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TCOM faculty, students and alumni honored by AOFBy Steven Bartolotta A top-flight career of quality, compassion and excellence received an exclamation point as the American Osteopathic Foundation named Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Dr. Janice Knebl the 2020 Physician of the Year. Dr. Knebl, TCOM’s Interim Chair of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, received the honor at the AOF’s 2020 Honors Virtual Gala.   “This Read More »

Oct 19, 2020

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HSC creates alternative licensing exam test site for medical studentsBy Steven Bartolotta Medical students overcame a lot in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learning shifted to remote, rotations grinded to a halt and, perhaps most problematic, prometric test sites nationwide shut down in the middle of March with no immediate plans to reopen.    Osteopathic medical students, like those at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM), rely on these test sites to administer their essential licensing exams, COMLEX Level Read More »

Oct 1, 2020

HSC Students
TCOM, PA students comply with COVID social distance rules while fine tuning their skills via the HSC Simulation CenterBy Diane Smith HSC Fort Worth has taken virtual learning to new levels during COVID-19.  Consider, for example, medical students at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine who must master ultrasound technology to better identify the diseases that ail patients.   At TCOM, students gain these skills while also learning to teach their peers. Earlier this year, about 20 to 30 students worked to become teaching assistants in the ultrasound training program directed by John O. Gibson, MD; FAAFP, Read More »

Sep 22, 2020

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TCOM student makes overnight presentation to Thailand ConferenceBy Steven Bartolotta Life of a medical student is filled with many sleepless nights and early mornings, so when fourth-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student Jennifer Archer had the opportunity to present to an audience halfway around the world, she was prepared.  Archer, along with TCOM Assistant Dean of Rural Medical Education Dr. John Gibson, gave Read More »

Sep 18, 2020

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TCOM Creates New Office of Medical Student SuccessBy Steven Bartolotta The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine is taking the next step to create a welcoming environment for all of its students with the creation of the Office of Medical Student Success. The office will be led by Dr. Rynn Ziller, who has been appointed Assistant Dean for Medical Student Success.  Melva Landrum, who had been the Assistant Director of Read More »

Sep 2, 2020

Ann Hollas
Saving lives is in TCOM student’s bloodBy Steven Bartolotta A desire to save lives runs in Ann Hollas’ blood. Her father is a family physician, her brother attends medical school, she began her first year at TCOM in July – and what’s in her blood that is saving a life now.   The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student learned she was a bone marrow match with a six-year-old boy battling leukemia. Hollas, who signed up with Read More »

Aug 24, 2020

Dr. Priya Bui
Pandemic spurs pediatric faculty and students to create mental health plan callsBy Steven Bartolotta It was mid-March, as COVID-19 was spreading across the world, when Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Dr. Priya Bui, an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, started seeing an even more disturbing trend. Local cases of child abuse were rising, and fast.   The stress, anxiety and other factors brought on by the pandemic for adults, was creating even more problems Read More »

Aug 10, 2020

Dr. April Enard with students
TCOM grad creates scholarship to increase minorities in medicine  By Steven Bartolotta Dr. April Enard knows the statistics are bad. In the United States, the percentage of active African American physicians is at a meager five percent. That’s why Dr. Enard, a 2011 Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine alum, has made it her mission to change that figure, and she’s doing it with her own money.   In 2016, she began Read More »

Aug 4, 2020

Veteran Student Mikel Bell
Call of dutyBy Diane Smith  Mikel Bell’s plan to become a doctor came while fighting the war on terrorism in Iraq where he gave medical support to U.S. Marines.  In 2007, Bell was a Navy corpsman embedded with a Marine unit fighting in Iraq, removing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and stopping people from making bombs. Later, he worked to rebuild the city of Ramadi.  “I wore their uniform. I trained Read More »

Jul 31, 2020

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HSC prioritizes microcredentials to enhance students’ career readinessBy Betsy Friauf At The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC), student career readiness is enhanced in myriad ways. One of the latest is microcredentialing. Microcredentials are competency-based, specialized certifications attesting that a student has mastered specific skills for a certain activity or procedure. Microcredentials are crucial and have been Read More »

Jul 15, 2020