Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

TCOM student honored for leadership in lifestyle medicine

By Jan Jarvis When he becomes a psychiatrist, Paresh Jaini does not want to rely solely on medication and psychotherapy to treat his patients. “I want to utilize lifestyle interventions as another treatment tool when approaching my patients with mental illness,” he said. “I want to coach my patients to lead a healthy life, so... Read more »

Nov 21, 2017

Using teamwork to train better healthcare leaders

By Jan Jarvis Catherine Daniel, a first-year student in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, clicked on the keys of her laptop, searching for data about a program to address infant mortality in Tarrant County. “There needs to be a better way of identifying high risk people,” she concluded. For about an hour, teams of... Read more »

Nov 13, 2017

Extraordinary Teamwork leads TCOM student to new TB discoveries

By Sally Crocker   A collaborative effort between UNTHSC, the CDC and Tarrant County Public Health helped establish more effective information-gathering methods in TB prevention efforts and provided some high-level recognition for fourth-year TCOM student Patrick Crowley. Crowley has been published in the Texas Journal of Public Health for his work with Dr. Thad Miller,... Read more »

Oct 6, 2017

Emphasizing emotional intelligence in medical education

By Alex Branch   An interprofessional team at UNT Health Science Center has developed an innovative curriculum that emphasizes development of students’ emotional intelligence, a model that has drawn interest from organizations devoted to medical education. Emotional intelligence and empathy are critical abilities for health care providers but research shows that those skills may decline... Read more »

Oct 4, 2017

Supportive community helps TCOM Class of 2019 excel

By Alex Branch   The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Class of 2019 earned the highest scores on a national board exam since the medical school expanded in 2011. The students achieved a 99.1 percent pass rate and a mean test score of 594 on the COMLEX-USA Level 1 exam administered by the National Board... Read more »

Sep 6, 2017

Stethoscopes connect generations of UNTHSC physicians

By Alex Branch Patrick Prazak was a high school baseball player who hoped to one day play professionally until his elbow started locking up after games. He underwent surgery, but soon after his shoulder started aching. As a freshman player at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, he realized medical treatments, rehabilitation time and school work... Read more »

Aug 21, 2017

A global audience for TCOM’s rural medicine program

By Jan Jarvis   An international delegation of visitors from 12 countries came to Texas with one common goal: to learn more about how to prevent, treat and manage health problems affecting women around the globe. They found what they were looking for at UNT Health Science Center, one of six stops that the group... Read more »

Aug 17, 2017

TCOM graduating class provides gift to Africa project

By Alex Branch When graduation day arrived for the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2017, students still had $2,200 left in an off-campus bank account. They could have spent that money they raised for class social events on a party or graduation gifts for themselves. Instead, they chose something more meaningful. The Class... Read more »

Aug 14, 2017

Improving health care across the world

By Alex Branch A trio of UNT Health Science Center faculty members shared their expertise in clinical care and patient communication this summer with physicians in China. Frank Filipetto, DO, Janet Lieto, DO, and David Mason, DO, spent one week in Chengdu, a Chinese city in the Sichuan province, offering clinical instruction in pulmonary medicine... Read more »

Aug 1, 2017

Harnessing human movement

By Alex Branch   Like an actress on a science fiction movie set, Karen Esser prepares for her role surrounded by laboratory technicians attaching small bulb-like fixtures to her black Spandex suit. Within minutes, 54 bulbs – known as reflective markers – cover her body. Esser is led to a treadmill in front of a... Read more »

Jun 20, 2017