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AOA installs Teresa Hubka, DO, as 128th President

CHICAGO—Teresa A. Hubka, DO, FACOOG, FACOG, CS, was installed Saturday as the second female President in the history of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the nation’s premier osteopathic medical organization representing more than 197,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and medical students across the nation. Dr. Hubka assumed the presidency before an estimated 900 osteopathic physicians, medical … Read More

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Timeline: A breakdown of the history of osteopathic medicine

In 2023, the number of DOs in the U.S. reached nearly 149,000—a 30% increase over the past five years. A.T. Still, DO, MD, started the osteopathic medical profession 150 years ago in 1874. Since then, DOs throughout the nation have impacted countless lives, created 40 accredited colleges of osteopathic medicine to train future DOs and … Read More

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Diagnostic radiology program director shares his best Match tips

Navigating the demands of medical school proves challenging at every juncture, particularly during the third and fourth years. Students are delving into the process of selecting a medical specialty while simultaneously learning the complexities of applying to residency through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) platform. A major component of this intricate journey is the … Read More

The DO Staff



A masquerading presentation of dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

A 53-year-old man with a history of basal cell carcinoma presented with an asymptomatic lesion on his chest that was initially evaluated in March 2022 and clinically diagnosed as a cyst. Due to increased growth, the patient opted for surgical excision.

JOM Staff


Public Policy

Navigating the CMS Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule

On July 10, 2024, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the CY2025 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule which includes updates to physician payment policies, the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Key takeaways include the following: CMS has proposed a 2.8% reduction in physician payment, which results … Read More

AOA Public Policy Staff


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The DO Book Club, July 2024: Summer beach reads with a medical twist

Summer is in full swing, and many of us are planning to spend some of this season at the beach. For those looking to kick back and relax with a good book, The DO staff and Book Club writers have pulled together our top suggestions for summer beach reads—ranging from autobiography to fiction, there is … Read More

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