Presentation on theme: "VCOM - Virginia campus Spring VOMA Update"— Presentation transcript:
1VCOM - Virginia campus Spring VOMA Update Jan M. Willcox, D.O. FACOFPVice Dean Virginia Campus
2The MISSION of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) is to prepare globally minded, community-focused physicians for the rural and medically underserved areas of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and the Appalachian Region, and to improve human health especially of those most in need.
3History Development timelines in VA 2010 First primary care complete residency and return2011 First specialty residency completed by VCOM VA gradsresidencies in 6 hospitalswith >200residencypositions2001 Charter VCOM VA2003 First class begins VCOM VA2006 First residency program developed2007First class graduatesFinal accreditation visit7 yrs grantedclass size increased to 175
4Additions to the Virginia campus since 2004 2007 VCOM Center for Simulation and TechnologyVCOM opened an over 20,000 square feet research laboratory in 2004 for biomedical research “RB2”VCOM II Biomedical Engineering Research and Conference CenterVCOM RBII
6History Development TIMELINES in SC 2013 VCOM students will begin clinical program2015 First class will graduate VCOM-SC2008 branch development begins2010 Accreditation approved to recruit/admit2011 First 4 stages of accreditation completes and first class begins SC
10Early Clinical Experiences OMS I and II Students value the early clinical experiences and the regional site faculty report positively on the readiness of our students for the clinical years.Appalachian Medical MissionsFree Clinic ExperiencesLive Pelvic ModelsMini-Medical Schools in Southwest VirginiaSimManSim PedsRadiologyIntroduction to the Hospital(a day with a resident)Geriatric Clinical Experiences
11CORE CLINICAL ROTATIONS YEAR 3 Family MedicineInternal Medicine – hospital basedInternal Medicine 2Obstetrics/ GynecologyPsychiatryUnderserved CarePediatricsSurgeryGeriatricsStructured with core clinical faculty andon-line curriculum at core training sites
12Fourth Year Clinical Rotations allows more flexibility chosen based on self-assessment of areas where student would benefit most from further education and patient exposure4 Electives3 Medical Selectives(one is Emergency Medicine)2 Surgical Selectives
13List 1 Medical Selectives include: Internal MedicineCritical Care MedicineCardiologyPulmonologyInfectious DiseaseNephrologyNeonatology or Pediatric Critical CareSub-Internship, Junior Internship, Acting Internship
14List 2 Medicine Selectives Include: Family MedicineNeurologyRheumatologyEndocrinologyHematology/OncologyPhysical Medicine/RehabilitationPsychiatryAllergy/ImmunologySports Medicine (primary care focus)Osteopathic Manipulative MedicineGastroenterologyVCOM Medical Mission
15Surgical Selective Rotations Ophthalmology*, Otorhinolaryngology*, Oromaxillofacial surgery*, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Anesthesiology*, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Cardiovascular surgery, Plastic Surgery*, Surgery Trauma Unit, Urology*, Vascular surgery, Urogynecology, Gynecology/Oncology Surgery, Ortho Spine Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Podiatry*.* May be 2 or 4 week
16Integration of OMM Throughout the Curriculum Osteopathic Manipulation is taught throughout the first two years in a weekly lecture followed by a laboratory session.OMM lecture and laboratory at the end of each rotation. OMM/OPP questions are incorporated into each of the end of rotation exams3rd, 4th year and postgraduate - utilizes the text and videos “Somatic Dysfunction in Osteopathic Family Medicine” by Kenneth E. Nelson, D.O., FAAO, FACOFP.Special Sessions with SAAO3rd and 4th year students in each region are required to attend monthly OMM skills sessions
17VCOM State of the Art Center for Simulation and Technology Center for Competency training. Provides over 500 high fidelity simulation experiences annuallyProvides over 1700 standardized patient educational experiences to 580 medical students annually
18The Standardized Patient Program Trains students ininterview skillsphysical diagnosis skillsdifferential diagnosis of diseaseplan of treatmentwriting a progress note VCOM trains individuals to simulate patient scenarios utilized in testing at the end of each block in the first and second year as well as end of the third year clinical rotations.
