Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

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

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

Surgeon honored for leadership and excellenceBy Jan Jarvis   Several years ago Albert Yurvati, DO, presented a plaque to Guy D. Beaumont, Jr., who was retiring as executive director of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS). Back then, Dr. Yurvati said, he never imagined that he would one day receive an award bearing Beaumont’s name. But this month Dr. Read More »

Oct 3, 2016

Antonio Flores
TCOM rural scholar named Student Doctor of the YearBy Alex Branch Antonio Flores grew up in the small Texas farming community of Telferner, population 700, where resources are scarce and folks depend on one another for help. If someone in his family got seriously ill, they drove to the closest city, Victoria, just to get basic medical services. Flores’ desire to improve the Read More »

Sep 7, 2016

ROME students at UNTHSC
Twenty years of training doctors for rural TexasBy Alex Branch   John Bowling, DO, will miss many things about the nationally recognized Rural Osteopathic Medical Education program he founded about 20 years ago at UNT Health Science Center. He’ll miss the students, whom he personally interviewed each year to gauge their aptitude for life as a rural physician. He’ll miss his staff Read More »

Aug 25, 2016

Med Students receiving stethoscopes
Stethoscopes that carry special meaningBy Alex Branch   Medical students reach many memorable milestones on their journeys to becoming doctors and receiving their first stethoscope is one of them. But the stethoscopes awarded to 232 new Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine students this week came with extra meaning — all were sponsored and paid for by generous alumni and Read More »

Aug 19, 2016

Jessica Edwards
TCOM grad honored with top resident awardBy 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 TexasBy 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