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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.

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.

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.

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.

How schools are preparing students to cope with patient death

With even experienced physicians uncertain of how to process patient death, students can lack good role models in end-of-life care.

Hero Next Door: DO paints a humanistic picture of medical education

Professional artist and professor Gary Hoff, DO, champions the humanities and serves as an example of work-life balance at DMU-COM.

AACOM’s latest AOA Match report shows students how they stack up

Report measures include scores and passing rates on the COMLEX-USA and the extracurricular experience of successful match participants.

Rural family medicine alive and well at several osteopathic medical schools

Educators at rural-focused schools have adopted a multipronged strategy for encouraging students to pursue rural family medicine.

New surgery intern reflects on first month: ‘The hardest 31 days of my life’

Amanda Kirzner, DO, MPH, tells how she made it through her first rotation, trauma surgery.