August 6, 2012
The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) – Carolinas Campus officially welcomed its second class of medical students to Spartanburg last week. New student orientation was held on July 30-31, 2012, for 162 new students eager to begin their first year of medical school.
“We are proud to welcome the Class of 2016, the second class to begin their careers in medicine at the VCOM – Carolinas Campus,” said Timothy Kowalski, D.O., Vice Dean for Academic Affairs.
Lt. Charles Maxwell receives his new rank and oath of office from Col. (Res.) Ronald Januchowski, Associate Dean for Medical Education at the VCOM - Carolinas Campus. Lt. Maxwell is a recipient of the F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship from the United States Army, and matriculated with the Class of 2016.
“The faculty and staff at VCOM look forward to teaching and working with this incoming class of students, many of whom will commit to serving rural and medically underserved areas of the Appalachian region where we have a critical need for trained physicians. Their accomplishments thus far, in addition to what they achieve throughout the course of their medical training, will have a direct impact on the Carolinas and beyond.”
Sixty-five students from the Class of 2016 hail from the Carolinas, and six students are the recipients of scholarships based on their commitment to serve our country as military physicians. VCOM awards the osteopathic medical degree (D.O.), and is a collaborative partner of Wofford College.