Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Graduating TCOM student became voice for mental healthBy Jan Jarvis Halfway through his first year in medical school, Parker Murray fell apart. Homesick, depressed and overwhelmed, the Utah native collapsed on his bed one weekend. “I cried like two days straight,” he said. “I felt like I was drowning and struggled to pull myself together to breathe.” That Monday, he returned to Read More »

May 15, 2019

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Dr. Kendi Hensel assumes American Academy of Osteopathy PresidencyBy Alex Branch   Kendi Hensel, DO, PhD, FAAO, is the new President of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO), a national organization of about 9,000 physicians and students. Dr. Hensel, UNT Health Science Center Associate Professor in the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, assumed the position in March during the AAO’s annual Convocation. She Read More »

Apr 11, 2019

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‘Treating patients who are much different from you’By Alex Branch   Exposure to medically underserved populations is an important part of the education of medical students at UNT Health Science Center. And populations don’t get much more underserved than residents of two apartment complexes where newly arrived refugees settle in Fort Worth. That’s where Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) students volunteer Read More »

Mar 28, 2019

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Match Day: A time of hoots, hollers and high fivesBy Jan Jarvis   Under soft green lights, Isadora Cabral jumped into the arms of a classmate as soon as she opened her Match Day envelope. “It’s amazing, emotional, so great and exciting,” Cabral said. “I applied to way too many programs, but I got my No. 1.” Cabral will soon head off to the Read More »

Mar 18, 2019

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On road to Match Day, couple faced med school and cancer togetherBy Jan Jarvis   Michael Gabbert was weeks away from starting medical school when he learned that a lump on his throat was malignant.  Diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer, he underwent surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Days later, he returned to Fort Worth in time for his first class at Texas College Read More »

Mar 13, 2019

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TCOM again leads Texas in producing primary care doctorsBy Alex Branch    The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine is leading efforts to solve the state’s physician shortage by graduating the most primary care doctors of any medical school in Texas, according to new rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News and World Report.   The UNT Health Science Center medical school was among those ranked Read More »

Mar 12, 2019

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TCOM students inspire youths to pursue medicineBy Alex Branch More than 40 UNT Health Science Center medical students helped inspire young African-American males to consider careers in medicine at a youth summit in Dallas. The students, members of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Student National Medical Association (SNMA) chapter, showed more than 300 children in grades 3 through 8 how Read More »

Mar 4, 2019

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UNTHSC top docs who are transforming livesBy Jan Jarvis Seventeen UNT Health Science Center physicians and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty members have been selected by their peers as top doctors for listings in Texas Monthly, Fort Worth Magazine and 360 West. A TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine physician also was recognized as a Health Care Hero by the Read More »

Feb 25, 2019

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TCOM students who serve their countryBy Alex Branch All Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine graduates go on to serve the communities in which they practice medicine. But each year, several also elect to serve their country. Five 2019 graduates of UNT Health Science Center’s original medical school will train at U.S. military medical institution residency programs. Jill Allen, Erika Hallak, Read More »

Feb 12, 2019

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New TCOM dean has bold vision for medical educationBy Alex Branch   Frank Filipetto, DO, has accepted the position of Dean of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) at UNT Health Science Center after a nationwide search. Dr. Filipetto, who joined the Health Science Center in 2011, has led the nationally recognized medical school on an interim basis for 18 months. Dr. Read More »

Feb 4, 2019