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Seeking nominations for AOA Distinguished Service Award

The AOA is accepting nominations for its Distinguished Service Award, the organization’s highest honor. The nomination deadline is Saturday, April 1, 2023.

The DO Staff

02.05.23

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New osteopathic surgery college president discusses being a DO in surgery

Historically, the surgical specialties have tended to be male-dominated. However, leaders in the surgery world are noting that this is changing with the new generation of physicians. It is also changing in the realm of leadership. Kristen Conrad-Schnetz, DO, was recently installed as the president of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS).

The DO Staff

02.04.23

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A.T. Still’s first osteopathic medical school class included 6 women: We talked to some of their descendants

A.T. Still, DO, MD, founded the American School of Osteopathy in Kirksville, Missouri, through a Missouri state grant in 1892. The first class included six women during a time when few women received any formal education. Despite the disparity at the time, it was important to Dr. Still that women be included in the class, … Read More

The DO Staff

02.03.23

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Your guide to navigating the military match

When I was a student in the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) through the U.S. Air Force, the most burning questions on my mind were always focused on one thing: the Military Match or Joint Services Graduate Medical Education Selection Board (JSGMESB). In much the same way the National Resident Match Program (NRMP) works for … Read More

The DO Staff

02.02.23

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The DO Book Club, Jan. 2023: ‘When We Do Harm,’ ‘Floating Feathers’ and ‘When Spirit Touches Matter’

Welcome back to The DO Book Club! For January, I am reviewing “When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error” by Danielle Ofri, MD, “Floating Feathers” by Ross I.S. Zbar, MD, and “When Spirit Touches Matter” by Mel Friedman, DO.

The DO Staff

01.28.23

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A passion for psychiatry: How this DO is creating meaningful change in the medical world

Journey with us this month as we talk to forensic psychiatrist and residency program director Almari Ginory, DO, about her path as a lost medical student who developed a love for psychiatry in Key West, Florida. Follow us as she shares her love of teaching that ultimately blossomed into an inaugural program directorship.

The DO Staff

01.27.23

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Pros and cons of joining a labor union in residency: Is it really worth it?

It’s no secret that residency training is challenging and taxing on each physician in training. Residents have commiserated over gruesome schedules, 80-hour work weeks and 24-hour shifts, all the while receiving inadequate salaries in return. While harsh working conditions have been the norm for residents for decades, it seems that this toxic work culture is … Read More

The DO Staff

01.26.23

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DO Day Scholarship available for DO residents, fellows and new physicians: Applications due Jan. 31

The AOA is now accepting applications for the Bureau of Emerging Leaders (BEL) DO Day Scholarship, which provides opportunities for osteopathic residents, fellows and new physicians in practice to attend DO Day, set for April 15-16 (virtual) and April 19-20 (in-person), 2023.

The DO Staff

01.23.23

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In Memoriam: David F. Hitzeman, DO, pioneer of the osteopathic medical profession

David F. Hitzeman, DO, a pioneer of the osteopathic profession who was recognized in 2021 for his exemplary service to the profession by the AOA Board of Trustees, died on Dec. 14, 2022.

The DO Staff

01.22.23