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Physicians targeted in extortion scam by criminals posing as DEA agents

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency reports that physicians and the public have been targeted by criminals posing as DEA agents.

The DO

04.03.18

The DO

How healthy is your community? If you’re in Colorado or Virginia, U.S. News says pretty healthy

With the aim of arming local, public health and federal officials with information that would allow them to make decisions to improve population health, editors at U.S. News & World Report recently undertook an ambitious project—evaluating the health of nearly 3,000 American counties.

The DO

04.02.18

The DO

Best and worst states for doctors in 2018: How’s medicine where you live?

If you’re a physician in South Dakota or Nebraska, your job satisfaction is likely significantly higher than it would be if you resided in Rhode Island or New Jersey, according to personal finance website WalletHub, which recently released its 2018 list of the best and worst states for doctors.

The DO

03.29.18

The DO

Buying a car? What new DOs should know before splurging on a set of wheels

Medical students and residents toil for years, learning their profession and delaying gratification. So, it’s no surprise that many newly minted DOs can’t wait to spend a buck or two.

The DO

03.28.18

The DO

New laws affect DO opioid prescribing practices in Arizona and Mississippi

As the nation’s opioid epidemic shows little sign of abating, the AOA is actively monitoring and responding to any new legislation that has the potential to impact how osteopathic physicians address the pain needs of their patients. Arizona and Mississippi recently introduced new legislation intended to crack down on opioid overuse.

The DO

03.28.18

The DO

National Physicians Week: Learn about 10 inspiring DOs who are doing great things

Traditionally celebrated on March 30, National Doctors Day was initially conceived by a physician’s wife to honor the contributions of the nation’s physicians. Last year, the advocacy group Physicians Working Together led a campaign to extend National Doctors Day to a whole week, recognized March 25-31 this year, during which the group is offering an … Read More

The DO

03.28.18

The DO

Steps taken toward practice rights for DOs in South Korea

When AOA CEO Adrienne White-Faines, MPA, FACHE, visits a college of osteopathic medicine and asks medical students how many have studied abroad, typically over 75 percent raise their hands. When asked how many are interested in practicing abroad at some time during their career, close to 100 percent raise their hands. For this reason, attaining … Read More

The DO

03.27.18

The DO

You’ve matched—congrats! Here’s how to prepare for your residency or internship

After the elation of matching wears off, fourth-year medical students realize that in a few short months, they’ll have new initials after their name—and a host of new responsibilities to go with them.

The DO

03.21.18

The DO

Match Day: How students landed their first- and second-choice residency slots

It’s a Match! Last week, DO students who participated in the NRMP Match learned where they would be completing residency training, while AOA Matchees received their placements last month.

The DO

03.21.18