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American Osteopathic Association installs Ronald Burns, DO, FACOFP, as 123rd President

CHICAGO—July 29, 2019—Ronald Burns, DO, FACOFP, a family medicine physician from Orlando, Florida, was installed Saturday as president of the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Burns assumed the presidency before an estimated 500 osteopathic physicians (DOs) at the American Osteopathic Association’s annual business meeting in Chicago. The organization represents the professional interests of the nation’s more … Read More

AOA Media Team

07.29.19

The DO

Seasoned leader, mentor and family physician is the AOA’s new president

As a board-certified family physician in private practice, incoming AOA President Ronald Burns, DO, FACOFP, truly understands health care needs in the United States today.

The DO

07.27.19

The DO

AOA honors leaders and groups for advancing the osteopathic profession

During House of Delegates meeting, the AOA recognized the leaders and organizations for their efforts to support the osteopathic medical profession by creating programs to address physician burnout, conducting research, providing access to care and supporting osteopathic medical education.

The DO

07.27.19

News Releases

Researchers suggest empathy could be a factor in medical school admissions

CHICAGO—July 25, 2019—High empathy scores could become part of the criteria for getting into medical school, according to research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. The study gauged empathy levels of 16,149 new matriculants and first- through fourth-year medical students, establishing a set of national norms, which serve as a benchmark for … Read More

AOA Media Team

07.25.19

The DO

Becoming a chief medical officer: How DOs can rise up in executive leadership

Stepping away from clinical medicine to pursue a health care administration role can be a difficult choice for a physician. Two DOs share what you need to know.

The DO

07.24.19

The DO

Leading the way: How you can help shape the future of graduate medical education

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education is looking for residents and nonresident physicians to serve on its review and recognition committees.

The DO

07.24.19

JAOA

Primary care doctors can help in early detection of melanoma, JAOA study finds

Researchers say non-dermatologist physicians can make earlier and more accurate diagnoses of melanomas using a dermatoscope.

JAOA

07.23.19

The DO

Failed COMLEX or USMLE? What it means for matching into residency

Failing a board exam in medical school can be a wrenching moment in a medical student’s career, but becoming a physician is still an attainable goal.

The DO

07.17.19

AOA

Survey says: Tell us how you use osteopathic techniques in practice

A large-scale national survey is now underway to gather data on how DOs currently employ osteopathic medicine and its principles in clinical practice. Certifying Board Services encourages all certification board members and diplomates to participate. The online survey is designed to collect information about the specific techniques and philosophies DOs commonly use in patient care. … Read More

AOA

07.17.19