Sigma Sigma Phi Trains 300+ in Two-Step CPR
Las Crucens of all ages learned lifesaving CPR from BCOM medical students at the Mesilla Valley Mall on February 9 and 10.

Students from BCOM's Sigma Sigma Phi Honors Fraternity gathered at the Mesilla Valley Mall to train 329 community members in hands-only CPR as part of the National Texas Two-Step CPR: Save a Life Campaign 2019. Event leader Sidra Shah said, "The most memorable part of this event was the amount of younger kids we trained. They were super excited to learn about CPR and I am happy we got to train them!"

A Memorable Rotation in Tucson
Our Student DOs of the Month are Adam Moreno and Mackenzie Goodrich who just completed memorable rotations at Northwest NeuroSpecialists under the guidance of preceptors Thomas B. Scully, MD, and Richard V. Chua, MD.

BCOM Students Selected as AHEC Scholars
Sixteen first and second year students were selected as Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Scholars. The two-year program is designed for students interested in practicing in rural and underserved urban settings. 

BCOM Student Provides Medical Aid in Mexico
Zack Taylor volunteered with the Flying Samaritans, an organization that provides free health clinics to those in need in Mexico. He assisted with a variety of unexpected medical procedures for an experience that was both difficult and rewarding.

John Rajala Appointed to Chair SOMA National Board of Directors
Third year BCOM medical student John Rajala has been appointed as chair of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) National Board of Directors. Read on to find out what he hopes to accomplish in his new role.

BCOM In the News
BCOM Outreach and Engagement Report
Read BCOM's latest Outreach and Engagement Report to see all the ways our school is supporting education and health in the local community. The report outlines BCOM's giving and contribution efforts along with educational pipeline and community service programs.

Announcements & Events
The Student Professional Development Series presents Dr. Todd Zakrajsek on February 15 @ noon.
Formal attire is required for this fun event at the Farm and Ranch on February 16 from 8 pm to 11:30 pm.
BCOM's new BioSciences Research Laboratory is hosting an open house on February 22 from 3 pm to 5pm.
Dr. Jamie Weinand talks LGBTQIA access to healthcare in urban vs. rural settings on February 27 @ noon.
Embrace examines the poor body image global epidemic. Screening on February 27 @ 6:30 pm. Panel debrief to follow.
Applications are due March 15 for the month-long Distinction in Anatomy summer program.

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