Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Students
Understanding addictionBy 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 careBy 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 musiciansBy 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 awardBy 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 wildBy 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 causeBy 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 pathBy 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

Students at Match Day 2016
A milestone momentBy Jan Jarvis Minutes before opening envelopes that would determine their fates, UNT Health Science Center medical students Christine Langner and her boyfriend Matthew Bartow struggled to stay calm. “If we stay along I-35 that would be great,” said Langner, as she waited to find out which residency program she matched with.  “Temple, Tulsa, San Read More »

Mar 21, 2016

John Licciardone
Studies indicate OMT reduces low-back pain  Researchers at UNT Health Science Center have found that osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) reduced pain and improved function in patients suffering from chronic, nonspecific low-back pain. Further, patients reporting the worst pain and higher degrees of disability received the most substantial benefit from the treatments. The findings, published in The Journal of the American Read More »

Mar 2, 2016

Isiah Lanphear
Back in the gameBy Betsy Friauf   Isiah Lanphear’s wish list is pretty simple. Prosthetic expertise Dr. Dombroski’s team of experts welcomes anyone with a prosthetic need. To arrange an appointment, call 817-735-3627. The 7-year-old Wisconsin boy says he wants to play baseball, ride his bike and play hockey. But such activities aren’t so easy when you’re missing your right Read More »

Jan 8, 2016