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.
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.
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.
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.
AOA President Peter B. Ajluni, DO, recounts meetings of the AOA Board of Trustees and the Osteopathic International Alliance.
AOA Executive Director John B. Crosby, JD, urges the profession to set aside its differences for the greater good.
Arnold Melnick, DO, clarifies some of the linguistic classifications ending in -onym.