Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine


Taking team-based care to kids

By Alex Branch The value of team-based health care is clear to Steven Sanchez inside the auditorium at Morningside Elementary School in Fort Worth. That’s where the 2nd-year UNT Health Science Center medical student provides free comprehensive health checks to children twice a month while teamed with student nurses, speech pathologists and oral hygienists from... Read more »

Oct 27, 2015


Students help patients face the reality of death

Hospice care for terminally ill patients isn’t easy duty. In addition to patients’ fear and families’ grief, health care professionals must get past a youth-centered cultural bias that denies the reality of death. Yet, dying patients and their families are often in acute need of understanding and support. To meet this need, students in the... Read more »

Sep 29, 2015


Medical students lead first-ever regional meeting for peers

2015 Student American Academy of Osteopathy Regional Conference Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: Evidence, Relevance, and Practical Application Saturday, Sept. 19 UNT Health Science Center, MET Building 1000 Montgomery St., Fort Worth, TX 76107 Conference flier Conference schedule Register Imagine how surprised aspiring medical student Chandler Sparks was when he learned that some doctors’ training stresses symptoms... Read more »

Sep 3, 2015

Sleep Apnea Research Brandy Roane

A more patient-friendly solution for sleep apnea

Masks worn by those with sleep apnea can leak at night and be so uncomfortable that they often drive users away from treatment. But a new system being developed by researchers at UNT Health Science Center and The University of Texas at Arlington could make it easier for the estimated 18 million people with sleep... Read more »

Aug 17, 2015

Study: Bacteria found on high-touch areas in health facilities

A germ that causes fever and nausea can be found at health care facilities on bed rails, computer keyboards and door handles, according to a collaborative project from UNT Health Science Center and the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation. The study recommends more vigorous cleaning and infection control measures in health care facilities, and awareness... Read more »

Aug 12, 2015

Medical student wins national research award

Late in his college years, Amol Patel made a course correction. Long fascinated by biomedical engineering, he realized his true path was face-to-face interaction with people to help them stay healthy. Now he’s a third-year medical student in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, with a plan to combine research and medical practice. “As a... Read more »

Aug 7, 2015

Overcoming obstacles

Medical student Melissa Montoya has a special empathy for unusually challenged patients. Born with only one hand, she has surmounted many challenges with the support of innovative approaches created by faculty in UNT Health Science Center’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. In utero, Montoya’s umbilical cord was so tightly wrapped around her left wrist that... Read more »

Jun 19, 2015

An anniversary of service

When Cesar Ramirez came down with a case of strep throat, his mother grappled with the decision of where to seek medical treatment. Cesar, 13, is among the 75,000 Tarrant County children whose families don’t have medical insurance. His school nurse told his mother, Maria Rodriguez, that she should take her ailing son to UNTHSC’s... Read more »

Jun 18, 2015

Donation ensures homeless people receive free health checks

A $5,000 donation by UNT Health Science Center Foundation will help more homeless people at the Presbyterian Night Shelter receive free health screenings. The money, raised through the UNTHSC Internal Giving Campaign, will support health checks performed regularly by Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine students at Tarrant County’s largest emergency shelter. Homeless people have high rates of... Read more »

Jun 10, 2015

Founders Medal honors a life of listening, teaching and leading

Founders’ Medal The highest honor given by the UNT Health Science Center First presented in 1978 Honors deserving individuals in recognition of significant contributions to health care and/or osteopathic medical education Named for the founders of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine: D.D. Beyer, DO Carl E. Everett, DO George Luibel, DO Roy Martin listened... Read more »

Jun 2, 2015