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How to Match into your No. 1 program: Insights from 38 applicants who did it

Match day is a terrifying day for medical students. All medical students want to match into the residency of their choice, but actually doing so can be difficult.

The DO Staff

05.23.22

The DO

As the number of private practices shrinks, opportunities exist for ambitious physicians

We are excited to be part of this column on private practice issues and would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves. As two family medicine/sports medicine DOs, each with our own unique experiences in starting and growing our private practices, we plan to share our perspectives when it comes to the ever-evolving and … Read More

The DO Staff

05.22.22

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Q&A: The great-great-grandson of A.T. Still, DO, MD, discusses his legacy

A.T. Still, MD, DO, is a name immediately recognized by DOs around the world. His legacy as the founding father of osteopathic medicine lives on today through a profession that has seen tremendous growth over the years. Today, there are nearly 135,000 DOs practicing medicine, as well as nearly 34,000 osteopathic medical students studying at … Read More

The DO Staff

05.21.22

The DO

Is there still an art to practicing medicine?

Art is the subjective, interpretative creation of a subject (painting, monument, etc.) created by an artist. This piece is then seen through the lens of the viewer, who has a different set of thoughts and beliefs about what they are seeing based on their personal life events and history.

The DO Staff

05.20.22

The DO

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

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