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Many Americans remember exactly where they were on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when news broke of the tragic terrorist attacks that would impact U.S. policy and culture for decades. New York area DOs and medical professionals who were immediately called to nearby hospitals to treat wounded victims have particularly poignant and indelible memories … Read More
The AOA’s 2021-2022 president, Joseph Giaimo, DO, discusses his journey to medicine, his plans for his AOA presidential year, and what he enjoys about leadership within the osteopathic profession.
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Last week, Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) and Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) introduced the Doctors of Community (DOC) Act, which would, if enacted, permanently authorize and fund the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program. The legislation would also expand THCGME and support the development of 100 new residency programs and create an estimated … Read More
Lt. Col. Timothy Plackett, DO, MPH, is leading a program that trains Army medical personnel while providing critical care to patients at University of Chicago Medicine. The program provides Army personnel serving on forward resuscitative surgical teams with the opportunity to sharpen and maintain their clinical skills. They work at leading trauma centers across the … Read More
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For osteopathic medical students, signing up for the COVID-19 vaccinations wasn’t easy in the beginning, despite the fact that students were staffing vaccination clinics. In response, the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) partnered with the AOA to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines for its members earlier this year.
National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week is April 18-24, 2021. This annual observance brings together our profession—now more than 151,000 strong—to unite in the pursuit of a common goal: celebrating and raising awareness of osteopathic medicine in communities across the nation.
This year’s Match cycle was unlike any other, with students navigating the pandemic, virtual interviews and limits on audition rotations throughout the process. It’s currently unclear how much COVID-19 will impact next year’s residency application cycle. However, it’s certainly possible that incoming OMS IVs will encounter some of these same issues.