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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 August 26-27, 2021 meeting. Comprehensive site visits occur at the end of an accreditation cycle. The following comprehensive site visits were reviewed: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (Blacksburg, VA) – granted continuing accreditation with heightened monitoring. Other … Read More

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AOA statement on American Association of Nurse Anesthetists name change, title misappropriation and the importance of physician-led care

More than 35 osteopathic medical organizations have signed on in support of the following statement produced by the American Osteopathic Association. A full listing of supporting organizations is viewable below the statement. Position statement: In response to the recent announcement that the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) has changed its name to the “American … Read More

Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, & Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD


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Leading Physician Groups Oppose Texas Legislation That Threatens Access to Reproductive Patient Care

The following is a statement from the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, and the American Psychiatric Association. America’s leading physician groups are deeply concerned about the consequences of the Texas state law, which took … Read More



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US Medical Schools Are Not Addressing LGBTQ Health Disparities Well

CHICAGO—To address sexual and gender minority health disparities, American medical schools must update their data collection practices, according to new research in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. The study found 80% of medical schools are not collecting sexual orientation information during the admission or enrollment process. Without data, support gaps cannot be identified, or programs … Read More

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Joint Statement in Support of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Workers in Health and Long-Term Care

Due to the recent COVID-19 surge and the availability of safe and effective vaccines, our health care organizations and societies advocate that all health care and long-term care employers require their workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This is the logical fulfillment of the ethical commitment of all health care workers to put patients as … Read More



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American Osteopathic Association Installs Joseph Giaimo, DO, as 125th President

CHICAGO—Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, MACOI, FCCP, was inaugurated as the 125th president of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) today. Dr. Giaimo, an osteopathic physician who is AOA board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and sleep medicine, has been working in private practice in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, for more than 30 years. He ascended to the … Read More

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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

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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


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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

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