Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Vial of Life program benefits UNTHSC geriatric patientsJoe Godwin, TCOM ’16 As a paramedic, Joe Godwin always was relieved when he was called to an emergency and spotted a Vial of Life decal on the home’s front window. It meant that even if the resident was unconscious, he would be able to easily find medical information on them. Today, geriatric patients at Read More »

Dec 2, 2013

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Training program bolsters UNTHSC students’ knowledge of addiction issuesMost American medical schools provide only a few hours of training on addiction issues even though 10 percent of the population is diagnosed with substance abuse disorder, said Joseph Skrajewski, Director of Medical Education at the Betty Ford Institute. But in a partnership with the Betty Ford Institute, UNT Health Science Center seeks to improve Read More »

Nov 27, 2013

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Philanthropist’s gift helps UNTHSC geriatrics program bloomAllan Saxe When Allan Saxe decided to make a $125,000 gift to the UNT Health Science Center, it didn’t take him long to figure out which program he wanted his donation to support. Seniors Assisting in Geriatric Education, or SAGE, connects medical students with older citizens in Tarrant County to improve their overall health and Read More »

Nov 26, 2013

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Albert Yurvati awarded Orel F. Martin MedalAlbert Yurvati, DO (TCOM ’86), is the 2013 recipient of the Orel F. Martin Medal, the highest honor awarded annually by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS). Yurvati, Chair and Professor of Surgery at UNT Health Science Center, was honored for his considerable contributions to ACOS, the field of surgery and the osteopathic profession, Read More »

Nov 21, 2013

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UNT Health physician Janice Knebl, DO, keeps legendary cowboy in the saddleFor more than seven decades, J.W. Stoker, 86, was a cowboy’s cowboy, a rodeo legend who began trick roping and riding at 12 and is a member of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Hall of Fame and the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. But when his advancing years threatened to rob him of the Read More »

Nov 20, 2013

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Addiction Awareness Week spotlights complex nature of the diseaseUNT Health Science Center’s Medical Student Government Association (MSGA) is hosting a series of events Nov. 18-21 in recognition of Addiction Awareness Week. Kicking off the week will be a presentation by Joseph Skrajewski, Director of Medical Education at the world-renowned Betty Ford Institute. His presentation will provide an understanding of the complex nature of Read More »

Nov 15, 2013

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Contractor/carpenter gets new lease on life with UNT Health treatmentLance Thornhill and Ryan Seals, DO Lance Thornhill woke up the day after Halloween 2012 and immediately called his wife, Trudee, visiting her mother in Kansas. "You’d better come home." When she heard what he had to say, she hurried back. He couldn’t move his right leg. He describes the next few months, before he Read More »

Nov 4, 2013

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Sleep tip: A consistent routine will help in adjusting to clock changesA behavioral sleep specialist at UNT Health Science Center says “falling back” is easier than “springing forward” when it comes to clock changes. The end of daylight saving time Sunday brings an extra hour of sleep and a relatively easy transition to the new clock schedule, said Brandy Roane, PhD, of UNTHSC’s Center for Sleep Read More »

Oct 30, 2013

TCOM graduate leads Texas Health Physicians Group  Shawn Parsley, DO (TCOM ’94) Shawn Parsley, DO, a graduate of UNT Health Science Center’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, says that caring for the patient as a whole will be his guiding philosophy as the new president of the Texas Health Physicians Group. THPG is a nonprofit organization of 800-plus physicians, physician assistants, Read More »

Oct 28, 2013

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Medical school enrollment on the rise at UNTHSC and osteopathic medical colleges nationwideMedical school enrollment at UNT Health Science Center has increased by 63 percent since 2006, positioning the Fort Worth osteopathic college to help address a growing shortage in primary care physicians. Fall enrollment in UNTHSC’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) is at 907 students, up from 857 a year ago. Fall enrollment in 2006 Read More »

Oct 25, 2013