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.”
VCOM-Carolinas Student Shares Experience with Prospectives
VCOM-Carolinas Class of 2020 student Kristen McConnell visited Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on October 18 to share her medical school journey with students in the Pre-Health Professions program. She spoke about what osteopathic medicine is all about and what to expect as a med student, focusing primarily on the medical school admissions process. Afterward, McConnell answered questions from students currently in the application cycle. First-hand information is a vital recruitment instrument and we appreciate students like McConnell who express their passion for the College Mission by sharing their experiences with others!
National Walk to School Day
October 4, 2017 was National Walk to School Day and an active play day for VCOM–Carolinas American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP) Promoting Lifelong Activity in Youth (PLAY) program! ACOP–PLAY came out to support the underserved elementary students in the community by joining them in their walk to school. The children had a great time stretching and joining their peers in the early morning exercise.
Ice Cream Social
VCOM-Virginia employees got to enjoy an ice cream social on July 19. It was a fun way to take a break from the work day and enjoy each other’s company. The beautiful Blacksburg weather and Homestead Creamery ice cream was great, too!
VCOM–Virginia Faculty Promotions
VCOM is proud to announce the promotion of several of our faculty members. The following clinical faculty were recognized by the Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee and the VCOM Board of Directors for their exceptional academic and clinical work.
Dr. Megan Thomas promoted to Associate Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Dr. Del Bolin promoted to Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Discipline of Sports Medicine
Dr. Mark Rogers promoted to Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Discipline of Sports Medicine
Dr. Rizwan Ali promoted to Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neuro-Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Blaise Costa promoted to Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Dr. Teresa Kilgore promoted to Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
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10/31/17VCOM faculty, staff, students and alumni joined other osteopathic physicians and medical schools from across the country at the Osteopathic Medical Education Conference (OMED) in Philadelphia. The... Read More
10/18/17Congratulations to four Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)-Carolinas scholarship recipients! The Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association Foundation (POMAF) has awarded four VCOM-... Read More
10/18/17The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)-Carolinas recently received a donation that will help further the College’s mission to serve those with limited access to healthcare, and help... Read More
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