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.
10/28/16VCOM-Carolinas hosted Hospital Day for current students on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, inviting representatives from partnering core clinical sites for this important networking opportunity. A total... Read More
10/26/16The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) – Carolinas campus held a White Coat Ceremony to honor the Class of 2020 on Sunday, October 23, 2016. The ceremony was held in Twichell... Read More
10/26/16Jan M. Willcox, DO, Dean of VCOM-Virginia spoke at the White House symposium, Medicine Responds to Addiction II.On Tuesday, October 25, 2016, the White House livestreamed the "Medicine Responds to... Read More
10/20/16Friends and family members of VCOM-Auburn class of 2020 students cheered and clapped as their loved ones walked across the Auburn Arena stage Saturday, October 15, 2016. This was the second class of... Read More
10/5/16The VCOM smokestack and a fireworks display lit up the night at the Grand Finale celebration.On Tuesday, the VCOM-Carolinas campus shined a light on the growing Northside community like never before... Read More
09/15/16It’s time to register for the second annual South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Society (SCOMS) fall conference, taking place at VCOM-Carolinas on Thursday, September 29 through Saturday, October 1.... Read More
09/1/16VCOM-Carolinas students are invited to kick off the fall semester at Spartanburg’s annual College Fest, a free event hosted by the College Town Consortium that welcomes college students into downtown... Read More
08/23/16To kick off each academic year, the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)–Virginia holds a competition between the first-year and second-year medical students in an effort to promote... Read More
08/10/16The VCOM 2016 Annual Report: On the Trail to Our Appalachian MissionThe Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) has received a Bronze Award for its 2016 Annual Report: On the Trail of... Read More
08/2/16Chandra Jennings, VCOM-Carolinas Class of 2017The 2016 Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Annual Medical Education Conference (AMEC) was held in Austin, Texas on March 23-27. During this... Read More