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TCOM’s Dr. Rita Patterson named recipient of the 2021 ASHT Honorary Membership Award

By Steven Bartolotta The American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) announced that Rita Patterson, PhD has been named the recipient of the 2021 ASHT Honorary Membership Award. Dr. Patterson, the Associate Dean of Research at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM), received the award at the ASHT 44th Annual meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.…
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HSC PA student launches amazing career amidst a global pandemic

By Sally Crocker and Steven Bartolotta Shannon Swickard knew she wanted to pursue a career in health care early on in her academic journey.  That career path was an easy choice because she had a cherished role model – her grandmother, a nurse practitioner.  Swickard earned her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and a master’s degree…
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Fighting racial bias: HSC video-based simulation helps health care leaders prepare to manage complex ethical dilemmas

By Sally Crocker Simulation has long been recognized as a highly effective andragogical tool for enhancing problem-solving and communication skills. Actors in such simulations have been used since the 1960s to portray example patients and aid in training programs to assess diagnostic capabilities and empathy. While simulation through standardized patients, manikins, and video-based methods are…
Jeremy Joseph, Assistant Director for the Office of Care and Civility at HSC.

At HSC, saving lives means making suicide everyone’s business

By Diane Smith-Pinckney Every 11 minutes there is a death by suicide in the United States.  In 2019, more than 47,500 people died of suicide and 1.4 million attempted suicide, according to statistics gathered by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Experts at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth…

TCOM student organizations help with back-to-school fair for Fort Worth community

By Steven Bartolotta A trio of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student organizations partnered with the Brighter Outlook Community Center and Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church to help host a back-to-school fair for students of all ages.  TCOM’s Student National Medical Association (SNMA), Refugee Health Initiative (RHI) and Latino Medical School Association (LMSA) provided free physicals for students. The groups…
TCOM alumna Dr.Megan Jenkins-Turner stands in wooded trail holding a piece of paper that says, "I matched at UI Health in General Surgery Prelim"

Following her heart, TCOM student takes a chance and matches late into specialty of her dreams

By Steven Bartolotta It was another late night in July for Megan Jenkins-Turner, DO, waiting for her husband to get home from work, and surfing the internet hoping to find an open General Surgery residency position. Dr. Jenkins-Turner had graduated from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine months earlier, but was without a job and a residency, all…
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More than 400 HSC students to participate in Aug. 20 White Coat Ceremony

By Diane Smith-Pinckney The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) will present white coats to more than 400 students during a rite of passage ceremony for future health care providers at Will Rogers Memorial Center Auditorium on Aug. 20 at 9 a.m.   Students from the Physician Assistant Studies program, Department of Physical Therapy, System College of Pharmacy, and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) will receive coats during…
TCOM student Kendrick Lim

TCOM medical student describes the importance of donning a white coat for the first time

By Sarah Hopkins Kendrick Lim’s white coat carries much symbolism – it is a reminder of a physician’s call to serve and a sign one should never give up on dreams.  In 2019, Lim had solid ambitions after graduation from Texas A&M University. He was either going to become a doctor or an engineer who creates medical devices to save lives.  Lim applied to graduate programs…
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Need advice about PA school? Check out these HSC students’ Instagram

By Diane Smith-Pinckney Jana Brown and Ashley Boehm are just like sisters.  They finish each other’s sentences. They chuckle in unison, both have male Tabby cats and both are second-year physician assistant students at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC).  “I literally could not go through school without Jana. It would just be impossible,” Boehm said, explaining how these relationships help balance…
TCOM student Olivia Tomasco

TCOM student spends unforgettable week at the Hazelden Betty Ford Clinic

By Steven Bartolotta In March, Olivia Tomasco’s phone rang and she saw “Palm Springs” on the screen, and her heart skipped a beat. The fourth-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine knew the call meant she was invited to spend a life-changing week at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Summer Institute for Medical Students learning about addiction, recovery and much more.   “When I answered the phone and…