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Transition ceremonyA.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine held its annual Student Clinician Ceremony on April 28, 2014.

It was a special day for the class of 2016 as they wind down their time on campus and transition into their clinical years at rotation sites around the nation.

Margaret Wilson, DO, ’82, dean, led the ceremony where students were given words of advice, wisdom, and a reminder of the compassion that osteopathic medicine stands for.

The keynote address was given by Norman Gevitz, PhD, senior vice president for academic affairs. Michael Lockwood, DO, gave the faculty farewell and Nancy Howe, DO, welcomed the students to clinical training.

Students pinned their peers with A.P. Gold Humanism in Medicine and American Osteopathic Association pins and Dr. Wilson concluded the ceremony by leading the future physicians in the Osteopathic Oath.

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The ATSU Mesa Campus Interdisciplinary Research Committee (IRC) is sponsoring a week-long research symposium May 12-16.

During this event, faculty will present and share their research through short, mini-presentations (15 minutes) over the lunch hours Monday-Friday at noon in various classrooms in the 5850 Main Building. Lunch will be available.

In addition, a students’ poster exhibit and social for faculty, students, staff, and community partners will be held on Friday, May 16 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

For information on the schedule of events and to register for the symposium, view the registration form. Registration closes on May 8.

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Healthy KidsA.T. Still University (ATSU) students participated in the Healthy Kids Day event at the Adair County Family YMCA in Kirksville, Missouri on April 26. 2014.

Students in the Pediatrics and Biomedical Sciences Clubs from ATSU’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine had a booth, along with dental students from ATSU’s Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health, who gave out 116 oral health care packets to kids in the community.

Bucky, the Ram of Reason, was also on hand to interact with children at the ATSU booths.

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Chandrashekar, Bhargav (1)Bhargav Chandrashekar, OMS III, A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Medicine, has been elected to serve as a national representative on the American College of Physicians (ACP) Council of Student Members (CSM).

“ACP’s CSM comprises 13 medical student members elected to provide the medical student perspective in the development of policy, programs, products and services,” said Chandrashekar. The CSM is responsible for responding to requests from ACP’s Board of Regents, committees and staff for review of programs, products and services, and advising the Board of Regents and Board of Governors on various issues related to medical education.

The ACP is a national organization of internists — physician specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. ACP is the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States. Its membership of 137,000 includes internists, internal medicine subspecialists, medical students, residents, and fellows.

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A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) has reason to be proud these days. Two of ATSU-SOMA students were recently named to prestigious positions with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American Association of the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM).

AliceChenAlice Chen, OMS IV and pre-doctoral osteopathic teaching fellow, was selected to serve as the next student representative on the AOA Board of Trustees. There is one student and one resident position on the Board. She will be representing all U.S. osteopathic medical students. Her term begins July 2014.

“This is a huge honor,” said Chen. “I look forward to accurately and intelligently representing the student voice, especially amidst the current changes that are taking place in our osteopathic profession. While I will be working on multiple fronts, I am eager to join the discussion on the recent decision to pursue a unified accreditation system. In this role, I hope to express all student opinions in the decision- making process.”

LemaireTim Lemaire, OMS II, ATSU-SOMA, was selected as first vice chair for 2014-15, AACOM Counsel of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP). The COSGP comprises a general counsel of the Student Government Association presidents from each osteopathic school across the country and serves as the officially-sanctioned representing voice of all 20,000 osteopathic medical students to AACOM and the AOA.

“I am very excited to be elected,” said Lemaire. “I will be working closely with Alice Chen, the incoming student representative to the AOA Board of Trustees on the AOA Counsel of Interns and Residents, as well as serving as the student representative to various bureaus, counsels and committees. I realize that this is an exciting time for our profession and will be reaching out for feedback and opinions. Thank you for all of your encouragement and trust.”

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