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Ketamine in the ER

Many ER doctors view ketamine as a bit of a wonder drug, and I am certainly no exception. The first time I used it was in the military on one of my Ranger Medics in 2014 after he sustained a significant hand trauma. The injury was severe, so we went straight to an 800 mcg … Read More

The DO Staff

12.05.22

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In Memoriam: Nov. 1, 2022

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. View a list of past In Memoriam columns here.

The DO Staff

12.04.22

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I was once lost, but now am found: A nontraditional student’s advice for success in medical school

For some students, medical school is the next step of a straight, multi-point trajectory toward becoming a physician. These students discover their calling at a young age, earn high marks in grade school, graduate undergrad with honors, study for the MCAT and immediately start their medical school education. After finishing school, these physicians have ample … Read More

The DO Staff

12.03.22

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5 unique electives for residents

One of the best things about being a medical student is finishing your core rotations and being able to choose your electives. When I was in my fourth year, I looked for every interesting elective I could find. Ultimately, I had about 25 interests and only a few months, but I enjoyed every elective I … Read More

The DO Staff

12.02.22

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How important are extracurriculars in med school?

When pondering your way forward in medicine — whether you’re a student considering which elective rotations to pursue or a mid-career physician thinking about changing jobs — it’s always a good idea to seek out the guidance of those who have come before you.

The DO Staff

12.01.22

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The DO Book Club, Nov. 2022: What Doctors Feel, The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine, A Christmas Carol

Since its inception, I’ve thought of this column not so much as a place for in-depth reviews, but rather as a way to shine a spotlight on books that we, as a community of medical professionals, might want to read and might not be aware are out there.

The DO Staff

11.19.22

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7 tips on letters of intent for residency applications

After residency interviews and before the Match can become an interesting time for fourth-year medical students. This small window is much like an eye of the storm, filled predominantly with anxiety while waiting it out. Of course, the ranking must occur—with applicants ranking programs and programs ranking applicants—but apart from that, this time is often … Read More

The DO Staff

11.18.22

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How important are extracurriculars in med school?

When pondering your way forward in medicine — whether you’re a student considering which elective rotations to pursue or a mid-career physician thinking about changing jobs — it’s always a good idea to seek out the guidance of those who have come before you.

The DO Staff

11.17.22

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AOA CEO Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, receives Outstanding Alumni Award

North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, recently presented AOA CEO Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, with their Outstanding Alumni Award. The school presents Outstanding Alumni Awards annually to one or more alumni who graduated more than 15 years ago, excelled in their careers and demonstrated service to the community and North Central College.

The DO Staff

11.13.22