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The DO

Throwback: 5 stories and artifacts that tell us about the history of osteopathic medicine

Taking a look at the past can help us better appreciate where we came from and how we got to where we are today. In June 2024, DOs and osteopathic medical students are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the osteopathic medical profession. In light of this, we thought it would be a good time to … Read More

The DO Staff

06.21.24

Public Policy

Make a difference: Join the Osteopathic Advocacy Network

As osteopathic physicians and students, your voice is crucial in shaping healthcare policy, which is why we need you to join the Osteopathic Advocacy Network (OAN) today. Through the OAN, you will engage in impactful advocacy efforts and stay informed on key issues that impact you and your patients. Additionally, each month, OAN members will … Read More

AOA Staff

06.21.24

The DO

Two historical artifacts reveal details about the start of osteopathic medicine

To celebrate the osteopathic medical profession’s 150th  anniversary in June 2024, The DO recently talked with Jason Haxton, director of the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, who shared details about two intriguing historical items in the museum’s collection. Each was acquired within the past 15 years. The museum currently houses a collection spanning … Read More

The DO Staff

06.20.24

Public Policy

Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery (STAR) Loan Repayment Program currently accepting applications

The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) is currently accepting applications for the Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery (STAR) Loan Repayment Program. This initiative offers loan repayment assistance to physicians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to treating substance use disorders. The STAR program is a vital resource for osteopathic physicians, providing significant financial relief … Read More

AOA Staff

06.18.24

The DO

Advancing the osteopathic profession: An introduction to CORK

The field of osteopathic medicine is currently at a crossroads. As we struggle with the age-old question of “how are we distinct?” the burden falls on us DOs to prove it. As Brian Loveless, DO, recently reminded us in his DO Distinction column, A.T. Still, DO, MD, hoped for us to “let your light so shine … Read More

The DO Staff

06.17.24

Public Policy

AOA addresses private practice challenges in a statement to the House Committee on Ways and Means

On May 23, the AOA submitted a statement to the House Committee on Ways and Means hearing on the collapse of private practice and the challenges facing independent medicine. The letter highlights many issues that we have heard directly from our members, including the negative impacts of healthcare consolidation, such as reduced access to care … Read More

AOA Staff

06.17.24

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