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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.

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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.

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A twist on patient care: 5 things to know about direct primary care

For a flat monthly fee, this practice model offers patients direct, unlimited access to their primary care physicians with longer appointment times and no insurance billing.

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Eight DO schools rank in top 10 for producing the most primary care residents

For the second year in a row, LMU-DCOM tops U.S. News’ list of schools with the most graduates going to primary care residencies.

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Single GME update: Over 1,600 new positions added to formerly AOA-only programs

More training positions are now available to DOs while nearly 40% of all ACGME programs now have at least one DO in training.

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Researchers say education a major barrier to following heart healthy diet

CHICAGO—March 11, 2019—People with a college education are nearly seven times more likely to adhere to a Mediterranean diet than people with only a high school education, according to research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. The study also found women are three times more likely than men to follow the Mediterranean diet … Read More

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