BCOM Medical Students Megan Sofka & Andrew Ortega Receive Inaugural Hunt Family Foundation
“Paso Del Norte” Scholarship
Scholarship recipients Megan Sofka and Andrew Ortega with Woody Hunt, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hunt Companies, Inc.

The Hunt Family Foundation predominantly supports charitable initiatives in the Paso Del Norte region. Applicants for the award must have graduated from a high school in Dona Ana County, El Paso County, or Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. They must also submit an essay explaining the healthcare issues specific to the region and how they intend to give back to the region as practicing physicians. 

BCOM Welcomes Dean & Chief Academic Officer
Don Peska, DO
Dr. Peska, an accomplished researcher and lecturer, is a highly respected educator and academic leader within the osteopathic medical school profession. He has been in academia since 1982, prior to which he had a successful private practice in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.
DO Students Get "Crash Course" in PT and AT at Local Clinic
Future healthcare providers do more than "shadow" at Southwest Sport & Spine Center where David Gallegos and his team provide a hands-on learning experience in physical therapy (PT) and athletic training (AT).

BCOM Representatives Travel to Washington DC
Several BCOM students traveled across the country for DO Day on Capitol Hill, the National SOMA Leadership Conference, and to compete in a Sim Challenge.
Volunteers Train 592 Locals at CPR Event
BCOM represented the state of New Mexico in the National Texas Two-Step CPR annual event which aims to train as many people as possible in hands-only CPR.
BCOM Joins Forces with the Las Cruces Public Schools Foundation
Twelve BCOM students joined in the fun at a trivia night fundraiser to help support the LCPS Foundation's new mini-grant program that will award teachers money for classroom supplies.
Sharing the Knowledge: Publications and Poster Presentations
A student and professor get published in a major osteopathic journal, and students present their research in Florida and Washington DC.

Community Outreach at BCOM
This past month, the FBMS program hosted another successful health fair in downtown Las Cruces, and a group of medical students shared their stories and struggles with at-risk youth.

BCOM In The News
Medical Student Robyn Marks Earns Patent Pending Status on New Product to Improve Prosthetic Limbs
From left to right: NMSU Graduate Student Ryan Zowada; Dr. Reza Foudazi from NMSU's Chemical & Materials Engineering Department; DO Student Robyn Marks; and Post-Doctoral Student Neda Sanatkaran

Currently in her second year of medical school, Marks is using her biomedical engineering background to create prosthetic sleeve liners that could have a significant quality of life impact for amputees.

BCOM Beats
Proceeds from this second annual event scheduled for March 24 will go to support Mesilla Valley Community of Hope.
Dr. Hector Granados discusses how to approach gender identity in your pediatric patient on April 17.

The DO for a Day program seeks mentors for the new group of future physicians that will visit BCOM on March 20.
The BCOM Library will host the National Library of Medicine's Harry Potter exhibition, with a number of related events in April and May. Visit library.bcomn.org for events schedule.


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