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Finding your "Match"

Finding your "Match"

2022-06-2049:03

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) -- also known as "The Match" -- is used to place U.S. medical school students into residency training programs, and occurs during a student's fourth-year of medical school. ICOM alumni Jenna Farmer, DO and Marcus Capizzano, DO  join Brian, Stephanie and Dr. Rau to discuss their experiences navigating the NRMP and offer advice to med students.  Dr. Farmer is currently completing her Family Medicine residency with the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho in Nampa, ID; and Dr. Capizzano is currently completing a Family Medicine residency at the Osteopathic Medical Education Consortium of Oklahoma in Tulsa, OK. Links mentioned during this episode:  National Resident Matching ProgramICOM Celebrates First Match DayWATCH: Match Day Party at ICOMICOM's Match RateHave a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social media:Facebook: Facebook.com/idahoDOcomInstagram: @idahocomTwitter: @idahocomEmail: podcast@idahocom.org
Back for Season 2

Back for Season 2

2022-06-1304:29

We're baaaaaaaack! The COM Pod -- the official podcast of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) has returned for its second season. Hosts Brian Atkinson, Director of IT; Stephanie Dillon, Director of Communications & Marketing; and Dr. Dennis Rau, Assistant Dean of Osteopathic Integration are excited to bring you some fresh content this season! Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social media:Facebook: Facebook.com/idahoDOcomInstagram: @idahocomTwitter: @idahocomEmail: podcast@idahocom.org
The trajectory of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has stunned the medical profession and has changed the medical school experience, both for current and prospective students. ICOM President Dr. Tracy J. Farnsworth, and Dr. David Pate, Vice Chairman of the ICOM Board of Trustees and member of Governor Brad Little's Coronavirus Task Force, make a guest appearance to discuss COVID-19 and its impact on the medical landscape.Links mentioned in the episode:https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/ https://drpatesblog.com/  Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social media:Facebook: Facebook.com/idahoDOcomInstagram: @idahocomTwitter: @idahocomEmail: podcast@idahocom.org
Now that ICOM’s inaugural Class of 2022 is nearing the end of its first year of clinical rotations, Student Doctors Yalda Chalabi and Nick Scapini share their experiences with hosts Brian Atkinson, Stephanie Dillon and Dr. Dennis Rau. Get advice, words of wisdom, and learn about “pimping” -- the OTHER kind of pimping --  from these experienced third-year students. Links and emails mentioned in the podcast:Clinical Experience: https://www.idahocom.org/academics/clinical-experience/ Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social media:Facebook: Facebook.com/idahoDOcomInstagram: @idahocomTwitter: @idahocomEmail: podcast@idahocom.org
Research at ICOM

