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TCOM, PA students comply with COVID social distance rules while fine tuning their skills via the HSC Simulation CenterBy 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 20 to 30 students worked to become teaching assistants in the ultrasound training program directed by John O. Gibson, MD; FAAFP, Read More »

Sep 22, 2020

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HSC prioritizes microcredentials to enhance students’ career readinessBy Betsy Friauf At The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC), student career readiness is enhanced in myriad ways. One of the latest is microcredentialing. Microcredentials are competency-based, specialized certifications attesting that a student has mastered specific skills for a certain activity or procedure. Microcredentials are crucial and have been Read More »

Jul 15, 2020

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HSC offers first-ever Certificate in PharmacometricsBy Diane Smith The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is offering students a new specialty certification that will give them a competitive edge in graduate school and the workforce. The Certificate in Pharmacometrics program, offered by the College of Pharmacy, is touted as a first of its kind. The application Read More »

Jun 25, 2020

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TCOM announces the creation of the Drs. Dralves and Jessica Edwards ScholarshipBy Steven Bartolotta To honor one of the pioneering families of its proud history, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine has announced the creation of the Drs. Dralves and Jessica Edwards Scholarship. Dr. Dralves Edwards was the first black student to graduate from TCOM in 1980, and 34 years later his daughter, Dr. Jessica Edwards, Read More »

Jun 19, 2020

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Clinical Research Management online master’s degree gives students more optionsBy Jan Jarvis The demand for well-trained clinical research professionals is so high that when students complete a master’s degree in Clinical Research Management at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, they are almost guaranteed a job. “There is a huge opportunity for trained professionals in this area,” said Stephen Read More »

May 8, 2020

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HSC introduces new MHA Online degreeBy Sally Crocker Stephan Davis, DNP, MHSA, FACHE, knows how it feels to want to be a part of making change happen. The incoming director of the Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree program at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth was practicing as a registered nurse and just 21 Read More »

Apr 17, 2020

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Asthma 411 expands across Tarrant CountyBy Jan Jarvis “Squeezing,” shouted Kim Nguyen as she hugged herself as tightly as possible and encouraged the roomful of second-graders to do the same. “That’s what your airways are doing during an asthma attack,” said Nguyen, Project Coordinator for SaferCare Texas, a department of UNT Health Science Center dedicated to improving the quality and Read More »

Dec 16, 2019

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Medical student inspired by Camp Cardiac now guiding teens: ‘It feels very meant to be’By Diane Smith In 2014, Rupali Gautam posed for a photo in front of the University of North Texas Health Science Center sign that overlooks Camp Bowie Boulevard – it’s an image that in retrospect predicted the medical student’s future. “It feels very meant to be,” said Gautam of the picture that now hangs in Read More »

Dec 11, 2019

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Lance Leggitt offers inside look at federal policy makingBy Diane Smith  The costs of medical care, prescription drugs and the toll of an opioid epidemic on the nation were among topics addressed during a recent discussion on how federal healthcare policy moves from ideas to guidelines.  Lance Leggitt, former chief of staff to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, recently left his Read More »

Oct 23, 2019

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Culinary Medicine students keep momentum goingBy Betsy Friauf   For several years, the Culinary Medicine course has fed students’ passion to help patients eat healthier. Now, it also stokes their enthusiasm for interprofessional collaboration that extends beyond the classroom and into summer. The TCOM elective course was first offered in 2014, the first of its kind in Texas and one Read More »

May 28, 2019