VCOM–Carolinas SNMA Celebrates Black History Month with Performance, Dance Class, & Food
To commemorate Black History Month 2019, the Student National Medical Association at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)–Carolinas campus hosted a multicultural event on Wednesday, February 27 featuring food, music and movement. A special guest performance was provided by Greenville, South Carolina-based dancer and choreographer Vaughn Newman. The celebration’s capstone event was a free African dance class taught by Arialle Kennedy Smith, a graduate of the Ailey School and owner of AVK Dance Studio in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
History Lecture on Opioid Epidemic
With the Appalachian region particularly hard-hit by the opioid epidemic which continues to afflict the United States, knowledge of its origins and history are crucial for the next generation of physicians to combat the crisis. To that end, VCOM–Carolinas Associate Dean for OMS-4 and Graduate Medical Education Jeff Cashman, MS, DO offered an early lecture on March 5 to provide such knowledge to interested students.
VCOM–Carolinas Student Group Hosts Gala to Benefit Medical Outreach
The Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)–Carolinas campus hosted its annual gala at the Marriott in Spartanburg, SC on February 2. This year’s theme was “An Evening in Old Hollywood.” Over 300 VCOM students, faculty and staff attended. After a catered dinner, attendees participated in a raffle, awards ceremony and dancing. Proceeds from the raffle were donated to St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic in Spartanburg, which offers quality health care to uninsured Spartanburg County residents, including primary care, physician-ordered medications, pastoral support and patient education.
VCOM–Carolinas Hosts Leadership Symposium
On Saturday, December 1, the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) the VCOM–Carolinas campus hosted its 3rd Annual Leadership Symposium. Students learned about leadership opportunities as well as development of personal leadership styles. Breakfast and lunch were served, and all attendees received Leadership Development Certificates.
VCOM–Carolinas CMDA hosts Rick Donlon, MD for encouraging talk
VCOM–Carolinas’ Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) hosted a talk by Rick Donlon, MD on October 8. Dr. Donlon, a 1986 graduate of Texas Christian University, earned his medical degree from The Lousiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine New Orleans. With three of his LSU-NO classmates, he started Christ Community Health Services in Memphis, Tennessee, a health clinic in one of the city’s most underserved neighborhoods, and later went on to found similarly-missioned Resurrection Health. Dr. Donlon’s talk, “Triumph from Weakness, Christian Healthcare in an Age of Fear,” recounted some of his personal history as a Christian doctor with a mission to serve the poor and encouraged CMDA members to begin planning their careers with a similar focus.
03/20/19Jillian Bradley, PhD, on the efficacy of facial effleurage on acute rhinosinusitis Each year at VCOM’s Research Retreat, faculty from the three campuses connect to learn about the broad range of... Read More
03/8/19Disaster struck residents of rural Lee County, Alabama on Sunday, March 3, as an EF-4 tornado dropped from the clouds at 2:20 p.m. and swept away vehicles, homes and 23 lives. Just 23 minutes prior... Read More
03/8/19Osteopathic physicians and medical students from across the nation gathered in Washington DC in early March to meet with their congressmen and congresswomen to discuss issues affecting healthcare and... Read More
03/5/19On March 1, the VCOM–Carolinas campus hosted its annual Open House to prospective students. “A Day in the Life of a Medical Student” provides a comprehensive look at key curricular components in an... Read More
03/4/19In honor of Black History Month, William G. Anderson, DO, presented the keynote address for students, faculty and staff at the VCOM-Virginia campus on February 26th. As part of the third annual... Read More
01/11/19Amin Syed, VCOM-Virginia Class of 2022, is a 2018 winner of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s (JKCF) Cooke Graduate Scholarship. This highly selective award provides support to students with financial... Read More
01/4/19CHICAGO (JANUARY 3, 2019) – The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) is proud to announce the election of Martin S. Levine, DO, MPH, FACOPF dist., as the organization’s President of the Board of... Read More
12/19/18Toria Knox, VCOM-Virginia Class of 2019, was honored as VCOM-Virginia’s 2019 Student Doctor of the Year. In Toria’s time at VCOM, she has accomplished a long list of outstanding achievements and... Read More
12/12/18Implicit bias affects the decision-making of everyone. To address the multifarious problems created by this innate tendency, VCOM–Carolinas’ PRIDE (Promoting Recognition of Identity, Diversity... Read More
12/7/18Kevin Sprouse, DO, VCOM-Virginia Class of 2007, VCOM's inaugural class, returned to his alma mater to discuss his career with students and faculty. Having trained as an emergency medicine physician,... Read More