Some DOs and osteopathic medical students want to jump-start greater public awareness of their profession with one letter of the alphabet.
At a meeting in November 2007, educational leaders grappled with issues as difficult as how to persuade more osteopathic medical students to enter primary care GME programs and as divisive as whether to accept MDs into osteopathic residency programs.
One DO experienced “grief, anger, confusion and guilt” before figuring out how to use medicine as more than just a way to treat patients for disease.
Distinctions between osteopathic and allopathic medicine create competition that drives advancements
In his winning essay, Rhett Papa, OMS III, writes that the distinctive nature of osteopathic medicine created an environment of competition and innovation, driving modern medicine to become what it is today.
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 fourth annual history essay competition.
Osteopathic physicians, osteopathic medical students and supporters of the profession will assemble in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 24, for the AOA’s DO Day on Capitol Hill.
AOA President Peter B. Ajluni, DO, recaps the AOA’s efforts to stop the Medicare cuts once slated for Jan. 1.
AOA Executive Director John B. Crosby, JD, tells disenfranchised members, “The AOA wants you to be involved.”
Arnold Melnick, DO, helps readers who have 15 minutes of material for a 30-minute speech.
Nicole Daver, OMS III, tells how more than 100 osteopathic medical students visited New York City during the holidays to assist the city’s large homeless population.