What if high-achieving college students could pursue their dream of becoming doctors, with a guaranteed seat in a Texas medical school, although they have little money? The Texas Joint Admission Medical Program makes that dream a reality.
Imagine yourself in a small rural town where you’re the only doctor. A patient’s flu-like symptoms are getting worse fast. But it’s not flu season. And he’s had several mosquito bites.
Christopher Perkins, DO (’97), MPH (’99), is preparing for something he devoutly hopes won’t happen. As Dallas County Health and Human Services Medical Director and Health Authority, he is helping last year’s West Nile virus epicenter prepare for the 2013 season, which begins in May.
As a resident in orthopaedic surgery at Fort Worth’s JPS Hospital, Colten Luedke, DO (TCOM ’10) is pretty unflappable. But the Bellville, Texas native was shocked to find out he’d scored in the 100th percentile on the annual Orthopaedic In-Training Examination, administered by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
Wayne O. Stockseth, member of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s founding board and instrumental in the institution joining the UNT System, passed away on March 11.
Clarabele “Pit” Dodson is helping students learn more about patients in their golden years. For several years she’s been a mentor to UNT Health Science Center students in Seniors Assisting in Geriatric Education (SAGE), a unique UNTHSC program that expands students’ understanding of older patients.
Andy Axsom’s job is to help students at the UNT Health Science Center. But the roles reversed when a TCOM medical student helped Axsom complete the final stages of a journey from weighing 385 in 2010 to being fit enough to run the Dallas Marathon on Sunday, Dec. 9.
Collaboration will be in the air on Nov. 28 when a medevac helicopter lands on the MET lawn. Aboard will be a full crew – emergency medical technician, nurse and physician, ready to show UNT Health Science Center students how they work.
Ralph Anderson, MD, Professor and Chairman of Ob/Gyn in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, says the Affordable Care Act provides vitally important advances for the health of women and their families.
Finding health care in rural Texas can be like trying to find an Android in an Apple Store. Ten years ago Texas had more than 600 hospitals; now it has just more than 300, with rural areas taking the hardest hits.