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The Frank B. Rocovich Memorial Fund
This fund has been set up to remember the life of VCOM’s friend and colleague, Frank Rocovich. Frank is the son of VCOM founding chairman John G. Rocovich, Jr., JD LLM, and his wife, board member Sue Ellen Rocovich, DO, PhD.  MORE

VCOM Receives $247k Grant to Expand Healthcare Services in Underserved County
The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) has been awarded a $247,940 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for a project to expand primary care health services in Cherokee County and surrounding areas.  MORE

VCOM-Virginia Library Hosts New Exhibit
The VCOM Library is hosting the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit, The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Yellow Wall-Paper MORE

VCOM Annual Report Wins International Award Two Years in a Row
The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) has won a Silver Award for its 2014 Annual Report: Turning Your Desire to Help Others into a Lifelong Mission, in the Annual Report Competition (ARC) Awards program. MORE

Johnston Memorial Hospital welcomes first class of residents as part of collaboration with VCOM
There’s a national shortage of family medicine doctors, but a collaborative effort by Johnston Memorial Hospital (JMH) and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) is already helping to fill that need in our region. MORE

Spartanburg Regional and VCOM Partnership Aids Medical Growth in Upstate
Since 2010 Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s (SRHS) partnership with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) has enriched not only the students but the Upstate community as well. MORE

The Per Yngve Brolinson, DO, Rural Family
Medicine Scholarship
The scholarship is established in honor of Per Yngve Brolinson, DO. It was instituted by his family, including his son, Per Gunnar Brolinson, DO, Vice Provost of Research, and family medicine/sports medicine physician for VCOM and Virginia Tech, and Gunnar’s wife, Lesia Brolinson. Dr. Per Gunnar Brolinson’s dedication to family medicine and osteopathic medicine was inspired by his father’s professional life and the care he gave his patients. MORE

DO Day on the Drill
Celebrating National (and International) Osteopathic Medicine Week, thirty-five VCOM students, along with Amy Doolan, DO and one of her residents flooded the Virginia Tech Drillfield to bring Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) treatments to the community on April 21. MORE

The Giving Tree Embodies the True Values of VCOM
The Student Government Association (SGA) at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) set up a Giving Tree on the second floor of the main VCOM building. The Giving Tree serves as an “exhibit” that recognizes all of those who give back and help out at VCOM. MORE

VCOM Focus Recognizes Segment Three Winners
On March 23, Dean Jan Willcox, DO, held a ceremony to recognize the winners of the third segment of the VCOM Focus photo initative. This segment, titled "Building Unity," is third in a series of four competitions that strive to recognize the visual impact of the world that we as a community interact with daily and how this empowers our lives. MORE

Dean Willcox Details Safety Considerations for Health Care Work and Travel Overseas at OMED in Seattle
Jan M. Willcox, DO, Dean of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine  (VCOM) - Virginia Campus, has led mission trips and worked with procedural considerations and clinical site development of VCOM’s global outreach program since the founding of the medical school. MORE

VCOM Dean Kowalski Highlights the Power of Touch at OMED in Seattle
With a focus on the stresses and strains of childhood, the joint session with ACONP, AOAAM and ACOP at the Osteopathic Medical Exposition and Conference on October 25-29, 2014 in Seattle opened with a look at “Anaclytic Depression and Infant Development.” MORE

Tooke-Rawlins Named VCOM President
With the recent retirement of James Wolfe, PhD, founding president of VCOM, the College is pleased to announce the promotion of Dixie Tooke-Rawlins, DO, FACOFP, to the position of President. MORE

President Wolfe Announces Retirement
After more than a decade of service, founding President, James Wolfe, PhD, announces his retirement from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.  MORE

New Library Exhibit Focuses on African American Contributions to Medical Care During the Civil War
The VCOM-Virginia Library is pleased to host traveling exhibit Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine. MORE

Leading Global Health Seminar Features Dr. Michaelson and His Osteopathic Range of Experience
Established in 2013, the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (VCOM) Leading Global Health Seminar series provides experiences and stories from leaders in the medical field on various issues of global health importance. MORE

Brasfield & Gorrie Marks Construction Milestone at New Medical School in Auburn University’s Research Park
Brasfield & Gorrie today announced that the company recently celebrated a construction milestone at the new Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) campus in Auburn, Alabama. MORE

VCOM-Auburn Now Admitting Students for 2015
The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) is pleased to announce that the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) granted extended accreditation to the VCOM-Auburn campus, which allows the newest college to begin recruiting and admitting students for fall 2015. MORE

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