Yes, medical memoirs have been written before, but Rana Awdish, MD, raises the genre to a whole new level in her book In Shock: My Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope (St. Martin’s Press, 2017, 272 pp.). The first edition of the book had the subtitle: How Nearly Dying Made Me a Better … Read More
During the week of April 23 – 27, 2022, the AOA held its annual DO Day conference, which combined meetings with lawmakers on Capitol Hill with a hybrid health policy conference.
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.
Ethan Allen, DO, a leader, teacher and mentor in osteopathic medicine, died on March 21, 2022, at his California home. The following memorial was submitted by Dr. Allen’s friend and colleague, Martin J. Porcelli, DO, PhD, MHPE. “Dr. Allen was a humble, stalwart and driven DO whose shoulders we have all stood on,” Dr. Porcelli … Read More
Two years have passed since the initial outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. The month of March 2020 is still engrained into my memory, clear as if it were yesterday. Spring break started early that month, and many of my peers had ventured off into the world on what would be our last vacations before diving … Read More
Alice I. Chen, DO, fell in love with osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) and osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) as a medical student at the A.T. Still University – School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA), where she completed an additional year of medical training as an undergraduate OMM and anatomy teaching fellow.
The COVID-19 pandemic exaggerated the frustration and exhaustion of physicians within standard health care systems. Some physicians in direct primary care (DPC) practices have especially appreciated the autonomy and flexibility of DPC during a pandemic.
Twenty percent of Americans live in rural areas. Eleven percent of physicians practice in them. This certainly isn’t due to a lesser need for health care in rural America; it’s actually quite the opposite.
The debate about whether to use the term “burnout” stems from the understandable concern that “burnout” puts blame and responsibility on the individual experiencing it, instead of directing responsibility to a systemic/organizational level. Terms that have been used in the media in an attempt to more accurately describe the psychological phenomenon experienced by physicians include … Read More