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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
AOA President John A. Strosnider, DO, details the AOA’s Great Pioneers project.
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.
Arnold Melnick, DO, reviews the elements of a properly written letter.
Arta Bakshandeh, OMS III, reveals a SOMA effort to bring pens and pencils to children in Third World countries.