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Practicing medicine in New Zealand: Tackling 3 misconceptions about working abroad

My dream of practicing medicine abroad was first ignited at the 2013 American Psychiatric Association conference in San Francisco. As a medical student, I was dazzled by the many fascinating talks and stalls in the exhibit hall. I found myself especially drawn to the stall that proclaimed, “Practice in New Zealand!”

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03.03.24

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Chasing your dreams: Focusing on the journey rather than the end goal

Our dreams guide the imprint of the path we have the potential to take in this life. They reflect our inner wants and desires, showing us glimpses of our true north. Many times, dreams can seem vast and obscure. As a former competitive athlete and swim coach, I found that consistency and persistence weren’t enough … Read More

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03.02.24

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How to recession-proof your retirement nest egg

Should you be worried? In the past year, interest rates have soared, home prices have gone up, job numbers show high levels of employment and health care companies such as Aetna and CVS are reporting profits again after COVID per Beckers Healthcare Payor Report.

The DO Staff

03.01.24

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Nearly half of physicians surveyed say they’re burned out in 2024

Nearly half of physicians report experiencing burnout in 2024, according to Medscape’s 2024 physician burnout and depression report. The 49% burnout rate is a reduction from last year, when 53% of physicians reported burnout. However, this year’s rate is significantly higher than it was before the pandemic—44% of surveyed physicians reported burnout in 2019.

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02.29.24

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In Memoriam: Feb. 1, 2024

The following list of recently deceased osteopathic physicians includes links to obituaries and online memorials if they’re available. Readers can notify the AOA of their deceased colleagues by sending an email to memberservice@osteopathic.org. You may also view a list of past In Memoriam columns.

The DO Staff

02.24.24

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How to develop more clerkships for osteopathic medical students

One of my primary roles as an administrator in an osteopathic medical school is to find and develop clinical training opportunities for students. Clinical clerkships offer students hands-on training, and direct patient care experiences that cannot be taught in textbooks or classrooms. Throughout this article, I will share some insider’s tips and tricks on which … Read More

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02.23.24

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3 osteopathic moments in Uganda

In the fall of 2022, a colleague proposed to take medical students to Uganda for a new global health elective. She mentioned needing a clinical faculty member for the trip.

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02.22.24

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The future of AI in medicine is osteopathic

Since Andrew Taylor Still, DO, MD, flung to the breeze the banner of osteopathy in 1874, dreaming of a different and better way to practice medicine, our profession has been interested in the future and not afraid to walk on the cutting edge. We are the innovators in medicine; the first to recognize that form … Read More

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02.21.24

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The benefits of learning another language for patient care

In February, we celebrate love, which is expressed in many different ways in each of our lives. In medicine, many of us love our work and we love our patients. That is certainly the case for me, despite the bureaucratic and never-ending patient charts.

The DO Staff

02.18.24