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What to expect and how to make the most of your second year of medical school

New challenges and opportunities abound during second year—here’s advice from third-year students, who also share what they wish they had known.

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Violence against physicians: Facing an elevated risk at the hands of the patients they serve

According to a 2013 report by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, health care workers are four times more likely to experience violence than those in private industry with 80 percent of serious cases caused by interactions with patients.

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Researchers find children experience concussion symptoms three times longer than adults

CHICAGO—September 17, 2018—Concussion symptoms for children under 13 years old typically last three times longer than they do for older teens and adults, but keeping them out of the classroom during recovery is not necessarily the preferred treatment, according to a comprehensive research review in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Parents should be … Read More

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AOA submits comments to CMS on proposed Physician Fee Schedule rule

The proposed rule would collapse payment for levels 2-5 of both new and established patient office visit codes into two payment rates.

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Notes from afar: Najaha Musse, OMS II, shares 5 tips for medical students on serving abroad

If you are fortunate enough to travel to another country and assist in the care of patients in medically underserved areas, here’s what you should know before you go.

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Come together! Join thousands of DOs at OMED, Oct. 5-9 in San Diego

Get ready for five days of inspiration, connection and medical education at OMED 18, set for Oct. 5-9 in San Diego. Hear from dynamic speakers, network, collaborate and celebrate alongside thousands of like-minded DOs and osteopathic medical students.

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