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American Osteopathic Association installs Ernest R. Gelb, DO, as 126th President

CHICAGO–Ernest R. Gelb, DO, FACOFP, an AOA board-certified osteopathic family medicine specialist and geriatrician from Lewes, Delaware, has been installed as the 126th president of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The inauguration took place during the AOA’s Annual House of Delegates Meeting, which gathers approximately 500 physician and medical student delegates each July for policymaking … Read More

AOA Media

07.21.22

JOM

Response to “Lymphatic osteopathic manipulative treatment and soreness after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine”

I appreciate the opportunity to address the concerns raised by Sookaromdee and Wiwanitkit. Considering the millions of individuals receiving COVID-19 vaccines worldwide, I was interested in seeing whether osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) could be utilized to relieve patients of their muscle soreness, and I conducted a search to determine whether something similar had already been … Read More

JOM Staff

08.15.22

The DO

AOA Annual Report 2022 showcases pride campaign and The DO revamp

The 2022 AOA Annual Report, which provides an overview of the AOA’s efforts throughout the past year to advance osteopathic advocacy, education, training, research, public health initiatives and board certification, is now available to view online.

The DO Staff

08.14.22

The DO

DOs and osteopathic medical students are more than 178K strong, an all-time high

According to the latest Osteopathic Medical Profession (OMP) report, the growth of osteopathic medicine continues to be strong. In the 2022-23 academic year, approximately 36,500 osteopathic medical students are attending DO schools, an all-time high.

The DO Staff

08.13.22

JOM

Prevention of external auditory canal exostosis in the Colorado whitewater community

External auditory canal exostoses (EACE) are bony formations that develop insidiously in the auditory meatus from chronic exposure to cold water and, in severe cases, require surgery. This condition has been understudied in the whitewater kayakers and not yet studied in the riverboarding population. Precautions such as earplugs are thought to prevent the formation of … Read More

JOM Staff

08.13.22

The DO

ONMM residents are now eligible for ACGME sports medicine fellowships

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Board of Directors has approved revisions to the Sports Medicine fellowship requirements to include osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine (ONMM) as an acceptable residency for entry into the fellowship. The change became effective on July 1, 2022.

The DO Staff

08.12.22

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