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Registration for Virtual DO Day 2021 now open

Registration is now open for Virtual DO Day 2021, the premier osteopathic advocacy event of the year. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage lawmakers on legislation vital to the practice and principles of osteopathic medicine.

AOA Staff


The DO

How to prepare your best possible Match rank order list

Three physician experts offer their advice for this year’s highly unusual Match cycle. Get their opinions on fellowships, backup plans, doing things virtually and more.

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AOA files suit against ABIM

CHICAGO—January 7, 2021—The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and seven individual physicians, who serve as ACGME program directors in internal medicine residency training programs or internal medicine subspecialty fellowships, have filed suit against the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The lawsuit challenges a policy announced by the … Read More

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Bureau of Emerging Leaders DO Day Scholarship applications now due Jan. 29

The AOA is now accepting applications for the Bureau of Emerging Leaders (BEL) DO Day Scholarship, which provides opportunities for osteopathic residents and fellows to attend this year’s virtual DO Day on Capitol Hill, set for March 7-8, 2021. The ideal scholarship candidate will be interested in advocacy engagement and public policy, and ideally will … Read More

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Compendium of behavioral health integration resources now available

The Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Compendium provides accessible, detailed information on the steps required to integrate behavioral health into your practice. Download the full Compendium, or read a high-level overview of its contents. To learn how physicians can incorporate the behavioral health care lessons of the Compendium into their practices during COVID-19 and beyond, check … Read More

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AOA Research Grants now available: applications due Feb. 15

The AOA announced Monday that its research grant application cycle is now open. Research funding is available to DO and PhD researchers conducting studies that address one of four RFAs in three overall areas of foci approved by the AOA Board of Trustees: OMM/OMT on the Prevention and Management of Musculoskeletal Injuries Acute/Chronic Pain Management The Impact of the Osteopathic … Read More

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