Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Marisa Tan and David Preston, third year DO/MPH students
A student-led effort to help the underserved in TexasBy Jan Jarvis Every year the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research recognizes students who have a desire to integrate public health into their future clinical practices by naming them Paul Ambrose Scholars. David Preston and Marisa Tan, third year DO/MPH students from UNT Health Science Center, certainly fit the bill. From the start, each Read More »

May 2, 2017

copdoc FC
A stethoscope and a badgeBy Alex Branch   Faroukh Mehkri has worn two very different uniforms for the last four years. One is the crisp white medical coat and hospital scrubs – with a stethoscope around his neck – of a medical student at UNT Health Science Center, worn while he pursues his degree as a doctor of osteopathic Read More »

Apr 19, 2017

CRIT FC
CPRIT awards nearly $2.3 million to HSC researchersBy Jan Jarvis   Two UNT Health Science Center programs – one aimed at expanding cancer prevention services for refugees and the other focused on supporting oncology research training for medical students – have received grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). A nearly $1.5 million CPRIT award to Amy Raines-Milenkov, Read More »

Apr 10, 2017

UNTHSC Met Building
TCOM ranks among top medical schools for 16th straight yearBy Alex Branch For the 16th consecutive year, the medical school at UNT Health Science Center was nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report for primary care. With 60 percent of the class of 2017 TCOM graduates entering primary care medicine, the school’s focus on helping everyday Texans access quality health care services is Read More »

Apr 3, 2017

Match FC
We are family: A Match Day storyBy Betsy Friauf Match Day 2017 On March 17, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine announced that more than 200 soon-to-graduate medical students will enter residencies in Texas and beyond. 60 % matched to residencies in primary care. 27% have residencies in family medicine. 52 % have residencies in Texas.   Amelle “Ame” Shillington was Read More »

Mar 27, 2017

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