The inaugural class at the Capitol Building in Santa Fe where both the Senate and the House passed a memorial to support the declaration of February 9 as
"Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine Day at The Roundhouse"

BCOM Class of 2020 Visits New Mexico State Capitol
“The students got a chance to interact on a one-on-one basis with legislators and give them feedback on how New Mexico can attract other students and physicians to move here,” said BCOM Chief of Staff and Assistant Dean of Multicultural Inclusion Justin McHorse. “They advocated for loan repayment programs, tax credits, and other incentives that will entice physicians to stay in the state and practice medicine.”
BCOM News
BCOM Increases Medical Residencies 450% in Las Cruces
Under the direction of GME expert Dr. Oliver W. Hayes, DO, medical residency positions in Las Cruces have increased since BCOM's founding from 18 positions to 81. And that's just the beginning.
 
Family Medicine Chair Receives Paper of the Year Award
The American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) has named an article written by Dr. Sherri Howell, DO, the 2016 OFP Paper of the Year. The article entitled, “Empathy and its Role in Primary Care,” was published in the July/August 2016 issue of the Osteopathic Family Physician journal.

American Board of Emergency Medicine Recognizes Dr. Oliver W. Hayes 
Dr. Hayes, DO, FACEP, has marked 30 years of being board certified in Emergency Medicine, reflecting a dedication to the EM specialty, and his devotion to continuous learning and the provision of quality care to all patients.

BCOM Students Learn Life Lessons on Film Set
Three BCOM students were recently given roles as extras on the movie Horse Soldiers that is currently filming in New Mexico. The story was picked up by local, national, and international media outlets including:




Medical Explorers Get In-depth Look at Health Careers
High school students from the Medical Explorer Post have been engaging with the local community, learning skills that will be invaluable as they pursue goals of working in the medical field.

Ask the Resident: Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Ugonna Ezeh, DO, is a resident in the newly established orthopedic surgery residency at MountainView Regional Medical Center. He filled us in on what training for the specialty really entails.

SGA Honors Dr. Beck Weathers with Salvation Army Donation
As part of the pulmonary curriculum, Dr. Beck Weathers, author of the memoir Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest, fielded student questions about what it's really like breathing at an altitude of almost 30,000 feet. 

ACOPeds Interact with Local Children, Raise Money for Childhood Cancer
Students involved in the BCOM chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP) are doing much more than just hitting the books. See what they've been up to this past month and how they raised $500 for the American Childhood Cancer Organization.

President Hummer Receives Leadership New Mexico Award
BCOM Co-Founder and President John Hummer has been named Leadership New Mexico's 2017 Distinguished Alumnus. He was recognized for his business experience, philanthropic endeavors, and his involvement with a number of community organizations and alliances.

BCOM Student Selected for Prestigious Fellowship Research Grant

Katherine Vidal has been selected to participate in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases summer research fellowship program.

“Katherine has been matched to the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes at the University of Colorado where she will work under the guidance of some of the top diabetes researchers in the world,” said Dr. Joseph Benoit, Ph.D, director of BCOM’s Office of Research & Sponsored Programs. “Selection to this NIDDK program is highly competitive and a great honor for Katherine and BCOM. Our students continue to amaze me.” 

BCOM Beats
Get to Know BCOM Student
Tad Sugiyama
Click HERE to find out how this future physician/musician stays sane amidst the stress of medical school.
BCOM In Pics
Check out our favorite photos from some of our recent social events.



SYNERGY Seminar Series
BCOM and NMSU have partnered for a new seminar series. The next lecture will be lead by BCOM's Dr. Laura Scheherazade Milane on March 17. See the FULL SCHEDULE.
Student Pop Quiz of the Month!
Answer the MARCH POP QUIZ courtesy of Dr. Samuel Kadavakollu for your chance to win a $20 gift card to a local restaurant or coffee shop!
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