The DO | Print Archives

May 2007

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Preparing for boomsday: Aging baby boomers inspire DOs to embrace new models of care

With the first baby boomers retiring in 2011—and with more than a quarter of the US population expected to be 65 or older by 2030—some DOs are changing how they practice medicine.

Other features

‘Never again’ rouses DO to global AIDS activism

The co-founder and executive director of the Global AIDS Alliance, Paul S. Zeitz, DO, MPH, recently spoke to The DO about his evolution from public health specialist to global AIDS activist and political advocate.

DO pediatrician pioneers techniques in evaluating sexual abuse

The founder and medical director of the Child Abuse Research Education and Service Institute in Stratford, N.J., Martin A. Finkel, DO, has built a career on seeing what others can’t.

Avoiding OGME bust during DO boom

The DO boom—and the need to sustain it with more osteopathic graduate medical education—was on the minds of the more than 130 osteopathic physicians and other educators who attended the 17th annual Education Leadership Conference in January.

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—AOA president diagnosed with cancer

AOA President John A. Strosnider, DO, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early April and has begun weekly chemotherapy treatments. Dr Strosnider said that he intends to carry out his duties as AOA president.

President’s Voice—Honor your mentor with a nomination

AOA President John A. Strosnider, DO, encourages readers to honor their mentors by nominating them for the AOA Mentor of the Year Award.

Executive Director’s Desk—The flag of progress: Investing today in a great tomorrow

AOA Executive Director John B. Crosby, JD, reports on the state of the AOA’s financial health.

To the Point—High-fun hyphens

Arnold Melnick, DO, offers advice on that tiny punctuation mark that often alters the meaning of words and phrases: the hyphen.

OMS Spotlight—Comical to sublime, photos glimpse students’ lives

John Casey, OMS III, presents the winners of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association’s second annual photo contest.