A Legacy of Service
Nearly $50,000 Raised, 3 Scholarships Awarded at Friends of Military Veterans Fundraiser Dinner
Adam Hayley (middle), a retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant, received the Friends of Military Veterans scholarship, an award established by local business leader Louis Biad via the Southwest Foundation for Osteopathic Education and Research. Read about Hayley's fascinating journey from an orphan in South Korea to medical student in New Mexico, meet the other two recipients, and see how the community came together to raise approximately $50,000 to support those who have dedicated their lives to service.

BCOM News
Emergency Medicine Club Attends ACOEP Scientific Assembly
BCOM's American College of Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) club traveled to Denver to network and learn with other emergency medicine students and physicians from across the country.
 
Reaching Out to Women and Girls in Dona Ana County
The BCOM chapter of the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)encourages local girls to pursue careers in medicine and gives presentations in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
 
SOMA Talks Diversity with Onate High School Students
In honor of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association's National Outreach for Diversity in Medicine, BCOM future physicians discussed the issues with high school students preparing for careers in healthcare.
 
+ 2 More Ways BCOM Supported the Local Community this Month
BCOM students were out and about in Las Cruces this month lending a helping hand at a Special Olympics event on the NMSU campus and at one of the biggest events in southern New Mexico, the Renaissance ArtsFaire.

Get Ready for a DO Boom: 26% of First Year Medical Students to Become Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine
A recent article published by Becker's Hospital Review says more and more medical students are pursuing an osteopathic education.

NMSU Extension Collaborating with Burrell College
BCOM is working with NMSU's ACES program to help provide research-based health and wellness information to people throughout the state of New Mexico.

BCOM In The News
Enhancing Student Learning
BCOM Education Specialists Christa Vaudrey and Nina Nunez Guide Students Through the Rigors of Medical School
With unique educational backgrounds and interests, Vaudrey and Nunez are each other's "yin and yang." Find out why this duo is so effective in helping students get through some of the most difficult challenges they will face in their journeys to becoming doctors.

BCOM Beats
The Student Osteopathic Surgical Association is hosting this free event open to the public.
Sigma Sigma Phi is partnering with Conlee Elementary to give area children a happy holiday season.
Expressing gratitude makes you a happier, healthier person. Start by showing love to your fellow BCOMers!
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