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Micropractices, COM rankings & personal statements: The top stories of 2017 so far

In case you missed them, The DO rounded up its 10 most popular stories from the first half of the year.

We’re already halfway through 2017! So far this year, stories about where to live as a physician, school rankings and a PBS documentary on women in osteopathic medicine are what resonated most with The DO’s readers. Let’s take a look back:

1. KYCOM ranks No. 7 in 2018 Best Medical Schools

Eight osteopathic medical schools made this year’s U.S. News & World Report lists.

2. Best and worst states for doctors in 2017: See how your state stacks up

A WalletHub analysis considers physicians’ salary, competition, and CME requirements to rank “best” and “worst” states.

3. Stream the new PBS documentary on women in osteopathic medicine

The Feminine Touch tells the story of how women played a vital role in osteopathic medicine from the very beginning.

4. Stressed out? Medscape says you should move to one of these states

When Medscape ranked the 2017 best and worst states for doctors, they focused on factors likely to alleviate—and cause—burnout.

5. Should you moonlight during residency?

Working extra hours has rewards and challenges. Take our quiz to help decide if you should moonlight.

6. Micropractices: Small footprint, big changes for patient care, DOs say

Three DOs talk about why they love running a micropractice.

7. Personal statement do’s and don’ts: Avoid clichés, trust your own voice

You want a personal statement that isn’t just like everyone else’s. These 10 tips can transform your essay from cookie-cutter to captivating.

8. I tried capitated primary care, and it reversed my burnout

Adil Manzoor, DO, shares how a residency rotation in Denver completely changed his perspective.

9. When your patients are taking Gwyneth Paltrow’s medical advice

Unscientific medical advice is everywhere in modern culture. Here’s what physicians can do to combat it.

10. Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission starts taking license applications

In the spring, the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission (IMLCC) began accepting applications from qualified physicians who want to have multiple licenses in participating states. See the IMLCC website for the latest updates and information on participating states.

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