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Upcoming webinars will cover homebuying, managing student loans

Real estate experts will share strategies to increase your chance of finding a home and financial experts will discuss the best practices for handling your student debt in 2021. Learn more and register now.

The DO Staff

05.16.21

The DO

The importance of advocating for med students to receive COVID vaccines

For osteopathic medical students, signing up for the COVID-19 vaccinations wasn’t easy in the beginning, despite the fact that students were staffing vaccination clinics. In response, the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) partnered with the AOA to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines for its members earlier this year.

The DO Staff

05.16.21

The DO

Across the country, the osteopathic medical community celebrates NOM Week 2021

National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week is April 18-24, 2021. This annual observance brings together our profession—now more than 151,000 strong—to unite in the pursuit of a common goal: celebrating and raising awareness of osteopathic medicine in communities across the nation.

The DO Staff

04.23.21

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AOA introduces new 5-year Strategic Plan

The American Osteopathic Association recently announced the launch of a new Strategic Plan, which will guide the organization’s work in service of its members and the osteopathic profession during the next five years. The culmination of a nine-month planning process informed through virtual focus groups and membership survey findings, the new Strategic Plan sets the … Read More

AOA Staff

04.14.21

The DO

How DO students/graduates matched to their top-choice residencies in 2021

This year’s Match cycle was unlike any other, with students navigating the pandemic, virtual interviews and limits on audition rotations throughout the process. It’s currently unclear how much COVID-19 will impact next year’s residency application cycle. However, it’s certainly possible that incoming OMS IVs will encounter some of these same issues.

The DO Staff

04.14.21

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NRMP Match results in 6,597 new DO residents

CHICAGO—March 19, 2021—Today, 6,327 osteopathic medical students and 270 past DO graduates matched into postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) residency positions through the 2021 National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Match. That is a net increase of 359 DO students from the prior year. Of the expanded applicant pool, a total of 89.1% of the 7,101 (a … Read More

AOA Media Team

03.19.21

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