19APPALACHIAN MISSIONVCOM students and faculty currently provide medical care in 8 free clinics each Friday. All students have free clinic experience.Summer Enrichment Program Anatomy Camp (SEE)for students from rural and medically underserved populations to interest them in futures in healthcareAll VCOM student organizations have service mission to the community and region, and many to our international program.
20Appalachian OutreachEach VCOM student is involved in community health experiences including:Mini-Med schools to 15 rural high schools annuallyFree head start physicals to 15 different head starts annuallyAppalachian outreach health fairs to 10 rural and/or underserved communities annuallyEach VCOM student spends at least one month and most three or more in a rural or underserved practice setting with at least one month in a FQHC or Critical Access hospitalOutreach Giles April 22 and Jonesville May 6
21Nationally Recognized as a leader in Global HEALTH VCOM operates permanent – (year round) sustainable clinics in the Dominican Republic and Honduras and mobile clinics to orphanages in El SalvadorVCOM provides 6 additional one week outreach trips in those countries to care for surrounding rural villages that have no care, with over 240 students participating in the academic year.The mobile clinic in El Salvador cares for children in three orphanages, one where all children are HIV+.Received Clinton Global Initiative Recognition for the clinic in the Dominican Clinic
22Global OutreachVCOM faculty and students have provided primary care and preventive services to over 30,000 annually, prenatal care for hundreds not available before, and immunizations for thousands of children who would not have been immunized.VCOM has responded to over seven disasters in international countries including the Tsunami in India, the Haiti earthquake, a Dengue outbreak, and many Honduran floods.The global outreach experiences instill in our students an appreciation of public health, community health, and an appreciation of what a physician receives from caring for an underserved population.
23Areas of VCOM research include InflammationMetabolic triadLupusBirth injuryEnvironmental toxicologyWater and birth defectsToxin and free radical researchMusculoskeletal researchInjury preventionHealthy agingPrevention and treatment of aging spine and joints.NeurologicHead InjuryConcussionsHelmet StudyNanoparticle (Ceria) on neurological cell protection and healingM.S.Healthy agingPrevention and Treatment of Cognitive and Memory Disorders of AgingCardiovascularAtherosclerosisOxidative StressMetabolic SyndromeReperfusion studiesInfectious DiseaseObesity and Diabetes research
24Education missionQuality education and quality applicantsOver 4000 applications in 2010 for the combined 375 positions.Recruit from54% of students grew spent the majority of their years in centers less than 30,000COMLEX Board scores in the upper 1/3 of the country.Low attrition rate (<5%)
25Education Mission Outcomes In the first four classes VCOM graduated over 590 physiciansGreater than 50% entered primary care fields(>60% if EM included)29% entered family medicine5% entered Pediatrics18% entered Internal Medicine6% entered OB/GYN64 of our graduates in the first four years became Chief Interns and Chief Residents in both AOA and ACGME residency training programs.
27VCOM Alumni NewsTwo class of 2007 alumni Sofia Abraham D.O. and Ann Shaw D.O. will join the VCOM Pediatric faculty and APCA summer 2011.Daliborka Danelisen, D.O. (VCOM 2007) will join the Psychiatry department in She will be actively involved in teaching and assist the Chair, Dr. Brian Wood in the development.Amy Doolan, D.O. is FM and completing the Sports Medicine Fellowship. She has joined the faculty for next year.VCOM Class of 2007 graduates, Drs. Amy Doolan, Ronna Compton, and Paul Phillips completed the ACOFP Future Leaders Conference in JanuaryDr. David Danner and Dr. Paul Phillips (2007) provide clinical rotations in Under Served Care for third year students.
28Additional Accomplishments Ranked in top ten schools by US World News and World Report for producing primary care graduates in 2009, 11th inRepeatedly ranked as a top school for Hispanic studentsBlacksburg VA #1 Small Business Award
29Dr. Blood’s tips for giving to your Virginia school Mentorship (shadowing for premed, young physicians, etc.)Provide a clinical rotation experienceScholarshipClub participation
30Please come to Blacksburg and tour the school www.vcom.vt.edu Thank youPlease come to Blacksburg and tour the school