Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Amol Patel FC
Medical student wins national research awardLate 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

Melissa Montoya FC
Overcoming obstaclesMedical 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

PEDIATRIC MOBILE UNIT FC
An anniversary of serviceWhen 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

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Donation ensures homeless people receive free health checksA $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

Roy Martin Founders Medal FC
Founders Medal honors a life of listening, teaching and leadingFounders’ 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

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Making the ultimate gift to medicineWith gentle care, Billie Stambulic opened the photo album and set it before first-year medical student Mary Rosegrant. On the pages were scenes from her daughter Patricia Williams’ 59 years of life— as a toddler with her brother and five sisters, a high school graduate in cap and gown, a proud mother after the birth Read More »

May 18, 2015

GINA ESPARZA FC1
A big difference for a little girlThree months is a long wait for a skin doctor if you’re a preschooler with bleeding eczema, asthma, acid reflux and 33 allergies. And out-of-pocket is a lot to pay if you’re the single mother who discovers your insurance is no longer accepted. These were a few of the challenges facing Gina Esparza and her Read More »

May 15, 2015

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In search of a good night’s sleepWilliam Wigton suffered from recurrent headaches and had trouble breathing. His primary care physician recommended he undergo a sleep study to find out if obstructive sleep apnea was the culprit. Wigton chose the UNT Health Science Center Sleep Center for his care. Nestled at the edge of the UNTHSC campus, the Sleep Center, among a Read More »

Apr 23, 2015

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UNTHSC resident demonstrates leadership in dermatology fieldA dermatology resident at UNT Health Science Center’s Patient Care Center has attracted national attention as a leader in her field. Bridget McIlwee, DO, was one of five other “Next Generation DOs” to be asked by the American Osteopathic Association to speak in Seattle at the world’s largest gathering of osteopathic physicians, the Osteopathic Medical Read More »

Apr 20, 2015

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New program incorporates research into medical trainingA new collaborative effort between UNT Health Science Center and Cook Children’s Medical Center is providing a unique learning experience for several UNTHSC first-year medical students. Medical research has often been an under-represented component of undergraduate medical education. To address this need, W. Paul Bowman, MD, Chairman of Pediatrics at UNTHSC, and Don P. Wilson, Read More »

Apr 16, 2015