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Osteopathic physicians and international osteopaths find common ground in Finland

By The DO Staff


Maybe it is the stereotypical American in me, but prior to this past weekend’s events, I could not point to Finland if you gave me a globe or map. Now, however embarrassing that may or may not be, I was lucky enough to represent the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) and the United States as a senior Board of Trustees member and osteopathic medical student in Finland in June for the Osteopathic International Alliance’s (OIA) 2022 annual meeting. It was the OIA and this meeting that emphasized, then solidified, the value and community of international osteopathic medicine that I am so thankful to be a member of.