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.
12/19/18Toria Knox, VCOM-Virginia Class of 2019, was honored as VCOM-Virginia’s 2019 Student Doctor of the Year. In Toria’s time at VCOM, she has accomplished a long list of outstanding achievements and... Read More
12/12/18Implicit bias affects the decision-making of everyone. To address the multifarious problems created by this innate tendency, VCOM–Carolinas’ PRIDE (Promoting Recognition of Identity, Diversity... Read More
12/7/18Kevin Sprouse, DO, VCOM-Virginia Class of 2007, VCOM's inaugural class, returned to his alma mater to discuss his career with students and faculty. Having trained as an emergency medicine physician,... Read More
12/5/18VCOM is proud to have Elexander Atkinson as a model for leadership throughout the osteopathic community as VCOM-Carolinas 2019 Student Doctor of the Year. During his time as a VCOM student, he has... Read More
11/20/18On Friday, November 16, U.S. Secretary for Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie visited Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)–Carolinas for roundtable discussions with VCOM students and... Read More
11/19/18To promote breast cancer awareness, the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) student org hosted “A Pink Party” at VCOM-Carolinas on November 1. The open house style event provided students... Read More
11/15/18VCOM took home gold at the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America’s Summit Awards. The Summit Awards set out to highlight the area’s best work by public relations... Read More
11/5/18Every autumn the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)-Carolinas hosts a Fall Research Fair. The 2018 event was held on October 31, with some students and researchers appearing in... Read More
10/30/18Every October, as the leaves turn and temperatures fall, a special ceremony is held. Spartanburg’s only medical school – the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) – Carolinas campus... Read More
10/21/18On Sunday, October 21, 2018, the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) – Virginia campus held a Whitecoat Ceremony to honor the Class of 2022. The ceremony was held in Burruss Hall on... Read More