Dr. Stacey Pierce-Talsma: Women in Medicine: National Women Physicians Day, Feb 3

The DO

Dr. Stacey Pierce-TalsmaCelebrate National Women Physicians Day by reading the story of Dr. Stacey Pierce-Talsma, Chair & Associate Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, and her Calling as a DO.

As Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine graduate Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO, was finishing up her residency in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine (NMM/OMM), she found herself drawn back to academia.

In fact, she was so inspired by her medical school instructors that she decided to forge a career in academic medicine.

Dr. Pierce-Talsma began her career at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM), where she was a full-time assistant professor and program director of the NMM/OMM residency program.

“I chose a position in academic medicine immediately upon finishing residency,” says Dr. Pierce-Talsma, who is now chair of the OMM department at Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUCOM). “I admired my teachers and mentors so much that I wanted to work to inspire others as they had inspired me.”

Read her story here

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