Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

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TCOM’s ROME Program takes the spotlight at TMA meeting on access to health careBy Steven Bartolotta  The gold standard for rural osteopathic medical education, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s ROME program was on display at a recent meeting of the Texas Medical Association on Physician Distribution and Health Care Access.   Assistant Dean for Rural Medical Education John Gibson, MD, made a presentation about all facets of the Read More »

Oct 6, 2021

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Health disparities research: ‘The HEARD Scholarship is going to make my dreams come true’By Gabrielle Saleh The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) is one of two institutions nationwide receiving NIH Endowment funding that will be used for a scholarship to support two faculty members developing programs focused on minority health and health disparities. Riyaz Basha, PhD, an Associate Professor in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM), and Harlan P. Jones, PhD, an Associate Professor in the Read More »

Oct 4, 2021

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In their own words: TCOM family shares memories of 9-11 terrorist attacksBy Steven Bartolotta Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing during the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.  This Sept. 11 marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and the crash of a hijacked airplane in a field in Pennsylvania.   The attacks gripped a nation and touched the lives Read More »

Sep 9, 2021

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TCOM’s longstanding partnership with Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth nears milestoneBy Steven Bartolotta Nancy Eder, RN, and Darry Meyer, DO were doing yard work and having a simple conversation between neighbors when an idea to help children turned into the beginning of a community partnership.  “Darry Meyer was my next-door neighbor at the time, and he was a student at TCOM,” said Eder. “One Saturday morning I shared with him that, we Read More »

Sep 9, 2021

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TCOM’s ‘Car Doc’ is working around the clock to help COVID patientsBy Steven Bartolotta There are tireless workers, and then there is Martin McElya, DO. The 1995 Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) graduate and his north Dallas Neighborhood Medical Center practice have been a beacon of hope as they took swift action and came up with a way to safely test and treat patients during the Read More »

Aug 31, 2021

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TCOM student organizations help with back-to-school fair for Fort Worth communityBy Steven Bartolotta A trio of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student organizations partnered with the Brighter Outlook Community Center and Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church to help host a back-to-school fair for students of all ages.  TCOM’s Student National Medical Association (SNMA), Refugee Health Initiative (RHI) and Latino Medical School Association (LMSA) provided free physicals for students. The groups Read More »

Aug 25, 2021

TCOM alumna Dr.Megan Jenkins-Turner stands in wooded trail holding a piece of paper that says, "I matched at UI Health in General Surgery Prelim"
Following her heart, TCOM student takes a chance and matches late into specialty of her dreamsBy Steven Bartolotta It was another late night in July for Megan Jenkins-Turner, DO, waiting for her husband to get home from work, and surfing the internet hoping to find an open General Surgery residency position. Dr. Jenkins-Turner had graduated from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine months earlier, but was without a job and a residency, all Read More »

Aug 24, 2021

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More than 400 HSC students to participate in Aug. 20 White Coat CeremonyBy Diane Smith-Pinckney The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) will present white coats to more than 400 students during a rite of passage ceremony for future health care providers at Will Rogers Memorial Center Auditorium on Aug. 20 at 9 a.m.   Students from the Physician Assistant Studies program, Department of Physical Therapy, System College of Pharmacy, and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) will receive coats during Read More »

Aug 19, 2021

TCOM student Kendrick Lim
TCOM medical student describes the importance of donning a white coat for the first timeBy Sarah Hopkins Kendrick Lim’s white coat carries much symbolism – it is a reminder of a physician’s call to serve and a sign one should never give up on dreams.  In 2019, Lim had solid ambitions after graduation from Texas A&M University. He was either going to become a doctor or an engineer who creates medical devices to save lives.  Lim applied to graduate programs Read More »

Aug 16, 2021

Dr. John Mills, Associate Professor at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
TCOM professor appointed to state council overseeing opioid settlement fundsJohn Mills, DO, a long-time HSC faculty member, has been appointed to serve on the Texas Opioid Abatement Fund Council by Governor Greg Abbott. Drug overdose deaths increased 34 percent in Texas from 2019 to 2020. The Council’s duties include developing the approved Texas list of abatement strategies based on the existing national list of opioid abatement Read More »

Aug 2, 2021