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AOA Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates

Representatives of the nation's more than 104,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students will vote on numerous health care policies when they convene Friday through Sunday, July 18-20, for the AOA Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago.

​Robert S. Juhasz, DO, an AOA board-certified internist who serves as president of the Cleveland Clinic's South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights, Ohio, will be sworn in as the AOA's 118th president on Saturday, July 19. Delegates also will elect and swear in new members of the AOA's Board of Trustees during the meeting.

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​DOs are licensed physicians who can prescribe medication and practice in all specialty areas, including surgery, in the United States. They complete approximately four years of medical school followed by graduate medical education through internship and residency programs typically lasting three to eight years. In addition, DOs receive extra training in the musculoskeletal system, providing them with an in-depth knowledge of the ways that illness or injury in one part of the body can affect another. As one of the fastest-growing segments of health care professionals in the nation, the number of DOs has grown more than 200% during the past 25 years.