Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

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

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