Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

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

ROME students at UNTHSC

Twenty years of training doctors for rural Texas

By Alex Branch   John Bowling, DO, will miss many things about the nationally recognized Rural Osteopathic Medical Education program he founded about 20 years ago at UNT Health Science Center. He’ll miss the students, whom he personally interviewed each year to gauge their aptitude for life as a rural physician. He’ll miss his staff... Read more »

Aug 25, 2016

Med Students receiving stethoscopes

Stethoscopes that carry special meaning

By Alex Branch   Medical students reach many memorable milestones on their journeys to becoming doctors and receiving their first stethoscope is one of them. Learn more about the TCOM stethoscope program. But the stethoscopes awarded to 232 new Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine students this week came with extra meaning — all were sponsored... Read more »

Aug 19, 2016

Jessica Edwards

TCOM grad honored with top resident award

By Jan Jarvis It seems fitting that Jessica Edwards, DO, was with her parents on the day she learned she had been named Resident of the Year in Family Medicine by the American Osteopathic Foundation. “My hands were just shaking,” said Dr. Edwards, a 2014 graduate of UNT Health Science Center’s Texas College of Osteopathic... Read more »

Aug 8, 2016

Francesca Filipetto at White Coat Ceremony

Honoring TCOM’s past and future

  By Alex Branch   On the day that Frank Filipetto, DO, was honored for his service to medical education, his daughter took a first step toward her own career in medicine. Dr. Filipetto was recognized as the first holder of the Carl E. Everett Associate Professor of Family Medicine on Saturday, July 16, during... Read more »

Jul 18, 2016

Lisa Nash

Training doctors for small-town Texas

By Jan Jarvis Having grown up in Brock, Texas, population 80, Dr. Lisa Nash knows how tough the path is to becoming a physician – especially for students from rural communities. “I grew up on a farm and nobody in my community had gone to medical school ever. Actually, most never went to college,” said... Read more »

Jun 27, 2016

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Students

Understanding addiction

By Jan Jarvis   Mir Ali is quick to acknowledge that asking patients personal questions about their alcohol or drug use can be tough. But after spending a week at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the third-year student in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine said he feels much better prepared to address addiction issues... Read more »

Jun 24, 2016

Students in SIM lab at Camp Cardiac

Hands-on lessons in health care

By Jan Jarvis   After breaking a few teeth and struggling to get the tongue out of the way, Pritul Sarker, 15, successfully intubated his first patient. “It’s in the esophagus – oh, oh, oh!” the Canterbury Episcopal School student said. “I got it, I got it! I gotta get this on Snapchat.” Fortunately the... Read more »

Jun 21, 2016

Sajid Surve and Eric Nestler

Medicine for musicians

By Jan Jarvis   Eric Nestler has played the saxophone on stages all over the world, including Carnegie Hall. But the accomplished musician and Professor of Music at the University of North Texas feared his career was over when focal dystonia, which caused violent tremors in his face and neck, made it nearly impossible to... Read more »

May 26, 2016

SAAO Leaders

TCOM students enrich medical education – and earn a national award

By Betsy Friauf   Experience is the best teacher, and experienced physicians have much to teach the next generation. To help pass the torch, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine students co-founded a study group for sharing knowledge among the young people and experienced local doctors. It’s called the Fort Worth Osteopathic Study Group, which the... Read more »

May 13, 2016