News Archive

TCOM Academic Student Navigator, Paloma Bermudez, MS
Hispanic Heritage Month offers history lessons while celebrating diversityBy Diane Smith-Pinckney For Alex Fernandez, connecting with his Cuban-American roots is a lifelong lesson.  “The more I learn, the more I appreciate where I came from,” said Fernandez, a Student Services Coordinator in the Office of Care and Civility at The University of North Texas Health Science at Fort Worth (HSC).  Fernandez, who grew up in Read More »

Sep 16, 2021

Jeremy Joseph, Assistant Director for the Office of Care and Civility at HSC.
At HSC, saving lives means making suicide everyone’s businessBy Diane Smith-Pinckney Every 11 minutes there is a death by suicide in the United States.  In 2019, more than 47,500 people died of suicide and 1.4 million attempted suicide, according to statistics gathered by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Experts at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Read More »

Sep 10, 2021

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In their own words: TCOM family shares memories of 9-11 terrorist attacksBy Steven Bartolotta Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing during the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.  This Sept. 11 marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and the crash of a hijacked airplane in a field in Pennsylvania.   The attacks gripped a nation and touched the lives Read More »

Sep 9, 2021

TCOM’s longstanding partnership with Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth nears milestoneBy Steven Bartolotta Nancy Eder, RN, and Darry Meyer, DO were doing yard work and having a simple conversation between neighbors when an idea to help children turned into the beginning of a community partnership.  “Darry Meyer was my next-door neighbor at the time, and he was a student at TCOM,” said Eder. “One Saturday morning I shared with him that, we Read More »

Sep 9, 2021

Dr. Annesha White
Whole health: How pharmacists are working to bridge health disparitiesBy Krista Roberts   Even as pharmacists help patients fight COVID-19, they are looking for ways to solve health disparities – a societal ill that plagues communities nationwide. Every day pharmacists are helping patients with COVID-19 and the delta variant, through therapies and medicines that can help them survive. Pharmacists can be found at COVID-19 Read More »

Sep 3, 2021

TCOM’s ‘Car Doc’ is working around the clock to help COVID patientsBy Steven Bartolotta There are tireless workers, and then there is Martin McElya, DO. The 1995 Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) graduate and his north Dallas Neighborhood Medical Center practice have been a beacon of hope as they took swift action and came up with a way to safely test and treat patients during the Read More »

Aug 31, 2021

TCOM student organizations help with back-to-school fair for Fort Worth communityBy Steven Bartolotta A trio of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine student organizations partnered with the Brighter Outlook Community Center and Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church to help host a back-to-school fair for students of all ages.  TCOM’s Student National Medical Association (SNMA), Refugee Health Initiative (RHI) and Latino Medical School Association (LMSA) provided free physicals for students. The groups Read More »

Aug 25, 2021

TCOM alumna Dr.Megan Jenkins-Turner stands in wooded trail holding a piece of paper that says, "I matched at UI Health in General Surgery Prelim"
Following her heart, TCOM student takes a chance and matches late into specialty of her dreamsBy Steven Bartolotta It was another late night in July for Megan Jenkins-Turner, DO, waiting for her husband to get home from work, and surfing the internet hoping to find an open General Surgery residency position. Dr. Jenkins-Turner had graduated from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine months earlier, but was without a job and a residency, all Read More »

Aug 24, 2021

Asthma 411
Asthma 411 works to help children breathe easierBy Katie Shanklin From school and work absences to school funding, asthma affects much more than just an individual’s ability to breathe. Asthma affects 5.1 million children in the United States. According to the Cook Children’s Community Needs Assessment, 19% of children ages 5-14 in the area have been diagnosed with asthma at some time Read More »

Aug 23, 2021

Students in white coats
More than 400 HSC students to participate in Aug. 20 White Coat CeremonyBy Diane Smith-Pinckney The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) will present white coats to more than 400 students during a rite of passage ceremony for future health care providers at Will Rogers Memorial Center Auditorium on Aug. 20 at 9 a.m.   Students from the Physician Assistant Studies program, Department of Physical Therapy, System College of Pharmacy, and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) will receive coats during Read More »

Aug 19, 2021