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AOA engages in ongoing grassroots advocacy for medical student parity

This is the third in a series of Student Parity Advocacy Updates shared with the osteopathic medical profession. The message is attributable to AOA President Ira P. Monka, DO, and AOA CEO Kathleen S. Creason, MBA. Though the osteopathic medical profession continues to grow larger and stronger with each passing year, DOs and osteopathic medical … Read More

AOA staff

05.13.24

AOA, Public Policy

DO Day on Capitol Hill: Celebrating success and looking ahead

This year’s DO Day on Capitol Hill was a resounding success, as hundreds of osteopathic physicians, students and advocates came together to make their voices heard in the halls of Congress. The AOA is proud of the passion and commitment demonstrated by participants, and we are excited to share some of the key accomplishments and … Read More

AOA Staff

04.24.24

AOA

AOA joins with osteopathic partners to address student parity issues

This is the second in a series of Student Parity Advocacy Updates shared with the osteopathic medical profession. The message is attributable to AOA President Ira P. Monka, DO, and AOA CEO Kathleen S. Creason, MBA. The advancement of equitable treatment for all medical students seeking rotations and training positions continues to be an area … Read More

AOA Staff

04.16.24

AOA

It’s National Osteopathic Medicine Week! Join the celebration

This week, we join with partners across the profession to celebrate the nation’s 186,000+ DOs and osteopathic medical students, who provide distinctive whole-person care to millions of patients each day.

AOA staff

04.15.24

AOA

Advocacy success: West Virginia Governor Jim Justice vetoes bill to eliminate osteopathic medical board

In a win for osteopathic physicians (DOs) and their patients across West Virginia, Governor Jim Justice vetoed Senate Bill 714 yesterday. Senate Bill 714 would have eliminated the state Board of Osteopathic Medicine (WVBOM) and transferred the regulation of DOs to the allopathic medical board, which oversees MDs. In his veto message, the Governor acknowledged … Read More

AOA Media

04.01.24

AOA

Joint statement on improving health through DEI

Leading health care and medical associations from across the country today made a statement in support of DEI policies in health care, as a means to help improve the health of our nation. These organizations include the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), American Board of Medical … Read More

AOA staff

03.26.24

AOA

Student Parity Summit convenes organizational leaders & GME experts

This is the first in a series of Student Parity Advocacy Updates shared with the osteopathic medical profession. The message is attributable to AOA President Ira P. Monka, DO, and AOA CEO Kathleen S. Creason, MBA. As the professional home for the nation’s 148,000+ DOs and 38,000+ osteopathic medical students, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) … Read More

AOA

03.22.24

AOA, News Releases

DO placements in 2024 NRMP Match reach all-time high

CHICAGO, March 15, 2024—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% … Read More

AOA Media Team

03.15.24

AOA

Navigating your practice through the Change Healthcare disruption

NOTE: This article will be updated frequently as new information becomes available. April 29 update Earlier this week, UnitedHealth Group (UHG) announced that patient data had been compromised in the Change Healthcare cyberattack that occurred on Feb. 21. UHG has found files containing protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII), which could cover … Read More

AOA Staff

03.04.24