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Proposed CME Guide updates posted for public comment

The Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists has posted proposed policy outlining new requirements for diplomates fulfilling OCC Component 2. Members of the public are invited to review all proposed policy changes and submit comments by Dec. 19, 2018.

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Single GME update: More than 6,600 AOA residency positions are now ACGME-accredited

The transition is complete for all AOA residency programs in two specialties and nearly complete for those in another seven specialties.

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Moms speak out about parenting in med school and beyond

Mothers who have children during medical school or after becoming physicians face unique challenges. Here’s advice from 10 moms on how to cope.

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Conducting research? Grants are available for projects that address the AOA’s five key focus areas

DOs, medical students and PhDs have until Jan. 31, 2019, to apply for a grant. Grants also are available for new investigators and for organizations to present live CME on opioid prescribing.

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CMS responds to physician concerns, delays payment changes until 2021

A proposed 50 percent pay cut for OMT is delayed, and at the same time, burdensome documentation requirements are going away.

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It’s a deal: How to save on sporting events, skiing, shows and more

AOA members can get steep discounts on entertainment via the organization’s new partnership with MemberDeals, a members-only discount site.

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