For first-year students, getting used to the speed of medical school and processing mass amounts of information are often the biggest challenges. Finding the study methods that work best for you will help you make more time for wellness, decompressing and family and friends.
Family physicians are the most sought-after specialists by employers using physician recruiters in 2019, noted Merritt Hawkins, a physician staffing agency, in a recent report on physician recruiting.
Whether you’re interested in becoming a health influencer, hearing the story of a DO who had a heart transplant during residency or learning about eSports athletes, the TED-style talks at OMED 2019, Oct. 25-28 in Baltimore, are designed to engage you. The 20-minute TED-style talks will take place in OMED Central in the Experience Zone … Read More
In the final year of the transition to a single graduate medical education accreditation system, 87% of all AOA-accredited positions in 2015 have achieved ACGME accreditation. AOA programs that apply for ACGME accreditation are granted pre-accreditation status until they are approved by the review committee overseeing the specialty.
The residency application process is full of questions. Guidance from the osteopathic family can help students navigate matching successfully. AOA past president William S Mayo, DO, recently spoke with a group of osteopathic medical students about matching into residency, the single GME accreditation system and finding the right program. Dr. Mayo completed an ACGME-accredited ophthalmology residency at the … Read More
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Anthem) is implementing a new prepayment clinical validation review process which could affect more than 20,000 DOs practicing in 14 states. As noted in a June 2019 communication to network providers, Anthem stated that the new review process impacts claims submitted with modifiers 25 (significant, separately identifiable E/M service), 59 (distinct … Read More
Nearly 14% of respondents said they’d been bullied by a colleague in a position of greater power at some point in their training. Of those who reported being bullied, 31% sought help. Trainees also noted the types of harassment they experienced and how the bullying affected them.
Osteopathic representation on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Board of Directors and its review committees continues to expand, its CEO recently told the AOA House of Delegates.
It’s time to begin the work that will take you to the promised DO land. Here are 10 ways to set a solid foundation for your medical education.