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HSC creates alternative licensing exam test site for medical students

By Steven Bartolotta Medical students overcame a lot in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learning shifted to remote, rotations grinded to a halt and, perhaps most problematic, prometric test sites nationwide shut down in the middle of March with no immediate plans to reopen.    Osteopathic medical students, like those at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCO...Read more

Oct 1, 2020

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50 Heroes: H. Paul Dorman

When entering Tulane University to pursue a Mechanical Engineering degree, Paul Dorman’s father paid his first year’s tuition.  From there, he was on his own, working full-time at his father’s company at night and attending Tulane during the day.  More than 60 years later, Mr. Dorman committed $3.2 million to the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine to cover the first-year tuition ...Read more

Sep 28, 2020

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Each patient’s story illuminates Tarrant County COVID data, strengthens contact tracing

By Sally Crocker HSC 2020 graduate Julia Aiken was finishing the last semester of her MPH in Public Health Practice when COVID-19 arrived. By May, she had finished her degree and was helping Tarrant County Public Health’s (TCPH) with contact tracing efforts to track and help stop community spread of the virus.   Aiken volunteered extra hours above her temporary wo...Read more

Sep 28, 2020

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TCOM, PA students comply with COVID social distance rules while fine tuning their skills via the HSC Simulation Center

By Diane Smith HSC Fort Worth has taken virtual learning to new levels during COVID-19.  Consider, for example, medical students at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine who must master ultrasound technology to better identify the diseases that ail patients.   At TCOM, students gain these skills while also learning to teach their peers. Earlier this year, about ...Read more

Sep 22, 2020

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Dr. Erica Spears one of 15 national scholars to new well-being and inequality research training program

By Sally Crocker   Health inequality and systemic racism have long threatened the lives of African Americans. The COVID-19 pandemic and increased awareness of police violence in 2020 have intensified nationwide action toward solutions and change for traditionally underserved populations.    For health disparities researchers like HSC Assistant Professor Erica Spears, PhD, who has de...Read more

Sep 22, 2020

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(Un)solved mysteries

By Alex Branch In June 2017, Shawn Neill, 42, got on his four-wheeler and rumbled toward the banks of the Ohio River near his Illinois home.   The only son of Rex and Judy Neill loved camping, fishing and hunting for wild mushrooms and arrowheads. He pitched a tent on the riverbank — and vanished.  Law enforcement and hundreds of volunteers scoured the river. Missing post...Read more

Sep 21, 2020