Category Archives: Osteopathic

LECOM Open House

Students interested in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and dental medicine are cordially invited to attend an Open House at one of the three locations of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM):

Saturday, November 11, in Bradenton, FL

Friday, November 17,  in Greensburg, PA

Saturday, November 18, in Erie, PA

At this event you will have the opportunity to learn more about LECOM and all that it has to offer.  In addition to demonstrations and tours, there will be plenty of time to speak directly with our students, faculty, and staff.  Families and friends are welcome.  We ask that you choose a location and then RSVP as instructed through the link below:

http://lecom.edu/open-house/

If you have any questions or cannot attend the event but would still like information regarding LECOM, please contact me or visit our website at www.lecom.edu.  For additional information, you may also search for LECOM in the Apple App Store on your iPhone or iPad or download the LECOM app through Google plan on your Android smartphone or tablet.

 

AACOMAS Change: Repeat Coursework Policy-Effective 2017-2018 AACOMAS Application Cycle

If you are planning to apply to US Osteopathic Medical Schools, please see an important announcement posted this week by the American Association of Osteopathic Medical Schools (AACOM) regarding the policies on repeated work for individual DO medical schools.  We are awaiting word as to whether a central document may become available so we can see the policy for each individual US DO medical college. Once we have such information, we will post out in a timely manner.

 

Notice: Change to AACOMAS Repeat Coursework Policy for 2017-2018 AACOMAS Application Cycle

In an effort to increase transparency, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Board of Deans has approved the following resolution regarding the AACOMAS Repeat Coursework Policy:

Effective May 1, 2017, AACOMAS will include all course attempts in the GPA calculation. This change applies to students matriculating into the 2018-2019 academic year. In the event of multiple attempts of the same course, AACOMAS will no longer drop initial course attempts from the GPA calculation.

The current AACOMAS Repeat Coursework Policy drops initial course attempts from the GPA calculation. Over the past several years, this policy has caused confusion among applicants, pre-health advisors, and colleges, and is one of the top questions received by AACOMAS customer service. AACOM recognizes the need to streamline application policies and instructions, and we anticipate this new policy will ensure a fair, consistent, and transparent application process for all applicants.

In the upcoming 2017-2018 AACOMAS application cycle, applicants will continue to identify repeated courses during coursework entry, but they will no longer enter 0.00 credit hours for initial attempts. Credit hours for all attempts will be entered as they appear on the official transcript and all grades will be averaged. The AACOMAS application instructions will be updated in advance of the 2017-2018 application cycle to reflect this change in policy. We anticipate that this change will enable applicants to move through the coursework entry section of the AACOMAS application more quickly and with greater accuracy.

Effective May 1, 2017, applicants using the 2017-2018 application cycle Reapplicant feature in AACOMAS for matriculation into the 2018-2019 academic year must adhere to the new policy. Therefore, AACOMAS will automatically update previously verified repeated coursework to ensure all applications adhere to the new policy.

Osteopathic medical schools may continue recalculating and weighing applicant GPAs and repeated courses per their established admissions practices. The scope of this policy change is limited to the AACOMAS verified GPA calculation.

 

Why Diversity Matters in Health Care

As a health professions student, you need to be aware of the complex issues that shape the health care field in the United States. Some of the most urgent topics today revolve around our nation’s need to eliminate inequities in the quality and availability of health care for ethnic, racial and economic minorities. Closely connected to this is the need to increase both the diversity and the cultural competence of our health care workforce.

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“DO Day” at Sisters Hospital

“DO Day” at Sisters of Charity Hospital

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Location – Palmer Hall, 5th Floor 

Time 2:00-4:00 PM – Pizza available at 1:45 PM

If you are interested in learning more about osteopathic (DO) medicine, please strongly consider attending “DO Day” at Sisters of Charity Hospital.  Please see an outline of the agenda below.  Representatives from both the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) will be presenting and available after to answer your questions.  You must RSVP for this eventPlease email Carl Lam at carllam@buffalo.edu by 12:00 p.m. Friday, October 7 if you wish to attend. There are a *limited* number of spots. Once your RSVP is confirmed, we will forward parking information to you.

