The DO | Print Archives

July 2009

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Mission accomplished: Class of 2009 embarks on new challenges

After years of poring over textbooks, cramming for exams and serving clinical rotations, more than 3,500 graduates from 23 osteopathic medical schools across the country received DO degrees this spring.

Other features

DOs combine range of approaches in battling autism

By combining OMT, especially cranial techniques, with other interventions, several OMM specialists and other DOs are earning recognition for helping children who suffer from autism.

Departments

Newsbriefs—AOA president testifies before House committee

As lawmakers sharpen their focus on overhauling the nation’s healthcare system, the AOA’s president advocated in the nation’s capital for a stable reimbursement system and more opportunities for graduate medical training.

President’s Voice—Promoting physician payment reform, universal access

While not perfect, America’s Affordable Health Choice Act takes the crucial step of enacting long-term Medicare physician payment reform.

Executive Director’s Desk—Driving toward greatness with Carlo J. DiMarco, DO

Despite the economic downturn and impending physician shortage, 2008-09 AOA President Carlo J. DiMarco, DO, helped steer the AOA through many curves on the road to health system reform.

To the Point—Medicare: Communication or confusion?

Medicare’s explanation of benefits often leaves patients (and many physicians) scratching their heads.

OMS Spotlight

Technological advances, community service initiatives will drive SOMA during the coming year.