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American Osteopathic Association installs Ernest R. Gelb, DO, as 126th President

CHICAGO–Ernest R. Gelb, DO, FACOFP, an AOA board-certified osteopathic family medicine specialist and geriatrician from Lewes, Delaware, has been installed as the 126th president of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The inauguration took place during the AOA’s Annual House of Delegates Meeting, which gathers approximately 500 physician and medical student delegates each July for policymaking … Read More

AOA Media

07.21.22

The DO

3 things I wish I knew about being a mother in medical training

I’m a current third-year medical student at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine and mother to a two-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter. I, like my peers, have experienced the trying circumstances of the didactic years – difficult curriculum, hours of testing, research, volunteering, extracurricular activities and more.

The DO Staff

08.08.22

The DO

OMT and cerebral palsy: A patient-centered approach

I thought I knew everything there was to know about cerebral palsy going into my first year of medical school. After all, my younger brother, Alex, has cerebral palsy (CP). How could I not? I accompanied him to his appointments, helped my parents bathe, feed and dress him and even went to school with him … Read More

The DO Staff

08.07.22

JOM

Cranial osteopathic techniques and electroencephalogram (EEG) alpha power: a controlled crossover trial

Osteopathic tradition in the cranial field (OCF) stated that the primary respiratory mechanism (PRM) relies on the anatomical links between the occiput and sacrum. Few studies investigated this relationship with inconsistent results. No studies investigated the occiput–sacrum connection from a neurophysiological perspective.

JOM Staff

08.07.22

The DO

The NRMP 2023 Match and ERAS timeline for residency applicants

Residency application season can be hectic. Staying organized can go a long way toward making the process of applying for residency and matching less stressful.

The DO Staff

08.06.22

JOM

Idiopathic linear IgA bullous dermatosis with mucosal involvement

A 62-year-old woman presented to the hospital in July 2021 with a diffuse blistering rash. She had been suffering with limited cutaneous involvement for several years, which significantly worsened over a 2-month period which prompted her hospital admission. Cutaneous examination revealed diffuse tense vesicles and bullae in an annular arrangement on the arms, legs, trunk, … Read More

JOM Staff

08.06.22

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