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Updated OMT coding and documentation guide is available now

The second edition of the AOA’s “Guide to Coding & Documentation: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment” is available now for preorder. Preorders will be shipped the first week of May. This guide was developed by an expert panel of osteopathic physicians along with AOA staff with expertise in coding, documentation, practice management and payor relations.

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05.19.24

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Packing for away rotations: Here’s what is essential

This spring, many third-year osteopathic medical students looking to complete away rotations at a desired residency program are submitting their applications to line up audition rotations, aka Sub-Is, for this summer and fall. Fourth-year medical students on Sub-Is can also be called “acting interns” or “AI” for short.

The DO Staff

05.18.24

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What needs to be done to improve physicians’ mental health and reduce burnout

Already concerned about physician well-being before the pandemic started, psychiatrist Mona Masood, DO, quickly saw the mental health toll the crisis would have on doctors, so she founded the Physician Support Line, a free, confidential peer-to-peer hotline for all physicians, in March 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic brought burnout and mental health concerns to the forefront of … Read More

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05.17.24

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A housing and real estate guide for physicians and medical trainees

Choosing where to live is a complicated decision for most individuals, including physicians and medical trainees. The circumstances that inform our housing needs vary greatly from person to person and across the student-resident-attending physician continuum. When you’re looking for housing, decisions abound, including location, roommate or solo, rent or own, short- or long-term occupancy.

The DO Staff

05.16.24

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Balancing act: Navigating motherhood in medical school

Nearly every medical student is overwhelmed by the demanding nature of medical school didactics when they begin their studies. For me, this realization came at the same time that I was also navigating a massive change in my personal life: I was accepted into medical school at the University of the Incarnate Word School of … Read More

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05.12.24

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Nonpharmaceutical approaches to alleviating restless leg syndrome symptoms

As many medical students know, after just a few short months into medical school, your family and friends begin saturating you with medical questions, which is exactly what piqued my interest in researching restless leg syndrome (RLS).

The DO Staff

05.11.24

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Compassion in medicine: It’s not just the right thing to do—it also makes the most cents

I had to reread his email a few times. I could not even remember who this patient was. I wondered how he had tracked me down to message me. Years later, he wanted to discuss his experiences during his inpatient psychiatric hospitalization for acute mania with psychosis.

The DO Staff

05.10.24

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6 ways to be a physician without practicing clinical medicine

In recent years, the term “burnout” has not just been a mere word, but rather an omnipresent phenomenon in conversations revolving around the health care profession. Despite numerous proposed solutions—from mindfulness practices to workload management—the rates of burnout remain persistently high, and the current situation threatens to further exacerbate the impending shortage of health care … Read More

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05.09.24

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Applications for the AOA’s 2024-2025 TIPS program now being accepted

Applications for the AOA’s 2024-2025 Training in Policy Studies (TIPS) cohort are now being accepted. The TIPS program is a policy-based program that provides fellows with an understanding of current health care policy issues while also facilitating leadership opportunities. It serves as an initial leadership and policy program for residents wishing to become more active … Read More

The DO Staff

05.07.24