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ADLSA.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) held its annual Advanced Disaster Life Support mass-casualty simulation on March 29, 2014. Disaster Awareness Response Training  is a student-led organization committed to instructing healthcare workers to effectively respond to  disasters in the community.

Community volunteers played the role of patients and bystanders in the disaster scenario, and were made up by Hollywood moulage artists.  ATSU-KCOM partnered with public service agencies to help the community with disaster preparedness, as well as train medical students and first responders. Decontamination and hazmat drills were also part of the event.


Join ATSU students, faculty and staff as they host the annual Free Community Health & Wellness Day at Adelante Healthcare in Mesa.

When: Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Where: Adelante Healthcare-Mesa | 1705 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85202

What: ATSU students and faculty will provide an array of healthcare services to the general public free of charge. Students from dental, osteopathic medicine, audiology, athletic training, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and physician assistant studies will provide much-needed services and health education to community participants.

Other fun activities include prizes, giveaways, games, water, fire, food and car seat safety demonstrations, a bounce house and face painting.

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ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences’ (ATSU-ASHS) Physician Assistant Studies (PA) program is proud to announce its accreditation-continued status-by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

“Ultimately, it is our PA students and their future patients who will benefit from this accomplishment,” said ATSU-ASHS Dean Randy Danielsen, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA. “Attaining re-accreditation for the PA program was a team effort, and I would like to acknowledge Dr. Bert Simon and his team, as well as ATSU President Craig Phelps and Dr. Norman Gevitz for their engagement in this successful process.”

Accreditation, which provides an assurance of quality educational preparation for professional licensure and practice, includes evaluation of program processes and outcomes, prospective students, institutional integrity, and dynamic involvement by faculty and staff.

“The ARC-PA’s positive decision is a testament to the quality of our Physician Assistant Studies faculty, staff, students and leadership,” said President Craig Phelps, DO, ‘84. “The program is back on track to become a preeminent national model exemplifying our University’s mission.”

ASHS’ Physician Assistant program has received the maximum accreditation of seven years.


ASHS’ Dean Randy Danielsen, PhD, PA-C, and PA program Chair Bert Simon, DHSc



GCA_2014winner_webA.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) ASDA chapter received a Gold Crown award at the recent ASDA Annual Session. The chapter received second place in the ASDA/Crest Oral-B Community Dentistry award.  As well, Jordan Janis, D2, was the recipient of the Outstanding News Article Award for his article, New legislative measures in cleft lip and palate insurance coverage.

The ASDA annual Gold Crown Awards recognize individual members and chapters for chapter achievements, excellence in journalism, and strong local leadership.

The ATSU-ASDOH ASDA chapter website (which is external to the ATSU website) can be viewed at asdohasda.org.


02_ATSU SOMA DO Day On the Hill Group pictureJeremy Berger and Timothy Lemaire, both OMS ll students, led a group of 30 A.T. Still University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) students to DO Day on the Hill. Berger is a student ambassador, and Lemaire is the Class of 2016 president.

OMS students from years one through four at ATSU-SOMA participated in the event held on March 6 in Washington, DC. Students trained at the Washington Convention Center and had the opportunity to lobby with congressmen on Capitol Hill.

As part of their training, students attended an American Osteopathic Association session to learn about two important healthcare issues:

Reforming Medicare Physician Payment (HR 4015/SB2000); and Ensuring the Future Physician Work Force (SB1759), the Teaching Health Center Re-authorization Act.

“Many ATSU-SOMA students are passionate about S1759 because it will continue the funding for more residency programs based at Community Health Centers, such as the Wright Center-ATSU Residency Program in Washington DC,” said Berger.

Berger was able to meet with his congressional representative, the Honorable Ami Bera, MD, (D-CA-07) to discuss SB1759. “As a co-sponsor of the bill, Dr. Bera was very receptive,” said Berger.  In his discussion with the congressman Berger noted that Dr. Bera stressed that “It is crucial to address the projected doctor shortage so that everyone can get the doctor they need.”

The students’ experience of DO Day on the Hill was featured in the March 14 issue of DO Magazine.

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