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Education, gender may affect adherence to Mediterranean diet, JAOA study finds

Women are three times more likely than men to follow the diet, while college grads are seven times more likely, according to research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

JAOA

03.21.19

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AOA names Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, as Chief Executive Officer

CHICAGO – March 20, 2019 – The American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the professional membership organization for the nation’s more than 145,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and medical students, is pleased to announce that its board of trustees has appointed Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, as chief executive officer. Dr. Klauer will begin on or before May … Read More

AOA Media Team

03.20.19

The DO

Words of wisdom: The best advice students received about the Match

Watch this video as recently matched med students share their advice on how to get the residency you want and what you should do now to get there.

The DO

03.20.19

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From agony to advocacy: How two DOs survived the loss of their two-year-old daughter

Denise Wunderler, DO, and her husband Mike Savino, DO, learned about Sudden Unexplained Death in Children in the most tragic way. Now they are on a mission to educate others about the term.

The DO

03.20.19

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More than 5,000 DO students and grads match in largest NRMP Match ever

A record high number of DO students and graduates participated in this year’s NRMP Match. Nearly 85 percent of DO student and graduate applicants successfully matched, a record-high as well.

The DO

03.15.19

The DO

Certification news: AOA board certification will soon include two pathways

In the near future, candidates will be given the choice to become board certified in the osteopathic practice of their specialty or to become board certified in their specialty only.

The DO

03.14.19

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