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In Memoriam: May 1, 2022

The following list of recently deceased osteopathic physicians includes links to obituaries and online memorials if they’re available. Readers can notify the AOA of their deceased colleagues by sending an email to memberservice@osteopathic.org. View a list of past In Memoriam columns here.

The DO Staff

05.16.22

The DO

How I navigated my grandfather’s death as a medical student

“His echo results came back, and his ejection fraction is 25%. It looks like the infection has overwhelmed his heart.” As the ICU resident said this, I felt my own heart plummet. My family members looked at me with confusion, trying to understand what this new information meant.

The DO Staff

05.15.22

JOM

Os trigonum identified after trauma to heel

A 47-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department in November 2021 with right foot pain and difficulty walking. The patient had undergone trauma to the right ankle after a cut tree trunk snapped back and hit his posterior heel. He presented the next day after developing mild pain in the right lateral midfoot and pain … Read More

JOM Staff

05.15.22

The DO

How to find your identity online and be authentic

Apersonal brand is a way to differentiate yourself from the crowd. It’s your own unique identity that you can use to stand out and be recognized. A personal brand identifies what you’re good at and what sets you apart from others. You can then showcase your brand through whatever medium you favor and enjoy.

The DO Staff

05.14.22

The DO

How a DO saved my life when I was a child

My most vivid childhood memory begins with a feverish and tearful awakening from sleep, unable to stand, covered in violet blotches. With just weeks before my fifth birthday, I had no understanding of what was happening to me, or that my parents, for whom I cried out, were hundreds of miles away visiting family.

The DO Staff

05.13.22

JOM

Cost of medical student virtual conference registration in ophthalmology and urology during the COVID-19 pandemic

We read with interest “Analyzing the Cost of Medical Student Virtual Conference Registration by Specialty During the COVID-19 Pandemic” [1] by Veyg and Gurevich, and commend them for their research analyzing the cost of medical student virtual conference registration by specialty during the COVID-19 pandemic. In their study, they found that “research intensive” specialties tend … Read More

JOM Staff

05.13.22

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