BCOM Hosts First Continuing Medical Education Event
BCOM Pediatrics Chair Scott Cyrus, DO, headed up the event which welcomed more than 35 health care providers from the area to the BCOM campus.

In early May, BCOM hosted its first continuing medical education (CME) conference for faculty members and other health care providers in the area. CME courses are designed to help licensed health care providers maintain and increase their knowledge and skills. “As an education center, it’s our obligation to the community to provide education throughout the continuum of health care, not just for the students,” said BCOM Dean Don N. Peska, DO. “We noticed a demand for CME courses in the community and this is a way for us to pay it back to our preceptors who are helping to teach our students.”

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NM Cancer Patients Have Lower Survival Rate, BCOM Study Finds
The research was presented by third-year medical student Zac Taylor at the annual meeting of the  Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA). It was awarded first place among all poster presentations.

Representative Doreen Gallegos Visits BCOM Campus
During her visit, Rep. Gallegos received a personal tour of the school from BCOM students who got a chance to tell her how her support has directly impacted their futures. She was also presented with an honorary BCOM white coat.

Burrell Gains Approval for Title IV Financial Aid
On April 26, BCOM signed its U.S. Department of Education Participation Agreement for Title IV Federal Student Financial Aid, making students eligible for federally funded aid such as the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Perkins Loan.

Promoting Health and Wellness in Our Local Communities
This spring, students and faculty were living the BCOM mission by assisting at an El Paso triathlon, providing triage at a free dental clinic, organizing a student-led health fair, and presenting at an elementary school career day.

BCOM Student Presents at National Sports Medicine Conference
Out of 60 presentations, Harris Ahmed was the only student speaker at the annual meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. He presented a case report that he worked on with fellow students Morgan Long and Sam Richardson.

An Important Message from the BCOM Compliance Office
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BCOM: One of the Nation's Most Innovative Medical Schools
Check out this video to see why BCOM is the future of health care, the future of research, and the future of the Southwest.

BCOM In the News
$1.6 Million Gift Creates 33 New Scholarships for BCOM Students
Thirty-three BCOM medical students are set to receive scholarships to support their educational journeys. These scholarships are made possible thanks to a $1.6 million anonymous gift to the Southwest Foundation for Osteopathic Education and Research (SWFOER).

“This private foundation strongly supports the mission and vision of BCOM and SWFOER — to bring more doctors to New Mexico and the Southwest region of the U.S.,” says Victoria Pineda, director of institutional advancement at BCOM. “We are so excited to have them support these aspiring physicians. And it’s not just an investment in our students, it’s an investment in the health and future of New Mexico.”

Announcements & Events
Mary Alice Scott, PhD, will discuss imposter phenomenon in Lecture Hall 1 on Wednesday, May 15 @ noon.
Remember and honor those who have donated their bodies to the study of medicine on May 15 @ 3 pm.
Leah Swift, DO, discusses "Making Sense of the Border Crisis in our Backyard" on Thursday, May 16 @ 11 am.
The Class of 2022's end of year Trivia Night will be held at Salud! de Mesilla on Friday, May 17 from 6:30-9:30 pm.

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