The DO | Print Archives

August 2009

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Reviving interest in primary care: How DO schools are finding, nurturing future generalists

When addressing the impending shortfall in primary care physicians, opening new schools and expanding class sizes is only half the battle. First, the profession must rekindle student interest in family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics.

Other features

Good times rolling: A DO’s guide to navigating the Big Easy

New Orleans-area DOs detail their favorite sights, sounds and tastes of the city, revealing the unique mix of ingredients that makes New Orleans a true feast for the senses.

In My Opinion—Comparing treatment outcomes will only improve them

Comparative effectiveness research can provide objective, clinically relevant data to help physicians make better decisions, writes Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, the director of the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Departments

Newsbriefs—AOA, AOF honor DOs, friends of the profession

During the annual AOA House of Delegates’ meeting, the AOA and the American Osteopathic Foundation recognized several individuals for their contributions to the profession.

President’s Voice—Taking the lead in managing change

To thrive in an environment calling for evidence-based medicine, electronic health records, pay for performance and increased efficiency, DOs must not shy away from change.

Executive Director’s Desk—AOA President Larry A. Wickless, DO, no new subject to change

The AOA must move at warp speed to stay ahead of the curve and on the front lines of healthcare, and AOA President Larry A. Wickless, DO, is just the man to lead the way.

To the Point—Write it down!

Your best bet for turning a fleeting idea into something tangible? Take out a pen and paper.

OMS Spotlight—Motional intelligence: MWU/AZCOM student studies how astronauts adapt to changes in gravity

At NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Joleen Kayanickupuram, OMS II, spent her summer break studying how astronauts adapt to changes in gravity.