The AOA and the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association recently launched a grassroots campaign encouraging the Arizona State Legislature to support a bill (H.B. 2187) that promotes truth in advertising in health care. This legislation is crucial for ensuring that patients understand their providers’ credentials and can make informed decisions about their care. This bill will … Read More
In February, we celebrate love, which is expressed in many different ways in each of our lives. In medicine, many of us love our work and we love our patients. That is certainly the case for me, despite the bureaucratic and never-ending patient charts.
In this month’s edition of DOs to Know, we reconnect with the remarkable Ashley R. Peterson, DO. Readers may recall her inspiring journey, featured in The DO in 2020, to become one of the youngest Black women to earn a DO degree. When we last spoke with her, Dr. Peterson had recently graduated from Philadelphia College … Read More
The West Virginia State Legislature is considering a bill (WV S.B. 714) that eliminates the osteopathic (DO) medical board and transfers the regulation and discipline of DOs to the allopathic (MD) medical board. While DOs and MDs complete the same comprehensive medication education, DOs complete additional training in osteopathic principles and practice – unique competencies … Read More
After completing their fourth year of osteopathic medical school, most newly minted DOs will further their careers by pursuing graduate medical education. It is well-known that many osteopathic physicians elect to pursue a primary care specialty, often in underserved areas.
The way we think about ourselves as medical students and residents can have a significant impact on our performance, in our clinical duties, during studies and in everyday life. However, many of us do not take the time to reflect on our thoughts, and we may make negative assumptions about our skills and abilities that … Read More