VCOM–CC Class of 2019 Residency Fair and OMM Labs
On Tuesday, March 13, a Residency Fair was held at the VCOM–Carolinas campus. Representatives from AnMed Health, Charleston (WV) Area Medical Center and more came with information concerning residencies for Class of 2019 students, who were on campus that day for OMM labs. Students came to the Fair looking for programs in their individual specialties.
VCOM-Carolinas A Day in the Life of a Medical Student
On March 2, VCOM-Carolinas Admissions hosted a day full of events for prospective and incoming students, with an open house themed as “A Day in the Life of a Medical Student.” Following a welcome by Timothy J. Kowalski, DO, FACN, VCOM-Carolinas Dean and a lecture from Ronald Januchowski, DO, Associate Dean for the Curriculum, several concurrent sessions took place, with students rotating every 15 minutes. Prospective students were treated to “Introduction to Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine,” with Jeff Cashman, DO, Chair of Family Medicine, “Anatomy Lab/Dissection of the Human Body,” with Lance Paulman, PhD, Chair of Anatomical Services, and more, wrapping up with a question and answer period led by Erin Helbling, MEd, Director of Admissions.
VCOM's President Selected as ACOFP Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
VCOM’s President and Provost, Dixie Tooke-Rawlins, DO, FACOFP, was selected as the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians’ (ACOFP) Lifetime Achievement Award winner. She will be honored at the ACOFP’s 55th Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars March 22-25, 2018 in Austin, Texas.
VCOM–Carolinas Annual SOMA Gala
The Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) held its annual Gala at the Spartanburg Marriot on February 3. With its “Fire and Ice” theme, the event attracted over 300 students, faculty and staff. The Gala featured a raffle with items donated by the South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Society (SCOMS), 3M, BMW and a variety of other local businesses, with proceeds benefitting St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic in Spartanburg and a free clinic at the Gaffney Senior Center.
VCOM-Carolinas Spirituality in Medicine Talk
Steven Corso, MD, is a specialist in hematology-oncology who practices at a number of Spartanburg area hospitals, including the Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute. On January 29, Dr. Corso shared a talk with VCOM-Carolinas students encouraging them to incorporate patients’ faiths into future care plans. This event was hosted by the Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) student org.
Dr. Corso asserts that a patient’s beliefs can guide their goals and wishes in treatment. He illustrated the idea with a story of a young cancer patient whose Christian faith brought her peace throughout the treatment process, helped her to set goals such as spending more time with family and living purposefully, and guided her in treatment choices, including hospice care.
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