Top row: Kara Imbrogno, Justin Chen, Robert Mun, Marissa Bruno.
2nd row: Kevin Perez, Monica Sanford, Jai Kahlon.
Front row: Kara Kono, Rea Mae Garcia, Karolyn Lam.
Marissa Bruno, D.O.
Oregon Health & Science University, Hillsboro, OR
Justin Chen, D.O.
PIH Health Hospital - Downey, Downey, CA
Rea Mae Garcia, D.O.
Abrazo Health Network, Phoenix, AZ
Kara Imbrogno, D.O.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation Ohio, Cleveland, OH
Jai Kahlon, D.O.
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA
Kara Kono, D.O.
Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA
Karolyn Lam, D.O.
University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Robert Mun, D.O.
Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
Kevin Perez, D.O.
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton, CA
Monica Sanford, D.O.
Community Memorial Health, Ventura, CA
The Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association granted provisional accreditation in September 2006, to A.T. Still University - School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona and the school's inaugural class of 107 students began classes in Fall 2007. The school's unique curriculum and teaching methods emphasize cutting-edge technology and individualized, active, self-directed learning. In addition, students spend three of their four years of training in community health centers (CHC) located in underserved communities across the country.
Students’ education in years two through four is based at one of the 11 select Community Campuses across the country. Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, based in Waianae, HI is one of them. Since September of 2008, WCCHC has welcomed ATSU students.
After completing the first year in Mesa, Arizona, the second year is spent at the CHC learning in small group settings, learning additional clinical presentations, observing patient care, and gaining an understanding of the local health system and community health practices.
Third- and fourth-year students will complete their clinical rotations at the WCCHC campuses, associated hospitals, as well as with affiliated healthcare providers and at select healthcare institutions. Osteopathic principles and practices are integrated throughout the curriculum, and the osteopathic manipulative treatment program is designed for primary care applications. This provides distinctive training in the value of healing touch in patient care.
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