VCOM–CC Class of 2019 Residency Fair and OMM Labs
On Tuesday, March 13, a Residency Fair was held at the VCOM–Carolinas campus. Representatives from AnMed Health, Charleston (WV) Area Medical Center and more came with information concerning residencies for Class of 2019 students, who were on campus that day for OMM labs. Students came to the Fair looking for programs in their individual specialties.
VCOM-Carolinas A Day in the Life of a Medical Student
On March 2, VCOM-Carolinas Admissions hosted a day full of events for prospective and incoming students, with an open house themed as “A Day in the Life of a Medical Student.” Following a welcome by Timothy J. Kowalski, DO, FACN, VCOM-Carolinas Dean and a lecture from Ronald Januchowski, DO, Associate Dean for the Curriculum, several concurrent sessions took place, with students rotating every 15 minutes. Prospective students were treated to “Introduction to Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine,” with Jeff Cashman, DO, Chair of Family Medicine, “Anatomy Lab/Dissection of the Human Body,” with Lance Paulman, PhD, Chair of Anatomical Services, and more, wrapping up with a question and answer period led by Erin Helbling, MEd, Director of Admissions.
VCOM's President Selected as ACOFP Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
VCOM’s President and Provost, Dixie Tooke-Rawlins, DO, FACOFP, was selected as the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians’ (ACOFP) Lifetime Achievement Award winner. She will be honored at the ACOFP’s 55th Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars March 22-25, 2018 in Austin, Texas.
VCOM–Carolinas Annual SOMA Gala
The Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) held its annual Gala at the Spartanburg Marriot on February 3. With its “Fire and Ice” theme, the event attracted over 300 students, faculty and staff. The Gala featured a raffle with items donated by the South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Society (SCOMS), 3M, BMW and a variety of other local businesses, with proceeds benefitting St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic in Spartanburg and a free clinic at the Gaffney Senior Center.
VCOM-Carolinas Spirituality in Medicine Talk
Steven Corso, MD, is a specialist in hematology-oncology who practices at a number of Spartanburg area hospitals, including the Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute. On January 29, Dr. Corso shared a talk with VCOM-Carolinas students encouraging them to incorporate patients’ faiths into future care plans. This event was hosted by the Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) student org.
Dr. Corso asserts that a patient’s beliefs can guide their goals and wishes in treatment. He illustrated the idea with a story of a young cancer patient whose Christian faith brought her peace throughout the treatment process, helped her to set goals such as spending more time with family and living purposefully, and guided her in treatment choices, including hospice care.
07/27/16On July 27, 2016, volunteers for the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)–Virginia, including 35 students, prepare two large containers to be sent to the Oscar de la Renta Verón... Read More
07/27/16Each summer the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)–Virginia welcomes high school students to its campus who have a desire to explore medical education through the Summer Enrichment... Read More
07/21/16Each year, the Edward Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)–Virginia hosts orientation to welcome its new class of medical students. On August 1, 2016, VCOM orientation leaders will greet... Read More
07/18/16Blacksburg, Virginia – Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)–Virginia is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 receptions of the VCOM Golden Apple Award in Teaching Excellence. The award is... Read More
07/17/16The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) has exciting news to share. On Monday, July 17, the college will roll out a brand new website design at www.vcom.edu. VCOM, having opened its... Read More
07/6/16Since age eight, Lt. Shawn Johnson, VCOM-Virginia graduate 2016, knew he wanted to enter the military and help individuals who were in need of care. He did not realize his path would lead him into a... Read More
07/6/16The winning student group, A.T. Still House, with their donation box for items to be shared on upcoming medical outreach trips.In June, the Student Government Association (SGA) and Hispanic Community... Read More
05/13/16Nearly 77 million of the 85 million American adults living with prediabetes are unaware that they are currently at increased risk for the development of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.... Read More
05/2/16The Flint, Michigan Water Crisis gained national attention for its immediate effects on the nearly 100,000 residents exposed to lead tainted water due to the lack of corrosive water filters on the... Read More
04/11/16Each year the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Board of Deans recognizes an individual of national prominence in public service as the recipient of the William D.... Read More