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The VCOM Alma Mater

The Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) Alma Mater was presented by the Class of 2008 to the VCOM Community at the Inaugural Class Graduation on June 2, 2007. The Alma Mater was written by Matthew Lowrance ('08) and the first version was sung by Matthew and his brothers.

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SOAP Notes' vocalists for this performance are:
Soprano: Juliana Sullivan, Class of 2018
Alto: Katherine Kirby, Class of 2018
Tenor: Kyle Walding, Class of 2018
Bass: Trask Printz, Class of 2019


There is a place in Southern Appalachia
That was home once to you and to me
Where we learned to heal the hearts of many
And with our hands to help those most in need

When we see the miracle of healing
Let us hold true to all that we have learned
And to the school with the name of Edward Via
All your gifts to the world we will return


There is a place in Southern Appalachia
Where physicians learn to see more than disease
Where we learn to heal the body, mind, and spirit
And to help all we touch to find some peace


VCOM to thee I will be faithful
VCOM my alma mater true
As I travel down the road I have chosen
In my heart there is a little piece of you