Research at ICOM

2021-03-2348:46

Dr. Todd Coffey, Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Research and Biostatistics chats with hosts Brian Atkinson, Stephanie Dillon and Dr. Dennis Rau about the research landscape at ICOM. Listen to this episode to learn about research opportunities available to students throughout the pre-clinical and clinical years. Links and emails mentioned in the podcast:Research: https://www.idahocom.org/research/ Dr. Coffey’s email: tcoffey@idahocom.orgHave a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social media:Facebook: Facebook.com/idahoDOcomInstagram: @idahocomTwitter: @idahocomEmail: podcast@idahocom.org
Hosts Brian Atkinson, Stephanie Dillon and Dr. Dennis Rau are joined by Nicole McMillin, ICOM’s Director of Financial Aid, to discuss financing your medical school education. From information on loans and scholarships to tuition and fees, consider this episode as “Financial Aid 101” for prospective ICOM students. Links and emails mentioned in the podcast:Financial Aid: https://www.idahocom.org/admission-aid/financial-aid/ Nicole’s email: nmcmillin@idahocom.orgCarlene’s email: cwallace@idahocom.orgTuition & Fees: https://www.idahocom.org/students/student-accounts/ Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social media:Facebook: Facebook.com/idahoDOcomInstagram: @idahocomTwitter: @idahocomEmail: podcast@idahocom.org
Hosts Brian Atkinson and Stephanie Dillon are joined by returning guest, Ellie Matthews, ICOM's Recruiter Extraordinaire. On this episode, Ellie answers a variety of frequently asked questions from prospective students. If you're looking to apply to ICOM, you'll want to listen to this episode! Links and emails mentioned in the podcast:FAQs: https://www.idahocom.org/about/faq/ Ellie's email: ematthews@idahocom.orgAdmissions email: admissions@idahocom.org"Beyond the Minimums" episode: https://bit.ly/2VRyPuM Virtual Tour: https://youtu.be/xy3KkGMM1jI Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social media:Facebook: Facebook.com/idahoDOcomInstagram: @idahocomTwitter: @idahocomEmail: podcast@idahocom.org
Hosts Brian Atkinson, Stephanie Dillon and Dennis Rau are joined by Kristie Nguyen, OMS-I and Christopher Thompson, OMS-I. These first-year students share how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted and influenced the medical school experience.  Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social media:Facebook: Facebook.com/idahoDOcomInstagram: @idahocomTwitter: @idahocomEmail: podcast@idahocom.org
Classes have resumed at ICOM with a hybrid of virtual and in-person learning. Hosts Brian, Stephanie and Dennis chat with ICOM Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Thomas Mohr, and ICOM Director of Facilities, Chris Wilson, about safety precautions and procedures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social media:Facebook: Facebook.com/idahoDOcomInstagram: @idahocomTwitter: @idahocomEmail: podcast@idahocom.org
While this episode of The COM Pod was recorded back in June of 2020, the stories and information shared are timeless. Hosts Brian Atkinson, Stephanie Dillon and Dennis Rau are joined by Celine Tran, OMS-II and Phil Zeek, OMS-III to recap their first and second years of medical school. Student Doctors Tran and Zeek share the "peaks" and the "pits" of the academic year, and give advice to incoming medical students.Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social media:Facebook: Facebook.com/idahoDOcomInstagram: @idahocomTwitter: @idahocomEmail: podcast@idahocom.org
Hosts Stephanie Dillon and Dr. Dennis Rau chat with Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Dr. Kevin Wilson, and Clinical Clerkship Coordinator, Sara Reiter, about the clinical years at ICOM. If you're interested in learning about the rotations ICOM has to offer, what the third and fourth-year curriculum looks like, and what student physicians can expect to see and do during these rotations, then this episode is for you! Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social media:Facebook: Facebook.com/idahoDOcomInstagram: @idahocomTwitter: @idahocomEmail: podcast@idahocom.org
With medical school fairs and other recruitment-type events cancelled due to COVID-19, what can pre-med students do to connect with medical schools during these unprecedented times? ICOM's Director of Admissions, Janette Martin, and Recruiter, Ellie Matthews, join this episode of The COM Pod to share how recruiting strategies have altered and what virtual medical school interviews will look like this fall. Links mentioned in the episode:https://choosedo.org/ https://www.idahocom.org/admission-aid/admissions/ https://www.idahocom.org/events/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy3KkGMM1jI&feature=youtu.be Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social media:Facebook: Facebook.com/idahoDOcomInstagram: @idahocomTwitter: @idahocomEmail: podcast@idahocom.orgBTW....PROMO CODE: ALLIGATOR HAS EXPIRED ;-) 
Among the many challenges presented during the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of medical students across the U.S. are experiencing delays in board exams. In this episode, hosts Brian Atkinson, Stephanie Dillon and Dr. Dennis Rau chat with two of ICOM's second-year students, Student Doctors Erica Latorre and Eric Hall. They discuss how learning and studying remotely is influencing their preparation for the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) and/or the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social media:Facebook: Facebook.com/idahoDOcomInstagram: @idahocomTwitter: @idahocomEmail: podcast@idahocom.org
Learning and working remotely has become the "new normal" for educational institutions and businesses across the country due to COVID-19 -- including ICOM. In this episode, hosts Brian Atkinson, Stephanie Dillon and Dr. Dennis Rau share their thoughts and experiences with this new workflow. They are joined by Student Doctors Kristen Parks and Bridger West, two first-year students who have had to adapt new learning and studying strategies, which they share. Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social media:Facebook: Facebook.com/idahoDOcomInstagram: @idahocomTwitter: @idahocomEmail: podcast@idahocom.org
Virtual Learning

