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Welcome back to The DO Book Club! For March, I am reviewing “STIFF: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers,” by Mary Roach, “Cutting Out: The Making and Unmaking of a Surgeon,” by James K. Weber and “ADHD: Quick & Easy Guide for the Stressed Parent of a Child with ADHD,” by Martin G. Meindl.
Ophthalmology is a unique field that utilizes a combination of medicine and procedures to treat pathologies of the eye and its surrounding structures. The process of applying for an ophthalmology residency is distinct, requiring fourth-year osteopathic, allopathic and international medical students to apply through the San Francisco Matching Program (SF Match) rather than the Electronic … Read More
The three men in this world who never let me down: Ben & Jerry and my dad. My dad always knew when to surprise me with my favorite flavors of Ben & Jerry’s. Whether I was going through a breakup, a board exam or a big deadline, he was there with ice cream and a … Read More
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. View a list of past In Memoriam columns here.
After 30 years as a primary care sports medicine physician, it is probably time to help my colleagues understand just what is it that we do and how we came to do it. Many people assume that we only take care of athletes on college or professional teams, when, in fact, we care for all … Read More
Geneen Gin, DO, has been diligently working to uncover what makes women physicians successful in their careers, what struggles they face and what support is needed at the individual and institutional levels to support their career advancement.
In December of 2022, as a last act of the 117th Congress, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (Omnibus bill) was passed and ultimately signed into law by President Biden. Fortunately for physicians and other practitioners who care for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD), this included the removal of the federal requirement to have an “X-waiver.”
Neurosurgery is a competitive field with very high standards. The challenges and demand impose significant stress, but the rewards are abundant, and the patient impact is arguably among the highest of any specialty. While osteopathic medical students may recognize the importance of the neurological system and musculoskeletal system courses, not all might realize that becoming … Read More
Get ready to be inspired by Danielle Ward, DO! She’s a plastic surgery resident at Larkin Community Hospital Palm Springs Campus in Hialeah, Florida. Her story is one of perseverance—from being a single mom and nontraditional medical school applicant to writing and publishing her own book, “Atypical Premed.”