Osteopathic medicine graduates will be integral in addressing US physician shortages in the coming years, says Robert Cain, D.O., president of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Cain noted that a quarter of the nation's medical students are educated at colleges of osteopathic medicine and that osteopathic medical colleges' campuses have tripled in number in the past 22 years. New schools are heavily focused on rural regions.
The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine marked its 50th anniversary with a celebration, and Dec. 12 was designated WVSOM Founders Day to recognize the physicians who helped launch the college in 1972. President James Nemitz, Ph.D., said the school has expanded its original mission of serving rural residents to include a research arm and a presence throughout the state.
The student-led Brothers in Medicine program at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine South Georgia aims to promote health awareness and trust among Black men in the Moultrie, Ga., community, offering screenings and other services. The organization is led by medical student Anthony Dove, who notes the importance of encouraging trust and the willingness to see a physician when needed.
Registration is now open for Educating Leaders 2023 -- the premier event for the osteopathic medical education community! Educating Leaders 2023 will be held in Baltimore, Md., April 26-28, 2023, with the option to attend virtually. Take advantage of our discounted early bird rate -- but only through Jan. 17 -- and receive an exclusive AACOM t-shirt branded with our new logo as a gift with your registration!
Time is running out to submit a nomination for the 2023 AOGME Awards, which recognize leadership, lifetime achievement and a special award of appreciation. Award winners will be recognized during the Educating Leaders 2023 awards ceremony. If you are interested in nominating yourself or a colleague, review the informational materials and submit your application by Dec. 30, 2022.