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The DO

A passion for psychiatry: How this DO is creating meaningful change in the medical world

Journey with us this month as we talk to forensic psychiatrist and residency program director Almari Ginory, DO, about her path as a lost medical student who developed a love for psychiatry in Key West, Florida. Follow us as she shares her love of teaching that ultimately blossomed into an inaugural program directorship.

The DO Staff

01.27.23

The DO

Pros and cons of joining a labor union in residency: Is it really worth it?

It’s no secret that residency training is challenging and taxing on each physician in training. Residents have commiserated over gruesome schedules, 80-hour work weeks and 24-hour shifts, all the while receiving inadequate salaries in return. While harsh working conditions have been the norm for residents for decades, it seems that this toxic work culture is … Read More

The DO Staff

01.26.23

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 December 1-2, 2022 meeting. Comprehensive site visits occur at the end of an accreditation cycle. The following comprehensive site visits were reviewed: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harrogate, TN) – granted accreditation with exceptional outcome. … Read More

AOA Staff

01.24.23

The DO

DO Day Scholarship available for DO residents, fellows and new physicians: Applications due Jan. 31

The AOA is now accepting applications for the Bureau of Emerging Leaders (BEL) DO Day Scholarship, which provides opportunities for osteopathic residents, fellows and new physicians in practice to attend DO Day, set for April 15-16 (virtual) and April 19-20 (in-person), 2023.

The DO Staff

01.23.23

The DO

In Memoriam: David F. Hitzeman, DO, pioneer of the osteopathic medical profession

David F. Hitzeman, DO, a pioneer of the osteopathic profession who was recognized in 2021 for his exemplary service to the profession by the AOA Board of Trustees, died on Dec. 14, 2022.

The DO Staff

01.22.23

The DO

5 must-read books for medical students

If the mountains of information medical school provides have not caused you to lose interest in reading for enjoyment, this column is for you. Even if you don’t feel like you can read another word, sometimes an inspiring reminder by way of creative storytelling or reflections from a physician/author can be impactful and rejuvenating, helping … Read More

The DO Staff

01.21.23

The DO

Op-ed: News organizations should consult physicians when discussing NFL injuries

These days, too many sports-related injuries being discussed on social media are evaluated by retired athlete announcers who often, while well-intentioned, are overwhelmed or ill-prepared to discuss the depth of the problems that the injuries present. It is inappropriate for sports commentators to discuss injuries without any medical support, training or experience.

The DO Staff

01.20.23

The DO

Brand identity: Highlighting the osteopathic physician’s distinctiveness

What’s in a name? No, this isn’t going to be a column on Shakespeare (or Rodney Dangerfield, for that matter), but I want to talk about what we call ourselves in the osteopathic world. Our professional title has been a point of contention throughout our history. A.T. Still, DO, MD, trained as an MD and … Read More

The DO Staff

01.19.23

JOM

Posterior cortical atrophy

A 64-year-old man presented to the neurology clinic in June 2021 after he developed progressive visual and cognitive decline over 2 years, including errors at work, peripheral vision loss, and dependence on family members for daily activities. Examination revealed disorientation to location and time; impaired reading, memory, and calculation; and bitemporal hemianopsia. Brain magnetic resonance imaging, … Read More

JOM Staff

01.19.23