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Medical Students Help Screen Migrants in El Paso Shelters

Medical students from the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine have been assisting with health screenings of migrants crossing the border in El Paso, Texas. Third year student Carlos Yeelot heard about the need for medical professionals at the shelters through an Instagram post. Other students got the word through their clinical preceptors or their fellow […]

By |January 15th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Student DOs of the Month – January 2019


Alicia Benson
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Alma Mater: Arizona State University, majored in Biology with concentration in Physiology
Favorite Rotation So Far: My family medicine rotation was with Dr. Kumar in Green Valley, a retirement community just outside of Tucson. The patients were all geriatric and so sweet and easy going. They treated myself, the other students, and the physician with […]

By |January 15th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Healthy Habits Food Prep Class – January 30

By |January 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Women Physicians Appreciation – February 1 @ St. Clair

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SOMA Hosts First Dinner with Doctors Event

While getting into medical school is a huge accomplishment, many students soon recognize that it is only the first hoop to jump through. “Once you’re in, you start to realize all the new things you have to think about—clinical rotations, board exams, applying to residencies, choosing a specialty—there are all these different factors that play […]

By |January 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

SOMA Students Help Prevent Opioid Overdoses

Still years away from graduation, student’s from BCOM’s Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) chapter are already actively fulfilling the school’s mission to address health issues in New Mexico, including one of the biggest the state is currently facing: the opioid epidemic.

“Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of death for people under the age of […]

By |January 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Student DOs of the Month – December 2018


Sam Richardson
Hometown: Peoria, Arizona
Alma Mater: Arizona State University, majored in Psychology
Favorite Rotation So Far: I loved my family medicine rotation, but my favorite clerkship so far would have to be orthopedic surgery. My attending has been on call for most of my rotation, so I have seen and been able to participate in a wide variety of orthopedic surgeries and […]

By |December 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Building BCOM Connections

BCOM Dean Don N. Peska, DO; UTEP Director of the Medical Professions Institute Dr. Gail Arnold; UTEP President Dr. Diana Natalicio; BCOM President John L. Hummer; and UTEP College of Sciences Dean Dr. Robert A. Kirken met to explore mutually beneficial initiatives to enhance the missions of both UTEP and BCOM. Exciting future ahead!

BCOM Chief […]

By |December 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Happy Holidays from BCOM!

BCOM’s Director of Student Affairs Brett Newcomer and Assistant Director Jeremy Taulbee serve up turkey at BCOM’s annual Thanksgiving dinner. Visit our Facebook page at to find out what our students, faculty, and staff are thankful for this year with videos featuring 22 days of gratitude!

A big thank you goes out to our friends […]

By |December 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

BCOM Group Raises Awareness About Antibiotic Resistance

The BCOM Infectious Disease Interest Group (IDIG) is working to raise awareness about one of the biggest health challenges the world is currently facing: antibiotic resistance. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 2 million people get an antibiotic-resistant infection, and at least 23,000 people die every year.

“As future physicians, […]

By |December 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments