Again this year, students in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) excelled on physician licensing exams. Recently released mean scores show that for five consecutive years, TCOM students have ranked first, second or third in the nation on Levels 1 and 2 of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners‘ COMLEX-USA exams.
This is the beginning of a compelling five-page feature article about Rhonda Roby, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Forensic and Investigative Genetics, in the November issue of D magazine:
How many lives can one person save? If you began donating blood at age 17, and you gave every 56 days until you reached 76, you’d donate 48 gallons of blood, potentially helping save more than 1,000 lives!
You have more time to participate in the Health Science Center’s annual Campus Pride campaign. And you have more chances to win a prize in the weekly drawings! Your name is entered when you turn in your envelope to your team captain.
One way to “go green” is to reduce the number of plastic bottles you throw away. It’s easy with the campus’ new water-bottle refill stations. Installation is under way and is expected to be finished by early November.
The campus will be alight with holiday cheer later this year. Amber-white LED lights are being wrapped around tree trunks along Camp Bowie Boulevard and Montgomery Street.
Tim Doke has been named Senior Vice President for Community Engagement, effective Oct. 1. He will replace Greg Upp, who has served in the position since 2001. Upp will become a Special Adviser to the President on Oct. 1 and will office in Everett 402 until he retires at the end of the calendar year.
Work is under way to develop a unified graduate medical education (GME) system that would benefit medical students and the public by streamlining the system for becoming a licensed osteopathic physician.
UNTHSC faculty, staff and students regularly earn recognition as they create solutions for a healthier community. Some of the latest:
Classes won’t begin for another 10 months at the UNT System College of Pharmacy, but that’s not stopping faculty and staff from celebrating American Pharmacy Educator Week.