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The DO

How DO students/graduates matched to their top-choice residencies in 2021

This year’s Match cycle was unlike any other, with students navigating the pandemic, virtual interviews and limits on audition rotations throughout the process. It’s currently unclear how much COVID-19 will impact next year’s residency application cycle. However, it’s certainly possible that incoming OMS IVs will encounter some of these same issues.

The DO Staff

04.14.21

AOA

AOA introduces new 5-year Strategic Plan

The American Osteopathic Association recently announced the launch of a new Strategic Plan, which will guide the organization’s work in service of its members and the osteopathic profession during the next five years. The culmination of a nine-month planning process informed through virtual focus groups and membership survey findings, the new Strategic Plan sets the … Read More

AOA Staff

04.14.21

News Releases

DO Schools Lead in Primary Care, Rural Care and Caring for Underserved in U.S. News’ Medical Schools Ranking

CHICAGO—This year, three osteopathic medical schools ranked on the U.S. News and World Report annual list of the best medical schools for primary care. Additionally, osteopathic medical schools make up nine of the top 10 U.S. medical schools with the most graduates practicing in primary care specialties, according to a new U.S. News list published this … Read More

AOA Media Team

04.02.21

The DO

Reasons to be proud to be a DO on National Doctors’ Day 2021

The pioneers, frontline care providers, leaders and innovators within the profession represent countless reasons to be proud. Here are some of many.

The DO Staff

03.30.21

AOA

Upcoming webinar April 14: job search strategies

On April 14 at 7 p.m. CT, the American Osteopathic Information Association is sponsoring a webinar on job search strategies. This webinar will explore how physicians can make the search process work for them and find a position that is a good fit for their personality and objectives. The webinar will address: Ways to research … Read More

AOA Staff

03.29.21

JOM

Common medications contain animal byproducts, study finds

CHICAGO—More physicians and pharmacists are advocating for patients to be made aware of animal byproducts contained in common medications, according to new research in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. Common medications, including widely used blood thinners and hormones, are often derived from animal byproducts and prescribed without consulting the patient about their beliefs. “Patients deserve … Read More

AOA Media Team

03.29.21

AOA

Osteopathic sign-on letter to President Biden to express appreciation for efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19

This letter offers the undersigned osteopathic specialty and state organizations, and the more than 151,000 osteopathic physicians and medical students they represent, as a resource in President Biden’s efforts to implement the National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness. A copy of the letter is below: March 1, 2021 Joseph R. Biden, Jr. … Read More

AOA Staff

03.26.21

AOA

Mediaplanet Osteopathic Medicine campaign highlights DOs’ impact on the future of medicine

The AOA is proud to partner with Mediaplanet for its Osteopathic Medicine campaign. The campaign includes features on osteopathic physician leaders who are making a distinct impact on the future of medicine, including the first Black woman to be dean of a U.S. medical school, Barbara Ross-Lee, DO, the chief health and medical officer of … Read More

AOA Staff

03.24.21

News Releases

NRMP Match results in 6,597 new DO residents

CHICAGO—March 19, 2021—Today, 6,327 osteopathic medical students and 270 past DO graduates matched into postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) residency positions through the 2021 National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Match. That is a net increase of 359 DO students from the prior year. Of the expanded applicant pool, a total of 89.1% of the 7,101 (a … Read More

AOA Media Team

03.19.21