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Defending DOs

AOA responds to ‘The View’ regarding misleading comments

“Comments implying that DOs are not medical doctors could not be further from the truth,” reads the AOA response to producers of the show.
Wrapping up 2023

DOs and DO students on The DO’s advisory board share their fave books, movies, food and more from 2023

If you'll have time off for the holidays and could use ideas for entertainment, cooking and stress relief, this article has many great options that are recommended by your peers.

Curiosity in medicine: An interview with JOM’s editor in chief

The Journal of Osteopathic Medicine recently received a Journal Impact Factor (JIF), which has bolstered the journal’s credibility and prestige in the research world. JOM Editor-in-Chief Ross Zafonte, DO, shares his journey into research and the journal's goals.
Student advocacy

Students and health policy: The importance of getting involved and where to start

Osteopathic medical students have a variety of opportunities available to them when it comes to participating in and influencing the health care policies that will directly impact their future patients.
Updates in the DO profession

Orthopedic surgeon forms physician support network, AOA accepting nominations for advocacy awards

North Carolina orthopedic surgeon Ted Parcel, DO, recently founded the Physician Cancer Network after a diagnosis of stage IV colon cancer. The AOA is currently accepting nominations for the 2024 advocacy awards.
A life in medicine

In Memoriam: Dec. 1, 2023

View the names of recently deceased osteopathic physicians.


"Every time I stepped into a car, walked in the dark or turned the stove on, I felt a heightened sense of vigilance. The idea of death became a constant source of fear due to the realization that my brother’s welfare rested heavily on my shoulders."

Focus The benefits of pursuing research

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