The DO | Print Archives

April 2007

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Buildings for the future: New osteopathic medical schools tout innovation, outreach

Boasting state-of-the-art technology and targeted recruitment methods, seven new and two proposed osteopathic medical schools take aim at physician shortages by training primary care physicians to serve in underserved regions.

Other features

Classmating: The perils, payoffs of dating in medical school

Many osteopathic medical students enter into committed relationships. Others choose to remain unattached—at least most of the time. Often, their dating decisions have a major impact on their lifestyles and their careers.

History bureau’s third essay competition encourages exploring profession’s past

To entice osteopathic medical students, interns and residents to study their profession’s past struggles and achievements, the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic History and Identity is conducting its third annual history essay competition.

Departments

Newsbriefs—Former AOA president, other AOA leaders honored

Several AOA leaders were honored this winter: Former AOA president Marcelino Oliva, DO, was named Family Physician of the Year, AOA Executive Director John B. Crosby, JD, received a Distinguished Service Award, and AOA department director Shawn Martin was recognized for his work on Capitol Hill.

President’s Voice—AOA CAP for Physicians: Demonstrate quality, reap rewards, earn CME

AOA President John A. Strosnider, DO, reviews the AOA’s Clinical Assessment Program.

Executive Director’s Desk—Greatness in numbers: 36,000 members and growing!

AOA Executive Director John B. Crosby, JD, evaluates the AOA’s latest membership figures and outlines the AOA’s “1880 or Bust” membership drive.

To the Point—What business are we in?

Physicians need to be concerned with customer service—how they handle patients, how their staffs treat patients, how they make patients aware of their concerns for them—writes Arnold Melnick, DO.

OMS Spotlight—To come: OMM to Go

Two osteopathic medical students are developing a guide that will help their classmates, as well as osteopathic physicians, remember the cornerstone techniques of their profession.