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The DO

AOA now accepting applications for volunteer leadership positions

The appointment process for volunteer leadership positions on AOA bureaus, committees and councils is now open. AOA President-elect Teresa A. Hubka, DO, FACOOG (D), is seeking volunteer leaders to serve on these important governing bodies that help shape AOA programs and policies.

The DO Staff

04.14.24

The DO

How to create a free OMM clinic at your COM

Two second-year medical students, Anisha Jobanputra and Sarah Im (now OMS IIIs), were eager to find a way to combine their osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) knowledge and passion for service. They considered what they could do to benefit the student body and the surrounding community. As the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic … Read More

The DO Staff

04.13.24

JOM

Traumatic tattooing: case description and a comprehensive review of the therapeutic management

A 61-year-old man presented to our dermatology clinic for a routine full-body skin examination in August 2022. On physical inspection, the patient was noted to have an asymptomatic superficial diffuse dark blue to black cutaneous deposition on the stomach and right arm (Figures 1, 2, and 3). The patient stated that this injury occurred following a mine explosion … Read More

JOM Staff

04.13.24

The DO

Being a DO in a heavily MD residency program: What surprised me

I can remember the feeling of extreme nervousness and imposter syndrome I felt as I walked into the University of Miami Hospital in July 2021 for my first day of residency. I graduated from medical school during COVID-19 and hadn’t had a true wards experience before starting residency at one of the largest and highest-acuity … Read More

The DO Staff

04.12.24

The DO

Confronting burnout and moral injury in medicine

Over the last few years, I have frequently been asked to address burnout among physicians and discuss this issue at conferences or medical school meetings. This was a discussion I felt comfortable with as my specialty, emergency medicine, was one of the first to raise this issue, especially as it related to the length of … Read More

The DO Staff

04.11.24

JOM

Telehealth in opioid use disorder treatment: policy considerations for expanding access to care

The Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008 was intended to address the online diversion of controlled substances. However, it inadvertently limited access to care for patients seeking medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD). During the COVID-19 pandemic, temporary flexibility in telemedicine prescriptions for MOUD were implemented. Now, with the conclusion of the … Read More

JOM Staff

04.11.24

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