Alumna embraces interim role

Tammy Chance

Tammy Chance, D.O.’95, loves her work as an emergency medical physician and medical director at Boone County Hospital in Boone, IA. But when DMU asked her to serve as associate dean of clinical affairs of the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) on a part-time, interim basis, she “jumped at the challenge.”

“I look forward to working with the preceptors and growing our base for clinical rotations,” she says.

Chance brings administrative as well as clinical experiences to DMU. As chief medical officer at Skiff Medical Center in Newton, IA, she oversaw its family practice clinics in Colfax, Monroe and Baxter. She also worked with COM leaders to make Newton a core site for clinical rotations for third-year students.

“That was a fabulous experience and reminded me how much I love interacting with the physicians of tomorrow,” she says.

At Boone County Hospital, Chance has hired full-time physicians, including some COM graduates, to provide high-quality, consistent coverage in its emergency department. She’s excited about the impact DMU students and graduates have on their patients and beyond.

“I am so impressed with the leadership at DMU and the caliber of the students,” she says. “Together, we really can make a difference as leaders and partners in our community, state, nation and world.”

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