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AOA responds to “The View” regarding misleading comments

As the representative body for the nation’s 186,000+ osteopathic physicians and medical students, the AOA works continuously to combat misinformation about osteopathic medicine in the media. AOA leadership recently learned of some misleading comments regarding the DO credentials that were made during the Monday, Nov. 27 episode of “The View.” While discussing a report on … Read More

AOA Leadership


The DO

What residents are getting paid in 2023

The average medical resident is earning $67,400 annually, according to Medscape’s 2023 Resident Salary and Debt Report (login required), an increase of 5% from the $64,200 they earned in 2022. Although the pandemic resulted in a couple years of stagnant growth for resident pay, this trend appears to have changed this year, with residents generally receiving higher … Read More

The DO Staff



December 2023 issue of Journal of Osteopathic Medicine now available

In the December issue of Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (JOM), you’ll find a lineup of articles across various subspecialty areas and topics, including the impact of the USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX Level 1 transition to pass/fail on osteopathic medical student stress levels and board preparation, integrating OMT into prenatal care visits, the effectiveness of … Read More

JOM Staff


Public Policy

AOA Supports the Chronic Disease Flexible Coverage Act

The AOA recently sent a letter to Senators John Thune and Tom Carper applauding them for introducing the bipartisan Chronic Disease Flexible Coverage Act (S. 3224). This legislation will support care affordability for patients managing chronic conditions by allowing health savings account (HSA) eligible high deductible health plans (HDHPs) to cover low-cost preventive care and … Read More

AOA Staff


Public Policy

Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Health Care Policy, AOA Responds

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee recently held a hearing on legislation that addresses the mental health care workforce, prescription drug costs and extending certain expiring provisions under Medicare and Medicaid. To help inform Congress of the issues that impact the osteopathic profession, the AOA submitted a Statement for the Record that outlines many of our … Read More

AOA Staff


Public Policy

Congress Recognizes the AOA’s Advocacy Efforts on Physician Payment

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, the AOA submitted a Statement for the Record to the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce (E&C) which held a markup of legislative proposals that impact healthcare policy. As these discussions shape the future of healthcare in America, the AOA remains steadfast in its advocacy efforts to … Read More

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