VCOM-Carolinas ACOEP Suture Workshop
The ability to suture is a skill that takes a great deal of practice to maintain. The VCOM-Carolinas student chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) holds workshops to teach group members the proper technique and give them an opportunity to gain a degree of comfort with the procedure before adding the stress that comes with working on patients.
Chicken parts, pig feet and cadavers are all useful resources that help to simulate what students will encounter out on rotations and eventually working in their own practices.
VCOM-CC Spreads Community Christmas Cheer!
This Christmas season, VCOM-Carolinas Student Services and SGA worked together to make the holidays special for local children in need. In the weeks leading up to the winter break they collected non-perishable food items for Arcadia Elementary, a nearby school where 100% of the students qualify for free and reduced lunches. The items collected by students, faculty and staff helped to ensure these students had food over the holiday break.
VCOM-Virginia Faculty Publishes Rare Case
VCOM’s own Hope Tobey, DO, FAAP, FACOP, was recently published on Consultant360 after seeing a rare case of a genetic rash in a baby girl. With few cases of this disease diagnosed in the United States each year, not many doctors will see this in their practices. “With any genetic disorder, the sooner you catch it, the sooner we can put in place treatments to help,” said Dr. Tobey. “Publishing something like this is a reminder that this exists and this is what it looks like, so other doctors might recognize it.”
VCOM-Carolinas Student Shares Experience with Prospectives
VCOM-Carolinas Class of 2020 student Kristen McConnell visited Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on October 18 to share her medical school journey with students in the Pre-Health Professions program. She spoke about what osteopathic medicine is all about and what to expect as a med student, focusing primarily on the medical school admissions process. Afterward, McConnell answered questions from students currently in the application cycle. First-hand information is a vital recruitment instrument and we appreciate students like McConnell who express their passion for the College Mission by sharing their experiences with others!
National Walk to School Day
October 4, 2017 was National Walk to School Day and an active play day for VCOM–Carolinas American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP) Promoting Lifelong Activity in Youth (PLAY) program! ACOP–PLAY came out to support the underserved elementary students in the community by joining them in their walk to school. The children had a great time stretching and joining their peers in the early morning exercise.
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
12/22/17Dr. McCrady and Dr. Rogers both won Best Bedside Manner Awards this year for their commitments to compassionate patient care.OurHealth Roanoke & New River Valleys announced the winners... Read More
12/7/17The 2013-2016 West African Ebola virus epidemic brought widespread attention to the lack of basic knowledge about this infectious agent. In fact, so little is known about the pathogenesis of the... Read More
12/6/17On Saturday, November 4, the VCOM-Carolinas American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP) student organization held their annual Pediatric Wellness Fair. The event was made possible through... Read More
11/30/17Pawel Michalak, PhD, Associate Professor for Biosciences at The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and the Center for One Health Research in Blacksburg, Virginia recently published a... 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
11/10/17Lives are shaped by the ways we treat each other. When those with resources, skill, connections, and heart come together to dedicate their time to serving those in need, community is created,... Read More
11/7/17As students become acclimated to life in med school, they may find themselves wondering what areas of research will most appeal to them, what avenues are available to pursue their specific interests... Read More
10/31/17VCOM faculty, staff, students and alumni joined other osteopathic physicians and medical schools from across the country at the Osteopathic Medical Education Conference (OMED) in Philadelphia. The... 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