Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Match Day 2017
Match Day brings TCOM students closer to their goalsBy Jan Jarvis For as long as she can remember, Whitney Cameron has wanted to be a doctor. “When I was a little girl, instead of wanting stickers and suckers like most kids do when they visit their pediatrician, I wanted gloves and tongue depressors,” she said. The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student will Read More »

Mar 16, 2017

SS FC
Terminally ill runner finishes Cowtown with help from UNTHSC studentsBy Alex Branch UNT Health Science Center students who volunteered at the Cowtown Marathon won’t soon forget one remarkable runner who needed their help crossing the finish line. Her name is Suzanne Stone, 62, and she was diagnosed 27 months ago with glioblastoma, an aggressive and lethal form of brain cancer that already has led Read More »

Mar 6, 2017

Ballom
TCOM alum serves her country as U.S. Assistant Surgeon GeneralBy 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 lifeBy 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

CPR Hulen FC
Learning CPR from Dr. Oz and UNTHSCBy 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 organized Read More »

Feb 8, 2017

EBaquet FC
Helping those who dream of helping othersBy 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

MIH FC
Right resource, right timeBy 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

Sp FC
Med students discovering the value of lab researchBy 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 scholarshipBy 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. 4By 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