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.
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11/30/16Class of 2019 students Ariel Katsimpalis, Jessica Patrizi, and Graham Willm.Early on the morning of Thanksgiving, VCOM-Carolinas students and staff gathered with Spartanburg residents in Morgan... Read More
11/21/16On November 15, the VCOM-Carolinas campus in Spartanburg, South Carolina, opened its doors to host a fun, informative and engaging evening for local business professionals and community members. 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
11/1/16The American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP) student organization at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) – Carolinas campus hosted its fifth annual Pediatric Wellness... Read More
10/28/16VCOM-Carolinas hosted Hospital Day for current students on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, inviting representatives from partnering core clinical sites for this important networking opportunity. A total... Read More
10/26/16The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) – Carolinas campus held a White Coat Ceremony to honor the Class of 2020 on Sunday, October 23, 2016. The ceremony was held in Twichell... Read More
10/5/16The VCOM smokestack and a fireworks display lit up the night at the Grand Finale celebration.On Tuesday, the VCOM-Carolinas campus shined a light on the growing Northside community like never before... Read More
09/15/16It’s time to register for the second annual South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Society (SCOMS) fall conference, taking place at VCOM-Carolinas on Thursday, September 29 through Saturday, October 1.... Read More
09/1/16VCOM-Carolinas students are invited to kick off the fall semester at Spartanburg’s annual College Fest, a free event hosted by the College Town Consortium that welcomes college students into downtown... Read More