LECOM students, communities recognize National Osteopathic Medicine Week

Erie Mayor Joseph Sinnott, center, delivers a proclamation to Silvia Ferretti, D.O., Provost, Senior Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs recognizing National Osteopathic Medicine Week in the City of Erie. Representatives from LECOM's Student Government Association, Student Osteopathic Medical Association joined Dr. Ferretti and members of the LECOM faculty and administration in greeting Mayor Sinnott.

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Millcreek Community Hospital and the Erie community will join together during the week of April 18-24, 2010, to recognize the commitment and professionalism of the nation’s osteopathic physicians during National Osteopathic Medicine Week.

The event, which is promoted each year by the American Osteopathic Association, brings the osteopathic medical profession together to focus on one common goal: increasing awareness of osteopathic medicine and Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.s) in communities across the country. It is held each year to coincide with the founding date of the AOA, which is April 19, 1897.

Anthony Ferretti, DO, Assistant Dean of Clinical Education for LECOM Bradenton, accepts a proclamation for National Osteopathic Medicine Week from City of Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston.

As part of the local recognition of this week, Erie Mayor Joseph Sinnott will present an official proclamation at the LECOM campus on Tuesday, April 20, to Silvia Ferretti, DO, LECOM Provost, Senior Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, and representatives from LECOM’s Student Government Association and Student Osteopathic Medical Association. The proclamation recognizes the contributions of osteopathic physicians in the Erie area and their dedication “to improving the health of their community through education and awareness-based efforts, as well as by delivering quality health services.”

During National Osteopathic Medicine Week, LECOM medical students will present “mini medical schools” at two area elementary schools along with representatives of the Wellsville educational program, which encourages and promotes healthy lifestyles for children. The mini medical schools will take place Tuesday, April 20, at St. George Elementary School and Wednesday, April 21, at St. Luke Elementary School.

The mini medical school teaches students about the importance of preventive medicine. At six health stations, children will enjoy learning the basics of living a healthy lifestyle by learning more about bone health, medical instruments, hygiene and germs, human organs, nutrition, and exercise.

LECOM faculty member Richard McCabe, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physiology, is coordinating LECOM’s involvement in the project. Coordinating for Wellsville is Kathy Iorio Snow, executive producer/director, writer and co-host of Wellsville.

LECOM Bradenton
In celebration of National Osteopathic Medicine Week, students from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton will be hosting mini-medical schools.

Greensburg, Pa., Mayor Karl E. Eisaman issued a proclamation recognizing National Osteopathic Medicine Week. Pictured, from left, are LECOM at Seton Hill first-year medical students Meghan O’Brien (Class Representative), Sean Lutmer (President), Mayor Eisaman, Adam Kichler (First Vice President), and Brian Tucker (Second Vice President).

On Monday, April 19, high school students involved in LECOM’s Human Body Explored program will make poster presentations to students at Braden River Middle School. Poster themes include: The Taste of Color, Optical Illusions and the Domino Effect.

On Thursday, April 22, medical students from LECOM’s Internal Medicine, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Military, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, International Medical Society and Florida Osteopathic Medical Association clubs will be at Nolan Middle School in Bradenton to make presentations on topics ranging from Military Medicine to Injury Prevention in Exercise.

LECOM at Seton Hill (Greensburg, Pa.)
LECOM at Seton Hill osteopathic medical students participated in a proclamation event with Greensburg Mayor Karl E. Eisaman in honor of National Osteopathic Medicine Week. presents proclamation proclaiming April 18-24, 2010 as Osteopathic Medicine Week in Greensburg to leaders of the LECOM at Seton Hill Class of 2013.

April 16, 2010
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