Once again, NYCOM is honoring the class of 2009 by hosting its 29th annual hooding ceremony on Monday, May 18th at Tilles Center. We congratulate each and every one of you and wish you the best of success.

Class of 08

NYCOM Graduation 2008
Lincoln Center, NYC

Sage Sayings of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still

"An Osteopath must find the true corners as set by the Divine Surveyors."

" The difficult part about Osteopathy is in acquiring the intimate knowledge and understanding of the structures and the fluid and forces that govern their action."

" Osteopathy should be the lighthouse on which your eye must be continuously fixed."

Thruhlar Robert E. Doctor A.T. Still in the living. Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 1950. p. 36, 37, 108



Website Review

Introduction to Chest Radiology Department of Radiology, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center–Charlottesville has developed a self-tutorial for residents, medical students, and others to learn to interpret chest radiographs. Focusing on normal anatomy and common pathology, as well as the technique of taking chest images, the tutorial concludes with a helpful posttest.

MedEdPORTAL Developed in 2005 by the Association of American Medical Colleges. MedEdPORTAL facilitates the sharing of high-quality, peer-reviewed teaching materials and promotes collaboration and educational scholarship across institutions.

Did You Know..

Autism Speaks Requires Grant Recipients to Post Research Papers in PubMed

Effective December 3, 2008, all researchers who receive Autism Speaks grants are required to deposit any resulting peer-reviewed research papers in the PubMed Central online archive. Autism Speaks will make the articles publicly available within twelve months of journal publication. To read more click here.



scitopicsIt's a free online expert-generated knowledge-sharing service for the research community, launched by Elsevier. SciTopics offers quick scientific, technical, and medical knowledge on a variety of subjects. SciTopics strives to guarantee high scientific standards by incorporating a strict editorial policy that is safeguarded by specific editors. SciTopics, which currently consists of over 650 pages from more than 800 scientists, enables researchers to gain an introductory overview of a particular scientific topic, and serves as a collaboration resource where users can share their views and engage in discussions.

Would you like to learn more on specialized medical procedures? Join Twitter today because Henry Ford Health System is using Twitter!

Henry Ford Health System has started to simulcast surgeries on Twitter, a micro -blogging site that limits users to posts of 140 characters or less. Henry Ford hopes the online networking will be used as an educational tool for medical students and residents learning about specialized medical procedures. To view HenryFordNews click here .



Assessing the Nation’s Health Literacy

A full report on the 2003 study which included investigation of health literacy in the USA was published in late 2008. Three types of task were used to measure health literacy: Clinical tasks (e.g. involving medication); Preventive tasks (selfcare, healthy habits etc.); Navigation tasks (negotiating your way around the health system - which in the USA includes more stuff to do with health insurance). To review the report click here.

Profiling the 2008 Entering Class of Osteopathic Medical Students 

The nation’s colleges of osteopathic medicine reports a total of 4,575 first-time 2008 matriculants to the 24 osteopathic colleges and three branch campuses that are part of the AACOMAS application process which represents an increase of 21 percent since 2006. To read more click here.



Medpedia is a technology platform which is officially available now. It's a new online medical encyclopedia relying on user-generated content from anyone with an M.D., D.O. or a Ph.D. in a biomedical field. To surf the site and read more click here.

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