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In Memoriam: May 1, 2024

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. You may also view a list of past In Memoriam columns.

The DO Staff

05.27.24

The DO

Breaking down housing equity policy in the US

While the United States (U.S.) has recognized housing as both a fundamental human right and a social determinant of health, current housing policies perpetuate housing instability and inequity. This is most evident within the context of racial disparities and the ways in which racial disparities in turn lead to health care disparities. Furthermore, lack of … Read More

The DO Staff

05.26.24

Public Policy

Advocacy efforts at DO Day on Capitol Hill continue to shine

DO Day on Capitol Hill is a pivotal event where osteopathic physicians and medical students advocate for critical healthcare policies directly with lawmakers. DO Day advocates focused on three critical legislative initiatives that directly impact the osteopathic profession and the broader healthcare landscape: Protecting patient access to care and physician practices by advocating for positive … Read More

AOA Staff

05.26.24

The DO

Get to know the AOA’s president-elect, OB-GYN Teresa A. Hubka, DO

One of the challenges in writing a column such as this is that it’s often difficult to compress a subject’s achievements into a workable amount of prose. Such is the case with Teresa A. Hubka, DO. I had the pleasure of sitting down (virtually) with Dr. Hubka to discuss her personal and professional journey as … Read More

The DO Staff

05.25.24

The DO

What physicians got paid in 2023

Taking a look back at 2023, the recently released Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2024 showed that on average, physician pay rose about 3 percent. According to the report, physicians earned, on average, $352,000 in 2022 and $363,000 in 2023.

The DO Staff

05.24.24

Public Policy

Attention residents: Interested in health policy? Apply for the Training in Policy Studies (TIPS) program today!

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) is now accepting applications for the Training in Policy Studies (TIPS) program. The TIPS program is a policy-based program, generously funded by the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF), that provides residents an understanding of current health care policy issues while also facilitating leadership opportunities. Sessions have focused on physician payment, drug … Read More

AOA Staff

05.24.24

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