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AOA, ACGME and AACOM usher in new era of single accreditation for graduate medical education

CHICAGO, June 30, 2020—The American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) join this week to celebrate completion of the successful transition to a single accreditation system for graduate medical education (GME) in the U.S. Under the single accreditation system, the … Read More

AOA Media Team

06.30.20

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95% of osteopathic physicians experienced a decline in practice revenue during pandemic

CHICAGO—June 16, 2020—A new survey reveals 95% of osteopathic physicians experienced a decline in practice revenue with more than 40% anticipating their practice revenue will be cut in half or more as a result of COVID-19. When the pandemic rapidly altered the delivery of care across the health care system, small- and mid-sized physician practices … Read More

AOA Media Team

06.16.20

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Accreditation decisions for colleges of osteopathic medicine

CHICAGO—May 29, 2020— The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its April 23-25, 2020 meeting. Comprehensive site visits occur at the end of an accreditation cycle. The following comprehensive site visits occurred and were reviewed: • Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (Las Cruces, NM) – granted accreditation … Read More

AOA Media Team

05.29.20

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Women almost twice as likely to choose primary care as men

Analysis of osteopathic medical school survey data reveals women are 1.75 times more likely to choose primary care than men, according to a study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.  Researchers sought to understand the factors that are associated with an increased likelihood of specializing in primary care. “Considering the critical need for … Read More

AOA Media Team

05.27.20

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America’s frontline physicians call for immigration protections for International Medical Graduate physicians during COVID-19 pandemic

Statement from the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians,  American Osteopathic Association and American Psychiatric Association WASHINGTON, DC—MAY 14, 2020—Today, America’s frontline physicians, representing more than 600,000 physicians and medical students, are speaking out to protect our fellow physicians who provide crucial … Read More

AOA Media Team

05.14.20

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AOA statement on COVID-19 stay-at-home guidelines

CHICAGO—April 29, 2020—Recently, members have raised concerns regarding statements made in the media either minimizing the seriousness of COVID-19, suggesting the lack of necessity to follow current CDC guidelines and/or suggesting misrepresentation of professional credentials during peaceful assembly. The following statement is the AOA’s official response to these concerns. The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) strongly … Read More

AOA Media Team

04.29.20

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Osteopathic Medical Profession Surges above 150,000 Physicians and Students

CHICAGO—April 22, 2020—The growth of osteopathic medicine continues to be robust and sustained, according to the 2019 Osteopathic Medical Profession Report. Today, the total number of Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) and osteopathic medical students is over 150,000 for the first time—an increase of over 6,000 from 2018. “The growth in our profession is critically … Read More

AOA Media Team

04.27.20

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Mindful yoga reduces testosterone by 29% in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

CHICAGO—April 14, 2020—Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) should consider adopting a mindful yoga practice to help ease symptoms and improve androgen levels. Researchers found a one-hour mindful yoga class, done three times a week, reduced testosterone levels by 29% over a three-month period. Other androgen levels, like DHEA, were also reduced, and depression and … Read More

AOA Media Team

04.20.20

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Osteopathic medical students may be graduating early to fight COVID-19

CHICAGO—March 30, 2020—To allow states to expand their physician workforce during this critical time, the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), which accredits the nation’s 38 osteopathic medical schools, will allow colleges of osteopathic medicine to offer early graduation to certain medical students in their fourth year to increase the health care … Read More

AOA Media Relations

03.31.20