Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Match Day
Match Day excitement grips TCOM medical studentsBy 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

TCOM Students
Student-led charity golf tournament reaches endowment goalBy 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

Gemma Sookprasong
TCOM student’s rocky road to Match DayBy 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

Ryan Hyatt TCOM Student
Student effort contributes to big jump in blood donationsBy 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

student standing by window
A sense of service and a desire to helpBy 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

Research FC 1
TCOM student honored for leadership in lifestyle medicineBy Jan Jarvis When he becomes a psychiatrist, Paresh Jaini does not want to rely solely on medication and psychotherapy to treat his patients. “I want to utilize lifestyle interventions as another treatment tool when approaching my patients with mental illness,” he said. “I want to coach my patients to lead a healthy life, so Read More »

Nov 21, 2017

Interpro FC
Using teamwork to train better healthcare leadersBy Jan Jarvis Catherine Daniel, a first-year student in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, clicked on the keys of her laptop, searching for data about a program to address infant mortality in Tarrant County. “There needs to be a better way of identifying high risk people,” she concluded. For about an hour, teams of Read More »

Nov 13, 2017

Patrick Crowley FC
Extraordinary Teamwork leads TCOM student to new TB discoveriesBy Sally Crocker   A collaborative effort between UNTHSC, the CDC and Tarrant County Public Health helped establish more effective information-gathering methods in TB prevention efforts and provided some high-level recognition for fourth-year TCOM student Patrick Crowley. Crowley has been published in the Texas Journal of Public Health for his work with Dr. Thad Miller, Read More »

Oct 6, 2017

EMPATHY STUDENTS FC
Emphasizing emotional intelligence in medical educationBy Alex Branch   An interprofessional team at UNT Health Science Center has developed an innovative curriculum that emphasizes development of students’ emotional intelligence, a model that has drawn interest from organizations devoted to medical education. Emotional intelligence and empathy are critical abilities for health care providers but research shows that those skills may decline Read More »

Oct 4, 2017

2019 FC
Supportive community helps TCOM Class of 2019 excelBy Alex Branch   The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Class of 2019 earned the highest scores on a national board exam since the medical school expanded in 2011. The students achieved a 99.1 percent pass rate and a mean test score of 594 on the COMLEX-USA Level 1 exam administered by the National Board Read More »

Sep 6, 2017