Teaching Hospital Closure
Aug. 21, 2019

DOs displaced from residency after Ohio Valley Medical Center closure

On the heels of another hospital closure that displaced about 570 residents, Ohio Valley’s closure will affect about 33 DO residents.

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Soft skills

Will medical schools start testing for empathy?

A new JAOA study gauged the empathy levels of more than 16,000 DO students to establish a set of national norms, which serve as a benchmark for assessing future applicants’ suitability to the profession.

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.