Some racial and ethnic groups are underrepresented in the medical field because they face unique barriers to admission to medical school. One admission requirement that can present a barrier for applicants is the physician letter of recommendation (PLOR). Undergraduate students report confusion with the application process and lack of mentorship to be two of their … Read More
Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and intensive cardiac rehabilitation (ICR) are secondary prevention interventions for cardiovascular disease (CVD) with a class 1a indication yet suboptimal utilization. To date, there are only three approved ICR programs. Alternative programing should be explored to increase enrollment and adherence in these interventions.
In the June issue of Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (JOM), you’ll find a lineup of articles across various subspecialty areas and topics, including papers on reimbursement trends for Medicare patients who utilized OMT, colorectal cancer screening methods, the relationship between required physician letters of recommendation and decreasing diversity in osteopathic medical school admissions, and more! … Read More
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. View a list of past In Memoriam columns.
As a child protection team, we have seen some of the very worst things imaginable happen to children while simultaneously witnessing some of the best parts of humanity every day in our work. During our careers, we’ve seen professionals in child welfare and law enforcement at the bedside of children as they were removed from … Read More
Social media has become a powerful tool and ubiquitous part of our lives. Millions of people from all over the world utilize platforms like Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook to connect, educate and inspire others. These global networks offer a space for individuals to share their thoughts and lives, express themselves, collaborate on ideas and … Read More