From international recognition of DOs to scope of practice wins, the world of osteopathic medicine saw much activity this year. In case you need a refresher, The DO rounded up the 10 biggest news stories in the profession from 2018. We’re looking forward to seeing osteopathic medicine continue to grow and progress next year.
As APRNs and nurse-midwives ramp up their efforts to practice independently, DOs are fighting back.
AMA HOD resolution calls for the association to help educate residency program directors on using and interpreting COMLEX scores.
Recognition from the UN’s International Labor Organization should help osteopathic physicians gain practice rights throughout the world.
The transition is complete for all AOA residency programs in two specialties and nearly complete for those in another seven specialties.
The proposed CME requirements for AOA board certification in all 18 certifying boards were posted in November. Although the initial comment period for the proposed requirements closed on Wednesday, Dec. 19, you can see the proposed changes for your specialty here.
DOs have become eligible for additional residency training opportunities in Canada since all 10 provinces now recognize DO graduates as equal to MDs.
Learn about changes to matching coming with the single GME accreditation system.
A physical therapist assistant misrepresenting himself as a DO agrees to stop using unearned credentials.
ACCME approval is expected to increase the number of osteopathic learning opportunities offered by AOA and its affiliates.
Steven Pitt, DO, was well-known for his work on the JonBenet Ramsey murder investigation, Ben Roethlisberger’s civil lawsuit and other notable cases.