Students

Second-year TCOM student Summer Beckworth
TCOM student earns once-in-a-lifetime chance to earn Masters of Space Studiesby Steven Bartolotta Summer Beckworth dreams of practicing osteopathic medicine among the stars.   The second-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine soon will embark on an exclusive one-year program to earn a Masters of Space Studies (MSS) at the International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg, France. The yearlong program runs from September 2021 through May of 2022 and supports students who want to advance their careers Read More »

May 27, 2021

HSC students volunteer to conduct student eye screenings. (left to right) second-year student pharmacists, Meredith Kenerley, Kelli Mosley and TCOM first-year student, Salma Omar
NTERI and HSC students continue critical eye screenings during pandemicBy Krista Roberts  The North Texas Eye Research Institute (NTERI) is making an impact in the community through free vision screenings and educational outreach. Through a collaboration with the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD), NTERI performs state-mandated eye screenings for students under age six and with special needs, helping identify vision disorders at a critical stage of their learning. “We know Read More »

May 13, 2021

TCOM Peer Teaching
TCOM students learning key Ultrasound technology, but also teaching it themselvesBy Steven Bartolotta Louisa Weindruch saw what it could do in an emergency room. Cassidy Weeks recognized its value to rural health care. That’s why both students are striving to learn all they can about the emerging use of ultrasound technology to diagnose disease and potentially save patients’ lives. The pair of second-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medical students recently completed a study on the teaching technique that is fundamentally expediting Read More »

Apr 28, 2021

PA Alumna Emily Holloway
Tourniquet training pays off in emergency for HSC PA alumBy Alex Branch Emily Holloway (PA ’20) has sewn shut plenty of open wounds at the rural urgent care center where she works in on the East Coast. But she hadn’t encountered anything like the bleeding man who rushed through the clinic’s doors recently. He had sliced his arm open on broken glass. His hand and his shirt were Read More »

Apr 19, 2021

TCOM Big Bend Trip
TCOM Students Partner with TRHA for Big Bend Border Medical Mission TripBy Steven Bartolotta and Mallory McMahon The Texas Rural Health Association chapter at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth spent spring break on their second annual Big Bend medical mission trip to west Texas. The TRHA student group worked with local rural community leaders, physicians, and churches to make the Read More »

Apr 15, 2021

Tcom Met Building
TCOM student organization hosts virtual youth summitBy Steven Bartolotta Learning how to suture, perform CPR and applying a tourniquet was on full display as TCOM’s Student National Medical Association (SNMA) helped host a virtual session of Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit. The activities, which were conducted in the HSC Simulation Lab, were for elementary, junior high students. Dr. Dale Okorodudu, the founder of Black Read More »

Apr 2, 2021

TCOM students
Community Hospital Foundation supports student scholarshipsBy Steven Bartolotta The Community Hospital Foundation has donated $320,000 to the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for the creation of the Rohr, Tompson and Zima Scholarship fund. The fund is named after three osteopathic physicians, Dr. G.W. Tomson, Dr. Loren Rohr and Dr. Victor Zima, and will provide scholarships annually to TCOM students. The fund will provide two $5,000 scholarships for second-year students, Read More »

Mar 22, 2021

Tcom Student Dennis Kulp Fc 2
TCOM student delivers for his family, now he’s ready to deliver for his communityBy Steven Bartolotta Dennis Kulp sat in his car sobbing, his work clothes soaking wet. The TCOM fourth-year student was starting to crumble from what seemed like insurmountable pressure — stress of medical school, financial woes, family struggles and the COVID-19 pandemic.   “Why am I doing this,” wondered Kulp. He was working part-time as an Uber Eats Read More »

Mar 15, 2021

TCOM student Katie Albin
TCOM student research is published in Journal of Adolescent HealthBy Steven Bartolotta Research is one of the backbones that medicine can’t live without and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine second-year student Katie Albin is hoping some of her latest research can help make a difference for the younger generation. Albin teamed up with Dr. Diana Perkins, a Professor of Psychiatry from the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, to write an Read More »

Mar 5, 2021

Graduation 2015 Day
Women making an impact in Osteopathic Medicine as Women’s History Month beginsBy Steven Bartolotta A.T. Still, MD, DO, opened the first osteopathic medical school 129 years ago. The inaugural class of 21 students featured six women. The Class of 2024 at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine featured 155 future female physicians, which comprised 62.8 percent of the total number of medical students. TCOM is proud to celebrate Women’s History Month in March and the emergence Read More »

Mar 1, 2021