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Google Trends, the COVID-19 Vaccine, and Infertility Misinformation

CHICAGO—July 13, 2021—Google searches related to infertility and coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines increased by 34,900% after a pair of physicians submitted a petition questioning the safety and efficacy data of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine. Referencing the petition, anti-vaccine activists circulated claims that misconstrued the information regarding the possibility that the vaccine could impact fertility in women. … Read More

AOA Media Team

07.13.21

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Statement regarding testimony on HB 248

Statement attributable to AOA President Thomas L. Ely, DO, and AOA CEO Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD On June 9, the American Osteopathic Association became aware of the June 8 testimony provided by Sherri Tenpenny, DO, at the Ohio House of Representatives hearing on House Bill 248, the Enact Vaccine Choice and Anti-Discrimination Act. Following careful … Read More

AOA President and AOA CEO

06.14.21

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AOA statement on physician-led care, Physician Assistant title change and non-physician clinician use of the title ‘Doctor’

Position Statement: The American Osteopathic Association calls for truth in advertising, intellectual honesty and transparency with the use of professional designations of non-physician clinicians in service of the public interest. We also call for organized, collaborative discussions among stakeholder organizations in the Physician, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and Physician Assistant communities to find common ground … Read More

AOA Staff

05.28.21

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Accreditation Decisions for Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

CHICAGO–The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its April 15-17, 2021 meeting. Comprehensive site visits occur at the end of an accreditation cycle. The following comprehensive site visits occurred and were reviewed: Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Fort Smith, AR) – granted initial accreditation with heightened … Read More

AOA Staff

05.17.21

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AOA Celebrates National Osteopathic Medicine Week

Chicago—April 21, 2021—Each year, the osteopathic medical profession joins together during National Osteopathic Medicine Week (NOM Week) to raise awareness of osteopathic medicine and the distinctive care osteopathic physicians (DOs) provide. This observance, which runs April 18-24, 2021, will highlight the many milestones achieved since the founding of osteopathic medicine in 1892. “Please join me … Read More

AOA Media Team

04.21.21

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DO Schools Lead in Primary Care, Rural Care and Caring for Underserved in U.S. News’ Medical Schools Ranking

CHICAGO—This year, three osteopathic medical schools ranked on the U.S. News and World Report annual list of the best medical schools for primary care. Additionally, osteopathic medical schools make up nine of the top 10 U.S. medical schools with the most graduates practicing in primary care specialties, according to a new U.S. News list published this … Read More

AOA Media Team

04.02.21

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NRMP Match results in 6,597 new DO residents

CHICAGO—March 19, 2021—Today, 6,327 osteopathic medical students and 270 past DO graduates matched into postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) residency positions through the 2021 National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Match. That is a net increase of 359 DO students from the prior year. Of the expanded applicant pool, a total of 89.1% of the 7,101 (a … Read More

AOA Media Team

03.19.21

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Aggressive intervention recommended to prevent pediatric diabetes

CHICAGO—March 2, 2021—Type 2 diabetes, once considered an adult disease, is increasingly causing health complications among American youth. A research review published in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine suggests physicians should work to more aggressively prevent pediatric diabetes. Because few pediatric Type 2 diabetes treatment options are available, prevention is unusually important. To improve health … Read More

AOA Media Team

03.02.21

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AOA supports legislation aimed at bolstering vaccination education efforts

Statement attributable to AOA President Thomas L. Ely, DO The Community Immunity During COVID-19 Act provides much needed funding to promote evidence-based, community-specific outreach and educational activities to increase immunization rates. The American Osteopathic Association (AOA), which represents more than 151,000 osteopathic physicians and medical students, supports this legislation, which aligns with the AOA’s mission … Read More

AOA Media Team

02.18.21