Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

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

Wilderness medicine students
Medicine in the wild

By Alex Branch   A group of UNT Health Science Center students are helping classmates and community members learn to survive medical emergencies in the wilderness. The Wilderness Medicine Student Interest Group has organized camping trips and free weekend workshops at the Fort Worth outdoors store Backwoods to educate the public about everything from treating Read More »

Apr 11, 2016

Linda Cunningham and Daniel Martinez Barrera
Going blue for a cause

By Jan Jarvis   These days Linda Cunningham’s blue ‘do makes her look like a character straight out of a Dr. Seuss book. “I’ve asked people which character they think I am ­­– Thing 1 or Thing 2,” said Dr. Cunningham, Associate Professor of Medical Education at UNT Health Science Center. Cunningham’s motivation for dying Read More »

Mar 29, 2016

A partner on the physician career path

By Jan Jarvis   For five Saturdays, 35 students from economically disadvantaged high schools got a chance to see themselves as the physicians they hope to one day become. They sutured artificial skin, examined human hearts in the anatomy lab and experienced life as medical students. As participants in the Mentoring and Health Professions Exposure Read More »

Mar 22, 2016