There are a number of physicians who are real stars and who have a wealth of information to share with students of osteopathic medicine. This year, the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) developed a new speakers program to bring these talented physicians to campus to share their insights students. The Gallery of Stars lecture series is sponsored by the CCOM Dean's Office and features a diverse roster of speakers who present on a wide-variety of subjects during a lunch break for students.
Speakers this year have included a government official, an executive director of a hospital agency, specialty physicians, and a medical researcher. All have made significant contributions to their field and CCOM students benefit from learning more about their experiences.
This spring, CCOM students will hear from Christopher J. Hejmanowski, D.O., an ER physician who was deployed with the United States Marines in Iraq where he led a mobile surgical unit moving along the Syrian border. It was here, that Dr. Hejmanowski also began to write his first full-length novel, Collider.