Voices

Diversity in Medicine

Shannon Jimenez, DO

The sacrifices women physicians make: Balancing a medical career and family

The idea that women should be able to do it all—have a career and also be the perfect mom and wife—was prevalent in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. It’s an expectation that my generation, Gen X, grew up with.

Advocacy

Aerial Petty, DO

Cold-weather medicine: Barriers to care that patients may face in the winter

A recent experience in the ER made me think about how I can better advocate for my patients in the winter months. Here are some of my ideas.

DOs to Know

Alex Sher, OMS IV

Black History Month: Early-career DO shares insights on underrepresentation and injustice in medicine

After becoming one of the youngest Black women to earn her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, Ashley R. Peterson, DO, joined a professional team that focuses on value-based care for underserved patients.

The DO Book Club

Joan Naidorf, DO

The DO Book Club, Feb. 2024: ‘Real Self-Care’

Psychiatrist Pooja Lakshmin, MD, chronicles the challenges facing women in American society and presents a bold new approach to caring for oneself.

Meet Your Match

Miko Rose, DO

From chaos to simplicity: The waiting game before Match Day

You finally submitted and certified your rank list … now what?

Career Moves

Sydney LeFay, DO

Practicing medicine in New Zealand: Tackling 3 misconceptions about working abroad

Sydney LeFay, DO, debunks some common misconceptions about practicing abroad as a DO. Dr. LeFay also shares the story of her unforgettable experience of working in the Land of the Long White Cloud.

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Quotable

"My thought process as a physician is that I will care for everyone. Their background doesn’t matter to me. I just want to help people."

Focus The benefits of pursuing research

DOs and medical students explain how research has helped guide them, and what to look for.