For The Arkadelphian
JONESBORO — Arkadelphia native Mallory Bagwell received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree from New York Institute of Technology of College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University at the college’s Commencement & Hooding ceremony held May 25 in Jonesboro.
Dr. Bagwell, who earned her undergraduate degree from Henderson State University before attending NYITCOM at A-State, will begin an Internal Medicine residency at Conway Regional Health System in Conway in July.
“We are extremely proud of the Class of 2022, especially considering the unique challenges this group faced as their final two years of medical school took place during a pandemic,” said Shane Speights, D.O., dean of NYITCOM at A-State. “They persevered and worked incredibly hard to complete their medical degrees.”
The NYITCOM at A-State Class of 2022 was third graduating class at Arkansas’ first osteopathic medical school, which opened in 2016. NYITCOM at A-State was founded with a mission to produce physicians to help alleviate the significant shortage Arkansas is facing. Of the 2022 graduates, 70% will specialize in primary care as they begin their residency training.