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March 2007

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The road less traveled: Some DOs find their calling away from the exam room

Partly in response to today’s medical environment and partly in response to their internal compasses, some DOs have broadened their careers beyond clinical medicine. To find out the unique ways that osteopathic physicians are using their medical training, The DO interviewed several whose career tracks have taken a turn.

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Old appeals renewed at 50th AOA Research Conference

“The profession … justifies its continued existence … only so long as it assumes full responsibility for the application of its approach and methods of practice.” First heard half a century ago, that statement echoed throughout the AOA’s 50th annual Research Conference.

From pulp paper to laptop computer: A reflection on fundamental osteopathic principles

In this essay, which won third place in the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic History and Identity’s 2006 essay competition, Dana M. Block, OMS IV, delves into the evolution of osteopathic principles.

History bureau’s third essay competition encourages exploring profession’s past

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 third annual history essay competition.


Newsbriefs—JAOA requires public registration of clinical trials

The JAOA has joined the member journals of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors in insisting that all phase 3 clinical trials be registered with at least one public registry.

President’s Voice—Great Pioneers project captures wisdom of profession’s innovators

AOA President John A. Strosnider, DO, details the AOA’s Great Pioneers project.

Executive Director’s Desk—Many associations, one profession: The AOA flag

AOA Executive Director John B. Crosby, JD, describes how collaboration among the AOA, state osteopathic medical associations and osteopathic specialty societies sustains and enhances the profession.

To the Point—Dear Colleagues:

Arnold Melnick, DO, reviews the elements of a properly written letter.

OMS Spotlight—In the Third World, a pen is worth its weight in gold

Arta Bakshandeh, OMS III, reveals a SOMA effort to bring pens and pencils to children in Third World countries.