The DO | Print Archives

February 2008

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Letter perfect: Can a new degree lead to more respect, recognition for DOs?

Some DOs and osteopathic medical students want to jump-start greater public awareness of their profession with one letter of the alphabet.

Other features

Slumping OGME piques educators at summit

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.

Back in business: Unfulfilled DO returns to school, preps for new career

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.

History bureau’s essay competition now targets five core principles

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.


Newsbriefs—DOs, students join forces on Capitol Hill in April

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.

President’s Voice—Battling Medicare reimbursement cuts

AOA President Peter B. Ajluni, DO, recaps the AOA’s efforts to stop the Medicare cuts once slated for Jan. 1.

Executive Director’s Desk—Disenfranchised DOs: A myth in the AOA

AOA Executive Director John B. Crosby, JD, tells disenfranchised members, “The AOA wants you to be involved.”

To the Point—Making your speech fit the time slot

Arnold Melnick, DO, helps readers who have 15 minutes of material for a 30-minute speech.

OMS Spotlight—SOMA extends helping hand to homeless

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.