The DO | Print Archives

March 2008

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Welcome home: DOs help lead national movement to return to patient-centered roots

Representing both a step back in time and a look to the future, patient-centered medical homes would take a team approach to care, with primary care physicians serving as team leaders. The AOA is one of several organizations standing at the vanguard of this movement.

Other features

AOA’s Mentor of the Year gives back to profession

Although he is now a successful physician with a thriving practice in Portland, Ore, AOA Mentor of the Year John T. Pham, DO, is the first to admit his journey into osteopathic medicine did not always follow a straight path.

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—AOA offers new ways to stay connected

The AOA has launched pages on YouTube and MySpace that DOs and osteopathic medical students can use to connect with each other and the public.

President’s Voice—Making an impact

AOA President Peter B. Ajluni, DO, recounts meetings of the AOA Board of Trustees and the Osteopathic International Alliance.

Executive Director’s Desk—Joining with allies in the fight for greatness

AOA Executive Director John B. Crosby, JD, urges the profession to set aside its differences for the greater good.

To the Point—O, name the -onyms

Arnold Melnick, DO, clarifies some of the linguistic classifications ending in -onym.