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HOD resolutions impacting students, residents and new physicians in practice

The following policies were adopted at the July 2022 AOA House of Delegates Meeting in Chicago: Resolution H-203: Disability Determinations Policy affirming the AOA’s support for education, training, and involvement of osteopathic physicians in the process of impairment ratings as they can be used to establish disability determinations. Strikes the inclusion of students, instead preferring … Read More

Bureau of Emerging Leaders

10.17.22

Looking Forward

BEL Updates: October 2022

The AOA’s Bureau of Emerging Leaders (BEL) represents the interests of osteopathic medical students, residents, fellows, and new physicians in practice. Read on for the latest updates on recent actions of the BEL. Communications By Tim Beals, DO, 2021-2022 Workgroup Chair This edition marks the completion of our first year with a new format for … Read More

Bureau of Emerging Leaders

10.17.22

Looking Forward

Transitioning from being a mentee to a mentor

“Get off your brother’s bike; it is too big for you,” advised my mom. “No, it’s not,” I replied. And in that exact moment, the bike with me on it tumbled toward a tree. It is important to realize that the advice you receive doesn’t always have to apply to your specific situation at hand. … Read More

Cameron T. Bubar, DO, MPH

10.17.22

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BEL Updates: July 2022

The AOA’s Bureau of Emerging Leaders (BEL) represents the interests of osteopathic medical students, residents, fellows, and new physicians in practice. Read on for the latest updates on recent actions of the BEL. Advocacy By Shawn Hamm, DO, MPH, Workgroup Chair The AOA DO Day on the Hill 2022 was a huge success and the … Read More

Bureau of Emerging Leaders

07.10.22

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AOA House of Delegates: Insider Perspective

The AOA House of Delegates will be held July 15-17 in Chicago. In preparation for the occasion, the Bureau of Emerging leaders (BEL) spoke with AOA Vice Speaker of the House, David Broder, DO. Dr. Broder is an Associate Dean of Postdoctoral Education at NYIT-COM, a practicing internal medicine physician, graduate of the AOA Health … Read More

Bureau of Emerging Leaders

07.05.22

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10 tips from the BEL for successful transitions

This article is from the April 2022 issue of the Looking Forward BEL newsletter. Spring brings new changes and challenges, with medical students getting ready to begin rotations, graduations fast approaching, and many new physicians preparing for their next practice. Members of the AOA Bureau of Emerging Leaders provide the following tips to help you navigate … Read More

Bureau of Emerging Leaders

04.11.22

Looking Forward

Financial spring cleaning & navigating student loan debt

This article is from the April 2022 issue of the Looking Forward BEL newsletter. If you’re like me, the thought of tackling student loans and loan repayment is a waking nightmare. There are too many details and possibilities to be explored and, like a deer in the headlights, freezing seems like an acceptable option at … Read More

Timothy Lemaire, DO

04.11.22

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Understanding the Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program

This article is from the April 2022 issue of the Looking Forward BEL newsletter. The AOA Bureau of Emerging Leaders recently spoke with John-Michael Villarama, MA, AOA Senior Director of Congressional Affairs and Affiliate Engagement about AOA advocacy regarding the Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program. This interview has been edited for clarity. For those … Read More

Bureau of Emerging Leaders

04.11.22

Looking Forward

Why are we so bad at wellness?

I think it is safe to say that “wellness” has been working its way into the forefront of our collective consciousness in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic brought isolation and increased exposure to shared stress. And the extra burden those of us in health care faced has compounded the issue. From the AOA’s recent campaign … Read More

Timothy Lemaire, DO, MPH

02.25.22