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Receive funding to attend OMED 2019 via a scholarship for postdoctoral trainees

The AOA’s Bureau of Emerging Leaders is accepting scholarship applications through March 4. Ten scholarships will cover recipients’ travel, lodging and registration for OMED 2019 in Baltimore.

The DO

01.17.19

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Poll finds 86% of Americans take vitamins or supplements yet only 21% have a confirmed nutritional deficiency

CHICAGO—January 16, 2019—More than 4 in 5 American adults (86 percent) take vitamins or supplements, according to a recent online survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association. However, only about a quarter (24 percent) of those taking vitamins or supplements received test results indicating they have a nutritional deficiency. … Read More

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01.16.19

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Lone wolf: The pros and cons of life as an independent contractor

Independent contractor work is not for everyone, but if you’re considering a lifestyle with more flexibility—such as a telemedicine position—it pays to know the facts before weighing your options.

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01.16.19

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The fit doc: Apps for every schedule and skill level make the fit life easy

Enlisting technology can help DOs and medical students monitor progress and maximize results. See The DO’s list of best fitness apps for 2019.

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01.16.19

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Earn CME: Webinar to help doctors better understand contracts

In this live webinar on Jan. 31, learn how to overcome the challenges of transitioning from private practice into employed models and how to build stable practices in this expanding employed physician model.

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01.15.19

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Conducting osteopathic research? Apply now for grant funding

Funding is available for osteopathic medical research, but the deadline for this year’s AOA grants, Jan. 31, is rapidly approaching.

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01.15.19

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