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
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
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
10/3/17Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature, a National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit that examines the intersection of medical advances and what it traditionally means to be... Read More
06/30/17Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)–Virginia is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 recipients of the VCOM Golden Apple Award in Teaching Excellence. The award is given to recognize... Read More
03/27/17The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) is proud to share the news that medical student Sneha Shah, Class of 2019, was recently selected by the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (... Read More
03/17/17On Saturday March 11, students from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) – Virginia participated in the thirteenth annual Anesthesiology Skills Workshop at Carilion Roanoke Memorial... Read More
03/13/17An article called “Hard-Hitting Research” has been published in the Winter 2016-17 Virginia Tech magazine. The article covers how Virginia Tech’s Stefan Duma, and VCOM’s Gunnar Brolinson, DO joined... Read More
03/3/17The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) of Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) Virginia has been hosting a series of events during the month of February in honor of Black... Read More