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Student loan forgiveness programs driving physicians to primary care

CHICAGO—March 26, 2019—Graduating osteopathic physicians are increasingly planning to practice in primary care, a trend researchers say shows that loan forgiveness incentives are influencing new doctors’ choice of specialty, according to a new study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. A 2016 survey of graduating osteopathic medical students showed 33 percent intended to … Read More

AOA Media Team

03.26.19

The DO

Celebrating National Physicians Week with stories of 10 inspiring DOs

From fighting for cancer screening to helping send astronauts into space, these osteopathic physicians are showing the world how to innovate, advocate and lead.

The DO

03.25.19

The DO

Anesthesiology board replaces 10-year re-certification exam

American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology (AOBA) diplomates whose certification expires between 2019-2021 will be the first to take an online, open-book assessment instead of the 10-year osteopathic continuous certification (OCC) exam.

The DO

03.25.19

JAOA

Education, gender may affect adherence to Mediterranean diet, JAOA study finds

Women are three times more likely than men to follow the diet, while college grads are seven times more likely, according to research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

JAOA

03.21.19

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AOA names Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, as Chief Executive Officer

CHICAGO – March 20, 2019 – The American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the professional membership organization for the nation’s more than 145,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and medical students, is pleased to announce that its board of trustees has appointed Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, as chief executive officer. Dr. Klauer will begin on or before May … Read More

AOA Media Team

03.20.19

The DO

Match Day magic: How students knew a residency program was right for them.

When a student finds the right residency program, there’s a spark. Here’s how these fourth-years knew they’d found the one.

The DO

03.20.19

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