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.
VCOM-Carolinas AMWA Professional Clothing Drive
Attire can have an impact on whether a candidate is considered for a job, so it is vital that community members embarking on a new journey in their lives have the appropriate clothing. The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) student organization hopes to help provide victims of sexual assault and domestic violence with resources and confidence as they move forward in their new lives.
In January, AMWA held a “New Year, New You” clothing drive. The goal of the drive was to collect professional clothing and accessories for clients of SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition (SHRCC). All contributions were donated to the SHRCC thrift store, where clients can shop for free!
VCOM-Carolinas ACOEP Suture Workshop
The ability to suture is a skill that takes a great deal of practice to maintain. The VCOM-Carolinas student chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) holds workshops to teach group members the proper technique and give them an opportunity to gain a degree of comfort with the procedure before adding the stress that comes with working on patients.
Chicken parts, pig feet and cadavers are all useful resources that help to simulate what students will encounter out on rotations and eventually working in their own practices.
VCOM-CC Spreads Community Christmas Cheer!
This Christmas season, VCOM-Carolinas Student Services and SGA worked together to make the holidays special for local children in need. In the weeks leading up to the winter break they collected non-perishable food items for Arcadia Elementary, a nearby school where 100% of the students qualify for free and reduced lunches. The items collected by students, faculty and staff helped to ensure these students had food over the holiday break.
VCOM-Virginia Faculty Publishes Rare Case
VCOM’s own Hope Tobey, DO, FAAP, FACOP, was recently published on Consultant360 after seeing a rare case of a genetic rash in a baby girl. With few cases of this disease diagnosed in the United States each year, not many doctors will see this in their practices. “With any genetic disorder, the sooner you catch it, the sooner we can put in place treatments to help,” said Dr. Tobey. “Publishing something like this is a reminder that this exists and this is what it looks like, so other doctors might recognize it.”
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