Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Harnessing human movement

By Alex Branch   Like an actress on a science fiction movie set, Karen Esser prepares for her role surrounded by laboratory technicians attaching small bulb-like fixtures to her black Spandex suit. Within minutes, 54 bulbs – known as reflective markers – cover her body. Esser is led to a treadmill in front of a... Read more »

Jun 20, 2017

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Graduating students earn honors

Congratulations to our many graduating students who earned honors from their schools! Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Dean’s Award for Scholarly Achievement in Research—Jaclyn Bermudez Dean’s Award for Scholarship Achievement in Academics—Brent Shell Graduate Student Association Award, Outstanding Member—Frank Wendt Graduate Student Association Scholarship—Chaitanya Joshi, Nicole Novroski, Justin Sprick, Santosh Thapa, Frank Wendt and Rachel... Read more »

Jun 13, 2017

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Physician, philanthropist, humanitarian

By Alex Branch Anne Alaniz, DO, grew up in rural Malawi, a country in southeast Africa, where disease was widespread and her elementary school desk was stacked bricks coated by hardened mud. 2017 Commencement Ceremony When: 9 a.m. Saturday, May 20 Where: Schollmaier Arena, Texas Christian University Livestream: https://livestream.com/unthsc Social media: #UNTHSCgrad Other highlights: Ceremony... Read more »

May 15, 2017

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Three students honored for Ricco Ethics Awards

By Alex Branch Three first-year students were honored for outstanding ethics essays at the Nicholas and Anna Ricco Ethics Awards presentation. Elijah Hor from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Joyce Chuen from the School of Health Professions and Heily Pham from the College of Pharmacy each received $1,000 awards funded through an endowed gift... Read more »

May 3, 2017

Marisa Tan and David Preston, third year DO/MPH students

A student-led effort to help the underserved in Texas

By Jan Jarvis Every year the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research recognizes students who have a desire to integrate public health into their future clinical practices by naming them Paul Ambrose Scholars. David Preston and Marisa Tan, third year DO/MPH students from UNT Health Science Center, certainly fit the bill. From the start, each... Read more »

May 2, 2017

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A stethoscope and a badge

By Alex Branch   Faroukh Mehkri has worn two very different uniforms for the last four years. One is the crisp white medical coat and hospital scrubs – with a stethoscope around his neck – of a medical student at UNT Health Science Center, worn while he pursues his degree as a doctor of osteopathic... Read more »

Apr 19, 2017

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CPRIT awards nearly $2.3 million to HSC researchers

By Jan Jarvis   Two UNT Health Science Center programs – one aimed at expanding cancer prevention services for refugees and the other focused on supporting oncology research training for medical students – have received grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). A nearly $1.5 million CPRIT award to Amy Raines-Milenkov,... Read more »

Apr 10, 2017

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TCOM ranks among top medical schools for 16th straight year

By Alex Branch For the 16th consecutive year, the medical school at UNT Health Science Center was nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report for primary care. With 60 percent of the class of 2017 TCOM graduates entering primary care medicine, the school’s focus on helping everyday Texans access quality health care services is... Read more »

Apr 3, 2017

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We are family: A Match Day story

By Betsy Friauf Match Day 2017 On March 17, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine announced that more than 200 soon-to-graduate medical students will enter residencies in Texas and beyond. 60 % matched to residencies in primary care. 27% have residencies in family medicine. 52 % have residencies in Texas.   Amelle “Ame” Shillington was... Read more »

Mar 27, 2017

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Match Day brings TCOM students closer to their goals

By Jan Jarvis For as long as she can remember, Whitney Cameron has wanted to be a doctor. “When I was a little girl, instead of wanting stickers and suckers like most kids do when they visit their pediatrician, I wanted gloves and tongue depressors,” she said. The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student will... Read more »

Mar 16, 2017