Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ballom

TCOM alum serves her country as U.S. Assistant Surgeon General

By Alex Branch   Dr. TeCora Ballom’s path to becoming U.S. Assistant Surgeon General started more than 30 years ago as a student at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. A recipient of a National Health Service Corps scholarship, the Dallas native was drawn to TCOM by the school’s emphasis on caring for medically underserved... Read more »

Mar 1, 2017

Dr Oz

Training Texans to save a life

By Alex Branch More than 6,000 Texans know how to perform chest compressions, thanks to the efforts of 700 medical students across Texas, including about 100 from UNT Health Science Center Dr. Mehmet Oz from “The Dr. Oz Show” joined UNTHSC students at Hulen Mall on Feb. 12 for the second annual Texas Two Step... Read more »

Feb 13, 2017

Learning CPR from Dr. Oz and UNTHSC

By Alex Branch   UNT Health Science Center students will team with Dr. Mehmet Oz from The Dr. Oz Show to offer free CPR training Feb. 11- 12 as part of a statewide effort to teach 10,000 people the potentially life-saving procedure. The second annual Texas Two Step “How to Save a Life” campaign is... Read more »

Feb 8, 2017

Helping those who dream of helping others

By Alex Branch Weldon Eugene Bond Jr., DO, was the first Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student to walk across the stage when the inaugural class graduated in 1974. While that honor was the result of his last name’s fortuitous place in the alphabet, Bond was proud to be part of the Fort Worth medical... Read more »

Jan 30, 2017

Right resource, right time

By Alex Branch Dorinda Lopez was trapped in a miserable cycle of sickness. Weak from spine deterioration and recurrent bacterial skin infections, the 67-year-old woman often fell inside her home at a Fort Worth assisted living center. She constantly dialed 911 for help from firefighters and paramedics, sometimes many times a week. But when certified... Read more »

Jan 18, 2017

Med students discovering the value of lab research

By Jan Jarvis After spending the summer doing research on gestational hypertension, TCOM student Spencer Cushen changed his career plans. He still wants to be a physician, but now he plans to add a doctorate and possibly a master’s in public health. Doing research, he said, has helped him see the many benefits of pursuing... Read more »

Dec 20, 2016

Foundation founded by Texas DO establishes TCOM scholarship

By Alex Branch In the late 1930s, in a small Kansas town during the thick of the Dust Bowl, a young doctor of osteopathic medicine struggled to make his family medicine practice successful. With a wife and two young children to support, Earl Christian Kinzie, DO, looked around at the desolate conditions and knew his... Read more »

Nov 29, 2016

Careflight

CareFlite helicopter and crew to swoop in Nov. 4

By Betsy Friauf   When a CareFlite helicopter lands at the Health Science Center on Friday, Nov. 4, it’s not an emergency but an informal training session. The chopper fly-in is an annual opportunity for students to get up close with airborne emergency transport. Every minute and a half, somewhere in the U.S. a med-evac... Read more »

Nov 2, 2016

Surgeon honored for leadership and excellence

By Jan Jarvis   Several years ago Albert Yurvati, DO, presented a plaque to Guy D. Beaumont, Jr., who was retiring as executive director of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS). Back then, Dr. Yurvati said, he never imagined that he would one day receive an award bearing Beaumont’s name. But this month Dr.... Read more »

Oct 3, 2016

Antonio Flores

TCOM rural scholar named Student Doctor of the Year

By Alex Branch Antonio Flores grew up in the small Texas farming community of Telferner, population 700, where resources are scarce and folks depend on one another for help. If someone in his family got seriously ill, they drove to the closest city, Victoria, just to get basic medical services. Flores’ desire to improve the... Read more »

Sep 7, 2016