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Effective personal statements tell a concise but vivid story about an applicant's uniqueness and suitability for a career in medicine.
Amanda Kirzner, DO, MPH, says real-world residency is nothing like its thrill-a-minute depiction on "Grey's Anatomy."
Forsaking the traditional interview, some DO schools are running candidates through a series of quick, scenario-driven conversations.
"The GME system is not aligned with the direction that American health care is going,” says Barbara Ross-Lee, DO, who helped prepare the IOM's GME report.
Roughly 150 students attended the National Osteopathic Student Caucus, which was open to all osteopathic medical students.
Five notable new DOs share their insights on choosing a residency, thoughts on the current state of medicine and advice for students.
Because there is no way to learn everything a doctor needs to know during training, lifelong learning is a critical skill for physicians.
"Working in EMS first is a great way to see if you like patient care," says Whitney Hopkins, OMS I, of her decade-long EMS career.
Was your prehealth adviser knowledgable about DOs? Here's what the profession is doing to raise awareness.
During National ShaDO Week later this month, premeds will shadow osteopathic medical students to learn more about the profession.
Primary care residency program leaders have nuanced views on the meaning of the phrase practice-ready physicians.
Some argue that three years of GME is excessive. Yet physicians who skip residency face a number of hurdles, especially when it comes to employment.