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March 2024 issue of Journal of Osteopathic Medicine now available

In the March issue of Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (JOM), you’ll find a lineup of articles across various subspecialty areas and topics, including a review of the efficacy of aspirin, statins, colchicine and IL-1 inhibitors in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular events, a broad overview of the various clinical trials and analyses that … Read More

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In Memoriam: Feb. 1, 2024

The following list of recently deceased osteopathic physicians includes links to obituaries and online memorials if they’re available. Readers can notify the AOA of their deceased colleagues by sending an email to You may also view a list of past In Memoriam columns.

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How to develop more clerkships for osteopathic medical students

One of my primary roles as an administrator in an osteopathic medical school is to find and develop clinical training opportunities for students. Clinical clerkships offer students hands-on training, and direct patient care experiences that cannot be taught in textbooks or classrooms. Throughout this article, I will share some insider’s tips and tricks on which … Read More

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3 osteopathic moments in Uganda

In the fall of 2022, a colleague proposed to take medical students to Uganda for a new global health elective. She mentioned needing a clinical faculty member for the trip.

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The future of AI in medicine is osteopathic

Since Andrew Taylor Still, DO, MD, flung to the breeze the banner of osteopathy in 1874, dreaming of a different and better way to practice medicine, our profession has been interested in the future and not afraid to walk on the cutting edge. We are the innovators in medicine; the first to recognize that form … Read More

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Arizona State Legislature Introduces Truth in Advertising Bill

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

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