Category Archives: Osteopathic

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

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine Open House

You are invited to the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine’s Annual Open House event on April 11, 2014 from 12pm to 4pm.  This event will provide the opportunity to learn more about our application process, curriculum, and facilities by speaking with Admissions staff, faculty, and current medical students!

Please click on the link below for the flyer for additional information.  You may register on the website: http://www.rowan.edu/som/education/admissions/openHouse_form.php

AdmissionsOHAd

 

Erin Michel, MS

Program Assistant

Office of Admissions and Enrollment Management Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine One Medical Center Drive

Suite 210 Stratford, NJ 08084

Arizona Pre-SOMA Conferences March 7-8, 2014

AACOM is extremely pleased to partner with A.T. Still University-School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) and Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (AZCOM) in announcing their Pre-SOMA Conference events on Friday and Saturday, March 7-8, 2014.

ATSU-SOMA will be hosting an Evening Reception and Campus Tour: 5:00pm – 7:00pm on Friday, March 7, 2014.   (Please see attached flyer with details and registration links!)

AZCOM’s event is scheduled to begin at 8:00am and end at approximately 4:00pm on Saturday, March 8, 2014.  (Please see attached flyer with details and registration links!)

Space is limited at these events – so please register as soon as possible!

These interactive conferences are designed especially for aspiring pre-medical students and pre-health advisors to participate in. The events are designed as a way to promote Osteopathic Medicine and awareness of the many wonderful opportunities that come with being an Osteopathic Physician.  We want to make sure that all pre-health advisors and their aspiring premedical students are aware of the dates and make plans to attend.  Many other Osteopathic Medical Colleges’ admission officers will be in attendance to meet with your students.

Pre-SOMA medical student leader-lead conferences are designed to provide information on Osteopathic Medicine for Pre-Health Advisors and Prospective Students, while also an opportunity for Pre-Health organizations at undergraduate and graduate schools to learn how to establish a Pre-SOMA Chapter on their campus.  Pre-SOMA is on Facebook!

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine will be holding Open Houses

On behalf of the Touro College of Pharmacy and Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine I would like to wish you a healthy and  Happy New Year! I am writing to cordially invite you and your students to come learn more about the opportunities available in pharmacy and medicine at one of TouroCOP or TouroCOM’s upcoming Open House dates.

The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine will be holding Open Houses for perspective students on:
Jan. 23
Feb. 13
Mar. 13
April 3
May 8
Jun. 12
For more information, go to http://legacy.touro.edu/med and click the “Student News and Events Tab”

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Open House

This message is being sent as an invitation for you and your students to join us at our November, 2013 Open House programs.

On Monday, November 18th, beginning with registration at 4:30pm, participants can learn about our DO program.  The evening includes presentations from Admissions, faculty and students, as well as OMM demonstrations.  Refreshments will be served.  Details for the evening, along with online registration can be found at pcom.edu.

Our Graduate Programs Open House is Wednesday, November 20th beginning at 6:00pm. Again, faculty  and students from all disciplines – PA, Clinical and School Psychology, Forensic Medicine, Biomedical Sciences and ODL – will be available to answer questions specific to each individual program. Again, refreshments will be served; all details can be found at pcom.edu.

Tours of campus will be conducted both evenings.

LECOM Open House Invitation

You and your students interested in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and dental medicine are cordially invited to attend an Open House this fall at one of the three locations of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM):  Erie, Pennsylvania; Greensburg, Pennsylvania; and Bradenton, Florida.

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. 

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.

Georgia Campus-PCOM: Pre-SOMA Event

AACOM and many of our member medical schools will be in the greater Atlanta, Georgia region the week of October 21-26, 2013 participating in the Georgia Grad Fair Circuit.

Additionally, AACOM is extremely pleased to partner with the Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) in announcing their Pre-SOMA event on Saturday, October 26, 2013 in Suwanee, Georgia.

This free, interactive conference is designed especially for aspiring pre-medical students and pre-health advisors to participate in. The event is designed as a way to promote Osteopathic Medicine and awareness of the many opportunities that come with being an Osteopathic Physician.  The event is scheduled to begin at 7:45am and end at 5:00pm.

Space is limited at this free event – so please encourage your students to register early.  A commemorative shirt, along with continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to all attendees!
Pre-SOMA medical student leader-lead conferences are designed to provide information on Osteopathic Medicine for Pre-Health Advisors and Prospective Students, while also an opportunity for Pre-Health organizations at undergraduate and graduate schools to learn how to establish a Pre-SOMA Chapter on their campus.  Pre-SOMA is on Facebook!  
We look forward to your participation as we promote the great opportunities in Osteopathic Medicine to pre-medical students and pre-medical advisors!  We want to see you at the conference!