Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

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

Stop Six Vaccination Clinic. Hsc Students Help Register Patients To Get The Vaccine.
HSC students help register people for COVID-19 vaccines in hard-to-reach communitiesBy Diane Smith-Pinckney   HSC student Megan Dole has a mission to help residents in hard-to-reach communities get protected against COVID-19. “The more people who get vaccinated the better,” said Dole, a first-year medical student at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM). “It’s so exciting to see this rolling out and being a part of Read More »

Apr 12, 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

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Canadian born, but a Fort Worth icon, TCOM’s Dr. W. Paul Bowman retiresBy Steven Bartolotta His first Leukemia patient at Cook Children’s Hospital was 22-months old and had a severe form of the disease for which survival rates in the early 1980s were less than 20 percent. Unfazed, W. Paul Bowman, M.D. saw his first patient through a new and intensive therapy and sent her off to Read More »

Mar 25, 2021

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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

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A new collaboration to better understand Keratoconus DystrophyDrs. Dimitrios Karamichos and Melissa Petersen at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, are teaming with DownSyndrome Achieves (DSA) Biobank in Ohio to find clues about Keratoconus Dystrophy. Their research will help better identify individuals with Down syndrome who are at risk of the disease and whether this disease can be prevented with medicine.  “Keratoconus is a complex, multifactorial, corneal disease that remains a mystery, in the context of Read More »

Mar 10, 2021