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Oct. 19, 2021

DOs fight back: Profession responds to Hasan Minhaj’s Jimmy Fallon interview

Comments that broadly mischaracterized DOs prompted outrage among DOs and MDs alike.

Patient communication
Oct. 15, 2021

How physicians feel about open notes access

Two recent studies on physician attitudes about open notes are particularly relevant now that federal rules require health care professionals to provide them.

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Why residency applications need to change

The lack of transparency throughout the residency application process leads to wasted time for applicants and programs and causes untold amounts of stress, writes Sean Kiesel, DO, MBA.

Great debate

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.