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Latest News


June 2023 issue of Journal of Osteopathic Medicine now available

In the June issue of Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (JOM), you’ll find a lineup of articles across various subspecialty areas and topics, including papers on reimbursement trends for Medicare patients who utilized OMT, colorectal cancer screening methods, the relationship between required physician letters of recommendation and decreasing diversity in osteopathic medical school admissions, and more! … Read More

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In Memoriam: May 1, 2023

The following list of recently deceased osteopathic physicians includes links to obituaries and online memorials if they’re available. Readers can notify the AOA of their deceased colleagues by sending an email to memberservice@osteopathic.org. View a list of past In Memoriam columns.

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Child abuse pediatrics: Who we are and where we are going

As a child protection team, we have seen some of the very worst things imaginable happen to children while simultaneously witnessing some of the best parts of humanity every day in our work. During our careers, we’ve seen professionals in child welfare and law enforcement at the bedside of children as they were removed from … Read More

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The dangers of social media trends

Social media has become a powerful tool and ubiquitous part of our lives. Millions of people from all over the world utilize platforms like Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook to connect, educate and inspire others. These global networks offer a space for individuals to share their thoughts and lives, express themselves, collaborate on ideas and … Read More

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Childcare during residency: Balancing two full-time jobs

Without a doubt, parenting is a full-time job. Being a medical resident in training is also a full-time job. What does that mean for a parent who is working an average of 80 hours per week as a medical resident? A double full-time job? A quadruple full-time job?!

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The post-DO Day momentum: Advocating for the issues you care about

You did it. You attended DO Day! Maybe it was your first event, maybe it was your tenth. No matter how many DO Days you’ve attended, the weeks after always beg the question – what do I do now? My first DO Day was so exciting that after my last congressional meeting ended, I was … Read More

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