The DO | Print Archives

May 2009

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‘Our time has come’: More than 1,500 DOs, students rally for GME reform

DO Day on Capitol Hill attracts the largest group ever to participate in an advocacy event on behalf of the osteopathic medical profession.

Congressional sessions

DOs, students meet with Capitol Hill lawmakers.

Other features

Why are we asking the MD question?

A UNTHSC/TCOM dean explains the reasons behind the study to build an MD-granting school on campus.

UNTHSC/TCOM has brought our profession too far to turn back now

A UNTHSC/TCOM alumnus and former faculty member argues against bringing an allopathic medical school to UNTHSC.

Priest DO dedicates life to Haiti’s poor

For more than 20 years, the Rev Leo R. "Rick" Frechette, DO, has overseen an orphanage and a hospital in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country.

DO cares for underserved in Dominican Republic

A Florida DO treated hundreds of patients last summer while volunteering at a health clinic in the Dominican Republic.

Unit 2: Osteopathic medicine’s experiment at Los Angeles County General Hospital

A second-place winner in the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic History and Identity’s annual essay competition, Kim Armenta, OMS V, explores how osteopathic medicine can be a driving force for improving patient care in hospital settings.

Departments

Newsbriefs—NYSOMS honors elders for paving the way

NYSOMS paid tribute to past generations of physicians who paved the way for today’s DOs in New York, and AOA board certification eligibility changes July 1.

President’s Voice—Establishing priorities for 111th Congress

Reforming physician payment policies tops the AOA’s list of federal advocacy priorities.

Executive Director’s Desk—The osteopathic medical home: Specialty colleges on the AOA team

Along with the "primary care" the AOA provides, state associations and specialty societies provide "specialty care" to keep DOs’ careers healthy.

To the Point—SOS revisited

Preparation, rest and relaxation are the keys to avoiding slip-ups when giving presentations.

OMS Spotlight

RVUCOM students embark on their inaugural Hill Day visit.