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Following AOA advocacy, institutions in Missouri and Virginia update their policies to include DO candidates.
Statement attributable to AOA President Thomas L. Ely, DO The Community Immunity During COVID-19 Act provides much needed funding to promote evidence-based, community-specific outreach and educational activities to increase immunization rates. The American Osteopathic Association (AOA), which represents more than 151,000 osteopathic physicians and medical students, supports this legislation, which aligns with the AOA’s mission … Read More
This letter, written on behalf of 590,000 physicians and medical students represented by six medical associations including the AOA, offers recommendations to the new administration on issues to be prioritized for action. A copy of the letter is below: February 17, 2021 The Honorable Joseph R. Biden President 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20500 … Read More
PHILADELPHIA, PA —The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), American Osteopathic Association (AOA) with support from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) have been working together on numerous challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis. One such challenge is balancing the importance of appropriate … Read More
The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) is proud to honor Black History Month, a month-long celebration of the contributions and achievements of African Americans that have shaped the United States. The AOA also recognizes the countless sacrifices made by African Americans in U.S. history, as well as those made today in the face of systemic racism … Read More
In a recent article in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, authors gathered previously published research to summarize current thinking on the feasibility and efficacy of using scent detection dogs to screen for the COVID-19 virus. The researchers report that sensitivity, specificity, and overall success rates reported by the canine scent detection studies are comparable or better than the … Read More
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