Virtual Learning

2020-03-2925:18

Due to the progression of COVID-19, many -- if not all -- schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions have transitioned to online learning in an effort to ensure the health and wellbeing of their students and educators. In this episode, ICOM Learning Specialist Jennifer Ross shares information on how to become a successful virtual learner. Her tips and advice are suitable for students in all stages of their learning career! Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social media:Facebook: Facebook.com/idahoDOcomInstagram: @idahocomTwitter: @idahocomEmail: podcast@idahocom.org
Taking a Break!

Taking a Break!

2020-03-0201:35

We'll be back in two weeks!In the meantime, let us know what you think and what you want to hear more of at podcast@idahocom.org.
Host Dr. Dennis Rau chats with second-year medical students Jenna Farmer, Kiefer Starks, Arman Israelyan and William Ketterer about their journey to medical school, thoughts on osteopathic manipulation and patient outcomes they've seen through using osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT).Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social media:Facebook: Facebook.com/idahoDOcomInstagram: @idahocomTwitter: @idahocomEmail: podcast@idahocom.org
What is osteopathic medicine? What does "DO" stand for? Hosts Brian Atkinson, Stephanie Dillon and Dr. Dennis Rau, alongside returning guest, ICOM Dean Dr. Thomas J. Mohr, answer those questions and many others related to osteopathic medicine. If you've ever wanted to know what the difference is between DOs and MDs, then this episode is for you!It was incorrectly stated in this podcast that A.T. Still's family passed away due to influenza. Rather, two of his children passed away from meningitis. Please reference Still's biography in the link below.Links mentioned in the episode:https://www.aacom.org/ https://www.atsu.edu/museum-of-osteopathic-medicine/museum-at-still https://icomtvids.uscreen.io/Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social media:Facebook: Facebook.com/idahoDOcomInstagram: @idahocomTwitter: @idahocomEmail: podcast@idahocom.org
In this episode, host Brian Atkinson is joined by Russell Colbert, ICOM AV Support Specialist; Alex Lewin, ICOM OPP Opperations Coordinator, and Student-Doctor Lucas Simmons OMS-I. These four discuss technology used in ICOM's learning spaces including the OMM Lab and Auditoriums. You'll also hear about some non-technical aspects of ICOM and learn why sitting really is the new smoking.Links mentioned in the episode:OMM Video Library https://icomtvids.uscreen.io/Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social media:Facebook: Facebook.com/idahoDOcomInstagram: @idahocomTwitter: @idahocomEmail: podcast@idahocom.org
Happy National Women Physicians Day! February 3 is nationally recognized as Women Physicians Day in the United States. This day marks the birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the U.S. in 1849.In this episode, host Stephanie Dillon is joined by Dr. Sarah Davis, ICOM Assistant Professor of OPP; Student-Doctor Erica Latorre, member of ICOM's Student Government Association and Health Professions Scholarship Program participant; and Student-Doctor Bailey Lervick, President of ICOM's American Medical Women's Association (AMWA). These three women discuss their respective journey to medicine and offer tips to other women interested in becoming physicians. Links mentioned in the episode:Erica's Instagram: @MedSchoolMessHallBailey's Instagram: @baileylervickICOM AMWA Instagram: @icom_amwaWatch "The Feminine Touch" documentary at the following link: https://www.wedu.org/thefemininetouch/ Have a question or topic suggestion for The COM Pod? Connect with us on social media:Facebook: Facebook.com/idahoDOcomInstagram: @idahocomTwitter: @idahocom
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