Celebrating National (and International) Osteopathic Medicine Week, thirty-five VCOM students, along with Amy Doolan, DO and one of her residents flooded the Virginia Tech Drillfield to bring Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) treatments to the community on April 21.
Eighty people participated in the event, being screened and treated by the first and second year students. The receptiveness to the process was a huge part of the success of DO Day on the Drill, an event created to recognize National Osteopathic Medicine Week. Second year student, Kali Theis, who organized the event stated, "VCOM students got to see how invaluable OMM is, as they heard their 'patients' thank them with disbelief that we could relieve their aches and pains with our hands. I think overall it was an amazing learning opportunity and I hope that VCOM will continue this as a tradition in the future! "