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.
10/18/19Left: VCOM-Carolinas Vice Dean Matthew D. Cannon, DO; Zoe Lombard, American College of Osteopathic Sports Medicine Student Organization President; VCOM-Carolinas Dean Timothy J. Kowalski, DO,... Read More
08/8/19It is with great sadness we inform our faculty, students, and alumni of the passing of a great friend of VCOM for over 15 years, Dr. Hughes Melton M.D. In 2005, Dr. Melton served as clinical faculty... Read More
07/19/19“Team Handball is a sport that America could embrace,” says Zoe Lombard, 27, right forward for the USA Team Handball Women’s National Team, set to compete at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima,... Read More
06/27/19SPARTANBURG, SC (VCOM) - Vanila Singh, MD, MACN, has spent her career managing pain. Now as Chief Medical Officer for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of... Read More
06/7/19Dixie Tooke-Rawlins accepts award presented by Amy Springer. At the annual Virginia Women in Higher Education conference held today at James Madison University, the Virginia Network for Women in... Read More
05/24/19Members of the VCOM–Carolinas Class of 2020, along with Matthew D. Cannon, DO and Lisa L. Carroll, MD, met at the Spartanburg Marriott on the evening of Tuesday, May 21 to celebrate induction into... Read More
05/23/19The 4th annual Via Research Recognition Day at the Carolinas campus was held on April 26, 2019 with 260 registered attendees. This year, the Carolinas Research Day featured 46 posters, including... Read More
04/23/19April 23, 2019 – Blacksburg, VA. The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) in Blacksburg, Virginia announced today a $1,000,000 challenge grant from The United Company Foundation to... Read More
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
03/8/19Osteopathic 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