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Personal statement advice: Tell a story, experts say

Effective personal statements tell a concise but vivid story about an applicant's uniqueness and suitability for a career in medicine.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ vs. real-life residency: You already know how this turns out

Amanda Kirzner, DO, MPH, says real-world residency is nothing like its thrill-a-minute depiction on "Grey's Anatomy."

Getting to know you: Multiple mini-interviews gain traction at schools

Forsaking the traditional interview, some DO schools are running candidates through a series of quick, scenario-driven conversations.

Lack of accountability stunts GME progress, says DO on IOM committee

"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.

During caucus, students vote to support single GME accreditation system

Roughly 150 students attended the National Osteopathic Student Caucus, which was open to all osteopathic medical students.

Q&A: 2014 DO grads talk specialties, policy and work-life balance

Five notable new DOs share their insights on choosing a residency, thoughts on the current state of medicine and advice for students.

Grads: DOs tell you a few things you probably didn’t learn in med school

Because there is no way to learn everything a doctor needs to know during training, lifelong learning is a critical skill for physicians.

Scribe? Lab tech? EMT? DO students point to great jobs for future 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.

Mythbusters: Educating prehealth advisers on osteopathic medicine

Was your prehealth adviser knowledgable about DOs? Here's what the profession is doing to raise awareness.

National ShaDO Week: Schooling premeds on osteopathic medicine

During National ShaDO Week later this month, premeds will shadow osteopathic medical students to learn more about the profession.

What does it mean to train practice-ready primary care physicians?

Primary care residency program leaders have nuanced views on the meaning of the phrase practice-ready physicians.

Practicing after one year of GME: Is it feasible? Should it be?

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.

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