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COVID-19 resources for DOs and DO students: Webinars on practice reopening, student loans, COVID-19 care

Learn about the latest tools, news and updates available to help you navigate the global pandemic.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the AOA’s top priority remains supporting the needs of DOs and osteopathic medical students.

The AOA has assembled a resource page to help physicians and medical students navigate the global health crisis—whether you are caring for patients as a frontline health care professional or supporting in other ways.

AOA staff members update this page whenever new information becomes available. Here are some of the latest updates.

Upcoming webinars on re-opening your OMM practice, student loan implications of the CARES Act

  • Re-opening Your Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Practice, 7 p.m. CT on Oct. 27
    • Safe and careful reopening is possible for your OMT practice. This webinar will outline strategies to help establish precautions and reduce fears related to patient care so that you can safely re-open your practice.
    • For CME, register on AOA Online Learning. To watch for free (with no CME), register on Zoom.
  • Student Loan Best Practices & Marketplace Update for AOA Members, 7 p.m. CT on Oct. 28
    • Doctors Without Quarters will discuss the student loan implications of the CARES Act, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, income-driven repayment plans, and when private refinancing might be appropriate.
    • Register on Zoom (no CME available).

Fourth module of COVID-19 Clinical Challenge webinar series now available on-demand

The AOA is offering a series of on-demand webinars titled The COVID-19 Clinical Challenge: Core Principles & Practices for Osteopathic Physicians. All four webinars are now available on AOA Online Learning free of charge and have each been designated for 0.25 AOA Category 1-B CME credits.

These activities are jointly provided with Miller Medical Communications LLC and were recorded in late July, so the guidelines presented in each webinar are subject to change as new information is published. 

  • Module 1 – Facts and Risks
    • COVID-19 is revealing itself to be a disease of remarkable complexity. Our knowledge of the virology and pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 and the clinical presentation of COVID-19 is growing rapidly. This activity summarizes the latest in the evolving science of this novel virus. Register for this course.
  • Module 2 – Transmission and Immune Responses
    • The science behind the modes of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is constantly evolving. This activity summarizes the latest information on the role of respiratory droplets, respiratory aerosols, human-to-human contact, fomites and surfaces in the transmission of this virus. Register for this course.
  • Module 3 – Treatment Protocols
    • The treatment paradigms for COVID-19 are based on disease severity and are rapidly evolving as the results from clinical trials, pooled data, and recommendations become available. This activity summarizes the current treatment recommendations. Register for this course.
  • Module 4 – (NEW) – COVID-19: Future Outlook
    • It is not known to which degree previous COVID-19 illness protects against a subsequent SARS-CoV-2 infection or for how long persons are protected. Until an efficacious and safe vaccine becomes available, mask wearing and social distancing is recommended for persons at risk for exposure as is staying up-to-date on all vaccines and measures to keep chronic conditions under control. Register for this course.

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