Proposed Agenda

2:00 pm

20-30 minutes – Presentation by faculty/residents from the Osteopathic Training Program at Sisters

  • Mission/History/Overview of Sisters of Charity Hospital/Training Program
  • Discussion of Residency Pathways

30 minutes – Breakout Session: Small Group Demonstration of OMT by interns/residents

3:00 pm Introduction of LECOM and NYITCOM representatives

15 minutes NYITCOM

15 minutes LECOM

Presentation by medical school representative

30 minutes Q&A to LECOM and NYITCOM residents/representatives

Focus on: Curriculum and Training Programs

Admissions

Residency Placements

4:00 pm Informal Meet and Greet – LECOM and NYITCOM representatives remain available for additional questions

LECOM Open House

Students interested in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and dental medicine are cordially invited to attend an Open House at one of the three locations of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM):  Erie, Pennsylvania; Greensburg, Pennsylvania; and Bradenton, Florida.  The event will take place on Friday, November 11, at the Seton Hill site in Greensburg, PA, and Saturday, November 12, at the campuses in Erie, PA, and in Bradenton, FL.

At this event you will have the opportunity to learn more about LECOM and all that it has to offer.  In addition to demonstrations and tours, there will be plenty of time to speak directly with students, faculty, and staff.  Families and friends are welcome.

If you have any questions or cannot attend the event but would still like information regarding LECOM, please visit their website at www.lecom.edu.  For additional information, you may also search for LECOM in the Apple App Store on your iPhone or iPad or download the LECOM app through Google plan on your Android smartphone or tablet.

 

Free Osteopathic Medicine Online Course

FREE OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE ONLINE COURSE!!!

This is a great opportunity to learn more about Osteopathic Medicine

The students of Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) in collaboration with the Department of Family Medicine have created the first Online Course on Osteopathic Medicine!!!

This course provides an introduction to osteopathic medicine designed to inform future osteopathic medical students, potential patients, and non-osteopathic medical professionals of the methods and practices in the field. Students will be introduced to osteopathic medicine from multiple points of view, from that of a new medical student to that of a seasoned medical professional in the field. Students will explore the history of osteopathic medicine from its inception to the modern day and learn about modern manipulative medicine and its application in a clinical setting. The course is self-paced and should take an average of four hours per week for up to four weeks (16 hours total) to complete.

 You may access the online course below:

 https://www.canvas.net/browse/rowanu/courses/osteopathic-medicine

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning about osteopathic medicine.

Financial Scholarship for incoming and current osteopathic medical students

The 2015 Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. The scholarship program, named after former AACOM Executive Director Sherry R. Arnstein, recognizes underrepresented minority students at AACOM’s member colleges of osteopathic medicine. Each year, awards are given to newly accepted and continuing students.

To be eligible, an applicant must be a member of an underrepresented minority group, including African-American; Native American (American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian); mainland Puerto Rican; or Hispanic. The applicant must also be either currently enrolled in his or her first, second or third year at an AACOM member college, or have been accepted and planning to matriculate at an AACOM member college. All applicants must be in good academic standing. Previous Arnstein Scholarship awardees are ineligible.

Entries must be post-marked by March 30, 2015. All entries must be complete and meet all specified requirements; late or incomplete entries will not be considered. Awardees will be notified by July 21, 2015.
Please visit AACOM’s Sherry R. Arnstein Minority Student Scholarship Programwebpage for more information. Inquiries may be directed to Ms. Joye Shepperd atjshepperd@aacom.org or (301) 968-4142.
Gina M. Moses, M.Ed.
Associate Director of Recruitment and Application Services

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American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
5550 Friendship Blvd, Suite 310 | Chevy Chase, MD 20815
www.aacom.org

VCOM Post-Baccalaureate Program

This message is from the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)

For those pre-med students who need to improve their credentials for medical school, VCOM’s Post-baccalaureate Program provides two semesters (18 credit hours) of graduate level courses where such students can prove their ability to handle the rigors of a medical school curriculum. Students can apply to any medical school program and the program has a special option for students interested in a VCOM campus.

Upon meeting the following post-baccalaureate benchmarks, students are typically accepted (not just promised an interview) if they earn:

•    A 3.6 GPA in their first semester of the program
•    MCAT score of 24 or higher
•    Exceptional recommendation from the faculty
•    If students do well in the program, the glide year can be eliminated and students may be accepted in December/January!

In the last three years of the program, acceptance into medical school has averaged greater than 60%.  Other highlights of the program include:

•    Live dedicated level courses  – no video-conference lectures from remote sites
•    All courses are taught by medical school faculty
•    Possible elimination of the glide year for VCOM or other school admission.

Interested admission candidates should contact Alisa Hewitt at ahewitt@vcom.vt.edu.

William P. King, M.B.A.
Associate Vice President for Student Services
VCOM – Virginia and Carolinas Campuses