Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Students win first place in emergency medicine simulation competition

By Sarah Jane Grisham A group of UNT Health Center medical students have won first place in a statewide medical emergency simulation contest. The UNTHSC’s Student Initiative in Medical Simulation (SIMS) interest group competed in the “Sim Wars” contest held recently in Houston. In Sim Wars, groups of five students each are given a scenario Read More »

May 7, 2018

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Prestigious honor for UNTHSC physician

By Alex Branch A UNT Health Science Center Associate Professor who oversees the university’s correctional medicine program was awarded the prestigious W. Kenneth Riland Memorial Lecture by the American Osteopathic College of Occupational and Preventive Medicine. John Mills, DO, MPH, delivered the lecture “Ethical Issues in Correctional Health Care” and was presented the award at the Read More »

May 1, 2018

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Students offer expertise, compassion in screenings for hepatitis

By Alex Branch   A group of UNT Health Science Center students is putting its interest in infectious diseases to work in charity clinics and among high-risk populations in North Texas. Members of the Infectious Disease Interest Group student organization have tested at least 150 people for hepatitis B and C at a half dozen Read More »

Apr 25, 2018

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Professor honored for outstanding contributions to field of biomedical engineering

By Alex Branch   Rita Patterson, PhD, a UNT Health Science Center Professor, has been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows, one of the highest professional distinctions for medical and biological engineers. Dr. Patterson was recognized for outstanding translational research in wrist biomechanics, collaborative opportunities across educational backgrounds Read More »

Apr 16, 2018

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UNTHSC physician to lead American Academy of Osteopathy

By Alex Branch Kendi Hensel, DO, PhD, FAAO, has been selected President-elect of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO), a national organization of about 9,000 physicians and students. Dr. Hensel, a UNT Health Science Center Associate Professor in the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, will spend one year as President-elect and assume the presidency in Read More »

Apr 9, 2018

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Match Day excitement grips TCOM medical students

By Jan Jarvis   The anticipation kept Vincent Wang awake all night. “It’s like Christmas,” the fourth-year medical student said. “You know you’re getting a present, but you don’t know what it is.” Wang was among 213 Texas of College of Osteopathic Medicine fourth-year students who opened their envelopes Friday during the 2018 Match Day Read More »

Mar 20, 2018

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Student-led charity golf tournament reaches endowment goal

By Alex Branch   In 2012, medical students Sammy Lee Chong and Nicole Hocevar Howerton helped brainstorm ideas for students to work together for a good cause outside the classroom. They started Tee Off F.O.R.E. TCOM, a golf tournament that raised money for student scholarships at UNT Health Science Center. Neither student knew how to Read More »

Mar 16, 2018

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TCOM student’s rocky road to Match Day

By Jan Jarvis   Last fall, Gemma Sookprasong flew to Wichita, Kan., for an interview that could lead to a medical residency at a hospital there. She never made it to the interview, but she did end up at that hospital. “I woke up in a trauma bay,” she said. The car accident that sent Read More »

Mar 14, 2018

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Student effort contributes to big jump in blood donations

By Sarah Jane Grisham   Blood donations from UNT Health Center jumped almost 50 percent in 2017, thanks to a combination of student initiative and a dedication to follow through Donations jumped from 116 in 2016 to 234 units last year, and Ryan Hyatt, a second-year student in Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, is a Read More »

Feb 28, 2018

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A sense of service and a desire to help

By Giovanny Destin, TCOM student   The challenges many of my students faced were etched on their faces when they arrived at Polytechnic High School each morning. Some were tired from working a job late in the evening to help support their families. Some showed stress from problems at home. Others were unhealthy from lack Read More »

Dec 12, 2017