The DO | Print Archives

February 2009

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Pride and prejudice: Struggles of past lead to brighter future for black DOs

During their schooling and graduate training, in their relations with other physicians and patients, African-American DOs faced the same degradations as other blacks during much of the 20th century. In 2009, as the United States inaugurates its first black president, how much has changed?

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AOF awards recognize professional excellence, leadership

The American Osteopathic Foundation’s seventh annual honors ceremony spotlighted DOs, osteopathic medical students and others who provide outstanding patient care, engage in innovative research and lead by example.

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Newsbriefs—Medical literary review invites DOs, students to submit artwork

DMU-COM is accepting submissions for the fall issue of its medical humanities literary journal, Abaton.

President’s Voice—Taking action to expand OGME

Under the auspices of its Council on Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training, the AOA has been taken action on several fronts to strengthen OGME, including adding 277 AOA-approved slots since last July.

Executive Director’s Desk—Change the AOA can believe in: Every patient insured

The AOA must focus on reshaping the nation’s healthcare system to fit patients, every one of whom should be insured.

To the Point—Better communication = fewer medical errors

Too little has been said about how important communication is in preventing medical errors.

OMS Spotlight—Giving kids the world, one smile at a time

SOMA’s Unity project at Give Kids the World was about much more than serving meals, washing dishes and pulling weeds, writes Miranda Reed, OMS III.