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.
12/18/19Class of 2021 medical student Jessica Jordan began her service to VCOM-Carolinas early in her first year, taking on several leadership positions including class liaison and tutor for anatomy. Her... Read More
12/5/18VCOM is proud to have Elexander Atkinson as a model for leadership throughout the osteopathic community as VCOM-Carolinas 2019 Student Doctor of the Year. During his time as a VCOM student, he has... Read More
09/26/18FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Blacksburg, Virginia – The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) received two awards for its 2018 Annual Report: Focused on a... Read More
03/15/18Paul Ambrose, MD, MPH was onboard American Airlines flight 77 that was hijacked on September 11, 2001. Dr. Ambrose had an accomplished career; he worked closely with the Surgeon General’s office and... Read More
01/8/18CHICAGO (JANUARY 1, 2018) – The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) welcomes Dixie Tooke-Rawlins, DO, as the organization’s Board President for 2018. Dr. Tooke-Rawlins is President and Provost of... Read More
11/27/17It’s the time of year to express gratitude and at VCOM-Carolinas we are especially thankful for the passion and dedication of our students, which pays off in a variety of ways. Ultimately their hard... 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
02/8/17The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and the Division of Communications, Marketing, Website and Publications were recently recognized among the top colleges in the nation by the... Read More
11/18/16L to R: PRSA Blue Ridge chapter President Betsy Parkins, Access Advertising Senior Account Manager Misty Smith-Klein, and VCOM Director for Web Applications Development Lydia Vargas, at the 2016... Read More
08/10/16The VCOM 2016 Annual Report: On the Trail to Our Appalachian MissionThe Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) has received a Bronze Award for its 2016 Annual Report: On the Trail of... Read More