VCOM 2022 Annual Report

T his past year, the VCOM campuses were once again able to provide community service on a widespread basis, as restrictions on public gatherings were lessened across the country. Across the four campuses, VCOM’s students answered the call of their local communities by supporting a variety of organizations with food and supply drives, offering health screenings and providing educational materials to the public. The events and activities shown on the following pages represent only a fraction of the outreach activities that were held. Reaching Out to Our Home Communities

Auburn Outreach

Community Radio Appearances — VCOM Auburn made appearances on the Auburn/ Opelika This Morning Show (AOTM) on WANI 98.7 numerous times throughout the past year. AOTM is organized as a community-focused, informational program that highlights events and efforts of local organizations, educational institutions and businesses. This show is a great way to reach the local community by discussing College initiatives and promoting positive health choices. Several VCOM faculty

members discussed topics including healthy lifestyle habits, culinary medicine, the College’s research efforts, COVID-19 vaccination efforts and medical outreach to the local community. Trunk-or-Treat Community Halloween Drive Through Event — The Trunk-or-Treat community trick-or-treat drive through event returned to the VCOM-Auburn campus again in 2021. On the evening of October 26, medical students donned their costumes and took their stations. Area families weaved through the parking lot as children, safe in their vehicles, collected candy and prizes, played games and showed off their costumes. This contactless event was organized by the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP) and the Student Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (SAMOPS), along with several other campus student organizations.


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