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March 2024

DO placements in 2024 NRMP Match reach all-time high
The American Osteopathic Association is pleased to announce that a record high number of 7,705 osteopathic medical students and past DO graduates matched into year 1 (PGY-1) residency positions through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). This number reflects a 92.3% match rate for the 8,033 DO seniors who participated, a 0.7% increase from last year.

February 2024

America’s leading physician groups unequivocally support COVID-19 vaccines
A statement from the Group of Six (AAFP, AAP, ACOG, ACP, AOA, and APA): Our organizations, representing nearly 600,000 physicians, residents and medical students, accept the large body of evidence that makes clear that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, are effective and save lives. We urge members of Congress to acknowledge the overwhelming evidence-based science and recognize how COVID-19 vaccines protect and save millions of lives.

November 2023

U.S.-trained DOs gain global recognition
The International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) approved a resolution today to support the recognition of U.S.-trained DOs as fully licensed physicians equivalent to MDs in 47 IAMRA member countries during its 15th biennial Members General Assembly in Bali, Indonesia. The resolution was jointly submitted by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the Oregon Medical Board, and seconded by the Association of Medical Councils of Africa, whose 20 member countries passed a similar resolution in 2019.

April 2023

Physicians: Braidwood vs. Becerra ruling could strip access to preventive care for millions of Americans
A statement from the Group of Six (AAFP, AAP, ACOG, ACP, AOA, and APA) expresses disappointment in the rulings of a federal court that struck down the Affordable Care Act’s requirement for insurers and health plans to cover preventive services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

March 2023

Record-breaking NRMP Match produces 7,132 new DO residents
Breaking records from all previous matches, the 2023 National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) matched 7,132 osteopathic medical students and past DO graduates into postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) residency positions. Reaching another all-time high, 91.6% of the 7,436 participating DO students matched into residency programs in 37 specialties.

January 2023

Physicians urge comprehensive Medicare payment reform, applaud health provisions in omnibus
A statement from the Group of Six (AOA, AAFP, AAP, ACOG, ACP and APA) urges the 118th Congress to address the outdated Medicare physician payment so that patients are able to access the high-quality care they deserve, while physicians have the resources and flexibility they need.

July 2022

AOA installs Ernest R. Gelb, DO, as 126th President
Ernest R. Gelb, DO, FACOFP, an AOA board-certified osteopathic family medicine specialist and geriatrician from Lewes, Delaware, has been installed as the 126th president of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The inauguration took place during the AOA’s Annual House of Delegates Meeting held this July in Chicago.

March 2022

Record number of DO students and graduates secure residency placements through 2022 NRMP Match
An all-time high total of 7,049 osteopathic medical students and past DO graduates matched into postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) residency positions through the 2022 National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Match.

February 2022

AOA names Vania Manipod, DO, as Editor-in-Chief of The DO magazine
The AOA announces Vania Manipod, DO, has been named Editor-in-Chief of its award-winning news magazine, The DO.


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