Episode 53: Dr. Thomas Boyle D.O. Dean of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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An Emergency Medicine physician by training, today’s guest, Dr. Thomas Boyle, DO, FACOEP, FACEP, currently serves as the Dean of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) at Midwestern University. As a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Boyle began his career at Midwestern University in 1992. From 2001 to 2008, he served as the Student Education Coordinator and Chair of Emergency Medicine. Following these positions, Dr. Boyle had the opportunity to serve as the Associate Dean of Clinical Services for CCOM, the Dean of Postdoctoral Education, and even served as the interim CCOM Dean for one year while the current Dean, Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, CS, took a leave of absence from the position to serve as the President of the American Osteopathic Association. 

Prior to his roles in academic medicine and medical education, Dr. Boyle earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Medicine. Following graduation, he completed his intern year and went on to serve as a General Medical Officer in the United States Air Force before returning to complete a residency in Emergency Medicine at CCOM. In addition to his medical degree, in 2019, Dr. Boyle also completed his Master’s in Business Administration at Saint Joseph's University Erivan K. Haub School of Business. In fact, it is Dr. Boyle’s interest in teaching that lead him to pursue a career in academic medicine. 

Tune in to hear about Dr. Boyle’s pathway to becoming Dean of CCOM and learn more about the Osteopathic Medicine program at CCOM - including what makes a good applicant for the program, elaboration on the program’s strengths, and plans to improve the curriculum for future classes of osteopathic graduates.

 

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