Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

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TCOM announces the creation of the Drs. Dralves and Jessica Edwards ScholarshipBy Steven Bartolotta To honor one of the pioneering families of its proud history, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine has announced the creation of the Drs. Dralves and Jessica Edwards Scholarship. Dr. Dralves Edwards was the first black student to graduate from TCOM in 1980, and 34 years later his daughter, Dr. Jessica Edwards, Read More »

Jun 19, 2020

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TCOM alumni launches company to address need for masksBy Jan Jarvis When the pandemic struck, the demand for personal protective equipment for healthcare workers hit the nation hard. But Dr. Steffini Stalos, a 2004 Texas College of Osteopathic graduate, saw a need beyond the masks used by healthcare professionals in hospitals. “I saw problems in labs,” she said. “Even if coronavirus testing were Read More »

Jun 18, 2020

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Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price to HSC students, faculty: ‘Give yourself a pat on the back’By Diane Smith Students and faculty volunteers from The University of North Texas Health Center at Fort Worth were recognized by Mayor Betsy Price for establishing the first community-based COVID-19 testing site in the city. “To all of you, you need to reach back and give yourself a pat on the back,” Price said during Read More »

Jun 12, 2020

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TCOM student elected to national student organization’s boardBy Steven Bartolotta Sabri Zooper’s advocacy of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine will be taken to the next level as the third-year osteopathic medical student was elected to the Student National Medical Association’s Board of Directors. Zooper will serve a one-year term as the National Osteopathic Affairs Committee Co-Chairperson.  The Student National Medical Association Read More »

Jun 12, 2020

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PGA golfers to recognize HSC at Charles Schwab ChallengeBy Alex Branch Welcome to the HSC team, Justin Thomas and Harold Varner III. The PGA golfers will honor University of North Texas Health Science Center Medical Student Kristina Fraser and Center for Geriatrics Director Dr. Janice Knebl on June 11-14 at the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth. Thomas’ caddie will wear a Read More »

Jun 11, 2020

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TCOM alum fought COVID-19 in a Long Island hospital emergency room as New York became epicenter of the outbreakBy Diane Smith Dr. Ryan O’Neill’s fight against COVID-19 intensified this spring when more and more victims of the mysterious virus showed up at Long Island’s Huntington Hospital Northwell Health emergency room. One night during the week leading up to Easter, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine alum arrived to work and found that every Read More »

Jun 2, 2020

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TCOM students organize toy drive for survivors of human traffickingBy Steven Bartolotta Human trafficking is a $150 billion business and growing every day. When COVID-19 started spreading across the globe, survivors weren’t spared. So students from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine saw an opportunity to help. TCOM third-year student Jacob Freudenberger and members of TIME (Trafficking in Medical Education), a non-profit organization, started Read More »

May 29, 2020

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Dr. Ray Page named recipient of 2020 President’s Alumni Award for Distinguished ServiceBy Jan Jarvis As a medical oncologist, Dr. Ray Page has treated thousands of cancer patients in North Texas with care and compassion. As a researcher driven to develop new chemotherapy drugs, he has given hope to many others. As an educator, he has taught and mentored innumerable students and professionals at all levels of Read More »

May 22, 2020

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U.S. News ranks TCOM as top osteopathic school for primary careBy Steven Bartolotta U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of best medical schools for primary care, and HSC’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine was the highest ranked DO school in the nation. TCOM had the highest ranking of osteopathic schools and was ranked 72nd among all medical schools across the country. “We Read More »

May 18, 2020

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TCOM alum contracts COVID-19 while doing volunteer workBy Jan Jarvis Dr. Richard Loew was volunteering at a medical clinic in the Bahamas in late March when someone handed him a phone. “I pulled down my mask to answer it,”’ he said. “In that moment, I was exposed.” Five days later, the 1986 Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine alumnus tested positive for COVID-19.  He Read More »

Apr 30, 2020