American Osteopathic Association

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News for the Osteopathic Medical Profession

AOA History Competition Offers $2,500 First Prize

Ann E. Perry, DOFeb. 19: Osteopathic medical students, interns and residents are invited to submit essays, videos and artwork to the 2015 AOA History Competition. This year's topics explore how solutions for health care issues today might be found by examining the past struggles and triumphs of the osteopathic medical profession. Read more.

Graduating Osteopathic Physicians Get Results of DO Match Day

Medical students talkingFeb. 9: Those selecting the DO Match typically pursue careers in primary care, as evidenced by match results released today. About half of graduating osteopathic physicians participated in the DO Match with the other half waiting until the MD Match in March. Learn more about the match results and the role a single system for graduate medical education accreditation will play in the future.

'The Science is Clear - Vaccines Prevent Disease and Save Lives'

Senior patient receiving vaccineFeb. 6: The AOA affirmed the safety and effectiveness of vaccines and its support for CDC vaccination protocols in a statement issued today. “People should fear polio, not the vaccine that eradicated it, yet misplaced fear is causing a resurgence of diseases that were once relegated to the history books,” said AOA President Robert S. Juhasz, DO. “The science is clear and unwavering--vaccines prevent disease and save lives." Read the full statement.

AOA Committee Nomination Process

AOA LogoFeb. 6: Next month, AOA President-Elect John W. Becher, DO, will begin the nomination process for AOA committees. The announcement will include available opportunities and details about the application process. Learn more about the nomination process

Upcoming Webinars Offer Tools for Practice Management

WebinarFeb. 6: The AOA offers periodic webinars to help DOs better manage their practice. Upcoming webinar topics include Boost Practice Growth by Branding and Marketing, Take the Pulse of Your Practice's Cash Flow, and What is the Meaningful Use Audit and Appeal Process? Learn more.

Recognizing Measles: A Guide for Physicians

Measles cellFeb. 5: In the wake of recent outbreaks of measles, mumps and pertussis in several states, many physicians are being tasked with recognizing hallmark symptoms of diseases they may have never encountered outside a textbook. Read more about recognizing these illnesses and establishing best practices for treating affected patients.

JAOA Case Report: OMT Resolves Infant's Obstructed Tear Duct

Sleeping babyJan. 30: A 9-month-old boy with persistent dacryostenosis (blocked tear duct) found relief after one session of osteopathic manipulative treatment, according to a case report published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA). Learn more and read the case report.

Top Five Takeaways for Health Policy and Practice Leaders

National Osteopathic Advocacy CenterJan. 29: Attendees at the AOA's annual Health Policy Forum walked away with strategies to help strengthen their advocacy and their practice, including being an innovator and embracing new technologies. Learn the other three top takeaways.


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