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Dr. Dickerman, a neurosurgeon and UNT Health Science Center alumnus, recognized that surgery was required and stood over her one morning at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, gazing steely-eyed through a microscope as he made a 20-millimeter incision in her lower back.
At HSC, experts search for cures to ‘most aggressive form of brain cancer’By Diane Smith-Pinckney Malignant brain tumors, known as glioblastoma multiforme, spread aggressively and are described as incurable. The five-year survival rate for people diagnosed with this cancer –  also known as GBM –  is only 6.8 % and the average length of survival for people with GBM is about 12 to 18 months, according to the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS). Experts at The University of North Texas Health Science Center Read More »

May 3, 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

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 at MET Building
U.S. News Ranks TCOM as top osteopathic school for primary care in Texas, second in the nationBy Steven Bartolotta   U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of best medical schools for primary care and for the second consecutive year, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine was the highest ranked osteopathic medical school in Texas and second highest in the nation. TCOM had the second highest ranking of osteopathic medical Read More »

Apr 1, 2021

Holding hands
HSC experts explain Alzheimer’s diseaseCaregivers, grappling with medical questions about Alzheimer’s disease, may be filled with fear and confusion. Often, they turn to friends, social media or the internet for answers. Geriatric experts at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth want to bridge that information gap. Dr. Tyson Garfield, Geriatrician and Assistant Professor, tackles those questions at HSC Health’s Geriatric Clinic and in his blog, “themedicinecheck.” It helps to understand the terms. Read More »

Mar 26, 2021

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One-of-a-kind Patient Safety Course gives TCOM students an edgeBy Steven Bartolotta Lillee Gelinas, MS, RN, CPPS, FAAN, remembers the first patient she ever lost. She was in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps and missed a respiratory depression that ultimately led to the patient’s death. Devastating experiences like that drove the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) to create the nation’s first and only Read More »

Mar 26, 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

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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