Strength in numbers

DO Day 2018: Over 1,000 DOs and osteopathic medical students storm the nation’s capital

Medical students and DOs advocate for access to education funding and increased access to emergency care at disaster sites.

Over 1,000 white-coat-clad DOs and medical students descended on Washington, D.C., today to advocate for access to education funding and increased access to emergency care at disaster sites, while also promoting the osteopathic profession’s impact on health care.

DOs and medical students from 44 states and Washington, D.C., representing 45 osteopathic medical school sites met with their elected officials to educate them on osteopathic medicine and encourage them to support legislation that is vital to DOs and osteopathic medical students. Additionally, they thanked lawmakers who had supported providing additional funding to Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education. They also joined the AOA in lighting up Twitter, Instagram and other social sites with dispatches from the day:

Another fabulous D.O. Day on the Hill done! ✅ I met with my senators and rep, but more exciting… I got to meet and mentor so many wonderful osteopathic medical students! Thank you to everyone who came and said hi!! 🤗 As healthcare providers, we’re powerful leaders in our communities and across the country. When faced with times of injustice, activism becomes a responsibility. It becomes vital for us to not only advocate for our patients and future patients, but also raise awareness for policies that affect our healthcare system and providers. You guys are our future! You WILL change healthcare in this country!!! 🙏🏼👩🏻‍⚕️👩🏽‍⚕️👩🏿‍⚕️💕 Double tap if you agree! #doday18 #doctorsthatDO #proudDO

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Dr Nichols along with Representative Andy Biggs and students from AZ. #DODAY18

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Camels at the Capitol for DO day on the Hill! Advocating for the osteopathic profession 🐫

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