AOCOPM News

Chevron Donation

Chevron has once again generously donated $10,000 in support of the American Osteopathic College of Occupational and Preventive Medicine.  This is an annual donation that helps your College fulfill its mission to provide education in occupational, environmental, and preventive medicine and to encourage member activity and leadership within the College and other prevention-oriented healthcare organizations. This contribution was first given in 2007 when AOCOPM member, Rick Wilkins, DO,  was General Manager, Health and Medical Services, for Chevron.  Associate member, Dr. Huma Abasi, MD now holds that position.  Over the years, Chevron has contributed a total of $136,500 to AOCOPM.

National Registry Periodic Training

The FMCSA has issued updated guidelines for periodic training:

https://aocopm.memberclicks.net/assets/documents/DOT_Files/National%20Registry%20Periodic%20Training%20Notification%2008182022.pdf

The OPAM Workshop:  Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners' Course is currently undergoing updates.  As soon as these are completed, the course will again be available at AOA Online Learning (You will see  AOCOPM's available courses at the online learning site if you filter by provider).

2023 Members of Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship Announced

Ten outstanding people have been chosen for the 2023 Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship class. Meet this year's members and learn more about their backgrounds and careers.   Notice that the third person listed, Dr. Phillip Eskew, DO, JD, is an active member of AOCOPM who has provided several interesting CME presentations at our conferences.--Congratulations, Dr. Eskew! 

 

https://www.aacom.org/reports-programs-initiatives/leadership-institute/osteopathic-health-policy-fellowship/current-ohpf-class?utm_source=IOME&utm_medium=IOME-08-18-2022&utm_id=Email&_zs=aNnXK1&_zl=TOno6

 

Applications for the 2023-2024 OHPF will open in March.  

AOCOPM Student Members Volunteer at OMED22

Your CME Committee has been hard at work gathering speakers on topics that benefit you.

Here's the Schedule for you to peruse:  https://www.aocopm.org/am22-agenda

 

Two of AOCOPM's student members , Megha Luthra and Sanjoli Agarwal, will be staffing the AOCOPM exhibit booth and helping Jeff with logistics.  If you will be attending  OMED in person, please make sure to visit the booth and introduce yourself!

 

Megha Luthra is an OMS-II at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia Campus. She is originally from Northern Virginia and earned a B.S. in Bioengineering from George Mason University in 2018. Prior to starting medical school, Megha worked in Washington D.C. as an associate for Optum, Inc. Her interest in medicine began as a high school volunteer at the geriatric care unit at her local hospital.

Outside of academics, Megha’s interests and hobbies include volunteering at her local animal shelter, cooking the next viral food, and hiking the beautiful mountains in Blacksburg.

 

While Megha is undecided in what specialty she wants to pursue, Megha wants to play an active role in her patients’ health to provide as many quality years of life as possible and to reduce the prevalence of chronic disease in her community. Megha looks forward to working with AOCOPM to empower future physicians with the tools they need to promote personalized preventative health care practices in their care!

 

Sanjoli Agarwal, MPH is an OMS-II student at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. Prior to attending medical school, Ms. Agarwal completed her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Global Health at George Mason University. She also worked full-time as an Elder Life Specialist for the Hospital Elder Life Program at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, located in Northern Virginia.

 

Ms. Agarwal is interested in a career in primary care medicine and public health and hopes to eventually work for the World Health Organization. She firmly believes that health is a human right, and she intends to further public health through health advocacy, research, and volunteerism both in the United States and abroad.

 

https://omed.osteopathic.org/register-for-omed/

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