VCOM’s chapter of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine was named the national chapter of the year out of 31 medical colleges. Here is a press release from VCOM:
The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) is proud to announce that the VCOM Student Chapter of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM) was recently awarded National Chapter of the Year at the annual conference in Anaheim, California. This award is based on several criteria including student participation, community outreach, and providing opportunities for professional educational opportunities. VCOM was chosen out of 31 total medical colleges nationally.
Since the beginning of its collaborative partnership with Virginia Tech in 2003, VCOM has been on the forefront of sports medicine research. Led by Dr. Gunnar Brolinson D.O., VCOM sports medicine chair and head physician for Virginia Tech football, VCOM has continued to advance its sports medicine clinical research through the recent opening of the Institute for Biomechanical and Sports Medicine Research, in addition to the clinical practice of sports medicine. VCOM faculty also oversees sports medicine at nearby Radford University.
Ben Bring, second year medical student and president of the VCOM AOASM, was honored to receive this award on behalf of VCOM. “We are fortunate to have a great relationship with both Virginia Tech and Radford University athletic department, which allow us to work closely with sports medicine physicians in the collegiate athletic environment. On behalf of the officers and the rest of the sports medicine club at VCOM, we are honored to receive this prestigious award, and we look forward to continuing to provide sports medicine learning opportunities for VCOM student in the future.”