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In Memoriam: June 1, 2022

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 memberservice@osteopathic.org. View a list of past In Memoriam columns here.

The DO Staff

07.03.22

The DO

How this DO matched into orthopedic surgery

Jake Checketts, DO, PGY2, is an orthopedic surgery resident at Oklahoma State University. He derives immense satisfaction from seeing his patients’ lives improve from surgery, and he values being an expert in a specialized area of medicine. Dr. Checketts also actively mentors DO students interested in orthopedics on social media and can be found on … Read More

The DO Staff

07.02.22

The DO

How to make treatment decisions while considering the cost of care

Aunt Martha’s Clinic doors open at 8:30 a.m. I review my patient schedule for Monday: 20-plus patients booked every fifteen minutes, with slots left for walk-in emergencies. The patients often don’t speak English, possess no insurance or rely on Medicaid and are financially strapped when it comes to paying for medical care. Some are immigrants … Read More

The DO Staff

07.01.22

The DO

What I wish other doctors knew about PM&R

As a physical medicine and rehabilitation resident at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, I greatly enjoy connecting and collaborating with physicians from other specialties. In my experience working with other specialists, I’ve thought of a few things that might be helpful for them to know about my specialty. Please see … Read More

The DO Staff

06.30.22

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Osteopathic medical community urges further discussion and understanding about distinctive licensure assessment of DO and MD students

As leaders of the osteopathic medical education and osteopathic medical communities in the United States, we acknowledge and empathize with trainees who often encounter bias in transition to residency, such as requests for DO students to take USMLE in addition to COMLEX-USA in the residency application process. Osteopathic medical students, who currently represent 25 percent … Read More

AOA Staff

06.30.22

News Releases

Accreditation Decisions for Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

CHICAGO–The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its June 10, 2022 meeting. Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine (Des Moines, IA) – approved the change in location and authorized a Pre-Operational site visit The COCA is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the … Read More

AOA Staff

06.29.22

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