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Free webinar for graduating medical students will share strategies on reducing student loan debt

On April 9, 2024, a free webinar for graduating osteopathic medical students will be available through AOA Member Value partner Student Loan Professor. The webinar will offer strategies on reducing student loan debt.

The DO Staff

04.08.24

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From diapers to degrees: Parenting through medical school and residency

Embarking on the journey of medical education while navigating the responsibilities of parenthood can be a daunting task. In the fast-paced, demanding field of medicine, the rigors of medical training often collide with the joys of raising a family. Below, Yisroel Grabie, DO, and Amira Hassan, DO, share their unique journeys of balancing parenting with … Read More

The DO Staff

04.07.24

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What it’s like to specialize in hematology and oncology

When she was young, Kristen Wendell, DO, was interested in becoming an orthopedic surgeon. But she also wanted to be a mother one day, so she thought becoming a podiatrist would allow her to work as a surgeon in sports medicine but also have a little more flexibility.

The DO Staff

04.06.24

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3 things to try when you have advocacy burnout

If one looks at any newspaper, cable news show or social media platform, one quickly sees that the world is filled with opposing ideas vying for a place of prominence in our collective minds. From global conflicts to a highly contentious U.S. election, there seems to be near-continuous forces working to pull members of the … Read More

The DO Staff

04.05.24

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Forrest ‘Phog’ Allen, DO: The father of basketball coaching

In the world of sports, March and early April are a special time. March is the month of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men’s basketball tournament, known as “March Madness™.” The event consists of 68 teams playing in single-elimination games. The tournament runs throughout the month of March and culminates in the … Read More

The DO Staff

04.04.24

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In Memoriam: March 1, 2024

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. You may also view a list of past In Memoriam columns.

The DO Staff

04.02.24

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Enhanced payment to support longitudinal care: The new E/M complexity add-on code G2211

Patient-centered, whole-person care and the development of longitudinal patient-physician relationships are central to the practice of osteopathic medicine. Establishing trust with patients, understanding their needs and concerns, and building relationships can require significant time and effort. In recognition of the complexity inherent to this work in evaluation and management (E/M) services, the Centers for Medicare … Read More

The DO Staff

04.01.24

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Eliminating training barriers for DO students & residents

The AOA continually works on behalf of the nation’s 38,000+ osteopathic medical students to eliminate challenges that adversely impact access to training opportunities. With the understanding that medical student parity is a top-of-mind concern for future DOs, the AOA joined with the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) to hold a Student Parity Summit, … Read More

The DO Staff

03.31.24

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What goes into designing a brand-new medical school

With one in four medical students pursuing a DO designation—a significant increase over the past decade—it’s not a stretch to say that osteopathic medicine is the future of health care. And just as the number of osteopathic medical students is on the rise, so is the number of colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs).

The DO Staff

03.30.24