feb 13, 2020

February 12, 2020

PCOM Celebrates Founders’ Day, WVSOM Saves Elf in Holiday-Themed Simulation, and More in Campus Roundup. You can also read about ICOM’s new video library and RVUCOM’s new Digital Health Track.

RVUCOM's Digital Health Track participants

RVUCOM’s New Digital Health Track Welcomes First Class of Students    

Students at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM) with an interest in digital health are now enrolled in the new Digital Health Track. The Track will allow students to effectively solve complex health care challenges through the utilization of technology and applications. Read more about the Digital Health Track online.

Doctor performing lower back OMT

ICOM Creates OMT Video Library   

The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM)'s Osteopathic Principles & Practice (OPP) Department recently launched a digital learning tool. The resource features nearly 400 videos produced by the school’s Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (ONMM) faculty and is designed to help viewers perfect their technique and understanding of osteopathic treatments. You can view the video library on the ICOM web page

Daren Fomin, DO with Bob Dole
Captain Daren Fomin, DO, with former U.S. Senator Bob Dole at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Captain Fomin is a 3rd-year resident dermatologist at Walter Reed.

CUSOM Inducts New Members into US Military’s Health Professions Scholars Program

Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM)’s Class of 2017 included ten members of the United States Military's Health Professions Scholars Program. Four graduates placed into residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical CenterRead more about the new members on the school’s digital magazine

Gabrielle McDermott

NSU Students Publish Case Study in International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine

Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-KPCOM)’s third year osteopathic medical student Gabrielle McDermott, a former predoctoral OPP fellow, (pictured) along with Yasmin Qureshi, EdD, DPT, Gina Foster-Moumoutzis, MD, MS, and Alexandra Espejo, OD, from NSU's College of Optometry, published a case study in the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine titled "An Osteopathic Approach to Graves' Ophthalmopathy: A Case Report," which was published on January 10. You can read more about the article on the journal web site.

From left: Zachariah Taylor, Harris Ahmed, MPH, and Jorey Cunico
From Left, Zachariah Taylor, Harris Ahmed, MPH, and Jorey Cunico. 

Burrell College Celebrates First-Ever Early Match Results

The first-ever match results are in for a select group of students in the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine's inaugural Class of 2020. You can read about each student and their background on the college website.  

PCOM Founder's Day
Included in the photo from left to right: Jay Feldstein, DO, PCOM's President and Chief Executive Officer; Art Sesso, DO, Senior Associate Dean and winner of this year's O.J. Snyder Memorial Medal; Kathleen E. Ackert, DO, recipient of this year's Mason W. Pressly Memorial Medal; Monique A. Gary, DO, recipient of the Alumni Association Certificate of Honor; and Kenneth Veit, DO, PCOM's Provost.

PCOM Celebrates Founders’ Day

On January 24, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) came together as a community in celebration of its Founders’ Day. This annual tradition marks the start of PCOM in 1899 by Drs. O.J. Snyder and Mason W. Pressly, both of whom sought to bring the osteopathic philosophy of treating the whole person to Philadelphia. Read more about the Founders’ Day celebrations on the school’s web page.

WVSOM Students wearing elf hats diagnose and treat a simulated 'elf' mannekin

WVSOM Students Save Elf in Festive Sim War

The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) recently hosted a simulation in which two teams competed to diagnose and treat an "elf" who showed signs of delirium before collapsing at Santa's Reindeer Games. Participants had 10 minutes to complete the encounter and were judged on teamwork, communication and medical knowledge. You can read more about the event on WVSOM’s website.