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Mythbusters: Educating prehealth advisers on osteopathic medicine

Was your prehealth adviser knowledgable about DOs? Here's what the profession is doing to raise awareness.

National ShaDO Week: Schooling premeds on osteopathic medicine

During National ShaDO Week later this month, premeds will shadow osteopathic medical students to learn more about the profession.

Hero Next Door: Early interest in quality of life inspired med student

Michael Erickson, OMS III, spent his youth caring for his ailing grandparents. The experience led him to pursue medicine.

What does it mean to train practice-ready primary care physicians?

Primary care residency program leaders have nuanced views on the meaning of the phrase practice-ready physicians.

Our mission to Guatemala was grueling—and I can’t wait to go back

Despite the discomforts and even dangers, Jeffrey Tsai, OMS II, felt renewed by the medical mission.

Practicing after one year of GME: Is it feasible? Should it be?

Some argue that three years of GME is excessive. Yet physicians who skip residency face a number of hurdles, especially when it comes to employment.

New school aims to meld Christian worldview, dedication to underserved

The Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lynchburg, Va., looks to address physician shortages in Appalachia.

How to make your residency application stand out

Each component of an application needs careful consideration. And that consideration takes time—probably more than you think.

RowanSOM clinic: Come for the OMM, stay to learn about osteopathic medicine

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Seeking to raise awareness of osteopathic medicine and improve their skills, students at RowanSOM started a free community OMM clinic.

Q&A: Profession has chance to redefine medical education for 21st century

Lengthy, disjointed system for training physicians is ill-suited to modern health care, says KCUMB President Marc B. Hahn, DO.

What surprised you most about your first semester of medical school?

Five first-years detail their greatest revelations about medical school—and what these insights taught them about themselves.

Yes, I fibbed about wanting to practice in a rural area—and now I might want to

Did you sell yourself as a rural health enthusiast to get into med school? This student did, and here's what she learned afterward.