FORT WORTH, Texasâ??The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni Association has elected its officers for 2000-2001.

Jack McCarty, D.O, a Lubbock family practice physician, is now president of the board for the 2,100+ members of the association. President elect is Dale Chisum, D.O., who practices emergency medicine in Wichita, Kansas. Fort Worth physician Elizabeth Palmarozzi, D.O. is the boardâ??s vice president. Immediate past president is James Froelich, D.O., of Bonham, Texas.

Chris Pratt, D.O. joins the board this year as a new member. Returning board members are David Garza, D.O.; Tony Hedges, D.O.; David Hill, D.O.; John Jones III, D.O.; Alvin Mathé, D.O.; Ray Morrison, D.O.; Dan Saylak, D.O.; Rodney Wiseman, D.O.; and Gary Wolf, D.O.

Founded in 1974, the TCOM Alumni Association provides leadership in the professional development of the medical schoolâ??s graduates and seeks to advance osteopathic medicine and the medical school.

With more than 70 percent of its graduates practicing primary care, TCOM has consistently produced one of the highest percentages of primary care physicians in the United States. TCOM is the stateâ??s only osteopathic medical school, and one of 19 osteopathic medical school in the country.

TCOM forms the cornerstone of the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Other components are the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Public Health, and a masterâ??s level Physician Assistant Studies Program.

Match Day
Match Day excitement grips TCOM medical students

By Jan Jarvis   The anticipation kept Vincent Wang awake all night. “It’s like Christmas,” the fourth-year medical student said. “You know you’re getting a present, but you don’t know what it is.” Wang was among 213 Texas of College of Osteopathic Medicine fourth-year ...Read more

Mar 20, 2018

Sara Bryd
Public health student to bike across Africa for medical, educational mission

By Sally Crocker   Sara Byrd is looking forward to UNT Health Science Center graduation day for two very big reasons. After crossing the stage in cap and gown at this spring’s commencement ceremonies, the School of Public Health MHA graduate will board a plane for Africa. There she w...Read more

Mar 19, 2018

TCOM Students
Student-led charity golf tournament reaches endowment goal

By Alex Branch   In 2012, medical students Sammy Lee Chong and Nicole Hocevar Howerton helped brainstorm ideas for students to work together for a good cause outside the classroom. They started Tee Off F.O.R.E. TCOM, a golf tournament that raised money for student scholarships at UNT H...Read more

Mar 16, 2018

Gemma Sookprasong
TCOM student’s rocky road to Match Day

By Jan Jarvis   Last fall, Gemma Sookprasong flew to Wichita, Kan., for an interview that could lead to a medical residency at a hospital there. She never made it to the interview, but she did end up at that hospital. “I woke up in a trauma bay,” she said. The car accident th...Read more

Mar 14, 2018