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.
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.
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Anthem) is implementing a new prepayment clinical validation review process which could affect more than 20,000 DOs practicing in 14 states. As noted in a June 2019 communication to network providers, Anthem stated that the new review process impacts claims submitted with modifiers 25 (significant, separately identifiable E/M service), 59 (distinct … Read More
CHICAGO, September 6, 2019–The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its August 23-25, 2019 meeting. California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Clovis, CA) – granted pre-accreditation status, pending further submission of information to, and approval by, the COCA Executive Committee, and following a satisfactory … Read More
AOA member value partner Doctors Without Quarters (DWOQ) will host a free webinar on the loan repayment marketplace for resident physicians on Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. ET. This session aims to help resident physicians and future residents strategically determine which federal repayment plan is best for keeping their payments low while helping them maximize … Read More
Nearly 14% of respondents said they’d been bullied by a colleague in a position of greater power at some point in their training. Of those who reported being bullied, 31% sought help. Trainees also noted the types of harassment they experienced and how the bullying affected them.
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
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.
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