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News Releases

Accreditation Decisions for Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

CHICAGO–The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) today announced accreditation decisions made at its August 26-27, 2021 meeting. Comprehensive site visits occur at the end of an accreditation cycle. The following comprehensive site visits were reviewed: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (Blacksburg, VA) – granted continuing accreditation with heightened monitoring. Other … Read More

AOA Staff

09.28.21

JOM

October 2021 issue of Journal of Osteopathic Medicine now available

In the October issue of Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (JOM), you’ll find a lineup of articles across various subspecialty areas and topics, including information about the status of LGBTQ inclusivity regarding medical school admission and enrollment in the United States, a survey of Midwest emergency department physicians’ experiences with patients in psychiatric distress, osteopathic considerations … Read More

AOA Staff

09.24.21

OMED

OMED21 main stage speakers announced

Besides being your one-stop-shop for virtual education and networking, OMED21 is also your destination for innovative discussions with thought-provoking speakers. OMED conference registration includes access to inspiring daily keynote sessions that will challenge you to think differently, reach for new heights, lead with purpose and prioritize your personal wellbeing. Reserve your spot for the live virtual … Read More

AOA Staff

09.24.21

AOA, News Releases

AOA statement on American Association of Nurse Anesthetists name change, title misappropriation and the importance of physician-led care

Statement attributable to AOA President Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, & CEO Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD: Position statement: In response to the recent announcement that the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) has changed its name to the “American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology,” the American Osteopathic Association reiterates the deep concerns expressed in our May … Read More

Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, & Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD

09.14.21

The DO

‘Severe personal violation and loss’: NY area DOs recall serving in hospitals on 9/11

Many Americans remember exactly where they were on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when news broke of the tragic terrorist attacks that would impact U.S. policy and culture for decades. New York area DOs and medical professionals who were immediately called to nearby hospitals to treat wounded victims have particularly poignant and indelible memories … Read More

The DO Staff

09.09.21

AOA

AOA looks back on year of adaptation and growth in 2020-21 Annual Report

The 2020-21 AOA Annual Report provides an overview of the American Osteopathic Association’s efforts during the past year to advance osteopathic advocacy, education, training, research and board certification. In addition to these initiatives, the AOA focused on building a blueprint for the future to help the organization emerge from the COVID-19 crisis as a stronger … Read More

AOA Staff

09.03.21

OMED

AOA announces virtual format for OMED21, offering up to 50 hours of AOA or ACCME credit

After careful consideration and consultation with partnering osteopathic specialty colleges, the AOA has made the decision to convert OMED21 to a virtual-only format. The virtual conference will be held during the same dates, Oct. 22-24, with extended access to all OMED CME sessions and programming through Nov. 25.

AOA Staff

09.02.21

News Releases

Leading Physician Groups Oppose Texas Legislation That Threatens Access to Reproductive Patient Care

The following is a statement from the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association, and the American Psychiatric Association. America’s leading physician groups are deeply concerned about the consequences of the Texas state law, which took … Read More

AOA

09.02.21

JOM, News Releases

US Medical Schools Are Not Addressing LGBTQ Health Disparities Well

CHICAGO—To address sexual and gender minority health disparities, American medical schools must update their data collection practices, according to new research in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. The study found 80% of medical schools are not collecting sexual orientation information during the admission or enrollment process. Without data, support gaps cannot be identified, or programs … Read More

AOA Media Team

08.24.21