Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

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TCOM students spend the day giving backBy Steven Bartolotta   The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Class of 2023 got their chance to lend a helping hand to the Fort Worth community as 236 medical students fanned out all across Fort Worth for a Day of Service. The TCOM students divided into groups and spent the afternoon at 13 difference locations Read More »

Jul 12, 2019

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A medical student travels an unconventional road to TCOMBy Steve Bartolotta   A fresh wave of new medical students arrived at UNT Health Science Center this week, all from a variety of different backgrounds and traveling on different paths. One of new faces belongs to Clarence Sparks, 36, a one-time college dropout who enters the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine as a first-year medical Read More »

Jul 11, 2019

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Patterson receives national award for biomechanics researchBy Steven Bartolotta Rita M Patterson, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine has been honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for her ground-breaking biomechanics research. Dr. Patterson is the recipient of the 2019 Savio L-Y. Woo Medal, a prestigious national award given by her peers in Read More »

Jul 9, 2019

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First TCOM alums accepted into prestigious pediatric cancer fellowshipBy Alex Branch Two 2016 UNT Health Science Center graduates will begin prestigious pediatric cancer fellowships this summer in Dallas. Morgan Coleman, DO, and Chelsee Greer, DO, are the first Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) alumni to earn fellowships in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center/Children’s Health. “We are proud of Dr. Greer Read More »

Jun 24, 2019

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Graduating TCOM student became voice for mental healthBy Jan Jarvis Halfway through his first year in medical school, Parker Murray fell apart. Homesick, depressed and overwhelmed, the Utah native collapsed on his bed one weekend. “I cried like two days straight,” he said. “I felt like I was drowning and struggled to pull myself together to breathe.” That Monday, he returned to Read More »

May 15, 2019

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Dr. Kendi Hensel assumes American Academy of Osteopathy PresidencyBy Alex Branch   Kendi Hensel, DO, PhD, FAAO, is the new President of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO), a national organization of about 9,000 physicians and students. Dr. Hensel, UNT Health Science Center Associate Professor in the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, assumed the position in March during the AAO’s annual Convocation. She Read More »

Apr 11, 2019

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‘Treating patients who are much different from you’By Alex Branch   Exposure to medically underserved populations is an important part of the education of medical students at UNT Health Science Center. And populations don’t get much more underserved than residents of two apartment complexes where newly arrived refugees settle in Fort Worth. That’s where Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) students volunteer Read More »

Mar 28, 2019

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Match Day: A time of hoots, hollers and high fivesBy Jan Jarvis   Under soft green lights, Isadora Cabral jumped into the arms of a classmate as soon as she opened her Match Day envelope. “It’s amazing, emotional, so great and exciting,” Cabral said. “I applied to way too many programs, but I got my No. 1.” Cabral will soon head off to the Read More »

Mar 18, 2019

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On road to Match Day, couple faced med school and cancer togetherBy Jan Jarvis   Michael Gabbert was weeks away from starting medical school when he learned that a lump on his throat was malignant.  Diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer, he underwent surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Days later, he returned to Fort Worth in time for his first class at Texas College Read More »

Mar 13, 2019

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TCOM again leads Texas in producing primary care doctorsBy Alex Branch    The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine is leading efforts to solve the state’s physician shortage by graduating the most primary care doctors of any medical school in Texas, according to new rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News and World Report.   The UNT Health Science Center medical school was among those ranked Read More »

Mar 12, 2019