Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

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

Graduating students earn honors

Congratulations to our many graduating students who earned honors from their schools! Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Dean’s Award for Scholarly Achievement in Research—Jaclyn Bermudez Dean’s Award for Scholarship Achievement in Academics—Brent Shell Graduate Student Association Award, Outstanding Member—Frank Wendt Graduate Student Association Scholarship—Chaitanya Joshi, Nicole Novroski, Justin Sprick, Santosh Thapa, Frank Wendt and Rachel... Read more »

Jun 13, 2017

Physician, philanthropist, humanitarian

By Alex Branch Anne Alaniz, DO, grew up in rural Malawi, a country in southeast Africa, where disease was widespread and her elementary school desk was stacked bricks coated by hardened mud. 2017 Commencement Ceremony When: 9 a.m. Saturday, May 20 Where: Schollmaier Arena, Texas Christian University Livestream: https://livestream.com/unthsc Social media: #UNTHSCgrad Other highlights: Ceremony... Read more »

May 15, 2017

Three students honored for Ricco Ethics Awards

By Alex Branch Three first-year students were honored for outstanding ethics essays at the Nicholas and Anna Ricco Ethics Awards presentation. Elijah Hor from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Joyce Chuen from the School of Health Professions and Heily Pham from the College of Pharmacy each received $1,000 awards funded through an endowed gift... Read more »

May 3, 2017

Marisa Tan and David Preston, third year DO/MPH students

A student-led effort to help the underserved in Texas

By Jan Jarvis Every year the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research recognizes students who have a desire to integrate public health into their future clinical practices by naming them Paul Ambrose Scholars. David Preston and Marisa Tan, third year DO/MPH students from UNT Health Science Center, certainly fit the bill. From the start, each... Read more »

May 2, 2017