Over Two Years In:
Where Are We Now?
Luis Reyes, OMS-III, examines a patient at the office of his preceptor, El Paso internist and oncologist Cesar Vivanco, MD.

BCOM's inaugural class is now in their third year of study. We caught up with the class of 2020 as they complete their clinical clerkship rotations at hospitals and health clinics all over the Southwest.
 
BCOM News
What Makes a Good Primary Care Physician?
BCOM Primary Care Chair Robert Goldsteen, DO, shares advice for getting through medical school and insight into what makes a good primary care physician.

A Day in the Life of a Third Year Medical Student
Join us as we follow third year medical student Robyn Marks through a typical day of her family medicine rotation at a rural health clinic in Las Vegas, New Mexico. She starts her day at 6 am, rarely gets to sleep before midnight, and does a whole lot of studying in between.

Connecting with Our Community
Faculty, staff, and students were busy this month spreading the BCOM mission. From health fairs to campus tours and collaborations with other institutions of higher education in our region, see how BCOMers are connecting with their fellow community members.
 
Traveling Ambassadors
From San Diego, California to Albuquerque, New Mexico, BCOM was well represented at recent national and state conventions, conferences, and assemblies.

BCOM Campus Hosts Two Legislative Committees
The New Mexico Health and Human Services Committee and the Economic and Rural Development Committee both held meetings on the BCOM campus.

Friends of Military Veterans Raise $135,000 for Scholarships
Over 350 people showed up to support the 2nd annual Friends of Military Veterans fundraiser during which six BCOM medical students with military connections were awarded scholarships.

BCOM In the News
BCOM's Chief of Surgery Adela Lente, MD, was featured on the cover of a Diversity in Healthcare insert in USA Today . Dr. Lente speaks to her drive to empower fellow Native Americans to realize that they, too, can become physicians. Medical student Carlos Yeelot, OMS-III, was featured as well. 

MRSA Research Team Awarded Marsh Foundation Grant
An ongoing research project, started by a group of students from the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine’s inaugural class, received the Edward N. and Margaret G. Marsh Foundation grant. The team is conducting a study on the colonization of Methicillin-resistant  Staphylococcus aureus ( MRSA) in medical students living in the borderland region. The award of over $65,000 will allow the study to continue for the next two years.

Announcements & Events
Avoid the between class rush by texting your order to 575-312-8100.
On Saturday, October 20, get creative at this fun event hosted by 3 student organizations.
The entire community is invited to celebrate Halloween at BCOM on October 26.
Face-painting, games, mini med school, and more at Sisbarro Park on November 4th.
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