Students Welcome New Academic Year with Community Service Projects

Published January 10, 2023



With a new academic year in full swing, we are inspired by the growing ranks of students, faculty, staff, and administrators at colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) nationwide who help make life better for communities through service and outreach. From RVU-COM offering free blood pressure readings to KCU-COM students giving free health screenings to more than 14,000 elementary school students last month, COMs are showing what a powerful difference whole-person care makes. Future doctors at ICOM and WesternU/COMP are taking time out of their busy schedules to donate to their schools' blood drives, while students and others from DMU-COM, NYITCOM, and UNTHSC/TCOM recently provided free screening and testing services, expanding health care access to diverse populations and preparing the next generation of physicians to serve patients in the process. Engaging youth from the Lynchburg, VA, community, the LUCOM Class of 2023 kicked off the school year by participating in a day of service on July 25.

How is your COM giving back, especially to underserved areas? Tag AACOM on Instagram and Facebook to share what your campus is doing this fall and beyond!