Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Didi Ebert Blackburn
TCOM faculty member lands coveted CDC FellowshipBy Steven Bartolotta Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Dr. Didi Ebert, an Associate Professor in Family Medicine and OMM, is passionate about to closing the gap on racial, ethnic and social disparities in health care. Her passion, combined with compassion, has helped her land a highly coveted Population Health Training-in Place Program (PH-TIPP) Fellowship with Read More »

Jun 3, 2021

Kate Russell Tcom Student
TCOM to host first Walk with a Doc on June 12By Steven Bartolotta The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine is inviting Fort Worth residents of all ages to participate in “Walk with a Doc” at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 12. The event, which will reoccur the second Saturday of every month, starts at LVTRise at 8201 Calmont Avenue and is the first such walk held Read More »

Jun 2, 2021

Second-year TCOM student Summer Beckworth
TCOM student earns once-in-a-lifetime chance to earn Masters of Space Studiesby Steven Bartolotta Summer Beckworth dreams of practicing osteopathic medicine among the stars.   The second-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine soon will embark on an exclusive one-year program to earn a Masters of Space Studies (MSS) at the International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg, France. The yearlong program runs from September 2021 through May of 2022 and supports students who want to advance their careers Read More »

May 27, 2021

Hsc Helps Cowtown Runner Curt Holliday
HSC medical team assists runners of all ages during The CowtownBy Diane Smith-Pinckney Curt Holliday has a rhythm that keeps him moving long distances – run 45 seconds, walk 20 seconds. The 83-year-old Fort Worth resident has been an avid runner since he was about 48. He has participated in The Cowtown Half Marathon about nine times. But this year, as Holliday finished The Cowtown Read More »

May 25, 2021

HSC students volunteer to conduct student eye screenings. (left to right) second-year student pharmacists, Meredith Kenerley, Kelli Mosley and TCOM first-year student, Salma Omar
NTERI and HSC students continue critical eye screenings during pandemicBy Krista Roberts  The North Texas Eye Research Institute (NTERI) is making an impact in the community through free vision screenings and educational outreach. Through a collaboration with the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD), NTERI performs state-mandated eye screenings for students under age six and with special needs, helping identify vision disorders at a critical stage of their learning. “We know Read More »

May 13, 2021

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TCOM’s Primary Care Pathway Program pipeline to Midland opens this summerBy Steven Bartolotta This is the summer TCOM medical student Clarence Sparks has dreamed about — he gets to go home. Sparks isn’t taking time off from his medical school training though. He starts training rotations in his hometown of Midland as the first member of the Primary Care Pathway Program (PCPP) to become one-step Read More »

May 7, 2021

Dr. Dickerman, a neurosurgeon and UNT Health Science Center alumnus, recognized that surgery was required and stood over her one morning at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, gazing steely-eyed through a microscope as he made a 20-millimeter incision in her lower back.
At HSC, experts search for cures to ‘most aggressive form of brain cancer’By Diane Smith-Pinckney Malignant brain tumors, known as glioblastoma multiforme, spread aggressively and are described as incurable. The five-year survival rate for people diagnosed with this cancer –  also known as GBM –  is only 6.8 % and the average length of survival for people with GBM is about 12 to 18 months, according to the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS). Experts at The University of North Texas Health Science Center Read More »

May 3, 2021

TCOM Peer Teaching
TCOM students learning key Ultrasound technology, but also teaching it themselvesBy Steven Bartolotta Louisa Weindruch saw what it could do in an emergency room. Cassidy Weeks recognized its value to rural health care. That’s why both students are striving to learn all they can about the emerging use of ultrasound technology to diagnose disease and potentially save patients’ lives. The pair of second-year Texas College of Osteopathic Medical students recently completed a study on the teaching technique that is fundamentally expediting Read More »

Apr 28, 2021

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City of Fort Worth Recognizes TCOM during National Osteopathic Medicine Week By Steven Bartolotta The City of Fort Worth recognized the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine on Tuesday with a proclamation celebrating National Osteopathic Medicine Week. TCOM Dean Dr. Frank Filipetto, along with first-year students Saanji Desai and Alex Frangenberg received the proclamation from City Council Member Dennis Shingleton, who recognized the impact of osteopathic medicine on the health care system.   “We are Read More »

Apr 22, 2021

TCOM Big Bend Trip
TCOM Students Partner with TRHA for Big Bend Border Medical Mission TripBy Steven Bartolotta and Mallory McMahon The Texas Rural Health Association chapter at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth spent spring break on their second annual Big Bend medical mission trip to west Texas. The TRHA student group worked with local rural community leaders, physicians, and churches to make the Read More »

Apr 15, 2021