The DO

Congress introduces legislation to address residency position shortage

Last week, Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) and Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) introduced the Doctors of Community (DOC) Act, which would, if enacted, permanently authorize and fund the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program. The legislation would also expand THCGME and support the development of 100 new residency programs and create an estimated … Read More

The DO Staff

06.15.21

News Releases

Statement regarding testimony on HB 248

Statement attributable to AOA President Thomas L. Ely, DO, and AOA CEO Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD On June 9, the American Osteopathic Association became aware of the June 8 testimony provided by Sherri Tenpenny, DO, at the Ohio House of Representatives hearing on House Bill 248, the Enact Vaccine Choice and Anti-Discrimination Act. Following careful … Read More

AOA President and AOA CEO

06.14.21

AOA

More than 45 osteopathic physician organizations unite with AOA in support of physician-led, team-based care

Following release of the American Osteopathic Association’s May 28 statement on the Physician Assistant title change and non-physician clinician use of the title “Doctor,” more than 45 osteopathic physician organizations have added their voices in support of physician-led, team-based care. We are proud to add them as co-signers (view the list) to the original statement … Read More

AOA Staff

06.07.21

AOA

Earn up to 19 hours of CME with new AOA self-study courses in a variety of specialties

The AOA is pleased to announce a new way to earn CME on your own time and at your own pace. Check out our lineup of on-demand OMED 2020 self-study courses.

AOA Staff

06.03.21

News Releases

AOA statement on physician-led care, Physician Assistant title change and non-physician clinician use of the title ‘Doctor’

Position Statement: The American Osteopathic Association calls for truth in advertising, intellectual honesty and transparency with the use of professional designations of non-physician clinicians in service of the public interest. We also call for organized, collaborative discussions among stakeholder organizations in the Physician, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and Physician Assistant communities to find common ground … Read More

AOA Staff

05.28.21

The DO

DO leads University of Chicago military-civilian trauma training program

Lt. Col. Timothy Plackett, DO, MPH, is leading a program that trains Army medical personnel while providing critical care to patients at University of Chicago Medicine. The program provides Army personnel serving on forward resuscitative surgical teams with the opportunity to sharpen and maintain their clinical skills. They work at leading trauma centers across the … Read More

The DO Staff

05.27.21

AOA

June 9 webinar examines independent vs. employed practice

Join us for a live CME webinar June 9 at 7 p.m. CT focused on the ever-changing landscape of hospital-employed practice vs. independent practice. The presentation will provide attendees with actionable tools to weigh the pros and cons of each practice type. Cost of the webinar includes a hard copy book. Register now.

AOA Staff

05.19.21

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 April 15-17, 2021 meeting. Comprehensive site visits occur at the end of an accreditation cycle. The following comprehensive site visits occurred and were reviewed: Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Fort Smith, AR) – granted initial accreditation with heightened … Read More

AOA Staff

05.17.21

The DO

Upcoming webinars will cover homebuying, managing student loans

Real estate experts will share strategies to increase your chance of finding a home and financial experts will discuss the best practices for handling your student debt in 2021. Learn more and register now.

The DO Staff

05.16.21