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Feb. 26, 2021

How osteopathic medical schools are fostering an anti-racist culture

“We want to encourage schools to develop the kind of culture where being diverse is a mark of excellence,” says Barbara Ross-Lee, DO. “If we can do this, we can position osteopathic medicine as being a leader in this area.”

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Does it matter if doctors wear white coats?

Dressing to impress

From germs to patient perception: Here’s what to consider when you’re considering the traditional physician garb. DOs who proudly wear their white coats and those whose coats live in their closets both weigh in. “I’m not opposed to physicians taking off their white coats in the office as they see appropriate, but it still sends a loud message about who we are and what we stand for in medicine,” says Anita Showalter, DO, associate dean at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences.