Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Graduation 2015 Day
Women making an impact in Osteopathic Medicine as Women’s History Month beginsBy Steven Bartolotta A.T. Still, MD, DO, opened the first osteopathic medical school 129 years ago. The inaugural class of 21 students featured six women. The Class of 2024 at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine featured 155 future female physicians, which comprised 62.8 percent of the total number of medical students. TCOM is proud to celebrate Women’s History Month in March and the emergence Read More »

Mar 1, 2021

Students in the photo from left to right: Crystal Cassimere, Rupali Gautam, Dexter Nwachukwu, Daeija Lewis and Sabri Zooper talk about their experience as a student during COVID.
TCOM students balance study, family and service during global pandemicBy Diane Smith-Pinckney and Sally Crocker It’s been more than a year since U.S. communities first heard the term COVID-19. After months of masks, social distancing and creation of vaccines, what began as a medical mystery continues as a global war against a virus. Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals serve on the frontlines – caring for the sick and consoling those who lost family members. At the Texas Read More »

Feb 24, 2021

Dr. Anderson, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. And Rev. Ralph David Abernathy
HSC celebrates the impact of Black Physicians in Osteopathic MedicineBy Steven Bartolotta February is Black History Month and the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine is proud to honor the pioneering efforts of many African-American men and women who have paved the way in the medical and osteopathic community. From Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, the first black woman to serve as a Dean at a medical Read More »

Feb 1, 2021

TCOM Fellowship
TCOM Graduates two from prestigious AACOM FellowshipBy Steven Bartolotta The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine graduated one physician and one alumni from the highly esteemed American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship. Dr. Janice Knebl, TCOM’s Interim Chair of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, along with Dr. Jessica Edwards, a 2014 TCOM graduate, finished the year-long fellowship and training on December 6. “The Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship Read More »

Dec 11, 2020

Dr. John Gibson
He beat COVID-19, but can rural health care?By Steven Bartolotta It started on Sunday night, October 25. Dr. John Gibson, TCOM’s Assistant Dean of Rural Medical Education, had been battling typical fall allergies, but then he lost is sense of smell…then his taste. He knew something was wrong. Dr. Gibson tested positive for COVID-19 days later but, even worse, so did his entire household, which included Read More »

Nov 20, 2020

Dr. Bianka Soria Olmos
Hometown hero: TCOM grad thriving in pediatrics and Fort WorthBy Steven Bartolotta A Fort Worth born and raised girl dreams of becoming a physician since childhood, becomes a first–generation college graduate, first–generation medical student and then returns home to begin her career as a pediatrician.   That’s just the cliff notes version of Dr. Bianka Soria-Olmos, a 2011 Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine graduate and Cook Children’s Medical Center primary care pediatric Read More »

Nov 9, 2020

Dr. Yurvati and Michael Wade
Generous donation creates the Dr. Al and Sharon Yurvati DO/PhD ScholarshipBy Steven Bartolotta A three-decade long career and counting is in the books, but don’t think TCOM’s Dr. Albert Yurvati is ready to slow down, he’s just shifting gears. A pillar in the osteopathic and research community, Dr. Yurvati made a donation to HSC from the Dr. Al and Sharon Yurvati DO/PhD Scholarship.   The scholarship will provide Read More »

Nov 3, 2020

Dr. Frank Filipetto received the TCOM Proclamation from City Council and Mayor Betsy Price at Fort Worth City Hall on October 27, 2020.
Fort Worth honors TCOM for 50 years of serviceBy Steven Bartolotta The City of Fort Worth celebrated a half century of partnership with the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine on Tuesday night with a proclamation honoring the medical school’s 50th anniversary.  Mayor Betsy Price recognized the impact the osteopathic medical school, one of six colleges now at The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) at Fort Worth, has had on improving health and well-being in the Fort Worth community.  “They have been Read More »

Oct 28, 2020

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TCOM student and wife launch “one-stop, no-scratch” mitten shopBy Steven Bartolotta  Baby mittens are perhaps the crown jewel of cuteness for little hands and feet. However, they can also be hot, sweaty and cumbersome for babies trying to use their hands. Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student Cole Romney and his wife Kimberlynne noticed this with their infant daughter soon after she was born in July of 2016. They didn’t Read More »

Oct 28, 2020

Dr. Melanie Lagomichos
HSC Experts: Flu vaccine is ‘essential component of prenatal care’By Kathryn Lytton and Diane Smith Traci Benson is matter-of-fact about protecting herself from the flu.  This year, there is added incentive – she is an expectant mother trying to protect her baby.  “It’s 100% important, especially with COVID happening right now,” said Benson, a referral management trainer whose due date is May 6.  Benson, who gets flu shot every year, got a vaccine earlier this fall. Health experts Read More »

Oct 26, 2020