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Medical School History Book Published



Pictured with the inaugural copy of Looking Back…at SECOM are (L to R) Anthony J. Silvagni, D.O., Pharm.D., M.Sc. (NSU-COM dean) and Arnold Melnick, D.O., M.Sc.




Over the years, the pages of COM Outlook—Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (COM) quarterly magazine—have frequently featured articles related to the college’s origins, including a regular column authored by Arnold Melnick, D.O., M.Sc., the college’s founding dean. Until recently, a definitive history detailing the birth of Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine (SECOM) in 1979—the precursor to COM—had never existed.

However, with the publication of Melnick’s new book entitled Looking Back…at SECOM, all the pertinent details related to the college’s formation and growth have been documented for posterity. “This is primarily the life of SECOM, plus a little about where SECOM went when it no longer was just SECOM,” writes Melnick in the tome’s preface. “In addition to its origins, I have included a brief view into its early organization. Because this is mostly about human beings—and therefore personal—this book includes an anthology of my “Looking Back” columns that have been published in COM Outlook.

In addition to serving as a compendium of his columns, the book provides an overview of SECOM as it metamorphosed from a single school to become Southeastern University of the Health Sciences and ultimately merged with Nova University in 1994 to form an esteemed educational institution named Nova Southeastern University.

Individuals interested in purchasing a copy of Looking Back…at SECOM should contact Melnick via email at melnick5050@comcast.net.