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.
10/1/15Frank B. Rocovich, VCOM Fitness and Activities Coordinator This fund has been set up to remember the life of VCOM’s friend and colleague, Frank Butler Rocovich who passed away unexpectedly from an... Read More
10/1/15The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) has been awarded a $247,940 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for a project to expand primary care health services in Cherokee... Read More
07/2/15Since 2010 Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s (SRHS) partnership with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) has enriched not only the students but the Upstate community as well... Read More
05/8/15VCOM's Vice Provost of Research and Discipline Chair of Sports Medicine, Gunnar Brolinson, DO with his father, Per Ingve Brolinson, DO at KCOM's Founder's Day 1998. It was the 15th class reunion for... Read More
01/9/15With a focus on the stresses and strains of childhood, the joint session with ACONP, AOAAM and ACOP at the Osteopathic Medical Exposition and Conference on October 25-29, 2014 in Seattle opened with... Read More
12/8/14With the recent retirement of James Wolfe, PhD, founding president of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), the College is pleased to announce the promotion of Dixie Tooke-Rawlins,... Read More
12/1/14After more than a decade of service, founding President, James Wolfe, PhD, announces his retirement from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM). Dr. James Wolfe assumed the presidency... Read More
08/6/14The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) has won an Honors Award for its 2013 Annual Report: Patient Centered Care – The Heart of Medical Education, in the Annual Report... Read More