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Applications open for early entry initial board certification in family medicine

Third-year family medicine residents can begin the board certification process in February through a new early entry pathway, the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP) announced. Participants must complete two AOBFP in-service exams, ISE or ISE+, and take the early entry initial board certification examination in their final year of residency. Learn more on … Read More

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6 tips for studying and time management in medical school

For first-year students, getting used to the speed of medical school and processing mass amounts of information are often the biggest challenges. Finding the study methods that work best for you will help you make more time for wellness, decompressing and family and friends.

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The 15 most in-demand specialties and their base salaries, according to physician recruiters

Family physicians are the most sought-after specialists by employers using physician recruiters in 2019, noted Merritt Hawkins, a physician staffing agency, in a recent report on physician recruiting.


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Researchers find shorter sleep periods associated with obesity in African Americans

CHICAGO—September 30, 2019—Research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found an association between sleep duration and obesity among African Americans. Although some populations are more susceptible to becoming overweight or obese, prior studies have not focused on minorities, the authors wrote. This study examined associations between the participants’ body mass index (BMI) and … Read More

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A heart transplant, an Instagram influencer, an eSports team doc, a mom on a mission: 4 OMED talks

Whether you’re interested in becoming a health influencer, hearing the story of a DO who had a heart transplant during residency or learning about eSports athletes, the TED-style talks at OMED 2019, Oct. 25-28 in Baltimore, are designed to engage you. The 20-minute TED-style talks will take place in OMED Central in the Experience Zone … Read More

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