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Policy fellowship application deadline approaches

Apply now for the AOA’s Training in Policy Studies (TIPS) Fellowship, a program designed to prepare the next generation of leaders in health policy. The American Osteopathic Foundation fully funded this one year program, offered at no cost to participants.  The program provides residents with an understanding of current health policy issues and helps them … Read More

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DO representation on ACGME board expands in final year of transition to a single GME system

Osteopathic representation on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Board of Directors and its review committees continues to expand, its CEO recently told the AOA House of Delegates.

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Study finds changes in mindset key to helping college students exercise more

CHICAGO—August 14, 2019—Viewing physical activity as an outlet for stress can increase college students’ willingness to exercise. However, in order to maintain that routine, students need social support from family and friends, according to research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers surveyed 135 college students, assessing their willingness to exercise for the … Read More

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Joint Statement of America’s Frontline Physicians Opposing Public Charge Final Rule

Statement from the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians,  American Osteopathic Association and American Psychiatric Association The Department of Homeland Security issued a final regulation that changes long-standing rules governing how and whether immigrants can be determined to be a “public charge;” … Read More

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The search is on: JAOA seeks new editor in chief to lead the journal in publishing high-quality research

Robert Orenstein, DO, is ending his term as the JAOA’s leader later this year. Learn more about the position and how to apply.




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