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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