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Bureau of Emerging Leaders DO Day Scholarship applications due Jan. 31

The AOA is now accepting applications for the Bureau of Emerging Leaders (BEL) DO Day Scholarship, which provides opportunities for osteopathic residents, fellows and new physicians in practice to attend DO Day on Capitol Hill, set for April 15-16 (virtual) and April 19-20 (in-person), 2023. The ideal scholarship candidate will be interested in advocacy engagement … Read More

AOA Staff

01.06.23

AOA, News Releases

AOA CEO Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, plans return to healthcare delivery

CHICAGO—It is with mixed emotions the AOA shares the announcement that in November, Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD, Chief Executive Office of the AOA, announced his plans to leave the organization effective December 31. He has accepted a position with HCA Healthcare and will return to one of his greatest passions, a role directly supporting … Read More

AOA Staff

12.17.22

AOA, News Releases

AOA appoints Kathleen Creason as Interim CEO

CHICAGO—Dec. 15, 2022—The American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the professional membership organization for the nation’s more than 178,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and medical students, is pleased to announce that its Board of Trustees has appointed Kathleen S. Creason, MBA, as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Creason will serve in the role while the AOA conducts a nationwide … Read More

AOA Media

12.15.22

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LHS+ medical students continue to face discrimination, according to LMSA findings

The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), the nation’s largest and oldest organization for the advancement of Latina/o/x/e, Hispanic or of Spanish origin (LHS+) identified medical students, has shared the results of a national needs assessment focused on documenting the experiences of discrimination faced by LHS+ identified medical students applying to residency programs. The needs assessment … Read More

AOA Staff

09.21.22

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Members of osteopathic profession honored at AOA’s House of Delegates meeting

The osteopathic medial profession recently celebrated the notable and inspiring contributions of exceptional DOs, researchers and affiliate leaders during the AOA’s 2022 House of Delegates meeting. Following is a list of this year’s award winners and a short description of their work. Distinguished Service Award The Distinguished Service Award is the AOA’s highest honor. The … Read More

AOA Staff

07.16.22

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Osteopathic medical community urges further discussion and understanding about distinctive licensure assessment of DO and MD students

As leaders of the osteopathic medical education and osteopathic medical communities in the United States, we acknowledge and empathize with trainees who often encounter bias in transition to residency, such as requests for DO students to take USMLE in addition to COMLEX-USA in the residency application process. Osteopathic medical students, who currently represent 25 percent … Read More

AOA Staff

06.30.22

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AOA statement on Supreme Court repeal of Roe V. Wade

Statement attributable to AOA President Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, & CEO Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD: With the recent decision from the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) remains steadfast in its consistent position to support the sanctity and privacy of the patient-physician relationship. We denounce … Read More

AOA Staff

06.26.22

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AOA statement on Tulsa medical center shooting

The following statement is attributable to AOA President Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, and AOA CEO Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD: The news of the Tulsa shooting and death of four people on the campus of Saint Francis Health System was shocking and hit our medical community very hard. To the families of Stephanie J. Husen, … Read More

AOA Staff

06.03.22

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2022 AOA Advocacy Award winners announced

During DO Day 2022, the AOA presented the following advocacy awards recognizing excellence in public policy and professional advocacy on behalf of the osteopathic profession. The awards were presented by AOA President Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, during a General Session in Washington, DC, on April 26, 2022. Individual Excellence in Advocacy Recipients of the Individual … Read More

AOA Staff

04.26.22