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The DO

Congress introduces legislation to address residency position shortage

Last week, Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) and Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) introduced the Doctors of Community (DOC) Act, which would, if enacted, permanently authorize and fund the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program. The legislation would also expand THCGME and support the development of 100 new residency programs and create an estimated … Read More

The DO Staff

06.15.21

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Earn up to 19 hours of CME with new AOA self-study courses in a variety of specialties

The AOA is pleased to announce a new way to earn CME on your own time and at your own pace. Check out our lineup of on-demand OMED 2020 self-study courses.

AOA Staff

06.03.21

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AOA statement on physician-led care, Physician Assistant title change and non-physician clinician use of the title ‘Doctor’

Position Statement: The American Osteopathic Association calls for truth in advertising, intellectual honesty and transparency with the use of professional designations of non-physician clinicians in service of the public interest. We also call for organized, collaborative discussions among stakeholder organizations in the Physician, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and Physician Assistant communities to find common ground … Read More

AOA Staff

05.28.21

The DO

DO leads University of Chicago military-civilian trauma training program

Lt. Col. Timothy Plackett, DO, MPH, is leading a program that trains Army medical personnel while providing critical care to patients at University of Chicago Medicine. The program provides Army personnel serving on forward resuscitative surgical teams with the opportunity to sharpen and maintain their clinical skills. They work at leading trauma centers across the … Read More

The DO Staff

05.27.21

The DO

Upcoming webinars will cover homebuying, managing student loans

Real estate experts will share strategies to increase your chance of finding a home and financial experts will discuss the best practices for handling your student debt in 2021. Learn more and register now.

The DO Staff

05.16.21

The DO

The importance of advocating for med students to receive COVID vaccines

For osteopathic medical students, signing up for the COVID-19 vaccinations wasn’t easy in the beginning, despite the fact that students were staffing vaccination clinics. In response, the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) partnered with the AOA to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines for its members earlier this year.

The DO Staff

05.16.21

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